The Buying Process


We are dedicated to providing you unparalleled personal service and attention to help you find the right property at the best price.

Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you will make and it is of utmost importance that you feel excited and confident about your decision to purchase. As a 25-year resident of Menlo Park, California, Judy and Talia bring a seasoned and fresh perspective to real estate that translates to successfully serving their clients on the mid-Peninsula. We offer you unparalleled personal service at all times. It is our goal to seamlessly shepherd you to the finish line.

Judy’s journey in real estate began when she was a teacher. She was drawn to the creative aspects of teaching, and as a personal curiosity and passion, she explored further. With her signature creative and entrepreneurial spirit, she found herself designing, building, buying, and selling homes in the Bay Area since 1995. A teacher at heart, she will educate you on all aspects of the home and market trends prior to making an offer – including: value, nuance of the neighborhood, integrity of the property, equity potential, and market value. While working closely with Judy she will gain an understanding of your requirements and preferences and will help you develop a winning strategy. With the depth of experience acquired through over 1,000 completed real estate transactions, she will guide and support you throughout the process of purchasing a home.

Talia has long been drawn to architecture and design and loves working face to face with people. After attending U.C. Berkeley, she knew that she wanted to be in the real estate industry and started working with Judy. Since then, Talia has worked on and completed over 500+ transactions and has proven to be an invaluable asset to clients. She grew up and has lived in multiple cities on the peninsula so knows the area extremely well. Her decade in residential real estate has given her astute knowledge in valuation, evaluating home conditions, the intricacies of pricing, and the multitude of matters surrounding putting together a successful deal. Talia makes the home buying and selling experience one that is stress free, prosperous, and fun. 

Their strong relationships with clients and agent community gives YOU an edge. We have access to many properties that are off-market and yet to be listed that most agents do not have access to and we will always give you the opportunity to see them first. We will work tirelessly to find your home and be sure you make an informed decision. We are keenly aware of the nuances that determine value – nuance of streets/neighborhoods, quality of construction, condition of home, and associated costs of potential upgrades.

Exceptional Service

Getting Started

Viewing Properties

Offer and Closing

Private Client Network

With 15,000+ agents in the top 20 U.S. markets as my colleagues, we have an expansive and collaborative community that provides unlimited co-brokering and referral opportunities, in turn putting homes from around the country right at your fingertips.

THE PRIVATE CLIENT TEAM is different. Like Compass, Judy and Talia believe in doing things differently – not as things have been done, but as things should be done. In fact, Judy joined forces with Compass to elevate each client’s real estate experience to the next level by deploying a “high-touch meets high-tech” approach to luxury residential brokerage. The objective is to exceed client expectations in every possible way. 

Our collective influence is unequaled – and quantifiable: