Mary Pope-Handy named "Best Real Estate Agent in Silicon Valley" in 2011 by the San Jose Mercury News in its "Best of Silicon Valley 2011" listToday’s San Jose Mercury News has a pull out section, styled like a magazine, with its annual “best of” list – the “Best of Silicon Valley in 2011“.  I was deeply honored to find myself identified as the “Best real estate agent in Silicon Valley“.

Who voted on the best real estate agent in Silicon Valley?

The results of the list come from voting by consumers, the readers of the San Jose Mercury News and the Bay Area News Group.  I believe that my clients are the best on the planet and their endorsement is usually apparent with their repeat business and referrals, but this is a wonderful acknowledgment that I deeply appreciate.

For those finding this who do not know me but who are searching for a good, knowledgeable, communicative and ethical Silicon Valley Realtor, I invite you to read about my background and see some comments by clients on my websites.  There are a number of nice reviews on Zillow and Yelp.

Why consumers named Mary Pope-Handy the best real estate agent in Silicon Valley

Home buyers and sellers want a knowledgeable, responsive, hard working Realtor to advise and guide them. They don’t want a “sales job”. They want to be educated so that they can make an informed decision – without pressure from their real estate agent.

Clients who work with me do so because they know that I will always put their best interests first, which is as it should be.  I will share with them what they need to know.  Part of my job as a fiduciary is to help home sellers and buyers avoid problems not just today, but down the road.  I’ve sold enough homes to be able to spot red flags that they should know about.

I don’t take short cuts with my time or explanations.  My buyer clients find my responses to questions to be thorough and detailed. When sellers complete their disclosures, I review them either in person, as the client completes them, or afterward. Both my seller clients and I want the paperwork to be complete and thorough – it prevents many problems down the road.   This is extremely important so that sellers keep the money they make when the home closes escrow.

2015 review from a happy Los Gatos home buyer:

Mary helped us buy our home in Los Gatos and was incredibly helpful and resourceful each and every step of the way. Having moved from Canada earlier this year, we were completely new to the buying process in CA. We certainly could not have found the right home so quickly without her guidance. She is highly knowledgeable about the local real estate market and guided us through the entire process.

Mary is an amazing agent who provided us all the support we needed and more! She is extremely knowledgeable, responsive, patient, a great negotiator and very well respected in the community. She made the buying process much simpler and helped meet all of our requirements (school, commute, budget, community).

In addition to being a highly experienced agent she is also an amazing person to work with – always friendly, extremely honest and open, informative and very quick to respond. I don’t have enough words to describe just happy we have been with Mary as our agent, she is simply incredible. I would highly recommend Mary to any buyer or seller!

Bought a home in 2015 in Vasona Junction, Los Gatos, CA 95032.

10/19/2015, 5/5 star review on Zillow

Clients like these not only become repeat clients, but friends with whom I stay in touch long after the close. They will tell their friends to hire Mary Pope-Handy, and give an enthusiastic referral for those who want to buy or sell a house, townhouse or condo anywhere in Santa Clara County .

Mary Pope-Handy, Realtor, Sereno Group Los Gatos – selling  homes throughout Silicon Valley

(testimonials here).

Info on Mary Pope-Handy on the Valley of Hearts Delight site (pull down menu for various aspects)

Many thanks to all who voted for me!


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Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate
214 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95030
408 204-7673
Mary (at)
License# 01153805

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Silicon Valley:
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San Mateo County, and
Santa Cruz County.
Special focus on:
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Saratoga, Campbell,
Almaden Valley,
Cambrian Park.
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Best Realtor blog award
2016: Coastal Group OC's list of best Realtor blogs

The 2009 Sellsius list of top 12 women real estate bloggers
2009: Sellsius list of top
12 women real estate bloggers

Mary Pope-Handy's Live in Los Gatos blog won the 2007 Project Blogger contest, sponsored by Inman News and Active Rain

2007: Mary Pope-Handy and Frances Flynn Thorsen win the Project Blogger Contest for Mary's Live in Los Gatos blog. The contest was sponsored by
Active Rain and Inman News.

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Best real estate agent in Silicon Valley from the San Jose Mercury News poll of readers in 2011
"Best real estate agent
in Silicon Valley"

2011 readers' poll,
San Jose Mercury News