How it all began, Mark von Kaenel and I (one of my best friends since our junior year of high school) both began in real estate over 22 years ago. Mark took the broker representative route throughout the Bay Area; while I took the investment development route. I have turned over countless number of properties (via house flipping) throughout the Bay Area, as well as, the Lake Tahoe area. I still have an extensive fleet of rental properties including: homes, apartment complexes, commercial holdings and a 400 acre ranch.More Less
I have just joined forces with Keller Williams Realty in Los Gatos just across the street from the High School. Keller Williams is the #1 leader throughout the United States in real estate transactions. I will still be working out of the corporate office on Los Gatos Blvd. In the future we are planning to open an office in Capitola or Aptos.
I love what I do and feel honored to be able to help my clients with each of their real estate needs, no matter what the situation may be. When it comes to negotiating, most agents on the opposing side are a little intimidated by our aggressive methods. In my opinion, it may not be war in real estate transactions, but every deal that I am able to save my clients money on, is how I have earned my reputation today as a real estate agent. I have been taught by some of the masters when it comes to negotiating, including my own grandfather who started with just an apple cart during the Great Depression. He ran a pawn shop in East St. Louis and ended up moving our family to California and owning several acres on the El Camino Real in the Santa Clara Valley, which he developed into a retail shopping center, automotive center, adult book store, a candy store and apartment complexes. He also taught me about the value of a dollar and to always give 110%.
My team and I have gathered a wealth of knowledge in the real estate industry and consider ourselves to be seasoned real estate professionals. Our company is dedicated to providing high quality and professional real estate services for each of our clients. We have extraordinary marketing, negotiation and sales skills to help our clients with all types of real estate transactions.
1031 tax-free exchanges are a big part of our business and when strategically done, they can save large amounts of money when selling a property. I have successfully completed many 1031 exchanges for myself as well as my clients.
If you are buying or selling a personal or investment property, please give my team a try. With our design background, we are experts on making the best architectural features stand out on your home or property through our staging methods & advertising. We take great pride in providing the best customer service to our clients in order to earn your trust and business. We will take excellent care of you before, during and after your transaction is settled.
With our team, it is not just about earning commissions and making deals! It is about relationships and giving back to the community. These are just a few of the charities that we are donors for with over $100,000 given so far:
• PACE (Pacific Autism Center for Education)
• Children''s Shelter of Silicon Valley
• Loma Public Educational Fund & Theatre in the Mountains
• Temple Beth El
• Humane Society of Silicon Valley and South Lake Tahoe
• Los Gatos High School & Aptos Sports Foundation
• Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation in South Lake Tahoe.
• Ducks unlimited & California Water fowl Association
We donate our time, money and free stays at our Lake Tahoe vacation homes to help these wonderful programs. It really feels great!
If you are looking for an aggressive, patient and honest real estate representative, I truly feel my team is A STEP ABOVE THE REST!
Give Craig Robinson a call…..He is a step above the rest!!!