Fastest Growing
Woman-Owned Brokerage

Gretchen Pearson

President & CEO

"We’re a company that cares, and we are proud to be REALTORS®. We are focused on taking the real estate industry to a higher standard and making the home-buying and -selling process a rewarding one. We are committed to maintaining an open line of proactive communication and creating that all-important trust between client and agent to lead to long-term relationships."

With a dynamic real estate career spanning more than three decades, Pearson’s professional experience had included roles as agent, office manager, and senior corporate executive. In November of 2005, Gretchen opened her first real estate office in San Ramon, California. With the belief in the American Dream and a mantra of “we help people get what they want,” the company grew at a phenomenal rate and has been acknowledged as California’s fastest- growing, full-service real estate company almost every year of their existence. Since then, she has expanded her brokerage to over 1,200 agents serving northern California and northern Nevada.

Her achievements include multiple awards an honors:

  • One of the most influential businesswomen in the Bay Area (SF Business Times)
  • Top 40 Under 40 Award (National Association of REALTORS®)
  • Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Contra Costa County)
  • Featured speaker at numerous industry events

Pearson is the founder of the Drysdale Community Foundation, a non-profit organization entirely funded by the agents in the company which donates to charities dedicated to improving lives of others. Pearson is active with Special Olympics and is proud to serve on the Northern Nevada and California Boards.
Pearson has been married to the same guy for 30+ years and together they raised three children. She loves all sports and is a proud HORNET.

The Executive Team

Dan Pearson

Chief Financial Officer

Jason Lytz

Chief Operating Officer

Ines Escobar

Chief Administrative Officer

A Name Recognized Worldwide

We're in the business of creating long term, meaningful relationships through real estate and lifestyle planning. We are focused on improving the experience for the consumer. It starts with a single transaction but doesn't end there.

The Power of Association

The Berkshire Hathaway name is associated with trust, integrity, longevity, and stability and is instantly recognizable the world over. Putting our reputation behind your reputation is a winning combination.

Working Smarter

Working smarter means being able to rely on a network to deliver quality ideas, programs, and connections that simplify or lighten your load. Working smarter will assist you and your associates as you grow both personally and professionally.

Giving Back

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties believes in our communities and giving back, improving and leaving a mark on our global and local communities.

Our Agents

We all have unique skills, capabilities, and gifts to offer. We offer autonomy, trust and a chance to shine almost like a "franchise in a franchise."

A Brand Name You Can Trust

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices consistently ranks among the top 100 brokerages nationwide by sales volume. With its focus on customer satisfaction, Drysdale Properties has an average customer service rating of 4.9/5 stars, and has been awarded the QE Third Party National Award for Extraordinary Customer Service five years in a row by