Broker since 1989, author, father and sports lover. No matter where he is Adam makes himself available to anyone in need whether on a ski lift or on the golf course, late at night or early in the morning. Adam's attention to detail, finesse, skill and knowledge when addressing each question posed by both clients and his agents helps ease minds that makes for a smooth transition and transaction.
"Whether Adam is guiding his clients, his agents or his children, Adam gives 110% to making sure they succeed." -Debbi DiMaggio
Managing Broker, Piedmont and Oakland Corcoran Icon Offices | Corcoran Icon Properties Leadership Team Overseeing 29 Offices | 850 Agents | Graduated Cum Laude, USF | Passionate about skiing, golf, traveling with his family and helping his agents succeed.
When Adam represents buyers and sellers whether purchasing or selling a starter home or transacting their second or third high-end residential estate, Adam uses all personal and professional tools in his arsenal to ensure the best results for his clients. His close attention to detail coupled with his strong work ethic all enable him to continue a very successful career in real estate as well as to increase his pool of satisfied clients.
After receiving his real estate license in 1987, this fourth generation San Francisco native worked with buyers and sellers of residential properties in San Francisco. In 1998, Adam created and managed a property management and leasing company called The Highland Group, which partnered with The Grubb Company. Two years later in 2000, he became fully associated with The Grubb Company as a Broker Associate representing both buyers and sellers. Adam stepped over to the mortgage side of the business for a few years in order to sharpen his knowledge of the lending industry.
A return to brokering with Highland Partners with more to give to his clients while faced with rapid changes in lending and the real estate market. Due to his training and immersion into the many facets of real estate, Adam is able to offer more knowledge and understanding to each of his clients. Adam credits his degree in economics from the University of San Francisco for helping him find the right leverage in negotiations on behalf of his clients. His knowledge of rental property and leasing laws also make him well suited to advise clients in increasing the value of their income properties and homes. His experience in mortgage lending also helps his clients to understand more clearly the sometimes complicated loan process and programs. Relationships with his clients drive Adam the most.
The experience of buying or selling real estate can be a very stressful and emotional process; therefore Adam takes particular care in walking clients through each step. Seeing an elated client signing their final papers is his favorite reward. In addition, his meticulous worth ethic, enthusiasm, patience and skillful negotiation have made him a favorite resource for current clients and new referrals.
EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS | Full service does not begin to describe the contributions Adam made in selling our home and buying a new home in a challenging economic environment. Not only did he help us negotiate very favorable deals (people are still amazed), but he also helped stage our house. Geoff and Secil Watson | Buyers + Sellers.
After receiving his real estate license in 1986, this fourth generation San Francisco native worked with buyers and sellers of residential properties in San Francisco. In 1998, Adam created and managed a property management and leasing company called The Highland Group, which partnered with The Grubb Company. Two years later in 2000, he became fully associated with The Grubb Company as a broker associate representing both buyers and sellers. Adam stepped over to the mortgage side of the business for a few years in order to sharpen his knowledge of the lending industry. In 2019 during the downturn Adam and his partners launched Highland Partners Residential Real Estate where he took on the role as Broker with more to give to his agents as well as his clients while they are faced with today’s rapid changes. Due to his training and immersion into the many facets of real estate, Adam is able to offer more knowledge and understanding to each of his clients. And in September, 2021 Highland Partners merged with Corcoran Group to expand their brand and network while gaining more tools to better serve their clients.
Adam credits his degree in economics from The University of San Francisco ( where he graduated cum laude ) for helping him find the right leverage in negotiations on behalf of his clients. His knowledge of rental property and leasing laws also make him well suited to advise clients in increasing the value of their income properties and homes. His experience in mortgage lending also helps his clients to understand more clearly, the sometimes complicated loan process and programs.
Relationships with his clients drive Adam the most. The experience of buying or selling real estate can be a very stressful and emotional process; therefore Adam takes particular care in walking clients through each step. Seeing an elated client signing their final papers is his favorite reward. In addition, Adam’s meticulous worth ethic; enthusiasm, patience and skillful negotiation have made him a favorite resource for current clients and new referrals.
Passionate about helping others find their passion, live their dreams and to achieve their goals. Debbi's mantras: details do make the difference, you do not know until you try and never give up - there is always a way.
"Debbi's passion for helping others is what stands out most when you meet Debbi. If you have a question, rest assured Debbi will get back to you with more than you requested. An avid connector, she is your best resource to fill any need you may have whether you knew you needed it or not."
Piedmont to Beverly Hills -- Author, Real Estate Leader, Mother and Philanthropist. Debbi DiMaggio is a master marketer, community builder, and tech-savvy guru who embraces the fast-paced Real Estate market. Realtor in the top 1.5% of all Real Estate agents nationwide, Debbi has also authored 4 books, Contained Beauty (2012), The Art of Real Estate (April 2015), which she co-wrote with husband and partner Adam Betta, Real Estate Rules! 52 ways to achieve success in real estate (April 2016) and during COVID, Beauty At Any Age, because Age is Just an Attitude.
Aside from selling Real Estate full time, Debbi along with her husband Adam Betta, two of the Partners at Highland Partners a Top Producing firm located in the East Bay of Northern California since 2009, when they purchased the company in the downturn with their business partner Heidi Marchesotti, a bold move indeed.
Adam is the Broker, Heidi the managing partner, while Debbi keeps things exciting as the Marketing Director where she oversees 100 agents assisting them with their marketing and business goals through mentoring and coaching.
Debbi and Adam's VIP Philosophy includes treating everyone like a VIP from the contractors (plumbers, painters, interior designers) to movie star clients (Julianne Moore, Ted Danson, Sally Field, Stephan James and Director, Chris Columbus to name a few).
As San Francisco Bay Area Realtors and two of the three founders of Highland Partners, Debbi DiMaggio and Adam Betta are proud to share that Highland Partners, was voted Best Real Estate Agency in Oakland Magazine in 2019, 2014 Best Of Oakland and the East Bay. Furthermore, this dedicated duo, has been consistently honored, year after year with the Top Producing Team Award. In 2021, their boutique firm merged with CORCORAN.
The pair raised their two children in Piedmont where Debbi was raised. After Bianca and Chase graduated Piedmont High, Debbi's alma mater they went on to create exciting lives of their own, both attending CU Boulder and extensively traveling the world. Their daughter Bianca currently resides in New York working for Hearst Communications in Manhattan, and their son joined the family business in 2021. As a parent you can only imagine, Debbi and Adam could not be more thrilled to have him on the team!
In 2018 Debbi expanded their real estate footprint and philanthropic reach into Los Angeles. It began with an Oscar Party and morphed into co-hosting a charity event for Voices 4 Freedom, an organization seeking to raise funds to free villages from bonded slavery in India and other oppressed countries. Elated with the outcome of that evening the team raised enough to fund 3 schools for one of their primary programs, Schools-4-Freedom which focuses on education as a way out of slavery. "We know that one of the best ways to get people out of slavery, keep them out, and to prevent others from ever being enslaved in the first place is through educational programs." Philanthropy has always been the cornerstone of her success.
Doing what she loves, helping people whether through real estate, her charity work, books, blogs and now as a coach/consultant under the 'DiMaggio Difference.'
Helping others gives success true meaning has always been her motto. So it was only a matter of time before she formally launched her coaching and consulting business in order to help others find their own success. How may she help you? In the market to. buy, sell or invest? Or an agent in need of her coaching services, she is ready to assist.
Helping Others Gives Success True Meaning
Chase Betta is the next generation of a family of real estate professionals dating back to the early 70's when his grandfather Vince DiMaggio syndicated his first building in the Grand Lake neighborhood of Oakland. Chase has worked for Vince for as long as he can remember, and grew up learning valuable business acumen from his parents Adam and Debbi at Highland Partners now CORCORAN ICON Properties.
A Piedmont native and longtime Bay Area resident, Chase has a special understanding of the markets in and around the flagship brokerage in Piedmont.
He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor’s degree in Ethnic Studies and Communications, which he aims to use to further support his clients as they navigate the nuances of their own journey.
Chase’s additional experience working for a commercial brokerage in Los Angeles adds to his already strong base of real estate fundamentals.
Upon graduation Chase had the opportunity to travel throughout Asia before his abrupt return due to the pandemic. While in the Philippines, he worked at a free-diving facility where he met and made new friends daily.
In his pastime, Chase likes to travel and stay active. As his passion for lacrosse shows, as an athlete and a coach, Chase is a strong team player — he has always skillfully combined interpersonal communication, physical activity, and a drive towards a common goal. He is excited to bring this tenacity to both the DiMaggio Betta Group and CORCORAN Icon.
2022 America's Best for Teams in the State of California Based on Sales Volume | Haute Residence Exclusive Network Partnership | Who’s Who In Luxury Real Estate
As a Luxury Property Specialist for Corcoran Icon Properties, I believe that a real estate transaction is much more than just buying or selling a home; it requires a commitment to the broader community and the people who live there. As a long-time resident of Piedmont, I have dedicated myself to the community's residents, teaching French at the Piedmont Language School, raising funds for the schools, and being active in the Children's Support League. I understand the concept of community and its importance to the people who live there. Since 1993, I have been working in the broader community, serving buyers and sellers in Piedmont, Montclair, Crocker Highlands, Claremont, Rockridge, and Berkeley with their diverse real estate needs, and because buying or selling a home is increasingly difficult in the Bay Area, I take special pride in helping my clients navigate the many complexities associated with this process. Whether it be marketing your home, searching out and finding the house that best fits your needs, taking you through the inspection process, or negotiating the best possible deal for you and your family, I have a reputation with my clients for being detailed oriented. If you are interested in listing your home, in the market for a new home, or would simply like to discuss your real estate needs, please contact me. It would be my pleasure to assist you.
For 28 years I taught French at the Piedmont Language School to over 300 students. I have also organized trips to France with my students. I speak English, French, Farsi and conversational Italian.
I have culinary experience and designed cooking classes at the Piedmont Adult School. I have also taught private cooking classes and catered weddings and office functions.
Children’s Support League of the East Bay
Spring Fling Pop Up
Winter House Tour Fundraiser, Co-Chair
Oakland East Bay Symphony “Gershwin Gala”
Friends of the Fox Theater Fundraiser
A Few Kind Words About Haideh
Haideh Chew not only sold our family home in Piedmont, but did so under the most extenuating circumstances. The owner, my mother, was hospitalized after a stroke and unable to communicate. We, her immediate family live in Los Angeles and were unable to oversee the house or sale. It had been my mother’s request prior to her stroke that if her home were to be sold, it should be done very quietly, without the MLS, and that no sign be posted in front of her home. This eliminated two major methods of advertising the availability.
These requirements were but challenges to Haideh. She showed the home privately, phoned other offices to notify her contacts who had clients interested a in Piedmont location, held open houses for realtors, and notified neighbors in the area that the home would soon be placed on the market. She arranged for house repairs and inspections, made security checks, and was in constant contact with us in Los Angeles, keeping us informed of every situation and event. We can not give enough praise or thanks to Haideh Chew. She is a lovely person, unbelievably enterprising and capable, and an excellent agent. - Sharon
It is rare, as one moves through life, to meet and know special people. People who are honest, have innate integrity and strength of character. You Haideh are one of those people -special- who has touched my life. For your guidance and support in helping me to market and sell my home, I am so very grateful, You have my thanks for all you have done. – Silke