For Buyers

If you are interested in buying a home when you move to Silicon Valley, you will want to understand how real estate sales happen here (very likely, it’s a little different from where you’re coming from), how the market varies with its micro-climates, what you may need to understand about school district boundaries, the purchase contract choices you have, and a thousand other things.

I’m here to help.  And if you are free to choose your own agent – and aren’t tied to a real estate professional who’s been “assigned” to you by your relocation benefits package – I hope you’ll talk with me and consider hiring me.  I’m a Silicon Valley native, second generation Realtor in business full time since 1993 and am “award winning” over & over.  In 2011 I was named “Best real estate agent in Silicon Valley” by the San Jose Mercury News it its annual poll of readers.  (Please read more and find testimonials on

Sometimes, though, people want to browse and not engage right away.  If that’s what you’re comfortable with, here are a few articles that I’ve written that I think you will find especially helpful as you get your toes wet with Silicon Valley real estate:

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Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group
214 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd.
Los Gatos CA 95030
[Silicon Valley, California, USA]
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CA BRE # 01153805

CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative
SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist

Helping nice folks to buy and sell homes in Silicon Valley since 1993. Mary Pope-Handy, Realtor, Silicon Valley
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