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On Zillow (5 stars with 39 reviews)

Brian & Aubree on Zillow



"When we first worked with the Swaims, we were living abroad and they made sure they got to know us first and what was important to us so they could act   as our eyes and ears on the ground. Thanks to their guidance and negotiation skills we were able to get a house we didn't think possible. After the purchase they recommended painters, house cleaners, landscapers et al., which allowed us to transition into our new home/city as seamless as one could hope for.

We liked the Kira and David so much, we decided to sell that home 3 years later. We had a long wish list for what we wanted in an offer. The Swaims were able to help us get all of the terms (and price) we wanted, without even going to market, saving us a lot time and the peace of mind not having to go through multiple open houses etc. with two small children while planning an cross-country move.

One of their strengths is building a great rapport with their clients, making the experience feel less transnational and more peer to peer. They took time to understand us and our goals, and we all worked together to come up with an approach that best suited our needs, not some blueprint they use for every purchase/sale.

More than that, though, they were patient, kind and supportive throughout the process. We couldn't have asked for a better team.”

2018-07-19T11:01:58+00:00
"When we first worked with the Swaims, we were living abroad and they made sure they got to know us first and what was important to us so they could act   as our eyes and ears on the ground. Thanks to their guidance and negotiation skills we were able to get a house we didn't think possible. After the purchase they recommended painters, house cleaners, landscapers et al., which allowed us to transition into our new home/city as seamless as one could hope for. We liked the Kira and David so much, we decided to sell that home 3 years later. We had a long wish list for what we wanted in an offer. The Swaims were able to help us get all of the terms (and price) we wanted, without even going to market, saving us a lot time and the peace of mind not having to go through multiple open houses etc. with two small children while planning an cross-country move. One of their strengths is building a great rapport with their clients, making the experience feel less transnational and more peer to peer. They took time to understand us and our goals, and we all worked together to come up with an approach that best suited our needs, not some blueprint they use for every purchase/sale. More than that, though, they were patient, kind and supportive throughout the process. We couldn't have asked for a better team.”

elizabeth893 on Zillow

Let's face it, moving to Marin involves creativity! Houses are small and funky, lots are on hills, and prices are really high. If you want to buy here, you need a team like Kira and David that can help you see the potential behind the funky house, the view from the hill if you trimmed a tree or two, the location's charm and the high prices as a small price to pay for investing in an amazing lifestyle. Using their strong backgrounds in real estate and remodeling Kira and David masterfully helped us locate the perfect home, negotiate a fair price, navigate inspections, muddle through paperwork and they put together a team, including a great financing contact, that could bring it all to close despite some bumps on the seller's side. I am thankful to have had their combined expertise working on my behalf, every step of the way. I highly recommend! 
2014-09-24T21:41:12+00:00
Let's face it, moving to Marin involves creativity! Houses are small and funky, lots are on hills, and prices are really high. If you want to buy here, you need a team like Kira and David that can help you see the potential behind the funky house, the view from the hill if you trimmed a tree or two, the location's charm and the high prices as a small price to pay for investing in an amazing lifestyle. Using their strong backgrounds in real estate and remodeling Kira and David masterfully helped us locate the perfect home, negotiate a fair price, navigate inspections, muddle through paperwork and they put together a team, including a great financing contact, that could bring it all to close despite some bumps on the seller's side. I am thankful to have had their combined expertise working on my behalf, every step of the way. I highly recommend! 

user73564103 on Zillow

David and Kira are an excellent team to work with. They're hard-working, easy to get along with, and are very knowledgeable about the area, the real estate market, and house construction and maintenance. I think they're truly invested in finding people homes they'll love.

I was nervous about buying my first house, but they talked me through the process and answered all my questions. I made an offer on a house and unfortunately the deal started to unravel, but at every step they carefully explained all of my options, always making it clear how I could get out if I wanted to. They gave me practical and honest advice based on my needs. This gave me a lot of confidence in the decisions I had to make.

They hooked me up with a great team of people to manage getting my first loan and insuring the title, getting inspections, and later, making repairs and upgrades to the property. They have an amazing network.

In the end, the deal worked out, and I'm very happy with the experience. I'd definitely work with Kira and David again. 
2014-12-03T17:25:29+00:00
David and Kira are an excellent team to work with. They're hard-working, easy to get along with, and are very knowledgeable about the area, the real estate market, and house construction and maintenance.

Liam Blackwell on Zillow

Yes, I am leaving this review in multiple places. We connected with Kira and David when they showed us a house and quickly started working with them directly. Within a week we'd found a house and within another couple of weeks we were in the house. They know everyone in the San Anselmo area and everyone (title, surveyors, other realtors) is happy to work with them. I can say hand on heart we would not have found our home with out there help and we would not have closed successful with out their honest efforts. Thank you!
2014-10-22T21:35:40+00:00
Yes, I am leaving this review in multiple places. We connected with Kira and David when they showed us a house and quickly started working with them directly. Within a week we'd found a house and within another couple of weeks we were in the house. They know everyone in the San Anselmo area and everyone (title, surveyors, other realtors) is happy to work with them. I can say hand on heart we would not have found our home with out there help and we would not have closed successful with out their honest efforts. Thank you!

On Yelp (5 stars with 45 reviews)

Nell B. on Yelp

"Kira and David helped our parents sell their historic Victorian home in San Rafael. They did an amazing job preparing the house for sale, leading us through the process of prepping, moving, listing and showing the home. They have an excellent team of stagers, painters, landscapers and other professionals that they work with.”
2018-07-19T10:50:34+00:00
"Kira and David helped our parents sell their historic Victorian home in San Rafael. They did an amazing job preparing the house for sale, leading us through the process of prepping, moving, listing and showing the home. They have an excellent team of stagers, painters, landscapers and other professionals that they work with.”

Sheri M. on Yelp

David and Kira are an excellent team to work with. They're hard-working, easy to get along with, and are very knowledgeable about the area, the real estate market, and house construction and maintenance. I think they're truly invested in finding people homes they'll love.

I was nervous about buying my first house, but they talked me through the process and answered all my questions. I made an offer on a house and unfortunately the deal started to unravel, but at every step they carefully explained all of my options, always making it clear how I could get out if I wanted to. They gave me practical and honest advice based on my needs. This gave me a lot of confidence in the decisions I had to make.

They hooked me up with a great team of people to manage getting my first loan and insuring the title, getting inspections, and later, making repairs and upgrades to the property. They have an amazing network.

In the end, the deal worked out, and I'm very happy with the experience. I'd definitely work with Kira and David again.
2014-11-16T20:06:16+00:00
David and Kira are an excellent team to work with. They're hard-working, easy to get along with, and are very knowledgeable about the area, the real estate market, and house construction and maintenance. I think they're truly invested in finding people homes they'll love. I was nervous about buying my first house, but they talked me through the process and answered all my questions. I made an offer on a house and unfortunately the deal started to unravel, but at every step they carefully explained all of my options, always making it clear how I could get out if I wanted to. They gave me practical and honest advice based on my needs. This gave me a lot of confidence in the decisions I had to make. They hooked me up with a great team of people to manage getting my first loan and insuring the title, getting inspections, and later, making repairs and upgrades to the property. They have an amazing network. In the end, the deal worked out, and I'm very happy with the experience. I'd definitely work with Kira and David again.

Liam B. on Yelp

We connected with Kira and David when they showed us a house and quickly started working with them directly. Within a week we'd found a house and within another couple of weeks we were in the house. They know everyone in the San Anselmo area and everyone (title, surveyors, other realtors) is happy to work with them. I can say hand on heart we would not have found our home with out there help and we would not have closed successful with out their honest efforts. Thank you!
2014-10-22T20:07:41+00:00
We connected with Kira and David when they showed us a house and quickly started working with them directly. Within a week we'd found a house and within another couple of weeks we were in the house. They know everyone in the San Anselmo area and everyone (title, surveyors, other realtors) is happy to work with them. I can say hand on heart we would not have found our home with out there help and we would not have closed successful with out their honest efforts. Thank you!

Meagan C. on Yelp

Once my husband and I decided we were ready to buy a house, we found David & Kira on Yelp and were able to get the process started so quickly.  It was easy to schedule an initial meeting and talk about what we were looking for, etc.  They were so flexible in accepting appointments around my difficult work schedule.

We then spent a day driving around Marin to look at several neighborhoods and homes since we had only been living in the area a few months and had not identified our ideal neighborhoods yet.  We were provided a binder on our trip with information on each of the houses we visited.  They were so knowledgeable about each of the areas, the school districts, etc.  It was nice to have the insider perspective.

Within a few days of that trip, we were in contract.  They really sold us to the sellers and helped us get a great deal.  They have gone above and beyond in helping us through our inspections and the close process.  They have been so honest and straight forward throughout.  I recommend them whole heartedly.
2013-02-22T20:12:07+00:00
Once my husband and I decided we were ready to buy a house, we found David & Kira on Yelp and were able to get the process started so quickly.  It was easy to schedule an initial meeting and talk about what we were looking for, etc.  They were so flexible in accepting appointments around my difficult work schedule. We then spent a day driving around Marin to look at several neighborhoods and homes since we had only been living in the area a few months and had not identified our ideal neighborhoods yet.  We were provided a binder on our trip with information on each of the houses we visited.  They were so knowledgeable about each of the areas, the school districts, etc.  It was nice to have the insider perspective. Within a few days of that trip, we were in contract.  They really sold us to the sellers and helped us get a great deal.  They have gone above and beyond in helping us through our inspections and the close process.  They have been so honest and straight forward throughout.  I recommend them whole heartedly.

JJ J. on Yelp

Yelp, you've come through yet again.  I'm not one to generally write reviews, but Kira and David (and Yelp) absolutely deserve some recognition here.  As first time home buyers we knew little to nothing about the home buying process but knew we wanted to buy a home in Marin and knew the excellence of Yelp reviewers.  It did seem a little strange at the time to choose the agent who assists you with the largest purchase of your life based on a website (and yes we heard such comments from our family and friends); but in the end we couldn't be happier with our new home and none of it would have been possible without the knowledge, professionalism, patience and attention to detail of David and Kira.

All the other reviews hit the nail on the head again and again with the quality of experience we had as well (other than the one nutjob review calling them "unethical" - nothing could be further from the truth).  Being happy first time homebuyers we don't have any other agents to compare against but here's why we thought they were great and would use them again if we ever bought another home in Marin:

- They know the Marin area extremely well
- They have lots of experience and in particular lots of experience with buyers
- They know and have good relationships with the other agents in Marin
- They know the whole home buying process and are great at explaining it to people who don't
- They have a network of people you can rely upon (or choose not to) throughout the purchase process (escrow, title, financing, inspection, repair, remodel etc.)

And above all they are extremely honest, decent, hardworking people who at the same time are enjoyable to deal with.
2012-09-26T20:26:14+00:00
Yelp, you've come through yet again.  I'm not one to generally write reviews, but Kira and David (and Yelp) absolutely deserve some recognition here.  As first time home buyers we knew little to nothing about the home buying process but knew we wanted to buy a home in Marin and knew the excellence of Yelp reviewers.  It did seem a little strange at the time to choose the agent who assists you with the largest purchase of your life based on a website (and yes we heard such comments from our family and friends); but in the end we couldn't be happier with our new home and none of it would have been possible without the knowledge, professionalism, patience and attention to detail of David and Kira. All the other reviews hit the nail on the head again and again with the quality of experience we had as well (other than the one nutjob review calling them "unethical" - nothing could be further from the truth).  Being happy first time homebuyers we don't have any other agents to compare against but here's why we thought they were great and would use them again if we ever bought another home in Marin: - They know the Marin area extremely well - They have lots of experience and in particular lots of experience with buyers - They know and have good relationships with the other agents in Marin - They know the whole home buying process and are great at explaining it to people who don't - They have a network of people you can rely upon (or choose not to) throughout the purchase process (escrow, title, financing, inspection, repair, remodel etc.) And above all they are extremely honest, decent, hardworking people who at the same time are enjoyable to deal with.

Peter F. on Yelp

I'll admit that going into the purchase of my first home, I didn't really see the point of using a real estate agent. What with the internet and all it has to offer, I thought there was a chance my wife and I could tackle it ourselves. How very wrong I was, and how very lucky we were to find Kira and David Swaim of Tam Realty.

First and foremost, these guys know real estate. We were successful in every offer we put in through them (some below asking, don't worry!) and we ended up in a wonderful house. They were also 100% in it all the way through deal closing: David has inspectors that can look at just about everything, contracts were reviewed, banks were consulted, a title officer was chosen, they simply do not miss a thing.

They also seem to know just about everything there is to know about Marin and this is what really sealed the deal for me. Moving up here from the city seemed daunting, they helped us find a neighborhood that was a fit, that had great schools and met our needs.

You simply can't get this package from the internet. You are unlikely to get it with some other bozo agent. If you're looking to move to Marin, Tam Realty should be your first call.
2012-08-31T20:28:50+00:00
I'll admit that going into the purchase of my first home, I didn't really see the point of using a real estate agent. What with the internet and all it has to offer, I thought there was a chance my wife and I could tackle it ourselves. How very wrong I was, and how very lucky we were to find Kira and David Swaim of Tam Realty. First and foremost, these guys know real estate. We were successful in every offer we put in through them (some below asking, don't worry!) and we ended up in a wonderful house. They were also 100% in it all the way through deal closing: David has inspectors that can look at just about everything, contracts were reviewed, banks were consulted, a title officer was chosen, they simply do not miss a thing. They also seem to know just about everything there is to know about Marin and this is what really sealed the deal for me. Moving up here from the city seemed daunting, they helped us find a neighborhood that was a fit, that had great schools and met our needs. You simply can't get this package from the internet. You are unlikely to get it with some other bozo agent. If you're looking to move to Marin, Tam Realty should be your first call.

William G. on Yelp

Rather than repeat all the things that reviewers have already said, thought I'd add the following facts about Kira and David:
- They have owned many houses themselves, some fixer/upper which has given them the skills to determine what's needed to transform a house into a home - from the inspections, to the "visualization" of a great home, to hiring contractors, and more importantly managing them
- They both have worked in the real estate business even before TAM realty was founded - it shows.
- They both lived in large cities and moved to Marin by choice - it shows as they are able to guide you through the transition from Chicago, Boston, New York, and of course San Francisco to Marin
- Kira and David are attentive, caring and will go where other agents don't go - they become your friends (if you choose to of course).

Need i say more? Enjoy the ride and know that Kira/David will take care of you.
2011-06-25T20:30:09+00:00
Rather than repeat all the things that reviewers have already said, thought I'd add the following facts about Kira and David: - They have owned many houses themselves, some fixer/upper which has given them the skills to determine what's needed to transform a house into a home - from the inspections, to the "visualization" of a great home, to hiring contractors, and more importantly managing them - They both have worked in the real estate business even before TAM realty was founded - it shows. - They both lived in large cities and moved to Marin by choice - it shows as they are able to guide you through the transition from Chicago, Boston, New York, and of course San Francisco to Marin - Kira and David are attentive, caring and will go where other agents don't go - they become your friends (if you choose to of course). Need i say more? Enjoy the ride and know that Kira/David will take care of you.

Jon R. on Yelp

This review is long overdue, so let me dispense with the formalities and cut to the bottom line:  KIRA AND DAVID ARE SIMPLY THE BEST!  They should change the name of the agency from Tam Realty to Team Realty, because that is what you get with Kira and David - a team in the truest sense of the word.

My wife and I came to Kira and David on the basis of a recommendation from friends who had worked with them previously - the best recommendation we could have hoped for.  We were first time home buyers relocating back to the Bay Area after a year in Boston.  Layering geographic challenges, on top of our inexperience with the home buying and our limited budget (relative to Marin County!) may have been enough to scare away some agents.  Kira and David didn't blink and comforted and assured us from the beginning that they would take care of us and find us our perfect home - they delivered in spades, shepherding us through the gauntlet of issues and challenges, while educating us along the way.

As has been mentioned by others on Yelp, Kira and David are such a good team because they each bring a set of distinct and complimentary strengths relative to the home buying process to the table.  Kira is a tough negotiator with a limitless pulse of the Marin real estate market.  David knows both real estate and construction (and when to give a reassuring pep talk when things get tense).

We can not recommend them, and Tam Realty, more highly.  Stop looking around on Yelp and give them a call if you are in the market to buy in Marin!

PS - If you have your heart set on Corte Madera/Mill Valley and they gently suggest looking (just looking mind you) at a house or two in Greenbrae/San Anselmo, I suggest you do...
2012-01-30T20:32:13+00:00
This review is long overdue, so let me dispense with the formalities and cut to the bottom line:  KIRA AND DAVID ARE SIMPLY THE BEST!  They should change the name of the agency from Tam Realty to Team Realty, because that is what you get with Kira and David - a team in the truest sense of the word. My wife and I came to Kira and David on the basis of a recommendation from friends who had worked with them previously - the best recommendation we could have hoped for.  We were first time home buyers relocating back to the Bay Area after a year in Boston.  Layering geographic challenges, on top of our inexperience with the home buying and our limited budget (relative to Marin County!) may have been enough to scare away some agents.  Kira and David didn't blink and comforted and assured us from the beginning that they would take care of us and find us our perfect home - they delivered in spades, shepherding us through the gauntlet of issues and challenges, while educating us along the way. As has been mentioned by others on Yelp, Kira and David are such a good team because they each bring a set of distinct and complimentary strengths relative to the home buying process to the table.  Kira is a tough negotiator with a limitless pulse of the Marin real estate market.  David knows both real estate and construction (and when to give a reassuring pep talk when things get tense). We can not recommend them, and Tam Realty, more highly.  Stop looking around on Yelp and give them a call if you are in the market to buy in Marin! PS - If you have your heart set on Corte Madera/Mill Valley and they gently suggest looking...

 

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