"SPECIAL AGENT BOBBI" DESAI,
CENTURY 21 REDWOOD REALTY
Special Agent Bobbi = Special Needs Mom + Real Estate Agent
When Bobbi Desai was pregnant with Ryan, her first child, he was diagnosed with congenital heart defects. At that moment, she became an advocate, a researcher, a negotiator, a coach, an educator, a planner, a multi-tasker and a special needs parent. Her life changed forever. Ryan underwent his first open-heart surgery with he was 2-days-old, his second when he was 5-months-old and his third when he was 3. When he was 2 1/2, Ryan was diagnosed with Torg-Winchester Syndrome, a very rare bone disease. He is one of 12 reported cases worldwide, and there is no treatment and no cure. Although Ryan has not yet met a doctor that has seen a case like his, specialists at NIH and Shriner’s Hospital for Children are willing to research his case and attempt to treat him. Despite his disabilities, Ryan is now a thriving kindergartener who loves to zoom around in his red motorized wheelchair, has 4 therapy sessions a week and fractures very easily, but he is an extremely smart, social, funny and sweet boy and brother to his 5-year-old sister, Arya.
As a Realtor® with Century 21 Redwood Realty, Special Agent Bobbi strives to help families like hers, that have specific and special needs. Whether those needs are mental, physical, behavioral or emotional, special care is required in the buying or selling of a home. Bobbi’s experience as a Special Needs Mom gives her a unique understanding of these families, and the skills she has honed allow her to be the best advocate for her clients throughout the process…from patiently educating them, to fiercely negotiating for them, to diligently managing every aspect of their transaction. She assists her clients with the transition as well as the process, whether it involves a special needs child, a chronically ill adult or an aging parent. As a listing agent, Bobbi’s 10 years of experience in marketing and communications for companies like the NASDAQ Stock Market and Alcoa have given her an arsenal of tactics and strategies to get her listings sold quickly and with the least amount of disruption to her clients’ lives.
As the parent of a chronically ill child, Bobbi strives to give back…donating 20% of every commission she makes to a children’s charity, many of whom treat children regardless of their ability to pay.
Some of the organizations she has supported include:
Shriner’s Hospital for Children
Children’s National Medical Center
Children’s Heart Foundation
Mended Little Hearts
Children’s Cancer Research Fund