I have been licensed in the state of California as a real estate agent since September of 2001, DRE # 01319204. I specialize in listing and selling property in Redwood City. Before being a licensed agent I had a long career in Silicon Valley, first as a manufacturer's representative with my own company, James Somers & Co., then with JBM of Campbell, a contract manufacturer. I sold high value subassemblies to the blue chip companies in Silicon Valley. I spent my last few years in manufacturing management before leaving high tech altogether in 2000.
I've been extensively trained, and have been a trainer, in high dollar negotiating, a skill that has served me well in my new career in real estate.
I grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan but have lived and worked in the Bay Area since 1974. I was educated at the University of Iowa and at Michigan State University.