Industry Veteran Karen Trolan Joins Alain Pinel Realtors Los Gatos Office as Assistant Manager

Posted by Rainy Hake — May 11, 2011


Alain Pinel Realtors (APR), the largest privately-owned and independent real estate company in California, is proud to announce the addition of Karen Trolan as Assistant Manager to the team in their Los Gatos office. Previous to joining the APR Los Gatos office, Trolan managed the Los Gatos office of Coldwell Banker, and prior to that was Senior Vice President/Silicon Valley Regional Manager of Coldwell Banker, overseeing 16 offices.

Jeff Barnett, APR Vice President & South Bay Regional Manager, is very excited to have her on board to assist in the highly rated Los Gatos office. “I am looking forward to having Karen on the current management team,” Barnett said.

1305155848Trolan’s objective at APR is to further create the environment and support for agents to realize their real estate dreams by taking their success to the next level.

“Making a difference in each individual agent’s success is my commitment and love. Because I was a top agent myself and supported as many as 1,000 agents at once as a Regional Manager, I understand the need for the focus on the client while leading a balanced life. I will help each agent effectuate working smarter without working harder,” Trolan said. “I am here for the agents and plan to create opportunities for the APR Los Gatos sales professionals by providing the extensive tools needed to improve their business, sales, time management, balancing, attitude and whatever is needed.”

Trolan’s knowledge and experience in leadership, managing, coaching and teaching afford her the tools to help successfully assist the Los Gatos office and its agents. She has an extensive background in the real estate industry, as a top agent, opening and leading offices as a Managing Real Estate Broker and in Commercial and Residential Property Management and Sales. Throughout her career, Trolan has led managing brokers, sales executives and staff, and has been responsible for supporting managers and agents in real estate offices from Palo Alto to Gilroy.

About Alain Pinel Realtors

Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) is the largest privately-owned and independent residential real estate company in California. APR was ranked the sixth largest residential real estate firm in the United States based on its closed sales volume in 2009, and has been consistently ranked in the Top 10 firms in the country. The firm has nearly 1,400 agents in its 32 offices throughout the Bay Area. Now celebrating its 20 year anniversary, APR was founded in 1990 by CEO and President Paul L. Hulme, and is based in Saratoga, Calif. For more information about APR, please visit our website at

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