About Us

Serving Real Estate Needs of San Francisco, Bay Area, and now Lake Tahoe
Our team speaks Russian, French, Spanish, Chinese & Arabic

Our Expertise

Raleigh Real Estate Team was formed to combine a synthesis of old tech and Hi tech. John has 35 years of hands on experience in building, remodeling, design, real estate brokerage and development. Svetlana has 15 years experience in engineering, software, IT, residential and commercial real estate.

We understand the intricate details of house construction and the nuts and bolts of
completing a real estate transaction. We know what it takes to prepare a house for market and we have the vendors to help you present your home in the best possible light.

Our team of experts is multilingual. We speak Russian, English, Hebrew, Spanish, and Arabic. We work with a loan broker who speaks Mandarin and Cantonese and hosts open houses with us. We also have an assistant who speaks Hindi.

We are experts on this new and complex market. We have experience in short sales, REO's,
courthouse auctions, evictions, loan modifications, loan approvals, seller carry-backs, contracts of sale, wrap around loans, HAFA, HAMP, and how to handle the many issues that can make or break a deal.
We are experts on the disclosure process. We will help you find the right  inspectors and
help steer you through all the issues that come up. We will help you navigate through the hundreds of pages of reports and government mandates.

We represent buyers and sellers--from first timers to seasoned pros. Call Us Today at 650-714-3736.

Our History

Prior to Raleigh Real Estate, we were known as Raleigh Engineering. All together,we have been in business for over 35 years. 

Known as Raleigh Real Estate today, we serve the real estate needs of San Francisco Bay Area focusing on the Peninsula. We are in the commercial and residential real estate business with a focus on buyers and sellers of homes and land. We have been working and living in Emerald Hills/Redwood City area for over 15 years and are active in our community and John serves on the board of the Emerald Hills Homeowners' Association.

If you want to know more about where we live, we've included information about our unique area. However, we have lived and worked all over the Bay Area. We are familiar with and can work in most Bay Area neighborhoods.

Emerald Hills is a fabulous area to live. You can enjoy gorgeous views of the entire Bay, hike or bike in the Hills or hike in the local nature reserves (Edgewood Park, Huddard Park, or Wunderlich Park), relax by the Emerald Lake on hot summer weekends, or spend quality time with your neighbors at the annual community picnics. Learn more about the Emerald Hills community at http://www.city-data.com/city/Emerald-Lake-Hills-California.html.          The official website for Emerald Hills is http://www.Emeraldhills.org