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Liz Venema

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 127th 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. In 2021 the team topped $122 million dollars, with an overall sales volume of $737 million+ and an average sales price of $1.73 million+. The te...

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    Alexis Venema

    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

      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 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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          Celeste Storres

          Expect More. Extraordinary real estate experiences through excellence, education, and empowerment. I have lived in the Tri-Valley for 32 years with my husband, raising 2 daughters who graduated from Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton. I graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Public Service & Public Policy and hold an A.A. in Real Estate. My passion for being of service and helping others has been realized through my 30-year public service career for the City of Livermore where I was a 911 ...

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            Sabrina  Tirado

            Sabrina Tirado is a Realtor on the Venema Homes Real Estate Team. She graduated in May of 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and a minor in Biology. She attended North Carolina State University and quickly reunited with her family and friends in California post graduation. Sabrina was an exceptional coach for under-privledged children during her time in college. She also has an extensive background in sales which includes personalized customer service, attention to detail and interpersonal commu...

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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 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

                  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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                    Kim Hunt

                    Kim is the Project Consultant and a Realtor on the Venema Homes Team. Licensed in California since 2006, Kim’s experience in the real estate industry is extensive. In positions as Sales Agent, Director of Operations, Team Manager, and Transaction Coordinator, she has worked with sellers and buyers, escrow and title officers, and lenders in all phases of the home selling and buying process. Kim also has experience with new homes sales and as a real estate investor. Kim’s previous career accomplishments include more ...

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