About Me


Here's some background on me.

      I'm a California native and grew up in Richmond and San Pablo. Graduated from Pinole Valley High School in 1969 and went Into the US Army that same year(Viet Nam era). My early background was in retail sales, construction for a small contractor and maintenance in a plastics plant. This gave me skills and knowledge of sales, plumbing, electrical, framing, concrete and general construction which has served me well in my Real Estate career. After the military I became a maintenance tech and then Machinist but took a hard right turn in 1975 and went into Real Estate. I met some great people and sold a home my first weekend in the business. I decided real estate was the place for me. I had a new baby son then who is now 41. I really enjoyed meeting new people and helping them buy and sell their homes.  I developed a knack for finding just the right house for my clients. For sellers I developed the knowledge to market homes and properly vetting buyers To insure the best results for the transaction. My average listing during the last 5 years has sold for 99.53% of the asking price.)I have the ability to keep track of all the details that make a difference in getting the results you want.  "EXPERIENCE MATTERS!"


     I am a member of the Bay East Association of Realtors and the Central Valley Metrolist MLS. This gives me access to listings in Tracy, Manteca, Patterson, Modesto, Turlock, Stockton and the entire Central Valley plus Livermore, Pleasanton, Fremont, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Alameda, Contra Costa and surrounding counties.

      I’m an expert at listing homes, short sales and auction homes in the current market. I work with investors who rehab homes and have had a large number of listings recent years. Conventional, FHA, VA and USDA purchases. Few agents can match my experience so if you are looking to sell or buy a great home give me a call.       'Experience Matters!"


          I am married to my wonderful wife Lori and the father of three son's plus 3 stepsons, one beautiful step daughter, 5 grandsons and 6 grand daughter's.


      I am proud to be Realty Source agent. This advanced California Virtual Real Estate company has approx. 300 agents statewide. My office is where ever you are. I come to you and meet where it is convenient for you. In past years I managed offices and trained agents but now prefer working exclusively with my own clients and friends. Helping them realize their dreams for home ownership and investment.

     I give personal hands on service and am always available when you need me. I keep close contact and always keep my clients well informed. I strive to make your purchase or sale an easy stress free experience. My biggest thrill is when a client says "It was all so easy." Why don't you call or email me now and let’s get started selling your home or getting you the home you want?


I’ve handled millions of dollars in home sales and purchases while making lots of friends along the way.  Here’s what a few of them have had to say....


Mark L.

I just wanted to send you a note expressing my appreciation for your successful effort in selling my house. The house sold for more than the price I was going to list it because your expertise in the market allowed me to get a higher price. I explained that my goal was to sell the house quickly and you accomplished that goal also. By following your advice I had two offers within two weeks and we closed within 45 days of the listing date. Your advice was spot on!

 Should you ever need a reference you can use me.

Jeff & Jeri Johnson After 18 years of renting Allen turned us into homeowners we thought it would never be possible.” 

Ralph & Barbara Lopez “We want to thank your agency and especially your agent, Mr. Allen Hay. Our condo in Union City sold in less than a month because of Mr. Hay’s sales expertise and diligent work.”

Gia and Janet Chung “Our friends asked us if buying a home was a big hassle. We said no it’s been really smooth because our agent handled all the problems and made it so easy.”

Rowena and Chris Cowan “We cannot thank you enough for the time and energy you put into helping us sell our home. We had a realtor for 4 months and got no results. But with your flyers and your open houses, you sold our home within a matter of weeks!

We will definitely recommend you to all our family and friends. If anyone wanting to sell or buy a house wants to be treated with respect and not be looked at as dollar signs, they should definitely call you. Thank you again for everything! We are now on our way to a better future. We will keep in touch and when we get ready to purchase another home, we will definitely call you first!”