The Dore Team


** We thank you for the professional job you did in helping us sell our Atherton home.We were especially impressed with your experience, responsiveness and positive attitude. Excellent results, a job well done!

Meg Whitman. President and Chief Executive Officer of HP Enterprise.

Chairwoman of HP Inc.

** We are pleased that you and John represented us in the sale of our property in Atherton. We especially appreciated your patience and understanding. Your experience in dealing with multiple offers proved to be invaluable.

Masako Iwamoto.  

** It has been a pleasure working with John and Janet in the sale of our house and making a smooth transition to the next stage of our lives.

Dr. JD and Renee Masterson.  

** We could not have been happier with Janet and John's expertise and guidance. They prepared and presented the house so that we received the most favorable price and terms. We recommend them to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home.

Tom and Teddi Kridl.  

** Janet and John. Thank you so much for helping us sell our home. You made the process quick, easy, and simple for us. We would gladly recommend you to other sellers.

Valerie and Ron Fick  

** You were such an important part of our journey. You and John were so helpful and wise. We trusted you because God brought you into our life when we needed you. Thank you for helping to get us to this wonderful new home!

Ken and Annie LaPoint  

** A million thanks for all you did to make our new house a reality. We really appreciate all your efforts. Thanx very much for your hard work for us. This would have never have been achieved without you and John's good guidance, patience, and efforts. We would like to express our sincere appreciation.

Hiro and Betty Ogawa.  

** We are happy doing business with you. Thank you so much Janet and John, for your quick response to both of us. We are very pleased it all worked out. All best!

Sebastian and Petra Dierkes-Thrun. Professor of Computer Science - Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Stanford.  

** Thanks to you and to John for your help in making this happen. We accomplished so much.

Doug and Carol Melamed. Senior Vice President and General Counsel Intel Corporation.

**Thanks much for your help and updates. Enjoyed all the nice photos.You know I always trust your advice. I highly appreciate your help and support. It's great to have you as my partner!

Kwan Yoon and Yeon Kyung Koo.

** Thank you for delivering on your promises and bringing me a contract beyond my expectations. You did it so fast and with no mistakes.

Lambertus Hesselink. Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics. Stanford.  

** I am impressed by the excellent price I received for my Atherton property and by the speed in which you achieved the sale. Great results.

Vivek Ranadive.Chairman, CEO and Founder of Tibco Software.  

** "You and John are the Best".

Norman and Sharron Glickman. Sent via Blackberry from the Polar Ice Cap.  

** Great work last night! We are so appreciative of all your hard work of the last couple of months, both on the purchase of our new home and the selling of our well-loved home in Redwood City. You made an extremely stressful process go so much easier with all your warmth and humor.

Glen and Tracy Van Ligten.  

** We appreciate all your time and effort over the many months in finding us a house that fits our needs. We feel we really know the market thanks to your in-depth knowledge of Atherton and surrounding areas. We could not have done it without you.

Jung S. Lee and Jeeyoon Lim.  

** "You did an outstanding job in a multiple bid situation. Thank you for getting the property for us."

Meg Whitman. Hewlett-Packard CEO  

** Lary and I would like to thank you for the professional job you did in helping us sell our Atherton house in a very difficult market. You provided us with excellent counsel in preparing and presenting our house for sale, introduced us to qualified professionals for the inspection and presentation processes, provided us with excellent advice on marketing and pricing our house, and served as effective advocates in closing the sale for us. And throughout the process, you were always available, responsive, cheerful and professional in our manifold discussions and decisions. Thank you for doing such a professional job.

Anthony R. Muller and Lary Lynn Muller.  

** I want to thank you again for all your hard work and help in selling Mom and Daddys' house. I know at times it wasn't easy. My Mom liked you very much from the first meeting. She thought you were "such a lovely lady". As usual, Mom was right.

Julie Piombo. The Watterson Family

** Thank you again for all your help. I really am delighted that the house sold so quickly and for the price it did. As you know, Kent and I were hoping it would not be a tear down and it was nice to see that several families did fall in love with our family home of 56 years. By the way the brochures looked fabulous. What a nice keepsake.

Dale and Kent Coddington.  

** Thank you for selling our Woodside home. We appreciated your marketing efforts and finding us the perfect buyer.

Wen and Kai-Lee Huang

** "Excellent negotiation skills and knowledge of the market. We enjoyed working with you."

Ray and Stephanie Lane.

Managing Partner Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Hewlett-Packard Executive Chairman  

** "John and Janet Dore were critical in the successful selling and buying of our homes. They found our new home for us, brought it quickly to contract under asking, and then turned around and sold our home over the asking price in less than a week. We were on a tight schedule and they delivered. The Dores were kind and courteous, yet were persistent and assertive at the appropriate times. The Dores were consummate professionals, everything handled first class.No details left out, no stone left unturned. John and Janet constantly worked hard for us to get our deals to close on time. If I had to do it again, the Dores are the right team."

Andy and Nancy Kessler. Co-founder and President Velocity Capital Management. Author.  

** You did a fine job in listing and selling our house in Woodside. You found the right buyers. Congratulations!

Pierre Schwob  

** Thank you for doing such a great job in selling our property in Lindenwood.

Rick and Belinda Gilbert

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Copper Mountain Networks, Inc. Westell Technologies, Inc.  

** Thank you for selling our home so fast with very little inconvenience. As you know we have young children and we appreciated that very much.

Cathy Browning and Drew Burch. Walsh Road.  

** "From our initial meeting, through the open house, to the completion of the sale you were extremely professional, informative and responsive. Credit should especially go to John Spiller, your partner, for his persistence, patience and able efforts in thoroughly marketing the house and getting multiple packages to all interested parties. We are pleased to recommend both of you to any other homeowners who are looking for an honest, diligent, hard-working real estate team to handle the sale of their house and find a new one. We recommend you without reservation."

Richard and Elizabeth Johnson  

** "John and Janet. We appreciated your integrity, knowledge and effort on our behalf. I do not hesitate to recommend you to any of our friends."

Brigadier General, John F. Kinney (ret'd). Westridge, Portola Valley  

** We appreciate all the marketing and networking you did to sell our home here in the Circus Club area. Even though we wanted our property to be quietly marketed, you sold it for such an excellent price. I have been a real estate broker for several years and know many real estate agents in the area, but I wanted someone with your experience and special skills to handle the sale of our property. Thank you for your patience, attention to detail, and the many long hours we spent together to make this move smooth and successful. We are glad we chose you.

Emily Gros Larsen.  

** We couldn't be happier with the outstanding service we received from Janet and John Dore.The professionalism, the care, the courtesy and downright niceness helped ease us through these very significant transactions of buying and selling our home. We enjoyed working with the crafts people that they referred, making it so much easier for us.They will always be our realtors because they earned our trust and respect.

Ani Feher and George Koncz  

** "You possess an unparalleled wealth of knowledge regarding the local real estate market and performed all of your duties with remarkable skill. Truly you are a pleasure to do business with."

Tamra Tehaney  

** "Thank you both for the excellent handling of the sale of our home. Despite the violent gyrations of the stock market, we sold our property at a very attractive price. Your outstanding advertising and preparation of the brochures and internet video greatly enhanced our prospects. You work well as a team and we both appreciate your skill and professionalism."

Sandy and Joe Anderson

** "Sincere thanks from all the Manuels on the quick sale of the house - and your help during what was a hard time for us. We made the right choice in selecting you to represent us."

Bob, Van and Bill Manuel


** "I want to thank you and John for making our house sale such a pleasant experience, and such a success. Lisa and I selected you as our brokers on the basis of your style, reputation and experience, and we were not disappointed. You kept us on track with a very tight timeline, organized all the details, and made the experience relatively stress-free. We were delighted with your assistance in negotiating a final price - well above the asking. In short, it has been a real pleasure working with you both...thanks!"

Doug Carlson

Cambridge Associates LLC  

** "Thank you both for your superb management in the sale of our home. You covered all the bases from the staging, inspections, open houses and final negotiations. This was done with a three thousand mile difference between us! I have shown the brochure to friends here and they are most impressed with your photography of the house - both inside and out. You make a terrific team and we recommend your expertise to all in the area. Thank you for representing us and the buyers in this successful transaction."

Ed and Judy Racely  

** "We wanted to send you a letter of thanks for the wonderful job you did with selling our home and helping us to acquire a new one. We had worked with several other real estate brokers but you were different - so thorough and specific. We followed your lead and sold our home over the asking price in a remarkably short time. The relationship we developed through this process was priceless to us and we will forever be grateful to you two for being the consummate professionals, coaches, and friends."

Ed and Corinne Landphere  

** Your achievements are a direct reflection of your dedication to your clients, your superior knowlege and expertise and true professionalism. You are a vital part of our company and I am thrilled to be able to recognize you for your outstanding accomplishments.

Rick Turley, President & COO. Coldwell Banker  

** Very nicely done, Janet!!

Henry Organ. Stanford University  

** Thank you for doing such an excellent job under difficult circumstances.

Roger and Virginia Ellis.  

** "John and Janet continue to be the Top Performing Agents in our Menlo Park Office. John and Janet's competence, knowledge, integrity and support of the community have resulted in numerous letters of appreciation."

Manager, Menlo Park Office  

** We both want to thank you for all your hard work in selling our house.

Paul and Cat Roberts. Ralston Road (cross st. Almendral)  

** "The entire sale went so smoothly - not the nightmare some describe. Outstanding team work and excellent marketing, resulting in a rapid sale over the asking price, once again proves your expertise in the Portola Valley market"

Harold and Eleanor Von Keszycki  

** You and John did such a great job in selling our house. We liked your brochure very much. Your photography is phenomenal! We also enjoyed viewing your virtual tour of our home while we were in Florida. The colored fact sheets and colored newspaper ads were outstanding. You have a good marketing team. Thanks again.

Ed and Mary Ann Sing.


** "With your help, we did hit the market at prime time, we did create curb appeal and we were well rewarded for our efforts. Also, with your help we were able to select a buyer who shared our aesthetic values, and who will preserve the essence of the property intact.

I note that our relationship has involved a complete cycle of home sale, land purchase, home construction and home sale again. It took thirteen years. May we do as well in another thirteen years!"

Bill Welch

** "We are pleased that you and John represented us in the sale of our property. We appreciated your marketing and negotiating skills. We have many friends in the business but we chose you. We are glad we did".

Dale and Laurel Miller. Utah.  

** "We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us"

John and Karla Eastling  

** "Selling our home with this delightful, efficient, energetic couple brought us great joy, as well as unimaginable profit. What started as a business relationship has quickly turned into a wonderful friendship. No one else knows the prime Mid-Peninsula real estate market like John and Janet Dore."

Dr. Gary & Coralie Farnham  

** "This is our third transaction we have completed with you. Thank you both for your guidance and unending hard work. We now know why you have sold more properties in Atherton than any other broker. Our dream did come true. We are even more delighted to have found two people whom we would be honored to have as friends."

Tania and Rod Boghosian  

** I am writing to thank you for the superbly professional job you did in marketing and selling my late parents' home in Atherton. As trustees of my parents' estate, my brothers and I could not have been more pleased with the continued support and advice you offered us from our first conversation through to the close of escrow. You orchestrated everything with great elegance, class and the greatest sense of calm but I know how hard you worked. We were particularly impressed that you held all of the open houses yourself. In short you were spectacular.

Dr. Janice Ross, Stanford  

** Thank you both for all your hard work and expert guidance through this process. It was a real pleasure working with such outstanding professionals.

Rob Ewert, Trustee  

** "Your team approach provided easy access to you. Your combination of market knowledge and property value judgement is unmatched. Thank you to your staff who are also professional, well informed and creative. We wholeheartedly recommend you."

Oliver and Roger Sweningsen, Trustees  

** "I just wanted to thank you for visiting our home and giving us your ideas about its current market value. I can see why you and your husband are so successful in the area!"

Steven Grenadier

Associate Professor of Finance

Stanford Graduate School of Business  

** "John and Janet. Not only did we get the price we wanted but the speed in which you brought about the sale was most impressive. Excellent networking and team operations."

Landa Construction  

** "We hired you to represent us because you are two of the most dominant brokers in Portola Valley as well as the most active marketers. Also, you were recommended by our many friends. Your advice, experience and support proved to be invaluable. You are outstanding!"

Dr. Ernest and Joyce Webb. Utah.  

** "You performed admirably. Through your local connections you found a buyer before the house was really on the market. You guided us through the process with a firm and ever present hand. We greatly appreciated your help."

John and Barbara Hartmann  

** "John and Janet,

Thank you for the excellent job you did for us in the recent successful sale of our Atherton home. The strategic work you did with us prior to putting the house on the market was great. We feel that we got a great price in record time, and it was a very easy transaction."

Judith Hamilton, President & CEO  

** "John and Janet,

Thank you for diligently networking and finding advanced leads on new listings. Your knowledge of the Menlo Park market is impressive. Your constant attention and focus enabled us to get just the right home we wanted. Our business relationship has become a lasting friendship." Steve and Diane Walter & Family   "We appreciated your exceptional advertising, your effective pursuit of leads, and the successful professional execution of the sale. You represented our interests in an outstanding manner."

John and Kathleen English  

** We do appreciate your warm and friendly personal support right along with the sound professional service exercised on our behalf. Again, our very special thanks."

Larry and Virginia Smith  

** "Having John and Janet as our agents to sell our property in Woodside was the smartest move we made. They were always optimistic and enthusiastic. They took the property on as if it was their own. Their reputation and knowledge of the area were invaluable. They made us feel as if we were their only clients."

Teddy, David and Sheila Moore  

** "Your intelligence and business sense in designing an outstanding strategy enabled us to get the highest price for our property. Your unpretentiousness, warmth and integrity created an environment that was comfortable for us to share our concerns and dreams. Through your attitude and competence, you provided a refreshing working relationship."

Larry and Kari Noomen