MEET

OUR AGENTS

Keri Nicholas

REALTOR® Lic.#01198898

Keri was born and raised in Atherton and has an intimate understanding of the local markets. For more than a decade, she has continued to have the #1 market share in Menlo Park. Keri’s reputation is built on providing the highest standard of integrity and work ethic, she consistently gets her clients the highest price per foot based on her strategic formula. She’s known for her attention to detail and fair, yet keen negotiating. Keri has been recognized for more than 13 years by the Wall Street Journal for being one of the top 20 residential agents in the nation.

Keri and her family live in Portola Valley.

keri@kerinicholas.com

(650) 533-7373

www.KeriNicholas.com

Courtney Charney

REALTOR® Lic.#01756013

Raised and educated in Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and Atherton, Courtney Charney has an unparalleled understanding of the local area, its schools, and its communities. Courtney is renowned for her ability to help clients identify the neighborhood and home that is right for them. Her unique, informed perspective and detail-oriented follow through create a superior level of personalized service and real estate success.

Courtney and her husband have a daughter and live in Atherton.

courtney@courtneycharney.com

(650) 773-3758

www.CourtneyCharney.com

Loren Dakin

Broker Lic.#01030193

Loren is a second-generation realtor and Peninsula native who has spent nearly two decades using his extensive knowledge of local schools and communities to find the right home for his clients. His hardworking style combines unparalleled customer service with practical knowledge that makes clients feel well-represented and consistently produces winning results. With more than ten years ranked in the top 1% of agents nationwide, Loren’s sales volume is a testament to the trust his clients place in him year after year.

Loren has four children and lives in Portola Valley. 

loren@lorendakin.com

(650) 714-8662

www.LorenDakin.com

Valerie Soltau

REALTOR® Lic.#01223247


For more than 21 years, Valerie has specialized in real estate sales on the Peninsula. As a lifelong resident of Menlo Park, Valerie knows the different communities and realizes the value of a home is more than just the beauty of a house or it’s landscape; it’s the community, recreation, schools and neighbors. Valerie is a well-connected, professional Realtor, with a hands on, sleeves rolled up style that will meet and exceed every expected and unforeseen need.

When working with clients, Valerie customizes a plan, adapts to a changing market, negotiates the best price, and follows up on the details. Her unique sales and custom marketing strategy maximizes the exposure of your home.

valeriesoltau@gmail.com

(650) 464-3896

www.ValerieSoltau.com

Kay Wang

REALTOR® Lic.#01936871

Kay moved to Bay Area in 1994 to pursue a career in high tech after receiving her Master’s degree in Computer Science. Becoming a resident of Menlo Park in 1999 and raising two children within the community, Kay is intimately familiar with the Mid-Peninsula area. With her background in high tech product development, project management and customer support, Kay brings to her clients proven skills that will assist them to negotiate through a smooth transaction. She has demonstrated great success since entering the business in 2013. In 2016, she was ranked top 100 among all San Francisco Bay Area agents and #40 nationwide in average sale price. Kay is looking forward to being part of your success story in real estate.

kay@parc-agency.com

(650) 888-6968

Suzanne Scott

REALTOR® Lic.#01386007

As a Bay Area native, Suzanne is all too familiar with the unique concerns and landscape of discerning real estate clientele. In the past 16 years, Suzanne has leveraged her industry knowledge of the local real estate market and expert home valuation and negotiation abilities for her clients. Suzanne’s previous professional experience includes an award-winning career in sales and sales training and management at Fortune 500 companies like National City Bank, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson. Her top-tier, sales-rich background allows Suzanne to lead the buying and selling of exceptional luxury properties with confidence and unrivaled skill.

Suzanne’s community connections and expertise are available to benefit her client’s. From Menlo Park to Atherton to Portola Valley to Woodside, Suzanne delight’s in being an instrument of professional assistance to the astute clientele in these highly desirable communities. From being an Ambassador Member of Stanford Children’s Hospital to sharing her passion for horses as a member of the Woodside Trail Club and Horsepark Donor, to spending time with my friends and family, Suzanne feels privileged to be able to share local history and current resources.

suzanne@suzannescotthomes.com

(650) 387-4333

www.SuzanneScottHomes.com

Cindy Liebsch

REALTOR® Lic.#01324217

Passionate about providing exceptional service to Buyers and Sellers of high end real estate, Cindy serves clients in the mid peninsula Bay Area from Burlingame to Los Altos Hills. Cindy has life long love and enthusiasm for the industry with a background in high tech sales that transitioned easily into the negotiation and service requirements for exceptional California real estate. With remodeling and flipping expertise, and far too many personal moves outside and within California, she has a complete understanding of remodeling, investment and relocation dynamics.

cindy@cindyliebsch.com

(650) 591-7473

www.cindyliebsch.com

Susan Furstman

REALTOR® Lic.#01233303

As a native of Los Altos and a resident of Menlo Park, Susan maintains strong family, social and business ties throughout the Bay Area. Susan’s knowledge and understanding off the diversity of this area is beneficial when choosing where you want to live. Incorporating her professional skills in advertising and marketing, and her education in Economics, with her knowledge of the area and todays sophisticated marketplace provides Susan’s clientele with an efficient and effective edge.

Susan has a creative and dynamic approach to the business of real estate. With marketing plans designed to suit each property’s needs for maximum market exposure, Susan eases the stress of the uncertainties that are entailed in the process of pricing, positing and marketing.

susan@furstmanproperties.com

(650) 400-9321

www.susanfurstman.com

Shary Symon

REALTOR® Lic.#01098351

Shary was born and raised in Palo Alto, and attended the local public schools. She began her real estate career almost twenty years ago because she recognized a different approach to real estate was needed. She understood the best way to serve clients was to be an advisor; not a sales woman. She is well known in the community for her endless energy, creative marketing ideas, and renovating and staging vision. She is also an excellent negotiator, and her honesty and dedication to the service of our clients gives us an advantage in today’s market.

sharysymon@gmail.com

(650) 400-3946

www.thesymongroup.com

Scott Symon

REALTOR® Lic.#01363506

Scott was raised in Portola Valley, and headed east for college. He graduated with honors from Boston College with a B.S. in Management and Finance, and quickly returned to the warmer climate of the Bay Area. Before directing his energies to real estate, he was Vice President of Investments and a financial consultant for a large brokerage firm. He employs his strong financial background to analyze market conditions, investment opportunities, and economic trends. Scott feels strongly about building lasting relationships with his clients by providing the best possible service and expertise in renovating, staging, contract negotiation and knowledge of the real estate market.

scott.symon@gmail.com

(415) 407-0707

www.thesymongroup.com

Janise Taylor

REALTOR® Lic.#01499609

Born and raised in Atherton, Janise is a third generation Menlo Park area resident. Janise works with both buyers and sellers on the Peninsula, but her main area of focus is Menlo Park and surrounding cities. She brings to the Bay Area real estate market a wealth of skill, experience and professionalism. Year after year, Janise has continued to focus on her clients both past and present. Janise is a proud member of an elite Realtor Network, which has select agents from various companies that discuss all aspects of the current market. In addition to being a hard-working real estate professional, she is an active member of her 3 son’s sports programs and schools (Saint Francis and Menlo-Atherton). She spends her free time playing competitive Tennis at a high level as well as hiking the dish and traveling with her family.

jtaylor@parc-agency.com

‭(650) 302-2083‬

Kevin Barranti

REALTOR® Lic.#02019329

With major successes as an entrepreneur and at two Silicon Valley startups, Kevin brings his talents back to his real estate roots in the Bay Area. Representing buyers and sellers from San Francisco to the Mid-Peninsula, Kevin leads the way in delivering a first-class, client-focused experience using technology and a variety of cutting-edge tools to streamline his approach. He provides his clients with real-time market updates, keeping pace with the highly competitive Bay Area market. He continually monitors market trends and conditions so that his clients can make well-informed decisions, and he simplifies transaction management with electronic documents and signatures.

Kevin’s services extend well beyond conveniences enabled by technology. His success is built on his inherent ability to engage deeply with people, building strong client relationships based on trust, mutual respect, and honest and open communication. Kevin’s hands-on, personal approach is based on his clients’ individual needs and objectives. He understands that buying and selling a home can sometimes be complex and emotionally charged, and he is committed to providing the most positive and stress-free experience as possible throughout the journey.

kevin@barrantiproperties.com

(650) 867-9612

Linda Xu

REALTOR® Lic.#01425342

Linda’s diverse professional background, ranging from journalism to technology consulting, established a foundation for her success over almost 20 years in the peninsula real estate market. Her unique understanding of the needs of both buyers and sellers, from the East and the West, combine to deliver a level of unmatched service excellence. Born in China, Linda worked in Beijing after receiving her bachelor’s degree, then studied in Japan before moving to the US for graduate school 31 years ago.

Linda is committed to developing home buying and selling strategies that focus on specific client requirements. She’s an effective negotiator; skilled at resolving wide ranging issues, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to meeting and exceeding her client’s goals.

Linda and her family live in Palo Alto.

linda@lindaxu.com

(650) 862-7078

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