I was born and raised in Richmond, California. As a child, my mom would bring me to Oakland for a “day-trip” which usually consisted of a visit to Fairyland, the Oakland Zoo, or to Lake Merritt to feed the birds. I recall looking up at the old brick buildings that surround the lake and being in awe. These experiences led to my love for Oakland’s architecture and community, which drove me to move here after graduating from UC Davis. Although I loved the small quaint town of Davis, there’s no place like home.
Hello there! My name is Felicia Mares. I’m an entrepreneur, traveler, aunt, creative, community volunteer, and lover of all things real estate. Born and raised in the Bay Area, I am grateful to help home buyers and sellers accomplish their real estate dreams in my favorite place in the world.
From studying human Psychology, to running after kids as a nanny, to building my career as a successful Realtor – I have maintained a sense of curiosity and independence in everything I do. My eagerness to learn has pushed me to be a student of my craft and has encouraged me to find solutions where there seem to be none. I am able to express my ingenuity by creating unparalleled marketing ideas and unique strategies to support my clients’ real estate goals.
By keeping the human factor top of mind, I can promise my unwavering support and attention while maintaining a genuine relationship with the agent on the other side of the deal which is key to a smooth real estate transaction.
With a background in education and childcare, my focus is placed on educating my clients to the Bay Area market, guiding first-time homebuyers through the home buying process, and cultivating ways sellers can get the most out of their investment.
You can expect to be guided with honesty, authenticity, sensitivity, and a bit of humor throughout the process. Through the trust of my clients, I was able to shoot to the top of my brokerage, Abio Properties, within my first year in real estate. For that, I am forever grateful. I’ve prioritized giving back to the real estate industry by becoming a leader in my local association as well as with the California Association of Realtors.
My devotion is to the East Bay, specifically Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro, El Cerrito, Albany, Alameda, and my hometown of Richmond. My clients receive my wholehearted attention, enthusiasm, and an entire team who has their back. In my spare time, you can find me chowing down on French fries, listening to the latest podcasts, and getting walked on by my cat, Pasquale.
As first-time homebuyers, we needed someone who would walk us through each step of the process and deal with all of our anxious ways as we embarked on one of the biggest purchases of our lives. Felicia did all of this and MORE, putting in countless hours of work both before and after our offer got accepted. She was always happily willing to assist wherever she could to make sure the transaction went smoothly. Her personality is the best too, making her a joy to work with. Ten stars!!!
If I can give Felicia more than 5 stars I would! Felicia will guide you through everything!! She’s sweet, professional, and knowledgeable. She won’t ever misguide you. She will forever be our agent!
One thing I took away from working with Felicia is that she is very reliable and someone who you could reach out to. She would respond very quickly which made us feel comfortable. She made us feel like we were getting walked through the entire process. Every question we had, she answered and we really appreciated that
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