September 2011

In our book, there aren’t enough words of praise for Sherrie Faber and First California Realty. We found Sherrie’s knowledge of the local market unequaled by anyone, anywhere. Once she found the perfect home for us, she conducted the rather difficult and lengthy negotiation brilliantly. Sherrie is all about producing the best outcome for her clients and we can’t imagine anyone doing it better. An added benefit is that she is well known and well loved in the community, and her extensive network of professional contacts saved us considerable time and expense in dealing with inspections, additions and home repairs Sherrie is a reliable, honest and caring professional who made the process of finding the right home an absolute pleasure. In the future, whether we are buying or selling, there is no one else we would call.

Chris and Sue White

August 2011

Sherrie Faber’s attention to details and impeccable taste complimented her professionalism and patience as we searched for our ideal Sausalito home. Being new to the area, she expertly navigated us through the community and went out of her way to ensure our comfort and happiness. While visiting open homes in Sausalito, we entered a beautiful home with the fresh scent of home baked cookies. A friendly greeting ensued and although the home wasn’t ideal for our needs, the gorgeous woman baking the cookies certainly was. Sherrie’s enthusiasm for her profession exudes in all of her actions. Within moments of closing the Open House, Sherrie hopped in the car and began showing us homes that met our requirements. We couldn’t be happier with Sherrie’s professionalism and friendship – she’s one in a million!


June 2010

We wanted to send you a heart felt thank you! You were the only agent who enthusiastically took on our dream of finding a home in Sausalito. Our friends and other realtors told us we were never going to find a home in our price range, let alone a single family home in Sausalito. I knew that the only way we would have a chance in this crazy market was to find someone who was connected to Sausalito and had a history of closing off-market listings. We never worried because of your attention to detail and the wonderful people you connected us with from inspectors, title insurance, and mortgage brokers. Everyone was professional, efficient, and thoroughly enjoyable to work with.

What could have been a very stressful time between a new job, new home, and jury duty developed into a story for the books. When I called my husband from court to discuss my distress about about my last minute jury duty notice conflicting with closing, he warned that there was nothing that could be done. I replied that Sherrie will get everything taken care of and voila, we signed the paper work and the bank funded the loan the next day.

Your optimism, professionalism, and planning made the difference between finding our dream home and settling.

Warmest regards,
David and Denise Suto

January 2010

"Sherrie Faber is a fantastic realtor with an outstanding knowledge of the Sausalito area. Sherrie worked with us for the better part of a year to find our perfect Sausalito home. We were new to the area and over time we found that every peice of advice she gave us was right on. Above all, Sherrie is always honest, respectful and ethical in her dealings with all parties. I enthusiastically recommend Sherrie to other home buyers in this area."

David M. Caditz, Ph.D.


"Sherrie, your new newsletter is beautiful. I just had to tell you that. When I opened up the email I thought I was going to see simple text, and it sounds silly but it really does grab you when you see something with color and pics and font styles."



"We had a daunting task ahead of us: to sell our home of more than 30 years and to move clear across the country to Florida. However, choosing a realtor proved no harder than looking at the homes that had been sold in our neighborhood . . . and finding Sherrie Faber of First California Realty. Our home was expertly photographed, advertised, and marketed in a most timely manner, with all the appropriate paperwork completed. We closed escrow nine weeks from the date of the first Brokers' Open. "We couldn't have trusted this huge task to anyone more suited to the job than Sherrie. Her negotiating skills, knowledge of the local market and intricacies of the real estate world, coupled with her efficiency, good humor, and capable staff, have been a high point in our lives."

Stan and Jenny Anton
Naples, Florida



"I just sold Norm and Jeanne's home here in Los Angeles (see below). They told me of Sherrie's incredible service to them -- selling their home - and doing a fantastic job!

I felt I had a lot to live up to in selling their home, after hearing their glowing report of you! "I asked them for your address because I wanted to thank you for doing such a superb job that the Oliver's already trusted me and respected our profession as Realtors from the moment I first walked in the door. You made all of us look good to the world. Well done! . . ."

Carol Huston
Sotheby's International Realty


"We discovered that Sherrie was real estate’s Cecil B. De Milles who wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. She truly directed the marketing of our property as though it were a movie in the making. Sherrie’s sincerity and enthusiasm for her project and the energy she brings to it infectiously endows the property with a special attractiveness. We felt a special flavor to this effect the first time we entered the house after she staged it. We jokingly said, “This is too lovely...we don’t want to sell now.” And to assist in this mystique, she wasn’t afraid to grab a paint brush on site. Her expansive flagging of all elements of the property’s condition was essentially a pre-emptive strike, truly eliminating later attacks. We’ve bought and sold over 20 parcels of real property over the last 30 years and SHERRIE IS THE BEST! We quickly comprehended from our developing relationship with Sherrie that we could best assist in the sale by clearing the deck and getting out of her way. What an exciting ride! Splendid work! When we return to Marin we wouldn’t consider another agent!"

Norm & Jeanne Oliver
Los Angeles


"Sherrie's in-depth knowledge of the Marin real estate market accelerated our search for the perfect home; her negotiating expertise, diligence and attention to detail through the Close of Escrow ensured a smooth purchase transaction and eased our transition from the City. She will definitely be our Agent of choice for the future!"

Marc & Kimberly Watrous Mill Valley


"We had the pleasure of working with Sherrie Faber to sell our cherished home of 12 years in Sausalito. I would advise against using Sherrie unless you are prepared for a flurry of activity and very quick progress. Before we had even signed on the dotted line, Sherrie was brimming with creative ideas to effectively market our property and moved without missing a beat after the green light was given. Sherrie has the unique ability to combine upbeat marketing and sales skills with the details and diplomacy necessary to transact a home sale in today's environment. She was able to achieve our goals within a very short timeframe and kept all parties (including the other agent) on an even keel as the process progressed. Would we recommend Sherrie and use her again ourselves? Unequivocally, YES!"

Robert & Chris Shonefeld Belvedere


"First California Realty, Inc. provided us with outstanding service in our home purchase. With their comprehensive knowledge of the very competitive market, extensive personal contacts in the real estate community and attention to detail that is so important to completing a transaction smoothly, they are a great company for anyone considering buying a house."

Kathi and Rich Fortmann Sausalito


"On behalf of Marin Association of REALTORS, I want to thank you for taking part in January's General Membership Meeting panel on " If I knew then what I know now." As an "All Star-Top Agent" your views are an important resource to the REALTOR community and we appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedule to share your insights and perspectives with our members."

Executive Vice President Marin Association of REALTORS


"...Through Sherrie's efforts, we were able to sell our home for well over the asking price! We have worked with several realtors over the years but never have we had the pleasure of working with someone as dedicated as Sherrie. Her thorough knowledge of the Marin market and her extensive network in the area contributed to the successful sale of our beloved home in Sausalito. Selling a home is a stressful experience. Sherrie was always there when we had questions and concerns. She returned phone calls promptly and was never more than a phone call away, often working outside of what most would call 'normal business hours.' We are proud to say that at the end of this experience, not only have we had the opportunity to work with an incredibly professional agent, we now also consider her to be a friend!"

P.S. Sherrie wrote a pre-emptive offer that was accepted on a beautiful home in Mill Valley for the Kigers shortly after the contract was ratified on their Sausalito property. So their real estate success continues . . . thanks to Sherrie's expertise!

David and Erum Kiger


Thank you Sherrie and team for finding us our dream home! When we first started to look around Sausalito, we didn't expect to buy anything immediately, but Sherrie understood exactly what we were looking for and before we knew it we were the very proud owners of our dream home! As first-time foreign buyers in the USA, we were not familiar with the process of buying a property here, but Sherrie and her team made the whole process seamless, and we even managed to close the entire transaction in just 2 days! Her post-transaction service has been incredibly helpful too, setting us up with inspectors, contractors, and even showing us which dry-cleaners to use in town. Sherrie has a great sense if customer service and loyalty, and is defiantly in the business for the long haul, not just to close the deal. We would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in Sausalito, as she knows every corner of the market. She is enthusiastic, honest, highly efficient and has become a good friend of our in the process. Thank you again Sherrie and team!

Robert and Sophie Guarasci