Helen Luttemo
Realtor

Intelligence, integrity, professionalism, experience and endurance. These words summarize my devotion to real estate and the relationship I have with my clients. I am a consistent producer, and a verified member of the Top Agent Network (TAN) in Marin County. Whether you are looking to sell or buy, it would be my pleasure to guide and assist you to ensure a seamless and successful transaction.


Q&A with Helen Luttemo, Marin County Realtor

How long have you called Marin County home?

I came to Marin in 1997 and immediately felt that I wanted to make this my forever home. Marin is such a perfect mix of extreme natural beauty, superb weather and (mainly ;-)) well grounded, interesting people from all parts of the world.

How long have you been a Realtor in Marin County and what (real estate related) accomplishments are you most proud of?

I earned my residential real estate license in 2004 and started to work full time the same year. Having worked through the ups and downs in the market, I am proud to list “experience” as my most valuable asset I can offer my clients. I am proud of assisting clients in ALL price ranges. It is equally rewarding for me to work with someone who is selling a small condo as it is to assist clients with a multi-million dollar luxury estate.

Sell us.  Why Marin County?

Marin is simply unique. The people, the weather, and the natural beauty.
It is clean, safe, diverse, and beautiful.

Give it up.  Where is your favorite secret (or not so secret) destination in Marin County?

Limantour beach, less crowded than Stinson Beach and more beautiful. The patio at Panama Hotel, sweet and unpretentious outdoor dining.

Complete this sentence: In my free time....

In my free time you’ll find me on the tennis court or I might be browsing online in search for my family’s next adventure trip!


Recent Client Testimonials for Helen Luttemo

She listened carefully to our needs and supported us in the buying process with professionalism and respect.

We had a fantastic experience working with Helen Luttemo. She listened carefully to our needs and supported us in the buying process with professionalism and respect. As busy professionals and first time home buyers, we had many questions, demanded robust answers, and yet had limited time to make our decision. Helen was just an excellent match for us. She was consistently patient and attentive as our wants evolved; frank and direct in her feedback and guidance for us; and deployed her significant market knowledge, network and seasoned judgement throughout the transaction. Her vendor recommendations (inspections, title, transaction coordinator) were outstanding and helped our decision-making immensely.Thanks Helen!

Helen is extremely accommodating, savvy, thorough, and hard working. 

We were already in contract to buy our new house and needed to sell our house fast!  Helen took charge and got our house on the market in record time.  Within the following week, we had an offer in hand.  The whole process was very smooth because it was in the hands of an experienced agent.  Helen is extremely accommodating, savvy, thorough, and hard working.  She is top notch and we highly recommend her!

Helen is simply the BEST realtor we've ever worked with! 

Helen is simply the BEST realtor we've ever worked with! We sold our home with her in November. This was the 5th home we've sold over many years, and in some ways the most complicated situation, with very tight timing. However, with Helen, everything clicked. We had multiple (very good!) offers just when we needed them, and she navigated through the sea of disclosures, inspections and "issues" with a sure hand to arrive at a trouble-free closing when we needed it to happen.Two things stand out about the experience:

1. Helen really THOUGHT about every step of marketing our house (and she truly thinks strategically like a marketer.) Nothing was on autopilot. One result was that we saved a lot of money in staging the house, but, more importantly, it was the right solution FOR US. (She wanted to clear things out to maximize the impact of our views.) From the enthusiastic response of buyers, it was clear that she had pricing, positioning and presentation just right.  

2. She really listens, and she ALWAYS stayed in touch, keeping us informed of what was happening at every stage of the process. Of all the real estate people we've worked with over the year only one (many years ago, in a different part of the country) even came close to Helen's performance on this critical factor.

If we ever sell or buy a home again, we'd use Helen in a heartbeat!

She was very attuned to our needs, is savvy and commands respect from colleagues.

We met Helen during an house visit in San Rafael and were impressed by her professionalism. We selected her as our agent in a hot market, while working with very tight deadline.  She listened to us and helped us find the place that matched our criteria. She worked well with all the various aspects of the buying process and all the people involved.  She found a great property and she called us right away when she discovered it, setting an evening visit first. Then she came again the next morning, and wrote a winning offer. She was very attuned to our needs, is savvy and commands respect from colleagues.  For all that we were successful in buying a house! We highly recommend her.

A model realtor and a true asset to the Marin and Sonoma County real estate community

I have handled well over 1400 (yes 1400) real estate transactions with countless realtors and Helen stands out as one of the best ever and a clear favorite. After working with Helen on multiple transactions I can say she has more than a thoughtful, conscientious approach, she lives and breathes her client's needs.  Honesty, integrity, she has these qualities and more.  If you are looking for someone who knows their stuff, can dial into your wants and needs quickly then find that home or expertly negotiate a sale for you then look no further.   Meet with Helen and you'll know what I mean.  A model realtor and a true asset to the Marin and Sonoma County real estate community I can't say enough!

She is very knowledgable about the whole Marin real estate market and has tons of relocation experience.

I highly recommend working with Helen Luttemo at Marin Modern.  I found her through their AWESOME website, and she proved to be a hard working and very personable agent.  She is very knowledgable about the whole Marin real estate market and has tons of relocation experience.  She helped us narrow our search and was persistent and encouraging through a tough buyers market.  The paperwork for all of our offers were handled in a timely and detail oriented way online.   She was our first friend in Marin and continues to check up on us several months after we have moved in to our new home!  Helen stayed in close contact and provided caring service throughout our whole relocation!  Double thumbs up!

She is the ultimate professional and did an amazing job coaching us through negotiations

Helen Luttemo just helped us close the purchase of our new home and she was wonderful to work with. She is the ultimate professional and did an amazing job coaching us through negotiations with the sellers. She never pushed us beyond our comfort level but was always honest and realistic with us about our options and the chances of our offer being accepted. With Helen's guidance, we came up with an offer that we were comfortable with and that got us the house! Helen wasn't shy about working with the selling agent to negotiate fair and reasonable credits for improvements/fixes that needed to made to the house. She definitely had our best interest at heart and showed true professionalism in getting a deal that was fair and comfortable for the sellers and for us.My husband and I aren't the easiest of clients. We have high expectations of our realtors and Helen met them all. If you are looking to buy or sell your home, you will be in the best hands with Helen Luttemo.

I am thrilled to be where I live and Helen made all of that possible.

If you want a fabulous home in Marin - WORK WITH HELEN.  Hi, I am one of Helen's clients that used her expertise for purchasing a home in one of THE most competitive, seller markets in recent memory.  I am thrilled to be where I live and Helen made all of that possible.I started my home search like most - using website tools. I found MarinModern.com to be ONE OF THE BEST SEARCH tools available.  They had an easy, user interface and allows "favs" and to be able to slice and dice homes based on several criteria.  Much more current than Trulia, Zillow etc.  

Helen contacted me and we met up to gain an assessment of my needs - budget, size, style location etc.We worked to find THE perfect home - I had no urgent plans forcing my move so I was able to take my time and be selective.  All the while Helen maintained her patience and focus for almost 8 months of search.  While that may seem long to some, she got me into escrow 3 times.  for personal reasons I chose to eventually pass on those first 2 --but my 3rd choice was "the charm"We toured homes on weekdays and weekends - on evenings and mornings.  Nothing was inconvenient for her schedule.  She also had access to homes that hadn't yet hit the market/MLS.Besides patience, Helen has a rapport with all the Marin agents - knows how they work and think and kept me one step ahead in the process.  This resulted in a successful transaction.Helen has worked in this market or years - knows the hidden areas, the schools, the history and the reasons we all seek a Marin lifestyle.  Thank you Helen!!

if you are looking for a house in Marin, Helen is THE agent you have to call

Helen Luttemo is our agent at Marin Modern. She is just great, knowledgeable, kind and fun.Our friend bought house via Helen and recommended her to us. Among other agents that we talked to, Helen is the one we were impressed most. She is definitely the most hard-working agent we have seen.  Emails and calls with us went from 7am to midnight.

So we were across the sea when we started looking. Our knowledge was zero (if not minus!) from the very beginning. Helen helped us from mortgage application to the knowledge about the market, neighbourhood, transaction process, and literally everything. All the bidding, inspecting, insurance, escrow and contract are just overwhelming (it's darkest time of my life....), esp for first time overseas buyer. Helen is very experienced and provided lots of great advice, esp in bidding. Knowledge, smooth communication, good listener, taking extra mile - Helen has all the necessary skills being a good property agent. Most importantly, she tried real hard to help us in all aspects like a friend.

The outcome is - we have our dream house. It's within our budget via only one bidding (against other 4-5) and the deal was closed in 1.5 months. The impressive result spoke for itself - Helen made it happen for us. Looking back, we realized that buyer agent is so important in the entire process that we wouldn't come close without her.

BTW, I never seriously wrote any review before but I feel Helen totally worths my time and effort writing this. And if you are looking for a house in Marin, Helen is THE agent you have to call - she can really save your trouble and help get your dream house.

I would highly recommend Helen Luttemo to serve as a buying or selling agent for your home.

Helen Luttemo did an excellent job with the handling of the sale of our family home in San Rafael, California. She was very professional and responsive to our inquiring regarding the selling process. As part of the selling process we had significant remodel work performed at the house. Helen provided guidence and ideas that were invaluable to us, with the goal of getting the highest price for our home. She recommended materials, floor plan ideas, guidance on areas of focus for the remodel which would provide the maximum return for our remodel. Her expertise and familiarity with the local market and buyer/seller expections was particularly helpful. Helen interfaced with the Contractors working on the project in our absence, and coordinated with the contractor and landscape services, and her bilingual language skills were an asset when communicating with them . I would highly recommend Helen Luttemo to serve as a buying or selling agent for your home. I would choose Helen Luttemo to act as a agent to represent my interests in the future, without hesitation. Excellent job Helen!!


Contact Helen Luttemo

Contact Helen Luttemo, Realtor with Marin Modern Real Estate, at 415-244-4414 for your Marin County real estate needs.

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