Marina has been a member of the National Association of REALTORS® since 1994 and with her extensive experience in Real Estate Industry she brings an array of skills and professionalism to Intempus Realty. She is also affiliated with California Association of Realtors, Silicon Valley Association of Realtors and Multiple Listing Service. Marina has consistently demonstrated a top productivity and has received the highest awards for excellence, including Masters & Centurion awards from Century 21. Marina obtained Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from St. Petersburg’s State University of Telecommunications. Being born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, resulted in the awareness and love for the art and beauty of architecture. Such affection and undeniable interpersonal skills led Marina to the career change upon moving to the Silicon Valley.
“I have been a resident of Santa Clara County since 1990 and am committed to provide services above and beyond my clientele’s expectations,” says Marina.
Combining expertise with experience, Marina is ready to go the extra mile to achieve her clients’ goals and secure their best interests. Dedication, honesty and integrity have been a keynote to Marina’s success. As a result, over 80% of her business is referral-based. Marina relies on the Golden Rule: to treat others the way she would like to be treated.
“I was associated with Century 21 for approximately 7 years, with Alain Pinel for about the same time period and now serve as an assistant Broker at Intempus Realty for more than 5 years. My extensive experience in the Real Estate field and dedication to my clients allowed me to become the company’s Top Producer for several years in a row.”
Marina helped me identify and purchase the perfect home on my terms. I am fairly picky and discriminatory when it comes to making large purchases, so I’m sure I can be frustrating for anyone who is trying tosell me something or help me buy something in this case. It was probably a year of reviewing the MLS listings she would send regularly, asking her to research additional details about various properties we were interested in, then going to view several homes with her and making offers before I found the right home for my price. But Marina was very patient and professional throughout the entire process. She always made sure I was comfortable with any of the homes I made offers on and never pushed me into a purchase just to make a sale. Even when I would make supposed “low ball offers” that might make other agents feel like they were wasting their time, she maintained her professionalism and wrote the offers. If she ever was annoyed submitting these contracts, she never let it show. Marina was also very responsive and prompt, which are important qualities to me. I like to know that my agent is taking my concerns seriously. I would usually review listings or have questions about a property or contract at all hours of the day and night, whenever i could fit it into my busy schedule. Often I would receive a response back from her with a few hours and definitely no later than the next day. Even if she didn’t have the answer, she would at least contact me to let me know she was working on it. I don’t know how many other clients she had during my home search and purchase process, but her time and dedication to me throughout made it seem like I was always most important. The home I eventually purchased needed some renovation and repairs. In this area Marina was also a valuable asset. Because I was busy with work and travel and my purchase happened to be over the holidays, I didn’t have time to make the arrangements for contractors, meet with everyone for estimates, let them into the property to do the work, etc. Marina stepped up and helped with all of it. She recommended contractors she had experience with, scheduled and met with them for estimates, made sure of their availability and ability to complete work within my deadlines and even met with them to let them in to start work. She even was available over the holiday to address my concerns and deal with contractors on my behalf while I was out of town. Bottom line, if you want a hardworking, dedicated, professional and trustworthy person to help you make a real estate purchase as accommodating to your needs as possible, I would recommend giving Marina a call.
We greatly appreciate Marina’s help in buying a house. It was a complicated journey for our family as it was our first house, our first loan, we were relatively new in the country, my husband was travelling a lot and we had a newborn when the house hunt started. Marina’s dedication and resourcefulness are amazing. We were tough customers with a lot of requirements, some conflicting :), and slow on decisions. She helped to align all the requirements, shared her knowledge about areas and surroundings, shared an approach to form our own opinion on areas and houses. With her constant attention to our needs, clarifications on the choices we made, arranging homes visits and walking through them with us, our decision where and what to buy became more and more clear. When the time came Marina provided great suggestions for loan officers, inspections, and went with us through entire process of multiple offers, counter offers until the successful deal. Being not a perfect customer we’d like to thank her also for her patience, as we were buyers on and off for two years. And she always was here for us to help, to clarify, to give information, to arrange everything related. All above being said, we did not feel even once that any suggestion was pushy. She has a great skill of being able to maintain a thin line between being pro-active, persuasive and being pushy, between standing her ground and imposing her views. Her decision to add a home warranty already works out to our benefit – we are getting pool equipment repairs. We now live in a beautiful house, satisfactory to our complex requirements, and continue to work with recommended loan officer, who we like a lot too. We would recommend Marina to anyone who needs a hard working, professional and trustworthy person to help you with all real estate needs.
We chose Marina Khesina as our real estate agent upon recommendation from our friends. In fact, two families recommended her as the best real estate agent they have ever had. Marina worked with us for more than six months helping us to buy a house. From the very beginning she made very favorable impression to us by making a great effort to understand our search criteria, our financial situation, and also to get a feeling on what kind of property we’re looking for in terms of its interior and exterior design. We usually spent part of Saturday and/or Sunday to look for a house, and we can’t remember the weekend that she wasn’t available to help us. Marina was always on top of market situation, immediately informing us on new properties which may be of interest to us. We knew that she had multiple clients at that time but she was able to manage her time perfectly, at least with respect to us. She was also always reachable on her cell phone. We have never had communication problems with her. We were very impressed on the wealth of information she had on the neighborhood and schools which was crucial to our search. For one of the houses we considered she even found out that there is a garbage station nearby and informed us about that. Marina was also very knowledgeable about the condition of the houses. She checked the property very thoroughfully and always pointed to us not only its pluses, but minuses too. She was never shy of telling us her opinion on the house, be it favorable or unfavorable. For Marina, the most important thing was to help us buy the perfect house, not to push as in buying house as soon as possible. We appreciated that very much. We never felt any pressure from her to make an offer. In fact, we didn’t make an offer for one of the houses we liked just because she advised us against it because the property was too close to the freeway. Now we can say that was the right decision. In the middle of our search process we decided to change the area of our search, which happened to be about 40 miles further for Marina from her office/home. We were afraid that she wouldn’t be able, or willing to communicate that far, but that wasn’t the case. Marina continued to help us to search for the house, and we soon found one! We must say that we were really impressed by Marina’s negotiating capabilities. The property we eventually bought was in very good area so we didn’t expect to negotiate the price down too much. In addition, it was only 5 years old and it looked as if it shouldn’t have had any problems. Seller was definitely hoping to sell it “As Is”. When our inspections revealed a few problems with it, Marina was able to negotiate considerable discount for us which nicely lowered the price, and covered much more than all the expenses related to the necessary repairs. We feel very comfortable recommending Marina to anyone as a highly professional and honest real estate agent.
Marina has been recommended to me by my friends who have successfully purchased a new home using her help. She was described to me as an experienced real estate agent and a nice person to deal with. And I soon realized that this is very true. She collected all the necessary information about my search criteria, my goals and resources pretty fast. She gave me very detailed market conditions overview and explained the strategy to achieve what I wanted. With Marina’s help I was able to find a house and complete all the buying transactions in a short period of time. I think, it would be probably best if I let the facts speak for themselves. Marina was able to find the potential property within two weeks after our contract was signed. The property just appeared on the market and in a couple days it had already 39 buyer offers. However, with the help of Marina my offer has been accepted, even though I was not offering the highest price for the property. Moreover, after the inspections detected a couple of minor problems with the property, Marina was able to further negotiate considerable amount from the original price which I was offering. Marina was constantly in the loop with the agents selling the property and I was always informed about what is going on. It is amazing how Marina is able to manage her time working constantly with several customers; she helped me a lot with the all the paperwork and keeping track of the things in the queue. The property inspections were performed on time and very thoroughly because Marina has a group of inspectors and contractors whom she knows for a long time and trusts their findings. The property was checked very carefully; Marina pointed out the positive and negative aspects, gave me some suggestions and recommendations as well. Working with Marina I never experienced pressure from her side. She was always very nice and helpful and always available if I needed something. I am very comfortable to recommend Marina as a highly skilled professional in real estate and a helpful person anyone can trust.
Tanya & Michael Z.
With our highest appreciation we are very pleased to recommend Marina Khesina as an outstanding real estate agent. She is much more than just a nice person to deal with; she performed her duties with the utmost level of responsibility and professionalism. Our goal was not easy: we needed to find affordable town-home within a wide area from Mountain View to San Mateo, having at the first stage some financial uncertainties and a short time-frame. Marina was up to the task, taking a risk of the time-consuming showings even before entering the contract and patiently preparing multiple choices with detailed market analysis in order to help us. After we picked the house, Marina impressed us with a very fast and successful price-negotiation, followed by virtuous processing the tons of necessary documents, patiently explaining us each of them. Then she organized additional inspection, using a high-level professional from her circles, and pointing out to important issues, which we did not notice at the first sight. Also Marina gladly helped us with many after-purchase questions, trying to make our move maximal comfortable. We feel that Marina’s goal was to fulfill our dream, not just drive us to buy something; she tried hard to match our criteria and she brilliantly accomplished the task! Thank you very much Marina for your outstanding help, we are very happy to recommend you as an excellent professional and a very decent person to deal with.
Anatoly and Galina K.
Having the experience of selling and purchasing the house, we didn’t expect to enter a “twilight zone” when we started looking for a new home. As you may already know, in order to get the house of your dreams you not only need to look for it, you need to obtain and sign countless documents to finalize the transaction. At times this may become overwhelming and unbearable. Having a good Realtor as your guide and adviser will help tremendously in situations like this. I am writing this review to express our gratitude to our wonderful “guide” and exceptional Realtor, Marina, for the transaction she led us through. Thanks to Marina, we now live in the house of our dreams. As I mentioned above, we are experienced buyers and sellers; therefore we know the importance of having a good Realtor to help you and answer all of your questions and needs. Marina is the One! Marina is very knowledgeable and experienced professional. She has top-notch answers for her clients and everyone involved in the business; she gets emotionally caught up in whichever transactions she is involved in, which helps her to better feel and understand the needs of her clients. My wife and I felt like Marina was looking for the house for herself, though with our requirements. It was very interesting to watch her work and we appreciate everything she’s done for us. During and after the transactions, when various services and renovations needed to be done, we were stunned to see the number of the high-class specialists Marina had to choose from. Due to her long career in Real Estate she has a list of the best professionals in the area that were tested and completed great work. They all know Marina very well and are always happy to do business with her. At last, if you hire Marina as your Realtor you should expect the best level of professionalism and customer service in purchasing or selling a house. She is on your side, and I believe it means a lot. Marina, thank you once again for making this experience an outstanding one.
With Marina’s skills and professionalism you will be able to accomplish your real estate goals. Marina is knowledgeable, professional, punctual, understanding, and very detail oriented. We have accomplished 4 real estate transactions for our family in a short amount of time with Marina. I would recommend Marina to anyone who needs a strong representation in their real estate needs.
Marina was our real estate agent 6 years ago. We were very impressed by her performance and recommended her. Recently we asked Marina to be our agent for the second time and were very happy how she sold our property and helped us to buy a new one. Marina is one of the very few Realtors that can be blindly trusted for your interests. Whether you are a buyer or a seller she is a person of high integrity and a very hard working and puts in many hours helping her clients with every aspect of the real estate transaction. We would recommend Marina to anyone who needs to buy or sell a home!
Marina is a very experienced realtor who is excellent at matching up clients with their dream homes. She quickly seizes the client’s exact needs and does not waste their time with uninteresting properties. She found us the perfect home and smoothly guided us through the buying process.
Marina helped me (a first time home-buyer) find, place a winning bid, and close a townhouse in Saratoga, despite record low inventory and an extremely competitive climate. She paid great attention to detail as we went through the disclosure documents for various homes I considered, providing invaluable expertise that (in one case) saved us a great deal of trouble. I will gladly recommend Marina to anyone currently looking to buy a place in Bay Area and will work with Marina again in the future should I have the chance
Marina helped me buy a condo in SF Bay Area in 2011. She has very good knowledge and understanding of the real-estate market in the Bay Area. Marina is very attentive to details and for each place we looked into she had compelling opinion why the place was or wasn’t a good opportunity. Her advices were always reasonable and extremely valuable. I was really impressed with Marina’s availability and dedication to my needs before, during and after the sale. I’m very pleased with overall experience of working with her and she is definitely the person I would go to next time I decide to buy or sell real-estate in the bay area. I would not hesitate to recommend Marina’s Real Estate services to any of my friends and relatives!
Marina is my go to when I need help in the real estate area. She was great with the home purchases but I always seem to have questions. She has a rolodex of answers or can point me towards someone who can help (refi, remodel, etc.). She is more than just a real estate agent.
Marina helped us with our first home purchase. Despite the very challenging market for buyers (seller market) and multiple offers for the house she managed to negotiate a very good price. During the transaction she followed through every little detail. I was very satisfied with Marina service and would recommend her to anybody who needs a creative and reliable real estate agent.
Buying a property can be a frustrating and stressful experience and help of a good realtor is very crucial. We have tried to buy with Redfin before and we lost the deal as I was already packing so we are glad we found Marina to help us with the purchase. As a first-time homebuyer, she helped guide us through the entire process of purchasing a home, spent time explaining to us the overall transaction and the intricate details of each step to get through it. Her guidance and recommendations helped speed up the sale and kept transaction running smoothly with our extremely difficult seller. We would recommend Marina to anyone who needs to buy or sell a home!
Marina is a very reliable, hard working real estate agent and at the same time a warm and pleasant person. She is extremely attentive and flexible to your needs and will do her best in order to serve you in most professional way. You will be more than satisfied with her working style. More over, you won’t ever regret home-choices carefully chosen by her!
Marina is the best realtor I’ve ever worked with. She helped me to find and close two very good real estate deals. She is a very knowledgeable, punctual and meticulous real estate specialist, a real expert in this domain. She is always available when you need help and advice.
I am pleased to recommend Marina Khesina as an excellent real estate agent. About a year and a half ago, she helped me buy my first property – a lovely condo in San Jose that I have enjoyed living in ever since. I was about to graduate from UC Berkeley and just accepted one of the job offers as a Software Engineer, when my parents suggested I buy a place of my own instead of renting. They contacted Marina right away since she had done a great job helping them buy their townhouse six months prior to that. Marina immediately found a number of property listings that might have been of interest to us. While I was busy with midterms and projects, Marina and my step-dad went to explore those possibilities. They narrowed the list down to about five places. A couple of days later they took me on a tour. To my surprise, I (generally a very picky person) immediately fell in love with one of them. I knew I had to have it, and Marina did everything in her power to make my dream come true. Shortly after we placed our bid, the seller conducted a hearing. Marina was there in person to represent me. Our bid was second highest. However, Marina did such an excellent job presenting my case that the seller offered it to me for the same price as that of the highest bid, not a penny more. I gladly accepted the offer. Two weeks after graduation, I had the key to my dream house. Marina was there for me every step of the way offering advice and help, making sure that the seller performed all the necessary inspections and provided full documentation. I was busy with finals and could not take any time away from my studies, so Marina kept me updated while taking care of all the paperwork for me. She even recommended a mortgage broker who found a good loan for me in spite of my very short credit history and lack of prior work experience. Even after the purchase was completed, Marina was always happy to answer all of my follow-up questions and provide me with additional information whenever I needed it. If you are in need of a good real estate agent, Marina Khesina is the right person for you.
Leonid and Olga S.
We would like to tell you about Marina Khesina, a great real estate agent, who can help you find a perfect house at an affordable price while making the purchase process as easy as possible. We recently bought our townhouse in Cupertino and are very pleased with the services that Marina provided while helping us with the transaction. Even though it took us a very long time to find the house we were happy with, Marina was extremely patient and helpful all throughout the many months of searching. She was very attentive to our needs and made sure we found what we were looking for. After our offer was accepted, Marina helped us examine the house in detail and find all the minor problems that were not taken care of by the seller. She even noticed that the pavement in the back yard was uneven and presented a hazard, which was a violation of some safety regulations. After she pointed that out to the inspector, he included that into his report. The seller was forced to offer us compensation, which they would not have done otherwise. It is our pleasure to recommend Marina Khesina to anybody who is looking for new house.
On behalf of my whole family I would like to thank you agent Marina Khesina for outstanding work you have done helping us to buy the perfect house for us. At the moment we began to look for a house in San Jose area we were expecting to spend at least six months looking for the right one. We had so many conditions that had to be satisfied, such as limited price, good location, three or four bedrooms, large rooms, nice garage for music studio, good size backyard for our future dog and cat, as well as nice neighbors that would not be too close. Also it was important that the house had to be easy to sell in case we decide to do so (sellable). Our previous agent told us that it was impossible to find the house like that for the price that we had in mind. But what a pleasant surprise! Marina did it and she did it very fast. Thanks to her we moved into our new house in just two months. My family and I would like to thank Marina for the professionalism, attention to details, and for her support. Also, we are grateful for the fact that she took care of all of the inspections and made sure that we got the house in a very good condition. We would highly recommend Marina as an excellent professional real estate agent to anyone who is planning to buy a house.
Alex and Olga M.
We’d like share are pleasant experience with Marina Khesina. Marina was referred to us by our friend and we have some mix feeling to have her as our agent. But our intuition was correct and the sale of the house went smoothly from start to finish. The quality that impressed us the most at the time was her sincere and caring nature to do the right thing for our family. She was supportive yet direct. She went way out of his line of service to assist us to prepare our house for sale. She really drove us step by step to avoid drawback delaying to put our house on market. Her assistance was not intrusive rather supportive arranging open house and buyer agent visits without impacting our daily life. That was a fun and pleasant experience with no pressure for price adjustment. Marina was well organized and prepared to help with the overwhelming amount of paperwork. She made the process fun, however she was precise and exceptionally efficient. If We had to do it over again, we would call only Marina. She was considerate and kind, that made an immense difference!