STEVE MOHSENI – Team Lead
At age sixteen, I couldn’t have imagined where my life would take me; I had just graduated high school in Tehran and was in pursuit of a higher education at a more credible institution, preparing to travel across the globe to attend Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
When I graduated with my master’s degree in 1984, the economy was not in the best shape. I was a mechanical engineer in a city with seven refineries, hoping to land a job while seasoned engineers were getting laid off. I needed to head in a new direction, so I decided to become an entrepreneur, began importing blank VHS tapes from Hong Kong and selling them door-to-door at local video stores. Nobody had heard of me, but I worked hard to fight the big-name brands and carve a place for myself in the market. That initial effort paid off, as my self-made experience in sales and marketing allowed me to continue my professional growth in several different jobs.
Eventually, my path led me to California, where I earned a position with Inacom Information Systems, a Fortune 500 company in Silicon Valley. This company was a technology aggregator and I was a business development consultant, helping companies lower their cost of ownership in technology, standardize their computer systems, and provide ongoing support for them. With lots of hard work and tenacity, I found myself landing contracts as big as $66 million—a far cry from selling VHS tapes door-to-door!
Those were some exciting years, but the business was unpredictable. By 1998, my company decided to acquire its biggest competitor that was already servicing most of my target business accounts. I found my role diminishing and realized that another change was on the horizon.
It was more than ten years prior that I had purchased my first piece of property: a 674 ft2 one-bedroom condo in Sunnyvale. As an engineer, I was analytical about the benefits of homeownership, and as an entrepreneur, I was committed to create wealth through real estate. In 1997, my wife Mersedeh and I moved to Pleasanton and bought our home, in a family-oriented community where we still reside with our two children. Since I had acquired detailed knowledge around real estate and mortgages, I always enjoyed helping friends and family with the process of buying a home.
As my position at Inacom Information Systems continued to fade away, I found my new passion around real estate and a career as a Realtor® in late 1998. In the years since, I have worked to embody professional excellence with the utmost integrity, assisting each and every one of my clients in pursuit of home ownership.
FARIDA CHAPMAN –
I was born and raised in Indonesia before moving to Singapore when I was 17 years old. I grew up on a small island, so I was eager to explore a big city. Plus, I wanted to learn Chinese and English. I went to school there and received a high school level education in computer programming. After that, my next move was to San Francisco’s city college. My parents were 100% against it at first. I convinced them it would be beneficial for me to go and eventually got their blessing. After graduating from City College, I went on to Chico State and got my computer science degree. My first job out of college was in the Silicon Valley as an engineer until I was unexpectedly laid off in 2001. My husband and I weren’t sure what we would do to replace my income. Since I had just had our first baby the year before, I needed a career that would provide my family with freedom and flexibility. I received my real estate license in 2001 and have never looked back. The first few years were difficult, but I persevered and am now excelling in my field. I look forward to serving each of my clients in all their real estate needs.
LLOYD FELIX –
I grew up in Long Island, New York. At 21 years old, I had my associate’s degree, and I was working in a deli. Most of my friends were putting their time in at blue-collar jobs, and I just figured there had to be more to life than making sandwiches. So, I called up my aunt and uncle in Southern California and went to live with them while I found my feet out West. It was really a great change for me. I finished up my bachelor’s degree and worked a couple of jobs in SoCal. After working in the tech world and in the aftermath of the Dot-com bubble burst, I was looking to make a change. What I wanted more than anything was to add some value to the world. I got my real estate license in 2003. Today, I aim to live a more conscious life. I believe that we should be continually evolving and changing, and I am always striving to better myself and to help others. When I’m not preoccupied by real estate, you can find me growing vegetables in my garden—or cooking them in my kitchen. I’ve also started spending time refurbishing a 1972 VW Bug convertible. I would love to lend my knowledge and experience in real estate toward helping you go someplace, too.
SOPHIA CHAN –
I have always had an adventurous personality, and trying new things and exploring new places have been my passions from a young age. Growing up in Hong Kong, I often travelled with my family to the surrounding countries, and I was able to study abroad in Hawaii when I was 17. The island of Oahu became my second home where I received my master degree in Mass Communications, met my husband, and had our beautiful daughter. Hawai’i was good to us, but eventually we felt like it was time to try something new and moved to California in 2000 for a new adventure. I had previously had a long track record working in insurance claims because of its excitement surrounding investigation, negotiation, and evaluation. But after working at a cubicle for so long, I felt that I needed something more, something that gave me room for more creativity and independence. In 2005, I received my real estate license and have loved helping clients find their dream homes ever since. It is my top priority to provide my clients with honesty, integrity, and superb service throughout the entire real estate transaction. My goal is to build long-term relationships with all of my clients and empower them to reach their real estate goals. My ultimate joy is to witness how their real estate dreams come true!
SAM FITZ-SIMON –
In April of 2018, my entire life was changed in an instant – for the better. I became a father for the first time to my beautiful daughter, Olivia. She is the light of my fianceé’s and my life and we cherish every day that we have to watch her grow and develop. Finding out that we were expecting just as I was starting in my real estate career was a tumultuous time and I knew that a lot of change would be happening in the near future. The impact on my daily life once she was born was incredible. I went from being focused on work and myself to being entirely focused on the needs of my growing family. Becoming a father has taught me a lot about the importance of balancing my family and work life, so the two can coexist at an effective level. It is an art that I work hard at every day, but it has already begun to shape me into a better fiancé, father, and real estate agent. Integrity is paramount to my efforts as an agent and I intend to work my hardest for each of my clients to assist them through their real estate journey.
OUR TEAM –
We would love nothing more than to lend our knowledge and experience toward helping you, your family and friends with your real estate endeavors, but we don’t expect your business simply because of our relationship—we only ask that you call upon us to present our plans to you and see if we might be the best agents for you.
Buying or selling real estate is often the most important decision we make in our life, and the representation you receive from your agent can have a significant impact on your results.
It is important for you to choose the person who will do the best job for you, and who is the right fit for your particular needs. We work hard every day as professionals to provide the highest level of service and are confident that we are a good choice for you.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about our team. When you or someone you know is in need of a Realtor®, we hope you give us the opportunity to demonstrate our services and allow us to earn.
CalBRE Broker Number: 01527235
190 Hartz Avenue, Suite 200, Danville, CA 94526