Broker Lic #01420959 | (949) 466-8487 | YamiRealtor@gmail.com
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
Yami Martinez has a big heart, an even bigger smile, and a life-long philosophy of making life better for others. She was born in Costa Rica, bravely moving to the United States at the tender age of 16 to attend school in New Jersey.
As a Realtor®, and the Principal Broker and founder of Altamar Real Estate, Yami helps families and individuals live a better life. She helps people buy their perfect home - locally or globally- or secure an investment/multi-family property for future financial security. Clients appreciate Yami's property management expertise and corporate relocation experience that make buying and maintaining a property easy.
Before becoming a Real Estate Broker in 2004, she was a successful advertising, marketing, and sales executive for blue-chip clients like Procter & Gamble, Kraft Foods, and Telemundo Cable Network. Yami's Real Estate career is a perfect fit for her diverse skills and service-minded attitude. Connecting with people, negotiating, and marketing has been a big part of her life for more than thirty years.
Yami has the aptitude to translate data into market trends. This skill helps her clients to make informed decisions about property purchases.
Yami is one of the world's 'doers.' Her excellent leadership and bi-lingual (English and Spanish) skills mean she a popular choice for key leadership positions in industry-related organizations and Associations. Yami is a founding member of global organizations such as REAL Estate Pros Without Borders, and FIABCI-USA Los Angeles/Southern California Council. She is also active and served as a Chapter President for NAHREP (National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals).
She supports non-profit organizations, with a special place in her heart for those that promote children's health, education, and well-being. Family, friends, and clients say that she always fulfills her promises and sticks by her word. If you are looking for a confident, authentic, and caring person to help you with your next real estate transaction, look no further. Yami will guide you and always have your best interests at heart - it is just the way she rolls.
Memberships and Affiliations
-National Association of REALTORS® (N.A.R.) – Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)
-REAL Estate Pros Without Borders – Co-Founder
-The International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI-USA) – 2020-2021 Treasurer, Los Angeles / Southern California Council
-Orange County REALTORS® (OCR) – 2021 Chair, Global Business Alliance Committee
-Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) – Member
-National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) – Past President, Orange County Chapter
-National Association of REALTORS® (N.A.R.) – Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE)
-National Association of REALTORS® (N.A.R.) – At Home With Diversity® (AHWD)
-California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) – Professional Standards Committee
-California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) – Land Use and Environmental Committee
-Orange County REALTORS® (OCR) – 2018 Leadership Academy Alumna
-Orange County REALTORS® (OCR) – Credentials Committee
-Orange County REALTORS® (OCR) – Education Committee
-California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS) – Member
-Orange County REALTORS® (OCR), largest board in California – Member
-REALTORS® Commercial Alliance - Orange County (RCAOC) – Member
“The purpose of life is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Maria is the hardest working agent in Orange County. Originally from Minnesota, Maria moved to Orange County California with a degree in business communications and marketing from Minneapolis Metro State University. Maria has been working in real estate, investment properties and vacation rentals for over 25 years.
Coupled with her real estate work in Minnesota and California, this knowledge has provided her with valuable skills that she uses daily to help her clients and families in real estate negotiations, educating homebuyers and sellers, and effectively marketing listings. Maria‘s clients often describe her as hard-working, detail oriented, and dedicated.
Now joining Yami Martinez at Altamar Real Estate, Maria and Yami can offer a knowledgeable team approach with their diverse backgrounds to ensure the highest client representation and provide you with more opportunities to find the right home.
If you are considering a real estate purchase or need an unbiased report on market trends or your homes' value, please reach out to Maria at 1.949.412.5019 MariaScherberRealtor@gmail.com, AltamarRealEstate.com.
Memberships and Affiliations
- National Association of REALTORS® (N.A.R.) Member
- California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) Member
- Orange County Association of REALTORS® (OCAR) Member
- California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS) Member