Buying and selling your home are among the most important personal and financial decisions you will make. As your agent, I will work energetically to provide you with the tools and guidance you require to achieve your goals at each step in the real estate listing or purchase process. I will guide you in making confident and informed decisions, so that you achieve your pragmatic and emotional goals and complete your real estate transaction with as little stress as possible.
My local knowledge and experience in real estate sales, investment, planning and development make me uniquely suited to help you to achieve your real estate goals.
I bring 18 years of experience in the real estate industry to my work for buyers and sellers in the Piedmont, Rockridge, Claremont, and Oakland and Berkeley hills areas. My breadth of experience in the real estate and housing industry enables me to quickly identify and understand the key issues in your listing or sale transaction so that I can advise you in making sound strategic and tactical decisions. Strong communication skills, professionalism, discretion and high ethical standards form the basis of my client service.
I grew up in this community, attended the College Preparatory School in Rockridge, and completed my bachelor's degree with high honors from U.C. Berkeley before beginning doctoral studies at U.C. Davis. I live with my family in Piedmont.
I appreciate our local cultural and architectural heritage, and feel privileged to be a trusted advisor on whom my clients rely. If you are considering buying or selling a home in Oakland, Piedmont, Berkeley or a neighboring community, please give me a call. It would be my pleasure to meet with you.
Licenses, Certifications, Talks & Publications
- Licensed Real Estate Broker
- AICP (American Planning Assoc. cert'd planner)
- LEED A.P. (U.S. Green Building Council)
- Certified Building Plans Examiner (IBC)
- Age Pays - published four-part article on historic property tax credits and other issues
- Making Sense of the New California Building Code - published article on residential building code
- TICs and Condominium Conversions - expert panelist
- And others...
Memberships & Language Skills
- California and National Association of Realtors
- Urban Land Institute
- American Planning Association (Board of Directors 2007 - 2010)
- Celebrating Culture and Community (Board of Directors 2008 - 2011)
- Berkeley Property Owners Association
- Great Good Place Book Club
- U.C. Berkeley Alumni Association
- Fluent in French
Lucy is smart, savvy, hard-working, diligent and quick to get results.
In the past, I?ve had real estate agents I?ve raved about, but Lucy far and away exceeded anything I?ve seen before or heard about from friends? Lucy really knows this area, not just the properties but also the market dynamics? But it was after mutual acceptance that Lucy?s talent and beyond-the-expected commitment came through ? far, far beyond what I?d expect from an agent. I can?t imagine having a better agent than Lucy.
I am writing to express my pleasure with Lucy Armentrout who represented me in the sale of my home in Berkeley, CA. Lucy guided me through the complex process and kept constant communication with me throughout the process. Within two weeks of listing the property, Lucy secured a buyer and effectively guided me through the process. Lucy remained positive, upbeat and professional, and secured a successful sale.
I am very grateful for Lucy?s service, and would definitely recommend her representation for anyone who would buy or sell their home? Her tenaciousness and depth for the real estate process is a remarkable and a valuable asset for prospective buyers and sellers.
Lucy?s guidance made me feel at ease. Lucy is savvy, personable and knows the market inside and out? I am nothing but pleased with Lucy and her expertise. I have been recommending her to everyone I know.
Lucy helped us buy our home in Rockridge in December 2010, and we were very impressed with her service delivery from beginning to finish. Lucy has excellent local knowledge and is well-connected with contractors and a variety of specialists. This made the inspection process very smooth and quick since she always knew who to contact. In the end, we had gained a good understanding of the property, thanks to Lucy?s suggestions & coordination effort. Lucy is also very responsive and turns around information requests quickly which is important when deadlines need to be met.
Lucy clearly laid out every step along the way and defined expectations, all of which made us feel confident throughout the purchase process.
If you are looking for an agent with a focus on customer service, Lucy is a great resource!
Besides being a sheer pleasure to work with, Lucy is as hardworking, thorough, efficient, tenacious, candid and ethical a person as you could hope to have working for you ? and work for you she does!? Lucy is focused on details, results and problem solving. She doesn?t just listen; she hears. And she?ll find and get you into the new home you?re dreaming of quickly and without fuss.
Lucy came highly recommended to me, and I could not more highly recommend her to you? Call her.
Lucy helped us find and purchase the house of our dreams, and she did it with true professionalism, positive energy and personal grace.
Lucy understood immediately what we wanted. She paid attention to all our comments, questions, concerns and fears. Everything was addressed in a most diligent, thorough and competent way. Lucy has a superb understanding of the market and our area in particular, a vast knowledge of homes in their various aspects, outstanding negotiation skills, and an innate intelligence and great communication skills.
Lucy went above and beyond what could be expected from a real estate agent. Throughout the long process of looking for and purchasing our home, Lucy consistently surpassed our expectations and outperformed all other agents we?ve ever worked with. She was always focused, patient, positive. She makes your goals her own, and is reliable, honest and trustworthy ? the kind of real estate agent (and person) you are always looking for.
We simply can?t recommend Lucy highly enough.