Colleen Foraker

Colleen Foraker

Realtor® | DRE# 01349099

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Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting


University of Virginia Darden School of Business
Stanford University
Saint Mary's College


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Client Testimonials

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"I’ve worked with Colleen on three transactions (two purchases and one sale). She is extraordinary. Totally committed, detail oriented, knowledgeable about the market, & with amazing instincts about value/pricing." - S. Jaswa

"We've had the opportunity to work with Colleen on buying and selling a property in Emerald Hills. It was a unique situation that involved many deadlines to be met. Despite the challenging economic environment, we went into this market with an ambitious sales goal. We ultimately exceeded our listing price and were only on the market for 12 days and closed in 30 days! Colleen's advice and expertise is invaluable. She invested a lot of time and energy to go above and beyond to make the entire process seamless. We highly recommend Colleen as your future broker, whether you're buying or selling, you'll have someone who brings a lifetime of experience to every home and someone who is very responsive, diligent, and trustworthy. Thanks Colleen!" - A. Ho

"We have worked with a number of real estate agents in San Francisco, Los Gatos, and Menlo Park. Colleen is head and shoulders above the crowd when it comes to effectiveness and integrity. She has completed 3 transactions for us and we’ll be sure to go to her for the next. I can recommend her without hesitation." - B. Schreier

"We worked with Colleen to sell our home in Menlo Park. We were demanding clients and Colleen proved to be a truly outstanding partner in this process. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell or buy a home in the area. Colleen has a very strong grasp of the local real estate market, a keen sense for sales strategy, exemplary communication/client management skills and extraordinary attention to detail. Colleen invested the time and energy to make sure she thoroughly understood our goals. She ran a tight, well-orchestrated process that was aligned with our goals and she went above and beyond to optimize for the best possible outcome. She is a real pro and we would absolutely work with her again should the need arise." - T. Maly

"To represent us in our recent sale of our house in Atherton we chose Colleen Foraker. It turned out to be the perfect choice. While we were in Europe, Colleen managed an army of painters, carpenters, gardener, pool cleaners, stylists and stagers to get the house ready for sale. Colleen did this extremely efficiently and effectively, and with splendid end result. The marketing and video was very professional made, and they present the house in a beautiful manner. Colleen has a very open and friendly personality. Colleen has been a total delight to work with, always professional and always well prepared. We can and will very highly recommend Colleen Foraker as your future Realtor." - S.E. Simonsen

"We were impressed with Colleen from the start. She is extremely hard working, consistently reliable, provided us with excellent guidance, support and follow-up throughout both transactions. Most importantly, her honesty and integrity are unsurpassed. We feel very fortunate to have worked with such a dedicated professional and we would recommend her highly without reservation to anyone who needs to buy or sell a home." - J. Corbett

"Colleen is a tremendous partner to anyone buying a home. Right from the beginning, Colleen helped guide our search with an understanding and respect for our personal preferences. She offered honest, professional opinions that consistently reflected our best interest. When it came time to make an offer, Colleen was incredibly diligent and offered us valuable strategic counsel throughout negotiations. During financing, our lender introduced hiccups to the process, but Colleen saved the day several times. She exceeded our expectations at every turn. We look forward to working with Colleen again!" - M. Papp

"Colleen is knowledgeable, experienced, wise, dependable, excellent and fair advocate, displayed extraordinary judgment, highly responsive to clients’ needs--would highly recommend her!" - A. Seid

"I highly recommend Colleen Foraker. I have worked with Colleen for several years. First she helped me find tenants for a house in Palo Alto, and most recently she helped me list and sell that property. She is thoughtful, experienced, knowledgeable, personable, detail-oriented, and has strong communication skills. The house was sold quickly at above the asking price and closed with no problems. An excellent experience and an excellent realtor." - M.H. Aramburu

"Janet and I want to thank you for the excellent service you provided to us in selling our house. From the start you brought expert knowledge and energy to the project. Based on your advice, we moved swiftly to get the house on the market. This required quickly getting together a myriad of resources for gardening, inspections, staging, etc. We needed a gardener and you had one out within a few days. We wanted to do the staging ourselves and you brought in a stager to give us advice. You made it happen and the result was phenomenal! Our house sold in a week for the price we had hoped for. And you continued to care for our needs. You kept us well informed throughout the process. Your efforts made this much less stressful than it might have been. Thank you and we will certainly recommend you to anyone looking for a real estate agent." - G. Weitz

"I recommend her enthusiastically without any reservation. She is meticulous, organized, thoughtful, deliberate, data-driven, client-focused, experienced, responsive. In a business with a low barrier to entry and lots of mediocre agents, she is a stand-out. She invested time with us to understand our needs, priorities, even when we didn’t really know them. She was patient as our needs evolved and crystallized, and encouraged us to wait for the right house when we were getting fatigued. In the end, she always let us make our decisions, but she always gave her sound counsel. On top of that, she is a great person." - C. Ting

"You can’t find a better realtor than Colleen. She worked with me to get my house ready to sell in the most effective and efficient manner imaginable. She knows the area, knows what needs to be done to improve the value of your home and gets it done! If I could give her 10 stars, I would!" - C. Weinstein

" Colleen is a seasoned professional agent: a hard-working, strategic thinker who is full of integrity. From the first introduction, she gave us a lot of her time prior to officially representing us and initially refused the request to be our buyers' agent because she was not recently familiar with Burlingame. Let’s just say Colleen holds herself to a very high standard and I now appreciate why she put up some initial resistance. The day after she agreed to represent us, she toured almost everything on the market in Burlingame, sent us a summary along with reports on market data for recent sales and trends. Something which continued throughout our buying process. Coronavirus shelter in place was a set back in our ability to tour, but Colleen helped turned this into an advantage. She was familiar with up to the day guidelines for touring precautions and helped get us ready for the offer process to move swiftly when the home we wanted came up. When we were in the offer process of several properties, Colleen was always available and strategizing during every part of the process. This is the most important time during the buying process and I felt like her strategies were well-considered and on point. Following the offer being accepted, Colleen, at her expense, continued to support us to ensure the home and pest inspections were double-checked. Something that leads to us finding some issues that we were able to remediate without cost. And a one year home warranty plan which has already paid for itself. Colleen is personable and a strong communicator which I hope differentiated us from other buyers, but was always ready to ask the hard questions and push for details and outcomes that were in our interest. I highly recommend you work with Colleen to buy or sell your home." -J. Dankbaar

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About Colleen
Colleen has been successfully representing sophisticated sellers and buyers on the Mid-Peninsula for more than two decades. She makes it her mission to master the nuances of each local real estate market, and honors her role as a client advocate above all else. She delivers strategic advice and skilled negotiation to ensure clients get what they want, whether it’s a premium price for the home they are selling or the most advantageous terms on the home they are buying.

Colleen delivers the highest level of professional service, helping clients navigate smoothly through each step of the process. Leveraging a strong commercial banking background, Colleen’s recommendations are data-driven, based on careful research and analysis. Her interest in architecture and design combined with her experience managing the transformation of homes in preparation for the market have generated excellent returns for sellers. Colleen consistently ranks in the top 10% of real estate agents in both Santa Clara and San Mateo counties and the top 1.5% nationwide.

Among clients and peers, Colleen is admired for her work ethic and determination to go the extra mile. Her reputation for honesty and integrity and her enthusiasm for the real estate business make her a sought-after agent in the community.

When she’s not immersed in work or family, Colleen dedicates her time and resources to non-profit organizations focused on environmental sustainability, community outreach, and the arts. She and her husband have two daughters and reside in Menlo Park.

Colleen Foraker’s Listings

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a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a refrigerator a sink a stove and island with wooden floor
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a bathroom with a granite countertop sink and a mirror
a bedroom with a bed and a couch
a bedroom with a bed and glass window
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a bedroom with two beds and painting on the wall
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a bathroom with a granite countertop sink and a mirror
a utility room with dryer and washer
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a front view of a house with garden
a front view of a house with a yard
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