About Us Welcome to SF Bay Homes! My name is Cliff Keith, and I have been a licensed real estate Broker in the State of California since 1976. During my tenure as a Realtor, I have been a member in good standing in both the State and Federal Organizations for Realtors, (CAR & NAR).
Over the past 36 years I have also been a member of the local Boards of Realtors who are now known as SamCar and SILVAR. I have chaired several committees and sat on others committees. I have been awarded various awards along with certificates of appreciations including the prestigious “Golden Rule” Award, which is given by my peers, by popular vote.
My life as a Realtor started in Burlingame and Foster City with C-21 Bennett Properties for a period of 8 years. I then associated myself with Fox and Carskadon including all their name changes over the next 25 where they ended up under the franchise of Coldwell Banker. Currently I am a Broker Associate with Today | Sotheby’s International Realty.
I have been a consistent top tiered real estate professional while working for the three companies that hired me as an independent contractor. This has been demonstrated by the various levels of accomplishment awards given to me over the years.
I have been married to my wife Diane Flynn Keith since 1977 and we have two wonderful sons, Nick and Chad. My wife is a well-known author and public speaker. My sons are both professional musicians.
I am a veteran who served in the US Army and was part of the Division Recon for the 9th Cavalry, which you may know better as the “Buffalo Soldiers”. We were the “tip of the sword” in Vietnam.
Prior to entering the armed forces I was a baker. I am a third generation baker and the name sake for my grandfather who started Keith Bakery and later Banner Bakery in Bloomington/Normal, Illinois.
I have sat on various City of Redwood City commissions and committees. I have chaired and Vice Chaired on every commission and committee I sat on. There are community benefits that are still in operation today, which were started during my time of serving my community. Most notable to most are the concerts in the parks series that are performed during the summer months in Stafford Park. These concerts are supported and enjoyed by all those within the community who still attend them to this day.
I now find myself enjoying gardening during my spare time from real estate. I try to grow everything from seeds I have saved from the previous year’s growth. This is true for both my vegetables and flowers. I have had good success with this and love to watch my garden grow. It is the focal point for people and children who pass my home and I share my knowledge, experiences, and bounty with them.
Some people ask me how I do so well with my plants and I reply…I go back to my days of baking and think of the soil like a batter of dough. To make it into a loaf of bread you need certain ingredients in the right ratio and mix them thoroughly. I do the same for my soil to get the result I want. Only unknown is “Mother Nature”, sometimes she may not go along with what you want!
More About Us California Licensed Real Estate Broker Since May of 1976
SamCar Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors
California Association of Realtors
Million Dollar Club–Life Member
Realtors Active in Politics (RAP)–National Association of Realtors
Commercial Investment Forum–SamCar Association of Realtors
Historical Resources Advisory Committee for the Redwood City Planning Commission–Vice Chairperson
Civic Cultural Commission City of Redwood City — Chairperson
Redwood City Water Board — Vice Chairperson
Real Estate Awards:
“Golden Rule Award” Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont Association of Realtors–Given by my peers
Million Dollar Club–Life Member
President’s Club– Fox and Carskadon [Top 10%]
President’s Elite Circle – Coldwell Banker [Top 4%]
Married Since 1977 to a wonderful wife Diane Flynn Keith, Author. We have two great sons, Nick and Chad, who are Professional Musicians.
Gardening, Music, and Collecting
Favorite Two Books:
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Carschooling by Diane Flynn Keith
First Two Concerts:
Peter, Paul and Mary – Illinois State University Auditorium
Savoy Brown, Joe Cocker, The Who – Kinetic Playground
Favorite “One Person” Performers:
Sammy Davis Jr.
The Rolling Stones
Ten Years After
The “Blues” Fleetwood Mac (Original)
Jameson (The Band)
“Perfect is usually good enough. — Hank, The Cow Dog