Real Estate Agents and Rental Property Managers Team

Marlene Baker
Marlene Baker Licensed Estate Agent

GET TO KNOW MARLENE BAKER

My name: Marlene Baker (aka Marls)

I am: A mum, a wife and a real estate agent. I have a supportive family that allow me to work the long hours needed to be a successful real estate agent and look after my clients.

Proudest Moment: Having my children and watching them grow up.

Biggest Challenge: Helping the kids with homework, the clothes folding and fitting everything I need to into a day. But if you want something done, ask a busy person and they will put it on their list and get it done.

Alarm Clock: Usually 5:30am.  My dogs pester me in the morning to go for a walk/run.  They are my exercise motivators.

Perfect Day: I wake up to a beautiful blue sky with no clouds. I’m out of the house at 5:30am with the dogs and back to cook the kids and myself breakfast. The kids get off to school without forgetting anything or me yelling at them. I schedule my day and I walk in the door at night to a lovely meal cooked in my new Thermomix from my hubby and relax before reading a book in bed.

First Job: Fruitologist – Fancy name for a fruit shop checkout operator and yes I can still pick out a good Melon or take the top off a pineapple.

Super Hero Power: The ability to heal. My kids ask me this all the time and it is always my power. My dad passed away from an infection that started in his toe so a healing power would be pretty awesome!

Favourite spot in Brisbane: Home. I’m really quite a home body. My brother and sister-in-law are our best friends.

Inspiration: Tony Robins is my hero and inspires me. Just his voice is soothing. I love his enthusiasm for life and his out there thinking.  I have been to two of his fire walking seminars/concerts and it’s the best thing you can do.

Calibre is:  A company that embraces technology and moves forward with innovating ideas to help the clients.

Marlene Baker understands that every home owner wants the chance to secure the best price when selling their home. Not only can Marlene help a seller to achieve a premium price, but her high levels of service and attention to detail will make the process as smooth as possible in what can be a stressful time. Marlene personally works closely with the buyers that come through her clients' homes. By developing strong relationships with those buyers and understanding their needs, she ensures that your property is uppermost in their minds. These strengths and her dedication to assisting her clients to achieve their goals have resulted in Marlene having an enviable track record in terms of prices achieved and low days on market. Together with a broad knowledge of what does and does not appeal to buyers when searching for their new home, having owned, renovated and sold many of her own homes, Marlene can assist clients with simple tips and hints to help them present their homes in the best possible light for sale.

Multi-Award Winning Agent
#4 Agent in Queensland for 2015-2016
A-List Agent in top 1% of 18,000 agent in Qld
#15 Agent Nationally out of 72 Offices 2015-2016
#5 Agent in Queensland for Transactions for 2015-2016
#4 Agent in Queensland for 2015 and #11 Agent Nationally for 2015
100% Auction Clearance Rate for all of 2014 and 2015*(some sold prior to, under the hammer or soon after)
#8 Agent in Queensland and Transactions for 2013 and 2014

TESTIMONIALS

Marlene was very professional at all times when handling the sale of my property. On her very first visit to my home, she gave me a guideline price on what she thought the property should achieve. It wasn't an over inflated price to get the sale, like I had received from other agents. She gave me useful advice regarding what needed to be done prior to being on the market and connected me with a property stylist. The property was marketed very well and she offered 4 open home inspections in the first 2 weeks including 2 on Saturday and 2 nightly ones providing maximum opportunity for my property to be inspected. But all I needed was 1 open home as I received 5 offers after the first open home and within that guideline price she had given me. Marlene worked over the weekend including Saturday night and Sunday to secure the best deal for me and I was under contract by Sunday afternoon. Not once did she ask me to reduce my price expectations. I highly recommend Marlene.
Marlene was very direct and helpful in selling our house. Her knowledge and approach was far better than all the other agents we interviewed. I would recommend and use Marlene in the future
Had a wonderful experience selling our home with Marlene. The whole process was a breeze and we ended up with a great result. Marlene was knowledgeable, professional, personal, and really went above and beyond. Thanks so much!

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BRISBANE

I lived in the USA when I first got married and to me Brisbane is home. It’s the place I feel safest and I couldn’t imagine raising my family in another city. Its rare to live in a place where you can live in a big city, drive 1 hour and be at the best beaches in the world, drive another hour and be up a mountain range.

MARLENE'S LISTINGS

26 Lynford Place

Bridgeman Downs

2 Griffin Street

Everton Park

4 Tyalla Street

Chermside West

5 Othello Court

Eatons Hill

29 Paramount Circuit

Mcdowall

House 2/35 Tullylease Place

Chermside West

8 Rosemount Place

Carseldine

21 Hornby Street

Everton Park

House 9 35 Tullylease Place

Chermside West

41 Brisbane Road

Warner

6 Saligna Court

Everton Hills

MARLENE'S ARTICLES

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Renovating For the First Time

Every once in a while, you may want to spritz up your home. But renovating can be a time-intensive and expensive process. Here are four renovating mistakes you can avoid. 4 Mistakes to Avoid when Renovating for the First TimeLEARN MORE
make an offer on a house
make an offer on a house

How To Make An Offer On A House – 7 Steps To Success

Are you in the market to purchase real estate? Perhaps you've found the perfect property to buy and you're busy trying to figure out where to go to from here? There are a few boxes you need to ensure youLEARN MORE
inner northern suburbs
inner northern suburbs
inner northern suburbs

HOT PROPERTY : Top 5 Inner Northern Suburbs in Brissie Right Now!!

In this article, Brisbane's Inner Northern Suburbs property specialist, Marlene Baker, reveals for us her Top Tips for the 5 Hottest Suburbs to buy in the Brisbane Inner North right now. Marlene is one of Calibre's top real estate agents havingLEARN MORE
desperate discount agent
desperate discount agent
desperate discount agent

Sellers : Beware of Desperate Discount Agents

When choosing an agent to sell your home, beware of desperate discount agents who cut their commission just to win your business. Agents who are quick to discount their commission will typically cost you more money in the long run.LEARN MORE
buyer demographics
buyer demographics
buyer demographics

Know Your Buyer : The 7 Profiles of Property Buyer Demographics

Do you know who is most likely to buy your property? Identifying target buyer demographics is imperative. By understanding exactly what ticks their boxes, you can ensure your property appeals and caters exactly for their needs. This is key to theLEARN MORE
buying at auction
Buying Real Estate
Buying At Auction

How To Be The Winning Bidder When Buying At Auction

To ensure you are the winning bidder at an Auction, there are a few important factors to understand about the Auction process. We've prepared these ten tips for buying at auction that is guaranteed to help you along the way.LEARN MORE
household items
household items

3 Clever Ways That Will Save You Money On Big-Ticket Household Items

When you purchase a new home, it's important to also budget for kitting out your new house or apartment with big-ticket household items such as furniture and white-goods. These items can add up really quickly so it's important to tryLEARN MORE