ELAINE'S BACKGROUND Elaine is a real estate broker and an attorney at law. She is in the top 1% of all Coldwell Banker agents internationally. In connection with providing excellent service to her clients, Elaine has earned certifications in marketing, negotiation and in working with seniors. She teaches a residential real estate course in the Stanford Continuing Studies Program and was an instructor at Santa Clara Law School. Elaine earned her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and practiced law in San Mateo County for 16 years, prior to beginning as a full time broker in 1994. A trained mediator and negotiator, Elaine is often appointed by the court as a "special master" in divorce cases.
OUR COMPLETE APPROACH TO HOME SALES Elaine and her team offer full service property preparation and augmentation to maximize proceeds for sellers and maximize enjoyment of their property by all their clients. Elaine's team includes her husband, Dean, a licensed general contractor. He was a home inspector for eight years inspecting about 4000 homes throughout the San Francisco Peninsula and South Bay. He worked for two years with a local contracting firm doing project management. and worked as a building inspector for the City of Santa Clara. Dean assists homeowners with coordinating contractors and with helping sellers with minor improvements and repairs to maximize return on sale. He also assists new homeowners with planning and obtaining estimates for updating and repairs.
SPECIAL EXPERTISE Certain types of real estate transactions require special expertise. Elaine is a Certified Home Marketing Specialist. She is also pleased to assist her clients with transactions that involve: