Sonia Margalef

Sonia Margalef

Licensed as Trinidad Margalef-Boada | Real Estate Sales Associate

Specialties

Buyer's Agent
Listing Agent
Residential Real Estate Sales
Relocation
Real Estate Investments
e-PRO ®
PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor)
REALTOR®

Languages: English, German, Spanish, Catalan
About Sonia
Nice to meet you, I’m Sonia! With vast international sales and marketing experience working for Fortune 500 clients and a Ph.D in Language Education, I am certainly not your typical REALTOR®. In fact, I go above and beyond as a one-stop shop for any and all of your real-estate needs, serving more as a counselor and advisor in your home buying or selling journey! As a long-time New Jersey resident, I specialize in key towns along the Midtown Direct train line in top school districts and vibrant communities.



My Core Values

Compassion:
I pride myself on offering a unique home buying and/or selling experience that is deeply personal and tailored to my clients’ needs. I’ve been in your shoes—I see you and hear you always.

Integrity/Honesty:
I prioritize open, clear communication, accessibility, and transparency throughout the entire process.

Knowledge:
I am a firm believer that knowledge is power! I aim to be your one-stop shop (from initial consultation to closing) for guidance, resources, and access to a network of lenders, inspectors, stagers, attorneys, and more.

Professionalism:
I am committed to providing you with exceptional service, dedication, and commitment in every facet. You and your family deserve top results and I’m here to provide them!

Efficiency:
Whether you are planning to sell your current home, buy a new home, or invest in real estate, I strive to make this process as easy as possible for you and your family.

Born and raised near Barcelona, Spain by a line of strong female entrepreneurs, I came to the U.S. to pursue postgraduate studies at Indiana University as a Fulbright fellow. I have had the privilege of living and working all around the world.

As a REALTOR®, I wear many hats! But one of my favorite hats to wear at home is the ‘mom’ hat. I’m the proud mom of two incredible kids, Victoria and Marc, who inspire me everyday! My kids and my wonderful husband, Eric, are the best support system I could ever ask for.

I love to learn, travel, read, cook, but most of all, I love what I do because I do what I love. Real estate, for me, is not about selling houses. It’s about connecting with people, listening to their stories, and working with clients that always seem to turn into life-long friends in the homes of their dreams!

I hope to be your North Star at Compass, guiding you home and providing direction and inspiration every step of your journey. Let’s get started!

Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"From listing and promoting it to getting multiple offers, going under contract in just 12 days and closing in just 4 weeks, Sonia got it done, not only in record time but for top dollar!! She was highly dedicated, very professional, gave sage advice and held our hand throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend her for any sale!” − Karen and Jared C.

★★★★★
"My husband and I just closed on our first home this week and owe so much thanks to Sonia! She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise, which is evident even in your very first conversation. She listens attentively to truly understand what you are looking for in your new home. I remember her taking feverish notes during our first call and she didn't miss a beat. She listened to our needs, answered ALL of our questions, and talked us through the entire process. We began our home search in the middle of the pandemic, which we knew would present some challenges. We were up against a limited housing supply and at the height of the market. We needed a partner that could be tenacious, but also provide honest feedback- a partner we could trust! Sonia is detail-oriented, extremely organized, thorough, and always thinking three steps ahead. Her proven success and client focus has earned her countless key relationships, which serve as a network of references to share with her clients- home inspectors, contractors, attorneys, moving companies, etc. When you are making the greatest financial decision in your life you need someone with integrity, who is strategic, prepared, nimble, and intelligent. She held many late phone conversations, offering feedback and guidance after we toured homes. In this market, you tour a home on a Friday and need to have your best and final offer prepared by Tuesday. Sonia helped us strategize in preparing a strong and creative offer package that ultimately won us the deal. She is always there for you − during the home inspections, throughout your mortgage process, at the closing, and even after the purchase transaction is complete. Sonia is among the most knowledgeable, professional, and genuinely caring people that we have ever met.” − Michelle and Bruce O.

★★★★★
"One year after buying our first house in the US, we unfortunately needed to sell it due to a professional opportunity in another country. Sonia truly listened to our needs and concerns, and offered excellent advice about our property as well as the overall process. She was extremely professional, assertive with recommendations and highly knowledgeable about the Real Estate Market. We really appreciate how she was on top of things and how she kept us informed every step on the way. Sonia was a pleasure to work with and made the selling of our home seamless, especially during a pandemic. In just three days our house was sold and we will be always grateful to her. We sold our house and got a great friend.” − Marcelo G. and Flavia B.

★★★★★
"My wife and I and our family of five bought our first home together with Sonia as our realtor and it was nothing short of an amazing experience. Sonia did triple duty as our realtor, therapist, and friend as we made multiple bids on homes that did not pan out for us. We looked for months on end with no success and Sonia helped keep our spirits up and was always willing to go above and beyond in getting us into see homes quickly. What separates her from other realtors is that you can tell within minutes of meeting her that finding you and your family a home that best suits you is her passion. Combine that with professionalism and attention to detail and that is the excellence that Sonia provided us. We were so impressed with her that we had her sell our home that we were leaving and with her advice we were able to get multiple above ask offers in the first 2 days of us showing the property. Sonia, my family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts!” − Tracy M. and Seaton D.

★★★★★
"I truly can’t say enough good things about Sonia! She is the best! I have known Sonia for many years and always have had a high regard for her. The moment I decided to sell my house I knew that I would ask Sonia to be my agent since I know she is such a warm, genuine and trustworthy person. I have worked with a few other agents before and Sonia is truly the best! Sonia has a keen sense of the market and presented our house very well. We received multiple offers shortly after we listed and sold it over asking price. Sonia is very patient and knowledgeable, and guided us in very detail throughout the process. Whenever I need her, she is always there for me. She is thoroughly professional and an extremely hard worker, motivated, responsive and dedicated. All the contractor recommendations she gave us were very useful and reliable. Her negotiation and communication skills are superb. She worked hard and kept in constant communication with the other side to keep the transaction moving forward. I don’t know how I could have gone through the entire process without her! Sonia has done things beyond what a typical agent would do. We cannot thank her enough! Sonia, we love you! I would recommend Sonia to anyone we know. Trust me, you will be in the best of hands!” − Stephanie J. and Yibing S.

★★★★★
"Sonia is a passionate and fully dedicated professional! Since the very first meeting we immediately felt that we were in the best hands. When you are about to make such an important transaction you want somebody next to you that you can fully trust. From agreeing on the strategy based on her detailed analysis to choosing the right smoke detectors (on a Sunday evening), you can count on her full support! Sonia gave us the special feeling that she really cares about us. She didn’t only sell our house to our full satisfaction but also found us a beautiful new home in record time. If we should move again, it will be certainly only with Sonia.” − Peter H. and Adriana U.

★★★★★
" It was quite a journey buying this house. Apparently, a straightforward transaction that shouldn't have had any complications at all, it became one of the most complex experiences for all of us on the buyer's side. We had three relatively minor inspection issues that took 6 weeks to address, and unfortunately, we got to the closing day with some issues still unresolved. All of this generated a lot of uncertainty for us. My husband and I were feeling frustration and anger oftentimes. So, the person that kept us going and on track was Sonia. She was involved in EVERYTHING and was in complete control of every aspect of the transaction, from the strategy and tactics of dealing with the sellers’ team to literally counseling us in moments of exasperation. We could not have asked for a better realtor, and if we are proud owners of a beautiful house today, we owe it completely to Sonia. Apart from being very knowledgeable, professional, and well connected, she is just a very decent person that sincerely cares about people. The day we finally closed the deal, and she was giving us the keys to the house, I had the feeling we were out of a fierce battle together, and if I must do it again, Sonia would be my absolute choice.” − Tatiana H. and Alejandro M.

★★★★★
"Sonia is not your average realtor. From day one she understands your needs and takes on the home buying process with such passion. People often mistook her as the buyer because she asked so many questions, took so many notes, as if it were her own home. She truly went beyond the call of duty. She attended meetings and inspections with us to make sure we were getting a good house and that she could advise us well. It’s been a stress reliever to know that Sonia is on top of so many details and has helped us navigate the home buying process from start to finish… and even beyond. She is extremely knowledgeable, connected and always available and responsive. She works with integrity and has a big heart. We highly recommend working with her!!" − Alexis and Gustavo P.