About Gimme Shelter
You call it real estate. We call it revenge of the nerds.
Gimme Shelter is a Bay Area real estate brokerage serving everyone from upstarts to entrepreneurs. Our clients are buyers and sellers who prefer service that’s in tune with the creative spirit of the bay area. We’re not for everyone but if you’re looking for unique market guidance in today’s killer landscape we may be for you.
Gimme is small by design. As an independent brokerage, we’re free to operate without the corporate dictates of the big franchises. We pay no overhead to further a huge national brand and that frees us up to focus resources entirely on our clients.
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We have had nothing but positive experiences with Bill Charman. Not only does is he warm, friendly, and personable; but he is an excellent client advocate and savvy negotiator. I have highly recommended him to several of my good friends, and no one’s been disappointed.Summi K
Bill knows Oakland. He understands the market, is familiar with all of the neighborhoods, seems to have a good handle on where things are heading (to the extent that anyone can) and will tell you his honest opinion when you ask for it. He will give you a kick in the pants when you need one and also have a consoling heart-to-heart when things are frustrating and confusing. Buying a house is stressful and unfamiliar territory for most of us so it is nice to have someone so confident and comfortable with the process.D. Ball
Bill is an amazing guy and an outstanding broker. He is well connected and has a complete understanding of the Bay Area real estate scene. In this crazy market with houses going for way over asking price, you need a knowledgeable broker who can push you in the right way while making sure you don't overpay. He coached us on what it would take to win our dream house and sure enough he was spot on. We can honestly say that we would still be looking if we had decided to go with another broker.Joey Rosenberg
I trusted his taste as well as his dealmaking, and he was fantastic at keeping a panicked, pregnant first-time homebuyer calm, and even laughing, through the the madness of Bay Area real estate. Bill has wonderful style, and can talk about anything from Italian literature to vintage guitars. I can't say enough about Bill. I'm forever grateful.Dervala Hanley