About Ed Bailey Realty

Real estate agency, Ed Bailey Realty, serves the mountain communities of Oakhurst, Coarsegold, Mariposa, Bass Lake, North Fork, Wowana, Ahwahnee, Wishon, Fish Camp, Raymond and Yosemite in Central California.

What can Ed Bailey Realty do for your real estate needs?

Ed and his wife Shirley

Ed and his wife Shirley

Few Real Estate Practitioners anywhere have the depth and breadth of education and experience that Ed brings to the profession.  Ed started his Real Estate Experience in 1976 when he became a Real Property Right-of-Way Agent with Sierra Telephone.  For the next 24 years he purchased land and leases; procured easements and rights-of-way; and obtained permits from various government agencies at national, state, county, and district levels.  He portioned land, wrote legal descriptions, drafted documents, and coordinated activities with Land Surveyors, Title/Escrow Officers, Developers, Builders, Contractors, Public Officials, Appraisers, Attorneys, Engineers, Agents, Brokers, and other land services professionals. In 2005 Ed completed 6 additional college and college level courses and upgraded from a “Salesperson” license to a “Broker” license, by passing California’s longer and more challenging broker’s exam.  He served as Education Committee Chairman for the Yosemite Gateway Association of REALTORS® for 2006 and 2007; and Director for 2010-2011. He is once again a director for 2013-2014: and is President-Elect for 2015 leading to becoming President in 2016. Ed holds the Prestigious Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) professional designation.  He serves as a SCORE volunteer Small Business Consultant.  He is a part time Real Estate teacher for State Center Community College District. In May, 2011 Ed went Independent, forming the Ed Bailey Realty agency, and in September, 2012 his wife Shirley became a licensed REALTOR®, and joined the team. Ed graduated from Antelope Valley College with a major in Business Administration. He also holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of San Francisco.  In former lives, Ed has been an Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Teacher, a Retail Store Manager, a Radio Announcer/Engineer, a Retail Business Owner, and an Advertising Account Executive. He has lived in our beautiful mountains since 1972 and, having spent 24 years as a Right-of-Way Agent/Outside Plant Engineer with Sierra Telephone, knows the area extremely well.

Ed Bailey, MS, GRI, Broker

The “Extra Mile” Agency

What is Your Agent “Able and Willing” to do for you?

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Places your listing in Oakhurst, Mariposa, Madera, and Merced MLS YES YES
Places your listing in the Fresno area MLS YES Maybe
Places your listing in his monthly e-Newsletter http://www.oakhurstrealestate.info/news.php YES Not likely
Subscribes to a national syndication service that places your listing on more than 70 web sites YES Not likely
Places signs on property, plus directional signs pointing toward the property YES YES
Exercises high standards of ethics and moral conduct in business YES Most Likely
Sends a “letter from your neighbor” to nearby property owners.  We’ll write it – with your help – hand address it, stamp it, and mail it for you. YES Maybe
Has lived and worked in our beautiful mountain area for more than 35 years YES Not likely
Has served on Boards of Directors for local chamber of commerce, local school board, local church, local scholarship foundation and more. YES Not likely
Takes phone calls from clients evenings, holidays, and weekends YES Most Likely
Buys a home warranty policy for, and to help motivate, your buyer? YES Not likely
Places your listing on his own very active web site – Check it out: www.EdBaileyRealty.com  –   Site has 12 additional web addresses (URLs) redirecting to main site with key words that improve search engines rankings YES Not likely
Brings more than 30 years of real property experience as a Public Utility Right-of-Way Agent and a Real Estate Broker YES Not likely
He holds well publicized open house showings of your property YES Not likely
He holds the prestigious National Association of REALTORS®  Graduate REALTORS® Institute (GRI) designation (Only 6% of California’s licensed Real Estate Agents have earned the GRI) YES Not likely
Has earned a Broker’s license, requiring nearly three times the education, plus passing a more rigorous State exam with a higher score, than needed for the “Salesperson” (usually advertised as  REALTOR® )license, YES Not likely
Prepares and publishes a monthly local housing market report on his web site, to help buyer’s and seller’s establish both offering and asking prices http://www.edbaileyrealtor.com/ca/market-report/ YES NO
Has both undergraduate and graduate  University Degrees YES Not likely
Has written many recordable legal descriptions of real property YES Not likely
Teaches Real Estate course at in the Community College system YES NO
Is respectful of and cooperates with other agents to accomplish client’s goals. YES Very likely
Was an advertising account executive, writing advertising copy for two years YES Not likely
Works with wife, Shirley, also a REALTOR® as a team to provide better service to clients, customers and community YES Not likely


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Knowledge and Experience Make the Difference

Ed Bailey’s Education

A. A., Business Administration, Antelope Valley College B. S., Organizational Behavior, University of San Francisco M. S., Organization Development, University of San Francisco

Ed Bailey’s Experience

  • Ballroom Dance Teacher and Dance Director, Arthur Murray, 5 years
  • Retail Management, 9 years
  • Account Executive (Radio Advertising Sales and Marketing) 2 years
  • Corporate Training Coordinator, 5 years
  • Public Utility Right-of-Way Agent, 24 years
  • Real Estate Broker Since 2005
  • Part Time Real Estate Teacher at Community College
Oakhurst, California

Oakhurst,  California