Sherry Hutchens, Broker Associate

 

I am a lifelong resident of the Bay Area and have lived in Walnut Creek since 1994. I got my real estate license in 2001 and in 2005, after only four years in the business, I was awarded the CRS credential from the National Association of Realtors. The CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents and it’s held by fewer than 3% of Realtors in the United States. In July 2015, I passed the 5 hour California real estate exam to become a Broker Associate.

I am passionate about my clients and determined to make sure that your real estate experience is a positive one. When you hire me to help you buy or sell a home, you work directly with me. I don’t hand you off to an assistant or a team member. I believe in one-on-one client service, everyday, 24/7, no exceptions. My savvy marketing, strategic pricing, strong negotiation skills, hands-on transaction management and a solid commitment to exceptional client service are the hallmarks of my business.

I have an advertising/marketing background and strong technical skills. I am systems person — organized, detail oriented, super focused — and I make sure every possible detail is addressed during both the pre-sale and post-contract phases of a transaction. I have an acute understanding of local neighborhoods and the real estate industry, and I recognize the importance of developing close working relationships within the brokerage community where I am known and respected for my honesty, integrity and professionalism. And, our relationship doesn’t end when escrow closes; I am always available to answer questions, provide market updates, share my list of reliable vendors, and give you my honest professional opinion.

Prior to real estate, I lived in San Francisco and worked in the advertising/marketing industry for 22 years. For 9 years, I worked at DMB&B, a global ad agency with 52 offices worldwide, and then I switched over to the vendor side of the business and produced high-end advertising and marketing materials for Fortune 500 companies including Apple Computer, Starbucks, Disney, Pixar, Baskin-Robbins, Bank of America, Hewlett Packard, and many more.

I am a graduate of Cal State East Bay with a degree in Business Admin. In my spare time I enjoy cooking and entertaining for friends, visiting wineries in Napa and Sonoma, relaxing in Pacific Grove or Sea Ranch, and spending time with my step-dog Zeke.