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About Vabrato Real Estate

We provide clients in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties quality and flexible professional real estate assistance. This includes traditional services like buying or selling a home plus free financing and help with home upgrades prior to selling so we can maximize a home's value for our clients.

Additionally, we take pride in our extensive San Mateo County real estate market knowledge and professional marketing strategies. These skills make Vabrato very successful with assisting clients in their real estate endeavors resulting in a high rate of client satisfaction - well over 95% of our business comes from referrals.

Meet Vabrato

Mark Martinho

Realtor®, J.D.

I was born in Canada, but at the age of two, my family decided to return to Portugal where I spent the next decade growing up. When I was almost 12, my family moved to Santa Barbara and then a couple years later to the Bay Area. During my college years I worked local construction jobs while earning my Mechanical Engineering degree coupled with a heavy course load in business. After graduation, I worked as an Engineer in Fortune 500 companies like IBM, Seagate and Applied Materials. Some years later I left engineering and employed my business education at Merrill Lynch as a Research Analyst covering companies with multi-billion dollar market caps. One of th...

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Viv Kelvin

Broker Associate/Partner

I moved from Wales, UK to the San Francisco Peninsula in 2001 with my husband and our two young children. After renting in Redwood City for a few years, we bought our current home in San Carlos. It took us a while to get familiar with our new surroundings, and we were in for a bit of a culture shock. I’ve always had an interest in home building and construction. My father did plasterwork when I was growing up, and I helped him on construction sites during the school vacations. After settling in the Bay Area, I studied interior design at Canada College in Redwood City and opened my own interior design staging business. I earned my real estate license in 2012...

CA DRE Lic. # 01909927650.291.7241 viv(at)vabrato(dotted)com
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Tom Tompson

Broker Associate

Tom loves challenges and helping people succeed. He grew up on the SF Peninsula and worked his way through San Jose State. He later graduated with honors from one of the very first Executive MBA programs (National University), while turning around a construction firm. Prior to real estate Tom had four successful yet varied careers, all specializing in turnaround management. This included Juvenile Probation Officer/Juvenile Hall Superintendent, then Construction Company Manager/Business Development Director and then Business Association Director/CEO. His fourth and final career bloomed when Tom orchestrated another hands-on turnaround that got into his bloo...

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Colin Carberry


I’m a local boy with real estate running through my blood! I was born and raised in San Mateo County, where my family has owned and operated a Burlingame law firm for forty years. The firm specializes in real estate and eminent domain, allowing me to learn about the real estate field early on. My passion for real estate kicked into high gear in high school. While attending Burlingame High School, I had the opportunity to work in construction. Watching homes develop from the ground up gave me a unique perspective and appreciation for housing. I am excited to be graduating in fall 2021 with a B.S. degree in Business for Real Estate Management from Menlo Co...

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Goldie Morabito


With a passion for service in the Silicon Valley area, Goldie is ready to help with your home buying and selling needs. As a proud member of the Vabratofamily, she carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everythingshe does. When Goldie isn’t making home ownership dreams come true for her clients,she enjoys spending time cooking, baking and drinking red wine. Is there any better way to spend your time? Goldie has been involved in land development and real estate for most of her life. She received a BA in Psychology in 1980 from the University of Ottawa in Canada’s capital city and worked in the family business for m...

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Mariel Malabanan

Director of Operations

I was born and raised in the Philippines. As a kid, I’ve always loved to draw. I have always been fascinated by art and got really interested in drafting and designing, which motivated me to pursue a B.S Interior Design at the University of Santo Tomas. In my fourth year of college, I took a break to earn and save money for my college expenses. As a Jr. Interior Design Assistant at a small interior design firm for 7 months, I had participated in almost every aspect of projects, drafted awe-inspiring interiors, space planning, and site supervision. I was planning to go back and finish my studies, but that wasn’t an option for me at the time. So, I opted ...

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