Extraordinary -
1a: going beyond what is usual, regular, or customary

Trish knows homes from the inside out. With 25 years experience in building and Green, sustainable products, she shows her Buyers and Sellers the whole health of the house, not just the pretty picture.  


Her 25 years of marketing and project management skills give Sellers the confidence that their home will get full advertising exposure utilizing a smart marketing strategy driven by proprietary Compass technology! Buyers receive her extensive knowledge of quality building materials and energy efficient products to make thoughtful choices when purchasing a home. With Compass, Trish has the best team, technology, and thoroughness to make your next move your best.


Trish joined Compass from a passion for housing stemming from her architectural experience working with top San Francisco firms like Gensler Architects. She learned all about energy efficiency while working with PG&E in California and Pacific Gas Transmission in Portland, Oregon. In Oregon, Trish managed all nationwide marketing for Louisiana Pacific's Sustainable Building Division. Moving from one Portland to the other, Trish worked in advertising while in Maine before returning home to the Bay Area. She volunteers her time to help local groups such as Sustainable Contra Costa and Sustainable Lafayette. She also works with the United States Green Build Council as a member of the East Bay Advisory Board.



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Trish grew up in Walnut Creek and lived in San Francisco for 8 years. She knows how to find the joys of city life in the suburban towns of the East Bay. She finds homes that fit a growing family’s needs, helps first-time buyers to home ownership and those ready to downsize sell and purchase into their next phase when the time is right. Her innate ability to “walk in your shoes” makes your home sale or purchase smooth and focused.

Trish Elste, Realtor, Compass, GREEN Designation, Pricing Strategy Advisor
"Earning your business every move you make!"


“Trish knew exactly the kind of home I was looking for. We searched together and then, while she was away, she sent me 3 properties to see for myself. I wanted to put an offer on this home and by that evening, we were in contract. Even when she was away, I felt I was in good hands.”

-R.SPOATO