David and Kira of Tam Realty, helped us buy our house in Fairfax. I really found their expertise and willingness to roll up their sleeves and work hard to represent our interests to be very helpful.
I found them a great help in all aspects of the house buying process. They listened to the type of house we were looking for, and in addition to giving us the access to MLS to help us find obvious choices, they also were creative in finding houses that did not obviously fit our criteria. Maybe a 2 bedroom that had some unfinished space that could be relatively cheaply converted into space to more closely fit our needs.
In addition to the search, they would head down to the city and sort through the city records to find out everything that was public on a property.
They were never afraid to bid 'too low' on a property. They might guide us telling us a bid would have no chance, but would still make such an offer if we asked them. I felt like through the offer process they would help us as buyers get the best price for a property, they would negotiate as if they were buying a house for themselves.
Then after we bought the property, David and Kira have been very open to putting us in contact with a variety of people to help us get the property in order, and always with an eye for price and quality.
I really feel that David and Kira saved me much more in the house buying transaction than they received as comission. I highly recommend them, particularly if you are buying in Southern Marin.