I am an attorney, gerontologist, and real estate broker. In working with my clients, my focus is to educate them about the process of their transaction and to prevent liability.
I was born in San Francisco and lived in Burlingame, Campbell, Los Gatos, and the Cambrian Park area of San Jose. I grew up with real estate. From a young age, I helped my parents renovate and rent out the homes they bought as investments. I graduated from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. I then attended law school and graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law. I began my professional career as an attorney at a small boutique law firm in San Francisco where I was a litigator in federal court. I handled a number of high profile cases and represented clients in real estate matters, contracts, employment issues, elder law, and consumer protection matters.
Having been a licensed real estate broker since 1997, I returned to real estate in 2009. In order to better represent the real estate needs of the aging population in my community, I earned a Master's in Gerontology from San Francisco State University in 2012. I am alsco a Certified Senior Advisor and a Seniors Real Estate Specialist.
Throughout my real estate career, I have represented both buyers and sellers in residential real estate transactions and worked with investors to identify ideal investment properties, My goal is to provide outstanding customer service to my clients while paying attention to the details so that my clients have the best possible representation in their real estate transactions. I have honesty and integrity and never pressure people to buy something that doesn't meet their needs. Having my clients understand the real estate transaction process is important to me, and I take the time to translate the legalese in the documents into plain English so that my clients understand everything and can make an informed decision. So that I can always provide outstanding service to my clients, I limit the number of clients I work with.
Being able to contribute to the community is important to me, and when I am not selling real estate, I volunteer with Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors and foster dogs for Dachshund Rescue (www.scdr.org)
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Attorney, California State Bar, 171688
Broker, California Bureau of Real Estate, 01231100
RCFE Administrator, California
Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI)
Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)
Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
Broker Price Opinion (BPO)
|Althea is an outstanding real estate agent. We came to her when we wanted to buy our first home. We had a short time frame to find a property and Althea did everything to make sure that she helped us, even arranging to show us houses on New Year's Eve. She listened to what our needs were, heard our concerns, and located properties that were in our range. We looked at a lot of properties before we found something that was right for us, and Althea supported us the entire time. She never pushed us into buying something just so she could get a sale. When we finally found the right house, it ended up being a short sale. Althea explained all the details of this type of sale and reviewed all of the options available to us. She negotiated on our behalf, and worked to get us the best price possible. When paperwork got stalled in the process, she kept in contact with the necessary individuals so our purchase didn't fall through the cracks. It took over 6 months for our house to close, and she was there for us the whole time.|
|We worked with Althea when she was helping us find a house to buy. We had a short time frame to look for properties and we were in a competitive market. Althea listened to us, found properties that we liked, and explained exactly what she was doing. We ultimately made an offer on a short sale, and Althea walked us through that complicated process. She is an outstanding real estate agent.|
|Althea took the time to understand my needs, and gave me sound advice based on those needs. She did not rush me into a buying decision, but was patient until we found the right home for me.|
Attorney, Gerontologist, and Real Estate Broker serving clients in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties