From the SF Bay to the Wine Country
Ken Dara can be reached by email at Ken.Dara@SothebysRealty.com.
Ken has been selling real estate in the Bay Area since 2003. He combines his love for technology and sales, and leverages them into his Real Estate practice. In 2009, he moved to Southern Marin because he wanted to put down roots with his family. Ken currently calls Belvedere-Tiburon home with his wife, Maria, and two school-age daughters, Kaia and Alessandra. The natural beauty of the area and the ample opportunities for outdoor recreation still get Ken excited about the chance to sell Real Estate in this unique part of the world. He prides himself on being current with the Marin County market and enjoys educating his clients and friends about it.
Many real estate agents think their most important job is satisfying the customer, when actually, satisfying the customer is the minimum requirement for staying in business. Ken works constantly to improve his systems, processes, and services to go well beyond the "standard level of service".
Ken understands that your home is special to you. He also knows that the characteristics of your home and its location will be special to the right buyer. Ken's entire marketing and pricing strategy is built around identifying these special features, targeting the buyers who want them, and then presenting the house in a way that will appeal to that buyer. Additionally, a powerful feature of listing your home with Ken is the global reach that Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty provides through its network of member offices and auction houses around the world.
A very important factor that Ken brings to the table is having advance notice of listings that may not be on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). A natural-born networker, Ken accomplishes this by maintaining strong relationships with his colleagues in the top 10% of the Marin real estate market. Ken is also part of the Top Agent Network & Platinum Group. On average, Ken will do 3 to 4 off-market transactions a year, giving buyers an edge in this very competitive Marin market.
A consistent top producer, Ken is always striving to improve his career by servicing his clients and going above and beyond. He credits a good portion of his current success to his past clients, who often refer him to friends and family. As a fierce and focused negotiator, along with his sharp problem solving skills, Ken is devoted to his clients and representing their best interests. He provides informed decisions supported by data, local information, and years of experience. Timely communication is another secret to Ken's success, as he will always keep his clients up-to-date so that they can make the best decisions.
In the past 12 months Ken has been selling single-family homes priced on average between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000. He has worked with families relocating from Europe, New England, NYC, and Chicago areas. In addition, Ken works with local families moving from San Francisco and other parts of the Bay Area who want to take advantage of the stellar schools that Marin has to offer. He also specializes in servicing investors and individuals looking for the right real estate options in retirement.
Originally, Ken hails from the East Coast, between New England and NYC. He has also lived and spent time in and around central Europe, relocating Swiss and German executives to the United States before moving full time to the Bay Area.
- Board Member, Reed Heights-Tiburon Knolls Property Owners Association
- EARN Real Estate Auxiliary, Supporting Member
- Corinthian Yacht Club, Associate Member
- CIPS-Certified International Property Specialist
- Associated Realty of the Americas Representative