Marla Pennington

    Marla Pennington

    Marla strives for excellence in all she does. She joined Coldwell Banker Collins-Maury as a new real estate agent in 2007. Even though the country was in the middle of a huge economic downturn, her resolve was to remain positive and to build a successful business. Marla became a top producer by focusing on her clients' needs, listening to their dreams and desires, and helping them reach their goals. She also had a solid knowledge of Memphis and the surrounding areas, which was very helpful to her clients. Selling homes was not work; this was pure joy in helping others. Marla's career took off, and she was soon a Lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Club. She learned that clients want to be empowered to make their own decisions. They need a strong, loyal advocate and an astute negotiator throughout the transaction. Marla developed and honed those qualities, and each year her business prospered, and she now enjoys life-long friendships with her clients. They are the reason she loves this career so much!
    In addition to holding her broker's license, Marla is currently serving as a Director on the board of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors. She sees this as a great opportunity to give back to the professional community. At Coldwell Banker Collins-Maury, Marla is the Dir. Of Career Development where she oversees agent training. In her personal time, she loves to read, dance and cook, and is a member of the Lindenwood Church Choir.

    My Client Testimonials

    Five (5) big stars for Marla Pennington! Marla did an incredible job for us finding us the right home here in Memphis. Marla's knowledge of the area, her professionalism, and her drive to find you the perfect house for you, is what separates her from the rest. We were so fortunate to find her. She responds so quickly to any questions no matter how mundane or trivial your questions are. She is early to all of the showings, which was important to us. Our favorite part is how she handles all the details. We were alway kept in the loop and she always always has a big smile on her face and is genuinely eager to help you get what you want and deserve. In our opinion you can't do any better than Marla Pennington. We couldn't be happier. 500 Stars!!!
    Marla was AMAZING! Very communicative and responsive. My husband and I were moving from out of state so she certainly had her hands full. She went above and beyond our expectations. We love our new home and feel like we have made a lifelong friend in the process. We will definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor in the future. Tim and Lorrie F.
    Thank you Marla for being our agent. Thanks if we didn't have you we would not have a home. Love, Hannah (age 8)
    Marla Pennington has been our realtor for almost over 10 years- she helped us buy the house and sell the house when we were ready to move on and resettle to other state. She worked tirelessly on our behalf and organized out of the state sale, paying attention to every detail, meticulously adhering to time lines and requirements in the process. Marla is an excellent communicator, a sales person with outstanding knowledge of area , of economic development and trends taking place in the neighborhood. She understands the needs of her clients and has individual approach to the numerous families she works for. We highly recommend Marla to be your buyer’s or seller’s agent. Rajiv and Tamar
    FIVE STAR EXPERIENCE!!! Marla Pennington and her team made my first time home buying process a fantastic experience. My home buying process started out of state with a disengaged agent. After searching for a home for months with no luck, I am so grateful for being referred to Marla. She immediately made herself available and provided listings and information on homes in the area I was looking. She was a wealth of knowledge and provided many resources so I could do my own research as well. Within two weeks of working with her, my offer was accepted on a home that met all of my criteria and needs. She explained everything clearly and remained in constant communication with me every step of the way! Marla gained my full trust while making it apparent she represented my best interest during all interactions with the different parties involved. Her customer service is second to none and she ensured a stress-free and shockingly easy transaction from start to finish. Thank you so much Marla for finding exactly what I was looking for and so much more! - Ryan B.
    So grateful for Marla who guided us through every process of our real estate transaction. She helped us every step of the way. She is well above a five-star real estate agent. - home seller Gail W.
    5 Stars!! Marla did a great job selling our house. From the start she gave us great advice on how to get the house ready to sell at the best price. She listed the house and had it sold in 3 days for the full asking price! She also helped with some bumps in the road to closing. Very pleased with her professionalism. Tom and Dee C.
    If you are selling your home, contact Marla Pennington. She will present a plan and knows exactly the right path you should take, particularly regarding its preparation to get the maximum sale price. She gladly sold our home after we moved, sometimes difficult to do. She kept us informed and sold it to the first buyer the day it was to go on the market. Edward J.
    "Five Stars" to Marla for helping us find a quick buyer for our property. She made everything go so smooth and effortless. We were very pleased. Bob and Taylor N.
    I listed my home with Marla just as the pandemic began. I wanted the best Real Estate person to represent me during this unknown time. Marla was the best for sure. Thanks again!!! Phillip T.
    I want to thank Marla Pennington for selling my home. Marla was the best realtor; she gave me the best advice on getting my home ready to sell. She is always prompt to return calls and messages. I know she has many clients but I felt like I was her only one. If you want the best realtor call Marla at 901-258-2998. Dottie C.
    Marla was absolutely wonderful to work with! My husband and I just moved from out of state (in the middle of the pandemic! ) and we didnt know much about Memphis. She gave us great resources to look up different areas of the city and was so friendly and welcoming during a hectic and scary time. Jen and Keith G.
    Marla was kind, knowledgable and was always ready to answer any questions we had. She was always available to us when we needed her to be. We are very thankful for her! - Eric L
    Marla Pennington has been a part of our family life from the early days of our family. We were blessed enough to just happen upon her when we were looking to buy our first house. She was beside us every step of the way we needed her. Fast forward 12 years and we sought her out to sell that same home. Her hard-work, knowledge, professionalism, and overall goodness are hard to come by, and we didnt want to walk this path without her. She made time for us whether it was to answer a question or just to calm a stressed heart. She made sure we understood what we needed to do, how it could be done, and then let us take the step we felt was right. We could not be happier with the work she did for us or for the friend she is to us. Erika and Bob S.
    Out long-distance purchase of a beautiful home was a little stressful, but Marla helped us out wonderfully step by step! My husband and I were moving across the country for grad school, and we needed a place to call home for the next 4+ years. Marla immediately jumped on the case when we made our first contact with her. She provided communication weekly, if not more! Providing us with several options that fit our needs; telling us about the city/surrounding neighborhoods (trusting her knowledge was crucial for us outsiders!); and eventually helping us, who were 4 states away, close on a place in a wonderful neighborhood that matched our criteria. A wonderful experience I wouldn't want to change! Raechel and Joey B.

    My Experience

    • Marla joined the Collins-Maury team as a new real estate agent in 2007. Even though the country was in the middle of a huge economic downturn, Marlas resolve was to remain positive and to build a successful business. Her career took off and she was soon a Lifetime Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Club. She was in the Top Ten at Collins-Maury in 2012 and 2015, and was a member of Coldwell Banker's International Diamond Society, which represents the top 6% of Coldwell Banker agents in the country. Marla is a recipient of the distinguished Collins-Maury Inner Circle Award. Her designations included Certified Residential Specialist (held by only 3% of all real estate agents) and Accredited Buyers Representative. Marla was recently elected to serve as a Director on the Memphis Area Asso. of Realtors Board of Directors. She considers her election to the MAAR board an honor and looks forward to serving on one of the top-rated realtor boards in the country. In 2016 Marla was asked to join the Leadership Team at Coldwell Banker Collins-Maury. She holds a Brokers license, and oversees all recruiting and career development activities, and she directs weekly in-depth training classes for new and experienced agents. She also created an intensive 16 weeks on boarding process for new agents. Marla holds degrees in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and an MA from Texas Tech University. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Paris, France, and traveled with an international cast of Up With People during college. She is currently taking night classes to become a certified Life Coach in 2020. Marla loves to read, dance and cook, and is a member of the Lindenwood Church Choir. She lives in East Memphis.

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Serving as a Director on the MAAR Board of Directors beginning in 2020.
    • Lifetime Member, MAAR Multi-million Dollar Club
    • CRS, Certified Residential Specialist. Only 3% of all real estate agents hold this prestigious designation.
    • ABR, Accredited buyer Representative
    • Top Ten, Coldwell Banker Collins-Maury, 2012 and 2015
    • Masters in International Mgmt, Thunderbird School of Global Mgmt
    • MA in comparative literature, Texas Tech University
    • Past Fulbright Scholar in Paris, France

    My Community Involvement

    • Member, Lindenwood Chancel Choir
    • Collierville Chamber Member with CBCM
    • Memphis Chamber member with CBCM
    • President of HOA for GVT community.

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