Team McGinnis Real Estate Agent at Compass

Team McGinnis

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Team McGinnis is proud to be recognized as a Top Producing Team in Marin County’s #1 real estate brokerage, Compass. We are also grateful that Kevin McGinnis was just voted “Best Realtor” for the 3rd year in a row by readers of Marin’s largest newspaper, the Marin Independent Journal! We excel at serving clients in Novato, where we live and work. We don't just list homes, we SELL them! Our focus is selling Novato homes, and our listings are among the best-presented on the market. We are experts in property preparation and we professionally STAGE ALL LISTINGS FOR FREE! This saves our sellers thousands of dollars and often garners offers for above the asking price. Let's work together!
Education

UC Berkeley

Certifications

NAR member, MAR member, CAR member, Top Agent Network member, Accredited Staging Professional

Awards

Best Realtor, Marin IJ Readers' Poll '18, Best Realtor, Marin IJ Readers' Poll '17, Top Producer, Golden Gate Sotheby's '18, Top Producer, Golden Gate Sotheby's '17, Top Producer, Golden Gate Sotheby's '16, Rookie of the Year, F.H. Allen '07, Best Realtor, Marin IJ Readers' Poll '19

License Number

01793143

Team McGinnis's Reviews & Ratings

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  • Team listed and sold my home

      Great team

    • Team listed and sold my home

        great

      • Team listed and sold my home

          Wonderful experience. Kevin was able to sell our house very quickly and provide a lot of valuable services to us at no cost. His knowledge of the local area is unsurpassable.

        • Excellent team, excellent results. We were extremely pleased to work with Kevin & Erin in the sale of our home. They are professional, strive to understand clients' goals, and provide a value-added expertise of positioning homes for the marketplace. Highly recommended.

          - Lisa Fahey
        • Kevin and Erin were wonderful to work with! They gave us some great advice regarding what to change about our home to make it more marketable and staged it beautifully. They are a dynamic team and did a great job marketing the home. We had been trying to sell our home for awhile, but when we got on board with Kevin and Erin they got us multiple offers in the first week of listing with them. You are really getting two great agents for the price of one!

          - Dylan Sears
        • My mother needed to find someone to sell my grandmother's house in the Novato Loma Verde neighborhood. I was helping her look and I came upon Kevin and Erin. When I saw their picture I felt I was in a DeLorean struck by lightning that took me back to 1985. I grew up with Erin here in the Bay area. We called and met with them. We were immediately impressed by their down to earth yet highly effective presentation on their plans for the home. They know the local market very well. There were many times we said to each other...wow, how lucky are we to have them helping us with something so important? They are absolutely on top of things, incredibly responsive, and have an astounding hard work ethic.Kevin and Erin truly set the bar for what it means to be professionals. We would highly recommend them, they are simply the best.

          - David Azalde
        • Kevin and Erin McGinnis are simply amazing! We wanted to sell our home as quickly as possible, in order to take advantage of the rising market, and yet we wanted to get the best price for our home as well. The McGinnis Team made it happen for us - we received an offer well over our asking price, and closed on the sale just two months after signing up with them! From the beginning, the communication with Kevin and Erin was clear, direct and very responsive. Within days of starting the process, we had a Game Plan for getting the house staged and ready for sale. Their access to an array of professional contractors helped us get the house in perfect shape. Then, Erin came in and worked her magic to stage the house and this couple did all the work of moving the furniture in, hanging pictures, and adding a ton of other tasteful design elements around the house. The professionally-prepared photographs, and the video walk-through, presented our house in the absolutely best manner, and made us feel very proud of our home as it hit the market. We immediately received a lot of interest in the house, and within less than 48 hours, we had an offer well over asking price, with additional potential offers in the background. Kevin effectively represented our interests in the negotiation, resulting in a very smooth and tension-free escrow that closed on time without any hitches. We would highly recommend Kevin and Erin McGinnis to anyone thinking of selling their home, particularly in the South Novato neighborhoods: They have a deep knowledge of the local market, having sold many other homes in the area. They deliver on all the services they promise, including marketing materials, staging, and negotiation. They were flexible to our needs, allowing us to make the decisions about home improvements that were right for us. They met our timelines at every step of the way. They were very respectful of our concerns about protecting our kitty throughout the staging process, and later when the home was being shown. They are both very pleasant, down-to-earth people who will feel like a part of your family when the process is done!

          - Dan and Debi Keen
        • Kevin and Erin McGinnis were our realtors for both the purchase of our new home and the sale of our old home within a 3-month period. We couldnt be happier with our Realtor choice and recommend them to anyone and everyone who is considering buying or selling in Marin County.They are definitely The Best of the Best and continually go above and beyond expectations throughout the process of purchase and sale. They hold your hand when your hand needs holding, they advise, counsel, prepare you and your home, negotiate (as we were buyers and sellers, negotiated both sides of deals for us), stage, arrange for contractors and repairs, get city permits,move furniture, help arrange cleaning, painting and remodeling and arrange for incredible photography and videography that will all help you in the sale of your home.The list of tasks they performed for us is almost infinite. They understand how stressful and time consuming the process of buying, selling, updating, staging, moving and financial arrangements can be for the buyer and seller. We tried to take care of so many of the details of the move ourselves. Despite our best efforts there were still many tasks for which we did not have the time, energy or knowledge. Never worry! Kevin and Erin, to our amazement and relief, would jump in and take care of innumerable tasks we thought were our personal responsibility. They made time to get these tasks done when we were busy, stressed, working our jobs, taking care of our kids and had no time! They work hard to negotiate every aspect of a deal as a fair win-win for both buyer and seller so that all are happy at the end of the deal. Communication with Kevin and Erin is always open, thorough, immediate and complete. They will continually email, text, call you on the phone and meet you in person depending on your preference or the nature of the communication that needs to be accomplished. Everything is explained thoroughly. Though there are an incredible number of details in any real estate transaction, Team McGinnis makes it as streamlined as possible. We always felt they were on our side, selflessly working for us and the needs of our purchase and sale all hours of the day and night.Team McGinnis are truly two Above and Beyond Realtors who will amaze you with their coordinated efforts throughout every aspect of the purchase and/or sale process which can often take unexpected turns along the way -- Kevin and Erin being masters at negotiating resolution.Throughout the process we felt we had our closest, most trusted friend paving the way for us.

          - David and Tiphanie Schiff
        • Erin and Kevin McGinnis, a winning team!We felt confident from the beginning that we had made the right choice with Erin and Kevin. Approachable and friendly, they stayed true to their words throughout the process: hands-on! Always returning calls, texts ,emails promptly and staying attentive to our questions or concerns .Kevin' strength is definitely his contagious enthusiasm and optimism in selling your house at the right price and fast. He did not disappoint!Kevin had a plan and he performed! His knowledge of the local market is extensive and he is fully committed to get the job done.Erin and Kevin truly redefine the role of a realtor agent and bring it up to a new level.We only have good words and a lot of respect for them for all the hard work involved during the tedious journey of selling our house. It has been a privilege to work with them.We highly recommend you contact Erin and Kevin when you are ready to sell your house. They will bring more than their expertise, they'll bring results!All the best to Erin and Kevin

          - Guylaine and Gilles Gallant
        • Selling your home can be pretty overwhelming, even for an experienced business professional. Trust is a tough thing to build in a very short time, but I felt that Kevin and Erin had my back 24x7 during the entire process of selling my house. That was priceless! Their experience and expertise along with the all-in-one services they provided - design and staging, home repair and improvement resources and advice, market data and analysis, marketing savvy - all came together to my benefit. We had quite the journey as I followed their suggestions and did some kitchen updating and a master bath flooring project before the sale. They went the extra mile time and again during pre-sale improvements, partnering with me 100% and then some. Erin's staging was superb and really sealed the deal when it came time to show. Even after escrow has closed, Kevin is handling a final item with the city on my behalf. I could not ask for more, personally or professionally. These two are simply the best. 6 Stars ;-).

          - Pamela Womack
        • Kevin and Erin were VERY helpful with their search for my first home. They are experts in the area we were looking, and knew exactly what to look for, and what to stay away from. The whole process was smooth and fun! I was expecting it to be a lot more difficult Thanks Team McGinnis, will be working with you again!

          - Chase Rastegar
        • Kevin and Erin provide a unique, full-service experience that we found immensely helpful. Erin staged the house beautifully for us and Kevin took care of everything else in a professional and impressive manner. The process was smooth and both were on top of everything they were responsible for. We would absolutely recommend them to anyone and everyone as the realty team to work with.

          - Mandy Behbhani
        • I have wanted to move for five years. I put it off since I did not want to deal with the selling process. I finally decided to bite the bullet and contacted Kevin and Erin. I was nervous about getting the house ready and hearing all that needed to be done to get it looking right. It is a very personal issue. Erin was great with staging and never made me feel my house was not done right. She worked with what I had and made it look perfect. I was worried about having open houses. I hated the idea of people going through my house. Kevin put my mind at rest and let me know that he would do what I wanted. Not once did Kevin or Erin put their needs first. It was always to put me at ease. After the broker's open we had two offers both over ask! The closing process was crazy due to the buyer. Kevin was always great about being positive and putting my mind at rest as it was spinning. If you are selling your house, there is really only one option and that is Team McGinnis!

          - Jennifer Wells
        • Wed experienced with selling 3 homes in the past. Finding a right real estate broker to sell your home is not a simple or easy task. It became more difficult when a friend of ours at work, also be a part time realtor, offered to work with us for a reduced fee plus some kick back. However we decided to look for more options before hiring our realtor friend. After spending the whole month search for a right real estate broker on the internet plus thru the flyers received at home as well as carefully reading all of the reviews, we decided to call The McGinnis Team (Kevin & Erin McGinnis) in for interview. We chose them for the following reasons: Our friend is a part time realtor only and lives in Santa Rosa too far from our home in Novato, while The McGinnis Teams office is local They are a team and not an individual realtor. In our opinion, two (Kevin & Erin) is more effective than one They seemed very kind and honest that I wanted to be their friend immediately instead of focusing only on business Note: Thank you Kevin for helping me replace the flat tire during a heavy raining day They were well experience in giving us many valuable advices to improve our home value, and most importantly they sounded very confident on predicting our home can be sold quickly As a result we were very pleased with the work that The McGinnis Team provided to us from the day one until the closing Escrow. Thanks to the interior skills from Erin, our home looked like a model home after staging. Thank you Erin for this work Finally I honestly recommend Kevin and Erin McGinnis to everyone. They did exactly what they said to us during the time we first met.

          - Don Tran
        • Our house had been sitting on the market for 60 days with little to no action. Within one week of hiring them, they photographed, filmed, marketed, staged, relisted and sold our house. Getting the best results, Kevin and Erin embody a great deal of professionalism and integrity in the process. We will be using them again and again and would highly recommend them to anyone who wants great value and excellent results in a short amount of time.

          - Natalie Patrizio
        • We hired Kevin & Erin, in a large part due to their local presence. We had seen them at various local events and that combined with their reviews and track record in local sales made them the obvious choice for us. They where extremely professional throughout the process and helped us stage the house and provided advice and guidance on updates. All of this contributed to our house hitting the market at its best. It was a challenging sale process, but they won through in the end and we felt that their dedication, professionalism and responsiveness really helped us sell our house. Would without hesitation recommend them to anyone looking for an agent in the area.

          - Ronan O'Neill
        • Kevin and Erin got amazing results for us. What seemed like a long shot, they made possible! We needed to sell our large house in Novato, and I didn't know if we could sell it for the price we wanted. A friend referred me to Kevin and Erin, and they knew the market so well that I felt confident going forward. Not only did the house sell quickly, it sold for more money that I thought was possible.In order to sell the house for the most money, they focus a lot on property preparation, and they directed me every step of the way about the right things to do to get it ready. Then Erin staged the house, which they do as part of their service, and it really looked great.They go above and beyond in their marketing, too. The house is on a big hill and Kevin and Erin had an aerial video taken of the property and used it to promote the house.Kevin's negotiating skills definitely helped close the deal. I highly recommend you hire Team McGinnis when you sell your house!

          - Jennifer Martin
        • We hired Kevin and Team to list our custom built home based on his selling history, professionalism, and flexibility. During the listing and sales process, Kevin was very reachable and worked very hard on our behalf. When activity slowed, he was quick to implement new strategies and adjust his marketing approach. Would highly recommend Kevin and Team for your Real Estate needs.

          - Kent and Pat Kirby
        • Kevin was our agent when we bought our house in Sonoma County. He listened to our needs and found what we were looking for. We paid less than we budgeted and got more house than we expected. He's direct and honest and will tell you potential downsides, if any, as well as the positives. We didn't feel pressured on any particular property. His goal was to make a good match between us and our home.

          - Ken Wayne
        • Team McGinnis was like a good piece of music. Professionally put together,inspiring and satisfying. From day one we were impressed with the through presentation and back up information with regard to past performance and plan of action for the sale of our home. Erin's vision and coordination of the staging was a key factor in impressing potential buyers with our home. Each phase of the process was scheduled on paper and things went off without a hitch. Communicaion was one of the most impressive parts of the process. Phone calls and e-mails were answered quickly and problems were addressed without delay. Requests for assistance were attended to including a ride to and from the title company (by Kevin) when we had to take our car in for service. No request seemed to be to small for them and the feeling wechad was that we were well taken care of. We would enthusiastically recommend Team McGinnis to anyone selling their home.

          - Bruce Mosias
        • My wife is a busy realtor on the East Coast, so I knew how important it was to pick the right realtor when it came to selling our family property on the West Coast. We found Kevin and Erin McGinnis online and read about their positive customer reviews, and successful sales in our neighborhood. They clearly had the right profile and local expertise. To be sure however, we interviewed 3 different agents in person. Erin and Kevin were the clear leaders again. We settled our home last week. It was flawless. They handled everything from staging expertise to contract negotiations with professionalism, class, and virtually immediate response time. We couldnt be happier to know a nicer team to work with and rely upon for such a large financial decision.

          - John McCloskey
        • We were referred by a family member, Kevin was on time and full of information. Professional activities by all members of the team. We could ask and say anything about the process, many times repeating the question. Local knowledge, great help with staging and getting the home ready for sale. Kevin worked daily to get us through the permitting process for some un-permitted home improvement projects. I highly recommend using Kevin & Erin McGinnis for any home sale in Novato, I wish we could use them for our next purchase!

          - Rus Hudson
        • When seeking a realtor to help sell our home, we found Team McGinnis via a thorough screening process of the top realtors in Novato. It was extremely important to us to choose a realtor who sold a large number of homes annually, who understood and were experienced in the details of the sales process, who had a strong understanding of our regional market so that our home was priced appropriately, and someone who we felt we could work with and trust. Kevin and Erin are both very professional and extremely knowledgeable. From the very start in helping us stage our home, execution of their comprehensive marketing strategy, and during the negotiation and closure processes, we felt very comfortable with their advice. Regarding communications, they were always accessible and accommodating to our schedule. They also took the time to answer all of our questions -- which were numerous. We highly recommend Team McGinnis for anyone looking to sell their home.

          - Mike Warner
        • Kevin was unbelievable in helping us sell our home. From start to finish , he inspired confidence and had a very professional demeanor. He and Erin worked together to make the house ready to sell and we immediately received offers. When we had multiple offers, her guided us expertly through the negotiation phase so that we closed smoothly. I would, and have, highly recommended Kevin as an agent to friends and relatives.

          - Alicia Suski
        • Barbara and I highly recommend Kevin. We have moved many times over the years, and have never worked with a more professional agent. Originally we engaged Kevin and his wife Erin just to advise us on remodeling; no strings attached. Their suggestions added significant value when it came time to sell. And the staging service, which is free, was a true differentiator. There were many twists and turns during escrow, and Kevin conquered them all. We got a great price; and got to work with great people.

          - Arv Kretz Jr
        • Selling one's home is such an emotional experience - not to mention that there is a lot of money on the line. Add those two together and you get intensity! Kevin is so even-tempered and relaxed. His experience tells him when things are important and when to just let go. That calm, reasoned approach is exactly what is needed to make a client feel they are in good hands. He takes care of you and seems to absorb any negatives so you don't experience anything but positive outcomes. Kevin is available! I don't remember a time when he didn't answer his phone! He was also always punctual, showing respect for the client's time. We were out of town for most of our selling experience and our yard required a lot of upkeep. Kevin came over twice a day to water and maintain our landscaping - really full-service! One of the great benefits to working with Kevin is also getting to work with his wife, Erin. The staging process is also emotional as you have to eliminate most of the personal touches that are integral to making your house your home. Erin handles the transition from "your home" to presenting a house that others will want to buy very professionally with good taste and sensitivity. We have bought and sold many homes over the years. Other realtors have gotten the job done for us, but working with Kevin and Erin felt more like working with a terrific, competent, professional and ethical family - which of course, they are!

          - Brian and Susan Putman
        • My goal was to sell my mom's house quickly and I absolutely recommend Kevin. He gets results and makes the process easy. Kevin is very attentive and has strong neighborhood knowledge. When you hire Kevin, you get a strong family team...staging, estate sale, anything to make a timely sale possible. Kevin was my best friend throughout the whole process!

          - Greg Palmer
        • Kevin is incredibly knowledgeable about Marin real estate, especially in Novato where we were selling our home and looking to buy a new one. He knew what we wanted and kept his ear to the ground so we would be the first to find out about anything that came up. We felt confident that he would help us find what we wanted, and sure enough he did! We wouldn't have ended up in the home that we did without him, and we are so happy to be here.His wife, Erin, was a great resource for getting our home in tip-top shape for selling. We had a ton of interest and multiple offers because of how much help she provided in making our previous house look good.Kevin and Erin know what they are doing and they are good at it - what more could you ask for? They are also very responsive and with you literally every step of the way.Kevin's experience really helped navigate us through the complicated and stressful process of selling and buying. We know that without Kevin as our real estate agent, our home sale and new home purchase would not have gone as smoothly as they did.

          - Amy O'Connor
        • Kevin is probably the finest realtor my husband and I have had in our buying and selling experience. We have bought and sold homes all over the country and Kevin is head and shoulders above everyone else. He always gets the job done.

          - Arlene Darick
        • Working with the McGinnis team was like working with family, in the best possible way - they are an amazing team! Erin and Kevin are consummate real estate professionals, they know their market and anticipated our needs as well as the Buyer to make for an easy sale. We were lucky to have found them.. We are very happy Sellers.

          - Helen Russell
        • If you are looking for an outstanding realtor look no further. We had a country house we wanted to sell and we hired Kevin because of his professionalism, communication skills and business savvy...all with a no-pressure attitude. With our place he had to travel off the beaten track A LOT which he did often, he never neglected us because of the location. Kevins expertise on the job was exceptional. From advertising to staging to open houses to dealing with people, he was superb. He was always on top of things and would present us with facts that enabled us to make the best decisions for US...not necessarily for him. Kevin, without a doubt, was always looking out for our best interest. And we consider that to be one in a million. His strengths are many. Professional. No annoying-salesman-pressure. Always upbeat. Hard worker. Organized. Creative. We ended up using Kevin in several other real estate transactions with the same high level of service each and every time. We highly recommend Kevin for all of your real estate needs.

          - Jenny VonBlankenburg
        • Kevin has assisted me in selling one 'out of area' property and purchasing another; with a second purchase now on the horizon. I have been extremely pleased with Kevin's knowledge and his willingness to go the extra mile to make it all work according to what I need.He always returns calls, emails and texts promptly. He also accommodates my very busy schedule gracefully and with a smile. He has kept things on track and his advice has been extremely helpful. Kevin is professional, diligent, smart and has good instincts. He also has a good sense of humor! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a property.

          - Kathy Catanho
        • We were lucky to find Kevin and Erin when it came time to sell our home in Novato. We wanted a team that was close by and knew Novato intimately. When we found out we had kids in the same school we knew they were the right match for us.Besides their ability to be very personal and understanding throughout the whole process, their products and services are top notch. Matterport, drones, staging, high-quality full marketing and all for a competitive commission. Others weren't offering half as much! At the end of the day they were there for us for anything we needed and got everything done professionaly and on time When it came time to talk about price and getting what we wanted for the home Kevin worked to get the number we wanted. We couldn't be happier with the whole experience and we wish we could take them to our new city and help us buy our next home! Highly recommend, don't look elsewhere for Novato/Marin real estate!

          - Allen Pinkerton
        • We bought our house in Marin while we were still living in New England. We chose to work with Kevin because his website was so welcoming--unlike other agents, he asked nothing of us before starting to be helpful. Once we met Kevin, we found that this was completely emblematic of his personality. For two years, we came out a few times per year, and Kevin devoted a full day each time to showing us houses, as if we were his only clients. When we finally found "the house," he helped us through the unfamiliar and scary process long distance, always reassuring, always in quiet, confident control. He's just as welcoming, patient and sincere as he looks in his photo.

          - Alice Schick
        • Kevin represented us in our residential purchase transaction, and we are eternally grateful for his masterful expertise and guidance. I cannot say enough glowing things about him. The circumstances of our transaction made it an extremely challenging one, but Kevin was there every step of the way, skillfully managing a very successful result. We are so thrilled with the outcome and our home purchase! Kevin is always responsive and on top of things in the way he leads a transaction, and has the local real estate knowledge that both buyers and sellers need. Before getting involved in our purchase transaction, my husband and I looked for a long time. We were picky and wanted to take our time to find the best house for our needs. Kevin was always willing to answer our questions and took the time to show us any property we wanted to see, even if just for the sake of our wanting to learn the market before jumping in. We were so grateful for his patience and guidance. He never made us feel pressured or hurried into making any decisions before we were ready. While our direct experience with Kevin to date has been a home purchase transaction, we know that Kevin does an amazing job for sellers as well. He and his team stage homes to perfection, on a complimentary basis, in order to obtain the best result possible. I have been to lots of Kevin's open house listings and they always show to their best advantage. When the time comes for us to sell, Kevin will definitely be our go-to realtor.

          - Alexa Sullivan