Wayka Bartolacelli comes from a colorful, cultural background having lived in Caracas, Venezuela, Munich, Germany and Philadelphia for a good portion of her life before settling in the Bay Area in 1979. Wayka finds her ability to communicate in German and Spanish a benefit to her clients who\ have often commented that her calm demeanor, deep understanding of the business, and clear and concise presentation of information have all contributed to her credibility to get the job done.
Real estate came as a challenging new line of business (coming from a secretarial and travel background) but one that Wayka embraced immediately. She proved she had the qualities and perseverance to become a successful agent. From the “Rookie of the Year” award in 1986 to her continued achievements and top awards, Wayka has become a prominent agent in her community and within Marin County. She has been a go-to choice for sound advice and offered her expert knowledge in a bi-monthly newspaper column for years, and over time has contributed to scores of interviews, discussions, newspaper articles. Wayka authored the chapter covering the City of San Rafael in Local Einstein’s book titled “What to Know Before Buying or Selling a Home in Marin”, 2013 edition. Nationwide, she ranks among the top 1% of Real Estate professionals (Trulia Top Agent Award, 2014) and has received the top President’s Roundtable award for 2017 production and is rated in the top 1% of all Marin Realtors. Locally, her name has become trusted by schools, neighbors, local businesses, community members, and proudly, she is respected by her Real Estate colleagues with whom she networks and communicates with on a daily basis.
Wayka and her husband live in San Rafael, their son and his wife live in France, and their daughter, Gina, lives in San Francisco and has been working alongside Wayka as her full-time assistant since 2012. Wayka enjoys getting involved in charitable organizations and fundraising events and has been one of the founding members and current District Partner of the “CAN-DO Fund,” and contributor to Terra Linda High School sports events (both former schools her children attended). She is an active board member of the Terra Linda Rotary.
Wayka believes in long term relationships with her clients, many of which become good friends. No sale is too small, job too tough, nor property too far—Wayka treats all her clients with utmost equality and respect. Her soft-sell approach and easy-going personality coupled with her integrity and dedication win her clients’ trust quickly. Subsequently, her clients don’t hesitate to refer her to family, friends and neighbors.
Give Wayka a call today to see how she can help make your Real Estate goals a reality.
“It it our pleasure to write a recommendation for Wayka and Gina, who recently helped us sell our home at 430 Peachstone Terr. When Wayka says she's the "Marinwood Specialist," she's not joking! When we first started thinking about selling the house, we interviewed 3 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 three 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.”
- LYLA & TOM
“My 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, brought in 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 M.
“We were looking at homes in a new area and made the decision to move – at the suggestion of our realtor, we found Wayka, their preferred provider for us to engage. Wayka lives really close to us and was always accessible. She did a fantastic job on all aspects of the sale of our home. She is extremely knowledgeable about the current markets, values, what works best and what does not. We felt very well-represented during the negotiations and handling of affairs – super excellent job! (She kept us calm in very stressful times along the journey) Many thanks, we think the experience with Wayka and Gina was perfect!! We would be pleased and confident in recommending your company and Wayka to anyone!”
- ART & GILLIAN