Born and raised in Marin, Allie’s love (obsession, really) for Marin county home hunting and interior design keeps her buyers in the loop, her listings dialed in and her clients feeling like rock stars at all times. With a background in branding, marketing and design, her keen eye for great style and “let’s do this!” attitude is why she has such a successful career in Real Estate. As the lead designer on Team Own Marin, her ability to efficiently manage listings, maintain incredible client + vendor relationships and transform spaces helps our team make a profound impact on the sale of a home – all on time and on budget.
When she’s not working (which is rare) you’ll find her cruising around town with her husband, Sandro or embracing all the adventures in the Bay Area.
I didn't know what to expect when we decided suddenly to sell our house, but from the first time Allie Fornesi came by to take a look at the place and advise us she put us right at ease. The OwnMarin team made the process such a smooth, stress-free -- and, dare I say, pleasant?!-- one, and we are thrilled with the outcome. Whitney Potter suggested just the right price, and his strategy helped garner a ton of interest and ultimately brought in multiple offers above our asking price. When it came to the details, the team was also impeccable -- picking colors to paint our house before it went on the market, and coaching us on what to fix or highlight for maximum impact. The photos were fantastic and the listing description hit on all the highlights of our property. It all added up, and their communication was always kind, professional, and clear.
We were happy to have found this team for their professionalism, guidance and execution on the quick sale of our home -- I don't think anyone could have gotten us a better result. On top of market trends, aware of what buyers and sellers want right now, and uniquely knowledgeable about Marin real estate. In addition, they are simply a great group of people.
After much searching, we went with Allie Fornesi + Team Own Marin as our realtors because of their modern approach to selling houses. There are so many realtors in Marin County, but for this fast paced market we wanted experts who not only knew the practical things about selling houses, but also had a sophisticated approach to marketing our house to attract as many buyers as possible. These guys are it - just look at their listings and their website, and their instagram platform. They nail it. Especially if you're looking to sell off-market as we were! They were communicative and professional, and from the beginning to the end (which was about 6 weeks...so fast!) we just loved them.
We worked Allie Fornesi and the Own Marin team to find and buy our dream home in Marin. Best choice we ever made. As is, Marin is a highly competitive market, so it was very important for us to work with a team that was super plugged into this specific area. We always felt like we were in good hands with Allie. She really took the time to know what we were looking for in a home, and frequently would send us homes to consider on and off-market, as well as was able to immediately provide information on homes we were interested in. The offer process was incredibly smooth and efficient. They have every reputable inspector/contractor you could ever need on speed dial. When we finally found "the one," Allie got us into contract within three days; and not only that, but eventually negotiated $70k less than the asking price!! Still so shocked, as we were expecting to pay no less than any asking price, considering the locations we desired in Marin. We are so beyond happy with our home and thoroughly grateful and glad to have worked with Allie, who has also now become a cherished friend to our family. We will always recommend her to everyone we know. Just cannot say enough about how wonderful and professional she is! Absolutely top-notch on every level.