Congratulations to Julie Kennedy! She is celebrating her 2-year anniversary with Zephyr Real Estate this June and is based in our Marin office.

Julie Kennedy is a native San Franciscan and 30-year resident of Marin. Her love affair with real estate began while touring property with her mother at the impressionable age of eleven. After a successful career in sales and marketing, including her position as marketing director for a mid-sized San Francisco architectural firm, Julie brought her skills along with her love of homes to real estate, and currently works with clients throughout Marin, as well as with a small circle of clients in Placer County.

Julie has owned both residential and income property in Marin since 1975, and truly understands how stressful buying and selling property can be. She focuses on personalizing the experience for her clients who in turn, recommend her for her integrity, knowledge, warmth and professionalism.

We got to know Julie a little better when catching up with her about her Zephyr anniversary.

1. What city/neighborhood do you live in and why? How long have you lived there and what do you love best about it?
“My home is in Fairfax, the last bastion of “Old Marin”, whereas a native San Franciscan, my family spent our summers escaping the fog and embracing the beauty of Marin County. I love the small-town atmosphere, the ability to walk to great restaurants, music venues, farmers’ market and an endless supply of “festivals.” Last year we purchased a home in the sweetest town you have never heard of called Dutch Flat. We can get away from the busyness of the Bay Area and scout out retirement or second homes for my Marin clients. We take advantage of all that the foothills have to offer including proximity to skiing, fishing, cycling, and white-water rafting. It is such fun discovering a new part of California.”

2. Do you have a favorite architectural style or building in the Bay Area, or in the world?
“San Francisco engendered in me a love of architecture. I have always been attracted to stone buildings. I love the timelessness and the honesty of stone structures. The First Unitarian Universalist Church on Franklin Street and the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo are two favorites. We fell in love with our Placer County property, in part, because it contains a beautiful stone cottage. If I were not a REALTOR®, I believe I would enjoy a career in the library sciences, perhaps a historical archivist. I love digging up information which stands me in good stead as a REALTOR®.”