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Before he became a licensed real estate agent, Gabe Duran had careers as a basketball coach and a restaurateur. In both fields, he learned the meaning of multi-tasking, nimble thinking, strong leadership and providing a superior level of customer service to a diverse clientele. Gabe uses these same well-honed strengths daily to serve buyers and sellers, with a laser-focused mindset on achieving their real estate goals.
Gabe is affiliated with the Santa Rosa Bicentennial office of Coldwell Banker Realty and serves buyers, sellers and investors in Sonoma County. Whether buyers are looking to purchase a single-family home, a multi-family property or a condo, Gabe prides himself on listening intently to their wants and needs so he can find the ideal home that meets their essential criteria. Because he was born and raised in Sonoma County, Gabe offers buyers a distinct advantage. He has a lifetime of local market knowledge and established, long-standing relationships with area businesses, tradesmen and community leaders.
When Gabe uses his market analysis expertise and proven pricing strategies, sellers gain a competitive edge. Gabe also offers invaluable pre-listing advice on value-added home improvements that allow a home to shine in its best possible light. With Coldwell Banker’s® innovative and cutting-edge marketing, properties are advertised on hundreds of websites and major social media platforms, ensuring a broad online exposure to potential buyers. Professional photography is utilized to produce stunning digital and print materials. This comprehensive approach, combined with Gabe’s robust negotiation skills – backed by his Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) certification – achieves top return on investment for sellers.
Gabe truly believes that communication is the key to a smooth and successful transaction. He knows that no two clients are alike and their needs are unique, so attentive listening and keeping the lines of communication open are critical when dealing with such an important life investment. Gabe is trustworthy, knowledgeable, patient and helpful. He’s known as a friendly guy – but tough at the negotiating table!
A lifelong learner, Gabe holds a B.S. in kinesiology from the University of La Verne in Southern California. He lives in Santa Rosa with his wife and three sons, and when he’s not busy with real estate, Gabe can be found coaching his boys in youth sports or fishing.
Sonoma County is a wonder like no other, with world-class wineries and restaurants, pristine coastline and nature-filled activities. If you’re considering buying or selling in this beautiful area, contact Gabe. He has unsurpassed local market knowledge and is ready to help you achieve your real estate dreams!
As first-time home buyers, my wife and I started this process without much more than a basic understanding of real estate, a few thousand dollars set aside, and a dream of investing into our future; we were simply sick and tired of paying exorbitant rents for a substandard quality of life. We knew we had to make a change, and that we’d need someone special to guide us along the way. Gabe Duran was that special someone. Let me start by saying that Gabe never treated us like a sale, or ever made us feel like we were “shopping” for a house. Rather, it would be more accurate to say that Gabe made us feel like we were on a journey to find that perfect ho...— Miguel C.
In an extremely competitive market for buyers (Sonoma County, post-fires) Gabe was able to use his local knowledge and connections to find us our dream home in the hills. After being outbid by all cash offers on several properties Gabe found us exactly the house we were looking for before it hit the market. Our family was on vacation when we got an email from Gabe asking when we would be back in town because he found a property that he really wanted us to see. In the meantime, Gabe worked with the listing agent to arrange a time as soon as we got home from vacation to see the home. After seeing the home, we immediately knew we wanted to make an offe...— Robyn D.
I retained Gabe as my Realtor back in June of 2018 when I had finally made up my mind to sell and move out of state. From the get go he was very helpful and knowledgeable of what I needed to do to get the house ready for sale. Even though the house was out of his market and a two hour drive away Gabe went all in to help me sell this house. When the house hit the market in October I had gotten a job offer out of state. Although I would be in another state I was confident I was in good hands. Gabe put on a couple open houses, scheduled tours and interacted with buyers on my behalf. When we finally got a solid offer on the house and went into escrow he...— Patrick M.
Gabe helped my wife and I sell our home in Santa Rosa. He was very thorough in discussing some of the comps in the area and why certain homes were listed at the prices they were. Gabe made us feel comfortable with setting a listing price that would attract a lot of interest and hopefully obtain multiple offers. After discussing with us some tips on how to properly stage our home Gabe outlined his plan to aggressively market our property. Once our house hit the market, we immediately had a lot of interest and showings. In just one week we received multiple offers. Gabe guided us through the process of analyzing the pros and cons of each offer and eve...— Scott D.
Purchasing a home during a pandemic may seem crazy and like it would be stressful. I honestly don’t know because our realtor Gabe made the process absolutely painless. He is so knowledgeable about the local area, the market and was quick to key in on what we wanted. We used a VA Loan which can be challenging I heard, again Gabe knew exactly what to do and the process was so smooth. Not only is Gabe great at what he does he is also a genuinely nice person who does his best to take great care of his clients. He is kind, honest and professional in his interactions with clients. We were so lucky to have Gabe in our corner. He has even checked in on us a...— Caitlyn D.
We used Gabe Duran to sell our home. Working with him was great, he was easy to talk to and was very knowledgeable about the real-estate market in our neighborhood. He offered valuable insight on how we should de-clutter and stage our home. He had professional photographs taken, created brochures, walked the neighborhood letting people know when we were having open houses and a lot more. When we saw our listing, we were ecstatic with his work. Gabe was very patient answering our questions. He made the selling process incredibly easy and kept us informed every step of the way. I've recommended the Gabe to my coworkers and family. He's a great Realtor...— Mari H.
I personally wanted to thank Gabe for his professionalism and communication throughout the entire Real Estate transaction. I was representing Gabe's clients with their home loan and when we had to extend the escrow period due to unforeseen delays, Gabe was able to handle the changes with professionalism and kept all parties informed. I recommend Gabe to anyone who is looking to buy or sell Real Estate in the Santa Rosa and surrounding areas. Thank you Gabe for your hard work.— Michelle F.
Gabe did an amazing job listening and understanding the type of home we wanted. He found us an amazing home and was very engaged during the process. I would definitely recommend using Gabe to help find or sell a home locally. He knows and understands the local area.— Vince M.
Gabe hasn’t been my realtor but I was impressed upon meeting him. A neighbor was selling their home and he came by ours to share the listing! That’s the kind of realtor you want: Super friendly and hard working!— Arianna S.
I’ve had the privilege of knowing Gabe for the last four years. He is one of the most professional, hard working and caring agents I know. He takes his business seriously always makes his clients a top priority!— Sarah H.
As a current resident in Santa Rosa, I am fully aware of the current market trends. Whether working with buyers or sellers, I know what it takes to get a great deal on a listing or get top dollar for your current home. When it comes to getting the job done right, you can count on me.