The Brian Cheek Homes Team has built a reputation for phenomenal results which has positioned them as a top listing team in the East Bay. How they have established themselves can be broken down into the specific skills of seasoned professionals: attention to detail, utmost care for their clients, and an unerring ability to navigate the shifting tides of the real estate market.
Lead Agent, Buying and Listing Specialist
Brian has achieved extraordinary results for his clients, both buyers and sellers, by practicing a social work model of client focused real estate. His experience as a counselor and educator allows him to embrace the human aspects of life transitions. He always puts the needs of his client first and helps them make the most effective and best decision in any given situation.
With his past as an educator, and as a parent of three young boys, Brian has valuable insight into school choices and neighborhoods. His entrepreneurial skills, business acumen, and market intuition allow him to interpret the market to his clients’ advantage. Brian’s precise set of skills have earned him respect among his peers for impressive success in the local market, and most importantly, highest praises from satisfied clients.
Jennifer’s life experience spans continents and industries, unified by her love of building close relationships with others and helping people create new possibilities for themselves. Jennifer is drawn to real estate as it unites her love of space and design with that of helping her clients achieve their dreams. An insightful advocate for her clients, Jennifer’s thorough knowledge of the East Bay market, keen attention to detail, and fierce loyalty to her clients transform the ideas of their goals into reality.
A call west brought Jennifer to the Bay Area years ago after working as a food buyer and educator in Italy and New York. Jennifer loves to dance, explore local food cultures, and can be found in her free time designing and building custom pieces for her 1920s Oakland Craftsman or practicing her passion project as a volunteer labor and birth doula at the San Francisco General Hospital.
Bay Area native, Mailisha has lived in Oakland for the past 22 years. She is a local expert and understands the nuances and diversity of Oakland’s neighborhoods. As a former primary school teacher in Oakland, Mailisha is a patient listener and strong advocate for her clients. She has insider knowledge about the many public, charter, and independent schools in the area. Mailisha understands that buying or selling a home is a momentous milestone in the lives of her clients, and relishes the opportunity to provide expert advice and sage guidance through the process.
As a fourth generation, lifelong East Bay resident, Karen has deep knowledge of the communities, schools, and micro-climates that make up the wonderfully diverse Bay Area. Karen is passionate about helping people find their perfect home and helping them navigate the process with ease. She uses her sharp negotiation skills and brings strategic thinking to transactions that allows her clients to make the best decision in any situation. She builds trusting relationships with her clients and leverages her strong connections in the agent community to her clients’ advantage. She is an expert listener and a patient teacher when it comes to making sure her clients understand each step of the process.
Before becoming a realtor, Karen spent more than a decade as a Berkeley public school elementary teacher, and prior to that, she worked many years as a publicist, marketing manager, and fundraiser. In her free time, you can often find her writing, exploring the East Bay hiking trails, or planning her next adventure.
Arlene is the Executive Assistant to the Brian Cheek Homes Team. She has 20 years of experience in real estate, project management, market research, and union leadership. A former licensed real estate agent, Arlene has an innate understanding of the team's needs and masterfully orchestrates multiple vendors, suppliers, and other resources.
Arlene served as a Union Steward and President for the Castro Valley Unified School District Chapter of the California School Employees Association. In these capacities, she exemplified dedication, impartiality, and an ability to resolve issues amicably for the school employees she represented. Arlene is personable, efficient, and committed in service to others, and loves to apply her innovation and creativity in her daily duties to help the team run like a well-tuned instrument.