Leading a world-class team of agents with expertise in San Francisco and Silicon Valley who deliver personalized real estate services to our clients.
Get to know Bryan Robertson
Bryan is the co-founder and managing broker of Catarra Real Estate, a real estate services company that provides highly personalized services to each client. He worked as a broker associate in two of the best brokerages in the industry achieving significant sales in local luxury markets.
He spent nearly 20 years in the high-tech industry in a variety of management roles in marketing, consulting, and business development. This experience gives him knowledge and expertise in brand development, lead generation, business alliances, and market development. In addition, he has been and continues at the new company to be responsible for business process management. He has led the development of all the internal systems the drive the business.
My Real Estate Experience
CEO, Catarra Real Estate, Inc. - 2013-Now
President, ARRIVVA - a California real estate brokerage. Director, Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® (SILVAR) 2010-2012 Director, California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) 2010-2012 Past Chair, Los Altos/Mountain View Regional REALTOR® District 2010 Member, Los Altos/Mountain View Regional REALTOR District 2007-2011 Founder and VP Sales/Marketing of a real estate development company 2005-2008 Committee Member and/or Liaison for several C.A.R. committees including Professional Standards, MLS/Business Technology, Federal Issues, Housing Affordability Fund, and the Public Policy Forum 2010-2011 Member, MLS Advisory Group for MLSListings.com - the premier local MLS 2010-2011 Member of the National, California, and Silicon Valley Associations of REALTORS® Member of the Los Altos Village Association Past Member, Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Community volunteer at Happy Hollow, Habitat for Humanity, REALTOR® Service Volunteer Program, Los Altos Art & Wine Festival, Housing Industry Foundation, and others. Brokers license - achieved by only 15% of all licensed agents in California Experience with clients from $200,000 to $15,000,000
Executive & General Business Experience
Executive responsible for marketing at two start-up companies Director of business development at a data analysis and visualization company Former senior marketing manager of a NASDAQ listed company with annual revenues exceeding $100 million Over 20 years overall high-tech marketing and business experience
University of San Francisco, San Francisco: BS in Information Systems Management Additional undergraduate courses in contract law, accounting, and finance
My teams consists of a range of professionals to handle every aspect of any real estate transaction. The team is available to ensure a high-quality, smooth real estate experience regardless of the situation. They consist of professionals who have shown themselves to stand out from the crowd as some of the best in the business. They distinguish themselves through ongoing quality and first-class service. They include:
Marketing and graphics professionals
Professional photographer and videographer (studio grade)
Industry-leading legal team
Relocation department with short-term and long-term placement experience
Affiliations with top regional contractors, inspectors, stagers, and designers
My extensive contacts include recommendations for a wide range of services related to homeownership. Anything from accountants to landscapers, if you want the best I will get you the best people to do the job.
When working with my agents, they are your single point of contact. You work with them so that you know someone is always aware of your needs at any given time. My team works for me and when something needs to get done, they do it promptly - on your behalf. This to make your life easier and to ensure we have a good relationship, trust, and satisfaction.
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Geographically, I specialize in the high-end markets of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. However, I also work with clients searching in Mountain View, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Palo Alto, Meno Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, and Woodside. My clients are typically single-family home buyers but I have experience and will work with clients who want condos or townhouses as well as land. I work with clients across all price ranges and offer the same high-level of service to all my clients.
Whether you are a buyer, seller, tenant or agent I can be of service to you. I pride myself of being able to get and give information while being of service to those around me. Here is what I strive to provide for each type of those people I connect with:
Buyer: I will walk you through every aspect of buying a home. I use a unique methodology to find you the exact home you want, wherever you want it. If the home you want exists, I'll find it. No other agent offers this service and you'll find that it greatly speeds up and simplifies the process of finding a home. Once your ideal home is found, I and my team will help you with contract negotiations, financing, transaction management, inspections, relocation, moving, property preparation or repairs, contingencies and closing escrow. If you need to buy a home outside my service area, I will make a personal introduction to a world-class REALTOR in the area you are moving to. I align your needs with someone who matches the expertise and personality you need to get the job done.
Seller: Selling a home in Los Altos, Altos Hills, and many of the nearby markets requires a real esate broker with the expertise to market the home to the many professional REALTORS and their buyers looking in this area. They expect professionalism and quality in how the home is presented for sale. Whether you want a traditional sale via the MLS or an "off market" sale without the MLS, I will advise you on the specific steps required to prepare the property for sale and execute a comprehensive marketing plan so you achieve the highest possible sales price. It is always my goal to achieve multiple offers and to ensure that not only do you get the price you want, but optimal terms, from a full qualified buyer who will complete the transaction on time.
Tenant: Many tenants today are the homeowners of yesterday or tomorrow who now seek temporary living arrangements. In addition, traditional rental and lease clients still need to find housing. Bottom line, the competition can be intense. You need representation and advice on how to successfully negotiate for a rental property. Let me help you find the property, prepare the paperwork and negotiate the terms to get you in the rental property.
Landlord: It is very desirable to own investment property. Once you own it, you should NEVER sell it, you should only exchange it. An investment property is paid off by a tenant and provides you with excellent income potential, leverage and tax benefits. Don't be discouraged by a bad tenant experience. Accelerate the payoff of any loans and enjoy the cash flow during your pre-retirement and retirement years. Leave the property to your heirs and let them enjoy the continued income. If you need assistance in finding or leasing out investment property, let me help.
Agent: I work with real estate brokers and agents all over the world. I pride myself on building relationships with you because my clients need you services in the market you serve or in a specialty my clients need addressed. I always pay a 25% referral fee and hope you extend the same courtesy to me. I require communication and an update on the status of the service provided to my clients so I know they're getting the same first-class service that I would give them. If you have any questions on my referral policy, please feel free to ask. I encourage my clients to interview their prospective referred agent so while I may refer you, my clients are free to make their choice as to who they use.
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