Marla Moresi-Valdes

Partner and Top Producer
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  • Broker, McGuire Partner
Real estate is in Marla's blood. As a native San Franciscan, she grew up exploring every inch of the city and cultivated a passion for its unique architecture. Her grandfather was a Swiss-Italian immigrant and builder-contractor who helped develop the Marina District and Cow Hollow neighborhoods. From an early age, Marla trained under her uncle, learning the ropes of real estate investment, leasing and management.
Marla truly loves her job. She bought her first home when she was 25 years old and has been investing in San Francisco real estate ever since.
Today, Marla is consistently recognized as one of the top-producing agents at McGuire Real Estate. She successfully represents buyers, sellers, investors and developers in San Francisco and Marin Counties in the sale of single-family homes, condominiums, tenancy-in-common (T.I.C.) properties, multi-unit apartments, and mixed-used buildings.
Marla is extremely full-service. She has a team of experienced architects, designers, stagers and technicians whom she works with on a day to day basis. It’s always Marla’s policy to be open, honest and realistic. She treats each client purchase or sale as if it was her own, striving to save her clients time and money. Marla is highly organized — some may call her a perfectionist!  She makes sure that all the moving parts are in sync, never skipping a beat.  Marla skillfully walks her clients through the entire home buying and selling process and keeps them informed with daily updates and checklists so that all parties are aligned around next steps. 
When not selling properties, you can find Marla exercising, trying new restaurants, wine tasting, enjoying the theater and spending quality time with her dogs, Bichon Frise’s named Calvin and Lulu.  An avid ultra-runner, Marla successfully completed Western States, a 100-mile endurance run — in one-day. Marla graduated with a double major from the University of California, Davis and she currently resides in a set of flats in Cow Hollow.
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Marla did an amazing job with selling our house! She handled everything seemlessly from the beginning process to the staging and through the entire sale. Her opinions were excellent and our house sold for well over the asking price. We couldn’t be happier and highly recommend Marla!

– Saira Keane

Marla is the ultimate professional. She is on top of every detail; market price, staging, getting contractors in to do work and cleaners to clean. Marla gets it done! We went on the market in a couple of weeks and were in contract within two weeks. I have been fortunate to work with Marla more than once and look forward to our next opportunity!

– Kenneth Coker

Marla was an absolutely fantastic partner through the entire process of selling my condo. She laid out a plan to get the best offer possible, then flawlessly executed that plan. She anticipated my questions and needs, and addressed them before i ever even had to ask. And anytime a hurdle appeared, she had a trusted team of top notch professionals (both at her firm and outside vendors like painters, stagers, handymen, etc) who did things quickly and did them well. In the end, the offers we received for my place were above even the high end of our expectations. I would hire her again in a heartbeat.

– Sean Mills

Marla Moresi-Valdes is truly amazing! We are very excited about our new home in San Francisco that Marla worked tirelessly to help us purchase. We were so pleased by her constant communication via email, phone and text. During the search for our new home, we took a trip to Europe. Although we were on vacation, we told Marla that we did not want to miss an opportunity to purchase our dream home. Marla proceeded to attend several open houses, took videos on her cell phone and sent them to us for viewing. Her personal notes on each house were in great detail which made it easier for us to narrow down our selection. Now that we have our home, Marla continues to work behind the scene with her connections to assist us with some minor fixes. This shows Marla's commitment to excellence which we appreciate the most. If you're looking for a professional realtor with a wealth of knowledge, amazing work ethic and follow through, look no further! We would highly recommend Marla Moresi-Valdes to anyone in search of a home! Thanks again Marla! Anthony & Tiffanie

– Anthony Woodards

Marla was a pleasure doing business with! She sold our home in San Francisco very quickly and assisted in the purchase of our new home in Marin. Her punctuality and follow-through skills were impeccable. She is knowledgeable, friendly, and has excellent customer service skills. She was very thorough and answered all of our questions clearly. She kept open lines of communication throughout the whole process. We would highly recommend her services.

– Vincent Etcheber

I was looking to purchase a condo in the SF downtown. In couple of months, I realized real estate market in the city is so different and complicated than rest of the bay area. Thanks to my friend who introduced me to Marla. Things turned around since I started working with Marla. She is very passionated, detail oriented, hard working and knowledgeable with the real estate in the city. Her expertise helped me to identify and purchase a property with my preferences. Her valuable inputs eased us to make tough decisions during the process. I would not hesitate to refer Marla to anyone who is in the market for buying/selling a real estate property.

– Naveen

Marla has sold and bought property for my husband and me on three separate occasions. Her communication skills are excellent and her knowledge of the market has been right on! She follows through on her commitments without delay. It is a pleasure to work with Marla! Lore Phillips

– Lore Phillips

Marla was fantastic. Buying a home for the first time is an intense experience, particularly in this market, that Marla helped us navigate with ease. She understood what we wanted, made time for our countless questions, helped immeasurably during the offering process, and really excelled once we went into contract. From start to finish we had a great experience and are very thankful.

– Andrew Hughes

Marla and her team did an absolutely amazing job helping us sell our beloved Cow Hollow condo. She had a great vision and recommendations for getting the place ready for sale and all of her suggestions were spot on and well worth it. She has a great pulse on what today's buyers are looking for. Just as important, she made everything so seamless given that she has longstanding relationships with all of her vendors and was on top of everything. And her market knowledge was second to none - she kept a close eye on everything on the market and everything that was coming to market. Great execution and a great client experience = more than satisfied clients. Would highly recommend her if you are either a buyer or a seller looking at SF real estate!

– J.R. & Alicia Garibaldi

Marla is bar none the best Realtor I have ever worked with. She is a good communicator and keeps you in the loop. She is very industrious and gets things done to sell your home in a very quick and high quality manner. You know all costs up front and she is very helpful in getting your home current and updated for sale. I thought this was going to be a nightmare because I don't even live in the state, and Marla made it so very easy for me. Thank you Marla, you are amazing . Heidi Dickerson

– Dr Heidi Dickerson

Marla is everything you want in a real estate professional. She is obsessed with her client's best interests, focused on the details, really understands Bay Area real estate valuations and gets the job done. I have recommended her to many of our clients all with glowing feedback !! What more can we say !!

– Graham Green

Marla is a truly amazing partner. One of the things I appreciated most while she represented us as sellers was her attention to detail on all dimensions from strategy to staging to execution. I can't imagine such a huge project going as well as it did without her hard work and dedication. Thank you Marla!!

– David Shaw

Marla is amazing. I was referred to her by a mutual friend after my husband and I expressed dissatisfaction with the realtor we had been using. The second we met Marla, we realized we were in great hands. She immediately knew just what it was we were looking for in a home, and she didn't kiss up to the other realtors. She was always honest about various properties we saw, telling us what she really thought of a given place, really being honest about pros and cons. She found us our house in a matter of weeks and guided us through the process seamlessly. Every referral she gave us for plumbers, painters, contractors, etc. has been terrific. She really knows the city, and is meticulous in her work. You will really feel like she is in your corner working for you at all times.

– Jocelyn R.

Having just sold our condo in San Francisco, we can honestly say that it was a pleasurable experience. Marla took care of everything for us and made the entire process easy and painless. She was personable, professional, diligent and extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of the marketing and sales process. We were especially thankful for her assistance with our tenants and ensuring a smooth transition to their new landlord. She went above and beyond the call of duty and worked at all hours to make sure all of our questions were answered and every detail taken care of. We couldn't be more pleased!

– Andy and Karen Boone

Thank you for doing such a great job on finding me a home to purchase in San Francisco. You were on top of everything and always available when I had questions. Thanks again for your excellent service.

– Maggie Vaughn

Dear Marla, I must compliment you on your real estate expertise. Being a first time homebuyer, the whole process was both painless and educational. It was a pleasure to deal with you and I have already recommended you to several friends and family members.

– Alfred Etcheber

Marla was instrumental in making our dream of home ownership a reality. Not only did she find us the perfect home, but additionally, she introduced us to a mortgage broker with whom Marla operated like clockwork. Marla made the entire home buying process very understandable and convenient with her kind and patient approach. She worked very hard, being available all hours of the day, truly looking after our best interests. I would recommend Marla to anyone who is serious about purchasing or selling a home.

– Gaute & Jeanne Farner

Dear Marla, Thank you for assisting me in the purchase of my condominium. It was a pleasure dealing with you. I interviewed other agents as well and feel you surpass your competition on the following counts: Your excellent follow-through skills put you far above the rest. Your positive attitude and determination to find me a condo in this competitive marketplace. Making yourself available 100% of the time to thoroughly answer ALL of my questions. Your excellent negotiation skills to find me a condo at the best price. ~Inho Choi Marla was a godsend. She handled our first home purchase. We found her to be very knowledgeable and had complete trust in her ability. Marla was proactive throughout the entire process and explained things in a clear and concise way for us. Buying a home is a frustrating process but Marla was the best part of our experience. She simplified the process and worked hand in hand with the mortgage broker to insure the best possible interest rate was locked. Marla stayed on top of everything and kept the ball rolling. We couldn't say enough about what a pro she is.

– David Dell'Agostino and Christina Vaquera

I closed the sale of my home 3 weeks ago. As in my first effort with Marla she was diligent, dedicated, and demonstrated the kind of integrity I've always found rare in a difficult industry. Thanks and kudos to her for all the hard work!!

– Jacqueline James

I have been investing in Real Estate over the past 10 years. Marla is truly the best realtor I have ever worked with. She has a drive and work ethic that is very hard to find in most people. She was completely on top of it from the get go. Her impeccable follow-through skills and her constant search of the market finally allowed me to find a multiple-unit building in my price range. I look forward to doing many more transactions with her in the future.

– Kenneth Tonna

Marla represented me in the purchase of my first condo. She handled everything in a professional and efficient manner from start to finish. She continued to stay in close contact with me over the past few years, constantly updating me on the appreciation and value of my condo. I am very happy to say that Marla just listed my condo and sold it well above the asking price, and in just one day! Simultaneously, she represented me in the purchase of my new home, a much larger, single-family residence. I couldn't be happier with her service.

– Senior Deputy, Daniel Rosen

I have been in the real estate industry for over 20 years and have worked with many realtors. Marla far exceeded my expectations. She clearly went above and beyond the call of duty when marketing my condominium for sale. She marketed my home like it was a multi-million dollar property. She diligently held it open on Sunday open houses, and Tuesday brokers tours until the day it closed escrow. I am a client for life!

– Carlee McCarty

Marla's follow-through and perseverance enabled me to buy the perfect place for me. In such a competitive market, I wanted to throw in the towel several times, but Marla wouldn't give up. She diligently searched the multiple listing service daily and kept me in the loop on new listings. If it wasn't for Marla, I would have given up hope.

– Desiree' Marzwell

I have known Marla over 8 years and have experienced her professionalism and patience in two different job fields. Marla was the first and only choice for me because I knew she would watch out for my best interest and do her job completely. She had a difficult challenge in finding me the right fit and it took several months of serious looking, but she found a great home for me! I will continue to use Marla in the future and recommend her to all my friends!

– Margaux Rainey

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