Marla Zanelli


Marla Zanelli has sold real estate in North County San Diego since 1989. She has been certified as a Luxury Property Specialist with the completion of the course by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and years of selling luxury homes. With demonstrating exceptional knowledge, experience and expertise in the luxury home market in San Diego County, you can rest comfortably with your real estate sales and purchases handled by Marla.

Marla Zanelli's family background in the construction industry is what propelled her into the real estate industry in 1989. With an extended career in real estate and having experienced the different market cycles over the course of the years, Marla is comfortable with helping clients make wise investment decisions. She believes the best way to handle her client's investments is to help them invest as though the investment were her own.

Her comfort level around construction issues helps her clients when they have decisions to make. Recommending the construction experts who could help her clients comes easily with her pool of contractors to choose from. Marla has completed several of her own transactions where she bought a property to remodel and sell. Her sense of design and knowing what work should be done is an asset to her customers.

Prior to real estate Marla had a career with the blue blood thoroughbreds of horse racing. She learned to pay attention to details with the riding and training of such high class caliber animals. Her passion for this industry remains with her today and many of the horsemen and horse owners are her clients. Marla specializes in Coastal Communities. She has sold everything from ocean front properties, luxury estate homes, condominiums, vacation homes, ranches and vacant land. With her extensive knowledge in the horse world, buying and selling horse properties is also a passion and an area of expertise.

Marla Zanelli - CLHMS

Broker Associate - #01040946

(858) 922-1341




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"Thank you again Marla for selling our second home in Rancho Santa Fe! We were sad to leave such a fabulous horse property, but moving to our 100 acre ranch is the best! I would trust you with my life, thanks for always doing a great job for us!"

— Dr Steven & Gunilla Pratt

"We were lucky to find Marla for our real estate search and we highly recommend her. She is a great realtor and a very nice person. It was a real pleasure working with her. We have been in our house for a year now and are so very happy we settled here. It really is our perfect house!"

— Bill & Susan Glasser

" I have always trusted Marla to do the right thing and I have learned to listen to what she says about values. She seems to be right on the mark when it comes to determining the property value. I believe you can’t go wrong with choosing Marla and the company she works for."

— Tom & Jonnell Stanford