Brandon and Kristen DeMont, Fairfax
Bob is a wealth of knowledge and perspective that was incredibly helpful for my wife and I as first time homebuyers. He graciously helped us navigate all of the different aspects of home buying in a kind and educational way. Bob was there for us whenever we had questions and worked hard for us throughout the entire process. His expertise, connections within the community and knowledge helped us purchase an amazing home in the location we wanted! I could not imagine the process without his honesty, calm presence and sincerity. Thank you Bob!
Joan Wilson, Seller, Corte Madera
Our family has experience with Bob and Pat Ravasio as both buyers and sellers: Son David purchased his house in Sausalito from Bob's reluctant seller, and we just recently sold our mother's house in Corte Madera--before and during the Covid-times. Neither deal was simple, but we were so impressed watching Bob navigate and negotiate our son's deal, we sought him out.
Bob's calmness and reserve , combined with a smooth savvy one might find in a classic movie detective, impressed us at once. These personal traits, as well as his knowledge in deal-making and genuine kindness, make Bob a unique--and great--real estate agent. And he works tenaciously to make the deal fair for all. In this tough virus time, he did not give up.
Pat, the other half of this successful team, is lively and exuberant, also savvy but not voracious--someone you want to know. She has a good eye for what needs to be done to make a house more appealing. She knows and loves Marin. Riding her bike, she engaged the neighbors; watered the plants; shopped for mirrors. Probably because of their experience, professionalism and characters, Pat and Bob have developed a team of experts and contractors--for permits, electrical, woodworking, roofing, staging, painting, flooring, gardening, cleaning. All were excellent.
Bob and Pat listened to us clients. My brother and I knew our ideas and desires were being heard. Even better, both were generous with their knowledge and information and advice. During the Corte Madera sale and Covid, we had one buyer step back the day before escrow closed, one buyer became ill and disappeared, two buyers eventually made the same offers. The house was closed to viewing, then shown only in virtually and in limited ways. Caldwell Banker backed them up. What began as an quick and easy sale in early March ended in a Covid sale at the end of May. Bob and Pat did not falter.
We got to know, like, and respect Bob and Pat Ravasio during these months, and we most highly recommend them to buyers and sellers. In spite of these precarious times, we sold our house and we did fine.
Sue and Dave Campagne, Sellers, Corte Madera
Bob Ravasio, along with Pat, handled the sale of our home in Corte Madera and I don't think 5 stars is enough! From the start, the advice and guidance was perfect - and the result was better than perfect. Bob handled all aspects of our sale with complete professionalism, hard work, excellent communication and was a pleasure to work with. Our situation was complicated due to our absence from the area which undoubtedly caused more work for Bob, as well as required that he deal with our unique status. He totally rose to the occasion, and sold our home in one day for over asking with multiple offers. And I know Pat helped too! They are a great team and my husband and I highly recommend them.
Kit and Chris Murphy, Buyers, Greenbrae
Bob came highly recommended to us after we had a less than stellar experience working with another realtor in Marin. In a sea full of smarmy realtors, Bob Ravasio is a seasoned professional. After having looked for a home in SF and Marin over the past 2+ years, we met/encountered all too many realtors who seemed unnecessarily aggressive, entitled and not all that helpful. From the second we met Bob though, he was incredibly down-to-earth, likeable, and highly knowledgeable. Bob was respectful of our timeline and extremely patient with us in the two years it took us to find our "perfect" home. And in this highly inflated market, we very much appreciated Bob's pragmatic and honest approach towards the real estate market in Marin. In spending time with Bob, it becomes abundantly clear very quickly that he's heavily connected and involved in the Marin community, and that he garners the respect of all of his colleagues & other realtors in the area. There is a reason for that. Bob is no doubt one of the most talented sales professionals we've ever encountered and he is truly a breath of fresh air within his trade. We would not hesitate for a second to recommend him to anybody looking to buy or sell their property...you really could not be choosing a better realtor in Marin County!!!
Lisa and Michael Landers, Buyers, Larkspur
Bob spent 3 YEARS with us as we searched for our home in Marin -- until we found the perfect one. Throughout the years he was nothing but patient, persistent, responsive and honest. We never felt pressured and always felt that he was upfront with us about potential issues or shortcomings. When we finally found the house we wanted, he navigated the negotiating process with great savvy and thoroughness -- and ultimately, success on our behalf. We would highly recommend him to any buyers in Marin. He knows the area inside out -- and all the other agents know and respect him. Since buying our house he has provided great support to us in terms of putting us in touch with contractors, specialists, architects and anyone else we might need to make our house perfect. We won't hesitate to call on him in the years to come either!
Glen Gerson, Seller, Novato
From the get-go, Bob was terrific in laying out a game plan for selling my home. He helped me decide what improvements would actually help to showcase my house and which were simply not as important resulting in a savings to me. He was instrumental in setting up inspections for me and even met the inspectors when I was not able. He researched my area fully helping to give me the resources necessary to accurately price my house. I actually sold my home for the highest price in the development at that time and, without Bob's knowledge, would have left a good deal of money on the table. Having been in sales for forty years, I can say with confidence that the relationship with the client is the focus of Bob's work.
Jamie and Sommer McKinley, Buyers, Kentfield
Bob was highly recommended to us by two people and we are so happy we worked with him! We had looked for a house for 2 years with no luck and were restarting the process when we met Bob. Bob was kind, patient, very knowledgeable, and responsive to all of our questions as first time home buyers. I truly believe that we wouldn't have our home had it not been for Bob's guidance and connections in the area. I would highly recommend Bob to anyone looking for a home in Marin. Bob goes above and beyond and was a pleasure to work with during this exciting process.
Joy Simmonds, Seller, Corte Madera
I can't say enough good things about Bob Ravasio as a highly professional realtor. He recently sold our long-time home and was with us every step of the way. He was present at all meetings, showings and whenever anything was happening regarding the sale of our home. His wife, Pat, was behind the scenes, working on other aspects of the home sale. Together they were a dynamite duo and I felt we were in excellent hands.
Rick and Suzanne Herrero, Buyers, Corte Madera
Bob’s expertise representing our interests as buyers was terrific. He didn't mind looking over an extended period to find a unique property not yet on the market. He was able to negotiate a deal that worked for everyone, despite significant issues with the condition of the property. His local insider knowledge about the market, and ability to spot a diamond in the rough makes him a real asset to have on your side of the table. After the property was under contract we were impressed with his attention to detail and follow-up. Bob was never put out by a phone call or question during off hours. He returns messages promptly which for us is a solid measure of a professional and an example of how he sincerely appreciates what this type of investment means to people.
Howard and Pam Squires, Sellers, Corte Madera
“Bob is very responsive and always keeps you in the loop with regards to how the property is being received by potential buyers and what can be done to get top dollar. Best of all, Bob and Pat have the highest standards with regards to ethics and are always completely honest throughout the process.”
Susan Sweeney, Commercial Buyer, San Rafael
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of Star Academy, I want to thank you both for your tireless energy, creativity, guidance, persistence and absolute professionalism in helping us to find and secure the perfect building and location for our new school. This was no easy task as it required special zoning, working with city hall to obtain a use permit, finding and competing for properties with other well financed organizations, and ultimately ferreting out a property that was not even on the market so that we could prevail in the bidding process, all within our budget… the entire transaction went incredibly smoothly, without a hitch.”
David and Marnie Wilson, Buyers, Sausalito
My wife and I have low patience for the bluster of many real estate agents. We worked with Bob to find our Sausalito home for almost a year and he proved to be exceptionally patient, thoughtful, honest, responsive, and expert. Almost immediately he knew what kind of homes appealed to us and showed us few homes that did not. We were particularly grateful that Bob has been working in the area so long, and thus has incredible local knowledge and is an authentic Marin resident. We have already referred some of our good friends to Bob in hopes that he can install them as our neighbors! We would recommend Bob without reservation.
Paul and Anneke Koblik, Buyers, Larkspur
We met Bob many years ago at an open house he was hosting and were immediately impressed by his candor, easy manner and knowledge of the local market. Bob worked patiently and diligently with us for nearly 5 years as we sought the perfect home for our family. When we ultimately found the house for us, he made sure we did not miss the opportunity. It seemed as if everyone we came in contact with in the real estate market in Marin knows and respects Bob. Bob's reputation as a consummate professional and his extensive network of specialists proved to be our most valuable asset in the purchase of our new home. We couldn't thank Bob enough!
Barrie Lee Cole, Buyer, Larkspur
Since Bob and Pat graciously took us on as out of state clients in 2005, we have benefitted from their personal, professional, attentive service. We have been impressed with the Ravasio’s, who work tirelessly to help families find wonderful homes. Recently, they helped us secure a fantastic deal to get us into the Larkspur market. In March of this year, Bob worked enthusiastically for us (beyond normal business hours) to help craft a unique housing situation for our family. He quarterbacked all our inspections and then used the results to negotiate with the seller. Bob is respected among teams of mortgage and escrow companies. We now have a lovely home, and we cannot thank Bob and Pat enough for that security.