Rick Kaluza

A lifelong San Francisco Bay Area resident with an expansive knowledge of the ever-changing regional real estate market, Rick’s expertise and fierce negotiating skills are matched by a personality that puts clients at ease. His extensive background in multiple facets of the business, from residential to commercial sales, leasing, financing, property management and development, enables him to confidently advise clients on a broad range of real estate needs.

Known for his tenacity and diehard dedication, Rick has earned the respect of his colleagues and clients. He has been ranked a Top 10 team in San Francisco for years running and was recruited by the #1 team at Sotheby’s globally before going on to become a founding agent at Compass San Francisco.

The only thing that makes him happier than wins for the Giants, Warriors, or 49ers is when he helps a client reach their personal real estate goals. Most of all spending time with his wife Katie, daughter Vivienne, and son Crue.

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San Francisco

Marin County

East Bay


Wine Country

South Bay

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#Funfact: Twice a week, you’ll find me by the BBQ, no thermometer in sight! Who needs it when you’ve got that sizzling intuition? Personally, I’ll take my homemade BBQ steak over a fancy steakhouse any day. There’s just something about the backyard grill, the smoky flavors, and the freedom to make it just the way I like. 🤤
No frills, no fuss — just good ol‘ BBQ joy! Who else prefers their own grill mastery over dining out? 🔥
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Happy Thanksgiving from our Family to yours!
Did you know? In a recent survey by WSJ Intelligence, over 2,200 affluent individuals spilled the beans on their home-buying plans. Surprisingly, a majority are eyeing financing for their next home purchase. With an average net worth of $4.76 million, only 39% plan to go all-cash. 💸
Here’s the math: If you can make a solid 15% return on investments but borrow at 7.5%, that’s a savvy move! Plus, buying with cash and then financing allows you to write off all that interest for tax purposes. 📈 For the wealthiest, homes aren’t the bulk of their assets — they’re strategic about maximizing returns.
Source: Barron’s
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Mini-millionaires, earning $150,000 - $250,000 annually, are thriving in wealth gains, outpacing the top 10%. In the 80th to 90th income percentile, around 13 million families experienced a 69% median wealth increase from 2019 to 2022, reaching $747,000. Not just income, 90% hold stocks, and 87% own their homes, marking a significant financial landscape shift. 💸

Source: WSJ

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Join me for Small Business Christmas Shopping and Pictures with Santa!

Saturday, December 2, 2023
11:00 AM  4:00 PM
Balestrieri Family Farm
6140 Alhambra Valley Rd Briones 

Kick-off your holiday shopping and support local, small businesses. We will have a variety of shops and vendors at the farm for you to find all of your holiday gifts.  Gather your friends together for a unique shopping experience at the farm. You are sure to find something for everyone on your list. 

We will also have Santa at the Farm offering a unique and one of a kind experience for your family. Your Santa visit is only $10 and gives you the opportunity to take unlimited photos with your own camera. We will also have one of Santa’s helpers onsite to take a picture for you with your camera should you choose.

Book your Santa Visit - spots are limited. 


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Is Orinda a good place to raise a family? Absolutely! 😍

Nestled in the picturesque East Bay, it offers a blend of suburban tranquility and proximity to urban amenities. With top-rated schools, a strong sense of community, and beautiful surroundings, Orinda provides an ideal environment for families. The city’s parks, trails, and recreational facilities enhance the quality of life, making it a safe and welcoming haven for families looking to thrive. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Contact me to find your dream home in this family-friendly haven! 😉

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