Expert Realtor and mentor and trainer to new and experienced Realtors. Former Financial Advisor...focusing on helping my clients keep and build their real estate gains.
Get to know Margaret Kapranos
Let me be your Marin Realtor! Why? With over 13 years in real estate sales and consulting, plus a background in Financial Advising and Asset Based lending, I'm uniquely qualified to represent you in your Marin home purchase or Marin hom sale.
Analytical in nature, I value your real estate goals with an eye towards adding long-term value and minimizing risk to your sale or purchase. For buyers, I stay abreast of lending programs, whether from a non-profit, portfolio, or a conventional lender including asset based wealth managers, as a way to help you buy more for less.
First-time home buyers will benefit from my seminars with local lenders as well.
For sellers, given that rising home prices have exceeded capital gain exemptions, I've partnered with 1031 Exchange Specialists, Reverse Home Purchase Lenders, CPA's, Financial Advisors and Attorneys to seek creative solutions towards protecting gain from taxation.
Divorcing couples will find these resources and others uniquely suited to this taxable event, of value.
As your Marin Realtor I serve the thirteen HW 101 Corridor communities with ease from the north to the south as follows....Novato, San Rafael, Greenbrae, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Tiburon, Belvedere, Sausaltio, and central Marin including Kentfield, Ross, San Anselmo and Fairfax.
Marin is a playground for anybody. Do you play golf, are you a water enthusiast, have young kids and want the perfect school district, need to be near your business or want that second home? These are but examples of the many clients I have helped find a home.
I love Marin. I've lived here since 1973. I've done it all here...married, raised a family, gone into several businesses mostly real estate related and of course, play here with gusto. I am a music and arts enthusiast, hiker, biker, kayaker and Marin explorer. As a Realtor since 2003, I have sold hundreds of homes throughout the Bay Area including Sonoma, Solano, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties including managed a New Home Subdivision.
I've seen so much in real estate in Marin, from the halcyon bubble days to the lows of the recession. I've dealt with many a short sale as well as well as sold luxury or premium property throughout Marin. Like Eichlers or historical homes...yes, I've sold those too!
Call or text me at 415-608-5070, email me at email@example.com or search for properties at www.MarinHousingForSale.com. I would love to consult with you on your next Marin real estate sale!
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Margaret graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Environmental Planning from the College of Natural Resources. She co-owned a construction company specializing in high-end residential remodeling.
From 1982-1990, Margaret worked as a non-profit housing developer. In 2003, she earned her California Real Estate license, serving as lead sales person for a new home subdivision. She later transitioned into a residential realtor.
During the down turn in the market, Margaret positioned herself as a leader in helping distressed homeowners reach settlements with banks and lenders through a short sale of their home. She led seminars throughout Marin County.
From this activity, she caught the attention of a recruitment team with Bank of America Merrill Lynch asking her to join their team as a Financial Advisor. Learning more about the markets definitely correlated to her real estate knowledge. She obtained a number of security licenses Series 7 and 66, an NMLS license and a California Insurance License. During her tenure as a Financial Advisor she assisted high net wealth clients manage their security portfolios, receive asset based loans and other banking activities.
Today, Margaret assists her clients to build wealth through real estate, cognizant of the correlation of investment markets to return on investments in real estate.
Margaret joined Frank Howard Allen, earning a President's Bronze Award for sales while serving as founding President of the Marin Chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors.
Margaret served on the Novato City Council as a Councilmember
Testimonials for Margaret Kapranos
Bert and Fatima Pires06/01/0015
"Recently we enlisted Margaret's real estate services to purchase a home in the Novato/San Rafael area. Margaret came highly recommended to us from the Real Estate Agent who was selling our home in North Sonoma County.
From day one, we connected well. We quickly realized Margaret knew the Marin County real estate market extremely well. Margaret took the time and effort to understand what we were looking for and the key features on the new home that were important to us. We never felt rushed or pushed into making a decision. Margaret was always patient and supportive; always well prepared whenever showing us new properties, and always delivered on her commitments to us on a timely manner. Her professionalism and advice were remarkable during the entire process. After several weeks of searching and viewing numerous properties, Margaret found our new home.
We highly recommend Margaret if you are looking for a home in Marin County. We will not hesitate to use Margaret again in the future." Bert and Fatima Pires.
Tell your boss that you were great in selling my house, you were aggressive in the pre-planning, planning and selling of the house. It shows in how fast you were able to sell the house and the short escrow of 17 days. You also met my demands as a seller and stood up for us in the selling of the house with all the the minor problems that arose.
Margaret was always in contact, available and knowledgeable about the process. I appreciated her thoroughness and availability. I felt Margaret ably represented our interests in the negotiation process.
Margaret stuck by me during two complex purchases and several volatile offers. She was quite patient with me as a first time buyer. I shifted gears twice during the search. She kept a keen eye and advised on investment related points and at the same time gave me space to make my own decision without too much pressure. I recommend her to friends and will use her services again.
Thank you for your hard work, dedication and professionalism in the sale of the house. With my brother and I being in two different cities it was sometimes challenging to provide the necessary information and required signatures throughout the process. You worked diligently throughout the completion of the sale and we appreciated your honest comments and suggestions. We have recommended you to two of our friends that will soon be selling their home. Thanks again.
Just wanted you to be sure of how much I truly appreciated your efforts on my behalf as we all "gave birth" to the Corte Madera deal. Thank you for your professionalism and careful attention to important details. Thank you for your patience and wisdom. Rest assured I've already told all my friends about my great realtor. I'm loving the house.