Rob & Christine Trodella
“Residential real estate agents are a mixed bag. I've worked with five over the last several years and have interviewed several more. Chelsea is far superior to any I have dealt with and I would use her again and again. It's not just in one area that she excels. She is the complete package: smart, responsive, creative and tenacious. In a down market Chelsea took the listing for our house, developed a creative marketing approach, and attended every broker and buyer open house. Compare this to other brokers who will often attend the first or second opening and then outsource additional showings to other agents. In the rare instance that she doesn't answer her phone she will respond within the hour, if not within minutes. She priced our house right and sold it quickly. We were so impressed that we retained her on the buy side. That transaction was unusual and more complicated than several commercial deals I have worked on. Unfazed, Chelsea's skills were put to test, again with a successful result. She does not take "no" or "next week" or "maybe" for an answer. She drives results for her clients. In a crowded industry with uneven talent, Chelsea is the right choice.”
"Chelsea has represented my partnerships and personal real estate needs for close to a decade. Our primary business has been developing spec homes in Marin, and there is no one I would trust more with the marketing of our properties than Chelsea. Aside from being logical and pragmatic, she’s always been professional, in a very personable way, with everyone in our transactions. I’ve always felt she works for our best interest; I trust her emphatically. Chelsea is extremely sharp and an absolute pleasure to work with, and I know having her on our team, with her diligence and market knowledge, has greatly helped the success of our projects."
CJ & Cady Wolf
"When we were a first time home buyer in Marin, a close friend highly recommended Chelsea and she didn’t disappoint. So when it came time to sell our house in 2017, it was a no-brainer to work with Chelsea again. We have purchased/sold several homes from Tahoe, to Marin to Utah but Chelsea stands heads and shoulders over all of the other real estate agents we have worked with. What makes Chelsea truly unique is her analytic background, her work ethic (I am not sure she sleeps), her great attention to detail (nothing slips through the cracks) and most importantly - her honesty. We currently live in Utah and our tenants in our Marin home elected to move out in early November. Chelsea assured me that she would manage everything from the tenant exit walk through, evaluating damages and determining what repairs were required to list the house. After she successfully managed the tenant’s exit, she organized the staging of the house, painting and other required repairs. In addition, she prepared all the marketing materials and had the home ready for listing within 3 weeks of our tenants moving out. Chelsea has been in the real estate business for many years and has established a very strong network and reputation within the real estate agent community. This became very apparent when over 60 real estate agents showed up for the broker tour. This demand produced an offer within 24 hours and it was significantly over asking! Chelsea was very thorough and knowledgeable during the due diligence phase and she held our hand through closing. The entire process from the tenant’s exit to closing was less than 2 months and it didn’t require us to visit our 2nd home. I truly think that was only possible due to Chelsea’s meticulous, hands on approach."
"Chelsea helped us as first time home buyers navigate the many twists, turns and complications that come along with purchasing a home. She was there every step of the way, and answers any/all questions we had (usually in matters of minutes via email or on the phone). Additionally, she knows the rules, regulations and all the other quirks that come along with Marin real estate. If you are looking for a home in Marin, there isn't an agent that knows the area better than Chelsea."
"Chelsea is fantastic. She has accomplished the "seemingly impossible" several times for us and has helped dramatically reduce the stress of selling and buying a house. Most recently she helped us sell our house off-market and close on a new one over a 1-2 month period. I will most definitely work with Chelsea in any real estate transaction in my future, and highly recommend Chelsea to anyone who transacting in the Bay Area. Feel free to send me an e-mail if you need any more detail."
"I cannot recommend Chelsea highly enough. She made a very difficult situation--selling my recently-deceased's father's home, which I grew up in--as easy as I could have hoped for. She understood both my sister and me, and knew that our paramount need from her was help moving the process along and getting the right people in the right place at the right time. She took the bull by the horns and did just that--creating a flowchart/timeline and then arranging for the professionals and inspectors that we needed to get the house from years of being worn with lived-in memories to fresh and elevated by those memories and charm. In a nutshell, given Chelsea's past experience in finance, she not only knows Marin real estate, but also people and negotiation; she kept the sales momentum going so that we could maximize value while also ensuring that we were selling to a good family with young kids who could build memories in the house just as my sister and I did. A very strong recommendation from an appreciative client!"
Andrea & Matt Sterling
"Chelsea sold my house quickly, efficiently, and returned maximum value. She was on the job 24/7 throughout the process, resulting in a sale with multiple offers after less than a week on the MLS. I can't recommend her highly enough, if you have the opportunity to work Chelsea, take it."
"Chelsea is an outstanding real estate agent, combining an expert command of her craft with the personal qualities of trust and patience. She truly puts her clients needs first, as evidenced by a two-year process that culminated in the right home at a fair price. We can wholeheartedly recommend Chelsea without reservations."
"Chelsea helped me and my brother sell my parents house. She was amazing! From the day we interviewed her to the day we closed, she handled every detail of our complicated multiparty sale. We had so many other things going on during that time and Chelsea was able to make the whole process of preparing the house and selling it seem effortless. She was well informed, calm, competant, communicative, patient, professional, supportive, and respectful of our wishes. I can't say enough good things. I recommend her highly."
"I wholeheartedly recommend Chelsea as an outstanding realtor in the Bay Area. My wife and I could not have asked for more timely, detail-oriented, thorough, and ethical service as part of our home search process. From relevant market insight to planning ahead and predicting to handling the intricate closing process, we were thrilled with the level of service received from Chelsea."
Kendall & Shelley Fargo
“Several years ago, Chelsea helped us find our first home in Marin. More recently, when we were ready, Chelsea found us our dream home that we plan to live in forever. Chelsea did an amazing job of understanding our realities and our dreams and then somehow magically made them come together. Chelsea takes the time to really get to know her clients, and then her unique business background becomes a tremendous asset during the negotiations. We were extremely fortunate to have Chelsea as our real estate professional. She has made a priceless impact on our family. We will be forever grateful to her.“
“Chelsea was a pleasure to work with, making the purchase a breeze. She expertly handled all the details, and went the extra mile to make sure that we understood everything involved with the purchase. We have since recommended her to a number of people.”
“Chelsea is extremely knowledgeable, dedicated and genuine. She is a true expert in the market. Her knowledge of each county, city and all of the specific nuances is remarkable and extremely important in the real estate process. Her knowledge within each county and city expands to education, inspections, development and more. Chelsea is incredibly committed to her career and her clients. She is available, accessible and always so approachable at all hours. She is always willing to talk things through via email, text, live, on the phone, etc. Her commitment to her career is evident in her relationships with her clients as well as her colleagues in the market. Chelsea is an honest straight shooter while also being extremely compassionate and empathetic. She understands that the process can be emotional for her clients and does an amazing job at constantly laying out the facts and possibilities very clearly and genuinely while also providing comfort and ease along the way. And, she has fabulous energy and a great sense of humor!”