Investment Properties, Renovation Consultant, Estate Sales, Luxury Rentals.
Marlene has an uncanny ability to both understand what her buyers and sellers want and put them at ease. This assures the type of customer satisfaction she strives for, and wins her clients' appreciation on a daily basis. She began her career in real estate in 2002 in New Jersey where she was involved in real estate investments, then transferred her skills to the New York market.
As a native New Yorker who currently lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn, Marlene has a passion for the city that truly defines her work as an agent. Her innate interest in different properties and developments helps her stay abreast of market changes, and makes every aspect of her profession very fulfilling.
Marlene realized her dream of working in real estate after several years in advertising and customer service. Fluent in English and Spanish, she always finds a way to connect with clients and figure out how to best serve them. Outside of work, Marlene enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family.
Team Member — Giselle Gonzales
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Giselle Gonzalez is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, and manages operations for Marlene Burns at Compass. With an extensive background and professional training in administration, operations and project management, she is the perfect “glue” that keeps every facet of the team’s business together and flowing smoothly.
Giselle is extremely proficient in time management, collaborative projects, and creating a structured administrative system, while maintaining an inclusive, enthusiastic professional environment. This invaluable approach, along with her seasoned skills, makes every interaction and relationship feel like a family unit.
As a native New Yorker and bilingual in English and Spanish, Giselle is thrilled to have a vital role as an agent and to work alongside Marlene to increase efficiency in processes, allowing the team to optimize their time by servicing their clients. Operating throughout New York City and Brooklyn, she thrives in fast-paced environments making her the perfect fit to deliver the team’s signature first-class service, specializing in first-time buyers, investment properties, renovation consulting, luxury sales and rentals, and to turn each transaction into a superlative experience.