About


Did You Ever Wonder if You Could Work with Your Mother?

After a summer internship, and an earlier summer interning at a bank, Jeffrey Benford didn’t have to wonder. He decided to take his degree, come home from Los Angeles, to try out the real estate world in Silicon Valley. That was in 2005.

Armed with his BA in Economics with a minor in Psychology from the University of Southern California, plus his real estate license, he partnered with his mother, Erin Benford. Thus, The Benford Team began, working for Windermere Silicon Valley Properties, followed by six years at Alain Pinel Realtors, and now at the Willow Glen office of Sereno Group Real Estate. They were very excited in 2012 to be in the new Willow Glen office of a progressive real estate company, located on Lincoln Avenue at Willow Street; and after all these years, are still very happy to be part of the Sereno Group. One of the Sereno Group highlights is their 1% for Good program, contributing to the local community: https://www.serenogroup.com/onepercent/.

Their partnership has been a good combination. Erin has compatible degrees in English and Education, a Certificate in Marketing, the National Association of Realtors CRS designation, Certified Residential Specialist, and has extra education in distressed properties. Jeffrey has earned his real estate broker’s license, has extra education in distressed property; and, is a certified Property Manager.

Together they work with buyers, sellers, and residential real estate investors in Silicon Valley, and through their national professional organization connections throughout the United States and Canada, send clients beyond the county and state lines. Their experience is varied, including, but not limited to, helping people who are buying their first home, moving up or sizing down, buying or selling residential investment property, selling or buying short sales or foreclosed property, selling estates, and helping seniors decide whether to rent or sell the home they no longer want or can’t live in.

With Erin’s broad marketing experience, and a focus on customer service and education, plus Jeffrey’s knowledge and appreciation of market statistics and negotiating, the Benford Team is dedicated to helping clients in all aspects of their real estate needs, from condos to castles.

Erin and Jeffrey are very active in the San Jose Silicon Valley area and national networking and educational groups. They support 3 major non-profits which help people: CAA, College of Adaptive Arts (for adults with differing abilities), Sunday Friends (helping families to move out of poverty), and NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

With their extensive background and experience, the team comes fully prepared to use their high energy, enthusiasm, perseverance, and attention to detail, to help clients with their needs.

Contact the Benfords:
Erin@BenfordRealEstate.com, 408-644-5159 text/call
Jeffrey@BenfordRealEstate.com, 408-644-5175 text/call

Benford Team Service Area

BRE License Numbers:
Erin: 01372912
Jeffrey: 01473451