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About Carla

Carla Griffin grew up in Boise, Idaho and moved to San Jose in 1963 to complete her education at San Jose State University, graduating with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance in 1965.

Following graduation, Carla began her corporate financial career in the semiconductor industry working at Philco Microelectronics, Fairchild Semiconductors and Advanced Micro Devices. After successfully being appointed Corporate Controller and working on the team which took Advanced Micro Devices public, Carla “retired” in 1975 to begin her long successful “entrepreneur” career.

Her real estate career began in 1978 and she has worked in all areas of real estate: lending, residential real estate, commercial real estate, business brokerage, mergers and acquisitions, and new home sales. Over the past 30+ years Carla has earned numerous achievement awards and worked for many non-profit organizations.

Carla is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of California, Certified Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Real Estate Negotiator (CREN), and Certified Probate & Trust Specialist.


  • Real Estate Brokers License, State of California, License #00710852, issued 1985
  • Certified Real Estate Negotiator (CREN), issued June 2023
  • Certified Probate & Trust Specialistissued June 2023
  • C.A.R Honorary Member for Life, California Association of Realtors, Issued Dec. 2018
  • NAR Emeritus, National Association of Realtors, Issued Dec. 2018
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Issued in 2011
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Issued 2004
  • Partnership, syndications
  • Property Management, Exchanges and Tax Laws
  • Real Estate Sales License Issued 1978 (converted to Broker’s)
  • Sales Training Certificate – Hecht & Associates
  • Sales Training Workshops Program Accelerated Business Concepts
  • Advanced Personal Growth & Communication
  • Training Landmark Education
  • B.S. Accounting and Finance San Jose State University, 1965


  • Santa Clara County Association of Realtors (SCCAOR), 2003 to Present
  • California Association of Realtors (CAR), 2003 to Present
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR), 2003 to Present
  • Evergreen Valley Rotary Club, 2018 to Present
  • Silver Creek/Evergreen Valley Realtors Marketing Group, 2004 to Present
  • National Hispanic Organization of Realtors Association (NHORA) Santa Clara County, 2012 to 2017
  • Awarded “Realtor of the Year” by NHORA – 2015
  • Santa Clara County Realtors Foundation (SCCR), 2014 to 2016
  • San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, 2004 to 2014
  • SJSV Business Referral Network Star Award – 2010
  • SJSV Ambassador of the Year – 2009
  • eWomen Network, 2005 to 2011
  • Home Builder’s production awards – 11/02, 4/03, 5/03, 6/03, 9/03, 2ndQ/03, 3rdQ/03, and 10/03
  • President-Elect, SJSU College of Business Alumni Association, 1998-2000
  • Vice President-Development, SJSU College of Business Alumni Association, 1996-1998
  • Producer/Fundraising Chair for Mentoring Faire for Women Entrepreneurs, 1996 and 1997
  • Recipient of Dean’s Service Award in recognition of Outstanding Service to SJSU COB, 1996
  • Honoree into the Beta Gamma Sigma chapter of San Jose State University, 1996
  • Member, Association for Corporate Growth – Silicon Valley Chapter, 1996 to 2000
  • Advisory Board Member, International Business Incubator, 1995-2005
  • National Outstanding Achievement Award from Leads Club, 1994
  • Leader of the Year for Outstanding Contributions to Leads Club, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993