About Us

Patricia Bennett

I am a REALTOR® and licensed broker, specializing in the sale and marketing of homes throughout Alameda County since 1985. I’m a top-producing agent and have held many nominated and elected leadership positions in local and State REALTOR® associations. I am a Certified Real Estate Negotiator.  As a listing specialist working with sellers, I have assembled an impressive, experienced team of professional painters, contractors, stagers, designers, and landscapers to help transform our client’s homes into highly desirable properties that sell for the highest possible price.

Originating from New York City, I have lived in Oakland for 46 years. My background in advertising and marketing was a perfect match for my expertise and experience with real estate. My participation in the community has enabled me to know the schools, the neighborhoods, the services, and the benefits available to all our clients.

Jeffrey Neidleman

I am a full-time Broker Associate REALTOR® with Compass based in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland. I obtained my real estate license in 2001 and work with sellers and buyers of residential, multiple-dwelling, and investment properties. I have served in many leadership positions at Bridge Association of REALTORS® and the California Association of Realtors and also hold both AHWD and c2EX certifications through the National Association of REALTORS® and Certified Relocation and Historic Properties certifications. I have an extensive network of contractors and referral agents to help my clients.

I have lived in the Oakland area since my family relocated to the Bay Area from New Jersey while I was in high school. I later graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a B.A. in Anthropology/ Egyptology and subsequently earned a M.A. degree in Museum Studies specializing in Curatorial Research.

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Leslie Wei
Transaction Coordinator

Leslie has lived in the Bay Area since 1972. She attended elementary through high school in the Oakland hills and graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in Anthropology. During and after high school, Leslie taught and danced with the Oakland Ballet and Berkeley Ballet Theater. Leslie brings 18 years of real estate industry experience as both an agent and transaction coordinator. Leslie’s favorite activities are shopping for vintage relics from the 1950s through 1970’s, gardening, throwing tea parties for her friends and spending time with family.

Jo Ann Sherwood

Jo Ann Sherwood Design has been staging for Bay Area homes for over 20 years. She lives in a mid-century home and loves contemporary houses. As Director of the Oakland Heritage Alliance she developed a love of older homes as well. Prior to that Jo Ann was a partner in a San Francisco Graphic Design firm.

Michelle Vasey
Mode Staging & Design

MODE assists clients in maximizing the value of their property through creative and economical design principles. We treat each property as a new and comprehensive design project paying attention to every detail from its curb appeal to its back yard. MODE brings a unique sense of style and creativity, utilizing a mixture of up-cycled and modern furniture in combination with spunky art pieces to create a one-of-a-kind look for each listing.

MODE has over 20 years of experience in the residential real estate industry in the bay area. Our team knows how to tune into buyers while also meeting both an agent’s and a seller’s needs. With MODE, you will be building a true partnership that will help ready any property for the market.

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Clare McCarthy
Marketing Advisor

Superior skills in Asana, Canva, and digital marketing to create stunning and effective campaigns, websites, and social media content that showcase the best properties and attract high-end clients.

I am passionate about delivering excellence and innovation in the real estate industry, and I am always eager to learn new trends and techniques that can enhance my performance and results.