Real Estate News: Maxine and Marti Gellens among top 100 ‘Influential Agents’



It’s official: Maxine and Marti Gellens of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties are among the top 100 most influential agents, as determined by the publisher of Real Estate Executive magazine.

At the recent Real Estate Mastermind Summit in San Diego, the mother-daughter team from La Jolla received a plaque honoring them as among the magazine’s “100 Most Influential Agents.”

They also were selected to participate on the Top Producers Panel, where they joined other agents with $20 million to $100 million-plus in annual sales to share their insights at the national traveling event attended by more than 300 of their peers at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.

“It was an honor to represent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, whose unwavering support has been so significant to our success,” Maxine said. “We enjoy giving back to the real estate community by sharing how we run our business, our current marketing strategies, and how we feel about the market. We also discussed how we keep it real with our clients and how it’s important for us to balance work and life.”

Marti added, “In addition, we talked about how important our social media presence is for our listings and to showcase our fun personalities. We’ve mirrored late-night TV host’s James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with our own ‘Caravan Karaoke’ during our La Jolla REBA broker caravan, and we share these videos on social media. After the panel, agents in the audience took the opportunity to meet us personally as we’ve been in the market for so many years.”

Based in the La Jolla Arcade office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, Maxine, Marti and their team (listing, marketing, escrow, office and showing coordinators, along with five sales agents) have sold countless homes in San Diego County since the duo became partners in 1994. Two years in a row, they’ve been ranked as “lucky” No. 13 top agents within the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network of 42,000 agents nationwide. They can be reached at (858) 551-6630, and

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