About & Contact
Mary & Belwood Enthusiasm:
This site is brought to you by me, Mary Pope-Handy, a Belwood of Los Gatos resident & 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 kids and can usually be identified when walking by the Patriots hat or shirt I’m wearing. (It is Niners or Raiders country, but the quarterback of the Pats is my 2nd cousin.)
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.)
Mary 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).
My business boils down to “helping nice folks to buy & sell homes“. Each year, a large portion of my business comes from past clients referring me to their friends and colleagues.
In 2007 I won the “Project Blogger” award together with my friend, mentor and colleague Frances Flynn Thorsen. We were thrilled to assign the $5000 winnings to the charity of our choice, CARE.
In 2009 I was deeply honored to be included in the Sellsius Blog’s Top 12 Women Real Estate Bloggers in the country – a highly regarded list by Joseph Ferrara.
Speaking & Training: Because of my success with internet marketing and blogging especially, I am often involved in public speaking, training, teaching or helping on a panel of real estate or social media experts. If interested, you can read more about my work as a speaker, trainer etc. on my Valley of Hearts Delight website.
Book on Selling Homes in Silicon Valley:
I co-authored a book, “Get The Best Deal When Selling Your Home In Silicon Valley” and you can read about it here: http://www.SellingYourHomeInSiliconValley.com. If you are thinking of selling your house or home and live in Los Gatos, San Jose, or anywhere in Silicon Valley, please call me for an appointment. I’ll be happy to provide you with a complimentary copy of the book when we meet.
More info: My resume for real estate can be found here: http://popehandy.com/about/ or check out the “About” section in my Valley of Hearts Delight website.
And if you’d like to read my other blog & sites, please visit:
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.
Sereno Group Real Estate
214 Los Gatos – Saratoga Road
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Cell 408 204-7673
mary (at) popehandy.com or mary(at) ValleyOfHeartsDelight.com
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