About Bernard Gibbons & Michelle Hensley

San Ramon Real Estate Specialists

Bernard Gibbons & Michelle Hensley

Father and daughter team, Bernard Gibbons and Michelle Hensley, are your San Ramon Real Estate Specialists with well over 50 years combined experience in San Francisco East Bay Real Estate. Bernard has been listing and selling homes in San Ramon since 2001 and has helped dozens of buyers and sellers to get better results than they had previously imagined.

Michelle has been helping home buyers and sellers in the East Bay for over 30 years, and we have now joined forces to provide an unparalleled level of service and commitment to San Ramon home owners at all price points. We also have the power of Compass behind us – marketing, technology, administration, legal and general support that is second to none.


Personalized Services for Buyers & Sellers

Our philosophy is based on the concept of always doing the best we possibly can for our buyers and sellers. Many people find buying or selling a home to be a traumatic experience, and a big part of our job is to help you cope with anything that arises.

When you want to buy a home, I know that you are not just thinking in terms of numbers of bedrooms, bathrooms and square feet of living space. And it’s not just about how much you want to spend either. Everybody’s needs and wants are different, which is why I think it is so important to meet face-to-face as early as possible in the process so I can get to know what you really want in a home. With that approach, I can make sure you don’t miss anything that could be just right for you.

When you list your home for sale with us, in addition to exceptional marketing and promotion of your home, we will provide pre-listing inspections , top quality photography and video (including aerial and/or twilight shots as appropriate), and professional staging. All this is at no additional cost to you.

We’ll advise on cost-effective improvements to help your home sell fast and for a higher price, and we can even get many of them funded via our Concierge program, so you only pay for the costs when the sale closes.

Our Background

I made the move into the real estate industry in 2001, after working in technology related companies both in California and in England, where I lived until moving to California in the nineteen nineties to take up a leadership position in an international consulting firm. Previous positions I have held include software development, sales and marketing, international recruitment and relocation. This last change of career direction was prompted by Michelle.

Michelle moved to California many years ago and my wife, Sylvia, and I followed her some time later. As an experienced Realtor herself, Michelle eventually persuaded me that real estate would be the profession that would suit me perfectly. Since then, I have to say that it is one of the best career moves I ever made as I enjoy every aspect of the job.

That, in  a nutshell, describes the path we have taken, and how and why we spend our time helping people to buy and sell homes. If you are considering making a move, we would love to have the opportunity to meet with you, so we can decide if we could be a match for each other as you go through the process of buying or selling.



Contact Us

Please use this form to let us know how we can be of help, or phone Bernard anytime on (925) 997-1585.

Some Words from Our Clients

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to our dearest friends

I cannot say enough about how knowledgeable and responsive Bernard is. He helped us buy and sell our condo in record time, and now that we’ve moved out of the… Read more “We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to our dearest friends”

Courtney Kaehler

We couldn’t be happier with Bernard’s high level of professionalism …

When we decided to sell our Twin Creeks home we chose Bernard to represent us because he came well recommended by some friends who had previously worked with him buying… Read more “We couldn’t be happier with Bernard’s high level of professionalism …”

Bob & Lori Kinsey