Category Archives: Silicon Valley Real Estate

San Jose is Set to Become the Next Hotspot of the Silicon Valley… and Google’s the Reason

According to recent news, tech giant Google is slated to expand into the Silicon Valley city of San Jose, CA, bringing as many as 20,000 jobs and some stunning new developments to the area. Here’s what that means for those living in, working in, or relocating to the area.

Google Plans to Develop a New Tech Campus in San Jose

Meeting, Office, Working, Technology, Business MeetingGoogle and San Jose are talking big news… and it’s all about Google’s plans to develop a major tech campus in the heart of Downtown San Jose in the Diridon Station area. Not only will this new development add a potential 20,000 jobs to the city, it could also completely transform the culture and transportation of Downtown San Jose.

A Vision of New Development

business meetingGoogle plans on building its largest-ever tech campus in San Jose, creating a mixed-use development featuring over 6 million square feet of office and research and development space. Not only would this be the company’s largest tech campus (even larger than the Mountain View Googleplex), it could also help to maximize public transportation in the Diridon Station area.

The Effect on Diridon Station & Downtown San Jose

Businesswoman in subway reading message on smartphoneAs the home to Amtrak, Caltrain, and light-rail stations, Diridon Station is already a hub of public transportation. It’s also slated for new BART extension, and a potential high-speed rail in the future. Google’s development in the area will accelerate and enhance the pre-existing public transit; the plan is to focus on public transportation, transforming Downtown San Jose into an attractive and commuter-friendly area that vastly differs from the “auto-oriented urban sprawl” common throughout much of the Valley.

What Does This Mean For You?

happy home buyersHome buyers, job-hunters, and potential relocators, listen up! Google’s new developments are bringing great things to San Jose. Jobs, for one, and lots of them. New transportation options. And along with all of this, new housing developments in San Jose and throughout its surrounding communities.

Searching for the Best Place to Live in San Jose?

Beautiful young woman enjoying a hot drink with friends in a cosy cafe.Whether you want to live in the city or conveniently outside of it, in a quieter or smaller community, there are plenty of great options! Like Santa Clara, which has plenty of its own big-city opportunities… with a more laid-back small-town feel. There’s Campbell, home to the expansive Pruneyard Shopping Center open-air mall, and Sunnyvale, much-loved for its small-town charm, beautiful parks, and elegant homes. In nearby Cupertino, you might even find a job working at Apple, or in Milpitas, you can reach just about anywhere in the Valley in no time at all.

Thinking of Buying a Home in San Jose or the Silicon Valley?

If relocation and buying a home are on your mind, then it’s time to contact Gary & Robert. As your Silicon Valley expert realtors, we’re here to help you explore the community, search homes for sale, and discover the perfect place to buy your home.

How to Find a Home in the Best School District of the Silicon Valley

happy new homebuyersA major concern for many home buyers in the Silicon Valley is the quality of the school districts their children will be attending. Even for those without their own children, particularly teachers, child-care providers, or other professionals, the quality of the local schools is a vitally important factor in their home search. But with about 70 different districts in the area, how do you find the best, and what do you do once you’ve found it?

Do Your Research

The best way to start off finding the best district is to narrow down your search based on publications, reviews, reports, stats, and other data. You can find this information easily enough on comparison sites, like Niche.com, GreatSchools.org, or SchoolDigger.com, or from the US Department of Education.

Examine All Criteria

While strict statistical facts and data—like test scores, ratings, and graduation rates—provide beneficial information, they certainly don’t paint a complete picture. You’ll want to consider other criteria that might be important to you or your child, such father walking little daughter with backpack to school or daycareas class size and school attendance, other available programs and activities, including sports, career education, community outreach, and creative or alternative education. Be sure to take your child’s specific learning style, strengths, and interests into consideration.

Visit & Ask

One of the best ways to learn more about a school district is to ask other parents whose children attend the district. You can do this online or through reading reviews. Even better, visit the schools in person to see for yourself what it’s like.

Consider the Neighborhood

Before getting excited about a particular school or district, be sure to take into consideration the area they serve. A great school in a location that’s too far from work or that doesn’t offer access to the other amenities you need might not be worth it. And likewise, a top-rated school in a neighborhood you cannot afford could create a stressful financial burden.

Ask Your Agent

Want some local expertise? Talk to a local expert! Your real estate agent will be experienced with helping buyers locate perfect homes—which commonly includes locating the perfect school district as well. And as such, they’ll know a lot about districts in the area. They might even have students in attendance. And what’s more, they’ll know how to locate neighborhoods within school zones you like that also fit your needs and your budget.

2017 Top-Rated School Districts in the Silicon Valley

We’ve started you off by pulling some recent data from school-rater Niche.com. On a recent survey of the best school and districts Young Family Playing With Happy Baby Son At Homein America, Niche considered important criteria, including strength of academics, quality of teachers, resources and facilities, student life, and reviews. Three districts in the Silicon Valley—Palo Alto Unified School District, Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District, and Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District—were listed as the top 3 Best Public School Districts in California. Additionally, San Mateo Union High School District was ranked #11 in California and #6 in the San Francisco metro.

Other top districts included Fremont Union High School District in Sunnyvale, Campbell Union High School District in San Jose, Milpitas Unified School District, San Jose Unified School District, and Santa Clara Unified School District, all of which ranked in the Top 30 districts in the San Francisco metro.

Searching for the Perfect Silicon Valley Home in a Great School District?

If you’re thinking of buying a home in the Silicon Valley and you want to make sure you find just the right home for sale, one that’s also in a top school district, then it’s time to contact Gary & Robert. As your experienced Silicon Valley real estate and lifestyle experts, we want to ensure that your Silicon Valley home buying experience goes off without a hitch!

Buying Luxury in the Silicon Valley? 6 Things to Consider in Your Home Search

stunning silicon valley luxury homeThinking of buying a luxury home in the Silicon Valley? With prices on the rise, now is definitely the time to make your purchase! But buying a luxury home can be a little more complex than buying a more moderately-priced home. After all, you’re investing a pretty significant amount of money and you want to ensure that your home perfectly suits your needs—but will also retain its value when it comes time to sell.

Here’s what you should consider when searching luxury homes for sale in the Silicon Valley.

Location, Location, Location!

One of the most important aspects of any home is its location. And with luxury real estate, this factor is vital. Carefully select your location based on its geographic landscape, its proximity to amenities like shopping and dining, as well as major employers, highways and transportation, and top-rated schools. Also consider the value of other homes in the neighborhood, the overall safety of the area, and whether the area is growing, holding steady, or declining.

Views & Lightingstunning hilltop view

Besides location, one of the #1 features luxury homebuyers consider is the view. What can you see out of your windows? You might be in a great location, but if you’re looking over a highway or street, it might not be that great. Buyers look for natural scenery, like parks and trees, urban spectacles, like skylines or downtowns, and of course, natural wonders, like mountains. Be sure to research whether your great views are protected from all the new developments springing up over the Valley. You wouldn’t want to lose your amazing mountain views to a new condo building!

Beautiful Architecture

Next, consider the layout and design of the homes you’re considering. Open-concept layouts make homes feel more open. Other important features include a solid foundation, high-grade materials, and artistic architectural components or unusual details and finishes—just be sure any design you choose will still be “popular” or “artistic” in a few years (or decades) from now. Remember, fashion goes in and out of style!

Practical Designstunning luxury home lit at night

Along with design comes functionality. Does the floorplan make sense? Personal spaces, like bedrooms and private bathrooms, should be kept separate from social spaces, like living and dining rooms. You’ll also want to avoid long hallways, excessive amounts of stairs, and unnecessary space-wasters. Another key feature to look for? Storage spaces. Walk-in closets, butler’s pantries, large garages, and more.

Modern Upgrades

Designs are timeless, but modern upgrades are must-haves! Homes equipped with the latest-and-greatest features and amenities, like stainless steel-appliances, energy-efficient features, professionally-equipped gourmet kitchens, and smart home technology are not only popular; these features have started to become standard in luxury living.

Useable Outdoor Spacesluxury resort style swimming pool

In places like California, where the weather is beautiful year-round, outdoor spaces are especially important. The only thing better than having lots of windows to enjoy the beautiful views around your home is having a great way to actually be outside experiencing the view! Popular outdoor amenities include outdoor kitchens, porches and decks large enough for entertaining, pools and spas with pool houses, large landscaped yards, and private balconies with amazing mountain or skyline views.

Always Work with a Silicon Valley Luxury Real Estate Agent!

When buying luxury in the Silicon Valley, make sure you work with an experienced local Silicon Valley luxury real estate agent! We know the local market, the buying trends, the hot neighborhoods and the best locations. We can help you find the perfect luxury home in just the right location. Contact Gary & Robert and let’s get started right away!

How New Technology Has Changed the Way We Buy Homes

The way we find and purchase homes has changed a lot throughout the years. Used to be, agents were the only ones in the know about properties and homes; we kept our listings on index cards and waited for buyers to stop by in hopes of finding a home for sale in our area. But the times have changed, thanks to the leaps and bounds technology has made over the years. Nowadays, buyers are the experts who find their own homes and even schedule their own showings.

Here’s how new technology has completely revolutionized the home search… and what has stayed the same.

The Way We Find Properties

searching for homesProbably what’s undergone the most massive overhaul is the home-search process itself. Long gone are the days of flyers, print ads, and index cards. Now, everything is online. Now, you can use an advanced search tool to find homes that fit only your specific criteria for specific features, locations, sizes, styles, prices, amenities, and more. You can even set email alerts for when homes matching your specific criteria hit the market, or search homes from your phone, on the go. It saves you time and narrows down your searches much faster—which is good because, thanks to the Internet, you’re also able to search through a much larger database of properties.

It’s safe to say that buyers are now completely in the drivers’ seats of their home searches.

The Way We View Properties

beautiful finished basementThe old print ads might have had a few photos to give you a general idea of the home, but it was the tour that made or broke the deal. You’d tell your agent what you wanted, we’d find 10 or 20 homes that fit your description, and together we’d go and look. Now, you can determine whether you’re going to like a home without ever even leaving your chair! High-quality high-definition photos, video tours, 3D virtual tours… you can be inside the house from across the world. Buyers have even bought homes without even setting foot inside—though most still prefer to take a look in person.

The Way We Learn About the Area

using google street viewYou find a home you like, seems like the neighborhood is nice… but what about the area? In the past, you might have walked around the neighborhood, talked to some of the residents, asked your agent. Today? You’ll likely be on the Internet, looking up safety ratings, mapping your commute to work, checking out the nearby amenities. You’ll Google schools, taxes, transportation options. You might even use Google Street View to get a firsthand feel for the neighborhood and what’s around it.

The Way We Find Mortgages

comparing mortgages onlineOnce again… it’s all online these days. Thanks to the Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule, you can easily compare mortgage benefits and fees using online comparison tools to ensure you’re getting the best possible deal. The process has become completely streamlined—no more faxing or mailing. Everything is instantaneous and fast. Thanks to home mortgage calculators, you can even figure out how much home you can afford without ever talking to a lender or agent.

The result of all this accessible knowledge and tools? Buyers are actually more in the know because you’re doing more work for themselves, rather than letting a broker or lender talk you into something you don’t completely understand.

The Way We Find & Communicate with Our Agents

buyer texting her agentIn the past, referrals were king for agents. We got our buyers and sellers by word of mouth; past clients would send their friends, family members, and coworkers our way. Now though, buyers search agents online, and with access to online reviews, ratings, and past client testimonials, you can make decisions about working with an agent without any recommendations or referrals. And when you decide you want to work with an agent, you can just fill out a form or send an email to get started. Once you’re working with an agent, you might even keep in communication through text message!

One Thing Has Stayed the Same Throughout the Changing Times: Agents are Still Relevant

Most searches might start online, but 87% of buyers still purchase their home using an agent. You might not need as much help finding properties, but you do still rely on the expert advice of an experienced local Realtor.

If you’re thinking of buying a home and are looking for an expert Realtor in the Silicon Valley, then it’s time to contact Gary & Robert. We want to help you find your dream home!

6 Easy Tips for Revitalizing Your Silicon Valley Home… Without Spending a Ton

Whether you’re thinking of buying a fixer-upper or a home that’s not quite perfect, or you’re thinking of selling your home but want to make sure you’re getting the most money out of the sale, here are some easy and cost-effective tips for transforming your home in the Silicon Valley.

1. Bring the Outdoors Home

beautiful outdoor areaHere in the Silicon Valley, it’s especially important to keep in mind that good weather means people want to spend time outside. And there’s no easier way to spend time outdoors than with your own at-home outdoor space. If you’ve got a yard or a deck, great! Don’t neglect it. Keep up on the landscaping and gardening. Add some comfortable outdoor furniture and a few planters to your patio. Don’t have a large outdoor area? That’s all right. Make your porch comfortable and scenic with a cozy chair or a porch swing. Have a large concrete area? Consider classing it up by covering the concrete with tile.

2. Spruce Up Your Paint Job

fresh new paintNothing revitalizes a room like a fresh coat of paint! Improve the color scheme in your rooms. Get rid of loud or dark colors. Bring in brighter colors to make rooms feel larger and lighter. You might even consider adding a feature or accent wall.

3. Refinish, Reface, & Replace

beautifully-upraded kitchenYou don’t have to complete a total bathroom or kitchen renovation! Start small to see big changes. Refinish or replace your cupboard doors. Replace old hardware and doorknobs. Replace or refinish your countertops. Add new backsplash and replace old tiling. Refinish wood floors or consider replacing carpet with hardwoods or new carpeting.

4. Upgrade Old Appliances

Kitchen with Island, Sink, Cabinets, and Hardwood Floors in New Luxury Home, with View of Living Room, Dining Room, and Outdoor PatioEveryone loves shiney new appliances! Not only do high-end stainless steel models look professional in a kitchen, they often offer more energy-efficient usage, as well. And that means bigger savings on your energy bill every month.

5. Replace or Cover Furniture

Blue sofa in a window on sunny day with table in foregroundIf it’s in your budget and you want to go all-out on some new furniture, that’s great. But if you don’t want to invest in a whole new living room set, consider reupholstering your existing couches, armchairs, and even dining chairs. Have wooden or painted furniture? Consider a fresh coat of paint with bright new colors.

6. Improve Your Curb Appeal

Front view of a wooden white door on a red house with window. Beautiful roses and bench on the porch. Exterior of a house.Curb appeal is especially important if you’re selling a home (after all, it’s the first impression is the most important for many buyers!), but upgrading your front areas can help bring some new life to your current home, too. So spend some time on the front porch or entryway. Paint the front door and replace the hardware. Add new house numbers. Paint the trim and add matching moulding. Replace the welcome mat. Upgrade or add porch lights.

Step back from the porch and take a glance at the overall house. You might consider painting or replacing an old garage door. Power-washing siding and walkways can make worlds of difference, as can adding or replacing broken shutters. And don’t forget about the yard! Add some flowers, pull the weeds, and mow the lawn.

Thinking of Buying or Selling a Home in the Silicon Valley?

If you’re thinking of buying a home or selling your current home in the Silicon Valley, then it’s time to contact Gary & Robert. As your guides to real estate in the Silicon Valley, we can help you learn more about buying or selling a home, explore the community, search homes for sale, stage your home professionally, or successfully list and sell it. Learn more or get started today.

Here’s How to Effectively List & Market Your Home in the “Hot” Season

The most popular time to list your home in the Silicon Valley in 2017 is coming up… on March 31, in fact. And if you want to stand out amongst the crowd and sell your home (without having to drop the price), you’ll need to employ the best home-selling and marketing tips out there. Are you prepared?

To help get your ready to list your home during the busy season, we’ve got some tips to keep you competitive and sell your home quickly—and for more!

Price Your Home to Sell

sold sign on a houseWant to sell your home quickly yet still make the most money on it? Start with the right price. There are a lot of resources out there to help you find that sweet spot, like a neighborhood sold report, which will give you an idea of what other homes in your neighborhood are selling for, or even just searching homes for sale in your neighborhood to see prices at which similar homes are listed.

To really get an accurate read of your home value and the correct price, however, it’s always best to request a full home analysis that will take into account any renovations, improvements, or modifications you’ve made.

Make a Wow-ing First Impression

beautiful new kitchenNothing sells a home like… the home! So make your home stand out from the crowd. Start with home improvements and easy fixes that will clean up, declutter, and showcase your home. Make it look its very best, inside and out. Professional photography will give your home an outstanding online appeal (most buyers are starting their home searches online nowadays), curb appeal will welcome visitors to your front door, and superior staging will make your home’s best features stand out.

Set a Stage to Welcome, Showcase & Impress

Young couple searching for an apartmentStart with the outside and work your way in. Make your home neat, bright, colorful, and welcoming to visitors who drive up to the front of your home. Make sure your yard is neat, your front walkways and driveway are clear and easily-accessible, and everything is in good repair.

Inside, remove your personalized decor, decorations, and photos. Make your home look like anyone’s home—because it could be. Give your buyers the opportunity to imagine their own furniture and decor in your home.

And of course, make sure your home is clean, tidy, and free of clutter.

Too Much Work? Let Us Sell Your Home for You!

beautifully-staged living roomDon’t want to be bothered with pricing, home improvements, staging, or marketing? Let a top Silicon Valley team do it for you! We’ll determine the RIGHT selling price for your home, then stage it to really impress buyers. Our respected name and top-notch marketing gives us the networking and credibility to sell homes in even the most competitive markets. And of course, we’ve got the experience—and the numbers—to back our claims. Contact Gary & Robert today to get a #1 Team of agents working to sell your Silicon Valley home.

This Silicon Valley Neighborhood Makes Redfin’s Hottest Neighborhoods List!

housing market is risingThe housing market is booming—especially around some of the high-growth job cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and San Jose. The job markets are growing in these areas, so new residents are flocking. However, because prices directly within the city are also growing, more and more buyers are searching in the smaller, more affordable communities around these areas, says a recent study by Redfin.com. In fact, Redfin predicts this will be the “year of the second-tier city”.

America’s Hottest Neighborhoods of 2017

Redfin calculated its “hottest” neighborhoods by number of neighborhood page views and searches, as well as saved favorites. Unsurprisingly, the hottest neighborhoods of 2017 are not in the major cities of San Francisco, Seattle, and San Jose, but around them. Ranked #1 was Bushrod in Oakland, CA. And at #3 was the Silicon Valley’s own Serra of Sunnyvale, CA!

An African American couple walking on a residential street, with a young man holding a folder.  He is a real estate agent, pointing at a house, talking.What’s drawing residents to these areas? Lots of shopping and dining, access to public transportation and major commuter highways, and larger homes with more affordable price tags.

Welcome to Serra in Sunnyvale

Also referred to as “The Dalles”, Serra is located just south of Downtown Sunnyvale along the Junipero Serra Freeway (towards San Jose) and Route 85. Besides a quiet and charming neighborhood of single-family homes, buyers are drawn for the neighborhood’s access to top schools, as well as the amenities and attractions of both Downtown Sunnyvale and nearby Cupertino.

Its home sales numbers are also pretty impressive—such as a median sale price of $1,760,000, an average list time of just 13 days, and a high sale-to-list ratio of 106.8%.

Other Top Neighborhoods in the San Jose Metro Area

Besides Serra of Sunnyvale, local amenities draw residentsthe other top neighborhoods of the Silicon Valley include Sunnyhills in Milpitas (which offers a unique blend of outstanding outdoor recreation, plenty of shopping and dining, and highway access to San Jose or Fremont) and Miramonte-Springer of Mountain View (which is centrally located for access to plenty of shopping and dining, community parks and recreation, and a highway commute to San Jose or San Francisco).

Thinking of Buying or Selling a Home in the Silicon Valley?

In case you hadn’t guessed, the market is hot and the time is now! Learn more about buying or selling a home in the Valley, explore its beautiful communities, or start searching homes for sale today. If you have any questions or you’re ready to get started, just contact Gary & Robert any time.

Selling a Silicon Valley Home in 2017? Step-by-Step Instructions to Make it Happen!

Thinking of selling your Silicon Valley home in 2017? home for sale in the silicon valleyThere’s actually quite a bit of planning and preparation involved—if you want to get the greatest possible amount of money for your home. Here are step-by-step instructions to make it happen!

Step 1: Find Your Realtor

One of the most important things you can do when selling a home in the Silicon Valley is to work with a trustworthy and highly experienced Realtor. A Realtor with the right experience and knowledge can offer you invaluable advice throughout the selling process, including home staging, marketing, and negotiation.

When to start: at least 2 months out.

Step 2: Consider Repairs & Improvements

Your Realtor will do a walkthrough of your home and make note of any features, rooms, or areas that require attention. Sometimes, the simplest repairs, minor renovations, and touch-ups can add significant value to your home. Additionally, if you know of any maintenance problems or issues with your home, you will want to fix them well before you start showing your home.beautiful remodeled kitchen in the silicon valley

Some easy ways to improve your home’s value can include painting (inside and outside), replacing old or tarnished hardware in your kitchen, bathroom, and on your doors, improving your landscaping, updating or refinishing flooring, and fixing roofing and siding.

When to start: 6 to 8 weeks out.

Step 3: Determine Your Selling Price

Work with your Realtor to compare your home to homes that have recently sold in your neighborhood to determine a competitive listing price for your home. This will take into account any improvements and repairs that you’ve completed, as well as the state of the local real estate market.

When to start: 6 weeks out.

Step 4: Start Decluttering

One of the biggest improvements you can make for your home is to declutter and depersonalize. This does take time, but it can make your home look larger, cleaner, and more welcoming. Removing personalized decor, furniture, or photos can even help your buyers picture their own personalizations in their potential new home.

When to start: at least 4 weeks out.

Step 5: Deep Clean

As soon as you’ve finished removing the big clutter, it’s time to go in deep and give your house the most thorough cleaning it’s ever had. If you’re not a big fan of cleaning, hire a professional maid service. If you have pets or stained carpet, it might also be beneficial to enlist a professional carpet cleaner.beautifully staged living room

Step 6: Stage & Photograph

Work with your Realtor to stage your home to be welcoming, neat, and organized. Proper staging can be used to highlight your home’s best features, make your rooms appear bigger and brighter, and truly make buyers feel welcome. Additionally, professional photography will paint your home in its best light—and allow buyers to view it from their computers, tablets, and phones.

Step 7: List Your Home Online

It’s time! But don’t just throw your listing online at any old time. Fridays and Saturdays tend to be the busiest online buyer-browsing days, so it can be beneficial to post your listing on a Thursday or Friday morning so it’s ready for the weekend. Additionally, never post an incomplete listing (without professional photos, detailed description, and home statistics), as buyers aren’t likely to click.

Are You Ready to Start the Silicon Valley Home Selling Process?

If you’re thinking of selling your Silicon Valley home in 2017, then it’s time to start now! Contact Gary & Robert today—we’re your Silicon Valley expert Realtors, and we’ll help you sell your home every step along the way, from home staging to marketing and negotiations.

Stage Your Home Like This to Make it Stand Out From the Crowd

This charming Santa Clara home has been recently renovated and upgraded to include some pretty luxurious features—so we staged it to stand out from the crowd of other Silicon Valley homes to be sure buyers really notice—and remember—all its great qualities.

2867 Kearney Ave: Quaint on the Outside, Shiney New on the Inside

silicon valley homes for saleFirst impressions are the most important! Notice the pristine front landscaping (all drought-resistant), the immaculate front walkway, and the fresh paint and trim, all of which entice curious buyers to look inside.

Welcome In: A Bright, Sunny Living Room

staged living roomVisitors feel warm and welcome in this room of bright, natural lighting, neutral coloring, tasteful decor, and comfortable seating, yet the air of luxury—glossy floors, custom ceiling fan, elegant furniture and immaculately-placed pillows—is still definitely predominant.

Room to Dream: Keep it Simple in the Kitchen

staged kitchen Warm lighting pours through the overhead skylight, and the counters are pristinely clean but not stark, allowing visitors to begin mentally placing their own belongings and appliances throughout one of the most-used and well-loved rooms in the house.

Casual Class: A Cozy California Bedroom

beautiful bedroomSimplicity, elegance, and a sense of warmth and coziness—this bedroom has it all.

Stark Elegance: A Pristine, Newly-Remodeled Bathroom

newly remodeled bathroomThis bathroom was just recently completely renovated—note the elegant shower tiling, the marble bathroom counters, and the custom hardware and lighting. The best way to showcase elegant new features like this is to let them stand on their own to be admired.

Neatly Maintained: A Place to Spend the Afternoon

landscaped backyardThe backyard is important! Where else will you spend a sunny afternoon gardening or an evening barbecuing on the patio under the stars? Tidy landscaping, neat walkways, a tasteful fence, and a large patio area set the scene for your guests’ outdoor visions.

Ready to Stage Your Silicon Valley Home Just Like This?

If you’re selling a home in the Silicon Valley, then you should know the dire importance of good staging! If you want your home staged right, then it’s time to contact Gary & Robert. We’re your expert local Realtors and home stagers, and we’re ready to help you sell your home!

Want to See This Home in Person?

Did our staging work? If you liked the beautiful home you saw above, then give us a call! It’s on the market, and it’s ready to see in person. Not quite the right fit? We can help you search homes for sale in the Silicon Valley until you find the perfect home.

An Inside Look at 10 of the Priciest Listings in the Silicon Valley

Looking for luxury in the Silicon Valley? Take a peek at some of the most expensive listings in the Silicon Valley cities of Atherton, Belmont, Cupertino, Hillsborough, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Jose, San Mateo, Saratoga, and Sunnyvale. The features and amenities of every home are utterly unbelievable!

1. 246 Atherton Ave – Atherton CA

Price: $39,800,000
Size: 7 beds, 10 baths, 23,013 sq. ft., 2.53 acres
Description: Breathtaking luxury awaits in this custom estate home of the priciest zip code in the Valley. With features such as a hydraulic elevator, entertainment lounge with wrap-around bar, second kitchen, temp-controlled wine cellar with storage for 2,000 bottles, a multi-room pool house, a fitness center, an outdoor bbq and bath, as well as a pool, spa, and pond and its pristigious location, the price tag is really no surprise!RS3904_iStock_000024298305_Double-scr

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2. 21116 Corner Dr – Saratoga CA

Price: $24,500,000
Size: 7 beds, 12 baths, 12,983 sq. ft., 7.88 acres
Description: Stunning city and canyon views are just the beginning of what this private estate has to offer. Among its long list of features are a four-car garage, game room, exercise room and home theater, a workshop, firepit and outdoor fireplace, custom pool with outdoor shower and dressing room, and even a bunker. And it’s just one mile from a major shopping center.

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3. 30 Belbrook Way – Atherton CA

Price: $21,980,000
Size: 5 beds, 7 baths, 12,303 sq. ft., 1.430 acres
Description: It’s state-of-the-art luxury by premiere architectus Butler Armsden for the perfect blend of amenities and design. Features include a recreation room with bar and wine cellar, a 1-bedroom guest house, floor-to-ceiling windows, onsite and remote programmable systems, and gated privacy.

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4. 147 Stockbridge Ave – Atherton CA

Price: $21,950,000
Size: 8 beds, 8 baths, 11,706 sq. ft., 1.11 acres

Description:
Casual country living meets big-city elegance in this breathtaking estate filled with all the latest amenities—guest house, pool house, two-story stone fireplace in the open great room, home theater, game and recreation room with bar, landscaped grounds, pool and spa, wine cellar, fitness center, and six ensuite bedrooms.

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5. 1225 San Raymundo Rd – Hillsborough CA

Price: $18,850,000
Size: 12 beds, 15 baths, 11,880 sq. ft.
Description: Spectacular views of the Bay await in this utterly extravagant 12-bedroom estate. It was remodeled in 2010 and boasts a truly impressive list of features, including a home theater, exquisite interior architecture and detailing, a private sauna, tennis courts, vineyard, and an expansive and meticulously-landscaped lawn.

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6. 15 Woodgate Ct – Hillsborough CA

Price: $18,000,000
Size: 6 beds, 11 baths, 12,616 sq. ft., 3.4 acres
Description: Enjoy breathtaking views from every window of this pristine estate—or from the pool and pool house, sauna, tennis courts, or expansive landscaped lawn.Kitchen with Island, Sink, Cabinets, and Hardwood Floors in New Luxury Home, with View of Living Room, Dining Room, and Outdoor PatioOther incredible features include a private library, 8-seat media room, basement wine cellar, and personal elevator.

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7. 1701 Bryant St – Palo Alto CA

Price: $17,498,000
Size: 5 beds, 6 baths, 5,330 sq. ft., .460 acres
Description: Abundant privacy, lush green landscaping, and classic ambiance greet visitors to this primely-located yet private Palo Alto estate. Top features include elegant architecture, expansive windows, wood-burning fireplaces, sunroom, and a detached guest house with 2-story living room and garden views.

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8. 1 Ridge View Dr – Atherton CA

Price: $16,995,000
Size: 7 beds, 11 baths, 12,740 sq. ft., 1.190 acres
Description: Modern Tudor style meets European flavor in this gorgeous custom estate. Among the favorite features are a library, gourmet kitchen, billiards room, fitness center, home theater room, and expansive wine cellar, in addition to the exquisite craftsmanship and detailing throughout. Outside, landscaping includes Englishwoman-918532_1280gardens, ponds and waterfalls, and a custom pool, spa, and pool house with outdoor kitchen.

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9. 11627 Dawson Dr – Los Altos Hills CA

Price: $15,995,000
Size: 9 beds, 6 baths, 13,910 sq. ft., 5.720 acres
Description: Welcome to Rancho San Antonio, an absolutely incredible estate situated on nearly 6 private acres of breathtaking landscaping. Included among its astounding features are amenities such as a formal dining room wing and a servant/guest wing with a wine cellar and a separate workout room and kitchen. The gorgeous courtyard stars a custom pool and 2-bed guest/pool house with two fireplaces. There’s also a tennis court and garage space for over 35 cars.

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10. 333 Atherton Ave – Atherton CA

Price: $15,800,000
Size: 6 beds, 8 baths, 11,230 sq. ft., 2.5 acres
Description: Double staircases, 25-foot ceilings, a 2-bed 2-bath guest house, a two-story library, two-story master bedroom, and ballroom are just the beginning of what this astounding estate offers. There’s also a pool with cabana, tennis courts, plenty of parking, and acres of gorgeous green landscaping.

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