Local Expertise - Dedicated Service

Making the right choices in your real estate transactions is essential to ensuring the long-term financial success of you and your family. Choosing the right representative is the first major step.

I am committed to advising you on each additional step. I am available and able to tend to your concerns on short notice; I will answer every question, keep you updated on our rapidly-changing markets, negotiate to protect your interests and provide you with access to both the best on-call professionals and up-to-the-minute technology to give you the knowledge and tools you need to move faster and smarter than the competition.

I am well-regarded by my past clients not because I tell them what they want to hear but rather honestly present the information they need to know in order to make wise financial decisions. My business is referral-based and my vantage point is strategic – my success is bound with enabling you to build your wealth into the future, not merely helping you to close a transaction today.

If you are looking for an advocate and a guide with East Bay local expertise, please call me. I would be delighted to meet with you and discover if I am the right agent to help you achieve your goals.

Derek Suring
510-863-1162
derek@dereksuring.com

New Leaf Realty

CaBRE 01888397


Saying I recommend Derek would be the understatement of the year.

The service we received from Derek was outstanding. He is generous with his time, knowledge and experience. This was not just a home buying experience, but a complete education into the pitfalls and the way the broader market affects your goals.

David K.

David K.

The service we received from Derek was outstanding. He is generous with his time, knowledge and experience. This was not just a home buying experience, but a complete education into the pitfalls and the way the broader market affects your goals.

Derek is the best!

When we first visited California without definite plans to move, Derek took the time to show us homes in our price range even though he know that we were not ready to buy. He is personable, very patient and answered all of our questions. We wanted to use him as an agent, but we ended up searching for homes out of his area. He was good enough to refer us to another wonderful agent who helped us purchase the perfect home. Derek is the best!

Jana S

Jana S

When we first visited California without definite plans to move, Derek took the time to show us homes in our price range even though he know that we were not ready to buy. He is personable, very patient and answered all of our questions. We wanted to use him as an agent, but we ended up searching for homes out of his area. He was good enough to refer us to another wonderful agent who helped us purchase the perfect home. Derek is the best!

Derek has been a pleasure to work with!

He was very responsive and was also incredibly patient with us as we asked many questions.  He is very knowledgeable and it was great getting to know him and his family during the year we spent looking.

As first-time homebuyers, we were very inexperienced and were so lucky to have met Derek.  He is so friendly and great to work with.  He was able to give us insight and educate us about the process.

Becky L.

Becky L.

He was very responsive and was also incredibly patient with us as we asked many questions.  He is very knowledgeable and it was great getting to know him and his family during the year we spent looking. As first-time homebuyers, we were very inexperienced and were so lucky to have met Derek.  He is so friendly and great to work with.  He was able to give us insight and educate us about the process.

Derek was Our Calm Voice of Reassurance

Derek is Fantastic! He has a wealth of experience in the (intimidating) Bay Area market and was able to guide us through each step of the process.

We were first-time condo buyers in Oakland. We had so many questions! Derek patiently answered each and every question (even the ones that we asked twice!) and offered his advice/experience to aspects that we had not thought of. While he is not an engineer, Derek is knowledgeable about the integrity of homes. In Oakland, this is incredibly useful, because often it is not possible to include a contingency for an inspection. So having someone with a knowledge of what pitfalls to avoid is very valuable.

Buying in Oakland is extremely difficult! We were frustrated many times, by properties that sold just out of our reach (even though the listing prices were reasonable!). Derek was our calm voice of reassurance; he always encouraged us to bid, even if we thought it was impossible. If it wasn't for this, and some great luck, we wouldn't now be in our beautiful home.

Drew H.

Drew H.

Derek is Fantastic! He has a wealth of experience in the (intimidating) Bay Area market and was able to guide us through each step of the process. We were first-time condo buyers in Oakland. We had so many questions! Derek patiently answered each and every question (even the ones that we asked twice!) and offered his advice/experience to aspects that we had not thought of. While he is not an engineer, Derek is knowledgeable about the integrity of homes. In Oakland, this is incredibly useful, because often it is not possible to include a contingency for an inspection. So having someone with a knowledge of what pitfalls to avoid is very valuable. Buying in Oakland is extremely difficult! We were frustrated many times, by properties that sold just out of our reach (even though the listing prices were reasonable!). Derek was our calm voice of reassurance; he always encouraged us to bid, even if we thought it was impossible. If it wasn't for this, and some great luck, we wouldn't now be in our beautiful home.

He was a Rock

Throughout a year of searching for the right property, he was a rock; I found him wise beyond his years, and a great sounding board, and his approach was friendly and helpful, never pushy or insistent. He built trust through his honest demeanor, and was always available when needed. I thank him for his patience, and appreciated his ability to listen and remember details that ultimately assisted in the property purchase

Robin F.

Robin F.

Throughout a year of searching for the right property, he was a rock; I found him wise beyond his years, and a great sounding board, and his approach was friendly and helpful, never pushy or insistent. He built trust through his honest demeanor, and was always available when needed. I thank him for his patience, and appreciated his ability to listen and remember details that ultimately assisted in the property purchase

A Breath of Fresh Air

We found Derek Suring through Redfin and what a breath of fresh air he was after we had an unpleasant experience with another agent! We've known him for a month and now we have our very first home after searching 4 years! He's patient, knowledgeable, responsive & communicative. I would work with him again in a heartbeat! 

Heather L.

Heather L.

We found Derek Suring through Redfin and what a breath of fresh air he was after we had an unpleasant experience with another agent! We've known him for a month and now we have our very first home after searching 4 years! He's patient, knowledgeable, responsive & communicative. I would work with him again in a heartbeat! 

Always Felt Like We Were In Good Hands

Josh and I could not have gotten our house without Derek. He guided us through the whole process and was always available to answer questions and offer reassurance when it seemed like escrow would never close. His experience and contacts were invaluable in getting our offer accepted, the inspections done and any estimates for repairs that were needed. Josh and I highly recommend Derek. We always felt like we were in good hands and loved working with him.

Josh & LeeAnn

Josh & LeeAnn

Josh and I could not have gotten our house without Derek. He guided us through the whole process and was always available to answer questions and offer reassurance when it seemed like escrow would never close. His experience and contacts were invaluable in getting our offer accepted, the inspections done and any estimates for repairs that were needed. Josh and I highly recommend Derek. We always felt like we were in good hands and loved working with him.