Meet the Donlans:
Experienced Marin County Realtors

Fran Donlan is known for her boundless energy and extensive personal and business connections that have made her a successful real estate broker in Marin for over 30 years. Fran grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania and later moved to Cincinnati where she obtained a BA in Business and an MBA in Finance and Marketing – all in 3 years. After a stint as an executive with Mead Paper Company, she and her husband relocated to California.

Fran moved to California in 1978 and didn’t know a single person. Through her commitment to her clients and a focus on personalized attention, she has become one of the most successful REALTORS in the county, and one of the top 1% nationally. Her long list of repeat and referral business and file cabinet of “client appreciation” letters are a testament to her service and commitment to her clients.

Fran is the proud wife of Bob Donlan Sr. They have been happily married for over 40 years, spending the last 33 in Marin County. They have two wonderful children, Bob Jr. and Colleen. Fran now gets assistance from her son and her daughter making it a true family business. Fran enjoys traveling, theatre, spending time with her children, and of course Real Estate. She looks forward to putting her experience and expertise to work for you.


Clients Speak Out!

"It is always a pleasure to work with a professional in any field, and Fran Donlan is a professional extraordinaire. When we decided to put our house on the market, our intent was to interview agents from 3 prominent Marin County agencies. We phoned to set up appointments and Fran was the only one who was prompt in responding and scheduling an appointment at our earliest convenience. It wasn’t long after meeting her that we both decided she was absolutely the realtor we wanted to handle our sale.

Her approach was honest and direct. She was very knowledgeable regarding the area and the present market conditions and was able to give us expert advice on all aspects that we were going to encounter during our selling process.

Fran always responded promptly to our calls and was always available to “hold our hands” and reassure us in this our first and only sale in thirty-six years.

Her knowledge, support and efforts on our behalf made the entire process pleasant and profitable. We both would certainly recommend her to anyone in the area!
Hank & Caroline Malter

Bob Donlan, Jr. is well known by sports fans in Marin as one of the area's top prep basketball players. He holds dual degrees in Economics and Psychology from the prestigious Claremont McKenna College and brings financial and technical experience from his commercial real estate experience with Investment Development Services in Los Angeles.

Bob is a native Californian, born and raised in Marin County. His real estate training began at a young age when he used to help Fran with mailings, signs and countless other real estate projects. He now thrives in a more expanded role within the family partnership. He sees the importance of the personalized attention that Fran focuses on, and is committed to growing the business further through an unmatched commitment to the client.

When not serving his clients in real estate, Bob enjoys working out, going out to dinner, traveling and movies.  He was formerly the Boys Varsity basketball Head coach at The Branson School in Ross. Bob helped the team win two Division V State Championships as assistant coach before taking over the program in 2008 and returning them to the State Championship game before retiring to dedicate more time to growing the family business.


Colleen Donlan is the newest member of The Donlan Team.  After working for two years at Paramount Home Entertainment and The City of London School, Colleen knew that she needed to be working in a relationship business.  She joined the Donlan Team in 2005 and is happy to be working with her family to build lasting relationships with her clients and community.

Colleen earned a double major in Economics-Accounting and Psychology from Claremont McKenna College while playing four years of Varsity Basketball.  Born and raised in California, Colleen loves to travel and has lived in Italy, Spain and London.  When not showing property or meeting with clients, Colleen loves running, walking, hiking, writing, cooking, watching movies and spending time with friends and family. 

Bradley Real EstateThe Donlan Real Estate Team Serves Marin County, CA
Bradley Real Estate
851 Irwin Street    San Rafael, CA 94901
Fran's Voicemail: 415-721-1194    Bob's Phone: 415-717-1096

Fran Donlan DRE# 00696408      Bob Donlan DRE# 01381665      Colleen Donlan DRE# 01728662

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©2005 Fran Donlan and Robert Donlan