O: 650.558.4200 office
- GRI, SRES, SRS
- License #:
- CalRE #01015410
I have been a full time Realtor with Coldwell Banker, successfully listing and selling homes down the Peninsula since 1989. My area of expertise include lower San Francisco, Daly City, Brisbane, South San Francisco, San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, San Mateo, Belmont, Foster City, San Carlos, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Mountain View.
I am committed to exceeding my client’s expectations by providing them with exceptional service. My goal is to help make their overall buying and selling experience smooth and well managed. The greatest reward for me is helping my clients realize their dreams: whether selling and moving up to a larger home, downsizing after the kids have moved out or relocating out of the area. I know, that I have done my job and succeeded in turning a dream into a reality, when I hand over the keys at close of escrow. Just seeing them smile is my greatest satisfaction!
Affiliations and Awards
Broker Associate, GRI - Graduate of Realtors Institute, SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist, SRS - Sellers Representative Specialist, Top 15% of Coldwell Banker Sales Professionals Worldwide! International President’s Circle, International Diamond Society, Member Million Dollar Club, Gold Circle Award, Sapphire Award, North San Mateo County Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, USAA Certified Affinity Agent, Cartus Network Certified Agent, SIRVA Relocation Specialist, Relocation Specialist for Genentech Employees
Business Major, Queens College, New York, Anthony School of Real Estate, College of San Mateo, Graduate, Realtor Institute.
Prior to Real Estate, I Produced Television & Radio Commercials for Major Advertising Agencies in New York, Chicago and San Francisco; where I received numerous awards for best productions. In 1998, I was Guest Lecturer at Anthony School of Real Estate in Foster City. Married to a retired Opera Singer
“Thank you, thank you, thank you. I cannot thank you enough for selling our house. It required a top Real Estate Professional to sell a housed owned by an 85 year old woman, a husband with dementia and a Revocable Living Trust. I had to make all the decisions. I worried about making the right decisions, I lacked self-confidence, because of some bad decisions in the past. You stepped right in and discussed with me each step that had to be taken.
You contacted local professionals to clean, repair and do some painting to make our old house more attractive. You also got the Property Inspector, Termite Inspector and a Hazard report all on the same day. The list goes on and on for papers to be signed, contacts with Doctors for letters we needed, etc., etc. You also met with the Attorney who prepared the trust to make sure this portion of the sale was complete. The sale went smoothly and quickly.
My appreciation for your patience and personal attention cannot be expressed with words. Thank God we got the best”.
“Carol and I want to thank you very much for providing us with the most exemplary assistance in the purchase of our new home. Buying a home is stressful enough but your extraordinary professionalism reduced this to a very minimum. You were very patient and at our request arranged several appointments and made several visits with us to the property to satisfy our concerns with regard to our decision-making.
You took the time to explain each document to our satisfaction and answered whatever questions we had before signing these documents. If the occasion arises where we know of someone looking for a Realtor to represent him, we would definitely have you as a referral.”
Kwok-Kwong & Carolyn Y Ng
“This letter is to say thanks for all your efforts in selling my mothers home in South San Francisco as part of y estate management duties. I selected you over 5 other Real Estate firms I interviewed based on your professionalism and customer focus.
You didn’t disappoint me as you handled many of the small details to and during the real estate listing. You were able to secure an offer at our asking price in less than 5 days from an approved/qualified buyer. Escrow closed within 6 weeks of listing. Overall it was a satisfactory experience and I would recommend you again to anyone who would as for a reference.”
Kenneth D Pietrelli
“Thank you so much for your valuable and professional assistance in the purchase of my very first home! Without you, I truly believe that I would still be living out of my office instead of my new townhouse. Your guidance and helpful advice allowed me to find a home within a reasonable time period and for a price that I thought was extremely fair.
In recognizing all that you have done for me, I wanted to comment on the things that you did to make this experience positively memorable. First and foremost, I really was pleased that you were very patient with me during this process. I like the fact that you didn’t attempt to “pawn” a home off on me just to make a quick sale. Secondly, I was impressed by the shear number of homes we saw in the months we were looking at homes. We must have examined at the very least forty homes within a three-month period of time. This greatly assisted me in making my decision. Finally, one of the most important and sometimes most forgotten factor, was that you made this whole process fun.
Jo-Ann, thank you so much for being there and assisting me in the purchase of my first home. I look forward to working with you again”.
Mitri Hanania, Attorney-at-Law
“A home we owned at 63 Cymbidium Circle, South San Francisco, was recently sold by your sales agent, Jo-Ann De Rewenda. She handled every detail in the most meticulous manner, having sold the home within three weeks of listing it. Since we do not live in the area, she even made certain that the landscaping was always watered. I would highly recommend her to others as she is a very efficient and detail conscious agent.”
Diane L. Fafoutis
“Buying a house isn’t as easy as we imagined it would be. Certainly, it is an experience to remember.
You have assisted us in looking for the right house. You were able to find prospective houses that fitted out taste and lifestyle. You have explained to us everything we were supposed to know about buying our house. You were thorough with the paper works. You assisted us in all the negotiations. You had been quite strong and persevering when dealing with our mortgage broker. With the difficulty we had to go through with our mortgage broker, other agents would have definitely abandoned us. But you were there every step of the way.
Thank you so much for being ever so patient. Thank you for making our dreams a reality. Definitely, we will be recommending you, should any of our friends need an agent.”
“I wanted to thank you for your excellent service. Your level of professionalism was unsurpassed and your attention to detail was much appreciated. We felt very comfortable relying on you because of your integrity and openness. As first time sellers we needed an agent who was meticulous and savvy, we found that in you. Again thanks for putting forth 120% effort!”
“I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for all the work that you did for me in the sale of my mother’s house in South San Francisco.
As a former Realtor, I am aware of what is involved in the listing and sale of residential and commercial properties. This listing and sale was not one of the normal transactions due to the complications with the age of the property, the family trust and the market conditions over the six months.
You were truly a professional and representative of the quality sales associates and broker to which the Coldwell Banker name reflects. I was especially thankful to the personal attention you gave to my eighty-year old mother who needed that extra sensitivity due to the vested emotional interests with the property.
I have no reservations in recommending you to business associates, local Realtors or friends who may need of such services.”
Robert M. DaPrato
“Boy did Chris and I get lucky! We just happened to wander into the office on the day you were covering and we truly think we found the best real estate agent on the Peninsula!
Specifically, we appreciated your hard work, patience & honesty. Every week you were well prepared & informed with respect to the properties we were to view. Your positive attitude and professional demeanor helped us through the process. From the moment we began looking, you were responsive and available. During the offer & closing process you were incredibly helpful, informative and organized. I definitely look forward to having you guide us through our next real estate move.”
Chris & Carrie Daniel
“Thanks for all your hard work – I appreciate the effort you put in selling my condo. Since we finally closed, I thought it something worth celebrating!”
“This letter is intended to extend our appreciation on the efforts of Jo-Ann De Rewenda in helping us locate and buy a home.
What impressed us, is her attention to detail and that she always did her “homework” all through out the search. This really compliments me dramatically, since my profession had trained me to focus at “the big picture” and “the bottom line”, often missing out on the details.
Thank you very much and looking forward in working with her again, sometime in the future.”
Tony and Ana Magpayo
“I am writing this letter to express how overwhelmingly pleased I and my family are with the services provided by Jo-Ann De Rewenda.
You see, we met Jo-Ann at an open house last year while simply weekend “browsing” through properties in Brisbane, California. But when the house we’d been renting for 6 years suddenly sold and the new own served us with an eviction, a quick call to Jo-Ann De Rewenda got us a list of three properties for sale within the hour! Jo-Ann was always persistent, courteous, and pleasant at every opportunity possible.
When the buyer’s market of San Francisco quickly backslid into a viscous seller’s market, Jo-Ann reassured us that the home of our dreams was just around the next corner. She was right! With her persistence and personal attention, we finally landed the perfect home in our beloved hometown of San Francisco. Her confidence and tenacity sustained us through an often very stressful process”.
Thad H. Austin & Chanmony Prak
“We so appreciated all your wisdom, advice and excellent recommendations! They were great and we sold in one week! Your warmth and friendship made the process work for us”.
Al & Marie Paparelli
”Thank you so much for such a great experience in finding our new home! You were so helpful throughout the entire process. You really listened to our needs and tailored our viewings accordingly – and when we finally found the right fit your truly went above and beyond your role – even coming to our work place and home for signatures!
We so appreciate your kindness, patience and most of all flexibility with us – particularly with our baby and Ali’s schedule. You were so sweet to even watch Kian during home visits! Your cheery demeanor and utmost professionalism without “airs” is what made you stand out – we feel like we not only ad an authentic Realtor, but also made a friend.
We will most definitely recommend you to anyone looking for your services and we hope to keep in touch. We love our home and neighborhood and each day we’re finding more and more charm in Pacifica”.
Colleen, Ali & Kian Komeyli
Our family wants to THANK YOU for giving Jeff and Amy the opportunity to become homeowners. They are so happy and excited to move in. This could not have happened without your help!