Giving back time and energy, Sandy Wihtol, Intero agent and formal professional athlete receives Service Award Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., the top-selling real estate company in Silicon Valley, is excited to announce that Sandy Wihtol, an agent out of their Los Altos office has recently been recognized with the Service Award at the annual Santa Clara County Hot Stove banquet for his sixteen years of dedication to the Los Altos High School baseball program. The banquet recognizes area baseball players and teams from the major and minor leagues, college, and high school levels.
A Palo Alto native, Mr. Wihtol got involved with the high school team after nine years as pitcher for the Cleveland Indians. He followed that up by returning home and beginning his real estate profession. After a few years of establishing his place in the industry, he became the off-campus baseball coach for Los Altos High School. During his time as coach, Mr. Wihtol guided the Eagles to the school's only Central Coast Section baseball title, winning Div. II in 2007 and followed that up with two trips to CCS finals. “I honestly never thought that I would get back into baseball after my playing days. But that decision I made in the fall of 1996 to help with the local high school kids is one of my best ones I ever made,” says Sandy about his time at Los Altos High School. “Although a big commitment, the personal gratification I received from giving back to the players, the parents and other baseball people I met and interacted with through the years, and the joy of the game, I was very blessed to be given that responsibility and opportunity to do so.” 2012 was Sandy’s last season with the team leaving it in the very capable hands of some of the school’s previous players.
Simultaneously to coaching high school baseball, Sandy has been a full-time professional Realtor for 27 years and with Intero Real Estate Services since 2006. “We’re lucky to have Sandy on our team at Intero. He is not only a great man, but a great coach and mentor who has made a difference in the lives of many. ” Says Gino Blefari, President and CEO of Intero Real Estate Services. “This is exactly the values each of our agents strives to embody.”
Sandy continues to be in the top 5% of sales performance of Realtors in his industry.