One day in 1999 we wandered into an open house, and instead of a salesperson hitting us up with questions, we were serenaded by classical guitar from upstairs. When we found the musician, we found our agents. From the first few minutes, it became clear that the Rains are knowledgeable about the intricacies of real estate like nobody we've ever known. They are friendly, savvy, meticulous and unquestionably the people you want on your side of the negotiations. Michael & Kathy Rain have become the standard by which all our professional interactions are measured, and nobody in any industry has come close. They work with a network of fantastic people, so when you need something, they get you to the people who will make it happen, and make it happen well. They got us into a fabulous house in 1999, helped us sell in 2001, and when we returned to the area in 2014, there was never any question who would get us into the home of our dreams. Thank you Michael & Kathy!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $725K in Pacifica, CA.
Tom and I did our research for the “right” realtors. We were fortunate and came across Kathy and Michael’s website. We arranged for a meeting and immediately knew they were the ones for us!! We connected and signed on the spot. They know their business. They have connections for local handymen, painters, plumbers, electricians which are readily available to them. We moved so fast and efficiently with the guidance and expertise of Kathy and Michael. In one and half months we fixed up and sold the house. Unbelievable!!! We are so grateful to the Rain Team!! We HIGHLY recommend them for your Pacifica and coastal real estate needs…
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $550K in Pacifica, CA.
When we chose Kathy and Michael as our buyer agents, we were looking all over the peninsula. Luckily, after visiting their office in Half Moon Bay and seeing some other listings on the coast, we fell in love with the idea of buying in a coastal community and are indebted to them not only for guiding us through every step of the buying process (as first time home buyers without a clue, this was extremely important to us) and for finding us the perfect place (a townhouse in Pacifica, as it turned out) but for turning us on to the coast to begin with. We couldn't be happier with the location and incredible value of coastal living, especially when we saw what our budget could buy us in, for example, San Mateo. Michael gave us the ins and outs of what could go wrong, and made us feel comfortable that he would never let us buy a place with major flaws. Kathy handled our transaction with the seller's agent smoothly. Both were genuinely excited for us when our offer was accepted and treated us like family throughout the whole process. They are extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhoods on the coast and all things real estate. They are also warm and wonderful to work with!
Kathy and Michael guided us through the entire process beginning with recommendations on improvements and repairs, then working with us on coming up with the optimal asking price. Their expertise enabled us to sell our house within 30 days, which helped reduce the pain associated with selling a house.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $650K in Moss Beach, CA.
We interviewed several real estate agents, and chose Kathy Rain for 2 reasons: (1) her (and her husband Michael's) expertise in coastal real estate, and (2) Kathy and Michael's honesty, integrity, and warm personalities. Specifically, Kathy was the only agent we interviewed who informed us about a law that had passed a few years ago that pertains to coastal properties with well water. No other agent even mentioned this new law to us. When you hire Kathy, you get two for the price of one because you also get the benefit of Michael's expertise. Michael was right on the money when he recommended a listing price for our home. They call themselves "The Rain Team." We call them "The Rain Makers!!"
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $975K in Montara, CA.
When we first met Kathy and Michael Rain all we knew about the area was that we liked going to the beach there. We quickly benefited from their expertise on the Half Moon Bay area, real estate contracts, and negotiation. They made sure of that. The Rain Team runs a client focused and highly ethical business, which was very important to us. It became very clear they care about their clients. They helped us think through our purchase and because of them we found a home that met all our needs and wants. They navigated us through some unique circumstances and we knew we were in good hands. They even gave us some good ideas for the renovations. Fast forward 15 years and who were we going to call to sell our home, The Rain Team. Kathy is amazing at helping stage a home for sale, which is key to finding a buyer. When you engage Michael and Kathy you are getting the best of the best. No one runs an open house like Michael. In a blink of an eye they got our house in contract. Their service did not stop there. They represented us thoughout the ongoing negotiations expertly and we closed on time. I would recommend Michael and Kathy Rain to everyone with great confidence. Buying and selling a home is a business transaction and also an emotional experience. Throughout the process we felt like the buying and selling transactions were being carefully and expertly managed and we were being guided through the process with our interest front and center. We got our asking price and the only sad thing is that we moved out of the area. I've bought and sold many homes and have never had Realtors like Michael and Kathy Rain. Our suggestion is check them out before even thinking about using another agent. Professionals like The Rain Team need to be rewarded so they can keep helping people like us find a good home and sell a home when life moves you on to the next adventure.
Michael and Kathy are exceptional agents! As first-time home buyers, we were looking for agents who would be patient, help us to understand the ins and outs of home buying, and have our best interest in mind throughout. Michael and Kathy did all of those things, and worked tirelessly to help us find not just any suitable home, but the "right" home for us. After almost one year of working with them (and through many emotional highs and lows of trying to buy a home in this market), we have found a home that we love, and are so incredibly grateful for their continued support and knowledge throughout, every step of the way. Michael & Kathy - Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $750K in Pacifica, CA.
I can't recommend Kathy & Michael Rain highly enough. They have a commanding knowledge of the coastal real estate from Half Moon Bay to Pacifica, down to knowing the pros and cons of seemingly every street in every coastal community in this region. I particularly appreciated their advice in steering us away from certain areas and certain homes with knowledge that only a very experienced realtor would have. We came to be convinced that they had our best interests at heart, and so we came to rely heavily on their advice. Now, I've dealt with a number of realtors in the past, and when the deal is inked they disappear. But with Kathy and Michael I feel like they are now extended family, and I'm really pleased that we'll be living only a few miles apart and will get to see each other. Living on the coast is a dream come true for us, and if I had to do it over again I would do it exactly the same, as long as it was with them!
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.025M in Half Moon Bay, CA.
Best Agents ever. They work very hard and understand the local market from top to bottom. Kathy and Michael were able to get us multiple offers above asking price in less than 2 weeks in part due to Kathy's expertise in staging. Michael's strict attention to the contracts and inspections proved to be another part of the successful transaction. Their attention to detail is unsurpassed. The communications between us and with Kathy and Michael was prompt, clear and concise. You will not work with better agents.