People live inside a house. That's what Bea Goodman believes. The outside is important, of course. Keep the yard neat, flowers colorful, lawn trimmed and green, the structure strong and freshly painted - don't forget the location. Every real estate agent knows to look for these elements. However, when you are dealing with a realtor like Bea, also a licensed interior designer since 1959, the interior counts for a lot more than the average house hunter realizes.
A good home should fit its owner like a well tailored suit, and sometimes that takes a few alterations. Bea won't show a house that is not right for her buyer, and yet, there are times when she can see the promise, the changes that, if made, would transform what might be considered ordinary, or not right, into the perfect setting for her client. To find such a house takes patience and tenacity - two qualities that past clients have attributed to her.
Bea takes these talents and applies them to her first love, real estate. She is in her eighth year as a successful realtor, and although specializing in Menlo Park, Atherton and Woodside areas, her sales and purchases range from San Mateo to Santa Clara.
Armed with a motto of, "do it right and achieve satisfaction," Bea has always strived to provide her clients with the kind of service they have come to expect in such a competitive market. Her accomplishments have merited her inclusion in the biographical reference, "Who's Who". First time buyers are treated with the same consummate professionalism as seasoned veterans - and all retain the friendship developed. Clients are quite likely to find themselves as guests at the Goodman home, sharing dinner with her family.
Bea is a graduate of the New York School of Interior Design and Marymount College. Originally from Massachusetts, she lived in the suburbs of New York City while raising her family. When her husband, Sam, a business consultant, was recruited by Ampex as Vice President of Finance sixteen years ago, the family relocated to Atherton. It took no time at all for Bea to become a Californian, heart and soul.
Today's buyer or seller is presented with a myriad of decisions when faced with the housing market and its complexities. Bea Goodman is a realtor ready to go the extra mile to assure her clients satisfaction. She offers what is considered a valued commodity in California - Quality.
- Real Estate license since 1988
- Brokers license in 1996
- Program committee chairperson of the Menlo/Atherton Board of Realtors
- Coldwell Bankers International /Century Club and Presidents Club in 1989
- Certified Relocation Specialist
- Certified Retirement Living Specialist
- Coldwell Bankers Gold Circle in 1988
- Senior Marketing Consultant in 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996.
- BS from Marymount College
- Graduate of New York School of Interior Design
- Coldwell Banker International President's Circle
Beatrice has been engaged in the real estate profession for 12 years with increasing success. Last year she joined the Presidents Circle. Beatrice brings other specialized training to the job, including her background in Interior Design and Fashion Design. Because of that she can see the potential changes that if made would transform the ordinary into the perfect setting for her clients. She has an abundance of patience with first time buyers and sellers because she is a relocation specialist, she has acquired a great deal of experience in dealing with the "culture shock" that accompanies a move to California.
Women's Council of Realtors of Northern California
- Born and educated in Massachusetts
- Married to Sam (a turnaround specialist) and mother of three sons and grandmother of 5 grand children.
- Member of the Peninsula Volunteers since 1980
Member of Holbrook Palmer Foundation
- Member of the PTA and Menlo Mothers Club
- Member of ORT in New York
- Owner/ entrepreneur of Bettencourt Draperies in Massachusetts
- Owner/entrepreneur of Beatrice & Beverly Fashion Design in New York & California
- A Biographer of "Who's who in America"
- Den mother for Cub Scouts for 5 years