Q: How long have you been in the Real Estate business?LN: I have been in real estate for almost 14 years, starting as an assistant for 2 of the top agents for a year to really get a sense of the business and develop a strong understanding of the details. Prior to changing careers, I was a vice president at Pacific Bell and SBC, where my team built the infrastructure that we now know as Silicon Valley with all of the large accounts headquartered here. Also,..
Meet Megan Micco, Broker Associate at Compass, East Bay
Q: Your career started out in luxury jewelry design and sales. Tell us how you found this career path?MM: My brother-in-law from my first marriage was a luxury jewelry designer based in Paris. I had recently graduated from UC Berkeley and was pondering my career direction. He asked me to help him with product placement for his Art Nouveau Jewelry line. I was recruited by the owner of the jewelry store and the rest is history.Q: You also worked in the lega..
Meet Valerie Aliwarga, Real Estate Professional at Compass – San Francisco
Q: You moved around quite a bit in your early years, what was that like?VA: I was born in Indonesia and have an international family, which has allowed me the opportunity to travel and learn new cultures around the globe. We moved back to the states to live with my mother's family … when my parents divorced, I traveled the world. It was difficult to constantly be the “new girl” until I learned to accept the blessing and opportunity of meeting new people. ..
Meet Jennifer Martinez, Real Estate Agent, SkyRise Real Estate Group, Silicon Valley
Q: How long have you been in the Real Estate business?JM: I obtained my Real Estate License in 2009, however, I started working alongside my husband for our company, Skyrise Real Estate Group, in 2012.
Q: What designations or certifications do you hold?JM: I am the Vice President and CMO for Skyrise Real Estate Group. I hold my Real Estate License, and I am also licensed in Life & Health.
Q: What percentage of your clients are buyers vs. sellers?JM: In 2..
Meet Ariel Vincent, Realtor at Park North Real Estate
Q: How long have you been in the Real Estate business?AV: I’ve been in the business a little over 2 years.
Q: Tell us how your career started in Real Estate?AV: I started working for a furnished rental startup in San Francisco called HomeSuite. I was a leasing agent there and transitioned into a few other roles within the company before I came into residential sales full time.
Q: What geographic areas and types of properties do you handle?AV: I handle al..
Partnership, Trust & Client Focus is What Makes Her Stand Out. Meet Sunaina Arora, a Highly Recommended Realtor in Silicon Valley!
Q: Can you share with us what made you decide to have a career in Real Estate? SA: I read somewhere, “Write your life plans in pencil because life has a way of changing them for you.” A career in real estate wasn’t planned. I was working in the insurance industry and I was looking for more opportunities for growth, while continuing in a customer focused role. A friend mentioned to me that she was preparing for the real estate license exams. Knowing that th..
Meet Amy Levins, Broker – Associate at Compass, San Francisco
Q: You spent the early part of your career working in New York … tell us a little bit about your experience living and working in the Big Apple?AL: Working and living in New York City was a great experience for me. Being a San Francisco native and a graduate of UCLA, I adjusted easily to the east coast city life. Soon into my Public Relations career, I became aware of my entrepreneurial drive. I realized one way to be successful at an agency was to develop..
A Vision for Your Life, Meet Top Producing Real Estate Agent, Angele' Price
Q: Can you share with us what made you decide to have a career in Real Estate?AP: I followed in my mom’s footsteps by first starting a career in teaching as an elementary school teacher, then transitioned to real estate. It turns out that teachers make great agents because of the attention to details and the personal human interest. A strong interest in results is a common trait!Q: You’re going on 25 years as a full-time agent … you’ve been through booming..
Q: What was your first experience in Real Estate like? RS: My first exposure to Real Estate occurred 19 years ago when I purchased my first home. It was an exciting time and I have to say, that to this day Real Estate is still exciting to me.
Q: Why Real Estate?RS: Practicing Real Estate is like slipping into the perfect shoe, it’s the feeling of knowing it’s the right fit. I consider myself beyond blessed for discovering what brings me joy and I must ..
Meet Aja Aguirre, Luxury Property Specialist at Pacific Union International, Oakland & Montclair
Q: How long have you been in the Real Estate business?AA: Long enough to be a member of The Oakland/Berkeley Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (YPN)! It’s a special committee that works hard to welcome and support those who are new to our uniquely competitive and dynamic East Bay market … through exciting networking events that are genuinely fun to attend, and help the community achieve success with local resources and proven tools. This..
Meet Peggy McConnell, Owner/Broker, McConnell Real Estate, Tiburon, CA
Q: How long have you been in the Real Estate business? PM: Twenty years. I specialize in residential real estate in Marin County. I love houses and helping people find their HOME. I love listing and selling homes and finding and meeting the new homeowner.
Q: What designations or certifications do you hold?PM: California Real Estate Broker
Q: What percentage of your clients are buyers vs. sellers? PM: 50/50 I maximize what a Seller nets - quickly and effi..
Meet Marina Shiferman, Real Estate Agent for Zephyr Real Estate
Q: How long have you been in the Real Estate business?MS: 6 yearsQ: Can you share with us how your career started in Real Estate?MS: The first thing that attracted me towards the real estate business was the flexibility of the schedule and the opportunity to be my own boss. After I got into the business my career really started after a few months of really hustling and working, I had to build my client base out of nothing, so I had my work cut out for me. ..
Meet Lynn Reid, Real Estate Professional at Compass Real Estate, San Francisco
Q: How many years did you live in Cape Town South Africa? What was it like?LR: I was born in Cape Town and lived there until I was 32 years old when I immigrated to the USA and was lucky enough to land in Marin County. As a child, Cape Town was a fantastic place to live. It was very beautiful and easy to get around with good schools and lazy days on the beach. As I grew older and began my career as a social worker, I became more aware of the gross racial ..
Meet Inna Rubinchik, Leasing Director Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco CA
Q: How long have you been in the Real Estate business?IR: In 2008 I left a thriving career at Deloitte Tax and started in Real Estate as an unpaid intern at a local RE investment company. The main reason for switching careers was my desire to see my decision affect the bottom line of the project.
Q: What geographic areas and types of properties do you handle?IR: I handle rental properties in San Francisco. In 2016, at 5 months pregnant, I felt a jolt of e..
The Dream is Yours, Leave the Rest to Us, Our Exclusive Interview with East Bay Real Estate Agent, Eileen Townsend
Q: Can you share with us why you decided to have a career in Real Estate? ET: Taking a “road less traveled,” I came to real estate as a career-change when I realized it was already my lifestyle. I was the corporate-relocated spouse, moving my family coast-to-coast and back again, through 7 states and 15 homes. It was on the 5th re-launch of my former career – as a journalist, then a marketing-PR executive – (also the purchase of the 12th home) that I reali..
Meet Barbara Lymberis, Real Estate Professional, Coldwell Banker, Silicon Valley
Q: How long have you been in the Real Estate business?BL: I was licensed in 2002, and have been working full-time, consistently, in Real Estate since then.
Q: Tell us about your career in Real Estate?BL: Real Estate is a 24/7/365 profession, and I’ve been lucky enough to work as a team the entire time with my husband Nick, who was licensed in 2001 after 29 years in his former profession as an Attorney. We are both Realtors, belonging to the National Assoc..