You’re probably here because you’re thinking about buying or selling a home and need to decide who to trust with one of the most personal and largest financial events of your life? Understandably, you’re seeking people that will put their full effort into representing your interests, that will treat you like a person and not a transaction, plus are experts and well-respected in their profession.
You’re in the right place! Prepare to be impressed!
Mark Martinho and Vivienne Kelvin are the co-owners of Vabrato, a local real estate brokerage. Our team takes great pride and joy in exceeding our client's expectations. We achieve this by carefully listening to each client's unique needs and then creating custom solutions to achieve those goals.
Clients Are Saying
"Mark and Viv are amazing!!! Shopping for a home around here is a scary endeavor, but Mark and Viv are clearly experts in the local market. We could totally trust them to give us an honest opinion on a potential property - both the good and the bad. Mark's engineering expertise came in handy when assessing whether a potential home was likely to have structural issues; Viv's artistic vision helped us see the potential. Together, they're a perfect pair. They were patient with us through the house hunt process; never batted an eye when we needed to put in an..."- Diana C.
"If and when you decide selling and/or buying a home, please consider hiring Vabrato Real Estate Services for they are hands down the best. Realtors Mark Martinho and Vivienne Kelvin are skilled, exceptionally professional and have a gold standard in their work, on top of an honest work ethic and personalities full of enthusiasm. They assisted me with the sale of my parents house. Thanks to their expertise, advice, research and patience the mission was accomplished. But most of all, they took the stress out of the equation during the entire overwhelming process. They really care about their clients and..."- Sylvia V.
"Vivian was a thorough and supportive realtor. She walked me through every step of selling my home and did an amazing job. She has recommendations for everything you need if you want them and that was a big extra. Packers, painters, inspectors, and an amazing stager. Viv and her partner at Vabrato, Mark, were patient with my never ending questions and understood how overwhelming a big move can be - gently keeping me moving ahead to my goal. Vivian has an amazing eye for decor and works well with other realtors. If you want to get the best price and..."- Pamela S.
"Mark Martinho of Vabrato Real Estate is FANTASTIC! Despite many challenges, Mark took charge of the situation and followed through with great skill and professionalism. The house was part of my family estate and Mark understood what needed to be done to get it sold. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending the services of Mark Martinho at Vabrato Real Estate...."- Colleen G.
"The selling of a home can be overwhelming. But, Viv took out all the mystery and made the experience incredibly easy. She is low pressure, and extremely knowledgeable of the market. Thank you, thank you, thank you...."- Annette E.
"5 stars isn't high enough! Mark Martinho was the perfect real estate agent. My brother and I were selling a family home in San Carlos that was held in a trust and had been the family for over 50 years. We both live out of town. Mark orchestrated the entire re-model and staging. It was a huge job. He coordinated all of the workers, painters, floor people, haulers, and stagers. Mark has connections with people that do all of these things. We never had to lift a finger! Mark also has the knack for knowing exactly what needs to be..."- Sharon L.
"If you want to put your home on the market, make it painless, and have a quick process, Viv is the right agent for you. Viv has a special talent and deep knowledge of the Bay Area housing market. I cannot recommend her highly enough! I've known her for many years and have connected her with my friends in the Peninsula to trust them in their listings. I initially met her when she helped my daughter and brother look at investment properties back in 2014 and she was very patient and very energetic. Viv, was always in the back of..."- Rosario F.
"I cannot say enough good things about Mark. He came recommended from an estate attorney that was helping my wife settle her Mom's estate. First, of the folks we considered, Mark provided BY FAR the most thorough and well researched proposal. His attention to detail and excellence continued through the entire process. We had a challenging situation where we needed to find a place for my wife's brother who was living in the house, not only did Mark help facilitate that process, he completely understood the family dynamic of selling a childhood home and the impact it has on the..."- Jeff S.
"I cannot say enough positive things about Vivienne. Not only is she an amazing realtor but she is also a client of mine and a personal friend. After many years of selflessly sending referrals my way and getting nothing in return, while also remaining a client herself, I was finally in the position to allow Viv to show me how amazing and professional she could be in her field of work. My husband and I made an impulsive decision to sell our Redwood Shores town home and relocate outside of the Bay Area. Selling during the middle of a pandemic..."- AJ G.
"It would not be hyperbole to say that Mark made my life bearable. Because of all the events going on in my life, selling the family home of 50 plus years seemed daunting. Without Mark to guide me through the process, I would still be working on the sale of the house. Mark communicated very well with all the parties involved in our Trust. His efforts were transparent. Nothing came as a surprise. He listened to my concerns and we had real communication about my options. In the end he cleaned up the home, made it very presentable and sold..."- Randy B.
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News & Events
It is with great pleasure that Vabrato welcomes you to California, and to our website. With years of experience in the market, we know how crucial it is for you to find relevant, up-to- date information. The search is over. Our website is designed to be your one-stop shop for real estate in California.
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