Hello Fresh Faces! Meet Abio’s Newest East Bay Real Estate Agents
Abio Properties rocketed into 2020 by adding six rock star agents to our winning East Bay real estate team.
We are thrilled to be joined by Realtors who bring unparalleled knowledge of the region’s unique neighborhoods and unwavering dedication to their clients’ success.
They are marketing mavens, smart negotiators, fantastic listeners, tech-savvy, detail-obsessed, and community builders.
Many of our new agents come to Abio from Climb Real Estate, a brokerage that sadly was shuttered this month. Climb was a competitor that we greatly admired for its innovative and indie spirit.
Abio Properties, nominated two years in a row by Oakland Magazine readers as one of the East Bay’s top real estate companies, remains dedicated to that indie energy in an industry that is increasingly overshadowed by impersonal, big-box, cookie-cutter brokerages.
We love starting the new year with so many new faces!
Welcome to the Abio family:
Rose Preciado brings more than 28 years of Bay Area real estate experience to Abio.
Most notably, she opened her own boutique residential brokerage, Legacy Home Realty, in Hercules in 2003. As Legacy grew, Rose was courted by Sotheby’s International Group, and her brokerage became Legacy Homes Sotheby’s International Realty in 2005.
Rose is passionately dedicated to the success of her clients and respected for her innovative business strategies and creative marketing approaches. Rose most recently worked with Climb Real Estate.
Rose was born in the Philippines and moved to San Francisco at age 14. When she’s not helping clients, she’s helping with school fundraising and volunteering with her church parish at St. Bonaventure. She also volunteers with the Monument Crisis Center in Concord.
Why Abio: “It is forward thinking, dedicated to supporting the growth of its agents, and fosters collaboration to add value to clients.”
When she’s not real-estating: “I spend as much time as I can with my daughters, Catherine and Madison. We love to travel and discover different cultures. We are food lovers, so we work as a team to find the best food in town.”
Favorite East Bay hangouts: Lafayette Hotel for brunch, Va de Vie in Walnut Creek for lunch, and bubbly and appetizers at Neiman.
Funniest/most interesting thing you found in a house for sale: “A note from me to me that said ‘Welcome To Your New Home’… I ended up buying my own listing and have been living in the same house since 1999.”
Monica Chang, a 20-year-resident of Walnut Creek, has a strong background in international, private, commercial, and mortgage banking as well as in residential real estate.
She earned her National Association of Realtors certification as an International Property Specialist (CIPS). Bilingual in English and Spanish, Monica joined the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) and National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) to further maintain her global perspective in the local markets.
Monica, who most recently worked with Climb Real Estate, also earned certification as a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) to further her expertise in helping with her clients’ unique needs.
As a longtime East Bay-er, Monica is deeply dedicated to her community. With three school-age boys, she is active with the Boy Scouts, on school committees, and at her church, St. John Vianney.
Why Abio: “I loved the positive and inspiring energy I felt when I first walked into the office. Linnette (Edwards) was so genuine and kind, it was easy to see why everyone speaks so highly of her. I have worked with many agents and staff in the Lafayette office before, so I know the level of professionalism and talent is incredible.”
When she’s not real-estating: “I am a mother of three boys (I’m their personal Uber driver, personal assistant, chef and nurse) and have been married for 22 years to my college sweetheart. I volunteer as the medical form coordinator for Boy Scout Troop 302 and as the Wrestling Northgate Bronco Booster Representative and act as my family CFO. I love to travel and spend time with family and friends.”
Favorite East Bay hangout: Limon in downtown Walnut Creek for lunch or happy hour.
Funniest/most interesting thing you found in a house for sale: “I listed a home in Sunnyvale where the original owner built several additions without permits and had a fair amount of deferred maintenance. Despite the challenging conditions, the sellers received multiple offers, many asking for counter offers. Location, location, location!
Jaden Lerner-Lewis is a Californian at heart, even though he took a six-year hiatus in Massachusetts. Now he’s back and loving life in Oakland.
The real estate bug bit Jaden during his Boston years, and he brings what he learned in that competitive market back to the equally intense Bay Area.
“My family and friends always said I had a certain flare for home decorating and an amazing service attitude towards others, so what does one do with such great talents? You become a Realtor of course!”
Jaden is dedicated to keeping his clients fully involved and informed so they can make the best real estate decisions.
Why Abio: “Linnette (Edwards) of Abio helped my sister purchase her current home, and she absolutely loves her! So, I met with Linnette once I got settled in, and I can honestly say I love her too! Her passion, personality, and warmth are unmatched, which was what I was looking for but did not find in other brokerages in the past.”
When he’s not real-estating: “I spend my spare time (what’s that? LOL) with my husband and 11-year-old son touring all over the Bay Area looking for wonderful hidden gems to pass onto my clients, family and friends.”
Favorite East Bay hangout: “Lake Chalet. I love to sit out on the pier and enjoy the sights and sounds of the lake.”
Funniest/most interesting thing you found in a house for sale: “One old chair. The house was completely empty from top to bottom, inside and out except for that one old chair!”
Erin McGovern’s passion for real estate started early – she became a homeowner at age 22!
Erin, who joined the industry three years ago, today serves as vice president of the National Association of Realtors’ local Young Professional Network. She works tirelessly to help clients reach their property goals, feeling privileged to accompany them on this journey.
When she’s not helping people find their dream homes, she is helping rescue animals find their forever homes.
Erin is a former veterinary tech and worked with animals in a hospital setting for several years. Now she donates a portion of her real estate earnings to local rescues.
Erin, who lives in Oakland, most recently worked with Red Oak Realty.
Why Abio: “Abio’s collaborative, open, welcoming, and positive culture is unparalleled, and I find myself very aligned with the values and innovations that Abio stands for in this industry.”
When she’s not real-estating: Erin enjoys hiking around the Bay Area with her partner, son, and four “fur-babies” (dogs). She and her partner share a love of real estate investments, motorcycle rides, cumbia nights, and live music.
Favorite East Bay hangouts: “SO many! I love the trails up on Skyline in Oakland, Lake Merritt, a long list of restaurants (ask me for a recommendation!), and Zocalo Coffeehouse in San Leandro is one of my favorite neighborhood cafes to work at.”
Funniest/most interesting thing you found in a house for sale: “I once toured a home with buyers that had a tiny “room” with “walls” made of thick black plastic sheets with a single toilet in the basement.”
If Randy Bramblett looks familiar to you, it’s because he’s one of the faces that launched Abio’s website three years ago!
He decided to move into a real estate career after buying his first home in Oakland in 2018, with Cameron as his broker. He says the process was eye-opening.
“I went to about 50 open houses, put in 10 offers, and in the end we finally made it happen,” Randy says. “I saw how competitive it was, and I saw how quickly an agent has to act to make deals happen. It greatly inspired me to help others and make that experience easier, open, and even fun!”
Randy’s insider knowledge of the East Bay real estate scene comes not only from his market experience but also from his many years of biking up, down, and through every bit of the region. Randy raced professionally in domestic and international circuits for 16 years, retiring in 2016.
He also has been a personal trainer and nutrition consultant for the last two decades.
Why Abio: “I’m here for the opportunity to work with fantastic mentors like Cameron Platt and Diana Smith. It just makes sense that I’d join a brokerage like Abio because my entire life and career has been about helping and inspiring others in the utmost open and honest way, like Abio does for its clients.”
When he’s not real-estating: Road cycling, of course. Randy says his favorite local ride starts from his home in Oakland’s Toller Heights and climbs up Skyline and heads north through Montclair, Claremont, and up Grizzly Peak.
Favorite East Bay hangout: “Shakewell on Lakeshore. The owners and staff are unparalleled! I have been called the ‘mayor’ there.”
Funniest/most interesting thing you found in a house for sale: “An empty can of Bud Light with a cigarette. Everything else in the house (soon to be my own) was impeccably staged.”
A studied artist and entrepreneur, Christina Dieu has lived and worked for the past 25 years in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and the East Bay. She grew up in and around the real estate business, observing her father serve his community in the booming Bay Area market for decades.
Christina has a deep passion for architecture, design, and lifestyle, which are a few of the many reasons she loves working in real estate. She earned her license two years ago and most recently worked with Climb.
Christina designs her client experiences in an inspiring, creative way that enhances and elevates the process of creating their masterpiece.
Why Abio: “I picked Abio because it is important for me to feel like I can share and shine my most authentic self, and I felt that Abio’s openness and culture aligned with those values of mine.”
When she’s not real-estating: “I am an artist and photographer and enjoy spending my time working my creative juices. I also really enjoy taking care of myself and sharing that with others – wellness and holistic health.”
Favorite East Bay hangouts: The Well Organic Kitchen in Oakland, Alameda Beach, and Mountain View Cemetery.
You are invited to come meet Abio’s newest East Bay real estate agents! Schedule a chat by calling 888.400.ABIO (2246) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have mad real estate skills and are interested in learning more about our innovative, supportive, and enthusiastic boutique brokerage, read about the Abio culture here or drop a line with co-founder Linnette Edwards.