Marika Sakellariou

REALTOR
Marika brings the perfect trifecta to the real estate experience,deep market knowledge,impeccable eye for design and caring for her clients.
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Specialties:

  • Design and Staging, High-end Rentals, Residential Sales

I am:

  • Real estate is about creating and redefining lifestyles that last a lifetime

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  • Marika brings the perfect trifecta to the real estate experience,deep market knowledge,impeccable eye for design and caring for her clients.

Innovation and creativity are the driving forces in Marika Sakellariou’s life and the thread which integrates her rich professional career. From dance and exercise, to property remodeling and real estate, Ms. Sakellariou has the ability to distill to the “essence” the uniqueness embedded in each of these fields.

 Ms. Sakellariou was born in Athens, Greece and has lived in Marin for more than 30 years. She created Marin Repertoire Dance Theatre in Marin and became a distinguished dancer and director throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe during those years. Her skill as an instructor led to faculty positions in dance at Dominican College, College of Marin, a Master teacher at UC Berkeley and Colorado Mountain College in Aspen. The pinnacle of her dance career came with her appointment as Principal Director and Choreographer for the San Francisco Opera Ballet for which she choreographed over 40 ballets.

Always a seeker, Ms. Sakellariou segued her innovative focus into several successful companies and products for the fitness industry, including a clothing line and an exercise product for Reebok. She was awarded a Nike Innovation award for the patent-pending exercise method and product called "Ski-Slide." This product was used to train Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley, a like-minded “innovator.”

Because of her love for architecture and her passion for modern design, Marika was drawn to real estate, first as a designer, then as an agent.  It is in this arena that her discipline, using light and architectural form, blossomed in a recent Eichler remodel (www.EichlerAsArt.com) that brought her international recognition and was featured in Metropolitan Home magazine, Marin magazine, Dwell Tour 2012, and was subject of numerous national television ad campaigns, photo shoots and film. The home was featured in an international publication authored by Michael Lassell, "Design 100- The Last Word on Modern Interiors."

She continues to hone her architectural aesthetic through purchasing and remodeling homes. Her business combines her talents to offer her clients the comfort and convenience of being able to buy, sell, or renovate their homes with one trusted resource.

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS | AWARDS & HONORS

  • Member, Buck Advisory Council, The Buck Institute for Research on Aging

  • Member, National Association of Realtors

  • Member, California Association of Realtors

  • Member Marin Association of Realtors

  • Member, American Council on Exercise

  • Member, America Fitness Association of America

 

 

Buyer-Represented Properties

44 Oakcrest Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
2101 Mar East
Tiburon, CA 94920
97 Meernaa Avenue
Fairfax, CA 94930
109 Eye Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
428 Nova Albion Way
San Rafael, CA 94903
15 Estates Drive
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Just a week before Christmas, I called Marika and asked her to find a home for my daughter who had just accepted a job as an architect in San Francisco. Not only were the holidays an obstacle , but I only had a few weeks and a very limited budget. Marika jumped in and gave it her all, and on Christmas day she called us with the good news that our offer had been accepted on a loft any young architect would covet, not to mention her artist and architect parents. The following week, working around the clock, we closed on the property in record time. Exhausted, we happily greeted the New Year. Marika is an artist, a designer to the core, who elevates the practice of real estate to a fine art. She dedicates herself to her clients, and works tirelessly to find a home that will compliment their needs. We cannot thank her enough, and highly recommend her to whomever is selling or buying a home in the Bay area.

– Peter Ellis

I am so grateful and thrilled with the results of doing business with Marika. I resided in the Silicon Valley and did not have the bandwidth to travel back and forth to the Marin County. Moreover, I had previous offers that were rejected which was discouraging before partnering up with Marika. Literally within a month, Marika really stepped it up, took charge and found me my perfect home and within my budget. Her knowledge of Marin County real estate market, professionalism, creativity, décor and design recommendation's were way beyond my expectations. I’ve purchased and sold several homes over the years and definitely rank Marika as #1. I was especially impressed with her attention to detail and tenacious work ethic searching to find me my perfert home. It did not stop post sale either. Marika is not only a established realtor, she is also a designer. She has amazing vision, impeccable taste and works with your budget. She offered design ideas and was willing to assist me with items that I needed to take care of while traveling internationally. I would HIGHLY recommend Marika. Thank you Marika for making my transaction all so easy and painless. Cheers, Peggy Dadamo

– Peggy Dadamo

We were moving back to the Bay area from the east coast...needless to say a stressful move. Way more than any of the other agents we had contacted, Marika worked tirelessly and enthusiastically to find us our perfect home in Marin. After we found it she seemed like she never slept until she was sure we were able to purchase it. She has great connections with lenders, inspectors, contractors, etc. Marika also has an amazing design eye and has wonderful vision when seeing a "diamond in the rough" home and she's very knowledgeable about what it takes to create that gem. Thank you Marika!

– Naomi Reid

Marika has a great aesthetic and an innate sense of how to "match" a family to a home. She previewed homes for us and only elevated those she thought of interest which was extremely helpful- saving us time and frustration! She also pushed to get us the home we loved in a last-minute negotiation. That's when I realized Marika was not only fabulous but also tireless!

– Wam

When selecting an agent to purchase our first home I knew I wanted to work with Marika. She has impeccable taste and vision. She's knowledgeable and easy to talk to and very informative on the process. And she helped me get my dream house!!!!!!

– Lyell

As first-time buyers, we could not have asked to be partnered with a better agent than Marika Sakellariou. From the first day, Marika was incredibly professional, hardworking, and always available which resulted in a trusted partner who led us gracefully and confidently along this journey of the biggest financial decision of our lives and the ultimate fulfillment of our owning our dream home. Marika has amazing intuition, understood our needs clearly, and was able to guide us through the marketplace, and the steps of home ownership, to ensure it was not overwhelming and as joyous as possible. Peppering in inspiring design ideas, and helping us take in the excitement helped us move forward confidently in our decision-making process. We began this journey saying to ourselves that there was about a 10% chance of this working out, but Marika and the amazing team she created blew all odds and ensured our pipe-dream became a quick reality. Marika's constant words of reassurance, steady hand, quick intuition, and careful, thoughtful advice was invaluable and we are incredibly grateful to her. I highly recommend Marika Sakellariou as a buyers agent, especially for first-time buyers.

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We wouldn’t have bought our dream home if it wasn’t for Marika. She found the perfect home for us and encouraged us to make an offer. I had seen the listing before, but because the house was at the top of our limit I assumed we would be outbid, and I didn’t think twice about trying for it. After Marika showed us the property we made an offer and somehow it was accepted! Being first time home buyers we had no idea what we were getting into, but Marika was patient and informative. She explained all the jargon to us, took us through the escrow timeline, and held our hands throughout the entire process. Our loan approval was exceptionally difficult because the house is a fixer upper, but Marika helped us through the negotiations with our lenders. Without Marika, two self employed artists would not have managed to buy their first home in the Fairfax flats for almost half the going price per square footage in the area. We got the deal of a life time

– Laurent Martin

Marika brings the perfect trifecta to the real estate experience, deep market knowledge, passion for the business, impeccable eye for design, and caring for her clients. The discipline and integrity of character it took to become a prima ballerina, choreographer, personal trainer and entrepreneur exhibit themselves in her work ethic, discipline, attention to detail and getting the job done. She's a beautiful human being inside and out - a pleasure to work with! Jay Einbender| Venture Capital

– Jay Einbender

What a pleasure it has been for me to be able to work with Marika! It is not only that she has an enviable knowledge of the Marin County real estate market, but she also seems to have an innate ability to understand a client's needs and to search out those properties that will fill those needs. Should I again be looking for the right property for me, I would go straight to her for guidance.

– Retired Marin County Attorney

Marika was our real estate agent when we bought our waterfront residence in Tiburon. Her ability to listen carefully and understand the specific lifestyle experience we were looking for in a home made it an efficient and rewarding buying experience. There were 4 competing, full price offers on our home. Marika was masterful in helping us craft the offer and convince the Sellers that we were the best Buyers for the property. Through the years we have also used her design talents in counseling us on remodel projects. Whether you are interested in buying, selling or design services, I endorse her without reservation. She has my highest recommendation.

– Alan Zimmerman| Corporate Attorney

The house and landscaping was drastically transformed in about three weeks under the direction of Marika. She brought in her recommended landscaping and construction crews who I paid directly at pretty low hourly rates. We got three offers exceeding the sale price in the first week and sold it for $100,000 above what we expected. Having worked with her very closely for over a month, I can say she is a rather exceptional real estate agent, honest and a good person.

– Stephen McCarthy, Eichler Owner

Ms. Sakellariou brings a creative approach to challenging transactions, she remains positive when negotiations get difficult and above all she is a top-notch communicator. Ms Sakellariou is a tireless and skilled real estate professional.

– Seller

Thank you for bringing beauty into this world of ours. You bring so many levels of Art to us and I love your style and heart. Thank you for transforming my home into a work of art!

– Linda |Bodega Bay

We were new to house buying, and even though my husband and I were not in agreement with the kind of purchase we wanted to make, Marika held our hand, working tirelessly with us to find a property we were both happy with. She is a consummate professional with a developer's perspective on potential, and a multifaceted understanding of the emotional, psychological and practical aspects of purchasing a home. Working with Marika has been a pleasure.

– Catherine & Ian

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