Read what my clients have to say.

Kelly G.

Henry simply is an excellent broker. Not only does he know his market and provide excellent counsel, but he is extremely diligent, trustworthy, responsive, and reliable. I will explain below. From the beginning, we felt he was an excellent advisor. We were considering renting out the home instead of selling it. Even though that would not have generated a commission for him, we felt he worked very hard to help us explore that option, including arranging appointments with rental agents. So immediately we trusted that he had our best interests in mind. When we chose to sell, we thought his advice regarding the timing, pricing, and even staging was very well thought-out. And for every piece of advice, he laid out his rationale, along with examples, so we could have an active dialogue about the issue. Our sale involved a relocation company, which meant that the process was different than a typical sale, and required a tremendous amount of coordination, documentation, and follow-up. Henry was on top of every aspect of this, and anticipated roadblocks or delays so they could be mitigated. Finally, and most importantly, in the midst of this complicated sale, we lost our buyer! Henry was convinced that the original sale price was the right price, but that, in order to generate interest, we should reduce the price. We were very reluctant, but again, he explained his thinking, provided examples, and we agreed. The new price did in fact, generate significant interest, and we wound up accepting an offer at the original price. It was the way he handled losing the buyer that really cemented my opinion of Henry as a broker. It was a very uncomfortable position to be in, but we truly felt that we had a highly competent and committed partner to guide us through the process. I really can't say enough about this guy.

John R.

If I need to buy or sell in Marin county, Henry is who I go to. We were first-time homebuyers with a VA loan which we thought was going to be a difficult find and process. We had been through two other Realtors® in the past four years and they turned up empty. Henry got us into a house within four months and way under what we expected to pay. He was relentless in finding and showing us houses which proved he was the man for the job. A whip-smart negotiator and a penchant for finding the diamond in the ruff. He wants to get you to want which I applauded his tenacity for and it paid off. We couldn't be happier. Our first home in California could never have been better without him. Thank you, Henry.

Steve B.

Henry immediately got to know the house, the neighborhood and the related facts so he could present the house in an accurate and positive way. He worked with the photographer to ensure all the significant features were able to be seen online by potential buyers. When multiple offers came in, all over asking, it confirmed Henry's wisdom about asking price and the current market. We closed with a fair price after the buyer's inspectors discovered sime issues I was unaware of and Henry helped in the countering process. We recommend Henry beyond reproach.

Mike W.

Henry helped my family sell a former residence that we had turned into a rental. He was knowledgeable, professional, and a pleasure to work with. His experience in the local market was instrumental in getting a strong offer and closing a deal quickly without any issues. Henry was also able to work with the current renter and property manager to ensure the home was clean and easy to show. He is a pleasure to work with.

Laurie R.

I highly recommend Henry for the following reasons. He was easily accessible by phone, email and meeting in person. He helped with every aspect of the sale, including getting the house physically ready. He set an appropriate timeline and it quickly sold. Most importantly, he was extremely kind and sensitive to the feelings of our family. Thank you, Henry!

Anthony A. W.

Henry went above and beyond helping us sell my parents home. He obtained bids for all work that needed to be performed and was very active in having the home upgraded to obtain the best price. He made himself available seven days a week both day and night. My sisters and I could not be more pleased with his guidance. A true professional.

Valerie P. G.

Henry took over a listing that was going nowhere but getting us frustrated from another agent. He asked us for a chance to let him do us good. Henry brought us an offer the next day and it closed very smoothly. I highly recommend Henry for his honesty, character, integrity, communication to get it done smoothly.

Christina B.

We were referred to Henry by a friend. Coming from outside the area, we really had to put our full trust and confidence in Henry to guide us through the process of finding the right neighborhood, home, and price for our family. We have no regrets! We are in love with our new home! Thanks, Henry!

Larry T.

We have done several deals with Henry and he always keeps us informed about what is happening in the market. Each deal go through smoothly because of his professional advice.

Rich S.

Henry made me feel like I was his lone client throughout my buying process. The fact is, he is a busy man, but his work ethic and professionalism sets him apart. Always upbeat and available day and night, Henry understands, whether you are a buyer or seller, the process can be very stressful. However, simply put, this guy gets it and somehow is able to get it done for all of whom he represents. Even my seller raved about Henry and his demeanor. Don’t be like my seller, go with this guy if you’re thinking about entering the market. Thank you, #21

Wally S.

Henry is the best of the best. After many months on the market we hired Henry and sold within two weeks. Great at follow-up and never pushy. If you are buying or selling a home in Novato Henry would be the first and last agent to interview.

Kim & Brook S.

Henry Hautau got us the house of our dreams! Throughout our seven-month house-hunting odyssey (we’re pretty picky), Henry was everything you want in a Realtor®: extremely knowledgeable about home prices and neighborhood, a wise counselor throughout the bidding or buying process, endlessly optimistic, and completely available. More than being client-focused, Henry is connected. He is one of the most widely recognized and beloved figures in Novato - everyone knows (and likes) him! Because of Henry’s connections, we had the opportunity to make offers on a number of amazing homes before they went on the market. You will be so thankful for the doors he opens for you and how he represents you (and, he will make you laugh out loud every day). We highly recommend Henry Hautau - without any reservations. We are truly grateful to have Henry as our Realtor® and you will be too!

Chris S.

We used Henry Hautau as our agent for both the same of our home and the purchase of our new home and we could not be happier with our decision! Henry was with us every step of the way and extremely responsive when it came to questions and just kept us in the loop on everything that was going on. We were in a situation where we made an offer on a new home, contingent on the sale of our existing home, so everything moved very quickly and there were a lot of angles, complexities, deadlines, personalities to manage. Henry handled it both efficiently and professionally. If there was ever a question he didn’t immediately know the answer to, he was on top of it and got back to us as soon as possible. I know Henry had other homes and clients he was working with, but it always felt like we were his only client. He clearly does a great job of making all of his clients feel like his #1 priority. Having grown up in Novato, Henry has a ton of contacts in the area and obviously knows the market extremely well. We had an offer slightly over asking on our existing home within 3 days of listing, and we’ve now closed on both the sale of our existing home and the purchase of our new home. Henry was simply fantastic and we’d highly recommend him to anyone!

Bethany S.

Henry is the ultimate! From the outset, he listened to and understood our hopes and he worked every day to find properties for us to look at, options to consider and opportunities to explore. Henry kept us apprised all the time of properties that might work for us, and he met us day or night to see homes and made us feel so comfortable and protected in our search. He made the process exciting and hopeful even when we got discouraged, and after his many hours and creative suggestions and hard work- he found us the perfect house. We cannot recommend him highly enough- there simply are not enough stars!

Roel D. L. S.

I am a real estate investor and have worked with Henry on multiple properties. He has found properties and has also sold many properties for me. I have worked with many, many Realtors® and Henry is definitely on the top tier in terms of integrity, professionalism, work ethic, knowledge, and communication skills. He pays attention to what I'm looking for in a property and he takes the time to do the research and speak to many agents. He's never pushy and doesn't pressure me into a property simply for his commission. On many occasions, he's steered me away from properties that I thought had good potential because he found flaws in them that I hadn't noticed. In other words, he "thinks" like an investor instead of acting like a "salesperson". He also has an outstanding sense of humor that makes every transaction fun so it makes my "job" feel like it's less "work". The bottom line is that I would recommend Henry to anyone seeking to buy and sell their property.

Jeremy C.

To sum, it up-Henry helped my family sell our home and purchase a new one. Both transactions went extremely well! His local knowledge, personality, and negotiating skills are second to none. What makes Henry unique in this business is that he knows everyone and everyone knows him. He is well respected, professional, and a very nice personable guy. He is always available if you need him. Now for our transaction, we were up against near-impossible odds with the type of market we are in Henry made the impossible happen! He sold our home and helped my family buy our "forever home!" He is there for you every step of the way to make sure you understand where you are in the transaction and what's happening next. He even continues to make sure all the small things are completed after the close of the contracts. We cannot recommend Henry enough! He is truly an asset to the industry and you will make a lifelong friend too!

Joe M.

Henry sets the bar for real estate agents, both in terms of his professional acumen as well as his sincere interest and concern for his client's well-being. That combination allows him to maximize the financial upside for his clients while also making the process as easy and painless as possible. In 2020 Henry sold two homes for my family, one of which was our long-time family home. Suffice it to say that there was a lot of emotion (and work to be done) associated with the sale and Henry did an exemplary job navigating through all of it gracefully to an excellent outcome. The number of balls Henry had to juggle to get the property ready to sell was daunting, but Henry never showed anything but positivity while he took care of every detail. What was most striking was that early on it became clear that he was taking on that load (with a smile and constant reassurance and patience with my folks) not simply because it needed to be done to get the property sold, but primarily because he knew he had to put my folks' at ease...which he did day after day. Finding someone who can maximize your financial upside on the sale of your home is not commonplace, but finding someone who can maximize can do so while doing it in a way that helps significantly lighten the emotional load and stress by taking it on himself or herself is an absolute rarity. Henry is one of those rare individuals who possess that balance. Henry gets my highest marks in terms of recommendations.

Craig H.

Henry was the ultimate professional in helping us sell our parent's house after 40 years. He managed everything from assisting in the massive cleanout of years of memories to preparing the house for sale. Henry was able to provide the confidence and trust necessary to convince our senior parents that everything was going to be all right (and it was!) We could not have sold this house without his patience and management skills and would recommend Henry to anyone looking for help selling an elder's home.

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