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Jeff Sterley

Jeff Sterley

DRE: 00494655
(415) 359-4871
(415) 464-0310
[email protected]


As a top Marin realtor, Jeff Sterley brings 30-plus years of real estate experience to successfully assisting buyers and sellers of Marin County homes. Jeff’s client-oriented, “tell-it-like-it-is” approach has led the way for hundreds of buyers and sellers to achieve their real estate goals. Jeff believes the keys to success are:

  1. Dealing with each client as if they’re the only client
  2. Staying on top of not only the technical and legal knowledge required but also the market inventory and values
  3. His proven NO STONE UNTURNED system:
    If you’re looking to buy, Jeff applies not only effective traditional methods but also the latest technology. As a seller, Jeff will create a dynamic campaign that leaves NO STONE UNTURNED to target the broadest buying audience. And if you are a buyer, Jeff knows where the real gem properties are in Marin County.

Experience and Recognition

  • Over 225 Marin County homes sold
  • Top listing agent with Pacific Union Marin eight times and top agent in number of sales nine times
  • Former General Sales Manager at Frank Howard Allen
  • Managed three major Marin real estate offices
  • Expert in cosmetic market preparation and presentation
What Clients Are Saying

Jeff helped us buying our first home, he is extremely knowledgeable of the Marin market, he suggested a mortgage broker that helped us compete with the cash offers here!, he was very professional and always available to help with simple and complex questions, highly recommended!!

Edgar Celis

Jeff helped me to sell a home and buy a home with the utmost skill. The process of selling and buying a home is a very personal and stressful process but Jeff made the process comprehensible and was always at the ready to supply any needed resource or assistance. All told, with a VERY good outcome for the sale and purchase. Thanks SO much Jeff and Team!

Rebecca Gayman

I cannot imagine a better experience as a first-time home-buyer. Jeff Sterley is not only extremely knowledgeable and well-connected, he's respectful, thoughtful, and level-headed. He has an incredible work-ethic--he's quick, efficient, highly responsive, and doesn't miss a beat. Jeff is an outstanding realtor and an upstanding individual--he (and his associates) donate a portion of their commissions to Ceres Community Project, a non-profit that provides healing meals to the critically ill and their families. As a Ceres chef, I am certainly grateful! I had a wonderful experience working with Jeff and recommend him highly.

Lindsay Katz

Jeff came to us highly recommended from a friend as a first-rate real estate agent in Marin County who could help us find the perfect home here. Jeff exceeded all of our expectations in our search and successful purchase of a home in San Rafael. We noticed right away the high regard Jeff is held by other agents in the area. He is very personable, responsive, meticulous in his research, a brilliant strategist and negotiator, and has very deep expertise and knowledge of the local real estate market. He was very patient with us during our search, helping us to define our goals and focus on properties that met our particular criteria. Ultimately, Jeff helped us locate the home of our dreams, within our price range, and was even able to negotiate the price down in a very competitive market.

Jamie Clinton

Jeff was very professional and provided unique marketing material, strong social media advertising, informational website, along with deep relationships within the Bay Area Real Estate community. This all resulted in a very successful transaction!”


We had a wonderful experience working with Jeff Sterley to buy the fixer upper right next door to us. In fact, this is the second time we have used Jeff for a real estate transaction. There were a lot of “moving parts” and surprising hiccups to overcome, but with Jeff’s extensive real estate knowledge and ability to follow through with every detail, we successfully competed with other bidders and won the “fixer upper of our dreams”. Thank you Jeff!

Susan E Blair

Jeff was thorough, professional and a joy to work with when we sold our family home in San Rafael. He recommended about $50,000 in cosmetic fixes that resulted in the house selling for $200,000 more than the initial as-is offers. He did a great job marketing the house and we ended up selling it for higher than the asking price. His experience and knowledge of the area -and the fluctuating market - really paid off.

Carolyn Jones

I was in the position of needing to sell my home quickly as I had two mortgages and my then agent was not generating any interest in my property. As soon as I listed with Jeff he immediately had the home professionally photographed, listed it in the Top Agent Network, had an inspection completed to expedite the selling process and generated two interested parties almost immediately. He signed a contract with back up buyers that moved into primary position when the first buyers dropped out. He handled every aspect from the transfer of the listing, to completing the sale with clarity, ease and professionalism. I felt confident from the beginning that "he had this." After the sale he researched my favorite wine and delivered a case to my new home. Truly complete service and follow through!

Pamella Cavanna

Jeff Sterley helped us purchase our first home in San Rafael in 2013. Being both on a shoestring budget and very particular, we did not make it easy on him. Jeff, who we refer to as “Airwolf” helped us land our little dream home that, funny enough, ended up on an HGTV show. Through the years Airwolf would pop by for football games and BBQs. He became much more than just your “real estate guy,” he became a true amigo. Our family outgrew our little dream house, and in the summer of 2020 with a lot of emotion we decided to sell. Again, we did not make it easy on him. Jeff navigated the streams of emotions and made helpful suggestions to land us exactly what we wanted both in selling price and terms. I would highly recommend Jeff (aka Airwolf) for any of your real estate needs in Marin.

Beau Hanson

We've bought and sold several homes with Jeff and he's always gone above and beyond with every transaction.
Recently, there was nothing for sale in the neighborhood we wanted to live in, so Jeff sent out 2 personalized mailings asking homeowners if they were interested in selling in the near future. Within a month, we had a positive response and were able to buy a beautiful home before it even went on the market!
Jeff is a great communicator and really listens to your needs. He makes the buying and selling process easy because he has a wide network of professionals he works with.
Highly recommend!

Christa Colardo