John D. Vander Meulen

Broker Associate, ABR, CDPE, CRS, GRI | LIC #00842213 (925)798-HOME(4663)


Tim J. Vander Meulen

Associate | LIC #02150745

(925) 334-0760

Self-motivated, conscientious real estate agents with a strong work ethic, our underlying philosophy of “service first” mean that our clients’ needs are paramount. We work diligently to understand each client’s goals and to always exemplify trust, transparency, and integrity. We work closely with buyers and sellers to educate and inform them at every step of a transaction, keeping in mind both their immediate and long-term goals. Our reputation for honest communication and active listening has made us trusted advisors for the people with whom we work. As dedicated, personable, and approachable real estate agents, we give clients highly personalized attention and work around their schedules. Proudly serving the San Francisco Bay Area, with detailed familiarity in the East Bay and surrounding areas.




  • Personalized guidance to determine your priorities
  • Establish communication plan to keep you updated on the latest listings
  • Drawing upon market knowledge and research to find the right home
  • Negotiating requests and offers
  • Coordinating contracts, documentation and professional services needed
  • Delivering support after the sale




  • Initial consultation with current market analysis, including market comps and trends
  • Establish communication plan
  • Project management of necessary inspections and professional services
  • Preparing and staging home to sell
  • Deciding accurate asking price for maximum profit in shortest time frame
  • Identifying the key selling points
  • Comprehensive, strategic marketing of your home to potential buyers
  • Negotiating with buyers on your behalf




  • Individual property website
  • Comprehensive social media marketing campaign
  • Open houses
  • 3D tours
  • Direct mailers and door hangers/flyers
  • Sourcing leads from expansive network
  • High-resolution video tours and photography
  • Utilizing the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
  • Syndicated listing on 350 high-visibility websites




  • Real Estate Broker License, California Department of Real Estate, 1986
  • Real Estate Salesperson License, California Department of Real Estate, 1982
  • Over 40 years of real estate sales experience, with well over 1,000 completed transactions
  • Detailed familiarity with the East Bay and surrounding areas
  • Excellent interpersonal ability: good listener, clear communicator, strong negotiator




  • National Association of REALTORS®
  • California Association of REALTORS®
  • Contra Costa Association of REALTORS®
  • Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR)
  • Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)





  • Broker Associate, RE/MAX (currently RE/MAX Accord) – Walnut Creek, CA



Fine-tuned skills in property evaluation, marketing and guiding clients through the escrow process. Assembled and orchestrated a team to remodel properties to help sellers obtain a top sales price for their properties. Recipient of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Awards. Frequent member of the annual RE/MAX Platinum Club.


  • Broker, Realty Counsel – Walnut Creek, CA



Operated our own brokerage practice. Learned the “ins and outs” of being the broker-owner of a real estate brokerage business. Pioneered the concept of “a-la-carte” brokerage services.


  • Salesperson, NorCal Realty – Pleasant Hill, CA



Transitioned from assisting primarily investors to assisting both investors and homeowners. Continued honing skills in marketing, contract preparation, and negotiation.


  • Salesperson, Brand Brokers – Pleasant Hill, CA



Assisted primarily investors with the purchase and sale of residential real estate. Sold numerous bank repossessions. Negotiated many sellers financed transactions. Negotiated contracts, ensured document accuracy and guided and educated clients through the transaction process.  


Contact Info
John D. Vander Meulen
DRE#: 00842213
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RE/MAX Accord
800 S. Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
DRE#: 01491373