To Whom It May Concern, Last year we worked with Jason Lewis on both the sale of our family home in Kentfield and the purchase of a new condo at Smith Ranch Homes. And it is my great pleasure to recommend Jason to future clients. After much debate, my father (along with my brother and me) decided to sell the home that he and my mom had built 45 years ago. My dad was facing some health issues and realized that moving to a senior community or to a small condo would be a smart move. Jason did an exceptional job for us across the board. My dad had not bought or sold a property in over 40 years, but still had some strong personal opinions about how he wanted the sale to go. Jason was able to quickly and clearly inform my father about current best practices. He gave him an accurate summary of the market and spot on advice on how to price the house. But he also listened carefully to my dad’s wishes and was an excellent advocate for him during the sale. Jason was able to help close the deal at an amazing price point during a challenging time of year (late fall, early December), something that I thought would be impossible. And throughout it all, he made my dad feel comfortable and confident and that he had someone working for him. Simultaneously, Jason pushed hard to find a condo that would work for my father. He had info about potential listings before they even hit the market. And used his deep connections with the real estate community to help find the PERFECT place for my dad. That close also went smoothly and the stress that I anticipated was mitigated by knowing that “Jason had the wheel” throughout it all. I am forever grateful to Jason for taking such good care of our family during this very big change. I would use him again in a heartbeat.
Jason is simply the best broker we ever used. He worked with us tirelessly for several months to understand our needs and aspirations. He visited countless houses on our behalf, each time trying to get a better idea of what we liked and disliked. This was especially difficult as we were based in NYC. Once he found our dream house, he had to solve seemingly unsurmountable issues, including multiple bidders with higher offers, legal roadblocks and time constraints. He worked day and night until all issues were resolved, finding creative solutions to satisfy all parties. His knowledge of the local market and the intricacies of the procedures involved were second to none. Looking back, I am convinced we would have never bought this house without all his help. In addition to his incredible dedication, I was impressed by his tact, sense of diplomacy, transparent communication and above all, his honesty. Jason never settled for a sub-optimal situation and was happy to work for our interests as long as necessary. This made him a very unique and trustworthy partner, one we can wholeheartedly recommend to anyone needing a real estate broker today. Please feel free to call us with any questions. We would be happy to discuss our experience with Jason anytime. Sincerely, Ariane Mahler
A good friend of ours was pretty convincing, if we were really serious about buying a home in Marin we should work with Jason Lewis. The home we saw, fell in love with and ultimately closed on was anything but a simple straightforward transaction. Fortunately for each of the many logistical hurdles, legal documents and time sensitive negotiations Jason had our back. When we needed a chimney specialist, Jason knew someone. When we needed a structural engineer on short notice, he knew someone we could count on. In each situation, need a soil specialist, a hillavator expert, a surveyor, an attorney, a civil clerk's advice...Jason was able to quickly make the necessary arrangements. When things get complicated having a realtor that is experienced, who you can trust to keep you informed, prepared and aware of all options is a great asset. We were lucky to have him recommended to us, we wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone who is serious about buying a home in Marin.
Jason Lewis is a proven winner! He guided us every step of the way. From what to do (and not to do) to get ready, to disclosures, marketing, pricing, staging, showing and a sale price beyond expectations just 4-days after going on the market. He is thorough, honest, knows all the right people to get your house ready, and is always available for sound advice. On top of that, he’s patient…and a truly nice guy. Thanks to Jason, we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. He is a professional in every way and we recommend him highly. - Paula & Jeff Skov, 25 Mount Lassen Drive, San Rafael
It’s not an exaggeration to say that Jason is responsible for our Christmas miracle. Yes, I know how that sounds but if you know me, you’d also know I’m not prone to hyperbole. Jason came to us as a recommendation from good friends of ours during a terribly difficult time. Our landlord gave us our move out notice on Dec 1, 2015 and suddenly we were faced with the prospect of finding a new place to live in the off-season, during the holidays, in the middle of a school year, in a market with little to no inventory. You can guess our stress levels. Jason exuded not only calmness but knowledge. Within a couple days of talking to him, he found a property that perfectly fit our profile. It was a great house that we immediately fell in love with but. . . . the sellers were making a decision later that night and we had not had an opportunity to set up our financing. I was dispirited because I couldn’t conceive of getting everything needed in the time frame we had (literally a few hours). It was Jason who convinced me that we should at least try. Because of his quick and collaborative work with the sellers, and the lenders, we were able to make an offer to the sellers that was accepted later that very evening! While that was the first major hurdle, it was by far not the only one. Every step of the way, from helping to schedule the various inspections, to conferring with us during the financing process, to taking care of the little details that otherwise would have escaped our dazed heads, Jason was with us. He was even responsible for us getting a home warranty, which proved prescient; we had to replace a part on our refrigerator 2 weeks ago that would have normally cost us over $530 but because of the warranty, we only paid the processing fee of $65. He’s experienced, personable, professional, and thoughtful. We couldn’t have asked for a better realtor to help us get our dream house. I won’t promise that he’ll be responsible for your miracle, but I can promise you’ll have the best in the business at your side. - Andre Fino
"We engaged Jason to represent us in the sale of our first home, and the purchase of our next home in Kentfield. Jason came highly recommended by more than one friend of ours, and this proved to be essential advice. Our home search was complicated and highly competitive, but by leveraging his relationships and working diligently, he found us an off-market opportunity while securing the interest of two serious buyers for our home within days. The transaction required deal terms that were complicated to negotiate, and ultimately gave us maximum flexibility. Jason’s strategic, thorough, and fair approach to business garnered what otherwise would not have become a reality. We highly recommend using Jason Lewis for your sale and/or purchase in Marin." -Bree & David Eaton, Kentfield
"Jason worked patiently with us over the course of 9 months to help us find a home in Greenbrae that we absolutely loved. Through this experience, we grew to consider Jason a trusted advisor in the truest sense of the word. What I admired and appreciated most of all was that he never ceased to put the interests of his clients above all else. During our search, there were several occasions on which we were tempted to move forward on a house that didn’t seem quite right for us, and Jason literally spent hours talking us down off the ledge even though it was in his best interest to proceed with a quick transaction. Jason worked tirelessly for us throughout the entire process and we always felt like we were top of mind in his constant search for new listings that could be a good fit for us. He also brought a wealth of experience and knowledge on Marin neighborhoods and the local real estate market which were invaluable in our decision making. Above all, we found in Jason a true professional with uncompromising integrity and a genuine desire to help his clients find a happy home. Years later, when it became time to relocate for work and sell our Greenbrae home, Jason succeeded with a sale that exceeded our expectations, obtaining multiple offers and a sale price well beyond our asking price. We recommend him without reservation.” -Chris Choi, Greenbrae
"My husband and I were relocating from out of state during a very busy period and had to ‘tag team’ our house-hunting trips. Jason’s exceptional level of responsiveness, pro-active approach and in-depth knowledge of Marin County were essential to our success in finding a wonderful home. It was a pleasure to work with him." -Cate Elsten, Mill Valley
"Deciding to buy a house is a major and stressful endeavor. As first-time buyers, we didn’t understand the intricacies involved. Jason really cared about our well-being and made us feel very safe. He carefully guided us through each step of the process and made sure we understood all of our options. He’s very honest, forthright, and thorough. This greatly helped minimize our anxieties. Jason’s also a great negotiator and knows his way around the Real Estate community. Had he not been our agent we probably wouldn’t have been able to get the house we did…and at such a great price. Our transaction went extremely smoothly. We strongly recommend Jason to all first-time buyers and everyone else who wants a fantastic agent." -Rob & Liz D'Ambrosia, Novato
"Jason, we’re writing to send out THANK YOU for the outstanding job you did as our Realtor. From the moment we first made contact with you about our interest in securing you as our Realtor, you were so attentive, responsive, and 100% on the ball. You always had our best interest at heart, and while making our offer, you even played the Devil’s Advocate to make sure we’d thought everything through, despite the risk it posed of scaring us off and having the deal fall apart. It was, as you said, “due diligence,” and we are most grateful for your honesty and willingness to take this risk. “We feel great about the purchase of our new home, and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you. When we decide to sell our old house, you will be the first person we turn to. Whenever anyone asks us if we know a good Realtor, we will say your name without hesitation. Thank you again for a job well done." -Tara & Jeff Clark, Novato
"When we decided to list our house in San Rafael, we chose Jason because we felt he would make our interests his number one priority throughout the entire process. We were absolutely right! Extremely creative and hardworking, Jason is the Nordstrom of Realtors. After we got a fantastic offer on our home, we used Jason to find a new home again. Again, he delivered way beyond our expectations. His negotiation technique is excellent and we got a great price. We’re extremely happy with the job Jason did and we’d use him again in a heartbeat for both listing and purchasing a home." -David & Erica Allen, Novato
We had been thinking about whether it was time to sell our house and purchase a larger family home since the housing market was slowly improving. We contacted Jason to discuss our options at the time and that is when the magic started. Jason met with us for the first time incredibly prepared with an analysis of the value of our home and market rate given the current sold homes in the area. We were blown away - he had done an amazing amount of analysis and tempered our expectations given the current market. We needed the honesty. At that point, we decided to just "look around" at homes meeting our future needs. Jason took the pain out of searching listings each week by really understanding our needs and desires and identified homes for us to see. He took time to even pre-visit the homes to make sure they would meet our needs. We really appreciated that! Before we knew it and since we were just "looking" Jason found us our dream home! We immediately fell in love with it and that started the ball rolling. We worked with Jason in purchasing the new home while getting our current home ready to sell. He kept both tracks moving smoothly and kept on top of all decisions - making sure we were completely informed along the way. Words cannot express the appreciation we had for Jason's integrity and making sure the process of both buying and selling went smoothly. He kept us sane through a crazy time. Whether you are interested in buying or selling a home or just thinking about it, we highly recommend Jason for your real estate needs - he's the best you're going to find! -Michelle Puccinelli Walker, Novato
To whom it may concern: I had the great pleasure of working with Jason in the fall of 2018 when he listed my home located at 27 Redwood Drive, Ross. He sold my home quickly and successfully. I was very firm about minimal staging. I did not want my home to look like every other 1906 Ross home made modern, straight out of Pottery Barn. We listed and sold within two weeks. I was satisfied with price and I believe the buyers were also. I strongly endorse Jason Lewis for real state transactions. Judy Dawson