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My personal life

Born and raised in the Bay Area, I have been a part of the Los Gatos community for over forty five years.  My wife, Deborah and I have enjoyed raising our two boys in this same community we grew up in. We have been involved in youth sports, school events and community activities. I enjoy skiing, fishing, biking and hiking. Additionally, I enjoy traveling, swimming, a good movie or TV show and spending time with family and friends.

A career in real estate

For over twenty five years I have worked as a real estate broker selling homes throughout Silicon Valley. I hold a masters degree in real estate finance and I am a licensed general contractor (currently inactive).

My level of experience in real estate sales, marketing, and development allows me to offer my clients an invaluable insight and perspective of the Silicon Valley real estate market. Whether it is information on remodeling, dealing with retirement thoughts, estate planning, investment properties, or helping a friend or family member buy or sell real estate, I want to be the first person you think about for your real estate needs. I take great pride in leading my clients through a successful and enjoyable real estate transaction and I look forward to working with you.

I am associated with Sereno Group, a premier, locally owned residential real estate company based in Los Gatos.  I am also fortunate to be partnering with an old friend and long time colleague Brian Bernasconi, a Los Gatos native who has worked as a real estate broker for over 16 years.

WE VALUE TRUST

Brian and I want to be your trusted real estate advisors today and in the future.  We want to be the first people you think about calling to assist with all of your real estate needs.

Real Estate Experience

  • Full time real estate professional since 1990
  • 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
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What makes us different

Put my 25 years of Silicon Valley real estate experience to work for YOU. You'll understand the difference experience makes when you succeed at buying or selling your home in this unique and competitive market. Contact me to discuss your individual real estate needs.

Real Estate for Real Life

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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Brian and Dan Visit “Sis Boom Bah: The Life and Times of Los Gatos High”

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…

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The Future of the Silicon Valley Real Estate Market: Part 1

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.…

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