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About Ralph

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


“I started working with Ralph Ely in 2012 when significant life changes were happening and I was considering acquiring a house instead of continuing to rent. I discovered quickly that I had to pass on a home purchase back then for various reasons and reconnected with Ralph late in 2014 to start the search again. My hope was to move closer to Half Moon Bay to make life and my commute a bit easier; ideally I wanted to be close to downtown and in walking distance to everything. Ralph worked with me tirelessly to find that ideal place and in the process not only showed me many houses but also connected me to many people who assisted me along the way. With the market being as competitive as it has been, Ralph supported me patiently in finding suitable properties and making several offers, providing me with guidance on how to navigate through a difficult market. When finally a great opportunity arose in the exact location I had been wanting to be at, Ralph did everything to make it happen; my offer was accepted and I finally closed on my new home end of May 2016. Not only did Ralph help me through that process, but also connected me with various local contractors as some extensive renovations were needed. Today I couldn’t be happier with my new home; its size, its location and not being subject to the insecurities of the rental market are perfect for my family. I would highly recommend Ralph Ely to anybody who is looking for an agent who knows the coastal real estate market inside and out and will support you with guidance and patience through the process.”

“Ralph Ely helped us sell our home recently. He's been in the business a long time and he really knows his market. Ralph's intimate knowledge of the Coastside real estate market helped us execute a smooth and successful sale from start to finish. He helped us get our house ready for the sale and facilitated all the appointments and paperwork needed to the end. We had a wonderful experience with Ralph and couldn't have asked for a better outcome. Ralph Ely is a true professional.”

“Team Ely are the best in the business. They know the market well, are totally professional and their service is second to none. We have used them for several transactions over the past 12 years, culminating with a sale of an investment property that was over asking and sold before an open house. You will do well with either Ralph or Brian.”

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