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About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate - Thrive



Our Commitment

At Better Homes and Gardens Thrive, our agents are committed to providing each and every client with service excellence. To this end, we rely on our unique depth of experience, a strong understanding of the local market and neighborhoods, and continued involvement with the area’s community and industry organizations. This assures that whether you are buying or selling your home in the San Jose area—you will find that working with us is effortless. 


Since our agents bring an average of 15 years experience in the industry, we are able to offer each client the highest level of service and understanding. Our client-centered approach continues to redefine the experience of buying and selling a home. 


Our Company

Our longevity and dedication to the San Jose area means that we are perfectly positioned to provide excellent service. We are proud to have served Santa Clara County through its dramatic transition as rural farmland into the global technological hub that it is today. Like the rest of the Silicon Valley, we embrace the spirit of innovation, but remain rooted in our values of trust, integrity, and honesty.


With more than 33 years of real estate experience in Santa Clara County, our founder and President, Tony Ventura, understands what it takes to provide a service level that best meets each need of every client. He has developed a distinct business model which combines the strength of a national company (Better Homes and Gardens) with the best attributes of a local, independent broker (Ventura Barnett). Our agents and staff have worked together for decades; bringing value to our clients through their expertise, as well as continued career development which includes best practice training in market statistics, legal matters, property search systems, and customer-service.


As an independently-owned and operated member of the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate family, we have more than 100 experienced real estate agents serving the following communities:


  • San Jose
  • Sunnyvale
  • Santa Clara
  • Los Gatos
  • Saratoga
  • Cupertino
  • Silicon Valley
  • Almaden
  • Willow Glen
  • Milpitas
  • Palo Alto
  • Mountain View
  • Los Altos
  • Fremont


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