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ANN NEWTON CANE

Ann Newton Cane has real estate in her blood; she was raised on a large cattle ranch near the Oregon-California border, where her parents and siblings still live.

In 2022, Ann represented buyers and sellers in more than $80+ million in transactions, surpassing her previous record sales total for 2021.  One of her transactions, representing the seller of a Happy Valley property in Lafayette, produced the highest price of any Lafayette sale ever reported on the Multiple Listing Service.  Ann not only quickly became the largest sales producer in the Golden Gate Sotheby’s Lafayette Office; in 2022, Ann was No. 1 in sales volume for all of Contra Costa County for Golden Gate Sotheby’s.  She has been recognized as a Top Producer for every year since 2019.

Ann’s professional career before real estate amply prepared her for sophisticated transactions like these.  After graduating from the University of California at Davis in 1986, Ann joined the then-upstart MCI, selling telecommunications services. She raced through the sales ranks, earning every MCI honor possible for taking business away from the behemoth AT&T. She remained at MCI following its later merger, managing the company’s relationships with key global accounts such as Times Mirror, Nissan, First Interstate Bank, Kaiser Permanente, Amgen, and Wells Fargo Bank.  Dick Notebaert, CEO of Qwest Communications (now CenturyLink) then persuaded Ann to join him as Qwest’s Director of the California region, responsible for West Coast global accounts. 

PROVEN RESULTS

$55M+

Transactions From 2021

#1

Sales Volume For All Contra Costa County

$80M+

Represented Buyers and Sellers in 2022

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TOP PRODUCER

Ann negotiated complex transactions with these sophisticated businesses and others.  Her sales in telecommunications ran into the billions of dollars.

Ann then took a break from full-time work to raise her two children, Paul William III and Katherine.  Ann devoted herself to community activities and other volunteer work, including service on the College Preparatory School’s Board of Trustees; leadership positions in the National Charity League; Parents’ Club President at the Orinda Intermediate School; Swimming Chair of the Meadow Swim and Tennis Club; President of the Homeowners’ Association of the Grand Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah; and service on the Membership Development Committee at the Claremont Country Club in Oakland.  

​​​​​​​Ann’s community involvement makes her prominent in her focus area:  Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga and Alamo.  Because of her involvement in Claremont Country Club, she is prominent in Piedmont as well.

Ann is married to a lawyer, Paul Cane, and their children both graduated from (and competed in swimming for) Dartmouth College.  When their children reached college, Ann set off in her new career in real estate sales and in less than two years became the most successful agent in her office and one of the most successful in all of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Meet the Team

CINDY DUFFY CHASE

CINDY DUFFY CHASE

Vice President Sales c. 925.577.0913 c. [email protected] Lic# 01239968

LIZ GRANADOS

LIZ GRANADOS

Transaction Coordinator c. 510.719.7007 c. [email protected]
BELA CAMPIGLIA

BELA CAMPIGLIA

Real Estate Assistant/Project Manager c. 831.566.7192 a. [email protected] Lic# 02026810

KATE WILKES

KATE WILKES

Vice President Sales
415.816.7342
[email protected]
Lic #: 01985372

Testimonials

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Matt S.

Ann is totally professional and extremely supportive, she is an amazing person! She was so knowledgeable and responsive, we were on the phone with her at all hours of the day. She is the ultimate professional, we have asked Ann...
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Vanessa M.

We are toasting to our first Thanksgiving in our new home and are grateful to you! Thank you for helping us land our dream home and for being so kind and supportive in the process – giving us tips and leaving gifts on our doors...
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Pamela R.

Given the rapid changes and unexpected challenges that arose during the sale as a consequence of the COVID 19 pandemic, I was impressed with Ann's ability to quickly adjust to the circumstances to both inform us about and compl...
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Larry C.

I would like to thank, and share my favorable transactional experience with you on Ann Newton Cane for her services as  “MY” realtor. Ann has provided me with vision about market conditions both in Orinda and Walnut Creek, guid...
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Jason & Dana G.

After speaking with a number of potential real estate agents, a friend recommended Ann because of her client-centered approach--high-touch and focused on helping her clients achieve their goals. Our experience with her was exac...
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Amir Z.

If you’re looking for an agent who is only willing to take underpriced and easy listings, or if you’re looking for an agent who cares more about buddying-up to other agents than satisfying her client, then Ann Newton Cane is NO...
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Sarah K.

There is more to buying a home in Lamorinda than the transaction. It is a nerve-wracking, emotionally exhausting experience during which your agent is occasionally your counselor, sometimes your confidante, and at all times a t...
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Scott C.

We've bought and sold numerous houses over the years, sometimes without a broker at all. However, our last property wouldn't sell and so we decided to hire Ann to see if she could help. We had multiple families interested in no...
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Lockey T.

Ann is a total rockstar. She’s very knowledgeable, honest & has a lot of integrity. I highly recommend her. Not only does she work hard, she’s very thorough thru the entire process. She sold me a house that I totally love duri...
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Jen H.

Ann is a rockstar! During the pandemic we decided to uproot our lives and move. Ann helped us navigate a VERY competitive marketplace and got us into our dream family home! She was hustling for us and willing to get creative to...
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Susan G.

Ann Newton Cane is honest, hard working and listens to what YOU want. With Ann we bought the house we were looking for and she followed up on all of our questions promptly and completely. What an amazing experience to work wi...
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Matt S.

Ann is one of the most intelligent and savvy real estate professionals I have ever met. She was instrumental in representing our interests in two complex transactions, and was a tireless advocate for our family. I cannot overs...
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Scott & Cathleen R.

Ann was extremely responsive and helpful during our 6-month, quite specialized, higher-end search. In a strong seller's market, attempting to be choosy (as we were) can be frustrating. Nonetheless, Ann was willing to show us ...
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Katie J.

We couldn’t have had a better experience with Ann!! Ann is an expert across all aspects of our transaction!! She’s got extremely deep local knowledge of the market and a keen sense of conditions. Ann is so buttoned up on proce...
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Laney W.

Ann was a great agent in a time where having a great agent matters more than ever. She hustled on our behalf at every turn and went the extra mile to make sure we saw every listing possible that fit our criteria. We found our d...
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Sally J.

I’m not sure there is enough space in this Zillow review to comment on Ann Cane’s expertise in residential real estate in Lamorinda and Piedmont. Ann knows the market deeply, has a deep network of relationships, and I can’t emp...
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