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Sean Payne

CA DRE# 01732991

Sean Payne


Sean Payne has distinguished himself from the beginning of his career. In 2010, he was named the Sonoma County Future Leader by the California Association of Realtors®, which allowed him to advocate for increased homeowner protections alongside state legislators. In 2013, he was given Petaluma’s Realtor® of the Year award. He’s also a passionate advocate for alternative forms of transportation to make cities more livable. His e-bike community tours are a great way for homebuyers to explore new neighborhoods and get a feel for where they want to live.

A top-producing agent throughout his career, Sean gets high marks from satisfied clients for his attentive customer service, market expertise, and sound advice. A Petaluma native and full-time real estate professional in Marin and Sonoma counties since 2006, Sean’s extensive experience makes him a superb ally for buyers and sellers alike.

Tirelessly motivated by personal and professional evolution, Sean has a penchant for innovation. He was the first North Bay Realtor® — and one of the first in California — to use drone photography and videography and 3D virtual reality cameras in the real estate industry. Before that, he had distinguished himself by coding beautiful real estate websites that showcased clients’ properties to a targeted audience. Using the latest technology, social media, predictive analytics, and professional staging to build a relevant, cohesive story, Sean lassos every advantage for his clients’ benefit.

Few agents have as diverse a portfolio as Sean, who has successfully sold equestrian properties in Nicasio, ranches in West Petaluma, Wine Country getaways near Sebastopol, and single-family homes all over San Rafael and Novato. However, this is no surprise, as he specializes in ranches, land, equestrian estates, Wine Country homes, trust and probate sales, and 1031 exchanges. His secret to being a top-producing agent is his drive to support his clients from start to finish. Sean’s “honest excitement” about the search, says one five-star buyer review, helped turn a normally stressful experience into “an enjoyable one.”

A volunteer youth basketball coach, hobby fisherman, and car tinkerer, Sean enjoys living in the North Bay and loves introducing clients to its many amenities. Talk to Sean Payne today — your North Bay property awaits!

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