Linda Beth and Karen G., San Anselmo
Abby provided knowledgable and compassionate guidance through the process of selling a beloved family home, following the death of our parent. At the beginning, she told us that her job was to take as much off of our shoulders as possible, and Abby more than delivered. She understands the market and suggested timing for our sale; then she and her team handled inspections, paperwork, staging and more, keeping us informed every step of the way. Our house was on the market for five days and sold following multiple offers, all well above the asking price. The whole process went quickly and smoothly, thanks to Abby’s experience and efficiency. We would recommend Abby without hesitation, to either buyers or sellers.
Robert and Gabi V., San Anselmo
We’ve been very fortunate to have worked with Abby and her team several times now. She’s amazing. She’s very honest, incredibly savvy, superb follow up, excellent marketing skills and judgement. John Hendricks is an invaluable part of her “A team“ and is highly responsive and professional. And its a pleasure to work with both! Have no worries if you’re doing a transaction during Covid, they take every precaution, ones you haven’t even thought of. Thank you very much Abby and John.
Jennifer G., Novato
I couldn't imagine a better experience with Abby and her team representing me as a seller for my Novato townhouse. It was a rental property for many years. I had moved out of state 10+ yrs ago, so it was becoming more difficult to manage from 2 states away! I completely trusted Abby. Her professionalism and knowledge made it a stress free (long distance) experience. I can't recommend her enough ! She handled everything smoothly, expeditiously and kept in constant communication with me. You will NOT be disappointed !
Adam and Kelsey, Petaluma
Abby came very highly recommended from a number of our friends/coworkers - we feel so lucky to have had this introduction as she helped us find our perfect first home!! Both Abby and her associate, John Hendricks, were incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the entire process. They kept us informed and were great communicators. As first time home buyers, we had a lot to learn, but both Abby and John were super patient in explaining things and answering any questions we had. We always felt Abby had our best interests at heart and wanted to help us find the right home that would be a sound investment. Abby’s years of experience in the industry and local contacts are such a benefit. Once we found our home, Abby helped us get across the finish line efficiently, always making sure everything was ready on time. Our home is more than we could have hoped for and we are so grateful to Abby and her team!!
Judy W., Novato
What a fabulous experience I had with Abby buying my condo! She was everything other reviewers have said and more. She was recommended to me through a friend whose judgement I trust completely. She was not wrong! Abby was professional, courteous, upbeat, encouraging, communicative, extremely knowledgeable and went the extra mile to help find the perfect place for me and my dogs. No matter what your budget - Abby is the agent for you!!
Michael S. and Sara H., Novato
Abbey Tanem and her team are serious professionals with the experiential knowledge to smooth over the rough edges to any real estate transaction and deliver optimal results. We knew our unique Novato duplex would not be the easiest property to market, especially given a lack of comparables. But we were wrong. Abbey and her detail-oriented team effectively, respectfully, and efficiently prepared us, our tenants and the property leading to a quick, and easy sale. We would not hesitate to have her represent us again
Rich H., San Anselmo
Abby has the perfect combination of traits one wants in a real estate agent: efficiency, helpfulness, market savvy, assertiveness without being aggressive or unpleasant, and on the spot communication and responsiveness. On top of that she is intelligent, pays attention to detail, and has excellent connections and relationships with other agents. She was able to skillfully negotiate the trickiness of selling a house in the pandemic era. Our family home was prepared for sale with sensitivity, respect and care; the workers were spaced far enough apart for safety and close enough for efficiency. The visits were carefully orchestrated in accordance with most recent regulations, resulting in very long days for her and multiple offers for us. She even installed smoke alarms herself on Fourth of July weekend! To say she goes the extra mile is an understatement. Do yourself a favor: hire her!
Tim and Marie D., Novato
Abby is fantastic to work with! She has negotiated the purchase of 4 homes and represented us in the sale of three, over the past 6 years. Abby uses her extensive network of contacts to keep sales costs down, and is extremely meticulous throughout the inspection process when considering a purchase. Her strength in negotiation has been especially appreciated. Her ethics are above reproach, and her honest counsel has been of great benefit. Purchasing a home can be a stressful and emotional experience, and Abby's good humor and positive approach are a steadying influence through all of the twists and turns that can arise. In addition, Abby works with a highly efficient team of professionals, including title, lender, and 1031 exchange, and there has never been one occasion of a "dropped ball" in any of our transactions. Abby gets our absolute highest recommendation, and should be at the top of your list for either buying or selling in Marin County!
Josh A., Petaluma
Abby is amazing at her job! My wife and I were are first time homebuyers and were looking for homes in SF and the peninsula for 2 years before we decided we were priced out of the area. We decided to look north and used Abby based on a ringing endorsement from a friend who had also just bought in the area using Abby. 2 weeks later Abby had us in contract for a BEAUTIFUL house that we love. She is a great negotiator, she's from the area so she knows her stuff, she has all the answers to all your questions, and is always available. In the off chance she's not available her assistant is equally responsive. It was the most ideal realtor situation we could have asked for and have nothing more we could have asked of her. I strongly suggest you use Abby if you're looking for a realtor. You will not be disappointed. We will be using her again if we ever plan to move.
Sean and Sally's Review for Abby Tanem
Sean and Sally., San Rafael
"We were so lucky to have worked with Abby on our move to San Rafael. She is knowledgeable, organized, and professional. From the beginning, Abby and her assistant, John, demonstrated their professionalism through the setting us up with the tools we need for our search, to managing the tons of paperwork via Docusign, which was great for us as two busy parents to a toddler and a newborn. Abby pays attention to detail and was always able to answer the millions of questions we had. We didn’t know this until later in the process that Abby is one of, if not THE busiest realtor in Marin but we always felt like we were her only clients. In addition to feeling like we were her only clients, Abby really cared about us as people and not just another transaction. Once we made an offer on a home, she helped line up all of the inspections from home, electrical, HVAC, pest, drainage - some of which we would’ve never thought to do - because Abby wanted us to know exactly what we were buying. Her connections to local tradespeople (inspectors, painters, housekeeper) is invaluable and saved us so much time in trying to figure it out on our own. The purchase turned out to be a fairly difficult transaction because amongst other things, the seller/seller’s agent (same person) had not finalized permits that were pulled, but Abby’s approach and positive attitude made the process a lot more tolerable for us. We couldn’t imagine going through this purchase with anyone other than Abby. We can go on and on about how great Abby is but the long and short of it is, Abby IS THE BEST realtor you can work with. We’re so, so lucky to have worked with her in buying our home. Thank you, Abby!"
Alison's Review for Abby Tanem
Alison J., Novato
Abby is the kind of realtor you hope to find: extremely knowledgeable about the market and the areas in which she specializes, friendly and cheerful when answering the piles of questions that inevitably come up when buying or selling a house (or both), and efficient and detail-oriented in getting through the process of the sale. She has a knack for making you feel like you are her only client and she has all the time in the world for you, when in fact she is one of the busiest and most successful realtors in Marin County. Over the past 12 years we have had the pleasure of working with Abby on the sale of two houses and the purchase of one, and if we weren't moving out of the area we would be buying another one. Our praise for Abby couldn't be any higher and we unreservedly recommend her to anyone who wants the very best person on your side when buying or selling a home in Marin.
Helen S., Novato
I’ve known Abby for 25 years, and she was my realtor when I purchased a home and eventually sold that same house. Both experiences were very smooth! For the house I just sold, we were under a tight deadline due to my purchase of another house, and Abby got it under contract in 10 days. She takes care of your every need when buying or selling a house, even things you never considered. Buying or selling a house can be a stressful experience, but when you put yourself and your home in Abby’s hands, you will be well cared for from start to finish. She is well-organized, meticulously thorough, honest and ethical, all of which are paramount to me. Abby is always available for questions large and small, and I would use no other agent for my real estate needs in the Bay Area. In addition to being a wonderful realtor, Abby is also a lovely person! I give her my highest recommendation.
Judith's Review for Abby Tanem
Judith C., Novato
September 19, 2018 - Abby Tanem could not have done a better job in selling my house quickly. From getting it ready for sale to notifying me of the contractual progress minute by minute, all while I was away on vacation, Abby went above and beyond to make the sale possible. I am deeply grateful."
Jim's Review for Abby Tanem
Jim H., Novato
September 16, 2018 - I have bought and sold 6 homes over the last forty years. I wish Abby had been available for the first 5! It is not surprising she has been recognized as one of the top 100 realtors in California multiple times! Abby helped us sell my father's home in Novato in record time (35 days from listing to close of escrow) and for $65,000 over the asking price. Abby gave us great advice and counsel every step of the way. Everyone of her recommendations were right on... we did not say no to any of them. We were referred to Abby by our friends Tom and Pat, retired Coldwell Banker realtors. They said Abby was the best in the industry and was the absolute best realtor for us to use to sell my father's home in Novato. They were absolutely right! Abby showed up for our first get-to-know-you meeting extraordinarily prepared with market comps and really educated us on the market. There was no pressure to list, in fact quite the opposite. Abby knew my father had passed away 3 months prior and was very sensitive to our situation. She asked great questions... and really listened to our responses. What impressed us in the first meeting was after a thorough walk through of the house Abby gave us an honest assessment of the house. It's in great condition, but it needs to be refreshed. Paint, garden refresh, new linoleum... and staging! Abby gave us estimates for each of refresh items... and the actual cost came in at or below her estimates. More importantly everyone of the contractors Abby recommended did exceptional work! They all started and finished on time... and Abby kept a close eye on their work. This was particularly important because we live about an hour away and could not manage/oversee the refresh projects. Abby and her associate John Hendricks delivered on every single promise! We never had to worry... they never created stress for us, in fact they were our stress busters! They are very kind, gracious and humble professionals who do what they say they will... and they always did it with a smile. Let Abby help you buy or sell your home! It will be the best real estate decision you will ever make!
Linda and Sheldon's Review for Abby Tanem
Linda and Sheldon Y., Novato
We found Abby, from following the real estate market in Novato. She did an amazing job with this one home that was listed, delisted, listed again with no buyers. Abby got that house sold under her and even over asking price. When we were ready to sale our home, we knew we needed to interview this phenomenal realtor ourselves. We loved Abby, she was on point with the price. She knew that we have two kids and it's a little harder since one is an infant. She made everything effortlessly for us. Whenever we had a question Abby, always took care of it. She is truly professional and definitely the best realtor we have ever worked with. We have own 3 homes before this. She is very knowledgeable of the market. In my opinion the hardest thing is finding someone that prices your home correctly. The other thing is seeing the value of your property. Abby totally gets it. No wonder she is a top producer. When we are ready to purchase another home, we would still love to work with her.
Will and Maggie's Review for Abby Tanem
Will and Maggie., S.
Once we decided to move our home buying search to Marin County, we knew we needed an expert in the area who knew the local market and wouldn't mind working with new buyers. Abby came recommended to us through family and we were so glad to have her help us! Abby was fantastic at presenting all the different options in our budget and was immediately searching for potential homes after our first meeting. We felt that she quickly honed in to our interests that we had already whittled down to through our previous searching and began providing relevant listings that were worth looking at. Communication was fast and simple with Abby through text so we felt comfortable pinging her with questions at any point. She was clearly a veteran closing homes in Marin and knew about all the pitfalls so we could side-step them easily. She also came connected with a great list of trusted contractors to use in order to have some initial work done on our new house. So far, they're working out great. When it came to closing, Abby was on top of it, making sure that our loan details were correct and helping us through the close of escrow. We'd recommend her to anyone starting their search in Marin!
Megan and Chris' Review for Abby Tanem
Megan and Chris D., American Canyon
I first worked with Abby in 2009. I was single and looking to purchase my first home. I figured I would be looking for a condo for myself and two dogs. Instead, we found great single family home on 1/4 acre lot in American Canyon / Napa County! Abby was wonderful walking me through this process as I was nervous venturing into home buying and making these decisions by myself. Fast forward to 2017 and the value of my home has more than doubled! So has my family! I am now married with three little boys and my mother-in-law lives with us making us a family of six. My husband and I have fallen in love with American Canyon but we realized that our growing family needed more space. We decided to explore our options of buying a larger, newer home. Abby did not disappoint. She carefully listened and considered all of our needs and wants. I was nervous about buying a home while selling our current home. Abby proposed a contingent buy and a contingent sell (our house would not sell without us securing a home to buy and we would not complete a purchase without the sale of our home.) This sounded fantastical with the stars needing to align but Abby remained confident that this transition was absolutely possible! And possible it was. We were able to buy a home (5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 car garage, 3400 sq feet with beautiful wetlands views!) and sell ours within days of each other. Further, Abby set up a rent buy back to give us a week to move into our new home. Even weeks after moving, Abby continued to assist us with getting a few details hammered out including working with our home warranty to fix a plumbing issue. I simply would not use anyone else. Both times of working with Abby (and her assistant John) I have felt like I must be her only client. She works tirelessly, (weekends, evenings, early mornings) is always available for my every question (there were MANY), and has delivered with the PERFECT home both times.
Margaret and Kurt's Review for Abby Tanem
Margaret and Kurt G., American Canyon
My husband and I wanted to buy a home close to our daughter, son-in-law and grandsons. We were 400 miles away. Abby helped our daughter buy her first home and later sold that home and buy another one for their now growing family. We wanted a single level home in wetlands in American Canyon. They are almost impossible to come by. She literally pulled a rabbit out of her hat. We bought a house that was on the market for 2 hours. Someone else had made an offer on this house and Abby kept checking to see if the sale was going thru. She really felt there was a chance we might have a shot at this house and she was right. We bought the house sight unseen. Our daughter looked at it and thought we may like it. We flew up after making an offer to see it. It really needed to be upgraded but had been taken care of.Abby made us see the possibilities. She said she could line up a painter and flooring company and have it done before we moved in. Her team was wonderful from Gina the loan officer to Jeanette with Empire Flooring to Tulio our painter. It is beautiful! Abby works tirelessly for her clients. I am not even sure she is human! Really Abby thank you so much!! We love the house and neighborhood and the beautiful wetlands. Most of all we are with our family
Kate's Review for Abby Tanem
Kate S., Napa
Abby is definitely "my real estate agent"! She has sold two properties for me. One in Novato, CA and one in Napa, CA. I do not understand why anyone would use a different real estate agent then Abby Tanem? My Novato home was a townhouse that was in northern Novato. The condominiums in that neighborhood were severely under priced and Abby was not only able to get me $50,000 over asking price, but was able to meet with the appraisers to explain why this Madera Marin complex was being undervalued. Therefore, my buyers had no problem getting funding. In addition, my mothers home was in Napa. Through her efforts, we received a purchase price $11,000 over our asking price. How does she do this? Abby really works hard for her money. In both cases, Abby provided staging (which is so necessary) a professional photographer to show my Homes in their best light, a website with the beautiful photos and handled the agents that were providing offers With respect and kindness. She is a delight to work with. In my Napa home, she also came to the rescue to hire service providers to remove 50 years of clutter from the home, hire painters to completely paint the inside of the home, professional cleaners to make sure that it shined! Because of the staging that she provided, my moms house stood out above all of the competition. She did all this While I was out of state. She takes all the stress of selling your home off your shoulders. I can't thank her enough!
Robert and Lorraine's Review for Abby Tanem
Robert and Lorraine L., Novato
Abby was wonderful during the sale of our home. She knew our neighborhood, and just the right way to sell our house. I was amazed that we sold the house in 2 weeks without a MLS listing. She reached out to her other broker friends who brought clients, and we had 4 offers to consider within days of her advertisements. Abby was there for us thru the entire sale, assisted by her very nice and competent assistant, John, who guided us thru all the signings and forms. Abby is even helping us after this sale with all manner of real estate happenings, until we move into our new home in July. If you want a really fantastic agent to sell your home or buy a new home, Abby has my highest recommendation.
Kristen's Review for Abby Tanem
Kristen D., Fairfax
Abby Tanem blew my mind with her ability to make things happen and take away my worry. My husband to be and I are so eternally grateful to Abby for her efficient, effective, and highly successful way she and her team, including John Hendricks, Made a possibly challenging home sale feel seamless and easy!!! My husband to be and I are both in the real estate industry. So I know the ins and outs of transactions, marketing and all of the immense behind the scenes work realtors actually do. We wanted a realtor who could literally allow us to let go, not worry, not double check on the process and Abby made sure we never had to wait a moment as she was on top of everything. We listed with her on a Saturday. She had her teams through on Sunday for estimates to clean and prep. She had the entire property prepared and photo ready INCLUDING city inspections done by Wednesday!!!! First day on market we received 30 showings!!! That resulted in 3 offers!!! And within 15 days we were closed. And a new family can start their chapter in our old home. Abby is amazing.
Todd's Review for Abby Tanem
Todd F., Fairfax
We cannot speak of Abby high enough. We had a unique home to sell and were very worried about inspections and issues we felt would cost us a lot of money in the end. Abby came in and took the reins and we NEVER HAD TO WORRY ONCE! She was the best choice we made. If something needed getting done, she would make it happen. She kept us informed with each step, was always available and if an issue came up, she was on it without question. Hire this lady and YOU WILL NOT regret your decision. She is a unique lady with great drive to do her job which I know she loves. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
Jon and Mary's Review for Abby Tanem
Jon and Mary M., Novato
My husband and I are first time home-buyers and were very intimidated by the process and especially the market in Marin County. I found Abby online and reached out via email. I heard back from her quickly and she and her assistant, John, went to work. They were both incredibly responsive and were available to show us properties we were interested in. One day, Abby suggested we see a property we weren't thinking we wanted to see and it ended up being the one. Abby worked tirelessly negotiating back and forth with a difficult seller. If it weren't for her persistence and hard work, we would not be home owners today. Additionally, the loan broker she recommended was equally as amazing. I cannot say enough great things about Abby and her team. She turned the most daunting purchase into a seamless process. It was done so quickly and efficiently that I will definitely go to Abby when we are ready to sell. I would recommend her and her team over and over again to anyone looking for a wonderful realtor!
Megan and Chris' Review for Abby Tanem
Megan and Chris D., American Canyon
I first worked with Abby in 2009. I was single and looking to purchase my first home. I figured I would be looking for a condo for myself and two dogs. Instead, we found great single family home on 1/4 acre lot in American Canyon / Napa County! Abby was wonderful walking me through this process as I was nervous venturing into home buying and making these decisions by myself. Fast forward to 2017 and the value of my home has more than doubled! So has my family! I am now married with three little boys and my mother-in-law lives with us making us a family of six. My husband and I have fallen in love with American Canyon but we realized that our growing family needed more space. We decided to explore our options of buying a larger, newer home. Abby did not disappoint. She carefully listened and considered all of our needs and wants. I was nervous about buying a home while selling our current home. Abby proposed a contingent buy and a contingent sell (our house would not sell without us securing a home to buy and we would not complete a purchase without the sale of our home.) This sounded fantastical with the stars needing to align but Abby remained confident that this transition was absolutely possible! And possible it was. We were able to buy a home (5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 car garage, 3400 sq feet with beautiful wetlands views!) and sell ours within days of each other. Further, Abby set up a rent buy back to give us a week to move into our new home. Even weeks after moving, Abby continued to assist us with getting a few details hammered out including working with our home warranty to fix a plumbing issue. I simply would not use anyone else. Both times of working with Abby (and her assistant John) I have felt like I must be her only client. She works tirelessly, (weekends, evenings, early mornings) is always available for my every question (there were MANY), and has delivered with the PERFECT home both times.
York and Lucie's Review for Abby Tanem
York and Lucie, Novato
Abby and her team were great. We started with a few emails/texts to get a rough idea of what we were looking for. Then she scheduled a series of viewings on a Saturday. Little did we know she saw past what we thought we could get (a condo) and after viewing what we said we wanted, she asked if we had time to see another option (a house not a condo). Well that opened up a whole new can of (good) worms and after another Saturday of viewings we (thankfully) dumped the condo idea. A week and a half later we were in escrow. Abby and her team are a wealth of info on both properties and inspections but also on other necessities like lateral sewer repair grants, contractors, gardeners, etc. Almost immediately we felt like we were working with friends than just realtors. It's been a great and well paced process. My wife and I now have the house we really wanted!
Bob and Nori's Review for Abby Tanem
Bob and Nori F., Novato
It does not get any better than having Abby for your broker. She is amazingly available and efficient. She walked us through everything,as we had not purchased another home in a number of years. The paperwork and reports were all handled so effortlessly. What a deal. Someone who can find the right home for you and cruise you through the hard stuff. Abby is also delightful and a pleasure to be with. Thanks Abby
Dave and Carla's Review for Abby Tanem
Dave and Carla S., Novato
You will not go wrong with Abby on your side! She's thorough, diligent, and makes sure things get taken care of. She helped us sell our home and went way above and beyond what she needed to do to get it done. Abby is very knowledgeable about the market and her expertise guided us throughout the entire process. She was extremely responsive, caring, and on top of things from the beginning until the very end. We appreciate everything she did for us!
Kathy's Review for Abby Tanem
Kathy B., Novato
Abby Tanem and her team excel in real estate professionalism. We have just completed a transaction in Novato with Abby who found the property, showed it to us immediately, had the HOA documents to us before we got home, and was able to comfortably converse about the pros and cons of the property location, HOA, and feasibility of acquisition. We were thoughtfully walked through the process and had any and all questions answered immediately. If she did not know the answer, she found it and related it to us within hours. We have the utmost respect for her professionalism, her team that work with her, and her recommendations. Anybody who has the opportunity to work with her will be beyond delighted.
Brendan's Review for Abby Tanem
Brendan B., San Rafael
I am an estate planning and general business attorney who has been in Marin County for over 20 years. During that time, I have had the great pleasure of knowing and working with Abby Tanem. As such, I would give Abby my highest recommendation. Abby’s unique talent set has proven invaluable to me and my clients. She knows the Marin residential real estate market inside out and nearly everybody involved in it. In all transactions involving Abby, it quickly becomes apparent that Abby is one of the most respected agents in Marin. Abby is compassionate and takes the time to understand her clients and what they really need. As a result, she is able to market properties in a manner that is right on target. When there are problems, which is rare, Abby takes control of the situation and gets the issues quickly resolved. Over and over, Abby does so much more for her clients than was required or expected. I would describe her as fiercely loyal to her clients. She is also one of the most positive, upbeat people I have ever met which makes working with her a true pleasure. If I can answer any questions or provide any additional information regarding Abby, please do not hesitate to contact me at 415.492.0590.
Dana's Review for Abby Tanem
Dana H., Petaluma
A stager acquaintance recommended Abby Tanem when I was in the midst of interviewing realtors. The first thing I noticed was Abby's calm voice, she was positive without being a salesperson - leaving our meeting I knew I wanted to work with her. Reading Abby's rave reviews on Yelp gave me further confidence, everything is true about Abby and her team. My project was a 1031 exchange, selling a Marin home I had lived in for 15 years and managed as a rental for 20 years; followed by purchasing a Sonoma County replacement property. We smoothly sped through preparations: pre-sale inspections, interior painting, small repairs, staging and landscaping - the service people Abby recommended were all friendly, polite and professional. An example of making things go well: one issue was a full light (windowed) door to the deck with a failed dual pane glass seal, making it a cloudy view. My cure would have been to replace the door - Abby had the glass replaced at a fraction of the cost and a simple procedure. She met with workers and handled everything yet it was a breeze when I wanted to collaborate. Abby is in control but not a control freak. The property looked fantastic and we received a quality, over-asking price offer from a couple who previewed the property before going on the market. The sale was trouble-free thanks to how Abby handled numerous details and any bumps along the way. I was thrilled to discover that Abby was well versed in Sonoma County towns and neighborhoods where I planned to purchase a replacement property, again, she didn't push me to have her represent me. John, Abby's capable assistant, handles many important communication and documentation aspects along the way - and met me on one occasion to show me a property. I never hesitated to ask questions, John would respond quickly and with a great attitude. We made offers on three properties - property complications arose in the first two and the third was charm. Observing how Abby handled each offer (all three properties had multiple offers yet ours was accepted) gave me insights into how Abby smartly tailored each offer to be most attractive related to the idiosyncrasies of property and seller needs. It is most important to Abby that you are happy with your sale or purchase, she will give you space to think and process, listens carefully, and she will give you her opinion. I always felt free to express concerns or ask questions along the way and Abby would either know the answer or do whatever it takes to find solutions. She is fearless and upbeat, I highly recommend Abby and her team and will certainly work with them on any future real estate transactions.
Stefan and Joe's Review for Abby Tanem
Stefan M. and Joe K., Novato
To start with I am very jaded about real estate agents after having gone through three previous home sales with horrible sales people. Needless to say we were having no luck with our agent interviews and then with one more to go Abby came in to sit and listen. Not talk to our faces about how great she was but just listen quietly and make some terrific suggestions. 10 minutes after we left my partner and I looked at each other and said OMG she is it. From that point on and through the entire sale process Abby did not disappoint. We were traveling internationally at the time and whatever issues came up Abby took care of so we did not have to deal with. Each step was fully explained and whatever documents that we were promised came in on time and done correctly. Closing was flawless, we always felt she had our back every step of the way and because she was so professional and top notch I truly believe we were able to sell the property to new buyers who were confident they were getting a great home. They were. I only wished I could have taken her to Florida with us to act as our agent for the new home.
Joe K., Novato
Abby was the 4th sales rep we interviewed for the sale of our 1.2 million house. This was our baby and we had put a lot of love and energy into the home before deciding to sell. After interviewing three agents we met with Abby and knew as soon as she left we wanted her as our agent. We were not disappointed and throughout the process with the standards we set for the sale Abby never missed a beat. As we were out of the country at the time several decisions had to be made and she did them all. If you are selling or buying a home and you interview agents please include her because you will see the professional difference.
Joe and Leila's Review for Abby Tanem
Joe and Leila R., Novato
Abby has been a god send! From the very instant she was recommended to us to the day she gave us the keys to our new home she has been 100% in our corner. In every sense of the word she went above and beyond to make the entire process of buying and selling as easy as possible. I often found myself feeling like one of those clients that I'm sure every realtor dreads, but not once did Abby make me feel like I was. I've had my fair share of experiences with realtors and I'm always left feeling extremely disappointed. But every promise Abby gave me and my husband she kept. If ever given the opportunity I would gladly refer her to a friend.
Kyle and Laura's Review for Abby Tanem
Kyle and Laura, Novato
Working to buy a home with Abby is a first-class experience all the way. She is a top-notch agent for busy picky buyers (like us). Abby educated us about the neighborhoods we were looking at and guided us through the pros and cons of each house. When we were interested in a property, Abby whisked us there, talked to the agent, arranged the inspections, emailed the necessary documents, all in no time. She’s a whirlwind of activity and gets it done. Her assistant John works seamlessly with her. In a very difficult market, Abby got us into a wonderful new home within a few months of working with her. We love our neighbors and are so grateful to have our own place in Marin. Thank you, Abby!
Larry and Julie's Review for Abby Tanem
Larry and Julie J., Novato
Abby is absolutely astounding. As other testimonials consistently relate, Abby possesses an exhaustive skill set. Of course, Abby provides all the basic services of a realtor with precision. But she does much more. Abby knows the Marin market - local history, current and anticipated listings, price trends, and day-to-day activity. Abby also has relationships with providers of the full array of support services: staging, photography and video production (presented with aerial views, daytime/nightime contrasts), cleaning, painting, repair, inspection, gardening and landscaping, pest control, and moving and storage. Abby independently made these arrangements for us at a reasonable cost for prompt and skillful service. When we needed to obtain permits for prior work, Abby provided the forms, presented them to the permit department, arranged the inspection, and obtained the permit documents. Abby’s assistant John helps keep everything happening on time, as planned. Most significantly, Abby provides a sense of good judgment in the decision making process that transcends the details. In our experience, Abby knows the right thing to do at the right time, and acts with confidence in a competitive business. Abby took us from listing to contract in approximately two weeks, and to closing approximately three weeks later, while coordinating our sale in Marin with our purchase on the Peninsula. Thanks, Abby.
Sue's Review for Abby Tanem
Sue C., Novato
Since July my brother and I had an Estate to settle with 3 single family homes in the North Bay. I have had experience with other Realtors selling and purchasing and by far Abby has knocked it out of the park as her organizational skills, her caring for all the parties involved to make selling a property a pleasant experienc. I even felt great about who we sold the property to and 2 out of the 3 were sold for over the asking price and with one having a boundary issue to complicate things. However, with her skills and with her well oiled team who knows exactly what it takes to prepare, show off the homes online to give the most desirable views and have the home ready for someone to move into and feel comfortable immediately. It was the easiest time I ever had selling properties. Abby, through the years , has built up a great team to support getting things done from inspections, to lanscape, painting, carpets, and one home needed a roof. She got it all done quickly to make the homes shine and show well and boy, we got results! Couldn't be happier that we chose Abby!
Vivian's Review for Abby Tanem
Vivian G., Greenbrae
Abby was wonderful during the sale of our mother's home after she passed away. She was professional, patient and positioned the house perfectly. She sold it after the first weekend's open house. I would highly recommend Abby! Please take a look at the video of the home!! https://www.facebook.com/abbytanemRE/videos/978670605571817/
C.G.'s Review for Abby Tanem
C.G., Novato
Abby is the best of the best. She takes time to understand her client's needs, focuses on the details and has the capacity to negotiate a proper deal. We've trusted Abby with several of our families transactions, all of which closed successfully.
Kate's Review for Abby Tanem
Kate S., Novato
If you are going to sell your home in Marin, Call Abby Now!!! I worked with an agent and was just about the sign a contract with her when I ran into a broker in a storage facility on a Saturday who stopped me and told me that I needed to call Abby immediately and she was right!!! My Real Estate agent had done nothing for me. I was exhausted. We were supposed to go live with a brokers open on Wednesday and all I had done was removed most of my furniture, repainted the trim , was replacing the carpet on Monday and boxing up all of my personal items. I called Abby that Saturday night. Abby told me there was not way she had time to go open on Wednesday. She needed to get her stager in after the carpet was installed on Monday to determine what items needed to be brought in for staging. She needed her professional photographer to come in after the staging to create these beautiful hard poster quality brochures. She needed time to create the my home's website. I told her I had spent every dime, I couldn't afford one more thing. She said that she would cover the cost of all of this and I didn't even pay her back after close!!!! Where's the contract!! Of course, I signed that night! Abby did everything she said she would do and more. She even hired a moving team to help me move my boxes out of the garage because she saw I was going to drop from exhaustion. No charge. The website was beautiful! The staging was a amazing and made my home exciting! I put my condo on the market for $615,000 ... my old agent told me I would be lucky to get $599,000. My first offer ... before the first public open house ... was $650,000. And we closed at $650,000. You can look it up. 713 Citrus Place Novato CA Right now, there is a home for sale for $615,000?? I don't understand? They need to call Abby!! If you get the lazy real estate agent like I had, you will leave a lot of money on the table! Thank you so much Abby!! Because of you I was in a position to buy my home today.
Kevin and Carol's Review for Abby Tanem
Kevin and Carol A., Orinda
As a Partner in a CPA firm, I am used to judging other professionals. And Abby's skill, hard work, and creativity are truly outstanding!! We had a home for sale that was midcentury and had some special issues. And Abby always had great ideas and choices for how to market the house. We ended up getting a full price offer after a single open house!! Anyone that is looking for professional and creative help with buying or selling their house couldn't do any better than Abby!!
Kathy's Review for Abby Tanem
Kathy W., Novato
Abby is the best realtor ever. I also sell real estate in Lodi, Ca and was looking for someone to take exceptional care of my mom who will be 88 in November. She went above all that was expected of her. If you looking for someone that will go the extra mile and then some Abby and her team will take great care of you. From one realtor to another your the best. Thanks again for making it easy on mom and me.
Charlie's Review for Abby Tanem
Charlie M., Novato
We choose Abby based on a thorough review and interview of several Novato realtors. We looked at the data and results of a number of realtors (% of ask, avg. time to sell, sales volume etc). Abby stood out in her preparation and thoughtfulness. However, she was even more impressive when we hired her: She went to work immediately, Her pricing, staging and marketing the home was spot on. She helped us to coordinate the services required to get the home ready. She made it incredibly easy. We are not local to Novato. Her and her teams communication was exceptional. She was tireless, but even better extremely efficient. Every detail, of the home, transaction, paper, escrow, several negotiations etc was handled thoroughly, accurately and patiently. Abby was amazing and I can not recommend her enough. I believe anyone hiring Abby and her team will be incredibly pleased with their decision and the outcome.
Philip and Mellisa's Review for Abby Tanem
Phillip and Mellisa M., Novato, CA
"Abby was totally amazing. When my mother-in-law passed away I was anticipating a horrible and painful process of emptying the house she had lived in for almost 50 years, getting it cleaned up and ready to sell. My wife chose Abby to represent her and the process was miraculous. Abby knew who to get to go through things and hold an estate sale, clean up and fix what was needed, deal with permitting issues, painting and staging the house. All we had to do to get amazing results was follow her recommendations. Her instincts were impeccable, and her recommendations all spot on. We wound up listing the house for substantially more than would have been possible without the improvements she recommended and had three offers within three days. Most importantly, my wife didn't have to endure an extended grieving period dealing with her childhood home. Abby is the first realtor I worked with who truly earned her commission. WOW!"
Javier's Review for Abby Tanem
Javier L., Novato, CA
"Abby was recommended by one of my co-workers, and I am sure glad that I listened to her recommendation. My home search started the beginning of this year (2015) and at first I was scared to purchase a home in Marin county. But when talking with Abby she made me feel comfortable and at ease with the whole process. She took into consideration with all my needs and wants (nice neighborhood, affordable, and perfect for a family of three). Her assistant John was awesome and very patient with me during the home search, we looked at lots of homes in Novato and was was always on time and friendly with me and my kids, which made it lots of fun looking for homes. Abby also helped me with a loan person, which also made everything so easy and smooth during the whole process. I have purchased 2 other homes in the past and this is the fastest and most smooth experience that I have had. I would highly recommend Abby to anyone looking to purchase a home."
Hillary and Kelly's Review for Abby Tanem
Hillary and Kelly, Bodega Bay, CA
Abby was recommended by a friend/colleague when I was grumbling about how complicated the process of home buying is. She said, "You need Abby." Next thing I know, I receive a call from Abby and hung up the phone thinking- she is the one. We worked with Abby over the ensuing months to find and purchase a 2nd home. We first looked all through Marin, then decided on Bodega Bay. The listings in Marin were perfect- Abby really listened to our wants and needs, likes and dislikes, and did not show us one home that did't fit within our search criteria. We've worked with realtors who show every listing just to speed up the process, but Abby is different. She works tirelessly for the best interest of her client. She favors quality over quantity, is very detail-oriented, and works for the complete satisfaction of the client. She is a dream. Intelligent, experienced, articulate, personable, kind and patient. Abby knows the Bay Area and can work with any personality. You will not be disappointed, she is the best realtor with which we've ever worked, and this was our 3rd home purchase.
Ron's Review for Abby Tanem
Ron B., Novato, CA
Abby made selling my mom's home of 49 years the easiest. She is professional and SOOO organized. She helped us with an appropriate price. She guided us through the maze of inspections. And the house sold in five days. I have sold three other homes as I moved and no other realtor has been so easy to work with. She teams up with John who kept us connected on all the paperwork for the closing (did I mention this had to be done via email as we had moved my mom 300 miles away) and everything went smoother than butter. They are the best.
Jeff and Joella's Review for Abby Tanem
Jeff and Joella J. Fairfax, CA
Abby Tanem is the best! I met Abby when she was showing a home up the block from where I live. I was immediately impressed with her approachable manner and friendliness while still maintaining her professionalism. A few weeks later when it was time to look for a realtor to help us sell our home, I thought of Abby immediately. She came to our home for a consultation and my husband and I knew she was going to be our realtor. Selling one's home of 30 years after raising five children and all the memories that come with that can be a very emotional and stressful experience. Abby knew just when to offer advice and lead us to the end result of getting the best price for our home. She has an amazing quality of understanding what her clients are dealing with and how best to communicate what will be best for them. Her assistant John Hendricks was also very helpful with answering questions and helping us navigate the paperwork. I would not hesitate one minute to recommend her. She will do the very best for her clients with an abundance of knowledge, grace, compassion, professionalism, all with a sense of humor thrown in for good measure!
Vicki and Kurt's Review for Abby Tanem
Vicki and Kurt, Novato
Before selling our condo in Novato, we went to several open houses to check out the competition and also to interview agents. We were thrilled to find Abby: she was professional and knew all the details about the property she was selling, and the property showed beautifully. We knew that she was what we were looking for. Abby and her assistant John, have ensured a smooth and efficient process every step of the way. She guided us regarding what types of improvements to our condo would be cost-justified, and coordinated the efforts of the contractors. As mentioned by others, Abby is intimate with the Marin market and savvy about how to get the most for your property. We had several offers, all above asking price, and again, Abby helped us understand the details in the offers and select the ideal one. We closed in 30 days, and are still marveling at our great fortune in finding the best agent in Marin.