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Brian Bernasconi

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

My personal life

I was born and raised in Los Gatos. I graduated from Los Gatos High in 1986. I have lived a good part of my life in the Bay Area including Los Gatos, Campbell, San Jose, Palo Alto and San Francisco. I also lived in New York City and abroad in Sydney, Australia and Copenhagen, Denmark. I have also had the good fortune to travel a great deal and see many fascinating parts of the world.

My wife, Christina, and I married in 1996. We have two children, Dominic and Maia, who go to school here in Los Gatos. We have a great family. We are lucky that we are all so healthy, that we all love each other and that we all get along as well as we do. We are truly blessed in this respect.

A career in real estate

I have been selling real estate full time since 2002. Although I work in all communities throughout the Bay Area, I tend to work primarily in Los Gatos, the Los Gatos Mountains, Saratoga, Campbell and the Almaden, Cambrian and Willow Glen areas of San Jose.

Meaningful and important decisions

One of the most rewarding aspects of what I do is that I get to spend very personal time with people and families as we walk together through some of the most important and meaningful experiences of their lives.

This is a responsibility I both enjoy and take very seriously.

A passion for what I do

I am very good at what I do. Each day in real estate is a new and interesting adventure where there is a great deal of money on the line and outcomes are extremely important to all parties involved. I am constantly challenged by how to provide more valuable service and take better care of my clients while managing complex situations and negotiate favorable outcomes on their behalf.

Real Estate Experience

  • Full time real estate professional since 2002
  • Expert negotiation skills
  • Management of “high conflict” situations such as trusts, probate and divorce
  • Outstanding communication and collaboration
  • Keen understanding of process behind buying and selling homes, the current housing market and property values
  • Refer additional service providers who provide expert advice and exceptional service

Real Estate for Real Life

How to Stage Your Home So It Sells

There’s a lot of work involved in getting your home ready for sale. You may need to pump up your curb appeal by painting your front door a cheery color or planting masses of blooming flowers in the yard. You may also need to make some long-needed repairs, like changing out your water heater or…

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Is your furnace filter DIRTY? Or WORSE?

Do you know the last time you changed your air filter?  Do you even know where your furnace filter is located? THIS IS BRIAN AND DAN LETTING YOU KNOW THAT IT IS TIME TO CHANGE YOUR DIRTY, DISGUSTING FURNACE FILTER!! Here are three very compelling reasons you want to change your furnace filter right now…

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5 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW To Get Prepared To Buy A House

Are you thinking, maybe, just maybe you are ready to buy a house?  Or buy another house?  A bigger, nicer house?  If that’s you, here are 5 things you can do RIGHT NOW to get prepared. Get prepared!!  As much as you love cruising Zillow for available properties (and going to open houses when there’s…

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Proposition 19 Q&A

On November 3rd, 2020 California voters approved Proposition 19. Starting April 1, 2021, this new law expands the special rules allowing eligible homeowners to transfer their property’s assessed value to the purchase of a replacement property. Where can I move? Eligible homeowners could keep their lower property tax bill when moving to another home anywhere…

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Hello Proposition 19…Goodbye Propositions 60 & 90! And more…

The new year is bringing big changes to how we will be able to transfer an existing property tax base from one property to another and changes to inter-family transfers. These changes go into effect as soon as February 16, 2021 so, if you are considering one of these transfers, you need to pay attention…

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Real Estate During COVID-19: What is Happening and What has Changed?

As we move beyond the Shelter In Place order and into new phases of our lives with COVID-19, there are many changes in the real estate industry.  Now more than ever we need the services of experienced real estate professionals to successfully navigate a real estate transaction. Here are some of our thoughts about many…

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Brian & Dan | Sereno Group

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