News and Updates August 18, 2016

Sereno Group Adds an Impressive and Sizable Collection of Talented Realtors in the First Half of 2016

The Company Continues Its Growth in Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz County

Sereno Group announced the addition of over 30 talented Realtors across its offices in Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz County. Sereno Group new Realtor additions in the first half of 2016 included: Adam Andrus & Michelle Jordan Andrus, Alan & Ben Barbic, Anton Reimer, Ben Gammon, Bob Egan, Cat Westover, Ching Tse, Christina Bernasconi, Darren Kimura, David Long & Jackie Peters, Doris Vela, Greg Neal, Jennifer Liebthal, Jorge Alvarez, Julie Buress, Kendra Gaeta, Kevin Lu, Kim Bellotti, Lei Skov, Mark Thomas, Mary Bergen, Miriam Kornitz , Monica Niskanen, Monique Vandenberg, Nancy Freitas, Nick Locatelli, Roxy Laufer, Taylor Lambert, Thomas Peters, and Tinaz Sheerer.

In addition to the exceptional Realtor additions in the first half of 2016, Sereno Group eclipsed $1.3 Billion in sales volume with an impressive average sales price of $1.3 Million. Some additional notes about the first half of 2016: Sereno Group increased sales volume by almost 10% and increased closed units by nearly 9% year-over-year; while the overall market sales volume and closings have been down during the same period.

“This is a diverse and talented group of new associates. With this addition of great new associates for the rest of 2016 we look to grow and expand even further. Currently, we are in the process of expanding our Saratoga office to accommodate natural growth demand for our brand and culture.” said Chris Trapani, CEO and co-founder of Sereno Group. “We’ll look to add associates that bring passion and a generous spirit of community-mindedness to Sereno Group. Also, to continue our smart and organic growth.”

“Nurturing a positive work environment is important to us. We were recently recognized by the Bay Area News Group as one of the Top Workplaces for 2016, our seventh consecutive recognition,” noted Ryan Iwanaga co-founder of Sereno Group. “In addition to adding new associates to our group we actively connect with and cultivate our current associates and staff to keep them engaged.”

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 county. In 2015, Sereno Group closed over $2.6 billion in sales with an average sales price of $1.2 million. The company’s 1% for Good charitable movement has donated over $1,000,000 to local charities and community-minded organizations and was recognized as one of the top 50 most philanthropic corporations in the Bay Area. The company, which has been ranked one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for seven years, now has eight offices located in Palo Alto, Los Altos, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Willow Glen, Santa Cruz, Westside Santa Cruz, and Aptos. The 300+ agents of Sereno Group serve the Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties and points beyond. For more information, please visit: