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Finding Your New Home

There are a lot of houses out there. But for most of us, there are only a select few we would like to call home.

If you're reading this, you likely already understand the value of fostering a relationship with a successful full-time Realtor® who keenly understands your market. To hear what past clients have said about our team, please read our testimonials. Or just "Contact Us" - We'd be happy to answer any questions over the phone, an online meeting, or connect in person to determine if our services are a good-fit for your needs. 

Everyone has their own fiscal style, and we can assist you in finding a lender who not only understands your situation but also respects your attitude toward personal finances. We want you to be comfortable in your new home, and that includes being comfortable with the terms of your mortgage.

Once you've determined what you can spend, it's important to focus on properties that fall within your purchasing power. We also find it helpful to prioritize the qualities you're looking for, so you'll know when and where to compromise. Use our Home Search engine to filter homes already on the market or sign up for our email service to receive notification of new properties that meet your specific criteria. 

We'll help you understand the way a property's location, condition, size, and even style affect its value so you can determine whether a property is over or under-priced and help you to determine a successful negotiation strategy. We can also connect you with trusted resources such as home inspectors, structural engineers, drainage experts, architects, and others who can help assess a home's condition an future potential.

Once you've found a home you love, we'll help you write an offer designed to maximize your investment while beating any competitive bids. Successful offers don't just win on price, they negotiate terms of timing, financing, and other contingencies in a way that's appealing to both sides of the table. It's our job to strike the perfect balance and do everything we can to ensure your offer is the winning offer. 

Anthony & Shruthi
Angelica & Benner, Oakland
The Savage Family
Grace & Jeremy

We just closed the sale of our home and I wanted to make a strong recommendation for Jennifer Jones and Carrie McAlister of Calia Homes for anyone who is planning to buy or sell in the Bay area. Carrie was our realtor in 2019 when we bought our home and was such a fantastic partner that we never considered working with anyone else for the sale. She and Jennifer were an incredibly effective team in managi...

— Anthony & Shruthi


Carrie and Jennifer were instrumental in helping us find a dream home in Oakland, and we highly recommend working with them! They are knowledgeable, trustworthy, well respected in the realtor community, realistic, and fun. They helped us explore different neighborhoods that aligned with our top priorities and were a great sounding board and teachers throughout the process. They also flagged and went to b...

— Angelica & Benner, Oakland


After moving our parents into assisted living, my siblings and I were selling our family home in the Oakland Hills. This was a long-distance affair since we live in Southern California. We came to the Bay Area and met several real estate agents, and Carrie was the only one who arrived with a list of comps, a marketing plan, a timeline, and a wonderfully warm personality. She listened to our concerns and ...

— The Savage Family


Carrie McAlister is a phenomenal real estate agent! After parting ways with another agent, we started working with her a few months ago. We were looking for someone knowledgeable, professional, and most importantly, someone who would go the extra mile to find our dream home. My husband and I are busy professionals and have a young baby. We didn’t have time to scour listing sites or MLS several times a da...

— Shirin


I would recommend Carrie McAlister to anyone selling a home in the bay area. My husband and I were living in another state while trying to sell our North Berkeley home, and she did a fantastic job. We only came out to the house once – she took care of everything else and coordinated with all the contractors/service people without needing anything from us. She is by far the best Realtor® we’ve ever used, ...

— Tricia


We are extremely pleased with our decision to contract Carrie as our listing agent. She made the experience of selling our condo effortless and stress-free. At our very first meeting, she planned a timeline for the entire process from escrow to close. We took a two-week vacation and left everything to Carrie. After less than two weeks on the market, we received multiple offers well above the asking price...

— Grace & Jeremy

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