Serving clients in the San Francisco North Bay since 2003. Many happy clients later, I love what I do!
Get to know Margaret Kapranos
Let me be your Marin or Sonoma Realtor! Why? Since 2003, I've been helping buyers and sellers build their real estate wealth. With my background in Financial Advising, I'm uniquely qualified to represent you in your home purchase or sale.
Analytical in nature, I value your real estate goals with an eye towards adding long-term value and minimizing risk.
For sellers, given that rising home prices have exceeded capital gain exemptions, I've partnered with 1031 Exchange Specialists, Reverse Home Purchase Lenders, CPA's, Financial Advisors and Attorneys to seek creative solutions towards protecting gain from taxation.
The recent passage of Proposition 19 allows home owners to transfer their original property tax base to anywhere in California. Ask me how this could work for you.
As your North Bay Realtor I serve the thirteen Marin HW 101 Corridor communities with ease from the north to the south as follows....Novato, San Rafael, Greenbrae, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Tiburon, Belvedere, Sausaltio, and central Marin including Kentfield, Ross, San Anselmo and Fairfax.
For Sonoma County, I focus again, along the HW 101 corridor from Petaluma, Cotati, Windsor to Santa Rosa in the north and the city of Sonoma.
I live in Novato, the half-way point between the two counties. I've done it all here...married, raised a family, gone into several businesses mostly real estate related and of course, play here with gusto. I am a music and arts enthusiast, hiker, biker and explorer of the bay and wine country. I love gardening and raise chickens and bees. As a Realtor since 2003, I have sold hundreds of homes throughout the Bay Area including Sonoma, Solano, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties including managed a New Home Subdivision.
Call or text me at 415-608-5070, email me at Margaret.Kapranos@BHHSDrysdale.com or search for properties at www.YourFinancialRealtor.com. I would love to consult with you on your next North Bay real estate sale!
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Margaret graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Environmental Planning from the College of Natural Resources. She co-owned a construction company specializing in high-end residential remodeling.
From 1982-1990, Margaret worked as a non-profit housing developer. In 2003, she earned her California Real Estate license, serving as lead sales person for a new home subdivision. She later transitioned into a residential realtor.
During the down turn in the market, Margaret positioned herself as a leader in helping distressed homeowners reach settlements with banks and lenders through a short sale of their home. She led seminars throughout Marin County.
From this activity, she caught the attention of a recruitment team with Bank of America Merrill Lynch asking her to join their team as a Financial Advisor. Learning more about the markets definitely correlated to her real estate knowledge. She obtained a number of security licenses Series 7 and 66, an NMLS license and a California Insurance License. During her tenure as a Financial Advisor she assisted high net wealth clients manage their security portfolios, receive asset based loans and other banking activities.
Today, Margaret assists her clients to build wealth through real estate, cognizant of the correlation of investment markets to return on investments in real estate.
Margaret joined Frank Howard Allen, earning a President's Bronze Award for sales while serving as founding President of the Marin Chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors.
Margaret served on the Novato City Council as a Councilmember
Testimonials for Margaret Kapranos
Bert and Fatima Pires06/01/0015
"Recently we enlisted Margaret's real estate services to purchase a home in the Novato/San Rafael area. Margaret came highly recommended to us from the Real Estate Agent who was selling our home in North Sonoma County.
From day one, we connected well. We quickly realized Margaret knew the Marin County real estate market extremely well. Margaret took the time and effort to understand what we were looking for and the key features on the new home that were important to us. We never felt rushed or pushed into making a decision. Margaret was always patient and supportive; always well prepared whenever showing us new properties, and always delivered on her commitments to us on a timely manner. Her professionalism and advice were remarkable during the entire process. After several weeks of searching and viewing numerous properties, Margaret found our new home.
We highly recommend Margaret if you are looking for a home in Marin County. We will not hesitate to use Margaret again in the future." Bert and Fatima Pires.
Tell your boss that you were great in selling my house, you were aggressive in the pre-planning, planning and selling of the house. It shows in how fast you were able to sell the house and the short escrow of 17 days. You also met my demands as a seller and stood up for us in the selling of the house with all the the minor problems that arose.
Margaret was always in contact, available and knowledgeable about the process. I appreciated her thoroughness and availability. I felt Margaret ably represented our interests in the negotiation process.
Margaret stuck by me during two complex purchases and several volatile offers. She was quite patient with me as a first time buyer. I shifted gears twice during the search. She kept a keen eye and advised on investment related points and at the same time gave me space to make my own decision without too much pressure. I recommend her to friends and will use her services again.
Thank you for your hard work, dedication and professionalism in the sale of the house. With my brother and I being in two different cities it was sometimes challenging to provide the necessary information and required signatures throughout the process. You worked diligently throughout the completion of the sale and we appreciated your honest comments and suggestions. We have recommended you to two of our friends that will soon be selling their home. Thanks again.
Just wanted you to be sure of how much I truly appreciated your efforts on my behalf as we all "gave birth" to the Corte Madera deal. Thank you for your professionalism and careful attention to important details. Thank you for your patience and wisdom. Rest assured I've already told all my friends about my great realtor. I'm loving the house.