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Marlene Daniels

Marlene Daniels
Director of Corporate Relocation
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Are you relocating or have employees you are relocating to the East Bay? We are very pleased to introduce our Relocation Services division, headed by Marlene Daniels, Broker Associate.

We offer a variety of services from finding temp/perm housing for an employee to our extensive concierge services of providing an east bay orientation tour, showing available properties on the real estate market, providing references to discounted moving services and even overseeing the sale of out of state properties that an employee needs to sell.

It is our goal to simplify the relocation process for you and your employees by exceeding your expectations at every step in the process at the best value as we provide an exceptional relocation experience.

In today’s business world there exists intense competition to attract and retain the best talent available. We can strengthen your offering by effectively managing your relocation efforts even before your offer of employment has been accepted! We can highlight the many advantages of living in the East Bay due to its numerous cultural, educational and quality of life benefits that makes the East Bay Area a great place to live and work! Making us a part of your recruitment team from the very start is the smart move many companies are making!

Relocation Services:

Marlene serves as the Single Point of Contact for each of your employees. Once the needs of your transferee are establish and verified, a relocation plan will be jointly developed and carried out. This sometimes flexible relocation plan will be administered by our Counselor to the complete satisfaction of your employee.

Departure Services:

Marlene has experience in locating Top Realtors who have the necessary skills and a demonstrated history of success in selling property in today’s challenging real estate market. We will assist by putting you in contact with those top professionals in your area. Our goal is to assist in your selling of your home both quickly for the highest possible price with the least inconvenience to you. Our involvement with assure you that everything that can be done to accomplish this goal is being done on your behalf.


• Associate Broker/Relocation Specialist. Work with Corporate transferees helping them find short/long term, furnished or unfurnished housing in shortest possible time. Familiarity with geographical areas, budgets, housing, safety, essential.

• With former company was Manager of two offices – Piedmont and Claremont (Berkeley). Have overseen approximately 1000 closed escrows with 50+ agents. This required the capability of dealing with a myriad of decisions including legal issues, ethics and negotiations on behalf of clients and agents.

• Past President Oakland Association of Realtors. Recipient of the Realtor of the Year Award. Chaired numerous committees.

• Have done public speaking on real estate topics including relocation, housing options for buyers, pre-retirement planning. Consultant on two real estate books. Conducted training sessions for new agents on how to list and market properties as well as interaction with buyers.


• Graduate McCann’s Business College and University of Maryland. Studied interior design at New York School of Interior Design and Academy of Arts College, San Francisco.

• Previously held positions with American Embassy, London, and Smith Barney, San Diego.

• Love to travel and have visited many countries – Chile, Argentina, France, Italy, Germany, England, Mexico, Sweden & Russia. Most memorable trip was to Chile with Rotary International helping children get surgery for disfigurements caused by poor living conditions.


* Board of Directors, Piedmont Historical Society, 2000-2008.
* President, Piedmont-Montclair Rotary 2006-2007.

* Founder/Past President, Rotarian Singles Fellowship 2007-Present.

* Assistant Governor, Area 1, District 5170, Rotary 2007-2008.

* Member Senior Resource Alliance. Oakland/Emeryville Chambers of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, Notary Public.



August 2020

I've known Marlene for a better part of a decade as a neighbor. When it came time to sell my condo in Portobello, Marlene was the only person I reached out to. It turned out to be a great decision. She is very knowledgeable about the market, she is responsive and executes effectively. While Marlene and her team made the selling process seamless for me, the best part of the experience was having Marlene's context and counsel. As a first time seller, this made me feel better about making the right decisions.

Wish you the best also!



March 2020

Hi Marlene,

We certainly appreciated all of the extra work that you’ve had to put into both getting the offer and now working through coordinating the transaction. Wishing the best for all during these times and always.

Owner Portobello Unit #127


March 2020

When we decided to sell our condo in Oakland, California, we only considered one realtor, -Marlene Daniels. We knew that Marlene had an unmatched knowledge of the Oakland real estate market, especially the area around Jack London Square, and that her professionalism and diligence were qualities aiding in her strong sells performance.

We were not disappointed in our choice. Marlene not only sold our unit within a week of the initial listing, above the asking price, she also quickly and effectively handled a number of issues which came up before we were able to close. If there is such a thing as "one stop shopping" for a realtor, it applies to Marlene. We couldn't be happier.

- Monteil Shakir


September 2019

This letter is a love letter to Marlene Daniels that I hope you and she will share as widely as possible.

Just ten weeks ago I met with Marlene to talk about her listing my little rental condo at Portobello in Oakland. She took the listing and always treated it as if it were as valuable as a much more expensive typical Oakland listing. The place closed yesterday. I think finding a buyer who wanted a 21 day escrow was a bit of good luck.

There was no luck involved in how Marlene marketed the place. She found a stager who made the place look so great that literally everyone who saw it was in awe. She communicated with me on a nearly daily basis of the progress of her efforts. She covered for me when I ended up in surgery in the middle of all this. And, although she was dragged into some really creepy drama from my family, she maintained a professional demeanor with grace and class.

On a scale of 1 to 10, Marlene deserves at least a 12 for the work she did on selling my condo. I cannot thank her enough."

- Christina Nelson


August 2019

What can we say? You have been both comforting and tenacious as our agent. When we despaired you buoyed our spirits and when appropriate you were both fierce and kind with the buyer's agent in ways that helped make the sale happen on time.

We knew we were making a good choice to go with you in selling our condo at Portobello - you know all the players and are able to offer sellers (us) and buyers, as well, insights into the process that made everything work out!

Thank you so much for all you did for us and we are happy to have you use our glowing words in any way you see fit.

We toast to you and your efforts on our behalf and the sale of our condo!

Good luck with Portobello.

Sincerely, Chris & David


April 23, 2019

I have been so lucky to work with Marlene Daniels twice -once as she was the seller's agent when I bought my condo and 4 years later as my agent when I sold. Both experiences were wonderful. Marlene is a consummate pro. When I was a buyer I marveled at how quickly she responded to questions and emails. And unlike many agents, I felt Marlene understood a good transaction should be a good fit for the buyer and seller. I never felt she overselling or pressuring me as a buyer. What I learned in my experience with Marlene as a seller was just how great she is at staging and marketing. After her magical staging, my condo looked amazing. She has a gift for highlighting the very best your property has to offer.

As if all that isn't enough, what makes Marlene even more special is her sense of humor and willingness to do what it takes to complete the job. Since I had moved out of the area when selling my condo, Marlene stepped in and met with repairmen, appraisers, filled any gaps when needed, advised buyer and his agent re complex and updated me on the property almost daily.

Recommending Marlene is one of the easiest recommendations I can make. If Marlene can't sell your property, no one can!


I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to Marlene Daniels. Her service for the marketing and sale of three of my property was first rate. We worked very closely together to successfully close on these properties.

I would highly recommend Marlene for all of your real estate needs. She has been a gem to work with and I look forward to continuing our professional relationship in the future. Thank you Marlene !

Thanks to Marlene taking the extra step to get a pot of plant and two piece of rugs for the entry walk way, plus a wreath hanging on the front door. Now, it looks like a model home!!
A quality product like this which [you] produce is a clear indication of your knowledge, experience, dedication and team effort. Again, I want to thank you for taking the extra step to do such outstanding work."
~ James Shiah

"We wanted to put our 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo up for sale, but were hesitant since so many realtors told us it is not worth much. We were referred to Marlene, she told us that we have a great property and if we spend a little to beautify it, we can sell in for a good price.
She sold our condo $146k over asking price and we were amazed how committed, wonderful and informative Marlene was. She worked around the clock, showed up whenever someone was interested to look at it rather than have their realtor use the lock box to get it.
We recommend her to everyone now."
~Mina & Maryam Karimabadi


"The recent sale of our condo at Portabello was, by far, the easiest real estate transaction we've been party to. Marlene was straightforward, and proactive. She delivered what she promised and always took the time to answer our questions. As the resident authority on all things Portabello, her knowledge of the complex and long-standing relationships made all the difference. She was a true partner in this transaction and the result of our work together is nothing short of stellar!"


"Dear Marlene,

Thank you for successfully selling my condominium unit at Portobello. Through your vast experience, you had a vision of how to market, stage and sell the unit, and then how to close the deal quickly. The sale price was outstanding and the whole experience of working with you was awesome. You were a team player and a great coach and adviser to help me see the path to success. I was very, very fortunate to have chosen you.

I was impressed with how you incorporated the Portobello lifestyle into the presentation, including the pool, the grounds, the tennis courts, the marina, the stroll along the water's edge to Jack London Square and so much more. Your background in interior design was instrumental in successfully staging the unit to make it very attractive to buyers. You went out of your way when you went off-site to view the staging furniture and make recommendations. You even made yourself available to coordinate the delivery of the staging furniture. Your professional contact with the carpet store owner facilitated a fast installation. You shopped for and purchased items with your own funds to put the finishing touches on the staging. You also helped manage getting the unit ready for showing, including visiting the unit often during construction, and making recommendations regarding fixtures, appliances, paint, hardware and more. You even kept wine in the new refrigerator while we were updating the unit!

When the unit was ready for showing, your preparation of the marketing information and choice of photographers to highlight the unit resulted in and outstanding presentation. Your efforts resulted in a preemptive offer well over the asking price. Then, your knowledge of the real estate market and financing was instrumental during the negotiations with the buyer. You crafted a great agreement and closed the agreement on the original terms without modification by the buyer. You were courteous and professional, but firm and assertive with the buyer's agent and lender, insisting that they perform on the agreement as written. You then moved the transaction along to close early. You used humor to keep the negotiations stress-free, which was brilliant. You communicated with me daily to keep me informed of each step of the process, and you provided very understandable explanations that I appreciated very much.

I could tell that you loved the challenge of getting it all together and then closing with lightning speed. I have to say it again, you are awesome! Thank you for everything!"

Manny Fortes
Attorney at Law


Dear Marlene Daniels,
It has been an absolutely wonderful experience working with you on the sale of my home. Frankly, you are amazing! During my rather recent turbulent times you have been reassuring, positive and an incredible source of support.

Your honesty and Integrity are the hallmarks of genuine kindness and professionalism. I am grateful and privileged have had you and your knowledge and wisdom at my side. Everyone should be so fortunate. Again, thank you so very much,"

Patricia Kidd
Oakland, California

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