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Ratoosh Group specializes in assisting the sellers of single family homes and multi-family apartment buildings. We are here to help achieve your goals in selling your home.

Comprehensive Marketing

When you work with The Ratoosh Group your property is shown in it’s best light. We hire professional photographers and videographers for every property we represent. With the majority of property buyers searching online, the quality of your home marketing is more important than ever.

Expert Guidance

With a combined 36 years in real estate we have found ourselves in difficult and complicated situations. Whether it’s tenants, toilets or termites, we’ve seen it. As our client, you benefit from our vast network and problem solving abilities.

Team Support

While we are world class at doing what it takes to get your home sold, one person just can’t do it all. We hire for our weaknesses, when you work with Ratoosh Group you get the services of a agent, marketer, copywriter, photographer and transaction coordinator. You a benefit from a team of professionals in your corner, providing you with beautiful marketing and excellent service while making sure the sale goes smoothly.


David and Devin handled the sale of our family home in Berkeley after the passing of my dad.  They handled all of it (moving, contractors, minor repairs, plumbing issues) ect.  It was hard enough having to sell the house, but they were really easy and thoughtful during the whole process.  The open  house was fantastic and we sold the house in record time.  It was all very seamless.  My sister in law was also selling her house in another area and marveled at how much more helpful David and Devin were in the sale of our place than her agent was in selling her place.  I highly recommend them if you are looking for an agent.

– Dania Torres Wong

Sound Off: What tech innovation has been the biggest help for real estate transactions?

press_sfchronicleA: Property search websites like Zillow and Trulia, as well as an agent’s personal site, created the most profound impact on real estate transactions during the last decade.

These websites have revolutionized the way buyers search for property. They make home information available to everyone. According to Inman News, 90 percent of people use a property search website when shopping for or selling a home.

When searching for properties, it is better to use your agent’s home search website. A good agent will have a website that allows their clients to search for homes. These websites share the client’s search history with the real estate agent, providing insights about that client’s needs and wants for their next home.

My property search website (www.BuyEastBay.com) allows you to search for timely and accurate information on all the homes listed in the Bay Area, including Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco and Marin County.

Devin Ratoosh, Marvin Gardens Real Estate, 510-848-8888, devin@ratoosh.com,www.BuyEastBay.com 

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Bay Area Home Sales Great For Sellers, Tough On Buyers

The Bay Area’s housing market stumbled in May — prime home-buying season — as high prices and low inventory held real estate sales well below normal levels, according to a report Thursday.

Sales of single-family houses were down from the same month last year in the East Bay, Peninsula and South Bay, while prices were up, according to real estate information service DataQuick, which released the report. Prices for all types of homes were at their highest since November 2007 in the nine-county Bay Area…….

“It’s a great time to be selling real estate in the Bay Area area right now,” said Devin Ratoosh with Marvin Gardens Real Estate in Berkeley. “It really makes it easy for sellers when there’s this much competition lining up for a house.”

DataQuick reported that Contra Costa County’s median sales price gained 13.8 percent from May 2013 to $479,000, while Alameda County was up 25.8 percent to $644,000.

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A Family’s Struggle To Keep, Then Sell, Its Home

One day, more than three years ago, Suzanna Wertheim lost her job as a hospice nurse and learned she had terminal cancer. To cover chemotherapy and other health costs, she dug into her savings and unemployment benefits and quickly fell behind on paying the mortgage for her three-bedroom home in Oakland, California……

The three-bedroom house is about 2,200 square-feet, “a whimsical tree house with a view,” says Rebeccah Wertheim-Knapp, the middle child. None of the kids were living there, so Wertheim’s eldest daughter, Kaiya, began figuring out how to sell it. They put it on the market last June, asking $664,000. Almost no buyers expressed interest. In December, they brought in a new realtor team and lowered the price to $575,000. One of their realtors, Devin Ratoosh, says hundreds of people looked at the house, but none made an offer. After lowering the price to $475,000, they got one promising bid—an all-cash offer for $450,000.

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