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Business Philosophy

Having been real estate owners and investors for many years throughout the Bay Area, Vance & Anna bring a love of the business and a deep seated appreciation of its value to our work. We believe that buying the right piece of real estate, as a home or as an investment, can be one of the most rewarding and profitable business decisions a person can make. It can also be extremely emotional and expensive. We are committed to bringing a level of professionalism that includes solid information, objective advice, and a time tested team of professionals to every real estate transaction.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Residential Real Estate
  • Investment Property
  • First Time Buyers
  • Re-Location

 

Areas Served

  • Marin County
  • Sonoma County
  • San Francisco
  • The Greater Bay Area

 

Personal Background

Vance grew up on the Peninsula and lived in San Carlos and Menlo Park. His family was a “Pan Am” family for many years and Vance loaded the planes while on summer break from college. After his father left Pan Am he moved into Residential and Commercial Real Estate, so Vance caught the bug many years ago and started investing in Real Estate while still in college. After years in the recording industry during the heyday of the “San Francisco Sound” Vance moved into making corporate communication films and events for tech clients on the Peninsula with Apple becoming his main client. Almost 20 years ago, Vance decided to focus on his main love and joined Frank Howard Realtors. He has lived in Marin County for 30 years. Vance and Anna have a 26 year old daughter who currently lives in Santa Rosa.

 

Anna’s family moved to San Francisco when she was 7 years old. She had the distinct pleasure of spending her formative years growing up in the Inner Sunset near UCSF where her father worked as a research scientist. After studying Communications and Film in  college she also spent a brief stint in the recording world and then moved into advertising. She spent 25 years as a TV producer for large international advertising agencies, ending up as a Vice President of Broadcast Production at Foote Cone and Belding. Her various clients included Levi Strauss & Co., Sega, The Clorox Company, AT&T, and Gallo Wine. Twelve years ago she decided to join Vance in Real Estate. They have had an enjoyable and successful partnership ever since.

 

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, Ross Valley Ecumenical Housing Authority (Tam Housr)
  • Members, St. John’s Ross Episcopal Church
  • Member, National Association of the Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS – The Grammys)
  • Past Members, San Anselmo Sign Ordinance Committee, San Anselmo Quality of Life Commission (sustainability), St. John’s Vestry
  • Sacramento Seminar

 

Charitable Affiliations

  • San Domenico School
  • Williston Northampton School, MA
  • The Bishop’s Ranch, Healdsburg
  • St. John’s Ross
  • San Francisco Fine Arts Museums
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • California Film Institute

Blue Rock Inn Larkspur

Historic Blue Rock Inn, Larkspur CA 

In 1894, the first Larkspur-Corte Madera school was built at the site of what is now Marin Primary & Middle School. A year later, the Blue Rock Inn was erected at the corner of Magnolia and Ward. Now home to the sophisticated Left Bank Brasserie and down the street from the recently rescued and restored Lark Theater that screens an array of interesting, provocative films and puts on a slate of special events, including live simulcasts of the Metropolitan Opera. This chic Marin County Town boasts a wonderful historic library, boutiques, fine bakeries and great donuts at Donut Alley!