It’s not enough to say that Dino Virella is a real “professional.” That, of course, is what you expect in a real estate agent. Dino is so much more. With his colleague Vic Borelli, Dino recently handled a sale a search and a purchase for me. It was a process with more than the usual number of bumps and twists and turns along the way. But what I witnessed (and benefited from) was a level of competence, creativity, integrity, and ingenuity that raises “professionalism” to a higher level.

Though not originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Dino has the touch of a San Francisco native. He demonstrates both a deep knowledge of, and affection for, the city’s history and diversity. He understands well that most clients are looking for more than roof over their heads, they’re looking for a lifestyle…especially in the bay area. Dino is also one of the kindest people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with. He seems to approach every task with unbridled optimism, which is truly infectious.

In talking to other agents, contractors, and property managers, I’ve found that Dino is universally praised as one of the nicest guys in the business. It’s not that he can’t be tough on your behalf. It’s just that he treats everyone he encounters with dignity and respect. And that pays off! You don’t always expect your real estate agent to become of close friend after a deal. With Dino, it’s a given.