Brydon & Ives Team Offerings


Complimentary Staging/Project Management

The Brydon & Ives Team offers complimentary
staging on our listings …and there is a reason for that!

Your home might be beautiful. Maybe it is immaculate, stylishly appointed to suit your tastes or highly upgraded with the finest materials and features. Perhaps it is all of these things. But, unless you are one in a thousand, it is not “staged.”

Staging a home for sale is not a new concept, but it is a practice that has gained steam as Agents and Sellers have discovered the many benefits. The reality is that the moment you commit to marketing your home for sale, you need to commit to transforming your home into a place that potential buyers can easily picture as their home. This means that you need to be prepared to emotionally detach.

Let your home speak to buyers.
Your home speaks to you, but what is it saying to your potential buyer? Our homes are personal, yet how we live is not how we sell. Our homes represent who we are and showcase all the stuff we have accumulated over time that speaks to us. The goal of staging is to make the home speak to everyone else, in a compelling and positive way.

Clutter may suggest your home doesn’t measure up.
True, clutter is just another perpetrator of distraction. More importantly, your clutter may be sending a message that you don’t have enough space. Most kitchen counters are the home to a toaster, a toaster oven, a coffee pot, a butcher block of knives, a canister of utensils and a bowl of random items of fruit. This arrangement is functional, but to a buyer it might suggest a lack of cabinet space to properly store these items.

Don’t shoot the stager.
Too often the tendency is take the process personally, but you shouldn’t. The Stagers job is to make sure your appointments don’t upstage the home itself. Make no mistake… professional staging is an inconvenience and your daily routine may be turned, at least temporarily, upside down. It can be unsettling as you watch your life rearranged to suit the tastes of others, but if selling your home in the shortest amount of time and for the most money is your goal, it is precisely those "others” who should be your focus.


Compass Concierge

Our Compass Concierge program is a service designed to prepare your home for market and to elevate your home’s value to ensure you receive top dollar! From landscaping to cosmetic renovations, the Brydon & Ives Team has their own highly regarded team to do the work and will project manage the entire process for you.

We will work with you to create a tailored plan to maximize your property’s potential on the market. There are no upfront costs, interest or fees. Compass will front the costs associated with home-selling improvements and only collect payment for the services rendered at the time of your properties closing.

Service may include:
Staging Deep Cleaning | Landscaping | Organizing | Decluttering | Cosmetic Renovations



Lamorinda is an amazing place to live! From traditional single story ranchers to luxurious estate properties, these three towns boast diverse properties and warm inviting culture. With so many lifestyle options, it is important to have an agent representing you that has a keen understanding of both the real estate market and the nuances of each neighborhood.

The Brydon & Ives Team is empowered by serving our community. Our focus is to consult and advocate for your best interests. We are a team who will give you valuable advice and the best strategic approach to help you make the most informed and realistic decision for you and your family. Our bar is set high to deliver the best experience during one of the most important purchases in your life.

We take the buying process very seriously and strive to offer nothing but exemplary service to our clients during and after your purchase. It is our job to provide you with the tools and information to make well-informed decisions.

By helping you understand the current market conditions and providing you with the knowledge and tools to competitively position yourself, together we will secure the property of your dreams!



Finding an experienced and knowledgeable professional to manage the marketing and sale of your home can be a difficult and time-consuming process. We understand that your home isn’t just a treasured part of your family’s history, it often also represents a significant investment. That is why it’s essential to have the power of a world-class brand in your corner, and a hyper-local expert on your team.

We work with clients who appreciate valued advice and understand the importance of tax implications, income growth and solid portfolio financial planning. Our clients demand exceptional Realtors who are available, systematic, thorough, and who provide honest and realistic feedback. We look forward to earning your business.

Strategic Advisors
We take a strategic approach with all our clients whether you are buying or selling your home. Market conditions, relationships and astute neighborhood knowledge are key factors that play into having a winning strategy to sell your home as quickly as possible. Communication and transparency are paramount to yours and our success.

Support of a Team
We are a team effort that is staffed to support you throughout the entire process and meticulously oversee the details that come with selling a home. Our dynamic team represents a multi-faceted skill set with prior backgrounds in design, business, marketing, and technology that allows us to be agile and innovate with the changing times.

Project Managers
Unique to our team, we act as project managers for all premarket house preparation to ensure the highest sales price can be attained. We make recommendations and oversee our own personal team to prepare your house for market.

Tailored Marketing Plan
Our approach with selling a home starts with a very tailored marketing plan geared to position your home on the market in front of the right audience and buyer. We leverage online, offline, social media and grassroots marketing tactics to deliver a holistic marketing approach to each step of the home selling process.

Insightful Market Analytics
We leverage data in everything we do to support your home sale with solid market analytics to help you make the most informed decisions.

Steadfast Negotiators
We are two of the foremost negotiators in the Lamorinda real estate market. We take great ownership in our fiduciary responsibility to you, our clients, and will thoroughly negotiate to obtain the highest possible price for your home.


Giving Back

We're a pay-it-forward real estate team. Through Compass Cares, we give a contribution from every sale back to bettering the communities in which we live, work and play.

We also believe strongly in the local school’s education foundations and are Silver Level sponsors of Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE) as well as annual contributors of Moraga Education Foundation (MEF) and Education Foundation of Orinda (EFO).


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This experienced team prides itself on their unparalleled levels of service combined with a unique and informed perspective of the market, specifically the East Bay cities: Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda.

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