Colette Washington


Colette Washington

Colette Washington

Phone: M: (510) 326.1119 (510) 326.1119 mobile
Office: Keller Williams
4937 Telegraph Ave. Suite A
Oakland, CA 94609
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Unlike many “status-quo” agents, my mission is to provide exceptional service and creative solutions, earning me 5-star reviews, endless referrals, and lifelong relationships with each and every client, because I understand that “your success” is paramount to mine!
I'm a proud homeowner and Real Estate investor who’s lived and worked in and around Oakland for more than 20 years, providing me a wealth of local, historical, and regional knowledge you can trust. I’m a multimedia marketing expert with an award-winning background in communications, advertising, and audio/video production.
When it comes to representing the sale of “your home,” communications and marketing are critical, yet many agents do little more than snap a few cell phone photos, post them on the MLS, and pray it sells. My idea of “normal” lives outside-the-box, because I represent my sellers’ and market their homes in unique ways to outshine the competition and attract more buyers, resulting in fewer days on the market, multiple offers, and top dollar!
As a former community organizer, I have a long history of helping people get what they want and deserve in life, and Real Estate “tops the chart,” enabling me to co-write new stories with my clients, about their families living in homes with happy endings!
I’m a communications specialist and multimedia artist who’s earned numerous awards for creative excellence, including a “National Best” award for a television ad I directed for the Citi-Bike rental program (like the one now branded by Ford), and a “Gold Record” for an original song I wrote and performed for a video/radio ad I produced and directed.
I also deeply enjoy helping buyers and investors find and purchase the homes of their dreams. I’m a proud supporter of America’s Veterans through the VNN USA program and I’m a Certified HomeBids Agent for my clients interested in online auction sales.
I became licensed in 2005 after purchasing my primary home in Oakland’s popular Maxwell Park neighborhood, and investing in multifamily properties outside California, where I provide quality rental housing to low-income families.
Because I’m from a large diverse family, I’m not at all shy, and I easily connect with people from all walks of life. In fact, my family and two amazing children are my primary motivation for constantly reevaluating my life and business for new creative ways to “crush the status-quo” and make ongoing improvements.
So let’s meet and discuss your plans to MOVE forward, and begin working together to build “equity wealth” for you and your family through the sales, purchase, and investment in Real Estate.
Consultation is FREE and there’s no obligation, shy of a win-win solution. Call me today!
☎️   (510) 326.1119  🏡  CalBRE#01704863  🌍
Thanks and Best, ~Colette

"I've purchased many homes across the country including in Philadelphia, Sacramento, and Oakland and I have never had a real estate agent as good as Colette. She led me through the difficult process of staging my home with me living in it. She printed up a schedule of what was happening so I knew was going on. I was not overcome with anxiety. I received more than what I was expecting, and was able to buy the perfect home for myself. Colette was the best agent I have ever had the pleasure of working with."

  -Jon Schneider, Client

"My wife and I met Colette at an open house and immediately knew we wanted to work with her. She was authentic and knowledgeable with style and approachability. Of all the other Realtors we had met, Colette was stood out as someone special. Ironically, the very next day, we lost nearly everything in an apartment fire, so our home search became urgent. That night, Colette met us for dinner with a bag of clothes for us and paid for our meal. She educated us throughout the process and always gave us. She wrote several offers on our behalf until finally, we purchased a beautiful home in our price range. She even negotiated a credit we were able to use towards closing costs! Since moving in, a few minor issues have come up and Colette always answers our calls and makes recommendations. My wife and I were lucky to have Colette representing us through such a difficult and wonderful time in our lives. Colette has become so much more than just our Realtor...she’s also a trusted friend."

  -Brandon & Alejandra, Client

"The best of the best! Colette's combo of candor, warmth, and positivity make her a true asset to anyone buying or selling a home. She has her clients best interests in mind and really brings more value than most realtors I know to the process - checking for things most clients may have been oblivious. I'd recommend Colette to anyone!"

  -Brenda W - Mortgage Advisor, Colleague

"Colette Washington provides a First Class Experience and always goes above and beyond for her clients and team members. She maintains all the tools and knowledge to assist her clients in buying or selling their primary residence, second home or investment properties."

  -Andrea - Escrow Officer, Colleague

"Colette is an absolute rock star! Meeting and working with Colette was a dream come true. She was friendly, professional, and super knowledgeable. She was always honest addressing our questions, and even though we didn’t always want to hear it, we appreciated it, because it prepared us to make educated decisions. She has a lovey smile and is easy to talk with. From the moment we met Colette, we instantly connected and knew we wanted to work with her. We strongly recommend Colette with to anyone in need of an amazing Bay Area Realtor!"

  -James & Telly, Client

"As professional as they come. She's a marketing expert who’s great at negotiating with and for people from all walks of life. She'll come through for you every time, and be there for you long after the close of escrow."

  -Jamie M, Client

"Colette was friendly and communicated clearly. She was also very knowledgeable about Oakland and the surrounding the area. She's extremely creative and competitive when it comes to seeing the potential in a home and marketing it to buyers to get it sold quickly at the best price. Colette is a go-getter and by far, one of the best in the business! We highly recommend Colette to anyone seeking a great agent."

  -Ace & Abby, Client

"Colette was amazing to work with. We were new in town looking for a home and Colette taught us all about the neighborhoods, history, and how quickly things have changed around Oakland in recent years. When you need a knowledgeable agent who goes above and beyond for you, we highly recommend working with Colette."

  -Thadeus & Sara, Client

"If you're looking for a great agent, Colette is your gal. She'll go the extra mile to showcase and market your home to attract more buyers resulting in top dollar! While many agents seem average at best, it's clear to me that Colette understands the art and science of Real Estate, making her a true rock star!"

  -Carole M, Colleague

"Colette pays careful attention to detail and is always on the lookout for opportunity and design potential in every home. Her combined experience as an audio/video artist, marketing expert, firefighter, and organizer, make her the ultimate Realtor. Colette knows the market and neighborhoods well, and taught me that San Francisco is to Manhattan, what Oakland was, and is becoming, to Brooklyn. Colette is a unique individual and a joy to work with. I recommend her without reservation. Thank you Colette!"

  -John B, Client