Deborah Cole Real Estate Agent at Compass

Deborah Cole

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Relocations
  • New Construction
  • Retirement Specialist
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Vacation Home
  • Relocation
  • International buyers
  • Top Listing Strategies
  • Preparing homes for market

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Agent Highlights

Deborah gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Sausalito agent by 2%.
Deborah is a SFH expert - working with over 74% more single family homes than the average Sausalito agent.
Deborah has great Condo experience - having sold 23 more condos than the average agent.

Deborah's Transactions

  • 31 Tan Oak Circle, San Rafael, CA 94903
    San Rafael
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 3 bath
  • 1809 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
    San Francisco
    Single Family Home
    3 bed / 4.0 bath
    Deborah helped a buyer purchase this property for 15% under asking price
  • 116 Buena Vista Ave
    Mill Valley
    Single Family Home
  • 340 Marion Ave
    Mill Valley
    Single Family Home
  • 146-250, Eas Edison
    Corte Madera
    Single Family Home
  • 286 Miller Ave
    Mill Valley
    Single Family Home
  • 1 Hawthorne Street 23A, San Francisco, CA 94105
    San Francisco
    2 bed / 2 bath

More about Deborah Cole

Overview: Deborah Cole and her team embody all that discerning real estate clients expect from a top-performing realtor team. Deborah conducts her business with integrity and the utmost care for her clients' best interests and negotiates well on their behalf. She is described as warm, upbeat, professional, creative, and very results-oriented for her clients. [Go to: for more client testimonials and recent sales.] She is extremely well-networked within the real estate community with access to advance information on listings and market trends that her clients need to be successful. She belongs to several invitation-only top agent groups. She absolutely loves being a real estate agent in Marin County and helping her clients sell or find their dream homes in this incredible locale. Deborah is an expert on the inventory of homes, pricing and financing, ...
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Miami University, Oxford, OH

Other Certifications

Realtor, NAR Licensed, CAR Licensed


-, America's Best Real Estate Agents - California

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Deborah Cole's Reviews & Ratings

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Deborah Cole

    • When deciding to sell my home in Sausalito from my current home in Los Angeles, I had to choose a realtor whom I could not meet in person. After careful review, I chose Deborah Cole based on her stellar track record and friendly & professional demeanor over the phone. I could not have picked a better agent. From beginning to end, she was a pleasure to work with and performed true to her reputation. Fortunately, I was able to meet her in person the day we closed, and it felt like I was meeting a dear friend. I could not recommend her more highly!

      - Robert S
    • When we first spoke with Deborah, it was clear that she had a vision and command of the local market. Additionally, it was the early stages of the stay-at-home environment and what struck us was how ahead of the curve Deborah was in this regard. She would explain to us exactly what was going to happen, and always hit the mark. This was invaluable in these uncertain times and helped lead to the successful sale of our home.

      - Seller - Mill Valley CA
    • Deborah did an outstanding job in all aspects of selling our home. She is very detail oriented and super responsive and provided us with invaluable assistance in the process of preparing our home for sale. Her imagination and creativity made our home much more desirable and throughout the entire process she provided us with excellent advice in every stage of the sales process. Our home sold in eight days in large part due to her amazing efforts and we couldn't be happier with the results Deborah obtained for us.

      - Gary W
    • When deciding to sell my home in Sausalito from my current home in Los Angeles, I had to choose a realtor whom I could not meet in person. After careful review, I chose Deborah Cole based on her stellar track record and friendly & professional demeanor over the phone. I could not have picked a better agent. From beginning to end, she was a pleasure to work with and performed true to her reputation. Fortunately, I was able to meet her in person the day we closed, and it felt like I was meeting a dear friend. I could not recommend her more highly!

      - Robert S
    • Deborah Cole was masterful. From the moment we met her, she guided us firmly but kindly and respectfully. We made the decision to sell our house and then closed on our home in lightning speed. In between, she took us to see a number of houses to buy and we even bid on one. We never felt rushed, and Deborah is never pushy. She has this wonderful calm presence, but you know that she means business from her results. Deb always had answers for all our toughest questions and was also able to offer us help with every aspect of the preparation to sell and the actual move. We never knew what an agent could be. Deborah Cole has set the bar so high that I really hope she is available when we are ready to buy. We were incredibly impressed with the outstanding job she did with the sale of our home, and we have so appreciated all her tireless work and support, if anyone has earned the title, Top Agent, it is most certainly Deborah Cole!

      - Mark S - Novato CA
    • We had a tough situation of needing to find a good family home in a short amount of time with a limited budget, and in a limited area of Marin. Deborah was a rock star for us. She was very proactive setting us up with tours and handling communications and negotiations, but what really struck us was how she addressed questions and tough issues on the spot, making calls and contacting the right people so we could move on to the next issue. No time was lost, and that was critical to our success. We ended up very happy with the new home and the price paid. She also demonstrated numerous times during negotiations that she was working on our behalf financially, and not focused on maximizing her commission. We would work with Deborah again any time and recommend her highly.

      - Ling H - CA
    • We found Deborah to be very professional and an extremely hard worker. In addition she is very accommodative. She is also wired and responds quickly.<br/><br/>We could not have found a better agent!<br/><br/>Through her we found our home and were able to buy it in a very competitive environment thanks to her resourcefulness and tenacity.<br/><br/>We would highly recommend her!

      - Buyer - Tiburon
    • Deborah is a fantastic agent. Marin is a seller's market and it took some time, but Deborah stuck with us and ultimately helped us land a wonderful home below list (virtually unheard of) - due to her keen instincts, deep local knowledge, quick actions, and negotiation acumen. Deborah was always available to help when we had questions, knew who to call and what biases to expect when reviewing reports and bids. Can't recommend her enough if you are buying in Marin.

      - Carl L - San Rafael
    • We engaged Deborah to represent us in our property search in Marin County and we couldn't have found a better agent. We felt that Deborah truly represented our interest. Often times agents will pressure client to overbid or overreach in their property acquisition process. But not with Deborah. She took to time to fully understand our needs and limitations. She leveraged this knowledge to really help us in finding the right property for us; not just a property that meets standards. Her immense local expertise allowed us to focus our search and saved a great deal of both time and effort. Ultimately, we were able to acquire a great property in Tiburon, below the asking price and under our budget, but nonetheless, perfect for our needs. I can say without a doubt that we would not have been able to acquire this property without her help. Additionally, as first time house buyers, Deborah handheld us through the process. Often times she leveraged her extensive professional network to provide us specific expertise when needed. We closed on time and at below comparable market closing costs. We can say unequivocally, that she will be the first person we'll call on for help when we renovate, sell or buy another home in the area.

      - Buyer - CA
    • Deborah was an absolute pleasure to work with. This was the first house we had bought and Deborah was extremely helpful working with us on every detail throughout the process. Deborah was very responsive to all of our questions and also worked effectively with the selling agent. Overall, we felt like she was top on of everything which put us at ease during the otherwise stressful process of buying a home. We would highly recommend Deborah.

      - Tom C - CA
    • Deborah was excellent in every aspect, we would highly recommend her. We initially met Deborah when we viewed a property in Sausalito, which we decided wasn't for us. Deborah kept our property requirements in mind and she contacted us many weeks later with the perfect property, which we bought immediately!

      - Buyer - CA
    • I could not recommend anyone more highly. Deb is knowledgeable and savvy. She took the time to understand what we wanted in a home and constantly scoured the market, which she understands very well. She was responsive, alerted us to potential homes at the earliest possible moment and was constantly out there looking on our behalf. All that said, she was incredibly patient and not pushy at all. When it came time to make an offer, we felt complete confidence in her advice as to how to position us for success. Plus she's just a nice person to spend time with while you look at houses, always a bonus! You could not do better.

      - Emily - CA
    • We recently purchased a home in Sausalito CA. Deborah Coles' knowledge of the local market and team of professionals ensured we were able to submit an offer very quickly. Deborah was very professional, fair and diligent throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend Deborah!

      - Buyer - Sausalito
    • Deb helped us every step of the process to get us into the home of our dreams. From connecting us with a bank that was willing to work over the weekend to get us pre-approved to making sure our offer was competitive, to helping answer all of our questions even well after we closed, she has been an invaluable partner and we wouldn't have gotten the home without her. We've found a real estate agent for life with Deb!

      - Ry W - Sausalito
    • It was hard to select a real estate agent. As soon as you mention you are looking to buy everyone has an agent to recommend. To be fair, most agents are lovely people who know a lot more than the buyer. We chose Deborah from an interview and analysis of her deal flow, and we are extremely glad we did. Finding a home these days is pretty easy and sure, good agents can get you in to view a day or two earlier but the real work begins when you fall in love with a house and that is when Deborah went to work and I mean all out work. Our purchase was not simple but Deborah made it happen, at speed and demanding reasonable allowances. Time and time again we felt thankful we had Deborah on our side. It worked out great for us and I can tell from her attitude and professionalism, it normally does.I could not recommend Deborah highly enough. She is exceptional at her work and a true professional.

      - Duncan L - Tiburon CA
    • I met Deborah Cole at an Open House and, based on her professional conduct, asked her to help me find an appropriate property in Sausalito. Deborah gave me excellent advice regarding the timing of selling my existing property and procuring a new one. Deborah has an extensive network of contacts and knowledge of properties likely to be coming on the market. She found a property that met all of my criteria at just the right time. She was skillful at negotiating to ensure that the deal closed. I am extremely grateful to Deborah. In addition, Deborah is a great contact for contractors and professionals to assist with changes you make to your property.I recommend Deborah Cole as a wonderful asset to you in the process of purchasing a home.

      - Meryl B - Sausalito
    • Deborah Cole is very friendly and easy to work with. She is willing to meet you and takes the time to do some due diligence for you on her own time. She was well known in the community and had good recommendations for various vendors throughout the processes. She provided a thorough to do list and we easily closed on time.

      - Kelly G - San Rafael
    • From the first time we chatted with Deborah to closing within 35 days (yes thats right) she was 100% on top of her game, knows how to use text, portals and all the tools young(ish) buyers want. She sourced a number of homes we asked her to but also a number she felt fit our criteria. She guided us, and our parents through the process who were helping us out. From coming to our closing to hassling the inspectors it was all rather turn key. Shes a true insider and her clients benefit because of it. I can not recommend her highly enough!

      - Mitchell O - Mill Valley
    • Deborah's knowledge and experience of the market made our first time buying a home exciting and also easy. When we first reach out to Deborah, we were just starting to look at the market and decided that we needed to wait awhile. Two years later when we were ready, we reached back out and it was like nothing had changed. Deborah helped us find the right home, was supportive, knowledgable, understanding of our needs and overall made our experience a huge success. We cannot say enough amazing things about her - she's the best!

      - Amy D - Novato CA
    • I contacted Deborah through Zillow and immediately knew I'd found the perfect agent. She is experienced, knowledgeable and up to the minute, as well as wonderfully frank. She spent close to an hour with me on our very first call, answering my questions and putting me in the picture. Because of the pandemic, we had to find and purchase our house without seeing it. Deborah was our eyes and legs on the ground. She was also invaluable in giving us advice about contract matters and financing, and gave us excellent referrals. We're thrilled with the outcome: just the home that we'd dreamed of! My husband and I give her our highest recommendation.

      - E - Mill Valley CA
    • My wife and I started to look for an investment property in January of 2021 and in May we closed on a gorgeous 4 unit building in Sausalito, CA with the help of Deborah Cole. Deborah is amazing. She took the time to understand our situation, she is extremely experienced with the market, guided us step by step and always had our best interest in mind. She continues to deliver even after the close, helping us with find electricians, plumbers and other professionals to help upgrade our investment property. Deborah is the perfect professional. So glad that shes our agent and we cant be happier with how she helped us.

      - Richard L - Sausalito CA
    • Deb worked tirelessly to get us our dream house in Mill Valley and negotiate terms that felt fair to both parties. She has stayed involved after the sale, helping organize work that needed to be done for the house. She's a real partner when it comes to buying a home.

      - China B - Mill Valley CA
    • Deborah was very attentive to my needs and went above and beyond my expectations for a real estate salesperson. Highly recommended! Deborah was very helpful in staging my house so that it looked fantastic. She kept me in the loop throughout the entire process which I greatly appreciated.

      - Garry C - Novato CA
    • Just one word can describe Deborah effective. Its easy to get overwhelmed in this crazy, multi-bid, fast-pace real estate market, but Deborah helped us navigate the ups and downs of the process with her calm and cool demeanor. Our relationship with Deborah didnt stop at the hand off of the keys to our new home; she went above and beyond what typical real estate broker do. She has been instrumental in our move-in and remodel project by providing top-quality referrals for contractors, painters, and gardeners the list goes on and on. When we go to sell or buy another house I will definitely call Deborah Cole. Shes one in a million.

      - Lori L - Larkspur CA
    • I wonderful realtor, individual who is an expert at the law and regulations of realestate sales. She was a great listener and open to my requests. No joke- she knows her stuff! I would have as my broker anytime!

      - Jacqueline K - Sausalito CA
    • Deborah is truly an amazing agent! From our first contact with her to the follow up on our dream purchase she was with us every step of the way and made the process as smooth as possible. She is extremely knowledgeable and truly cares

      - K P - Sausalito CA
    • Deb helped us buy (and sell) our home in Mill Valley, and then our new home in Sausalito. The MV house had issues that we only discovered after living there a year; like everything in Marin Co, they were water related and when the drought ended, our problems began. We needed to sell, but not lose our shirts, and she was amazingly helpful in negotiating that exit. And with our new condo she helped us come up with a strategy for a winning bid without the aggravation many buyers experience in the Bay Area. She's always there when you need her (does she ever sleep?) and just as nice as can be, too.

      - Sean E - Sausalito CA
    • Deborahs an elegant, tasteful woman who knows how to be an advocate. Shes deeply knowledgeable about property values in Marin and she can be reassuringly assertive when the time comes. Shes a skillful negotiator, and a caring person, anything but the hard boiled stereotype we associate w/the realty profession.

      - Tony L.