The Callans

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  • McGuire Partner, Top Agent Network

Satisfaction and Service

Barbara has sold over $2.5 Billion Dollars of San Francisco real estate since 1986 and repeatedly has been ranked San Francisco’s #1 Realtor. Without reservation Barbara is one of the most influential women in the local business community. Barbara, a fourth generation San Franciscan and property owner, has over 29years as a specialist in the marketing and selling of fine residential properties in all neighborhoods throughout San Francisco, California. Barbara credits her success to her high level of service and marketplace knowledge. Her primary goal is client satisfaction and service.

She is often featured and quoted in many local and national publications such as the San Francisco Business Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, Nob Hill Gazette, 7 x 7 Magazine, San Francisco Daily, The Wall Street Journal, Haute Living Magazine, California Home and Design, Lore Magazine, The Epoch Times, El Décor Magazine, Metropolitan Home Magazine and many others. Barbara has written numerous articles on Real Estate in many of these publications. She has often been asked to be a keynote speaker for many real estate related events such as The Luxury Marketing Council, the Women's Council of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Design Center, Colleges and other organizations. She has also been a guest panelist with Tom Durein from Marquis Jet and Kim Roberts from Baccarat. Barbara has also worked as a Relocation Specialist with Fortune 500 Companies throughout the globe. Her in-depth knowledge of all San Francisco neighborhoods allows Barbara to fulfill every clients dream. Barbara’s clients include many high level CEO’s, celebrities, musicians, physicians, scientists, entrepreneurs, professional athletes, politicians, civic leaders, professors, accountants, attorneys, judges and business owners. Clients include Warren Buffett, Gordon and Ann Getty, former Giants’ Rich Aurilia, Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom, actress Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Pelosi Family and Fox News anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle. Whatever the price range, Barbara’s clients always receive her premiere quality service and attention.

Background and Philosophy

In 1986, Barbara began her Real Estate career with Grubb & Ellis in San Francisco with a strong background in marketing and negotiating skills. Barbara was a Top Producer and #1 Agent for this prestigious company. Barbara then joined McGuire Real Estate in 1993 and was consistently a Top Producer. She has been McGuire’s #1 Agent Company-Wide for ten consecutive years.

In 2012, Barbara’s sales exceeded over $120,000,000 and in 2007, Barbara was recognized by the San Francisco Association of Realtors Ranking Report as San Francisco's #1 Realtor. On 11/11/2006 Barbara was ranked San Francisco's #1 Realtor by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends.

Barbara has consistently ranked among the top .02% of America's 1 million-plus real estate professionals. On November 11, 2006, the top 200 real estate professionals in the USA were announced at a press conference during the National Association of Realtors Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Barbara J. Callan, as an individual agent, was ranked #1 in San Francisco, was ranked #8 in the state of California and was ranked #22 in the United States of America. On 11/06/2008 Barbara was again recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends at a banquet in Orlando Florida and was again the recipient of this prestigious award, out of 1 million plus realtors in the United States, McGuire’s #1 Agent Barbara Callan was ranked #13 in the state of California and #30 in the United States of America. On 06/04/2009 Barbara was Ranked San Francisco's #1 Realtor by The Wall Street Journal and Real Trends.

In November 2008, Barbara was named the “Mastermind” as one of San Francisco’s Eight Power Players of San Francisco Real Estate in Haute Living Magazine.

Barbara's sales achievements were recognized in 2003 by McGuire Real Estate, as she was named a McGuire Partner.

Team Leaders

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Robert Callan Jr.

  • McGuire Partner and San Francisco’s #1 Real Estate Team
  • DRE# 01469224
  • D: 415.748.1481
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Barbara J. Callan

  • McGuire Partner and San Francisco’s #1 Real Estate Team
  • DRE# 00914371
  • D: 415.806.7906

Featured Properties

34 Maple Street
San Francisco, 94118
  • 9 Beds
  • 6.5 Baths
  • 11,700 SqFt

MLS# 460729

Sold For: $8,288,000

1209 Filbert Street
San Francisco, 94109
  • 4 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 5,610 SqFt

MLS# 445748

2536 Baker Street
San Francisco, 94123
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 5,580 SqFt

MLS# 486648

2209 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, 94115
  • 5 Beds
  • 6.5 Baths
  • 5,894 SqFt

MLS# 398698


Robert Callan Jr. is a fifth generation San Franciscan, property owner, married, and a father of two young children. Robert comes from a real estate background as both his grandfathers owned real estate companies and his mother, Barbara Callan, has been ranked San Francisco's #1 Realtor per the Wall Street Journal. Robert was ranked San Francisco’s #3 Realtor per the Wall Street Journal. Robert is one of McGuire Real Estate’s top agents and has been a Top Producer for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005. Robert was also named a McGuire Partner just two years after becoming an associate at McGuire Real Estate. In his first year at McGuire Robert received the prestigious Rookie of the Year Award.

Robert graduated from Saint Ignatius College Preparatory in 1984 and Boston College with a degree in English in 1988. He is active in the alumni communities of both schools. He has traveled in over 40 states and 20 countries and enjoys learning and spending time with people from all over the world. Robert is a marathon runner, and an ultra-marathon runner, a private pilot, and as a golf member of the Olympic Club, enjoys playing golf. Robert also enjoys doing Bikram Yoga regularly.

Giving Back

Service is very important to Robert. Robert works with his brother Geoff and sister-in-law Hilary Newsom-Callan in raising money for the Cancer Prevention Institute of California through the Plumpjack/Link Golf Classic. To date, the tournament has raised millions of dollars for breast cancer, helping women get the care they need. Robert is also on the Executive Board of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, which helps families and children avoid the terrible consequences of child abuse and neglect. Robert was also appointed as one of the first ambassadors of EARN, an organization that creates opportunities for low-wage workers to build strong futures for their families and themselves through asset building. Robert also volunteers his time at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center and The Convent of the Sacred Heart/Stuart Hall Elementary.


Robert's goal is to provide his clients, whether sellers or buyers, the utmost service. Robert's tireless effort and enthusiasm, his knowledge of the market, and his strong negotiating skills, provide his clients with comfort and ease during one of life's most important transactions.

Robert specializes in the following neighborhoods in San Francisco:
Alamo Square • Anza Vista • Ashbury Heights • Balboa Park • Balboa Terrace • Bayview • Belden Place • Bernal Heights • Buena Vista • Castro • Cathedral Hill • Cayuga Terrace • China Basin • Chinatown • Civic Center • Clarendon Heights • Cole Valley • Corona Heights • Cow Hollow • Crocker-Amazon • Design District • Diamond Heights • Dogpatch • Dolores Heights • Duboce Triangle • Embarcadero • Eureka Valley • Excelsior • Fillmore • Financial District • Financial District South • Fisherman's Wharf • Forest Hill • Forest Knolls • Glen Park • Golden Gate Heights • Haight-Ashbury • Hayes Valley • Hunters Point • India Basin • Ingleside • Ingleside Terraces • Inner Sunset • Islais Creek • Jackson Square • Japantown • Jordan Park • Laguna Honda • Lake • Lakeside • Lakeshore • Laurel Heights • Little Hollywood • Little Russia • Little Saigon • Lone Mountain • Lower Haight • Lower Pacific Heights • Lower Nob Hill • Marina District • Merced Heights • Merced Manor • Midtown Terrace • Mid-Market • Miraloma Park • Mission Bay • Mission District • Mission Dolores • Mission Terrace • Monterey Heights • Mount Davidson • Nob Hill • Noe Valley • North Beach • North of Panhandle • Oceanview • Outer Mission • Pacific Heights • Parkmerced • Parkside • Parnassus • Polk Gulch • Portola • Portola Place • Potrero Hill • Presidio • Presidio Heights • Richmond District • Rincon Hill • Russian Hill • Saint Francis Wood • Sea Cliff • Sherwood Forest • Silver Terrace • Somisspo • South Beach • South of Market • South Park • Sunnydale • Sunnyside • Sunset District • Telegraph Hill • Tenderloin • Treasure Island • Twin Peaks • Union Square • University Mound • Upper Market • Visitacion Valley • Vista del Mar • West Portal • Western Addition • Westwood Highlands • Westwood Park • Yerba Buena

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