About Me

Mark Martinho J.D.
Vabrato Realtor, Broker, Owner

BRE# 01372898

Summary: I have invested a great deal of time and effort into developing a knowledge base that serves my clients well. I like to think of my unique skill set like an insurance policy for clients, they will hopefully never need it, but they will sleep better at night knowing it's there.  My unique skills include:

    I’m a local market expert! I’ve lived in the area for 30 years.

    Real Estate is all about legally binding agreements.

    Structural engineering reports and/or discussions with engineers can become a necessary part of a real estate transaction.

    As a previous Series 6 Equity Analyst I’ve dealt with complex financial matters.

    From foundations to roofs, I’ve physically done it all.  


I was born in Canada, but at the age of two, my family decided to return to Portugal where I spent the next decade growing up. When I was almost 12, my family moved to Santa Barbara and then a couple years later to the Bay Area.

During my college years I worked local construction jobs while earning my Mechanical Engineering degree coupled with a heavy course load in business. After graduation, I worked as an Engineer in Fortune 500 companies like IBM, Seagate and Applied Materials.

Some years later I left engineering and employed my business education at Merrill Lynch as a Research Analyst covering companies with multi-billion dollar market caps. One of the highlights of my engineering career was working with my father, Francisco Martinho and it would have been nice if I could have also done a stint with my engineer brother, Frank Martinho, but alas that never happened.

In 2001, I decided to pursue one of my professional passions, Real Estate. Already invested in both the residential and commercial property sector, I decided to make it a full-time career. The change brought some very important benefits. It kept me closer to home and my family coupled with allowing me to develop deeper, long term relationships with my clients and community. The flexible realtor schedule also allowed for another goal, to earn a Law Degree, which I completed in 2013.

I'm married to Christina Martinho and have two kids that attended Clifford, North Star, Sequoia High School, and Berkeley. Yes, they both went to Berkeley. Christina has worked at Sequoia Hospital for over 25 years as an Ultrasound/Echo Technician. She has seen many of our young people before they were ever born!

Today, I take great pride in offering clients a positive experience when buying or selling their homes. Most of my clients also appreciate the powerful and unique viewpoint I provide them by leveraging his engineering, financial, legal, and construction skills. I'm there every step of the way for my clients and still long after a home is bought or sold.

Direct: 650.346.1595
Email: mark@vabrato.com

Vabrato Real Estate Services

1005 Edgewood Rd., Redwood City, CA 94062

Mark Martinho
Realtor®, J.D.

CA DRE License Number: 01372898