Real estate is about more than buying and selling homes. It’s an investment in what endures—family, lifestyle, and legacy. This philosophy led Jeanne Garde and Jim Meader to open a boutique brokerage back in 1990. Tucked into a single office, those early days were modest, but the vision was bold. They vowed to treat people differently. To advocate fearlessly. To bring dreams within reach for every client they encountered while serving as curators of attainable luxury. Their work shaped the real estate landscape throughout Silicon Valley and grew to become Today Sotheby’s International Realty. Our offices are now bigger. Our territory is expanding. And our team is still growing. But at the heart of this world-class brokerage remains a simple passion for empowering clients to achieve the extraordinary. Whether making a move in the luxury market or just starting out, we believe in extending Sotheby’s trademarked white-glove treatment to every person. This is a business of relationships and we’re committed to helping buyers and sellers plan for the longterm. With headquarters in San Carlos and additional full-service neighborhood offices, Today Sotheby’s International Realty remains strategically positioned to navigate and dominate the local market with unsurpassed local expertise throughout the region and beyond. Our future is clear. Today Sotheby’s International Realty is positioned to remain the best real estate company on the Peninsula.


We love this community. Just like you, we live, and play, and raise families here. So giving back is only natural. In our desire to establish ourselves as a successful real estate firm, we believe it’s crucial to be great neighbors. Beyond just buying and selling homes, we endeavor to make meaningful connections with the community by being engaged and supporting worthwhile causes. Local involvement and charitable endeavors take on many forms for agents throughout our brokerage, including support of schools, the arts, and health care initiatives. You’ll find us at the Concerts in the Park as well as the annual San Carlos Art and Wine Festival. Over the years, we’ve been big supporters of the Children’s Miracle Network, Susan G. Komen, and Toys for Tots. We also jump at the chance to support immediate needs that arise, such as fundraising and recovery efforts for the recent Wine Country fires.


As part of the world’s most recognizable and connected real estate brokerage, our ability to tap into innovations continues to set new standards for excellence. We leverage every global marketing asset and tool available through Sotheby’s International Realty and its massive platform to create a powerful local advantage to buying and selling. You’ll see a difference in our attention to detail, our care in explaining every step, and our inexhaustible effort to make this an empowering experience. You are not in this alone. You have a team behind you that is every bit as good as their reputation promises.


Since its founding, Today Sotheby’s International Realty has empowered agents to go above and beyond in serving clients. We are in constant conversation about putting the right tools in our agents’ hands as we continue setting the mark for record-setting productivity. It’s earned the reputation as the “office where everyone wants to be” and it allows us to hand-pick only the region’s very best agents who know our local communities inside and out. Having a strong local presence gives clients an advantage when it comes to finding off-market properties or marketing your listing in a way that matters most to buyers in your area. This can greatly impact the bottom line and result in smarter negotiations, valuable leverage, and essential market insight.