• Master of Fine Arts from San Jose State University
• Member of the National Association of Realtors
• Member of the California Association of Realtors
• Member of the San Mateo County Association of Realtors
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Professional ExperienceStella has been specializing San Mateo Coast real estate since 1978 as a Sales Associate, has had her Broker's License since 1986, and has earned numerous achievement awards throughout her career. She has been affiliated and was part owner of Re/Max Half Moon Bay, and a broker/owner of Coast Associates, which she sold to Coldwell Banker. She joined Alain Pinel Realtors in 2008, which has recently transitioned to Compass.
Professional PhilosophyQuality, not Quantity; Relationships not Salesmanship; Excellence not Mediocrity are Stella’s professional mottos. Together with her innate analytical and creative problem solving skills, ability to communicate clearly, and her belief that each real estate transactions are her client’s most critical financial decisions, she takes care of her fiduciary duties with the highest standards, dedication, tough negotiation, and hard work. She studies the market trends, stays in tune with the legal, technical and financial changes affecting the local market, and makes sure that her clients are also kept up to date, all in pursuit of making the best possible decision to fit their real estate needs.
Personal BackgroundShe was married to her late husband and "high school sweetheart" for over 35 years, and has a son who graduated from NYU Tisch and works in the film industry. Stella’s “love affair” with the Bay Area and San Mateo Coast started in 1977, and she still lives in a home she and her husband helped design and build in Montara. Stella’s idea of “down time” includes hiking, biking, swimming, playing tennis, Pickleball, reading and traveling.
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770 Alta Vista Road, Montara
6 Bed 5 Bath 4,705 Sq Ft $3,290,000
This spacious ocean view home is nestled on 1.5+ park-like acres. High ceilings and natural light define the main house, renovated in 2020-21. Outstanding new features include Coretec luxury flooring, a custom fireplace, handcrafted glass railings, 3.5 new baths, 2 redone kitchens, new windows, AC/Central air system, and Tesla solar panels with 2 Tesla power walls for stored energy. The huge chefs kitchen has white quartz countertops, a 6 burner gas cooktop, double oven, dine-in island, and massive sink with a view. New Trex Lifetime decks with ocean and mountain views surround the house along with gorgeous landscaping, a vegetable garden, native trees, and a large lawn. 1,800 sq ft+ of separate multi-use living space with its own entryway includes a new designer kitchen, spacious living room, media room, large bedroom and 2 full baths. Trails to Montara Mountain are right outside the door, all conveniently located within 25-30 minutes to SF, SFO and the greater Peninsula.
1896 Sunshine Valley Road, Moss Beach
3 Bed 2 Bath 2,330 Sq Ft $1,569,000
This expansive and charming dutch-gabled residence is nestled moments from the tide pools and tree-lined bluffs of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. Effortless California-Mediterranean landscaping surrounds multi-level refinished decks, and large windows invite in the sunlight. The main living space (newly refinished wood floors throughout) includes a granite-countertop kitchen, great room with a fireplace, and both a formal dining space and breakfast nook. The bathrooms in the enormous master suite and guest space have been updated. The property also features a separate two bedroom space with a full bath that would be ideal for an ADU, permit process already begun by the current owner. Spacious two-car garage is adjacent to a large room for a workshop or studio, as well as plentiful storage. Ideally located within 25-30 minutes of SF, SFO and the greater Peninsula with immediate proximity to local Moss Beach favorites, nature trails and parks, and Montara State Beach.
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