Our Team

Marian Bennett’s talented marketing strategies coupled with her dynamic team at Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty distinguish her a coveted realtor in the competitive market of the San Mateo County coastal communities.  First and foremost, Marian’s clients are her inspirations and her dedication to building and sustaining positive relationships with them is one of her top priorities. With eleven years of exceeding clients’ expectations in their home-buying and selling experiences, her commitment to their original objective is unsurpassable. From their initial interaction to the weeks following their completed contract, her clients value Marian’s devoted and consistent advocacy throughout their entire real estate experience.  As a realtor who effectively incorporates multi-faceted marketing, Marian’s utilization of smart technology is an extension of her personal philosophy: Learn, Educate and Communicate. When circumstances require clients to undertake a cross-country relocation, or an opportunity arises for a simple move from city to beach, she maintains her clients trust and satisfaction with clear and consistent communication.  Proactively seeking professional development opportunities, Marian provides her clients innovative and progressive tools to maximize their experience.

On behalf of clients wishing to sell, Marian structures comprehensive and creative marketing programs tailored towards their specific goals, emphasizing the achievement of a smooth close of escrow. Clients wishing to purchase receive her undivided attention, encouraging assistance, and structured guidance through every step and stage in their significant decisions. She considers it a special honor receiving client referrals and enjoys accepting these new opportunities to guide and assist in each important real estate investment decision.

As a longtime resident of the San Mateo County coastal area, Marian understands the distinctive and exceptional appeal of the single family homes, condominiums and buildable lots on the coast and the surrounding communities; specifically Half Moon Bay, El Granada, Moss Beach, Montara and Pacifica. With this expertise, she successfully guides new buyers through attractions of the various communities and modifies marketing strategies for each seller based on their specific area. Other speciality skills Marian possesses: negotiation, contracts and disclosures, internet marketing (E-Pro certified) and relationship oriented consultations. Professional credentials she holds including the following –

  • Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)
  • Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
  • Top Agent Network (TAN) Member
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)


  • Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce
  • San Mateo County Association of Realtors
  • Silicon Valley Association of Realtors
  • California Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors

 Media: Luxuryrealestate.com   mentions Marian’s new affiliation with Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty in their “Who’s who in luxury real estate.”



Rick Bennett

A Bay Area native, I come to Real Estate with a non-standard background in Clinical Engineering, and have transitioned from a multi-decade career in various branches of medical imaging software. There I maintained a high level of detail and creativity in collaborations with physicians and engineers, and over the years it proved enjoyable and fulfilling.  With that professional life in my rear-view mirror, I’m driving forward in the next one — working with Marian in support of her established Real Estate brand serving the San Mateo County Coastside.  I am an enthusiastic amateur home chef, happiest when serving anything that goes well with a big Napa Valley Cabernet.  If you have something that is mechanical and broken, chances are good that I can fix it and have fun while working on it.  I have also had a lifelong love of the San Francisco Giants.

Theresa Cossman

As a longtime Coastside resident, I came into Real Estate with a varied background – I have run a small boutique, worked extensively in online research, web reputation protection, and social me-dia consulting. With an acquired depth of knowledge in all things internet, my skill set has found a home in on-line marketing in Real Estate. I have been active in the field since 2014, and have been Marian’s licensed assistant since January of 2015.
As a team member, I serve clients by drawing on all my experience to develop a penetrating and effective internet presence for their homes. With the range of available internet tools and resources evolving at a staggering pace, I stay up to date with the cutting edge of technologies available for optimal showcasing of our clients’ properties.
I spend my free time hiking the hills and trails of the Coast, and vol-unteering at the local radio station (KHMB) doing voice-over work.

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