An open approach to real estate

Our Story

Abio [Ah-bee-ohh >>

was born from the desire to make one of life’s most significant experiences a more open and positive one for everyone involved. We started by changing the underlying culture in which we work. Abio agents and staff are here because they genuinely believe that real estate agency should be collaborative and straightforward. No confusing jargon. No high-pressure sales tactics. No clichés.

Our approach is anchored in open, honest interactions with our colleagues and our clients. We believe this business is about relationships, not transactions. It’s about you. It’s about home. It’s about community. It’s about time. Come on in. We’re open.

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Key Message

Collaboration

Our agents – the ultimate collaborators — sharing insights and knowledge with each other and with you.

Technology

There really doesn’t need to be so much paperwork. Really.

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Community

We’re involved in our community, our local culture, our roots — after all, it’s where we call home.

Meet Our Team

Cameron and Linnette

Partners, Brokers, Founders

Nancy Bower

#POLOAGENT Team Realtor

Marco Colón

#POLOAGENT Team Realtor

Linnette Edwards

Partner, Associate Broker, SRES

Julianna Haase

LaHaye Team Realtor

Kress Hauri

Realtor, SFR, SRES

Larry Jacobs

Realtor, MBA, Green

Mary Anne LaHaye

LaHaye Team Leader, Realtor

Raquel Louie

LaHaye Team Realtor

Cameron Platt

Partner, Broker, JD, CRS

Diana Smith

Associate Broker, Consultant

Julie Sullivan

LaHaye Team Realtor

Elisabeth Watson

Associate Broker, Realtor, MBA

Geoff Wallis

Associate Broker, Realtor

Tammy Brown

Marketing Director

Michele Connors

Transaction Coordinator and Office Administrator

Krista Loewen

Marketing Director

Alexandria Mares

Project Manager

Vanessa McDonald

Chief Systems Officer

Cherry Tyler

Transaction Coordinator

Emma Wong

Marketing Specialist

What Our Clients Are Saying

We love them! And they love us back!

Larry and Kress are a dream team! In advance of our cross-country move for a job transition, we began looking for homes in the Lamorinda area while still living in NYC. With very little knowledge of the East Bay and very limited time to look for homes, we knew we needed a realtor with deep knowledge of the area and a willingness to step in as our local advocate.

Eliza & Peter

Larry & Kress are honest, reasonable, and supportive. Having an agent with their calm and thoughtful personalities, along with their expertise, helped make the process of selling my condo a breeze. From the beautiful brochures to the daily updates, Larry and Kress went above and beyond my expectations.

Leslie

The whole team at Abio was a dream to work with – we had an incredibly smooth closing process for the purchase of our first home.  Took us a while to find the right place but due to the relentlessness of our agent Sarka, we wasted no time when we found the right spot and we’ve been blissfully living in it for the last year.  The market knowledge was a huge leg up in this competitive market.

Christina T. — Oakland, CA

We bought our first home in December of 2016. Working with Sarka was an awesome experience. Our home search went much faster than we expected (three weeks from first open houses to going into contract) which meant that we had to move fast and make quick, confident decisions.

Meta K. — Oakland, CA

Our mortgage company works with hundreds of real estate agents, and everyone at Abio stands out. They are all tech-savvy, professional, charming and responsive, and they know their stuff. The founders, Cameron and Linnette, often mention how they go out of their way to make sure everyone on the Abio team is both friendly and a great personality fit, and it shows.

Jay V. — Walnut Creek, CA

I’ve worked with Abio twice in the past 2 years. Both experiences went very smoothly and resulted in great outcomes.  They provide sound advice and strategy on how to maximize the value of your property. I will definitely use Abio again when the time comes.

Jim W. — San Francisco, CA

I would like to recommend Julianna for her extensive knowledge, honestly, and professionalism. She helped us find our dream house. It was hard because we bought at a time when everyone else was buying too. Julianna always looked out for us she wrote multiple offers and even when we lost hope she kept positive and never gave up on us.

Astrid Q.

Julianna Haase is not your average realtor. What sets her apart is she connects and builds long-term business and personal relationships with her clients. She sincerely listens to her clients’ concerns with a warm heart and provides professional answers. She is actively involved in her community and leads by example with the support and pride of her family. We look forward to a lifetime relationship with her.

Gloria H.

Mary Anne was so dynamic she took care of every detail – we did not have to worry about anything. Mary Anne has been the best agent I have ever used in any of the 5 moves I have made.

Cleo & Ann

Felicia is awesome. She’s friendly, reliable, dedicated and has amazing work ethic. She’s one of a kind, and a huge breath of fresh air in this real estate market full of sharks. I can’t recommend her enough.

MaryKate R. — El Cerrito, CA

When Mary Anne talks, people listen! Her knowledge and experience are respected by both her clients and the local real estate community. When faced with a problem, I am always amazed at Mary Anne’s ability to look at all sides on an issue to find the best outcome for her clients. If I wanted to build the ideal real estate professional I would just copy Mary Anne!

Bob O’Grady

I worked with Shannon on a transaction recently and she was fantastic. Smart, honest, hard working and clear. I would not hesitate to work with her again.

Seth F. — Berkeley, CA

Marco’s warmth, professionalism, great sense of humor, and attention to details and always going the extra mile for his clients are what really blew me away.  He is wise beyond his years!  If you are in need of an energetic, savvy & hardworking realtor MARCO is your man!

Michele D. — Orinda, CA

Raquel is amazing! Not only did she help me find the home I’ve always dreamed of, but she made the process so smooth. She is a true pro and knows her business.

Deanna D. — Emeryville, CA

Abio sold our our Berkeley duplex in record time over the holidays. They took care of everything we needed so that we could focus on our move and our family. We would definitely recommend Abio if you’re looking for an expert real estate agent with a heart and a personal touch.

Lex

What we like best about Abio is their knowledge of the industry and ability to communicate that so you know exactly what is going on and what will occur. We also like the “non-pressure” style, whether purchasing or selling. They truly want you to be happy and not just “close the deal.”

Lloyd

Vikki is an outstanding agent. She gave me all the information I needed to properly clean up my house, stage my house and then put it on the market. She even recommended getting a home inspection months before it went on the market to fix many of those little things that potential buyers always try to negotiate down on the price.

S.C. — Walnut Creek, CA

Cameron and Nicole are the best! We were new to the market in Oakland and they made us feel comfortable we were making a good decision. They guided us toward the right neighborhoods, and went above and beyond to give us recommendations on restaurants, bars, shops, etc nearby. We felt they really understood who we are and what we were looking for.

Mike B. — Oakland, CA

Abio performed beyond expectations to bring our home purchase to a close. This is our 10th home, so our judgment of Abio’s superior capabilities includes a lot of past comparisons.

Kathleen B. — Alamo

Tomi Thomas was a wonderful find my husband and I were nervous 1st-time buyers. She guided us through every phase of the confusing process of house hunting (I knew nothing!).  She went out of her way to meet with us on OUR schedule when we needed to meet. And, didn’t let us get discouraged in a competitive market if a bid got turned down.

Tammy P. — Berkeley, CA

Once I relocated from New Jersey to Oakland, Abio put their heart and soul into helping me find a home.

Josip M. — Oakland, CA

I had an unexpected opportunity arise to look at a house. Abio got back to me immediately, got me started on a quick turnaround pre-approval process, met me at the house, and were ready to support me through the entire process.

Aequa M. — Oakland, CA
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