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Fields of Expertise: "Certified Relocation Specialist" "Resale Strategy for High Return on Investment" "Buy First before Selling your Existing Home - Strategy and Financing" "Selling to/with a Charitable Remainder Trust for Income and Tax Planning" "Buying Long Term Value" "First Time Buyers and Wealth Acquisition" "Residential Leasing" "Cross Cultural Training" "Home Remodeling " " Fine Arts for your Home"

Palo Alto Resident serving the Entire Peninsula.

Jean-Luc aggressively pursues his Clients' objectives and best interest. They trust his uncompromising integrity and fiduciary commitment, work ethics and discipline, his extensive professional experience, market knowledge, expertise writing contracts and handling legal issues, risk management and escrows, his diligent communication and balanced counseling backed by thirty years of negotiating skills and client advocacy. Beside knowing most of the agents, inspectors and vendors on the Peninsula, he has built a team of financial and legal experts, as well as skilled contractors in all trades to assist his clients before and after selling or purchasing. Clients rely on his expertise to prepare listings on and off MLS and remodel value properties. His network is backed by the strong support and brand of Compass. His guidance and clear understanding of the neighborhoods in each city of the Peninsula, their communities, public and private schools, inventory levels and valuations short and long term, empower his clients to make informed decisions and the right choices when selling or purchasing. Wealth acquisition and long term investment value are key elements of his counseling. Jean-Luc is a Certified Relocation Specialist at Compass and one of the few agents able to complete resale and purchase transactions in any city of the Peninsula, often outperforming local specialists (See geographic portfolio of sales at www.jllaminette.com and Closing Price/Listing Price ratios). Beside the luxury market, his areas of expertise include: Resale Strategy for high Return on Investment, Buy first before Selling Existing Home, Selling to/with CRTs (Charitable Remainder Trusts), First time Buyers and Wealth Acquisition, Residential Leases, Home Remodeling, Fine Arts for Homes. Clients appreciate that Jean-Luc does not rely on assistants or delegates and personally executes each step of their transaction from start to close of escrow, guaranteeing the complete control of negotiations and optimization of financial results. His added value in a listing or purchase is priceless. Clients always come first, no matter what ! This mutual trust has translated into long term relationships, repeat business and on-going referrals. Client References and Testimonials at www.JLLaminette.com. Palo Alto resident- Licensed in the states of Calitornia (# 01847917) and Oregon (#981000167 Inactive)- Affiliated to NAR # 709005828 and SILVAR - Europe-USA Relocation Specialist and Cross Cultural Trainer- Fluent in English, French, German, Spanish. Previous professional experience:- Insurance Broker (Paris, London, Riyadh)- Trade Finance Specialist in International Countertrade & Barter (France, Switzerland)- Director of Galerie d'Art Sylvie Platini USA www.galerie-platini.com. Education: MBA ( HEC Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, France / UC Berkeley, CA / Cologne University, Germany

Jean-Luc grew up in France and Luxemburg. He graduated from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales /HEC, Paris, with exchange programs at UC Berkeley/Haas School of Business, and Cologne University, Germany. His first career was Insurance Broker at Cabinet Diot SA in Paris, London and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with later emphasis on political and credit risk insurance. He then joined the Swiss commodity trading company Andre SA, specializing in the negotiation of countertrade, switch and barter transactions with private and governmental organizations in Eastern Europe, Asia, Maghreb and the Middle East. In 1998 he moved to the USA in Portland, Oregon where he became a real estate broker and relocation specialist with Windermere Real Estate, while managing the US representation of Galerie d'Art Sylvie Platini. He moved in 2006 to Palo Alto and was an associate with Intero Los Altos and Menlo Park before joining the Palo Alto office of Compass. Jean-Luc is a dual US and French citizen and lives in Palo Alto with his wife Debbie and their son Peter. His hobbies include the arts, tennis, sailing, jazz and classical music, psychology, traveling and cross cultural exchanges.


“Jean-Luc provided outstanding service when we bought our home in 2011. He showed amazing touch with people, an unbeatable sense of the market, and a relentless passion for duty and his Client. For years we have recommended him to anyone needing the best professional, and the feedback has been complete satisfaction as expected. Jean-Luc makes the whole process of finding and transferring a property happen in the best possible way for his Client.”

“We moved to the Bay Area in 2010 with very little knowledge of where we should live; and even less about how much it would cost. By chance, we met Jean-Luc at an open house and from the first minutes with him we knew he would be the person to guide us into our new home. Jean-Luc listened to us as we explained our requirements; he gave us practical advice about how realistic our requirements were relative to our budget; and then he went to work identifying properties. In a matter of days, we had both a long and short list; and within two weeks we bid on a house. We did not get that house, but Jean-Luc told us not to be discouraged. He explained how the fast-paced the market was and how volatile bids could be. Again, within another two weeks we placed another bid on a home and Jean-Luc successfully coached us through the back-and-forth bidding which brought us into to Palo Alto. We have remained friends ever since. When we recently renovated our home, Jean-Luc visited the property during construction and advised on how best to quantify the renovation and to put a new value on our home. If you are looking for an agent who really listens, cares and takes responsibility, Jean-Luc is that agent.”

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