Above all, Martin is focused on people. He practices real estate with conviction, never losing sight of the connections he makes with his clients. Whether buyer, seller, or investor, Martin applies his experience in business, marketing, and of course real estate, to meet and exceed his client's needs.
A resident of Oakland for over 20 years, Martin serves the Oakland community and its neighbors.
His service area includes:
Albany / Berkeley / Emeryville
Orinda / Moraga / Lafayette / Walnut Creek
Oakland / Piedmont / Alameda
Martin received his Masters in Business Administration from Presidio Graduate School in Sustainable Business. His Baccalaureate is from UC Santa Cruz in Modern Literature and Creative Writing.
In addition to helping his clients with their real estate needs, Martin also dedicates time serving on the board of Oakland Digital. OD is a non-profit dedicated to providing resources and professional development to under-served students and Oakland's vibrant small business community.
On the rare occasion Martin has a little down time and is feeling creative, he spends it pursuing photography. He sells his prints via custom order from his website, Martin Kojnok Photo.
"Martin is the best! He helped me buy a townhouse in the Oakland hills recently and I was delighted with his level of service and support. He provided good advice when I asked for it and let me make my own decisions on the rest. We jointly worked out a below asking price offer that was immediately accepted by the owner. With his help, I was able to obtain a fantastic home in a great neighborhood at below market pricing for comparable properties.
Martin's communications with the listing agent and my mortgage broker were timely and professional. He provided great encouragement as I went through the usual case of the buyer's nerves. He provided really everything you expect of a partner in real estate process and more. Highest marks!"
- Kevin H., Sequoyah Heights, Oakland
"Martin is the best!! He came highly recommended from a friend who had great success as well. He is very personable, professional, and detail orientated. We were first time home buyers with very little experience and knowledge about the home buying experience and Martin helped us tremendously. In fact, the very 1st offer we ever put in was ACCEPTED and that was due to his experience in knowing the market and our budget. And throughout the whole process he was available to answer any questions and concerns making sure we were informed buyers."
- Elissa N. and Ted S., Parkview, El Cerrito
"I worked with Martin for about a year looking for the right property. I already own a home and was looking for investment property in Oakland. I've worked with several other agents over the years in other real estate deal and was very satisfied with Martin's professionalism, knowledge of local real estate trends, and, mostly, his patience. I now own a beautiful 2 unit building in a great location; exactly what I was looking for."
- Daniel N., Longfellow, Oakland
"I've been so busy enjoying the home Martin worked with me to buy 5 months ago that I'm just finding time to recommend him. I connected with Martin simply because he was proactive in offering his help when I reached out about a listing I had seen. Martin worked with me thru 3 deals before I landed offer #4. He was responsive, honest, knowledgable and low pressure about Oakland's intense market always providing the information I needed and taking the lead to communicate quickly and effectively with the seller and back to me. If you are looking for a no-nonsense realtor who takes time and patience to keep you moving forward in the process, give Martin a try."
- Brian M., Prescott, Oakland
"If you are looking for a partner instead of someone just trying to close a deal, then Martin is your man. Martin helped and impressed us in many ways while we were searching for a new home. Martin knew exactly what we wanted and showed us plenty of homes whenever we were asking him - at any time of the day and any day of the week. It's not easy to find a new home in Oakland and as many others we started to become impatient and maybe we even started to panic at a certain time because it took too long to find a new home. At any time Martin has acted very professionally and gave us valuable advice.
We completed the sale late in 2014 and it took us a while to realize how important Martin was to make the correct decision. He saved us from making a big mistake at the right time (we were in panic mode!) and he slightly pushed us over the finish line when we needed a push. Now that we're living in a dream home I feel the urgent need to share that so others get the chance to work with a great character.
Without Martin we would either still be searching or live in the wrong house!"
- Joscha H., Montclair, Oakland
"Martin is the best! My wife and I are now first time homeowners thanks to him. He did an excellent job helping us find exactly what we wanted, and he knew right where to look to help find us a home. Martin is very knowledgeable of Oakland neighborhoods, and was extremely considerate of our wants and needs through the whole process. Because of some complications on the Seller's side we ended up having a difficult closing process, but Martin led us through it patiently and knew all the right things to do to close successfully on our new house. I would highly recommend him to anyone!"
- Nic and Josie C., Arroyo Viejo, Oakland
"Martin did a fantastic job in not only finding our famlily our first home, but also going through the close process with me step by step was very helpful. We closed on a difficult foreclosed property that required many additional forms and documents. Martin was organized and detailed throughout the home buying process. We were very grateful to have worked with him and look forward to working with Martin in the future."
- Donovan B., Millsmont, Oakland
"Martin and I have successfully closed on a home purchase for a mutual client. Although this project faced adversity in many ways, the end result was a great-success due to the individuals that made it happen. In my opinion, Martin is one of the best Realtors I have had the pleasure to work with. He takes ownership of ALL challenges and is a true advocate for his clients... going well-beyond normal expectations. I highly recommend Mr. Kojnok for all your real estate needs...he is a powerful resource for today's challenging housing market."
- Sterling M., Loan Officer