Liz Rush

Top Producer
Ingenuity - Thoroughness - Integrity
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  • SRES, ePro Certified, eTeam


  • Investment Properties, Residential Sales

I am:

  • I am a real estate agent because I love helping people achieve their residential dreams, whether its residential or investment.

Proudest Moment:

  • My proudest moment is when I hand the keys to a new home buyer!

Favorite Neighborhood:

  • I love the city of Alameda. It is an island in the SF Bay. The island is known for its Victorians, beaches, bicycling, sailing and great food.


  • Ingenuity - Thoroughness - Integrity

Liz grew up on a farm in the small town of Jarrettsville, Maryland, located a few hours north of Washington, D.C. She spent three years in the U.S. Army, stationed at Ft. Meyers, VA. Liz attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and received a BFA in Fine Arts. She later worked as an art director with clients such as AOL, Wells Fargo, PG&E and Blue Shield. This period in her life helped her sharpen her innate interpersonal skills, but she longed for a more personal and rewarding career.

In 2004, Liz moved out from behind a corporate desk and into real estate, where she began to help people achieve their residential dreams. She believes that the job of a real estate doesn’t and shouldn’t end at the close of escrow. She fosters a close relationship with her clients, which helps to meet their ongoing needs as homeowners. Above all else, her goal is to be your most trusted resource.

Liz is a residential home expert, helping both buyers and sellers in the East Bay. In her 15 years as a REALTOR®, she helps clients from all over the Bay Area and specializes in Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland.

She knows that buying or selling a home is one of the most important life decisions you’ll make, and you need a trusted advisor to help you navigate the ever-changing housing market. As your guide, her goal is to help you get what you want. For sellers, the goal is to sell your home with the least amount of hassle and for the highest possible price. For buyers, she will help you find the right home and negotiate the best price. She's an expert at listening and understanding what's important to you and will help you either find or sell your home in the best possible way.

Liz writes a blog about what's happening in our local real estate market. Her posts include information about buying and selling and important information for after close of escrow. You can read it by going to Liz is a member of the Oakland Berkeley Association of REALTORS® (OBAR), California Association of REALTORS® (CAR), and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Liz is also a member of the Public Arts Commission in the city of Alameda.


Featured Properties

Sold For: $2,343,000

2333 Rose St
Berkeley, 94708
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,359 SqFt

MLS# 40895675

Sold For: $1,837,500

1453 Summit Rd
Berkeley, 94708
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3,390 SqFt

MLS# 40868006

Sold For: $1,640,000

1171 Sutter St
Berkeley, 94707
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,796 SqFt

MLS# 40905769

Liz was very helpful and knowledgeable in helping me find my home in alameda. No one is more in tune with the essence, history and real estate market in alameda than Liz.

– David Martin

We relocated to the East Bay from the Chicago area during COVID, when the buying and selling process was different. Liz prepped us for everything over the phone, and then when we got to California, helped us put in an offer on one of the first houses we saw. It was accepted, the purchase went smoothly, and the whole experience was great. Liz gave us great advice and made the transition as easy as it could have been.

– Thomas J Plagge

Liz was very responsive and detail oriented throughout the transaction. She is a true professional.

– Edie Hofmeister

Liz is an exceptional realtor. We have now worked with her on two different occasions. Here's why we think she's an excellent realtor and give her the highest possible recommendation. Liz has always been incredibly responsive and attentive to our needs. She's made us feel like our questions and concerns are valid, and always had time in her busy day to touch base and think about our next move. Liz has never made us feel rushed or pushed to make a decision. If something didn't feel right about a house, she would encourage us to step back and listen to our intuition. We never had the sense that she was just trying to make a sale and move things along. Liz has a true passion for homes and guiding people to their perfect fit. She has impeccable taste and extensive design and remodel experience. She alerted us to concerns she had about homes that we otherwise never would have considered. Throughout our process, it was clear that Liz genuinely enjoyed working with us and wanted us to arrive at a home we would love for years to come. We always felt like Liz had our backs and was looking out for our best interests. Her communication with selling agents was assertive and direct, while maintaining a level of professionalism and poise that encouraged sellers to work with us. In the end, after a rigorous 7-month search in the crazy Bay Area market, we've settled on a house that we are incredibly excited about. Even after closing, Liz has been consistently available to address any questions or concerns that have arisen. She is even offering her expertise and contractor recommendations in guiding remodels we are currently working on. In the future, whenever we learn that a family member or someone important to us is searching for a home, Liz will be the first person we recommend to guide them.

– Yakov Barton

Liz was thoughtful, kind, and thoughall. She was patient and did a lot for us! She gladly helped us with the big picture and small details. In the end, she found us a great house at a great price suited especially for our family. Thank you!!!

– Steven Faivus

Liz was thoughtful, kind, and thoughall. She was patient and did a lot for us! She gladly helped us with the big picture and small details. In the end, she found us a great house at a great price suited especially for our family. Thank you!!!

– Steven Faivus

We definitely recommend Liz to home buyers. She was always prompt in responding and very much available when we needed her. We were first time buyers and really appreciated her expertise and advice through the search, offers and closing. She also worked with our loan officer to get everything together to help the closing process go smoothly. Thank you Liz for helping us buy our home!

– Galina & Robert

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Liz. She is very professional and personable. We first met her when she was doing an open house on Derby street last summer, and she was very helpful in answering our many questions about the property. We have been looking for a property for a very long time and it was a relief that she was able to connect us almost immediately with the place we purchased. We had many questions possibly bordering on being excessive but we never felt she was cutting us short.

– Nan McGuire

My wife and I decided to sell our home to a couple that we knew as friends. Liz facilitated the transaction and kept everything both professional and friendly -- just the way we wanted it. We were happy with the price we sold our home for and the associated costs, and the buyers were thrilled with what they paid. Liz negotiated a win-win.

– Scott Sheppard

Liz is fantastic. She has all the qualities of a top agent, including market knowledge, patience, clarity, and excellent communication. But it's her people skills that put her over the top. The true test of a professional is not just how they handle a successful transaction, but how they deal with issues that arise. She worked doggedly to put a deal together for me that I, sadly, had to pull the plug on at the last minute. Not only did she not waver in her positivity, she immediately found another property for me. She skillfully negotiated and closed the deal! I can't recommend her enough. Thanks, Liz!

– Dylan Arrants

Liz was amazing from the start. She was constantly updating us with new places on the market that targeted our exact needs. She is the reason we were able to find our first home! She is the best!!!

– Sara Anderson

Very knowledgeable,proffesional&pleasant. would recommend to any buyer

– Vincent Rodrigues

If you are looking for a great responsible, honest, truly professional, extremely friendly, caring and attentive to your objectives and goals in real estate,you must be lucky to have Liz Rush in your life. She is a blessing, a true angel that I hope I can keep in life as a new best friend. She helped me and my family the perfect home while I was traveling on the other side of our planet . I strongly recommend her and wish her all the best that life has to offer. Thank you Liz.

– Bita Kazemi

The process of selling a house is daunting - especially for the first time. There are all kinds of emotions attached to each door knob, light fixture, and all other objects that you are leaving behind. Liz was instrumental in helping us through the process of moving on and looking forward to the next stage in our life. She prepared us for each step and walked us through without issue. She is a pro. I would not hesitate to recommend her.

– Mindy Zuckerman

Liz was a wonderful person to work with in the purchase of our first home. We had very little knowledge/understanding of the process and were intimidated by the Bay Area market. Liz worked patiently and enthusiastically with us to help us find a home for our growing family of three. Liz was flexible in working with our more stringent work schedules. She worked well with our budget and only showed us homes we could afford. She offered invaluable advice throughout the process helped us to successfully negotiate the purchase of our new home in Alameda. We couldn't be more thrilled. She also had several recommendations to help us get our home ready for move in including painters, cleaners, and security. She also ensured that we knew how to connect w utility companies and repairmen. Thanks Liz, we will definitely be working with you when we are looking to purchase our second home!

– Megan Laiblin

Liz was a fantastic partner in helping us buy a house when we first came to Berkeley four years ago. This spring when we decided to sell that house and move to Walnut Creek we again turned to Liz. She is a professional one can count on for every aspect of buying and selling, whether the process is smooth or encounters bumps along the way. We fully trust Liz's judgment and it is a delight to work with her.

– Nili Fox

Liz helped my husband and I buy our first house in Oakland. We took forever to find the house we wanted--Liz spent a lot of time looking for upcoming homes so we could get a jump on our dream home. When we found it the competition was fierce--we were one of about 45 offers and we miraculously got the house! I credit Liz for her support and persistence in the process and helping to be sure our bid got noticed by the buyer. She was so supportive and helpful throughout the entire process! We highly recommend Liz as a real estate agent and would definitely use her again!! (Hopefully we will be in our home for a long time though!)

– Janet Sabatino

Liz went beyond the call of duty in personally handling things for me since I had broken my ankle. She kept me informed every step of the way during the process. My house sold very quickly due to her many abilities and her expertise. Liz was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her to others.

– Terry Nicole Maples

Liz was a great help to us! We couldn't have done it without her. She went above and beyond to help us purchase our home. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for a home in the area.

– Anonymous

Liz worked so hard on my deal that it got embarrassing. At the end, it felt like I didn't pay her enough! Surprised she didn't pick up the house and fix the foundation with her bare hands. The property looked like a million dollars when we were through, and sold like it. Highly recommend, am using her on other deals as well.

– Kimon Cambouroglou

We bought our first home with Liz and then worked with Liz to help us sell it this year and to represent us as we purchased our new home for our growing family. Liz worked hard for us in each interaction and she approaches her work with a great combination of solid research, useful connections, and valuable advice. In our recent transactions, Liz went above and beyond, rescuing the purchase of our new home when the sale of ours fell through due to a buyer who decided not to move at the last minute. In a matter of a week, Liz contacted everyone who had expressed interest in the house, held a new and very well-attended open house, and sold the house again. Our house was expertly staged by Liz and she was essential to our making it through both sides of the transaction. Should we ever sell, Liz will be our first call and we would recommend working with Liz to anyone.

– Jonathan Darr

Liz is absolutely great to work with. We have bought and sold with her help and it has worked out great every time. She listens to your needs and works hard to reach the desired outcome. She really likes her job, you will notice that if you work with her.

– Ronny Melander

Liz helped us sell our home this past March. As we were doing a short sale it took a little longer than expected but Liz kept us informed through out the entire process and was always willing to answer all of our questions. I would recommend Liz to anyone who is thinking of selling their home as she is professional, helpful and gets the job done!

– Tegan Hetzel Dobbins

We met Liz at an open house shortly after we decided to dip our toes in the housing market, and instantly trusted her and respected her opinion. She was the first realtor who really took the time to explain to us everything that was involved with purchasing a home, the various options open to us and the obstacles and potential pitfalls we might encounter along the way. She was also the first realtor who seemed more interested in making sure we got into a place that was right for us, and not just making another sale for herself. Of course, this just so happened to coincide with the beginning of the rapidly inflating housing market. To say that Liz was patient would be a gross understatement, as we dipped our toes and quickly pulled them out again several times during the insanity of the bubble. After a year we were already easily Liz’s longest clients, but never once did she express any frustration with us, she kept sending us listings that fit our requirements and budget, taking us to see any that took our fancy. During this time Liz educated us in helpful programs for first-time home-buyers such as FHA and 203K Loans. Due to Liz’s patience, knowledge and expertise we were finally able to get an offer accepted on a short sale. Liz worked tirelessly at every twist and turn, half the time acting as our therapist, and made sure we knew what was happening every step of the way. To make a long story short it took 6 months, a lot of negotiating and jumping through hoops, but we eventually became proud first-time home-owners. We simply couldn’t have done it with out Liz and even after we were all signed, sealed and moved in, Liz was there to answer any remaining questions we had. For anyone looking for a Realtor that will work tirelessly and tenaciously to find their perfect place and be with them every step of the way, they couldn’t do better than Liz Rush.

– Greg Hamilton + Lindsay Hamilton

Liz is a great real estate agent. She listened closely to our needs and worked very hard and patiently until we found our home in North Oakland. We also appreciated her high ethical standards when it came to submitting/negotiating offers.

– Amber Christiansen

I worked with Liz when I bought my first (and current) home in Alameda. Liz was wonderfully supportive through the search, negotiation and closing. Her support did not end with the transaction; Liz also helped me make myself at home in the community and identified resources for home repair and maintenance that diminished my worries as a first-time homeowner. Her resourcefulness, diligence and love of a good challenge make her an excellent choice on any real estate transaction.

– Mary Fetherolf

Buying a house in the Bay Area is no small feat. Liz provided the guidance, patience, and creativity that helped put us in our new home! When our offer was accepted, she went to bat for us, with the delicate balance of tact and tenacity needed to close escrow in this seller's market! She kept us updated almost hourly as we ticked off the various escrow "to-dos". She made sure to protect us with contingencies and even managed to get a few last minute touch-ups done after our final walk-through. I felt truly heard as a homebuyer and completely safe in her capable hands. I highly recommend working with Liz.

– Maggie Kuhn and Matthew Cress

Liz is an amazing realtor and wonderful human being. Her insights and understanding of the market was critical in helping me find my first home. She spent hours upon hours dedicating time and energy ensuring that I found the perfect place that fit within my budget. She's honest, trustworthy, smart and savvy. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy a property. I cannot endorse her enough.

– Emily Tagart

Liz is a great realtor. She assisted us with two transactions in the course of a half year. Both buying and selling went smoothly. Liz was always very patient with our indecisiveness and took us to see countless houses. During closings, she was knowledgeable and attentive to details. All of her skills as a realtor aside, she is just a very nice person. We had lots of laughs, which made the stressful task of buying and selling real estate a pleasant experience. while we were still a long way off and waiting for a transaction to close, she helped us with vendors and made sure our physical distance from Alameda didn't get in the way. She is GREAT!

– George Craig

I was a first time home buyer, who was not sure whether it would be single home, duplex or a condominium. Liz Rush worked with me for 5 months checking all these options. I had a learning curve, with which Liz was very patience to help me. Finally, we found a place that was within my budget and was perfect for me. She is smart, patience, honest and one hard worker who listens to what you want.

– Barbara B.

Bob and I had a specific condominium complex that we were interested in and Liz monitored the complex and notified us as soon as a unit came on the market. It was a short sale so a little more complicated than most transactions but Liz was always available to answer our many questions and concerns.

– Kathie A.

Liz Rush has been a real estate agent in the East Bay for over 15 years and a Top Producer for McGuire Real Estate for the last several years. Originally from Maryland, she spent 3 years in the Army, stationed at the Pentagon. Next, she graduated from the Academy of Art University with a BFA in sculpture. She worked in the San Francisco advertising world for many years with clients such as PG&E, Wells Fargo, AOL, and Blue Shield. Besides being a busy Realtor® she’s a Public Arts Commissioner in the city of Alameda.

As a residential and income property expert Liz helps both sellers and buyers. During her real estate career, she has helped clients all over the Bay Area — in the Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco metropolitan areas — and also in Hayward, Concord, Brentwood, Hercules and beyond. Most transactions are concentrated in Alameda County, where Liz and her husband live.

Selling a house is an exciting challenge, no matter how good the real estate market is. Utilizing her extensive background in marketing she enjoys designing and implementing strategies and custom approaches for each client and home. Using both traditional and new technologies, coupled with personal interaction and resources, she maximizes the use of Social Media by using Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, etc., along with print and her personal connections with other Real Estate agents to get the most exposure for each property. Liz will help you manage the details of selling to achieve the highest possible return—with the least amount of stress.

Buying real estate is one of the most important life decisions you'll make, and you need a trusted advisor to help you navigate the ever-changing housing market. She is a gifted listener and will understand your priorities. By choosing Liz as your coach, advisor, and advocate, you will be guided and supported through every step of the process.
Acquiring investment properties requires careful analysis to ensure good returns. Liz’ successes as a leasing agent and investment real estate agent have given her the expertise and acumen to collaborate with you on all aspects of the process: evaluating, acquiring, leasing, and managing.


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