How Alex Gailas is Cultivating Impressive Lamorinda Real Estate
By; Kimberly Gomes
Talented and tireless–these are two words often attributed to AG Realty’s founder and broker, Alex Gailas. Having lived in Orinda since 1982, the entrepreneur-minded Realtor has established a sound reputation, while retaining deep roots in the community.
Before entering the real estate industry in 1999 Alex ran a number of successful restaurants in the area, helping him form strong relationships in the Lamorinda community. After opening his own brokerage in 2001, AG Realty quickly became one of the most reputable boutique companies in the area, serving clients from Contra Costa to Alameda and San Francisco counties.
His long-standing success stems from a simple philosophy of continuously surpassing clients’ expectations. His sound understanding of the industry, and genuine care for his clients’ well-being has helped him build a strong, referral-based business.
“It’s all about going above and beyond what you’re required to do,” says Alex. “The things I do usually aren’t expected, so my clients are often pleasantly surprised. That makes me happy. Seeing a happy satisfied client is what makes me want to put myself out there everyday in this business.”
Beyond his client-centric focus, Alex extends an aggressive marketing plan. His multi-media marketing strategies not only stretch across the local print and digital arena, but also have an impressive global reach. Alex attracts overseas buyers by marketing across 70 different international websites in China, Russia, England and beyond. This tried and true system hints at why his listings generally sell 2% to 8% above asking price.
An intuitive entrepreneur Alex also comes with extensive negotiation experience, having conducted countless deals throughout his tenure.
“I’ve negotiated many transactions as a Realtor and in my previous enterprises. I’m able to understand the buyer’s language. I always find the weak and strong points of buyers and sellers and use those to better position my client,” says Alex.
It’s these abilities coupled with his honest, straightforward reputation that make his clients feel at ease from start to finish.
“Ethics, trustworthiness and integrity mean everything to me,” says Alex. “I feel that if you do the right thing the business just comes. So, that’s what I always try to do. It’s a model that I’ve built on and it always pays off.”
When he’s not helping clients, Alex enjoys soaking up all that Lamorinda has to offer. Having raised his children in Orinda, he knows the ins and outs of the local schools, restaurants, and culture. Deeply rooted in the community, he’s contributed to parks, trails, and organizations throughout the area. In his free time he loves taking advantage of the
Bay Area’s art scene, frequenting plays at the Berkeley Rep, as well as the opera, ballet, and jazz concerts.
For more information on how Alex Gailas and AG Realty can assist you, contact (925) 254-7600 ext. 103 or visit agrealty1.com.
- Alex Gailas: Raising the Bar in Lamorinda Real Estate - February 9, 2016