About Me


My Real Estate services are based on:

* Prime Location: The Heart of the Peninsula

* Jumbo Results: I have a succesful history accross a wide range of transactions. My track record shows that I am results and value oriented.

* Proud History : 21 years of experience and steadfast commitment to customer service.

My Commitment to you:

  • I will put Your Real Estate needs in the driver's seat and provide you with objective real estate advice.
  • I will design a strategy to match your needs to the present market conditions. My long-standing relationships with clients are built on trust and competency.
  • I will provide each of my clients with a complete marketing and service package. 
  • I am a no-nonsense negotiator: straight talking and total data transparency.
  • I strive for quality rather than quantity: I strive to exceed my clients' expectations consistently because I recognize there is no market for second rate work.

I am a native of Bruges, Belgium who has lived and worked on the Peninsula since 1981.
My European background and my years of career experience are part of my real estate practice. For the past 21 years I have observed and worked through several real estate cycles, Peninsula neighborhoods, their characteristics, schools, recreational facilities and most importantly their specific value.

I value transparency of information and data; that is why I make more information about properties available to my clients on my website and through email updates.

I pride myself on having represented clients in a wide variety of transactions: from a $500,000 condo all the way up to million dollar properties, residential or income properties.  I am very much aware that every transaction is the most important one for my clients at that time. Relocation is one of my specialities. 50%  of my clients worked with me because they were relocating to the Bay Area from a different part of the US or from a different country. I speak 5 languages: Flemish, Dutch, French, German and English.

I stay current with the constantly changing real estate industry by attending classes and seminars. I am certified by the National Association of Realtors as an agent who is "At Home with Diversity", a designation that reflects my clientele. My SRES ( Senior Real Estate Specialist) credential, which I earned in 2004 reflects my expertise when working with seniors. I earned a certificate of Mediation in 2006.


Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of the National, California and San Mateo Board of Realtors.
  • Certified Senior Real Estate Specialist
  • Cerified relocation Specialist
  • Member of the Belgian Club of Northern California

For Selling, Buying, Tax Deferred Exchange, Equity Sharing or Income Property : I will provide you with my expertise, excellence, stellar service and success !


What we loved most about Liliane is how organized she is.  She explained every step in the process to make sure we were always 100% on top of everything.And she was always 10 steps ahead so the whole buying process was very smooth. Her professional insights when viewing houses also proved invaluable as she pointed out aspects that are hard to recognize for an untrained eye. When we needed her, she was there. We were in good hands – thanks, Liliane!

"Liliane was very professional, persistent with keeping things on track and extremely well organized.  She was quite flexible to accommodate our busy schedules and allowed us to make many visits to different homes.  Overall, she is a pleasure to work with and we recommend her highly." Mike Morrow & Catherine Sylvain, San Mateo, 2012


"Liliane Cools helped us sell our home in so many ways!  Liliane has an eye for detail,  the understanding of how a house should be prepared for market (the places that you'll get your money back and where your money is not well spent),  and she is available for advice and consultaion during the preparation and sales process.  We had lived in our home for over 20 years,  and Liliane helped coordinate this difficult time!  And I guess one of the most important things I can say about Liliane,  is that we always felt we could rely on her, to trust her,  and to us this integrity is invaluable" Kathryn Morton & John Hursh,  San Mateo Park

"When I decided to sell my home that I lived in for 35 years, I called on Lilian Cools. She helped me at every step along the way. Liliane provided me with a step by step plan and all the necessary resources to transform my home and yard into a spectacular looking listing. My home sold for over the  asking price in one week. She recommended many improvements which provided added value to my home that sold.She gave me 200% return on the money I spent tosell my home. Thank you !  M. Schuyler ,  San Carlos.


"Want to comment very much on Liliane Cools who has been our agent in San Mateo: she has been brilliant and has been the difference between us executing this move or calling the entire thing off.  Without her guidance in the local market and also understanding the pressures on a family when relocating, this would not have been possible and we would not be relocating.  We have a nice place to live in a good area. David Moriarty, Foster City


"I am setteling into my new home and I am still amazed at how fast and smooth the process was. You were straightforward and because of your knowledge of the area and the business, I trusted you totally. And your sense of humor made it fun.  You found me the best that was available in my price range and it is perfect for me. Joyce Rogers, San Mateo


"Thank you so much for all of your help and efforts in selling pour house.  We really appreciate your efficiency. We were really surprised at how quickly and the price we sold at! You do know your work!" Renee ande David Gregory, San Carlos


"... you gave me the confidence to start a new life by finding me a place that's perfect for me.  You listened to me and I learned from you.  Can't thank you enough." B. Benson, Burlingame


"Your knowledge, effort, perseverance and attention to detail were exceptional and much more than we ever expected or would have asked for from any realtor. Both the apartment buildings and the medical building have been great producers of income and their values have increased substantially."H. Bloom Esq., San Mateo


"Without question, Liliane is a pleasure to do business with.  She has extensive knowledge of the property market of the Peninsula.  I enjoyed her straightforward, no nonsense approach.  It was refreshing dealing with someone in real Estate who was not trying to sugar coat the realities of a home purchase."W.J. Potts, Belmont


"Most importantly Liliane, we wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed working with you. We appreciate the time and effort you put in to help us through a difficult transition.  You helped to make our move a positive one, and we're happy we did it.  We'll let you know when we're ready to sell again." Donna and Steve Pilcher, Foster City


"Liliane's effort in selling our home in a slowing housing market went above and beyond what we expected. Each week she hosted an open house for the public and a seperate open house for realtors.  She was always readily available to provide access to the house for inspectors and workers;  she attended to every task, large and small.  Her attention to detail impressed us every step of the process." Greg and Gina Hansen, Redwood Shores.


"We want to thank you so much for all the help with selling our townhouse and buying our new house. We know we are pretty picky buyers and you were very patient with us and helped educate us on the options we had. Thanks for always being so organized and being on top of things. We will definetely recommend you to our friends looking to buy or sell ..." The McCulleys, Redwood City