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Renee  Adelmann
Realtor, Manager & Owner

I am lucky to be working in a profession so well suited for me. I not only get to sell homes but I also can use my design talent in order to remodel homes and sell them for top dollar for my clients. I never know what each workday will bring but I always know it will be challenging yet exciting.

Owning a real estate company and managing a thriving business with my husband Barry always keeps me on my toes and exercises my brain on a constant basis. Basically the buck stops at me so I always need to have the right answer and know how to maneuver through tricky transactions and situations with my agents.

I have over 23 years of experience in managing people so I have learned many best practices over the years through trial and error. My management experience has helped me not only manage our agents but also manage clients. I understand each person is different so I always tailor my approach to the person and situation. I am like a chameleon. I try not to not judge people, I try to understand them…..although if they are off base or out of line I am not afraid to tell them. I am very upfront and honest.


Q&A with Renee Adelmann, Realtor & Owner of Marin Modern Real Estate

How long have you called Marin County home?

12+ wonderful years.   We moved to Marin County from the city of San Francisco after the birth of my son.

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 in Marin County for almost 12 years now.  I am proud to not only own and manage Marin Modern Real Estate (and our family of related real estate companies serving the Bay Area) with my husband but also to consistently be in the top 1% of Realtors in Marin County for my personal sales.  Additionally, my accomplishments include:

  • #1 Realtor in San Rafael since 2007  (for both sales & transaction volume)
  • #1 Realtor for Eichler Home Sales in all of California since 2007 (for both sales & transaction volume)
  • #1 Listing Agent in all of Marin County for 2017 (for listing transaction volume)

I am also a longtime member of the Top Agent Network in Marin County as well as a member of other exclusive real estate groups for top tier agents in the area. I live and breathe real estate and could not think of anything I would rather do for a profession.

Sell us.  Why Marin County?

Marin County is a majestic location. It never ceases to take my breath away as I drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and see the stunning lush rolling green mountains, the water, beautiful homes, and smell the fresh clean air. No matter where in the world I have just been, there is no place more beautiful than Marin in my opinion.

Give it up.  Where is your favorite secret (or not so secret) destination in Marin County?

Ok I will give it up if you promise not to tell anyone! My favorite place in Marin is on the patio of the Panama Hotel in San Rafael having lunch with a friend. It is such a special place and the food is fantastic. There is nothing better than hanging out with a friend on a warm summer day enjoying a good meal and a cold glass of wine.

Complete this sentence: In my free time....

Free time…what is free time (just kidding)? I do love to travel the world with my family. My children are amazing travelers and enjoy seeing new cultures and places just as much as my husband and I do.


Meet Renee Adelmann, Marin County Realtor


Recent Client Testimonials for Renee Adelmann

If there were six stars Renee would get them all.

If there were six stars Renee would get them all. Renee Adelmann at Marin Modern is a miracle worker. When selling our home in Marin County we interviewed multiple agents. We chose Renee because of her ability to market our home through traditional word of mouth networks as well as through the internet and social networks. We also chose her because of her casual get-it-done attitude.

Working with Renee was a breeze. She handled all of painting, touch-ups, cleaning and staging. She is a brilliant marketer and did a great job bringing potential clients to our home. We had over 35 viewings and 2 offers after the first open house. Then through the negotiation process we felt that Renee had our best interest in mind. We accepted an offer for over asking and closed without a hiccup. Renee did everything that she said she would do and we could not be happier. I highly recommend Renee to anyone selling a home in the Bay Area.

Renee is the most knowledgeable realtor we have met, and has more contacts and resources than most other firms combined.  

We liked Renee so much, we decided to go with her not once, not twice, but three times!  Out of all the realtors we have used throughout the years in various states, Renee is the most knowledgeable realtor we have met, and has more contacts and resources than most other firms combined.  She is very attentive, extremely punctual, and committed to providing the best experience for both sellers and buyers possible.  Not once did Renee exert any pressure on us to make a decision, make an offer, or accept a bid in order to "get the deal done."  She wants what is the best for anyone, and has been our representative through all sorts of markets over the last six years.  We highly recommend her for anyone looking to buy or sell a home, or someone looking for advice on the market.

I would recommend her to anyone who is interested in selling their home and wouldn't sign on with another agent unit Renee is spoken to.

Just concluded the sale of my home in San Rafael. Renee was the quintessential professional and a pleasure to deal with too! Her suggestions and staging were instrumental in optimizing the value of the property. Her knowledge of the market was accurate and she truly has her finger on the pulse of Marin's real estate. I would recommend her to anyone who is interested in selling their home and wouldn't sign on with another agent unit Renee is spoken to. The whole process was smooth, painless, and efficient and Renee will zealously represent your interests. Completely satisfied with the result! Five stars to a class act! 

we had heard from everyone we spoke to what an amazing Realtor she was so we decided to call her and we are so very glad we made that call.

Once my husband and I made the big decision to sell our house in Marin County CA we felt strongly that we needed an agent who was honest, trustworthy and professional.

Renee Adelmann lived in our neighborhood and we had heard from everyone we spoke to what an amazing Realtor she was so we decided to call her and we are so very glad we made that call. From the start Renee was on task. Very detailed, helpful and professional. We particular liked her upbeat and optimistic approach and the detailed information she had to offer on the process we would be going through. We were very impressed with her knowledge of the market. If we had any questions and we did... she would answer promptly morning noon and evening even on holidays. Nothing was too much.

Selling a house can be a Rollercoaster experience but Renee reassured us the whole way through this experience and ultimately negotiated a fantastic offer. Needless to say we would highly recommend Renee. Without her experience and warm professional approach it would not have been such a successful endeavor. Thankyou Renee we are very grateful for your help and thanks to you we are loving our new ranch in Colorado.

she really knows the market

We have worked with Renee Adelmann (owner of Marin Modern) twice, once when purchasing our house and then selling the house when we were relocated. She is wonderful, I can't say enough about her. First off, she is truly client oriented. She works tirelessly for you, both as a seller and as a buyer, and always does so cheerfully. Second, she really knows the market - if you are buying or selling a mid century home in Marin, she is the one to go to. Of course, she knows other properties too, but her expertise in this niche market is what really makes her shine. Third, she is a genuinely nice person, easy to get along with and fun to be around. These are very good qualities with someone you will spend a lot of time with as you hunt for the perfect house, or wait for the perfect buyer! She is sympathetic, a good listener and really hears what you tell her.  She helped us manage all aspects of our sale, which was key, since we were far away, and made everything as easy as possible. Renee is a wonderful agent and always went the extra mile for us.

I would recommend Renee and Marin Modern to anyone needing to buy or sell a home in Marin.

We had a wonderful experience selling our house with Renee and Marin Modern. Renee has built up Marin Modern with hard work, a great staff, current market knowledge,strong client representation, and the critical ability of dealing with escrow curve balls and making sales happen.Renee sold our house in 10 days for well over the asking price - and she did everything to make that happen. We relocated to Southern California last year and Renee helped us wrap things up with our tenant, and brought in painters, cleaners and repair contactors to get the house in great shape. She also helped us select the right buyer - people who really wanted the house - and who worked with us to make sure the sale happened. We didnt even have to travel to Marin!  I would recommend Renee and Marin Modern to anyone needing to buy or sell a home in Marin.

I highly recommend Renee, and I understand why she had been so highly recommended to us.

Renee Adelmann is a wonderfully gifted real estate agent. From our first telephone conversation to the day our house sold, Renee was always available, patient, and highly skilled. Her sense of style and intimate knowledge of what makes an Eichler unique guided her to restore our family house quickly and beautifully to its former glory. Renee anticipated our needs and concerns. She is very well-organized and thorough, and these qualities inspired our trust immediately. I highly recommend Renee, and I understand why she had been so highly recommended to us.

If a house looked like lipstick on a pig, she would flat out tell us.  We loved that about her and felt that she 100% had our best interest in mind.

From the moment we first spoke to Renee Adelmann on the phone about buying our first home, we knew she was our gal.  

She really listened to our wants and needs and worked hard to find us the perfect first home.  Even though we started looking in the winter time when there is very little inventory on the market, Renee stayed on top of it and kept in touch as soon as anything new popped up.

She was also very honest about the homes we saw if they weren't up to snuff.   If a house looked like lipstick on a pig, she would flat out tell us.  We loved that about her and felt that she 100% had our best interest in mind.

Once we found the home we wanted, Renee ordered all the inspections and was here with us for all walk thru's.  (She even noticed things that some of the inspectors initially didn't!)  And when it came time to negotiate, man was she a MASTER.

Being a first time buyer can be scary and stressful at times, but Renee made the process fun.  She is so down to earth, accommodating, and super easy to work with.  She is also VERY responsive.  She will never leave you hanging -- even if she's out of town, you would never even know it.

If and when we ever buy another home (or sell ours), we'll DEFINITELY be calling Renee Adelmann.

I highly recommend Renee, and I now understand why she was so highly recommended to us. 

Renee Adelmann is not only knowledgeable and patient, she is also well-organized and willing to go that extra mile.  We were so pleased to have Renee sell our family home.  She got our Eichler into wonderful shape, and her sense of style made the house gleam.  Renee was always available to answer  questions, and she anticipated our needs, so that the entire process from initial meeting to final sale was smooth and stress-free.  I highly recommend Renee, and I now understand why she was so highly recommended to us.  

You can't go wrong when you trust your home to Renee.

Quite simply, Renee redefined our conception of what a real estate agent could be. She is the *complete* package--you do not want anyone else by your side when trying to buy your future home.

We all have an idea of the kind of person we are looking for in an agent, but for an  average home buyer who doesn't do this sort of thing everyday, it's impossible to imagine all the things that go into making an amazing agent, and why having all those things in one agent matters. In our case, it did matter, because it's only due to Renee's expertise in each of these areas that we were able to find our dream home.


Contact Renee

Contact Renee Adelmann, Realtor & Owner of Marin Modern Real Estate, at 415-342-4537 for your Marin County real estate needs.

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