Vesta Residential's aim is to seamlessly transition you into a new stage in your life. To do so, we rebuilt our framework from the ground up into one that allows for the flexibility and support necessary to help you reach your goals. We strive for excellence and accomplish this by always having the best intentions. This guides our approach to steering goodness.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Vesta’s founder, Rickey, started his real estate career as a mortgage officer during the latter part of the dot-com bubble. After some years he moved on to train as a real estate agent under a small South Bay Area brokerage, gaining experience in bank foreclosures and short sales. During this period, Rickey, along with one other seasoned agent and the broker, closed a total of approximately 150 deals annually. In comparison, the average agent closed 0-1 during the same years.
Rickey continued forward and gained valuable experience under the prestigious agency The Sereno Group, based in Los Gatos. Throughout his time working for different brokers and with many agents, he noticed things that he both liked and disliked about the industry and thus his goal to become a broker was born. After much hard work, Rickey earned his broker’s license in 2014.The concept of Vesta came after Rickey did some deep soul searching and took a long look at all of his past achievements. He realized that the only way to offer clients what he felt they deserved was to break away from the traditional mold of the real estate industry and to create a fresh, new kind of brokerage. Along with his wife and some close advisors, Rickey launched Vesta in 2015.
In his personal time, Rickey enjoys watching Warriors games and reruns of comedy shows on Netflix. He still has a small group of friends he has known since middle school, and he thinks of them as family. He loves traveling with his wife and exploring Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants. He reads textbooks for fun and watches documentaries when home alone. His dog Birdie is his bff.
Maria has been in the Real Estate field for 10 years and has varied experience as an assistant, marketing coordinator, and escrow coordinator. She later became a brokers assistant. Maria obtained her Real Estate License in 2014 and continues to educate herself on new laws and practices in the field.
Laura has spent her adult years alternating a career in the tech industry with academic pursuits. Her work experience has been in Account Coordination, User Operations, Client Services, Project/Program Management, and Writing/Editing at companies including Google and Yelp. She earned her MFA in Writing at California College of the Arts in San Francisco and her MSc in Comparative and International Education at the University of Oxford in the U.K. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, her dog, and in sweatpants watching Netflix.
Birdie May is trained and certified as an Emotional Support Animal. In her spare time she enjoys begging for snacks, barking at squirrels, chasing her toy, or demanding head scratches. She has a half sister living in Portland who she regularly FaceTimes with. She doesn't like when humans wear hats.