About Mary Pope-Handy & Clair Handy – quick points
- Mary: Realtor, licensed, and selling homes full time since 1993 here in Santa Clara County
- Second generation Realtor, many designations
- Neighborhood resident since 1999
- Many reviews online, all 5 stars!
- Daughter, Clair Handy, is now my junior partner. She’s been helping with the websites and content for many years and is a super knowledgeable 3rd generation Realtor who obtained her license in summer 2021.
- We are delighted to be working with Christie’s International Real Estate Sereno (formerly Sereno, originally Sereno Group, which I joined in 2009).
Mary & Belwood Enthusiasm:
This site is brought to you by me, Mary Pope-Handy, a Belwood of Los Gatos area resident (“class D area”) & neighbor since 1999 and a Realtor since 1993 (and a Santa Clara Valley native too). I had my eye on this neighborhood for years and was thrilled when we could “move up” and “move in” back in 1999. We’re here to stay!
A town and neighborhood enthusiast, I enjoy visiting Belgatos Park with my husband and/or visiting adult kids. Recently Clair adopted a black lab, a familiar breed as our last 2 family dogs were also black labs, and you may see us walking through the neighborhood with the happy pooch.
My husband, Jim Handy, began writing occasional park trail notes for the Bellringer because he’s an avid hiker and loves the network of trails (and our kids, Brian and Clair, have spent many hours hiking them with their dad). The trail writing turned into being a parks commission volunteer position, which lasted many years. (Jim analyzes the semiconductor market and enjoys being able to work from home. Folks walking down our street may think of him as the man in the window who waves hello to everyone from his desk.)
Mary, Clair, and Real Estate:
I have won many awards for production & service in my career and have quite a few designations and certifications, including the Certified Residential Specialist (held by only 4% of all Realtors – very difficult to attain) and Seniors Real Estate Specialist (I’ve had several elderly relatives nearby and have lots of experience with senior housing and helping seniors with selling and buying homes and evaluating senior communities, so if was helpful to get the SRES designation).
Clair got her real estate license during the pandemic after assisting me for many years, writing blog content, updating market posts, and helping with chores big and small. She has a special love of older and historic homes. Clair also has a keen interest in sustainability and recently obtained her GREEN designation.
Our business boils down to “helping nice folks to buy & sell homes“. Each year, a large portion of our business comes from past clients referring us to their friends and colleagues. The other large portion comes from the blog articles that Clair and I have across our many sites, especially Live in Los Gatos and the Valley of Heart’s Delight blog.
Our network of real estate sites now features over 2,000 articles.
LiveInLosGatosBlog.com Los Gatos real estate, neighborhoods, events, businesses, parks, and more.
SanJoseRealEstateLosGatosHomes.com Largest site with over 1,100 articles.
Move2SiliconValley.com A relocation resource.
PopeHandy.com Mary’s oldest site, content focuses on Los Gatos and on home selling.
ValleyOfHeartsDelight.com Primarily a gateway to our other sites.
Thanks for stopping by this website & please contact me for more information on Belwood, Belgatos, Surmont or buying and selling homes anywhere in the Silicon Valley. We’d be delighted to discuss buying or selling homes here or elsewhere in the county with you!
Christie’s International Real Estate Sereno
214 Los Gatos – Saratoga Road
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Cell 408 204-7673
email@example.com (email is best for a first communication, please)