Coldwell Banker Realty
Ramesh Rao, Coldwell Banker RealtyPhone: (408) 806-6496
Email: [email protected]
Ramesh Rao

Ramesh Rao

International President's Elite


  • Ranked in the Top 1% among Silicon Valley Agents
  • Global Luxury Specialist in the South Bay
  • Tax Deferred 1031 Exchange and DST Specialist
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist
  • Dedicated support team for maximum Efficiency and Results
  • Homeowner's Concierge service providing a network of reputable home-improvement and transaction professionals

Coldwell Banker Realty agent Ramesh Rao is one of Silicon Valley’s leading luxury home real estate professionals. Clients appreciate his holistic approach backed by 18 years of experience, white-glove service, and unmatched expertise. 

Ramesh’s passion for real estate drives his relentless pursuit of excellence using the latest in technologies such as artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, and digital marketing. Licensed in 1992, he is an accomplished member of the Coldwell Banker® International President’s Circle, ranking in the top 5% of all agents worldwide. Ramesh has also been named among the top 1% of all Coldwell Banker Realty agents in Silicon Valley, was voted Favorite Neighborhood Real Estate Agent by readers of Nextdoor, and is regularly quoted in The Mercury News. Fully dedicated to remaining at the forefront of the industry, Ramesh is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS™), Tax Deferred 1031 Exchange/DST Specialist, Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®), and Global Luxury Specialist. Whether buying or selling a luxury home, single-family residence, investment property, condominium, or townhome, Ramesh meets all his clients’ needs with maximum efficiency and superior results.

Ramesh’s individualized service encompasses more than just the transaction, giving his clients a significant advantage in today’s highly competitive market. Buyers and sellers appreciate his personal touch and commitment to open and timely communication. Ramesh is also backed by a dedicated team and professional network that includes a transaction coordinator, marketing company, contractors, interior decorators and other specialists. In addition to impactful marketing, trustworthy financial guidance, and skilled contract negotiation, Ramesh steadfastly protects the interests of his clients. As the complexities of the transaction increase, you can rest assured that Ramesh will always be there to address them and to answer your questions. All these services, along with Ramesh’s expansive global connections, equate to a fully satisfying real estate experience that few agents can match. 

Ramesh lives in the Bay Area, volunteers at Live Oak Adult Day Services, and loves nothing more than helping his friends and neighbors with their property demands. If you are looking for a highly credentialed, reliable agent to show you how real estate can enhance your life, Ramesh Rao will stand by your side, advocate on your behalf, and deliver your real estate dreams. 

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Without question you are a true professional that takes care of all of the needs of your clients.

Congrats to you for an awesome journey into the selling of my five properties.  Stay safe and the
very best.
Dr. Leonard Cook - Los Altos, CA

Ramesh, we lived in our Cupertino home for 17 years. Leaving it was not easy. So much left behind as the family grew and moved on. Remodeling was not simple because I wanted to give it at its best. Fortunately YOU had all the right people to work on it. Most of all YOU were there to monitor and track everything... dates and progress of the work must come together as planned because we were short of time. I was already working far from home then. It felt like a thorn was pulled out of my being. We were very successful. We were very content with the result. You helped me prepare and be ready to give it up. I was very happy. 

Then came the purchase on a new home in a new place. Since this will most likely be our retirement home, we have all the specifications embracing the ambiance for "golden years" . 

It was tough because we do not know the place very well and no friends who actually live in the city we chose. Through your company I obtained a weekly list of all houses for open homes and for sale in the city and nearby communities. It made my search easy and organized. Of course I also used the internet. 

This last purchase through no fault of our party was the toughest we have encountered. When we sold our house you emphasized to declare everything that i know, even though it may seem trivial as it may be important for the buyer. If only the seller did their part this way, it would have been a breeze. You were there for us. You drove this far and stayed all day for the complete inspection of the house; listening with us to the detailed findings of the inspector. You coached us how to take care of the problems from the inspection. When trouble came on the last minute, you were there all the way. It took days to settle the problem. You sought help from your company day and night to insure our safety with the deal. Relentlessly your worked. You did not falter or succumb until we got what we wanted and what was rightfully for us. I can't imagine if your were not there, if it was someone else. 

I thank God for guiding us in choosing you. 
Thank you Anita for allowing Ramesh to give all the time to visit and discuss with us day or night whenever we can come home to Cupertino. Thank you for sharing the comfort of your home during those times. 

So I recommended you to my sister and you sold her house. Then she recommended you to her son and he bought a house. You are not just a friend to clients. You are a family too because you do care. I know we can trust you. Nothing can beat that.

Grace Ang, MD - Cupertino

First let me start by stating this was my first time selling a home and buying a home at the same time. It can be an extremely stressful and daunting experience. I interviewed 7 agents and Ramesh stood out instantly. Where do I start. First, he's extremely pleasant with a calm demeanor. He walked through every stage of the process and really made sure I understood all of the steps from beginning to end. Each time during his initial presentation he would stop to see if I had any questions, and truly didn't leave a detail out. So many of the other agents just drop off their fancy book and don't even take the time to crack it open to explain the data and details behind the sale. He really made me feel like I was in good hands and that he wanted only the best for me. He was always so prompt with replies whether it was via text, e-mail, or phone. He made me feel like I was his top priority. He really has his finger on the pulse when it comes to the market, your potential buyers and the best way to get top dollar. He walked me through steps before they happened, so nothing was ever a surprise. He also has a great team. From his assistant Glendora who was always on top of her game, to his inspectors and escrow offer. I was guided through each step of the process with such ease and professionalism across the board. Even after the sale he checked in multiple times to see how I was doing, and even let me know of a package that had been lost in transport for 2 months and finally was delivered to my old home. I was able to pick it up at his house and we spent some time catching up. Again, making me feel like he was more of a friend than an agent. I don't anticipate ever selling again, but I would most definitely refer him to anyone and everyone who is looking to sell or buy a home. Who knows, if I win the lottery, I'll be buying up lots of homes, and Ramesh will definitely be my agent of choice.

P. Campbell - Sunnyvale

Ramesh helped us buy our first house in a seller's market. He always made it a point to spend the time to answer every question we had and walked us through the entire process in a detailed manner, without making you feel rushed. At the end of the day, we are happy that our first home buying experience was smooth and professionally managed by Ramesh!

We got our first home in USA with the help of Ramesh Rao in 1994. Ramesh understood our requirements, budget and other considerations and showed us a few homes in Cupertino and Sunnyvale area. As we dealt with him, both I and my wife found him honest, straight forward and always giving priority to our requirements. Our children became friendly with him too. In a relatively short period, we zeroed in on the house. Ramesh helped us close the deal, getting us finance and guided through the paperwork. We happily lived in that house for 17 years and a few years back sold it three times over its cost. 

Nandita and Prabhath, Milpitas, CA

Ramesh is a very detail oriented, extremely professional and caring Realtor. I have worked with him and his clients and consider him one of the Best! 

Sue Baker-Dirickson Sr Mortgage Planner
20 years today, since Ramesh, helped us find our home - exactly what everyone in our family wanted. Now he is working on getting us another house for our girls. A very keen listener & observer, we will recommend him any day. 
Krishna & Latha Krishnan, Cupertino, CA

Ramesh brings a wealth of business knowledge and the ability to connect with an individual's needs and concerns- a combination that makes him an outstanding real estate professional. His energy is unparalleled working tirelessly once a buyer's objectives, which he deftly helps to crystallize, whether they are personal or investment goals. He plays the role of a trusted adviser in all opportunities under consideration. He has a wealth of local knowledge and a real eye for opportunities with potential upsides. Ramesh is the trusted agent, especially in this market.


I have known Ramesh for the last 18 years. He is a man of great integrity. He has helped me with various aspects of real estate and finance. Ramesh is very knowledgeable, trustworthy and courteous. I would highly recommend him for any real estate dealings.

Hemant Ahluwalia. Team Leader, FedEx Express.

Ramesh is very knowledgable about all aspects of home maintenance and repair. He has helped me maintain my home by connecting me with right set of people to take care of things that are needed to maintain the quality of my home. He is very helpful and is always there to answer any questions I may have on all these topics.  

He follows up with all communication in a timely manner and is extremely dependable.

Sudha Sreenivasan, Saratoga, CA

Ramesh helped us to buy our house almost 20 years ago, but we still remember his professionalism and are always happy to see him. He is a man you can rely on!

Ilya Avrekh Homeowner, West San Jose

We have been working with Ramesh for the past two years. He is available any time of the day for consultation. He guided us through each step of the process and has lot of patience to answer our unlimited number of questions. After searching dozens of homes, we finally bought a very nice home through Ramesh. He spent a great deal of time with us during this entire process. He explained in detail pros and cons of every house which helped us make our decision easy. During these two years, he was not only our agent but became our family friend. He has a great connection with mortgage lenders, escrow company, building contractors and many more. Hence I agree with the above reviewers, he is a "go-to" person for all our housing needs. Not only that, he gives great advice about very important life decisions. Without him, it is difficult to imagine if we could go through this process. Thank you Ramesh for all the help you have done. We look forward to work with you for our future endeavors as well.

Kalyan and Swathi - Sunnyvale

We were so fortunate to have found Ramesh Rao to help us buy our home in Cupertino, CA. He was a joy to work with - pleasant, explained clearly what was going on and is extremely knowledgeable about the local market. Particularly during this COVID Pandemic, where there is uncertainty everywhere, Ramesh ensured that we felt comfortable all throughout the process. As our Realtor, Ramesh helped find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price. He was patient and accommodated all our questions and requests to visit the properties and worked with us in making reasonable offers that stood out. He spent time to understand our needs as working parents of two very young kids who want everything closeby, and in every house we visited called out what works for us and what doesn't. In short, he was always on our side working to make our house purchase as simple and successful as possible. The best part about working with Ramesh was that he was always more focused on answering our questions, giving us good advice, and finding homes that met our needs than he was on closing a deal. We would recommend him to anyone looking to buy a house in the Bay Area.

Praveen and Prathyusha - Cupertino

I heard that Ramesh is back recently as a full time Realter. Good for him and the community. I have no reservations in recommending Ramesh to my family and friends and to anybody in the South Bay community.

Sanjay Mathur, Cupertino, CA

Ramesh has been my realtor for the past 24 years and I will strongly recommend him to anyone who is interested in any real estate transaction. I bought my first home with the help of Ramesh which continues to be a perfect decision made 24 years ago. Ramesh is very balanced in his opinion and conducts research to a great depth prior to giving any opinion. He is very accessible and has vast knowledge in the area of real estate. It has been a pleasure to work with Ramesh and his services will prove to be an asset for anyone interested in performing a real estate transaction.

Rakesh Kumar Software Director, San Jose, CA
Clients are indeed fortunate to have Ramesh as their advocate. He is diligent, intelligent, and a genuinely nice person. Ramesh is passionate about real estate and about providing top notch service to his clients. Coldwell Banker is very lucky that he is part of our team.
Nina Yamaguchi. Managing Broker

Impeccable work ethic. Reliable. Trustworthy. Personable. Talented. Smart. FUN! I've worked with Ramesh for several years and give him the highest recommendation.

Aileen Casanave. Corporate Counsel

I am happy to recommend Ramesh Rao for his proven ability in Real Estate negotiations and contract law. Ramesh has strong people management and verbal communications skills and has a proven track record in delivering results. 

Galen Walters. Retired Engineering Manager

Ramesh is a person that demonstrates high level of professionalism, service and competence throughout the process. He works with you as a team and exhibits great communication. 
He is hardworking and dedicated person who is ready to go to any extent to help . He has great negotiation and convincing skills. He helps his clients through the whole process and makes experience of working with him very pleasant.  

Ramesh demonstrates his experience when you hit an issue and Ramesh would very calmly solve that to your utmost satisfaction. 

And finally,Ramesh is a very good person at heart. He takes it upon himself to keep the clients interests at the top of his list. He is always available to answer questions and calm frayed nerves. Whenever there is any question or concern, Ramesh gets back immediately .. 

In summary, if there is one word that can describe Ramesh that would have to be AMAZING. We would highly recommend him . 

Dolly, San Ramon, CA

Ramesh works with total dedication and integrity. He is passionate about every opportunity that comes his way. Listens to the clients requirements and comes up with a solutions based on their needs. Communicative and completely dependable he is heading towards being one of the top Realtors in California. He maintains a "can-do" attitude throughout all of his transactions. If a deal can be put together - Ramesh will get it done.

Manmeet Wirk, Pleasanton, CA

We have known Ramesh Rao for several years, and have no hesitation recommending his services. He has always been a person of integrity and a great communicator, with a nice sense of humor. We were excited when we found out that he has resumed his career in real estate, and plan to recommend him to any of our friends who are looking to buy or sell. 

Sheila Mohan Cupertino resident