Marguerite is Tacoma real estate agent, blogger, and podcaster who has been selling houses in Tacoma since 2005. In 2015 she created MovetoTacoma.com to help people learn more about Tacoma neighborhoods and what it's really like living in Tacoma. Looking for a real estate agent? Marguerite is a matchmaker. Contact her for an introduction to the best real estate agents in Tacoma and beyond.
In 2021 Marguerite was recognized by the National Association of Realtors as a Fair Housing Champion. During an event hosted by NAR and the Memorial Foundation, Inc. commemorating Fair Housing Month, “The Past, Present, and Future of Fair Housing,” hosted by Soledad O’Brien and featuring U.S. HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge. In 2016 she was awarded the the Popham Award by the Tacoma Chamber of Commerce which honors the individual in the City of Tacoma that has done the most to build community spirit.
Coming from Seattle to a new city to purchase our first home proved to be WAY easier than we anticipated. We owe all that ease to Marguerite. She is not only knowledgeable of the city, she is a huge fan. And her enthusiasm is contagious. We found our house the first day of looking, and yes--we still love it 7 months later. We would recommend her to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Nina - Moving to Tacoma from Seattle
Marguerite has a a rare depth of enthusiasm and knowledge about Tacoma, which makes her insight as an agent invaluable. In fact, she introduced me to a great Tacoma agent who helped me with the challenge of selling my house from across the country. Her expertise extends beyond the borders of Pierce County. As I discovered in a pinch: I wanted to buy a home in Los Angeles, but with the dizzying array of options, and the challenging market, I didn't know where to turn. Of course, I should have started by asking Marguerite. Because she quickly got me in touch with a Tacoma real estate agent I could trust. Both in Tacoma and Los Angeles, the realtors she recommended exhibited the same warmth, acumen, and confident professionalism I admire in Marguerite.
Dan Rahe - Moving from Tacoma
We honestly cannot recommend Marguerite highly enough if you are planning to buy a home in Tacoma. From the moment we contacted Marguerite to the day we walked through the front door of our awesome new house, there was never a moment where we didn't feel like she was by our side.
James Miller - Moving to Tacoma from California
Marguerite is THE Queen of Tacoma. Spend an afternoon driving around the area with her, and you will FEEL her love for her town...and she knows everything and everyone in it! She's so well connected, she knows all the Tacoma real estate agents, contractors, restaurants... everything.
I reached out to Marguerite basically saying "not ready to buy but looking for information." I expected her to either delete my email or laugh and laugh and tell me to check back in when I was serious. Much to my surprise and delight she wrote back saying she would love to chat and fill me in on Tacoma!
Chelsea Laine - Moving to Tacoma from Seattle
I would never have been able to purchase a home without Marguerites help. From start to finish she made sure I was informed and that I was taken care of. She made sure I was not just buying something, but that I bought the right thing.
Arthur - First Time Home Buyer
It took us TWO YEARS to find our house. And that wasn't even the hardest part of the buying process. I am so relieved to have had Marguerite on our side as our Tacoma real estate agent through it all and I can't imagine how she could have been more helpful, professional, and pleasant to work with.
Angela Carlin - Moving back to Tacoma
We began our home buying process from The Bay Area/California looking to relocate in Tacoma, Washington. We stumbled upon Marguerite's website MoveToTacoma.com where we instantly connected. Her website helped with our first home buying journey-providing us with a clear vision of what Tacoma truly has to offer. We had the pleasure of working with an exceptional real estate guru. I must say that our experience was truly outstanding. From start to finish, Marguerite was a true professional and demonstrated a high level of expertise in the Tacoma area.
Destiny Daranykone - Moving to Tacoma from California
Marguerite has made our first time home buying experience fun and as low stress as it can get! She's super knowledgable about the Tacoma area and guided us (never pushed us) in the right direction. From our budget or the kind of home the VA would be willing to finance to neighborhoods and what questions to ask the inspector.
Erin M - PCSing to JBLM
Look no further. Marguerite is the best Tacoma Realtor you'll find for properties in Tacoma. She can listen to what you're looking for, and suggest the right neighborhoods to suit your needs. We used her for our second home purchase in Tacoma's Stadium District and found her to be so much more knowledgeable, flexible and AVAILABLE than our previous agent.
Jenny Jacobs - Tacoman
When we discovered the MoveToTacoma web site we thought this may be too good to be true but lets talk with Marguerite and see. We couldn't help but like her and the things she was doing to help people find a place to live while loving what she did. This is a priceless combination of things and she does it so effortlessly. She listened to what was important to us and offered several recommendations for realtors based on what we told her. The realtor we selected carried on the flow of listening and helping us to navigate a difficult market.
Michael M - Moving to Tacoma from California
Marguerite has simply been the best! My husband and I moved to Tacoma from Arkansas and were very overwhelmed with the housing market and the different neighborhood options. I called the telephone number listed on MoveToTacoma.Com and to my surprise- Marguerite answered the call right away(!!) We scheduled a zoom call for later that afternoon. Marguerite took the time to listen to our concerns, answer our questions and connect us to the perfect realtor that best fit our needs! She communicates quickly and has been extremely helpful- not only with a realtor but with other recs for things to try around town! Can't say enough things about how wonderful Marguerite is and MoveToTacoma.Com! 10/10 highly recommend!!!
Jessica B - Moving to Tacoma from Arkansas
A lifelong resident of Pierce County, Marguerite moved to Downtown Tacoma in 2006 and hasn’t looked back. In Tacoma, Marguerite has lived in Downtown Tacoma’s St. Helens Neighborhood (her personal favorite), Hilltop, Downtown Puyallup, and Stadium District. In Pierce County she's lived in Parkland, Spanaway, Downtown Puyallup, and South Hill. After nearly 20 years as a Tacoma real estate agent Marguerite knows the city's neighborhoods, Realtors, and community inside and out.
Marguerite is passionate for helping locals and newcomers alike find their place in the City of Destiny. Check out the Tacoma Neighborhood Guide. The guide includes detailed information on over 50 neighborhoods in Tacoma and across Pierce County. The podcast features interviews with Tacomans of all walks of life. Tune in to meet the people making things happen in The City of Destiny.
Marguerite has been a licensed realtor in the Tacoma real estate market since 2005. In that time she’s had the opportunity to meet some of the greatest real estate agents in the area. With dozens of different cities and neighborhoods Tacoma and Pierce County have a wide variety of homes and communities to live in. If you’d like Marguerite to introduce you to an awesome real estate agent to help you buy or sell a house in the Tacoma and across Pierce County she’s happy to help!