|Specializations||Rockridge, Elmwood, Claremont, Crocker|
Rarely does a Realtor come along with just the right blend of skillsets, but Maxi's career paths have provided her with just that.
Maxi honed her marketing skills originally at the famed Chiat/Day advertising agency in New York, and continued for 12 years in San Francisco running the marketing departments of both a tech media and an internet services company. Today she uses those skills to expertly market your property, or present your offer in the most compelling way.
Twelve years running her own interior and landscape design business, Lilley Faurot (Yelp), means that Maxi works comfortably with residential clients on their properties and has unique insights into the creative possibilities of a home's interior or exterior. She also has a flush stable of fellow designers, architects, contractors, fabricators and the likes who she connects with clients. And with various design boards up on Pinterest, such as exterior paint colors, and inspiring garden design, Maxi's unique point of view is available 24/7.
Maxi moved to the East Bay in 2003 when she and her husband bought their first home, a 2-bedroom bungalow three blocks from the Rockridge BART station. They sold their second car and embraced the pedestrian lifestyle of the neighborhood. When the 2nd child arrived it was time to move or remodel: unable to give up on location, they embarked on a second story addition and remodel of the home. That project wound up on the pages of Sunset Magazine (PDF), on SFGate.com, and the renovated kitchen was featured on the 2009 Rockridge Kitchen Tour. A year after construction completed, the family celebrated the 100th birthday of the original bungalow, and have lived there happily ever after.
In fact, Maxi's love affair with all things home began with the first home she lived in as a child, which was designed by her father, an ambitious young photographer in Philadelphia. It was a modern take on a typical row house, with floating staircases, split levels, high ceilings, contemporary finishes and Danish modern furnishings. Sightlines throughout the house gave the home a sense of expansiveness despite its diminutive size. Without realizing it, Maxi's design training had already begun.
When she's not selling houses or writing offers you can find Maxi around the East Bay… running the Oakland Rose Garden stairs with ProAction Athletics Bootcamp, dining at the bar at Pizzaiolo, buying doughnuts for her clan at Dream Fluff Donuts, stocking up on tomatoes at the Temescal Farmers Market, carving pumpkins with her neighbors, shooting archery with her family at Berkeley's La Loma Park, and walking her young kids to school at Chabot Elementary.
If you are looking for a Realtor who knows a thing or two about renovating and selling houses, and the intricate details of the local community as well, give Maxi a call.
|Office:||6450 Moraga Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611