Keller Williams Realty-East Bay
Andrew Urban, Keller Williams Realty-East BayPhone: (707) 738-7545
Email: [email protected]
Andrew Urban

Andrew Urban

DRE: 01752023
(707) 738-7545
(707) 750-5801
[email protected]


 I want to take this opportunity to share a little of my story. A note my mother sent me a long time ago, still hanging on our refrigerator, reads: “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

I experienced this philosophy in action for the first time when my father moved our family from Germany to New Zealand when I was a boy. It was a scary experience to uproot and move more than 10,000 miles away from home, literally to the other side of the world!

I took to New Zealand well, attending school and earning a degree in accounting. It’s commonplace for young Kiwis to leave the country and see more of the world, which is how I found myself in the United States for the first time.

I got my first job here as an accountant with a travel company. One thing led to another, and I ended up staying, building a career in finance through senior roles at Hyatt Hotels, a law firm, and a strategic consulting company.

Corporate America started to wear on me, however, and I elected to leave before I was driven insane. For a change of pace, I founded a home repair company in Benicia with my wife, Dawson. Through our work, I gained deep knowledge of our real estate market.

Between 2005 and 2006, I spent a lot of time in the hospital. When you’re confronted with your own vulnerability like that, you start to think about what you want to do with your life. I was stuck in a hospital bed, but I was determined to turn that difficulty into opportunity.

One of the changes I decided to make was to pursue a career in real estate.

It was a great place to start, but my timing was not ideal- the Great Recession began less than a year later. When the market downturn hit, I still wasn’t deterred. When I make a commitment I stick with it, and you already know my stance on difficulty and opportunity.

Buying or selling real estate is an enormously important transaction, and the representation you receive from your agent will have significant impact on your results. I understand well the challenges owners and buyers face, and I invest time to educate each one of my clients and show them how we can win.

I signed on with Keller Williams Realty, a worldwide brokerage that matches my mindset and provides me with support and training to keep my skills sharp. I look forward to reaching even more people in need, and I’m confident that our future is bright!

It is important for you to choose the person who will do the best job for you, and who is the right fit for your particular needs. I’m committed as a professional to provide the highest level of service and I promise to work diligently to exceed your expectations.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about me. When you or someone you know is in need of a real estate agent, I hope you give me the opportunity to demonstrate how my knowledge and experience will deliver value to you.

Andrew Urban

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What Clients Are Saying

"I've bought and sold several homes and therefore worked with several Realtors over the years. Andrew Urban is the best. I'm so glad he has chosen this as a profession.

He cared about our perspectives, and he shared his deep knowledge about homes --both the market and the realm of home construction and repair. Because of his expertise, our proposal was accepted, and then the home purchase went through despite some difficulties which might have derailed it if not for Andrew's prompt attention, advice, and diplomacy.

As a side note, I experienced the benefits of working with a Realtor who is so plugged in -- who can confidently recommend other local experts of all kinds, from the mortgage banker to the air-system repair company.

Indebted to you, Andrew"

Tereza K. - Grateful New Home Owner

"Andrew helped to sell my house in Concord and buy my house in Benicia.

He is smart, savvy and sophisticated about both sellers and buyers.

Friendly even in enemy territory, calm during the storm, always light and kind yet totally professional.

He notices the tiniest details (like "holidays" on the recently-painted ceiling) but understands the big picture.

I can't recommend him enough."

Michael L. - Happy Home Seller

"When we started our process to search for a new larger house for our family, we contacted Andrew as he came highly recommended from a friend.

Andrew immediately gave us sound advice and what to expect as we began our process.

Once we had decided on the house, Andrew helped us through the offer and negotiations allowing us to get the best price.

Andrew made the entire process from finding the right house, to closing the deal so easy that it eliminated any stress that we have had in prior transactions.

I would highly recommend Andrew to anyone looking to buy or sell."

David S. - Delighted Home Owner

"Andrew gave us exemplary service - ranging from extreme patience showing us properties across three counties in the Bay Area, to detailed advice about inspections, loans, and contractors.


He was extremely professional, well informed and -- did I mention? -- patient."

Gary S. - Thankful Client

"In this purchase, Andrew  represented both buyer and seller.


He is professional, dedicated, fair and very responsive. He went out of his way to bridge the gap between me and the seller, at times even sacrificing his own interests to make the deal work for both sides.


I am very happy with his work and I look forward to working with him in the future."

Sophie R. - Satisfied Home Buyer

"I just bought my first home and it is not an exaggeration to say I could not have done this without Andrew's expert guidance through the process.


From our first meeting, Andrew  took time to get to know  me and understand what I was looking for. While we looked at homes, I found his depth of knowledge in home construction invaluable to my evaluating what I could/should or should not take on. He could put into perspective things that I thought would be costly to repair that were actually reasonable - and also pointed out things that could lead to bigger, more costly problems. This was very helpful.


I also felt that he was a great advocate in the offer and contract process .Most importantly - I felt that I was his only customer.


He is highly responsive and thorough, and always seemed to make time for me. From initial property showings, to handholding through the offer and inspection process - he totally put me at ease - (and if you knew me you would know that was no easy feat!) I feel so fortunate to have met him.


He's awesome!"

Ann M. - Appreciative First Home Buyer

“Andrew gave me incredibly astute advice.

After interviewing me as to my priorities for selling my home, he pitched in to help whenever possible and kept the process as easy as possible for me.

After my home sold for a very good price in a matter of days, I felt a strong sense of relief as other homes in my neighborhood sat on the market for weeks and months.”

Mark S. - Pleased Home Seller

"Purchasing real estate can be a mystifying experience. So many choices can become overwhelming.

Without an impartial professional like Andrew, I would have paid more and possibly not gotten this diamond in the rough.  I wish everybody the good fortune I had.


Please contact Andrew and see if he can assist you with your search for the right property."

Peter J. - Gratified New Home Owner