Marin County Real Estate Market Report
August 2020

61 Gold Hill Grade San Rafael Marin County real estate

61 Gold Hill Grade in San Rafael Went Into Pending Status in 5 Days With Multiple Offers

Marin Real Estate Market Report August 2020

There’s just one word for the Marin real estate market last month and that word is “WOW!” We saw median pricing increase a whopping 20% vs. July of 2019 while inventories were down 27.2% vs. last year. Two months ago, had 3.5 months of inventory on the market in Marin. Now we are down to 1 month of home inventory, which is typical for December but not for summer.

Homebuyers from San Francisco, looking for the Marin lifestyle, are out in droves. They are looking for swimming pools, large outdoor spaces and walk-to-town when possible, along with the usual requirements of remodeled, move-in ready homes and views. I have several clients right now who are looking for properties with both tennis courts and swimming pools.

Last year at this time, we had almost double the inventory on the market with two months of supply. We also had come off a period of higher inventories and flattening pricing. The market has kicked into overdrive, fueled by low interest rates and the ability for employees to work at home.

61 Gold Hill Grade in San Rafael Goes “Pending” in 5 Days

61 Gold Hill Grade, my new-construction modern farmhouse listing in San Rafael’s Dominican neighborhood, went into “pending” status with multiple offers within 5 days on the market. Buyers loved the beautiful modern farmhouse design, open floor-plan and stunning swimming pool with exquisite privacy. I was also happy to see the Fancy Pants Homes covered my listing in their top real estate blog.

6 Oak Park Drive in Escrow in 3 Days!

6 Oak Park Drive in Novato also went into escrow quickly. Buyers loved the private large lot which backed up to open space. They also loved the open-concept floor plan.

In My World: Coming Soon

In my world, I just launched 1469 Sandpiper Spit in Point Richmond, a stunning waterfront home with San Francisco skyline views and a 55-foot dock with deep water access. Imagine sailing to brunch in Tiburon or taking an impromptu sunset sail below the Golden Gate Bridge!

I will also be launching 10 Magnolia in Larkspur in the next couple of days, a walk-to-everything Spanish Mediterranean bungalow that exudes charm. I believe buyers will love the easy floor plan, the remodeled kitchen, and of course the large, private fenced yard. Oh yes, and great schools!

I also have a stunning home in Novato’s sought-after Country Club neighborhood which features a magazine-worthy kitchen and family room that backs up to pristine open space. There are others in the pipeline — stay tuned!

What Are The Current Restrictions on Marin Real Estate?

The restrictions on real estate in Marin County were reduced but there are still some restrictions for everyone’s safety:

  • No open houses or broker’s opens are permitted
  • Homes (both occupied and vacant) may now be shown after prospective buyers review disclosures and sign COVID-19 affidavits
  • Seller may not be at home when it is shown
  • All involved in showings must wear personal protective equipment (masks, gloves, etc) and avoid touching anything (railings, doorknobs, etc)
  • Only two buyers plus one agent may attend showings

How Can I Help?

These reports are a great place to start, but let’s continue the conversation. I am always happy to discuss the market and the best way to approach buying or selling a home in Marin County or the greater Bay Area. Call or text me anytime at 415-847-5584.

Now Available

1469 Sandpiper Spit | Point Richmond

Magnificent Custom-Built Home with 55-Foot Dock with Deep Water Access and 360-Degree Views

80 Terrace Avenue | San Rafael

Beautifully Remodeled Home In San Rafael’s West End Neighborhood Just Minutes from Restaurants and Shopping

1926 Oak Circle | Yountville

Napa Retreat With Walk-to-Everything Convenience and Captivating Outdoor Living Areas

57 Loring Avenue | Mill Valley

The Perfect Place to Work From Home – Newly-Constructed Modern Showplace in Mill Valley’s Homestead Valley Neighborhood

Marin Real Estate Market Stats: Q2-2020

Marin County Real Estate Market Report Dashboards

Marin County Real Estate Dashboard:
Home Prices vs. Same Month Last Year


For sale prices increased by 15.8%


Average sold prices increased by 26.4%


The median sold price increased by 20% (!!!)


The average price per square foot sold increased by 13.5%

All information courtesy of and copyright by BAREIS MLS and TrendGraphix.
Dashboard compiled by Thomas Henthorne, all rights reserved.

Marin County Real Estate Dashboard:
Inventory Compared to Same Month Last Year


Number of homes for sale decreased by 27.2%


Number of homes sold increased by 30%


Months of inventory decreased by 48.1%


The average days on market decreased by 13%

All information courtesy of and copyright by BAREIS MLS and TrendGraphix.
Dashboard compiled by Thomas Henthorne, all rights reserved.

Marin County Real Estate Market Report Charts

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“For Sale” vs. Sold Home Prices vs. Median Home Prices

Marin Home Prices List Price vs. Sold

Marin County Months of Inventory Based on Closed Sales

Average Price Per Square Foot

Marin County Number of Homes on the Market

I hope you have found my Marin County Real Estate Market Report informative. Please feel free to add your comments, questions or suggestions in the comments section below. If I may be of any assistance in helping you attain your real estate goals, please call or text me at 415-847-5584 and I will be in touch right away.

Would you like to see this data for your town only?

I am also excited to announce that my website now has new real estate market reports by town with more coming soon. Please check these out:

Belvedere Real Estate Market Report

Corte Madera Real Estate Market Report

Fairfax Real Estate Market Report

Kentfield Real Estate Market Report

Larkspur Real Estate Market Report

Mill Valley Real Estate Market Report

Novato Real Estate Market Report

San Anselmo Real Estate Market Report

San Rafael Real Estate Market Report

Tiburon Real Estate Market Report

These are all accessible from the “Market Reports” menu item here on my website at any time.

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