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 over 15 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 specialty 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


  • Ambassador at Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce *
  • Coastside Pet Rescue

Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Mission Statement

The Ambassadors are a select group of volunteers who actively serve as the goodwill arm of the Chamber. Considered one of the best ways to gain an in depth understanding of how all the facets of of our Coastside community work together, the Ambassadors Committee offers opportunities to connect, engage and inspire other businesses on the coast. Responsibilities include promoting the chamber membership, attending chamber events, and marketing the Chamber and its causes. Ambassadors serve as an extension to the Chamber staff and on occasion as a liaison.

What can a local Chamber of Commerce do for you?

A town’s local Chamber of Commerce is a valuable resource for it’s residents and visitors! From making recommendations to sharing connections, this local gem is here to make your life easier and more fun. Make a phone call or click on a link and find out what you could be enjoying.



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.


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