More About Me

I am a true Bay Area native, born at Stanford Hospital and a graduate of Cal Berkeley. Living my whole life in this area gives me a comprehensive knowledge of micro communities within. This is truly a phenomenal place to live!   We sit at the edge of Silicon Valley; the Pacific Ocean is on our doorstep and the mountains are a few hours away.  

I have always had a passion for real estate.  I grew up around construction, renovated my own house, and have been donating my time to Habitat for Humanity for the last 20 years.  This gives me a strong knowledge of current building standards and codes. I also manage my own rental properties around California.

This background makes me an ideal consultant for your big step. My thirty years of sales, marketing and managerial background compliments real estate. Coldwell Banker brings sales tools under my fingertips to make a marketing difference for you!  The analytics and reports developed by the largest reality company in the world are second to none. 

  • Representing a Buyer, my extensive knowledge of the area and construction experience allows me to pick up the nuances in properties that could be important in negotiations.  Communication, sales relationships and negotiation are critical in this hot market today.
  • As a Seller's agent, I have an eye for updates and staging to get the attention of buyers. In addition, Coldwell Banker's program, RealVitalize, provides services to assist with minor repairs and staging to bring the full price potential of your home.  Marketing via listing services (MLS), TV and printed materials can be quickly developed to match your timeline.
  • If looking to get in or out of rental property, my twenty years of property management experience can help us to evaluate the pros and cons of these decisions.

Personally, I live in San Carlos with my wife, our cat, and a 90-year-old tortoise.  We share the passion of the outdoors whether it is triathlons, backpacking, bike riding or scuba diving.  I have been a scuba instructor for 30 years.  My past lives have included being a gold miner, brew master (for one) and sailing the South Pacific.