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.
Mark MartinhoBroker, J.D., General Contractor
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...
Viv KelvinBroker 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...
Tom TompsonBroker Associate
I joined the Vabrato Team, because our targeted commitment and expertise is the best in the business. We excel in… evaluating your home, preparing a property to bring top dollar, and creative focused marketing strategies to get the attention of every qualified buyer. We can even provide in-house financing if needed to make that happen. These same skills and experience are essential for helping buyers evaluate properties for now as well as the long run when you sell your home. We will be there to help then, too.
Mariel MalabananDirector 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 ...
Cedrick VelascoOperations Manager
Proud to be born and raised in the Pearl of the Orient Seas. The Philippines, where it's sunny every day except for the monsoons. Grew up with the loving care of a single mother who taught me to always share what I can and be kind. Mom always tells me that I can always get a fresh start every day and be a better person than I was yesterday, I grew up with these words. Ever since I've always adored the idea of being able to share what I can and what I know with the world, there is something about it that makes me wonder how can an act take you somewhere far. I took the Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in English (BSEd – English) at the Lyceum Unive...
Rachanee MunarWeb Manager
Thankful to have a wonderful family, friends and people around me. I was born in the Philippines during the 80s, just years before the Internet hit the world. Life was so much simpler then. I love reading, studying... when I was young, I probably spent more time in the library than any place else. I was granted a scholarship from elementary to high school, and graduated with an IT / Business degree in college. After that I spent about 10 years in the music industry. Music and helping musicians became a passion in life. It taught me how to never give up, how to think outside the box; and gave me a lot of experiences I never thought I would have, like organize ...