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Whitney was our agent for the purchase of our first home. It was a long road, but he stuck with us through all of the ups and downs. We toured homes every weekend, both on his recommendation and for our own research. He and his team were incredibly responsive when we showed interest and when we had further questions. They were available day and night and on the weekends as well, which really helped us feel comfortable with the process. If we wanted to see a place, Whitney would consistently ask if I had time that day to see it. We never had to track him down or wait for him to return calls/texts. Over the last two years we put in several offers. He explained everything to us ad infinitum, pushed us when we needed it and backed off when we didn't -- and he has the patience of a saint as we learned on the go. Our bidding and buying was ultimately a bit complicated and involved rent backs, permits, contingencies, and other issues. Whitney helped us navigate that flawlessly and is still helping us! Barr and Whitney are the top when it comes to market trends, neighborhood overviews, and complicated deals. I trust Whitney to hear your needs, determine what works best for you, and be flexible when it comes to your concerns.- Susannah B.
We are very happy with our experience working with our Marin county realtor, Barr Haney of Own Marin. We had been looking for a new home in Marin County for at least three years. We are, admittedly, very picky buyers and have looked at hundreds of homes (but nothing that we couldn't have found ourselves online). That all changed when we began working with Barr, in the first two weeks alone, he was able to show us two off market listings and previews of a couple of upcoming listings. We also asked him to tour us on some homes which were very difficult to get into and he was always able to get us in for a tour and tried to find creative ways we could finance them. Barr was also very responsive to us via text, email and phone calls whenever we had questions or requests. His knowledge and expertise in Marin county are excellent, as he is a Marin county native and has sold many homes in the area. Barr has excellent relationships with his colleagues and they are all willing to work with him because they know he thinks creatively, works cooperatively and is able to move through the home buying/selling process quickly and efficiently. When we finally found the home we wanted to purchase, it was again a difficult home to see and out of our price range, but he was able to help us to see it within 24 hours and to quickly put an offer on it, at a price we were comfortable with. In order to make our offer competitive, we had a short inspection period, and within a day of ratifying the contract, we had a building, pest and sewer later inspection scheduled to occur over the next few days. We were impressed with how quickly Barr organized all of this, which is again a testament to his excellent relationships and contacts within the industry. Barr was very thorough in communicating the steps we needed to take while in escrow and during our inspection period; as this is a property which will undergo a substantial remodel and he wanted us to be fully aware of what would be required from the county and the home owners association. We would not have been able to purchase the home we did if it weren't for Barr. I would highly recommend Barr and his team at Own Marin to anyone looking for a home and a realtor in Marin county. He goes above and beyond!- Susan M.
I'm a huge fan of Barr Haney and Whitney Potter - they did a fantastic job for us as we bought our new home and sold our old home. They are fantastic Marin County Realtors, and I can't recommend them enough. Barr and Whitney identified a potential new home for us in Kentfield, helped us navigate the whole process, and then found a buyer for our existing home. Barr was professional, responsive, and constructive. And as far as Marin County real estate agents go - you can't find a more conscientious or attentive advocate. It was great to have them in our corner.- Dave L.
In reviewing the Own Marin Team, I have to say that there are not enough stars. Selling my father's house was a very emotional endeavor as it had been the family home for 60 years. I could not have engaged a better team. Meeting Whitney and Allie was wonderful from the start. They brought professionalism, skill and most importantly empathy to the sale. Allie immediately understood what needed to be done to prepare the house, turning it into the swan my parents always felt it was. Whitney's skill in how to bring it to market was polished and professional. At the time of sale, Barr knew exactly how to seamlessly carry out the negotiations to a successful conclusion. Simply put, there isn't a better team in Marin.- Irene M.
Tough Buyer's Market Got You Down? Look No Further!After looking for a new home in Marin for several months, we took our friend's advice and called Whitney for help. Just as our friend had promised, everything went very quickly after that. Whitney has fantastic insider knowledge of the market - upcoming properties, off-market listings, and ways to get us in early. He also gave us honest feedback on homes - real pros and cons of different properties, advice on bidding amounts and strategies, and things we could do to make our offers more attractive. We had pretty particular needs, and Whitney helped us see a wide range of properties and once we found what we were looking for, he helped us get the winning bid on a home we love. Whitney and his team then went the extra mile to help us coordinate much of the closing while we were overseas. We couldn't be happier!- Jaime K.
Looking for a Marin County Realtor/Agent? Look no further! Without the Own Marin team we would of been boxed out of the market and still be renting in the city. They have the expertise, generational taste and pocket access to help young families in So.Marin find their dream investment!! -Tam Valley, Mill Valley- Nick D.