Denise Welsh

Broker Associate Compass License#00939903
Serving the Bay Area residential market for over 30 years, Denise has earned recognition as one of the Top Producers in Residential Real Estate. Her commitment to her career extends beyond the business of sales and service. She currently serves as the President of Silicon Valley Association of Realtors - a professional organization with over 4,400 members - which includes responsibilities as a Director for the California Association of Realtors and takes her to Sacramento and Washington to lobby for property rights, land use and taxation and policy that supports home ownership.

Denise states her mission in simple terms: "My purpose is to provide the best advise and superior service to my clients, to ease the stress of the transaction and ensures they make sounds financial choices". She is diligent about continuing education, attends seminars and follows the market developments throughout the areas she serves. Recently, she earned a certificate in Design Thinking and completed a course of studies through the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Denise has always been based in Los Altos but has managed transactions from South San Jose to the Los Gatos Mountains and up the Peninsula to San Carlos.

Denise has devoted many hours to volunteering for her sons' schools, her church, veterans' organizations, her sons' Boy Scout Troops and in her Community as a Commissioner in the City of Los Altos. With her interest in education, she headed the city wide student essay contest and volunteered as an alumni of UCLA in selecting candidates for the college scholarships. She lives with her husband, Mike, in Los Altos.
Sep 6, 2019
VP Media Sales
In working with Denise through the years, she is prompt in her response to inquiries, a great listener and fastidious with details.

Every aspect of the transaction is addressed thoroughly. She seems to know about so much related to Real Estate and the bay area.

But she quickly admits when she is unsure of something and will research it thoroughly before advising me.

She handles challenging situations professionally and with tremendous skill.

I have known her for many years. she is a pleasure to work with. She is the first, and only call, for my real estate needs.
Sep 4, 2019
VP of Media Sales
I highly recommend Denise Welsh when it comes to selling your home.
Denise offered superior service from the very beginning. I felt an immediate trust with her as she demonstrated her personal attention along with the latest technology. A proven closer, her talent on so many levels lead to a buyer for my unique real estate needs . She got me the best possible deal.
Being in the top 1% of the industry with decades of experience you will see you are working with the best.
I think Denise Welsh is the greatest expert realtor in our area.
Aug 16, 2019
I can't say enough about Denise. When it came time to sell my mothers old duplex, Denise moved into action by getting all the inspections done, getting a painter, meeting with all the tradesmen and getting the job done. Her listing and photographs were so beautiful after all the work, I almost didn't want to sell. On the business end, I had no worries. Denise knew what she was doing especially in marketing a duplex. Denise's eye for detail was amazing. I found that working with Denise was easy and she communicated clearly to me at all stages. Lastly, I want to say I'd never sell or buy a home with out Denise.
Feb 14, 2018
Our experience with Denise was amazing, painless, and rewarding.  She knows the market, is well connected  and always looked after our interests.  More importantly Denise is a very good listener and patient. She educated us to make sound decisions.  We started a friendship and have a realtor for a lifetime!
Jan 10, 2018
Retired Attorney and Real Estate Agent
As a retired attorney familiar with wills and estates, as well as an active real estate agent, I would strongly recommend Denise to anyone who is looking to list their home or who needs help to find and purchase a home. Denise is the recent President of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors. She has successfully worked as a real estate agent for decades and forged a deep understanding of real estate contracts, transactions and negotiations. I have personally consulted with her on multiple occasions. Her professionalism has literally earned her the high respect of thousands of local agents.

For her clients selling a home, this all translates into more offers from other agents and a better sales price. For her clients looking to purchase a home, it means that other agents with listings are very pleased to work with her and favorably receive her clients' offers. I have seen these successes repeatedly confirmed over the years I have known Denise and seen her dedicated service for her clients.

In my opinion, Denise Welsh is one of the very best real estate agents for listing or purchasing a home. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Von G. Packard
Retired Attorney and Real Estate Agent
Jan 10, 2018
We were very impressed with Denise's thoroughness in all aspects of selling my dad's home in Los Altos. Given that both my brother and I live out of the area, Denise had to step in to organize everything from interior painting, replacing ceiling fixtures and repairing a window that fell out. We had an issue with the placement of a back fence that required coordination with attorneys and the neighbors, Denise stayed on top of the whole situation in a timely manner. She was continually mindful of the expenses that were incurred in making the home appealing to prospective buyers. The actual open house and bidding process went smoothly and was handled in a very professional manner. I am happy to discuss our experience working with Denise.
Aug 27, 2017
Its the little things that make a real estate transaction proceed smoothly and Denise is an expert at identifying and dealing with those things to the benefit of a successful transaction.
Aug 10, 2017
I have worked with Denise on 4 transactions in the last 10 years.

Denise is a great listener and really knows how to guide you through the process.

She has become a good friend and her advice has allowed us successfully conduct several transactions.
May 5, 2017
Denise not only helped me to sell my previous house, but also helped me purchase my current home. She was steadfast in the procurement of a complicated short-sale property. She is totally competent in the ins and outs of home buying and selling.
Apr 26, 2017
It has been great to work with Denise on three real estate transactions. She has represented us as both buyers and sellers. When we were new to the area, she was incredibly patient and helpful showing us different neighborhoods. Her knowledge of every street, every school, every home was amazing. She has been in Los Altos for decades, but knows surrounding towns as well. She also knows just about every realtor. Best of all is her great sense of humor. We trust her absolutely! Five stars!
Apr 26, 2017
I have worked with Denise many times over the years. I would never consider working with anyone else. She has such a broad depth of knowledge about every aspect of buying and selling a home, and is so thorough about the details, it takes all the worry out of the process. She has a tremendous list of contacts to bring in to meet every need. The first time I worked with her to buy, I was so very impressed on how she worked with me to understand exactly what I wanted, where I could find something that met my needs and budget and how to get the deal done.

I most highly recommend her to everyone I talk to that is interested in either buying or selling and I would recommend that anyone thinking of doing either, make her your first contact. She is awesome!

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