Mariama Gebeyehou

Realtor Security Pacific Real Estate BRE# 01951088
Mariama is an extremely motivated licensed Real Estate Agent with a talent for establishing and maintaining relationships. She is a customer service oriented professional with a diverse personal, professional and educational background. A 5 Star Yelp East Bay Certified Negotiation Expert Realtor with Paralegal & Broadcasting background.

To ensure a successful experience, she utilizes her talent for guiding people through unfamiliar and emotional processes, as well as her skill and experience in understanding and explaining contracts, negotiating, working with attorneys, and remaining calm under pressure.

Her ultimate goal: a business built entirely upon referrals from clients who are completely satisfied with the professional and caring services they received. When you find a home you fall in love with, she knows how to negotiate effectively so you get that property, at the best possible price. In fact, nothing pleases her more than saying, “The home is yours.” Whether you’re buying or selling, it’s ultimately about realizing a dream.
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Rodeo Home Buyer
*** AMAZING, PHENOMENAL, THE BEST*** MG (My nickname for Mariama, don't steal it)! If I could give her 1,000 stars I would! 5 stars is not enough to represent not only her service, but her character and personality. If you haven't already read the reviews below and checked out the 5 stars overall already, then allow me to reiterate and emphasize why she has that rating. Since day one, Mariama has been far from amazing. My fiance spoke with her first on the phone before meeting in person and the first thing I asked was "was she nice? How was her vibe?" She loved her attitude so we proceeded with meeting up with her. She greeted us with a smile and was real from the start. She suggested talking with JVM (who are also just amazing) to get our process going. Can't lie, I slightly delayed the process because I wasn't super pushy on purchasing a home. Even then, MG would check in and respond to our questions without officially being our agent. Her responses were quick and informative and never made us feel like we were asking dumb questions or too many. I would need a few post to really correctly state how amazing MG is. To make a long story short, we had a difficult seller and still closed quicker than I could blink. She was there every step of the way, she pushed and always watched for our best interest. Her service was amazing, but as a person to me is what really amazed me. She has such a big heart, keeps it real, stays positive in tough situations, and always has your back. I can't thank her enough for all she did for my fiance and I. Also, I don't want to forget to mentioned her team. Ceara helped Seriously, no need to look for another agent. Just contact MG now, reading this post you already wasting time talking to her and getting on your way to purchase your dream home. At the end of it all, MG became our lifetime friend, not our agent. Note: Go with the dynamic duel. Mariama and JVM. Trust me, you won't regret it. It's the A-Team.
MG!!! You are incredible to say the least! December 7th I contacted Mariama for an over the phone quick chat! ( we were first time home buyers ) She was super helpful, providing information on what steps we needed to take. I instantly knew she would be amazing! December 16th my fiance and I met Mariama at her office in Richmond, (we had to reschedule which is why it took us a little while to meet with her in person) Mariama guided us on what to expect, answered ALL of our questions, then recommended a Lender (JVM) whom she has worked closely in the past. With the holidays, my fianc_ and I were caught up with all the madness and were unable to contact JVM until after Christmas / New Year. In the meantime Mariama would check in with us in case we had any questions and was very understanding with us waiting a couple of weeks until we contacted JVM. January 10th came along, we started the Pre-approval process with JVM. January 23rd we were pre-approved. (We procrastinated on sending them the documents they asked for) otherwise the pre-approval process would of been much quicker. We contacted Mariama to let her know we were pre-approved, and then the fun part started! Looking for houses! :) (With our first meet with Mariama she knew exactly what we're looking for, but also knew our flexibility with the properties.) Mariama set us up with a portal to be able to view homes as they were listed on the market. We also sent her a whole bunch of open houses that were going to be happening that weekend. We met Mariama at the property open houses, she answered all of our questions, pointed out on what to look out for, and had the disclosures for us that same day! Fast forward, Saturday February 3rd, we came across a property that my fianc_ and I fell in love with! Monday February 5th, Mariama was preparing our very first offer for our dream home! We were pretty nervous at this point, there was a lot of documents that were new to us! Again, Mariama explained every single thing to us and made sure we understood what was going on. Tuesday came, the seller/ agent for this property (same person) was not responding to Mariama... the waiting game started... did I mention they were investors from SoCal? You can only imagine how this how went. Wednesday.. still no response! As a team we decided to move on and keep looking as the seller/ agent seemed not interested... ( they had multiple offers ) That same day about 11am, the seller/agent texted Mariama saying that they received a CASH offer and that they were going to be moving forward with it. (Cash is king right?) ugh...We were crushed! Mariama remained positive and and told us that were were going to come across people like this. We moved on... Saw a few more properties the next weekend......Wednesday February 14th, Valentine's Day....The seller/ agent from our dream home contacts Mariama.... long story short, the cash offer didn't go through.... Mariama wrote another offer the same day!! Our offer was accepted and the next day we were doing inspections on the property. With Mariama & JVM, we were able to close on March 2nd!!! 16 days and we closed!! How unbelievable is that?? We definitely had an A team! Mariama, thank you from the bottom of my heart for making one of our biggest dreams come true!! For being patient and so helpful!! If you're looking for a Real Estate agent, that will guide you every step of the way, answer all of your silly questions, bad ass in what she does, contact Mariama!! You will NOT be disappointed
Oakland Homebuyer
Mariama is one of those rockstar agents that provides exceptional service to her clients and to those that work with her!
It's not often Realtors take the time to toot another agent's horn but...*beep beep*... she is worth it and totally deserves the praise. I wish there were more agents like her in the industry!

I truly believe any one with any real estate need will be happy they selected Mariama to sell or help them purchase a home...she loves her clients and treats them with kindness and respect. She's a hard negotiator too and she'll fight strongly for anyone she is representing!
San Francisco Homebuyer
WOW! That's our description of Mariama in one word. We first met Mariama two years ago when she was hard at work selling the home across the street from us. We heard additional first hand positive reviews from others about her as well. We called Mariama months before we were ready to sell to consult with her about the process of selling a home and to get her recommendations on what we needed to do to prepare our home for sale. She was very helpful and stayed in touch with us and visited with us again a couple of months before we were ready to put the house on the market to make a few more helpful recommendations. She is always a text, email or phone call away and is quick to reply or even come by. She knows what she is doing, she is thorough, a tough negotiator and above all, a pleasure to work with.

Once our house was listed we had multiple offers that we reviewed on day 7. Counter offers were sent out that night and we accepted a solid offer on day 9 and our closing took only 14 days. Our results exceeded our expectations and may not be typical, but we couldn't have done it without her. We highly recommend her.
Los Angeles Homebuyer
There is a reason Mariama has so many 5 star reviews. She helped me find the exact home I wanted within my budget. She even helped calm my fears, and reservations through a six month escrow process. She expertly represented both myself and the seller - which I am sure was tricky. However, she was able to make sure that we both felt that we were getting what we wanted out of the process and I was able to walk away with a deep sense of gratitude for Mariama as well as the seller. As a single, first time home buyer, I hope everyone has an experience like the one I had with Mariama. This what home buying should be like. I am so, so appreciative of her knowledge, patience and all around professionalism throughout the whole process. I absolutely recommend Mariama! 10/10
Oakland Homebuyer
Mariama has been incredible from start to finish. She was attentive and friendly on our first phone conversation and immediately started showing us places that met exactly what we were looking for. She knows Hercules inside out and was the perfect person to help us learn all of the different neighborhoods and what we could get in the area.

We spent almost three months searching for the right place and Mariama was beyond patient as we spent every weekend looking at new spots. I had worked with other realtors in the past who seemed like they always wanted to be closing and done with the first place you see but not Mariama. She makes you feel like you are her only priority and has all of the time in the world for you.

If she is representing you then she will be a tiger when negotiating on your behalf. She is beyond thorough in getting you the best possible deal and she even came to our title signing to make sure everything was right with the deal.

Every email or call we made she responded immediately. We often had small kiddos with us when we looked at places and she would hold my little boys hand or play with them so we could look around the place without fear of our kiddos falling down the stairs or breaking a mirror.

I cannot say enough great things about Mariama. No matter how big or small your budget she will make you feel looked after, well represented and ensure everything happens perfectly.

Call Mariama. Call her right now!!
Martinez Home Seller
Mariama and Ceara are an amazing team! Throughout the entire process of our home sale they were thoughtful, responsive, accommodating, knowledgeable, hard working, and concise. They not only got the job done but took the time to understand our family and how to achieve a goal that can at times be difficult with 3 young children. If you are looking for a realtor that will work tirelessly to get your house sold and effortlessly to help alleviate the stresses that arise with listing your home, go with Mariama and team! You will not regret it
Mariama was great to work with. She was always responsive and walked us through the whole process. We highly recommend Mariama if you are looking to buy a home.
Mariama is Amazing! Excellent! Outstanding! Knowledgeable and the list can go on and on. Nearly a year ago I contacted her regarding my desire to put my house up for sale in Spring 2017. From the moment we met I felt comfortable and confident with her high level of expertise, knowledge of the real estate market, and confidence she would be able to sell my home shortly after putting it on the market. Not only were my first impressions right but she exceeded them. Selling a home can obviously be stressful but Mariama continued to reassure me not to worry unless she told me there was something to worry about...fortunately nothing negative surfaced during this process. With each inspection, appraisal and even during signing Mariama was present, explained each of the processes and when needed advocated on my behalf. She is a fantastic woman and superb real estate agent. I would definitely recommend her to family and friends..by the way I did, my sister recently purchased her home using Mariama as her agent!
Hercules Home Seller
Mariama is the best! Pays attention to you as the client and is always available. Very knowledgeable about the market and expert at navigating through the whole sales process, including smoothing out any bumps that may arise. Stays on top of things and goes above and beyond. A pleasure to deal with!
Rodeo Home Buyer
Mariama was wonderful! We were first time home buyers and she walked us through the process and answered all our questions. She was very patient with us and took us to see all the houses we thought we might be interested in. She worked really hard for us and was very professional! We will be recommending her to all our friend looking to purchase a home
Hercules Townhouse Seller
WOW! That's our description of Mariama in one word. We first met Mariama two years ago when she was hard at work selling the home across the street from us. We heard additional first hand positive reviews from others about her as well. We called Mariama months before we were ready to sell to consult with her about the process of selling a home and to get her recommendations on what we needed to do to prepare our home for sale. She was very helpful and stayed in touch with us and visited with us again a couple of months before we were ready to put the house on the market to make a few more helpful recommendations. She is always a text, email or phone call away and is quick to reply or even come by. She knows what she is doing, she is thorough, a tough negotiator and above all, a pleasure to work with. Once our house was listed we had multiple offers that we reviewed on day 7. Counter offers were sent out that night and we accepted a solid offer on day 9 and our closing took only 14 days. Our results exceeded our expectations and may not be typical, but we couldn't have done it without her. We highly recommend Mariama.
Mariama does a great job. When she took on my listing, she made sure everything stayed on track, and that I stayed informed throughout. The house had multiple offers within 3 days on the market. I was purchasing in another state, contingent on the sale of my home in California. Mariama stayed in contact with the buyers agent and when the buyer had delays, she contacted the lender and did what she could to keep things moving. She even contacted my out of state agent regarding the delays. I was purchasing from sellers who were also purchasing contingent on their sale. Throughout, Mariama was calm, confident, and efficient. She is a joy to work with. Everything worked out and there was a smooth transition for everyone involved.
Vallejo Home Buyer and Seller
We are so thankful for Mariama! She helped my husband and I navigate what could have been a very stressful situation. When we decided to sell our home to find a larger house in Vallejo we knew in the current market that things would be competitive and may move quickly. Mariama made sure to go over all of our options and gave us an idea of what to expect. We knew that the easy part would be selling our home, the hard part would be finding a new house in the very small window between closing and our moving date. Mariama went out of her way to accommodate our busy schedules to view homes all over the Vallejo area. When we finally found the house we loved she moved fast to create a competitive offer with a very fast closing. She kept us constantly updated, even sending us emails late into the night and over the weekends. In the end we got a house just in the nick of time and the stress of closing in such a shot amount of time was minimal to what it should have been thanks to Mariama keeping us updated every step of the way and advocating for us during the entire process. I would recommend Mariama to anyone looking to either buy or sell! She makes you feel like you are always the priority, and she will fight for you till the very end to get you the home you want!
Crows Nest Home Buyer
Mariama is a wonderful realtor. She help me by my first home and I would definitely recommend her to anyone. She always responds to my calls or voice mail. I was very grateful to have her as my realtor.
Mariama is the best!!! Throughout our process, Mariama remained positive and worked very hard, all the time. Mariama always made us feel like we were the most important people to her. Mariama cares and it shows. Through all the grueling process Mariama was always there to answer questions and fight for us. She was always honest and very trustworthy. I am glad we made such a good friend in the process. You want it done right? Choose Mariama.
Oakley Home Buyer
Mariama is an absolute ROCKSTAR agent!! I wish I could give her MORE than FIVE stars, because that just doesn't seem like enough! From the beginning, I had a horrible experience with a past realtor, and I was hesitant to start over. Mariama assured my husband & I that the process would be nothing but a success, and that even using our VA loan wouldn't be an issue. Now, to say the process was EASY (buying a house in a seller's market), would be a tad off, but Mariama wore so many different hats that helped us keep our heads high even when we lost bids on houses that we thought we loved. At times, she'd be our cheerleader, others she'd be our mama bear who told us to stay positive. She was always very prompt to respond to emails, calls and texts at all hours of the day and night, and never once seemed bothered. She is incredible at her job and considering two months ago, my husband and I never thought being homeowners was possible, and now we're moving into our brand new former model home at the end of the month, I can only give Mariama all the credit. Having gone through so much together, I'm happy to also say that she has transformed herself into a great family friend! I hope to never need to buy another house, but if we do, Mariama will be our girl!
Mariama is an absolute ROCKSTAR agent!!From the beginning, I had a horrible experience with a past realtor, and I was hesitant to start over. Mariama assured my husband & I that the process would be nothing but a success, and that even using our VA loan wouldn't be an issue. Now, to say the process was EASY (buying a house in a seller's market), would be a tad off, but Mariama wore so many different hats that helped us keep our heads high even when we lost bids on houses that we thought we loved. At times, she'd be our cheerleader, others she'd be our mama bear who told us to stay positive. She was always very prompt to respond to emails, calls and texts at all hours of the day and night, and never once seemed bothered. She is incredible at her job and considering two months ago, my husband and I never thought being homeowners was possible, and now we're moving into our brand new former model home at the end of the month, I can only give Mariama all the credit. Having gone through so much together, I'm happy to also say that she has transformed herself into a great family friend! I hope to never need to buy another house, but if we do, Mariama will be our girl!
Mariama is fantastic and about her business! We relocated to Colorado and she took care of everything! Even paying our yard guy lol. We had multiple offers and closed in 30 days!
As a Realtor I have had the great opportunity to do multiple transactions with Mariama. She exemplifies the meaning of a true professional. I see from a Realtor's eye how she goes above and beyond to be sure her clients have a smooth experience. I have a tremendous amount of respect for her :)
Hercules Home Buyer
Mariama is not just the number one realtor in Hercules, she's like a friend who would keep guiding you so you don't end up making bad decisions. And if you're a first time home buyer just like me and my husband, you would definitely want someone like Mariama by your side! Working with her is such a pleasure. She's very professional, positive, friendly and very accommodating. I've emailed her a million times when my husband and I are trying to get our own place and she alwayshas a quick response! I loved working with her because she provided us with all the information we need (she has answers even for my craziest concerns) and she really knows real estate inside and out. I don't have enough words to describe how awesome she is. Just that, my husband and I are happy that we met her - we trust her completely and we highly recommend her! We found a nice place that we can now call our own because of her.:)
Hercules Home Buyer
I highly recommend Mariama as a realtor. She's so professional, really knows her work and she's a real expert. My wife and I decided to buy a house in 2015 so we sent Mariama a quick email inquiring if she could help us find a place in Hercules since we're first time home buyers and there are so many things that we do not understand yet. She replied so quickly and we met her over coffee. From that day on, I knew that there's no other realtor for us but her. She's so organized and very attentive to details. Her communication lines are open 24/7. After our initial pre-approval, we decided to hold off on buying a house. It took us another year to finally decide that we really want to go ahead and buy our own place. Mariama kept in touch the entire time but she never pressured us into anything. When I told her that we wanted to start viewing units not just in Hercules but also in Vallejo, she immediately set a schedule. We visited several homes and for each and every one, Mariama is always ready with all the essential information - what we need to know about that place, what the options are, what the pros and cons are and what's the possible scenario if we opt for that unit. Information like those are very important especially for first time buyers like us because those details helped us find the unit that really matches our preferences and decide which one works best with our finances. When we finally decided which place to get and the offer got accepted, Mariama really stayed with us every step of the way. She was with me through the inspections, repairs and she was very patient in communicating with the seller and their realtor. She even helped us set schedule with contractors because I really didn't know which company to contact. She would give advice on what to do but would also remind us that the final decision is still up to us. She was there to help us sort things out but she's never pushy and never pressured us into any decision. We email her constantly and she's always ready with an answer in a matter of minutes. She calls me immediately if something important comes up. She made sure that everything fits within our schedule since my wife and I both work during the week.
Vallejo Home Buyer
I cannot find superlatives enough to describe the incredible experience my partner Maria and I had working with Mariama. She is amazing at what she does, and truly is as good at her job as anyone I know in any field anywhere. She is a true professional, but more than that, treats you like family. Where to begin? Mariama helped us buy a dream home for our family. We had many complicated circumstances and she worked through all of them so they became non issues. She took us to a location we had not heard before and never would have visited. It was a gorgeous neighborhood with homes we could afford and she got us so much more for our money than we thought possible. We get to wake up every day in a home beyond our dreams and Mariama made it all possible. I am a teacher, and Mariama is part of the Teacher Next Door program. This means that she actually credited us money back our of her own pocket as part of the sale too! Like a lot of money. She is amazing, This is just another indication of how Mariama is not just a realtor, but committed to being a great person and cares about the work she does and the people she helps. I cannot recommend Mariama enough. I want everyone I know to buy a new home so I can have them meet Mariama. She treated us like family throughout and made us feel cared for, well represented and like we were millionaires buying a mansion. I think whether you are buying a condo or a whole floor of a building Mariama would make you feel the same and take care of you the same. She is the best! Thank you Mariama.
Mariama offers a lot for first time buyers, not only will she guide you through the process, she brings legal and negotiating skills to the table. Even having read a first time home buyer's book, there was so much information Mariama provided. There's a reason she has so many high ratings, she's professional but down to earth at the same time. Do yourself a huge favor and reach out, you'll be glad you did.
I have to start off by saying that I have known Mariama professionally for almost 9 years. Even before she became the real estate agent queen she is today. We worked together and taught me how to do my job and is one of the reasons I'm as much of a success as I am today. I start there with my review of her because buying a house is one of (if not the most) important decisions of your life. You want to work with someone who is thoughtful, kind, patient, smart and someone who will tell you the truth for your own good no matter what. Yes, we are friends now but we weren't when we met at first and she treated me no different than she does after 9 years of friendship. That's the type of person you want working for you and she is the one you want walking you through this momentous occasion. I recently decided to make the leap and purchase a home. The time she spent with me, showing me places, email, phone and text correspondence, she really puts all of her effort and makes you feel like you're her only client. I don't think for a second that I got special treatment because we were friends, I've heard her talk to other clients and they received the exact same treatment. In the end, I made a different life choice and Mariama was great about it even though I felt bad about wasting her time. She happily told me that only I knew when the time was right for me and that when it is right, she'll be happy to help me again. In all of the decisions you will have to make when buying a home, hiring Mariama is the only no brainer.