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Meet Ocean Blue Real Estate

Ocean Blue Real Estate endeavors to be a different kind of firm. Focusing on exceptional client services and local market expertise, we are a team of top agents working tirelessly for our clients. Since 2013, we’ve helped buyers and sellers, from first-timers to seasoned investors, make solid real estate decisions, both in residential and commercial real estate.

We’re passionate about the Northern California coast. In 2019 & 2020, David Oliphant, our founder, was on the “America’s Best” list by Real Trends / Tommy Ferry and ranked in the top half of the top 1% NATIONALLY. In 2018 & 2019 he was the #1 Independent Agent at the Coast, both in volume and units sold for on and off-market sales. He is in the top 1% of all agents at the coast as well as all of San Mateo County.

We’ve noticed that three major factors go into the real estate process—finance, strategy, and emotion. Whether you’re buying or selling, we will design a comprehensive plan that includes all of these areas, so your transaction is as balanced as it is successful. We will guide you according to your goals and desires and always keep your best interests at the forefront. We’re an independent, locally-owned brokerage, so we don’t report back to investors or stockholders, we report back to you.

Ocean Blue Real Estate is honored to be endorsed and recommended by California.com, and currently is one of the few real estate brands in the state to be on this prestigious list.

Karin & Ted
Buyer | Seller
Charlie & Robert

David helped us at every turn during a sales process in the height of a pandemic. It wasn’t easy and he managed it all big and small things. Most importantly he leads with empathy while being the most responsive professional I have ever met. If you are selling or if you are buying you want David on your team. Hands down the best real estate person I have ever worked with.

— Karin & Ted


Karina is the most caring and trustworthy person you will ever meet. She is also highly competent, passionate, successful, and totally committed to every goal she makes. You can’t find a more high quality, high caliber person to know or to work with. Karina possesses an innate ability to relate to and get along with everyone. It’s genuine and authentic. Additionally, her enthusiasm and positive attitude ...

— Buyer | Seller


David was amazing during our six (6) month home search on the coast. He was available day and night seven days a week, including while he was on vacation. We built an amazing working / friendship that will continue. He called one evening after a devastating loss of another home and wanted us to see a new listing, we were hesitant but believed in David so we traveled to the coast during rush hour. Needles...

— Charlie & Robert

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October 25, 2022

Reverence For Our Coastside

April 15, 2021

Abundant Grace is a local non-profit that employs a Coastside Clean Team. This crew picks up 300-500 pounds of trash each time they comb our bluffs and beaches. The ex… Read more

Top 5 Spots to Make New Friends on the Coast

June 8, 2021

FREEDOM!! Between the waning pandemic restrictions (knock on wood) and the spring sunshine over Memorial Day weekend, the Coastside is in full bloom. People are smilin… Read more

7 Best Dog Beaches Along the NorCal Coast

July 13, 2021

If you are a dog lover like me, you love watching the pure joy of a dog running on the beach. With summer among us, it’s the perfect time to know exactly where you can… Read more

3 Great Outdoor Live Music Venues on the Coastside

October 12, 2021

Live music is back! The Coastside is blessed with spacious outdoor venues for appreciating musical talent, swaying with a glass of wine in hand, or all out dancing! In… Read more

World AIDS Day Tribute

November 15, 2021

Presented by CoastPride Please join us in remembrance – The AIDS Memorial quilt panels contain the stories of the lives lost, the heroes, and the survivors. CoastPride… Read more

7 Things to Know About Living in Pacifica

December 14, 2021

It was 2018, a beautiful sunny day. I was walking down a street in Pacifica. My hat flew off my head from an ocean breeze. I kid you not, this exact scene happened sim… Read more

What to Do With Your Home If You’re Transitioning to Senior Care

February 17, 2022

As they get older, many people decide to move to a senior care facility like an assisted living center or a nursing home. Making the move has many benefits, as it can … Read more

Muttville Senior Dog Rescue – Comes to the Rescue!

August 13, 2020

Are you a dog lover? Since I was young, I’ve always been passionate about caring for and rescuing dogs. In 2013, I discovered the amazing organization Muttville Senior… Read more

10 Best Hiking Spots in Half Moon Bay

September 14, 2021

Half Moon Bay is a quaint seaside community with an inviting appeal. Located in the countryside of Northern California, this unassuming small town is hidden by foreste… Read more

A 12 Year Old Boy’s Legacy…

November 11, 2021

Let’s make beaches safe, together! That is the slogan of the Arunay Foundation. If that name is not familiar to you, you are not alone, it was not familiar to me eithe… Read more

3 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

May 19, 2022

Selling a home can be stressful, particularly if you are still inhabiting the home. Many steps are still available to you, though, that can help prepare your home for … Read more

4 Easy Ways to Turn Your Garage Into Your Dream Office

June 16, 2022

As working from home is becoming more prevalent, an increasing number of homeowners are choosing to turn their existing garages into a dedicated office space. And if y… Read more

A Guide to Starting Over in a New City

August 26, 2022

If you’ve experienced a major life disappointment, from losing a job to a breakup, you may be tempted to move. A new city will give you a fresh start, making it easier… Read more

Coastside Market Update – May 2020

June 11, 2020

Good morning, We’re here to bring you well wishes, and the good news in Coastside real estate! As you well know, things have changed. Every sale, purchase negotiation,… Read more


June 17, 2020

Has the Coastside housing market changed much due to Shelter In Place? What hasn’t changed much: Spring + Summer 2020 vs 2019 Coastside Market Comparison Homes from HM… Read more

The Coastside Clean Team at Abundant Grace Picks Up Where Beachgoers Drop Off

July 13, 2020

Early mornings on the beaches and trails are incredibly peaceful and stunningly gorgeous. The sound of crashing waves and views of clouds making their way over hilltop… Read more

“Home” Takes on New Meaning in Challenging Year

September 3, 2020

Few of our expectations in 2020 proved to be useful, as the term “unprecedented times” infiltrated our media, inboxes and vernacular. For many, these changes have fuel… Read more

The Interesting Thing About Buyer’s letters

September 24, 2020

In very competitive real estate markets such as Northern California, many buyers feel compelled to write a “Buyer’s letter” telling sellers who they are and why they m… Read more

Top Reasons Why Buyers Swipe Past Your Home

October 15, 2020

Attention all Sellers!! In the days of COVID-19, the home buying experience has changed. Pre-virus buyers would shop using one of their favorite online home-selling re… Read more

Can you be in a new home in time for holidays?

November 9, 2020

Along with a newly present crispness in the air, the fall rush to find a Coastside home is palpable. The word on the street is: the market is hot due to an unseasonabl… Read more

Why Is The Coastside So Hot?

August 10, 2021

No, I’m not talking about the weather! The housing market has continued on its fierce upward trajectory, fueled by uncertainty and changing work from home requirements… Read more

Hate is Not Our New Normal

May 10, 2021

I refuse to expect hate as the new normal… As you may (or may not know) I sit on a few local board of directors here at the coast. One is the Downtown Merchants Associ… Read more

Deal Killer or Memory Maker?

November 23, 2020

I’ll begin today at the end of the story: sadly, last week we had to make the decision to let go of Blake, one of our dogs. He was a rescue from Muttville Senior Dog r… Read more

Five Tips For Finding Your Dream Home Online

January 14, 2021

Until Covid-19 changed our lives, it was akin to window shopping (or daydreaming) for many buyers. The evolution of our SiP lifestyles has brought marked changes in th… Read more

Listen, Listen, and Listen More

February 18, 2021

Everyday I’m reminded that my job as a Professional Realtor® is not only one of home buying and selling, but one of people. In fact, I would dare say that the “people”… Read more

6 Things to Quit in 2021

March 11, 2021

It’s turning out that life is more fragile than any of us wanted to believe. We recently learned a friend, very young, fit and vital, has been diagnosed with stage 4 c… Read more

Happy Pride Month from all of us at Ocean Blue Real Estate!

June 11, 2020

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