The Elfving Group

Who We Are

The Elfvings are a distinguished family with a rich history of building and selling real estate on the Peninsula. Following a family tradition of realtors, John entered the real estate business in 1983 as the 3rd generation of Elfving Realtors. His son, Erik, and daughter, Emma, joined him in business in 2009 as the 4th generation.

As a lifelong residents of the mid-Peninsula, the Elfvings have first-hand knowledge of the schools, libraries, community activities and country clubs. Their local expertise has been integral to their success in this increasingly competitive market.

The Elfvings offer a full service marketing plan. They coordinate the preparation and marketing of each home to ensure their clients receive top dollar. Their extensive network of contractors routinely bill to escrow, so their clients can experience a smooth transaction free from the need to constantly be writing checks.

With over 45 combined years serving their community, the Elfvings are the reliable choice when choosing to buy or sell a home.


John Elfving

John is a Third-Generation Real Estate Broker from San Mateo County. Following a family tradition of realtors, John entered the real estate business in 1983. Since his start John has established himself as top producer in San Mateo County. As a lifelong resident of the mid-Peninsula, he has firsthand knowledge of schools, libraries, community activities and country clubs. His extensive knowledge of real estate values in the various neighborhoods combined with his full-service marketing plan gives sellers the competitive edge needed when marketing their home. .John has a son, a daughter and a wife of 40 years. He is a past President of the Kiwanis Club of Greater San Mateo, the Peninsula Stanford Club and the San Mateo Park Homeowners Association.

Emma Elfving

Having grown up in Hillsborough and lived in the Bay Area for over 30 years, Emma has a clear perspective on the unique characteristics of Peninsula real estate. With her past customer service experience, she ensures that every facet of your purchase or sale of property will be handled with the highest level of professionalism. Over the past twelve years in the real estate business, Emma has mastered the art of negotiation- a skill which is essential to secure you the best possible price on your purchase or sale of real estate.

Emma offers a wealth of skill, experience and a commitment to customer service when interacting with all clients. Her cutting-edge technology skills are proven to be innovative and successful when marketing all distinctive properties and estates.

Erik Elfving

Erik is the fourth generation of Elfving realtors to work on the Mid-Peninsula. He is very familiar with the community and its people, having spent most of his life in the area.

Erik works hard for his clients. His technical mind keeps him on the cutting edge, allowing him to provide his clients with a higher level of service. His skills as an artist afford him insights and opportunities that few others have.

Erik’s ultimate goal is his clients’ happiness, and he strives to ensure that in an ever more complicated and competitive market.