Who We are...
Please let me tell you a little bit about who I am and how I got here.
When I left Cal Poly State University I had an education in broadcast journalism. I worked for seven years in television as a sports anchor/reporter/photographer. During this time I met many interesting athletes from Barry Bonds to Jerry Rice. It was a lot of fun but I knew it was going to require a lot of moving from city to city as I worked my way up the ladder.
I made the decision with my wife, Jen, that we would move home to the Bay Area shortly after we started our family in 2004. As I considered a career change, I knew I had excellent listening and communication skills but when real estate was suggested to me as a new path, I did not believe I had the skills to “sell" anything. It was apparent that many people I spoke with had been burned by a fast-talking real estate agent. Before I stepped foot in a real estate office or wrote my first contract, I decided I would spend my time taking care of people, exceed their expectations, and work by referral. My success comes from my clients who refer me to their friends and family members. This can be a tough business but when you know you are making a positive impact on people and their families it’s invigorating. I am helping more people than ever, no matter what the market. And, I'm having fun doing it!
Dudum is here to serve you with all your real estate needs, whether it’s buying, selling, or investing in real estate. This is how we’ve built our business from the very beginning, and how we will continue to build our business into the future.
My business philosophy is to be a teacher and care for my clients' needs in a way that they will want to tell their friends and family about me. I work by referral exclusively. What this means to you is that instead of searching for my next client through cold calls, door knocking, and mass mailers, I spend all of my time serving my clients' needs before, during, and after a transaction. In short, I am here to serve you!
It would be my pleasure to assist you with your property search. My website will provide you with all the tools you need to find the right property for you.
My website allows you to view my current listings, search for properties, or sign up to receive property alerts – which is an added service that will send you an e-mail when new properties that you may be interested in become available.
Thank you for visiting my website!
"I have known Brett for years. He has consulted with me about my property and real estate in general and I consider him my go-to guy for all real estate needs. When the need occurred to sell my own property, the first person I thought of was Brett. He made sure my needs were always taken care of, he worked diligently to ensure I was informed and educated about the whole process, and personally made sure the transaction went as smoothly as possible. Brett is incredibly knowledgeable about real estate and uses his resources to help his clients in any way. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Brett and I consider him not only a friend, but my real estate partner. Thanks again for everything Brett."
"Brett was responsible for finding my dream home. He really is an attentive and detail-oriented REALTOR® who takes the time and really goes out of his way. I would recommend Brett Barnes to anyone lucky enough to have the opportunity to utilize his expertise. I have heard countless horror stories from friends and colleagues with bad agents, and I am very thankful that Brett was nothing like them."
"Brett takes care of his clients like friends. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field and always is updating to keep track of what is best for his clients. He is personable, and takes care of details. My friends, who I recommended Brett to, will definitely work with him again and they will tell their friends!"
"Given the abundance of REALTORS® nowadays, it is truly a blessing to work with someone you can trust implicitly, someone who will tell you what you need to know rather than what you want to hear, and most importantly, someone who is willing to work hard. As a loan officer, I asked Brett to give me a hand with a purchase – I did the loan while he did the contract. The buyer was thrilled with the result, and I had a partner! Brett and I continue working together and I can recommend Brett with the highest level of confidence that he will not fail to produce results. He is a gentleman and he has the skills, the connections, and the heart to provide the level of service our clients deserve."
"Brett is a really great real estate agent. When my husband and I were buying our first house, he was there every step of the way. Often he had to explain to us the requirements and procedures, and he was more than happy to "hold our hands" through the entire process. He is extremely likable and efficient, and I have already recommended him to several of my friends. When it comes time to buy our next house he'll be our first call!"
"Brett is a professional who knows his job inside and out. Very responsive and highly detailed oriented, Brett takes time to care for his clients. I would highly recommend Brett Barnes as a REALTOR® for anyone looking for a home in California."
"To whom it may concern... Brett Barnes has been a true pleasure to work with. He is caring, understanding, reliable, trustworthy, consistent, and has excellent work ethic. He never gives up until a reasonable conclusion is reached, even then he will try again and again. When he wasn't sure of something, he knew where to go for the sure answer. Punctuality and reliability is big for me and he superseded my expectations. I don't feel I gained only a business partner, but a lifetime friend as well. I would and will recommend Brett again and again. "