Jeff Barnett Named to National Association of Realtors and California Association of Realtors Committees

SARATOGA, CA- (October 24, 2008) – Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) today announced that Jeff Barnett, Vice President & Regional Manager of Alain Pinel Realtors, has been named to four important Realtor committees. The National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Nation’s largest trade organization, named Barnett to the Strategic Planning Committee, Reserves Investment Subcommittee and Realtors Property Resource Task Force for 2009. The California Association of Realtors (CAR) named Barnett to its Strategic Planning and Finance Committee for 2009.

As a member of the NAR Committees, Barnett will help establish the future strategic direction of NAR, be an investment steward for $30 million of NAR reserve funds, and provide advice and guidance for the establishment of an in-depth nationwide real property information databank. The CAR Strategic Planning and Finance Committee will also be tapping Barnett for his strategic thinking and financial management capabilities. These appointments are in addition to a long list of national, state, regional and local Realtor trade groups Barnett has served on during his real estate career.

Barnett joined Alain Pinel Realtors in 1991 as one of its original sales agents and has 19 years of experience in the real estate industry. As Vice President & Regional Manager, he is responsible for overseeing the Los Gatos and Almaden offices, which cover the southern region of Silicon Valley, and over 200 sales professionals. A one-time, top-producing sales professional, Barnett now is dedicated to sharing his expert knowledge of the business, marketing savvy and high energy with APR agents to ensure the delivery of best-in-class services for APR clients.

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About Alain Pinel Realtors

Alain Pinel Realtors is the largest privately owned and independent residential real estate company in California. The firm had sales volume of $7.2 billion in 2007 ($1.2 million per transaction) and has been consistently ranked in the Top 10 firms in the United States. It was founded in 1990 by its current Chairman and CEO Mr. Paul Hulme and is based in Saratoga, Calif. Alain Pinel Realtors served 6,000+ clients in 2007 through its 27 offices in Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. Alain Pinel Realtors is a founding member of Luxury Portfolio, an operating unit of The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (formerly RELO). Alain Pinel Realtors has a joint venture partnership in the mortgage lending institution Private Mortgage Advisors, which is an affiliate of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. For a complete listing of Alain Pinel Realtors offices, services and agents, please visit our website at