With over 10 years of experience, Realtor Maria Jensen does more than unlock doors. She’s a problem solver, a negotiator, and a skilled project manager who is committed to guiding and educating her clients along their real estate journey. Maria takes the time to get to know her clients, listen to their story, and know the right questions to ask to help them reach their home buying or selling goals. She’s trustworthy, personable, and a great communicator, and always has her client’s best interests at heart and mind.
Originally from Sweden, Maria moved to the Bay Area in the ’80s and has lived in Solano and Contra Costa Counties for the last 20 years. In that time, she’s built relationships with many professional local vendors, whom she calls upon and recommends to her clients. Whether it’s a starter home, an investment property, or a second home, Maria tirelessly advocates for her clients from start to finish. She’s a full-service agent and prides herself on being available even after the transaction is complete. Above all, Maria values relationships over transactions, and much of her success comes from repeat clients and/or positive referrals.
Maria represents homeowners and future homeowners in Solano and Contra Costa counties. She currently lives in Benicia with her husband, 2 children, 2 dogs, 3 chickens, and a snake. In her spare time, she loves to garden, volunteers by cooking for the homeless, and wrangles her circus at home.
“A positive attitude can overcome a negative situation.” ~Maria
- Lots & Lands
- Time Share
- Investment Properties
- Short Sales
- Distressed Properties
Realtor ®, CDPE, CMPSS
Cal BRE License #01888519
Mobile (707) 339-1879
Twin Oaks Real Estate, Inc.
231 First Street
Benicia, Ca 94510
Benicia (707) 746-8700
Cal BRE License # 01845706
"Love Maria!!! She bent over backward to help us buy our house. We had 2 infants and 3 dogs and multiple times she helped load us in the car, carried a baby or helped with other things she didn't have to, so we could achieve our goals. Since then, now 3 years later she's served as a resource for many questions real estate related. Do yourself a favor and make your home buying process better with Maria!!!"
- Angela Madrigal
"I can't say enough good things about Maria. She was there for me every step of the way in finding and purchasing my home. She answered all my questions and didn't mind going through things until I REALLY understood everything. And when she says she's the realtor who's there AFTER the sale is done, she isn't kidding--I had a plumbing issue and she was completely on top of the house insurance company, even getting them to refund my home-visit fee! When I needed a handyman and a hauler she knew just who to call. Maria is the first person I recommend to friends looking to buy or sell, and I'm sure I'll be working with her again!"
- Meredith Brown
"Out of all the Realtors I've worked with Maria is the best. Very informative and knowledgeable about the properties if you want a realtor that's going to work hard for you then ask for Maria."
- Cornell Parker
"I highly recommend Maria! I admire and appreciate her very much for her excellent service and dedication as she went out of her way to resolve issues that seemed to be impossible to resolve became possible due to Maria's knowledge and gift of wisdom! Thank you, Maria! It was certainly a joy to work with you!"
"I have had the pleasure of working with Maria on several real estate transactions. I value her professionalism and sensitivity to her clients individual needs. I recommend her to friends and family without hesitation! Buying and selling property can often be a very stressful situation, but Maria has the ability to guide you through the process effortlessly, with care and attention to detail."
"Maria is a rock star among rock star real estate agents! She held our hands through the process and made what seemed impossible happen with all her years of knowledge, experience, and professionalism. Whether you're buying or selling, she will work very hard to make sure your needs are met. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Maria again and I intend use her services again when the time comes. She really took care of my family and I'd recommend her to anyone."
- Mike P
"Maria helped me find my house 6 years ago and when I got ready to sell there was no hesitation in choosing her to list the house. Maria always goes above and beyond for her clients. She is 100% there for you. I've have nothing but good things to say about her. With Maria as your realtor, you can breath easy, and even after you close she'll be there if you need advice and that's rare."
- Sandy Johnson
"We are fortunate to have found Maria Jensen at an open house event when we were scoping out our neighborhood to decide if we wanted to sell our home of 15 years. Maria offered to compile comps for the area and a pricing point strategy for our home. We received the information via email immediately and felt no pressure. After exchanging a few emails, we invited Maria over to view our property and move forward with listing our home for sale.
Maria constantly demonstrated that she is genuinely interested in helping us sell our home as well as finding our replacement home. She absolutely listened to our "wants" for our replacement home, just about every home we toured was something we could see ourselves in the long term. Finally, we found the "one".
Maria made the transaction of selling and buying seamless as possible. We accepted a top of the market offer on our home and purchased our replacement home below market. Score! The escrow was rocky due to some complications in financing (our lender's mistake), but Maria was actively involved every step of the way, keeping us informed of the status, contacting the underwriter herself when necessary, and staying on top of contingency deadlines. She went the extra mile in every regard, whether it was meeting the appraiser, ensuring repairs were done timely, or helping us understand the pest report and even getting us a less expensive quote from a contractor. Maria seemed to be the driving force behind keeping the escrow on track and was essentially managing every issue that came up
Maria is extremely knowledgeable, experienced, dedicated, thorough, and takes her job very seriously. She is a true professional. She promptly returned every phone call, email, or text, and patiently answered our endless questions. We would not hesitate to refer her to friends and neighbors for future transactions."
- Marcia Buisman
"I can't say enough about how dedicated and professional Maria is. She sold my house in Concord for more than asking and then found me a perfect home in Benicia. The work she put forth in getting my house ready was amazing. She is the best I've been associated with and i was a realtor for seven years!
Her professionalism in dealing with multiple offers, closing my sale on time and working with the sellers on my new home were exactly what one would hope from their realtor.
At all times she kept me in the loop and was critical in moving my new mortgage along in a timely manner. Even when the mortgage company made some serious errors.
I can't say enough about her and am willing to talk with anybody who is considering her as their realtor."
- Tim McKissick
"Maria Jensen is a consummate professional.
She answered all my questions, returned all my calls immediately and made everything easy to understand.
The level of service and dedication truly distinguishes her above others in her profession."
- Victor Padua
"Maria helped us through the whole process and communicated with us every step of the way. The house was listed on a Thursday and we had multiple offers on a Monday. The property sold fast and the staging she coordinated was first class. I too will not hesitate to work with her again..."
"Maria is a very hard working professional in real estate and how I know that? because I purchased 3 properties in last 5 years and she is my agent and love her how she helped me in every step of the way and make sure I got a good deal.
Thank you Maria and you know I will be looking for more properties and you will be getting the call."
- Ajay Dhami
"Maria Jensen has been an invaluable resource at a difficult time in life. I had to deal with estate issues after the passing of a parent. Multiple properties needed to go on the market at the same time, and each required significant preparation for sale. I do not even live in the same town where the properties are located. Traveling back and forth to do all these chores would have been a tremendous burden. Maria went the extra mile and advised on what needed to be done, set up various vendors, and managed the execution of the projects. I didn't even have to worry about them. She simply reported back promptly upon completion that we were good to go. I can't tell you what a relief that has been, but I bet you can guess. I am so happy thus far that I am writing this review before the houses have even sold. I will update when the transactions are complete, but I have every confidence that the remainder of this journey will go smoothly."
- Dan Heenan
"Maria was wonderful to work with, she made the process of selling my condo as painless as possible. I especially appreciated the constant communication from her with each step of the sale. I was leaving the state so the timing was very important, Maria pulled it all together arranging a close date convenient to the buyer and myself.
I think I most appreciated how wonderful Maria was making sure my dog was cared for throughout the entire sales process. She's great I highly recommend talking to her before choosing a Realtor and see for yourself that Maria extremely is professional and accommodating."
- Pat Speka
"I was very happy to have chosen Maria Jensen as my real estate agent. For a year, my husband and I had been looking for a home in Benicia and with both of our varied tastes, it was not always easy to accommodate our criteria. Maria stayed patient and persevered until the right home came our way. She was friendly, knowledgeable and professional throughout the process. It gave me a strong sense of peace of mind knowing that she had our best interest in mind and was willing to go the extra mile on our behalf. She was an astute listener to our needs. She was more than our agent, she was our champion and friend!"
- Parisa LoBianco
"I think your ability to help me/us remain calm with positive affirmations helped us get through the process. We bought this home with 540 credit score. So u see, if we sneezed wrong, it could have gone south quickly. I know you had to deal with an investor, which was difficult. Thanks again for holding our hands we luv this house. Much luv your way."
- The Matchetts (2 birds, 2 dogs, 4 chickens, and 2 cats)
"I chose you out of all the realtors because on the first day of house searching we called many realtor names on many for sale signs and you were the only one who not only called us back, but kept calling with additional addresses (without being a bugger), gave appropriate feedback and did it in a cheerful manner!
In addition, you understood the purpose of our house hunting which was income property, but how it needed to fit a particular criteria. I had only sold and purchased property for my own residences before the 'bubble burst'; this buying environment was like stepping in another world. You explained in plain terms, yet thoroughly, how short sales worked vs foreclosures vs regular sales, and most importantly, how to bid correctly so you were in the game, yet not a fool. I felt I could call you with any question at any time and you always have made yourself available to both Stephen and I (and I know we can be quirky). Just the fact that we are still working together to find another property is a testament to how well I feel we work together!"
"Norma and I were very 'green' to the whole short sale thing and you guided us through the process with the utmost honesty, professionalism and understanding. We could not have asked for more from a realtor/friend and we were very fortunate to have you representing us as buyers. We learned a lot through the short sale process because of your patient and consultative approach with us. You kept us very well informed and not once did we feel like we needed more from you. Thanks very much Maria!"
"We were delighted at the care and patience you showed while you learned about Rossmoor realty 'ins and outs' and showed us condos at this wonderful community where we now live; thanks to you, Maria! We were very impressed with your thoroughness in your research and keeping in touch with us as progress developed. We feel you got us the 'best deal' possible, and indeed the timing was important. Condos in our area are now going for twice and more than twice as much as our place cost. Again, kudos to you, Maria!"
- Sandy & Wes
"You have been absolutely amazing. Talk about going the extra mile, you went 2,500! Working with you before making the trip out to Vallejo was great. I appreciated your taking pictures of properties and emailing them to me. When I came out, you cleared your schedule for me and focused solely on me. I was impressed. Finally meeting you was a pleasant surprise, as we felt like long lost friends. Your input was right-on and much appreciated. Thanks for helping me find a new home, and for all the hard work you did to get us closed. You’re awesome and stupendous. I can’t sing your praises enough!!
Thanks again for all you’ve done."
- Sandra Johnson
"We are so happy in our new home. There were so many obstacles to overcome to make this dream happen. Maria played an key part. With her positive encouragement and attention to detail, it happened. You will not go wrong with her on your real estate team."
- Mark & Kathleen Matchett