With heavy hearts, we share that Kathie Berg, our dear friend, colleague, and mentor, passed away this July. She was with her husband Michael Dolan, her daughter Ashley Dolan, and her two corgis at home in Oakland.

Kathie was hugely important to us and to the East Bay real estate community. She felt honored to be able to help people buy and sell homes and often became part of her clients’ family. Many agents found themselves working in real estate because Kathie made it look like so much fun.

Kathie moved to the Bay Area from Chicago, Illinois when she was five years old. She attended Berkeley schools through Berkeley High and completed her education at UC Berkeley. After a brief and successful career as a high school Art and English teacher in Union City, Kathie became a realtor. She was able to transfer her art training and teaching skills easily to the world of real estate.

With 40 years in real estate, Kathie enjoyed every aspect of working with the people and issues that make up the rich tapestry of a real estate transaction. Over the course of her career, Kathie was lucky to work with many wonderful people. She often helped different generations of the same families.

We will forever cherish the memories we hold dear of our friend and mentor Kathie Berg.