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Wayka Bartolacelli Real Estate Agent at Compass Real Estate

Wayka Bartolacelli

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Compass Real Estate

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  • Foreclosures
  • Investment Properties
  • Relocations
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Vacation Home
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • New Construction

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Agent Highlights

Wayka sells properties fast - selling more than 53% quicker than the average Lucas Valley-Marinwood agent.
Wayka has great Condo experience - having sold 50 more condos than the average agent.
Wayka is a SFH expert - working with over 66% more single family homes than the average Lucas Valley-Marinwood agent.

More about Wayka Bartolacelli

Wayka comes from a colorful, cultural background and speaks German and Spanish. After spending five years in Caracas, Venezuela, she spent her school years in Philadelphia, after which she spent over 10 years in Europe working for the U.S. Army & Air Force Exchange Services. Arriving in the Bay Area in 1979, Wayka followed several career paths including legal, marketing, bilingual administrative work, and as a reservation agent for Philippine Airlines. Wayka embraced her new experience in real estate in 1986 with Merrill Lynch Realty and it became quite clear that real estate was her niche. She has since always been a consistent top producer and an asset to her community. Together with daughter and partner, Gina, her strategy for a successful sale includes assistance with pre-market preparations such as purging, organizing, staging and assistance with home repairs, painting, garden spruce-up, and partial remodeling.

Phila. High School for Girls, Barcelona Univ., Int'l College of Travel

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President's Roundtable Award 2017, MAR Community Service Volunteer of the Year Award 2016

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German, Spanish

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Wayka Bartolacelli's Reviews & Ratings

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Wayka Bartolacelli

  • Wayka listed and sold my home

      Wayka was supportive, always available, and walked us through listing our town home and getting us into a house. She helped us get into our first home 10 years ago and we contacted her again when we were ready to sell and upgrade our home. She did a wonderful job and everything went smoothly. We also recommended her to some friends of ours.

    • To Whom it May Concern - When you need the best; select the best!In 2015, I decided to sell my home of 42 years in Lucas Valley. I needed to select anagent to represent me, who would help me though the complicated process of preparingthe house for review and pricing, and then the second stage of preparing it for actualsale. My children and I interviewed 3 different agents which we had selected after somecareful review and meetings from the very many fine members of the Real Estatecommunity in Marin. We looked for those who had years of experience not only in thebusiness, but in the neighborhood. Additionally, we thought it was important that theperson we selected was familiar specifically with the Eichler history and characteristics.We learned early on that we had chosen what we believe turned out to be the very bestof them. Wayka and her whole team were selected for their expertise, theirunderstanding of the market, the neighborhood and the process. They knew what it'slike to go through the very difficult process of preparing for sale, and were right there tosupport me and help me through several challenging months.I can wholeheartedly recommend Wayka and her entire family for their excellent serviceand assistance. They made it a team effort, and as a result, we never felt left out ofthe step-by-step decision-making process.M.J.Boyden

      - Lucas Valley
    • July 31, 2015Dear Wayka & GinaThank you so much for all your help and expertise in selling our home of 34 years in Miller Creek/Marinwood. We knew we had the best team leader for the job from our prior experience 9 years ago, when you helped us sell our rental unit of the same floor plan in Miller Creek achieving a record sales price that lasted for 9 years and was only surpassed by this sale! Your attention to detail and guidance was much appreciated. Your knowledge and experience made this a smooth and easy transaction and helped us attain a wonderful price and a clean deal with no complications! The two of you make a great team complimenting each other and tag teaming for an efficient process plus we just really enjoyed working with you both.Your additions of the notebook about Marinwood facilities and features helped educate buyers from out of the area and were sure encouraged even more people to want to live in this wonderful community. The placement of signs in the home calling attention to the features in each room was a very helpful addition to the norm. The live flower pots made very nice color splashes and brightened the entry and patio areas.We would be happy to recommend your services to anyone looking to buy or sell a home and know that they would be in very capable, caring and efficient hands.SincerelyDavid & Susi Cartwright

      - Miller Creek Condos, Marinwood
    • August 2016We were drawn to Wayka and Gina due to their long history with the Marinwood neighborhood and strong, specific understanding of how the homes compare to one another. Their experience was invaluable for finding the right starting price, staging the home, taking care of odds and ends, understanding when to go on the market and how to weigh the various offers. Things couldnt have gone more smoothly!J.W. & J.LBlackstone Dr.San Rafael, CA 94903

      - Marinwood
    • July 11, 2016To Whom It May ConcernWe could not have sold our house without Wayka and Gina. The time was right for us to sell our townhouse but it needed work before putting it up for sale. But my husband was going out of the country and I was running a business. Wayka and Gina did a fabulous job coordinating the repairs with trusted professionals and were instrumental in selecting materials at good prices to enhance the look and help in selling our home (tile flooring, paint colors, new range, and light fixtures). They also oversaw the staging, landscaping, and marketing. We had three excellent offers our first weekend on the market. Both made the bidding process so easy through DocuSign that I was able to sign our final offer via my phone while on a college tour with my niece. The new owners are a sweet young couple and we are so happy to pass our much loved family home onto them while we plan now for new adventures.Diana Saint James77 Windstone Dr.San Rafael, CA 94903

      - Townhouse in Marinwood
    • May 2018Re: 32 Rowe Ranch Dr.5 stars!Wayka and her associate Gina both hold the most exemplary customer service skills than any of the real estate agents I have come in contact with. Wayka provided me with her full attention in every aspect of selling my home. She made the effort to make me feel special which eased my anxiety with my real estate sale. She is genuinely kind, caring for her client's best interest and proved to go above and beyond with my real estate transaction needs. I highly recommend her to all of my friends and family! I send my gratitude and thanks to Wayka and her team! Julie Miller

      - Southern Novato
    • February 2016Re: 8 Quail CourtI don't want Waykas fabulous service to go unnoticed or unappreciated.I was on the fence about selling and gave Wayka 10 days while I was I vacation to sell my home. She accepted the challenge and made it happen. It went on the market on Wednesday, and she got the offer from the Sunday open house.Wayka and her daughter, Gina, were over-the-top helpful and worked hard to ensure my satisfaction with the process. They did a great job marketing with superb photos on the various real estate sites.There were the usual bumps in the road, but they both worked hard to resolve any issues. Even recently, long after the sale, Wayka has helped me with an unexpected issue not related to the sale.Wayka was always professional and calm throughout the negotiations and sale. You are lucky to have her on your team.Linda Steffan

      - condo in Marinwood
    • 3.20.2017It it our pleasure to write a recommendation for Wayka and Gina, who recently helped us sell our home at 430 Peachstone Terrace in Marinwood. When Wayka says she's the "Marinwood Specialist," she's not joking!When we started thinking about selling the house, we interviewed three agents. We had of course heard of Wayka, having lived in the neighborhood for ten years! But we wanted to get the perspective of a few other agents as well. In the end we went "with our gut" because Wayka and Gina just seemed like the right fit for our family.As with everyone who is selling, we had a very specific set of parameters for the sale. We didn't want to do too much to fix up the house, couldn't afford staging, didn't want to move out first, couldn't go below a certain sale price, etc. Wayka and Gina not only worked within our parameters to help us achieve our goals, but made the whole experience as easy and comfortable as possible. They were great to work with, always professional but also very caring and engaged in the process. There was never a moment that we doubted we were all rowing towards the same finish line!When the same model house came up for sale suddenly across the street and 3 doors down from us, we were a little panicked. Wayka never even batted an eyelash, helped us stay the course, and in the end, sold our home in 7 days, with 8 viable offers all over asking. I believe she and Gina set a new record for our model in its original layout.Wayka had a clear vision from the beginning and our open houses were so full that our neighbors' children actually set up a lemonade stand in our driveway and probably made enough money to pay for college!We are happy to chat with any prospective sellers in person as well, but please feel free to share this letter. We couldn't be happier with our experience.Warmly,Lyla & Tom

      - Marinwood, San Rafael
    • October 2017We cannot say enough good words to express our gratitude to Wayka and Gina for selling our house in Marin. We had run into some problems but Wayka did not "miss a beat". She devoted so much time and energy to us and gave us advice and counseling during the process. She met every challenge and was so very generous with her time and certainly went "above and beyond the call".She enhanced the staging of our house (using many of her own items), arranged nighttime photography to capture the beauty of our yard, even made sure that our plants were watered - and did so many things outside of the "normal" course of business. Her calm and confident demeanor helped us so much during a challenging sales process.We recommend her without reservation - She is a gem.Patsy and Gary260 Santa Margarita Dr.

      - Central San Rafael
    • March 2017To Whom It May Concern,We recently engaged Wayka Bartolacelli as our real estate agent in San Rafael. We were working with a relocation company and they recommended Wayka and Alain Pinel to us as their preferred vendor. We interviewed Wayka and one other agent and the choice was clear. Wayka and Gina presented themselves as competent and enthusiastic about the process of selling our home. With a few little tweaks to our house we were ready to go. To kick us off on a good foot, Waykas husband showed up for the brokers open with a Panini press and went about making all the brokers lunch. Overall we enjoyed their methodical approach to the sale of our home, and we sold the home during the first week it was on the market with very few concessions. This made our transition out of the area very smooth.I would recommend Wayka to anyone who wants the confidence of working with an experienced agent who is very familiar with the North Bay scene.John Schuler115 Santa Margarita Drive

      - Westend, San Rafael
    • June 8, 2015 This letter is in regards to our experience with Wayka and Gina Bartolacelli. They were both wonderful in helping me in every way. They both have delightful personalities, and guided me through the difficult first time of selling since 1973. Things have changed and I would never have made it without them. They held my hand and helped in every way possible. Due to the long distance to Corte Madera I relied on them for so much and they always came through in a very professional manner thoroughly explaining all of the ins and outs to me.I would highly recommend them to everyone. Best Regards, Jeanne & Bill Ryan

      - Corte Madera
    • January 2017My family selected Wayka Bartolacelli to help sell our parents home, and it was definitely the right choice. Wayka and her daughter, Gina, went above and beyond all of my expectations. They assisted with everything and anything you can think of: providing a fantastic list of resources, providing furniture and plants for staging, providing professional photography for the listing, and even helping (!) with boxing up items in the house, not to mention all the work to list and sell the property. I really appreciated the steady and thorough communication throughout the entire process, and the time that Wayka took to educate us on the selling and closing process as well as how to evaluate the numerous offers we received. Also, the special touches such as pies during the holidays and the champagne at the close of the sell really shows her thoughtfulness and kindness. I'd definitely enlist Wayka and her team again. Thank you, Wayka, Gina and the entire team. Karen Tucker Mandala

      - North San Rafael