john zeiter Real Estate Agent at Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty

john zeiter

Real Estate Agent at
Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Relocations
  • Luxury Specialist

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Agent Highlights

john also has Townhome expertise - working with over 13 more townhomes than the average agent.
john has great Condo experience - having sold 29 more condos than the average agent.
john is a SFH expert - working with over 65% more single family homes than the average Novato agent.

john's Transactions

  • 2560 Vineyard Rd, Novato, CA 94947
    Single Family Home
    6 bed / 4 bath
  • 651 Larkspur Plaza Dr, Larkspur, CA 94939
    2 bed / 2 bath
  • 16 Janet Way 155, Tiburon, CA 94920
    2 bed / 1 bath
  • 309 Ellen Ct, San Rafael, CA 94903
    San Rafael
    Single Family Home
    3 bed / 2 bath
  • 440 San Marin Dr, Novato, CA 94945
    Single Family Home
    3 bed / 3.0 bath
  • 163 El Condor Ct, San Rafael, CA 94903
    San Rafael
    3 bed / 3.0 bath
  • 9 Stonehaven Ct, Novato, CA 94947
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 3 bath

More about john zeiter

As a Marin native, I have a rare combination of skills, knowledge, and insights that lead to extraordinarily successful transactions and satisfied clients in this special part of the Bay Area. I view my relationships as a partnership... providing counseling and serving as my clients' advocate as we work together to find just the right property or buyer. I provide professional expertise and honest, intelligent service to my clients. I am sensitive to the fact that my clients are buying or selling a home, and I go the extra mile to ensure that they find exactly what they are looking for. Although many people have moved to Marin in the past few decades, those who have lived here their whole life are relatively hard to find. Living here has given me an in-depth understanding of the unique local culture and personality of many of Marin's favorite communities, such as Mill Valley, San ...
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San Francisco State Univ

Other Certifications

Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)


5 Star Professional Award - San Francisco 2015 to 2020, Realtor of the Year 2010 - Marin Assoc of Realtor, Top Producer 2015 to 2019 - Golden Gate Sotheby's Int'l Reatly

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    • John has helped us buy two houses and sell one. He helped us buy our starter home back in 2010 and even though it was a small house (at the near-bottom of the market) he approached our purchase like it was Priority #1. When we sold and moved counties seven years later, John was right there with us after just one email. He worked intently on our behalf all summer (including price negotiations) and we are confident we live in our Forever Home thanks to his efforts. John's warmth and organized professionalism is a rare combination. He offers candid advice while keeping your unique desires for a home in mind. He's the realtor we recommend to everyone in the Bay Area.

      - Daniel & Andrea
    • John helped us our condo in Sausalito and also to buy a new home in Corte Madera. He was a delight to work with; patient, thoughtful and very informed about the market. He gave us sound and realistic guidance and within one week of our condo being on the market we had 7 offers to pick from, all well over asking. When it came to finding our new home, he was thoughtful in everything he showed us and gave excellent guidance once we found the property we wanted to make an offer on. This is the 1-year anniversary of being in our new home and we say almost every day how thrilled we are with it. John would be our first call if we decided to move again!

      - Jenny, Stephan & Kai
    • Would you like to sell your house quickly for over asking price? That is exactly what John did for us. John incorporated a fantastic stager, painter, carpet company, and professional photographer that made our house so beautiful we wondered why we were selling it. The result, three offers in one day, two for over asking price. The eventual buyer had seen the house before John prepped it and wasnt interested. After seeing the prepared home, the buyer presented an offer two hours later and closed the deal in fifteen days. Is John in the top one percent of Marin agents? The results speak for themselves. We highly recommend John. He is truly an exceptional real estate professional!

      - Ken & Carlyn
    • We are very grateful to have crossed paths with John Zeiter. He recently helped us find our first home. He took the time to go over things with us in detail and was just a pleasant person to work with overall. We never felt uncomfortable asking him questions about things we knew little about. He is incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and sincere. We would not hesitate to recommend John to our closest friends; he made the whole process of finding a home easier for us. Thank you John!

      - Matt & Linda
    • Although it was a rather long process for both of us, you kept your humor, patience with us and insightfulness throughout. We were impressed with your knowledge every step of the way, regardless of the area encountered or even discussed. You created great brochures and video that told our story. You were always there for us when we needed you. You ensured a smooth closing and wrap up. Thank you for all you did. You were a great agent for us and were most professional all the way.

      - Budd & Delores
    • John helped with the purchase of my home in San Anselmo after patiently showing me countless other properties. His focus was always on helping me find the right home, regardless of how long that might take. He guided me through every step of the purchase process and I always trusted that he would be my unflinching advocate. Thank you John!

      - John S
    • I was lucky enough to find John when I called about a listing. I had told John my husband and I had no knowledge of the market, the area or if we could even afford a home, much less finance one. Without hesitation, John offered his help. He educated us in every step of the process: from what to expect at an open house to finalizing the paperwork to our very first home. Throughout our journey there were other agents who would come recommended from family and friends. But there was no need. Every single house Id call him about (there were 15!) he would personally show us. Either on a Sunday, in the middle of the day, rain or shine, it didnt matter. He was there. So much so that my three year old daughter lovingly refers to him as John-John, knows his favorite food, color and Disney movie.John turned our dream of owning a beautiful home, to raise our beautiful growing family in, a reality. I am certain it couldnt have happened without him.

      - Vanessa & Michael
    • I would highly recommend John Zeiter as a reliable and informative agent. He not only goes above and beyond, he makes the entire process easy and fun! John asked many questions to find exactly what we were looking for and made me feel at ease when it came to the overwhelming process. He is friendly and made the whole family feel like they were part of the process (even my two year old by asking him questions about what he liked about certain propertiesha ha). If you want to find a house to call a home, I highly recommend John!

      - Nicole
    • John was extremely knowledgeable and helpful through the whole process of us buying our first home. He patiently answered all of our questions and made me and my girlfriend feel comfortable from start to finish. John works closely with everyone involved and keeps everything on track. We are so grateful to John for his help and attention and well certainly be working with him in the future. We couldnt recommend him more.

      - Gabe & Louisa
    • It was a pleasure to work with you on the sale of my house in Tiburon this year. You are the consummate professional. As a former Attorney and Realtor I was awed by the service you provided to make this transaction happen. In less than two months we remodeled the house, staged it and improved it tremendously; you provided painters, rug installers, a stager and a vision to make the house look its best. Your advice regarding what to do and what not to do was very valuable.The negotiations for the sale were complicated and time consuming. You were there for me every time I called you. Your understanding of the market, lead to a sale in a very short time and I am very pleased with the results.Please feel free to use my contact information as a reference for future customers who deserve the best.

      - Gregg
    • John represented me for both the sale of my house and the purchase of my next house. From our first meeting, John asked me about my personal goals and desired outcome for my transactions, and he made sure that he kept those in mind every step of the way. He listened, he advised, he supported and he made it happen. One thing I really liked about John when we first met is that he said his style was no drama and he was right. Real estate transactions, realtors and buyers/sellers can all be high strung and emotional, especially with so much money on the line. But John was always calm, always professional, always ethical and always trustworthy. He never got his feather ruffled. John seems to work seven days a week and was always there for me when needed. He is a consummate professional.

      - Christine
    • My husband and I are extremely grateful to John Zeiter who helped us by our first home last year. He made the process clear, simple and fun with his vast knowledge of Marin real estate and his positive attitude. He is incredibly competent, dependable and strong, without being pushy. He gave us the room we needed to make our own decisions while providing expert guidance to navigate this new territory. We highly recommend him and will use him again in the future.

      - Lorraine & Richard
    • John came highly recommended to me by a colleague of mine. I needed a Marin agent to handle a very complicated personal real estate transaction and all of the agents I already knew were not a fit. Even though I have been in the business for over 20 years and know plenty of people in the industry, this particular deal required finesse, expertise, patience and professionalism in the extreme. To say I am critical about those in my profession might be an understatement. Ive long said 10% of real estate agents are excellent 50% should not be in the business. John is in the top 3% of real estate agents that have that unique blend of experience, warmth, hard negotiation skill and professionalism. I cannot recommend him highly enough. If I could give him a sixth star, I would!

      - Meredith
    • We really appreciate everything you did for us in the sale of our house. It was definitely a partnership starting with the very first discussions several years ago regarding Ron possibly retiring to the reality of making that decision and putting our house on the market. It was clear to us from the very first meeting that you were the guy we wanted to work with. We were looking for and found a sound advisor who understood our objectives, had a strong sense of integrity, and was able to help us make the right decisions along the way! With you it was not all about the deal but about helping us achieve our goals and about a long term relationship/partnership.Thanks so much and you know we will refer folks your direction in the future. And please use us as a reference anytime all realtors should be like you!

      - Janet & Ron
    • John helped the purchasing process go very smoothly by working with the Sellers agent. He always returned my calls and gathered information as I needed it. He is very knowledgeable about the tons of paperwork that needed completion to put in the offer. He recommended a great Title Co. who was very easy to work with. He also helped me find a great contractor to upgrade a few plumbing items before I moved in. I would recommend John to anyone no matter the price range who is either selling or buying a home in Marin County.

      - Linda
    • We were in a difficult position in selling our home, and John was a rock star. We had a very complicated transaction and he waded through the details quickly and efficiently. He is very responsive and professional. Plus is a really nice guy to work with. We would use in again in a heartbeat.

      - Rhonda
    • We would highly recommend John Zeiter as a real estate agent in Northern Marin. We were referred to John while still living in Salem, Oregon. I called and gave him a property address that I had found online and asked him to set up showings at several similar properties in Novato & San Rafael. When we arrived John gave us a great overview of the area and showed us about 10 homes that met our criteria. We then asked to look at some of the homes a second time and John made himself available to meet our limited window of time in Marin. Once we chose a house to make an offer on John was supportive and informative but never pushed. He researched the market and neighborhood including proposed development nearby. While we negotiated with the sellers he offered an informed opinion but allowed us to decide when to stop and how high to go. It was very comfortable and we feel satisfied with the resulting price and terms of our sale.After the close of sale we rented the property and John was very helpful in this process. He listed the property and handled initial interviews allowing me to come to Novato only when a good prospect was in place. He then handled the move-in and move-out of the tenants. He was a great resource for contractors to make those few changes we wanted to make this house our home.If you are looking for someone with a wealth of knowledge, great personality and willing to be supportive of your choices and decisions, John Zeiter will be the right agent for you.

      - Eileen & Brad
    • John is personable, knowledgeable, and very accessible. He always accommodated our scheduling requests. John understands real estate in Marin and does thorough research based on what the client wants. We looked for over a year and he stuck through it with us until we found the exact right fit. Definitely would recommend John!

      - Sara & Jamie
    • Please accept my thanks for the extraordinary efforts you made on behalf of my wife and me in connection with the purchase of our home in Carmel Valley.This transaction was particularly complex, as the property was part of a double escrow after emerging from a bankruptcy proceeding. Without your knowledge, great judgment and patience, this transaction would never have closed. Indeed, your efforts earned the respect of everyone involved attorneys, escrow officers, and both the seller and his agent, as well as the undersigned.Throughout your engagement you exhibited, without exception, an understanding of the type of property we were looking for, and your advice and analysis were invaluable. We benefited greatly from your long experience in real estate no professional we have ever worked with has shown the degree of care and unselfishness on our behalf that you consistently displayed.

      - Daniel & Karen
    • As a first time home buyer, theres a lot of hand holding involved (at least for me) and John was always there to lead the way.From the first handshake to the hand-off of the house keys, John was part of the process every step of the way including taking numerous phone calls at odd hours and answering a mountain of emails that never got lost in the exchange. No matter how many clients he has or how busy he was, John makes you feel like youre his #1.I highly recommend John whether youre a first time home buyer or selling a multi-million dollar home. He is a true professional and someone you can trust!

      - Jenny & Ken
    • John helped me purchase the home of my dreams. Johns challenge was that I was only willing to buy a new home if I found the one floor plan that I wanted at a price point I was willing to pay. Throughout this two year odyssey, John was very patient with me and was always there when I needed his advice and assistance. John is extremely well connected in the community, has outstanding resources and can answer all your questions even if it takes a little research. He timely answered every question providing a historical perspective with each explanation. When we were in negotiations to purchase the house; he walked me through the entire process and stayed on top of every little detail and timeline. He provided excellent advice and counsel throughout because I now own the house of my dreams. John also provided us with excellent advise on how to prepare our old home for resale. We did as he recommended and sold our home right away in this down market. John has a quiet demeanor and is very accommodating but dont let that fool you. When he needs to be, he is like a dog with a bone.. He didnt let anyone or any obstacle get in the way of me getting my dream house. There were definitely hurdles in the process, tense moments and others who were just not performing timely. John made sure that the deal went through because of the extra work he put into it, even when it wasnt his responsibility. If you want an excellent real estate partner who cares about you achieving your goal, is knowledgeable and has exception integrity, then John is the person you need on your team.

      - Pam & Hector
    • When we decided to sell our existing home and purchase a replacement property, John helped us weigh our options. He is very helpful, insightful as well as a good listener and sensitive to the emotional stress that can come of this process. He kept us focused on our goals & timeline without undue pressure. From Johns years of experience, he got a sense of what was important to us and was able to point out items of concern or benefit on the properties we were viewing. The process of both purchasing & selling a home is extremely stressful. John was able to smooth the waters during trying times and kept us from going over the edge. John provided several helpful recommendations for professional services not strictly related to home repair. We highly recommend John to anyone buying or selling a home!

      - Ed & Janice
    • John helped my wife and I buy our first home and we couldn't have asked for a better agent. He was extremely patient with our many questions and gave great advise on the home buying process; and homes in general. Being first time buyers we really leaned on John to help us get the sale done. He's very responsive and helpful throughout the entire process and even after we closed John continued to check in. I would recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the bay area as his knowledge is second to none.

      - Scott & Sarah
    • We had the pleasure of working with John to find our dream home in Mill Valley. John is extremely professional and truly has his client's best interests in mind. His years of experience and knowledge about the Marin County area made us feel extremely confident the house hunting process. John did an excellent job of educating us throughout the process and was always more than happy to answer any questions we had. We highly recommend John. He's a truly outstanding real estate professional.

      - Katy & Brad