News and Updates November 6, 2015

Silicon Valley Business Journal Recognizes Sereno Group as one of the Top Philanthropic Organizations

Sereno Group was honored as one of the top 50 philanthropic corporate organizations in Santa Clara County for 2014 by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Sereno Group was recognized as a result of the efforts from its 1% for Good movement.

Sereno Group was joined on the top 50 list by prominent Silicon Valley corporations, such as: Cisco Systems, Intel, Lam Research, Nvidia, and Oracle. Out of the 50 organizations named by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Sereno Group ranked 31st . Sereno Group moved up one spot in the rankings from last year.

“This recognition validates all of the great work our Realtors perform in the community and their collective generosity. It is also incredibly humbling to be honored by the Silicon Valley Business Journal once again for our charitable work,” said Chris Trapani, Founder and CEO of Sereno Group. “The 1% for Good movement is part of the ethos of Sereno Group and its agents which focuses on the community first. It is tremendously inspiring that our relatively smaller company with 290 Realtors would be sharing honors of giving alongside great organizations such as the San Jose Sharks, the Sobrato Organization, and Adobe.”

Launched in 2012, the 1% for Good program is an office specific, agent driven, grassroots movement that donates to local non-profit, community-minded organizations. The 2015 recipients were: Fit Kids, Ada’s Café, Kara, Hidden Villa & Friends of Deer Hollow Farm, Community Services Agency, Hakone, Life Services Alternatives, World Savvy, Montalvo Arts Center, Downtown Streets Team, Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Valley, Family Supportive Housing, Meals on Wheels, Coastal Watershed Council, and Survivors Healing Center.

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About Sereno Group​:

Open since July 1, 2006, Sereno Group Real Estate has quickly established itself as a market leader by continually attracting top producing agents in the Silicon Valley. During this time, Sereno Group has achieved the highest per agent productivity for residential real estate brokers in the counties it serves. In 2014, Sereno Group closed over $2.4 billion in sales with an average sales price of $1.1 million. The company’s 1% for Good charitable movement donated over $400,000 to local charities and community-minded organizations and Sereno Group was recognized as one of the top 50 most philanthropic corporations in the Bay Area. The company, which has been ranked the #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area for six years, now has eight offices located in Palo Alto, Los Altos, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Willow Glen, Santa Cruz, Westside Santa Cruz, and Aptos. The 290 agents of Sereno Group serve the Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties and points beyond. For more information, please visit: