Elisabeth Watson

Communication, planning, execution, anticipating and avoiding issues are critical aspects to my success.

Elisabeth Watson

REALTOR® | DRE: 01958229

I came to real estate relatively late in my career, in 2014. Prior to becoming a realtor, I consulted to small businesses and non-profits on strategic execution. In English, that’s developing a deep understanding of their customers’ experiences, on operational, financial, and marketing strategies, and on structuring their organization and leveraging their resources to achieve their goals. In shorter English, that’s what do we do that people need, what have we got to do it with, who should do it, and will we be successful doing it.

I grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, which I tell you because now you can say that you know someone from Delaware. Unless you’re acquainted with Mr. Biden, of course.

I moved to the East Bay almost 25 years ago after I graduated from Business School. I came to live in a beautiful place and work in an entrepreneurial, innovative environment that is home to some of the smartest people in the world. I wanted to live, work, and be with people who are constantly thinking about how we can do things better and make things better.

Buying our home in Berkeley prompted some major changes in my life. I got very focused on our financial stability and at the same time flourished the sanctuary that our home provides. A few years ago, my husband and I realized a life long dream and bought a home at The Sea Ranch. That too has changed our lives in ways we never expected. In particular, our homes prompted a deep commitment to our communities that translated to meaningful and rewarding community service.

Where we live is central to all of us, no matter what the circumstances of our lives are. It is our safety, our respite, and our challenge. It is essential to our family lives and our financial stability – there is no other material thing that is both as fraught and a source of joy, or is as singularly important to us.

My own home buying experiences made me realize that buying a home is a catalyst. It creates the infrastructure for our home and family lives. It’s an investment decision. It fosters our involvement in our communities. I wanted to play a supportive and integral role in that process. I also wanted to take my experience in process improvement, change management, and risk analysis to make the buying and selling process easier.

I like my clients. No, I love my clients. I am so lucky to work with such great people every day. I love their stories, their ideas, their decision-making processes, their desires. I love it that I help guide critical transitions in their lives and to celebrate the reasons for those transitions. One client got a promotion and is moving closer to work. Another fell in love when she least expected it. Not all stories are happy ones, but they are all deeply moving and important. I am honored to be a part of them.

Communication, planning, execution, anticipating and avoiding issues are critical aspects to my success. I also stay calm. Problems arise and emotions can run high but one advantage of having been around the block a few times is that not much fazes me. Great relationships mean that I have many resources to solve problems. Also, I love the quantitative and analytical aspects of the job, which helps navigate a crazy market.

When I’m not engaged in helping my clients, I’m out on the trails or at the beach with my dog and my husband. I’m conducting culinary experiments on my friends. I also love to travel, which is good as I have an international family. And I love a good book and a cup of coffee on a quiet morning.

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I Make Buying & Selling Easy

Leading the Real Estate Market in Berkeley, Oakland, Martinez, Sea Ranch & Beyond

Buy a New Home

End the cycle of bidding and losing. When inventory is limited and competition is intense, I put experience on your side. I’m a skilled negotiator, fluent in East Bay real estate trends, and know how to write winning offers.

Buy with Me

Sell Your House

Getting your home in shape to sell and setting the right price can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. I provide concierge service backed by decades of experience in prep, pricing and marketing to boost your profit.

Sell with Me

Where we live is central to all of us, no matter what the circumstances of our lives are. It is our safety, our respite, and our challenge.

Areas Served

  • All of Alameda County
  • All of Contra Costa County
  • + San Francisco
  • + Sea Ranch

What Clients Say About Elisabeth

“Elizabeth is the absolute best. She helped my husband and I find a house in the East Bay. From start to finish she did everything in her power to make the process easier. She talked me through endless pages of disclosures, was always available to answer questions and went above and beyond to get information from listing agents. When we wanted to bid on less then desired places out of desperation she talked us out of it and told us we could do better, and she was right! This market is crazy and it really helps to feel like you have someone on your side. I would definitely recommend her.”

-Natasha K.

“Elisabeth is the absolute best.

We had been looking for a home for a while and had very particular needs for our home that was a bit hard to meet, especially in the East Bay. One Sunday we were browsing Zillow and came across a place that was perfect for us. Turned out offers were due Tuesday at noon, and so Elisabeth gave me a whirlwind tour of the home buying process, and worked with me and a lender she recommended to put together an offer in record time. This was the very first offer we’d ever placed… and it was accepted!

I particularly appreciated Elisabeth’s explanations of the incentives of the various parties involved, which allowed us to take calculated risks based on incentive alignment.”

– R.

“We could not be more grateful that we found Elisabeth. She went above and beyond for us and made the home buying experience accessible and exciting. Buying in the East Bay is a daunting and nearly impossible feat but she is the master. She knows each community inside and out, knows all the right people, and knows how to communicate everything clearly. We would never have found and successfully won on our dream house without her and for that, we are forever grateful.”

-Neil L.

“When we found out that we needed to sell our home and get it on the market as quickly as possible, I was so happy to be working with Elisabeth. She knows the best people in the business and was able to get stagers, carpet installers, painters, and repair people into our home to get estimates and begin work within a few days of us signing contract with her. She knows how to get things done, and get them done right. She had our best interest in mind the entire time, and it was comforting to know that she was looking out for us throughout the process. I highly recommend working with Elisabeth on any property, as she will work to get you exactly what you are looking for, and treat you as if you are her sole client. We cannot wait to work with her again!”

-Shannon T.

Featured Properties

$1,150,000 | Sold $1,150,000

2559 Risebridge Court, Brentwood, CA 94513

6 BD

4.5 BA

3708 SF

$2,100,000 | Sold $1,950,000

40516 Tide Pool, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

3 BD

3 BA

1642 SF

$1,950,000 | Sold $2,900,000

620 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA 94707

5 BD

4 BA

2672 SF

$1,175,000 | Sold $1,700,000

55 Melvin Court, Oakland, CA 94602

3 BD

2 BA

2220 SF

$1,975,000 | Sold $2,426,000

35392 Sea Gate Road, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

3 BD

3 BA

2262 SF

$950,000 | Sold $1,100,000

41191 Tallgrass, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

3 BD

2 BA

2113 SF

$750,000 | Sold $775,000

4032 Bayo Street, Oakland, CA 94619

2 BD

1 BA

922 SF

$1,285,000 | Sold $1,395,000

1429 Campus Drive, Berkeley, CA 94708

3 BD

2 BA

2012 SF

$595,000 | Sold $610,000

1849 Shattuck Avenue #301, Berkeley, CA 94709

1 BD

1 BA

662 SF

Elisabeth Watson

Associate Broker, REALTOR®, MBA, RENE

DRE 01958229


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