Biz Buzz: Mother, son start Altamont Realty Group
by Denise Ellen Rizzo
May 31, 2014 | 3249 views | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A new mother-and-son team is working to make buying a home effortless at Altamont Realty Group, 672 W. 11th St.

After more than a decade in real estate, Susan Bertelson, 52, opened the business in early May with her 25-year-old son, Samuel.

Samuel Bertelson, a West High School alumnus, obtained his realtor’s license this year after serving six years in the U.S. Navy as a search-and-rescue swimmer in Florida.

Altamont Realty Group will focus on residential real estate in Tracy and Mountain House and throughout the Central Valley and Tri-Valley.

“We want to serve the community and make sure our clients have the best real estate experience as possible,” Susan Bertelson said.

“I make sure buyers are informed and comfortable with the experience of buying a house so they don’t have any surprises.”

Susan Bertelson is a member of the Central Valley Association of Realtors and vice president of the Tracy Council of Realtors, similar to a chamber of commerce for real estate. She said the group is planning a fashion show June 26 at the West Valley Mall, and all of the proceeds will be donated to local charities.

Susan Bertelson can be reached at 914-4600 and Samuel Bertelson at 914-2276.

Altamont Realty Group is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment Saturday and Sunday. For information: 831-9792.

• Contact Denise Ellen Rizzo at or 830-4225.

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