I have to say, it feels good to give. With nearly 14 years selling real estate, I recently joined the Sereno Group, San Francisco Bay Area’s premier real estate brokerage, in their Los Gatos Office. In November, the Silicon Valley Business Journal will “award the top 50 corporate givers in Silicon Valley. . . who have made exceptional philanthropic contributions in Silicon Valley”.
There are several great reasons I decided to join this company, but one of the best reasons is that the Sereno Group is built for good – 1% for Good – a charitable program established only a short time ago that has quickly become one of the company’s crowning jewels.
About being named one of Silicon Valley’s Top 50 Corporate Givers, Chris Trapani, Sereno Group’s Founder and CEO says, “as proud as we are of our Group’s production and specifically our per agent productivity, [this] recognition inspires me more than any.”
Open since July 1, 2006, Sereno Group Real Estate has established itself as a market leader by continually attracting top producing agents in the Silicon Valley. Since opening, Sereno Group has achieved the highest per agent productivity for residential real estate brokers in the county. In 2011, Sereno Group ranked as the #5 brokerage in the United States for per agent closed sales volume in Real Trend’s annual national brokerage rankings report. The company, which has been ranked the #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area several years in a row, now has six offices located in Los Gatos, Saratoga, Los Altos, Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto and Willow Glen. The agents of Sereno Group sell and serve Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties and points beyond.
“In an effort to support the best of our community, Sereno Group has pledged to give 1% of our gross commissions to a charitable or community-minded group committed to making a positive difference in the communities we serve. One of the guiding principles at Sereno Group is that personal choices affect community in unexpected ways. At Sereno Group, we are always encouraged to see the good, and uphold it.”
I could not be more proud to be a contributing member of this company and this program.