Terri Brown

Terri Brown

Broker Associate | DRE# 0387483

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• First Time Buyer Specialist

• Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)

• Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)



• RealTrends America's Best, 2023


• Buyer's Agent

• Listing Agent

• Relocation

• Vacation Income Investment Homes


• National Association of REALTORS®

• Silicon Valley Board of REALTORS®


Stanford University
Bachelor of Arts in Economics

San Jose State University
MBA, High Tech Marketing & Business Strategy

Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Executive Studies in Negotiations

About Terri
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“Your word is your bond - Anything is possible with education and hard work - Always be respectful and offer to help. “

These are the principles that shaped my life and my career. I grew-up on a farm in Idaho and remember our neighbors showing up to help us harvest our crops and my parents returning those favors without hesitation. I remember them agreeing to sell our potatoes to an unknown, fast-food company called McDonald’s in Southern California with nothing more than a handshake. I watched my parents build our home by themselves, piece-by-piece, brick-by-brick.

I have lived in the Bay Area since 1972 when I was granted an academic scholarship to study at Stanford University where I earned a BA in Economics and was also a founding member of the Women’s Volleyball Program. Subsequently, I worked for four years to save enough money to put myself through an MBA program at San Jose State University where I was selected for an internship with Hewlett-Packard in London, England. This opportunity led to an offer from HP to join as a Product Manager in the Sunnyvale Personal Computer Division and subsequently lead to a 20-year career in Marketing and International Business Strategy with top-tier firms and start-ups in Silicon Valley and San Francisco.

So where does real estate fit in? I was always intrigued with tools and building, but the turning point came before graduate school when I built, and sold, a spec home with my brother-in-law in Amador County in 1978. (Yes, I do know how to build a house!) After that experience, I personally have invested in over $10milllion of real estate between San Jose, San Francisco, and Healdsburg. Additionally, I have represented Buyers, Sellers, and Investors in over $90million of Bay Area real estate transactions. Several Stanford professors have trusted me to represent them in buying and selling their homes, on and off campus. I have been licensed with the State of California DRE since 1978 and earned my Broker’s license and certifications as a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), Senior Real Estate Specialist. GREEN and First Time Buyer Specialist.

The commitment I make to my clients is to provide exceptional, hands-on, professional representation while always adhering to my fiduciary responsibilities of “the highest duty of good faith, honesty, and fair dealings”. In return, my clients have rewarded me with testimonials describing me as tenacious, trustworthy, a consummate professional, and a pleasure with whom to work.

On a personal note, I can best be described as a maverick. I still love sports - playing and watching. I will probably have an annual ski pass until I cannot walk anymore! World travel has always inspired and energized me. I love fast cars and riding motorcycles. I am a fan of Stanford sports teams and proud of the progress Stanford has made towards supporting women’s athletics. I am an active member of Stanford Alumni and the Block S society. But, most importantly, I am proud to be the mother of a daughter who went to Palo Alto schools, graduated from UCSB and is unapologetic of having two moms.

Client Testimonials

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"Terry was absolutely outstanding. My home would not have sold so fast if not for her. Terry knows all the rules and regulations and she kept me very well informed every step of the way. Her advice was excellent.I cannot say enough great things about her.From start to finish 100 percent.Give her a call if you need an agent, you will not regret it." -sbjforever

"We just got the keys to our dream three story town house in downtown Palo Alto just 13 days after first seeing it! We came, we saw, we purchased. COE was in 13 days. Lots of details had to be ironed out lightning fast. Terri nailed it w Julie. Excellent team. They are very good at this. least painful and most rewarding real estate transaction of my life! Thank you Terri." -Bedros

"I'm a Realtor® in the East Bay of California. I referred a friend/client to Terri, to assist in purchasing a home in the Palo Alto area. I can't thank Terri enough for all the support and attention she was able to give my clients. They were successful in finding the perfect home, all thanks to Terri." -Sheri

"Terri recently helped us sell our townhome and buy a home in the Bay Area. In this shifting real estate market, Terri’s experience and commitment to our project made all the difference. We would highly recommend Terri for her professionalism, ability to get to the heart of any issue, advocacy on the client’s behalf and for always giving it to us straight!She understood our requirements and her ability to understand market trends and strategize helped us get to our goal. Terri was even up for getting her hands dirty and showed up with her toolkit to fix overlooked issues before our open house.There is no doubt that she will always give her 100% to every one of her clients. Her impeccable standards and communication skills were impressive along with her lender team, as they all worked together seamlessly to get through all the steps of the home selling/buying process.We will always be grateful for her guidance and professionalism in our home buying journey." -Vidhya

"As a newcomer to the Bay area, I benefitted immensely from Terri’s deep knowledge of the region and her nuanced understanding of local housing markets. Terri came highly recommended by a Stanford colleague. She has a personable and engaging personality, was respectful and patient, and went far beyond standard expectations for a real estate agent. Terri was consistently available, was transparent when offering advice or feedback (even if it was not aligned with my intuitions or perspectives), and her attention to detail was a great asset. I appreciated her problem solver mindset and she unfailingly looked after my best interest. I am very pleased with the home I purchased and will certainly be recommending Terri to colleagues and friends." -Alfredo

"Terri Brown is the quintessential broker to have in your court, whether selling or buying a home. She will deftly guide you with her wealth of knowledge, expertise and acumen in real estate, marketing and business– ensuring a smooth and successful transaction.

Terri recently assisted our family with the sale of two homes, providing astute advice throughout the process, from preparation for listing, through marketing and on to final sales. For the most recent transaction, the website listing beautifully captured the essence of the home through stunning professional aerial, video and still photography, thoughtful descriptions of the house and lifestyle offered, and exquisite staging and improvements. Her timely, direct and responsive communication provided assurance and instilled a sense of peace and confidence throughout the course.

It has truly been a delight to team with Terri Brown. She is a consummate professional and exemplar of integrity, commitment and dedication to her clients. Look no further for your dream real estate professional!
" -Teresa

"We loved working with Terri! Absolute professional from start to finish. Finding a perfect home in San Francisco can have its challenges, Terri was patient, thoughtful, strategic, always accessible, and really helped us land our dream home. We couldn't have done it without her, so grateful we were able to partner with her!" -Natalie

"Terri is a true professional who provides valuable insight and ideas that are spot on. Her knowledge of the market dynamics and business smarts make her a trusted advisor when it comes to selling or buying a home. She takes time to understand your priorities and unique needs and incorporates them into her overall approach. It was total peace of mind knowing Terri had everyone's best interests in mind. Thank you Terri! Such a welcome, pleasant experience...." -Susan

"Terri truly understood our needs, expectations as well as the market. Her knowledge of market trends in such a difficult time helped ease our concerns in listing our home. Terri is professional, thorough and made us feel confident with our choice in partnering. Her communication was amazing and nobody knows my neighborhood better than Terri. She was our first and only choice when we decided to list our home." -Mandy

"Terri was such a pleasure to work with. We worked together seamlessly to sell an Eichler on Stanford campus. Terri was not only thorough and pleasant, but a hard worker and a great negotiator. She develops amazing relationships with people and her work is strong. i would recommend her to anyone looking for a great Realtor®." -Monique

"Terri was so helpful at helping us buy our first house. She was everything one could hope for in a broker and more. She took the time to listen to us and learn what we were looking for, taught us a lot about the particularities of the local market, and was a tireless advocate for us in negotiations. Terri was always extremely responsive and it was a pleasure to visit houses with her and learn what to look for in different properties. She made the difficult process of home buying much easier. We recommend her unreservedly and would absolutely work with her again in the future." -Andrei

"Terri is undoubtedly is one of the most thorough and thoughtful partners you could ever ask for in guiding youR Real estate transaction. Be that buy side or sell side she ensures that your needs, desires and dreams can be meet. She is a trusted advisor, and will be there throughout just for “you” her valued customer. She has led the charge for five transactions for me, and I will call her again “in a minute” if I have the need for a first class, very knowledgeable Realtor®." -Carol

"Can't say anything more positive about her. Terri is responsive, attentive, calm and vigilant. She helped me nail down a house below listing in San Francisco (a remarkable feat if you know the market there). I've worked with a number of agents in the past. Unequivocally, Terri is the best." -Nema

"We were very pleased with Terri's real estate expertise in the sale of our property in Los Altos Hills. Terri's business acumen and knowledge of the real estate market helped us to get top dollar for our home. She facilitated the entire process from getting the property ready to sell, marketing, listing, and all the way through to the end of escrow. We would highly recommend Terri Brown for all your real estate needs." -Pamela

"Terri was terrific in helping us find and purchase our home on Stanford campus. She made what we thought would be an intimidating process very manageable. Super professional and very personable! We felt supported throughout the entire process of looking negotiating, and purchasing, and are thrilled with the place we landed! If we were doing it all again, we would absolutely work with Terri, and absolutely recommend her to anyone looking. " -Jesse

"Terri is a true professional who provides valuable insight and ideas that are spot on. Her knowledge..." -Susan Tellep

"Terri is the absolute best! Perfect combination of counselor, ally and bulldog. She helped us avoid several huge mistakes and we ended up with our dream home. We will owe her forever! "-Jack Mosbacher