Jeff Barnett Named Realtor of the Year by the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors

Jeff Barnett of Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) was named Realtor of the Year by the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors (SILVAR) at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, CA. This is Barnett’s second time winning this prestigious award; he was also the recipient in 1998.

Barnett is a highly regarded and well-respected realtor and a long-time member of SILVAR. He has served as past president, and has been involved with many of SILVAR’s boards at the local, state and national levels. SILVAR, one of the largest trade associations in the Silicon Valley, represents over 4,500 realtors and affiliates.

Barnett, regional manager for APR in Los Gatos, serves on SILVAR’s Board of Directors, on the Board of Directors of MLSListings Inc., and the newly-formed Board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors Credit Union. He has also served twice on the California Association of Realtors Executive Committee.

Barnett joined APR in 1991 as one of its original sales agents. His astute knowledge of the business, marketing savvy and boundless energy quickly earned him a top spot in the emerging company and led to his transition from a highly successful sales agent to Vice President of the Los Gatos office and later, Manager of the South Bay. As Vice President and Manager of the South Bay, Barnett utilizes his 18 years of experience to oversee and streamline operations for APR’s Los Gatos Office and surrounding areas.

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Alain Pinel Realtors is the largest privately-owned and independent residential real estate company in California. The firm had a sales volume of $5.7 billion in 2008 ($1.1 million per transaction) and has been consistently ranked in the Top 10 firms in the United States. It was founded in 1990 by Paul Hulme, current Chairman and CEO, and is based in Saratoga, Calif. Alain Pinel Realtors served 5,300+ clients in 2008 through its 30 offices in Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, 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. The firm also 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