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San Rafael, CA has 1,959 active real estate agents for you to choose from. But how do you know if you're selecting the best one in your area? HomeLight analyzes performance history and past transactions to give you the top 3% of San Rafael real estate agents, who work 1.8x more transactions and move homes in 42 days.

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Liz McCarthy
McCarthy+Moe Group - Compass
About Liz

Liz McCarthy’s top priority is providing exemplary service to each and every client she works with as a top producing real estate broker with Compass Real Estate in Marin County. Liz’s “can do” attitude was recognized when she received the prestigious Outstanding Service Award by the state chapter of the California Women’s Council of REALTORS in 2009. As a highly effective negotiator and problem solver, she excels at merging the needs of both buyers and sellers which results in successful home sales. The key to her success lies in her thoroughness, honesty and attention to detail. “It doesn’t just begin and end with the transaction”, says McCarthy, “Service is my top priority, as I am building relationships for life.” Read what Liz’s clients say about choosing her as their Realtor and Partner and you’ll see that they agree! Liz has been the #1 agent in her brokerage since 2010 and is in the top 1% of all Marin County agents as well. She has closed over $316M in lifetime sales to date as of 2/1/19. Known for her thoroughness, honesty and attention to detail, Liz is passionate about matching people to the right home, and her sales and marketing background

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"Very happy with the entire staff. They were responsive and helpful with selling my house."

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Single Family Home Transactions
320
Condo Transactions
53
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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About Jonathan

Jonathan Marks, a long time Marin resident, entrepreneur, professional photographer, and family man, epitomizes that which is essential to succeed in the field of real estate. A skilled negotiator, hardworking, industrious, extraordinarily ethical, and ingeniously creative, Jonathan knows what it takes to ensure every real estate transaction is treated with the utmost of reverence and attention to detail it deserves whilst also maintaining a spirit of support, care, and all essential humor to the client. Having started his own licensed music and entertainment business in the mid-80's working with internationally renowned acts ranging from the Beatles and the Grateful Dead, to the Rolling Stones and Madonna, Jonathan built his business up to a multi-million dollar international success story, gaining arguably a level of notoriety in Japan normally reserved for actors and musicians of worldwide acclaim. Having tired of the frequent trips to Japan and wishing to spend his time closer to h

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"Put simply, he's the best!!"

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Single Family Home Transactions
200
Condo Transactions
46
TIC Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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About Eric

I've been working as a realtor in Marin County for about 15 years. I absolutely love what I do and am blessed to be able to help my clients achieve their real estate goals. In addition to focusing on the transaction, I believe in creating relationships with my clients, with other professionals in the area and with the area itself. It's more than just neighborhoods and addresses; I know the towns and residents, the schools, parks, shops and cafes. That's all so I can help you sell your home for the best possible price or help find you the ideal place to live.

Single Family Home Transactions
250
Condo Transactions
29
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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About Marin

We have over 55 years of real estate experience between us, helping our clients with all of their real estate needs in Marin County. We are consistently Top 1% Realtors in Marin County, and members of the Top Agent Network and Marin Platinum Group. We provide honest, relevant and valuable advice to our clients, earning us a platinum reputation and a robust referral business.

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"We worked with Victoria on the Marin Home Team, and she was fantastic in representing us a buyer. S..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
330
TIC Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close Specialist 2020
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Arundel Burrell
Holmes Burrell Real Estate
About Arundel

As the owner and broker of Holmes Burrell Real Estate I am inspired and excited to offer the services of a new type of real estate brokerage. My primary objective is to create life-long relationships with my clients while helping navigate the complexities of today’s real estate market. This model could only be born from having a strong traditional real estate expertise that I gained through 17 years of being a top producer in the bay area and turbocharging the client experience by offering next level cutting edge technology. Many of the technologies I have in place are proprietary and unparalleled. I am truly enthusiastic about offering superior client services, services you deserve and the service you should come to expect. I look forward to serving you through your real estate transaction…Every Step of the Way - HOME!

Single Family Home Transactions
120
Condo Transactions
31
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Andrea Swetland
Vanguard Properties
About Andrea

Since becoming an agent in 1993, Andrea has been a leader in the highly competitive San Francisco Bay Area residential real estate market. She has closed over $700M in sales, is currently ranked in the top 1% of all local agents, and has earned a well-deserved reputation for exceptional customer service. It’s a testament to the strong relationship that she builds with each client that over 85% of her deals come from repeat business and referrals. As a San Francisco native, Andrea brings a unique and thoughtful perspective to neighborhood trends and market conditions. Combined with her strong industry reputation, collaborative relationships with other agents, and extensive training including a Mastery of Negotiations at USF, Andrea is able to offer her clients a distinct advantage when it comes to finding their dream home. Seeking to grow her philosophy of customer-first real estate, in 2016 she founded WelcomeHomeSF with her husband and business partner. Under Andrea’s guidance, mentoring, and leadership, her team of real estate experts have quickly become known for their excellence in customer service and performance. In just two years they have already been recognized as a Leading 100 team in the San Francisco Bay Area, earning a distinguished 88th ranking from The Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco and San Francisco Magazine in partnership with REAL Trends. Andrea and her team are true client and community champions, are always striving to earn the trust of everyone they work with, and are dedicated to relentlessly pursuing the best results. Andrea was recently elected by her peers to a three-year term as a Director on the Board of The San Francisco Association of Realtors, and she is an extremely active member of The Junior League of San Francisco. Andrea is also a proud member, former Treasurer and President Elect of The San Francisco Chapter of The Women's Council of Realtors. In addition, she served as a panelist on KGO 810's Real Estate Clinic for almost two years and appeared in the Season Premiere of the HGTV Program House Hunters’ “Coast to Coast” episode on January 1, 2003

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"I have only had fantastic experiences with this very seasoned, smart and reliable agent. She works h..."

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TIC Transactions
20
Condo Transactions
140
Single Family Home Transactions
110
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Craig Ackerman
Ackerman Realty Group
About Craig

Five Star Agent + Member, Top Agent Network Craig Ackerman, a leader in San Francisco real estate, is known for innovation. In 2002, he created Ackerman Realty Group as a boutique firm without the constraints of a traditional corporate brokerage. Craig’s unique approach delivers: • Top 1% in sales volume of all SF Realtors • Five Star Awards for customer satisfaction annually since 2014 • #1 independent single-broker firm per MLS year after year The company is nimble, flexible and follows a custom process of detailed research, a cost-benefit analysis and targeted demographic marketing. Craig says, “I constantly tweak my approach to reflect the market and give clients an entrepreneurial advantage.” REAL ESTATE AUTHOR There’s a lot at stake in a trust or probate home sale. Craig’s first book, Selling Grandma’s House – Streamlining trust home sales for San Francisco attorneys and trustees (perhaps the longest title on Amazon), helps readers protect the estate and increase proceeds. “I show my coordinated steps for transaction profitable for everyone, as well as before and after photos of the home transformation,” he says. SPEAKER, TRUST AND PROBATE FACILITATOR An authority on the local real estate market, home updating and targeted sales, Craig often addresses Bay Area groups. He presents seminars, speaks at professional events and frequently appears before the probate courts, facilitating open bidding.

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"My mother passed and left a 3rd party trustee in charge of her estate. We needed to sell a tear dow..."

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Condo Transactions
120
Single Family Home Transactions
180
TIC Transactions
5
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Wayka Bartolacelli
Compass Real Estate
About Wayka

Wayka comes from a colorful, cultural background and speaks German and Spanish. After spending five years in Caracas, Venezuela, she spent her school years in Philadelphia, after which she spent over 10 years in Europe working for the U.S. Army & Air Force Exchange Services. Arriving in the Bay Area in 1979, Wayka followed several career paths including legal, marketing, bilingual administrative work, and as a reservation agent for Philippine Airlines. Wayka embraced her new experience in real estate in 1986 with Merrill Lynch Realty and it became quite clear that real estate was her niche. She has since always been a consistent top producer and an asset to her community. Together with daughter and partner, Gina, her strategy for a successful sale includes assistance with pre-market preparations such as purging, organizing, staging and assistance with home repairs, painting, garden spruce-up, and partial remodeling.

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"Wayka was supportive, always available, and walked us through listing our town home and getting us i..."

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Condo Transactions
50
Single Family Home Transactions
120
TIC Transactions
0
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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David O'Brien
Zephyr Real Estate
About David

Top agents account for approximately 80% of all sales, and David & Deirdre are part of the top. With over 45 years combined of successful experience in sales they bring enormous knowledge and insight to every transaction. They are a top producing team and belong to the Top Agent Network and Marin Platinum Group, granting access to off market and pre market listings and a network of other brokers. In addition they are members of the Marin Realtor Business Group and Marin Group- they each meet once a month to discuss up coming listings and buyer needs and one group tours up coming properties before they come on the market. All of this means more information on an earlier timeline, which directly benefits their clients. For David, real estate is about finding solutions and creating opportunities. His career began on the financial side of things, and that experience has served him well towards his success. He enjoys working closely with clients to help them realize their real estate goals, and relies on a strong network of professionals in varying fields to help pull it off. As David’s career in real estate has grown, he has stay committed to furthering his education so he always has that extra insight and expertise to set him apart and to best serve his clients. In addition to being a real estate broker his professional designations include the Graduate Realtor designation, the Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation, the Senior Real Estate Specialist designation, and he is endorsed by the Charfen Institute as a Certified Distressed Property Expert. With vast knowledge and experience, David serves all kinds of clients – from first time buyers, to sellers looking to retire, to seasoned investors. Deirdre is a Marin Native growing up in Mill Valley. A Bay Area native, David has called Marin home for over 17 years. Deirdre and David currently live in San Rafael with their two children. When not working in real estate, David enjoys spending time with this family, playing soccer and volunteering, including coaching soccer. Deirdre likes to garden and is also a volunteer at Marin County helping less fortunate people get back on their feet.

Single Family Home Transactions
120
Condo Transactions
35
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Denise Lucchesi
Century 21 Bundesen
About Denise

In 2020, Denise was ranked #7 among top producing Century 21 agents in California, and #22 in the United States. Expect communication, honesty and an eclectic background that will help new and experienced buyers paint real estate in a positive light with a recognized REALTOR® like Denise Lucchesi. What sets REALTOR® Denise Lucchesi, 2020 Grand CENTURION® Award winner, apart from other REALTORS®? She combines business experience, communication skills and her artistic abilities with her love for homes. Denise knows about giving her clients the necessary time to find the right home for their family. Getting to know the individual inside the client is Denise’s focus and she uses her background experience and effective communication skills to do so. For example, Denise’s former experience in a medical field as a Licensed Registered Dental Assistant helps her sense non-verbal comfort levels. This skill is especially helpful with first-time buyers, as the fear of the unknown is a powerful force that can deter hopeful homeowners. Denise is a REALTOR® and a person who will speak openly and truthfully, so words are just as important.” I am going to express my opinion to clients. My goal is not to just make a sale, but I am looking after my client’s best interest both short and long term.” Denise knows about giving clients the gift of time to find what is right for one’s family. “Basically, I would rather a client take their time, or pass up a real estate opportunity than to purchase a home that will not benefit their lifestyle in the long run.” Having been raised in Novato and a Petaluma resident for the past 29 years, Denise knows the location of your home is a reflection of your lifestyle. Being concerned over the future of others is what steers Denise in the right directions with her clients.

Single Family Home Transactions
480
Condo Transactions
44
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Why you need a top real estate agent in San Rafael, CA

San Rafael's top 3% of real estate agents save buyers 8.2% more on home purchases and help sellers make $102,927 more on their home sales when compared to the average agent. Top real estate agents in San Rafael also work 401 transactions, which is 1.8x more than the average in the area.

Top Seller's Agents

Compared to the average San Rafael real estate agent, top agents sell 1.8x more homes. They also sell properties 73.0% quicker, and get sellers 9.5% more for their homes.

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Top Buyer's Agents

In comparison to average real estate agents in San Rafael, top buyer's agents save clients 88.4% on their home and help buy 1.7x more properties.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in San Rafael, CA

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.7 stars

Top real estate agents in San Rafael score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical San Rafael agent who scores only 4.7 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in San Rafael and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for San Rafael real estate agents and REALTORS

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Linda Weeman
Twin Oaks Real Estate INC
Dec 31, 2020

“Ryan was a joy to work with on the sale and purchase of our homes. He provided us with an incredible stager and handyman so that our home looked beautiful before putting it on the market. He met with us on a regular basis to make sure we were comfortable with the sale process and deciding on the lis...“

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Laura van Galen
Re/max Gold
Jul 29, 2020

“Bill was remarkable. He supported me through one of the most difficult times in my life - selling a home, buying a home, selling my restaurant / night club building and giving me invaluable pearls of wisdom along the way. He built the right teams for each endeavor. I will be forever grateful for mee...“

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Leon Anderson
Perisson Real Estate, Inc.
Mar 25, 2021

“Five Stars is not a high enough rating for Jean Joh. She helped us buy our first house and 10 years later, Jean helped us sell it. I can't say enough excellent things about Jean. If we hadn't moved out of state, we would have used Jean again. Who knows, if we ever move back to the Bay Area, Jean...“

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Kathleen T
Nested Real Estate
Dec 17, 2020

“I strongly recommend Kim Portner as a real estate agent. She represented me in selling my home. She is a consummate professional – I very much appreciated her style of communication – she took time to answer all my questions and explained the technicalities in everyday English. Kim followed up w...“

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Anthony Jayakoddy
Asj Real Estate Investments
Jan 12, 2021

“My wife and I would like to take this opportunity to send our sincere gratitude for the impeccably successful execution of a highly unlikely real estate transaction. We asked for a very tall order and he delivered on every front. We knew that our 1031 Exchange was going to be a challenge, but he nev...“

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Meet top real estate agents who focus on these San Rafael neighborhoods

Terra Linda

Active Agents624
Time on Market88
Avg. Sale Price$730,363

Canal

Active Agents307
Time on Market91
Avg. Sale Price$409,135

Peacock Gap

Active Agents280
Time on Market99
Avg. Sale Price$1,213,635

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