Zarine, REALTOR®

Zarine, REALTOR®

"Over two decades of real estate industry experience!"


With over two decades of real estate industry experience, Zarine focuses on the San Francisco Bay Area marketplace. From single family homes, condos, townhouses to multi-family residences. She works extensively with investors to upgrade, remodel sell residential and commercial properties. She has consistently been in the top 5 agents out of over 300 agents in the Company.

Zarine has been a Bay Area resident since 1977. She has been active in real estate since 1988. In addition to helping buyers and sellers find their dream home, Zarine and her husband Neville started investing in Real Estate in the Bay Area since 1978. They own and maintain several rental properties and also regularly purchase, fix, and sell homes. They have a team of contractors, landscapers, and tradespeople that they can recommend. They built our own home from scratch and worked closely with the architect in the vision and design. Together, they are involved in every aspect of real estate and live it daily.

Having traveled extensively around the world, Zarine is able to accommodate each of her clients’ unique needs, and prides herself on being a strong listener and communicator. Zarine’ s communication skills are an integral part of her success in real estate. She meets clients from all walks of life and dedicates herself to understanding each of their needs and goals. Zarine and Neville love what they do and have won several awards over the years. They are dedicated and have been with J.F.Finnegan brokers since 1995. In turn their clients are loyal as 95% of their business is from referrals. Real estate is more than just a profession to them; it is their hobby and passion.


Originally from Bombay, Zarine and Neville go back to India to visit family. They have travelled extensively around the world and love their annual escape to Maui. Zarine enjoys cooking, entertaining, gardening, reading, movies, and life! They have two daughters who live in San Francisco and their joy in their life are their three grandchildren.


2019 Platinum Award

2018 Platinum Award

2017 Emerald Elite

2016 Emerald Elite 

2015 Emerald Elite 

2014 Platinum Award 

2013 Emerald Elite 

2012 Platinum Award 

2011 Platinum Award 

2010 Masters Award #1 Team in the Company

Consistently Among the top 3 individual agents of over 300 agents at BHG

Chairman's Circle (Consistent Winners 2001, 2002, 2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009)


San Mateo Association of Realtors (SAMCAR),California Association of Realtors (CAR), National Association of Realtors (NAR) San Jose Apartment Owners Association

Fine Homes Specialists, E Certified, Bankers Preferred Mortgage, CARTUS Relocation Certified

What Clients Are Saying

Zarine was a truly exceptional broker. We were working under extremely difficult circumstances: sudden death in the family, cross country negotiations and a global pandemic bearing down upon us- each a potential strain in its own right but having all three at the same time was unbelievable. Yet Zarine and her team were efficient, timely, polite and supportive at every step of the process. The house sold in record time way above our expectations to a lovely young family. Zarine’s good nature and kind and keen instincts guided us along the way. We could not have had a more satisfying experience. Zarine is extremely experienced and it shows in how smoothly the whole process went.


My comments about Zarine Batliwalla are from the heart. She was sympathetic to our sudden and tragic events that precipitated the selling of the house. Wish a firm hand, kindness and good humor she guided us through the process. She knew all the ins and outs of inspections and preparations, repairs and staging and had excellent referrals to fine people doing these ancillary jobs, that from my experience can be quite troublesome. She breezed us through (working hard behind the scenes, I am sure to save us the stress). The house was completely transformed into tip top shape for selling. I can say with confidence that if I ever had to sell or buy a house again, I would go to her in a micro-second.

Love you my dear.



Connell Family, Sellers

"This is the second time we've worked with Zarine. She and her husband Neville worked together to help us purchase our home 10 years ago. When we made the choice to sell, we had no doubt in our mind that we wanted them to guide us through the process. Zarine is thorough, thoughtful and detail oriented agent who's kind- yet firm approach was exactly what we needed to sell our home in this market. Her instincts are spot on, taking into account details that we would never have considered. We would not hesitate to work with or recommend her to anyone looking for a savvy hardworking Realtor.We got a price for our home that we would never have expected."


Bian & Jen

"My first transaction with Zarine and Neville started over 12 years ago when we bought a home from them. Since then we have bought and sold several more homes from them over the years. This last transaction was a sale that was a very difficult one for me emotionally. It was my mother's home that she purchased with my father in 1972. My mother passed away and I called Zarine and told her that we needed her help again. Both Neville and Zarine showed lots of compassion and care. They helped me with getting the house ready to put on the market ASAP with their contractor and supervision. My mother's house looked absolutely gorgeous and one week later we had multiple offers and went $150, 000 over the asking price. Neville and Zarine are amazing people and Realtors. I am grateful that my mother had known them over the years and I am sure she wouldn't have chosen anybody else for the sale of her beloved home. I will always recommend them."



"Trustworthy, Knowledgeable and Helpful. Zarine made the process very smooth and stress free. It was a great experience and would not consider working with anyone else."


Sasha & Lauren

"Zarine has your best interests at heart. She is a solid negotiator”


Nina & H

"Experienced, industry and area knowledge, excellent negotiating skills and strategy, very pleasant and great to do business with. We selected Zarine based on her work and exceeding our expectations 20 years ago. We also hear about her from other extremely satisfied customers including our son."


Firoze Doctor, Foster City, 645 Comet Dr Foster City, CA 94404

"Zarine was an absolute pleasure to work with! She deeply understood our needs as first time sellers and drew on her decades of experience to help us price the property appropriately. She advised us to stage the unit exceptionally well and had a solid sales strategy. The demand she was able to generate was so high that we got multiple offers and closed at 18% over asking in < 2 weeks. Beyond her real estate expertise, Zarine was fun to work with, extremely responsive and someone we look forward to working with again.

Needless to say we are beyond pleased and can't recommend her enough."


D K San Francisco, 55 Page St San Francisco, CA 94102

"Zarine was instrumental in getting us a great price with minimal aggravation."


SPN Real Estate Fund, 152LincolnAve Redwood City, CA 94061

"We couldn't have completed this purchase without Zarine's negotiating strategy and skills, diligence and her eco system made an impossible situation possible. We will refer her to others with pleasure."



"We were indeed lucky to have found Zarine Batliwalla. Her patience, experience, local knowledge and understanding made it a pleasant process from start to finish. We were searching for a home in the area for over a year with other Realtors and we strongly believe that without Zarine's help and guidance, we would still be looking. Thank you Zarine for making our dream come true. We love our new home."


Shruti & Nagraj

"Words can not express our gratitude for all that you have done for us, for all your hard work and support. It was so easy to trust you, we knew you would get the job done. In the end of course you worked your magic and got us a fantastic price for our home. You negotiated hard and got us into our first home too. You will always have a special place in our hearts. Thank you."


Amanda & David

"Working with Zarine was a pleasure, from start to finish. It was my first experience buying a property and it would have been impossible to navigate the very complicated and stressful world of San Francisco real estate without Zarine guiding me through it. She was always straightforward, and set expectations very clearly with me and all the stakeholders with whom we interacted. I knew I could trust her implicitly to help me make good decisions along the way. Thank you for helping me find my first home!"


Riah Forbes

"This was my third transaction with Zarine, and my husband's second. We continue to be amazed at the quality of her work, and the dedication she has to her clients and their wishes. Right now, I'm sitting in our new living room, typing this testimonial. Just over a month ago, we sat here with Zarine and Neville, deciding whether to put in an offer, and what prices were realistic. In a market where people are looking for 6 months to a year, Zarine managed to get us a home we loved on our first bid, and under our maximum budget. She worked efficiently and tirelessly to get our loan ready to close and the escrow ready for closing in just 25 days, in order to make the offer more attractive. From the moment we expressed interest in the home to well beyond closing and moving in, Zarine has been helpful, respon! sive, efficient, and dependable. We could not ask for more in a realtor, and would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their home in this area.""


Nisha & Chris

"Zarine was instrumental in getting us a great price with minimal aggravation” 



"Zarine helped us to get the home we wanted in a multiple bidding situation. We have used her before and are very happy with her services. She negotiated on our behalf while she was on vacation in Europe and sealed the deal as soon as she got back. We are thrilled."



"Sold without putting home on market. Found buyer from another listing. $100,000 more than seller thought he would get!"


Prashant, 440 Roosevelt Ave Redwood City, CA 94061

"Everyone in our family is extremely impressed and appreciative of Zarine's performance. She is so awesome and we noticed the respect she got from the other selling agent who also said that we couldn't have done it without her great negotiation skills and knowledge in a multiple bidding situation. "