Meet The Olsen Team
The Olsen Team is the most successful real estate partnership in Lamorinda. Sue
and her son, Ben
, have decades of experience between them, and bring a wealth of local knowledge and business acumen to each transaction.
Sue’s real estate career began in 1977. A Midwestern transplant with a professional background as a triage nurse, she couldn’t find a quality agent to help her purchase a lot in Lamorinda. She coupled her Midwestern values of graciousness and fairness with her professional nursing skills - putting people first – to form the basis for a successful real estate career.
Sue raised Ben with the same strong moral compass – an understanding that people matter more than numbers or dollar signs. He dabbled in the tech field, but ultimately felt the pull of the family business was greater than his love for selling computer hardware and software. He joined the family business in 2003, and has been working successfully alongside Sue ever since.
Clients benefit from Sue’s nearly forty years of experience and Ben’s modern day approach to listing and buying. Year after year, Sue and Ben prove why The Olsen Team is the ultimate choice in Lamorinda real estate.
#1 in Lamorinda
Sue and Ben have been #1 in Lamorinda real estate transactions since 2003. The Olsen Team has completed more than 400 transactions in the past decade, is #1 in Moraga Country Club real estate transactions for the past two decades, and sold 5 times as many MCC homes than the nearest competition in 2012 alone. The Olsen Team is also #1 in total Moraga transactions for more than 10 years and counting.
Sue and Ben are well connected throughout the community. They know who to call to get things done. They also understand issues inherent to buying or selling in Lamorinda.
Sue and Ben have impeccable marketing skills, and know how to create a polished presentation when they represent sellers. They provide valuable recommendations to homeowners who plan to sell at a future date.
The Olsen Team is the biggest business supporter of Moraga schools, donating $60,000 to Moraga Education Fund (MEF) within the past few years alone. The Olsen Team supports and sponsors other community groups like the California Independent Film Festival, Rheem Theatre, Moraga Juniors and Moraga Chamber of Commerce.
Whether buying, selling, or just thinking of listing, call The Olsen Team to find out how they can make your next move a successful one.
Sue has been a licensed Real Estate Agent since 1977, and has always focused on the Lamorinda area. She is widely recognized as a true Lamorinda real estate expert with keen negotiation skills and great intuition. She has lived in Lafayette and Orinda, and currently resides in Moraga Country Club. Prior to finding her calling in real estate, Sue was a Registered Nurse and a Nurse Educator in Los Angeles.
Sue is involved in the community with Moraga Education Foundation, Moraga schools, and many other local charities. She is also a past board member and past president at Moraga Country Club.
Sue is a broker, as well as a Certified Residential Specialist.
Ben joined the team in 2003. In addition to working with clients, he acts as the team project manager for sellers that are updating and staging their homes.
His computer industry background proves a big help in navigating the ever increasing technical aspects of the real estate industry.
Ben has also taken an interest is the green building movement, earning an EcoBroker designation, and attending Build it Green classes to earn the Certified Green Building Professional Designation.
Ben also has attended the West Coast Green conference in 2006, 2007 & 2009. He also occasionally attends the monthly East Bay Green Drinks event, The Green Rheem Movie series, and the Lamorinda Green Drinks events.
Ben and Lara earned the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) Designation in 2009, to allow them to provide the same level of quality and care to homeowners at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure - an unfortunate but growing trend in Lamorinda.
Ben lives in Moraga with his wife Tiraporn, their sons Luke and Levi, and their daughter Lola.
Lara has worked with Sue since 2002, and brings terrific energy and organization to the team. The skills she learned during her career as a CPA and audit manager at a top accounting firm shine through in her excellent management and communication skills.
Lara and Ben earned the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) Designation in 2009, to allow them to provide the same level of quality and care to homeowners at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure - an unfortunate but growing trend in Lamorinda.
Lara graduated from Miramonte High School and UCSB, and spent many years in San Francisco before moving to Lafayette. She now lives in Moraga with her husband Scott, their daugther Avery and their son Cade.
Lara is a member of the Moraga Juniors and the Lamorinda Mom's Club and can be seen at local parks running and playing with Mazie, an energetic Australian Shepard.