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PROFESSIONAL PHILOSOPHY

Buying or selling a home requires intelligent direction, informed choices and skillful execution. Professional guidance is necessary to streamline house preparation, presentation and pricing, inspections, disclosures, loan application and negotiation.

Working with Sereno, I provide these services at the most competent, professional level. I am an experienced problem solver and strong negotiator with skills that provide excellent results. This has resulted in my robust referral and repeat business which is the foundation of 40 wonderful years in the real estate industry.

I believe in the "hands on" approach with attention to individual care and personal contact. Client relationships are of utmost importance. In this technological age, I am just as likely to call and check in; I welcome calls from current and past clients as well.  Advice and consultation on housing matters continues on an ongoing basis.  Forty years of success in real estate reflects a high satisfaction with my services.....time after time.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

B.A. Liberal Arts - Colorado Women's College 1968

M.A.T. - University of Kansas 1969

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

Born in Kansas, I moved to California over 40 years ago and taught junior high Spanish and Language Arts in Livermore for 10 years.  I married Duncan MacVicar in 1970.   We have a daughter, Bryn Pennington, who lives with her husband Chris and 2 daughters in Lafayette, Colorado. 

I'm active in my church and community and have been a dedicated volunteer in the field of education.  I love the Los Altos community and have been recognized for my philanthropic work. My family and I are avid fundraisers for cancer-related causes.  

SERVICE, AWARDS AND DESIGNATIONS

  • Licensed, full time Realtor since 1980 (California Association of Realtors; National Association of Realtors)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Silicon Valley Association of Realtors
  • Founder, Los Altos/Hills Relay For Life (American Cancer Society)
  • Founder, Los Altos Community Foundation
  • Member of Rotary International of Los Altos 
  • Los Altos Town Crier's "Los Altan of the Year" 2006
  • Past Board Member, Mentor-Tutor Connection
  • Past Board of Trustees Member, Los Altos United Methodist Church