I came to residential Real Estate Sales a little differently than most. I began working as an International Relocation Specialist, serving clients from Germany and France who were temporarily relocating to the Sacramento area for their job. Having been a resident of Sacramento since 1980, educating my clients about our area came naturally. An important aspect of International Relocations is finding a home in an area that suits my client’s lifestyle, commute, and their family’s education needs. Given that English was always a second language for my clients, I also assisted them in finding the right grocery store, pharmacy, doctor, dentist, etc. This experience has prepared me for being a Residential Realtor!
Working with my Real Estate Clients means more than just finding a house in their price range… it is also important that my clients understand all the aspects of the neighborhood they are preparing to live in. The quality of the schools, if they have children, types of restaurants for the foodie, the closest park to walk their dog… access to the bike trail or the river… whatever they need ~ I want them to be fully informed.
So ~ who is Marlow Simonetto?
I spent my youth in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Sacramento after graduating from San Jose State University. From the age of eleven until I was 25, I was a Nationally competitive Water Skier. I was National Open Women’s Slalom Champion and ranked 4th in world in Slalom Skiing. During the last several years of competition, I had endorsement contracts with MasterCraft Boats and Maheraja Water skis. A funny little side note is that when I was in college, I worked at Marine Word in Redwood City as an Aquabelle in the ski show. It was a great way to make a little extra cash on weekends AND get a tan.
After retiring from water skiing and moving to Sacramento, I had my first foray into running my own business. I designed and manufactured a line of swimwear that fit athletic women. For seven years, I grew the company to include accessories and men’s swimsuits. I sold to over 400 stores nationwide, but ultimately gave up my business dream to start a family.
I have two daughters ~ Stefana and Elle. Stefana graduated in 2008 from Rio Americano High School and in 2012 from University of California Santa Barbara with degrees in Business Economics and Communications. She lives in San Francisco and works for a Public Relations Firm. Elle graduated from St. Francis High School in 2014 and will be attending college out of state in the fall. I am very proud of both of my amazing daughters!
My hobbies ~ I love Yoga and cycling…. Sacramento has some of the best yoga studios…Namaste. The Sacramento area has many miles of accessible cycling trails. The Amgen Tour of California agrees. Paddle boarding, while a perfect sport for Sacramento, is a new sport for me, but hey, it’s outdoors and on the water… there are so many locations in Sacramento to access the water. Lake Natoma, the American River, and the Sacramento River provide many locations for endless fun.
Maintaining integrity is essential to me while working with my clients as we put together a successful transaction. No one wants surprises at the end of Escrow! I continually communicate with my clients keeping them up to date on the progress of their sale or purchase. I look forward to working with you on achieving your dream of homeownership. All in all ~ I love living in Sacramento and assisting my clients in finding the perfect home, in the perfect location.