Meet the Donlans:
Experienced Marin County Realtors
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
|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
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.