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Liz Venema
Liz VenemaREALTOR® and OWNER

Liz Venema is the Owner of the Venema Homes Team. She has been the team’s fearless leader earning multiple, prestigious awards and designations. Recently the Venema Homes Team ranked 122th in the nation for mid-sized teams, and have earned the title of Pleasanton’s Best Real Estate Team for the second year in a row by the Pleasanton Weekly’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Currently, the Venema Homes Team has an overall sales volume of almost $1Billion+ and an average sales price of $1.8 million+. The team has been...

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    Alexis Venema
    Alexis VenemaREALTOR®

    Alexis hit the ground running in her real estate career, participating in $40 million in sales volume in 2020 and earning Pleasanton’s Rookie of the Year Award at Keller Williams Tri-Valley Realty. Working as a top producing full time agent is a natural fit for Alexis, having grown up surrounded by the real estate industry. Her father owns a general contracting company and her mother is a top producing Pleasanton Realtor and owner of the Venema Homes Team. Alexis started her real estate career hosting open houses in ...

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      Lisa Desmond
      Lisa DesmondREALTOR®, CNE®, DIRECTOR OF SALES

      Prior to Lisa’s career in real estate, she was the Controller for a cleantech software firm. Lisa holds a B.S. in Finance from Northeastern University, Boston and has an extensive experience in finance, contract management and real estate. Lisa joined the team five years ago. She is a top producing Realtor and specializes in multimillion dollar luxury properties. Her notable awards include Keller-Williams Tri-Valley 2016 Rookie of the Year and the Bay East Achievement Award - Grand Master 2017. Lisa is also a Cert...

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        Michelle Kroger
        Michelle KrogerREALTOR®, SRES, LISTING MANAGER

        Michelle became interested in Real Estate after working as a cost accountant for a developer for many years. Looking for a greater connection with her community, she was introduced to Keller Williams Realty and joined the Armario Venema Homes Team as their Client Services Coordinator. Loving the Keller Williams culture and the team dynamic, she is grateful to now be an Realtor on the Venema Homes Team. A San Ramon resident for 24 years, Michelle is celebrating her 28th wedding anniversary and is the proud mother of two...

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          Brenda  Meckenstock

          Having lived in Pleasanton since 2013 and currently living in Ruby Hill, Brenda is a local luxury expert. Raising one of her daughters in the Pleasanton School System with her attending Amador High School, and volunteering as a Team Mom for her Cheer Team, Brenda loves living in Pleasanton and contributing to the betterment of the city. Brenda and her husband are members of The Club at Ruby Hill and she’s Co-Captain of her Bocce Team. She also enjoys playing golf and being involved in the wine industry, working as a ...

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            Amanda Davlin
            Amanda DavlinCHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

            Amanda Davlin is the Director of Operations. She grew up in Pleasanton, California swimming and coaching for the Tri-Valley Swim League. After graduating from Foothill High School she attended the University of San Diego. She studied abroad through a program called Semester at Sea, traveling to over thirteen countries including Brazil, Ghana, India, Vietnam, and China. After graduating with honors from USD, she worked as an assistant to a prestigious family law firm in Newport Beach, California for three years. Amanda ...

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              Michelle Diaz
              Michelle DiazTransaction Coordinator

              Michele Diaz is the Transaction Coordinator for Venema Homes. After moving to the Tri-Valley from Atlanta in 2004 Michele was looking for a part time job while attending California State University East Bay. She started out as a weekend receptionist for a local Brokerage and that grew into something she loved and never left! Michele has been a Transaction Coordinator now for 15 years. Michele is a Pleasanton resident. She loves nothing more than heading to the Farmers Market on Saturdays with her husband and tw...

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                Steve Venema
                Steve VenemaVista Construction

                In real estate, spending a little money creates a high return. Venema Homes has partnered with Vista Construction Company, Inc., ensuring you a reduced rate on listing preparation and top dollar for your home. Steve Venema, owner of Vista Construction Company, Inc., started the company in 1995. Steve worked as a commercial journeyman carpenter for Sunset Development in San Ramon, CA. As the Construction Foreman for Bishop Ranch, Steve supervised hundreds of men in all phases of building. By the end of Steve’s Sunset ...

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                  Emily Park
                  Emily ParkREALTOR®, SUCCESS MANAGER

                  Emily is a driven and passionate real estate professional with a lifelong love for the industry. From a young age, Emily's fascination with the market was apparent, spending countless hours poring over local listings and immersing herself in the intricacies of real estate. Emily is a San Ramon native, having been raised in the area and graduating from Dougherty Valley High School in 2018. She then pursued her academic goals at the University of California, Los Angeles, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. U...

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