We are proud to announce that Jeff Samuels has joined The Agency team as Regional Manager of Northern California. A veteran industry leader with more than 17 years of real estate experience, he will join members of the leadership team during an exciting time of growth in the NorCal region. The Agency currently has offices in Alamo, Carmel, Marin, and Healdsburg and leads sales for the prestigious Yerba Buena Island new development project.


“The Agency is committed to strategic growth and expansion in Northern California and beyond, and we are delighted to welcome top executives like Jeff Samuels to join our mission,” said Rainy Hake Austin, President of The Agency. “Jeff is a well-respected member of the real estate community and will be a great resource for all our Northern California agents and their clients. I am delighted to welcome Jeff to The Agency team.”


Jeff joins from Compass where he held the role of Vice President/Manager, overseeing hundreds of agents in offices across Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, Orinda, and Burlingame. He also served as a top-producing broker at Better Homes Realty throughout his career, where he owned and operated two franchises. He received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Davis before entering the family business of real estate.


“I have long admired what The Agency has been able to achieve in growing their team around the world with experienced professionals while maintaining their boutique feel and white-glove service for agents,” Jeff said. “I am looking forward to working with Rainy and the firm’s leadership to expand The Agency’s presence in Northern California.”


The addition of Jeff comes on the heels of the addition of Rainy as President and Jim Ramsay as Executive Vice President of Franchise Sales to The Agency. Both Rainy and Jim have held leadership positions at top brokerages and bring to the firm a wealth of experience, knowledge, and industry connections as The Agency continues its strategic expansion.


The Agency continues to grow, recently announcing the launch of two new franchise offices in New Canaan, Connecticut and Oakville, Canada. A new corporate office was also recently launched in Studio City, California and a new franchisee partnership in Huntington, Long Island will be announced soon.