Marion DeSantis Real Estate Agent at Keller Williams Capital District

Marion DeSantis

Real Estate Agent at
Keller Williams Capital District

Currently accepting new clients

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  • Balancing selling one home to buy another
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Vacation Home
  • Relocations
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Marion sells properties fast - selling more than 61% quicker than the average Niskayuna agent.
Marion gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Niskayuna agent by 27%.
Marion also has Townhome expertise - working with over 27 more townhomes than the average agent.

Marion's Transactions

  • 6039 JOHNSTON RD
    Single Family Home
  • Single Family Home
    Single Family Home
    Marion outperformed the market - selling this property for 10% over asking price
  • Single Family Home
  • Single Family Home
  • Single Family Home
    Single Family Home

More about Marion DeSantis

The Maron DeSantis Team are expert negotiators. Whether representing our sellers or buyers, we beat the market! In 2019, our sellers received 99.1% of the asking price. We have practiced real estate for over two decades in the Capital District, bringing an innovative and customized approach to helping our clients buy or sell a home. We can be depended upon to produce a creative marketing plan to make your home stand out in the crowd. We are tech-savvy, but know that a personal touch is most important. Consistently a top producer, we have been recognized for achievement by Keller Williams Capital District as well as independent sources such as the Women’s Council of Realtors. The Marion DeSantis Team was honored to receive the Angie's List Super Service Award for several years most recently in 2019. Please read our client reviews on Angie's List, Zillow and Goggle. Whether you ...
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SUNY Oneonta, Bachelor of Arts

Other Certifications

Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)


Real Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents which recognizes the top 1% of realtors nationwide.

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Marion DeSantis's Reviews & Ratings

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Marion DeSantis

  • Marion listed, but didn't sell, my home

      She was the voice of experience and calm for my wife. Listed and sold my home for more than asking in 1 day.

    • We worked with Marion to sell our Guilderland home after it had been listed with another realtor for 6 months. Marion spent a lot of time with us to understand our needs and knew that we were looking to sell our home quickly. She took the time to explain the current market and provide objective data regarding what buyers were looking for. She answered all of our questions and addressed every concern. Marion communicated with us regularly which was very important to us. Marion exceeded all of our expectations. She priced our home to sell and marketed it aggressively. We had several offers right away and we were able to complete our sale within 3 months of it being listed. We would highly recommend Marion and her team to any buyer or seller in the area. She is very knowledgeable and a true professional

      - twins2003 Guilderland NY
    • Selling a home and purchasing a new home when you have two babies and a very busy schedules is very tough and that whole process can be stressful to the point where you end up staying in a unhappy situation for a long time. Chelsea Rattner became more to us that an agent. She became our partner and helped us through the process. She was always accessible and she listened to us and supported us. We sold our home and now my wife, myself and our two children are living in our dream home. Chelsea is not only a great agent , but a friend.

      - ohassell1978
    • Marion did an excellent job selling our house. Candid and honest about its value, she helped us choose a price that she said would sell quickly, and it did, within 10 days. She was professional and attentive to our needs, and everything went according to plan, and she met all of our expectations. We would certainly recommend her to anyone looking to sell a quality house. Thanks a lot, Marion

      - chris6069 Altamont, NY
    • I contacted Marion based on an exceptional recommendation from my neighbor who had just sold her home. Marion has extensive experience in the real estate market and it shows. I had previously worked with another real estate agent to sell my home, but he was unable to do so. Marion was able to sell my home in just a few months. She is available, responsive, and attentive. She gave me recommendations to improve the value and appeal of my home. I felt like she really cared about my needs and she went above and beyond to close the deal. I highly recommend Marion to anyone who is trying to sell a home

      - Nudo Albany NY
    • Marion was our agent to sell our home. Her direction on how to get our home ready to sell was invaluable. She is an expert in guiding you through the process and very reassuring when it comes to selling. She helped us sell our home in 3 months!

      - lsncrowley Guilderland NY
    • Marion knows her stuff! Her knowledge of the market is outstanding and it didn't take her long to find homes that fit our criteria and budget. We felt very confident that we were in good hands.

      - Rosy Bishop Niskayuna NY
    • Having Chelsea as our buyer agent was an amazing experience. She was always readily available, extremely punctual, knowledgeable, and made the process FUN! Chelsea has the whole package being 100% professional, but warm and inviting. We always felt like we were her #1 priority, and was readily available by text, phone, and email. As first time homebuyers, she guided us through the process with ease and we ended up finding our dream home! Chelseas experience navigating a multiple offer situation when buying our home was essential. Other agents noticed her attention to detail and pleasant attitude and this gave us an edge against other offers. Chelseas hard work and dedication aided us numerous times when we needed quick answers to questions about a house and we were able to quickly set up showings in a hot market. Chelseas sunny attitude and perseverance were outstanding. She didnt question us as we saw a range of vastly different homes and was patient with us as we figured out what we wanted and what was important. Never once did we feel like she just wanted to make a sale, we consistently felt like the most important thing to her was finding us a home that best suited us. Her team is amazing, and she recommended an attorney and an inspector that helped make this a great experience. We will highly recommend Chelsea to anyone that is looking to buy or sell their home. I dont know how we would have gotten through this process without her! Call her if youre looking for an experienced agent with incredible attention to detail, a positive outlook, dependable and reliable, easy communication, and a passion for real estate

      - lisa battiste15 Schenectady NY
    • Marion responded to our initial inquiry with loads of information and a personal visit within a few hours of our first call. She visited the house we were looking to list for my mother, and was amazingly patient, knowledgeable, and thorough. She very quickly sized up my mother's needs, and knew exactly what steps to take next. Marion is a pleasure to work with and clearly is up to date with all the latest technology and know-how needed to sell a house online in today's world. At the same time, she felt like a friend who was over for coffee. Highest praise!!

      - sarahrochester Guilderland NY
    • Marion and her team helped us to sell our home and find the perfect home for our new family! Marion was professional and knowledgeable about the housing market and helped us to price our home perfectly! Received an offer in only 48 hours after listing! When you sell or buy a home, you hope their are no issues or problems. But when there are issues, how they are handled says a lot. We ran into some issues and they were addressed and resolved beyond my expectations! Would highly recommend Marion and her team!

      - artjo10 Cohoes and Guilderland NY
    • Marion did a surperb job selling our house this spring. She guided us through the process effortlessly. I would use her again to either help us buy a house and/or sell one. Additionally Marion sold this house to us 10 years ago. Equally knowledgeable and competent introducing us to a new area.

      - babsk16 Slingerlands NY
    • After interviewing several realtors I choose Marion because of her experience and professionalism. She produced an incredible sales brochure and through her promotion she created an amazing amount of visitors. Six days after listing she produced a full price offer which I accepted. The sale is now final and everything went smoothly.

      - George Ferro Schenectady, NY
    • would highly recommend Chelsea in finding the right home. After spending a short amount of time with her, she zoomed in what our needs where and found the home that we are so happy with. Chelsea's pleasant disposition, eager to please, and quick response to any questions made this purchase a wonderful experience. She negotiated with great expertise to make our purchase possible. What makes Chelsea so special is that not once did I find her to be pushy, or try to add her personal feelings about a home. I know what I like and do not need someone to convince me what I should like! I highly recommend Chelsea with 5 stars with no hesitation.

      - chasin jane Malta, NY
    • Marion was wonderful to work with. From researching comps to helping me decide on a price point to providing advice to prepare the house prior to listing, her experience and insight were invaluable. She and her firm use the latest technology and social media tools to get the word out and to make communication between realtor, seller and buyer very convenient and effective. My Dad's house sold in less than one week. If you want to work with a very professional realtor, call Marion.

      - DianeMuccigrosso Guilderland NY
    • Chelsea was the first and only agent we used to purchase our home a few short weeks ago. She came highly recommend and never disappointed! She is polite, detail oriented (lots of notes), curious (each home is unique and an excited agent makes a better experience), readily available (phone, text, and email), and punctual (you'd be surprised how important that is once you've waited for a while outside a property waiting to see inside!). Once we decided to make a move on our house, she was there to walk us thru the NY process (out-of-Stater), was not shy to bounce ideas off co-workers (weekly meetings with her office to discuss ideas resulted in quick action!), and was even aggressive when asked to get answers on the house or past rental income. In short, we always felt like her attention was squarely on us and our goal of purchasing our dream home. She was undoubtedly busy with other clients but she was able to balance everything effortlessly. During the inspection, she was present and taking lots of notes. She used those notes as a check list during the final walk thru before the closing. Very helpful!!! Chelsea connected us with a great attorney for the closing. The whole process was smooth and stress-free. As an out-of-Stater, it was easy to get a Power of Attorney (POA) for my wife. Helpful in case you are purchasing as an investment and cannot be present on closing day. I highly recommend Chelsea for your next home purchase. We loved our experience working with her.

      - adamzeisel8 Saratoga Springs NY
    • If you are looking for an efficient agent, Marion is the one. She helped us through the process of buying the home. Marion is extremely efficient. She gave us honest and helpful advice, and explained everything well.

      - panminjie Guilderland NY
    • Marion was our realtor and helped us through the process of building our new home. She came highly recommend by a family member and Im so glad we chose her as our realtor. She has extensive knowledge, always quickly answered any questions or addressed problems we had, and she is very personable. If you are in the market to buy a home, especially new construction, I highly recommend her. Im so glad she was our realtor through this process.

      - katielynn808 Ballston Lake, NY
    • Marion was absolutely incredible to work with. This is the second home she has sold for us and both times she went above and beyond. Her use of online marketing, expansive network and social media set our listing apart from others in the area. She is a true real estate professional, with an incredible team behind her. We felt like we were in great hands from start to finish working with Marion!

      - yarman888 Ballston Lake, NY
    • We moved from maine to saratoga springs. Marion did a exceptional job in finding us the right house. She is sincere, professional and a pleasure to work with.

      - Peter klein Saratoga Springs NY
    • Marion was able to sell my home at a time which I considered quite difficult (over the Thanksgiving , Christmas, New Years holidays). She pointed out that she sells homes twelve months a year. Our interaction was consistent and pleasant. She's a good one!

      - jerrypic7 Schenectady, NY
    • Marion sold my parents home for me then helped me find my home and she made sure that the seller took the deal so air didnt cost me anything other than closing costs. Marion and all the members of her team made my experience as smooth as possible.

      - israeljudy Niskayuna and Burnt Hills NY
    • If you want an exceptional Realtor with the experience you need, call Marion DeSantis. Marion's knowledge of the market is invaluable. She is honest, very friendly and goes above and beyond to get your home sold at a price youre very satisfied with. She was able to put my mind at ease as I worked through this emotional process. Even before I put my home on the market, Marion helped me find contractors, painters, rug installers, even trash removal experts. She's the best in the business. I recommend Marion and her team without hesitation.

      - asiracusa6 Guilderland NY
    • Marion is a highly experienced, very knowledgeable, reliable, friendly, and responsive real estate agent. My husband and I contracted with her to sell our house for these reasons and one more: Marion is straightforward and direct with her advice and her opinions, which are based on her long history in the business. She will be honest with you, and you can be honest with her. In addition she is generous with her time; she offered us an initial assessment of what we might do to make our house and property more appealing and followed up with subsequent visits when we were at the staging stage. Overall, we were very satisfied with Marion as our agent.

      - jan lou rose Scotia, NY
    • Marion helped make a stressful process smooth and quick. She is knowledgeable and organized. I highly recommend her as your agent. Thank you Marion!

      - ladannunzio Niskayuna, NY
    • Marion just sold our home in Glenville, NY. When we first met, she took as much time with us as we wanted to answer all our questions. Came back a couple of days later to help us finish staging the rooms and took incredible photos inside & outside our home (very important) to include as part of our listing. Once arriving at a sale price, we immediately had multiple offers. With Marion's input, including her knowledge on how a home is financed & the chances the sale would go through, we decided on a buyer 2 days after the home was put on he market. Closing process went through without a hitch. I HIGHLY recommend to anyone in the Capital Region in need of a realtor that you hire Marion as your agent.

      - jwillia31 Glenmont NY
    • My family and I had a great experience with Marion. She was extremely patient and very responsive during the sale of our house and our year long process to find a home. It was apparent during our search that her main priority was finding the RIGHT home for our family and not just getting us into a house as quick as possible. We would absolutely use her again.

      - bmkise Burnt Hills NY
    • Relocating from out of state is hard, but Marion made it possible for us to find a house that was perfect for us! From our first phone conversation, Marion zoned in on the perfect neighborhood for us to look in. When I came out to get a feel for the area I discovered she was exactly right about the neighborhood for us. She showed me (and later my husband) around town and gave us a good feel for the community. When we found our house, she did a great job of communicating what we needed to do and taking care of things that we couldn't do from out of state. It was a great buying experience!

      - kristen a wagner Niskayuna, NY
    • My wife and I enjoyed working with Marion. She is extremely knowledgeable and we relied upon her heavily during the process of selling our former home and purchasing new one. We highly recommend her to anyone in need of a real estate agent.

      - pcmarthy Rotterdam NY
    • When we initially met Marion DeSantis, she took the time to listen to what we were looking for, rather than immediately launching into a sales pitch. While showing us properties, Marion let us take our time to look and pointed out to us the pros and cons of each property according to our own criteria. There was no pressure to make a decision. Marion continued to be helpful during the entire process, all the way through closing. Marion is a real professional, and we highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a property.

      - johndevita Niskayuna NY
    • Marion was outstanding representing us in the sale of our house and the purchase of our new house. We were not aware that we could use her in negotiations with the builder of our new house. She was invaluable giving insights and her perspective when we were meeting with the builder. Marion routinely gave us good advice about the sale of our house. Her knowledge and expertise helped to sell our house quickly. She helped us expertly through the process, kept us informed and answered our questions quickly.

      - jdunham16 Guilderland and Saratoga Springs NY
    • We live out-of-state, which made the prospect of selling our home quite stressful to us. Marion was recommended to us by a trusted friend, and was the best advice we could have hoped for. She was, throughout, a consummate professional, consistently gave us excellent advice, and made us always feel confident that we were well taken care of. She was dynamic, smart and capable, and an all-round pleasure to deal with! We recommend her without reservation to anyone wishing to sell a home.

      - stephanebraun Guilderland NY
    • The process was fairly easy with her. She explained everything so well and patiently. She took the pictures making sure angles and lightning were adequate, plus also moved things around to make sure pictures expressed beauty of home. Her assistant also did a great job during her vacation absence. She studied the market and recommended a price, which ultimately was the final price, so she was right on. I've used her to purchase a home and sell a different one, and in both cases we were extremely pleased with her job. Her experience and knowledge was a plus. Thank you Marion.

      - Javier Oballe Schenectady NY
    • Marion has an excellent knowledge of the Guilderland housing market - price trends, property comparisons, etc. Was very helpful in establishing a viable price point for marketing the sale of my home.

      - pegasi Guilderland NY
    • Ms. DeSantis helped us sell our beautiful townhome by specifically indicating the best way in which to show it . The very first people who came through made us an offer, and they eventually bought our house at our requested price! The team at Realty USA was on our side from the very first , always there to answer our questions and keep us informed about all the minutia of selling a home

      - Richard Cordovano Saratoga Springs, NY
    • Marion took the time to check comparables one last time before listing the house and she increased the asking price by $5,000. Within 24 hours of listing we had a great offer in hand. She is a consummate professional who led us through the process from beginning to end. A genuine pleasure to work with.

      - adam jameson4 Guilderland NY