Testimonials

"My husband and I had been looking for a home in Stinson Beach for a couple of years. Barbara Mitchell jumped right in to help us when a home came up that we were interested in purchasing. She knows the real estate market in the area very well and helped us navigate the buying process. I highly recommend Barbara."

Wendy. G
July 2018

"Working with Barbara and Sara on the purchase of our vacation home in Stinson was wonderful. We'd been vacationing out there for years, but when we thought about transitioning to ownership, we quickly learned there was a lot we didn't know. Luckily, they were there to teach us. Their expertise in this small, competitive market with limited inventory is incredible. They must know every house on every street, and it seems like whatever expert we've needed they've had a contact for us really quickly. On several occasions we would ask at the last minute to tour a new property and they always came through with someone to show it to us. Their advice on the pros and cons of the various properties we looked at and how we could formulate our best offer was key to us having our offer accepted on a property that is just about as perfect for us as we could have ever hoped for. And the relationship hasn't stopped now that the ink has dried. I know that if I ever have a question about anything that comes up now that we own our own piece of paradise, they're still just a phone call away. I really feel like I've gained 2 friends in this process, and could not recommend them highly enough."

Mel D.
July 2018

"Barbara Sherfey Mitchell is exactly who you want as your agent. I have worked with her both to buy a house and also to sell one. She is attentive and on-the-ball in either role - Buyer's agent or Seller's agent. She is thorough, takes initiative to get things done, listens but doesn't just rubber-stamp everything you (the seller) thinks is reasonable, when it clearly is not; and is realistic about price and likelihood of selling within a certain timeframe. As a professional, she is without peer. But in the end, you also want someone you like working with. Barbara is that person - cheerful, fun, good sense of humor, honest. In the Stinson Beach/Bolinas area, I don't imagine there are many with her sense of place, local knowledge and contacts. You can't go wrong working with Barbara, I recommend her highly. And, the Sherfey Group as a whole is wonderful to work with, whether as a buyer, a seller or a rental agent/property manager. They are beloved in the community and by their clients."

Megan M.
July 2018

"The best agents I have ever dealt with in my life. The Sherfey's go way beyond what agents are expected to do. They transformed my home before going to market. They improved the garden, the parking area, staged and had the inside painted, even got the neighbor to trim their trees to improve my view. Incredible marketing, perfect pictures and video showing a clear vision of what the house was all about. Great communication. They know their market inside and out. And the result?...They sold our home for $200,000 over asking in the middle of winter. They're a class act. Very professional to say the least."

Robert G.
February 2018

“We recently worked with Barbara in selling our vacation house in Stinson Beach. She was excellent in all aspects, including finding the right people for all the tasks such as staging and repairs. Barbara lives in Stinson Beach and really knows the community and the housing market there. She is a great communicator and put in every effort to get our house ready for sale. We recommend her 100%!”

Carol S.
August 2017

“The Sherfey Group represents the best of all possibilities in real estate in West Marin- they are a rock solid local family with extensive knowledge of communities up and down the coast, coupled with Sotheby's, with its remarkably capable marketing and administrative infrastructure. Our experience was superb- the photography was first rate, as was the advertising both in print and internet. With all of that, I believe it was their extensive local contacts, in the heart of Marin as well as the coast, that brought about a sale of our home, at full asking price, in two and a half weeks time. The buyers were happy, we were happy, and a better real estate experience would be hard to find. If you're buying or selling in any coastal community in West Marin (we were in Inverness), you can't do any better than the Sherfey Group.”

Michael G.
June 2017

“Barbara Mitchell is a consummate professional. We needed to sell my mother's house, with all of the sellers living in communities outside Marin County, and Barbara handled the transaction beautifully, dealing with details big and small, maintaining a positive attitude, and keeping us informed at every step. Highly recommended.”

David M.
May 2017

“After 11 wonderful years of owning our vacation home on the Seadrift lagoon, we decided it was time to sell. We selected Barbara Mitchell and The Sherfey Group as our listing agent, since their local knowledge was unsurpassed, coupled with the global reach of Sotheby's/Decker Bullock. From our first conversation with Barbara, we knew we had the right agent. Her wonderfully warm personality, her attention to detail, her can-do, positive attitude, and her love of Stinson, and of our home, sealed the deal. Barbara proved to be always responsive and helpful, way beyond what you might expect -- whether coordinating repairs, showing up with a ladder for the county roof inspection, and arranging for a wonderful staging professional that truly transformed our home. Thank you Barbara, Sara, and the entire team for helping us through the process. We would highly recommend you for any Stinson sales.”

Heather B.
December 2016

“I buy/sell properties periodically and have dealt with a number of different realtors both in the Bay Area and outside. My experience working with The Sherfey Group was nothing but positive in all aspects of the process involved in selling a property. From the initial meetings, to the actual listing and open house, through negotiations and the final stage of the escrow/close. It was professional while providing honest guidance.”

Pam P.
November 2016

“The Sherfey Group were wonderful. They listed, advertised / marketed my home and sold it from listing date to close in three weeks, full price, all cash and quick close. I was kept informed of every step in the process, if I had a question, my calls, emails and text were answered immediately. They genuinely care about their clients.”

Terry B.
October 2016

“How could I not be impressed with these girls. They come from a long history of knowledge of this area following in their mother’s footsteps. When it comes down to the basics of the business they are experts. I was first greeted with a big smile followed by the history of the house I was thinking of buying. They told me the pros and cons of the property, and there were many things about the property that were troublesome but it was an amazing site. I ended up buying the property and cannot be happier. The girls set me up with all the local trades people landscapers ect. On a rated chart, I would give them a 10 out of 10. I highly recommend the Sherfey Group.”

Satisfied Client
October 2016

“The Sherfey Group made our dream come true! I'd been looking for a home in the area for years without success and when I began working with The Sherfey Group everything changed. Sara & Barbara are such Stinson Insiders they knew of listings before they hit the market and, in the end, found the perfect Seadrift home for us I can't recommend this team enough - experienced, professional, responsive, and incredibly motivated for their clients, you can't go wrong.”

Krishna T.
September 2016

“Jeanne, Barbara and Sara are a wonderful team. They worked closely with me to sell our family's rental property in Stinson Beach. Any questions I had, they answered promptly. They held my hand through the whole process and made it so easy. I can't recommend them more highly! They are fantastic. Thanks, Sherfey Group, for a job well done for me.”

Kristy B.
August 2016

“The Sherfey Group handled my real estate transaction in the most professional, pleasant and expeditious manner imaginable. Jeanne, Sara and Barbara were always available to answer my questions and able to offer quality advice about the condition of the market, marketing techniques, and negotiation strategy. These are consummate pros!”

Marty J.
August 2016

“We first met Jeanne Sherfey when we began our search for a property in Stinson. Within a short time we became very comfortable with her and confident that she would actively pursue our interests. When 28 Embarcadero came on the market Jeanne went to great lengths insuring we would get a chance to bid on this popular property (we were out of the country at that time and only because of Jeanne’s dedication did she find us and convince the owners to wait before concluding on the bids). Many of the complications of this transaction were kept to a minimum because of Jeanne’s guidance and advice. It was comforting to have her representing us. We were on the same wavelength throughout and she was always available to us with spur of the moments concerns. Because of the initial positive exchange with Jeanne we have continued our relationship with her around house rentals. We always enjoy working with her.”

Rudy M.
Buyer, 2014

“I have known Jeanne Sherfey for many years. When it came time to sell our custom Seadrift lagoon home there was no one else I’d consider. Being a long time local she really knows this unique market. Jeanne has always been patient, professional and never pushy. Hence we received the highest price for any home on the Seadrift lagoon. I’d highly recommend Jeanne.”

John N.
Seller, 2014

“My family had the pleasure of working with Jeanne Sherfey when we sold our family beach house in 2014. We had interviewed several real estate agents in the previous several years. Jeanne won our business because of her intimate knowledge of the area combined with her compassion. We have never been sorry. Jeanne convinced us to put some money into the house, thereby maximizing the sale price. It was a rough time for us, but Jeanne made it as easy as she could.”

Laurie W.
Seller, 2014

“Jeanne-this is a perfect time for me to tell you how pleased I have been with you since day one in our relationship. You and your staff have always been courteous, efficient, and reliable when we were renters at Stinson Beach. This is why we came to you for years over other rental agencies. Then, you stepped in and found our dream cottage, near town and just steps from the beach. Again, you and your staff helped us in every step of the way and made the sale and move in easy. Once we were owners however, your wonderful and friendly assistance did not stop but continued. No matter how busy you are, we have never been made to feel like we were a nuisance, although I suspect at times we were! I am very happy to be “partners” with your organization in having our property in your rental pool, and look forward to many
happy and profitable years. Thank you Jeanne for everything you do-we couldn’t make it without you.”

Katie T.
Buyer, 2014

“As to my experience with you as a broker, I can only say it was absolutely perfect. You handled our property with great expertise. We sold it for about $200,000 more than we expected. The setup and staging was very inexpensive---less than $1,300. The pictures you had taken were a great keepsake for us. Your advice during negotiations about how to handle the offers was even, humane, and astute. Once you negotiated the price the sale was very fast, escrow and closing without a hitch. The transfer of funds flawless. The best real-estate experience I have ever had. Thanks again and good luck.”

Stephen T.
Seller, 2014