We have found that it is important for our clients to get an idea of who we are if they do not know us already. Many of our clients are referred to us through our community. But we do meet new clients who are meeting us for the first time right here on our site. First off we are married and business partners. We live and work in La Jolla. We have a son who attends school in La Jolla. And we absolutely love living in such a wonderful beach community. We are partners on Maxine & Marti Gellens’ Real Estate Team in La Jolla, a team with over 40+ years of local real estate experience. It is our experience that buying and selling a home is very personal and emotional, and often one of the biggest financial decisions you will make.
I’m a La Jolla native, and I have lived in either La Jolla or North County my entire life, with some extended times spent in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, and Tavarua, Fiji. I joined Maxine & Marti Gellens’ team as a residential real estate agent in 2013 specializing in the luxury market in La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe and North County. I originally started my real estate career in the foreclosure market working for investors. After five years of working in that market, I decided to move to residential real estate where I could really help my clients achieve their real estate dreams and help them make good real estate decisions. My father was a residential real estate broker for 30 years in La Jolla so making the transition was very natural. I grew up knowing a lot of the established real estate teams in La Jolla. I attended La Jolla Elementary and Muirlands Middle School in La Jolla and Torrey Pines High school in Del Mar. As a result, I’ve developed longstanding relationships with many people in the La Jolla and Del Mar real estate and beach communities. I have an entrepreneurial spirit, which is much needed in real estate and in all business. Prior to real estate I created and launched, with my brother, a successful surf sunscreen brand, Headhunter Suncare, which is still thriving and sold world- wide today. I truly enjoy working in residential real estate with my wife and with such a successful team. However, I what I love the most is helping my clients achieve their real estate dreams, and for many that is buying a home by the beach.
I am an Arizona native who spent many summer vacations on the beaches here in San Diego. I fell in love with San Diego’s charming beach communities and amazing homes the first time I came to visit. From that day forward I made it my mission to move here as soon as I could. In 1995 my dream to move to San Diego came true when I was hired to work in Del Mar for the summer. I have always loved interior design and architecture, which really was one of my draws into real estate. I joined Maxine & Marti Gellens’ team as a real estate agent in 2012 assisting buyers and sellers throughout San Diego County. I love working on such a fantastic and successful real estate team. I love working with my husband, and I truly love helping our clients achieve their real estate dreams. I am proud to say that San Diego State University is my alma mater. I received my B.A. in Liberal Studies and a teaching credential in 2000. Prior to becoming a mom and working fulltime in real estate, I taught elementary and middle school for the San Diego Unified School District as well as performed as a singer-songwriter throughout Southern California. My experience as a teacher and within the community of education has given me much insight that I use every day helping my clients reach their real estate dreams.