Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) is the fifth largest residential real estate firm in the United and the largest privately-owned residential real estate company in California based on its closed sales volume. The firm has 1,400 agents in more than 30 offices throughout Northern California. Celebrating a quarter century in Bay Area real estate, APR was founded in 1990 and is based in Saratoga, California.

A full service real estate broker that does much more than place a property into the Multiple Listing Service and post a yard sign.  They are a marketer, a staging specialist, a negotiator, an assessor, a counselor and more. The agent is the CEO of the transaction.  From the moment an agent meets a potential client until well after closing, the agent directs a complex series of events.

Top Producing agent’s such as the Nevis and Ardizzone Team go above and beyond and continues to raise the bar with a high quality highly competitive marketing plan that begins before the listing goes on the market.

Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) 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 (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.