Marie Jo Atkins listed her very first home in Rancho Bernardo – twenty years later she is still based in the same city and has had a remarkable close to her second decade in real estate. Once again, Marie Jo and her team are number 1 in gross commission income at Real Living Lifestyles. Her passion for real estate has not slowed, and neither has her business.
Aside from her achievement within the brokerage, 2013 marked the year that Marie Jo hit the one billion mark in closed real estate sales to date. She is among an elite group of agents who ever reach this milestone in their career. This puts her team at an average of $52 million a year in sales. In 2013 she also sold a $9 million dollar property in Poway – the highest residential sales price in the North Inland area.
Being a tenacious negotiator has helped Marie Jo navigate through a business that is not for the timid or fainthearted. Marie Jo’s dedication and passion has helped her build an extensive customer portfolio. “I am very in tune with the current marketplace wherever I take a listing, which in turn helps clients make educated decisions about their home.” Marie Jo attributes a lot of her success to her team which consists of her long time Office Manager-Vicki Pellegrini and Lelia Olenik-Listing and Marketing Coordinator, along with her Buyers Agents Jacquelene Johnston and Penny Caughey.
Real Living is honored to have been a part of Marie Jo’s success over the years. Marie Jo has worked with Real Living President/CEO Steve Rodgers for many years. “Marie Jo is one of the finest real estate professionals I’ve encountered in my career. She is hard-working, wise and tenacious, service-oriented and runs her business with a big heart! Her market knowledge and negotiating skills are unsurpassed. Many of Marie Jo’s clients rave about her and most of her business is repeat. Congratulations to Marie Jo and her team again for being number one sales volume in our company for 2013.”
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