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Dearman Real Estate Group was founded by Jonathan Dearman and Molli Milner. Jonathan has been working in real estate and teaching for 25 years , Molli is the owner of an environmentally focused event planning business. The two decided to join forces and start a real estate company that carries the values and integrity they both believe in. Our team has been growing, with like-minded agents who, like us, believe that giving back is an integral part of our mission. Tracy Dearman a long time Bay Area broker agent, business owner and rock-star in the real estate world (also Jonathan’s sister) joined forces with DRG in early 2020. She has been in the real estate world for over 20 years. Siri Skelton joined our team the summer of 2020, she is an accomplished entrepreneur here in San Francisco (you may know her by her famous ice cream truck, Twirl & Dip). DRG welcomed Brea Bumanlag in December 2020. Brea has owned two successful businesses and is also our resident interior designer.
We have an incredible team with a wide variety of talent and strengths! Although officially founded by Jonathan Dearman and Molli Milner, the true origins began some 70 years ago in San Francisco. Bertha Flemming, Jonathan and Tracy’s maternal grandmother, was a force of nature in San Francisco and California real estate. In the mid to late 50’s, she provided real estate services for the Bay Area’s underserved populations. Jonathan and Tracy, grew up working in their grandmother’s real estate office, where they learned some of the values that real estate provides people: Home, Family, Stability and Community. They also learned these values and more from their father Judge John Dearman. Jonathan and Tracy have been working in San Francisco real estate for the past 30 years and bring that wealth of knowledge and experience to every client interaction.
Today the Dearman Real Estate Group consists of a team of real estate professionals who use those values of service to help their clients achieve their real estate goals. Five full time agents dedicated to your property: Jonathan Dearman -Broker, Tracy Dearman- Broker, Molli Milner -Agent, Siri Skelton -Agent, Brea Bumanlag-Agent and Interior Designer. Home, Family. Stability and Community are the guiding values that enable the Dearman Real Estate Group to make selling your home painless, profitable, and predictable. We share the same feelings about people and work: the right, caring services in any situation can make a huge difference. We live in Bay Area we love, we work here, we play here and we want that for everyone; live, work and play in the place you love, our mission is to help you get there. Because of this desire, we give 2.5% of our net commission to people and organizations that believe this too.
Mark & Mary De Lourdes
Jonathan Dearman provided the highest degree of professionalism throughout our transaction. His confidence and vast knowledge of the trade, in addition to his notable emotional intelligence made what might have been a stressful and trying time for us, a pleasurable and memorable experience.
John was very receptive to my questions. Even though we did not meet in person, or speak over the phone he was willing to take time out of his day to look into a property for me and even stop at the house the next day. Such effort should be recognized.
Greg & Gray
Dearman Realty has earned our highest recommendation! Not once, but twice we have found ourselves needing to purchase a home during a seller’s market – once as new homeowners and then after our family grew. Both times, Dearman Realty committed themselves to the challenge and were able to advocate and secure our new homes – homes that have been the perfect match for us each time! Dearman Realty are consummate professionals, guiding us through the ins-and-outs of every step in the process, making what can be an arduous experience, one that is smooth and exciting.
And… as you can see by our picture, we represent the banneton of demographics, so trust that they will represent you!
I’m so grateful for how responsive and helpful you’re being! I can’t imagine you have any free time working so hard for people like this!!!
Sunny and Barkha
Many thanks to you, we love our new home. As first time homebuyers, we were definitely in unfamiliar and somewhat frightening territory, but you put us at ease at once! Thanks for your patience in answering all of our questions, and for your presence all along the way. We really love living here, in no small part due to all of your efforts. Your ultimate negotiation won us a home.
I worked with Tracy about a year ago as a first time home buyer and had a great experience. The Bay Area real estate market is very competitive, so having someone that was communicative, trustworthy, and experienced was crucial. Tracy helped me get exactly what I was looking for. A friend had given me her phone number, and within a few hours we were meeting to look at our first place. Right away I could see the value, as she was pointing out things I never would've thought about, both in terms of potential improvements and things to look out for. She and her team were very accommodating and communicative through the whole process, often responding to my late night emails and calls. She connected me with her network when I needed help with all sorts of things -- an accountant for tax questions, an HOA policy and finance expert, even a contractor to size up jobs. She and her team would carefully review disclosure packets and give me a summary, and would help me come up with appropriate offers. Ultimately I landed exactly what I was looking for and I'm very grateful to Tracy for helping me navigate through the process. I will definitely be calling her next time I need an agent!
This is my 2nd time working with Jonathan, the first being when I purchased the SF flat I recently sold. He conducts his business relationships with honesty & integrity. He provides the right amount of advice at the right time. He doesn't hesitate to reach out to colleagues to find solutions to changes in the market or network to find buyers. Jonathan is calm, funny. He listens & understands his client's needs & perspective. He understands his industry AND he understands ME, MY goals & values
I strongly recommend Tracy as your 'go-to' reputable Broker in the Bay. She has expertly navigated the selling processes for us with several of our properties, working through some unforeseen circumstances to ensure we always came out ahead. Her knowledge and experience sets her apart in the field. Tracy was always accessible for any questions and has a great way of alleviating concerns. We couldn't ask for better and could not imagine going through this process with anyone else. She is a godsend. Thank you, Tracy!
Andie & Julie
We had the pleasure of working with Molli and Jonathan to purchase our very first home in Oakland. Where do we begin with how amazing our experience was? From our initial meeting we could tell that they had a lot of integrity and we felt a great sense of trust. Jonathan encouraged us to expand our options and we’re so glad that we took his advice- without it we wouldn’t have found our dream home!
As first-time home buyers, it’s overwhelming and we had no idea what to expect. But from the beginning, they were with us every step of the way. From referring us to a great mortgage broker to closing day and beyond, we were supported the whole time.
They found our home and it was the very first showing that we had with them. Even though the house was a bit of a mess, Molli helped us see the potential.
They gave us honest advice on how to approach our offer and spent a lot of time communicating with the seller’s agent on our behalf. We believe the time Molli spent speaking with the seller’s agent is the reason our offer was accepted!
After our offer was accepted, they helped us with the inspection and dealing with an unnecessary issue with our appraisal that would have been challenging for us to manage on our own.
Molli even helped us negotiate a better agreement on a repair that we found after inspection. She put a lot of time and energy in making sure that our needs were met and the agreement was fair.
Since closing and moving in, they have stayed in touch and even guided us in resolving a post-closing issue with the seller- even though they didn’t need to.
Molli is caring and genuine and we have complete trust in Jonathan’s experience in the business. Purchasing a home in the Bay Area, we expected to have a hard experience. But Molli and Jonathan made the process so easy and it was like magic- we felt held, supported and positive the entire time. We’ve already recommended Molli and Jonathan to our friends and believe that besides our new home, meeting them was one of the best parts of our home buying journey.
My wife Dee and I have partnered with Jonathan Dearman for all our real estate matters for well over two decades. Jonathan has not only consistently found the best homes for our needs at the time but has doggedly negotiated the best possible prices on our behalf; he even helped us line up a rental contract for a newly converted condo.
Molli and Jon teamed up to sell that condo for us and, although the market had turned south, they persevered in our interest and we received above market value thanks to their team work and determination.
While on their own they are each a formidable force, I am sure you won’t find a more talented, capable and motivated two-for-one team throughout the SF Bay Area;)