The Results Are In!


Last week, Intero Saratoga and real estate agent, Kim Connor hosted another successful Sam's Chowder Day! Sam's Chowdermobile served up 50lbs of lobster in just the first 2 hours of the event! Now that's a lot of Lobster Rolls.  All in all it was a beautiful day and a great excuse for people to come together for the Foundation.  So what was the total raised?  At the end of the day, $3,150 is being donated to the Intero Foundation all to help kids in our community. Here's to the next one in April 2014!

Intero Realtors Collect $15,600 in 30 days for Local Kids in Need

The REALTORS® of Intero Real Estate Services have proven time and time again that they are committed to the local communities in which they serve, especially when it comes to the children who need it most. In fact, within the last 30 days agents around the bay area pulled together more than $15,000 benefitting the company’s non-profit organization, the Intero Foundation, dedicated to positively impacting the growth and well-being of children in the local community.

Collectively, agents organized three fundraisers, all of which became more successful than expected.

First, in the parking lot of the Intero Saratoga office, Sam’s ChowderMobile was hosted. This food truck is well known in the area for featuring Sam’s Chowder House of Half Moon Bay’s infamous lobster rolls and clam chowder. Intero REALTOR®, Kim Connor orchestrated this event, and out of the goodness of her own heart matched the truck’s sales that afternoon donating $3,500 directly to the Intero Foundation.

On Saturday May 4th, the devoted Intero Saratoga office hosted Hot Wheels For Kids, an annual car show which featured over 70 cars ranging from a 2011 Challenger Hemi to a 1930 Ford Model A. There was a visit from special guest – Dwight “The Catch” Clark, former San Francisco 49er who donated an autographed football, complete with a drawing of “The Catch” play as one of the prizes.

Trophies went to some of the most outstanding cars, including First Place Pre-1975 to John Cross with his powerful 1970 ‘Cuda, First Place Post -1975 to Bryan Rose with his pristine 2011 Challenger Hemi. “South of the Border” award went to the 1956 Chevy Delivery owned by Ronnie Ogas, and the People’s Choice was awarded to Manny Sereno’s 1930 Ford Model A.

The car show all together brought in $7,000 all benefitting the Intero Foundation. To see photos visit the Foundation’s Facebook page.

The last fundraiser, which took place on May 9th, was a bowling night at Cambrian Bowl in San Jose.  Organized by Intero Almaden’s Kraig Constantino, the event sold out quickly with 180 participants including friends, family, Intero agents, and affiliates and brought in $5,600 for the Foundation.

“Intero Real Estate Services’ agents are truly dedicated to giving back to the children in their local community,” said Cathy Jackson, President of the Intero Foundation.  “No matter the time, no matter the effort, these agents care. I applaud them for going the extra mile this last month. The $15,600 donated will make a huge impact on the lives of so many local kids.”

Look forward to the next Foundation event, Saratoga Eats, A Neighborhood Food Truck Adventure, which will take place at the Intero Saratoga office on June 14th from 5-9pm.  For more information about this event and other upcoming events go to

With Clam Chowder and Madonna, Intero Agents Get Creative Giving Back

Kim Connor and Julie Wyss go the extra mile for children within our communities

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA (October 22, 2012) – A random act of kindness, paying it forward, giving, this is how to best describe the actions of two very generous Intero Real Estate Services Realtors® who recently made large donations to the Intero Foundation in very unconventional ways - Julie Wyss with Madonna tickets, and Kim Connor with Sam’s ChowderMobile.

The Intero Foundation is a non–profit organization founded by the leadership and agents of Intero Real Estate Services, Inc. in 2002. The foundation has raised more than $2 million to benefit children living in the local communities. Most often Intero agents choose to give on a monthly basis or during each real estate transaction, but within the same week Intero had two benevolent agents who thought outside the box and got creative.

Wednesday October 3rd, Intero agents and guests from all over the south bay came together to enjoy Sam’s ChowderMobile Intero’s Saratoga office on Saratoga Avenue.  This event was organized by Kim Connor, a Realtor® in that office.  The result of this event was a generous donation to the Intero Foundation from Kim Connor who matched the sales of the event.  Kim ended up making a personal donation of $3,200 to the foundation.

Also last week, Julie Wyss a Broker Associate at the Intero Los Gatos office, auctioned off two tickets to the sold out Madonna MDNA Tour who was performing this past Saturday October 6th, at the HP Pavilion in downtown San Jose.  The highest bidder, Candace Levers, a Realtor® from Intero’s Los Gatos office, wrote the check for $760 directly to the Intero Foundation.

Gino Blefari, President and CEO of Intero Real Estate Services says “It never ceases to amaze me the generosity of our Intero agents and it’s great to see them thinking outside the box to raise money for the Intero Foundation. These agents are a perfect example of the values that guide our business.”

For more information on the Intero Foundation or to make a contribution, visit