Mike Barbanica is the broker/owner of RE/MAX Blue Line in Antioch, Brentwood and Clayton, CA. He started his career with the Pittsburg Police Department where he served 21 years and retired in 2007 as a police lieutenant. He was able to work in all areas of the department including those involving the day to day operation of the organization. He ran a portion of the patrol division, a street level narcotics team, the training and recruiting division and several other areas of the department.
While working as a mortgage broker and working on his Master’s degree, Mike expanded his business to the real estate industry. He built a team while working for another broker and ultimately started his own company. He continued to build his real estate career during the economic downturn, where he ran an independent brokerage until he was approached by some of the executives from RE/MAX. He made a decision that he wanted to grow his company and knew that the best path to business expansion as an agent and as an owner was with the RE/MAX brand.
Mike became a RE/MAX broker/owner in 2010 and now has three successful offices, all of which are continually growing with very strong hand-picked agents. He started with one location and soon purchased another RE/MAX office, moving that business to the City of Brentwood, CA. Within two years he opened a third office in the City of Clayton, CA.
In 2012 the RE/MAX Blue Line offices and the agents were awarded the honor of the RE/MAX California Hawaii Region “Outstanding Brokerage of the Year” and that same year he was awarded the regions Broker of the Year. In 2013, he was invited to become a Catalyst Broker, giving all three office the prestigious Catalyst office status.
The agents working with him are truly the best of the best. Each agent has been hand picked to be a part of this team. He has a philosophy that not every agent has what it takes to be a RE/MAX Blue Line agent. These agents must be dedicated to putting the needs of all clients above their own, working from a mindset of never ending education to better themselves and their career and long term business building. Constant improvement is a must to be part of this organization.
The agents Mike works with have been very successful in increasing their gross production, developing teams, and participating in the internal training programs that he has developed. Mike has created educational business building programs where he infuses his own coaching with the training offered by RE/MAX. Through this program he has been able to tailor the content to meet the needs of the agents as they build their business. Regardless if an agent is new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, the training has assisted them with long term business building and understanding the needs of the client. Production awards amongst RE/MAX Blue Line agents are very common as he is fortunate to work with many of the top agents in the industry.
He has been very strategic in his office growth, only hiring agents that fit the offices long term mission and vision of helping others. This has allowed him to surround himself with agents that are serious about their careers and building long term client relationships that result in successful business.
Mike is an international real estate, business and personal coach and is honored to be working with agents and other business owners, successfully helping these people to build very successful businesses inside and outside of the United States. He is very fortunate to work with other real estate professionals that are all leaders within the industry.
Mike hosts the podcast A Minute In Real Estate where guests on the show regularly talk about their expertise and influence within the real estate industry and how to help others with the real estate purchasing or selling process.
Mike is very passionate about helping others to build a successful career in real estate. He spends the majority of his time teaching and coaching others.
My name is Catherine Castillo and I am a Filipino-American. I have been successful in the Real Estate industry for over 10 years in Contra Costa County, with experience in investment properties and residential buying and selling. I currently call Brentwood my home, and work out of the Brentwood RE/MAX Blue Line office. I am passionate about the needs and goals of all my clients. I have been successful in today's incredibly competitive market because of my strong base of loyal repeat customers and their referrals. In my free time I love running, hiking, and cooking. I am also passionate about decorating and spending time with my family.
2013 Executive Club
2014 Executive Club
2015 100% Club
Chuck Baham has been selling homes in the East Bay for 19 years. He enjoys working with both sellers and buyers, selling homes or vacant land. Chuck is able to provide real estate services to his clients all over the East Bay area. Chuck is a straight-shooter, and if he tells you something will get done, he will get it done. He is completely upfront and honest with his clients. He strives to work with the clients and not for them to ensure everyone is on the same page. He also makes certain the client has the best real estate experience possible. He truly values the relationships he cultivates with his clients, and sees them as more than just clients, but also personal friends. Chuck currently lives in Discovery Bay with his wife of 39 years near his sons. During his free time, he likes playing golf and going to the movies.
2013 Executive Club
2014 Executive Club
2015 Executive Club
2016 Executive Club
am in my 10th year of being a full time realtor and I can honestly say I love real estate as much today as the day I started. There is nothing better than handing first time home buyers keys to their new home, negotiating the best deal for buyers and negotiating top dollar for sellers. I have worked in customer service since I was 15. People are my passion. I love meeting new people, establishing great working relationships and sometimes even great friendships. I am not afraid to roll up my sleeves and work hard to do what needs to be done to help my clients get what they want. I was awarded the Diablo Magazine Five Star Agent Award 4 times because I always do things with my client's best interest in mind.
2012 RE/MAX Blue Line Realtor of the Year
2013 100% Club
2013 Top Producer - Antioch
2013 Top Volume Producer - Antioch
2014 100% Club
015 Platinum Club
2015 Top Producer - Antioch
2015 Top Volume Producer - Antioch
2015 Team Award
Janet Mass has been a full-time Realtor for over 13 years selling homes throughout Northern California. She has lived in Contra Costa County for over 25 years working in Real Estate, Customer Service, Management, and owning her own business. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management, Janet has developed strong customer service skills and is able to recognize her client’s financial and emotional needs. Janet works out of the Brentwood RE/MAX Blue Line office, and enjoys working with both Buyers and Sellers. She is passionate about always being there for her clients and will guide them throughout the whole escrow process. She currently lives in Oakley with her husband where they raised 4 daughters. When she isn't selling Real Estate she loves spending time with family and staying active in her community.
I'm a full-service real estate agent with RE/MAX BLUE LINE, the #1 Brokerage in Contra Costa County. We're nationally recognized as the 2012 RE/MAX Outstanding Brokerage of the Year for the California and Hawaii Region. This is a brokerage that does not just hire your average real estate agent. As a RE/MAX Blue Line agent, I strive to be the best of the best. This involves going above and beyond, providing my clients with the highest level of professional service; we safeguard your money as though it was our own. As a client, you can expect honesty, integrity, the service you deserve, as this is normally the biggest investment you will ever make. In fact, it was this level of dedication for which I was awarded the 2013 RE/MAX Blue Line Realtor of the Year Award and also the 2015 RE/MAX Executive Club Award.
I find you'll appreciate my pro-active, "go-getter" approach as we move through this fast-paced aggressive market. With the internet now at the fingertips of most consumers, it is all that important for me to stay ahead of the crowd and act quick. I'm a committed, full-time licensed Realtor and honestly anything less and you'll be shortchanged.
Whether your buying, selling or just simply browsing the market, I warmly invite you to come and explore your options. No pressure, no cold selling and no obligation. We have set up an IDX feed (information data-exchange) from the actual Multiple Listing Service, so you will be able to jump on the property before the crowd. We can email you your free log-in and password to access the true MLS.
When I'm not helping clients, I enjoy spending time with my family, exercising, cooking and also playing with our two Toy Manchester Terriers in Sunny Antioch, California!
2013 RE/MAX Blue Line Realtor of the Yea
2015 Executive Club
I have been working for RE/MAX Blue Line for the last four years. We have three offices located in Antioch, Brentwood, and Clayton. I work out of our Antioch Office as an assistant to Mike Barbanica, the Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Blue Line, as well as the Senior Escrow Coordinator for all three offices. I work closely with Mike Barbanica and a group of nine, hardworking administrative staff members to make sure the offices run smoothly. RE/MAX Blue Line's mission is to provide our community with the best group of real estate agents, and I am proud to be apart of such an amazing team.
ose Catala, Realtor®, with RE/MAX Blue Line has been active full-time in the Brentwood and East County Real Estate Community since 2008. Jose worked in the Mortgage industry prior to starting his Real Estate Career in 2008 and for 15 years prior, Jose was a software engineer and project manager. Jose is uniquely qualified to work with both 1st-Time Buyers, Investors, and High-End Home Sellers. As a resident of the East County Since 1990, Jose has the experience and knowledge to find you the perfect home. Jose is an avid sports fan and has coached youth soccer and CYO Basketball. He belongs to both the National Association of Realtors and The California Association of Realtors and has held licenses in both the Insurance and Financial Services industries.
2014 100% Club
015 Executive Club
Linda Tamburri has been a licensed Realtor since 2005. During her 10 plus years as a Realtor, she has sold hundreds of homes totaling over $55 million dollars in sales. She has been a proven leader during periods of regular sales, short sales, and foreclosures. Linda consistently works with buyers and sellers in Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, Solano, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus counties. Linda works diligently with her clients so they can fully understand the buying or selling process and all of the necessary timelines. With her thorough knowledge of the California real estate contracts, she is an excellent resource for contract negotiations and maintaining the standards that have been agreed upon with an accepted agreement. Linda regularly attends training and education seminars to constantly keep up with the changing real estate trends. Linda earned her BSBA degree in 2007 from University of Phoenix. She is currently working on an MBA degree.
2008 Double Centurion Award
2009 Centurion Award
2014 100% Club
2015 Executive Club
015 Realtor of the Year
Lisa Oerlemans has been a Realtor in the Bay Area for the last 14 years and joined the RE/MAX Blue Line team back in 2014. With her experience in the Real Estate business and knowledge of the area she is able to help people realize their home-ownership dream. Lisa is a committed Real Estate agent that works hard for all of her clients. Speaking both English and Spanish, Lisa is able to help many people through the escrow process. She enjoys negotiating the best price for her clients and being able to share the experience with first time home buyers. Lisa is passionate about her business and makes sure her clients are always taken care of. You can count on her to be there from beginning to end. When you work with Lisa, you aren’t just getting a great Realtor, you are getting a friend.
2015 100% Club
My name is Maria Sanchez and I have a great devotion to my faith, my wonderful husband, and our four children. I grew up in the Bay Area surrounded by a large traditional Mexican family. I am fluent in English and Spanish and have a passion for helping people. I have been in Real Estate for 12 years and with RE/MAX Blue Line for over 3 years. With the support of three RE/MAX Blue Line offices in Antioch, Brentwood and Clayton, you will find me working out of our Clayton office. I have lived in the Clayton area for over 15 years, and am focused in the Clayton, Concord, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Antioch, Pittsburg area, and the entire Contra Costa County. I am a patient person and like to get to know my clients and their families. It is important to me that I know their wants, needs and expectations so I can better assist them thoroughly and efficiently. I am very detailed in explaining the current market and the complete process of a transaction, whether you are buying or selling so my clients are well informed to make a decision that works best for their family. There are five words that describe me: integrity, commitment, passion and hard working.
I have been with RE/MAX Blue line since the beginning of the company 2008. I have been in the real estate industry for the last 8 years, and prior to that the past 20 years in the Escrow Title industry. My success is best reflected through my satisfaction of clients. I takes great pride in performing the highest quality work and building lasting relationships. My goal is to be my clients' long-term Realtor, to listen to what they want and find the best property that suits their needs.Integrity and honesty is part of who I am, I am compelling to provide extraordinary service. My clients are guided throughout the entire process of buying or selling a home. My job is not complete until my clients are satisfied. When I am not selling homes hobbies are cooking, and working out.
2014 Executive Club
015 Executive Club
Michael Johnson is a third generation Broker who has been in the Real Estate industry for over 18 years. Michael has worked with many buyers and sellers and has built relationships with banks, handling their REOs all over California. He is a strong negotiator and goes the extra mile to make sure his clients have a great experience. Michael is a fervent civic booster and remains bullish about the future of the East County marketplace.
I am an ambitious agent, that specializes in bringing top notch customer care. Originally from San Jose, I’ve been a local in the Bay Area my whole life; spending the last 15 years in the East Bay. I am a full time Realtor with our team that welcomes all clients, especially first time home buyers. My goals are to help negotiate the best possible deal for my clients and further grow in the Real Estate industry. While not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my son and fiancé and keeping fit in the gym.
Nick Smith, has been a full time Realtor since 2009. Nick started out working with first home buyers but quickly started helping people sell their homes as well. He also has experience in the REO (Real Estate Owned) market. Selling all over the Contra Costa County and Alameda County, Nick has the unique knowledge of multiple markets. With a business based mostly off referrals, the client experience is #1 to Nick. When he is not helping people buy and sell real estate Nick enjoys spending time with his family, coaching baseball, and being involved in his community.
2014 Executive Club
015 100% Club
Shawnda brings a wealth of skills and professionalism to RE/MAX Blue Line. Shawnda is an local area expert in helping folks find their ideal home as well as sell their home. Prior to her real estate career, she earned recognized success in sales, marketing, and interior decorating. She was featured in the Contra Costa Times for her expertise in home décor. Shawnda's knowledge in interior decorating has helped folks in selling their home for top dollar at the highest possible selling price. Shawnda has been awarded Platinum Team Member, Rookie of the Year and 100,000,000 Club.
My name is John Silvester and I have worked in the real estate industry for 10 years. I have lived in Contra Costa and Alameda counties since the 1970’s, so I am very familiar with the markets in the area. I have been awarded the Diablo Magazine Five Star Agent Award multiple times during my 10 years as a Realtor. I enjoy working with vets, and have a great deal of VA expertise. I try to make my transactions as smooth as possible for my clients, and aim to make my clients happy with the entire process from start to finish.
I enjoy the 49ers and the Giants, and in my spare time I like to play golf.
Ross Goodman is proud to be a part of the RE/MAX Blue Line winning team. A native Californian, Ross has lived in the Bay Area for over 20 years and currently resides in Pittsburg. Having spent a majority of his professional career in the service industry, he prides himself on helping others and providing the highest quality client service that everyone deserves. As a full time Realtor® he is passionate and dedicated to creating long lasting relationships and enjoys the rewards of assisting others.
For leisure you may catch him enjoying the panoramic views hiking or biking the trails in such places as Black Diamond Mines or by the marina to enjoy the fresh delta breeze. Photography has always been his creative and fun outlet amongst sitting back and enjoying a good book.
It is so important these days to have an educated and experienced realtor to help you through the complicated process. As a full-time RE/MAX Blue Line agent Ross is fully committed to ensuring a smooth and informed process with his business approach founded upon building long lasting relationships based on dedication, honesty and a genuine passion to help others realize their dreams.
Ollie Steinwandt is a full time RE/MAX Blue Line REALTOR® committed to exceeding his client's expectations. He works with Buyers and Sellers in Antioch, Brentwood, Discovery Bay, Oakley, Pittsburg, and their surrounding areas. He is a resident of Brentwood and serves as Director of the Oakley Chamber of Commerce. From the initial meeting to the closing of the transaction, Ollie works tirelessly to make each client's real estate experience as smooth and easy as possible.
A Patiala University, India grad and a former owner of a successful small business, I am known for outstanding client service 24/7 availability, high tech marketing techniques, personal touches and a skilled negotiator with my client's best interest at heart. I specialize in the sale of new and existing homes in the entire Contra Costa County. Working for RE/MAX Blue Line, gives me access to top notch information and market insight. It is not only my duty to represent my clients, but to educate and guide them every step of the process. My tenacity and my passion to work with others is what drove me to become a real estate agent. If I don't exceed your expectations, I have not done my job.
I George Robinson have been serving the Bay Area since 1988, helping people just like yourselves in the details of your most greatest assets, with the least amount of complications. I am excited about working with and for you and can’t wait to get started. Why am I excited, because it brings me pleasure every time I experience and see a satisfied home owner.
I have been married over 40years with 2 children and 7 grandchildren. And have lived in the Bay Area all of my life. I have been in good standing with the board of Realtors since I have been in the business.
The final and most important reason for any Seller to work with me, is because what will I do after your home is listed with me, and sold. Disappear during the process? No!. Don’t return phone calls? No!. Go on vacation with no one to cover? No!. No more communications? No!. Have you sweating and wondering what’s going on and is everything ok? No!. There is a challenge to overcome and don’t know about it until it’s too late? No!.
· My team will walk you through to the close of escrow
· Communicate with you all the way, as if we just started working with you
· Monitor time lines, and dead line dates, so you won’t be in jeopardy
· Deliver all disclosures in a timely manner to all parties involved
· Handle all details of the transaction along with you
I am looking forward to working for and with you from beginning to the end, Talk to you soon.
what our clients have to say
It was a joy and pleasure to work with Mr. Joe Cardone. He was very helpful and fantastic. He made the process of our first home buying experience easy and wonderful. I was impressed with his work and his attentiveness. I thank him very much for all the great work he did for us and with us. I would very much recommend using him as a realtor and your company. Thank you!
Tara is very professional and courteous. She has great communication skills and is very timely in her communications. Her expertise and knowledge of the real estate industry was a real asset in our home search. She listened to our wants and needs and was able to help us find a beautiful home. I would highly recommend Tara and Remax Blue Line. We were very happy with the services we received.
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