A true global citizen, Belis Etem speaks five languages, having lived on every continent (except Antarctica) over the course of her life. She knows how to help clients make a successful transition to a new home, wherever they may be coming from, after moving 35 times herself.
Her extensive marketing experience in a variety of settings – retail, software, academia, even the United Nations in Geneva – makes Belis a natural at real estate marketing. She is an excellent communicator with an eye for great design and an instinct for connecting with customers.
Belis opened the Los Gatos Baby & Kids Boutique in 2004 and ran it successfully for 15 years. Benefiting from her innovative ideas and engagement with clients, the boutique was voted the most successful kids’ store in the South Bay. Her track record of delighting a discerning clientele has carried over well to luxury real estate.
For over 20 years, Belis has been renovating homes. Her interest in making a space both livable and beautiful has led to projects in Marin County, the Sierras, Monte Sereno, and on the shores of the Aegean Sea. Those experiences have given her an eye for the latent potential in any home she sees, making her an invaluable advisor to her buyer clients.
Of all the places Belis has lived around the world, the Los Gatos area has felt the most like home. Aside from the amazing weather and abundant natural beauty, the area is a melting pot of people from all parts of the globe, drawn here by the tech industry. Belis fits right in.