Hi! We're Brian Bernasconi and Dan Rubnitz, your real estate experts for Los Gatos, Saratoga, Campbell, Willow Glen and all of the Silicon Valley. Quite simply, we understand that when it comes to buying or selling real estate it is one of the biggest decisions of your life. That's why we are dedicated to providing you with insanely great service.

Your home is important to you, let us guide you through the process

WHO WE ARE

With over 40 years of working in the real estate industry, Brian and Dan understand that real estate is a real life industry that impacts everyone. Whether it is slowly or suddenly, our lives change and with those changes come changes in our real estate needs. Our goal is simple... we want to be there for you with insane service and advice as your needs change.

Moving Up

Getting married, growing a family, or just looking for a change, we will be there to provide market knowledge for you on both the selling of your home and the purchase of a new one.

Remodel or Sell

Thinking of updating your home but not sure if it makes sense - we are happy to provide you with the latest market data on the value of your home and share our network of high quality and reliable contractors with you.

Investment Opportunities

If you are are thinking about buying homes as an investment opportunity, we can help you evaluate the cost of management, returns, and expenses.

Relocating and Second homes

If you are relocating or looking for another home out of the area, we will find you a reputable agent from our network to assist you wherever you are.

Empty Nest or Downsizing

The kids are grown and you don’t need all that space anymore! We will be there to help you determine, what you are going to do with the rest of your life.

Senior Living and Aging

Whether it is for yourself or a loved one, there comes a time in our silver years when maintaining a home is just too difficult. We have a pool of resources to assist our clients with making difficult decisions regarding living situations and financial options.

First Time Buyers

From meeting with a lender to turning on the utilities, we want to be there for you, answer your questions and guide you through the buying process.

Legal Matters

Real life is not all roses and neither are all the reasons our clients sell real estate. Settling a divorce, settling estates, and dealing with terminally ill family members requires the services of skilled and sensitive professionals like Brian and Dan.

Through sharing our own life experiences with our clients, we are able to understand and advise our clients through the many aspects of the real estate business. If you are thinking about starting a new chapter in life and need some real estate advice, reach out to Brian and Dan. We are happy to help.

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Los Gatos Veterans Memorial Dedication

A new memorial in downtown Los Gatos honoring veterans, first responders, and 9/11 heroes was unveiled today, Saturday, June 15, 2019, and Brian Bernasconi was there to witness it all with his daughter, Maia.  The memorial is located at the Los Gatos Civic Center on East Main Street.  The Veterans Memorial & Support Foundation aims…

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Coming this Summer: Experience Los Gatos!

Coming this Summer: Experience Los Gatos – A pilot project that is a transformation of downtown Los Gatos! Beginning in early July you are going to find big changes in your experience when you are shopping, dining and strolling through downtown Los Gatos. This July through October 2019, Experience Los Gatos will expand outdoor gathering…

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Brian and Dan’s Top 10 Favorite Romantic Comedies

Romantic comedies might not be our favorite genre of film, but nevertheless, with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we were able to compile a list of our top ten favorite romanic comedy movies. After we began naming off a few of our favorites, we started taking this list pretty seriously! And so we present to you……

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[VIDEO] See Silicon Valley Homes Sold by Brian and Dan in 2018

As we move forward into 2019, we wanted to take a moment and thank our amazing clients, co-workers, vendors, friends, and family for making 2018 a fantastic year! To call 2018 a year of “Real Estate For Real Life” would be an understatement. We worked with clients buying their first homes in the Bay Area,…

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Los Gatos is Home to 10 Neighborhood Parks – See Them All With Brian and Dan!

One of the great things about living in Los Gatos (and in California) is that we have great weather all year long, which allows us to get outside and enjoy the fresh air! Whether you are walking with a friend, biking, pushing a stroller, or looking for a place to play ball or frisbee golf,…

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Notification of Supplemental Assessment: How Property Tax Works When You Purchase a House

When you purchase a house, property tax can be confusing and frustrating, especially if you don’t understand why you appear to be paying property tax over and over again.   You will likely pay property tax at close of escrow, and then again through something called “Notice of Supplemental Tax”, and then again when taxes…

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Real Estate for Real Life – Beyond Simply Selling a House

Brian Bernasconi and Dan Rubnitz know that real estate knowledge and experience are important factors when choosing an agent to represent you in the purchase and sale of your home. However, the ability to understand the motivation and reason why a you are selling or purchasing a home is key to creating a successful sale for…

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Happy Halloween from Brian and Dan!

Halloween is almost here! We’ve been seeing a ton of amazing decorations popping up all around town, ranging from super creepy to super adorable. Tait Avenue in Los Gatos is one of the most popular streets in town for trick-or-treating on All Hallow’s Eve. The street is center stage for a Halloween multiple-block party that…

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Sunset’s 2018 Idea House in Los Gatos

Every year Sunset Magazine collaborates with local builders and suppliers to show off the latest trends in architectural design, interior decorating and home technology. It is not the first time Sunset Magazine has chosen Los Gatos, CA to build one of their iconic homes, and this year they’ve done it again.  They’ve also chosen to…

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The Future of the Silicon Valley Real Estate Market: Part 2

Previously, in part one of this blog series, we shared with you our thoughts on the history and growth of Silicon Valley. This week we discuss the changes we predict will impact the real estate market over the next decade. What change(s) do you think is going to impact the Silicon Valley real estate market…

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