About Us

Denise Athas Biography

My family tree has deep roots in the Bay Area.  My grandparents immigrated here during the turn of the last century and instilled in me a strong sense of old-fashioned service and a true respect for the customer.  While growing up, my parents were excellent role models; my mother was an elementary school teacher and my father was a family physician devoted to the care of his patients.

As a first hand witness to true customer service, I developed my own ability to provide the finest service.  Since 1989, when I first got my real estate license, I have kept learning and growing my knowledge to be the best I could be for my clients.  I attained my Broker’s License in 1991 and several designations since then:  CRS – Certified Residential Specialist, SRES – Seniors Real Estate Specialist, RCC-Residential Construction Certified, AHS – Accredited Home Stager, E-Pro- Internet Professional. 

I am thrilled that my husband George has now joined me as my partner in real estate because now the two of us can be twice as good.

We are constantly learning about all the new technologies, social media’s and tools to best sell a home and advertise to everyone utilizing all the resources available today.

Our highest priority is to give the best in customer service.  Our business is run mostly by referrals.  People are pleased to pass along our names to their family and friends because of the level of care and respect they are given throughout the transaction and beyond.  We stay as the Trusted Advisors to our clients sending monthly information and passing along referrals to any sources they need.

Denise has two adult sons, Matthew and Joe and George and Denise have a West Highland Terrier, Effi.  Denise is very involved in the community having served as President of Novato Chamber of Commerce, Two years as President of the Downtown Business Association and is currently serving as Mayor of Novato in her third year on the Novato City Council.


George Athas Biography

After over 20 years of nationally acclaimed award winning sales with Canon USA, George joined Athas & Associates Real Estate in April of 2011 as Denise’s partner.  These two decades of experience, covering more than one third of the United States, complements his wife’s 23 years in the Real Estate Business.  George received numerous sales awards while being a sales representative for Canon USA in their Consumer Imaging Group/Video Division.  During his career he received the highest distinction awarded a Salesman which was the #1 National Salesman of the Year. 

Since George received his Real Estate License he has achieved a designation and is a certified  SFR - Short Sales and Foreclosures Resource. 

This combination of experience will provide unparalleled service and an exceptional experience for customers. 

George’s hobbies include music, playing drums and keyboard, golf, travel and walking Effi.  He was born in San Rafael and grew up for a time in the Eastern States.  George and Denise live in Novato.



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  • e-Pro
  • SFR
  • SRES
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Denise & George Athas
Denise & George Athas
1202 Grant Ave. Ste. A2 Novato CA 94945
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