Ken Dara

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Ken has been selling real estate in the Bay Area since 2003. He combines his love for technology and sales, and leverages them into his Real Estate practice. In 2009, he moved to Southern Marin because he wanted to put down roots with his family. Ken currently calls Belvedere-Tiburon home with his wife, Maria, and two school-age daughters, Kaia and Alessandra. The natural beauty of the area and the ample opportunities for outdoor recreation still get Ken excited about the chance to sell Real Estate in this unique part of the world. He prides himself on being current with the Marin County market and enjoys educating his clients and friends about it.


Philosophy

Many real estate agents think their most important job is satisfying the customer, when actually, satisfying the customer is the minimum requirement of how he manages his professional practice. Ken works constantly to improve his systems, processes, and services to go well beyond the “standard level of service” and believes in establishing “best practices” in all of his endeavors.


For Sellers

Ken understands that your home is special to you. He also knows that the characteristics of your home and its location will be special to the right buyer. Ken's entire marketing and pricing strategy is built around identifying these special features, targeting the buyers who want them, and then presenting the house in a way that will appeal to that buyer. Additionally, a powerful feature of listing your home with Ken is the global reach that Vanguard Properties provides through its partnership with Leverage a global network of member offices around the world.


For Buyers

A very important factor that Ken brings to the table is having advance notice of listings that may not be on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). A natural-born networker, Ken accomplishes this by maintaining strong relationships with his colleagues in the top 10% of the Marin real estate market. Ken is also part of the Top Agent Network & Platinum Group. On average, Ken will do 3 to 4 off-market transactions a year, giving buyers an edge in this very competitive Marin market.


Background

A consistent top producer, Ken is always striving to improve his practice and credits a significant portion of his current success to his past clients, who often refer him to friends and family. As a fierce and focused negotiator, along with his sharp problem solving skills, Ken is devoted to his clients by always representing their best interests. He provides informed decisions supported by data, local information, and years of experience. Timely communication is another factor of Ken’s success, as he will always keep his clients up-to-date so that they can make the most informed decisions throughout the fast paced home selling and buying process.

Ken’s sales portfolio includes luxury single-family homes and condominiums. He has worked with families relocating from Europe, New England, NYC, and Chicago areas. In addition, Ken works with local families moving from San Francisco and other parts of the Bay Area who want to take advantage of the outstanding schools that Marin has to offer. He also specializes in servicing investors and individuals looking for the right real estate options in retirement.

Originally, Ken hails from the East Coast, between New England and NYC. He has also lived and spent time in central Europe, relocating Swiss and German executives to the United States before moving full time to the Bay Area.

Ken’s professionalism, current and historic Marin and San Francisco market knowledge, and implementation of “best practices” are the key factors that have resulted in his clients confidently referring him to others. When selecting a professional to assist with the buying or selling of one of your most valued assets, choose wisely, choose Ken.

Community Service

  • Board Member, Reed Heights-Tiburon Knolls Property Owners Association

  • EARN Real Estate Auxiliary, Supporting Member

  • Corinthian Yacht Club, Associate Member Designations

  • CIPS-Certified International Property Specialist

  • Associated Realty of the Americas Representative

Exclusive Listings
Recent Sales
144 Mission Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941
5 Bed | 5 Bath | 4,006 Sq.ft.
$3,995,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
269 Trinidad Drive
Tiburon, CA 94920
2 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,296 Sq.ft.
$1,605,000
Sold
1132 Pine Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
2 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,095 Sq.ft.
$1,700,023
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
2 Lincoln Drive
Sausalito, CA 94965
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,532 Sq.ft.
$1,215,000
Sold
317 West Western Drive
Point Richmond, CA 94801
3 Bed | 4 Bath | 3,538 Sq.ft.
$1,950,000
Sold
7 Grove Avenue
Corte Madera, CA 94925
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,886 Sq.ft.
$1,280,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
131 Ross Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
4 Bed | 4 Bath | 2,664 Sq.ft.
$1,725,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
135 lucas park Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,906 Sq.ft.
$1,009,000
Sold
1431 Starview Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
4 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,502 Sq.ft.
$650,000
Sold
450 Redwood Avenue
Corte Madera, CA 94925
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,824 Sq.ft.
$1,250,000
Sold
325 Marin Oaks Drive
Novato, CA 94949
4 Bed | 4 Bath | 2,300 Sq.ft.
$1,450,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
57 Milland Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941
3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,156 Sq.ft.
$1,269,500
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
95 Valley View Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
5 Bed | 3 Bath | 3,202 Sq.ft.
$1,625,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
54 Lochinvar Road
San Rafael, CA 94901
4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,369 Sq.ft.
$1,525,000
Sold
50 Madrona Drive
Belvedere, CA 94920
4 Bed | 4 Bath | - Sq.ft.
$2,780,000
Sold
59 Via Los Altos
Belvedere, CA 94920
5 Bed | 4.5 Bath | 4,390 Sq.ft.
Sold
43 Mcallister Avenue
Kentfield, CA 94904
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,776 Sq.ft.
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
8 Turtle Rock Court
Tiburon, CA 94920
5 Bed | 5 Bath | 5,028 Sq.ft.
$4,025,000
 Sold - Buyer Rep 
7 Hillcrest Road
Tiburon, CA 94920
6 Bed | 5 Bath | 5,363 Sq.ft.
$3,750,000
Sold
3439 Sacramento Street 302
San Francisco, CA 94118
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,900 Sq.ft.
Sold
63 Monte Alegre Rd
Ross, CA 94957
5 Bed | 4.5 Bath | 5,487 Sq.ft.
Sold
170 Trinidad Drive
Tiburon, CA 94920
4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,257 Sq.ft.