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Seasoned realtor, Michael J. Stephens, with HIGHLAND PARTNERS – Mason McDuffie Real Estate, specializes in the sale of residential and income property. Having lived most of his life in the East Bay area, Michael’s business focuses on Berkeley and Oakland (Piedmont/Albany, El Cerrito, Hayward, San Leandro and Castro Valley) – all neighborhoods close to his heart.

For buyers and sellers, there is always a lot at stake. If anyone understands this fully, Michael does.  Have questions about schools, businesses or local organizations? Want to fully understand property values or learn of recent transactions? Ask Michael. He is truly the neighborhood expert. With 19 years of experience, Michael is your go to guy for all things real estate.

Let’s not call it work. For Michael, it’s his passion. His skills in marketing, negotiations and property preparation combined with an uncompromising work ethic have repeatedly earned him a place among top producers. Putting your trust in Michael and his well-qualified team, will make your part in buying or selling a little easier. Michael will work for you and get the job done!

Prior to becoming a licensed realtor in 1994, Michael was responsible for the national sales and marketing of major food distributors and DH Assembly and Packaging in Tecate, Mexico.  He also has experience as an owner builder and understands the inner workings of the planning, design review, engineering and inspection departments of the City of Oakland.

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