Ira Serkes is a Berkeley Realtor with COMPASS Real Estate and a Certified Residential Specialist. He and his wife, Carol, specialize in representing home buyers and sellers in Berkeley and nearby communities of Albany, Kensington, El Cerrito, Oakland & Piedmont, and have successfully completed over 750 transactions in the San Francisco East Bay.
Selling or buying elsewhere? He knows experienced agents throughout the United States, so can refer you to someone with expertise in those communities.
As strong advocates for their clients, they personally represent only the buyer or seller in a transaction.
A founding member of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, he’s author of Nolo's How to Buy a House in California and also Get the Best Deal When Selling Your Home -- San Francisco Bay Area Edition.
Serkes is a Certified Internet Real Estate Professional (e-Pro), a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and and an Accredited Buyer Representatives (ABR).
He and Carol have lived in the same Thousand Oaks home for almost 40 years. Their feline fur family Poudini & Baby T rule the roost.
Serkes graduated from The Bronx High School of Science in 1966, Cooper Union in 1970 (B.S.Ch.E.) and UMass Amherst in 1974 (M.S.Ch.E.) and spent 10 years at Chevron Research, receiving two patents for his work with Polymers.
Ira particularly enjoys photographing neon signs, the full and crescent moon, Art Deco buildings and during blue-light twilight. His photos have received awards from Judy Dater and been published in Black & White Magazine. He’s travelled to almost 50 countries, including some which no longer exist.