With decades of experience, Colonial Mortgage and Real Estate would be the best choice to serve as your listing broker/agent to represent you and manage your home selling process! Choosing us has a lot of advantages that come with the many years we have been working in Alameda and Contra Costa County.

Clients sometimes ask whether all the online tools makes our job less critical, but we have handled thousands of home selling transactions, and that wealth of experience lets us “earn our commission,” and many of our clients have concluded that.

We can save you money in the listing/sale commission – often listing your home for under 5%! With the high cost of homes in the Bay Area, a lower commission means a lot of extra money in YOUR pocket!


  • We offer: free assessment, qualification and individual consultations to help you determine all of your options to sell your home.
  • Low commission rate: means you can save money when you sell your home through us!
  • Years of Experience: You buy or sell a home a few times in your life. We have worked on sales and listing transactions for over 40 years, and understand our marketplace in great depth. We put that experience to work for you.
  • Objectivity: Once we agree on your real estate and financial goals, we will put an objective sales plan together that will keep you focused on obtaining the best deal.
  • Neighborhood Knowledge: Real estate is intensely local. We know every East Bay neighborhood and its market conditions, which will help you set the right pricing and timing strategy. We give you data (average per square foot cost of similar homes, median and average sales prices, average days on market and ratios of list-to-sold prices, among other factors).
  • Professional Relationships: With our years of experience, we know all the players in the Alameda and Contra Costa real estate market, and have great relationships with them. We maintain membership in the Board of Realtors, California Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. These memberships provide access to MLS and all the associated websites on the internet, which will give your home high visibility. This is of great help during the marketing of your home.
  • Marketing your home: We provide curb appeal assessment – and can recommend and oversee top notch services to help you prepare your home for sale, including home staging services, house cleaning, garden and yard renovation, etc. With proper preparation, beautiful staging and high visibility, you can receive top dollar for your home! In addition, we also will have your home photographed and provide printed flyers and advertising to help you sell your home.
  • Handling all the Paperwork: Due to federal, state and county-mandated disclosures, the sales process can have a lot of paperwork. With the use of professionals such as the title company, processors, etc. we oversee the paperwork and are available to help you complete any necessary forms.
  • Remain a Trusted Adviser after Closing: We serve our clients for life. Our business has been built almost entirely on referrals over the decades that Colonial Mortgage and Real Estate has been serving our community. It is in our best interest to give you the highest level of personal service now and for years to come, and get you the best possible price and terms for your real estate transactions whenever you decide to buy or sell a home.

We would love to have the privilege of working with you as your real estate broker/agent to provide all the important local information, experience, and advice that will help you sell your home, for the best possible price! Please call today for a free assessment and consultation!