Watkins Real Estate is a small family run business priding ourselves on providing the highest level of personal, professional service.
Watkins Real Estate specializes in the greater East Bay Area of Northern California. Including Castro Valley, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward, Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, Newark, Fremont and Union City.
Watkins Real Estate is well versed in the purchase and sale of multiple units, wineries, commercial properties, single family homes as well as vacant land. Watkins Real Estate provides expert advice and guidance in the exchanging of investment property, property management and the marketing of you property.
Watkins Real Estate specializes in assisting client with the acquisition or disposition of real estate for personal use and investment purposes through the purchase and sale of real estate including multiple units, income producing wineries as well as identifying development opportunities.
Watkins Real Estate currently manages over 250 units in the Bay Area from multiple family buildings to single family homes. Watkins Real Estate property management services include but are not limited to tenant screening, owner financial reporting, maintenance, updating and/or rehabilitation of property.
Ralph Watkins III rejoined the family business in 2005 obtaining his brokers license in 2009. Ralph III worked in financial industry at Franklin/Templeton Fund, Hambrecht & Quist, JP Morgan and Bear Stearns over the previous 15 years. Ralph III has experience in real estate as an investor and originally obtained his Real Estate license in 1986. Ralph III also holds the Graduate Realtors® Institute (GRI) designation and is a Certified Broker Pricing Specialist (CBPS). Ralph III specializes in wineries, investment property (including multiple unit residential, commercial properties and ) and syndicated partnership offerings.
Ralph Watkins II, the founding broker, has been in the business since 1969 and founded Watkins Real Estate in 1973. Ralph II was one of the pioneers of the 1031 exchange in California. In 1972, Ralph II completed the largest simultaneous 1031 exchange in California. The exchange involved five pieces of property and took almost one year to close escrow. Ralph II has property managed over 500 units of real estate.
Patricia Watkins joined the firm in 2006 as a licensed agent. Patricia previously worked at Nordstrom for over 17 years as a Budget Expense Analyst and Executive Assistant. Patricia now handles the Property Management Division of Watkins Real Estate.
Watkins Real Estate provides creative solutions utilizing our experience and expertise to elevate your property to its best use and fullest potential. We can provide access to an in house contractor (Licensed Boned & Insured) should your property need attention or upgrades.
Please feel free to contact Ralph III, Ralph II, or Patricia with any questions regarding how Watkins Real Estate can assist you with the purchase, sale or management of your real estate.