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Ira & Carol Serkes
Pacific Union/Christie's International
Berkeley, CA USA

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Full Super Moon over UC Berkeley Sather Tower Campanile Go Bears!

View from atop University of California Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium ... We embrace living in Berkeley!

Welcome to berkeleyhomes, your resource for selling and buying Berkeley Real Estate.

I'm Ira Serkes and have called Berkeley my home since 1974. I created this web site to show you some of the reasons Carol and I love living here.

Imagine we're sitting down for coffee at The French Hotel and you said "Ira, tell me what homes are for sale, what the neighborhoods are like, and what it's like to live in Berkeley...." you'll know what awaits you!

If you're planning on a relocation to Berkeley... or are a seller or buyer... this is the place for you.

Over the past few years I've been adding a huge number of neighborhood photos to flickr, hundreds of blog posts to my blog, dozens of videos to YouTube, and maps to Google ... so my major project for this year is to integrate it all together!

For now, though, if you want to see what makes Berkeley such a special place to live, experience our festivals and events, read my blog posts, and see where the neighborhoods are ... well, just click on any of the images to go to the different sites where it all awaits you.

Please don't hesitate to use us as a resource. We’d be happy to answer any local community or real estate questions you, your friends, neighbors, family and co-workers might have.

Ira & Carol

Full Super Moon over UC Berkeley Sather Tower Campanile Go Bears!

Interested in Berkeley Real Estate Price trends? Want to find out how to prepare your home for sale, then attract buyers to your home?

View our Berkeley Real Estate Update video series! Just click on each playlist to view the videos, organized by topic.

We cover all these, and more, including a concierge/organizer showing the best way to prepare for your move, home stager on how he creates value for our sellers, and an Attorney/CPA on how to transfer your low Proposition 13 Property Taxes to your next home.

Berkeley Real Estate Update


Serkes Berkeley Home Sales

We've personally represented each of these home owners

We look forward to representing you too!

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The Super Moon over Berkeley 5 May 2012

UC Berkeley Sather Tower/Campanile, I-House and Memorial Stadium. Photo by Ira Serkes. Find out how I took the photo!

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Sold! - 2014 Henry Street Townhome
$904,000 3 Bedrooms 2 1/2 Baths

Photo Portfolio and Neighborhood Info at NorthBerkeleyCondo.com

2014 Heart North Berkeley Condo

2014 Heart North Berkeley Condo



Pacific Union Christie's International Real Estate




We sell homes like these!

2564 Buena Vista Way, Berkeley Hills
1951 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks Neighborhood
1951 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks Neighborhood
839 Miramar, Thousand Oaks Neighborhood
2900 Derby, Claremont Neighborhood
2848 Russell, Elmwood Neighborhood
1558 Beverly, Northbrae Neighborhood
1739 Mc Gee, North Berkeley




We love living here .... you will too!


Click on each image to go to the different sites!

My photos (mapped!) of our wonderful neighborhoods
YouTube videos of events, festivals & neighborhoods
Search the Berkeley MLS for homes on the market for sale
Find out what homes are on the market right now with our map based MLS searches!
Berkeley Living blog Posts Living in Photos & Video
View our hundreds of blog posts
North Berkeley Neighborhood
Click the map to see where our neighborhoods are
Berkeley MLS Sales Research
Click the map view our Real Estate Market Update Report - Price, Bedroom, Square Feet ... and more
Homes which sold in Berkeley and nearby communities – 2012

Be sure to visit our Blog and check out a neighborhood based home search

We're Ira & Carol Serkes local Real Estate Realtors who have lived in Berkeley, California for over 35 years (over 30 years in North Berkeley's delightful Thousand Oaks Neighborhood. We specialize in helping nice folks sell and buy wonderful homes in Berkeley, Albany, Kensington, Rockridge, Oakland, El Cerrito and Emeryville's most livable neighborhoods. In short, ...berkeleyhomes

We love telling others what makes Berkeley such a special place to live. Click on icons below for links to our most up-to-date photos, video, and visits to Berkeley's most interesting sights and neighborhoods.

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We're full time (and then some) Realtors with extensive experience on the ins and outs of selling and buying an East Bay home. How much experience? We've personally represented the sellers or buyers of all the homes on this map... and the map just shows some of our sales.

We believe in "high touch" old fashioned handcrafted service (we check email relentlessly, answer the phone ourselves, and have banished "call waiting" from the phone system) .... enhanced by our extraordinary "high tech" tools!

We want our clients to know about berkeleyhomes ... all Berkeley California real estate and homes for sale, not just our company listings... so if you're looking for a house for sale, we've included links to Multiple Listing System (MLS), The public MLS is set up to show you what's on the market, but as soon as someone buys a home, it's removed from the search. We want you to know what homes actually sold for, so have set up a special market snapshot search page. So.. if you want to find out which Berkeley area homes are for sale right now, just click on the left map. We customized the searches so you can see what's for sale... by neighborhood.

Want more details? What's on the market and also what nearby homes actually sold for? Click on the right map.

I f you're like me, and simply curious, click on both - it's our pleasure to provide you the information you need to make informed decisions.

Search For Homes For Sale
MLS search just needs email info

Homes For Sale.. What Nearby Homes Sold For
Customized reports based on your personalized information

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search for homes

Berkeley MLS Search For Homes For Sale By Neighborhood

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receive your market snapshot

Berkeley MLS Market Snapshot Homes Sold

Consider berkeleyhomes your resource for Berkeley Real Estate sellers and buyers. We've added lots of photos and maps of our favorite places, and extensive links designed to to help you buy or sell a home or simply enjoy living in the Berkeley and nearby communities of Albany, Kensington, El Cerrito, Rockridge, Montclair & Piedmont.

Arriving from, or moving to, a different community? We mastermind with the finest Realtors in North America! Ask us for a free referral an outstanding Realtor anywhere in the United States or Canada!

Here's what's in store for you!
Berkeley Homes For Sale Homes

You can search for homes for sale in Berkeley, and even subscribe to daily email updates! So whether you want a fine home or estate... buying a home in Elmwood Claremont, or want to find out what's for sale in Thousand Oaks... here's where to go!


I came to Berkeley in 1974 to work for Chevron... and have lived here ever since. One of the things I love about living here is the diverse neighborhoods with gracious homes and delightful shops.
So... you're invited on a journey to our favorite East Bay neighborhoods


Everything you wanted to know about living here! We've information on our favorite places, schools, restaurants, and more, If you want to know where to go for the best coffee... or the most fascinating architecture... or wher to take your kids... this section is for you! Just click on the categories to the left, and see why we love the East Bay


We've the marketing plan designed to sell your home... For The Highest Price... In The Shortest Time... With The Fewest Problems!

Getting your home ready, negotiating the best price and terms, and more
But... what you'll receive when you hire us is best said by our clients, so we have lots of seller testimonial letters for you!


You’ll love our web-based approach to homebuying combined with our personal service...high tech, high touch, time efficient... just the way you always knew it should be.

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About Us Photography, Travel & Lucy The Cat!

Ira grew up in The Bronx, graduated from The Bronx High School Of Science, received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The Cooper Union, and a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He worked for 10 years as an engineer for Chevron Research

Fortunately, he's been able to overcome those handicaps... find out how!

<- What I really look like when out taking photos. This wonderful photo by Emilie Raguso of Berkeleyside

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

Expertise Matters - Ira & Carol are both Certified as Residential Specialists (CRS) by the National Association of Realtors.

Ira is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), one of only 188 CyberStars in the world, among the first Internet Real Estate Professionals (ePro-500) in the United States, and one of the only Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists (CLHMS) in the entire San Francisco East Bay.

We're proud to be Allen Hainge CyberStars, a worldwide network of outstanding Realtors who excel at using technology to better serve their clients. Ira is one of only 188 CyberStars in the world, an the 2003 CyberStar of the year!
  And some of our many other affiliations

    Institute For Luxury Home Marketing

Ira has more Realtor Designations & Certifications than any other Berkeley Real Estate Agent

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CA Bureau of Real Estate License Numbers - Ira Serkes 00936453 Carol Serkes 01143916