Alain Pinel Realtors
January 2013 - present
Specializing in helping buyers and sellers in Oakland, Piedmont, Alameda, Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Emeryville, San Leandro, Lamorinda, and Walnut Creek.
Also, I am a short sale and foreclosure resource, and work with buyers of short sales to get into contract and close, and counsel sellers who may be short on all options available, and get a closed transaction and a new start when the seller chooses to sell short.
HIGHLAND PARTNERS | BH&G Real Estate
November 2011 - January 2013
I quickly became successful as an agent for several reasons: the passion for learning the nuances of this complicated market, my desire to help people navigate the pitfalls of a challenging market, and the skills I developed as an entrepreneur, businessman, teacher and mentor of young people.
Founder and President
A+ Home Tutors Inc
October 2005 - December 2011
Founded and grew a tutoring business from idea to successful, profitable business. Designed and implemented successful online and print marketing campaigns to attract buyers of the service. Developed and used many skills that apply to real estate: marketing, negotiating contracts, dispute resolution, creative problem solving and financial analysis.
Teacher and Guidance Counselor
Academia Cotopaxi, Quito, Ecuador
August 2001 - August 2004
Teacher, Coach, Mentor, and Guidance counselor to middle school students, high school students and their families. Developed strong interpersonal and communication skills, finding win win solutions, and empathizing with others while helping them make positive decisions to change their path. Academia Cotopaxi is a private American School in Quito, Ecuador, serving North American, South American and European expats and Ecuadorian students.
Bret Harte Middle School, San Jose, CA
August 1998 - August 2001
Taught 6th grade science. Founded and coached middle school lacrosse team.