Specializing in the Mid-Peninsula communities of Atherton, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Portola Valley and Woodside, Colleen brings a high standard of professionalism to her business. She works closely with clients to define their real estate objectives upfront then moves forward to ensure those objectives are met.
Colleen's success in real estate reflects her corporate background and prior career in commercial banking. As a regional market executive for a major local bank, she directed the delivery of financial services to institutional accounts throughout the Bay Area. Whether in real estate or commercial banking, Colleen believes success is predicated on the building of enduring relationships with satisfied clients.
Colleen holds a B.A. in Business from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, a M.A. in International Policy Studies from Stanford University, and an Executive M.B.A. from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. She and her husband have two daughters and reside in Menlo Park.
"We have worked with a number of real estate agents in San Francisco, Los Gatos, and Menlo Park. Colleen is head and shoulders above the crowd when it comes to effectiveness and integrity. She has completed 3 transactions for us and we'll be sure to go to her for the next. I can recommend her without hesitation." B. Schreier
"Colleen did a great job for us -- extremely knowledgeable about the intricacies of each of the various Peninsula markets, extremely hard-working and available, and very flexible given difficult schedules on our part. She is also very good at crafting offers. Besides all that she is just a friendly, fun person. Highly recommend." E. Rassbach
"Colleen Foraker did an amazing job selling our house! If we still lived in the area, we would hire her again!" B. Douglas
"We would not be in our home if it weren't for Colleen. She is the BEST. If anyone ever asks me about a real estate agent, we will send them Colleen's way." D. Scherer
"We love Colleen! She is professional, responsive, diligent and always makes us feel like we are her highest priority." M. Meyer
"We were impressed with Colleen from the start. She is extremely hard working, consistently reliable, provided us with excellent guidance, support and follow-up throughout both transactions. Most importantly, her honesty and integrity are unsurpassed. We feel very fortunate to have worked with such a dedicated professional and we would recommend her highly without reservation to anyone who needs to buy or sell a home." J. Corbett
"Colleen is a tremendous partner to anyone buying a home. Right from the beginning, Colleen helped guide our search with an understanding and respect for our personal preferences. She offered honest, professional opinions that consistently reflected our best interest. When it came time to make an offer, Colleen was incredibly diligent and offered us valuable strategic counsel throughout negotiations. During financing, our lender introduced hiccups to the process, but Colleen saved the day several times. She exceeded our expectations at every turn. We look forward to working with Colleen again!" M. Papp
"Colleen surpassed our expectations. She is thorough, professional, patient, knowledgeable and tireless. We would recommend her highly!" B. Marshall
"Colleen is knowledgeable, experienced, wise, dependable, excellent and fair advocate, displayed extraordinary judgment, highly responsive to clients' needs--would highly recommend her!" A. Seid
"I recommend her enthusiastically without any reservation. She is meticulous, organized, thoughtful/deliberate, data-driven, client-focused, experienced, responsive. In a business with a low barrier to entry and lots of mediocre agents, she is a stand-out. She invested time with us to understand our needs, priorities, even when we didn't really know them. She was patient as our needs evolved and crystallized, and encouraged us to wait for the right house when we were getting fatigued. In the end, she always let us make our decisions, but she always gave her sound counsel. On top of that, she is a great person." C. Ting
"Janet and I want to thank you for the excellent service you provided to us in selling our house. From the start you brought expert knowledge and energy to the project. Based on your advice, we moved swiftly to get the house on the market. This required quickly getting together a myriad of resources for gardening, inspections, staging, etc. We needed a gardener and you had one out within a few days. We wanted to do the staging ourselves and you brought in a stager to give us advice. You made it happen and the result was phenomenal! Our house sold in a week for the price we had hoped for. And you continued to care for our needs. You kept us well informed throughout the process. Your efforts made this much less stressful than it might have been. Thank you and we will certainly recommend you to anyone looking for a real estate agent" G. Weitz
"Colleen has a tremendous team and offered great support and professional advice on a difficult transaction. My family and I are in her debt. If you're buying or selling, call Colleen, she makes deals happen." S. McGrady
"Colleen Foraker was a fantastic agent in every respect!" S. McCormick
"You are at the very top of your game and by far the best realtor (most knowledgeable, professional, and personal) we've had the pleasure to work with. Please don't hesitate to use us as a reference!" T. LaGrandeur
"Colleen was fabulous to work with." L. Lusted
"Thanks very very much for all you've done. You made it completely easy for us. I can't imagine a more competent, organized, ethical and genuinely nice person to have worked with. Our sincere thanks again." B. Singh