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Jonathan Payne

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Jonathan Payne has been serving the East Bay real estate market since 2014 helping clients sell and purchase in all corners of the Bay. A Northern California native, he grew up in Squaw Valley (so yes, he skis) and Marin, graduated with a BA in communications from Stanford, and has lived in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland for the past 25 years. He has an appreciation and passion for the lifestyle and unique qualities that are abundant in Northern California and uses his knowledge of the Bay Area to work collaboratively with home sellers and buyers to accomplish their real estate dreams.

He has thrived professionally because of his honesty, attention to detail, and uncompromising commitment to ensuring clients attain their goals. He brings his passion and commitment to real estate, along with a rare esthetic and technological awareness. These qualities, coupled with his easy going demeanor and sincere desire to ensure clients are satisfied, make him an outstanding choice of a realtor for a rewarding real estate experience.

In his spare time he can be found skiing, hiking, and SUP’ing in Tahoe, and traveling whenever he has the chance with his wife Cindy and family. (latest trips: Patagonia Argentina, rafting the Grand Canyon).


Overall excellent service an attention to detail. Absolutely on top of the local real estate market trends. Jonathan was very responsive and went above and beyond my expectations. He positioned the property's asking price correctly to maximize return. Very pleased with his service. Kim was also involved with design choices and overall remodel plan. I was very pleased with her suggestions and choices. Overall very happy with this company and would highly recommend them. -Robert Jones (via Google My Business)
We had one weekend to find a new home in the Bay area as we were relocating from San Diego and rushing to find a home to move right in. We are originally from the Bay area and contacted Kim Cole who we already had a good relationship. Kim paired us up with Jonathan and he immediately looked into list of condos in SOMA and SSF area in a matter of 1 day and planned on agenda for the weekend. He was professional, knowledgeable and most importantly and genuinely wanting to help. We found a home that we liked in this rushed home finding trip and all the transaction happened with Jonathan being on top of every aspects from escrow to delivering keys to us. Jonathan was absolutely pleasant to hang out with too. We highly recommend him for his professionalism, friendliness and overall eagerness to help. Thank you Jonathan! -Grace Park
We have moved multiple times and have worked with many realtors in several states. Jonathan was outstanding, diligent and receptive to our needs. In a tight market, we never felt rushed or pushed to make a decision. He not only assisted us with finding a home but also after closing, followed up on the needed minor repairs. In addition, he negotiated a lower price which is unheard of in the Bay Area. We highly recommend Jonathan!!! -Debra M. (via
Jonathan is kind, patient and always willing to talk things through so that we understand the process of home buying. He was always on the lookout and offering to show us new homes and getting creative with possibilities. When we found the property finally purchased, he made himself readily available and moved on it quickly. He was also an excellent negotiator and helped us get a lower price than we were ready to purchase at. He was always reassuring and maintained constant communication to ensure that we knew what he knew. Jonathan and his group were all great and we highly recommend! -Erika A. (via Yelp)
Jonathan was absolutely amazing, really intelligent analysis and helpful strategy throughout the long and arduous home-buying process. Our situation evolved a lot during the search, as we narrowed our desired neighborhoods and figured out exactly what we could afford, and Jonathan was always there as a sounding board. When it came to making offers he made the process as painless as possible, and we really trusted that we were getting the best possible advice. We are really blown away with the home we've ended up with, and very very grateful! -Caitlin T. (via Yelp)
Jonathan helped us buy our first home and we are really happy with the services he provided. He is very knowledgeable about the East Bay Area and figured out what we wanted quite quickly after seeing a few houses. In addition to being extremely responsive via email and phone, he always worked around our work schedules to make house hunting convenient for us. We were a bit picky about what we wanted and inexperienced in buying a home, but Jonathan was very patient and professional. He walked us through the process and anticipated our needs. The real estate market in the Bay Area is extremely competitive, so it was beneficial that Jonathan is proactive in the buying process. He also presented unlisted opportunities to expand our options. He didn't push us to go out of our comfort zone and always had a positive attitude, which made us look forward to seeing him and looking at houses. I highly recommend Jonathan Payne as a real estate agent. -Brett L. (via Yelp)

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