About

Mission Statement

Alain Pinel Realtors is proud to announce the merger of Michael Nevis and Ardizzone, Howmiller & Gordon to better serve the needs of their clients given the current and future demands of the residential real estate market. These new demands include globalization, the digital revolution and legal/risk management on behalf of clients. Our marketplace has both expanded and diversified, and we are addressing client services by expanding our team to include both greater diversification and specialization.

The merger of Rick Ardizzone, John Howmiller and Steven Gordon, with a sales history of 25 years in Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Saratoga with Mchael Nevis.com (25 years in the same communities) has created a dynamic group of Real Estate Professionals offering incomparable marketing power, extensive negotiation experience, diversified backgrounds & skill sets, and a vast network of clients.

Michael Nevis: Former Vice-President - Alain Pinel Realtors, Alain Pinel Master’s Program tutoring over 700 agents, Real Trends Best Agents 2015, Top Agent Magazine 2016, RE Exec Magazine- 100 Most influential agents, Gentry magazines “Over 50M Club” multiple years, 5 Star On-Line reviews.

Ardizzone, Howmiller & Gordon: Wall Street Journal Real Trends Top 250 Sales Teams in the U.S.A, Top Team in Santa Clara County per agent production, APR's President’s Round Table, Top 5% and Over 1 Billion Dollars in Sales.

Uncommon Experience:

  • A Top Producer Alain Pinel Realtors since 1991
  • Former Vice President Alain Pinel Realtors
  • Former Director of Career Development Alain Pinel Realtors
  • Former Director of California Association of Realtors
  • Former Chairman of Silicon Valley Association of Realtors - Los Gatos / Saratoga
  • Former Member Professional Standards & Ethics Committees
  • Nation & Cal Assoc., Silicon Valley Assoc. & Santa Clara Assoc. of Realtors
  • Standardized Forms Committee (Forms used in our industry)
  • Certified Relocation Specialist
  • Founding Board of Directors Boys Team Charity League Los Gatos Chapter

Why Choose Michael:

  • Over 25 years handling Silicon Valley’s Luxury, Hillside & Vintage Homes
  • Reputation of trustworthiness & integrity w/ Cients, Brokers & Associates
  • Resident of Los Gatos since 1967 & Father of 2 = Intimate community insight
  • Strategic negotiator w/ a broad frame of reference
  • People person embracing common sense, finesse & humor
  • Comprehensive advice tailored to your needs
  • Communication is clear, honest, straightforward & understanding
  • Market Analysis. Not just spreadsheets… perspective
  • 80% Referral based clientele. I build relationships
  • Not transactional rather a valuable part of the process
  • Dedicated, professional & caring team of experts ensures best service
  • Expert staging & grounds crews create beautiful interiors & landscapes
  • I facilitate financing, inspections, repairs & moving
  • State of the art photo’s, video & 3D virtual tours
  • Multi-Media Marketing includes Internet, print & social media
  • Aggressive local, national & international exposure
  • I negotiate face to face & personally attend buyer showings & open houses
  • Real Trends Best Agents 2015 / Top Agent Mag 2016
  • RE Exec Mag- 100 Most Influential Agents
  • Gentry Mag's "Over $50M Club" multiple years
  • 5 Star On-Line reviews!

Overview

  • 52 year resident of Los Gatos/Saratoga area
  • Bellarmine College Preparatory
  • Santa Clara University – Finance
  • Sales and Management Graduate Program- Hecht & Associates
  • YHL Associates Sales and Management Program Graduate
  • Phoenix Management Leadership Program graduate
  • Chamberlain Real Estate Graduate- Appraisal Certificate
  • Anthony Real Estate School and Continuing Education Program graduate
  • Contributing Instructor to Alain Pinel’s Masters Training Program
  • Job Experience and Qualifications

Honors Include

  • Over 1 Billion Dollars In Sales
  • Wall Street Journal/REALTrends Top 250 Teams in the United States List.
  • REAL Trends Best Real Estate Agents in America
  • Named to Top 1% of Income Producers Nationally per National Association of Realtors for past 15 years.
  • Named in Top 5% of Income Producers company-wide (Presidents Club Honors) each year for over 20 years.
  • Designated as one of Top 100 agents in Santa Clara County by SJ Magazine and San Jose
  • Exceptional Communication and Negotiation Skills
  • Vast Network (both Professional & Personal) within the community developed over 52 years

Over 30 Years Of Expereience

1991-present
Alain Pinel Realtors
Selected as one of the original 18 agents at Los Gatos APR office and among the first 36 agents company wide. One of the first two agents at Alain Pinel selected as a member of the APR management Team.
1988-1990
Fox and Carskadon Real Estate
*Including Honors ranking as #1 producing agent in Los Gatos Office 1990.
1983-1987
Los Gatos Pastaio, Inc.- Restaurant Corporation
Founder and Chief Operating Officer for a multi-million dollar food service company, managing three successful Bay Area restaurants.
1980-1983
Marriott Corporation
Concierge and Director of Guest Services for a 750+ room hotel/resort.

Overview

  • 35 year resident of Los Gatos/Saratoga area
  • University of Wisconsin- BS
  • Case Western University- MS
  • UC Berkeley- post graduate studies
  • Post Licensing Real Estate Coursework
  • Probate Procedures in Real Estate
  • Real Estate Development
  • Over 500 Properties Sold

Honors Include

  • Over 1 Billion Dollars In Sales
  • The 2013 Wall Street Journal/REALTrends Top 250 Teams in the United States List.
  • REAL Trends Best Real Estate Agents in America 2012.
  • Named to Top 1% of Income Producers Nationally per National Association of Realtors for past 15 years.
  • Named in Top 5% of Income Producers company-wide since 1991.
  • Designated as one of Top 100 agents in Santa Clara County by SJ Magazine and San Jose Business Journal.

Job Experience and Qualifications

1991-present
Alain Pinel Realtors
Founding member of Alain Pinel Realtors, Los Gatos
1982-1990
Fox and Carskadon Real Estate
President’s Club. Specializing in Estate Properties and Real Estate Development

Overview

  • 47 year resident of San Jose/Los Gatos area
  • Willow Glen High School
  • San Jose State University -BS
  • Post Licensing Real Estate Coursework

Realtor Affiliations

  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • California Association of Realtors (CAR)
  • Silicon Valley Association of Realtors (SILVAR)
  • Realtor Designations
  • Quality Service Certified (QSC)
  • Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®)
  • Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

Job Experience and Qualifications

2002-present
Alain Pinel Realtors
President’s Club
2014 – Present
Saratoga Country Club Board of Directors
President
2003 – 2014
Saratoga Country Club Board of Directors
Vice-President

Overview

Priscilla joined the team in 2016, but began working in customer service in 1997 followed by management roles and in 2004 exclusively in real estate. Priscilla has a Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Marketing. Priscilla’s impressive ability to provide marketing strategy, graphic design/creative direction on campaigns and press communications escalated her abilities to seamlessly support the office of Michael Nevis & Rick Ardizzone.

Priscilla was once named volunteer of the year by the Campbell Union High School District making the communities Nevis and Ardizzone Team serve close to her heart and home. It’s no wonder Priscilla loves working as part of the team and clientele. Priscilla works hard to ensure Nevis and Ardizzone listings appear as beautifully as possible in print and across the internet -in the ever evolving technology arena of online property search.