As a self-motivated, conscientious real estate agent with a strong work ethic, my underlying philosophy of “service first” means that my clients’ needs are paramount. I work diligently to understand each client’s goals and to always exemplify trust, transparency, and integrity. My reputation for honest communication and active listening has made me a trusted advisor for the people with whom I work. As a dedicated, personable, and approachable real estate agent, I give clients highly personalized attention and work around their schedules.


License and Qualifications

  • Real Estate Salesperson License, California Bureau of Real Estate, 2002
  • Detailed familiarity with Danville, San Ramon, Pleasanton, Dublin, Walnut Creek, and the surrounding area
  • MBA with honors in Finance and Investment: Executive Program, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA 1994
  • Master of Science in Economics and Applied Mathematics, Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia 1980
  • Excellent interpersonal ability; strong negotiator

Professional Experience

REALTOR®, Keller Williams—Danville, CA 2012 – Present

  • Work with buyers, sellers, and investors to create a strategy based on each client’s unique priorities. Maintain comprehensive knowledge of shifting markets and inventory. Oversee vital home inspections and investigations. Negotiate contract terms, review documents and ensure their accuracy, and guide clients through every stage of the escrow process from start to finish.


REALTOR®, J. Rockcliff Realtors
—Danville, CA 2003 – 2012

Marketing Consultant, Group H, LLC
—Dublin, CA 2001 – 2002

Director of Pricing/Corporate Marketing, Informix
—San Mateo, CA 1999 – 2000

Manager of Customer Support, PeopleSoft
—Pleasanton, CA 1998 – 1999

Manager of Business Logistics Services, American President Lines
—Oakland, CA 1988–1998

  • Previously served as Manager of Asia Systems Support, Manager of Operating and Service Measures, Business Analyst for Financial Planning and Reporting, Marketing Systems Consultant, and Pricing Analyst.


Memberships and Designations

  • Member, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Member, California Association of REALTORS®
  • Member, Contra Costa Association of REALTORS®
  • Member, Keller Williams Luxury Homes International
  • Keller Williams Global Property Specialist
  • Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE)
  • Certified Investor Agent Specialist® (CIAS)
Contact Info
Helen Ivanov

DRE#: 01347008

Direct: (925) 997-1994

Keller Williams Luxury Homes International
760 Camino Ramon Suite 200, Danville, CA 94526
CalBRE License Number: 01359403