Top Real Estate Team
Stephan Marshall | CA DRE# 01487186 Philip Watson | CA DRE# 00605221
The Watson-Marshall Group has been one of the top real estate teams in the nation over the past seven years. Founded by Philip Watson and Stephan Marshall, WMG has in excess of 40 years combined experience in San Francisco/Silicon Valley real estate sales.
We have worked with Phil for years. He helped us purchase a new home and sell our original home. Phil is a reliable professional and insightful business person. He helped us develop successful strategy on both the buy and sale transactions. We have since referred Phil to four friends who have all had positive experiences. We highly recommend Phil and his team.— JM C.
The man, the myth, the legend. If you are looking for a realtor, your search should end right here. If there was a realtor god- here he is, guys. Not only did Phil meet with contractors for us, but he managed our remodel from start to finish. Fixing up a home and selling it is extremely stressful, but Phil managed the entire process with ease, even going above and beyond to advocate for us. He is meticulous, knowledgeable and most importantly, he is sincere and honest. We trusted him with the sale of our home because we met with a dozen other agents and after talking with Phil, we knew he was far superior. He is extremely responsive and will answer...— Hunger E.
Philip is not only an incredible real estate agent, he is also an amazing person. We were on the market to purchase our very first home and trusted Phil to guide us through the entire process. We had no clue what we were doing half the time but Phil reassured us and kept us on track. He listened to our needs and was very respectful to our budget. He has extensive knowledge of the Bay Area market and showed us houses that were great fits. He was very responsive to our messages and always willing to meet with us or look at a new property. He even took time out of the day on Father's Day to tour a house we were interested in. When we finally found the...— Mike C.
I highly recommend using Stephan Marshall as an agent. I tend to be a bit leery of real estate agents (sorry) but I truly felt I was in good hands through the entire process of selling my home. Stephan made what would have otherwise been a very stressful experience, a fairly mellow undertaking. He was incredibly straightforward with me regarding what should/should not be done to prepare the house for sale (to maximize the sales price), all the while listening taking into account my comfort level and budget concerns. I have a very busy work schedule and really couldn't be bothered with a lot of the busy work involved in prepping a house for sale...— Seller
Stephan has a strong grasp and understanding of the market. He helped me sell my condo and purchase a home. When selling my condo, there was another condo with the same layout that went to market prior to mine, he advised me to wait a little bit because it's likely when the other condo does sell, that the buyer that missed out will approach us. So I listened to his advice. Low and behold, that's exactly what happened. Even better, Stephan was able to negotiate an amazing preemptive offer from the buyer. Then came time for my wife and I to buy a property. Stephan was readily available. My wife and I, literally, went to look at houses with him at 8pm...— Buyer and Seller
I would highly recommend Stephan Marshall for your real estate needs. From day one he laid out what needed to be done. He advised us what he would do and what was expected from us. He discussed the timeline of events and the scheduling of renovations; including hiring contractors. During the entire process he was very available by phone, email, and text. The sale of our home went exactly as he described it would go. Our home sold in two weeks. Even though we lived out of the area, this was never an issue. He was always readily available for us. We put our trust in him and his expertise and we were not disappointed. Words to describe Stephan are pro...— Mark Kelly
What can I say, Stephan Marshall is great at what he does. We relied on him for both a recent purchase and a sale. Looking for an affordable house in the Bay Area is incredibly frustrating, and like many house hunters it took us a long time to find the right fit. Throughout it all Stephan was fantastic. He was always professional, very patient, and thoughtful in the advice he gave. He never encouraged us to get into more than we could handle and didn't pressure us to move forward until we were ready. He is well known and respected in the business, which was great when we were looking for fumigation services, painters, etc. And his rate is very compe...— Molly Beardsley
Found Stephan on Zillow and got into contact with him about finding a new home. He figured out my needs, set me up with continuous listings to look through and let me go at my own pace. When I found a place I wanted, he gave me good advice on making an offer. Throughout the closing process, the lender I was working with was not on top of things, but Stephan was. With his help I was able to get everything on time and now I have a nice place. When the time comes, I would definitely want to work with Stephan again.— Buyer
We have worked with Stephan Marshall over several years. Buying and selling our homes; as well as investment properties. He is knowledgeable, personable, and savvy. What truly sets Stephan apart however; is good old fashion customer care. Several times he has gone above and beyond; to help us tackle problems other Realtors would have run from. He is one of those rare people who truly cares; and it is reflected in his work. I highly recommend Stephan and his team. You will be surprised and delighted by the level of expertise and professionalism he will bring to your Real Estate experience.— Seller
Stephan is the consummate real estate professional. He was excellent in all stages of the real estate process from being available to view potential properties, due diligence on HOAs to unit history as well as the elaboration of the offer, and quickly closing without any complications. My particular case is unique, as I was able to place an offer (accepted within 3 hours) and sell my past place of residence via a pocket listing within 48 hours. Stephan handled both deals with patience and expertise. Needless to say, I highly recommend Stephan as a trusted real estate professional.— Marcel Bigue
Stephan did a fantastic job of shepherding us through the sale of our first home in San Bruno. His market insight, connections with tradesmen, and guidance on how to best position the property for sale were hugely helpful. And when push came to shove and it was time to negotiate, Stephan did a terrific job of protecting and advocating for our interests. Thanks to Stephan this was an extremely smooth process, and Stephan did a terrific job of staying in close contact (always responding to texts or emails within a matter of hours, if not minutes).— Gavin Charlston
Stephan was extremely helpful through my first time home buying experience. I had no clue what to look for and do and he was helpful every step of the way. Available every time I had a question or concern and was quickly able to help me purchase the first home I made an offer on. Would defiantly refer him to all friends and family and hope to work more together in the future.— Brina Elmore
Stephan helped guide me through the process of selling my condo and purchasing a new home. Using his knowledge of the market, he provided an accurate estimated home value, and we were able to list and sell quickly. After the condo sold, he helped me close an offer on a new home in less than 30 days. His response time is excellent, and he acted with integrity from start to finish.— Buyer and Seller
Phil was amazingly professional and thorough. He was always available to answer even the smallest questions and always addressed any concerns that I had. Because of his skill and professionalism, my house sold in a very short time. The entire process was as hassle free as it could have been. I will always be grateful to Phil for the great job he did.— Barbara Hafter
Phil stayed in contact with me for nearly three years before I decided it was time to sell. He was always ready to answer all questions during those three years. His whole team was great to work with. There is no doubt that I would recommend and use Phil Watson again.— James Cheslin
Phil was terrific! He made the entire process seem so smooth and was wonderfully patient with all of our questions - even the ones we had on our out of area home purchase, which he wasn't overseeing. We will definitely refer him to all of our friends and family in the area.— Alex and Laura Sperry
We cannot commend Phil Watson and his staff highly enough! His integrity, honesty, plus the excellent job he did of showcasing our home were outstanding! We felt a close, personal relationship that is still there today! We cannot thank him enough!— Luther and Ruth Randon
We bought our house in May and Stephan was so great to work with! He really understood our needs in terms of location and price, so everything moved along smoothly. I'd recommend him any day of the week!— Jess Prescott
Phil made my home buying experience enjoyable and easy. He is a true professional. I will highly recommend him in the future and will hopefully get a chance to work with him again.— Giuseppe Oliva
Philip was recommended by our financial planner. He gave him such high recommendations. It was all true! Philip far surpassed our expectations and was there for us emotionally as well.— Lauretta Johnson
Philip was always available and had straightforward, complete, and immediate answers to all of our questions. His cumulative knowledge of real estate in the Peninsula is truly impressive.— Ajay Jain and Ann Cleves PH.D
Phil was a delight to work with. He helped ease my transition/move from Ohio. He is completely trustworthy and professional!— Beth Damonte
Phil is terrific, smart, aggressive, customer service oriented and the best!— Laura Roden
The Watson Marshall Group has over one billion dollars in combined experience. We consistently rank in the top 100 sellers in California and the top 250 Nationally.