News and Updates January 6, 2016

Sereno Group Announces the 2015 Joanne Knapp Community Service Award and Sereno Group Spirit Award Recipients

Sereno Group recently announced the recipients of its Joanne Knapp Community Service and Sereno Group Spirit Awards. Jeanne MacVicar, an associate in Sereno Group’s Los Altos office, received the company’s Joanne Knapp Community Service Award for 2015. Chris Clayton an associate in Sereno Group’s Westside Santa Cruz office, and Victoria Attanasio, an associate in Sereno Group’s Los Gatos office, received the company’s Sereno Group Spirit Award for 2015.

The Joanne Knapp Community Service is given each year to an associate who exemplifies Sereno Group’s spirit of proactive community connectedness and involvement through thought, spirit, and action. The award is in honor of Joanne Knapp, one of Sereno Group’s original associates who had a long history as a well respected and beloved Realtor in Santa Clara. Joanne was instrumental in the early phases of Sereno Group’s community-minded, values driven business model and acted as a trusted advisor to founders.

“Jeanne is deeply committed our community and works vigorously for multiple charities and local community organizations. We are delighted to recognize her for her amazing efforts,” said Chris Trapani, Founder and CEO of Sereno Group. “In addition to running a robust real estate business she is always willing to donate her time and dollars to local community efforts. She is a tremendous person and we are grateful to have her as part of our company.”

The Sereno Group Spirit Award is given each year to an associate who embodies Sereno Group’s ideals of high integrity and responsible real estate practice, selflessness, and a commitment to the communities we serve. The award was inspired by Sallie Morgan, a legendary and admired Realtor in the Silicon Valley who made significant contributions to Sereno Group’s growth and success.

“Chris is extremely kind and thoughtful person; she is very involved in the community through her Sereno Group 1% for Good efforts and other community activities,” noted Paul Locatelli Westside Santa Cruz Office Sales Manager for Sereno Group. “Chris has a zest for life, passion for real estate and highest level of professional acumen; she provides a great example for the Sereno team to follow.”

“Victoria is a bright light in our Los Gatos office. Her enthusiasm and energy are contagious; those that have interacted with her are filled with positivity,” said Ryan Iwanaga, Founder and Executive Vice President. “She is sincerely dedicated to her business and making the lives of her clients better during their real estate journey. She is regular contributor to the company and other agents she works with; she is the ultimate team player, and we are so proud to have her on our team.”

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 communityminded 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: