"If you’re looking for a real estate agent, think “G” for Great and choose Lisa Garaventa. Lisa will buy or sell your house as if it were her own. She is more motivated in fulfilling her client's dreams than in making a quick sale. After taking the time to really get to know me and what kind of house I wanted, she used her substantial familiarity of the Marin area to fully make the best use of my time in finding just the right house. If I got sidetracked, she would gently remind me of my needs and was tireless in researching houses to make sure they lived up to their billing. She knows the best inspectors in the county and never rushes the inspection process. Every time I walk into my home, I fall in love with it all over again. As I am also selling a house, I can't think of anyone I would rather have steering me through the process in this difficult market. Keeping a finger on the market's changing conditions, she continually stays current on comps and calls me almost daily to make sure that I don't feel forgotten. If you need help getting a house ready for a sale, or keeping one beautiful after a purchase, Lisa knows reliable and reasonable people for any job. Lisa works hard and truly cares. I no longer think of her as my real estate agent but as a friend who is one phone call away."

-- Kasia Amparano

"Lisa came highly recommended to us and proved to be even more. Lisa's professionalism, knowledge of the market and attention to detail made our search so easy. Lisa was patient with us and gave us much of her valued time looking at homes while our twin 1 year olds tagged along. She found us a home in the neighborhood we desired and at a very competitive price. Even after moving in Lisa provided contact names of services and continues to be an invaluable source for our family and friends."

-- Tori Scudder and Hankins Parichabutr

"Dear Lisa, I wanted to thank you for all the time and effort you dedicated to the sale of my home. Your deep knowledge and expertise in Marin County real estate was impressive, as well as invaluable as we worked through the process. I appreciate the energy you brought to work with you and how you constantly went above and beyond to keep things smooth and moving. Your approach and dedication are unparalleled. Thanks for being committed and keeping it fun. Your unique combination of skills and expertise are imperative during the home buying or selling process and I will be certain to recommend you to others moving forward. Best regards, Jennifer Anselmo"

-- Jennifer Anselmo

"Lisa, Just a quick note to thank you for the fantastic job you did in negotiating the purchase of our wonderful new home.You took a complicated deal (1031 exchange; aged parent; lease back etc) and with the utmost of professionalism, integrity, insight and patience made the process move smoothly and in a timely manner. We are most appreciative of how generously you gave of your time and how carefully you protected our interests. Your knowledge of the real estate market, attention to details; open communication, and follow up were just a part of the exceptional service you provide to us. We feel so fortunate to have had you as our Real Estate Agent. With much gratitude Carolyn and Reno Guerra"

-- Carolyn and Reno Guerra

"We moved from San Francisco to Marin after more than 30 years in the City. We were real newcomers to the suburban housing market. Lisa was very responsive, patient and informative; she really knows the Marin market. When we were about to close on our new home and encountered several issues, Lisa proved to be a real advocate in protecting our interests. We would recommend Lisa without qualificiation. She is professional, highly competent, and has great integrity."

-- Fred and Dee Dee Nelson

"Once we made the decision to downsize, Lisa was the natural choice having a terrific business and relationship presence, combined with her years of experience in Marin real estate transactions. She had great ideas for staging and a perfect marketing plan which gave us a quick, top dollar, full price offer. From there she filtered and presented our next home options, finding us the right house at the right price. The two closes were well coordinated, which eased much of the stress of a major move. We couldn't be happier with both ends of our experience and interaction with Lisa. It's been a pleasure working with her, and we look forward to working with her again"."

-- Susan and Chuck Cone

"We have known Lisa for several years and during this time she has represented us as both buyers and sellers. It is unbelievable and sometimes unimaginable as to how far she extended her efforts, knowledge, time and dedication to help us achieve our goals. Her super gentle character, intense follow ups, forth right honesty, responsibility, understanding and generosities are beyond any ordinary expectations. Lisa's priority is to keep us satisfied and comfortable with any of our Real Estate decisions. We consider her a family friend and feel lucky to have her on our side."

--Shadow and Ken Ostowari