News and Updates January 5, 2017

Sereno Group Awards The Joanne Knapp Service Award To Kirsty Duncan

LOS GATOS–February 6, 2014. Kirsty Duncan, an agent in Sereno Group’s Willow Glen office, was recently awarded the company’s Joanne Knapp Community Service Award for 2013. The award is given each year to an agent 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 agents who had a long history as a well respected and beloved agent 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 Chris Trapani and Ryan Iwanaga.

Kirsty was recognized at Sereno Group’s annual New Year’s company-wide celebration on January 16th. The event was held at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park. Over 350 Sereno Group agents and their guests attended and enjoyed the evening.

“I am so excited and honored for Kirsty to receive the Joanne Knapp Community Service Award,” said Ryan Iwanaga, Founder and Executive Vice President, “Kirsty has inspired not only her office in Willow Glen, but the entire company through her efforts in our 1% for Good movement. Through her spirit of good will and philanthropy, Kirsty has inspired others and has given Sereno Group a deeper connection to the communities we serve.”

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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 county. In 2013, Sereno Group closed over $2.1 billion in sales with an average sales price of $1 million. Their 1% for Good charitable movement donated over $270,000 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 the #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area for three years, now has seven offices located in Palo Alto, Los Altos, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Willow Glen, Santa Cruz, and Aptos. The 225 agents of Sereno Group sell and serve the Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties and points beyond.

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