If you are buying in the East Bay, look no further than Michael Lane. From block to block, he can guide you through the area. You want to know about farmers' markets, running paths, bus lines, food recommendations in the neighborhood just name it, and he can tell you or do some quick research. I had just come off working with a couple of lazy agents and was skeptical about agents in general. Michael debunked all of my assumptions. He truly is a partner in the buying process, calling on his years of experience in this market. He'll guide you through the disclosures, ask good questions to the other agent, give you great advice when going through the bidding process, and most important to me he was incredibly proactive and responsive through the whole process. Buying a house in the Bay Area can be soul-draining, but I honestly was able to enjoy the process because of working with Michael. In short order, we found the home perfect for me in Oakland. If you are buying a home in the East Bay, it's a no-brainer to choose Michael Lane it will make all the difference in your process.