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Oakland, CA 94611
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Chris Crane

Director of Operations

In her long and varied real estate career, Chris has touched most phases of this fascinating profession. First licensed as an agent in 1989, she went on to earn a broker license in 1991. She worked in the field, listing and selling homes, lots and acreage in the rural communities of coastal Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Wells were drilled, soil reports were studied and general survival skills were learned. She went on to manage a vacation rental office at the Sea Ranch, overseeing the maintenance and care of over 80 properties, serving homeowners and rental guests.

In 2002, Chris relocated to Berkeley with her new husband. In anticipation of seeking employment, she began leafing through the San Francisco Chronicle classified ads “just to see what was out there.” Red Oak Realty was seeking a Transaction Coordinator and Chris made contact “just for practice.” She was hired swiftly and remained in that role for 6 years, watching as the industry evolved from stacks of paper to an electronic platform and file management system.

The Marketing Department came next and Chris worked as a Marketing Assistant and Office Manager for another 6 years before accepting her current position as Director of Operations at Red Oak.

Chris and her husband continue to live in their now refurbished central Berkeley home, and enjoy running a small and successful contracting business.