Elena Licari

Elena Licari

Realtor® | DRE# 02031413
Experience

Awards

Personal Accolades
Featured in Real Producers
Silicon Valley Magazine October 2019 - Rising Star Article “Determination & Perseverance”

2019 Top Producing Ranking
Top 7% Of All Agents By Sales Volume Both In Santa Clara & San Mateo County

Team Accolades - Elena Licari Affiliations
The Leading 100
San Francisco Luxury Leading 100 in the Bay Area Ranked #40 in 2019

Nationally ranked #177
per Wall Street Real Trends

Featured in American Best Real Estate Professionals
per Real Trends

Featured in Real Producers
Front Cover Silicon Valley Magazine January 2019

Wall Street Journal Real Trends 2018
Ranked #177 Nationally NAHREP, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals 2016 and 2018 #1 Top Latino Real Estate Agent in the USA

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Specialties

Buyer's Agent
Listing Agent
Property Development
Luxury Renovations
Investment Properties
Staging

Languages: Russian

About Elena
Elena LicarI brings a unique perspective to real estate with 14+ years experience as a San Jose firefighter and a passion for the business that sparked when she met her husband, a Bay Area builder. Her creative strategies, vigorous negotiation skills and 360-degree understanding of the market put her in the very top % of realtors by sales volume in both Santa Clara and San Mateo County in 2020.

As a firefighter, Elena fell in love with helping people and learned to guide others through high stress situations. The stakes are different in real estate but the lessons still apply as she coaches people through life-changing buying and selling decisions. Elena taps into the analytical and emotional sides of real estate to put each client in a position to win.

Buying a home starts with a vision meeting. Elena takes more time in the beginning of the process which ultimately gets you to your future faster—uncover the dream and work backwards to make it happen. Using time-tested techniques, she’ll align with your vision and show you homes on streets in neighborhoods that live up to that dream. She’s an expert at finding off-market opportunities, and believes the house hunting process can and should be a fun adventure.

Elena’s husband has been in the construction business for over 25 years, and together they’ve designed several of their own custom homes. Through this hands-on process, she has established relationships with architects, subcontractors and builders, and become familiar with city processes. Most people walk into a home and want to talk about the possibilities. Elena can ballpark what’s possible on the spot and then get you concrete answers from the right people—an advantage for timely offers.

Selling a home with her means tapping into the latest technology, custom market reports and a team of marketing specialists to get the highest price possible. Premium collateral includes custom websites and community videos to target the right buyers. She’ll get more people into the home which means competitive offers for the seller.

Elena grew up in San Mateo County and currently lives in Los Gatos. She’s passionate about health, fitness and is a lifelong learner whether it’s a seminar on emotional intelligence, a negotiation workshop or her membership to the Lorna Hines Academy. She speaks Russian, rides dirt bikes, hikes, skis, wakeboards and has a general love for the outdoors.

Community and lifestyle are part of buying and selling real estate, just as much as the house or property itself. Elena considers all these factors as she takes each client on the journey from real estate dreams to we just closed.

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Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"As first-time home buyers, we are very grateful to have Elena as our agent. She is professional and knowledgeable and explained everything we need to know about home purchase. After knowing our lifestyle and top priorities in choosing our new home, Elena provided us with a lot of great recommendations and arranged house tours for our top choices. She really put in the effort to help us find the best match so we can feel confident in our final decision. Every time we had any questions about the process, Elena would always text back quickly or jump onto a call to explain the details. I would definitely recommend Elena to any of my friends who plan to buy a home in the future." - Alice & Li (Santa Clara)

★★★★★
"We are fortunate enough to have found our dream home with Elenas help and experience . Elena helped us navigate through different areas and neighborhoods in the bay area before we narrowed down on where we wanted to be in the next phase of our life. She understood our priorities quickly and helped us stay focus on our search managing our time efficiently. Elena is knowledgeable in visualizing the true potential of the home to fit your needs , she is resourceful and and has great experience in construction and building homes. Elena was patient through our search ensuring we got what we were looking for , at the same time she is proactive, responsive and follows through efficiently . It was a fun experience working with Elena and we would highly recommend Elena to help you find your dream home.. cause we definitely did with her help" - Rayner B.

★★★★★
"Elena has been a joy to work with. We were looking for a house with very specific needs during COVID times. She understood our needs well and did her research to help us narrow it down to a smaller list of houses so that we spent our time wisely. Within weeks of working with Elena, we found the house we liked. She was a pro at navigating the multiple offer situation. She kept us in the loop every step of the way and helped us get the house. She is also very hard working and was prompt at responding to our requests. It is clear that Elena gives her clients the very best and we felt like our interests and real-estate needs were taken very seriously by her. I am recommending Elena with complete confidence that she will not disappoint anyone who works with her." - Anuja (Saratoga)

★★★★★
"In Elena, I did not find an agent at all- I found a friend who I could be very open and frank with. What really stands out about her (something I was skeptical before I started the home buying process) was unlike other agents she does not push at all. She listens very carefully, offers advice, works at unimaginable hours to get any piece of information I needed and is so passionate about her work. There were times I was getting frustrated when I was not getting what I wanted, but she was always upbeat and kept telling me that we will get exactly what you want and she did exactly that! In the future for any home based transaction, I cannot think of approaching any other person after having worked with her." - Shweta (Los Gatos)

★★★★★
"Elena was great to work with and we are so glad we were put in touch with her! This was our beloved family home for half a century so it was a very emotional process. She was professional and attentive to our needs. Elena was very sensitive to our situation and thoughtfully listened to our family’s requests. She patiently explained every step of the process. She was also readily available for any questions or concerns that we had, even for our brother who lives out of state. We highly recommend Elena if you’re looking for an agent to sell your home!" - The Diaz Siblings

★★★★★
"Elena did an amazing job in helping us find our new home. Being first time home buyers, we were extremely anxious about the whole process but Elena took great care of us with her expertise. She patiently showed us different kinds of homes in many neighborhoods until we narrowed down on our favorite locations. Although Covid-19 made house hunting challenging due to lack of open houses, Elena went out of her way to make sure we got all the appointments to view homes, even on short notice. Elena also quickly understood our tastes and requirements and showed us off-market listings that we liked. Elena's talents shine best during the offer negotiation phase. We made offers on 2 different homes and Elena made sure we were set up for success both times by doing detailed research on comps and speaking with the seller's agent to understand exactly what sellers want. Elena worked really hard to put us in a winning position by presenting our offer to the sellers personally via VC and got it accepted despite being 1 among 8 attractive offers! Elena was extremely easy to work with, super responsive and resourceful. She is a fantastic realtor and you can always trust her to have your back and will give you the best home buying experience. Thank you Elena for all the help!" - Sandeep R.

★★★★★
"We first met Elena during one of her Open Houses and she immediately caught our attention by asking us how she could help find us our dream home. We started talking about some of our requirements and within minutes set up our first meeting. It was during our first meeting, after recounting all the homes we ever lived in, we aligned on our dream home vision. She confidently noted she’d be able to find us a home within 1 month, and I’m happy to say after only about 2 back to back weekends of showings, we were in escrow within less than 2.5 weeks. It wasn’t an easy negotiation and we were 1 of 4 offers, but we were extremely impressed by her strong negotiation skills, professionalism, and strategy for winning in a multiple offer situation. Elena’s ease of communication, quick response time, and patience throughout the entire process kept us calm and assured. We were navigating through a strange time as we entered escrow at the start of SIP, but she truly goes above and beyond for all her clients and maintained positivity in light of the current times. We couldn’t be happier with having Elena represent Team Pang!" - Ashley Pang

★★★★★
"Elena has been wonderful to work with. She works hard to understand her clients' needs and facilitates the entire buying process from beginning to end. Elena is responsive, insightful and takes great pride in securing 'wins' for her clients. It has been a pleasure working with her and we would do so again in a heartbeat." - Omari B.

★★★★★
"If you need a caring and highly competent agent - look no further. Elena will be able to find just the right home for you! A home that meets both your dreams and needs. She will not settle for any less and will pour all her expertise, energy and skill into finding the one perfect place for you. She will guide and support you during the entire journey -from open house visits to mortgage formalities. Home buyers are in a tough spot: there are so many things to consider and decisions to make. With her professionalism, patience and expertise she will make you feel valued and totally entitled to ask a milion questions and seek advise - she will be there for you when you need a caring agent and a knowlegable negotiator. She is the best!" - Ute (Sunnyvale)

★★★★★
"If you can remember back to the most amazing gift you ever received, birthday or holiday, anniversary or just because; a gift that was not only beautiful but also incredibly thoughtful, with the realization that someone could know you that well and be that generous; a gift that was less about the thing and more about the connection between people; if you can remember that feeling then you know what it’s like to work with Elena Licari. Combining the tenacity of the honey badger with the heart and soul of Maya Angelou, the follow through of Teddy Roosevelt with the zen approach of Ghandi, the innovation and excitement of Elon Musk with the personality of Audrey Hepburn… where was I? Oh yes, Elena Licari is a cut above the rest. Her website says, “Committed To Getting The Results You Deserve!,” but I’ve never met someone who deserves this much. At every turn Elena was reaching out to us. She delivered on every promise and was incredibly fast. Elena also helped us understand everything from the minor details of the purchase agreement to the nuance of the neighborhood and how to best close. Her plan was thorough, incredibly well thought out and it seemed like she had been doing this for 100 years with her knowledge and instincts. It seemed like we were her only client. When the time came to write our offer we were completely prepared and the offer was accepted. But none of that can properly articulate all the little things along the way that meant more to us than getting the house. Elena isn’t just good at writing offers, or explaining contracts. She doesn’t just know the right things to say. She isn’t just reaching out to make sure things go smoothly at every turn, heading off obstacles before they become problems, saving people from fires on the weekends and heaven knows what other amazing things… Actually Elena Licari is all of those things and holy crap that is more than is required to buy a home. But in the end it was enough for us to buy our home while at the same time being incredible and making the experience incredible for us. We cannot recommend anyone more highly than Elena. And that’s for just about anything, but also as a realtor." - Sean

★★★★★
"We first met Elena during one of her Open Houses and she immediately caught our attention by asking us how she could help find us our dream home. We started talking about some of our requirements and within minutes set up our first meeting. It was during our first meeting, after recounting all the homes we ever lived in, we aligned on our dream home vision. She confidently noted she’d be able to find us a home within 1 month, and I’m happy to say after only about 2 back to back weekends of showings, we were in escrow within less than 2.5 weeks. It wasn’t an easy negotiation and we were 1 of 4 offers, but we were extremely impressed by her strong negotiation skills, professionalism, and strategy for winning in a multiple offer situation. Elena’s ease of communication, quick response time, and patience throughout the entire process kept us calm and assured. We were navigating through a strange time as we entered escrow at the start of SIP, but she truly goes above and beyond for all her clients and maintained positivity in light of the current times. We couldn’t be happier with having Elena represent Team Pang!" - Kevin Pang

★★★★★
"If you need a caring and highly competent agent - look no further. Elena will be able to find just the right home for you! A home that meets both your dreams and needs. She will not settle for any less and will pour all her expertise, energy and skill into finding the one perfect place for you. She will guide and support you during the entire journey -from open house visits to mortgage formalities. Home buyers are in a tough spot: there are so many things to consider and decisions to make. With her professionalism, patience and expertise she will make you feel valued and totally entitled to ask a milion questions and seek advise - she will be there for you when you need a caring agent and a knowlegable negotiator. She is the best" - Ute Oligschlaeger

★★★★★
"Elena has been wonderful to work with. She works hard to understand her clients' needs and facilitates the entire buying process from beginning to end. Elena is responsive, insightful and takes great pride in securing 'wins' for her clients. It has been a pleasure working with her and we would do so again in a heartbeat" - Omari V Bouknight

★★★★★
"If you can remember back to the most amazing gift you ever received, birthday or holiday, anniversary or just because; a gift that was not only beautiful but also incredibly thoughtful, with the realization that someone could know you that well and be that generous; a gift that was less about the thing and more about the connection between people; if you can remember that feeling then you know what it’s like to work with Elena Licari.
Combining the tenacity of the honey badger with the heart and soul of Maya Angelou, the follow through of Teddy Roosevelt with the zen approach of Ghandi, the innovation and excitement of Elon Musk with the personality of Audrey Hepburn… where was I? Oh yes, Elena Licari is a cut above the rest. Her website says, “Committed To Getting The Results You Deserve!,” but I’ve never met someone who deserves this much.

At every turn Elena was reaching out to us. She delivered on every promise and was incredibly fast. Elena also helped us understand everything from the minor details of the purchase agreement to the nuance of the neighborhood and how to best close. Her plan was thorough, incredibly well thought out and it seemed like she had been doing this for 100 years with her knowledge and instincts. It seemed like we were her only client.

When the time came to write our offer we were completely prepared and the offer was accepted. But none of that can properly articulate all the little things along the way that meant more to us than getting the house. Elena isn’t just good at writing offers, or explaining contracts. She doesn’t just know the right things to say. She isn’t just reaching out to make sure things go smoothly at every turn, heading off obstacles before they become problems, saving people from fires on the weekends and heaven knows what other amazing things…

Actually Elena Licari is all of those things and holy crap that is more than is required to buy a home. But in the end it was enough for us to buy our home while at the same time being incredible and making the experience incredible for us.

We cannot recommend anyone more highly than Elena. And that’s for just about anything, but also as a realtor
" - Sean

★★★★★
"Elena was super helpful during our home purchase process. She is extremely communicative and goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable through the home buying affair. She was very quick in getting us a private showing of the home we were interested in purchasing and coming up with a great competitive market analysis. She was very thoughtful about letting us take our time to internalize and come up with decisions and also was extremely resourceful in keeping in touch with the selling agent often and helping getting our questions answered. Our offer was accepted among 5 offers, without a counter offer from the sellers! Even after this stage, she was monumental in helping us out with request for repairs from the sellers. Elena is very sharp and puts her client first. There’s been many a days that she worked into the midnight hours for helping put together an offer for us. We are grateful we found her and she will be a trusted advisor for our future real estate needs." - Sruti Harikumar

★★★★★
"We are in contract for our new home and couldn’t be happier with Elena as our buying agent. She has spent so much time helping us find the home of our dreams and then negotiating on our behalf. She has also helped us along the way to make sure we are ready and on schedule. Couldn’t ask for a better agent, recommend Elena 1000%(buyer in almaden valley)." - Brad Shacter

★★★★★
"Amazing experience selling our home with Elena as our agent! I can’t recommend her enough! My husband and I were attending an and happened to bump into Elena. We were instantly impressed by her professionalism, knowledge, and responsiveness. We decided to sell our home and Elena helped us prepare for putting our home on the market. We managed to do it quickly and that was largely due to Elena’s help. We just closed on our home last week and truly couldn’t be happier that we chose Elena to be our agent. She has been nothing short of spectacular during the entire process!" - Irina Shacte

★★★★★
"Elena has been a great friend and guide in our home-selling journey. She helped us in buying our current home and was a huge part of making everything as seamless as possible. We then had our other home on the market for around 60 days or more and were not happy with the selling agent we chose. That’s the time we approached Elena and she happily jumped on board, thankfully. She came in, guns ablaze and started marketing our home really well. The market in the area was a little slow and it took some time to get real offers, but Elena was on top of everything. Elena is extremely communicative and was brainstorming a bunch of different ideas and strategies. There were times when we felt a little dejected with the market situation, but Elena always helped us be upbeat and was running a bunch of different emailers and marketing behind the scenes. She is also a part of the Joe Velasco group, who has completed over $1 Billion in real estate sales. She is extremely determined and goes above and beyond to help her clients/friends. Cannot recommend her enough!" - Shyam and Sruti

★★★★★
"We met Elena when she was representing (selling) a house a coworker was selling that we were interested in. “Elena was absolutely fantastic, in all areas of the working relationship. It was very obvious she works with higher end clientele, as her attention to detail and communication was really fantastic. Nothing slipped through the cracks with Elena, and she was on top of everything throughout the entire transaction. She has that drive to go the extra mile for her clients, and it really did show. We ended up closing on the house we were interested in with lots of help from Elena. I definitely recommend giving Elena a shot if you're looking to buy or sell in an area she services." - Matt and Kim

★★★★★
"If you can remember back to the most amazing gift you ever received, birthday or holiday, anniversary or just because; a gift that was not only beautiful but also incredibly thoughtful, with the realization that someone could know you that well and be that generous; a gift that was less about the thing and more about the connection between people; if you can remember that feeling then you know what it’s like to work with Elena Licari. Combining the tenacity of the honey badger with the heart and soul of Maya Angelou, the follow through of Teddy Roosevelt with the zen approach of Ghandi, the innovation and excitement of Elon Musk with the personality of Audrey Hepburn… where was I? Oh yes, Elena Licari is a cut above the rest. Her website says, “Committed To Getting The Results You Deserve!,” but I’ve never met someone who deserves this much. At every turn Elena was reaching out to us. She delivered on every promise and was incredibly fast. Elena also helped us understand everything from the minor details of the purchase agreement to the nuance of the neighborhood and how to best close. Her plan was thorough, incredibly well thought out and it seemed like she had been doing this for 100 years with her knowledge and instincts. It seemed like we were her only client. When the time came to write our offer we were completely prepared and the offer was accepted. But none of that can properly articulate all the little things along the way that meant more to us than getting the house. Elena isn’t just good at writing offers, or explaining contracts. She doesn’t just know the right things to say. She isn’t just reaching out to make sure things go smoothly at every turn, heading off obstacles before they become problems, saving people from fires on the weekends and heaven knows what other amazing things… Actually Elena Licari is all of those things and holy crap that is more than is required to buy a home. But in the end it was enough for us to buy our home while at the same time being incredible and making the experience incredible for us. We cannot recommend anyone more highly than Elena. And that’s for just about anything, but also as a realtor. " - Sean

★★★★★
" We had an excellent experience with Elena as our buyer agent. As first time home buyers, we were lost in the myriad of options and felt intimidated by the whole process. Elena was exceptional from the get go. She spent close to 3 hours with both myself and my wife to make us think about our dream home. She patiently made us introspect about the homes we grew up in and helped us hone in on our criteria for a dream home. This was truly refreshing as she really understood us as a family unit. Elena shared tons of properties with us including properties that were still not on the market. During our search, Elena patiently explained to us the pros and cons of the house (fixtures, interiors, doors, roof), neighborhood, schools, restaurants, commute etc. She even went for walks and drives with us in the neighborhood to make sure we were 100% confident before we made an offer. To top it all Elena helps her clients with electrician, handyman, contractors and movers as well. On closing day, Elena was very punctual and constantly in touch and negotiated hard with the seller agent. We closed our home at 10:00 PM and she was with us throughout the journey. All of our friends have had a similar exceptional experience with Elena. If we ever have to buy another home Elena would be our only choice as she truly is the best of the best. " - AbhishekChhibber

Elena Licari’s Listings

Listed By Compass
VIRTUAL TOUR
17203 Deer Park Road

Los Gatos, CA 95032

$7,225,000
5 BD
6 BA
5,032 SF
Listed By Compass
Pending Do Not Show
18595 Woodbank Way

Saratoga, CA 95070

$5,599,888
4 BD
4.5 BA
5,730 SF
Listed By Compass
117 Madera Court

Los Gatos, CA 95032

$4,750,000
4 BD
4 BA
5,579 SF
Listed By Compass
Pending Do Not Show
1211 Spruance Street

San Jose, CA 95128

$1,399,888
3 BD
2.5 BA
2,000 SF
Listed By Compass
Pending Do Not Show
440 Galleria Drive, Unit 8

San Jose, CA 95134

$999,000
2 BD
2.5 BA
1,564 SF