The Faces Behind the Success: Meet Marcella DeSantis


Name and office location?  

Marcella DeSantis, Severna Park

Where did you grow up and what do you love about your hometown?  

Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County

What is your favorite thing about the Real Estate industry?  

Seeing the pride in home ownership and being a part of that journey.

How long have you been in the industry?

3 years from 2006-2009 and 2015 to present, 6 years total.

What is your most memorable experience you have had working with a client?

I  helped my neighbor relocate to Atlanta and introduced her to a SIR agent in that market.  Being able to give her full life cycle service was a tremendous help to her and her family.

What does the Sotheby’s International Realty Brand mean to you?

It means we have and provide access to a network of luxury homes worldwide and professional realtors anywhere in the world!

What is your favorite style of house?

Conventional.  Beach house with lots of natural light.

My passion is flowers, and these are on my kitchen island where I entertain most of family and friends.

In your opinion, what is the most important room in a home and why? 

Kitchen and entertainment spaces.  Everyone loves to gather around great company with some excellent food and drink.

What is your favorite thing about the Baltimore area?  

Great small business owned shops and restaurants in and around the water. The nearby Annapolis area provides even more opportunities for waterfront activities.

The sunset in Ocean City

If you could have a home on the beach or in the mountains, which would it be?

Beach. The bayside view in Ocean City is my happy place.

My daughter on the harbor

What is your favorite thing to do for fun? 

Attend sporting events, travel to warm destinations and spend time with my family.

Do you prefer to eat dinner at home or go out to a restaurant? 

I enjoy cooking at home. I love to cook my Mom’s recipe for homemade lasagna.

If you could take an all expenses paid vacation, where would you go and why? 

Italy.  I have yet to travel overseas and want to experience all the culture and history Italy has to offer.

What is unique about the area/neighborhood you work in? 

The proximity to Annapolis and all the various events held in the area.

What recommendations would you give to someone who is new to the area?

Get outdoors and enjoy all the seasons!

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