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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
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……Read More
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,…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
We decided to take a short break from selling real estate to go down and represent the Class of ‘83 and the Class of ‘86 at the Sis Boom Bah: The Life and Times of Los Gatos High School exhibit recently opened at the New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU). It was a great stroll down…Read More
We are frequently asked where we think the real estate market is headed? Boy, we wish we knew! We have put together a two-part blog series that will discuss our thoughts on the history and growth of Silicon Valley. In this week’s post, we will share what we see as hurdles to balanced population growth.…Read More