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Ela Strong

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Born and raised in Poland, Ela Strong has called the East Bay home since her college days at Cal State Hayward. She obtained her Real Estate license in 1985 and her Broker's license just two short years later. Since then, she has been actively engaged fulltime in helping clients buy and sell their properties. She has facilitated sales of residential, income properties, and even on occasion commercial properties.

Ela is committed to honest and fair business dealings, acting in good faith for the benefit of those individuals with home she has business relationships. She is also committed to increasing her professional knowledge every chance she gets, and passing that knowledge on to her clients. She puts in maximum effort so that transactions can be as effortless and as streamlined as possible for her clients.

Areas served: Alameda & Contra Costa Counties

Specialties: Residential Properties, Relocation, Ranch/Ranchettes, Land, Mobile Homes, Short Sales, Bank Owned, Investment Properties, Residential Income, Multi-Family Income Property, 1031 Exchange, Rentals

Languages: English, Polish, some French and some Russian

Education/Real Estate Certificates:

  • Bachelor of Arts from Cal State Hayward
  • Broker's License
  • Notary Public
  • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist

Interests: Travel, reading, friendships, swimming, hiking, bicycle riding

My Featured Listings

  • Beds
  • Baths
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Sold Listings

  • Beds
  • Baths
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Reviews

Ela is the best!!!
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Response Date: Jun 2018
- B.H., Seller
Ela is superb and whatever I say will not be enough to praise her adequately—but I will try.\r\nEla was the agent when I bought my house in 1998. I had had a very positive experience with her from the buyer’s side. She helped negotiate a good price for me. The house had to pass through probate before the sale was final, and she went to the court with me just to make sure there were no snags.\r\nOnce I had moved in, she called to check in on me and see how I was liking Castro Valley.\r\nWhen I decided to relocate to Wisconsin in 2018, I called Ela. And she was wonderful beyond description with me on the selling side. Besides her extraordinary experience and professionalism, I appreciated so many things she did for me—finding the workers to do necessary repair and refurbishment, deciding what really needed to be done and what was not necessary, checking my mail and letting me know if it looked important, even sweeping and cleaning. Last but not least, the way she communicated with me regularly regarding the sale and the progress of the buyers’ offer. I always knew where I stood, and that was because of Ela. Of course, even choosing the buyer was through Ela’s insight(There were two offers within a few days) and the offer she favored accepting, which was the one I chose, did succeed. \r\nThe price Ela suggested for my house was obviously perfect — and so advantageous for me, but clearly within the scope of what was good for buyers.\r\nIt is indeed a pleasure to let you know how happy I was with Ela as my agent. She is tremendously considerate, sensitive, honest, and forthright. Plus, she has a great sense of humor. She is a treasure.
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Response Date: Jun 2018
- M.M., Seller
I wasn't happy to take $5000 less, so the new owner could get 2 new sliding glass doors when there was nothing wrong with the original double pane doors that came with the unit when it was built in the 1980's . I rented the unit for 13 years to various people and during that time no one complained about the doors. The replacement vinyl door were also probably inferior to the original anodized double Pande aluminum doors that are throughout the building and no other doors have been replaced in the buildings other 27 units. Other than this surprise ending I was most satisfied with Ela Strong and would highly recommend her to anyone for her professionalism throughout the entire sales process. She is extremely knowledgeable and her expertise made a quick and trouble free transaction possible with anything that came up out of the ordinary during the entire process. Her communication skills were excellent and enabled a full price cash offer to close on the first offer presented. I was most happy with her and she even provided an excellent reference for a painter to paint the unit before the sales process began and the unit was presented for sale. When the unit was listed on the multiple listing service her presentation photos of the unit was most excellent! The unit sold for top price and at a higher sales price than other 2 bedroom units in the area although it was a one bedroom unit. Her knowledge of the marketplace allowed for perfect pricing and a full price sale.
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Response Date: Nov 2017
- D.S., Seller
Ela Strong knows her stuff. She works hard and she works efficiently. if I had a question, she always had an answer. She was available, too, when problems came up, and she was tireless in her efforts to get the properties sold and at really good prices.
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Response Date: Oct 2017
- B.E., Seller

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Response Date: Sep 2017
- E.S., Buyer
Ela went beyond the call of duty.
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Response Date: Aug 2017
- S.D., Seller

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Response Date: Aug 2017
- S.D., Buyer

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Response Date: May 2017
- J.J., Seller
Ela is an excellent realtor! She knew her stuff. She went out of her way, and gave us recommendations on fixing it up to get it ready for sale. She was there 24/7!
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Response Date: Dec 2016
- G.H., Seller

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Response Date: Jul 2016
- J.G., Seller

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Response Date: Sep 2015
- B.K., Seller

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Response Date: Sep 2015
- L.K., Seller
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