Brian McCarthy was born into a family of real estate investors before becoming professionally licensed in 2004. After a short career at some of the premier fine dining establishments in the Boston area, Brian began to seek higher education and experience in the real estate industry.
In 2014, Brian moved to the Bay Area with his wife and rebuilt his career as a top real estate agent in the Bay Area. Brian's history in hospitality and customer service gives him the right mix of professional mettle and a calm mediating personality to help sellers and homebuyers alike get through the most trying real estate negotiations.
Whether you are preparing your home for sale, a veteran homebuyer, or a first time homebuyer, Brian is dedicated to helping his clients find the best real estate listings with his individualized homebuying guide or obtain the best offer through his unique marketing approach.
When Brian's not navigating his clients through the process of selling or buying a home, you can find him hiking the numerous parks in the Bay Area, camping with his family, or spending time on the Bay.
I can't say enough about Brian.He truly excels as an agent He was there from the beginning, advising us on how to get the best price for our house. He found great contractors for us and coordinated all the work, even picking things up from the store. In the end, he got several good offers for our house.
After several months of searching in the city for a house, my husband and I set our sights on East Bay and quickly realized we needed a local realtor who understood the intricacies of Oakland. Walk in Brian! Brian made himself readily available (in-person, phone and email) to answer all our questions and his depth of knowledge about the East Bay market greatly contributed to the entire process. He helped us find our dream home, put together an attractive and unique offer, and guided us through every step of the way. In a process that can be complex and stressful, Brian kept us informed and feeling confident. Highly recommend!
First let me say that we were referred to Brian by two separate people, and I cannot even begin to say how happy we were that we followed their advice. Brian was an incredible agent for us. As others have said, being first time home buyers, we needed a lot of guidance, and Brian walked us through every step and answered ALL of our incessant questions. He recommended a lender, whom we loved, and he checked in every week. He also went with us on our first home searching weekend to show us what to look out for. He's incredibly knowledgeable, experienced, and honest.
When we were ready to put in an offer, Brian was just as excited for us as we were. He helped us through the entire process and had our back the whole time. He helped with every detail - counter offers, closing, walk throughs, and even after we moved in, he still checks on us.
He is constantly available, punctual, and super upbeat. I am
This review is overdue, but I just wanted to say how Brian has done it again! After helping to sell our condo in 2018, we worked with Brian again last year to buy and he continues to be a standup, knowledgeable, fun, and well-connected professional.
Brian knows the Bay Area market extremely well. He helped us navigate a highly competitive market in Oakland to land our dream home and I can't thank him enough. Above all else, Brian is honest and we always felt like he had our best interests at heart. From making sure that we knew about listings ASAP, to calling out the downsides of a less than ideal HOA even though we were in love with the unit and he could have probably had an easy sale. He is balanced with his input and we never felt pressured to go beyond what we were comfortable with...either in pace or offer amount.
He even made sure to join us late in the evening for the signing of our closing documents, just to ensure that he was there for any questions.
We've worked with Brian twice now, and I already know that he'll be someone that we'll continue to turn to every time we or friends have a need for a real estate professional. He's simply a gem!
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