About Brian

About Brian 2016-11-15T10:04:47+00:00

OVER 100 MILLION IN SALES

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Brian Byers has successfully represented a great many Physicians, well-known celebrities, and CEOs of fortune 500 companies in buying and selling of Luxury properties in Marin County.

A FULL TIME agent with his finger on the pulse of the local Marin market. He can no doubt successfully guide you through any type of sale or home purchase. As he is well versed in the art of get the deal closed while providing exceptional service, with attention to detail, while knowing the importance of discretion while navigating the unpredictable world of real estate.

Brian Byers has consistently been one of the Top agents in Marin County. Recognized as one of the top 1% Nationwide, he is a member of the Top agent network, Marin Platinum group. A non-stop networker with the ability to provide his clients with all the best businesses, vendors, companies, inspectors, and lenders that will help protect and represent your best interest, while executing the smoothest real estate transaction possible.

A no nonsense, no BS, straight shooter with inside knowledge that will give buyers and sellers an advantage in today’s changing market.

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An avid mountain biker, hiker, CrossFitter and golf junkie, Brian has a great feel for the area and the wonderful lifestyle Marin County and its environs has to offer.

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Brian’s History…

Ever the entrepreneurial spirit and music fan extraordinaire, after attending San Diego State University, Brian began designing and manufacturing tee shirts for various popular bands. His company Freedom Styles specialized in licensed products for bands and professional sports teams. As one of the few licensed merchandising companies for the Grateful Dead, Brian provided production and distribution services the band could rely on. After the death of Jerry Garcia, Brian sold his manufacturing company and did freelance work for Neil Diamond, getting busy again when asked to help start an in-house merchandising company for Carlos Santana.

After several successful years with the Santana camp as merchandising road manager, Brian was asked to perform the same creative services for Bob Dylan.

Brian had an amazing run in music merchandising, doing what he loves in an industry he was passionate about. Life on the road was fun, but not conducive to family life, so 15 years and several hundred live concerts later, Brian knew it was time to find his next passion.

Do what you love…
…Love what you do.

Growing up, Brian’s mom was a professional in the world of real estate, and that seemed like a natural starting place for his next move. Years of negotiating licensing contracts and managing multiple millions of dollars for the top names in the entertainment industry gave Brian a successful perspective on the importance of attention to detail while providing his clients with solutions that work.

“I have been working exclusively with Brian Byers for all my real estate transactions in Marin County, and honestly wouldn’t work with anyone else. Brian is an excellent resource for not only identifying the right property, but doing whatever it takes to bring the parties together at a fair price. Honesty, integrity, and hard working are just a few of the many fine qualities he possess both professionally and personally.”
Brett S. Foley
“Simply put real estate agents don’t get any better. Your professionalism, unrivaled work ethic, and attention to detail, provided us with service that exceeded our expectations.”
Jared Greenholz, MD, Emergency Medicine Physician, San Francisco, CA
“When we decided to sell our house and move to Mill Valley in 2008, making sense of the dizzyingly rapid changes in the Marin County real estate market was challenging at best. With a busy medical practice and new baby in the house, it was next to impossible. Brian understood exactly what obstacles we faced during this tumultuous time. His excellent understanding of the market, sense of practicality and ability to encourage us through the scariest period of market change in Northern California’s history not only got us our dream house, but also helped us sell our old house at a profit when most people were already under water! We could never have done it without Brian.”
Steven Younger, MD , California Pacific Medical Center
“Brian gave us outstanding guidance in the challenging Marin real estate market. He worked tirelessly, was always available, and maintained a positive and optimistic outlook. Through a very contentious deal, his wisdom and white knuckle negotiating skills got us the house wanted at a great price.”
David Thompson, MD, Emergency Medicine Physician • Kaiser Permanente
“Over the last few years, Brian has helped me buy several properties. All I have to do is tell him what I’m interested in, and he does the rest. He listens to what I want and works hard to find it. The entire process is flawless, from previews to the end of the transaction. Brian is very professional and his laid-back style makes the entire process pleasant. I highly recommend him if you are interested in a realtor that can make the entire process simple and stress free.”
Bob Nadjibi, Tiburon
“It is truly a blessing to know such wonderful people. Your professionalism and patience have been unparalleled and I will not hesitate to share your names and information with anyone I know who is also looking to take the plunge. Thanks so much for all of your hard work and let’s plan on meeting up for dinner/drinks to celebrate.”
Eric and Alisha, Mill Valley, CA
“I moved to southern Marin in mid-2007 from Atherton. Decided to lease for a year before buying, until I knew the area better. In the process I met Brian at Pacific Union. Brian not only knew the Tiburon, Belvedere, Sausalito, Mill Valley area better then anyone I met, but he took the time to know me as well. I knew exactly what I wanted but not the area. Brian was tireless in helping me and eventually found the exact property I was looking for. The house had been involved in a defaulted loan situation so the offer and closing were extremely difficult. There were many months of legal manipulations, negotiating, and follow up but Brian stayed with it. Eventually Brian got the sale and I got the house. And I found a new friend.”
Don Moffit, President and CEO Consolidated Freightways • Tiburon, CA
“Brian is a rare combination of utmost professional, patient advisor, honest and empathetic ally. He possesses an indefatigable passion for pursuing his clients’ wishes, and even in defeat keeps his eye on the prize. Most importantly, he takes on his clients’ transactions as if they were his very own. With Brian, you will not only find a house, but also end up with a true friend.”
Luciana and Darren, Tiburon, CA
“I met Brian for the first time at the end of 2004. After some discussion, I told him that I was planning to move to California, to join our children in the Bay Area. I was looking for a very specific house – one that was built on a flat lot, on a single level, with significant views of the Bay, a pool and somewhere in Tiburon. We wished each other happy holidays and I returned back East. In February 2005, I received a call from Brian telling me he found the home for me and that I had to take the next flight out to see it and buy it, if liked it. There was no time to spare. I followed his advice and met Brian at SFO the next morning. He took me took me directly to the house. I took a look, called my wife and children and over a coffee at Starbucks defined the strategy to move forward. At noon time we presented the offer which was accepted the following day. The typical inspections and research came after and Brian was instrumental in procuring the experts and finalizing the deal with the sellers. We are now happily enjoying the home of our dreams. Brian was able to read us well and worked tirelessly toward our objective, which we admit, was not a simple one. Furthermore, there were changes that we wanted to make over time before moving in. He was also very helpful in recommending and contacting contractors to perform work needed.” Brian is extremely reliable, loyal and full of integrity. Since then, he has become a friend because he is a wonderful human being.”
Jose-Maria Castro, Colgate Palmolive • Tiburon, CA
“From beginning to end, Brian had the rare ability of making the experience of buying our first home an enjoyable one. We have yet to meet any other Realtors with his perfect combination of experience, knowledge, professionalism and ability to get the right home at the right price. Put simply, if my mom were moving to Marin Brian would be her Realtor!”
Marc and Jill Lieberman, Mill Valley, CA
“Having been involved in several past real estate transactions with other realtors, there is no comparison to working with Brian. He is definitely a cut above the rest. His laid-back straight shooter style meshed very well with us. He definitely knows his business very well and is genuinely an honest and friendly person. My wife and I would not hesitate to use him in all of our future Marin real estate needs.”
Stuart Zimmerman, San Rafael, CA
“I started working with Brian in Marin after a frustrating 3 years of looking in SF and being overbid multiple times. Right off the bat I knew he was going to find my house, and of course he did. Due to the extremely low inventory of homes on the market, it was again another multiple offer situation. Because i listened to him he got the deal done, and as soon as we closed another – I was offered several hundred thousand more than i paid. Amazing….. He knew what I was looking for and went full speed ahead to find it, knowing exactly what it would take to get it done. He’s got a great personality, knows the market, and knows everyone needed to protect my interest through the whole transaction. He listens to what people want, and once I bought my house, he helped me figure out what the next steps were. I trusted him and it paid off in a huge way, which is the most important quality when it comes to your life savings! He’s solid, and i will refer him to any and everyone that is serious about buying a home.”
Joanna McCarver, Sausalito, CA
“My husband and I were relatively new to the area when we met Brian and began the search for our first home purchase. As inexperienced homebuyers, Brian coached us through the process and guided us expertly, sharing his knowledge and experience freely and openly, with endless patience and creativity. While his casual, easy-going demeanor put us at ease, he was always business-like and professional. After only knowing Brian for a short time, we found ourselves feeing comfortable and relaxed – something we had not expected to feel when making a major purchase. From what we’ve heard, buying a home can be fairly stressful, but our experience was stress-free, thanks to him. In early December, 2011 we received an email from Brian that changed our lives. We intend to save it as long as we own our home. The subject line simply read: I think you guys should take a look at this one. “
Dea Anderson, Go For Dea, Inc. • Greenbrae, CA
“I know my relationship with a residential broker will involve a fair amount of communication and time spent together. So in addition to expertly handling all of the documentation and negotiation that goes in to a transaction, my broker needs to be someone with whom I enjoy spending time and communicating. I always look forward to seeing Brian.”
Kevin and Audrey Pratt, Corte Madera, CA
“Brian helped us procure a home off the market and did so in a most amazing and professional way. He handled all the details and went above and beyond on multiple levels. His commitment to protect our best interest, and do whatever it took to get the deal done -was quite impressive. I highly recommend him and his services”
Mark and Vania Judson, Corte Madera, CA
“I knew nothing about buying a house, let alone a “fixer upper”. Brian was extremely patient with my husband and I, was a great resource to us and ultimately helped us purchase the home of our dreams – at the price that we could afford. When I am ready to move onto another home, the first person that I will call will be Brian Byers.”
Denise Healy, Fairfax, CA

Kevin and Audry Pratt, Corte Madera

I suppose there are a lot of real estate brokers that are competent – able to do the job – but, like friends, there are very few that you actually want to spend time with. Brian is that guy. He makes the whole process easy and enjoyable, and he’s way more than competent. He’s a high level  professional. He handled a sale for us that was filled with annoying complications; he never got flustered (I certainly did!), and he always kept his eye on the ball.

Kevin and Jon,  San Anselmo

We worked with Brian in the spring and summer of 2014 to help us relocate from Washington DC and find a home in Marin. Brian exceeded our expectations in every aspect of our relationship with him. His extensive knowledge of the local area, real estate acumen, and ability to work with the listing  agent and negotiate on our behalf resulted in us getting our dream home in San Anselmo. I highly recommend Brian to anyone looking for a highly professional realtor who can be trusted to get the job done and to get it done right.

Bobby and Heidi McMullen

Brian Byers was an absolute pleasure to worth with when purchasing our home. He ‘got’ what we were looking for and was honest and supportive in helping us find the home that fit our needs best. He’s an expert negotiator which made a significant impact on the final price of our home and allowed us  to make some necessary repairs before we moved in. I’ve recommended him to my friends and will absolutely use him again in the future.

Andrea and Andy Schultz, San Rafael

When we found out a house around the corner for us that we loved was going on the market one night but not yet listed, Brian had us in the house the next morning, and we were in contract that night,  Amazing !

Brian did an excellent job of helping us find a home to buy. It’s a sellers market so we had to see a lot of homes and put in multiple offers. He was very patient and had a good understanding of the local market. He ultimately helped us land a great home before it even hit the market. Brian was very responsive- even to our late night paranoid texts and emails. We closed the transaction and are very happy in our new home. 

Andy and Andrea Schultz, San Rafael

Brian did an excellent job of helping us find a home to buy. It’s a sellers market so we had to see a lot of homes and put in multiple offers. He was very patient and had a good understanding of the local market. He ultimately helped us land a great home before it even hit the market. Brian was  very responsive- even to our late night paranoid texts and emails. We closed the transaction and are very happy in our new home.

Super helpful and super responsive through the entire process. Couldn’t have imagined going through our first home buying experience with anyone else. Knows the market better than anyone I’ve talked to.

Marc and Jill Lieberman, Mill Valley

Brian Byers was an absolute pleasure to worth with when purchasing our home. He ‘got’ what we were looking for and was honest and supportive in helping us find the home that fit our needs best. He’s an expert negotiator which made a significant impact on the final price of our home and allowed us

Dee and Amadee Rouiller, Greenbrae

My husband and I were relatively new to the area when we met Brian and began the search for our first home purchase. As inexperienced homebuyers, Brian coached us through the process and guided us expertly, sharing his knowledge and experience freely and openly, with endless patience and  creativity. While his casual, easy-going demeanor put us at ease, he was always business-like and professional. After only knowing Brian for a short time, we found ourselves feeing comfortable and relaxed – something we had not expected to feel when making a major purchase. From what we’ve heard, buying a home can be fairly stressful, but our experience was stress-free, thanks to him. In early December, 2011 we received an email from Brian that changed our lives. We intend to save it as long as we own our home. The subject line simply read: I think you guys should take a look at this one.

Walter and Jane Torous, Tiburon

I highly recommend using Mr. Byers as you listing or buyers agent. There are many stages to a real-estate purchase or sale. First, there is finding the right property- and setting the price. Mr. Buyers did a very thorough search of comps and was very informed about the local market. There are many  steps after you get a purchase agreement- like arranging escrow, getting forms signed in time, and arranging inspections. Again, I have found that Mr. Byers has a meticulous and detailed approach to these steps, and makes sure all loose ends are tied up for the final transaction. This is truly the person you need in Marin County, when you need a house. He has been my eyes and ears on the ground.

As first time home buyers Brian was a pleasure to work with. He walked us through the whole process of buying a home. Brian had great patience with us as we looked at many different homes over a six month period of time. Brian made us feel comfortable through the whole experience and became a great  friend.

Mr Liebs, Mill Valley

Brian helped us in the purchase of our first home and made the process seamless and enjoyable. His knowledge of the local market is superb and allows him to get you the house you want before many other buyers even know it exists!

Adam and Lena Ellison , San Rafael

We had a great experience with Brian. Not only is he a great guy to spend time with weekend after weekend, he had a great sense of the local market. This allowed us to be strategic about our offers. Brian also impressed us during negotiations, where he was truly awesome! The real estate market  in Marin functions very differently than in SF and we relied heavily on Brian to help us navigate unfamiliar territory. If you are looking to buy or sell, he is a great agent to work with.

Dominick and Jeffie Sinicropi

I’m so happy to have had Brian as our agent for purchasing our new home in Marin County, CA earlier this year. Brian is very knowledgeable about all things concerning real estate and, in particular, the local Marin market. Most importantly, Brian takes the time to understand his client’s needs and adjust the search strategy accordingly. Brian was patient and responsive as we learned more about the market we had a couple of course corrections in our search strategy. Brian helped us throughout the negotiation and closing process with his extensive knowledge and contacts. After the close, Brian was there to help us with follow up issues and finding local contractors. Overall, we are very pleased with Brian as our real estate agent and we recommend him without reservation.

Deborah Santana

Brian responded immediately to my requests to show me homes & was knowledgeable about neighborhoods, most advantageous offer to make, & permits, zoning, & all details.