Brian Schwatka has been a Realtor and Transition Specialist since 2004.  He helps homeowners of all ages and is also a Seniors Real Estate Specialist as well as a Certified Seniors Advisor. 

During his career in Real Estate, Brian has consistently been in the top 5% of all agents in the nation and the
top 5% World Wide. 


Your Realtor

& Transition Specialist

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Brian is also the creator of the  
“Stay or Go Homeowner” system which helps homeowners evaluate, explore and execute on all of their options in the areas of Real Estate, Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Taxes, Downsizing and more.  


When he isn’t helping homeowners, he enjoys riding mountain bikes, off-road motorcycling and volunteering at his his church, Venture Christian.

 He currently resides in Willow Glen with his wife Debbie, and daughter Ashley.

Helping You
Stay or Go


  • Sell your home “As-Is” in the shortest time

  • Give you “peace of mind” and reduce stress

  • Orchestrate repairs and upgrades if necessary

  • Edit and supplement your home’s décor

  • Create a beautiful full color brochure

  • Implement a Massive Marketing campaign

  • Achieve the highest sales price for your home


  • Treating each client as if they were my only client 

  • Educating my clients in a patient and comprehensible way 

  • Understanding that each of my clients have unique requirements 

  • Using the latest technology for marketing and communications 


  • Organized, focused and highly communicative 

  • Creative problem solver, negotiator and strategist 

  • Confident and successful year after year 

  • “Never Give Up” attitude

  • Responsible, honest and trustworthy 

  • Knowledgeable in ALL aspects of real estate and retirement

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Selling a Home during the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place

This video explains the rules and guidelines for selling vacant or occupied homes while following the SIP guidelines. 

Real Estate 101

This video takes you through the entire home selling process.

Buy 1st or Sell 1st?

This video will explain your options from easiest to most difficult when it comes to deciding if you should buy your next home first or sell your current home first.

The Listing Agreement

This video explains the California Association of Realtors Listing agreement in plain English so that you get a better understanding of what you will be signing when you decide to list your home.  

The Listing Preparation

This video explains what to expect between the signing of the listing agreement and the close of escrow

Seller's Disclosures

This video explains all of the disclosures that a seller will be completing prior putting their home on the market.  

Some Documents have changed, so the video must be changed.  Stay Tuned.

The Residential Purchase Agreement

This video explains the California Association of Realtors residential purchase agreement in an expeditious manner for both buyers and sellers.

Offer Accepted, Now What?

This video explains all of this things that will happen after a purchase agreement has been accepted.

Mediation and Arbitration

This video explains the verbiage in the mediation and arbitration clauses within the California Association of Realtors listing and purchasing agreements

Wire Fraud - Don't Wire Funds!

This video explains how important it is to protect yourself from wire fraud.

Please do NOT wire funds until you've watched this video!

DocuSign Electronic Signatures

This video explains how to use the DocuSign electronic signature email program so that you can sign documents from your computer or mobile device.

Downsize & Prepare

This 3 minute video demonstrates how my team and I can transform a neglected home into a move-in ready home in 4 weeks.  


After interviewing multiple Realtors, we came to the conclusion that you had the most complete marketing campaign and that you would work the hardest to sell our home as fast as possible.  You did what you said you were going to do

—  Mark & Joan Savarese 

Brian Schwatka

Realtor & Transition Specialist

Agent DRE# 01426785

Broker BRE# 01526679

No Strings Attached. Let's Chat.

16780-A Lark Ave.

Los Gatos, Ca. 95032

Cell/Text: 408-499-9561

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