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Claudia Mills Real Estate TEAM

A Bespoke Real Estate Team

Claudia Mills

East Bay's most forward leaning Real Estate Agent

Claudia Mills

The East Bay's most forward leaning real estate agent.

Claudia is known for the beautiful properties she brings to market and her ability to achieve optimal results for her clients. She was chosen by her local professional association to be one of four “Mega Agents” in 2019 and has been in the top 1.5% of agents nationally ranked by Real Trends for the Wall Street Journal repeatedly. She is highly regarded for her exceptional client service, clear vision, market expertise, and succinct design eye.  Claudia’s ability to transform and present properties elevating them to a luxury retail product combined with her strategic targeted marketing ensures her listings consistently sell at levels which meet or surpass her client’s goals.

Selling beautiful properties requires cutting edge marketing tools. Claudia’s marketing team is unsurpassed and her use of professional video and visual storytelling bring properties to life. This truly sets her apart.  She is one of a few agents using narrated videos for every listing. Through sophisticated video, web based marketing and elegant presentations Claudia’s listings often result in record high cost per square foot-breaking sales.

Growing up in the Lamorinda area of the East Bay and having raised her two children in Rockridge, Claudia and her team are the perfect guide for buyers relocating to the area. Her uncompromising dedication, valuable local knowledge and strong negotiating skills, ensures a seamless and successful transaction.

Among her many appreciative clients are several quotes and live testimonials that can be accessed by clicking on the button below.


Realtor Partner

"My promise is to represent my clients with integrity, a warm and collaborative style, and a singular commitment to put their needs above all else."
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Buyer's Agent

Julia Preston Bari
Buyer's Agent

As an Oakland native and former educator, Julia blends her deep local roots with a passion for real estate. A recent homebuyer and mom of two, she brings a personal touch to matching families with their perfect home. Julia's commitment to her client’s satisfaction is enabled by a decades-long block-by-block knowledge of East Bay neighborhoods combined with an up-to-date analysis of broader market trends. With a background of working with families from diverse backgrounds, Julia understands the needs and aspirations that are uniquely filled by life in the East Bay. Her thoughtful, no pressure approach ensures that the real estate journey is shaped intentionally to each of her clients. Valuing collaboration and versatility, Julia works with each client to realize their goals, whether it's providing comprehensive guidance for first-time buyers, offering strategic insights for investors, or assisting those seeking to downsize. In the dynamic world of real estate, Julia stands out as a reliable partner for those seeking a seamless and personalized experience. Julia's enthusiasm paired with her keen negotiating skills makes her a terrific choice. Her ability to connect on a personal level, coupled with her data-driven prowess, sets her apart as an invaluable partner for those seeking their perfect home!  

juliabari@kw.com | 510-915-4458 | DRE02225324


Tony Mills has been working in the marketing industry for 20 years, and has been immersed in real estate videography for the past 10. Tony received a Masters degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley, and while he soon realized a career as an architect was not the career he was looking for, it left him with a passion and eye for great design that he utilizes to this day. As one of the first members of the Claudia Mills Real Estate Team, Tony has been producing cinematic, narrated videos for Claudia’s homes from the beginning. A self proclaimed tech geek, Tony has ensured that all of the marketing tools and gadgets are always the newest technology and top of the line. When not creating beautiful videos for the team, Tony enjoys playing tennis and spending time with the family. 

In-House Videographer and Photographer

Katherine Ponec Marketing

Katherine Ponec, the marketing vision of the team and Claudia’s daughter, has always loved real estate. After graduating with a degree in Public Relations and Advertising from Chapman University, she then went on to work at Getty Images in a dedicated support role for key accounts. It was there she learned and honed her project management skills, all the while assisting with Claudia’s branding. Now as a full time team member, Katherine’s keen eye for design and nose for current trends ensures every client receives stunning and effective marketing assets. Coupling a modern perspective with fresh business acuity, she brings state-of-the-art marketing practices to all CMRET listings.  Outside of work, Katherine loves to practice hot yoga, take her mini labradoodle, Ollie, for hikes, and throw dinner parties with her husband. 

Marketing and Design Manager

Project Manager

Frances ChaU
Listing Coordinator

Born and raised in Oakland, Frances Chau graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Human Development. She spent the first 9 years of her career as a preschool educator, teaching children from age 3 months to 5 years. Frances’s career in real estate began when she was hired as a receptionist for McGuire Real Estate. It was there she met Claudia, who appreciated Frances’ efficiency, attention-to-detail and positive outlook.
Transitioning to Keller Williams in 2020 as Agent Services Director, she further developed her organizational prowess and business development acumen. Now, Frances acts as Claudia’s right hand, creating the finest in client experience with her unwavering dedication and organizational skills. When she is not working, you can find her exploring the local regional park trails with her family, snowboarding on the mountains of Lake Tahoe or taking gorgeous baby photographs of her young son.

CLAUDIA's Numbers

7 yrs

#1 Agent at Mcguire & SOTHEBYS

#1 East Bay Agent 2015
#1 East Bay Agent 2016
#1 East Bay Agent 2017
#1 East Bay Agent 2018
#1 East Bay Agent 2019
Top Agent Sotheby's 2020
Top Agent Sotheby’s 2021

Top .5 %

OF all agents in the us

To be included in the Wall Street Journal's list of top agents and to be ranked by them in California is such an honor.

1 of 4


Recognized in 2019 by the Oakland Berkeley Association of Realtors as 1 of 4 "Mega Agents".


of all East bay agents
with listings over $2 million

"I've been very fortunate to have worked with many sellers at a luxury price point, but I also strive to bring the same level of excellence to all my listings."