1986 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, CA 94611 a.gourhan@ggsir.com


"Aleso, you have been just amazing through all of this. Always in contact, direct and to the point. Very motivated, thorough and efficient. Warm and wonderful aside. VERY impressed with Sotheby’s. You really did bring the right people for such an unusual property. You made the connection to those who would understand it and portrayed all of the creative possibilities and options they might imagine. Your promo packets, photography and webpages were beautiful and enhanced both properties greatly. The outside information you gave with links to help potential buyers understand both neighborhoods...for example, to fourth street shopping, eating, neighborhoods, zoning were great. Grabbing highlights from magazine articles to highlight the uniqueness of each property and surroundings. I would list anything anytime with you. (Not to mention your ability to ALWAYS remain positive, even as we doubted things ourselves)."

D.O. & M.G.
D.O. & M.G. Seller

"Thanks for all the hard work you did in helping me buy a house. I couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks for your optimism, guidance, support and professionalism."

M.M. Buyer

"They say buying a home is one of the most stressful things in life, but you sure made it feel easy, even with a few rough spots and unusual circumstances!"

G.G. Buyer

"Aleso Gourhan. She is super fantastic! She was my agent when I bought my condo and I liked working with her then, so I used her to sell it. Sotheby's has an amazing PR and marketing machine, the marketing materials that thy had for my condo sale, advertisements/glossy materials were extremely effective. She is very direct and doesn't try to sell me on things. She's realistic about what I can sell the condo for and doesn't try to oversell anything, and was good about giving advice. She was supportive and always extremely responsive. I've been out of town for almost the entire sale process, but she was able to work with me electronically and to make things as easy as possible. She arranged everything. I really appreciated not having to cut through the false salesmanship that I've seen with many other agents. I would definitely use her again and highly recommend her to anyone looking for an agent."

C.O. Buyer / Seller

"I wanted to send a quick note to you as managing broker to acknowledge the excellent work done by Aleso on a transaction that we closed together today. This deal was fraught with obstacles, and not only did Aleso do an outstanding job handling her client, but she also went well above and beyond to make this deal happen. That this transaction closed is nothing short of a miracle considering the odds against us, and it is a testament to the dedication and professionalism of Aleso and everyone involved. She was a pleasure to work with and, I'm sure, a real asset to your organization."

B.W. Buyer

"Aleso Gourhan at Sotheby's has been our agent for years. We just closed on our new house. Aleso has been a trusted advisor and a solid, person through all the decisions and turmoil that can go with such a major decision. She went above and beyond the call of duty at every stage of the process and was always available on short notice. Her integrity is impeccable and her knowledge of the market dynamics enables her to give excellent strategic advice on things like the bidding/offering process, yet she's also careful to leave decisions with us that are not hers to make. I have always felt that she has acted with my interest in mind, not hers."

J.G. & M.V.
J.G. & M.V. Buyers

"I chose you to represent me based on your professional competence when your represented the sellers when I bought the property. My choice proved to be inspired. From the very beginning, when you evaluated my property and advised me on the listing price, through marketing, the offer and acceptance, procedures, and through the escrow closing, you offered support, advice and a human touch that kept what is always a stressful situation into one that was easy and even pleasurable."

R.S. Buyer
Aleso Gourhan
Aleso Gourhan - East Bay Real Estate Specialist