Welcome to the Marin Rental Market Blog

About this blog:

Welcome to the Marin Rental Market Blog, written by one of Marin County's only dedicated leasing professionals.  The purpose of this blog is to provide ongoing discussion about the continually changing rental market here in Marin.  Author and Rental Agent Darcy Alkus Barrow welcomes questions and comments anytime.


About Marin Foundation Rentals and Relocation:

Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc is a boutique rental and relocation agency servicing Marin County.  Opertaing locally out of Kentfield, the company utilizes a sophisticated on-line marketing system aimed at attracting national and international clientele, while networking to maintain close ties to the relocation industry.  Our unparelled presence in the local rental and relocation industry continually results in our consistent delivery of the high quality tenants Marin's landlords and property owners seek.


About Darcy Alkus Barrow, Agent/Founder:

Darcy Alkus was born in raised in Malibu, California to an entertainment industry family.  She spent her college years at UC Santa Barbara and San Francisco State majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, ultimately drawn to the position of rental agent by a San Francisco-based rental agency.  After marrying her partner of 10 years, Christopher Barrow, together Darcy and he founded Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc to finally provide Marin County with a serious approach to the rental market.

Listing your Marin rental property with Darcy and her team brings dedication, aggressive local market knowledge and peace of mind that your income property--be it a simple $1,000 studio in Sausalito or a luxurious $15,000 executive rental in Ross--is handled by a team of active professionals.  Since starting in the industry, Darcy and her team have executed hundreds of leases and fielded thousands of tenant phone calls in Marin.  With a new office now in Kentfield, they look forward to continuing to serve Marin County rentals for the years to come.



"I used to work with a Realtor to list my high-end rental homes, but once I met Darcy realized nothing compares to a leasing agent who specializes in the field.  Thanks Darcy!"  --San Rafael Property Owner

"If I have a property that is languishing on the market, or a situation where the seller is "under water" on their home and therefore that property actually cannot be sold, I  enthusiastically and confidently refer that client to Darcy Alkus.  In ALL cases she has performed magnificently.  I consider Darcy to be a part of my team; just as I am the sales expert, she is the rental expert, and my clients benefit greatly from her expertise."     Marlys Hooper Broker Associate www.MarlysHooper.com

"We've had a great experience with Christopher Barrow...renting our home in Mill Valley.  We've worked with him two times, and have had only professional treatment, honorable conduct and most important - results.  Christopher brought in qualified candidates, worked through all the tenant issues with us, and was always available when a question or problem arose.  It's clear he's in the business of building long term realtionships with his clients, based on providing real service and value.  I have recommended Christopher to my friends and family in the Bay Area, and will continue to do so.  If you want to find a quality broker in Marin, you really should give him a call." - Michael, Mill Valley

"I was introduced to Darcy and Christopher through a colleague whose family they'd placed in a great rental in Mill Valley.  They've rented three out of my four income properties since then.  The one I rented myself is the only one I have any problems with!  Never again will I bother to deal with my properties myself."  --Kentfield and San Francisco Property Owner

"Christopher Barrow...in Marin was a HUGE help for my husband and I in locating a rental home. He was friendly, flexible and easy going during a stressful time. Just the kind of person you want to show you homes you might be living in for several years. If you want great friendly service call Christopher Barrow."   --Alice S. of San Anselmo

June 28, 2008 18:00 by Darcy
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