My husband and I have purchased two homes through Madeline and plan to use her again soon. Marin County is a land mind of homes with unpermitted work and construction that does not conform to current building code. The term “buyer beware” is something to take very seriously when looking for a home here. Madeline and her team know the codes inside and out, and will prevent you from overpaying for a home or making a risky purchase. Robert, a contractor on her team, helps answer questions on what additions/remodeling can be done and at what cost, and whether its even possible given the local restrictions. He is a really helpful resource, and it’s surprising that more brokers don’t work directly with contractors. Robert went to the city of Mill Valley with us and talked with the building department about adding a bathroom to a home we were considering purchasing, but did not.
Her husband Alan is also on her team. He read through a 100-page HOA agreement before we bought our last home, to make sure there was nothing out of the ordinary in it. We’ve noticed how well-liked and respected she and her team are among the brokerage community, it definitely makes things go smoothly when buying a home.
And finally, her customer service is great! She replies promptly to emails/phone calls, and always makes us feel like we are her only client, despite how many other deals she’s working on at the same time.
If you’re buying a house in Marin, you need a team as educated as hers, or else you’re doing yourself a huge disservice.
Ann N., Buyer, Fairfax and San Rafael, CA