by Sylvania AdVantage Staff

Realtor Marcia Rubini has been offering her own personal touch to clients for the past 40 years. She said she turned 21 on Sept. 23, 1979, and became a licensed Realtor on Oct. 1. “I have always incorporated what I like to do for my clients,” she offered. “I love to bake so I take a plate of brownies to my sellers when I list their home or to my buyers when their offer to purchase a home has been accepted. I also bake pies and deliver them to my clients at Thanksgiving.”
“My job is to promote homes for my sellers and to find the right home for my buyer clients,” she reflected. “Being a Realtor is more than just listing and finding homes and bringing cookies to my clients, though. You have to listen carefully to your buyers and sellers. And, it’s about making sure I know the housing needs of each of my clients. When you buy a home, you are going to experience a lifestyle change. I like to think I help clients look at that new lifestyle and make sure they are comfortable with what that might mean. For sellers, I have learned through the years how to determine value properly and how to capture the positive aspects of each house I list so I can guide sellers on how best to position their home for a successful sale.”
Rubini credits her success and longevity to those personalized services she offers her clients and the fact that she is most transparent and very easily accessible. “So often I have been told by clients that I act as if they are my only clients,” she smiled.
“Long ago, I realized that I had to work smarter not harder. But, as my grandmother often said, ‘the harder you work, the luckier you are.’ I tend to combine the two adages, and that works for me,” she affirmed.
Rubini is also involved in the community, giving back both time and resources. She is involved with the Children’s Miracle Network, donating every year to her company, Re/MAX Preferred’s annual Cinco De Mayo party that benefits CMN and helps out local children’s hospitals. She also donates a portion of her commissions to CMN as well.
In 2014 she was named Toledo Regional Association of Realtors’ Citizen of the year.
Rubini began her career at DiSalle Real Estate Co. working closely with company founder Dan DiSalle. “Dan was a wonderful mentor and teacher as well as being an all-around honorable man. He taught me so much about the business. In 2000, she joined John Mangas and Kathy Kuyoth in their newly formed Re/MAX Preferred where she continues to work.