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Business Philosophy

Carol Vining and Sondra Hall work as the team of Vining Hall Homes to deliver superior service to their clients. They each have strengths that complement one another, and always work diligently, with attention to detail, to ensure the most satisfactory results for their buyers and sellers.
Carol and Sondra share a passion for real estate and helping others meet their real estate needs. Let us know how we can help you.

Education and Training

Carol Vining has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a Minor in Management from Aurora University, in Aurora, Illinois. Shortly after graduating in June of 2004, Carol earned her Illinois real estate license and has been a full-time Realtor ever since. In 2013 Carol and her husband moved back to the Bay Area from the Chicago suburbs, and became a licensed Realtor in the State of California. Carol had been with Coldwell Banker in Illinois and transferred to the Coldwell Banker Los Gatos office and began working full time with her sister Sondra Hall.

Sondra Hall has a Bachelor's Degree from San Jose State University and has worked in Program Management, Quality Control and Customer Service. She also has extensive experience in working and volunteering in the non-profit sector. Sondra became a licensed California Realtor in 2013 and is a long-time resident of the Bay Area with extensive knowledge of the Los Gatos, Saratoga, and San Jose communities. She is excited to be partnering with her sister Carol Vining, who has many years' experience with Coldwell Banker and as a Realtor.

Areas of Expertise

Vining Hall Homes Team expertise:

  • Buyers
  • Sellers
  • First-time Buyers
  • Down-sizing or "Right-sizing"
  • Second or Vacation Homes
  • Relocation, to or from the Bay Area
  • Investment Properties, 1031 Exchanges
  • Referrals to Agents throughout the United States and Worldwide


  • Staging
  • Preparing homes for sale
  • Pre-packing advice
  • Resource for local professionals (painters, electricians, plumbers, etc)
  • Marketing

Personal Background

Carol Vining and Sondra Hall, sisters, moved to Saratoga, California in 1968 and they were raised in the same home that their parents live in today. They are both graduates of Saratoga High School. Carol married a Naval Aviator and moved several times, ending up in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She raised her family and attended college, becoming a Realtor in 2005. Carol always dreamed of returning "home" and is now residing in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose. Sondra married her high school sweetheart and raised her family in Felton and the Cambrian area of San Jose. Sondra became a licensed California Realtor in order to work with her sister Carol, pursuing their mutual passion for real estate.

Communities I Serve

The Vining Hall Homes team has in depth knowledge of the south bay area, specializing in:

  • Los Gatos
  • Saratoga
  • Monte Sereno
  • Campbell
  • San Jose
  • Willow Glen
  • Cambrian
  • Almaden
  • Santa Clara
  • Cupertino
  • Sunnyvale
  • Los Gatos Mountains, including Felton, Scotts Valley, Boulder Creek and Ben Lomond

We can also refer you and your friends to a professional Realtor in any area through our Worldwide Network.

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