Real estate is a fascinating business; one with a unique balance of logic and emotions. The harmony of the two is what makes me love what I do. I bring my special expertise and knowledge to every transaction that helps my clients in walking through their buying or selling process. I earned my MBA and have had my own business in non-profit International Business Management since 1993. I have a thorough understanding of business logistics and also of the psychological component of all people involved. Working with multiple parties through any transaction requires diplomacy and excellent communication and negotiation skills. I study the market attentively and am very thorough in helping my clients to gain all the information needed to make their decisions; every step of the way. It is crucial to be fast, responsive, readily available and to take a genuine interest in what is important to my clients during the process, beyond just the 'bottom line.' That can be anything from listening to their stories and being there for them emotionally, babysitting their cat, helping to sell personal belongings or clean their house - I am here to help with it all, however I can!

My biggest professional accomplishment is having the opportunity to assist over 100 individuals with important transitions in life by selling their home or with buying their next home. I see every sale as a great accomplishment. My largest sale was priced at $2 million and is one of my proudest moments. It was a complex, complicated transaction with seven counter offers but we made it happen! Being chosen by clients to list their home that I helped them purchase is another part of this business that makes me feel very proud. The passion and knowledge I have for real estate has helped me earn a couple special honors that mean a lot to me:

- Member of the Director's Circle, three years in a row
- Named The Rising Star of Real Estate for my office

Originally from Russia, I have such an appreciation for this beautiful desert that I have called home for over 25 years. While there are nearly 1 million people in Tucson, I love that it still feels like that 'big small town'. I love the mountain ranges, the climate and the cultural diversity of our town as well. I would be happy to help with your next move, in any way I can!

Client Reviews

As an out of state buyer, I had randomly selected Marina and I could not have made better choice. Marina knows her market and provided detailed answers to numerous questions.She is a top flight personable professional whose experience and attention to detail truly facilitated the transaction. Most  impressive was Marina’s follow-up after moving into my new home. If I had additional questions, she responded immediately with solutions or helpful suggestions. Marina is truly an asset to her company.

Bob H

Marina was the perfect real estate professional from beginning to end. She is extremely knowledgeable about the various areas of Tucson that we were considering calling home. We were very pleased to spend time with Marina as we toured different neighborhoods and houses; she obviously loves what she  does. and she was able to understand what we wanted before we knew it ourselves. I highly recommend Marina to anyone looking for property in the Tucson area.

Ana W

Marina has helped us purchase two homes and sell one home in Tucson. She is very ethical and conscientious, is attentive and knowledgeable about the Tucson market. We would not hesitate to recommend Marina to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home - she will work hard for you!

Eileen P

Marina has helped me look at several properties. I have found her ability to take my criteria and show me relevant listings, and therefore not waste my time, impeccable. Furthermore, she has been extremely accommodating in showing listings relative to my difficult schedule. Her extremely personable  nature combined with extensive knowledge of the Tucson real estate market make it easy to recommend her to anybody that wants an agent to work for them and achieve their desired satisfaction. Whether you are a first time or seasoned buyer, Marina has the breadth of knowledge and expertise to assist you.

Michael V

Marina was very willing, often with genuine enthusiasm, to take the time that was necessary, to find houses for sale that met the criteria we described as important, taking us to see those we indicated as good candidates. During that process of visiting some 50 houses, Marina developed a good  understanding of the diverse criteria we had described. Based on that understanding, she sent us information on the house we ended up purchasing, a house that we probably would not considered on our own, but found that it uniquely satisfied our diverse criteria better than others we had looked at.

Peter D

Marina assisted us with the sale of 2 homes and the purchase of 1 home in Tucson. She utilized not only MLS but other sites in promoting the sale of both our homes. She did not hesitate to hold Open Houses providing maximum exposure of both properties. When looking for a home, Marina understood the  areas in which we were interested and willingly showed properties that fit our needs. Marina assisted us in our recent out-of-state move by referring a Realtor within the new area. Her knowledge and experience of the Tucson market is excellent! We recommend Marina to anyone buying or selling a home.


I'm a retired builder who, over the years, has dealt with many realtors and Marina is one of the very best. She was outstanding in helping us purchase a second home in the Catalina foothills. I would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling real estate in the Tucson area.

So impressed were we with Marina that we asked her to sell the same home that we bought with her 3 years later as well! Without a doubt Marina Mayhew is the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. I am surprised she hasn't cornered the Tucson real estate market with her impeccable service  and amazingly positive attitude. Oh, and she knows her stuff too.


Marina Mayhew sold two homes for us, and she was outstanding in all respects. Marina was by-far the most hardworking realtor I have ever encountered. She was professional and knowledgeable, and did a great job of making the process as easy as it could be for us. I highly recommend her!


We are very pleased with Marina Mayhew. She was a true professional throughout our process. Marina explained everything with such clarity. She is a delight to work with. We will continue to recommend Marina Mayhew.

Andrew D

As always, Marina did a great job for us!

Dale M

Our agent, Marina Mayhew, is very professional while being very friendly. She kept us informed every step of the way and provided very clear explanation of the entire process, which was extremely important to us. Even though we have lived in the US for 16 years now, we would have felt confused regarding the details of buying a new house and selling the old one if Ms. Mayhew had not been so helpful. Her being fluent in Russian also helped a lot. She was always available, including weekends, always promptly answered or returned our phone calls. We are very grateful to her!

Kaganov Y

Marina Mayhew was one of the best realtors. She went above and beyond to help us get into our beautiful home.

Phillip &

My husband and I purchased a home with Marina we were very happy. Marina represented us and the owner, we never felt that Marina was impartial to either of the party’s involved. Thank You We love our new home

Gary &

Marina has been working with me and my fiancé for over a year now surveying homes for when we are ready to buy. What is amazing is no matter how many requests I have, she immediately responds with whatever information I've requested... and this despite the fact that it is going to be awhile before  we are in a position to buy! Amazing! She completely goes above and beyond and I have EVERY confidence she will superbly handle our buying situation with professionalism, expediency, and integrity.

Dawn H

Marina Mayhew did an excellent job in every way. She took care of a myriad of details I didn't even know would come up as a part of selling a house. She was great at communicating with me -- keeping me in touch with where we were at every step of the way. She was also very flexible and understanding with my personal schedule and needs. Thank you, Marina!

Patricia H

Marina is really the best agent that we could have asked for. She is extremely patient and knowledgeable, helping us get the house ready for sale, and then staged it, and keeping it ready for showing. You cannot imagine how important this was for us, since we had moved out of state. She kept the house in great condition for the showing. And when the offer came in, she worked with us each step of the way in countering and also fixing things around the house. We feel fortunate to have Marina as our agent, and we highly recommend her. She helped us buy the house many years ago, so we are a repeat customer. We have also recommended her to our colleagues and friends over the years, and they all have great things to say about her.

Mingfeng Lin

Marina went above and beyond what we expected. She is efficient, professional and abouve all a very kind and nice person.

Charles & Kristine Beck

Marina Mayhew is a fantastic agent, very professional, arrives with a marketing plan and works hard for her clients.

Connie Beck