Teaming up to get your home sold


Prudential California Realty
Capturing the essence and innate beauty inherent to every house is the goal of listing agents Judith Glass and Sheila Sabine. The Glass-Sabine team has been recognized four years in a row as the top-producing agents in Prudential California Realty's Piedmont-Claremont office.

They are ranked among the top 1 percent of Prudential agents world-wide. Their success is based in part on their ability to use "streamline staging" techniques when listing a property for sale.

Their most recent project is a stunning, sophisticated contemporary with breathtaking five-bridge views from almost every room.

The home at 20 Woodside Way is a custom-built beauty one of the 13 homes that comprise the Grizzly Peak Estates development high in the Oakland hills. The five-plus-bedroom, three-bath home boasts decks and views on all levels. The listing price is $1,300,000.

So where's the challenge in that, you may ask? When Glass-Sabine began preparing the house for the market, they worked side-by-side with the owners to echo the master craftsmanship and elegant design of the property.

To highlight the incredibly high ceilings in the public rooms, Glass-Sabine contacted two local artists who generously loaned paintings to be used in the project.

Happily for the artists, the exposure led to sales of some of the pieces they've displayed.

Because the owners of the property had already moved many of their furnishings to their new home, Glass-Sabine recommended renting furniture.

The team then personally selected a few pieces that complement the contemporary and dramatic feel of the home.

JUDITH GLASS AND SHEILA SABINE. The Glass-Sabine team has been recognized four years in a row as the top-producing agents in Prudential California Realty's Piedmont-Claremont office.

To enhance and complete the desired look, Judith and Sheila brought in pillows, decorative pieces, candles, hand-painted ceramics, table settings, fresh towels and soaps for the baths and crusty bread for the kitchen counters with flower arrangements and plants everywhere.

To accent the beautiful trim in the spacious, state-of-the-art chef's kitchen table for casual dining with copper fabrics and tableware.

The use of fresh flowers has become a part of the Glass-Sabine signature. They bring in local artist, Scott Job, who is closely involved with the decorative development of each project his creative arrangements, admired by owners and clients alike, are present at every Glass-Sabine listing.

Almost everyone has heard of staging by now, but Glass-Sabine keep their approach fresh, different and unique to each property. Their professional staging is a free service to their clients.

The statistics speak for themselves this year, homes listed by Glass-Sabine have sold within 10 days on an average of 39 percent over the asking price.

The high-tech world has been a natural addition to their services. Glass-Sabine's Web page is one of the more advanced in the industry.

For example, the owner of 20 Woodside Way has his own Web page with a direct link to the Glass-Sabine We page.

There is a virtual tour of the property available, showing off the home's perfection and beauty along with the contemporary artwork on loan from local artists.

For more information about 20 Woodside Way, contact Glass-Sabine at or check out the owner's homepage at

The Glass-Sabine team continues to flourish with each new listing. They combine their multi-dimensional skills and highly polished talents to provide the very best to today's fast-paced real estate market.

Glass-Sabine have backgrounds in art and interior design. Glass holds and MBA in marketing and has served as an art docent at the Oakland Museum of California. Sabine has an M.A. in Arts and Media Technology and is a graduate of the Sogetsu Ikebana School of Tokyo.

They can be reached at 510-326-5055 or at Prudential California Realty in Piedmont at 510-428-0900.

Hills Newspapers
Friday, September 15, 2000

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