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Rick Smith- Broker

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Rick has a passion for real estate. With more than a decade’s experience as a mortgage broker, home builder and property broker, Rick is skilled in just about every area of the real estate industry.  In addition to Real Estate, Rick has over 20 years of experience in sales & marketing with a heavy focus on technology and SAS internet based tools. He was once dubbed “The Voice of United Airlines” for creating a consumer facing inflight video about the significance of a revolutionary coffee cup his former company, Microgreen, was pioneering in the airline industry.  When he’s not working, he can be found charging down a mountain on a bike or snowboard or losing a bunch of balls on the golf course.​

Wade Luders- Agent

A Southern California native, Wade brings over 20 years of diverse business knowledge and a service background to his real estate clients.  Drawing on experiences from past careers in federal law enforcement and the high-tech industry, Wade founded two Silicon Valley start-ups and created a home care agency for San Jose seniors.  Now focused on buying, rehabbing, selling, and renting real estate investment properties, he helps new and seasoned investors get started in the complex Bay Area real estate market.

Tia Smith- Operations

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Real Estate is in Tia’s blood. Raised in a family of Bay Area real estate professionals she doesn’t just have real estate experience – she’s lived it.  Tia has been a participant in the construction of countless properties from concept to creation in what many revere to be on the forefront of real estate architecture and design.  She excelled as marketing director at the first online title and escrow company and has served as EA to top venture capitalists and Silicon Valley CEO’s. Tia’s attention to detail and a lifetime of real estate experience coupled with 20+ years in marketing, sales, management, and executive assistant roles makes her an operations dynamo.  ​

Meredith Smith - Agent 


Meredith Smith - Representing our Morgan Hill and Gilroy office.

A native Californian and 3rd generation licensed Real Estate Professional, has been in the Bay Area since 1991 when she moved from Southern California to attend SFSU and obtain her BA in Art.  She quickly entrenched herself in the local community by starting and operating two of the hottest restaurants in Los Altos, Ca in the late 90’s.  As a restauranteur she developed significant skills ranging in hospitality, customer service, contract negotiations, management, and culinary expression.  Having lived, worked and built thriving businesses up and down the Peninsula and throughout the South Bay, Meredith is familiar with the draw and excitement the Bay Area offers to its residents.  She is friendly,  likable and knows how to use her charm to navigate anyone through this challenging real estate environment.   When she’s not working she de stresses by expressing her passion splashing paint on a canvas creating beautiful art or taking her beloved Frankie to the dog park.  

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Farshid Tazesh - Agent


Farshid Tazesh- Representing our South Bay Office and Beyond

Farshid is a seasoned professional with a unique blend of technical and real estate expertise. With a background as a successful project manager in the tech industry, Farshid brings a unique perspective and innovative approach to real estate investing. His experience has allowed him to develop a deep understanding of the market, enabling him to find and seize opportunities that others may miss.

In addition to his technical background, Farshid's international background adds a valuable global perspective to his real estate work. Originally from Iran, Farshid is fluent in multiple languages and has a deep appreciation for diverse cultures and communities. Farshid's combination of technical acumen and real estate experience, along with his linguistic and cultural fluency, makes him a sought-after professional in the industry. He is committed to helping his clients achieve their real estate goals and to delivering exceptional customer service at every stage of the process.

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Scott Philip - Agent / Builder


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 Representing the Peninsula and Beyond


Scott is a San Carlos native, 2nd generation realtor. In addition to his 20+ year history of helping clients buy and sell Bay Area real estate he is a skilled tradesman.  He has an extensive background in construction management  and interior design.  Scott has 8 owner / builder spec homes to his credit in addition to countless remodels. His knowledge and ability is an asset to anyone buying or selling real estate.  He offers a high level of expertise and skilled craftsmanship to help prep listings not only saving clients time and money but also getting their property in tip top shape so it can garner top dollar in today's competitive real estate market. 

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Maria Mancuso- Agent


Maria  - Representing our Southern Calif Office

Maria is a highly accomplished professional with a diverse and impressive background. With a degree in business and extensive experience in sales and management, Maria brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the real estate industry. Her exceptional leadership and business savvy have helped her to build a successful portfolio of investment properties, which she actively manages and continuously grows.
In addition to her real estate investments, Maria is also an accomplished day trader, bringing a unique financial perspective to her work. Her deep understanding of markets and trends, combined with her business wisdom gives her a distinct advantage in helping her clients make informed investment decisions.
Maria's extensive sales experience has also honed her exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Throughout her career, she has served as a Vice President of sales for several large companies, where she consistently exceeded sales targets and established strong relationships with clients.
With her diverse and impressive background, Maria is a highly sought-after real estate professional who is dedicated to helping her clients achieve their goals. Whether you are looking to invest in property or buy your dream home, Maria's unparalleled combination of business savvy, real estate expertise, and exceptional customer service makes her the ideal choice for all your real estate needs.


Bryon Smith- Agent


Bryon Smith - Representing our East Bay Office

Born and raised in the East Bay, Bryon brings over 15 years of sales and marketing experience to our firm.  His recent success in residential solar sales helped him develop a vast knowledge of the Bay Area’s geography and booming residential real estate market.   He is fluent in solar leasing programs as well as home improvement “PACE” financing and is a valuable resource when assisting his clients buying or selling their home.   Majoring in architecture and business management in college gives him a unique perspective on the opportunities surrounding Bay Area real estate. He is passionate about his work / life balance and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter as well as riding motorcycles and playing golf.  

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