Gerald Buten

Rivermark and River Oaks Village Specialist
RE/MAX Real Estate Services


Gerald Buten

Gerald specializes in property inventory in Santa Clara County and has extensive expertise regarding the Rivermark and River Oaks Village communities.  Gerald has a friendly and outgoing personality and is looking forward to using his professionalism, expertise and integrity to assist you with your real estate needs.

February 16, 2018

This site is designed to provide you relevant information to assist with decisions regarding your real estate requirements. It will also provide you with information concerning my real estate business for consideration as you select a real estate agent.

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To speak with me directly, please contact me at 408.944.0144 or Thanks, Jerry

February 16, 2018

There are 5 properties for sale in the RIVERMARK/RIVER OAKS VILLAGE/CA RENAISSANCE areas, 1 in Rivermark and 4 in River Oaks Village/California Renaissance area. Please see the "Listings" section for details. I will be happy to promptly e-mail you additional details regarding these listings upon request. Contact me today at or 408.944.0144.

February 16, 2018

MARKET ANALYSIS/RECENT SALES RIVERMARK--See "SOLD" section of this site. Monitor all the activity in your neighborhood and become a market expert. This section is updated every several days so your information is the most current available.

February 16, 2018

MARKET ANALYSIS/RECENT SALES RIVER OAKS VILLAGE/CA RENAISSANCE/CA IMPRESSOINS--SEE "SOLD" section of this site. Monitor all the activity in your neighborhood and become a market expert. This section is updated every several days so your information is the most current available.

February 16, 2018

FIDUCIARY RELATIONSHIP Did you know, according to CA law, you and your real estate agent have a fiduciary relationship?

A FIDUCIARY is a person acting in a position of trust and confidence in a business relationship. A FIDUCIARY RELATIONSHIP requires the highest good faith from the agent to his or her principal. The real estate broker and agent owe certain duties and responsibilities to the client, including honesty, utmost care, integrity, accounting, disclosure and loyalty. The real estate broker and agent must put the client's interest above their own interest and the interest of others.

If you are looking for this type of service, call Gerald Buten today at 408.944.0144.

February 16, 2018

BUYER'S AGENT--Buying a home is a major investment. The real estate agent you meet at the open house is generally working for the seller. Who is representing you? Buyers need a professional real estate agent representing them during the purchase of a home. In addition to representing sellers, I have a very active practice representing both sellers and buyers. As your representative, I will help you find the right home, and assist you with pricing, financing, preparing and negotiating your offer, and closing the transaction. I use a consultative approach with all my clients so you will not feel pressured to commit to any transaction. More information concerning my background can be found in the "Bio" Section of this site. Remember, these services cost you nothing, because buyer's agents are paid from the seller's commission. My core values are competency, integrity and service for my clients. Call me today at 408.944.0144 or contact me at

February 16, 2018

PROUD MEMBER OF BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU Gerald Buten, Remax Real Estate Services is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. Our core values are integrity, competency and service. The BBB emblem and link at the bottom of this page will provide you with our business record. Contact Gerald Buten, CA DRE# 01437276, today at 408.944.0144 or

February 16, 2018

I am a Rivermark, River Oaks Village, and CA Renaissance areas specialist who provides outstanding service and saves you money on commission. As a full service broker associate, I also provide professional interior design and staging services. Integrity, Competency and Service are my core values.

Prior to starting my real estate business in 2004, I served as a senior executive in the United States Department of Justice.

Since 2004, my focus has been on entrepreneurial activities, community service and providing day care for my nine year old daughter. Additional activities include teaching at University of Phoenix, serving as a commissioner on the Santa Clara County Juvenile Justice Commission, President of the Villagio Homeowners Association, government liaison and community partners volunteer for the Red Cross, a member of the San Jose Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), volunteer classroom facilitator at Washington Open Elementary School and Vice President of the Parent Faculty Board.

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, I would be honored to assist you with your real estate requirements. Call me today at 408.944.0144.

January 26, 2018

SERVICE FOR VETERANS PROGRAM In honor of Dick Buten, my Dad who served with distinction in World War II, if you are a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghanistan since 9/11/2001, I will provide my real estate services to you for free. To qualify for the program, veterans must provide a DD 214 or other appropriate form, documenting their service. My family and I have benefitted from your service and sacrifices, and now is a good time to repay those who served.

My name is Gerald Buten, CA BRE #01437276, a Broker Associate at Re/Max Real Estate Services, 20111 Stevens Creek BL #245, Cupertino, CA 95014, direct phone 408.944.0144. I have over 10 years experience representing residential buyers and sellers in Santa Clara County, California. More information about my real estate practice, including my biography, is available on this site.

If you qualify for my Service For Veterans Program, I will assist you with your real estate transactions for free. This means if you are a seller, I will reduce the amount of commission you pay. If you are a buyer, I will credit you at close of escrow with the amount of commission I earned as the buyer's agent. As a general estimate, in both types of transactions, you will save approximately 2.5% of the purchase price, less the total administration fees Remax charges me for each transaction.

The total administration fees Remax charges me for each transaction consist of $665 in fixed administrative fees, including a coordination fee $295, an errors and omissions insurance fee $175, and a transaction fee $195, plus 22.4% of the gross commission earned. The veteran will pay the total administration fees charged by Remax. In the event, the administration fees Remax charges me should change during the period of time that a veteran is represented by me under the Service For Veterans Program, such charges shall be paid by the veteran.

If you are a qualifying veteran, or know a qualified veteran, please contact me through my website or at 408.944.0144 to obtain all the details regarding my SERVICE FOR VETERANS PROGRAM.

January 5, 2018

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR VETERANS! Your service makes it possible for all of us to live the American dream.

November 17, 2017


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For many reasons, RE/MAX is viewed as the No. 1 brand in real estate. Whether measured by closed transaction sides, average agent productivity (as documented in several annual industry studies), brand name awareness, education, experience or an assortment of other key metrics, RE/MAX enjoys a top position in a very competitive landscape. And with innovative technology such as the redesigned, the RE/MAX Mobile Suite, the new MyRU eLearning platform, and the new RE/MAX Commercial website, the network continues to break barriers and stay ahead of ongoing trends.

That's been an enduring theme throughout the network's history, which reached 40 years in 2013. In October 2013, RE/MAX Holdings Inc. became a publicly traded company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange as RMAX. Dave and Gail Liniger are still in their leadership roles at RE/MAX World Headquarters in Denver, and their vision, grit and drive has inspired thousands of productive entrepreneurs the very people they hoped their model would attract to pursue their own dreams of real estate success.

October 27, 2017

Thought for the Week

"There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why...I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?"

Robert F. Kennedy

October 27, 2017

America is only another name for opportunity. Ralph Waldo Emerson

April 2, 2017

Gerald Buten has developed a partnership with JG Hellmuth InteriorDesign Jeffrey Hellmuth is an experienced interior designer who can assist sellers prepare their home for successful marketing. He can also help buyers prepare their newly purchased home for occupancy.

March 18, 2017

Tips for Selling Your Home

Curb appeal is the first impression. Most interested buyers will drive past the home after seeing it on the Internet. Make sure your home looks good from the curb!

The kitchen is the most important room for your listing presentation. Sometimes small kitchen upgrades will greatly enhance your home in the mind of the buyers.

Watch your budget. small and fast repairs in each room will provide a better ROI than a large remodel project in one room.

Minimize your personal touches to your home. The more personal your home is the harder it is for buyers to see themselves living there. Strongly consider staging your home with a professional.

March 16, 2017

HONEST, EXPERIENCED, PROFESSIONAL, RESPONSIVE AND COMMUNICATIVE are words used by my clients to describe me. I am a longtime resident of River Oaks Village, currently serving on the Villagio HOA Board. I specialize in the River Oaks and Rivermark Communities. I have also been very successful as a buyer's agent finding homes outside of these areas for clients who are moving into other communities of the South Bay and the Peninsula. I use a consulting approach to provide you with relevant data so that you can make sound decisions regarding your real estate transactions. I am ready to provide you with exceptional service and save you money on commission. Contact me today at 408.944.0144 or