Cindi Hagley is a California licensed real estate broker and has been interviewed by and/or featured on ABC News 20/20, Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal, The CBS Evening News, FOX News, Market Watch, Coast to Coast Radio, Clear Channel Radio, The San Francisco Chronicle, and other international, national, regional, and local media. She is known for her humor and compassion.
Hagley is the founder of Past Life Homes, and a foremost authority on the marketing and sale of stigmatized properties throughout the United States. In real estate, stigmatized property is property which buyers or tenants may shun for reasons that are unrelated to its physical condition of the home. These can include death of an occupant, murder, suicide, and/or the belief that the home is haunted or is the site of paranormal activity. Disclosure laws vary state to state, and Hagley is a big believer in disclosing all facts relating to the stigma, whether required by law or not. Hagley also believes that properly marketed, a stigmatized home does not need to sell for less than market value.
Cindi Hagley was born and raised in Appalachia, and at age 10 she announced to her family that she was moving to the West Coast to work in television. It was a huge goal for a young girl who came from a family whose members never graduated high school – let alone go to college.
“I have no idea where that idea came from. I come from a family of farmers, miners, and railroad workers. But they supported me, and that goal became a reality.” She resigned from Disney/ABC in 2006.
Hagley attended The University of Akron, putting herself through school by working as on-air talent at a local radio station. She moved to the Bay Area in 1990 and enjoyed a successful career as a television executive, before leaving to pursue her real estate career.
Hagley credits her success in real estate with her broadcast sales training. “I’ve negotiated everything from the Super Bowl, to the Academy Awards, to New York Yankees Baseball with Fortune 500 Companies,” she says. ”The stakes are higher in real estate. My clients are trusting me with what is quite often the single largest asset they will ever own. That’s a lot of money, a lot of trust, and a lot of passion on my part to outperform my competitors and deliver a superior experience to my clients. If I don’t exceed expectations, then I have not done my job.”
In her spare time, she enjoys playing guitar and fiddle and performing with her band. She loves to hike, kayak, golf, and explore the world with family and friends.
A portion of Hagley’s income is donated to local non-profit organizations, where she frequently volunteers.
Michael has decades of real estate experience. Born and raised in England, his early childhood days were spent supporting his parents who were investors of flip properties in England. After moving to the USA, he earned a degree in Accounting/Finance, and then went onto working in the corporate world. It did not take long for Michael to realize his strengths were put to maximum use in the area of real estate. For him, life is a pursuit of excellence and a commitment to going above and beyond to improve other people’s lives.
Michael knows that buying or selling a home is an important financial transaction, and that preparation is ninety percent of a successful one. When Michael puts a house on the market, it is ready to show and sell. With his experience in accounting and strong analytical insights, Michael also has the ability to quickly size up bidding situations and provide intelligent and informed recommendations. His local market knowledge and financial expertise always gives his clients a competitive advantage.
Michael is highly ethical and feels morally obligated to do the best job possible for each client. He takes great pride in taking care of people, who count on him to help them make difficult decisions and be straightforward with them. As a result, he gets many referrals from past clients, mortgage brokers, and even other local realtors who trust his sound judgment.
As a husband and father, Michael believes that professional real estate service is based on a commitment to caring for the families. “Real estate isn’t just about financial transactions and houses, it is about the lives and dreams of the people I represent,” he says. “What I love best about my work is the knowledge that I was able to make a true impact in a family’s life and in some way help them achieve their goals and dreams.” Ask anyone who has ever worked with Michael and they’ll agree that he provides service you can rely on. Give him a call today.
The Hagley Group believes in speed, accuracy, and foremost, INTEGRITY in all of our transactions. We respond to texts, phone calls, and e-mails in 5 minutes or less unless we are with a client. We believe in serving everyone, not just high-end luxury clients. We believe on working collaboratively with our clients and colleagues. We believe in home ownership, and building strong, stable communities. We believe in public service, and giving back to the communities in which we serve - with both time and money. We believe in doing the right thing, not the easy thing.
And we believe in you. We understand that buying or selling a home is often the largest transaction that you will ever make. We believe in keeping you focused on your goals and price point as you navigate through your sale or purchase. We will hold your vision and be your biggest cheerleaders as you work toward and meet your goals - financial and otherwise. When you become our client, you also become our friend. And that stewardship defines our business.
"Cindi is knowledgeable, aggressive, and hard-working - the kind of agent you want on your side. This was my first time selling a home, and I was understandably nervous. Yes, it's a seller's market, but I quickly learned it takes more than someone with a real estate's license to sell a home. Cindi was able to help me and my fiance navigate through the stressful process of selling our home in Oakland. The house sold in four days! We were so impressed that we asked her to help us purchase our new home in Lafayette. We can honestly say that we couldn't have done it without her, and we have no hesitation recommending her to anyone selling or buying a home. ."
by L. Milanes, Lafayette
"We were really under the gun to sell & buy a house within a one month timeframe. I can't believe Cindi made that possible. She gave excellent advice on what we needed to do to present our house for sale without us having to "break the bank." She efficiently negotiated with the sellers of the townhouse we bought. Together we set outcome goals and timelines and we met everyone. She lowered our stressors tremendously with grace and courtesy. We are very happy with our purchase and we feel we have made a good friend in the process. Hats off to Cindi Hagley.."
by G. Kraft, San Ramon
"Cindi helped me and my fiance look for our first home. Cindi made it her mission to find us exactly what we dreamed of, and find it with in our means. She was always honest, and on time. She is very funny and put us instantly at ease. Besides finding a home- we found a friend.."
by J. Slater, San Ramon
"We were distressed seller, facing foreclosure. Cindi was kind, non-judgmental, and always followed through with our lender, the buyer, and ourselves. Responses were courteous and prompt. We closed without a hitch. I would definitely recommend Cindi and her team. ."