Business: Robert Bialkin is a local broker / REALTOR®, mortgage loan officer, and attorney with an office in Downtown Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, and San Francisco. Robert has produced great results for his clients, earning him approximately 100 five-star client reviews online on sites like Google+, Yelp, and Zillow. His business is built on referrals from happy clients. Through their online reviews, clients have suggested Robert is the best person to work with for law, loans, real estate, and business. Robert’s business is relatively virtual, but he will travel for work in person.

Robert strives to always answer calls, texts and client emails promptly and uses technology to keep a competitive edge at the new pace of business. He also understands the importance of a good old-fashioned handshake and delivering on his promises. Robert offers free legal consultations, free real estate listings and comps, and fast, free mortgage pre-approval letters.

Robert is both a REALTOR® and mortgage loan officer, so he likely has the edge over the competition when presenting his client’s offer to buy a home. In this market, being able to say that Robert is handling both the real estate transaction and the mortgage financing may instill confidence in a seller, thus increasing the chances that your offer will be accepted. Sellers often prefer to work with buyers that are pre-approved by a reputable local agent. Robert also works well with others, so if you prefer to use your current loan or real estate agent he can still get the job done. If you have ever been under-whelmed by the services provided by another agent, please give Robert the opportunity to earn your business.

Robert is both a commercial and residential real estate broker, which means he can also use his experience as an entrepreneur to help you broker the sale or purchase of a business. He has opened and sold his own businesses, so he brings real world experience and sage advice to the process. One of Robert’s passions is marketing and advertising, and it shows in the way he lists business and properties. He doesn’t just sell your property; he actually markets the listing with aggressive online marketing techniques to create high exposure and demand.

History: Born and raised in Northern California, Robert is a local concierge who knows the secret spots. Robert Bialkin’s early education was in the Waldorf community at Summerfield and Willowood (now SunRidge), before eventually attending Analy High in Sebastopol where he was a B student but an A athlete. Robert chose to pass on potential college football scholarships and instead attended SRJC for an associate degree before skipping a bachelor’s degree and testing directly into Empire Law School to earn his Juris-Doctorate. During law school, he worked for the Council on Aging as a paralegal while also opening his first business, Honeymoon Frozen Yogurt in Sebastopol, CA. He then sat for the bar exam only once before becoming an attorney and developing a thriving law practice. Robert later discovered a passion for real estate, so he became a real estate broker / REALTOR® and mortgage loan officer to help clients find their way home. Robert is a fierce negotiator, superb strategist, and loves a great deal.

Personal:  To stay sharp Robert prefers watching Shark Tank, brainstorming, and playing Magic the Gathering. Robert is a collector of rare, extraordinary minerals and fruiting plants and trees. He spends much of his time with his family and tending his gardens or orchard. To have fun Robert enjoys fishing or eating delicious/healthy/local foods with friends. Robert believes business and pleasure need not be mutually exclusive. Ergo, he has created a fresh, incubator-like atmosphere within his offices that attracts talented and interesting individuals. Robert aspires to be able to help anyone with anything. To that end, he has assembled a crack team of lawyers, accountants, consultants, developers, designers, artists, and entrepreneurs. Robert is an early adopter of, and a big fan of the Internet. He encourages philanthropy, volunteers when possible, and gives away a lot of free advice.

  • Robert at Bialkin Realty is the best! He has helped us many times as our real estate agent. He landed and negotiated my commercial lease in Santa Rosa. I’ve never met someone who picks up their phone or answer his emails so quickly. Plus, he is the nicest guy. I’ve also never met a realtor who was also a lawyer AND a loan officer! He knows his stuff. He is definitely much more professional than another real estate agency we have worked with in the past. He is super smart and you will be glad he is on your team. We will be calling him when we are ready to buy our next property in Sonoma County. Highly, highly, recommended. Thanks again, Robert!

    07/26/2016
    by Commercial Client
  • I recently have started looking for a home in the Sebastopol and Santa Rosa area and have had the luxury of leaning on Roberts expertise in this area. He offers more then just good advice, he answers all your questions to their fullest extent and makes follow up calls or invites you in for a sit down even if you may not be a perspective client. He was more like a friend helping you navigate through the blur of real estate rather then an agent looking for a business opportunity. I highly recommend his services, you won’t be disappointed.

    07/02/2016
    by Sebastopol Buyer
  • Robert Bialkin worked as both our real estate attorney AND agent in a very complex deal. He made light work of what was a really challenging listing. He met me at his Sebastopol office the same day I contacted him and started working on my paperwork right away. He always answers his phone so quickly, which is really important when things came up. He was never rushing us or being anything but helpful. Highly recommended. Robert is the best. Look now further for a good lawyer.

    05/28/2016
    by Sebastopol Seller
  • He has helped us with a friends death in getting everything done in court to having someone sell all her stuff to selling the duplexes. Basically he has done everything we needed & it is almost done thank goodness. What ever he didn’t know, he immediately found out & got done. He is a great Real Estate agent.

    11/11/2015
    by Satisfied Seller
  • Robert was great. Such a pro. We needed a real estate agent from the Fountaingrove area to sell our duplex. This was a complex listing and Robert rocked it. He is also an attorney which came in handy. Bother buyers and sellers were happy with our agent on this deal. You won’t be disappointed.

    05/20/2016
    by Fountaingrove Seller
  • Robert Bialkin helped us find a home in the part of Santa Rosa we wanted to live. With his expertise, our offer was accepted at $20,000 UNDER asking price in a “seller’s” market.

    05/20/2016
    by Happy Homeowner
  • Robert was an incredibly effective real estate agent marketing and closing our complex listing and transaction. He definitely used all his skills as a broker / lawyer on this one. He’s the best. His professionalism was on-point. He understood everything about the contracts and made it seem simple. His marketing skills and personal local knowledge of Sebastopol and the surrounding West Sonoma County were instrumental. Happy buyers and sellers on this deal. Thank you again I will confidently recommend him to friends and family. Six stars!

    05/15/2016
    by Happy Healdsburg Homeowner
  • My wife and I had such a great experience working with Robert to buy a home in Sebastopol.  You couldn’t have asked for a better Real Estate Agent.  He was professional, super responsive, and navigated the whole process (showing, offer, closing) with ease.  He also went out of his way to give us great tips of nearby sites to see and places to take our kids for ice cream!  Robert was such a pleasure to work with!

    05/09/2016
    by New Homebuyer
  • I am not a first time buyer, so I DO know what other agents are like. I highly recommend Robert Bialkin because of his professional, courteous and kind personality. He really knows his business. He made buying a breeze. (Hard to do with all the stuff that comes up during the process.) He was very patient with me. Great Job!!

    04/17/2016
    by Excited Buyer
  • Robert Bialkin is a highly recommended professional who surpassed our expectations in all regards. He recently sold our Rohnert Park home and is currently assisting my family in a complicated acquisition of a Sebastopol residence. He is very professional and extremely knowledge in the areas of  real estate, law and beyond. His ability to think outside the box and his professional marketing and presentation was outstanding. I have recommended his services to several friends and family members because I fully endorse his services. Give him a call – you won’t be disappointed!

    04/01/2016
    by Sonoma County Seller
  • Robert was great to work with! He got our house sold in THREE days! I would recommend Robert to anyone buying/selling a home in the Santa Rosa area. He worked top notch day and night to get everything done! Great Real Estate Agent!!!

    03/22/2016
    by Satisfied Seller
  • Awesome to work with Robert. Very professional and helpful throughout the process of home buying. I have purchased many homes in the past and this experience was one of the most favorable experiences I’ve had. I highly recommend Robert Bialkin.

    03/22/2016
    by Boastful Buyer
  • Robert Bialkin was very effective as our real estate agent. His marketing skills go way beyond others. He impressively closed our complicated deal. His skills as a broker and lawyer both came in handy when important questions arose. He was so professional. A pro. He knows his stuff. Hire Robert if you are looking for an honest hard-working realtor in Sebastopol. Very very happy customer.

    03/15/2016
    by Very Very Happy Customer
  • I am not a first time buyer, so I DO know what other agents are like. I highly recommend Robert Bialkin because of his professional, courteous and kind personality. He really knows his business. He made buying a breeze. (Hard to do with all the stuff that comes up during the process.) He was very patient with me. Great Job!!

    03/09/2015
    by Repeat Buyer
  • Robert was great to work with he was always available, and when things got tough and challenging he was positive and kept us on the right path and knew his stuff. It all worked out and we got our house and we are very happy.

    03/02/2016
    by Gratified Buyer
  • Working with Robert Bialkin was extremely pleasant, he was always there when needed. Even when things got a bit challenging he stayed positive and kept us on the right path. We got our home and we are extremely happy.

    03/02/2016
    by Santa Rosa Buyer
  • I met Robert at his Santa Rosa realty and law office and he recently marketed and sold our Rohnert Park home.  He came as a highly-recommended professional and delivered even more than expected.  Robert is extremely knowledgeable in his profession, and his positive and friendly nature have made him an absolute joy to work with.  His clean-cut style and presentation in marketing and selling our home was fantastic. I have now highly recommended him to several individuals, including family members, and I do it with sincere confidence that they’ll love him!

    02/02/2016
    by Rohnert Park Seller
  • Robert is a highly-recommended professional who recently sold our Rohnert Park home.  He did such fantastic and impressive representation of we the sellers, that I’ve requested his professional assistance in regards to our Sebastopol home.  Robert’s ability to think outside the box and his expertise as an attorney in addition to his realty background has made him our go-to person for complex real estate transactions.  Give him a call – you’ll love him!

    02/01/2016
    by Santa Rosa Seller
  • Robert Bialkin provided excellent service. He was very accessible, helped us to narrow our focus on what was right for us, and above all, was honest though-out the process. You have to trust you realtor and Robert demonstrated his integrity, offering advice not always to his benefit. As our closing date approached, he was on the phone, meeting with us, and staying ahead of the bank and their infinite document demands. You couldn’t ask for a better realtor to serve you needs. Highly recommended.

    12/31/2015
    by Happy Buyer
  • Smart, Professional, Tenacious… Quick on his feet! I had the pleasure of hiring him to help me keep my home. His strategy was spot on; instead of losing my home to foreclosure, I sold it and walked away with $92K. If you hire him, you will have a confident negotiator who WILL GET THE JOB done! He’s a 10 Star in my book!

    11/23/2015
    by Gracious Seller
  • Robert Bialkin was amazing!! He was thoughtful, knowledgable and proactive throughout the process of us buying our home. He took time with us to explain each step and give understanding to what was needed from us to address the needs of the bank and seller. I am recommending him to my family and friends as someone you can count on in an honest and thorough way!! A great appreciation goes out to him!

    11/17/2015
    by Happy Homebuyer
  • “Robert at Bialkin Realty is the best! He has helped us many times as our real estate agent. He landed and negotiated my commercial lease in Santa Rosa. I’ve never met someone who picks up their phone or answers emails so quickly. Plus, he is the nicest guy. I’ve also never met a realtor who was also a lawyer AND a loan officer! He knows his stuff. He is definitely much more professional than many other real estate agents we have worked with in the past. He is super smart and you will be glad that he is on your team. We will be calling him when we are ready to buy our next property in Sonoma County. Highly, highly, recommended. Thanks again, Robert!”

    08/15/2015
    by Cheerful Commercial Real Estate Agent Client
  • “Robert Bialkin stepped up and helped when my family was faced with a difficult and time-sensitive issue after our father’s passing. He was attentive and prompt, devoting his full attention to our complicated legal matters. The combination of his legal and real estate knowledge was also very helpful in our case. Robert was affordable, easy to work with and left us feeling taken care of during an otherwise unpleasant situation. I would definitely recommend Robert, and would use him again myself for either legal or real estate counsel in the Sebastopol or Santa Rosa area.”

    07/28/2015
    by Elated Estate Planning Attorney Client
  • “I recently spoke with Robert concerning a bankruptcy issue. He got back to me immediately with answers and I truly appreciated his honest and direct approach to my situation. Although I could not proceed with my particular situation, I felt he had confidence, strength, and integrity that surpass many. I would highly recommend him for your legal issues.”

    07/27/2015
    by Blissful Bankruptcy Attorney Client
  • “I would highly recommend Robert Bialkin as a bankruptcy attorney to anyone considering to file. I filed under Chapter 7, and just had my court appearance today, so it’s all finished. Robert is very knowledgeable, professional, and easy to work with. He made the whole process from beginning to end very straightforward and understandable. To anyone thinking about filing or wondering if you should, you won’t go wrong depending on Robert’s expertise.

    07/16/2015
    by Blithe Bankruptcy Attorney Client
  • “I recently have started looking for a home in the Sebastopol and Santa Rosa area and have had the luxury of leaning on Robert’s expertise in this area. He offers more than just good advice, he answers all your questions to their fullest extent and makes follow up calls or invites you in for a sit down even if you may not be a perspective client. He was more like a friend helping you navigate through the blur of real estate rather then an agent looking for a business opportunity. I highly recommend his services, you won’t be disappointed.

    07/09/2015
    by Pleased Real Estate Agency Client
  • “Robert’s real estate knowledge was incredibly helpful to me regarding insight into areas of home renting within the Sebastopol/Santa Rosa area. He is very accessible and has a knack for treating you as a priority. I completely recommend him for areas concerning real estate law.”

    07/01/2015
    by Merry Real Estate Agent Client
  • Robert Bialkin stepped up and helped when my family was faced with a difficult and time-sensitive issue after our father’s passing. He was attentive and prompt, devoting his full attention to our complicated legal matters. His real estate knowledge was also very helpful in our case. Robert was affordable, easy to work with and left us feeling taken care of during an otherwise unpleasant situation.”

    06/30/2015
    by Grateful Estate Planning Client
  • “Once again Robert Bialkin helped me, this time to find commercial real estate to lease in Santa Rosa. So far Robert helped my friend as a bankruptcy attorney, helped me as a real estate attorney, and is now helping me as a real estate agent. Robert is the sweetest guy and negotiates the best deals for me! He is a one stop shop. His profile even says he is a personal injury attorney which he never bothered to mention. This guy is amazing and I recommend him all the time. Always answers to my calls and responds so quick to my emails and questions. I’ll be back! Thank you Robert!”

    06/19/2015
    by Chipper Commercial Real Estate Agency Client
  • “We visited Robert at his office in Santa Rosa. I know he was originally a bankruptcy and real estate attorney but he was also really helpful with my mom’s estate planning. Sounds like he is now also a real estate agent. I recommend Robert to all my friends, coworkers, and family members for legal services they might need. He has been extremely helpful and we appreciate him.”

    06/04/2015
    by Thankful Real Estate Attorney Client