High-Tech Marketer Joins Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate

SAN FRANCISCO – (Sept. 16, 2008) – Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate is pleased to announce Melanni Serafin Leary has joined the firm’s St. Helena Napa Valley office. A REALTOR® since 2004, and previously with Sotheby’s International Realty in Sonoma, Leary brings a background in sales and marketing to the Pacific Union organization, a leading luxury real estate brokerage in the Bay AreaMelanni Leary, a REALTOR who recently joined Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate.“We are thrilled to have Melanni’s talent on our team. She brings experience in marketing luxury properties, enthusiasm and dedication to our Pacific Union family,” said Heidi Rickerd-Rizzo, Vice President and Branch Manager of the Napa Valley and St. Helena offices.A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Leary currently lives in Rutherford with her husband and young son. With experience transferred from her successful high-tech marketing and sales career, Leary brings professionalism, sophisticated marketing and strong negotiation skills to benefit her real estate clients. She understands the important role real estate plays in her clients’ lives, and is dedicated to acting with the utmost integrity and responsiveness during each transaction.Leary’s local philanthropic efforts have benefited di Rosa Preserve and the Napa Valley Land Trust. Her professional affiliations include the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) and the North Bay Association of REALTORS® (NorBAR).“I am pleased to be a part of a high-caliber team of professionals at Pacific Union that has a long history of serving the Napa Valley, both in real estate and in community involvement,” said Leary.Pacific Union GMAC Real EstateSince 1975, Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate has thoughtfully matched generations of buyers and sellers throughout the entire Bay Area. Pacific Union GMAC focuses on delivering outstanding quality and unparalleled service to a full spectrum of discerning clients. Pacific Union GMAC is the only firm in California to receive a distinguished four star International Property Award in association with CNBC Europe and the London Daily Mirror for superior marketing materials and client services in the luxury marketplace. A premier, locally managed brokerage with knowledgeable, experienced real estate professionals, Pacific Union GMAC takes a leading edge to new technology applications designed to enhance the client experience. Pacific Union is a GMAC Home Services company. For more information, visit www.pacunion.com.