Marcella Bartolini

Marcella Bartolini

Senior Broker Associate


  CalBRE 01253410

  • CCAM Certified
  • She Knows Condos
  • Fluent in Spanish

Agent Profile

Marcella’s charming, personable, and easygoing manner makes working with her to buy or sell your home a wonderful and fulfilling experience. Her professionalism, attention to detail, and negotiation skills ensure success. Buyers and sellers with busy schedules and exquisite tastes are thrilled to work with Marcella — they are impressed with her market expertise as well as her innate ability to match buyers with their ideal home. When selling a home, Marcella treats your home as if it was her own.

Marcella began working as a resident manager at 2360 Pacific Avenue to help pay her way through school. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. What began as a fascination with architecture grew into a passion for real estate and creating a sense of community.  In 2003, she obtained her Broker License.

Her career approach looked at the big picture; she continued her education receiving additional designations: CCAM (Certified Community Association Manager), High Rise Fire Safety Inspector, and NERT (Neighborhood Emergency Response Team). She prides herself on being a safety girl and her mantra is “no one gets hurt on my watch”.

Prior to joining Climb, Marcella worked in property management for the past 15 years, including four years at Titan Management Group and two years as the General Manager of The Metropolitan, a 345-unit high-rise in the Rincon Hill area of San Francisco. Having prepared annual budgets and assisted with preparing reserve studies, she understands that purchasing a property is more than just buying a home; it is a financial investment that should be chosen with care.

In 2012, Marcella received a trophy from the SF Apartment Association and a Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature Assembly, honoring her exemplary performance and leadership in support of the efforts to assist, inform and educate property owners and promote good relations within the industry.

Her extensive experiences with condominium high-rises make her a great fit on the Climb team. Instilled in her is the importance of thorough research and taking care of her clients.

Fluent in Spanish, Marcella loves Latin music and culture; she is an accomplished dressmaker and aspiring fashion designer.


“I served on the Metropolitan Board of Directors for six years, and for two years during my tenure, Marcella Bartolini was the Metropolitan General Manager. Marcella’s dedication to her duties and to the Association, along with her staff leadership, were exemplary, and much of the Metropolitan’s success during those two pretty challenging years (the Met was going through its SB 800 construction defect litigation) was, in large part, due to her hard work and dedication to our building and community. Marcella genuinely cared about both the Met residents and her staff, is ethical beyond reproach, and used her intimate knowledge of condos and high-rises, as well as her relationships with contractors, agents, and tradespeople gained from her years in the real estate industry to make the Met one of San Francisco’s premier high-rise condo buildings. After Marcella left the Met to go back into real estate, it was a no-brainer to use Marcella as our agent when we decided to sell our Met penthouse condo. She did a superb job marketing our condo, always kept us apprised of developments as they occurred, was always available to answer questions, and brought us multiple offers to consider.  She has earned the trust and respect of all her peers in the industry, and I would highly recommend Marcella if you’re looking for a real estate agent.”
–Lisa Haut-Mikkelsen

“It was very stressful selling my condo and purchasing a house in this crazy, competitive San Francisco market. Marcella was very responsive to all my questions and concerns. She did a fantastic job selling my condo and then dedicated her time to helping me find the perfect house. She very patiently went to all open houses with me, sometimes over and over again! I appreciated her personal approach and dedication. She provided the guidance and did the research needed to help me secure a winning offer. Working with Marcella was a great experience!”
–Tamera Scholz

My name:
Marcella Sofia Bartolini Aragon Barba De Leon. Now try to say that backwards!
I am:
Conscientious and loyal.
Proudest Moment:
Being the first in my family to graduate from a university.
Biggest Challenge:
Doing it all -- I love my work!
Alarm Clock:
Daylight on the Golden Gate Bridge.
Perfect Day:
Buy low, sell high, repeat.
First Job:
Working as a Florist.
Super Hero Power:
The ability to put all people at ease.
Favorite Bay Area Neighborhood:
Everything within the 7x7.
Feeling the moment when a client becomes a friend.
Climb is:
The only agency in San Francisco.

What do you love about San Francisco real estate?

Being a real estate agent gives me the unique opportunity to be the best person I can be.

Marcella's Properties