Margie Esmerian-Smith has been a leading Marin County Broker since 1990. She began as an agent with Grubb and Ellis in 1987 and quickly became one of the top producers in the Greenbrae office. Grubb and Ellis went through several corporate takeovers and in 1992 became Coldwell Banker. This is when Margie established her own business as an Independent Broker. While at the large corporate Real Estate firms, Margie enjoyed company-wide achievements and earned top honors before earning countywide recognition as an independent Broker. Her understanding of Marin County real estate, along with high standards of professionalism, allows her to offer an unsurpassed level of service to her clients. Over the years, she has not only sold hundreds of properties but also owned homes in many cities and towns in Marin. This provides her a unique insight into the many hidden treasures to be found in the County. Most of the last 25 years have been spent in Kent Woodlands, where she built a home and raised her two kids. Margie currently resides in Tiburon.
Margie has been the long-time Broker of choice for her ever-increasing list of loyal buyers and sellers. Her ethical business style and proven track record make her a consistent referral from both clients as well as her professional network.
Margie has gained extensive experience in construction, subdividing and remodeling during her career. She has built from the ground up, subdivided parcels and remodeled numerous homes in the County. This expertise is shared with her clients and qualifies her to provide credible advice on investment decisions. Her aim is always to provide relevant insight into maximizing resale value, meeting investment goals, and fulfilling lifestyle preferences.
Margie’s top priority is always her client. She delivers optimum representation, powered by experience, integrity, education and the negotiating skills necessary to create positive results for her clients.
Margie’s business philosophy is founded on a simple, clear-cut goal – building relationships that stand the test of time. She is proud to say that upwards of 80% of her business now comes from past clients or referrals from associates and clients.
Current designations and continuing education include:
- Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI Certificate given by National Association of Realtors includes 92 hours of study)
- Certified Residential Specialist (CRS- only 4% of realtors nationwide hold this designation)
- e-PRO Certification (technology designation for marketing and networking, given by NAR)
- Analysis of Investment Properties Certificate of Completion
- Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (Human Development)
- 45 additional hours every 4 years encompassing consumer protection, ethics, financing, agency, trust funds, exchanges, law, tax ramifications, and contracts
Besides real estate, Margie has a passion for helping children and volunteers as a trained mentor for Home Away from Homelessness and as a tutor for the Marin County School Volunteers at Bayside School in Sausalito.
Margie currently holds a position on both the Grievance Committee and the Pro-Standards committee at the Marin Association of Realtors. She is an avid tennis player and enjoys many outdoor opportunities offered in beautiful Marin County.