Select Page

Los Gatos, San Jose, and Silicon Valley Real Estate

Mary Pope-Handy and Clair Handy, Realtors and real estate bloggers covering Santa Clara County and adjacent areas

Welcome to popehandy.com, with info on Silicon Valley real estate

This site is part of a network of sites and blogs that we run, this one being the oldest and covering the broadest area (multiple counties in Silicon Valley / Bay Area), with a focus on home selling.

Please also visit our other sites:

Mary Pope-Handy, Silicon Valley Realtor since 1993Mary Pope-Handy

Silicon Valley encompasses a broad region, including Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and a little of Alameda and Santa Cruz Counties.

Santa Clara County, now sometimes called "lower Silicon Valley", was once known as The Valley of Heart's Delight. This is where I focus my work in helping nice folks to buy and sell homes, but I do have experience throughout these counties and beyond.

Looking for information? I have a number of blogs, and between them there are over 2,000 articles on Silicon Valley real estate, neighborhoods, homes, and related tips for consumers. This one, popehandy.com, will cover Silicon Valley more broadly than my other sites (which seldom go beyond Santa Clara County), but also will include San Jose, Los Gatos, and nearby areas.

Of course, no website (no matter how comprehensive) can take the place of personal guidance and advice. I'd welcome the opportunity to connect with you, discuss your home buying or selling plans, and see if we might be able to work together.

Mary Pope-Handy
Realtor, ABR, CIPS, CRS, SRES
Sereno  (Los Gatos office)
DRE License # 01153805
408-204-7673
mary@popehandy.com

 

Clair Handy, Realtor, 2021Clair Handy

I'm delighted to announce that my daughter and long-time real estate assistant, Clair Handy, became a real estate licensee and Realtor in 2021 and is working with me and clients directly now.

Clair has been researching and contributing to my blog content for many years, and has a seriously deep knowledge about the real estate market, home styles, red flags (she has a very keen eye), and housing trends. With a special affection for both historic homes and green homes, she is a tremendous asset to me and my / our clients. 

With a bachelor's from LMU’s College of Communication and Fine Arts with honors, and a background of working in museums and historic homes, she brings a lot of value to our clients. 

Watch for her by line on our many sites!

Clair Handy
Realtor, blogger
Sereno  (Los Gatos office)
DRE License # 02153633
clairhandy@sereno.com

 

 

Recent articles on popehandy.com

Want To Sell a Home But Can’t Get Started

Want To Sell a Home But Can’t Get Started

Do you want to sell a home but can't get started? Today we'll share some tips to get you moving on this big project. Help is available! Many people wanting to move feel overwhelmed at first, and that can be a little paralyzing. We understand that it's hard to get...

Deciding to sell

Deciding to sell

Deciding to sell your home is not always as simple as it may seem. Home buyers wonder why there's so little inventory. Home owners know that selling is complex, impacts many other decisions,  requires a lot of planning, work, and foresight. First steps in evaluating...

Home Warranty

Home Warranty

Home warranty companies, like all businesses, can come and go. When clients ask me about which one to choose, I suggest some companies which have been around for a while. Getting a cheap home warranty from a company that goes out of business six months later will not...

Pricing articles

Pricing articles

Pricing articles on popehandy.com: Pricing your Silicon Valley home competitively Benefits of realistic pricing Selling your home in an up or down market (pricing is key) What's my home worth? (Not info, but an opportunity for home owners to request an online...

Home Sale Success Tools

Home Sale Success Tools

The home sale success tools that we use include the best of both traditional and high tech elements. We are a hands on pair of Realtors but value automation and online marketing where they can be used to enhance our clients' experience and bottom line. Pricing it...

Pre-sale inspections

Pre-sale inspections

Pre-sale inspections are the various property inspections (home, pest, roof, pool, etc.) that home sellers pay for and provide to home buyers upfront. In Silicon Valley, this is the norm. It benefits both sellers and buyers by allowing the property's condition to be...

Benefits of realistic pricing

Benefits of realistic pricing

Realistic pricing will get your home sold faster and for more money than offering it for sale where you hope it will sell and where it would be above market value. Right now, the Silicon Valley real estate market is titled steeply in the seller's favor. Some home...