Since becoming a realtor in 1995, Norah has consistently been among the leaders in the Berkeley market, where she has resided for some three decades. Specializing in residential properties in Berkeley, Oakland and adjoining communities, she is respected and trusted amongst her colleagues. Together with an accomplished team of real estate assistants, professional stagers, photographers and marketers, she is directly involved in each transaction, from start to close. Her personalized marketing plans blend print with online advertising, including custom property websites, social media and virtual tours. With extraordinary attention to detail, Norah is skillful in strategically showcasing each home to create an optimal presentation. In order to provide each client with the excellent service they deserve, she is selective about the number of engagements she will assume at any one time and her professionalism, integrity and discretion earn clients’ trust.
Norah is well known for her knowledge and expertise in marketing a diversity of architectural styles. She has represented many buyers and sellers of homes designed by some of Berkeley’s most notable architects of the 20th century, including Bernard Maybeck, Walter Ratcliff, John Hudson Thomas, Edwin Snyder and Gerald McCue.
As a CRS designee (Council of Residential Specialists) Norah is part of a group who rank among the top 4% of all Realtors in the United States. She is also a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) with the tools and insight to be able to counsel seniors on real estate issues that impact them. With a heightened awareness of the impact we each have on the environment, more of us are striving to reduce our carbon footprint by limiting our waste of natural resources. Norah has obtained her GREEN Designation by completing a comprehensive course offered by the National Association of Realtors which has given her the necessary knowledge and tools to become a trusted green resource.
Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Norah completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and her graduate degree at San Francisco State University. After initially teaching hearing impaired students, she started her own company, producing award winning silk fabrics for the interiors industry. Some of her designs were chosen for the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. Her background in education, design and business, combined with her communication skills, creativity and enthusiasm have contributed to her success. Norah is skillful at understanding her clients’ needs, and translating them to her extensive knowledge of the market.
Above and beyond her guidance in buying or selling houses, Norah’s involvement in her community includes a leading role in the Council on Architecture of the Oakland Museum of California, an organization that promotes a better understanding of architecture through shows, lectures and tours.
Her fondness for animals keeps her active in local animal organizations. She cares deeply about the community and environment in which she lives and where she raised her child and actively contributes to many local charities.
The area Norah serves includes Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Kensington, Oakland, Piedmont, Richmond, Orinda and Lafayette.
Please feel free to contact Norah on her cell phone (510) 703-6934 or at [email protected]