Testimonials

Marcia really understood our lifestyle

… We greatly appreciated Marcia’s absolute honest and frank dealings with us.  She never pressured us or tried to “sell” us a property that was not right for us…Marcia really understood our lifestyle…and just “got us” as a family.  This level of trust is not easily attained … Marcia was always immediately accessible to us and returned emails and phone calls without delay… she always made us feel that we were a priority to her … Immediately after closing escrow (on the home we bought with Marcia as our agent) Marcia listed and successfully sold our home at a time when prices were falling drastically in our neighborhood.  She has a special talent in staging homes tastefully and in a way that maximizes their desirability … Marcia Tolin has a very strong work ethic, unquestionable integrity and is fiercely committed to the interest of her clients.  We feel very grateful to have been able to work so closely with her as we made this major life transition from a home we lived in for over twenty years to a new home … she truly made this possible for us!
… The Hayman Family

You have done terrific job in getting our house sold!

…I’m writing this letter of recommendation because you have done a terrific job in getting our house sold! … One thing that most sellers underestimate in a Realtor is whether that Realtor has connections with various local contractors or handymen that are professional and reasonable and I have to say that you saved us much time and expense.  You also went out of your way to care for the property … You staged the property amazingly well with the items you had at your disposal … and worked directly with our trust attorney … thank you for your professional service and commitment to your clients.
… John Jai

It was a great privilege to work with Marcia Tolin

… It was a great privilege to work with Marcia Tolin and hire her as my real estate agent.  I began talking to her about selling my mother’s home, and she was helpful immediately with knowledge, hints and offering to assist with anything right away.  It was several months later that I actually hired her as the selling agent … Marcia is a hard-working, self starter who invariably understands exactly what needs to be done and how to get it done quickly, effectively, and has the resources, references, and experience to complete and market the property … On the interpersonal side,  Marcia has been a good listener and communicator … We can unreservedly  recommend Marcia Tolin as a real estate agent.
... Glenn and Linda Mitchell

She was not afraid to “tell it like it is”

… After our first (unsuccessful) listing with another agent … we looked long and hard for our next agent … Marcia stood out (from the other agents we interviewed) … she made the comment that we could not sell our home without installing a conventional hear source.  Our “elephant” (pellet stove) would not qualify as a heat source in order for a buyer to get a loan … she was not afraid to “tell it like it is”… and offered to help us find a contractor to make the installation … she proved to us that we needed to spend the money and install the heating.  That was the deciding factor for us, and she got the job … Marcia was always available to answer our questions either by phone or e-mail and staying in contact with us daily even meeting with the inspectors and monitoring the termite work in our absence.  Our neighbors who witnessed the first failed attempt to sell our home previously made the comment to us that she had been there almost every day and said they had seen more activity in one week then in the previous six months with our other agent …
… Dale and Melinda Wade

Marcia found us our Dream Home!

"Marcia Tolin was great! She found us our dream home and we couldn't be happier! She is very familiar with all of the areas in La Mesa that we were searching in. She's also a strong negotiator and snagged us our home at $20k under asking including all of the important repairs we wanted taken care of!"
… Sean and Samantha Huber

It would be a pleasure for us to recommend you

Dear Marcia, I wanted you to know what a great experience it was for my brother and I to have you as our listing agent for our family home of 50 years. Your professionalism and integrity really stood out for us. Together we all worked hard during the two hottest weeks of the year preparing the home for sale. The fact that you brought staging skills and supplies was a real plus for us giving the home a quick update. The transformation was amazing and with professional photography company that you hired the warmth and love we felt in growing up there was really captured and we are sure it contributed to the quick sale to the wonderful family who will enjoy it for years to come. This home was very special to our family and working with you made the transition smooth and comfortable. It would be a pleasure for us to recommend you and your services to anyone who might need a exceptional real estate agent.
… Randy and Larry Clark

As tired as we were, we shared a lot of laughs along the way

I came to you upon watching you sell our neighbors home on Odessa Avenue in upper La Mesa.  Our neighbor had selected a different Realtor to begin with and after six months, they had not recived one offer.  When you became their Realtor cars began covering our street with people coming to see the house. As I recall, the house was sold in less than two weeks. That was when I came and asked for your card ... We sold the house during a “down market” against all my friends’ advice ... It was gratifying that we got our asking price that everyone thought was a little too high. More amazing was that we got multiple offers within 48 hours of the house being listed! ... I give you all the credit for making those two things happen, getting the price I wanted and selling quickly. Marcia, you came through with every promise made which turned out to be a very tall order indeed ... with all the little details it took to "spiff things up" and as tired as we were, we shared a lot of laughs along the way ... You made sure my dog was safe and secure while I was gone. It was a traumatic time for her.  I don’t think she could have survived the ordeal without you coming to reassure her. She came to know the sound of your car and got excited each time. Thank you for being her friend too!
... Jan Price

With her sleeves rolled up I saw someone who was committed, hardworking, thoughtful, and caring.

I selected Marcia Tolin as my Realtor against two other leading agents in the East County to sell my home on Calle Desposito in Rancho San Diego. Right off the bat, she convinced me that due to market conditions, it would be unwise to overspend on items in preparation for sale that would most likely be changed by the next owners ... Through the entire process of preparing my home for the market, I always felt she was watching out for that, which I really appreciated ... She also seemed to really care about my house which I liked also. Her expertise and confidence in what she suggested were undeniable. She gave me great advice and helped me to ready the house. With her sleeves rolled up I saw someone who was committed, hardworking, thoughtful, and caring. She brought in many personal items to stage my "tired" home, rearranged furniture, and transformed my home into one that looked like a model home! I found Marcia to be professional in every way, and trusted her to do her very best. She met all my expectations and more. And somehow, she even managed to help me have some fun in the process! The house sold promptly for a price that I was happy with. I highly recommend Marcia to anyone who is considering selling their home.
... Rich Phillips

... genuinely caring and professional manner ...

Our Realtor, Marcia Tolin, was key in selling our home and finding our “Forever Home.” She successfully marketed our San Carlos home and diligently searched San Diego County for our new home.  We specifically wanted a single story house with a three car garage.  It was a very long search, but we found a house that has become a wonderful home for us in Chula Vista! Through the whole process, Marcia was always available and performed her duties in a timely manner.  She presented herself in a genuinely caring and professional manner.  We were impressed with her real estate experience and knowledge in maneuvering through the selling and buying processes. We are grateful for all her hard work, attention to detail and thoughtful demeanor.  We highly recommend her services to any buyer or seller.
... Rick and Sheryl Carlton


From the first time I talked to Marcia , I was impressed. She is incredibly hard-working and responds to whatever your needs are promptly, efficiently and pleasantly. I usually find myself doing a lot of the job myself, but with Marcia I could just be a client because she took care of everything  for us. Our transaction was more complicated with a lease back, and electronic signings because we were out of town. After the sale, she followed up and made sure that our actual move-in went smoothly! Most importantly, I felt Marcia was extremely honest and easy to communicate with and I felt confident that she had our best interests as her first priority.
… Stephen and Teri Bansbach


Marcia helped my husband and I buy our home on a VA loan, she recommended a loan consultant, corresponded to our every question, and was very knowledgeable about the areas we looked at, which helped us get into a safe neighborhood. She negotiated with the selling to Realtor to take our offer out of  5 different ones, and ours being the only VA loan with no down payment. We love our home and neighborhood and couldn't of asked for a better Realtor.
… John and Cassandry Landay


Marcia does a great job guiding you through the home purchasing process, from identifying a potential property, to ensuring that all the escrow documents are completed in a timely manner, to helping with home decorating and renovation ideas. Marcia is very professional and would trust her advice on  any aspect of the real estate business!
… Terry Bunting


Marcia assisted me in selling my house in 2010, and was extremely helpful throughout the entire process.  She took the time to spiff up my house to get it ready market ready, and she made herself available anytime I wanted to view a home. She then helped me find the perfect house to buy and negotiated a good price!
… Robert Anderson


Marcia has been in this business for a very long time and knows her stuff! She knows the neighborhoods, the houses for sale, the people selling them, all the Realtors, she is in the KNOW!! She is an excellent agent and I HIGHLY recommend her.
… Staci Pilkaytis