Real Estate Professional in San Rafael, California  
Contact associate Contact
Agent 180-a-4208-74444209 Photo

Muriel Ballard

CalBRE# 01726991
Real Estate Professional in San Rafael, California
United States
 

Muriel Ballard can be reached at muriel.ballard@sothebysrealty.com



Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Muriel found her way to Marin County after extensive travel throughout the United States—including 49 states! She has lived in San Rafael since 1996. Muriel is married and the proud mother of a daughter and stepson. Before joining Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty in 2017, she kicked off her real estate career in 2005 with the famed Greenbrae team at Frank Howard Allen, moving in 2013 to tech-savvy Marin Modern.



Muriel always pursues continuing education and has studied formally at the University of Texas, UCLA, the American Film Institute and Dominican University. Some of her accomplishments include:



Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC): Muriel attained certification when Personal Coaching was a relatively new field. She brings excellent listening, negotiating and communication skills to her real estate practice. During her six-year independent practice she coached executives, entrepreneurs and individuals in the entertainment industry, supporting them in improving their productivity, life balance and fulfillment.



Tech-Savvy: Muriel worked in the technology field, first in software application development, then project management and eventually becoming the Customer Service Manager of the Fortune 500 Company, BHP’s San Francisco Computer Services Department. Technology and social media play an important role in her real estate practice.



Community Service: Muriel gets involved with the schools, neighborhoods and more! She conceptualized and advocated for the Tot Park to be installed in the Santa Venetia area. She was President of the Gerstle Park Neighborhood Association for two years, during which time she was integral in actualizing a lagging community wish to change the traffic pattern on D Street to two-way, calming the traffic for the neighborhood. She introduced NEXTDOOR to Peacock Gap and serves as a Lead.



Author: While living in L.A. and working in the production end of the film industry, Muriel wrote two feature-length screenplays and secured agent representation. Muriel is also a hobby writer with five children’s books and a book proposal, working title: “Healing the Future”, under her belt. Her writing and communication skills serve as powerful assets during the negotiating phase of her real estate transactions. She has self-published a snarky picture book entitled “Vinny the Repo Elf”.



Speaker: Muriel was an active Toastmaster for years and a consistent “Best Speaker”, competing and winning at higher levels.



Her hobbies include world travel, cooking, painting, gardening, writing, playing the guitar, hiking and drinking fine wine.


Languages:
English
Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
902 Irwin Street
San Rafael, California 94901 United States   
+1 415.225.4641
+1 415.456.1200
Show
­