About

JeanneJeanne Garde

Broker Owner and chairwoman for the South Bay’s REInfoLink, established Today Sotheby’s International Realty based on the unwavering standards of excellence. Contact her at 650-595-5900.

 

 

Our Beliefs

Community involvement is highly valued at all levels of Today Sotheby’s International Realty – from individual Associates to Today Sotheby’s International Realty staff. All of our community involvement and more represent the Today Sotheby’s International Realty’s commitment to community involvement, serving the public beyond its real estate needs.

Today Sotheby’s International Realty cause marketing and charity fund raising take on many forms: Most recently, Today Sotheby’s International Realty has become a national co-sponsor of the Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition Program at Komen Race for the Cure® events. Children's Miracle Network

Today Sotheby’s International Realty has been the official real estate sponsor of Children’s Miracle Network since 1992.

Today Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud sponsor of local community events such as Toys For Tots, San Carlos Art and Wine Festival, Concert in the Park and San Carlos Farmer’s Market and local schools.

About Today Sotheby’s International Realty

Today Sotheby’s International Realty began as a one office firm in San Carlos in April, 1990 when Jeanne Garde and Jim Meader acquired the company. In 1993 the entire office was relocated to the fourth floor of the building where it operated for nine months. During this time, our ground floor office space was completely demolished and rebuilt into what you see today. During the remodeling, many of our advanced computer, phone and network sub-systems were put into place.

Today Sotheby’s International Realty is proud of its facilities and the dynamic associates who have chosen to practice real estate in our offices. Today Sotheby’s International Realty we are fully computerized with at least one computer on every agent’s desk. Associates have their own software, direct MLS and Internet access via a private high-speed connection and, in most cases, their own printer. This configuration works well given that the roster of in excess of 100 sales associates producing over 1200 transaction sides totaling some $860,000,000 dollar volume in 2003 giving Today the highest per person productivity in the San Mateo County Association of Realtors, both in terms of volume and sides sold. High associate volume production has always been a hallmark of our company and is the driving force behind facilities design, equipment selection and staff training.

The Today Sotheby’s International Realty staff is also well known for their ability to operate under challenging conditions. Today Sotheby’s International Realty routinely receives 13,500 to 16,300 faxes per month, our office voice mail system handles 45,000 to 50,000 messages per month, and our copiers produce in excess of 250,000 copies per month. All that activity regularly produces more closed transactions per month than our competitors. To say that Today Sotheby’s International Realty staff is able to make things happen on time is a mild understatement.

Today Sotheby’s International Realty is also known for its ability to provide support and turn technology into more agent production. While anyone can buy technology, making it work for the associate in a meaningful way remains a challenge for most companies. Today Sotheby’s International Realty’s strategy has always been one of individual agent empowerment. What that means is the associate, not the company, know best how to computerize themselves, what to use the computer for and at what pace all this happens. The office’s function is to have properly configured facilities, economical purchasing ability, training and follow up support for every associate no matter what their computer experience may be.

The ground-work has been completed, the associates in our company dominate their market, and continued growth is in our future. We at Today Sotheby’s International Realty are very proud of our traditions and take our leadership position very seriously. We continually rededicate, refine and direct our efforts to keeping Today Sotheby’s International Realty the best real estate company on the Peninsula.

  • Rated the highest per person productivity office in the San Mateo County Association of Realtors.
  • High quality support staff with systems to enhance your business.
  • Company culture that understands their client IS the sales associate.
  • Maximum amount of commission retained by sales associate

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