VANGUARD Real Estate Group
Competence with Compassion
Kevin & Renee Murray Main (925) 279-1190 Cell (925) 285-7526
CA BRE 00958141
We have a strong track record of success. Our attention to detail and broad skill set make a big difference in getting you the best value as a Seller or Buyer. We care about you and it shows.
We know this community and its people. For Buyers our understanding of community, neighborhoods, and schools, along with our construction experience empower you to make the best choice. Knowledge is power, and we have it for you.
No project is too big or too small; all of our clients are equally important to us. Our recent projects range from $100,000 condominiums, to $8 million estates, to 20,000 sf commercial buildings.
With our training and experience in finance, investments, and analysis we can help you in your strategic investment planning and guide you toward lucrative tax strategies. We are experienced in working with your financial planner and CPA.
Kevin has a BS in business from Cal Berkeley and an MBA from Notre Dame, with career experience in accounting finance, marketing, mortgage lending, building homes, and subdivisions. Kevin is deeply involved in all aspects of your deal. His background as a builder and remodeler gives him tremendous insight into condition and safety issues which benefit both Buyers and Sellers.
Kevin is an avid sailor and was recently Commodore of the Berkeley Yact Club, International Vice Commodore of the Catalina 380 Fleet, and is Chairing the 2015 Special Olympics Northern California Charity Regatta, see sonc.berkeleyyc.org
Renee holds a degree in psychology from California State University (East Bay) and has experience as the assistant to the CEO of Clorox and managing a local capital leasing company.
Renee handles staging, open home coordination, escrow processing and general marketing. Renee has a keen eye for style, colors, and trends along with bulletproof precision in documentation. She is very involved in community affairs with veterans groups and youth organizations. She was recently awarded Special Olympics Volunteer of the Year, for Northern California. Along with local fundraising, each year she works with the Medical Team at Summer Games in Davis.
We both bring broad and complimentary experience in all aspects of real estate, including design, construction, financing, and value analysis.
Our Mission is to provide you with the benefits of our skill, experience, and patience, whether you are buying or selling a home. Our motto is "Competence with Compassion" - each is very important in the real estate process. Business does not get much more personal than home ownership. It is critical to get it right, but as important to keep you happy in the process.
We offer some unique programs such as Renovate to Sell and Buy to Remodel coordination along with in-house free staging services and complimentary services of a professional designer for extensive staging projects. We also offer flexible compensation plans including a Buyer/Seller package deal on qualifying projects.
Our ultimate reward is your recommendation to friends and neighbors. Please review our credentials and try our service. Your confidence will be well placed.
Community Involvement helps us to understand our community, and allows us to share our good fortune with others.
We are actively involved in fundraising projects for many charities with our Bay Tour Cruises We help support the Taylor Family Foundation, Contra Costa Interfaith Housing, Special Olympics, Soroptimists, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, and several local elementary and high schools with our fundraising efforts. We can also support your favorite cause. We were awarded Volunteer Couple of the Year for Special Olympics Northern California in 2008, and Renee was Volunteer of the Year for 2009. Kevin serves on, and is former Chair of the Business Advisory Board for Contra Costa Interfaith Housing.
Youth Sailing: We are also leaders in introducing disadvantaged children to the joys of sailing in conjunction with Berkeley Yacht Club and the Pegasus Foundation. We try to help the community one kid at a time.
The experience is truly rewarding and we can help you get involved, or help your favorite school or childrens' organization get involved on the Bay.