Meet Our Agents
In this challenging housing market, you need a team that is ethical, reliable, and always looking out for your best interests.
Jim Holt 650.388.0108
Jim Holt is one of Sillicon Valley’s premier realtors. Within 4 years of entering the industry and before the age of 30, he was listed in The Wall Street Journal’s Top 100 Agents in the US. He started his career at Coldwell Banker where he was taught a solid foundation of what being a service-oriented agent means. He then moved on to Redfin, a company that has helped integrate technology into an at times archaic industry, where he took over and led their Silicon Valley market to great growth. Wanting to refocus on his level of customer service, he wanted to make the move back to ‘traditional’ real estate, and he currently leads a team of impressive agents at Compass. A bit more about Jim from his own perspective:
“I have always struggled in saying I ‘sell’ real estate. I struggle with it as I’ve never associated myself with the word ‘salesman.’ I guess that word just summons up an unpleasant image in my mind. Instead, I view myself as a smiling, upbeat, and approachable real estate expert that views the industry from a perspective of listening, educating, and communicating being of utmost importance. Each of these ideals are paramount in all interactions with my clients. As a result, my goal is to consistently be a confidant, a knowledgable advisor, and even a comforting friend when tough decisions need to be made. Beyond yearning for delivering the best customer service possible, I am a research freak! With an education background in math and computer science at Stanford, technology and numbers play an enormous role in my life. When not responding to clients at a lightning speed, you will likely find me analyzing past sales, current trends, and probably contemplating future trends. Yes, I am a bit of a geek — but a geek that knows the industry inside and out and hopes to help teach you along the way, too.”
Brett Burns 408.203.6344
Brett Burns comes from an extensive background in marketing and design, that eventually landed him a job with Google-funded real estate website Auction.com. It was in this capacity that he designed marketing materials for commercial real estate & private residences across the United States seen in numerous print publications (Wall Street Journal, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, etc.) and online locations (Zillow, Trulia, Homefinder.com, etc). His expanding expertise in marketing and real estate allowed him to make the transition to becoming a qualified real estate consultant.
“As a professional real estate consultant, I work tirelessly to serve my clients and market their home in the best way possible for sellers, and to manage the best deal possible for buyers. I see it as my duty to negotiate firmly, communicate each step of the way so that my clients are informed and involved in the process. I look to act as a trusted advisor providing unparalleled service as my clients transition into their next home. My knowledge of the market and persistence to not only meet but exceed my clients expectations are my top priorities.”
Melissa Ryan 408.933.8041
After spending eight years working in Agent and Clientele support for Keller Williams Realty, Melissa decided to take the next step in her career as a Realtor. Melissa understands that the home buying and selling process can be complicated and have its challenges which is why she goes above and beyond in educating her clients and preparing them for every step of the way. Melissa’s priority is to provide excellent customer service and ensure her clients have a smooth and enjoyable experience while finding or selling their home.
As a lifelong citizen of the Bay Area, with deep family roots in the real estate market of the San Francisco Bay Area, Melissa understands the territory and is very passionate about finding the right homes for residents, new and old, in the cities that she loves. Melissa exercises dedication and devotion in everything she does. It is this mindset that has allowed her to complete several marathons. With no plans of stopping anytime soon, Melissa would love to go the extra mile for you and your family with all of your real estate needs.
Dan Isaka 408.476.1915
Diligent. Energetic. Compassionate and focused on always going above and beyond for his clients.”
Dan Isaka brings boundless enthusiasm, energy and passion to his work as a member of the Holt team. He knows the importance of understanding his client’s needs and invests the time to educate them on the home buying / selling process. Dan finds great satisfaction in giving clients the confidence needed to succeed in this competitive market.
As a former district manager in the retail industry, Dan is passionate about the client experience and always makes sure to put his clients first. He serves as a trusted advisor to people who are thinking about purchasing or selling properties of their own so that they can focus on the important things in life and not have to be stressed over the intricacies of real estate paperwork. Dan traveled extensively across all of North America but has always been proud of his Bay Area roots. Born and raised in the Bay, he has earned a wealth of knowledge of the local markets and is excited to share his insights to help his clients succeed.
“I want my clients to be able to sleep at night knowing that they have a personal real estate advocate on their side. I know that buying a home can be overwhelming sometimes, so it is my goal to take a seemingly complicated process and make it accessible and dare I say, FUN!