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Val Vandervort

Founder / Realtor

Val Vandervort, one of the mid-Peninsula’s top real estate agents, is committed to making a difference for her clients and the community. Her educated, experienced approach, dedication to best practices and expert negotiation skills turn her clients’ real estate investment goals into realities.

In addition to her stellar track record with selling homes for top dollar and negotiating great deals for her buyers, Val has pioneered a charitable approach to real estate. With her unique initiative, Change Homes Change Lives, Val donates $500 of her commission to the charity of her clients’ choice.

Val’s approach and success has garnered attention, earning her a spot in the top 1% of San Mateo County agents. Recently published as a Peninsula expert by Local Einsteins and recognized as a top local agent on Yelp, Val’s extensive network and connections work to maximize her clients’ opportunities.

Contact Val today for a customized approach to your real estate needs.

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Karen Eller Ha

Buyer's Specialist

As the Buyer’s Specialist for Vandervort Homes, Karen Eller Ha brings local expertise and a commitment to getting clients the best possible result.

Karen grew up on the San Francisco Peninsula and lives here with her two daughters and their many pets.

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Liz McGee Min


Liz works primarily with buyers and loves the process of finding the perfect home for them. She enjoys getting to know her clients so that she can best serve their needs. She is dedicated to continuing education to keep her negotiation skills sharp and stay on top of legislation that affects the real estate market. She is deeply involved in her community and enjoys introducing people new to the area to the local treasures each Peninsula community offers. Liz values making sure each client is receiving the highest level of service to exceed all expectations.

Liz enjoys spending time with her family and friends and exploring the mid-Peninsula.

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Waqar Hasan

Operations Director

With years of experience in high tech management, Waqar’s skills translate easily to his role as Operations Director.

Waqar really enjoys living on the Peninsula with his wife, Val, their children and their new dog. Having circumnavigated the globe while living in countries all around the world, Waqar has experienced diverse roles and cultures, giving him the ability to communicate and empathize with people of all backgrounds.

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Hilary Hedemark

Real Estate & Tax Lawyer, Broker-of-Record at Reside

Acting as our broker and in-house legal counsel, Hilary is the expert our agent partners turn to for legal advice. Before becoming a successful broker in her own right, Hilary practiced real estate law for 5 years at a San Francisco law firm, building a solid foundation of real estate knowledge.

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Diane Sanderson

Transaction Coordinator Lead

Diane Sanderson is an experienced transaction coordinator who manages the details of your real estate transaction. She has over 30 years of experience directly working in the real estate industry where she has also had roles as an escrow officer and executive administrator.

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Wiebke Thrasher

Agent Success Director

Wiebke oversees a number of sectors at Reside, including marketing, agent support, and print/production. She is supervising our marketing team, monitoring our business development and constantly optimizing our internal process to deliver high productivity and excellent agent success.

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Corey Alverson

Creative Director

Corey lived and worked in the midwest as brand manager for a law firm until moving to San Francisco in 2016. As creative director for Reside, Corey is a strong conceptual thinker with over 10 years of graphic design experience.

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Chris Dzoba

Director of Engineering

Chris started in software startups over ten years ago in North Carolina, eventually heading to San Francisco in 2013.  He now leads the engineering team, ensuring on-time delivery of features, high quality of product, and secure protection of data.

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Ashley Bledsoe

Marketing Director

Ashley Bledsoe joins Reside as Channel Marketing Director following 7 years at San Francisco’s largest residential real estate brokerage. At Zephyr Real Estate, Ashley worked on agent marketing strategy, from developing novel online marketing channels to elevating and refining traditional real estate marketing efforts. Ashley is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and the proud daughter of a top producing Virginia Realtor(r).

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John Balladares

Marketing Manager

San Franciscan, technology nerd, and knowledge enthusiast. As a digital marketing manager, John has led online marketing programs in web design, web development, lead generation, and SEO. At Reside he is part of a team focused on creating integrated marketing strategies for top performing real estate agents.

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