Born and raised in the Bay Area, with San Francisco roots going back 150 years, no one knows San Francisco and Marin like Team Applegarth+Warrin. The team of five experts come from a variety of backgrounds including design, marketing, hospitality, and tech, and they are united by a shared love for the community, homes, landscape, and people of SF and Marin.
The Applegarth+Warrin team is consistently ranked at the top of all teams nationwide, and are the #1 team at Golden Gate Sotheby’s in San Francisco and Marin. With over $2 Billion in sales and more than 500 homes sold, each member has unparalleled knowledge on the nuances of buying and selling in the diverse markets of SF and Marin. Team Applegarth+Warrin has a local and personalized approach, that sets each client’s unique needs as the focal point and their complete satisfaction as the goal for each transaction.
Kara and Paul were amazing in helping us buy the home of our dreams! Kara took the time to understand the criteria we were looking for, sent all options to explore, and then made sure that when we submitted a bid, it was a competitive offer based on her thorough research on the comps and what would be the ideal/terms/price, etc. Paul also pre-read all the house disclosures and translated this into layman's terms which were invaluable in understanding what we were in for. Kara and Paul had our best long-term interest in mind and operated with the highest integrity — it was not at all about "closing a deal". Kara and Paul also worked closely with our ...— Susan R.
Paul and Kara are a dynamic, powerhouse team who made the experience of both buying and selling in the complicated Marin market a nearly effortless experience for us. When we purchased a house, their extensive knowledge of the market, deep local contacts, and utmost professionalism allowed us to find exactly the property we wanted. While preparing the house to sell, Kara’s exquisite design sense, her willingness to go far above and beyond to show the house to its advantage, and her savvy marketing skills enabled us to get absolute top dollar for the property. Moreover, the importance both Kara and Paul place on responsiveness is unparalleled – no qu...— Jennifer & Nick W.
We have had the pleasure of working with Max Applegarth - both in the sale of our previous home, and the search for & purchase of our new home. Max remained calm and confident through all of the bumps we encountered along the way, and in turn we stayed positive through the entire process - right down to his helping us finish moving our things out of our house just minutes before closing. I would definitely recommend Max and his team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.— Chris A.
Skye took great care of us throughout the home buying process! She was always quick to respond and answer any questions we had. We especially appreciate how much direction Skye gave us by advising us thoroughly and even went above and beyond, checking in with us regularly and providing detailed updates. We highly recommend Skye for anyone looking for a dedicated and professional realtor!— Ella A.
As many people know, buying a home can be a very stressful time. Let alone, buying and selling in the same month. I wanted to extend our deepest gratitude to both Paul & Kara and the entire Warrin Team for making this process so manageable. From the first time we met, you clearly demonstrated a collective calmness and thorough understanding of the real estate market. It was also so helpful and unexpected to have Kara's continual support and her unbelievable ability to visualize what the rest of us would never be able to imagine. You have both truly made our dream a reality. We sincerely appreciate your time, your patience, and your professionalism. ...— Mark & Heidi F.
This review is meant to highlight the superstar qualities of agent Holly Khouw who works *exclusively* with Applegarth + Warrin. Holly is that rare professional who brings it all to the table — brains, enthusiasm, communication, resourcefulness, humor, and kindness — which combine to help make or break your purchase or sale of a home. This was not my first real estate transaction, and believe me, you will want this person on your team. Holly’s attention to detail, ability to coordinate a million moving parts in time, impeccable writing skills and keen eye for home presentation. In addition, Paul, Kara, and Holly try to mind your expenditures when po...— Jenny L.
Paul has extensive knowledge of Marin County and San Francisco real estate and it was a pleasure working with him. Both Paul and Lisa Lehman made the purchase of our first home a pleasant and smooth experience. They knew exactly how to handle a multiple offer situation in a competitive market and are the reason we got our dream home on the first try. I can’t recommend them enough!— Angelina G.
Claire was an amazing agent who help my wife and I find our first house. She has a great knowledge of every neighborhood and had close contact with the listing agents. She is the reason that we found our dream house. We highly recommend using her.— Tim W.
Holly was a joy to work with! It was a hard decision to sell our home of over 30 years, but Holly made the process seamless. She came in with a very clear plan, and managed to sell it so quickly even before we even prepped it. Always in constant contact and held my hand when I needed it. Highly recommend Holly and her team!— Chris L.
Paul and Kara transformed our Marina flat into a showcase home. Paul's market knowledge and Kara's keen sense of style proved to be a powerful combination. At every stage of the process, Paul exceeded our expectations. His market knowledge, negotiating skills, and insistence on perfection in preparing and marketing was simply extraordinary. Although Paul's services are in high demand, he always made us feel as though we were his only client.— Don & Patricia C.
Skye is extraordinarily helpful, thoughtful, and professional, and always went above and beyond when working with us. I highly recommend her if you want to buy the property in SF! She is the best!— Jesse S.
My wife and I searched long and hard for a home in San Francisco and the surrounding areas. We encountered many agents in our search but never quite felt comfortable going with one until we met Paul Warrin at an open house. He was open and honest and went out of his way to highlight all the home had to offer. We didn't like the house that day, but we did like Paul. After a brief meeting at his office, Paul laid out the groundwork for a smarter search and worked tirelessly for months showing us unique properties, and interesting alternatives and providing great advice throughout the process. When we settled on the home we wanted in Sausalito, Paul wa...— Aldo A.
Kara was the quintessential professional, at once realistic in her assessment and imaginative in the presentation of our house. She and her team remained even-keeled in the face of a choppy market, keeping us fully informed while driving to a successful conclusion. We feel quite positive about the result and the experience that led up to it.— Richard & Ricki B.
I have known Max for several years. My wife and I have had the pleasure of working with Max to sell one house and purchase two. Quite simply, Max is a true professional. He is bright, thorough, and honest as the day is long. Through the years, Max has become a close and trusted friend. I would not hesitate to recommend him.— John W.
Claire is simply the best and makes the process of finding a home so much fun! From the start, she was very proactive, responsive, and on the hunt to find the perfect home for my mother. With her guidance and awesome network at Coldwell, she was able to find exactly what my mother wanted fast and for the right price. She was quick to answer all of our questions, flexible in timing for touring properties, and helped us line up inspections. She is hardworking and dedicated to meeting her clients' needs all while having a phenomenal, optimistic attitude that really helps to keep you going during what can be a very exhausting process. I highly recommend...— Catherine R.
I purchased my first home in San Francisco this year and found Paul Warrin (Top 1% Nationwide) by personal recommendation. I was hoping to find an agent who was easy to work with, reliable, communicative, and knowledgeable about the field. Paul is all of these things. In addition, he is someone whom you will definitely want on your side as a homebuyer should anything ever go unexpectedly - as I discovered firsthand when my "straightforward" first purchase attempt became less straightforward. Later, when unforeseen complications surrounding my home loan and closing date arose, Paul calmly brainstormed ways to work with all parties to successfully res...— Jenny L.
I would highly recommend Max Applegarth. He gave us many helpful suggestions on how to update our home, which in turn made it so nice we didn’t want to leave. Our house sold in 10 days, and the process was seamless. Max and his team were very responsive to any questions or concerns that we had and were always wonderful to deal with. If you are looking for an agent to sell your house, Applegarth + Warrin should be your first choice.— Ann S.
I have high regards for Skye’s professionalism, determination and perseverance. When I first met Skye, I was immediately impressed by her confidence and her poise. More impressive was her ability to multi-task at a high-functioning level. I can honestly say that she went above and beyond to exceed my expectations. From the very start to the end, she managed everything seamlessly and with flawless execution. I cannot say enough good things about Skye.— Anh C.
Paul is a fantastic agent. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the San Francisco market, is very responsive, and took a lot of time to understand our family's needs. In a market with a very low supply, Paul went the extra mile and found Pacific Heights properties that had previously been withdrawn from the market that met our requirements. We ended up buying one of those properties and could not be happier.— Grant & Belinda H.
I would absolutely use Paul again for any future real estate needs I have! This was my first home purchase, and Paul set the standard for what I will expect going forward. Paul took time to understand my tastes, was constantly in touch with me, keeping me aware of new listings and talking to me about what I liked and disliked and why, and was unbelievably patient. He always remained objective and helpful throughout the process, but with no pressure. Once I found the spot, Paul acted quickly and efficiently. He made the process so easy and painless. Since I found the place of my dreams, Paul and I have stayed in touch. I value his genuine, personal a...— Anna M.
Collaboration, style, and creativity are gifts not everyone can excel at, but Skye does! She's one of those people that makes working with her a joy.— David Y.
Paul is a stellar agent and I can say with conviction he navigated me very efficiently and seamlessly through the entire process of finding my dream condo, helping me with financing recommendations, negotiating, and handholding me throughout the process. Paul and his team sat down with me right at the beginning of this process and understood my needs. I was given a wide variety of properties to consider and given that I am not a local resident of SF, the entire selection and screening process went like clockwork. I had limited time and Paul was able to use my time very efficiently. In summary - this is a guy who knows his job well and I will forever...— Vikram M.
Kara does a fantastic job helping new buyers find the best! She's a thoughtful agent who holds value and your needs first! I would recommend her to anyone and highly recommend you check out her listings. Her resources are top-notch and will get the job done quickly and with the highest quality.— Tj A.
Paul is fantastic, he made navigating the somewhat scary waters of buying a home in San Francisco much less intimidating. Throughout the process, he was extremely responsive, patient, and 100% focused on understanding what we liked, what we didn't, and why. We found a place that we absolutely love - one of the things we appreciate most is even after the sale was done, Paul continues to check in on us and has been a great resource for all things home related. We will definitely use Paul and the team for any future needs!— Jasmine & John R.
Max is the epitome of everything you could want in a agent; he is well-connected, knowledgeable and professional. (In fact, he was able to get us an offer before we even listed our property.) He is very well liked in the industry and is what you want in someone representing your home to others. There is an ease about the way in which he conducts himself even amidst all the stress that comes with negotiating such an important personal transaction. He is truly a pleasure to work with, and we would recommend him to anyone, without hesitation.— Dan M.
Being in the real estate industry myself, I had high expectations for my real estate agent. I have to say, Paul met them all. From the beginning, Paul invested his time to clearly understand my needs and took the initiative to help me grasp the dynamics of the market. Paul has excellent local knowledge and expertise that clearly sets him apart from others. I must have screened through hundreds of listings and toured dozens of properties week after week. In the end, it was Paul's creativity that helped me find a place that was off my radar. And when it was time to make the offer, Paul's discipline and focus kicked in to seal the deal. To top it all o...— Mark B.
I wanted to purchase a condominium and the faster the better. Paul made it happen. He found me an absolutely ideal condo and provided the expert guidance I needed in order to prepare a successful bid in the competitive market. His personal approach, optimism, and super-hard work ethic are admirable and make him a pleasure to work with. Almost two years later, I'm still very happy in my condo and neighborhood and with my investment.— Chelsey R.
My wife and I have worked with Kara on two real estate transactions in Belvedere and we are currently working with her on a third deal there. Kara is extremely organized and driven to find the right property for her clients. She is a great listener and uses the gathered information to find the right listings to show you. We would recommend Kara to anyone looking for real estate in the Bay Area!— William M.
Over the years we have bought and sold a number of properties and I can say without equivocation that we have never had the pleasure of working with an agent more professional than yourself.— Patrick R.
Paul was amazing. He is incredibly responsive and attentive. His advice was spot on at all times- in terms of negotiation tactics, pricing etc. It was a fast, clean, perfect close for above comps. He also helped us purchase our new home at a great price in a very competitive market. I have recommended him to ALL of our family and friends. My husband is a retired real estate attorney and thinks he is the best broker with whom he has ever dealt.— Susan J.
Paul is the best - which is no surprise given that he came recommended by several people in the industry. He helped make my first home purchase in San Francisco as smooth, well-considered, and successful as possible, in part by helping to navigate unforeseen complications that would've given me a heart attack had I not been a calm, capable ally. He also happens to have a keen eye, great taste, and an eye for value. Too bad I don't need a second home, as I would still be working with him then. Thanks, Paul, for knowing real estate in and out and being a top choice for other agents to work with when given the opportunity. These are the qualities anyon...— Jennifer L.
Had an amazing experience working with Paul from start to finish. He is extremely knowledgeable about neighborhoods in SF, Marin, and beyond, and was great to work with through contract and negotiation. Would absolutely recommend him to friends and family and plan to use him next time we do anything real estate related, whether it's selling, buying, or renting.— Madeline C.
Paul is extremely knowledgeable, and also extremely responsive. No problems calling him on the weekends or even when he was on vacation. I highly recommend him and already planning to use him for the sale of my previous home.— Dee D.
Skye is a very helpful and thoughtful professional, she worked very hard, and I enjoyed working with her very much! She is the best real estate Broker, and I highly recommend her!— Lisa
Skye is very helpful and professional during working with us, she is very thoughtful, I highly recommend her if you want to buy the property in SF! She is the best!— John
Known for their discretion, uncompromising quality, and an elite level of service, the team of Applegarth+Warrin has assisted with the buying and selling of the San Francisco Bay Area’s finest homes.