December 16th, 2015 at 10:00 am

luxury real estate specialists competes

From left, Marti Gellens, event host Mary Murphy, and Maxine Gellens.

A life-changing decision

When luxury real estate specialist Maxine Gellens decided to compete in the first San Diego Dancing with the Stars fundraiser in 2013, she had no idea it would literally change her life. In just a few short months, Maxine, an agent with our La Jolla Arcade office, went from dance novice to serious competitor with a passion for her newfound sport.

But Maxine’s dance moves haven’t only impacted her. They also benefited the San Diego Family Justice Center Foundation’s efforts to support victims of domestic violence, child abuse, stalking, and sexual assault; and increase awareness of the San Diego Police Historical Association’s museum on College Avenue.

Along with her daughter and business partner, Marti Gellens, Maxine helped organize this year’s event, and took to the dance floor at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines on Dec. 5 to raise funds on behalf of the two beneficiaries.

Inspiring others

The pair even inspired Mary Lee Blaylock, a member of our leadership team, to become a contestant and perform “The Hustle.”

“Maxine and Marti really motivated me to step out on the dance floor for two deserving organizations that give so much to the community,” said Mary Lee, Senior Vice President and General Manager. “We are immensely proud that our agents show their heart by actively participating in fun, inspiring events like this.”

Maxine and Marti can be reached at 858.551.6630 office,, via their website at, and at the La Jolla Arcade office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties located at 7910 Girard Ave., No. 9, La Jolla, CA 92037.


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