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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, which also cover Silicon Valley real estate at the county or more local level:

Christie's International Real Estate - Sereno

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

Mary's daughter and long-time real estate assistant, I chose to obtain my real estate license and become a Realtor in 2021 to work alongside Mary to help even more nice folks buy and sell homes in Silicon Valley.

I have been researching and contributing to Mary's blogs for many years, and have a deep knowledge about the local real estate market, home styles, red flags (I have a very keen eye), and housing trends. With a special affection for both historic homes and resource-efficient home design, I'm always working to further my education. This passion allows me to be a tremendous asset to our clients.

With a bachelor's from LMU’s College of Communication and Fine Arts with honors, and a background in museums and historic homes, I combine research and data-driven analysis with clear and thoughtful communication for the benefit of our clients and readers.

Watch for my by line on our many sites!

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

 

 

 

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