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My Resume

It’s experience that makes the difference!

Professional Experience

Sereno Group Real Estate, Los Gatos, CA
Sales Manager/Sales Associate
June 2009 to present

Sales manager and sales associate at locally owned, luxury residential real estate firm started by a former President of Coldwell Banker, Chris Trapani, employing only seasoned, top producing agents in and around Silicon Valley. Represent both buyers and sellers in the purchase and/or sale of residential real estate (1-4 units). Negotiate all contracts and repairs required during the escrow period. Manage the coordination of the lending process. Skilled negotiator. Create and design all aspects of property marketing and media advertising. Design consultation and project manager in property preparation for sale. Received the CNE-Certified Negotiation Expert designation, the ABR-Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation & the SFR-Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource designation. Recognized as one of Real Trends Best Real Estate Agents for 2014. National Association of Professional Women’s 2011-2012 VIP Woman of the Year in Real Estate

Coldwell Banker, NRT, Inc., Los Gatos, CA
Sales Associate
November 2001 to June 2009

Represented both buyers and sellers in the purchase and/or sale of residential real estate. Negotiated all contracts and repairs required during escrow periods.  Top negotiator successfully securing properties in numerous competitive multiple offer situations. Created and designed successful property marketing campaigns. Designed consultation and acted as the project manager in property preparation for sale. Mentored and trained new agents. 2002, 2004 & 2007 top 100 Sales Associate for Coldwell Banker, Northern California. Recognized as the top 1.5% of all Coldwell Banker Sales Associates nationwide. Honored as a member of the Top 5% of Realtors in Silicon Valley by the San Jose Magazine.

Century 21 Seville Contempo, NRT, Inc., San Ramon/Saratoga, CA
November 1996 to June 2009

NRT Inc., the parent company of Coldwell Banker Northern California. Coldwell Banker is a residential real estate firm selling property throughout the nation. Coldwell Banker  Northern California merged with another Silicon Valley firm under the same corporate umbrella, Century 21 Seville Contempo, making it the largest residential real estate firm in Northern California with 90 offices and sales in excess of $24 billion.

Branch Manager-Saratoga Office

Successfully grew an office that was averaging $8 million a month in sales to an average monthly sales volume of $35 million within four years. Responsible for the operations of the entire office, 55 real estate agents, and five staff members, managing expenses from advertising to office supplies. Managed through the acquisition of our company and two company mergers within a 4 1/2-year period. Implemented an ongoing training program in the office for new and seasoned agents that included prospecting, business planning, presentation skills, contracts, and accountability. Participated in a task force to determine corporate identity. Recognized as one of the top managers for capture rate in our core service deliverables.

Alain Pinel Realtors, Saratoga/Los Gatos, CA
Sales Associate
November 1994 to November 1996

Represented both buyers and sellers in the purchase and/or sale of residential real estate. Negotiated all contracts as well as all repairs required during the escrow period. Developed automated systems for the servicing of clients. Created and designed property marketing campaigns. Mentored and trained new agents.

Additional / Professional Affiliations

  • Silicon Valley Association of Realtors

  • California Association of Realtors

  • National Association of Realtors

  • VIP Member of National Association of Professional Women

  • Woman’s Council of Realtors

  • Previous Board member- Los Gatos Elementary Education Foundation

  • LGEF Business Partner

  • 100 Women- A Charitable Foundation

  • Sponsor and Coach of the Girls on the Run-Los Gatos

  • Sponsor of the Los Gatos – Saratoga Girls Softball League

  • Program Sponsor- The YMCA

  • Contributor to 1% For Good - Sereno Group

  • Interior Design Program-West Valley College