About Us

Your Neighborhood Experts

We are focused on providing you with the best results and service in the industry. We listen carefully to understand your real estate goals and work hard to create solutions that make sense for you. Whether you are new to the market or an experienced investor, we have the expertise, proven track record, and resources to help you achieve your real estate goals.

As is often said, real estate is about location, location, location. We have extensive knowledge of the San Francisco Peninsula south to Silicon Valley specializing in the heart of this area in the cities of Burlingame, San Mateo, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, Menlo Park, and Palo Alto.

Dave Parks                            Steve Hicks
(650)642-4141                    (650)670-4064
BRE#00889699               BRE#00923168

For over 30 years, Dave Parks and Steve Hicks have consistently been one of San Mateo County's top producing real estate sales teams. As brokers and co-owners of Gateway Properties in San Carlos, Dave and Steve have listed and sold residential and investment properties on the Peninsula, Silicon Valley as well as coastal properties. They attribute much of their success to their passion, knowledge, and appreciation of the region. In addition, Dave and Steve’s clients value their hands-on approach, persistence, strong negotiating skills, and above all else, their practical knowledge. They are particularly beloved among their seller clients, who tout their aggressive marketing strategies and Bay Area market intelligence as some of their top assets.

When Dave and Steve are not working with their clients, they both enjoy spending time with their families (and they are married to sisters!). Dave and Steve are also the proud owners of the local restaurants, The Office Bar & Grill and 3 Pigs BBQ in San Carlos. Additionally, Dave and his wife are the owners of Rustic House Seafood and Oyster Bar, also in San Carlos. Whether sharing the experience of food and wine with their clients or marketing a home to Bay Area residents, Dave and Steve are committed to offering the highest quality representation and service. Their track record says it all.

Sandi Smith

Born and raised on the Peninsula and a San Carlos resident for the past 27 years, Sandi has extensive knowledge of the Peninsula neighborhoods, communities, and schools. Shortly after graduating from San Francisco State University, she began her career in real estate administration quickly realizing she had found her niche, obtaining her license just a few years later. Because of her dedication, strong work ethic, and positive attitude, she has established a large network of clients who refer her constantly. Sandi takes great satisfaction in assisting buyers with one of the largest purchases of their lives and considers listening to her client’s wants and needs of utmost importance. When it comes to representing sellers, she and her husband, a general contractor, are known to team up to project-manage properties from minor updates to full remodels prior to marketing a home for sale. Sandi's experience includes listings, sales, and rentals of single family homes, condominiums, multi-residential, income, and trustee properties.

In her spare time, Sandi enjoys attending her son's volleyball games, spending time with her college-aged daughters and their friends, assisting her husband with his construction business, vacationing in Lake Tahoe and spending time with her family and friends.
Stephen Hicks
Stephen Hicks
1748 El Camino Real San Carlos CA 94070
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