John Raleigh has been active in the Bay Area real estate business since 1975 as Realtor, investor, builder, and designer. He has a Civil Engineering degree from UC Berkeley and in his structural engineering career his firm, Raleigh Engineering, was involved in the design and construction of over 1,000 homes on the Peninsula, San Francisco and Oakland. John grew up in Berkeley in an historic Maybeck style house. He helped his parents restore and maintain that house from the time he was 8 years old.
John started out working for large construction firms like PGE, Raiser Construction and Webcor. He designed and help build large commercial projects. In fact, John was the lead structural engineer on the largest private building in San Mateo County in 1980--The Fluor Building(280,000sf) now part of the Oracle campus.
In his Real Estate Developer career, he has built over 10 spec homes on the Peninsula and remodeled many others. He has personally bought and sold many homes and commercial properties and can offer his advice, his expertise and free consultation.
He is an expert in Real Estate investing, 1031 exchanges, lending, financing, foreclosures, short sales, REO’s, commercial T.I.C.’s and many types of development.
He offers his 35 plus years of experience to assist you and consult with you in any real estate transaction, whether you are a first time buyer or a sophisticated investor.
Svetlana Raleigh has a Masters Degree in Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA in Marketing in Finance from NDNU.
She started her career working in the wireless communication industry developing various mobile applications.Then she went to work for Oracle Corporation where she was a involved in various aspects of Oracle Real Estate Management software development process. She participated in every stage of the product life-cycle to ensure that Oracle Real Estate Management solution meets and exceeds user requirements, working closely with sales, customers, customer support, consulting, education, marketing and development teams.
Her hi-tech experience combined with her real estate knowledge is invaluable in today's marketplace. Svetlana also worked as Marketing Consultant at various software companies, which significantly expanded her knowledge and gave her extensive experience in public relations, general marketing, and advertising, and particularly in internet marketing.
Svetlana and John have combined their talents on several successful transactions together--each complementing each others strengths. Svetlana is an expert in internet marketing... We can provide our own flyers, postcards, and Just Listed Announcements, create properties virtual tours and slideshows, do the photography and videos for each property. We market our listings on over 20 websites. Svetlana also has special connections with the high-tech and Russian communities.