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Top San Rafael real estate agents

A top real estate agent can save you significant time and money. San Rafael, CA has 1,962 active agents, and HomeLight compares data on all of them to identify the top performers. The city’s top 3% of agents do 75.9% more deals yearly than the average agent, move homes off the market 42.2% faster, and save their clients more money — sellers save 1.8x more and buyers save 1.7x more.

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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 and her Partner Shenna Moe are the Founders of the McCarthy+ Moe Group, a Top 5 Team in the County of Marin. Liz has been serving devoted clients since 2004 and has closed over $400M in lifetime sales. Liz and Shenna are always found in the highest rankings of National Realtors, reaching the top 1% and appearing in media forums such as The ​Wall Street Journal’s Real Trends: America’s Best Real Estate Agents. 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. Liz negotiates the best ​possible outcome for every transaction. The key to her success lies in her thoroughness, honesty and attention to detail, which results in getting the highest price for sellers and the best deal for buyers. “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! As a member of both the “Marin Platinum Group” and the “Marin Top Agent Network”, the McCarthy + Moe Group are recognized as among the leading 100 real estate agents in Marin County and have access to the members-only list of “off-market” properties. (eg, homes that aren’t MLS listed). The requirements for membership are strictly enforced. While most of her time is devoted to working with clients, Liz enjoys spending time with her children, family and friends and engaging in the outdoor activities that Marin is known for. She is mom to a 15-year old miracle surviving-twin daughter who was born 14 weeks prematurely and weighed only 1.5 pounds at birth, as well as a 12-year old son. Liz still actively runs a number of support groups for parents whose babies were born extremely premature. Fun Fact: Liz is a World Champion Ultimate Frisbee player.

Liz's reviews

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

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87
Condo Transactions
8
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Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • 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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20
Condo Transactions
11
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0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 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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0
Condo Transactions
23
Single Family Home Transactions
16
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Simple Sale Specialist 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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32
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0
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close 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
31
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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Craig Ackerman
Proof Real Estate
About Craig

For nearly 20 years, Craig Ackerman has been adding value to his clients’ home sales. He likes to present options for broadening a property’s appeal through quick, strategic cosmetic resurfacing. Most clients follow his plan, allowing him to deliver the highest possible selling price. He often sets new price records in a neighborhood. “But I don’t specialize in any particular district,” he points out. “My best practices apply everywhere, and I consistently sell homes with more offers and for more money throughout the Bay Area.” A lifetime in home transformation and real estate He started as a kid in the family business, working alongside his brother and father as they painted, replaced faucets, installed countertops and cleaned up landscaping — prepping New Jersey homes to rent or sell. Craig developed a keen sense for where to spend to attract buyers and how to negotiate so everyone wins. Since then, he has earned a contractor’s license; has bought, refurbished and sold his own homes; and has guided the refresh of hundreds of San Francisco and Bay Area client properties. To his great satisfaction, he’s helped homeowners, investment property owners and developers, generating millions in additional profits for them. His accomplishments include: • 500+ Bay Area real estate transactions completed • Top Agent Network, verified member since 2012 • Five Star Agent Award for customer service, last seven years • Former licensed contractor • Author, “Selling Grandma’s House” • Certified New Home Specialist • Residential Construction Certified International sensibility After college and before Craig landed in California, he spent 10 years in Asia, managing sales of commercial flooring to Fortune 500 companies for Milliken. He often grabbed a hard hat and met with the designer and architect in a half-built high rise before the window glass was even installed. Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China. Craig enjoyed working with people across borders and absorbing cultural nuances. He also acquired sophisticated marketing, team management and interior design skills that have served him and his clients all through his professional life. On the personal side Above all, Craig is a family man and loves spending time with his wife and young son, from hanging out at home to travel and Little League games.

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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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10
Single Family Home Transactions
27
TIC Transactions
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  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow 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
15
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
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Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 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
33
Condo Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • 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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  • 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
5
Condo Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in San Rafael

Why you need a top real estate agent in San Rafael, CA

In San Rafael, homes sit on the market an average of 73 days, and sell for 98.4% of the list price. Having a top agent by your side can save you serious time and money. The top 3% of San Rafael agents move homes off the market in 42 days, and get better price results: Buyers get 8.2% knocked off the list price, and sellers get 10.7% more than their list price.

Top Seller's Agents

Compared to the average agent in San Rafael, the top 3% of real estate agents sell 1.8x more homes in the same area, close 30.77 days faster, and help clients earn 84.6% more on their home sales.

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Top Buyer's Agents

Compared to average agents, top San Rafael agents help 72.6% more buyers purchase homes, and save those buyers $79,003 more on their new homes.

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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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Vanessa Famulener
Compass
Nov 03, 2020

“We worked with Victoria on the Marin Home Team, and she was fantastic in representing us a buyer. She showed us any property we were interested in and was very honest and candid about properties' characteristics and if she thought it was a good match for what we wanted. Additionally, Mary on the M...“

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Chris T.
Coldwell Banker
Mar 12, 2021

“Hetti was absolutely amazing to work with. She knew Marin and worked with us to find the right home. As first time home buyers, we also wanted a realtor to give us an honest assessment of the homes we were looking at, and Hetti was great at this. She had clearly sold many homes and could flag issues...“

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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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SD
Perisson Real Estate, Inc.
Jun 30, 2021

“We have used Jean on several real estate transactions. She is GREAT! What sets her apart from many of her colleagues is her tenacity in getting the job done until the very end (even after the sale has closed and there are still details to follow up on)... She is also pleasant, market knowledgeable...“

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Teresa Anselmo Thai
Perisson Real Estate, Inc.
May 27, 2021

“Jean Joh is knowledgeable, caring, honest, and understanding. She was engaged and supportive throughout every step of the process, as we tried to find our dream starter house in the worst market possible. She never showed anything but dedication to do her absolute best. In fact, if it weren’t for Je...“

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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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