What Clients Are Saying

"My experience with Kristen Palmer could not have been better! Over the years, I have bought and sold many properties and hence worked with many realtors…Kristen was by far the very best! She is a superb realtor…knows the business but more than that she is totally honest, energetic, listens to her client, a very hard worker and a delightful, upbeat person. I could not have asked for more. I give Kristen 5 stars. I promise you …. You won’t be disappointed…she’s great! Thanks to Kristen’s hard work my property sold for much more than I, or anyone else, had ever expected. Kristen made that happen.  She knew what to do and did it.  Have to add…she responded to phone calls, and e-mails promptly and with answers and solutions….no waiting and wondering…..When you are Kristen’s  client, she takes excellent care of you."

 

 

Lauren - Novato, 2021

"I am happy to provide a reference for Kristen Palmer as she is a stellar real estate agent. I met Kristen at an open house in March 2019 and she patiently worked with me until I found the home I wanted to buy in October of 2020. She made sure I had my ducks in a row with my lender and was efficient in getting all the paperwork needed to the right people at the right time. All inspections were set up in record speed and the process couldn’t have moved more smoothly. She is a knowledgeable and fun person to spend time with and I always enjoyed our outings together. She is not judgmental and I never felt badly about saying no to a place that did check many of my boxes but wasn’t quite right. Her partner, John Brannan, also worked closely with us during the close of my new home and getting my former home ready for sale and marketed. He is a wealth of information on the workings of a home, repairs needed and both Kristen and John have many good contacts and resources to help. Both Kristen and John were such kind and delightful people to work with during a stressful time (bought and sold in the same month during the pandemic). They bent over backwards to make sure everything stayed on track with a calm demeanor and a true caring of what was best for me. I highly recommend them both."

Nancy S - San Rafael, 2021

"After my wife and I tried to buy a home in the Bay Area for over a year, we decided to change our realtor to Kristen. We ended up getting our first offer with her accepted! Kristen was very helpful in putting together our strongest offer and was very responsive before and after the close of escrow. We would definitely recommend her and would definitely work with her again in the future."

James Chapman - Concord, 2021

"Kristen is an incredible agent and a joy to work with. My fiance and I feel so lucky to have met her at an open house she was hosting. Before we knew it she was sending us great listings and shortly thereafter she helped us find our wonderful home. We were first time homebuyers and Kristen was  incredibly helpful with making sure we were prepared for everything and was always ready with a solution whenever a curveball came our way throughout the process. We had a wonderful experience and love our home and it's all thanks to Kristen!"

Jay & Joyce Machado - Novato, 2017

"John Brannan is an absolute pro. We have dealt with brokers, both in commercial and residential circles, across the country and few stack up to John. He is 100% client first; no questions asked. You will never doubt that you have an advocate on your side. His attention to detail is unsurpassed and I could not recommend John more. Unfortunately we left California but if we could use John for every real estate transaction we would. Thank you John!"

Errol Tremolada - Novato, 2015

"We are so grateful for the work and strategy you put into place on our behalf for the successful listing and sale of our Mill Valley home, 1 Una Ct in December, 2019. It is great that not only are we pleased but the new buyers are happy with the home and purchase. "

Kathleen Richard - Mill Valley, 2019

"John and his team were incredible to work with! Not only did they take the time to answer any and all questions we had, but they made the entire process a more pleasurable one. Whether we were looking at one home or fifty homes, it didn’t matter.

They weren’t satisfied until we were satisfied. Because of them we are now in a house we can call a home and are looking forward to starting our family in. We would, and have, recommend John and his team to our friends and family. Thanks for everything. We truly couldn’t have done it without you!"

Chris and Tiffany Elias

"John is the best realtor I have ever met! He helped my fiance and I purchase our first home in Marin. He’s very knowledgeable of Marin-Sonoma. He’s great with communication whether email, text, calls. He was very flexible and always had the buyers best interest in mind. After purchasing our home we came to John for a professional opinion about flooring and he gladly gave us a pros/cons list of the flooring options we had chosen. He is hands-down the best realtor in Marin-Sonoma! I would recommend him and The Brannan Realty Group to anyone in the area!"

Alex and Robyn Madias

"John Brannan has been a great support to me and my family over the past few years. He assisted in renting out our family home and managing the property after our mother died. When we ultimately decided to sell this home, he was the natural choice for us to list with. John has been terrific with this process. He was able to negotiate some very stressful situations with calm and consistency. His vast experience is reflected in his ability to navigate all the nuances that accompany selling one’s home. We appreciate all that he has done to make the sale of our home successful and highly recommend his services."

Alice Gutteling and the Gutteling family

"My experience with Kristen Palmer could not have been better! Over the years, I have bought and sold many properties and hence worked with many realtors…Kristen was by far the very best! She is a superb realtor…knows the business but more than that she is totally honest, energetic, listens to her client, a very hard worker and a delightful, upbeat person. I could not have asked for more.

I give Kristen 5 stars. I promise you …. You won’t be disappointed…she’s great! Thanks to Kristen’s hard work my property sold for much more than I, or anyone else, had ever expected. Kristen made that happen.  She knew what to do and did it.  Have to add…she responded to phone calls, and e-mails promptly and with answers and solutions….no waiting and wondering…..When you are Kristen’s  client, she takes excellent care of you."

 

 

 

Jen and Mike - Novato, 2021

"Kristen worked with us for years before we were able to buy, and she was great the whole time. Due to our living situation between two countries we were pretty slow to find the right house. But when we finally did the process was super smooth and fast. We had no surprises during closing and she helped us the entire time. She was very available whenever we had questions or wanted to visit a potential property. Highly recommended, thanks!!"

John and Martina - Novato, 2021

"Kristen is absolutely amazing! My wife and I were total noobs visiting open houses casually when we met Kristen at a house she was showing. Within a couple months we purchased a house we absolutely loved in Novato. But it didn't just end there! She referred us to contractors, to lenders when we were ready to refinance, anything we needed she was always a text away with the information. I really can't even quantify how much help Kristen gave us. When an opportunity at work took us away from Marin we called Kristen, who helped us make some last minute updates and sell our house super quickly for a great price. I think back to when we were renters and how far we've come since knowing Kristen and it's really astonishing. She's been so much more than a realtor to us, she's a dear friend! Highly recommend!"

Jay Machado - Novato, 2020

"Kristen was GREAT!!! After owning our home for 16 years my family decided it was time to upgrade! Needless to say, it was a very emotional experience. We had to sell and then buy within a short period of time. Kristen was experienced and knowledgeable on both transactions. She worked us through  every step along the way. I was impressed how she did her research on our town and showed our house to the best of its ability. On the buying end, great negotiation skills!!!! She was able to get our new home under the asking price with a few little extras...awesome!!! Highly recommend Kristen Palmer for all your realtor needs!!!"

Karen & Marc Hermsmeyer - Cloverdale, 2016

Buying your first home is scary enough, but buying your first home in the middle of a global pandemic? Even more stressful. We felt so lucky to have Kristen as our agent throughout our home-buying process. She was super patient as we learned the ins-and-outs of buying our first home— starting with helping us figure out what was most important to us in a house, then walking us through offer strategy and negotiations, inspections, and eventually helping us land our first home here in Marin. We had the bad luck of having two homes fall through because of seller contingencies, and as heartbreaking as that was at the time, I know it would have been so much worse if we didn’t have Kristen there to guide us through it. And it all worked out, because now we’ve ended up in a home that’s perfect for us! I would highly recommend Kristen to anyone looking for a house in Marin.

Nick & Mellisa Camperi - Novato, 2020

"John was instrumental in walking us through the purchase of a foreclosed property. It was an unusual sale, and John was knowledgeable and helpful every step of the way. At the same time, he listed our condo for sale. It was a difficult market for selling a home, but with John’s help, we got the best possible price for it. John impressed us with his knowledge of the market, his experience, the way he advertised our property, and how responsive he was to us. Most importantly, he is a man of integrity.  As we looked at homes, John never pressured us because he cared about our satisfaction, not a quick sale. 

We have recommended him to two people, both of whom purchased a home with his help and were very satisfied as well."

Brian and Sara Frack

"John, working with you has been a great experience, and I really appreciate all the time and effort you put into helping me find and purchase my rental properties in Santa Rosa. You obviously know quite a bit about the area, yet you never got impatient with me as I took my time learning, and figured out what I wanted to buy.

I never felt pressure from you, you let me proceed at my own pace. You have a real “attitude of service”, and it made the long process towards the final purchase a very rewarding one.

Also, I really appreciate your patience, and spirit of adventure, as we entered into this strange and frustrating negotiation process with this agency handling the sale for the bank, apparently in India. I think many agents might have given up, tried to steer me to another property with easier contacts, but again you let me direct the process, and were there to help out any way you could. And the level of customer service you offered even after the sale was definitely above and beyond!

If I find myself wanting to buy more property around this area, I will DEFINITELY work with you again, and will recommend you highly to anyone who asks."

Marybeth Adkins

"Working with John Brannan to find our new home was such a pleasure. He was recommended to us by a friend and we were not disappointed. John was patient, and honestly I lost track of how many homes we looked at while he worked with us. As we viewed various possibilities, John not only agreed with many of our concerns or possible problems we sometimes found, he even came up with his own concerns! Never once did we feel pushed into something that just wouldn’t work for us. John is professional, follows through quickly with what he says he will do, and most of all related to us like a good friend. A refreshing combination in a world full of hype and hard selling. We highly recommend John and his team."

Jeff and Annette Nichols

“John has been our Realtor for both the purchase , and sale of two homes in Marin County. John helped me, and my siblings, during a very challenging time. He guided us and gave us superior advise for listing our mothers home. With his broad depth of experience in the Real Estate industry, he positioned us to maximize the sale price of our family home. I cannot say enough about what a genuinely kind, and thoughtful man John is. Any seller or buyer, could not do any better than having John Brannan on their team, he is a wonderful man, and every day I am thankful that he came into our lives.”

Sara Whisler and the Whisler/Tillotson Family - San Rafael