Sometimes, when you add two things together, you get something far greater than the sum of its parts. Such is the case with the partnership of Uwe Maercz and Sonali Sethna. Uwe and Sonali have consistently been rated as top producers, not only locally but nationwide, reflecting their exceptional expertise and familiarity with the Pleasanton & Tri-Valley markets and their ability to translate that knowledge into concrete results. What truly sets them apart is their unparalleled passion for what they do and the incomparable richness of character they bring to the table.
Uwe and Sonali have closed over $800M+ million dollars in residential and commercial real estate, ranking in the top 1% nationwide. They are one of the top teams in the trivalley area, have won NorCal awards, have over 47 years, sold over 300 transactions in the prestigous and gated Ruby Hill golf course community, and are proud to say that a majority of their business originates from referrals and repeat clients - the biggest compliment a real estate broker can receive.
These numbers depict not only the trajectory of our business, but the expertise, dedication and commitment that you will receive.
Nationwide & NorCal
Transactions listed and sold in Ruby Hill
Years of experience
In successful real estate closing
List vs. sale price
Uwe is a full service real estate broker serving the TriValley area since 2003. He has lived in four different countries and speaks five different languages, making him an invaluable asset to this diverse community. His business accolades include an extensive accounting and management consulting background, which put him in a position to serve his clients from a holistic point of view. His in-depth knowledge of the Silicon Valley industry, as well as his international network, allow him to help his clients in the complex world of real estate–buying and selling resale properties to developing vacant lots and vineyard estates into custom homes and assessing commercial real estate.
A consistent Top Producer in Pleasanton since 1999, Sonali has over 30 years of experience serving clients in both resale and new home sales. Although she has been recognized nationally for her sales achievements and dedication to the industry, she judges her success through the satisfaction of her clients. With 95% of her business originating from referrals and repeat business, Sonali has closed over hundreds of millions of dollars in residential real estate and ranks in the top 1% of the nation’s realtors.
Having lived in the area since 1995, her vast knowledge about schools, shopping, hospitals, transportation, community activities, interior design, and remodeling is a tremendous resource to her clients. Her extensive experience with diverse and dynamic market conditions gives her an expert’s perspective on property values, which, coupled with her powerful negotiating skills, make her a tour de force.
As your trusted advisor, I’ll be there to guide you throughout the home selling
process to ensure that your experience is as seamless and stress-free as possible.
Annual Website and Social Media Impressions
Our digital footprint attracts potential buyers to your listing
Unique International Compass.com Users Per Year
Our website drives international buyers to homes like yours through curated presentation and artificial intelligence
Annual PR Impressions
Our in-house media team works with top publications to share compelling narratives about your home with target buyers
Your home only has one chance to make a great first impression and we are here to guide you every step of the way. Together, we can focus on identifying and making improvements that will enhance the marketability of your home and stage it to appeal to potential buyers.
The National Association of Realtors® estimates a:
Return on investment for minor kitchen upgrades*
Return on investment for new wood floors*
Go for Bright
Open the drapes, pull up the shades and let the natural light in. Also, day or night, turn on all lights inside the home.
Make Space and Depersonalize
Remove clutter and knick-knacks by organizing and putting things away. Remove all but a couple family photos.
Deep Clean and Keep it Clean
Dust, vacuum, clean carpets, kitchen (even the refrigerator), bathrooms, bedrooms, windows, etc.
Declutter and Organize
Pick things up throughout your home, closets and garage. Pack up what you don’t need and donate anything you no longer want (prior to professional photos.)
Spruce Up and Stage
Add some fresh flowers or a nice table setting, include new towels (white is always good), add nice decorative pillows or throws and change comforters/bedding if necessary.
Touch up or fix any walls, baseboards, doors, or broken tiles.
Clear the Air
Neutralize all odors in the home especially from smoking or any pets.
Create Curb Appeal
Add some flowers and clean the yard. Trim plants and trees, fertilize and water the lawn.
We have unparalleled technology to market the sale of your home virtually through evolving times.
Beautiful photography is one of the most powerful tools for selling your home. Compass uses best-in-class photographers to show your home in its best light, make a positive first impression, and attract more buyers.
Whether it be in-person or a dynamic virtual tour, open houses are one of the most important ways buyers connect with your home.
Of homebuyers attend an open house during the home shopping process*
Percentage of virtual open houses since the virtual open house tool launch*
Using proprietary tools such as Collections and Insights, we keep you informed of market conditions and traffic to your property.
Collections allows us to have a collaborative conversation on your home selling process with instant updates on comparable listings and access to insider knowledge previously only available to the agent community.
Insights is a detailed, custom dashboard that allows us to assess the impact of our online marketing campaigns in real time. By capturing this data, we are able to further target our ads to buyers most interested in your home.