The best Portola Valley real estate agents are those with a deep connection to the communities they serve. As a native of the Bay Area, Rebecca Olson White is deeply familiar with the needs and concerns of the people in this community. Combined with her experience and knowledge of the local real estate market, that personal connection is what sets her apart.
Rebecca blends years of expertise with her innate talent for negotiating to help you get the best possible deal, whether you're buying or selling. Let Rebecca put her experience and connections to work for you, no matter your real estate goals.
Rebecca's seamless processes will lay the foundation for selling your home fast, and at a competitive price. Her property evaluation will give you an accurate assessment of your home’s value, and she can assist in managing the landscaping and repairs that will boost your home’s value.
When you’re ready to list your home, Rebecca can help you stage photos that bring out the best in your property, as well as set up open houses. She also has a knack for writing listing descriptions that bring a home's description to life.
With a Bay Area network that's both deep and broad, Rebecca leverages her connections to help increase visibility for her clients’ properties. She can also share your listing on social media to help boost your home's signal among potential buyers in her network.
Currently, Portola Valley is in the midst of a buyer’s market. Although housing prices have remained consistent since February of this year, they have dropped by 8.6% compared to the March 2022 market. While housing prices remain lower and resist inflation, more buyers may want to take advantage of this trend.
The market is more competitive, with a median home price of $3,950,000. HomeLight reports that homes are closing faster than in February 2023, suggesting top realtors in Portola Valley are selling homes in a shorter period. When looking for a new home in this region, acting fast and relying on an expert's guidance can make a difference in submitting the winning bid.
According to Rocket Homes, the average cost for a home in Portola Valley is $3,800,000. This is a price reduction compared to last year at this time when the average home cost was $1,002,187 lower. That indicates a negative appreciation rate of -20.9% over the previous 12 months.
There has been a 40% increase in the number of homes on the market within that same period. This surplus of homes suggests lower buyer demand and explains the price drop. Buying a Portola Valley home now could serve as an investment you can leverage against future appreciation increases.
A popular Portola Valley neighborhood is Woodside Heights. Originally, San Francisco residents developed the area as a summer retreat, building modest cottages with smaller lots. Although many of those cottages remain, those choosing Woodside Heights as a permanent residence have rebuilt some homes to meet their long-term living needs.
Today, the neighborhood boasts beautiful views from most porches and easy access to nature trails. Throughout the year, there are social events that bring the neighborhood together, such as Easter egg hunts and community clean-up projects.
If your Portola Valley real estate agent takes you on a tour of Skywood/Skylonda homes, prepare yourself for a change in altitude. The winding, tree-lined roads will take you along this community’s grassy hills. If you’re lucky enough to buy one of the 80 homes that comprise this community, you’ll have a great view of Silicon Valley.
If you find a home in Woodside Glens, you’ll find yourself living in an area steeped in history. Originally a minor stagecoach stop, this area became a favorite community for some of the wealthiest in San Francisco. Among this area’s most famous residents were James Folger (Folgers Coffee), August Schilling (spice trader), and C.F.A. Talbot (lumber mills).
As an alternative, consider the Mountain Home Road neighborhood. This community features many horse ranches and trails. Although it’s more of a rural area, it’s close to Towne Center in Woodside Glen.
Generally, schools in Portola Valley have fewer students, helping them rank higher in the state. For example, the highest rated public elementary school in this community is Corte Madera, with 255 students. They are in the state’s top 5% for math (79%) and reading (82%) proficiency.
Ormondale Elementary School is also highly rated by Public School Review, with math and reading proficiencies reaching the 70-79% range. Ormondale has 221 students.
Woodside Priory School is a private Catholic school that goes up to grade 12. The school has 405 students, with 13 students per class, resulting in a five-to-one student-to-teacher ratio. Students can choose from a wide range of extracurricular activities, including most sports.
Portola Valley Schools
Ormondale School (K-3)
200 Shawnee Pass, Portola Valley, CA 94028
Corte Madera School (4-8)
4575 Alpine Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028
When you’re looking for a Portola Valley real estate agent, make Rebecca Olson White your choice. You’ll find that her passion and integrity pair with her dialed-in processes to deliver results that far exceed your expectations. To discuss your Portola Valley real estate goals, contact Rebecca today.