Our agents are what make Alain Pinel Realtors© the most successful and respected residential real estate firm in the Bay Area and beyond. It's why we continue to seek out exceptional people to join our team, and invenst in our agents to help launch high-performing careers.

The APR Masters Program helps new agents grow their careers by working with an expert coach and an un-matched training program. Through a combination of classroom instruction, field training and highly personalized coaching, you will build the skills you need to be successful with the leading luxury real estate company in Northern California.

For more information about becoming a part of the APR family, contact one of our Career Development Directors below.

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Vice President, Director of Career
Development, South Bay

Since joining Alain Pinel Realtors in 2004, Jim Pojda has built his career with the core foundation of quality and superior customer service. Jim has received national attention as the Quality Service Certification (QSC) Agent of the Year and Platinum level recognition five consecutive years. He has been awarded the Premier Club achievement award from The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World for his continued sales performance and was also presented with the President's Award in 2012 for his dedication to the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors. Jim has played a key role in the development of the APR Master's Success Program, which includes not just training, but marketing and coaching assistance to agents as well. He has been an experienced mentor/agent coach since 2005 and certified as a forms/contract trainer by the California Association of Realtors. Prior to APR, Jim served as Vice President of Business Operations for TechPointer, Inc. where he was the managing director leading a team of technicians, web developers, trainers, and marketing consultants. Prior to TechPointer, Inc., Jim worked for IBM Corporation overseeing the operations, marketing, and web design areas for the IBM/Oracle International Competency Center located in Redwood Shores, CA.

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Director of Career
Development, Peninsula

With over 30 years of experience as a top producing agent, broker, and office manager, Jan Jaramillo has a deep understanding of the real estate industry. Her hands-on experience has afforded her a valuable and unique perspective of property marketing, negotiating, contract issues, and escrows. Along with being an active real estate broker, Jan was integral in developing the Alain Pinel Realtors Master's Success Program, which includes not just training, but marketing and coaching. She is also a Certified Buffini Mentor, Certified Distressed Property Expert, and is a California Association of Realtors Contract Certified Trainer. Jan's three years of high school teaching experience, coupled with her background of being a gymnastics and dance instructor since she was 16, also lend her a tremendous amount of experience as a genuine trainer and teacher.

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Director of Career
Development, East Bay

Mark began his real estate career in 2005, joining Alain Pinel Realtors in 2009. Mark is a Certified Buffini Mentor, Certified Distressed Property Expert, and holds SRES and e-Pro designations. He is a four-year Platinum award recipient of the Quality Service Certification (QSC) for outstanding customer service as independently surveyed by his clients, and as a result, 95% of his business is referral based. With his proven sales and marketing background with companies such as Aveda Hair Care, Mark has trained thousands of hair dressers and estheticians on product knowledge and how to properly run a successful business, resulting in numerous successful sales and marketing teams.

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Director of Career
Development SF, Marin
& Wine Country

A San Francisco Bay Area native, Christi possesses a wealth of experience in our local communities, having worked in the fields of education and behavioral counseling as well as in the San Francisco and Wine Country real estate markets. Christi brings forethought plus a constant curiosity and focus on innovation and professional development across disciplines to her position as North Bay Director of Career Development. Christi comes from a family with three generations in real estate and has a talent and interest in interior design and home innovation. She joins APR from Gate Labs Inc., creators of the Gate smart lock, where she assisted in the introduction of new technology and led conversations about home innovation in the real estate industry. Christi's focus has always been on client relationships and the education of her clients. She has found continued success in helping others build and execute succinct business practices with a focus on continued professional education and relationship building. Christi holds a degree in education from Dominican University. She is active in supporting San Francisco communities, has served as the Chair of the Logistics Committee for the San Francisco Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and serves on the Board of Directors for Dominican University Alumni.