About Us


After being an English teacher and small business owner, Erin Benford started working in real estate in 2003. It was a natural, having purchased and sold properties with her husband, beginning when they were in college.

Working first for Windermere Silicon Valley Properties, followed by six years at Alain Pinel Realtors, Erin and then team partner son, Jeffrey Benford, moved to the Willow Glen office of Sereno Group Real Estate. They were very excited in 2012 to be in the new Willow Glen office of a innovative real estate company, located on Lincoln Avenue at Willow Street; and after all these years, Erin is still very happy to be part of Sereno. One of the Sereno highlights is their 1% for Good program, contributing to the local community: https://www.sereno.com/one-percent.

After 12 years as part of the Benford Team, Jeffrey continues to work in real estate as a Certified Property Manager. He left the sales side and is taking detailed care of his property management clients. There is still a Benford Team, though, as son Joel Benford works as the field and marketing assistant.

Erin has degrees in English and Education, a Certificate in Marketing, and has extra education in residential specialties including distressed properties and property investments.

She works with buyers, sellers, and residential real estate investors in Silicon Valley, and through a North American professional organization has many connections throughout the United States and Canada, sending clients beyond the county and state lines. Her experience is varied, including, but not limited to, helping people who are buying their first home, helping to decide when a property is not a good purchase, helping people moving up or sizing down, buying or selling residential investment property, selling or buying short sales or foreclosed property, selling estates, and helping seniors decide whether to rent or sell the home they no longer want or can’t live in. Interested in a mobile, manufactured, or new construction home? Erin has experience selling those homes too.

With Erin’s broad marketing and negotiating experience, and a focus on customer service and education, the Benford Team is dedicated to helping clients in all aspects of their real estate needs.

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