Lisa Hopkins-Cochran

REALTOR® 33 Years- Recipient of Five Star Professional Award COMPASS DRE# 01111126
I am dedicated to providing you with exceptional, personalized service, resulting in a smooth & successful experience, regardless of your price point or the housing market. Are you concerned about whether now is the right time to buy or sell? My job is to listen to your needs & provide you with information that will enable you to make the best decisions. When you decide the time is right, my goal is to guide you on your journey, anticipate concerns before they become problems & add some fun to the process…all while achieving or exceeding your financial goals!

I specialize in residential real estate sales throughout the Diablo Valley, Lamorinda, and Tri-Valley communities. With 32 years of experience as a full-time Realtor, I am prepared to help you make your next move, your best ever! My business style is consultative and never pushy because to me, business is all about the relationships. Most of my business comes from repeat clients and their family & friends, because they know that I genuinely care about them and they know that they can count on excellence, in every transaction.

Sellers benefit from my personal management of every detail, expert marketing & presentation of properties & strong contract negotiation skills, resulting in the highest possible price for my listings. Buyers appreciate my patience & tireless efforts to find them the right home & negotiate the best terms on their behalf, even in competitive, multiple-offer market conditions.

I've been the recipient of numerous sales awards. I take the most pride in receiving the “5 Star Professional” award, since it is based on quality of service (as rated by past clients), rather than on sales volume. My past clients know that I do what it takes to reduce their stress, negotiate strongly on their behalf, and provide clear communication throughout the entire transaction.

Call me to find out how I can help you achieve your real estate goals & to experience service that comes from the heart.
Pinned Recommendation
Nov 3, 2023
I can’t say enough good things about Lisa. She guided us through a challenging sale of our old house, always upbeat and positive. She brought both professionalism and creativity to her marketing strategies, and she never quit working to find the right buyers for our unique property. While selling the old house, she helped us find our next house, navigated us smoothly through the process of a 1031 exchange, and got our sale/purchase completed in a really tight timeframe.

Throughout all of this, she offered her advice but never pressured us — a tough thing to pull off. She was incredibly detail-oriented, kept us well-informed about all the many important aspects of both our sales, and we felt really comfortable in all of our dealings with her. Lisa’s the best!
Jun 3, 2024
I have had the pleasure of working with Lisa Hopkins-Cochran for at least ten years. During that time, Lisa had earned my respect and loyalty above any one else with whom I have worked. She knows her profession, she is the quintessential professional, and I respect and trust her judgment. She offers advice and opinions and does so with focus on the interests and needs of the client. I trust her opinions and insights and her willingness to "go the extra mile". Lisa is not only the most trusted professional I know, but is a true "guiding light" when dealing with the less defined areas of real property matters. Over the years I have worked with Lisa, I have come to use her services exclusively and without any hesitation.

There are few people with whom I have come to trust more than Lisa.
Apr 3, 2023
I've known Lisa since we were young girls growing up together in the East Bay. When my husband's job moved us from Chicago back home, I reached out to an old friend to help me buy a house. What I found, however, was a very knowledgeable real estate professional who knew the area and the market. She took care of everything so that I, the buyer, was professionally represented, while the seller still felt great about the sale. My husband and I were blown away by the level of experience Lisa has in this fast and furious market. Thank you Lisa for a fantastic move!
Apr 20, 2022
Lisa is the best! She was thorough and professional and great to work with. Very patient and kind. She knows this area very well and works great with other Realtors. Always was easy to get in touch with her.
Feb 24, 2022
Choosing Lisa to serve as our real estate agent was the best choice my husband and I could have made as we looked for someone to represent us in the sale of our house. Firstly, Lisa is extremely professional, passionate about her work, confident and her attention to detail is remarkable. She dots every “I” and crosses every “T” all while demonstrating her excellent listening skills and good sense of humor. Her timely responses to any email or phone call were met with much happiness as we felt like we were her only clients. We found her to be easy to work with and enthusiastic about our objectives. Secondly, with her decades-long experience in the field, Lisa has a wealth of information that is applicable to properties large and small. She follows the market closely and does deep market analysis designed to appropriately price homes in this competitive market. Thirdly, she made selling our house feel seem-less. She had excellent feedback for updating and staging the house. She set the asking price competitively and she was a fabulous negotiator who netted us hundreds of thousands of dollars above asking price! She met all our expectations and we are quite pleased to call her, not only our incredible real estate agent but our friend, too.
Oct 26, 2021
Lisa is honest, highly knowledgeable and experienced, thorough and committed to the highest level of service.

I engaged Lisa to sell my Danville townhome and assist me in the purchase of a single family home. She provided excellent advice on the timing of the listing and recommended a stager who beautifully transformed my home. Lisa always responded quickly to my questions, and she took the time to explain things thoroughly.

Before searching for a new home, Lisa listened carefully to my requirements and preferences and completely respected that I am cautious. When the market skyrocketed and the only winning offers were non-contingent, Lisa never pressured me to fall into the trap of waiving my right to inspection. She recommended excellent inspectors who gave me a good sense of the condition of the home that I would ultimately purchase. Ultimately, I bought a home that I will enjoy for years to come.

Lisa is extremely detail oriented and organized and knows the East Bay market really well. She's strongly committed to serving her clients with a high level of care and expertise.
May 31, 2021
Office Manager
Lisa, your contribution to our office and commitment to your clients in this difficult year has not gone unnoticed, and will be remembered for years to come. So looking forward to spending time together in 2021.
Jan 10, 2021
It was a pleasure working with Lisa to purchase our first home. She was incredibly patient, knowledgeable, and responsive throughout the sometimes complex process. We could not be happier with her attentiveness as an experienced, professional realtor and highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.
Nov 10, 2020
She is a true professional and a real pleasure with whom to work. I highly recommend Lisa!!

Aug 26, 2018
Senior Data Scientist
Being a first time homeowner can cause overwhelming feelings of stress; however, Lisa’s professionalism, patience, and immense experience helped guide us in finding our perfect home! Lisa was always available to answer questions, and spend the extra time to help perfect our bid. She has a detailed eye for real estate, and was a wealth of knowledge while walking through potential homes. She knows the East Bay market, and was quick to respond to offers and counteroffers. Even once our bid was accepted, she was available and helpful during the entire closing process. We couldn’t be happier in choosing Lisa as our real estate agent!
Aug 20, 2018
Inventory knowledge and accessibility account for high marks.
Lisa sold our home at the price we wanted, AND, found our new home that "checked all the boxes". Very smooth process on both the sale and buy sides.
Excellent experience with Lisa Hopkins.
Would recommend.
May 23, 2018
Realtor - South Orange County, CA
I have exchanged business with Lisa for a number of years and have found her to be one of the most conscientious and knowledgeable Realtors in the business. Regardless of personality styles, Lisa is able to connect with her clients on every level. She is honest, thorough, and just an extreme pleasure in business and as a personal friend. If I were selling my home in her area, I would hire her in a heartbeat.
Feb 16, 2018
Lisa had heard from a mutual acquaintance that we might want to buy some property. She kept us in mind when a suitable piece of land came up and helped us make it happen.

Jan 9, 2018
My wife and I met Lisa at an open house. She was very helpful and open about the local market. Coming from the Midwest we struggled with the pricing and speed at which properties moved. Lisa did an excellent job of keeping us informed on new properties and market conditions. We had to move in a short time line due to relocation issues and Lisa did a fantastic job of finding our family the perfect solution with little time. You can count on Lisa to help, support and get the job done.
Dec 18, 2017
Lisa was able to assist my clients that are relocating across the country from California to South Carolina. Lisa was awesome at communicating & keeping everyone in the transaction informed. My clients were very happy at how professional & thoughtful she was. Will definitely refer to her again!!
Aug 6, 2017
Lisa as a very knowledgeable, highly skilled professional who guided us from initial consultation through the sale of our home for above asking price. Lisa listened carefully to our questions, explained every step of the process in a clear, unhurried manner; and helped us through key decision points with clear, well-balanced advice.

Lisa operates with a high degree of integrity and diligence, and is a very pleasant, positive person to work with. We highly recommend Lisa as an exceptionally qualified real estate professional.
Jun 21, 2017
Lisa was a great resource to our family as we searched for the perfect home. She was always available for questions and very knowledgeable about the market, the Danville/San Ramon area, as well as the process. I would highly recommend Lisa to anyone looking to purchase a home!
May 19, 2017
We worked with Lisa on purchasing our new house. Lisa was on top of the whole process, guided us and made sure our purchase went smoothly. Absolute pleasure working with Lisa.
Mar 3, 2017
Lisa is an outstanding realtor. My experience with her led me to a beautiful home I lived in for 14 years. She has patience, listens well, and is always, always cheery and positive.
Dec 7, 2016
I am so happy with our experience with Lisa Hopkins with our first home purchase. Being first time home buyers, my husband and I were pretty clueless. Lisa took the time to really explain the whole entire process with us from beginning to end. If there was ever a time we didn't understand something, or had a question, we could reach her by phone or email and receive a quick response.

Lisa helped us find our first home (in San Ramon) that we fell in love with and could see ourselves starting a family in. She was on top of communicating with the selling agent. We had issues with the sellers and at one point during escrow, we honestly thought we wouldn't get the house. Lisa worked with the selling agent and was able to get everything worked out. We would not have been able to do it without her.

I am so happy and thankful we had Lisa help us buy our first home. She was very knowledgeable, professional, and caring. I can confidently say that we will use Lisa again in the future if and when we need to sell/buy.
May 10, 2016
Outstanding service! Our best experience with a real estate agent.
Lisa immediately understood our needs, and found the right house for us in just a few weeks.
Always accessible, very knowledgeable of the market and process. It make the purchase of the home a breeze!
I highly recommend Lisa.
Nov 11, 2015
Patent Attorney
Lisa was able to quickly find a highly qualified tenant that is a perfect match for our home in Danville. She handled everything smoothly and we are very happy with our new tenant. Thank you Lisa!
Oct 19, 2015
I first met Lisa Hopkins almost twenty years ago when I was looking for a home to purchase. We visited numerous properties over a lengthy stretch of time before locating one that was right for me. Through it all, Lisa was highly professional and knowledgeable, yet also easy-going and very patient. We have kept in touch over the years and I still seek her advice on occasion. I highly recommend Lisa to anyone looking for a realtor, as I can honestly say that she is great to work with and a pleasure to know.
Oct 6, 2015
Lisa is a consummate real estate professional. We have found Lisa to always be prepared, responsive and thorough in our real estate needs. No detail was left out when she assisted us in selling our home. She was diligent to the end.
Sep 17, 2015
Realtor - Orange County, CA
I have known Lisa for a number of years, and continue to be impressed with her manner of service toward her clients. She has always gone out of her way to put the needs of her buyers and sellers first. She makes sure that she does her "homework" on every transaction and ensures that she keeps everyone educated through the process. My feeling is that when someone can receive a compliment from a "Realtor/Competitor" that should go a long way. I am a Realtor and I would definitely hire Lisa to help me with a real estate transaction.

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