Farah has been a trail blazer for women in real estate in the Silicon Valley for over 32 years. Starting her first business, Castle View Realty, in the heart of the Almaden Valley, Farah quickly rose as the preeminent real estate broker in the area she calls home. Over a decade of organic growth later, Farah oversaw and led 60+ agents in what was recognized as one of the top producing Intero franchise offices in the Silicon Valley.
Last year, she was offered the unique opportunity to merge her office with Compass – one of the most innovative, forward-thinking, and compassionate companies in the field of real estate brokerage. Their shared value on people and integrity was the magnet that drew Compass and her office together.
Farah has trained over 200 real estate agents over the years. Her first-hand experience with thousands of contracts and real negotiations has translated into a depth of knowledge as a mentor and managing broker for her agents.
Farah’s reputation amongst her clients has led to an abundance of referral business. She is known for listening closely to her clients and genuinely seeking to understand their needs in order to provide seamless, stress-free transactions. Farah’s intuition and drive to “fight” for her clients has contributed to her status as one of the leading real estate brokers in the Silicon Valley.
Farah looks forward to being your advocate and helping you accomplish your goals.
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“Farah has always been honest with me and very fair. I like the fact I can talk with her about anything and relative to business I can discuss with her all levels of real estate and she is knowledgeable about most all aspects in that regard. If she is not she tells you so and does not pretend to know what she does not. This is refreshing and I have always like that about her. Also, she is a real leader and she leads from a position of knowledge and respect and is not demanding of those who work for her like so many managers tend to be either directly or indirectly.
What I have learned from Farah: I have learned over the years an awful lot from Farah. Farah is very detail oriented and emphasizes that agents need to have knowledgeable about the legal aspects of our business as it applies to contracts and the various terms and conditions as they relate to disclosures Buyers and Sellers make to one another. Farah has taught me that patience is a virtue and constant follow up will get you the deal."
- Mike Orlando, Broker Associate
"We are writing this letter to express our sincere appreciation of all the great effort you have put in as our selling agent.
It has been an extremely smooth process, facilitated by the highest quality of professional service and unwavering dedication from you. The result is wonderful, as we sold our house within 3 days of listing it on the market. Both we and the buyers are very happy with the transaction.
We have been continuously impressed by the rich experience you demonstrated throughout the listing, selling, and negotiating processes, and the prompt replies you provided to all of our inquiries through phone calls and emails. Every action item has been carried out with utmost care and within the scheduled time frame. Every correspondence with various parties involved in the transaction has been coordinated most effectively. It has truly been a pleasure working with you.
It now does not come as a surprise that you have represented so many transactions in Almaden area over the past years. The superb capability and total dedication to your clients interests, as demonstrated through this transaction, will definitely bring you even more customers in the future.
Thank you very much for everything that you have done as our agent and all the great results you have produced.”
- Mung Chiang & Chi Tung Chiang, Client
"Joining Farah Banitaba’s office is probably one of the best business decisions I made to bring my real estate business to the next level. Farah is exceptional in many ways. First and foremost, she is a mastermind of the real estate contracts, processes and strategies. This is a backup every agent should have in his/her office. Easy to approach, always available she will help you reach your full potential at your own pace in a subtle and patient manner without pressuring you! She also was able to achieve the unthinkable for most realtors enhancing the idea that sharing with other agents is helpful and not detrimental."
- Sophia Delacotte, Realtor
"I love how knowledgeable and responsive Farah is. If there is ever a time I may not be clear on anything contracts and real estate, I know I can always count on her as a knowledgeable resource. She’s always very responsive and I know I can always count on her."
- Mayra Rodriguez, Realtor
"We are writing this note to extend to you our thanks and appreciation for a "Job Very Well Done!". We were most impressed by the ultimate professionalism with which the transaction was performed! This was demonstrated by 1.) the continuous flow of information regarding progress against the plan, 2.) quick and knowledgeable responses to our questions, and 3.) the pleasant, sociable, well-mannered and always well-dressed appearance of Farah- our broker.
Second, not only did Farah spend time with us and immediately started working on our behalf even before getting our listing- positively looking out for our interests at all times!!
It's just difficult to argue with success!!
- Betty & Steve Fryncko, Client
"You were always available to answer any questions and you explained my options clearly. You were more available than anyone I ever dealt with in past transactions and you were able to guide me through difficult decisions without making me feel abandoned.
I was (and am) so impressed with your complete follow-through on every aspect of the sale of my home. The first time we met, I was impressed with your knowledge, your ideas and your enthusiasm. If I purchase another home in the Bay Area, you are the first person I would call. I would be delighted to share my experience with anyone.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Again, I would be overjoyed if you wanted to give my name and number out if anyone wants a verbal recommendation."
- Lisa West, Client
"Farah is a proactive broker who constantly introduces tools and training that not only educate the agents but also enable them to meet the business challenges they are facing on a daily basis. She is always ahead of the game. On a personal level she has been there for me anytime I needed her.
- Raman Mirzapour, Realtor
"It is not every day that a home buyer can look back and say that he enjoyed doing business with their realtor. This is the second time you have gone out of your way to research find and help us buy the house that we wanted. The first and the second time we had to fight multiple offers and you came through for us, because you knew how much the house meant to us.
Thanks for taking the time to see many many potential buy's, but what really impressed me is that you got to know our taste very fast and therefore found the right property and made us very happy. You did not miss a beat even when you had some forced time off during a personal matter. During the final stages of the transaction you sent your husband to help us, so please thank him for all the help he has given us also.
Last but not least, I want to further thank you for helping us in different ways to rent our other vacant property. Thank you again.
- Shahryar Salamat, Client
"Your persistence and your willingness to achieve your goals made it possible for us to get our house. We appreciate you not giving up on us. Your personal expertise and friendliness is what sets you apart from other real estate agents. You have great people skills, and have knowledge of what you are doing. Keep up the great job!"
- Raymond & Susan Babaoghli, Client
"Thank you, thank you, thank you! We love our house and everything about it. We also love the beautiful desk you so generously bought for us. You have done so much and have made this experience so wonderful for us! We hope to be able to repay your sweetness somehow. We hope, as soon as we settle in, and can find our pots, pans, and plates that you can join us for dinner. But til then, we wanted to thank you for all you did to make this home our "home sweet home"!"
- Avideh & Mehran Samardar, Client