A sixth generation Marin County native, Barr’s clients benefit from his intimate knowledge of Marin by learning about all of the intricacies within the county. His passion for real estate translates to his enthusiasm for thoughtfully and creatively structuring deals. Always innovating and providing unrivaled service, Barr meticulously prepares his listings to maximize the sale value, while leveraging all avenues when searching for the right property for his buyers. Treating his clients’ listings and purchases like his own is the foundation of his referral-fueled business. Barr enjoys living in Marin with his wife, son and daughter.
Barr and his team are AMAZING! They made selling our home with three toddlers under five sooo easy. They were organized, professional, and worked quick. Barr made a plan we were comfortable with and had our home sold for more than we had anticipated in just a couple days. He and his team took all the stress out of the whole process and I highly recommend using him! - SARA K.
I knew there was only a slim chance of finding my dream home in Marin County - a 1-bed 1-bath cottage with lots of light that I could (miraculously?) afford. When I described what I was looking for to Marin County realtor Barr Haney, he didn't flinch! He didn't write me off or tell me I needed to change my parameters. Each time I found a property I was curious about, he communicated with me actively via phone and email - asking if I'd seen it and what I thought. He understood how quickly we needed to move in order to make a competitive offer, and worked late into the night to make it happen. I had complete trust in his attention to detail, his positive relationships with other Marin county real estate agents, and his dedication to making my dream come true. When he called to deliver the good news, it was hard to say which one of us was more delighted (well, of course it was me!) I couldn't be happier in my new home, and I whole-heartedly recommend Barr and his team at Own Marin.
- AMELIA R.
We are very happy with our experience working with our Marin county realtor, Barr Haney of Own Marin. We had been looking for a new home in Marin County for at least three years. We are, admittedly, very picky buyers and have looked at hundreds of homes (but nothing that we couldn't have found ourselves online). That all changed when we began working with Barr, in the first two weeks alone, he was able to show us two off market listings and previews of a couple of upcoming listings. We also asked him to tour us on some homes which were very difficult to get into and he was always able to get us in for a tour and tried to find creative ways we could finance them. Barr was also very responsive to us via text, email and phone calls whenever we had questions or requests. His knowledge and expertise in Marin county are excellent, as he is a Marin county native and has sold many homes in the area. Barr has excellent relationships with his colleagues and they are all willing to work with him because they know he thinks creatively, works cooperatively and is able to move through the home buying/selling process quickly and efficiently. When we finally found the home we wanted to purchase, it was again a difficult home to see and out of our price range, but he was able to help us to see it within 24 hours and to quickly put an offer on it, at a price we were comfortable with. In order to make our offer competitive, we had a short inspection period, and within a day of ratifying the , we had a building, pest and sewer later inspection scheduled to occur over the next few days. We were impressed with how quickly Barr organized all of this, which is again a testament to his excellent relationships and contacts within the industry. Barr was very thorough in communicating the steps we needed to take while in escrow and during our inspection period; as this is a property which will undergo a substantial remodel and he wanted us to be fully aware of what would be required from the county and the home owners association. We would not have been able to purchase the home we did if it weren't for Barr. I would highly recommend Barr and his team at Own Marin to anyone looking for a home and a realtor in Marin county. He goes above and beyond! - SUZANNA M.
We recently worked with Barr and Whitney to buy our first home in Marin. As first time homeowners moving from New York, they gave us so much insight into the area and what to expect from the process -- even from our very first call. They ended up introducing us to an area that wasn't even on our radar, and we're so glad they did. Through them we found our new home super fast, and they made a very complicated process feel manageable. They're also total experts on everything Marin, and they've gone out of their way to make us feel at home in our new neighborhood, from restaurant recommendations to advice on contractors. - KATHERINE N.
I cannot say enough good things about Barr, Allie and Whitney. They were simply as good as it gets. We had put our on the market with another agent and our home did not sell. I contacted Barr and his team and they could not have been more professional from day one. They recommended that we do some work on our home and every recommendation paid off and more. In addition the team was with us side by side every step of the way during the renovation. The turned out beautiful. We started by having the listed off market and before you knew it we had a full price offer. Barr then helped my mom purchase a new home and again he was there every step of the way. He NEVER pressured us to make any decisions and instead presented the facts along with his sage advice. The closing process was very streamlined and easy. In addition they connected us with an incredible interior decorator who has helped us decorate our new home out of state. This team is the gift that keeps giving and more. - ALEXIS G.
The folks at Own Marin did a fantastic job from start to finish at handling the sale of our family home in Mill Valley recently. Real estate transactions are more complicated than ever, so my wife and I were so glad to have such a skilled team handle the details. Whitney, Barr, and Allie were a pleasure to work with. They let us know whenever we needed to do something of course, but mostly stayed behind the scenes and let us go on with our lives. They made so many smart decisions, starting with exactly how to upgrade the , then moving on to staging the , and finally, dealing with the many inspections on the . Thanks to them, we ultimately received an offer that was way, way beyond expectations. The entire process was incredibly smooth and free of surprises. Thanks Own Marin! - STEPHEN K.
My sister and I both worked with Barr and his team when purchasing our homes and we couldn't be more pleased with the service we received. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable, well respected, and very easy to work with. When we finally found the we wanted, Barr helped us develop a competitive offer that was accepted despite multiple other offers. We strongly recommend using him if you are looking to buy in Marin! - LAURA T.
Barr and Whitney have represented me as both buyer and seller of homes ranging from fixer-uppers to ready to move in . They helped me sell my family home and buy the next one, helped me with my selection of investment homes for rehabilitation both sale and purchase. I found them to be incredibly knowledgeable about local values and a big resource as to the most effective way to add value. They provide a concierge service in effect and were able to organize the preparation and sale and staging of my rental home while I was out of state. They have consistently put their client’s interest first and are very protective in their representation, I would not hesitate to recommend them and find them extremely professional in their dealings with me. - SUE T.
The Barr Whitney team was highly recommended to us by several friends and they did not disappoint. Drawing on their many years of experience and expertise, they meticulously guided us through the entire process of selling our and finding our new home. With multiple offers, our sold quickly, and at the highest price per square footage in the area! Simultaneously, they found our new home and were able to negotiate a great price and swift closing. The Barr Whitney team was amazing to work with, they are a professional and talented team who always puts your needs and concerns first and we will definitely use them again! - DAVE & SHEILA