Meet Our Broker

Gretchen Pearson, President

With a dynamic real estate career spanning more than three decades, Gretchen's professional experience had included roles as agent, office manager, and senior corporate executive.   In November of 2005, Gretchen opened her first real estate office in San Ramon, California. With the belief in the American Dream and a mantra of “we help people get what they want,” the company grew at a phenomenal rate and has been acknowledged as California’s fastest-growing, full-service real estate company almost every year of their existence.

As of 2016, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Drysdale Properties has grown to just under 1000 agents in 35 offices serving Northern California and Nevada.  RealTrends recently honored BHHS Drysdale Properties, known locally as “The Drysdales,” in the RealTrends’ PowerBroker Report as the 92nd largest brokerage in the nation by sales volume.  Additionally, the Drysdales were honored by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices as the 12th largest company in the network worldwide. Furthermore, the San Francisco Business Times voted Gretchen as one of the most influential businesswomen in the Bay Area.  Gretchen received the prestigious National Association of REALTORS’ Top 40 Under 40 Award, the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Contra Costa County, and has been the featured speaker at numerous industry events.

Gretchen is the proud founder of the California Community Foundation, a non-profit organization entirely funded by the agents in the company which give hope and funds to charities who are dedicated to improving lives of others.  Gretchen is also active with Special Olympics and is proud to serve on the Northern Nevada and California Boards.

Gretchen has been married to the same guy for 30+ years and together they raised 3 children.  Gretchen loves all sports and is a proud HORNET.

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About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties Northern California and Nevada’s fastest growing full-service real estate brokerage specializing in residential, luxury, relocation, commercial and property management. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties is Good to know® when buying or selling a home because of our agents’ unmatched market expertise, straightforward advice and forward-thinking approach when working with their clients.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a brand-new real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity.

About HSF Affiliates LLC Irvine, CA-based HSF Affiliates LLC operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate franchise networks. The company is a joint venture of which HomeServices of America, Inc., the nation’s second-largest, full-service residential brokerage firm, is a majority owner. HomeServices of America is an affiliate of world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

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