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Sherrie M. Faber

Co-Founder/CEO 

First California Realty, Inc.

2001 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
CALBRE No. 01272361
D/415.339.9200  O/415.331.6100
Sherrie@FirstCaliforniaRealty.com

 

Sherrie and her husband/partner, Dane Faber founded First California Realty, Inc. in 2003.  Sherrie has been Sausalito's No. 1 Realtor, with the most residential real estate sales (per BAREIS MLS) for the past 15 years (by over $50 million dollars). Clearly her clients understand the appeal of working with a sophisticated boutique real estate firm with abundant local knowledge!

The youngest of five children, Sherrie was born and raised in Maryland and Virginia and attended University of Maryland School of Music prior to moving to San Francisco in 1981. Sherrie started her career in real estate in 1999 under the careful tutelage of Peg Copple, a Sausalito real estate legend.  Getting in-depth knowledge from one of the best in the industry is part of her success.  Prior to gaining her real estate license, Sherrie and her husband had bought and sold more than 15 residential and commercial properties, giving her extensive knowledge from a Principal’s perspective.

Sherrie is well known for her focused personal attention while handling transactions at the highest level. Her discerning clients appreciate and rely on her ability to manage demanding and sensitive deals with the utmost integrity, discretion, and professionalism.  In fact, many transactions are handled off-market. She prides herself on the ability to run her business almost exclusively on referrals, and has cultivated an extensive network of highly qualified buyers, service providers and exceptional properties in all levels of the market.

Active in the community, she has served on the Board of Directors- Sausalito Chamber of Commerce (member since 1989) and is a past Board member of the Willow Creek Academy Foundation (Sausalito’s prestigious public Charter School) and regular Fundraiser.  She is the Sausalito Business of the Year honoree of 2007, Volunteer of the Year 2006 and is an active member of the Sausalito Woman’s Club, 2017 recipient of 1st Place Award –Sausalito Beautiful and the past President of the Sausalito Yacht Club Auxiliary.  Sherrie continues to Chair multiple fundraisers annually for local non-profits, including Rising International, an organization that is near and dear to her.

To her real estate is more than just selling houses. It means creating connections-between buyer and agent, family and home, home and community.

Sherrie has been a member of Marin’s Top Agent Network (TAN) since 1991 and is consistently in the top 1% of the approximately 2000 member Marin Association of Realtors (MAR), top 5% in the State of California (CAR) and top 10% Nationally (NAR), for her dollar volume of residential sales.

She is one of the 16,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the SRES® (Senior Real Estate Specialist) designation by completing comprehensive courses in understanding the considerations, practical needs, and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 55 and older who are ready to relocate. The nationally recognized SRES® designation is designed to help clients save you thousands of dollars when buying or selling property. The equity in your property may be the most valuable asset you possess. The Team you create - legal, accounting, financial and real estate- are most critical to develop a specific plan that will give you peace of mind. Sherrie effectively manages a network of related independent service providers to cover all the bases, but her clients offer the best testimonials- “Sherrie is the most thorough and responsive agent we have ever known” is a common theme.

"I love this business and I love Marin County.  Marin is a wonderfully diverse place to live with easy access to San Francisco. The people that desire Marin's lifestyle recognize just how special it is. Since every home and every transaction is unique, in this competitive marketplace, I believe it is very important to be a good listener and a sharp negotiator to be successful.  I have to be organized, composed and focused at all times. I treat people the way I like to be treated. The foundation of my business is built on professionalism, honesty and integrity", Sherrie stated.

Moving to Sausalito a 2nd time in 1989, Sherrie and her husband Dane, continue to live, work and play in the “Little Willow” with their yellow Lab Willow (no coincidence) and their kitty Jazz.  When she’s not selling real estate you’ll likely find her on their yacht, Black Swan; digging in her garden; hiking or playing her piano…  Sherrie thoroughly enjoys everything that Marin County has to offer.


Carol Ann Flint

Managing Director Commercial Sales & Leasing

First California Realty, Inc.

2001 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
CALBRE No. 01986558
D/415.271.9417  O/415.331.6100
Carolann@FirstCaliforniaRealty.com

 

Carol Ann Flint is a motivated and forward-thinking business director with extensive experience in commercial real estate.  She leverages exceptional analytical ability and critical thinking skills to untangle business issues and execute complex transactions.  Carol Ann has been a licensed real estate agent since 1997 in New York City and moved to California to practice real estate in 2015.  Sourcing, underwriting, legal and technical due diligence, and negotiation of complex transactions are all part of her experience in sales and leasing of commercial real estate.

Prior transactions include the sale of office properties, retail assets, multi-family properties and land for development. Leasing experience comprises retail and office transactions. Experience working with a major national brokerage firm prior to joining FCR allows Carol Ann to reach a wide audience and cover the market, whether your transaction requires exposure in Marin, the Bay Area, or needs international attention.

Carol Ann’s ability to produce best-in-class marketing materials for your transaction, support her ability to provide real estate services that outperform other advisory firms.


 

Dane S. Faber

Co-Founder/Managing Broker

First California Realty, Inc.

2001 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
CALBRE No. 01352662
D/415.710.3161  O/415.331.6100
Dane@FirstCaliforniaRealty.com

 

Dane began his real estate career by making his first real estate investment in 1974.  Since that time, Dane and Sherrie have purchased and sold hundreds of residential and investment properties for their clients and themselves.

Dane founded FCR in Sausalito to create a conduit for his investment clients and to meet their commercial investment real estate needs.  Dane's diverse background in finance, investments and insurance gives a broad perspective for analyzing properties for suitable investment characteristics.

Dane and Sherrie own numerous commercial investment properties and have considerable experience in the technical process of evaluating and acquiring them and liquidating them.

As founders of FCR, Sherrie and Dane are growing a unique specialty boutique real estate firm that offers an extremely sophisticated and personal approach to your real estate needs.

Dane is a past or current member of the following community Boards, Commissions and Associations:

  • Legislative Liaison to the Governmental Affairs Committee for the California Association of Realtors (CAR)
  • Rotary Club of Sausalito
  • Marin Association of Realtors
  • Chairman, Sausalito Sustainability Commission
  • Director, Sausalito Rotary Housing Corporation
  • Institute of Certified Commercial Investment Real Estate (CCIM)
  • CIMNB (Marin Commercial Real Estate Board)
  • California Association of Realtors/National Association of Realtors (REALTOR)
  • Sausalito Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Financial and Estate Planners

Dane holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from San Diego State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from William Howard Taft University, Witkin School of Law

He is a past/Staff Commodore of the Loch Lomond Yacht Club, where he and Sherrie are still active members. He and Sherrie live with their yellow Lab, Willow and cat, Jazz in Sausalito.