A year after we bought our home, we worked with Mary and Sarah to sell it because of a move back to NY. Some notes on how they operate: 1. Readying the house. They worked with their stagers and contractors to make sure the house was 100% perfect for the sale. It was easy and far less expensive than we'd feared to complete some outstanding work with extraordinarily high quality. 2. Price strategy. They helped us price appropriately to sell the house quickly and at a fair price. In the end, we sold above asking and for exactly what we'd hoped for, which is a good outcome. 3. Negotiation. These women are good at the process. It's an art. 4. Communication. They made a schedule and stuck to it, communicating every step of the way. 5. Lack of stress and drama. Nothing surprised us, and nothing got screwed up. 6. Demeanor. The whole team is friendly and pleasant. 7. Responsiveness. They were always available to speak with us and follow up on offers and requests. Always. I think Sarah was working from the delivery room after she had her baby. Not really, but almost.
I recommend the team unreservedly.
Laura & Dave Young
My husband and I are first-time homebuyers, so had a lot of questions and needed extra handholding through the stressful and confusing process. Mary, Sarah, and the rest of the Marin Home Team not only had great general market knowledge, but were also incredibly helpful in illuminating specifics about different areas, school districts, pros and cons of certain neighborhoods and homes, etc. They were also very responsive and dependable as our partner throughout the process. This team has the great combination of being straight shooters, yet also so warm and easy to work with. They never tried to talk us into the wrong house -- in fact, they even talked us out of a couple. The team helped steer us and encourage us as we waited patiently for "the one"' -- and when we found it, we relied on their guidance and expertise to get the best possible deal in an extremely competitive situation. We loved working with the Marin Home Team and hope to continue to do so for many years to come.
Mark & Camilla Beevor
We are new to Marin and completely ignorant as to how to navigate the white hot property market that is Mill Valley. Sarah and Mary were exceptional in their patience and help and unparalleled in their knowledge and professional strength in the market. We are now very happy home owners of more than we could have ever thought possible, and this is entirely due to Mary and Sarah’s expertise and mentorship. They have each gone above and beyond on many occasions and continue to help us hugely as we navigate home-ownership. We can not recommend them highly enough.
Jamie & Josh Goldstein
We were referred to Marin Home Team by two different friends who recently bought homes in Mill Valley. They had only good things to say and we chose them after speaking with a couple of other agents. In short we would recommend the Team without hesitation. They listened, understood what was important to us, and were helpful in all areas. They were patient, efficient, and extremely responsive to any questions. They know the towns, neighborhoods and market. I would say that they are more savvy than the typical realtor. Perhaps most importantly, we went to a couple of open houses by ourselves and the selling brokers were very clear that they would be happy to work the Marin Home Team. We had not thought of that factor, but the reaction of the selling brokers made us realize how important it is in a competitive market with multiple offers. In the end, we had a very targeted search that was efficient and ended up with us getting a home that we are very happy with on only our second bid. I cannot say enough good things about the Marin Home Team. I would recommend them highly and have suggested them to many friends that are in the market.
Angie & Noah Knauf
We were referred to Mary, Diane and the Marin Home Team by some friends who recently purchased a home in Tiburon and said they had "the best" realtor. We had spoken to several local agents as we began our search for the perfect spot in Mill Valley and as soon as we met with the team, we knew we found our agents. From the very beginning, they focused on all the things that we needed in a home for it to be our "perfect fit." We established our criteria and they were dedicated to showing us homes that met our needs and not wasting our time with properties that weren't quite right. We knew we would have to wait to find the right place and the team was patient and diligent. They presented properties from the perspective of "here's how it fits your criteria" rather than " let me tell you all the great things about this house." In addition, they are incredibly responsive, quick to move, respectful of our budget parameters, and no-nonsense in their approach. I would highly recommend the Marin Home Team. Their knowledge of the market and the way they work with their clients are unmatched!
I was looking for an investment property at the right price, and in this competitive market I expected it to take a long time. Within two weeks, the Marin Home team had flagged the perfect opportunity. With careful coaching, I was chosen to purchase the property in a competitive bidding situation, and I was not the top bidder! This team takes the time needed and has the expertise to advise clients on what the true value of a home is so that you are not caught in the emotion of a purchase or the frenzy of a hot market. I have since made three purchases with the team and I recommend prospective clients, whether buying or selling, to look no further than the Marin Home team. You will be in the most capable hands.
I have been on both sides of the real estate game with these ladies, and they are real team players. I have purchased and sold several properties with the team in Marin County and San Francisco, and they never stop amazing me. That is the reason I keep coming back to them. I can say with certainty that the entire team is knowledgeable, committed, and extremely efficient. They take into account even your slightest request and guide you with great disposition and amazing wisdom. I personally love the fact that their experience does not cloud the due care they owe to their clients. The fact that these ladies work together in all of my purchases/sales has been a tremendous advantage because they complement each other and always deliver! I have worked with these ladies for years and feel very strongly that you cannot find a group of people more ethical, experienced, and dedicated to your case.
Michaela & Bill Klaff
The Marin Home team first worked with us to sell our Mill Valley home. I know we weren't a typical client as we changed our mind on how committed we were to making the change. But never did we feel pressured to do something before we were ready. When the time was right, they listed, marketed, and sold our house for above asking quickly, efficiently, honestly, and professionally. When we wanted to buy again, there was no pressure from the Team to move quickly, but they were always there to explore options, answer questions, and help in every way we needed. They heard of a property about to get listed and worked swiftly to enable us to successfully get the right property at the right price. Beyond the individual expertise of Diane, Mary, or Sarah, you get the benefit of a cohesive, strategic team who are always there to support their clients. Both as a seller and a buyer, we are enormously grateful for the opportunity to partner with this team of smart, knowledgeable, amazing women - women we're now happy to call friends.
Ali & Luis Costa
Sarah and her team were exceptional to work with. They were a perfect mix of informal yet super efficient, friendly and welcoming and always receptive to any "silly" questions we had about the process. The response times were great and they were always available for a discussion. Sarah and the team's depth of current and historical perspective was fantastic and super useful. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sarah and the team for anyone looking in the Marin area.
Karen and Markus McMillian
Victoria recently helped us purchase a home in Corte Madera. I am a first time home buyer and she was absolutely amazing! Through the entire process, she listened to our needs and addressed every concern. She really seemed to understand what we were looking for and worked hard to find houses that met our needs. We never felt pressured to make offers if we weren't "in love" with a home.
Once we found a home we loved, she walked us through every step of the process. Due to a property line issue, we had a very complicated closing. Victoria and her entire team stayed on top of every detail and helped us through all of this issues.
I could not recommend Victoria and the Marin home team highly enough! If you are looking to buy a home in Marin, call them immediately!