When it comes to finding your perfect home and neighborhood, local knowledge and area expertise makes all the difference. You don’t want a Realtor who simply operates where the listings are. You want someone who’s actually “from here.” As multi- generational Bay Area owners, the depth of insight and perspective we bring you is unmatched.

We’ve hiked and biked. We’ve worked and commuted. We’ve shopped and dined. We’ve raised and schooled our kids here. From knowing every street and trail, to how the microclimate weather patterns can differ between areas just a mile from each other, you’ll find we know things you wouldn’t typically call a Realtor for. No one knows this market quite like we do. Our clients make great decisions because of it. You will, too.


While the majority of real estate brokerages are now owned by national (and even international) conglomerates, buying or selling you home remains a very personal style of business. Therein lies the problem. Corporations aren’t built for that. They tend to complicate things and make it nearly impossible to be “client first”.

There’s something refreshing and powerful about Holmes Burrell being one of the largest, independently-owned brokerages in the Bay Area. We’re not beholden to things like corporate profits, shareholders and rankings. There’s no corporate image anyone is trying to fit. There’s no formulaic way of doing things. There’s no bureaucracy to navigate. There’s no “home office” in another state. It’s never about what the brokerage or brand “needs”. It’s only about you.


In the competitive world of real estate, Holmes Burrell’s culture and the way we run our brokerage is truly unique. All of us work together in true collaboration and friendship. We know each other really well. We share our knowledge. We support each other. We talk often and honestly. We hang out. We have fun together. Simply put, we’re a family.

You’ll get to know us and feel like you’re part of the family, too. Our entire team is here for you from day one and you’ll receive help at any time from anyone in our office. You also have complete access to our owners, as well as their personal attention on each and every listing. We’re there when you need us.

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Holmes Burrell Real Estate

Arun Burrell Broker
181 Third Street, Suite 225
San Rafael, CA 94901
DRE# 01935507

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