J. Rockcliff Realtors was founded on the precept that the best agents begin with the best training and with over a century of management experience, J. Rockcliff has a wealth of knowledge and experience leading its management and training teams. When you arrive at a J. Rockcliff training class, you can be assured of training designed and presented to give you an edge in today’s ever competitive market. Meet the leaders helping you with your success.
Reinforcing his leadership role within the real estate industry, Mr. Sposito is currently a Director for the California Association of Realtors and he also serves as a Director of the National Association of Realtors. Additionally, he was President of the Bay East Association of Realtors in 1985 and President of the Contra Costa Association of Realtors in 2001, the only individual to have ever held both these prestigious titles. Most recently, he has been named as an honorary Director for Life by the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.).
Mr. Sposito has spoken in front of the Federal Reserve Board regarding key issues within the real estate industry and has been the key note speaker at myriad industry seminars and conventions. Dedicated to continuing education and with a keen eye for the needs of J. Rockcliff clients and agents, he has also earned numerous industry designations including CRB (Certified Residential Broker), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI (Graduate Realtors Institute) and Eco-Broker.
Beginning as a Sales Manager for the Danville and Blackhawk offices of Alain Pinel Realtors, Robin later took on the management of the Pleasanton office of that firm. In 2003, she put her detail-oriented skills to work helping to start Intero Real Estate Services in the East Bay.
In 2007 when the opportunity arose to purchase the 5 East Bay offices of Intero, Robin became the Executive Vice President of J. Rockcliff Realtors where she is responsible for overseeing all marketing, advertising, training, staff and other day-to-day operations in addition to managing the Pleasanton office.
Robin serves on the Contra Costa Association of Realtors Board of Directors and was it’s 2013 President. She is also a Director for the California Association of Realtors and is currently Vice Chair of the Legal Affairs Forum. Robin holds both CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) and GRI (Graduate Realtors Institute) designations. In addition to theses activities, Robin sits on the Steering Committee for Transaction Point Transaction Management and previously taught Real Estate Management.
Believing in the value of home ownership, Robin is a California “President’s Circle” and “Golden R” member of the National Association of Realtor’s Realtor Action Fund.
Originally from Texas, Robin has been in the East Bay since she was ten years old! She has three grown sons with her husband Dave and is crazy about her loveable Golden Retrievers, Cooper and Jax!
Upon graduating from West Virginia University in 1968, Vance entered the U. S. Army as a lieutenant. After a 2 year tour, including a year in Vietnam, Vance entered the corporate world in sales at Carlisle Tire and Rubber Company where he was transfer to the Bay area as sales manager for the North Western Division. Spending several years in sales management for Carlisle Corporation her moved to another management position at Johnson & Johnson in medical sales.
Vance’s real estate career began in 1979, earning numerous sales awards including “Top Sales Agent of the Year”. Active in the real estate sales and management for over 30 years, he is currently Vice President and Sales Manager for the Blackhawk real estate offices of J. Rockcliff Realtors. He finds it very rewarding to work with such an outstanding group of agents and help them grow and prosper.
Vance has lived in the East Bay for over 30 years and currently resides in Blackhawk with his wonderful wife, Sue. They have two grown children, Erica and Adam, and a very precious grandchild who lives nearby. When Vance is not spending time with family and friends, he enjoys golfing, gardening and working-out. He is a member of Blackhawk Country Club, Diablo Valley Vietnam Vets and the Danville VFW. Vance says, “Real estate is my passion! Many past clients have become my good friends! It is a pleasure to be able to work and play in the wonderful town of Danville.”
With a long list of awards and recognitions in real estate sales, she has distinguished herself in the Bay Area and nationwide as a professional with the focused energy to get results. As a manager, Ms. Freeman leads by example and bases her management philosophy on J. Rockcliff Realtors principles of “Integrity, Compassion, Loyalty, Commitment, and Professionalism.” She is a mentor to agents, listens and assists in decision-making, and has a primary emphasis on channeling the energy of the office in a positive manner. The result has been an accomplished group of agents responsible for a consistently successful office. Ms. Freeman’s achievements come from hard work that translates into results for those with whom she works with.
Ms. Freeman is actively involved in her community and is a member of the National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, Contra Costa Association of Realtors, and Bay East Association of Realtors.
In February of 2016, Earl accepted the role of Sales Manager, East Bay, for all six of J. Rockcliff Realtors offices. In June of 2016, Earl was appointed as VP, Branch Manager, for the Pleasanton office of J. Rockcliff Realtors. Earl is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®), a Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR), and a Certified Relocation Specialist.
Prior to his real estate career, Earl spent over twenty years as an executive within the medical device marketplace. While at American Hospital Supply/Baxter Healthcare, he served as Marketing & Operations Manager, International Sales Training Manager, and Director of National Account Sales. Earl also served as the Director of Marketing for Nellcor / Tyco Healthcare. Finally, he served as Director of Marketing for AeroGen and Vice President of Business Development for Oridion Medical where he helped take both companies through their IPO’s. Earl is a graduate of the California State University at Long Beach.
Taking five years off to have her two children, it became very apparent to Irene that she needed to do something more to keep her mind stimulated. That is when Irene decided to get her real estate license and that has been over 25 years ago.
Irene had been working as a REALTOR® almost five years when Jeff Sposito approached her about working for him to review his broker files. Since then, Irene’s position has evolved over the years with Jeff into her current position as Risk Analysis Manager for J. Rockcliff Realtors. Today, Irene works with the agents and managers to solve problems as they arise prior to close of escrow. She also works closely with the Director of Risk Management and the company attorney when disputes arise.
In addition, Irene works with the training department teaching new and seasoned agents the details of listing and purchase contracts on an ongoing basis.
In 2007 Nancy joined J. Rockcliff Realtors as the Director of Marketing and helped to launch the Rockcliff brand and was responsible for developing the marketing and recruiting campaigns.
Nancy joined Bay East Association of REALTORS® in 2010 as the Director of Marketing and Communications to build the video and creative department at Bay East and launch a new branding campaign. She was responsible for the production of all BE videos, training videos, social media, web development and design, and all marketing collateral for the association. Her team has created videos for NAR, C.A.R. and other regional associations. Nancy’s time working within an association gave her an in-depth understanding of mls services at the local, state and national level.
Nancy is back home with J. Rockcliff bringing her mls knowledge and video expertise to the Rockcliff family. She leads the marketing efforts in corporate branding, launching new social media programs, building Rockcliff video capabilities and website development.
In her spare time she breeds and shows AKC champion Hungarian Vizslas. An avid SCUBA diver, instructor and past chairman of the national Association of Underwater Instructors, Nancy was recently inducted into the Women in Diving Hall of Fame.
In early 2000, Michael was recruited to help with the technology and facilities for Intero real estate services, where he helped open over 20 offices while supporting over 1200 agents. In late 2006, Michael was recruited to join J. Rockcliff where he helped bring the Rockcliff name to the East Bay, bringing technology and facilities to Rockcliff agents literally over a single weekend. Since inception Michael has provided technology support and training to the leading East Bay real estate company, J. Rockcliff Realtors.
Originally from San Diego, Michael has been a resident of the Bay Area since 1990. He has two daughters with his wife, Gina, and a spoiled Cockapoo named Tucker.