Before being a licensed agent I had a long career in Silicon Valley, first as a manufacturer's representative with my own company, James Somers & Co., then with JBM of Campbell, a contract manufacturer. I sold high value subassemblies to the blue chip companies in Silicon Valley. I spent my last few years in manufacturing management before leaving high tech altogether in 2000. I've been extensively trained, and have been a trainer, in high dollar negotiating, a skill that has served me well in my new career in real estate. I grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan but have lived and worked in the Bay Area since 1974. I was educated at the University of Iowa and at Michigan State University.
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