Meet the Team


Michael Dreyfus

Broker, Founder, the Dreyfus group
Principal, Golden Gate Sotheby's international realty

Michael Dreyfus has had over 25 years of repeated success in residential real estate. He currently ranks as one of the leading sales agents in the Silicon Valley/Peninsula area and has regular appearances on the Wall Street Journal/Real Trend’s list of America’s Top 250 Agents.

His recent sales have been often and varied, including some of the highest sales recorded in Palo Alto, Woodside and Atherton. He has also sold homes in Menlo Park, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Portola Valley, San Carlos, San Mateo, and has established a specialty in the high end market and the neighborhoods of North Palo Alto. In addition, he has represented clients in high-end resort purchases throughout California.

As well as being an active sales agent, Michael is President, Silicon Valley for Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty. He is an industry thought leader and has been interviewed on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, ABC News and Fortune/CNN/Money regarding market trends and events. Along with blogging and regular newsletter writing, he has also written a real estate column for The Palo Alto Weekly and is the founder of The Peninsula Magazine.

Michael is a licensed Real Estate Broker and Attorney-at-law. He is a member of the National and California Association of Realtors, and the Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Tahoe/Sierra and Southern California multiple listing services. He is active in the community, having served in various school and athletic positions, on the Board of Directors for the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation, and as a director on the Save the Bay foundation board. He is a long time  nancial supporter of local schools and charities and is a regular sponsor of the Palo Alto Art Center’s Glass Pumpkin Festival, The Gamble Garden Association’s annual Palo Alto Garden Tour and Castilleja School’s Arts with a Heart event.


Noelle Queen

Sales Associate

Noelle participates in all aspects of the team’s business including origination, listing preparation, marketing, negotiations, client communications and escrow coordination.

She has substantial experience in listing preparation and interior design, working closely with the team’s clients in preparing their homes for sale.


Marlena Aranda

Chief Marketing Officer

Marlena will work with you and your agent to make sure all marketing efforts for your property have the high-quality look and feel that The Dreyfus Group is known for - from the photography to the amenities listing to the floor plan.  

She will also work with you to develop the story of your home, fully leveraging the unique and valuable attributes of your property that will get your home noticed in a crowded marketplace. 





Sandie Timm

Advertising Director

Sandie directs the team’s print and online advertising initiatives.  She helps develop and execute a custom advertising plan for each property and maintains the team’s proprietary mail and email contact lists to reach the target buyer.  

Sandie manages the team’s lead generation campaigns, buyer list building, web advertising and social media. 


Our Offices

Downtown Palo Alto

728 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA

Downtown Menlo Park

640 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park, CA