“Sold Our First Home and Helped Us Buy Our Forever HomeJohn & Jennifer L., Greenbrae, Buyer and Seller
We are thrilled to be able to write a recommendation for Chris Backer. Chris helped us buy our current home AND sell our previous home. Chris was a tremendous partner in both transactions. Most importantly, he is a moral, upstanding human being. We trust him completely. As our representative, he was proactive, detail-oriented, and readily available. He was patient with our home search and answered every question professionally and timely. He was extremely well-organized and is an excellent communicator. He also had a number of excellent resources that we used for inspections, remodeling, staging, mortgages, 2nd opinions, etc. All of our questions started with Chris and he would either know the answer or go find the right answer. We give him our highest recommendation and would definitely use him again.”
“Highly RecommendTim S., Sausalito, Buyer
Chris was tip-top in all areas. I honestly can't think of a single thing he could have done better.
He knew the area better than probably anybody. He understood exactly what I needed and only showed me houses within those perimeters. He never once put any pressure on me, but would always share his professional opinion and knowledge when it mattered. He was attentive, always available, and a very hard worker.
I would never consider using anybody else when it comes to buying or selling a home in this area, period.”
“You Helped Us Find the Right PlaceMelody S., Novato, Buyer
I cannot express my gratitude enough for the magnificent job you did in not only showing us around to the various properties, but for clinching the deal on what we all think is a beautiful property, one in which we will be very comfortable and one which I think will definitely suit our lifestyle. You have been very gracious and understanding of what we felt would be the best for us. Thank you very much.”
“Income Property PurchaseKathleen P., Greenbrae, Buyer
Chris represented us in the purchase of a condo in Greenbrae. He was extremely attentive and diligent when it came to showing us properties, answering our questions and negotiating and closing the deal. He is an energetic guy and quite knowledgeable about Marin real estate. I would strongly recommend him for buying or selling a home.”
“Chris is hands down the best realtor we have ever dealt with. His knowledge and follow through were remarkable. He instilled confidence in each step of the process. It really was a stress free sale. Go figure!?!Jeanne M., Mill Valley, Seller
Chris is a member of the Association of Realtors. Past experience tells me this is very important.
He was always very polite and friendly. He was on top of everything. Literally everything. His follow through is perfect
Absolutely the best sale or property purchase I’ve ever had. ”
“Chris Backer is the best agent we’ve ever worked with. He took the time to listen to and understand our objectives, walked us through the process, answered any questions we had, and was available when we needed him. He made the whole process from start to finish feel seamless. Chris went above and beyond the typical responsibilities of an agent.Lars H., San Rafael, Seller
It was also appreciative that he leveraged the fantastic marketing tools of Zephyr Real Estate Marin. We believed the brand of Zephyr Real Estate Marin would also proved more interest in our property and feel it did.
Overall our experience with both Chris Backer and Zephyr Real Estate Marin exceeded our expectations and highly recommend both to anyone looking to sell, or buy, a property.”
“Chris is fantastic! My husband and I were first time buyers with a VA loan. Everyone talks about how stressful it is to purchase a home, but honestly, Chris kept us calm and informed as he guided us through the process of purchasing our home. We were (almost) stress free! If you want someone who is going to take care of you in this crazy market go with Chris! He is a professional who truly cares about his clients.”Suzanne G., Petaluma, Buyer - VA Loan
“We met Chris before we had actually made a decision to purchase in the area. From the get go he was professional, and made it clear that he was there for us in whatever way we needed help, and in it for the long haul.Jeff L., San Anselmo, Buyer
Well, after countless conversations, viewings, late night texts, and making offers on 7 homes, Chris helped us through the entire process. More importantly, he explained things very clearly and authentically with us, which was critical in us navigating the area, finding a sweet spot that hit our budget and lifestyle, and landing a home in one of the craziest housing markets that exists.
This is our first residential real estate purchase, but we have perspective in the process in a recent purchase of a commercial property. The service he provided was light years superior to our other broker, which made all the difference for us.
Chris is a professional who listens, is active in the local and state industry, and manages to stay one step ahead of you along the way. I couldn't recommend him more."”
“Chris Backer: man, myth, real estate broker legend!Joe Y., San Rafael, Buyer
Chris Backer was the broker that we’ve been searching for for a very long time. We’ve only dealt with a few others, but none of them came even close to meeting our needs. Before he tried to “assume” anything about us, he was the only broker who actually wanted to meet us and truly figure out what my wife and I were hoping to accomplish. He sat down with us for a couple hours and listened to what we were saying and once we laid everything out, it was only then that he made any suggestions and helped us figure out what we should be looking for.
I’d highly recommend seeking out Chris Backer if you’re a first time buyer, especially in Marin County. He knows everything about the area and made sure to keep our expectations in check and realistic.
“I cannot speak highly enough of my experience working with Chris Backer in my journey to home ownership. I began working with Chris in the fall of 2021, with the intention of owning a home by the end of 2022. Throughout the 7 months of the process I felt supported and encouraged to make my own decisions about what I wanted, which led me to submitting an offer that was accepted in May of 2022. Chris takes time up front to explain the process, learn about my wants and needs, and provided me with excellent support throughout the process of touring properties, making decisions, making offers, and finally having my offer accepted on my home. Chris is attentive, considerate, professional, and personable. He listened attentively throughout the process and kept my interests in mind at all times. I would highly recommend working with Chris in the process of buying or selling a home in Marin County.”Laura B., Novato, Buyer
“Chris is the opposite of all the realtor stereotypes—not pushy, genuine. He is available and engaged. However, the qualities that stood out most to me from our experience with Chris is that he is super ethical and cares deeply about his clients. He joins your family on your journey to homeownership, and patiently walks with you every step of the way. I highly recommend Chris to be part of your family on your journey to homeownership.”Ginger & Cody B., Novato, Buyer