Meet Our Team

The main reason we are so successful is the quality our people. We have an extraordinary team of experienced, caring, and committed professionals — starting with our core team (pictured below) and extending out to include the ever-growing network of hand-picked folks we call in as needed to fulfill the needs of our clients. And all of us work together. We help each other out, share resources and share solutions. We are all committed to our clients having an exceptional experience working with us.

Betty Granoff, Founder, Owner
Betty Granoff relocated from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles in 1977. After 9 years managing national magazines, she moved to The San Francisco Bay Area. She spent 4 years on the staff of The Hunger Project, coaching volunteers throughout the country to achieve breakthrough results. She then worked 7 years as property manager for large Victorian apartment buildings in San Francisco, empowering resident managers to produce 0% vacancy rates and managing vendors to do complete and quality renovations and repairs on deadline. Since founding Breakthrough Consulting in 1996, she has used her deep understanding of the wants and needs of landlords and her extensive experience and training in producing breakthrough results to coach her agents in their work with our clients. You can count on Betty’s commitment to service and to excellence. You can email her at

Robbie Christian, Rental Specialist
Robbie Christian has worked in the California real estate market since 1997, giving her a keen eye for detail and a talent for finding and placing clients in charming, unique rental homes and apartments within their price range. Her territory is all of San Francisco. She is very familiar with the wonderful variety of neighborhoods that make this town so livable. Robbie’s entrepreneurial spirit, her extensive world travel, and artistic background in design have given her a resourcefulness that is essential when looking for that perfect place. She is committed to every one of her clients being thrilled with the place they call home! You can email her at

Jim Adams, Rental Specialist
Jim Adams’ experience in the Bay Area real estate market since 1996 has given him an unsurpassed depth of knowledge and high degree of effectiveness in the relocation process. He loves working with people and acquainting them with this wonderful area. He has an easy-going, can-do demeanor which puts transferees at ease with the relocation process. His territory includes the entire East Bay, Peninsula, South Bay, Marin County and San Francisco. Jim is committed to finding his clients new homes that meet their needs and are within their budget. He consistently gets rave reviews from clients due to his thorough work and efficient service. You can email him at

Marian Huntoon, Rental Specialist
Marian Huntoon has over 15 years of experience actively working within the San Francisco Bay Area real estate market. It has given her a sound understanding of the appeal and value of Bay Area towns and neighborhoods. Her territory includes the city of San Francisco and the cities & towns of the East Bay. Marian’s background in real estate appraisal has given her a discerning eye and extensive knowledge of each neighborhood in her territory. She has a professional, yet light-hearted approach that lets her clients know they are being well taken care of. She is committed to matching the personal needs of each client with the most compatible neighborhood and property. You can email her at

Carol Grainger, Rental Specialist
Carol Grainger is a Bay Area native who began working in real estate in 1994.  Although she knows the entire Bay Area well, Carol specializes in San Francisco, the East Bay, the South Bay (Upper Peninsula) and the North Bay (Marin County). She loves sharing her enthusiasm & passion for Northern California with her clients. Drawing from her background in administration and coaching, Carol continually assesses her client’s concerns and needs throughout the homefinding process, making adjustments in her plan and itinerary as needed. She uses her resourcefulness and knowledge of the rental market to make the relocation process enjoyable, informative (& fun!). Carol is strongly committed to finding each of her clients a great home in a great area, and making homefinding a positive and rewarding experience. You can email her at