Investing in East Bay Real Estate

Investing in East Bay Area real estate is unlike investing in any other market in the country. You need an agent that truly “gets it” and has been through the process plenty of times.

The Abio Difference

Whether you are buying an investment property as a short-term flip or a long-term hold, you need expert representation in this extraordinary Bay Area market. The Abio team has deep knowledge about up-and-coming neighborhoods, comps, cost-benefit analysis, rental trends, property management, and more.


  • We always tell the truth
  • No confusing jargon or high-pressure tactics
  • On your side every step of the way
  • Available exactly when you need us


  • Deep knowledge of the local market
  • Nimble negotiators
  • Skilled project managers who can recognize a property’s potential


  • Concierge-level service
  • We build relationships, not just transactions
  • Our entire Abio team works for you

What we do

  • Refine your property search by identifying ideal neighborhoods to invest in
  • Provide rental market data
  • Connect you with the right property management company
  • Provide information and resources regarding 1031 Exchange, construction loan financing, and lenders who specialize in multi-unit investments
  • Assess your potential return on investment (ROI)
  • Counsel you about which property improvements will net the most profit
  • Connect you with experienced design and construction professionals

Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned real estate investor, the Abio team provides you with the knowledge and advantages so you can reap the biggest profits with the fewest headaches.

Why the East Bay is a great region to invest in

The Bay Area’s hot housing market has migrated east. (Sorry, San Francisco.) For the smart investor, the region still has up-and-coming neighborhoods that are often overlooked.

Property Values

Residential property values have been rising steadily in Contra Costa and Alameda counties. Simply put, more people want to move here for affordability, access to public transit, job growth, good schools and the diverse East Bay lifestyle that suits families and young professionals alike.

Job Growth

Tech start-ups and major companies have been setting up shop, moving to, or expanding in the East Bay. Recent high-profile moves to Downtown Oakland include Pandora Media, Oracle, and Blue Shield of California. Sungevity, Clorox, and Kaiser Permanente also call Oakland home. Tesla and Facebook have expansions planned in Fremont.

Population Growth

People continue to migrate from metro centers to the suburbs. The exodus is driven by affordability, availability of homes for sale and rentals, jobs and good schools. Dublin, Brentwood and Hercules are among the fastest growing cities in the East Bay. Dublin alone grew by nearly 26 percent between 2010-2017 and ranked third on’s study of America’s “10 Top Suburban Neighborhoods.”

Investor Tips & Tools




Abio co-founder and experienced investor Cameron Platt suggests that beginners read: The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling by Steve Berges.


Let us help you calculate a property’s potential profitability by building a personalized pro forma spreadsheet. We’ll look at your anticipated financing, monthly mortgage payments, closing fees, property taxes, utility costs, management fees, vacancy losses, and more. Contact us for a consult.


What our clients are saying

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

With Brian overseas I was overwhelmed with getting the house ready and you stepped up and handled so much for us. From start to finish you took such great care of the transaction and us. Thank you!

Brian & Alicia

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.


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.”


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

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

Let’s get started

Whether you’re a first-timer or seasoned real estate investor, we’d love to work with you.