Heidi Phan Peterson

35 Rolling Hills in Tiburon - Just Sold!


I've worked with some great clients on very satisfying sales processes in my relatively short career as a Realtor(R).  But I think the gratification I feel from the successful closing for my clients on 35 Rolling Hills will stand out for a very long time to come.

I'll just come right out and say that this was a tricky transaction!  First, my buyers were conducting their search from across the country in an area that was unfamiliar to them; inherently, a long-distance search introduces a challenge to seeing homes and getting to know an area.  Furthermore, inventory was tight, pickings were slim and, for some properties, competition was high.  We scoured the MLS and off-market options, and I made direct inquiries to homeowners of interesting properties to see if they might be interested in selling;...

34 Smith Ranch Court in San Rafael - Just Sold!


I’m pleased to announce the recent sale of 34 Smith Ranch Court in San Rafael.

This property is one of ten homes nestled in a small community of homes off of Smith Ranch Road, where houses don’t very frequently come on the market. The property, which had been in the same family since it was built, had been well-maintained and did not have a lot of deferred maintenance.

I represented the sellers - three brothers. To prepare the property for sale, we did some touch-up painting, updated some fixtures throughout, refinished the hardware floors and staged the property - I believe all of this made a difference. The feedback I heard from prospective buyers and agents alike who walked...

Access to great hiking - a reason to move to Marin

In my experience as a Realtor® and long-time resident in Marin County, it's become clear that proximity to the naturally beautiful landscapes of hillsides, lakes and the coast draws many homebuyers to Marin. Along with questions about the quality of schools, length of the commute into the City and/or the local tax rate, it's not uncommon to hear questions about where to ride a bike or do some hiking.

For the nature-lovers as well as health-minded, below are lists of some of Marin's finest trails.  Some are well-known and well-traveled, while a few lesser-known trails are offered for those who want to try something new and, in some instances, more challenging.

Some Well Known Trails in Marin

Tennessee Valley Trail: From the parking lot, the approximately 1.5 mile hike in leads you to a beautiful, secluded beach. And, for a little more exercise, you could even take a child in a baby jogger. Bikes are allowed. 

Mt Tam: The most popular way up is probably the Railroad Grade from East Blithedale Avenue in Mill Valley. The reward is panoramic views of Marin at the top, as well as views into the City.  On a clear day, you can see as far as Mount Diablo in the East Bay.  This hike is about seven miles each way, and considered a long, hard climb up by many. Bikes...

Heidi Phan Peterson joins Marin Modern Real Estate

I'm excited to announce that Heidi Phan-Peterson has joined the Marin Modern Real Estate Team.

Heidi Phan-Peterson joins Marin Modern Real Estate from ZipRealty where she spent 10 years working at their corporate office as an advocate for improvements in customer service and the real estate consumer experience.  

Having spoken with hundreds of home buyers, sellers and top agents over the years, Heidi appreciates the needs of the consumer to be listened to and advised, and to feel confident that their interests are being well-represented.  Heidi looks forward to putting her extensive knowledge into practice to guide her Marin County real estate clients towards smooth and successful home purchases and sales.

We welcome Heidi to our modern family and would encourage you to contact her for assistance buying or selling a home in Marin County, California.

Renee Adelmann, Realtor & Owner

Marin Modern Real Estate