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A rare find! 2 Marchant Court is a beloved 4 Bedroom, 3 bath traditional home on a quiet Kensington cul-de-sac. This light filled home has a flexible split-level layout, affording the next owners multiple possibilities for living and working from home.  Unusually spacious rooms, updated kitchen and baths, and sited on a broad corner lot, the home feels private and serene, yet is just minutes from Kensington shops and transport.

 

This home has a wonderful enclosed courtyard surrounding the front of the property, perfect to enjoy morning coffee or late evening conversation. The main entry is level, and opens to a light filled living and dining area.  The living room has a dramatic open beamed ceiling and the multi-paned windows offer partial views to the bay.  The main level conveniently has a bedroom overlooking the courtyard and is adjacent to a full updated bath.

 

An extremely spacious farmhouse-traditional kitchen has been updated with new appliances, including a wide 5 burner, 2 oven Fisher-Paykel range, new quartz counters and tile accents.  The good sized breakfast nook overlooks the patio at the rear of the kitchen, and a separate laundry area has been created on the side porch.

 

Off of the main level, a small split level stairway leads to two light filled bedrooms. The scale of the bedrooms is large, with good closet storage and multi-paned windows. The full bathroom has been newly remodeled, featuring a beautiful tiled bath/shower and a floating vanity.   The common hallway gives a sense of space to the upper level, and there are multiple additional storage closets.

 

The lower level of the home has several areas offering more flexibilty.  One additional bedroom could function well as a separate office or media area, and there is another 'plus' area with a full bath and an independent entrance.  A small deck off the plus area is private and serene. Interior access from the double garage also adds convenience.

 

This hard to find, level entry home has been loved and cared for by one owner for many years.  The Kensington location offers quiet hillside living, a great community, an independent school district, proximity to local shops, farmers market, transport and parks. 

Welcome home to 2 Marchant Court! 

   

Neighborhood


Thanks to its proximity to the University of California, Berkeley campus, Kensington may boast the largest number of Nobel Prize winners of any community in the world. But one look at this neighborhood of large homes in the hilly streets above Berkeley, its commanding views of the Bay Area, and sunny terraced yards will explain why this community is one of the most sought after in the East Bay.
Famed architect Bernard Maybeck had a home on Purdue Street. The homes he designed here at the turn of last century have become an informal blueprint for the signature home in Berkeley. These well-proportioned homes are designed for convivial life and small dinner parties, and are particularly well suited for our current more 'stay at home' lifestyles. Shingle siding, rustic construction, and bright expansive vistas are the hallmark of the homes in Kensington.
Tilden Park provides the boundary to the east. Miles of biking and hiking trails, a miniature steam train, exhibition farm, merry go-round, and the naturally landscaped swimming hole at Lake Anza make Tilden a popular destination for all.
Transportation via Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is convenient. Heading on Colusa Avenue leads to the El Cerrito Plaza BART station and a short drive down Arlington Avenue takes you to North Berkeley BART and North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood. There are two distinct shopping districts in Kensington.

Kensington Hilltop school is a much in demand k-8 school with active parent participation. Several places of worship are nearby, as well as parks and recreation areas. Neighborhood trails meander throughout the hillside.



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About Nancy

I have a confession: After 25-plus years, I love my job more than ever, even as the Bay Area market has gone through dramatic changes. Maybe because of that, connecting each Client to the right property still holds my full attention and fascination. I work hard to match people and places by knowing both really well. I keep a level head, but keep in mind hopes and dreams.

I’m an upbeat and enthusiastic advocate for each of my many long term and repeat Clients. Your particular real estate challenge is what fuels me, and after decades of hands-on experience, I know how to get the job done. I’ve been told I’ve got intelligence and wit - so I will make sure you are informed and protected throughout your important transaction, striving to make the end-result a joyful occasion.

I’ve lived and raised my family in the East Bay since 1985, and have been involved in a multitude of local community activities -- schools, sports, charities and the arts. I love a good design or remodel project, and bring my knowledge to the table when my Clients evaluate properties. I pride myself on knowing our local market, from all sides, really well.

My background has set me up for success -- I attended UCLA and UC DAVIS, graduating with a degree in Economics. My many long-term friends have exposed me to (their) ART, WINE, MUSIC, TRAVEL, SCIENCE, and DESIGN...and my broad real estate clientele have done the same. I can’t believe how lucky I am to continue to make these wonderful connections who truly fuel my work.

Giving is important to me. I volunteer or donate to organizations related to Public Schools, housing and local food programs, local and overseas groups seeking to end human trafficking, climate action groups, Wounded Warrior Project and Medicins sans Frontiers

During my downtime, I support as many varied, live, local performances as possible, and try to keep my own hand in performing too -- singing anything with a great groove! I love remodeling homes, practicing French, and listening to Korean hip hop. (Really). I’m also a movie nut, frequent traveller, and a super-fan of the English Premier League.

All these elements have made me a successful and award-winning Realtor® in the Berkeley - Oakland area since 1989. Please take a look at how I work and what others have said. I hope we can work together -- great good things will come from it!

Testimonials

I think Nancy knew what we wanted far before we had any idea – she has incredible intuition and patience and is just an all-around very intelligent and honest person. She knows everything from the minute details of how foundations are built to the big picture of the real estate market. She was a real joy to work with and found us the house of our dreams! A million stars!

Meow K., BERKELEY

 

Nancy is simply the best at what she does – which is to support people throughout the process of buying and selling homes. She’s super well informed about not only the market, but also the nuts and bolts of houses.  With Nancy, you never give a second thought to whether she has only your best interests at heart.  I simply can’t say enough good things about her, which is why I have recommended her many times over many years to many friends.  Add to all of this the fact that she is just pleasant to be around – a big plus since buying a home in this area takes a lot of time and will likely involve some disappointments along the route. Stick with Nancy; she will stick by you.

Monica G., BERKELEY

 

Nancy knows the East Bay market and was fantastic in a competitive bidding process for my condo.  She helped me find the right property for me, keeping me informed and helping me find mortgage, inspection, and other professionals who were reliable and helpful. She is honest, knowledgeable, and client-oriented.  I would recommend her over any other real estate agent in the Bay Area.

Carol B., OAKLAND

 

Nancy helped me sell a home in Oceanview and buy a new home in the Gourmet Ghetto.  On the selling side, she was there every step of the way, advising on pricing and staging, meeting the window washer, electrician and plumber, and skillfully negotiating with the eventual buyer.  We had many offers and closed $200K above asking.  On the buying side, she steered us away from troubled properties and money-pits, then found a gem of a cosmetic fixer that had been on the market for awhile with no offers.  We paid asking for a larger home in a fantastic neighborhood. Nancy is the best!

Julie W., BERKELEY

 

I was fortunate to have met Nancy at an open house my husband and I were attending on our own.  We had been hooked up with another realtor through a family recommendation, but then I met Nancy and I knew I had to switch to her.  Not only did she know the East Bay market in and out from having lived here and worked in the industry for years, but I could tell that nancy was also lovely, genuine person that I would enjoy working with!  Nancy truly delivered in her duties as our realtor, helping us by an amazing home in Berkeley that we could renovate.  She spent countless hours advocating for us, explaining the buying process (much different than in Brooklyn where we moved from!), attending open houses with us, communicating with the seller’s agent etc. Additionally, when we were fortunate enough to get our house and close, she provided me with lists of architects and contractors and other service people to contact.

I cannot say enough good things about her.  She is just a fantastic realtor and all around good person.  A true find and rarity in the industry.

Jessica T., BERKELEY

 

Nancy is one of the most knowledgeable, patient, and professional agents I’ve ever met.  She helped us buyer a fantastic home in the Oakland hills about 6 years ago and was our best resource throughout the process.  She always had her eye on the market, and studied it closely.  She made us feel confident and relaxed in what can be a stressful situation, which is a quality I admire and appreciate.  I give Nancy my highest recommendation.

Lauren M., OAKLAND

 

We bought our house through Nancy in 2013. House buying in California is a stressful event at the best of times with paperwork and declaration’s up the wazoo.

Nancy took us through the searching and then purchasing process with her incredible lightness of spirit, he big heart and her wonderful sense of humor in such a wonderful and pleasant way whilst always being available.

Nancy’s knowledge is extensive, and what she doesn’t know she will find out for you.  I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Andrew G., LAFAYETTE

 

Nancy sold our house this year and we absolutely could not have done it without her.  She carefully explained the process and then got it done.  We were out of state the entire time and Nancy oversaw the work.  She had all the right contacts and was able to make it all happen.  When you choose Nancy Reichert, you are choosing the best of the best.  I can't stress enough how amazing she is!!

Wendy S., OAKLAND

 

Take a look at those posted work hours – and now imagine them working for you! Eternally indebted to Nancy for carting us around from house to house until she finally placed us in OUR house.  Then of course the bidding and financing – tip toeing through a mine field.  But she got us there – thanks Nancy.

James Z., OAKLAND

 

Where do I start? I can't say enough good things about Nancy! She helped us find a very "special" property and worked her magic to get us a great deal! We had very specific criteria, including not getting caught up in bidding wars, which is really hard in this current market environment. We looked around and made several offers for over a year, and Nancy stuck with us the whole time. She was extremely patient, knowledgeable and persisted to help us find the right property. She went above and beyond, even finding us properties that weren't on the market. When we did finally find the property in Oakland that we bought, Nancy negotiated really hard for us, and we were able to get it not only $20k below asking, but Nancy also negotiated $20k in closing costs for us, and the seller had to pay for the sewer lateral work! In this hot frenzied market, that is completely unheard of! And when some issues arose after the sale completed, Nancy continued to help us, even when she could have walked away. She really is an amazing realtor (and we have had many others in the past), but nobody went above and beyond like Nancy did!

All in all, I would recommend Nancy to anyone looking for a realtor in the bay area. We will definitely work with Nancy in the future for any other real estate transactions!

Catherine G., EMERYVILLE

 

This real estate agent goes way beyond the necessary. She has responded to help us and take care of our questions five years after she helped us find and purchase this property. We can't thank her enough and will use her in the future when it becomes necessary.

Judy and Dean H., EL CERRITO

 

When my husband and I planned to move to CA, we sold our house on the East Coast. Our superb realtor did a great deal of research to find an outstanding realtor in Berkeley. He found Nancy and we were delighted. She knows the Bay Area and real estate inside and out. We cannot say how very pleased we are with both our house and the rental property she found for us.

Louise S., BERKELEY

 

Nancy was great when she worked with us selling our condo in Berkeley.  She knows her business well.  She is honest, shows integrity in her work and  establishes a sense of trust with both the buyer and seller.  She is enthusiastic and positive.  She listens to her clients' needs and concerns and responds to them appropriately.  I would highly recommend her.

Nancy E., BERKELEY

 

Nancy has been my real estate agent twice now - helped me buy and then 5+ years later sell a Victorian in Emeryville, and just recently, my husband and I bought a house in San Leandro. The Emeryville house was a HUGE project and she hooked me up with all the right providers/contractor/etc. And we made a good profit when I sold the house 2+ years ago. Not only is she great at what she does because she knows the East Bay market and houses like the back of her hand, but she's honest and friendly and good at keeping nervous nellies like me sane. I wholeheartedly recommend Nancy.

Jennifer M. EMERYVILLE/SAN LEANDRO

 

So glad I can write this review for Nancy. She was our agent during the sale of our home in Oakland (and previously managed the rental) and again represented us when we bought our current house. We started out with another agent who was not very responsive so we switched. She is fabulous - Responsive, ethical, knowledgeable about the market and the intricacies of the process. I felt like she was really looking out for us and negotiated the best deal. There are some people in every business that truly care about their clients and are passionate about their work and Nancy is one of those. We are happily settled in our dream home but if we ever needed to move again we'd definitely hire her.

Angie V., OAKLAND/BERKELEY

 

Nancy has a straightforward, enthusiastic and patient approach when working with her clients.  She is an experienced realtor who knows the ins and outs of all things related to real estate.  She has been our realtor for home purchases and sales in the East Bay over the past several years.  She is always professional, extremely responsive and available, and always makes sure we understood what is happening during the purchase or sale of a property.  I highly recommend Nancy!!!

Katie R., BERKELEY

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Nancy Reichert

Realtor AssociateThe Grubb CompanyDRE# 01078832510.652.2133 office510.507.9051 mobilehttps://nancyreichertrealtor.com/

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