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I started investing in real estate in my early 20’s while working as an accountant for a local distribution company and later a CPA firm. After 10 years of accounting, in 2003, I received my real estate license and segued into my real estate career. Having a background in real estate and finance helped me work with professional real estate investors as well as home buyers and sellers to meet their real estate needs.
Real estate is a passion of mine and I have a vast knowledge of different property types. Whether you are looking to buy a family home, rental or rural property, I can help. I am incredibly detailed and hard-working. I work cohesively with other realtors for a successful outcome of your home sale or purchase. I also understand buying and selling real estate can be an emotional journey. I am sensitive to my client’s needs and am always there for support and advice.
How long have you called Marin County home?
I am a Marin native. I was born in San Francisco and have always lived in Marin or Sonoma County.
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 licensed Realtor since 2003, but have been buying and selling my own real estate for the past 20 years. I am extremely proud that I have been successfully helping my clients reach their real estate goals.
Sell us. Why Marin County?
It is stunningly beautiful, great communities, events and schools. Not to mention the abundance of outdoor actives, hiking, biking, sailing and surfing to name just a few. Marin County is unique with its open spaces and rural feel, yet you are within close proximity to San Francisco.
Give it up. Where is your favorite secret (or not so secret) destination in Marin County?
East Peak on Mt. Tamalpais. The views are spectacular over the entire Bay Area.
Complete this sentence: In my free time....
I enjoy traveling, exploring the North Bay Area, hiking, biking and wakeboarding.
We were fortuitously assigned to our realtor, Lea Kuehnhackl, by Marin Modern's website. How lucky we were! Lea has single-handedly restored my respect for the real estate profession with her integrity, consummate professionalism and single-minded focus on protecting her clients' interests.
I'm a lawyer and, after my experience buying my primary residence several years ago, I'd started to feel about most realtors the way most people feel about lawyers (that we're in it just to make a quick buck off of our clients). My impression was that most agents would like to see you buy the first thing that came along, even if it wasn't right for you. That could not be farther from the truth with respect to Lea. We never doubted for a second that she put our (and our dog's) interests and long-term happiness ahead of everything else, including the opportunity for a quicker or larger commission.
Our search was not an easy one, spanning three counties and ranging from new construction, to "project" homes, to raw land. In short, we were demanding and fickle (not a great combination in clients). Yet Lea always made us feel like we were her most important clients and approached every opportunity with enthusiasm, even when they led us down rabbit holes.
As residents of San Francisco, we probably never would have explored countless communities if it weren't for Lea's extensive knowledge of the entire North Bay area. She is also hard-working, showing no unwillingness to hike through thigh-high weeds up roads that our car wouldn't go. She listened attentively and provided her honest, unvarnished assessment, ultimately guiding us to a better understanding of what we wanted out of a second home.
Beyond her responsiveness, intelligence, diligence and attention to detail, Lea is an absolute delight to deal with, even in stressful situations. There simply was no one else whom we would have rather had at out side throughout all the highs and lows of our six-month search. And at the end, we simply couldn't be happier with the end result.
For all these reasons, we wholeheartedly recommend Lea Kuehnhackl and Marin Modern to anyone interested in property in the North Bay.
We want to thank you for an exceptional experience and result in finding our new home. Your efforts define integrity, expertise, thoroughness, attention to detail as well as the commitment and energy to pull all the pieces together. My entire family enjoyed the process and appreciate your sensitivity, warmth, and humor. We feel very cared about and love our new home!
Lea is an absolute gem, both tireless and endlessly patient in her pursuit of her clients’ goals. Our search took us through three counties and countless directions: buying a newly constructed home vs. a major renovation project vs. raw land. Lea enthusiastically explored each opportunity and helped us understand what it was we really wanted in a second home. As residents of San Francisco, her deep knowledge of all the North Bay communities—from Marin, to Sonoma and Napa—was invaluable, opening up opportunities we would have never known existed.
Lea’s diligence and persistence did not fade, even when ours sometimes did. She forcefully advocated on our behalf and, perhaps just as importantly, was a delight to work with throughout the process, including in stressful situations. She displayed extraordinary intelligence, integrity and professionalism, quickly earning her place as our trusted advisor. We quite simply could not have been better served and are very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her.
Contact Lea Kuehnhackl, Realtor at Marin Modern Real Estate, at 415-381-9394 for your Marin County real estate needs.