Buying or selling real estate is more than a transaction — it’s about finding a true home. A home represents so much more than an investment which means that buying or selling a home can be a process filled with emotional and financial stress. We take great joy in handling every detail for our clients and supporting them every step of the way. For our clients, we leverage our years of local real estate expertise, our history in the tech industry, and our decades of living in this community. All to make the process less stressful, more successful, and leading to a final result that exceeds your expectations.
Meet the team
Caroline Dinsmore - Realtor and Founder
Caroline is a leading Bay Area Peninsula Realtor®, consistently ranking 0.01% out of 2.5 million realtors nationwide by the Wall Street Journal since 2012. She and her team specialize in maximizing your confidence and success at every single stage of buying or selling a home. A trusted expert, she is passionate about dedicating her extensive expertise and unparalleled customer service to each client, each transaction, and every detail.
“It’s an honor to guide my clients through some of the biggest decisions and transactions of their lives. Real estate is so much more than buying or selling homes. It’s about developing a relationship with my clients to help them fulfill their dreams, and build wealth and security.”
Caroline was born and raised in Burlingame, California. After earning her BA degree with honors in History at UC Santa Barbara, she taught English in Spain for three years. Upon returning to the States, she entered the Silicon Valley tech industry for 10 years, working initially at Oracle and later at Webex. This experience gave her a solid foundation to hone her business acumen. These are skills that have helped her build a thriving real estate team in the competitive Silicon Valley real estate market. Caroline is known for her exceptional negotiation skills and marketing savvy.
Her long-time love of the Bay Area Peninsula lifestyle, passion for entrepreneurship and technology, and dedication to helping people lead her to form the Dinsmore Group. Today, the Dinsmore Group has grown into a team of Peninsula-focused, real estate experts with 37 years of experience and sales totaling over $750M.
Shelby Lovecchio - Director of Operations
Shelby, a San Francisco Peninsula native, began her real estate career on the majestic, tropical isle of Oahu, where she practiced residential real estate for seven years. She continues to hold her Hawaii state license while currently working to attain CA state licensure. She skillfully negotiated successful transactions for both sellers and buyers. While in Hawaii, Shelby achieved the Certified Residential Specialist designation, was recognized as a Top Producer and was presented with the Core Values Award by her colleagues. Shelby was consistently nominated by her clients year after year for the Aloha ‘Aina Award, which recognizes agents who go above and beyond to provide excellent service to their clients.
Integrity is at the heart of everything she does. She thrives in the fast-paced, high-pressure environment that is the world of real estate and prides herself on delivering service at the highest level while maintaining excellent communication with all parties. At its core, real estate is about relationships. Our goal is to gain your trust and create an experience for you that is as stress-free as possible, so you will want to consider us a resource for many years to come, not only for the duration of the transaction.
Cory Cooper - Realtor Associate
A top producing, mid-peninsula Realtor for over two decades, Cory is renowned for making his clients’ needs top priority. Driven by an innate desire to help buyers achieve the American dream of homeownership, his professional satisfaction is only realized through client success.
Equal parts knowledgeable, conscientious, and hardworking, the licensed broker is known for delivering “24/7” concierge-level care. Skilled in both buyer and seller representation, Cory is distinguished for his incredibly high acceptance rate when working with buyers. Cory has a track record for educating first-time homeowners and efficiently leading them through the complex process. He works to identify their criteria, set expectations, and quickly land buyers their dream home while saving time and money. It’s no wonder that his client’s first offer has been accepted amidst multiple offer scenarios in twenty-eight of his last thirty transactions.
Ranked on Real Trends: “America’s Best” consistently since 2017, Cory was awarded Dwell Realtors “Realtor of the Year” in 2019. Lauded as the #9 top-producing Realtor for Sotheby’s International Realty in 2016, he upped his ranking, landing the #7 spot in 2017. Distinct in his designations, Cory is accredited as a CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative), SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist), and PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor).
Kate Maria - Transaction Coordinator
Prior to joining the Dinsmore Group, Kate climbed the corporate ladder at Mason McDuffie Real Estate. She developed a passion for helping Realtors with the technical aspects of their transactions and acquired elite-level skills. Along with her talent and knowledge, Kate brings an acute attention to detail, ability to identify and solve problems, and a sense of customer service which makes her an invaluable asset to our team and, thus, our clients.
Nancy Narimatsu - Marketing Manager
Using the most innovative Marketing techniques and channels, Nancy will make sure that your home gets noticed with impactful copy and stunning visuals. Your listing will get in front of more people than ever.
She brings 7 years of Marketing experience from Electronic Arts, Inc., where she worked at the confluence of Marketing strategy, graphic design, and project management. With over 15 years of visual design experience, working in film editing studios and the fashion industry, she is well-versed in many mediums: video, digital, social, and print. Nancy has a passion for Marketing copywriting and has 4 years of experience crafting compelling, emotive, succinct copy for advertising and product descriptions.
Collaborating closely with the team, Nancy works to give the Dinsmore Group a branded presence that communicates our values and mission to our clients and colleagues.
Faye Santos - Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant for the Dinsmore Group, Faye graduated from the University of Manila with a degree in Architecture. Her focus on precise workflow management provides the foundation for the Dinsmore Group’s acclaimed performance and customer service. She supports the team so that we can support our clients! Faye also coordinates the Dinsmore Group’s social media presence. Her strategic insights and graphic design skills help to amplify our brand and vision through Instagram, Facebook, our website, and more.
Our Design to Sell Service will help you sell your home for the highest possible price
Exclusive to Compass, our Concierge program is designed to prepare your home for the market. From deep-cleaning to cosmetic improvements. Let’s work together to assess every opportunity to elevate your home’s value.
Once the necessary improvements have been determined, Compass will front all costs, collecting payment for the services rendered at the time of the property’s closing. By investing in your home’s potential, we aim to provide a swifter, more profitable sale.
Before and after photos