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Q&A

  • Would someone describe you as an early bird or a night owl?
  • I used to be a night owl till my baby birds came along.
  • Favorite restaurant or hang out?
  • My favorite restaurant (today) is Va Da Vi in Walnut Creek. Small plates with big glasses of wine. Hanging out with friends would have to be Ben & Nick’s in Oakland or the Cooperage in Lafayette. Brunch after bike rides at the Ranch House in Moraga or the Hideout Café in Lafayette.
  • Famous person (living or dead) you’d most like to meet?
  • Roald Dahl; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and My Uncle Oswald are two of my favorite books.
  • What’s your mantra?
  • If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
  • What’s your most treasured possession (besides your phone!)?
  • Is “my kids” too cliche? One of my most interesting possessions is an old 18th century key I picked up in an antique store in the Cayman Islands. Someday I’m going to find a lock that the key will open!
  • What would you tell your 16-year old self?
  • Don’t sweat the small stuff. There’s plenty of time for that when you get older.
  • Funniest/most interesting thing you’ve ever found in a house you’ve helped someone buy or sell?
  • I was once showing a home with a lake sized Koi pond out back, stocked with huge ornamental Koi, with a life-sized bronze statue of a crane perched overlooking the pond. All of a sudden, a huge crane walks out from behind the statue, looks into the pond, and plunges its head in to the waters, pulling out what must have been a $200 Koi, and with a tip of the cranes head, swallowed the fish in one gulp.

Larry Jacobs

Realtor, MBA, Green

I’m a local…really really a local…

I was born and raised in Moraga, and never strayed too far from the home I grew up in. I attended DVC, UC Berkeley, and St. Mary’s College. I’ve lived in Berkeley, Oakland, Orinda, and finally back to Moraga, and I’ve worked in Oakland and Berkeley prior to entering real estate…So pretty much my entire life has been within a 2-1/2 hour bike ride.

 

Work: From then to now….

Most of us folks in real estate came from other industries, and I’m no exception. My earlier years were spent working in the construction and fabrication industry. There, I worked primarily in operations, facility management, and union contract negotiating. Working in the construction industry gave me a greater understanding of how things are built and why they are built that way. Like many of us, I became interested in residential real estate sales during the process of selling and buying a new home. I could really see all the parts of my former career clicking into place and realized this is what I wanted to do.

Keep you friends close, and then work with one…

Around 2011 I started working with my colleague, Kress Hauri (work wife), and we have been partners ever since. Our team approach allows us to be in two places at once, which means that your needs and questions will always be met timely and expeditiously. Coming from different backgrounds, we offer a considerable basket of skills and can view puzzles and challenges from multiple angles. Together we achieve amazing results!

When I’m not doing Real Estate things:

Contrary to what my wife Alexia says, I do other things besides real estate. During my down time, I spend as much time with my wife and two kids, Ari and Kira, as possible. Our perfect Saturday morning is riding our bikes along the Moraga-Lafayette trail into Lafayette for brunch, or hiking Moraga’s King Canyon, or Lafayette’s Briones, or the Redwood Regional Park trails.

I also like to give back to the community whenever possible.

  •  Board member Contra Costa Jewish Community Center
  •  Member of the Adult and Youth Educational Committees for Temple Isaiah
  •  Board Member of the Joaquin Moraga PTA
  •  School Site Council member for Camino Pablo Elementary & Joaquin Moraga Middle School
  •  Member of the Citizen Oversight Committee for the 2016 Moraga School Bond

Q&A

  • Would someone describe you as an early bird or a night owl?
  • I used to be a night owl till my baby birds came along.
  • Favorite restaurant or hang out?
  • My favorite restaurant (today) is Va Da Vi in Walnut Creek. Small plates with big glasses of wine. Hanging out with friends would have to be Ben & Nick’s in Oakland or the Cooperage in Lafayette. Brunch after bike rides at the Ranch House in Moraga or the Hideout Café in Lafayette.
  • Famous person (living or dead) you’d most like to meet?
  • Roald Dahl; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and My Uncle Oswald are two of my favorite books.
  • What’s your mantra?
  • If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
  • What’s your most treasured possession (besides your phone!)?
  • Is “my kids” too cliche? One of my most interesting possessions is an old 18th century key I picked up in an antique store in the Cayman Islands. Someday I’m going to find a lock that the key will open!
  • What would you tell your 16-year old self?
  • Don’t sweat the small stuff. There’s plenty of time for that when you get older.
  • Funniest/most interesting thing you’ve ever found in a house you’ve helped someone buy or sell?
  • I was once showing a home with a lake sized Koi pond out back, stocked with huge ornamental Koi, with a life-sized bronze statue of a crane perched overlooking the pond. All of a sudden, a huge crane walks out from behind the statue, looks into the pond, and plunges its head in to the waters, pulling out what must have been a $200 Koi, and with a tip of the cranes head, swallowed the fish in one gulp.

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