A Bay Area native, Rob Landsness and business partner, Carey Miller, are thriving real estate partners with the San Francisco Compass team. Coming from a family of real estate investors, Rob has developed an intimate knowledge of the city, including the Marina, Pacific Heights, and SOMA, as well as the surrounding Napa and Sonoma wine countries. Specializing in off-market listings in San Francisco as well as luxury estates in California wine country, Rob quickly found success by consistently meeting and exceeding the needs of his clients.
Finding or listing a home can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Whether to sell at the best possible price or to buy the perfect property, Rob is single-minded in his pursuit of clients’ desires. From inspectors to stagers, painters to handymen, electricians to interior designers, plumbers to general contractors, architects to interior designers, Rob has the right referrals and relationships for each situation.
Before entering the residential real estate market in 2010, Rob engaged in high-end wine management services and the procurement and sale of blue chip wines to hundreds of collector clients worldwide. The management and building of these collections ranged in scale from a few thousand dollars to multi-million dollar investments with locations spanning the globe. Rob helped manage one of the largest private wine collection in the world, valued at over $100 million.
Rob is actively involved in the local community through charities such as The Guardsmen. He is a former Chairman of the St. Francis Yacht Club’s Dining Committee, Wine Committee and is an active member of the Olympic Club. Rob’s formal education includes a degree with honors (Dean’s List) from New York University and the Thacher School.
Born and raised in Chicago, Carey started his residential real estate career as a licensed assistant to a top-producer with @properties, the #1 real estate firm in Chicago. He cut his teeth on new development marketing and residential brokerage in 2005. Carey managed team transactions and listings, implemented team marketing, and closed millions of his own personal sales volume.
Carey’s biotech background brought him to San Francisco in 2012 where he reconnected with real estate in 2014. City Point Realty introduced Carey to commercial leasing and investment in addition to residential sales. In 2016 when Carey joined Pacific Union International he finally returned to his first passion, residential home buyers and sellers. Pacific Union, much like @properties, is a locally-owned market leader. Consisting of the metro area’s top producing agents, Pacific Union partnered with 138 affiliate brokerages and 1350 offices in 46 countries worldwide. The Bay Area’s real estate market has global appeal, so its agents must have a global reach.
Since joining Pacific Union, Carey has partnered with Robert Landsness where they continue to provide extraordinary service to their buyers and sellers. Through Pacific Union’s powerful vendor network, business partnerships and cutting-edge marketing services the team is able to provide unparalleled value to their clients.
Carey recognizes excellent service is a deeply personal matter. Today there exists fantastic online tools for searching and transacting real estate, but there is no substitute for knowledgeable and accountable professionals that work as YOUR team to smoothly facilitate YOUR goals.
Over 80% of Carey’s business comes from referral, something that can only be achieved through listening, learning, and action. Maintaining a full-time team and network is no longer the exception, it is the rule. That is why 25-30% of residential real estate transactions take place off-market. As a full-time agent, it is our business to stay dialed in to that network for our clients.
In their free time both Carey and Robert volunteer their time with The Guardsmen, a non-profit organization supporting at-risk youth from San Francisco and the East Bay with camperships and scholarship. In 2016 The Guardsmen raised $1.7 million and sent 2500+ children to camp and another 250+ to school.
A Bay Area native, Eleanor recently joined the team as the Marketing Assistant. She graduated from the University of Washington in December 2018. Throughout college, she worked on marketing for a commercial real estate firm and soon found her way into the residential field. She loves interior design and the character that San Francisco holds in its real estate market. She brings her marketing and communication skills to the team and looks forward to growing the R + C brand in the place she calls home!
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“We had a very tight deadline of moving into a new house as our current lease was expiring and also, being first time home buyers Carey was very considerate of our situation at all times. His strength lies in his professionalism and the way he bid by staying within the budget which is highly appreciated. I totally recommend him and look forward to working with him again. All the best!”
“As a first-time home buyer, Carey couldn't have been more wonderful! He helped me stay within my budget, even in a multiple bid situation. Most importantly, he was more than happy to show me the place several times before I made a decision. I will definitely use him again.”
“I worked with Rob Landsness and his business partner Silvia Damen this winter and had an excellent experience.... They were both very professional, super-knowledgeable and extremely responsive. Highly recommend!”
“I am real estate builder and developer and work with lots of agents. I purchased my last property with help of Carey. He is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I highly recommend him.”
“Rob is a fantastic real estate agent. Kind, personable, and conscientious are adjectives that fit Rob well.”
"Robert has an uncanny ability to get the best deals for his clients that are buyers and top prices for sellers."