Involved in Real Estate since 1994, Anita also grew up as Realtors’ daughter. Both parents were licensed in Arizona and the family emphasized the importance of buying Real Estate as investments. Many summers and weekends were spent fixing up rental property and improving investments.
One sister Lisa Anderson is a Realtor in Connecticut and works in escrow in a law firm.
Another sister, Colette Kress is currently the CFO at Nvidia and earned a CFO of the Year by the Silicon Valley Business Journal : http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2016/12/02/cfo-of-the-year-2016-colette-kress-of-nvidia.html
Youngest sister Jennifer Husting has built several homes and a barn.
Anita is a single mother with a son and daughter in elementary school. “My son’s new favorite game is Monopoly and he wins!” Teaching them the value of owning Real Estate.
Community Involvement has always been an important part of Anita’s personal life.
She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of San Jose.
Anita is an alumna of the University of Arizona. Her degree in Microbiology and Chemistry help make Anita a natural in analyzing numbers and reports.
She was a college president at Kappa Alpha Theta.
Remodeling and construction: As a designer, Anita’s background with her own remodels and building new construction has helped her clients immensely. Anita’s knowledge of the city planning process, permit process, architectural contracts, and of course, pricing makes her a natural choice for anyone looking to purchase a home.
“If a Realtor hasn’t completed a remodel or done construction, how can they understand the value of a new or remodeled homes or estimate pricing for a client to make a home perfect for a new buyer?” Anita has vision and has personally remodeled or built from the ground up more than 10 full homes and 12 apartments where she was the owner. Plus, there are countless clients’ homes where Anita has assisted, designed or managed a remodel.
Below are just some projects where Anita was the designer, developer and builder:
She states: “Sometimes it takes a good eye to see a home's charm". Since it is difficult to find the perfect home, buyers and sellers often use Anita as their Realtor for decorating, remodeling, or new construction ideas.
Sellers see a value to having Anita point out to prospective buyers the hidden beauty in a home. Buyers benefit from Anita’s vision and experience to find or create their dream home. Anita's ability to match the most discriminating buyers to the most desirable properties is unequaled.
“Dear Anita, Congratulations on a tremendous year. Your sales activity earned you membership (again) in the prestigious Alain Pinel Realtors Presidents Roundtable. This means that you are among the top 5% of all of the sales agents in our firm and one of the best in the industry in Northern California. This can only be accomplished through a combination of hard work and great service to your customers. We look forward to honoring this achievement at a special event later in the year. We are proud to have you associated with Alain Pinel Realtors. Best wishes to you for continued great success.” Larry Knapp, President/COO Alain Pinel Realtors
“Thank you for all the work you’ve done to secure a buyer for our home. We appreciate your day-to-day professionalism and awesome negotiating skills.” Seller, Campbell
"It gives me great pleasure to recognize your outstanding achievements during the past year and for this year to date. Not only have you always performed as one of our top agents, but also you have consistently qualified for and been awarded membership in the company’s President’s Club each year since joining our firm.” Paul L. Hulme, Chairman/CEO Alain Pinel Realtors
"It's nice to see you get the recognition for all your hard work and dedication. Not only that; but it's clear that you love your job - what could be better?” Buyer, Saratoga
“I also wanted to thank you for the time you took with us yesterday and all the help you are continuing to provide us. The present owners are fortunate to have you assisting them in selling their house.” Buyer, Palo Alto
“It's finally sinking in, this homeowner feeling. And it's great that we closed on time because that made for the best birthday present ever!” First time homeowner.
“I want to express my congratulation and appreciation to you as we recognize your outstanding performance this past year. At the same time, it is with great pleasure that we invite you to serve on the Presidents Round Table. We commend you on the success and progress you have enjoyed this past year. It is a reflection of all of your skills and talent combined with hard work and diligent efforts. All of us at Alain Pinel Realtors feel honored to be associated with you, clearly one of the best of the best in our industry. Thank you." Paul L. Hulme, Chairman/CEO Alain Pinel Realtors