Glen is a fourth generation Californian whose family has a long history in real estate and development all across the state. He has been part of the Sausalito community for the last 20 years and as a result Glen is in tune with the lifestyle embodied in Marin; from elegant creative homes, constant visual connection to the iconic San Francisco Bay, world class restaurants in every direction, great sense of community, fabulous outdoor recreation opportunities, top performing schools, and one of the greatest cities in the world just across the Golden Gate Bridge.
Glen’s work in real estate has resulted in the completion of more than $400M in successful transactions around the country since 1998. Before joining Compass he was a top performing agent at McGuire Real Estate in Mill Valley. Prior to that Glen was co-founder and principal of a highly successful real estate consulting firm specializing in services for high net worth clients. And before that Glen was vice president of a national nonprofit land conservation organization leading to all manner of complex real estate transactions from landscape forest conservation projects in Alaska, to coastal protection projects in California and the conveyance of luxury estate properties to public agencies to create new parks and natural areas around the west.
With his diverse real estate background, Glen has developed a unique capacity to help sellers recognize assets that could otherwise go overlooked in high value transactions. For buyers, Glen’s ability to listen carefully and understand the specific lifestyle experience they are looking for in a home makes for an efficient and rewarding buying experience. As his clients attest, Glen’s approach to every transaction is to bring unparalleled integrity and dedication to achieving his clients’ goals. Whether one's real estate needs are on a landscape scale, a luxury estate in Tiburon or a one-of-a-kind Sausalito bungalow, Glen brings the same level of expertise and passion to assisting his clients in achieving their desired results. With his upbeat demeanor and gentle but persuasive negotiating skills, he can guide buyers and sellers through their transactions in a manner where everyone wins.
Glen is an avid outdoor enthusiast and when not assisting clients, he can be found running or mountain biking the world-class trails of Marin. Glen is also a US Coast Guard licensed 100 ton Master Captain; he and his wife enjoy exploring the bay whenever they can from their home port of Sausalito.
I am:I love the complexity of real estate and the art of making a deal where both sides in a transaction are pleased with the outcome. I have had great success over the years striking this balance and wake up everyday looking for those opportunities.
Proudest Moment:I have had many proud moments in real estate but perhaps the most exhilarating for my clients was to complete a large and complex transaction in excess of $60 Million in a matter of a few weeks.
Favorite Neighborhoods:West Marin, Mill Valley, Sausalito and Tiburon
Quote:Glen is a fourth generation Californian whose family has a long history in real estate and development all across the state.
Our family contracted with Glen Williams to sell a large Tahoe estate property. Glen worked tirelessly orchestrating the various elements in a very complex selling environment. His attention to detail, his outstanding communicative skills and his experience in real estate transactions helped us maximize the value of our property. Glen is the consummate real estate professional and we look forward to working with Glen in future transactions. -- Luxury Estate Property Seller. – David Geddes
Our corporation hired Glen Williams to assist in a high value transaction involving 750 acres of one of the most desirable and environmentally sensitive properties in the Tahoe Basin. The transaction involved very complicated land entitlements, zoning and land use regulations that needed to be resolved. Glen Williams with his expert knowledge of land use and regulatory issues was extremely helpful to our corporation achieving its goals. I personally have over 30 years experience as a real estate broker and land developer. During my career, I have never run across a person as knowledgeable and educated in a wide spectrum of real estate issues as Glen demonstrated to me in his role assisting our corporation. -- Seller of Luxury Estate Property – Norman Nash
During this appraisal assignment, I was sometimes in awe at Mr. Williams' ability to organize and process massive amounts of information, which in the end totaled hundreds of thousands of pages. I saw he was able to take a complex subject, refine it and express it in clear terms to multiple individuals with a wide range of background. His ability to organize information and express it clearly in both verbal and written form saved me time in the process. From the five years I have known Mr. Williams, I believe he has a unique combination of very high intelligence and a very strong work ethic. I would recommend him for any type of position where high-level analytical skills are required, and/or where it is necessary to work with people with a broad range of academic and professional experience. Although our interaction involved a trophy real estate asset, I would judge Mr. Williams' skills would allow him to succeed in many other fields. --MAI Appraiser of Luxury Estate Properties – David Clark
During the several years Mr. Williams and I worked together he consistently demonstrated the highest level of integrity and commitment to his client's best interests. I endorse him for any professional relationship you may be considering with him without reservation. Mr. Williams brings a creative approach to challenging transactions, he remains positive when negotiations get difficult and above all he is a top-notch communicator. His demonstrated ability to guide our shared client through a very challenging series of real estate transactions showed real determination and skill. Mr. Williams is a tireless and skilled real estate professional. He has my highest recommendation and I would be pleased to provide and additional information regarding my experience working with him. -- Legal Counsel for owner of Luxury Estate Project – Mark Gunderson
Glen is creative, eternally upbeat and has dogged determination to get projects over the finish line. He demonstrated an extraordinary ability to guide our shared client through a challenging and at times convoluted real estate transaction. Glen was able to manage numerous tracks simultaneously while keeping the permitting process and contracting ahead of schedule and, I understand, under budget. Glen's broad knowledge of real estate, appraisals, entitlements, permitting, contracts and politics made him a key player in these transactions. Glen combined his skills in grant writing, legislative advocacy and development of innovative funding mechanisms to achieve funding authorizations in excess of $90 million for our client. -- Legal Counsel for owner of Luxury Estate Project – Randy Faccinto
Highly likely to recommend
08/02/2017 - twhite313Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Sun Valley, San Rafael, CA.
I have bought and sold nearly two dozen properties over the past 30 years, and spent 20 years working in the mortgage industry where I worked with hundreds of real estate agents. Glen Williams is hands down one of the very best real estate agents I have ever worked with. He is highly ethical, competent, and committed to the well being of his clients. He has navigated me through the purchase and sale of several properties, from single family homes, to multi-unit, to undeveloped land. He was brilliant throughout. I recommend him without hesitation!!
Highly likely to recommend
05/06/2017 - janis heaphy
Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Larkspur, CA.
During the course of my adult life, I have purchased a number of homes and have worked with real estate agents on both the East and West Coasts. Glen Williams stands out among all agents. His character and intelligence are what make him exemplary. Glen's integrity, judgment, and careful follow through gave me the confidence that things would be done right every step of the way. He is totally committed to the client's best interest and told me not only what I wanted to hear but what I needed to know to make decisions. His demeanor is calm and professional and best of all, he is an excellent listener. From finding the perfect home to the inspection, negotiation and closing, he had my back and was meticulous with the details. I highly recommend him.
Highly likely to recommend
05/01/2017 - Mitul Modi
Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Tiburon, CA.
We have worked with Glen for nearly 5 years and to say he has been the consummate professional throughout would be an understatement. Glen took the time to get to know us, was genuinely interested in what was important to us, and more than anything remained both patient and attentive throughout our buying journey. Living in Sausalito makes him knowledgeable and responsive, and being authentic makes him trusted and respected. When we ultimately found our ideal home, his help in negotiating the offer and navigating the process was just brilliant. We closed in record time and can't wait to move in. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Glen.