About Bernard Gibbons

San Ramon Real Estate Specialist

Bernard GibbonsBernard Gibbons is a full service Realtor specializing in San Ramon and surrounding areas in the San Francisco East Bay. After dozens of successful transactions, his track record remains spotless, a fact that he attributes to always placing his clients’ interests ahead of his own, providing attentive one-on-one service and knowing the contracts and procedures related to all kinds of real estate transactions.

Having entered the real estate profession in 2001, Bernard used his experience in technology, recruitment, relocation and sale to good effect achieving a high level of success in the East Bay real estate community. He has achieved many record prices for homes he listed for sale, a fact he attributes in no small way to having a structured approach to listing. Along with his daughter, Michelle Hensley, pictured below, he is currently affiliated with Compass in Danville, the fastest growing real estate brokerage in the country.

Personalized Services for Buyers & Sellers

My philosophy, as a Realtor, is based on the concept of always doing the best I can for my buyers and sellers. Many people find buying or selling a home to be a traumatic experience, and a big part of my 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.

Selling your home may have an even greater impact on your emotions, particularly if you have owned it for a long time. And then your Realtor is going to come along and tell you that you need to make many changes before you put it on the market. It’s hardly surprising that a lot of sellers resist such things, which is why I go to great pains to explain the reasons for any suggestions I make when I list your home for sale.

The Power Of Two

Michelle HensleyMichelle and I work both individually and as a team. We are always familiar with all aspects of each others transactions so we are able to cover for each other whenever the needs arises, holding open houses, showing properties and more. Michelle also has the role of my Buyers Agent regarding homes that I list for sale. This avoids any potential conflict of interest that may arise when an agent represents parties on both sides of a transaction.


My Background

I made the move into the real estate profession 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. Positions I held included software development, sales and marketing, international recruitment and relocation. This 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 it was a move I should make. Since then, I have to say that it is one of the best moves I ever made as I enjoy every aspect of the job.

That, in  a nutshell, describes the path I have taken in my life and how and why I spend my time helping people to buy and sell homes. If you are considering making a move, I 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.

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Some Words from Our Clients

He’s an expert professional who provides fantastic service…

We recently contracted with Bernard Gibbons to sell our parent’s home after their deaths. We cannot speak highly enough about the quality of the service Bernard provided for us. As… Read more “He’s an expert professional who provides fantastic service…”

Bonnie Brown

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