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Sereno Group named as Top Corporate Philanthropist by SVBJ

November 14, 2018
Sereno Group is honored to be named among the most generous corporate philanthropists in Silicon Valley again this year. Up from number 32 to number 29, we are proud of our agent population for making 1% for Good a thriving and sustainable reality in the communities we serve. Since its inception in 2012, our 1% for Good initiative has donated over $2.1 million to amazing local organizations that make a positive difference in our communities. CLICK HERE to check out our profile on the Silicon Valley Business Journal Giving Guide.

Sereno Group Announces the 2017 Joanne Knapp Community Service Award and Sereno Group Spirit Award Recipients

July 13, 2018
Beginning this year, Sereno Group will recognize two recipients in each category to better represent its growth in the regions of Silicon Valley and the Santa Cruz Coastal area.  The contributions made in each region have been significant and the company felt it best represents the spirit of each award. Associates Diane Schmitz of Sereno Group Los Altos and Jennifer Lyng Watson of Santa Cruz, received the company’s Joanne Knapp Community Service Award for 2017.  CT Harris, associate of Sereno Group Los Gatos, and Michael Bloch, associate of ...

Sereno Group Named Bay Area Top Workplace for the Ninth Consecutive Year

July 12, 2018
LOS GATOS, CA –June 22, 2018. For the 9th consecutive year, Sereno Group has been named one of the best places to work in the greater Bay Area by the Bay Area News Group in its prestigious Top Workplaces 2018 list. Ranking third in the Midsize Companies category, Sereno Group stands alone as the only real estate company to be honored since the inception of the award in 2010. CEO Chris Trapani, along with his childhood friend and business partner, EVP Ryan Iwanaga, started Sereno Group with the hopes of creating a disruptive player in the ...

Creating a Business With a Soul

May 06, 2018
Check out our Founder and President Chris Trapani discussing the Silicon Valley real estate market and creating a “business with a soul” in Gentry magazine’s most recent edition! Trapani emphasizes that Sereno Group’s philanthropic and locally-centered efforts are what sets Sereno apart from other real estate firms. You can click the image below to read the entire article. In addition to the Trapani interview, four of our incredible agents were featured in Gentry's prestigious $50 Million Dollar Circle. Click the images below to find out ...

Sereno Group Ranks in the Real Trends 500

April 04, 2018
Sereno Group is incredibly honored to be recognized as a member of the Real Trends 500, which annually recognizes the top brokerages in the nation. Sereno Group was ranked #4 in the nation in terms of Average Sale Price, #29 in the nation in Year over Year Sales Volume Increase, and #42 in the nation in Overall Sales Volume. Click Here to Check Out the Full Report Our commitment to our clients, our agents, and to the local community is what drives us to be better each and every day, and our efforts in 2017 also resulted in $516,000 in ...

Chris Trapani Awarded Alumnus of the Year for Cal Poly's College of Liberal Arts

November 20, 2017
When Chris Trapani and Ryan Iwanaga, both Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo graduates, decided to start their own real estate company, they wanted to make meaning. They dreamed of leveraging their for-profit company to do good and extraordinary things and to influence others to do the same. Eleven years later, it is clear their mission has been a success with a firm of 330 agents donating close to $500,000 per year to local charitable organizations. As a result of their vision and their commitment to the community, Chris Trapani was awarded Alumnus ...

Sereno Group Honored as #32 Top Charitable Giver in Silicon Valley

November 12, 2017
Sereno Group was once again ranked as the 32nd highest charitable corporate giver among the most distinguished companies in Silicon Valley based on fiscal year 2016 giving. This recognition is a testament to our continued commitment to actively and positively participate in the communities we serve. Over the last 5 years, Sereno Group and its agents have donated over $1.5 Million to over 100 local non-profit organizations that serve the Silicon Valley and the Santa Cruz coast. One of the founding principles of Sereno Group was to redefine ...

Sereno Group & Chris Trapani Featured in BridgeBank Promo

October 19, 2017
So proud and honored to support Bridge Bank with a recent promo that will be aired locally. They have been an incredibly supportive partner of Sereno Group and helped us weather the storms of 2009-2012 and allowed us to come out on the other side a stronger company. Their business banking services are second to none in the Silicon Valley, and they have constantly sought to understand our needs and worked hard to fulfill them. Check out the recent Case Study.

Chris Trapani Featured In Gentry Real Estate Roundtable

September 28, 2017
Sereno Group's CEO, Chris Trapani, was featured in Gentry's Real Estate Roundtable for the September 2017 Issue. He offered some incredible insights on the state of the residential real estate market in the Silicon Valley.  The combination of short supply, record high stock valuations, and consistent and steady job and economic growth are propelling the market to new heights. The entire article is attached, so check it out!

Sereno Group Named Bay Area Top Workplace For 8th Consecutive Year

July 11, 2017
LOS GATOS, CA –July 6, 2017. For the 8th consecutive year, Sereno Group has been named one of the best places to work in the greater Bay Area by the Bay Area News Group in its prestigious Top Workplaces 2017 list. Ranking third in the Midsize Companies category, Sereno Group stands alone as the only real estate company to be honored since the inception of the award in 2010. Founder and CEO, Chris Trapani, accepted the award on behalf the company. Mr. Trapani along with his childhood friend and business partner, Co-Founder Ryan Iwanaga, ...

Sereno Group Celebrates 11th Anniversary

July 10, 2017
Sereno Group is happy to celebrate its 11th Anniversary today!

The Centennials are Coming!

June 20, 2017
We have been talking about Millenials for a while now, and next up are the Centennials. The Centennials were born from 1997 to present, and they have grown up a little differently living through two large recessions. They have a different world view as a result of the time they came of age; valuing experiences over things, having constraints growing up, and growing up learning that hard work and grit are important. Depending on how things shake out, this generation could potentially outperform Millenials in the workplace and likely will ...

Sereno Group Recognized as One of the Top Philanthropic Organizations in Santa Clara County by the Silicon Valley Business Journal

November 03, 2016
Sereno Group was honored as one of the top 50 philanthropic corporate organizations in Santa Clara County for 2015 by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Sereno Group was recognized as a result of the efforts from its 1% for Good movement.

Sereno Group Recognized by Inc. Magazine as One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

August 22, 2016
Sereno Group’s Continued and Significant Growth in Silicon Valley and along the Santa Cruz Coast Is Nationally Recognized LOS GATOS, CA – August 22, 2016. Inc. magazine names Sereno Group to its 35th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Sereno Group is ranked 4565 on the list. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Sereno Group has experienced a tremendous 54% growth over the past three years. “We ...

Sereno Group Adds an Impressive and Sizable Collection of Talented Realtors in the First Half of 2016

August 18, 2016
The Company Continues Its Growth in Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz County LOS GATOS, CA – August 18, 2016. Sereno Group announced the addition of over 30 talented Realtors across its offices in Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz County. Sereno Group new Realtor additions in the first half of 2016 included: Adam Andrus & Michelle Jordan Andrus, Alan & Ben Barbic, Anton Reimer, Ben Gammon, Bob Egan, Cat Westover, Ching Tse, Christina Bernasconi, Darren Kimura, David Long & Jackie Peters, Doris Vela, Greg Neal, Jennifer Liebthal, Jorge Alvarez, ...

Sereno Group Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary by Closing-Out a Marvelous First Half of 2016

July 12, 2016
Sereno Group rocks the first half of 2016 with $1.3 Billion in sales volume with a stellar average sales price of $1.3 Million. This remarkable first half of 2016 was highlighted by a $10,895,000 residential property sale in Los Altos Hills. Some additional impressive notes about the first half of 2016: Sereno Group increased sales volume by almost 10% and increased closings by nearly 9% year-over-year; this is when much of the overall market sales volume and closings have been down. This amazing first half completes Sereno Group’s first ...

Sereno Group Named Bay Area Top Workplace for the Seventh Consecutive Year

June 14, 2016
LOS GATOS, CA –June X, 2016. For the 7th consecutive year, Sereno Group has been named as one of the best places to work in the greater Bay Area by the Bay Area News Group in its prestigious Top Workplaces 2016 list. The annual profile identifies the top 100 places to work in the Bay Area’s Santa Clara, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda, and Santa Cruz counties. Sereno Group is one of a handful of companies across all industries to be honored every single year since the inception of the award in 2010. Also, Sereno Group stands alone as the ...

Sereno Group Announces the 2015 Joanne Knapp Community Service Award and Sereno Group Spirit Award Recipients

January 06, 2016
LOS GATOS, CA—January 6, 2016. Sereno Group recently announced the recipients of its Joanne Knapp Community Service and Sereno Group Spirit Awards. Jeanne MacVicar, an associate in Sereno Group’s Los Altos office, received the company’s Joanne Knapp Community Service Award for 2015. Chris Clayton an associate in Sereno Group’s Westside Santa Cruz office, and Victoria Attanasio, an associate in Sereno Group’s Los Gatos office, received the company’s Sereno Group Spirit Award for 2015. The Joanne Knapp Community Service is given each year to ...

Silicon Valley Business Journal Recognizes Sereno Group as one of the Top Philanthropic Organizations

November 06, 2015
Los Gatos, Calif. – Nov. 6, 2015. Sereno Group was honored as one of the top 50 philanthropic corporate organizations in Santa Clara County for 2014 by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Sereno Group was recognized as a result of the efforts from its 1% for Good movement. Sereno Group was joined on the top 50 list by prominent Silicon Valley corporations, such as: Cisco Systems, Intel, Lam Research, Nvidia, and Oracle. Out of the 50 organizations named by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Sereno Group ranked 31st . Sereno Group moved ...

Sereno Group continues its fantastic momentum adding a group of talented sales associates to the fold

October 12, 2015
LOS GATOS, CA—October 2015. Sereno Group announced the addition of several exceptional Realtors across its offices in Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz County. In the third quarter of 2015 Sereno added a remarkable assembly of Realtors, featuring: Nancy Reynolds, Tracey Kroot, Michelle Farrington, Cindy Mueller, Michael Formico, Parker Sharp, Stepfanie Nguyen, Bryan Hanson, Shanne Carvalho, and the Erdal Team (featuring Nil Erdal, Pelin Erdal, and Kevin Swartz). “We have been incredibly fortunate to have such terrific growth so far this year....

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