Meet the Team

Maria Cavallo-Merrion

✆ (510) 919.8841
CalBRE# 01493849

As an experienced realtor, Maria is committed to listening to her clients’ objectives, ensuring that they understand every step of the process while always holding their interests in the highest regard possible. Maria enjoys working with both buyers and sellers and finds each transaction unique and exciting! Maria's positive attitude and high energy is contagious and appreciated by her clients. Within the real estate community, Maria is known for her professionalism, honesty, and tenacity.

As an Oakland native and resident, Maria truly values living in the East Bay and feels fortunate to be a part of such a diverse and stimulating environment. As a result, she is able to offer her clients valuable insight on various neighborhoods with ease and assurance. Her familiarity of local schools, recreation, transportation, and cultural activities tremendously helps her clients when promoting and/or purchasing a home. Additionally, Maria’s extensive advertising background allows her clients to benefit from a unique and powerful approach when promoting their property.

A top producing agent since 2004, Anita is driven by a passion for customer service and a love for making real estate dreams come true. Touting sales in the top 1%, Anita operates with a refreshing directness; razor sharp negotiating skills and a knack for identifying market trends ensuring clients are equipped to make decisions with winning results. Anita believes that her clients deserve her personal touch in every detail and surrounds herself with like-minded partners who are equally as passionate.

Originally hailing from New Mexico, Anita has resided in the Oakland area since 1996. With deep community ties she has her finger on the pulse of the East Bay and beyond. She settled into the beautiful East Bay where she adores the distinct architecture, diverse neighborhoods and vast culinary culture. An avid foodie, Crossfit fanatic and travel hungry globetrotter, Anita has an endless love for her local sports teams – including her beloved 49ers and Warriors (even when they lose). When not busy coordinating stagers, and creating marketing buzz, you’ll find her hiking with her trio of Dachshunds' Sissy, Lucy and Molly. Suffice to say she brings contagious high-energy and commitment at work and in life.

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Anita Becker

✆ 510.520.8335
CalBRE# 01316805

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Carla Buffington

✆ (510) 735.6605
CalBRE# 01344049

Carla joined then Pacific Union, now Compass in 2002 after 18 years with one of the world’s largest specialty retailers where she was a corporate executive responsible for managing $300 million dollars worth of product and services annually, as well as heading up the corporate contracts team. Since then she has used her excellent negotiation skills, in depth knowledge of contracts, and exceptional communication skills, helping buyers and sellers in Piedmont, Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda achieve their real estate dreams and goals. Over her career Carla has been involved in over $260M worth of real estate sales and is proud to have been a part of the sale of the Felton Estate, the highest sale in Alameda County.

Carla grew-up in Sacramento and received her BA from UC Davis. She has lived in Oakland over 20 years and currently lives with her husband Jeff and their 4-legged child in the Oakland hills. She has three step-children identical twins Hayley and Jessica and their brother Scott.

Carla’s client base consists almost entirely of referrals from clients and other real estate professionals who respect and appreciate her integrity and strong work ethic. She has established herself as an honest, ethical and detailed real estate professional who is dedicated to fulfilling the needs and goals of her clients through clear, consistent communication, an excellent knowledge of neighborhood markets and the industry.