We have lived in Palo Alto since 1991 and raised our two daughters here. We both came to real estate from high-tech, where we held various management positions in companies like DirectTV, Openwave and Oracle. Elena started in real estate in 2002 after receiving her MBA from Santa Clara University. Michael joined her in 2008. Since then, The Talis Team has consistently been placed among the top 100 Coldwell Banker agents in the region and has won the prestigious Coldwell Banker International President's Circle award multiple times.
We actively work with both buyers and sellers, and our range of experience is our greatest strength. It is impossible to successfully sell houses without understanding trends in buyer preferences and demographics firsthand. And it is impossible to show buyers the true value of properties without an intimate knowledge of the market, communities and home selling tactics.
In the last few years, we've seen an increasing number of investors among our clients. Often they involve their tax advisers and financial planners to work with us on the long term investment strategies, price analysis, and investment performance evaluation.
Negotiations are another huge part of what we do. How do you know when to be soft and agreeable and when to become direct and even aggressive? Is it an art or science? Ask us - we love talking about our work and will give you valuable information that will help you to make the right real estate decisions.