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 MartinhoRealtor®, 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...
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
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...