Arrian Binnings

Arrian Binnings

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Snapshot:

 
With pricing and valuation as his background, Arrian offers his clients something most other agents can't — deep pricing expertise he gained while owning and operating a real estate appraisal company over 20 years ago. Having transitioned to real estate sales in 2007, and quickly rising to the top 1% of agents in one of the world's most competitive marketplaces, Arrian's clients appreciate his attention to detail and invaluable counsel as they navigate high-stakes real estate in San Francisco and Marin.
 

Bio:

If you’re buying, Arrian can protect you from overpaying; if you’re selling, he can help you arrive at a price that will bring the best offers in the shortest amount of time.

That’s because Arrian built and operated a successful real estate appraisal business for five years before becoming a licensed Real Estate Agent. But it was his passion for people and creative problem-solving that led him to switch careers, moving from the appraisal side to the transaction side of real estate.

“As a real estate appraiser, I worked primarily with banks,” says Arrian. “But I’ve found it much more satisfying to use my pricing skills to help real, breathing human beings make intelligent real estate decisions.”

Arrian prides himself on being what he calls a market scholar—someone who continually studies the macro trends and micro markets unique to San Francisco and Marin so that he can offer his clients meaningful, useful insights. But he also realizes that assessing price—and real estate in general—is as much art as science. While he’s known to create detailed spreadsheets for his clients, he’s just as likely to rely on instincts and experience when it comes to advising clients on a given deal’s strategic opportunities and potential pitfalls.

Arrian handles marketing for Payton + Binnings, as well as listing marketing for seller clients, in collaboration with Lorelei Rallojay and Nick Lazarou. For sellers, Arrian creates media campaigns that sell—professionally developed brochures, property websites, floorplans, property videos, descriptive narratives that convey key messaging, and more—to maximize a home’s exposure and resonate with the right audiences. He also works directly with a PR Firm to ensure Payton + Binnings' seller clients get worldwide exposure for their listings.

For buyers, Arrian uses his deep connections in the industry to stay informed of "coming soon" and off-market inventory, extensive pricing expertise, analytical know-how, and superb negotiation skills to deliver the best possible results in any situation.

Outside of the office, Arrian is a dedicated father of two boys and spends his free time running (road and trail), mountain biking, recording DJ sets, and creating photography. He and his wife, Sejal Binnings, are also avid travelers. One of Arrian's passions is learning about technology, trends, and what the world may look like in the future. It's why he's the author of our boutique's newsletter, The Payton + Binnings Advisor. Be sure and subscribe to stay up to date.

With his passion, knowledge, and dedication, Arrian is the perfect partner to help you navigate the exciting world of real estate!

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Arrian is my guy and there is no other realtor I would trust with such important/consequential personal transactions. I cannot underscore this point enough... Arrian, Sejal, Payton, Jennifer, Lorelei - you work with this group and you are truly getting a full team behind you, each with core expertise. SF is a complicated real estate market with knowledge, process, and value traps everywhere. Arrian and P...

— Tarun K.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

In 2021 I sold my house in San Francisco where I had lived for 30 years. My SF realtor recommended Payton and Binnings to help me find a new home in Marin County. During my first meeting with Sejal Binnings and Payton Stiewe I was impressed by how well they listened and understood as I explained what factors were important to me in buying a new home. During many months of searching in a difficult buyers'...

— Kathleen H.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Thank you to the whole Artemis team for helping us to sell our old home for top dollar and to buy our dream home! The team seamlessly guided us through the complexities of buying and selling with so much patience and kindness. In addition, they developed statistical models to guide our buying and selling expectations, so we felt fully informed and empowered with market data. We appreciated their willingn...

— Shilpa + Blake

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

My wife and I are very happy that we chose Payton Stiewe and his agency Artemis Real Estate to sell our Marin County house. Payton and his team were wonderful from start to finish. They quickly completed many smart upgrades that made our house shine. They staged it beautifully, photographed and videoed it with artistry, designed a stunning website just for the sale, and had buyers streaming in day and ni...

— Michael + Burr

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Artemis exceeded all of our expectations. They have the highest professional standards, communication was superb and their judgement proved to be spot on. I've purchased and sold a lot of real estate. Team Artemis has, by far, provided the best experience and result. I recommend them to anyone especially that person transacting the top dollar deal.

— Jack H.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

We had an amazing experience working with Payton and the entire Artemis Team as we moved from Brooklyn NY to Kentfield. Not knowing much about the Marin market, Payton was a masterful guide and got us to a fantastic home that is perfect for our family. The Artemis Group is the Nordstrom of the Real Estate world. Their focus on customer service from start to finish was truly exceptional. They even arrang...

— Gary S.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

There is no question that Payton + Binnings is the best real estate group you can find. There is a whole team working for the client. They took care of every detail imaginable. Since real estate services have a pegged fee I can't imagine why every seller or buyer wouldn't use P + B. Simply the smartest, nicest, most diligent, and professional services company I have ever had the pleasure of employing/wor...

— Robert F.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

We worked with Sejal, Arrian, Payton, and team both to buy and sell our home in San Francisco. We bought and sold during difficult times (purchased in the crazy competitive 2012-2013 market and sold mid-Pandemic in 2021). They were incredibly patient and supportive throughout both processes! They are helpful in assessing a property's condition and value and are careful to ensure you don't "overspend". An...

— Alexandra S.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

The absolute best. We've worked with them across three moments - purchase of our old home, sale of our old home and purchase of our new home. They are not just the smartest when it comes to actionable advice on the market and how to position your sale or offer but they also truly empathize with their clients, sharing thoughts anchored in what matters most to you. We have had a remarkable streak of sellin...

— Haley + Aneesh

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Working with the Payton+Binnings team was refreshing and inspiring. Their level of professionalism is top-notch; they are incredibly responsive, proactive in their approach, and detail-oriented. They are using the latest and greatest technology and media to ensure your listing targets the ideal audience and that ultimately that your listing sells for the best possible price. We were thrilled with our exp...

— Megan + Michael


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