MEET BLVD REAL ESTATE
When you’re looking for guidance sorting through the many prime real estate opportunities of the East Bay, look no further than BLVD. Real Estate. Whether you want to purchase, sell, or invest, our team exceeds expectations with outstanding communication, negotiating skills, and comprehensive knowledge of the East Bay and all it has to offer. With award-winning Joshua Simkin England at the helm, we assist everyone from first-time home buyers to investors to retirees.
What makes us such a top-producing team is that we deliver outstanding customer service time and again. We genuinely care about every person we meet and retain a high number of repeat buyers and sellers—more than 80 percent of our business comes from referrals. We serve our family, friends, and clients who have become some of our favorite people.
At BLVD. Real Estate, we can’t place enough emphasis on the value of hard work and successful outcomes, but personal, friendly service is just as important to us because we like to put our clients at ease from the outset. Our established relationships are proof of that, and we look forward to creating many more of them in the coming years.
Joshua Simkin England
Founder / Realtor®
Ricky J. Alvarez
Real Estate & Tax Lawyer, Broker-of-Record
Combined Years in Real Estate
Combined Closed Transactions
$ 0 M
Amazing job marketing our home
Joshua did an amazing job marketing and finding the perfect buyer for our Walnut Creek home. We interviewed several realtors and knew right away that he was the one for us. He really listened to our needs as a seller and understood our perspective. He had a very kind, calm, and personable demeanor through the whole process—from listing, showings, negotiation, and close. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to lead us through a time of many emotions in selling the family home we loved so much.
Josh worked diligently
I knew Josh prior to working with him on selling my condo, I lucked out in asking him to list it. The condominium that I was selling has some stipulations that made it a challenge, Josh continued to be strategic on the best way to market it and kept me in the loop. When the sell of the condo went into contract Josh worked diligently to time the purchase of my home accordingly- juggling both transactions to close without a hitch. He always had a plan for the next steps, walked me through the process, provided advice when I asked and answered all questions in a manner I could understand. Outside of the grind of selling/buying Josh is always there to recommend a vendor for any work I am looking to have done to my place- when it comes time to selling again there is no one else I would want to hold the listing.
Joshua Simkin England was our standout choice
After our mother passed away, it was time to sell her home of 65 years. We interviewed 4 realtors and Joshua Simkin England was our standout choice. He is Professional, Approachable, Organized, Experienced and Available. Once signed, he provided us with a timeline schedule for Inspections, Painting, Staging, Photos and Open House taking all the guesswork out of the process. Joshua is a one-stop-shop. If you need yard, home or pool work done or years of accumulation hauled away, he has all the contacts to make it happen. It couldn’t have been easier. After the 1st Open House, we had 2 “over list price” offers. In less than 30 days the house was Sold! Whether you’re looking to list or buy – Joshua is your guy.
Ricky listened to our needs and showed us only properties which met our requirements.
Leonardo & Nancy Gonzalez
As first-time home buyers, Ricky listened to our needs and showed us only properties which met our requirements. He was very responsive to our calls and was excellent in walking us through the home buying experience step by step without over whelming us. He is professional, detail-oriented, friendly, and well organized. In addition, he is an absolute pleasure to work with! I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an experienced realtor whom they can trust.
Working with Ricky was a pleasure.
Merle & Monica Parkins
Working with Ricky was a pleasure. He was always willing to make time to show us homes and when it came to making an offer he saved us $49,000 off of asking price in a hot sellers market. You can’t beat that. Please give Ricky a call if you are serious about buying a new home
Ricky made the entire process much easier than we had been anticipating.
Tony & Bianca Gomez
We had a great experience with Ricky in the purchase of our first home. Ricky made the entire process much easier than we had been anticipating. He worked tireless before, during, and after the process to ensure we were happy with our purchase.
Ricky is professional, friendly, and is extremely knowledgeable in his field. We appreciate that he always remained honest with us and answered all of questions quickly and efficiently.
We are extremely grateful to have worked with Ricky. We would definitely recommend Ricky to anyone looking to buy or sell their home, and would not hesitate to use him again for ourselves.
Ed & Jenny Robles
Ricky, you’re the best. From beginning to end, the entire home buying process was smooth and seamless. We can’t believe how fast it took. In a matter of a few short weeks, we went from open house, to offer, to acceptance, to inspections, to negotiations, to closing. Your impartial advice during the more stressful phases allowed us to address our concerns and arrive at some reasonable compromises. My family and I can’t thank you enough. God bless you, Ricky.
He was there for us every step of the way
Mike & Trish M.
1 Golden Hill Pl, Walnut Creek
We highly recommend Realtor Joshua Simkin England. Joshua listed our our parents’ home of 56 years. We were almost 2 hours from the property, making it difficult to find and monitor contractors needed to get the property ready to sell. Joshua recommended and coordinated contractors, house cleaners, hauling company, staging company – and even helped put together a patio set for staging! He was extremely professional and responsive to all of our calls and questions, checked in with us regularly, and always responded immediately. He was there for us every step of the way. He is very knowledgeable about the area, the market, and getting the deal done. Joshua is patient and gives over-the-top service. His team and escrow company were amazing. We closed in 14 days and in spite of COVID-19 restrictions and hassles, it was the smoothest property transaction we ever had.
He is knowledgeable, attentive, and well connected
214 Paso Nogal Rd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Joshua was a pleasure to work with throughout. He is knowledgeable, attentive, and well connected. This is the second time we have listed a residence with Joshua and would not have considered anyone else for listing our home.
We loved working with Joshua and his team on our hunt to find a home.
We loved working with Joshua and his team on our hunt to find a home. Joshua is kind, straight-forward, organized, attentive and most importantly – knowledgeable about the East Bay market. He worked with us for several months, patiently checking in with us until we found the perfect home. One thing I really appreciated about Joshua was his honesty: if there was a house he didn’t feel was right for us, he wasn’t shy to say, “don’t worry, I’ll find you something better.” And he did! We are so happy with where we landed. Closing on a home in the Bay Area during a global pandemic is no easy transaction. Joshua made it look like a piece of cake. We had a very quick close, and thanks to Joshua’s organized team and years of experience, we felt we were in good hands throughout the entire process.
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