Founded in 2012 by Josh Dickinson, Zip Code East Bay is a boutique real estate practice and certified B Corp located in Kensington, CA.


The Zip Code East Bay mission is to build community through real estate. We specifically utilize green and community-driven practices to serve homeowners, buyers and sellers in the East Bay with the belief that awareness, education and engagement are key to thriving, authentic communities. We help our clients navigate the home buying and selling experience with a unique combination of local market knowledge and a creative, human-centered approach. That means you’ll receive the best expertise and greatest value, while enjoying the process.

Our commitment to being the best brokerage means doing the best for our community too. We are a brokerage partner for Giveback Homes, which helps build homes for people in need in the East Bay and beyond. In 2018, we became the first real estate brokerage in California to be certified as a B Corp based on rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. In 2021, we launched ZCEB ECO, our green listing program modeled after green building certification programs, with the ultimate goal of making every single home we sell greener and making a measurable environmental impact with each transaction. In recognition of the land we're on, we support the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, who facilitates the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people. 


Jumping into the East Bay market as a buyer can be an overwhelming experience, and competing against multiple (sometimes all cash) offers can seem daunting, but we have good news for you: we WILL help you find a home! And not just any home, but the home that is just right for you and your family. We will provide in-depth knowledge of the neighborhoods you like, access to the latest inventory as soon as it comes on the market, and work with your schedule for property tours and consultations. If you are serious and open-minded about buying, that new home is much closer than you think!


The decision to sell your home can be an emotional time for you and your family, which is why we are here to guide you along the way. We’ll strategically discuss how to most creatively market your home, any potential staging or updates needed to broaden its appeal to the most buyers, and ultimately align on pricing that will maximize your return. All with the goal of closing as quickly as possible so that you can focus on the road ahead. We have a unique ZCEB ECO listing process that makes the homes we sell greener and thus making a measurable environmental impact with each transaction. We look forward to discussing your future listing and how we can best help you and your family.

Start your home buying/selling journey here.