Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 3.7% over the last 12 months. The same report ...Read More
As a Realtor I have always considered myself as being in the business of providing a service and not so much as being a sales person. The Marin County area is magical and sells itself. I am a matchmaker and strive to provide the best customer service-user experience to one of the most important decisions you will make in your life.
I truly do love what I do and take great pride in providing a top tier service through my extensive knowledge of Marin County and a keen sense of awareness of the current market conditions that will always give my clients a strong competitive edge-comfort in knowing that they made the best decision with their most important journey. I take home ownership very seriously and consider it an honor to be entrusted in representing you and your family’s best interest.
How long have you called Marin County home?
Originally a New Yorker, I made the coastal move to the “Best Coast” back in 1997. I drove North over the Golden Gate bridge and fell in love with the best county ever...1997 quote of the year “There are some things that money can’t buy. For everything else there’s MasterCard” Still works today. ;-)
How long have you been a Realtor in Marin County and what (real estate related) accomplishments are you most proud of?
I have been a Realtor since 2001. Most proud of - It’s a tie….I received a Marquee award for outstanding performance while upholding the highest level of professionalism and ethics and a client service award for consistently living up to the highest standards of service.
Sell us. Why Marin County?
Marin County is magical and a wonderful place to call your home. We are perfectly situated-nestled right next to San Francisco, Napa, and Sonoma valley. We have excellent schools, shopping, transportation, and most importantly (main reason why I live here), we have the BEST weather! When it comes to enjoying your quality of life and your living environment don’t settle for 2nd best...a.k.a., anywhere other than Marin County.
Give it up. Where is your favorite secret (or not so secret) destination in Marin County?
It’s actually a pretty good secret “shhhh” it’s my neighborhood where I live, work, and play…The Marin Country Club Estates neighborhood in Southern Novato’s Ignacio Valley area. Location is key and given its relative affordability compared to the rest of Marin County, closer proximity the Sonoma and Napa valley, still an easy commute to San Francisco, excellent schools, shopping, and Marin’s Best weather (epicenter of Marin’s sun belt), you and your family will have the ultimate in a luxury lifestyle. This location is a stone’s throw away to the Marin Golf and Country club with exceptional facilities and activities for the whole family.
Complete this sentence: In my free time....
As a follow up to Marin best kept secret I take full advantage of being a member of the Marin Golf and Country Club where I enjoy playing golf, tennis, and spending quality time with my family and friends.
If you're looking for a home in Marin, RUN don't walk to Lorraine Watkins. Lorraine is a brilliant real estate agent who has that most rare quality - she listens. We contacted her with a list of our dream house elements and she found us a place with ALL of them. Lorraine is kind, very generous, hardworking, and undaunted in her quest for your perfect home. Lorraine is a real gem in a bag of pebbles.
I met Lorraine 20 years ago and from the very first meeting I knew we would become friends.
Lorraine possess amazing compassion, integrity, empathy and unshakable character. There's a sincere openness and honesty about her. It's not something that she puts on, it is something that comes out; an inextinguishable light that embraces and encompass you.
Any dealings with Lorraine will meet with candor, honesty and humor! She is and has always been on top of her game.
I recommend her highly to anyone who is expecting the highest degree of professionalism and drive.
Lorraine is quite simply the best realtor. You would be hard pressed to find anyone more caring and hardworking than Lorraine Watkins. She stuck with us the whole way for 6 months as we looked for a home in Marin. She found a house for us that 100% fit all our criteria in Novato. We call it our needle in a haystack. She listens to what you are looking for and did her best for us to find a house that fit our needs in the price range we needed to stay in. You will be in the best of hands with Lorraine.
Contact Lorraine Watkins at 415-328-6797 for your Marin County real estate needs.