About Margaret

Margaret’s love of real estate is contagious! From selling her clients’ homes rapidly, and often getting over asking price, to working with buyers in their search for a new home, she has a proven track record of success. Her clients’ glowing testimonials pay tribute to her integrity, hard work, skillful negotiation, and sense of calm throughout the escrow process. Whether you are thinking of selling or buying a home- or both- Margaret has the knowledge, track record, and creative mindset to get the job done, even when it’s a challenging market or situation. Selling in both Marin and Sonoma Counties, Margaret’s goal is to surpass your expectations of what you imagine a realtor should deliver.

Born in Berkeley in the 1960’s, Margaret’s family relocated to West Marin when she was a young child. She grew up in Inverness and Point Reyes Station, and still has family living in the area. Relocating to Petaluma nearly 25 years ago, she has enjoyed raising her children in this friendly and vibrant community, and loves sharing her local knowledge with anyone thinking of moving here.

When not selling homes, you can find Margaret working on her latest project with her husband Andy: renovating their West Petaluma bungalow.

Client Testimonials


★★★★★
" Margaret is a smart, talented, and generous woman. We always felt that she had our best interests at heart and that she held our hand through buying our first house. She pointed out deal breakers and answered all of our questions. We consider her our friend and feel that we can ask her advice on anything related to our home. -David and Andree

★★★★★
" Working with Margaret to sell our house of 29 years was quite a pleasure. Her knowledge and experience were absolutely instrumental in getting results and selling our house as quickly as possible. We would definitely recommend Margaret to anyone who is looking to buy or sell." - Ahmad & Ana Faghih

★★★★★
" Moving can be quite a challenge!  But if you choose the perfect realtor the process becomes much easier.  My husband and I have moved several times including from East Coast to West Coast and have considerable experience with the venture.  Working with Margaret Schrock was the best decision we made.  Her knowledge of the Petaluma market, the intricacies of contracting and her professionalism all made the experience very positive.  We received top dollar for our home and never had to list it - and we were able to successfully purchase the home we chose.  A very good experience from  beginning to closing.  No hesitation to recommend Margaret for your next home purchase." - Jeanne and Leon Casill

★★★★★
" Having known Margaret for over a decade, we chose her our realtor because we know she is professional, efficient, and a great communicator.  Now that our real estate transaction is complete, we recommend her absolutely.  She was a pure joy to work with.  In addition to knowing the current market, she is very creative, direct, and fun.  You should have no reservations about hiring Margaret for your real estate needs!  You will be well taken care of and have fun in the process. Oh, and she sold our home in 1 week for $91,000 over list price, with 14 offers received!" - Jennifer and Mike E.

★★★★★
" I’ve already recommended Margaret. Professional, personable, confident, directive, and humorous from first handshake to call right after closing. I always knew I was in good hands." - S.M.

★★★★★
" Margaret stuck with us for over a year and a half as we searched (and searched!) for our first home. She was a persistent, responsive, flexible and reliable agent the whole way through. As first time home buyers, we had a great number of questions, and Margaret patiently provided the guidance and resources we needed to narrow in on our priorities for our home and get through the home-searching and home-buying process. We are thrilled to be settled in our house at long last!" - Laura, Matt and Amaya (15 months) Higgins

★★★★★
" WOW! I sold my home in less than a week all thanks to Margaret Schrock. She is personable, pays attention to every detail, is a great negotiator and an excellent communicator. The process was seamless every step of the way and I am honored to give her my highest recommendation." - T.Z.

★★★★★
" Margaret Schrock was a fantastic agent for us.  She is extremely knowledgeable about Petaluma and the real estate market there.  Margaret spent a lot of time initially getting to know us and listening to our preferences and limitations.  She was thoughtful about our time and which places she showed us.  Margaret guided us in the direction to buy the house that she knew to be the best choice for our family, given her experience.  But, most importantly, she helped us to craft a thoughtful offer.  We got our home on the first bid!  The home exceeds the expectation of what we thought we could get in our price range.  Margaret is the best!" - Amy and Chris

★★★★★
" As an out of towner looking to purchase a condo in Petaluma my wife and I felt lucky to have stumbled across Margaret in our search.  Margaret listened closely to our needs and quickly found the right home for us.  She led us through the process with the right amount of due diligence right through the closing.  Her professionalism was much appreciated, highly recommended." - MLS

★★★★★
" Integrity, Tenacity, Advocacy. Margaret Schrock found me a condo when I didn’t think I could afford one. She listened while I decide on it. Then she crafted an offer so good it beat out another one $10,000 higher! Usually she answers my questions before I can think them up. I trust her to be on top of every detail. “Integrity, Tenacity, Advocacy,” she says. I agree." - Mary Davies

★★★★★
" The experience we had with Margaret was excellent! She is truly a professional with experience. I felt like she really listened to our requirements for a home and we were able to find that home in a very short period of time. I recommend her without reservation as one of Petaluma's top realtors!" - Pat and Bev Smith

★★★★★
" I cannot thank Margaret enough for her patience and perseverance in helping me find a home. Being fairly new to the area, it took me a while to get used to the price of homes here so I really had to change and evolve my expectations during the search. Even still, she always showed a keen sense of what I was looking for and was very quick to show me relevant listings and provide insight. During the entire process, Margaret was gracious, fun to work with and always available. In the end, I purchased a beautiful condo right in the area I wanted to be and couldn’t be happier! I highly recommend Margaret." - Tess Zimmer

★★★★★
" My family moved to Petaluma in 2015, and it would have been a lot more difficult if not for Margaret. She was a lot of fun to work with — friendly and giving of her time, but also focused and aggressive with our house hunt. She brought us up to speed on every detail of the local market, gave us tours of neighborhoods and wrestled with the pros and cons of our options. Whenever homes came on the market, she quickly alerted us and got us in for a viewing. When it came to making decisions, she was professional and collaborative. Despite a tough market, we found a great house that my wife and two daughters love." - Damien and Nicole Bulwa

★★★★★
" We hired Margaret to sell a family home. Working with her was great, she was communicative, responsive and professional throughout the transaction, helping us navigate through all the paperwork and details that come with real estate. We sold the home in one week for above the asking price- a very seamless transaction! We will use Margaret’s services again in the future and recommend her to anyone selling or buying property." - Linda and Martin Stice

★★★★★
" Margaret Schrock managed the sale of our home and the purchase of our new house. Margaret was professional, competent, thorough, friendly and cheerful throughout the process. Margaret helped to ease the transition from old to new, managing expectations and providing a calm presence throughout the process. We would gladly recommend her services to any considering entering the real estate market." - Rose and David Draper

★★★★★
" Margaret was very professional and kept me well informed throughout the transaction process. She is very proactive in her approach and I would highly recommend her to prospective buyers or sellers." - Vikki McCloskey

★★★★★
" Dear Margaret, Now that the home sale is final, I want to say what a pleasure it’s been to have you as our representative. Your diligence and professionalism made the entire process – from listing to closing – easy to follow and understand. Even when it seemed like you were working 24/7 to find just the right Buyer, you always found time for us. We have no hesitation in recommending you to any of our friends or associates as their Realtor. I have no doubt they will be as pleased as we were with the excellent service you provided.  A BIG thank you." - D. Lesa

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