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Brian and Ralph work collaboratively to bring a hands-on approach in addressing the unique needs of each client. The Ely team offer a value to any client with individualized hospitality, confidentiality, and professionalism. No matter if you are looking to sell a Multi-million-dollar property or purchase your first home, Ralph and Brian are committed to the same values: provide uncompromising levels of service while maintaining unparalleled integrity and authenticity. Bridge the gap with multi-generational Realtors!


Brian specializes in buying and selling properties on the San Mateo County coast. Living in Half Moon Bay for his whole life, he knows and has a history with the local community. Like his Father, he has a keen sense for the housing market and local Real Estate trends helping you obtain fair market value for your home. He brings a refreshing level of interpersonal authenticity, an ongoing pursuit of cutting-edge technology and a passion for helping others. Amongst all real estate issues facing Bay Area residents, Brian is a source of information and will be eager to share his knowledge with buyers & sellers who want to understand all the unique and pertinent information of the real estate market.

Before joining Compass, Brian spent 10 years working with the YMCA. He grew up on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in the Seal Cove neighborhood of Moss Beach. Brian graduated San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.


Ralph entered the real estate business on the San Francisco Peninsula in 1972. He earned his broker’s license in 1974 and has been a full-time real estate consultant since that time. He owned and operated his own brokerage business for many years.

Ralph has lived and practiced real estate on the San Mateo coastside since 1976. He served as President of the Pacifica-Half Moon Bay Board of Realtors and as a state director to the California Association of Realtors for 3 years. In 2012 the National Association of Realtors awarded him the “Realtor Emeritus” award for 40 years’ continuous service as a Real Estate Broker. He has assisted hundreds of buyers and sellers with home, land and investment transactions. His goal is to provide confidential, professional, results-oriented service to his clients.

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