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About Marilyn

Marilyn has a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. In working with clients, she combines her economics background with her love and knowledge of the wide variety of architectural styles and neighborhoods in the Berkeley area. Her strengths are her in-depth understanding of the market, her commitment to total honesty and loyalty to her clients, her well-honed negotiation skills, her attention to detail, and her ability to guide clients through the entire process of buying or selling a home. Before becoming a realtor, she was a professor of economics at the University of San Francisco, where she taught classes in macreconomics and the economics of financial markets to undergraduates and masters students.

Seller Testimonial

I chose Marilyn Garcia to help me sell my house at 1515 MLK and never once regretted the decision…
The house looked amazing! Marilyn even found ways to showcase assets I didn’t know the property had (e.g. creating a lovely outdoor seating area in a space that was previously used for trash can storage)...
I (previously) put the same property on the market (with a different agent) and received no offers. This time, I received 16 offers. The sale closed on time, at a price that far exceeded my expectations.
Marilyn always kept me informed... She was at all time professional and pleasant to work with, and she made the entire process amazingly smooth and easy (even as I traveled between 3 continents). I recommend her services without reservation.
-John O'Donnell

Buyer Testimonial

"She took us through the 'learning curve' with both knowledge and patience... we landed on an exceptional value that outstripped our expectations. Well, little did we know that Marilyn’s work for us was just beginning.
During the closing process, she stayed on top of the seller’s broker, the escrow office, and our chosen lender… Without her intervention, I doubt that our mortgage would have closed on time.
The points we would like to emphasize about Marilyn are: her knowledge base, her enthusiasm for her job, her professional ethics, her organization, her sensitivity to out aesthetic requirements, her loyalty and her gentle perseverance. We continually had the feeling that she was 100% in our court..."
Bill and Carol Seidel

Other Comments

“I am writing this letter of recommendation for Marilyn Garcia because of the exemplary performance she gave during the entire process of my purchasing a home in Berkeley, CA…. I have nothing but the highest praise for her.” Friederike H
“We’ve dealt with a lot of realtors, and you are by far the most pleasant to work with.” Alex K
“We are both delighted that we found you. We felt you understood well our needs and lifestyle.” Mike P