Coldwell Banker Realty is pleased to announce that Valerie Mein and Alicia Duarte, two of the most successful real estate agents serving the San Jose area, have affiliated with the company. Mein and Duarte were previously affiliated with Intero.

“Valerie and Alicia offer a high standard of business and I am very proud to welcome them both to Coldwell Banker Realty. Transactions happen fast in today’s market, so it is crucial to enlist the support of a highly strategic and experienced professional who is attuned to the latest trends, technology and market conditions. Both Valerie and Alicia are dedicated to obtaining the best results for their clients, and that is reflected in their impressive accolades throughout the years,” said Jennifer Lind, president of Coldwell Banker Realty in Northern California.

Mein has 24 years of experience serving California home buyers and sellers, specializing in San Jose’s Willow Glen, Rose Garden, Campbell, Cambrian and Los Gatos neighborhoods. She was consistently the top listing agent at her previous brokerage’s Willow Glen office for 17 years. Mein is the pacesetter for achieving top price per-square-foot for her clients in Willow Glen and has sold more than 500 homes in the neighborhood. In 2020, she closed more than $114 million in sales.

On a national level, Mein ranks within the Top 250 real estate agents in the United States, an honor presented by Real Trends in The Wall Street Journal. She has earned this prestigious ranking annually from 2017-2021. For those same five years, Mein has been named among the Bay Area’s Top 100 real estate agents. Mein’s sales performance placed her within the Top 1% of agents at her previous brokerage from 2006-2020. She is a member of the Top Agent Network and Santa Clara County Association of Realtors.

Mein is a University of Oregon alumnus and has continued her real estate education with courses in luxury sales. She is active in her community and a member of St. Christopher’s Parish and Bellarmine Mom’s Club, as well as volunteering with Catholic Charities Volunteer and Valle Monte.

Duarte is a 42-year resident of San Jose and a 20-year resident of Willow Glen. She has been serving the needs of home buyers and sellers in those areas since 2003. She was recognized regularly as a top-performing agent at her previous brokerage. Duarte achieved $32,486,000 in sales volume in 2020.

For 2019-2021, the Real Trends “America’s Best” list recognized Duarte as one of the top agents in California. In addition, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) honored Duarte among its Top 100 agents, ranking No. 33 in individual sales volume in the northwest for 2021.

Along with NAHREP, Duarte holds membership in the National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors and Santa Clara County Association of Realtors. She is active in her community with the Bellarmine Mother’s Guild, Bellarmine Booster and the board of St. Christopher’s Ladies Guild, as well as being a proud sponsor of Willow Glen Little League, St. Christopher’s School and Bellarmine College Preparatory. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from San Jose State University.

For more information, contact Valerie Mein at 408-891-1332 (cell) and Alicia Duarte at 408-802-5106 (cell).