Anastasia Sheldon, Marin Modern agent, sells property in Marin County. She specializes in green housing solutions for diverse Marin towns such as Fairfax, San Anselmo, Ross, Mill Valley, Nicasio, Pt. Reyes, Inverness, San Geronimo Valley, Larkspur, Kentfield, Greenbrae, San Rafael, Novato, Sausalito,Tiburon, and Woodacre.
As a member of Sustainable Fairfax and a parent of students at Marin schools, Anastasia understands the unique issues associated with owning a home and living in Marin County.
A life long resident, Anastasia Sheldon is familiar with the unique Marin town ordinances as well as the open space districts. An avid hiker and occasional bike rider, she is familiar with the trails of Mt. Tam and environs. Ethics, hard work and a love of real estate drives Anastasia Sheldon’s business model. Whether selling an exclusive luxury listing or assisting a first time buyer, Anastasia dedicates her time and energy to creating satisfied clients. The results speak for themselves.
“My business model is built on client satisfaction, client care, and a constant awareness of how our business actions affect the health of our bodies, communities and ultimately our planet. If there is a way to successfully transact business with compassion, I will find it.”
This summer I made the unusually daunting choice to sell my home. Typically, this process, not only frightening, but also a hopeful moment of change in our lives, can be mind numbingly stressful. Luckily, there are some professionals that are extremely adept at making a home sale much more pleasant and sometimes downright painless. Probably the most important choice for a smooth transition through the minefield of details is a realtor. The fine woman I chose, Anastasia Sheldon, is a pillar of knowledge, organization and professionalism. Her integrity in assisting me with selling my home, made the sale not only problem fee, but really shined, anytime I needed a question answered, a problem solved, or a solution recommended. Every aspect of the sale was creatively and completely managed with confidence and care. We’ve all heard horror stories about the traumatic potential of relocations. Now however, with the added benefit of hindsight, I made just the right choice bringing Anastasia into my life. With the highest regard and respect, I recommend her as your realtor when you next decide to buy or sell a home. She is a consummate professional in the complex world of real estate.
– Mindy King 2010 (Phone number available upon request)
“This has been quite an experience. Selling my house. A huge transition. When I made the decision to sell, I felt very alone. However, Anastasia started working with me I felt that I had a partner. She was always available. She’d push me when I needed pushing and backed off when it was appropriate. She was professional but wasn’t afraid to say, “ I don’t know.” Her energy and enthusiasm are to be reckoned with. I felt Sia represented my interests so well that I would trust her to arrange a marriage.”
–Jane Kiskaddon (Phone Number Available Upon Request)
When my family and I decided to relocate from Massachusetts to the Bay Area, we knew we would need a top notch realtor to help us find a house in this competitive and volatile market. A friend recommended Anastasia Sheldon, and we consider ourselves so lucky to have found her!
We weren’t sure which community would be best for our family. Extremely familiar with the region, she patiently explained the nuances of different towns/school districts. She drove us from house to house, showing us a wide variety of options in our price range. She complemented this with online information that we could access ourselves.
When it came time to put in actual offers, Anastasia shifted into high gear. She understands the psychology of buying/selling a house, and astutely uses it to her clients’ advantage. In our case, she demonstrated great vision of the potential of each house she showed us. She wound up helping us secure a wonderful home, in the exact community we wanted to be in, at a price we could afford. On top of that, she provided excellent recommendations for other professionals we needed such as a mortgage broker, insurance expert, etc.
Anastasia is positive, knowledgeable and calm under pressure. Don’t hesitate to call her. She gets 5 stars!
– Susan J., 2014
We found Anastasia Sheldon by using Yelp. She walked us through the entire process of buying a home. She recommended a mortgage broker, took us to see many houses that met our criteria, helped us get an offer in first when the house we wanted became available, and she supported us through our escrow. She was very knowledgable about the Marin housing market. She listened to what we wanted in a house and helped us to get a house in our ideal community. We are so happy that we worked with Anastasia and will recommend her to our friends and family.
– Ana S., 2014
In this competitive real estate market, it is critical to have a great agent to represent your needs. I cannot recommend Anastasia enough. The trust-building moment for me was when she sat in the bay window of a home we were visiting and she said: “If you want this house I can get it for you. This is what we need to do…” She spelled it out, and within a week we had a compelling offer submitted that was accepted over three other nearly identical offers. It was Anastasia’s professional extra touches that made the difference.
In selecting an agent I would say the top qualities are 1) knowledge of the area and the process, experience and reputation, 2) ability to build a great team, and 3) responsiveness to your needs. Anastasia has the reputation–any time I spoke of her it opened doors. She has extensive contacts and trusted teammates from the escrow officer, mortgage broker to general contractors for inspections and insurance etc. Finally Anastasia learned my style and budget very quickly, so that when the opportunity appeared we were ready to fight for it. We were able to find and buy my home in under a month. I have no regrets.
– Giselle, 2014
Anastasia was simply fantastic! We purchased a new home in Marin a few months ago, and found Marin Modern Realtors through online property searches. After the initial meeting with Anastasia we knew she was the right person to guide us through the home buying process and help us on our search!
Over a period of several months, Anastasia helped point us in the right direction and evaluate neighborhoods and was always honest and thorough with each and every property we visited. She never added any pressure to the home purchasing experience and made it fun and a pragmatic process. Once we finally found “the place” she was able to move incredibly fast to ensure our offer stood out from the rest and was first in line. Her attention to detail and critical thinking during the inspection process ensured we asked all the right questions and were 100% satisfied with our final decision. Not to mention, she was responsive and a great communicator during the entire time we worked together.
I’ll be sure to reach out to her and recommend her to others in the future — she made what is often a complicated and painful process a delightful and engaging experience!
– Kurt S., 2014
Anastasia is amazing. She found us the most perfect home which is no small feat in the highly competitive Marin market we are facing right now. The home we finally decided on and purchased was on the market for 1 day. Just 1 day. She was full of thoughtful advice and always kept our best interests in mind, even if it meant more work for her. She knows so much about the entire process of buying a home from making a competitive offer to what inspections are necessary to how to close with ease. She really thought about our needs as a family and carefully selected homes that would work for us. I will spare you all the details, but we made Anastasia work very hard and she did so with pleasure. When we are ready for our next house I will gladly ask for Anastasia to represent us. Call her, it will be the first step to finding your perfect home.
– Sarah C., 2013
Anastasia was recommended to us by a friend and we couldn’t thank them enough!
This was our first foray into homeownership and questions…did we have questions! Anastasia answered them all (quickly and with patience ) ! She is knowledgeable about the market, about the neighborhoods , well about pretty much everything. She listened to our needs and concerns and was thoughtful and honest in her suggestions and because of her expertise and skill we are now “happily ever after” in our first home. If you are serious about buying a home, she will make it happen and as an added bonus she is delightful which greatly relieves the stress of home buying.
– Brooks H., 2013
I had a wonderful home buying experience in Marin this year with ace realtor, Anastasia Sheldon! We relocated from Sacramento to the Bay Area. Anastasia was crucial in giving us excellent advice and guidance for real estate in this amazing area but incredibly tight market! We, in fact, went in on a first house and she encouraged us to get thoroughly inspect the house. When we found some issues that we didn’t like, she entirely understood where we came from and agreed with us pulling out of the house.
A couple months and many, many houses seen later, she encouraged us to “put in a full court press” on what she thought was the perfect house for us. She was right! We got our offer accepted before the first open house and now, 6 months later, couldn’t be happier in our home! Thanks Anastasia!
– Keith C., 2013
A friend recommended realtor Anastasia Sheldon when my husband and I were shopping for a house in Marin County. We used to be very skeptical of realtors, but Anastasia changed that forever. I can honestly say that she worked SOOOO hard for us and she had our best interests at heart in every step in the process. She managed each inspection (as we were not in the state at the time) and when we were able to meet her at the property she always had hot coffee and yummy pastries/snacks for us. We lovingly nick-named her “The Warrior with Treats!” It was such a relief to know that she was “on it!” so we never felt overwhelmed or uninformed.
I happily recommend Anastasia to anyone in market to sell or buy real estate in Marin County. She is a fantastic negotiator, she responds immediately to any contact, and she anticipates problems so that she can navigate around them.
– Mary H., 2012
Anastasia really knows Marin! We were first-time home buyers, only having lived here in Marin for 4 years. Anastasia worked within our budget, suggesting areas we had not previously considered. She took the time to let us know about schools and communities in the different areas of Marin. She found us a house we loved, within our budget and before our twins arrived, a serious accomplishment! Throughout the process she was forward and honest with us about the market and our expectations. She responded promptly to my numerous emails and texts, before and after close. Her professionalism really showed when she dealt with a tricky, consistent problem between the seller and the city permit office, she “stuck with it” and made sure the issue was resolved, going above and beyond while I stayed at home pregnant with twins. We are happy to recommend Anastasia to anyone looking for a house in Marin.
– Alyssa F., 2012
I’ve been a mortgage broker in Marin County for over 20 years and have been involved in thousands of real estate purchase transactions.
Recently, I had a client referred to me for financing who had already chosen a Realtor (Anastasia). I had not worked with Anastasia before, and that always creates some trepidation at the start of a transaction. It can be difficult to work very closely with someone you don’t know well – when it’s on something as important as helping someone buy their first home.
On top of our client being a first time home buyer who needed a fair amount of hand-holding (as all first time buyers do), we had significant problems with the appraisal on the home the buyer had selected.
To my surprise and delight, Anastasia was a superstar in our transaction. She patiently absorbed problems as they came up (and they always do), saw through them clearly, and helped create positive results. Her focus in the transaction always remained 100% on what was best for our mutual client – even when it appeared that the sale might fall apart.
Since that transaction we have been involved in many more, and I continue to be impressed by Anastasia. If you are looking for an agent, either to list your home, or to help you with a purchase (or both) I heartily recommend Anastasia Sheldon.
– Nevin M., 2010
During an almost year-long search for the right house. She fully understood my specific requirements and my desire to not rush into buying until I was certain, and was remarkably patient, understanding, helpful, and professional in seeing the process through to its successful conclusion. I could not recommend her more highly.
– Ray Rodney 2010 (Phone Number Available Upon Request
“Sia often tells us she loves her job. And you can really see it in the way she does her job. She’s a lot of fun to work with. She has made sure that she knows the details of what we’re looking for so she can match us with the house and neighborhood that will suit us – and we can tell she gets it. She knows her way around and has been generous with her time and great expertise and experience with the Marin neighborhoods that we have been visiting. She’s a pro and we highly recommend her!”
– Suzi and Jerry, 2009 (Phone Number Available Upon Request)
Ever on the look out for an environmentally sensitive and appropriate solution, Anastasia offsets each real estate transaction with carbon credits or a donation to a non-profit organization dedicated to healthy living solutions such as the Solar Living Institute, Sustainable Fairfax, Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed.
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