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Working with the Best always pays off

When it came time to sell our family home of 42 years in Portola Valley we looked long and hard at the top realtors in the Portola Valley area and settled on the Kavanaugh Team based both on community recommendations and their track record. We couldn’t have been more pleased! Ginny and John were graceful and consummate professionals from the moment they helped us value our home right up until the close of escrow. They put together beautiful marketing materials, took care of everything for us (even down to the smallest details like having our tired plants replaced), handled all the inspections and reports and most importantly brought in two offers and a wonderful and happy buyer - all within a period of three weeks. Their whole team was an absolute delight to work with and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone!

J Walter |

The Ranch

Ginny sold us our first home in Portola Valley almost 15 years ago. When it was time to move again, we contacted Ginny. She and her team worked with us for almost a year, looking in Portola Valley and neighboring communities. Ginny never tried to push us into something that wasn't quite right or lost patience as we looked and looked for our dream home. We didn't get the first house we made on offer on because the seller decided to delist it, but Ginny called us immediately when the seller decided it was finally time to sell and 12 hours later, we were in contract. Ginny also staged and sold our old home, in less than a week at over the asking price. All that and she's really nice too!

V.R. Buyer and Seller |

Central Portola Valley

Low Pressure Demeanor

When it came time to look for a new home, there was no other choice than Ginny Kavanaugh. We were looking in both Portola Valley and Woodside and had very specific parameters. Ginny found us the perfect house that is now our perfect home. Within a month of buying our new home, we put our existing home on the market with Ginny. She got it ready, showed it over one weekend and we sold it for over asking across five offers.

My husband and I both say, though, that our favorite part of the process with Ginny was her low pressure demeanor throughout. She never pushed or pulled us in any direction and gave us invaluable advice about the market, comparable homes and was always transparent about her advice with pricing and offers. We have referred her to everyone we can and would work with her again tomorrow… although, since she found us our dream home, I don’t think we’ll be going anywhere for a long time.

In addition to being a high-integrity agent, who is literally ‘the’ expert in Portola Valley, we now consider Ginny a trusted friend.

Woodside Buyer & Portola Valley Seller

Industry Experience

Choosing Ginny as Realtor for selling our Portola Valley home was absolutely the right choice for us. Her professional and courteous approach really shined as she assisted us with getting our house ready for market. She had a great eye for detail when recommending house prep decisions, which is truly guided by her experience in the industry and her deep knowledge base. Agreeing on the listing price was handled carefully yet confidently too. When done, the home showed beautifully and sold quickly above asking. Ginny and her exceptional team were such a pleasure to work with. Thank you all for your friendly professional advice and guidance in expediting the selling of our home. Well done!

Seller, Trustee |

Central Portola Valley

Look no further

Ginny was just fantastic to work with. She was knowledgeable about the market, marketing, and the negotiation process. Her advice on pricing was spot on, but she was willing to let me start at a higher asking price than she recommended -- I should have listened to her -- and enthusiastically market the house until I was convinced that we should reduce the asking price. On top of all that, Ginny herself is just a pleasant and fun person.

One of the real advantages to working with Ginny is that she comes along with a tremendous support team. They are on the ball, responsive, independent, and, like Ginny, just a pleasure.

Ginny and her team are consummate professionals. If you need an agent, look no further. 

KG |

Menlo Park

Ginny's knowledge, experience and track record were key factors in our selection of her as the listing agent for our townhouse. We were not disappointed. She and her excellent team provided us with invaluable help in preparing the unit for sale as well as guiding us calmly and professionally through the sale process. We will not hesitate to use Ginny and her team again for our real estate needs.


Menlo Park


Ginny Kavanaugh and her support staff are experts in every aspect of selling a home in Portola Valley. They gave me a high level of confidence and were immediately available when I had a question. The sales brochure and the video tour they created were outstanding. The result was a very positive experience and outcome.

NW |

Portola Valley

Great service and easy sale

Ginny's experience, expertise, and local knowledge were so important in helping us navigate the sales process. She knew exactly how to handle every stage of the process and every issue that arose. She and her entire team took care of every detail and truly gave us great service that made the sale easy for us.

DW |

Portola Valley

Wealth of knowledge

Ginny knew all sorts of things that never would have occurred to me. She knows how to get everything to work smoothly and be in place by the time they are needed. Oh, and did I say she got it sold above the asking? Thanks!

Mike |

Portola Valley

Portola Valley Pro

Ginny is a pro. Her vast experience, expertise and calmness provides a stable force in a process that can be hectic and emotional. I have worked with her twice. She represented my husband and I as buyers nine years ago and most recently me as a seller of an estate property for which I was a trustee. Both experiences were successful and marked by exceptional service and smarts. Her team is organized, efficient and even make the process enjoyable.

CS |

Portola Valley

Engaging Ginny to sell our home of 40 years turned out to be a brilliant move. We were aware that she had been very successful in real estate for a number of years. Ginny suggested an "as is" sale and set a price that drew lots of attention. The house went on the market March 1, was seen  by more than 100 people, and was sold on March 8 with 3 offers over the asking price. Obviously, we were delighted with every aspect of the service of Ginny and Coldwell Banker.

Peter & Stannye Llewellyn |

Portola Valley

Sale in 7 days with multiple offers

When we recently sold our Portola Valley home of 34 years, we did not choose Ginny lightly. Concerned about an uncertain market, we interviewed 4 realtors. We were impressed by Ginny's knowledge of the community, her thoroughness, ability to listen, high ethical standards, and innovative and sophisticated marketing which went above and beyond the usual.

We would recommend her for any kind of client. We were delighted with the result: a sale in 7 days with multiple bids over the asking price!

Just as important, the process left us feeling as if we'd been in the company of an honorable person who cares about the community as much as we do.

Jim & Denise Stanford |

Portola Valley