What Lorraine’s Clients Say

Ever felt like this housing market is impossible? My husband and I began actively looking for a
home in early 2021 however the COVID pandemic, was so difficult to navigate. If it wasn’t the help of Lorraine Watkins, we would be so lost. Lorraine was God sent and she went above & beyond to help us in every way possible. She was a listener, friend, but most of all an expert for real estate in Marin County. We came from another city and after multiple unsuccessful agents who were not familiar with the area, we knew we had to have one who is from Marin and can provide trusting advice. Lorraine listened to our needs, went above and beyond, and soon enough we landed our dream home in Marin.
-Joyce H.

Thank you … You are so brilliant … I really appreciate how wonderful you have been to me… I know I have been all over the place emotionally — I wish I was at a better place in my life to have been able to manage more evenly. I am forever grateful for your help, dedication, and for truly caring about me and my house. Someday I will see you again and hug you hard!
-Tammy H.

"Lorraine is a true pleasure to work with. She is extremely hard-working, devoted to her clients, and is super responsive. She made time to understand our needs and acted with speed. She helped us find our dream home and led us through the myriad of complexities in the purchase process. Having a trusted partner like Lorraine can't be overstated, especially when dealing in an ultra-competitive real estate market like the bay area."
-Veronica E.

“My family and I have been working with Lorraine on a very challenging home sale, to say the least, and I continue to marvel at her always positive and fantastic attitude. She is an extremely competent and proactive agent and provides support beyond expectations. I would highly recommend her as an agent.”
-Julie B.

Ladies—Some of you might remember my post from awhile back about my troubles buying a house in Mill Valley. Well, I’ve since bought the home, moved, am largely unpacked… and have come here to give you a recommendation if you’re considering real estate hunting: If you need a realtor who will have your back and move mountains to find you the right place, you need to talk to Lorraine Watkins!! Seriously, this home purchase was borderline traumatic and yet, she really saved the day and pulled us through.

I met Lorraine 20 years ago and from the very first meeting I knew we would become friends.
Lorraine possesses amazing compassion, integrity, empathy, and unshakable character. There's a sincere openness and honesty about her. It's not something that she puts on, it is something that comes out; an inextinguishable light that embraces and encompass you. Any dealings with Lorraine will met with candor, honesty, and humor! She is and have always been on top of her game. I recommend her highly to anyone who is expecting the highest degree of professionalism and drive..." -Robaire
Lorraine has been our agent for years now. Having worked with other agents in the past, I can honestly say that Lorraine is hands down one of the best in Marin. She's incredibly knowledgeable, a fantastic negotiator, but most importantly, she truly cares about her clients. We've had agents in the past try to push properties on us that would've never worked for our family. Lorraine, on the other hand, had a great listing that we were considering purchasing and she told us the reasons she didn't think we'd be completely happy there even though us buying that home meant she could've had double the commission. She put our family's best interest first and we are so grateful as she ended up finding us the perfect home in a different neighborhood, and we are over the moon in love with it! This is now our third transaction with Lorraine, and we won't be using anyone else for our real estate needs. We highly recommend her for both selling and buying!

I've bought and sold a lot of houses in California and have never had a realtor as professional and energetic as Lorraine. She is the BEST. Her follow thru, hard work and attention to detail clearly puts her at the top. Her best quality is that she fights for everything that we asked for and more. She was always there when needed and consistently has solved the issue before we brought it to her attention. Above all, she always had a smile and a positive outlook from beginning to end. Thank you, Lorraine. And most important, my family thanks you.

We recently had the absolute pleasure of working with Lorraine on the purchase of our first home. Lorraine is everything we could have possibly wanted in a realtor for the following reasons: 1) She listened to all of our wants and needs throughout the entire home buying process, 2) She showed us great properties that were both in our price range and fit with what we were looking for, 3) She made herself available for phone calls, in person meetings, etc. whenever we needed her, 4) She was able to get us in to view the home that we ended up buying before the open house so we were able to submit one of the first offers, 5) She negotiated/fought for all of our requests during the inspections, etc., and, most of all, 6) Lorraine is a genuinely hardworking, honest, and nice person who went the extra mile for us from start to finish. We enthusiastically recommend Lorraine to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Marin County and beyond!

If you're looking for a home in Marin, RUN don't walk to Lorraine Watkins. Lorraine is a brilliant real estate agent who has that most rare quality - she listens. We contacted her with a list of our dream house elements, and she found us a place with ALL of them. Lorraine is kind, very generous, hard-working, and undaunted in her quest for your perfect home. Lorraine is a real gem in a bag of pebbles.

We were very pleased with all the help Lorraine gave us this past year in our house hunt. We had a fairly complex request--we were moving from the East Coast to Marin and needed to find a house before school started with a complex set of requirements, done almost completely via phone, e-mail and text. Lorraine worked around our travel schedule, found great properties for us to look at when we were here, and walked us painstakingly through the entire contract/ offer process. She was patient and careful and we are forever grateful for her knowledge and experience! In the end she was able to find us the perfect house, negotiated a great deal and helped with innumerable details remotely. We're so pleased with our new home! Thank you, Lorraine!

Lorraine worked with us on the sale of our home and the purchase of a new home in 2015/2016 and there is no denying Lorraine works hard! She made sure that our promotional material was top notch, hiring a professional photographer and going so far as to sweep the outdoor areas of our home and purchase fresh flowers for staging. She personally showed our home to all potential buyers and secured us 8 offers within a week all well above the asking price. She worked equally as hard on the buying front ultimately finding us a home off market that suited our needs perfectly. We worked together for 6 months, and she was very patient and kind to us during this entire process some of which was very stressful and at times overwhelming.

Lorraine is quite simply the best realtor. You would be hard pressed to find anyone more caring and hardworking than Lorraine Watkins. She stuck with us the whole way for 6 months as we looked for a home in Marin. She found a house for us that 100% fit all our criteria in Novato. We call it our needle in a haystack. She listens to what you are looking for and did her best for us to find a house that fit our needs in the price range we needed to stay in. You will be in the best of hands with Lorraine.

Lorraine makes us feel confident about selling our home in a good price. She is knowledgeable about current market and familiar with local area. She took all the responsibility about finding gardener, painter, cooperated with our designer to make our home an attractive one while we go on our six weeks of vacation. She even handled getting ready for our city permit. We strongly recommend her to any home buyer or seller. We had a great experience selling our home with Lorraine.