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Ralph and Tim have been friends since the early days of their childhood, growing up down the street from each other in Rocklin, Ca. Their strong ties and longevity in the community made them a natural fit to ultimately become real estate business partners...and remain so for over 20 years.


Tim was born and raised in Rocklin as the son of a dentist and the youngest of four boys. Competitiveness and drive was instilled at a very young age, first as a form of survival, but ultimately in his love of sports...football and baseball particularly. Tim was a three sport athlete at Roseville High School, graduating in 1984. He began coaching football right after graduation, while attending Sacramento State University, and has never looked back. He has a passion for the game, coaching youth and instilling the values that sports teaches to high school students. He feels very fortunate to work in a profession that also allows him to give back to the community through coaching. Tim is married to Christi and they have two children; Taylor, who currently attends Sacramento City College and Shaylen, who attends Brown Elementary. Both girls are avid softball players. Taylor plays for Sac City and Shaylen plays for the Lady Magic (ASA).

Ralph is also a Rocklin native. He is the youngest of eight children in the very Italian Martini household, led by the late Colonel Ralph Martini, Sr and his mother, Audrey. His close-knit family keeps him very busy with 7 brothers and sisters and 30+ nieces and nephews. Ralph has a storied background. After excelling in high school sports at Roseville High School (class of 1986), he went on to play football at BYU and San Jose State as a Quarterback, where he ultimately graduated. He went on to play football in the European league for Frankfurt Galaxy, and had a brief stint with the San Francisco 49ers. He ultimately found his way back ‘home’ where Tim encouraged him to get his real estate license. And the partnership was formed. And...on Friday nights during football season...you can find Ralph up on the headphones and Tim on the field...leading the JV Tigers to success.

For the past 15 years, Ralph and Tim have awarded a $500 scholarship to a Roseville High School Senior athlete.

Ralph and Tim help clients buy and sell homes all over the greater Sacramento area, including Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Loomis, Auburn, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Natomas, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Orangevale to name a few. They are well versed and experienced with all types of real estate transactions, including traditional sales, short-sales and foreclosures.

They are members of all of the important real estate boards

  • National Association of REALTORS®
  • California Association of REALTORS®
  • Placer County Association of REALTORS®
  • Sacramento Association of REALTORS®

Team Leaders

Tim McDowell was very professional, knowledgable and great to work with. We highly recommend this realtor!


—Lisa Burkhalter
  /  April 2017

We can't thank Tim McDowell enough for his professionalism, expertise and hard work in helping us quickly sell our Roseville property. Being out-of-town sellers, we had our share of concerns but having him as our advocate was a true blessing and comfort. We would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.


—The Prescott family
  /  April 2017

Ralph has an excellent knowledge of the real state business and knows the are very well. Ralph is an excellent agent to sell or buy any property.


—Juan / Granite Bay
  /  May 2017

Ralph sold my father's home in record time and for more than asking price! He's very professional and works quickly, so if you can handle the rapid responses and decision making, he's your man to get the job done!


—Dr Clark
  /  September 2017

Tim was an amazing agent and I can't say enough good things about his responsiveness, professionalism, and knowledge. His advice was invaluable and spot-on for our market and netted us a selling price which was above asking with multiple offers within a week of putting the house on the market. All this while other homes languished unsold in our neighborhood. I wouldn't hesitate to use Tim and his Best Team in Real Estate from Lyon Real Estate Roseville again, and I highly recommend him to anyone interested in buying or selling in the area!


—LeeAnn Prescott
  /  May 2017

Ralph has sold 3 houses for me and always delivered top results! Its important to me to communicate - Ralph is always available. After the loss of my parents Ralph put me in contact with an Estate Sales Planner and we successfully cleared the house in 3 weeks. In my opinion there is no better team in real estate - I would recommend Ralph and Tim to my friends and family!


—Garrett Smith
  /  December 2016

Tim has coached our son at Roseville High School for a few years. He is always very responsive and committed to his work with our son so when we made the decision to buy a home we decided to ask for his services. As expected, Tim came through for us with flying colors. He took the time to learn what our goals were and answered questions about our concerns. We have VA financing and needed to find sellers that accepted this type of loan. Tim was great at negotiating with sellers and getting the transaction done quickly! He is highly recommended to friends and family!"


—Eric Crawley
  /  September 2016

Tim was able to find exactly what we were looking for and acted exceptionally fast to secure the deal. He guided us through a very complicated process with patience and determination. He also went above and beyond to reach us when papers needed to be signed quickly. Tim got the job done quickly and we now have the home we have always wanted.


—Greg Piedmont
  /  September 2016

Ralph did an outstanding job as our broker. He knew the area we were interested in and showed us homes that fit our requirements. He kept us informed throughout the process and answered all our questions promptly. I would recommend Ralph to others and use him again if I need a broker! Ralph gained my respect and made us feel comfortable. The whole team did an outstanding job!


—Robert Shoemaker
  /  September 2016

I'm writing to let you know of my wonderful experience working with Tim McDowell in selling my brother's house at 1504 Mallard Lane in Roseville. I live in Palo Alto, and wanted to get the house on the market before the summer heat set in. Tim promised to help with the paint job, new carpet and other jobs that needed to be done to empty the house of furniture, repair a few things, clean it and take care of inspections, and install the required smoke alarms. Tim went above and beyond the call of duty! He was easily available, cheerful, professional, instructive (it's been 40 years since I sold a house!) and offered astute advice at every turn. He...put in many hours managing the work on the house...and advising me on the many offers we got. The most important thing Tim did was to study the history of local sales and talk to the appraiser about why the most recent home sale prices in the neighborhood were so low. The appraiser did a fair job, and appraised the house at a value far higher than I had expected or even hoped. This validated my choice of buyers and makes me happy to have done the best possible job for my brothers heirs. I can't thank Tim enough! He was wonderfully informative and patient in explaining each step in the sale process to me. He was easily available every time I needed to reach him. I wish I lived closer so I could come and let your company know in person what a fine real estate agent I think he is! ...I am so grateful for a completely positive experience.


—Patty Wipfler
  /  June 2016

We are proud to recommend Tim McDowell as a realtor. We bought our first house with Tim in the early 2000’s. At the time we were a younger married couple with no kids. Tim found us the perfect house despite our lofty specifications. Several years later with one child and one more on the way the expectations for a perfect house had drastically changed and it was time to move. Once again Tim came through getting a great price for the house we were selling and a great price for the new house we bought. Fast forward eight years and a total of six children and we found ourselves having to sell our dream house in a very bad market due to job relocation. Tim’s dedication and persistence came through with a successful sale. 550 miles away we figured that Tim would become our former realtor but lifelong friend, when my father passed away. A well lived in house needing significant work and a client living far away were complicated by the fact that selling the house at top dollar was the only way the charitable contributions in my father’s will could be fulfilled. After more work than any agent should be expected to put in on 10 transactions Tim once again came through with the sale. At every step in our ever changing lives Tim has been a tremendous agent and a compassionate partner in the house buying and selling process.


—Sean & Vanessa
  /  February 2016

In December we called Tim McDowell to come by and talk about selling our home. We were moving out of the area and needed to sell as fast as possible. Tim came in with positive energy and got right to work. He reassured us that we could do it and had an appointment to have pictures done right away. He made the process so easy which is what we needed during the holiday season and having to relocate our family. After 6 days on the market we had an offer and accepted it. He was amazing! We are so grateful for everything he did for us during that time. He's the guy to call when it comes to selling and buying a home!


—Sarah & Tim
  /  February 2016

I would highly recommend Tim McDowell to all my friends and family. Tim's knowledge and attention to detail made my home buying experience worry free. Tim is professional and hard-working and answered all my inquiries in a timely manner. I will definitely be calling Tim for all of my future real estate needs.


—Shonna & Miguel
  /  February 2016

We purchased our home with Ralph this past year and it was a great experience. His knowledge, ​experience and communication made the process run smoothly. I definitely would recommend Ralph to anyone that needs a real estate agent.


—Michael
  /  January 2016

Ralph is definitely one of the best realtors we worked with. His attention to details, market understanding and un-compromised quality of work - made our property sale a great and easy experience, while getting way more than we've hoped for. Ralph is devoted, top class professional that will make your real estate transaction as smooth as it can be.


—Assaf & Orit
  /  January 2016

Ralph made the home buying process as stress free and relaxed as possible. He was available to contact all times and was able to solve any issues that arose during the process. He was always positive and happy to help answer any questions we had. His relationships and experience in the real estate market were very evident and helpful in providing us with all the necessary resources. He had great knowledge on the entire process and was able to keep us one step ahead of the game. He had great sense of urgency when the time came to make an offer, and was willing to reach out to whoever necessary to get the job done. I definitely would recommend Ralph to all of my friends and family members who are looking to have a positive experience when selling or buying a home.


—Max & Danielle
  /  December 2015

We have sold several properties due to the expertise and knowledge of Ralph Martini. His integrity and hard work are above what we expected and he always gets the job done! We highly recommend the team of Martini & McDowell.


—Steve & Carla
  /  January 2016

Visit our website at BestTeaminRealEstate.com

 
 
Ralph and Tim have been friends since the early days of their childhood, growing up down the street from each other in Rocklin, Ca. Their strong ties and longevity in the community made them a natural fit to ultimately become real estate business partners...and remain so for over 20 years.


Tim was born and raised in Rocklin as the son of a dentist and the youngest of four boys. Competitiveness and drive was instilled at a very young age, first as a form of survival, but ultimately in his love of sports...football and baseball particularly. Tim was a three sport athlete at Roseville High School, graduating in 1984. He began coaching football right after graduation, while attending Sacramento State University, and has never looked back. He has a passion for the game, coaching youth and instilling the values that sports teaches to high school students. He feels very fortunate to work in a profession that also allows him to give back to the community through coaching. Tim is married to Christi and they have two children; Taylor, who currently attends Sacramento City College and Shaylen, who attends Brown Elementary. Both girls are avid softball players. Taylor plays for Sac City and Shaylen plays for the Lady Magic (ASA).

Ralph is also a Rocklin native. He is the youngest of eight children in the very Italian Martini household, led by the late Colonel Ralph Martini, Sr and his mother, Audrey. His close-knit family keeps him very busy with 7 brothers and sisters and 30+ nieces and nephews. Ralph has a storied background. After excelling in high school sports at Roseville High School (class of 1986), he went on to play football at BYU and San Jose State as a Quarterback, where he ultimately graduated. He went on to play football in the European league for Frankfurt Galaxy, and had a brief stint with the San Francisco 49ers. He ultimately found his way back ‘home’ where Tim encouraged him to get his real estate license. And the partnership was formed. And...on Friday nights during football season...you can find Ralph up on the headphones and Tim on the field...leading the JV Tigers to success.

For the past 15 years, Ralph and Tim have awarded a $500 scholarship to a Roseville High School Senior athlete.

Ralph and Tim help clients buy and sell homes all over the greater Sacramento area, including Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Loomis, Auburn, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Natomas, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Orangevale to name a few. They are well versed and experienced with all types of real estate transactions, including traditional sales, short-sales and foreclosures.

They are members of all of the important real estate boards

  • National Association of REALTORS®
  • California Association of REALTORS®
  • Placer County Association of REALTORS®
  • Sacramento Association of REALTORS®