Marcela Foshay

REALTOR®

Marcela was introduced to the beauty of Central Virginia during a visit to her in-laws farm in 2004. Over the next 4 years, Marcela and her husband, an Orange County native, escaped from New York City to the area at every opportunity. In 2008 the couple relocated to Charlottesville. They now live just west of town with 2 young children.

Marcela worked at the UN in New York City and internationally for 10 years in program management and administration management, honing her natural mutli-tasking and organizational strengths. She also worked in marketing and public relations, which will no doubt serve her well in residential real estate. No surprise, with her resume from the UN, Marcela is fluent in Slovak, Czech, Russian and of course English. She easily understands several other languages too!

On the non-profit front, Marcela has quickly distinguished herself in the Charlottesville community. She graduated from the Board Development Academy at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence and has devoted many hours to The Women’s Initiative, a local nonprofit providing mental health care to women in need. Additionally, she is one of the founding members of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation’s Future Fund, where she has served as a Co-chair of the Resource and Development Committee and as a member of the Grants and Steering Committees. She is also helping several local non-profits with their fundraising efforts, namely Charlottesville Business Innovation Council, The Women’s Initiative and St. Anne’s Belfield School.

Marcela is a natural for real estate sales. Her energy and sense of urgency promise that she will work tirelessly for her buyer clients in pursuit of the right home. Her analytical mind and background in advertising will translate into excellent valuation skills and effective marketing for her clients who are selling their properties. Her extensive contacts through her non-profit efforts and her children’s schools will serve Marcela in real estate too.

If there is any time left over after the demands and joys of her family, Marcela can be found on a local golf course or perhaps enjoying a good meal at one of the area’s many excellent restaurants.

Testimonials

“She is on top of her game 24/7. Seriously. Having her as our real estate agent has made the process amazingly easy. She is on top of her game 24/7. 1. She is working all the time. Sunday’s Saturday’s, evenings, whatever, she always seems to be working. I say this having observed email and text time stamps. 2. Everything is electronic. We never have to meet to get things done. That is super important when four people are on the deed, spread out across the country. Signing electronically??? Yeah. That’s awesome. 3. Her emails are to the point, crisp and concise. 4. I just can’t get over how EASY she has made it all feel.”

Will W.


“Marcela was wonderful to work with. I found her to be very invested in finding the right home for me. She is readily accessible and very responsive to questions and calls. She seems genuinely interested in her clients and I would highly recommend her. She was very reassuring and helped this first-time home buyer better understand the process of buying a home without being ‘pushy’ or trying too hard to sell something that wasn’t right for me.”

Meredith L.


“Marcela was very attentive and honest throughout the whole process for me, a first time home buyer. She was a great representative of my best interests.”

Francis J.


“An Outstanding Resource. We are trying to relocate to the Charlottesville, VA, area, which is new to us.  Marcela has been familiarizing us with various neighborhoods and making excellent suggestions as to properties we should review.  Buying a house from afar is not an easy process, and she is an outstanding resource   (e.g., settlement attorneys, home inspection services, etc.) and has gone the extra mile for us, visiting the properties, sending us photos to supplement the MLS listings, and conducting research on such details as the RR schedule in certain parts of town.  We are impressed by and appreciate her professionalism, negotiating skills, dedication to our interests, and knowledge of the local real estate market and procedures.”


“Responds Within the Day. Marcela is extremely knowledgeable about Charlottesville real estate. She is a great listener and is very responsive to my needs. In fact, she always answers my calls or responds to me within the day! On top of that, Marcela conducts herself with the upmost professionalism and understands the local market. I would highly recommend her!”

Bridget K.


“Marcela did an excellent job of representing our property throughout the entire sale’s process. Prior to listing, Marcela provided a detailed analysis of our home’s value and a checklist of home improvement/organizational ideas in order to show our home in its best light. Once our listing went live, Marcela provided thorough feedback from showings, went to great lengths to advertise our property in local publications, and eagerly scheduled open houses in order to get our house “under contract” faster than the average “days on market” for the City of Charlottesville. Lastly, Marcela went the extra mile during the negotiation and closing process in order to assist all parties in arriving at a deal in a timely manner. I highly recommend Marcela Foshay as a real estate agent for your house selling and buying needs.”

Lance K.


“Marcela was warm, professional, supportive, and reliable throughout our home-searching and buying process. She designed our home-touring itineraries to maximize our time, taking into account the moods and needs of our infant daughter who came with us. Her knowledge of the various neighborhoods in Charlottesville was invaluable since we are new here. And once we found our home, Marcela was masterful as our intermediary and managed to make everything feel less stressful for us. She was always responsive to our queries and very candid in her responses. We are very happy with our new home, and recommend her services without reservation!”

Anri Y.


“Amazing help when we were looking for our forever home in addition to selling our other home. She was patient, knowledgable and a champion throughout the process. For example, she took us to a lot of homes over a number of years and went out of her way to find what we were looking for in areawe were looking. Highly recommended.”

Michael P.


“My husband and I bought our first home last month and were fortunate enough to be connected with Marcela. From the moment we started exchanging emails, Marcela was 100% dedicated to helping us find the perfect home for us, our budget, and our lifestyle. Not only did we find it, but Marcela made the entire process super digestible and way less intimidating than it could have been for first-time homeowners. Her expertise on Charlottesville neighborhoods was extremely helpful for us having just graduated from business school at UVA Darden and not knowing the ins and outs. I can honestly say that Marcela was not only a perfect real estate agent but now a lifelong friend. We couldn’t recommend a real estate agent more highly than Marcela.”

Kristina L.


Marcela's Properties

Sold Listings

1059 E WATER STREETCHARLOTTESVILLEREPRESENTED BUYER

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824 VILLAGE RDCHARLOTTESVILLEREPRESENTED SELLER

205 PFISTER AVECHARLOTTESVILLEREPRESENTED BUYER

105 BEDFORD PLCHARLOTTESVILLEREPRESENTED SELLER

402 WELLINGTON DRCHARLOTTESVILLEREPRESENTED SELLER

640 ROCKS MILL CTCHARLOTTESVILLEREPRESENTED BUYER

2134 RIDGETOP DRCHARLOTTESVILLEREPRESENTED BUYER

502 LEXINGTON AVECHARLOTTESVILLEREPRESENTED SELLER

377 MORGANTOWN RDCHARLOTTESVILLEREPRESENTED BUYER

3645 BRINNINGTON RDCHARLOTTESVILLEREPRESENTED BUYER

1500 RUGBY AVECHARLOTTESVILLEREPRESENTED BUYER

831 VILLAGE RDCHARLOTTESVILLEREPRESENTED BUYER

1661 BROWNS GAP TPKECHARLOTTESVILLEREPRESENTED SELLER

5658 UPLAND DRCHARLOTTESVILLEREPRESENTED BUYER