Client Testimonials for Marin Modern

At Marin Modern Real Estate, client satisfaction is of paramount importance to us and we strive to exceed the expectations of our customers.    Listening intently to the needs of our clients and then delivering high-touch, pro-active service is our formula for providing Modern Representation for Modern Times.

Below you will find a sampling of buyer and seller client testimonials.  If we can help you in any way, please contact us.    


My husband and I weren't sure about leaving the city as we expanded our family, but Renee made the transition to Marin easy.  Without knowing exactly what we wanted or where we wanted it, she patiently spent months with us, never pushing but allowing us to really look around.  We found the perfect home for our situation and we know that down the road when it comes time to sell our home and buy our next home, Renee Adelmann will be our first call.

- Darren & Caroline T.


When we decided to sell our Mill Valley streamlined modern art deco house, we wanted a Realtor who was knowledgeable and appreciative  of our 20th-century custom built design home.  We contacted Renee Adelmann of Marin Modern Real Estate who specializes in modern homes and we were very impressed with her plans to sell our house.




Renee  did a great job helping us get ready to show the house.  The pictures in the flyer and the website were beautifully done and our home looked fantastic.  With her expertise, advertising know-how and years of experience, our house was sold in 2 days. Now Renee is helping us look for our next ultra modern home. 



Thanks Renee for all your hard work.




- Peter and Deborah K.
Founders of the Art Deco Society of California
Producers of the San Francisco Art Deco and Modernism Show

Erika Davito was a pleasure to work with. As first time home buyers, my wife and I cannot thank her enough for all of her experience and guidance in finding and purchasing our first home.

Erika was patient and thoroughly explained the entire buying process from start to finish. From providing us local knowledge on the different towns in Marin, to carefully explaining each of the documents we were signing during escrow.  We could not be happier with our purchase and our selection of Erika as our agent. There's no doubt that we will work with Erika again for our next real estate transaction.

-Bob and Amie O.


Erika Davito was an incredible listing agent for our recent home sale in a very challenging buyer's market.  Erika went way above the call of duty - ¦ pulling a team together to handle home repairs, remodeling, and staging, conducting extensive market research to determine sales timing and price, and implementing a first-class marketing plan.  Her knowledge and obvious passion for real estate were present every step of the way.  Our home sold in an amazing 26 days.  We know for sure that wouldn't have happened without Erika.  

- Shawn M.

We were fortunate enough to work with Jonathan Jacobs recently. Jonathan's attention to detail and his responsiveness were exceptional. The transaction was completed on time. This is our first transaction where everything went smoothly. Jonathan was thorough, prompt, professional, and we were thrilled with the results. So if you're looking for a real estate professional, who will work as your partner, we are pleased to refer Jonathan Jacobs. We know you will be as happy with Jonathan's professional approach as we have been. We urge you to pass this message onto other friends who may want to enlist Jonathan's services.


- Dr. & Mrs. Ron R.

We had the fortunate experience of working with Renee Adelmann for the purchase of our Eichler home in Upper Lucas Valley.  We spoke to Renee after becoming interested in Eichler homes on an initial home shopping trip in May of 2006. At the time, we were not entirely sure we wanted an Eichler, keeping an open mind to other options.  After discussing our likes and dislikes, it became clear that Renee had a better sense of the kind of house we wanted compared to previous real estate agents we had used. She "got" our tastes and knew that we wanted something with an aesthetically interesting architectural style.

As far as the service we received, she certainly went above and beyond. Not only did she give us an exhaustive search of available homes on the MLS, but she even went further to locate the house we bought before it hit the MLS and arranged an early viewing before most prospective buyers even knew about it. We had the inside track from the start!

When it came time to make the move down to the Bay Area, she was waiting for us after a long drive from Seattle with the keys to our new home and several days' worth of groceries she bought for us at a local, high-end market.  We would recommend her highly to anyone looking for VIP treatment!

- Drs. Brian & Karen W.


My wife and I were looking for a modern, one level home with a yard where kids can play under supervision from the house.  As we discovered this was a bit of a tall order in Mill Valley and it took us months to find the right fit.  Renee was very patient and resourceful throughout the entire process.  She was able to get us access to off-market homes and even contacted owners of modern homes who were not necessarily selling.  We finally found the perfect home for us and Renee made the transition to Marin very easy.  



- Mike & Petra G.



My wife Stacy and I just purchased and sold a home with the help of Erika Davito of Marin Modern Real Estate.  We had a very positive experience in what is an extremely difficult real estate market (July, 2008) and much of this is due to choosing the right Realtor.  We were able to garner multiple offers and sell for over our asking price on the sales side.  Only time will tell whether our purchase was beneficial financially, but we are very excited about the property which is beginning to feel like home.

Stacy and I are polar opposites when it comes to how we approached this process and Erika was able to bridge the gap of my pragmatic and Stacy's emotional needs.  I'm not sure how she did this, but I can tell you she seems to embody that age old message that you should find employment in a profession you truly love.  The flurry of paperwork she guided us through included one document where we acknowledged that she does have other clients and we aren't entitled to 100% of her attention.  This may have been true, but it felt as if we had her full attention and commitment which was critical to our peace of mind during the negotiations.

- Matt & Stacy K.





Our heartfelt thanks goes out to Jonathan Jacobs for his knowledge, patience, and support. There were some stressful moments for me, but it was calming to know that we were being guided by a real estate industry expert, who had everyone's best interest at heart. I am looking forward to moving in with a great bunch of neighbors... and of course looking forward to the champagne!

Again, thank you Jonathan for all your help.

- Kristen and Brian T.

Renee Adelmann did a fabulous job for us. She worked with us to determine what it was we wanted, even when that changed, and then worked to find us houses that really fit what we needed. The houses she put in front of us were clearly and thoughtfully chosen just for us.



Renee found us a Mill Valley gem and then really went the extra mile to get our offer in front of the seller first so that we got our house!! Renee definitely knows the modern scene and more. She knows the neighborhoods, where the good schools are and what the communities are like. Renee never pressured us and was always happy to show us houses and accommodate our timeline and schedule.  We loved working with Renee, especially since she is a mom and understands family issues, and we will definitely use her again if we ever move.


- Leslie and Myles C.




Most of all, I want to thank you for your kindness, patience, understanding, teaching, supporting and keeping me informed along the way, doing your best for my benefit. I will always appreciate that, and remember you in the future as the most reliable person, and will not hesitate to recommend you to others.



- Tikva F. (Client of Jonathan Jacobs of Marin Modern Real Estate)

We can't say enough good things about Renee Adelmann and Marin Modern Real Estate. Renee sold our house in Novato during a depressed market in two months. Her exemplary marketing techniques, professionalism, responsiveness and general expertise made the selling process seamless. She was there to guide and advise us every step of the way with a reassuring word and a smile. She continued to impress us at every juncture and from beginning to end she always went the extra mile. You will not find a more competent and easy to work with real estate agent than Renee! Period.





- Bob and Sheila R.



We loved working with Renee Adelmann. She listened really well to what we wanted and understood quickly what we were looking for. She seemed to have a beat on the right sort of houses for us, so we only saw homes that were architecturally interesting in some way. And when it came time to sell our old home she helped stage it for us, to ensure that the house showed as well as it could. It sold before its official opening. She is diligent and detail-oriented and we always felt she had our best interests at heart. We wholeheartedly recommend working with her.


- Mark & Doris B.




Renee Adelmann was instrumental in our relocation to California from Germany.  We had 10 days to identify (and buy) a house.    I initially chose to work with Renee because we were looking for a modern design home.  She took the time to understand what we were looking for and steered us clear of houses she knew we wouldn't like.  We are proud to say, with Renee's help and dedication, we were able to buy a really cool "California Modern" home in Corte Madera.


Thank you Renee!

- Lanae & Alan W.






When I first made the difficult decision to sell my home, I really only considered one person for my listing agent. Renee Adelmann was already a friendly face in my neighborhood, all of us proud Marin Eichler owners. But once I spoke to her at an open house for a nearby listing, I realized her vast understanding and knowledge of the workings and aesthetics of these amazing homes. As I told friends, "She gets it!" Renee never let me down in the process. The marketing that she did was above and beyond what I ever imagined. She took web presence to another level so that I was getting emails from friends all over the country saying that they had seen my listing on several modernist home websites. Once we had the right buyer on-board, Renee's diligence and attention to detail didn't end there. She really looked out for me and my best interests on the whole journey.


- Scott I.



Renee Adelmann has been a pleasure to work with. Her attention to the mountain of details and communications required of real estate transactions is impressive. Her knowledge of accurate pricing in the market, and Eichlers in particular, were invaluable in negotiating and finding our perfect home. Her winning personality and personal service is the icing on the cake.



We were traveling and trying to sell our home in San Francisco at the same time as closing on our dream home in Marin and it was super hectic. Renee has been there for us in finding qualified contractors and service people, and helping us to facilitate appointments and inspections.


We highly recommend her!



- Lillian S. and Andy P.  (ex-San Francisco Residents)


It is not easy searching for the perfect Marin County home from 500 miles away in Southern California.


After a hectic weekend hitting as many open houses as we could without much success, we searched the web for help.  As architects, we have always admired Eichler Homes and found Renee's website through that search.

A little reluctant to hire someone that you don't know, we found her to be very knowledgeable, professional and extremely helpful.  She not only showed us many homes that came close to our goals, but she saved us considerable money in negotiating the final offer on the great house that we purchased.  We would highly recommend Renee Adelmann.

- Architect Ron & Birgitta Y.


My house had been on the market as a For Sale by Owner for about two months when I met Renee Adelmann. She had been sending clients my way during that time. My house was a challenging property to sell as it backed up onto a busy street and the market had flattened out. I was anxious to sell and frustrated that I wasn't having any luck finding a buyer on my own, not to mention the effort it took. I signed on with Renee and, with her expertise and extensive network, she found the perfect buyer within a very short time. She handled everything like a true professional and I'd recommend her services highly to anyone searching for an honest, knowledgeable and savvy real estate agent.


- Shawnae L.



We are the proud new owners of a Lucas Valley Eichler.  Renee Adelmann represented us and the sellers, and we couldn't be more pleased with our transaction.  We sought out Renee as our agent due to her extensive knowledge, connections, and investment in the SF/Marin County Eichler community.  She listened to our needs and interests, showed us several different open homes that fit our needs, and offered sound advice on making our final decision.  If you are looking for a home in San Francisco or Marin, we feel Renee is the most educated and trustworthy agent who will truly best represent your interests and find the right place for you!



- John and Jill K.

We would not hesitate in recommending Renee Adelmann to anyone seeking diligent, attentive and high-level representation in buying or selling a property in Marin County.  Our experience with Renee was first-rate.



- Manny & Carry K.

Renee Adelmann is the best discovery we made in our plan to move to Marin!

Within hours of our first meeting with her, Renee made us feel as if we were her only clients--her attention and service were that dedicated and caring. Renee was very smart in helping us understand different neighborhoods, and she never lost patience as we stretched our search for the perfect house over several months. 

Renee loves her work, and that makes her clients love her. We recommend her enthusiastically to both buyers and sellers.

- Judy and Janet F.

My sister passed away and left me as executor of her estate.  I had two homes that had to be sold.  By good luck , I found an ad from Renee Adelmann of Marin Modern Real Estate which I was most impressed with.  I was even more impressed upon meeting with her.She took over the selling of the two homes.  She knew exactly what needed to be done to show the homes to their best advantage.  The best part of this was that she had the people on hand to do the work quickly and efficiently and cost savingBoth homes were sold the first weekend we had an open house and at good prices.Needless to say, Renee was a Godsend to us at a hard time.  Her expertise made a difficult situation a breeze and I am most grateful to her.  I have put her name in my living trust so that when the time comes, my children can get the help I got and, on a personal level, she is truly a neat gal and so easy to work with.  I highly recommend her to anyone and so does the rest of my family.

- Rae S.

We were on the other side of the country while our house was on the market and Renee made the experience entirely positive for us. She's a superb communicator and consistently excellent to work with: responsible, caring, and professional -- our house could not have been in better hands. We're very happy to give Renee our highest recommendation!

- Larry & Deborah Aupperle

We first met Renee Adelmann at an open house and she seemed knowledgeable and friendly. We contacted her after 2 months of searching for houses on our own, and asked if she would be our agent. We hit the jack pot at that point and it ended in the home we were dreaming of.

Renee knows almost everything there is to know about the workings, construction and aesthetics of an Eichler, and is a wealth of ready to share information. She has a way of being honest and direct that is a perfect blend of tact and no nonsense. She is thorough and timely and worked tirelessly until every detail was in place for the search and subsequent sale. As a plus, Renee has a great design eye and makes suggestions for what is possible. We really enjoyed working with her. She made house hunting and purchasing a pleasure. It could have been really stressful and as a result of Renee's expertise, it went quite smoothly. I highly recommend her. 

- Toni L.


We hired Erika as our agent to sell a three bedroom Mill Valley home which required fairly complex renovations, staging and marketing. We hadn't heard of her firm Marin Modern before but after interviewing many agents from different firms it seemed like Erika has the best offerings.


I don't offer up this sort of praise often but Erika was truly a grand slam, home run, success pick for us. She sold our house very quickly for a great price and worked very hard for us.

For the commission that was paid we felt like she over-delivered on strategy, execution, management of details and on massive attention to detail.

- Andris V.