Don Jessup

President Silicon Valley Associates Inc.
I have been a RealtorĀ® since 1982. I have been an integral part in building Real Estate and Mortgage companies statewide and in Silicon Valley. I have been instrumental in growing agencies like Red Carpet Real Estate, Flagstone Properties, Fred Sands, Windemere Real Estate, Home Services Associates and Meridian Creek Properties/S&L Home loans.

I am currently the owner of Silicon Valley Associates Inc. in San Jose, CA. I love to train and empower my agents in every aspect of the real estate & mortgage industry-including contracts, negotiations, disclosures, sales, HUD, professional communication, law, agency management and more.


Oct 15, 2014
I have the priviledge to work wit Don Jessup for more than 2 years, he has provided me support knowledge and experience, i will recommend him to any agent whos looking for an office to join in a very professional and family environment.
Sep 2, 2014
Don Jessup has done an outstanding job in the selling of our home. I was very impressed with his professionalism and friendship. I would and will recommend his services to all my friends and anyone who ever asked me what realtor I used.
Thank You Don for everything
Jul 15, 2014
Title Exec
Silicon Valley Associates is one of the fasted growing
botique real estate offices in San Jose, Ca.
They are innovative and are always looking for ways to best support
their agents. Honesty, Integrity and Ethics are at the core of everything they do.
Jul 14, 2014
Real Estate Advisor
Having joined Silicon Valley Associates in 2010, I've grown professionally in a mutually supportive environment that is "there when you need it, but hands off when you don't. My point is all the tools, systems and leadership as well as insight, and a culture of mutual support certainly exist, but it also is flexible to support a seasoned veteran who may prefer more of an à la carte menu, allowing that professional to load up on support and services, or pick and choose just what you need at the time.

Don & Jennifer's' leadership, vision, sense of camaraderie, company generated marketing and lead systems, fused with their state of the art working environment offers an unmatched value for the new or veteran agent alike. This company is big enough to benefit from the best of high tech and high touch, but small enough still to retain that family-boutique feel.

Silicon Valley Associates offers a safe harbor to conduct your real estate business, learn, grow, which when complemented with a full list of support and services stands head and shoulders above it's peers in the industry.

Don't consider any other company until you've done yourself the favor of thoroughly investigating the transformation and opportunities at Silicon Valley Associates, truly a world class company.
May 7, 2014
Don is my favor agent! He really listens and always show his concern. He helped me to win my last two homes even in the multiple offer situation and get the top dollar for my condo. 2 thumbs up!
Nov 27, 2013
I have joined Silicon Valley Associates (SVA) since 2008 and I enjoy working in here. Through the continual leadership, support and guidance from Don Jessup, I found myself have grown so much in the past few years both in terms of work experience and sales volume. Don’s “open door” policy helps me to face every challenging situation and I don’t feel I am alone. His valuable experience envisions me every time when I try out new business strategies. Despite of the drastic changes in the housing market and mortgage lending business, Don’s focus is always on developing knowledgeable and ethical Realtors®. This is my fifth year with SVA and I look forward to continue my path to success and prosperity as I walk together with Don and his team.
Nov 11, 2013
I am a Realtor with over 25 years experience who recently relocated from another office to go work with Don Jessup at Silicon Valley Associates. I have been with Silicon Valley Associates for several months now and the experience has been fantastic! I cannot over state Don’s desire to put the needs of his agents and their clients above all else! Not only is he very knowledgeable with all facets of the real estate business, he is willing to train, mentor and assist his agents in every way possible to succeed. It is very refreshing to know that Silicon Valley Associates is not like so many of the big franchised companies out there today. Unlike many of the “Large Companies” Don focuses on growing his business with quality agents that provide nothing but the best customer service to their clients! Don provides a great deal of free training and other tools the agents need to succeed! He is actively involved in the business and is only a few steps away if you need him for anything. This place is great!
Oct 4, 2013
Dear Don,
Kurt and i want to thank you and your team in San Jose for all that you have done in assisting us with the sale of our home. We have both dealt with other realtors and Real Estate companies and we have never received such fantastic service. From the initial interview and listing through to closing you and your team kept us apprised of what to expect and where we were in the process. The personal attention provided made us feel as if we were your most important clients. Not only have you been there for us during the sale, but you have assisted us with other things since the close of the sale that have helped make our relocation so easy.

Thank you again, for the service and guidance you and your team have provided. We have both said that we wish we had friends that were selling or buying a house so that we could send them your way.

Kurt and Dorothy Miller
Oct 3, 2013
Hi Don,
I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for the outstanding job you did for me and my family. Before we were introduce to you we had worked with three other Real Estate people in San Jose and got nowhere with the purchase of our new home. Thank you for guiding us through this very stressful time. We love our new home.

Phil & Carol
Feb 4, 2012
President/CEO "Strong Leadership Systems"
"Trust" is a top priority for me when doing business with anyone that deals in services, especially Realtors because I have little experience with either selling or buying real estate. I've known Don Jessup for many years. First as my client and later, when I wanted to buy a San Jose home, I knew I could trust Don to make sure all the contractual t's were crossed and that I would receive the best percentage rate on a loan. I also felt confident of him when when going through all the charged fee's to make sure they were legitimate and fair. There is no substitute for knowledge of an industry - Don is a pro at this and takes pride in knowing he is always on top of the latest and pending laws that effect real estate both nationally and locally.

Don can be trusted to work in your best interest . Don will do what he says he'll do and always puts his client first. Yes, I trust Don implicitly.
Dec 29, 2011
Healthcare Industry
Don Jessup is an excellent real estate agent! He helped me purchase my first home and the quality of his service made me think and feel I was the most important client to him...although all of his clients are important!

Don is a highly competent business professional with proven excellence in his profession. He is a professional of great integrity, honesty and credibility in the community.

I highly recommend him to partner with you for buying or selling a home.

Dec 27, 2011
I highly recommend Don Jessup and his office. Our short sale ended up having some complications beyond our control, and Don navigated through the process with expertise, professionalism, and aplomb. He constantly had our best interests in mind, and despite the complications (again, out of his control) was able to negotiate a very good outcome for us. He really knows his stuff, which in the world of dealing with banks and the short sale process is really important. I felt totally confident knowing that we were working with someone who knew the ins and outs of the whole process, as well as how to deal with each individual bank. Don and his office were always very courteous and friendly with us and helped us through a difficult process. If you are in a short sale, go with Don. He knows way more about how to work out a great outcome for you.
Dec 22, 2011
Regional Diverse Segments Manager, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
I have known Don Jessup for years. We all have a Center of Influence; those individuals that we know, trust and respect to do the right thing; Don is one of those professionals. Don will share his wisdom and expertise with you to solution and discuss important issues at any time because you are important to him. As a shortsale expert, I am confident when I refer my personal friends to Don for guidance. Don has dedicated over 20+ years as a realtor in the San Jose area specializing in successful short sale negotiations. I would strongly recommend him to anyone who is interested in exemplary, honest and caring attention. Regardless of the outcome of your needs, you will be pleased to know Don and have him be a trusted advisor for you and your family in the years to come. You are welcome to call me at 916-410-5553 to receive my personal endorsement of Don Jessup of Silicon Valley Associates.
Dec 17, 2011
Retired / Disabled
Don Jessup with Silicon Valley Associates was very professional with his expertise in Real Estate and Mortgage Management. I was disabled from a major medical condition and also divorced which caused my financial management to be out of control. Don helped me through the whole process of the short sale of my property with the expertise to help me stay in my home with my dependent daughter for more than 12 months. This created the opportunity for me to have a fresh financial start and to be in control of my financial management once again. He showed a lot of empathy for my situation and guided me through the entire process with the utmost respect. Don's expertise with real estate short sale laws is exceptional. Don also successfully helped me through the process of filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. I highly recommend his services for professional guidance of real estate management.
Dec 4, 2011
Sr. Accnt Mngr
I've worked w/ Don for over 15yrs and he is just one the many agents I work with consistently as a rep for a title co.

Being able to understand how agents operate "on the other side of the fence" or "behind the scenes" i can say w/ unabashed confidence that Don is one of the most knowledgeable, ethical, service oriented agents i have the True pleasure of working with.

He consistently educates himself on the Daily changes happening in our current market climate( while teaching agents outside of his organization) Don takes the time to understand his client's needs, surrounds himself with a top notch team and is Highly regarded in the Real Estate community. This is important as a transaction can easily fall apart simply because one agent doesn't have the confidence in the other agent who is bringing a transaction in. Don is viewed as one that Any professional agent would Love to work with.

Im excited for anyone who has the pleasure of working with Don as i know they will find their "agent for life" once they do!
Dec 3, 2011
Escrow Officer
Don Jessup, Realtor and myself as Escrow Officer have closed many short sales in San Jose and the Campbell area. He has helped many clients with their real estate needs. Don and his team keeps the transactions organized and makes sure the negotiation deadlines are met. I highly recommend Don Jessup to be your short sale Realtor.
Nov 17, 2011
Don Jessup has been our realtor in San Jose for the past 15 years. We can thank him and his team enough for all their hard work with selling, purchasing our properties. Most recently Don helped us with a loan modification and we can't thank him enough for
helping us retain our home.
Nov 15, 2011
I am very appreciative of my Realtor Don Jessup's, help with the short sale of my home. He was very knowledgable of the specifics of this type of sale and made the process very simple and as easy as possible.
Nov 12, 2011
I have done multiple real estate deals with Don, both on the buy side as well as on the sell side and found him to be honest and hard working agent. His attention to details is awesome and work ethics superb !

I would recomment Don Jessup to anyone in a heartbeat !!
Nov 11, 2011
I hired Don Jessup as my Realtor, because he was highly recommended. I was retiring from San Jose to a town along the coast. He worked with the other real estate person creating a smooth transition.

I put a bid on a home and the timing was essential. He was great at negotiating and was able to meet the deadline.

People were out bidding each other and one person offered a $1,000 more than the highest offer. He recommended we decline because he knew they couldn't get the loan fast enough. He had to hurry or I would loose my new home. It was a very positive short sale.

I have recommended him to many people. I never knew anyone that was so good and quick-thinking. He doesn't know this, but I left in my will that if my home is to be sold upon my death, he is the one to make the sale.

He did a lot of extra things that I haven't heard of a Realtor doing and I really appreciate his service. It was beyond the call of duty. I don't forget things like this.

I have spread the word of his excellent talent as a real estate professional. I was extremely impressed.

Joyce Cortese
Nov 11, 2011
Silicon Valley Business Owner/CEO
Don Jessup was incredible to work with for the completion of our short sale of our home in San Jose. After realizing that our home had depreciated 40% in value since we purchased it, we knew we were too upside down to reasonably see the home worth what we paid for it any time soon. Don gave us great advice and knew EXACTLY what to do.

After weighing our options with some other realtors, we met with Don and he was the first realtor who knew exactly what to do in a short sale, who to talk to, how to process forms, how to negotiate, his confidence inspired us to move forward in an otherwise scary and unsure process.

He quickly found a buyer and convinced the bank to sell it for 30% less than we paid, we got to walk away from the property debt free and in no risk of retaliation from the mortgage company and the IRS.

As someone who has gone through a short sale, my best advice is to use a realtor who has the MOST experience, don't let a realtor use your life as an experiment to figure out how to do a short sale, use someone who knows exactly what to do, Silicone Valley Associates are the experts.
Nov 11, 2011
1031 Intermediary
I have worked with Don for many years and always thought he was extremely knowledgeable, professional and conscientious. He keeps close contact with his clients and doesn't hesitate to stand up for them. His personality and experience makes him a great person to work with.
Nov 10, 2011
Escrow Officer
I recently closed a short sale transaction with Don Jessup in the San Jose area. It was one of the smoothest short sales I've done. Don is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent negotiator. He's the consummate professional.
Nov 9, 2011
Fellow agent at Keller Williams
Don is an excellent agent and truly an expert in this tough Short Sale and REO market.

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