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Nini Gueco

REALTOR®

As a Mortgage Consultant for 8 years and the founder of Avant-Barre, Nini Gueco brings a striking combination of client service mastery, business savvy, and entrepreneurial wisdom to the Gueco Real Estate Team. She merges acute intuition, attention to detail, geographical insight, and invaluable industry experience to achieve outstanding results for all her clients. Born and raised in San Francisco, Nini has always called the Bay Area home and was introduced to Real Estate at a very early age. Her mom was a successful Real Estate and Mortgage Broker who owned a Century 21 franchise before retiring to become a stay-at-home mom when Nini was in grade school. After earning her degree in Accounting from Santa Clara University, Nini started her career as an auditor with Deloitte. With her experience in client service and her desire to follow her mother’s footsteps, Nini jumped at the opportunity to join the San Francisco Builder Division of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in 2006. She continued her career in mortgage lending until 2014 when her background in dance and her love of fitness and movement moved her to create Avant-Barre, an independent group fitness studio in SOMA. Nini successfully transformed the barre fitness genre, creating a challenging and totally unique fitness class and building an incredible team of trainers and studio managers who helped make Avant-Barre the #1 barre studio in San Francisco. After 3 years of running her thriving fitness business, Nini was recruited back into the Real Estate world by her husband, Kevin. Together they form a dynamic partnership that is revolutionizing the experience of buying and selling real estate in San Francisco. But Avant-Barre fans need not worry, Nini still manages the studio and teaches her regular sold-out classes. Nini is also a proud Alumna of Saint Ignatius College Preparatory in the Sunset. Go Wildcats!

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Cori Tahara

Director of Operations

Cori Tahara has held numerous titles in her professional life, but she is most proud of the unofficial designation, “Director of Getting Things Done.” Her commitment to service has been honed by more than 15 years in the hospitality industry, from international tourism to restaurant development.

Cori was introduced to the Gueco family 4 years ago, when she was recruited from Los Angeles to be the founding employee of Nini Gueco’s award-winning fitness studio, Avant-Barre. She joins Gueco Real Estate Group dedicated to bringing 5-star hospitality standards into the industry. with laser focus on how to make the process of buying and selling a home – dare we say it – fun!

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Fatemah Nikchehi

Broker Associate

With an impressive track record of obtaining the most for her clients, Fatemah Nikchehi is a San Francisco-based broker and REALTOR® committed to delivering life-changing results. Having been seasoned in the industry for over fifteen years she has experienced major cycles in the real estate market that have certainly shaped her current approach. Fatemah is an energetic, focused, kind, and profoundly optimistic professional who takes her job seriously. She absolutely loves what she does. For sellers, she works hard to ensure the top sales price and for buyers, she will pursue and research until she discovers just what they desire. With high ethical standards she is aggressive and persistent She also works well with investors who enjoy the art and advantage of flipping homes, as proven by her history of working with satisfied investors. A family girl who raised all of her siblings, Fatemah understands the joys of life and wishes nothing more than to help others experience the best life possible. The challenge, the fight, the struggle, she knows them all. Relieving stress and allowing her clients to enjoy the process is important to her. She is undeniably relentless…a strong, yet tender force in the real estate industry. It’s about carefully organizing, planning, and seeking the greatest for her clients, with unconditional dedication, enthusiasm, and precision…every time and nothing less.

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Tim McMullen

REALTOR®, Director of Content

Tim McMullen is a multi-talented realtor who is now bringing his considerable talents to Gueco Real Estate Group. Along with being a high-end luxury real estate agent, he’s also a entrepreneur, wealth manager, property analyzer, and a leader in digital marketing and branding. That’s a lot of hats for one person to wear, but he rocks them all, as is evidenced by the amazing track record of success he has already achieved in a variety of industries.

As an agent, he marketed and sold over $20 million of real estate within his first year in the business, and he aims to factor into the marketing of $100 million in 2018, something he believes is easily achieved by using the latest in tech. In fact, as an entrepreneur, he has founded a number of companies that help realtors and client service professionals bring their businesses into the 21st century through tech-savvy digital marketing, branding, and lead-capture systems.

These business ventures let him work closely with some of the Bay Area’s top-selling agents, where he learned their elite strategies and built a deep and diversified network that he gladly share with his clients. They have also provided him with arguably the best market knowledge of any local agent, as he actively studies and interprets the entire market to produce for his clients deeply analytical content and the best local market knowledge.

In short, Tim is using tech to help revolutionize the way real estate transactions and business methodology take place. He uses all of his knowledge, experience, and skills to make sure his clients know he leaves no stone unturned to go above and beyond for them. He brings the same focus and tenacity that he brought to his time as a Pac-12 footballer and Silicon Valley startup founder to his career in real estate.

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Michael Neri

REALTOR®

For Michael Neri, real estate truly runs in the family. Both of his parents earned their REALTOR® licenses in the 1980’s, and his brother is currently an agent with the Gueco Real Estate Group. With this kind of lineage, it’s no wonder Michael gravitated towards a career in real estate. A native of San Diego, Michael came to the Bay Area in 2000 to attend UC Berkeley and never left. After graduating, Michael moved into Financial Technology and Services, working for companies like Thomson Reuters and Nasdaq. It was there that he learned the account and project management skills and deep understanding of client services and financial markets that he brings to his real estate career. From the Mission to the Marina, Michael has called many parts of San Francisco home since moving to the city in 2004, giving him an insider’s knowledge of the city’s many diverse neighborhoods. Michael himself is both a long-time San Francisco homeowner and landlord, so he knows about investing. Not coincidentally, Michael’s has stated that his mission in real estate is to make sure that his clients are making smart investments and buying something they love in one of the world’s great cities. Michael has been described as energetic, personable, and stylish, and the latter could explain his love for interior design and architecture. But his greatest enthusiasm lies in a deep love of dogs, especially his fun-loving Labrador, Berkeley. Michael is most content when he and Berkeley are joined by Michael’s husband in exploring both the new and less-traveled neighborhoods of San Francisco.

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Marcell Neri

REALTOR®

Marcell Neri’s path to real estate has been based on cultivating relationships using effective analytical skills to provide exceptional service. Marcell is a licensed attorney and has practiced in various aspects of civil litigation representing small business owners, licensed professionals, corporations, non-profits, and general contractors. He regularly draws on this background to provide his real estate clients with the same level of detailed service and professionalism. Marcell was born and raised in San Diego. His parents were real estate agents in Southern California for a period of time and introduced Marcell and his siblings to the power of investing in real estate. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Philosophy, Marcell moved to San Francisco, where he has been able to indulge his passions for food, exploration, and culture. Marcell then left to travel through Europe and Asia while teaching English abroad. During that time he cultivated his ability to develop and nurture relationships with people from varied backgrounds. After returning to California, he received his J.D. from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and became a licensed attorney. Since then, Marcell has practiced law, consistently obtaining the best results for his clients. Marcell joined Gueco Real Estate to combine his love of San Francisco with his talent for assisting others in strategic ways. His professional experiences make him an expert in understanding buyers’ and sellers’ needs. As a member of Gueco Real Estate, Marcell joins a talented and collaborative group of professionals who are passionate about real estate.

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Jeremy Villacarlos

REALTOR®

Jeremy is hard-working, results-focused, and dedicated to providing top-notch service to his clients. He has 10 years of experience in real estate and has lived in the Bay Area for 15 years. Prior to joining Gueco Real Estate, he worked in property management in downtown SF for the world’s largest commercial real estate company. He is an experienced project manager who has overseen numerous tenant improvement and capital projects working directly with multiple contractors and vendors. Jeremy received his BA in Legal Studies from UC Berkeley. He enjoys cooking, traveling, and playing with his baby daughter. On Friday nights, he likes to open a bottle of wine and cook dinner with his wife while listening to some new music. Jeremy is dedicated to providing the best experience to his clients by being honest, open, and straightforward. The track record of the Gueco Group shows that their sellers will get top dollar and buyers the best value through skilled negotiations and veteran experience in San Francisco real estate.

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Hunter Anderson

REALTOR®

Hunter Anderson put down roots in the real estate industry far before his official capacity. With family who were real estate developers in his home town of Los Altos, Hunter grew up with his finger on the pulse of the Bay Area real estate market. His inherent local knowledge and understanding of how this unique market function has remained a key driver in his thriving real estate career. By the age of 20, Hunter’s entrepreneurial spirit was evident. He invested in converting his family’s 500-square-foot detached garage into a residential rental space, resulting in a net positive income. This ambitious project opened the door to professional contacts and provided a vital stepping stone in the upswing of his learning curve. After attending college in Santa Barbara, he secured a position at Homesuite, a seed round real estate startup, where he created a significant impact on their early-stage growth trajectory mainly focusing on their expansion into the San Francisco market. With all efforts combined, Hunter became a successful angel investor, where he continues to invest in residential real estate throughout the Bay Area. Hunter utilizes his well-rounded, polished skill set as a leading real estate agent at Gueco Real Estate Group, one of Reside’s flagship teams. Attracted by both their local focus and innovative platform, Hunter is able to give his resolute attention to serving clients more effectively, and attentively. As an unparalleled technology-driven brokerage, Reside confidently supports its agents by providing technology-based services that improve agent productivity, legal compliance, marketing programs, and customer experience, making them the exclusive real estate brokerage for top performing agents like Hunter. Hunter’s multi-faceted real estate career allows him to thrive in collaborative and innovative environments with like-minded professionals. When he has time to take off his many hats, Hunter loves exploring the Bay Area and expanding his knowledge of one of the most beautiful and remarkable cities in the world.

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Kevin Gueco

Founder

As founder of Gueco Real Estate Group, Kevin Gueco approaches every transaction as though his name and reputation are on the line because, well—they are. His commitment to world-class service began in his early days as a young agent in a challenging market. He was determined to build a different kind of business that catered to clients who were as serious about reaching real estate goals as he was about helping them get there. It wasn’t long before Kevin emerged as one of the top-producing agents in San Francisco, setting records and turning competitors’ heads with his innovation and creativity.

Driven to serve clients more effectively, Kevin eventually realized it was time to start something new. Partnering with Reside meant prioritizing the individual dreams of each and every client and empowering a growing team of agents with his expertise, networking, and drive to stay ahead of the fast-paced SF market. With Kevin at the helm, Gueco Real Estate Group is quickly making its mark on the city’s real estate landscape.

Even when Kevin isn’t helping clients make great deals on properties, his beautiful wife Nini can attest that Kevin’s passion for championing dreams rarely shuts off.  Sparked by Kevin’s encouragement and belief in Nini’s talents, the couple opened Avant-Barre, which has quickly become the top barre fitness studio in the city.    

Kevin is also committed to philanthropic causes such as Home for a Home. A percentage of his income from each transaction goes toward building a home for a family in critical need. When you choose to work with Kevin, you are improving the lives of families in one of the poorest areas of highland Guatemala by helping fund the construction of safe, secure homes in their village.

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Hilary Saunders

Real Estate & Tax Lawyer, Broker-of-Record at Reside

Acting as our broker and in-house legal counsel, Hilary is the expert our agent partners turn to for legal advice. Before becoming a successful broker in her own right, Hilary practiced real estate law for 5 years at a San Francisco law firm, building a solid foundation of real estate knowledge.

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Corey Alverson

Creative Director

Corey lived and worked in the midwest as brand manager for a law firm until moving to San Francisco in 2016. As creative director for Reside, Corey is a strong conceptual thinker with over 10 years of graphic design experience.

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Chris Dzoba

Director of Engineering

Chris started in software startups over ten years ago in North Carolina, eventually heading to San Francisco in 2013.  He now leads the engineering team, ensuring on-time delivery of features, high quality of product, and secure protection of data.

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Ashley Bledsoe

Marketing Director

Ashley Bledsoe joins Reside as Channel Marketing Director following 7 years at San Francisco’s largest residential real estate brokerage. At Zephyr Real Estate, Ashley worked on agent marketing strategy, from developing novel online marketing channels to elevating and refining traditional real estate marketing efforts. Ashley is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and the proud daughter of a top producing Virginia Realtor®.

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John Balladares

Marketing Engineer

San Franciscan, technology nerd, and knowledge enthusiast. As a digital marketing manager, John has led online marketing programs in web design, web development, lead generation, and SEO. At Reside he is part of a team focused on creating integrated marketing strategies for top performing real estate agents.

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