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Having grown up in Mill Valley, it was inevitable that I would return. After a decade in New York City, I am thrilled to be back bringing with me over 15 years of residential real estate experience. I join forces with Vanguard Properties, working alongside my mom, Marylisa Tencer, in the downtown Mill Valley office.
I launched my Real Estate sales career in 2001 with The Corcoran Group in New York and quickly built a loyal and steady clientele base. Having represented both buyers and sellers for five years, I was then promoted into management and was named managing director of the firm’s Brooklyn Heights office and earned recognition as a member of The Corcoran Group’s coveted President’s Council, honoring managing brokers around the country for success in operations, recruiting, and profitability.
In 2008, I opened the Corcoran Group's Williamsburg office and as senior managing director, I oversaw more than 45 agents and catapulted the office to success. I helped to make operations profitable in a very short period of time and excelled in selecting and training top agents, including the 2008 and 2009 Brooklyn Rookies of the Year. I earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and have also taken extensive business leadership courses at the Wharton School of Business.
Marylisa Tencer has been described by her clients as a consummate professional with the utmost integrity. She has been a real estate agent for more than a decade. She provides her clients with the most current information on positioning their property in a competitive market - from correct pricing and preparation to effective staging and presentation. Marylisa is there for her clients every step of the way with personalized service that extends well beyond the close of escrow. Service is the key to her business, and while working with both buyers and sellers and focusing on their individual needs, she brings enthusiasm, commitment, and expertise to her job as a Realtor.
Marylisa has lived in Marin County for over 40 years. She raised her family in Marin and has always been an integral part of the community. It is a tradition for her family is to serve dinner at St. Vincent’s Dining Room on Christmas Eve. She has been on the board of Kiddo and the Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation. Marylisa was president of the Redwood Guild of Sunny Hills for several years and tutored for Bridge the Gap.
Prior to becoming a real estate agent, Marylisa owned her own import company. Her experience as a parent, businesswoman, and community member in Marin, have given her a wealth of knowledge to share with her clients. Marylisa knows what the county has to offer in the way of infrastructure, businesses, schools, neighborhoods, and microclimates, which helps her to guide clients in their search for the perfect place to live.
Chief Executive Officer, Vanguard Properties
James directs a team of over 400 talented agents and marketing professionals in 11 offices in San Francisco, Marin and Sonoma Counties, and Palm Springs who have generated more than $10 Billion dollars in home sales
Frank Nolan is the top selling agent and the Vice President of Vanguard Properties, a boutique real estate firm specializing in residential real estate. Frank has established an impressive sales record since joining Vanguard in 2000 with over $750 million in sales.
Sales Manager - Marin County
Chelsea has been a consistent top producer in Marin County since she began her real estate career in 2003. She joined Vanguard Properties in 2018 as General Sales Manager for Marin County and also continues to represent buyers and sellers in the Bay Area.
Michele Rocksberg began working in real estate in 2001 as a transaction coordinator and licensed real estate assistant, processing over 1,000 listing and escrow files. She also worked in the relocation services department of Pacific Union International where she placed broker-to-broker referrals and managed internet lead inquiries.
Title and Escrow Officer, Fidelity National Title
Julia has been in the title & escrow industry for over 30 years. She is currently the branch manager of the Mill Valley Office, and handles a variety of escrow transactions including resale, refinance, 1031 exchanges, REO and commercial properties. When not at work she enjoys golf and traveling to see her family in Portland.
Jacob Elliott is a photographer and creative marketing coordinator specializing in the promotion of luxury real estate. With over 15 years experience in the fields of photography, video production, media consulting and web development the addition of Jacob to our team enables us to quickly develop and deploy custom marketing strategies tailored to the individual needs of each of our clients.
With a natural eye for design, Amy and her team provide exceptional staging services for our listings. With an emphasis that leans towards simplicity and the belief that less can be more, she is able to enhance or transform a property to maximize it’s sale potential. Whether a mid century modern, a Spanish bungalow or a cozy cabin; Amy’s natural eye and stylish inventory are always a welcome addition in preparing a property for the market.
Not every home is organized, tidy and show-ready. That’s where Judy comes in. With an acute eye for detail and style, Judy is our go-to resource when it comes to getting our properties organized and presentable.
LEO & GEMMA
More than the the office mascots, they are everyone's best friend (as long as you come with treats). Plus they are professional cuddlers and the world's best loungers. Not only that, they recognize a good property when they see one.