Marcia has lived in our community—Oakland, Berkeley and Piedmont—since 1964 and attended Havens’ Elementary, Piedmont Middle School, and Piedmont High. She left California to embark on a college career in Massachusetts. Marcia received her B.A. in Psychology from Brandeis University, and M.Ed. in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University. Returning to the East Bay, she completed her M.S. in Counseling from Cal State University, Hayward.
Marcia’s natural instinct for understanding people, and developmental experience from counseling, allows her to help clients find the perfect home based on their phase of life issues and individual circumstances. Her extensive work in the community and mental health fields has strengthened her ability to—not only recognize, but also empathize—with the personal attitudes, concerns, and goals of buyers and sellers. She also served as the Director of Volunteers for Geriatric Outreach Program in San Leandro.
She eventually settled into her next phase as a Top Producer at Mark & Associates, a firm specializing in placement services for legal professionals, and one that taught her the art of negotiation. Prior to joining McGuire Real Estate, Marcia was a Realtor® with Prudential Real Estate in Berkeley, where she received the Leading Edge Society Award for production. Her real estate experience includes: new and existing home sales, investment properties, retail buying and management, land purchases and building approvals for the city of Piedmont, as well as home remodels.
Marcia lives with her family in the East Bay; her two children attended both public and private schools in Oakland and Berkeley. Her active community involvement has included working with the Girls and Boy Scouts of America, Leadership in the Hyde Schools parent group, and a member of the Lake Merritt Breakfast Club, sponsors of Fairyland and the Necklace of Lights. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Berkeley Association of Realtors®. She is also a past VP of Membership for the Women’s Council of Realtors®. Marcia belongs to the National, California, and Berkeley Associations of Realtors®. Marcia is certified in both the Generational Housing Specialist (GHS) and Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR) programs.
Marcia’s Clients Say It Best
"When we decided to sell our house there was no hesitation, we called Marcia again. She gave us sage advice on how to make the necessary improvements to our home in order to increase its appeal to potential buyers. All of her recommendations were budget conscious and rapidly improved the value of our home. Once again Marcia went above and beyond, setting up painters, letting them into the house, supervising their work, and helping with every phase! We had multiple offers and sold less than two weeks after listing. Marcia explained how to best vet the offers so that we could choose with confidence. She is not only a fantastic realtor, but she takes the time to get to know her clients, and did a great job supporting us throughout every phase of the transaction. We highly recommend her services. - Conwell & Anjali