Maxine & Marti Gellens

40 years of work experience
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
7910 Girard Avenue suite 9
La Jolla, CA, 92037
(858) 551-6630

Ratings & reviews (18)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/06/2015
renee linnell
Listed and sold a home
Marti and Maxine are so professional, so laid back, so easy to work with, and so nice to be around. They are experts in the Del Mar, La Jolla market. I met Marti because she was representing the seller of a house I purchased in Del Mar. I liked her immediately and asked her to sell my house a few years later. She never pushed me to lower the price, stage it, or do anything I was uncomfortable with. She simply quietly gave me her input and then was willing to list the house the way I wanted it listed. After ignoring her advice for five years (and having to rent the house because it wouldn't sell), I finally listened, and the house sold immediately (before it was even listed). She never said, "I told you so." Meanwhile, over those five years, she was continuously and graciously available to help me maintain the house between renters (I live out of state). Marti made it possible for me to stay out of state throughout the entire process. She and Maxine are wonderful, I simply cannot say enough to support these two wonderful women. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/04/2015
nbotcheos
Helped me buy home
I highly recommend them. My realtor was in touch with updates every day and made the entire process smooth, calm, and exciting. They went above and beyond at every step. They submitted my offer on a holiday, checked up on my property every few days, and even recommended painters, gardeners, handymen, and also some new friends! I would recommend them to family, friends, and everyone.
Highly likely to recommend
07/03/2015
upwithmike
Listed and sold a home
Super responsive and professional team. They listed and sold my house at full price within 4 days. Would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell in San Diego county.
Highly likely to recommend
11/03/2014
crottydon
Listed and sold a home
Marti was very professional through a challenging time. She did what she said she would do in the time frame she said she would do it in. I never had to ask twice for her to get back to me on anything. Her and her team are top notch and would highly recommend their team.
Highly likely to recommend
10/23/2014
bengle6
Listed and sold a home
The Gellens team demonstrated their excellent skills and customer service throughout the entire process from listing strategies to the closing including the following: 1. Collaborated with us to determine the right listing price relative to the present market. 2. Created a compelling brochure that captured and emphasized the qualities of our home. 3. Pursued an effective marketing campaign. 4. Showed the property with representatives from the Gellens team that had knowledge about the property and exercised consideration of our privacy - always with advanced notice and flexibility. 5. Implemented a negotiation strategy that was unique to the preferences of the buyer and seller with brilliance as demonstrated by the results - met our goals and apparently the buyers. 6. Ensured that buyer's and seller's needs were met, which brought us to the conclusion that a "dual agent" can perform better than two separate agents - takes an agent like the Gellens team to make this happen so fluidly and without bias. 7. The Gellens team is not only our preferred real estate agency, they are our friends! 8. Kudos to Marti, Maxine, Mark, Megan, Mike, Jenn, Kristy and the entire Gellens team! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/14/2014
davelefton
Listed and sold a home
Marti was a complete professional in selling our home. From the first time we met with her to the actual closing, she kept us informed and updated on the progress of escrow. Selling a house can be a stressful experience but Marti and her "team" never missed a beat in doing what they said they were going to do. I would highly recommend Marti to friends who are entertaining the idea of selling, or buying for that matter, their home. Thanks for your help Marti!!!
Highly likely to recommend
08/08/2014
user1206838
Listed and sold a home
I have known Maxine Gellens for more than 30 years and Marti for more than 10 years. I feel they are among the most knowledgeable real estate professionals I have dealt with in my 40 plus years as a broker/investor. That is why I asked them to represent me in marketing a Bird Rock home I wished to sell. They did not disappoint as an offer was made, countered and accepted in the first week, contingencies removed and the escrow closed in little more than 21 days. Their top flight office back up was also very impressive and a real pleasure to work with. They all make a fine team and have my high recommendation. Ron Gerber Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/07/2014
haleenwin
Listed and sold a home
Marti Gellens helped me with every detail related to the selling of my home. Her advice was most valuable, she showed genuine interest in all my concerns and guided me through all the pitfalls with her expertise. I could not recommend a more thorough, compassionate, experienced realtor than Marti Gellens.
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2014
dwight73
Helped me buy and sell homes
The best team in San Diego. I have owned many homes in North County San Diego and with out a doubt Marti and Maxine are the most qualified and best team of professionals I have worked with. I have bought and sold homes with them in the last three months and it was the easiest and most pain free experience I have had in all the years here in California. Great choice.
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2014
yhuttonaz
Helped me buy and sell homes
We have purchased two homes and sold one with Marti Gellens and had such an easy process not only with Marti but the office staff as well. They are fun and easy to work with from start to finish. We live in AZ 3/4 of the time and they really have made all deals a stress free process purchasing and selling our CA homes. Would highly recommend them.
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2014
user8464726
Listed and sold a home
Maxine has worked and sold many of my families homes, in good times and bad. She and her wonderful team are thoughtful, generous and savy for today's ever changing market. If you need your home sold, Maxine is the only woman who can get the price you want and sell your home quickly, without worries. Maxine is the #1 realtor in San Diego!
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2014
rmau1
Helped me buy and sell homes
Within the past month we have completed our third residential real estate transaction with Maxine and Marti Gellens. The three transactions have involved two purchases and one sale. In each situation every aspect of the sales and/or purchase was conducted with maximum efficiency. Both Maxine and Marti are consummate professionals, and my impression is that they represent the client's interests, and, yet, work to see that the interests of both sides of transactions are given constructive consideration in concluding the negotiations. Their staff is experienced and responsive at every step of the projects in which we have been involved. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/18/2013
user9454107
Helped me buy and sell homes
I recently completed the purchase of a home in the Coastal Community of Del Mar. Marti Gellens was my Real Estate Agent and did an excellent job in identifying properties that met my criteria for purchase, timely and correctly prepared my sale agreement, assisted and advised me during my contract negotiations, and worked through sevral building inspection issues with me. I believe she did an excellent job and I would not hestitate to recommend her services to either a friend or a third party. Steve-from St. Louis Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2013
user9579911
Listed and sold a home
Marti truly went above and beyond in helping us to sell our home. She recommended a few improvements to be made to the house and oversaw them since we were living out of state. She also helped to get several quotes for repairs so that we got the best deal and the best quality. She was very responsive and her negotiating expertise definitely helped us sell our house. She also has a great team that we worked with on all of the paperwork. We highly recommend her!
Highly likely to recommend
03/21/2013
user92041300
Helped me buy home
I called at night, told them what I wanted and they had it the following morning and I bought it. I've used their expertise for years. They are wonderful in all respects. I'd never go anyplace else. Why should I?
Highly likely to recommend
02/06/2013
user2284605
Helped me buy home
I have worked with many agents over the years but no one can even compare to the exceptional experience i had with Maxine and Marti Gellens. I recently bought a home in La Jolla and the process was outstanding from start to finish. They are extremely professional, thorough, responsive and highly skilled in the negotiation process. As a busy executive I appreciated their efficient communication and processes. Most importantly, I felt they always had my best interests in mind. I plan to stick with this winning team and definitely will be recommending them to all my colleagues and friends. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/05/2013
user2642311
Helped me buy and sell homes
We both bought and sold with Maxine. Her initial guidance helped us to set a realistic price that resulted in numerous showings and an offer that was accepted within a relatively short time period. Furthermore, she stayed with us throughout the process, personally meeting buyer?s agents, inspectors and keeping everything ?on track.? As Jane and I often said to each other, ?Maxine knows how to make things happen.? Her team was great at filling in for the detail work and stepping in on the rare occasion when she was not personally available. We also appreciated her accessibility; always promptly returning phone calls and emails. Maxine's marketing efforts were equally impressive. The color brochures, web videos and magazine listings did a great job of highlighting the unique features of our property. No doubt, they contributed handsomely to the many showings and ultimate sale. We would be happy to recommend Maxine to anyone looking for a top notch agent to list and sell their home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/05/2012
D80
Helped me buy and sell homes
I am currently selling my 3rd home in San Diego with Maxine and Marti (having bought all 3 with them, too, over an 18-year period), and they are the only realtors I considered using. Having been the top sellers in La Jolla for so many years, they tend to know the history of most homes going farther back than you would ever need to know. In the difficult process of selling a house, it's nice to know that Maxine and Marti and their staffs are people I can trust, so that's one thing I don't need to worry about. Have referred many people to M&M over the years; no one has ever been disappointed. Less ... More