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Luxury Property Specialist (Luxury Specialist)

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Personal Information

Fifth Generation Californian
Born and Raised in San Francisco
Attended- Madison Elementary, Roosevelt Jr High, Lowell High
BA Degree San Jose State 1967 Biology and Chemistry
Graduate work at S. F. State University
Daughter- Jennifer PhD in Nutrition Graduate UC Davis currently Program Manager of the Health and Fitness center for BD in San Jose
Son - Christopher Graduate UCLA Phi Beta Kappa married living in Chico working for start-up Joyent
Served US Army 1967-1968 Honorable Medical Discharge 1968 - Disabled American Vet
Life Member - Disabled American Vets and American Legion
Eagle Scout
Member of Lowell High School and San Jose State Alumni Associations

Real Estate Activities and Designations

* Real Estate License 1973
* Brokers License 1976
* Member of the California and National Association of Realtors
* Member of the Peninsula Regional Data Service
* Member of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors
* Member CREPAC "99" Club
* GRI Designation (Graduate of the Real Estate Institute)
* Member of CREEA ( California Real Estate Educators Association)
* Past member of the American Arbitration Association
* Expert Witness for local Real Estate Attorneys
* Served on Numerous local, state and national real estate committees since 1973
* Served as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President of the Palo Alto Board of Realtors
* Chaired MLS, Budget, Equal Opportunity, Long Range Planning, Membership, Orientation, Education, Grievance, Ethics

Recent Real Estate Honors

* Served over 1200 clients in sales, purchases, leases
* Coldwell Banker Previews Specialist
* Coldwell Banker Presidents Club 1994-2006
* Coldwell Banker International Presidents Circle 1996-2006
* Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society 1996-2006
* Coldwell Banker International President's Elite 1999, 2003, 2004 (Top 4% Internationally)
* #1 in Listings and Sales for Coldwell Banker/Fox and Carshkadon, Cupertino Office
1994, 1995, 1996
* Sold or listed 1 home every seven days 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004
* Who's Who South Bay Residential Real Estate 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
* #1 Agent serving California Maison 1994-2004
* Most Valuable Agent Coldwell Banker Los Gatos North 2002 and 2003
* S.J. Magazine top 5% in Santa Clara County 2002, 2003, 2004

Local Real Estate Activities

* Past Board and C.A.R. Director
* Past Officer and President of Coeur Du Lac and Foothills of Los Gatos
Homeowners Association
* Liason to the State for the DeAnza College Real Estate Department
* Office Manager for Saxe Realtors Palo Alto Branch
* Owner Russell Morris Realty, Inc. Palo Alto 1978-1992
* Multi-Million Producers since 1974
* Current Instructor at DeAnza College in the following subjects:
R.E. Principles, Practices, Finance, Taxation and Exchange, Office Management, Agency, Ethics, Selling Skills, Use of The Calculator, Contracts and Negotiations
* Guest lecturer for many organizations, schools, education fairs and new agent training
* Instructor and guest lecturer for over 27 years for local groups and colleges

Activities and Community Involvement

* Cub and Boy Scout Leader including assistant Scout Master
* Y.M.C.A. Indian Guide Leader
* Coached YBA Basketball & PAL Soccer
* Coached, Umpired & Managed Teams for Quito Little League
* Involved in school activities, volleyball & PTA at children's schools
* Chaired Westmont High School Grad Night 1990 & 1995
* Chaired several YMCA annual fund raising campaigns
* Board of Governors & Benefactor of Youth for the YMCA
* Guest lecturer for schools and organizations on Real Estate
* Past Director & Officer in the Junior Chamber of Commerce
* Recipient of the Junior Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award
* KQED Member & past auctioneer
* Santa Clara County & American Diabetic Society Member
* 2006 Special Olympics - Announcer Basketball, Track, Swimming

Professional Philosophy

I am very blessed to be in the Real Estate Profession. I believe in giving 110%. After over thirty years in the business I am now assisting the third generation of many of my clients. I love to assist my clients, friends, relatives and referrals with their real estate needs. I also believe in giving back to the community.
I believe in honesty, integrity, sincerity and open communications. I believe in counseling my client from start to finish for every transaction with everyone's best interest in mind. I am always open to questions and uncensored feedback. I am constantly learning new things to best assist my clients. I also want my clients to be happy with the end results. I look forward to assisting you with your real state needs, and appreciate your referrals.