Eco Realty is a full-service boutique real estate agency that provides leadership in the North Bay. Bernie Stephan is the Broker, Owner, and Realtor, and he consistently delivers high-quality service, negotiated commissions, and generous finder fees.
Broker Bernie is a very experienced and highly knowledgeable real estate broker with a thorough understanding of the local real estate market. He offers valuable insights and guidance to clients and has a proven track record of success. One of his core values is effective and regular communication with clients and other professionals, including other agents, mortgage brokers, inspectors, appraisers, and attorneys.
Using his many years of managing projects within large corporations, Bernie treats every offer/purchase and listing/sale as an important project to be guided to a successful close. And with his strong marketing skills, Bernie effectively promotes his clients' homes for sale. He helps potential buyers find the best properties that meet their economic and ecological needs and wants.
5-Star Recommendations Include:
“Words cannot truly express how grateful we are to have Bernie. He helped us find the right home for several months, ultimately the perfect place. He is very experienced and knows Marin like the back of his hand. He is highly knowledgeable about the real-estate business, and we learned a lot from him.” Robert and Angela
Bernie's a shrewd negotiator, listens to clients' wishes, and follows up with hands-on advice after the deal is closed.” Geoff and Mary
“The level of support we got from Bernie was hard to believe. We were looking for an eco-village type of vision. For anything that included an environmental component, we found Bernie's sensitivity to those aspects helpful in finding possibilities that considered many variables while saving us time. Beyond the search process, when it came to due diligence before closing and lots of nuts and bolts, Bernie showed up in a way few others would.” Tao S.
About Bernie Stephan
Bernie worked as an IT professional for 25 years at Pacific Bell and then consulted other large IT departments for three years. He then worked as a Licensed Appraiser before transitioning into his current profession and business entrepreneurship.
Bernie’s hands-on client representations have given him extensive experience in negotiating, strategizing, counseling, evaluating, communicating, and preparing homes for sale.
He owned two RE/MAX franchises, supervised 50 agents, and successfully closed over three thousand transactions.
About Eco Realty
Eco Realty is the dba for Bernie Stephan, who, for the past 50 years, has been an involved citizen of both Marin and Sonoma Counties, familiar with its human communities, precious watersheds, and diverse ecosystems.
Bernie knows all the Marin and Sonoma Counties communities, like his own backyard — the land, the neighborhoods, the homes, and the buildings. He knows the market too, and not just from a real estate perspective, but how it is continually shaped and reshaped by local, state, and national economic change.
According to Bernie, “Eco Realty's dynamic website, MarinSonoma.com, adheres to ADA accessibility standards to accommodate client’s particular disabilities. We have also helped several clients with chemical sensitivities, as many homes have poor indoor air quality. We practice continuous improvement and utilization of appropriate technologies. We use the preferred communication modes of our clients and maintain healthy relationships with lenders, inspectors, escrow officers, handymen, landscapers, architects, designers, stagers, and photographers.”