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Olga Lavalle

Olga Lavalle came to the real estate business from a successful career in communications in Mexico. She was a news anchor and an editor-in-chief of five magazines, as well as working in roles in TV, Radio, and Cinema. In 2003, after moving to the US with a one-was ticket and her two young kids, she worked with her mom in Coronado Real Estate for 14 years until she joined Douglas Elliman of California in 2019. Her excellent communication skills and deep connection to the community give her a unique ability to serve her buyers and sellers.

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Maria Garate-Lavalle

Luxury Real Estate Expert | 1031 Exchange Specialist | Multilingual Professional

Maria Garate -Lavalle is a 3rd generation Realtor specializing in Luxury Real Estate sales in Coronado. She is known for providing top-quality service with a passion for excellence and helping her clients achieve their real estate goals.

With a remarkable track record as a distinguished luxury agent, Maria has mastered the art of complex sales, particularly specializing in 1031 exchanges. She is recognized for her negotiation skills and her commitment to providing tailored solutions for each and every client.

Graduating with a degree in Economics from Japan, and Business at San Diego State University, she gained a deep understanding of global market dynamics and trends. Born in Mexico City, and fluent in both Spanish and English, she has successfully bridged international gaps, cultivating a vast network of global connections.

“My passion ultimately lies in providing quality service and having unique solutions that exceed my client’s expectations. I take pride in being my client’s go-to Real Estate Resource and look forward to the opportunity of helping more people reach their real estate goals. This, and continuing my family legacy, is my WHY.”

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What Our Clients Say

“We were lucky enough to have found Maria! She help us find out condo in the Coronado shores. Maria is super knowledgeable about the area and found us a great place and we are so happy to have worked with her. She is so sweet and goes above and beyond...”

Marissa Sanchez

“We just closed on a complex sale in Coronado, California. I have worked with many real estate agents and Maria is definitely the best agent I have ever worked with. Without Maria's help, there is no way we could have done this sale. She was extremely...”

Rahul Nayyar

“I has been looking to buy a property in Coronado for a long time, I was referred to Olga by a friend and she immediately called us back. After chatting for a while, she understood exactly what we were looking for. The next day she presented us a list...”

Marcela Minvielle

“Excellent service and support throughout the process that made it pleasant and easy. Thank you very much and I am delighted with the result!”

Marisela Hank

“It is our pleasure to highly recommend Olga as a tireless and dedicated real estate agent in the Coronado, CA market. We are from out-of-state. During our experience in purchasing a vacation condo to use during our frequent trips to the San Diego a...”

Paul E Krupp

“Olga is the best agent!! She is a great person and helped us with every detail.”

Gabriela Dosal

“Loved working with Olga! She knew just what we were looking for and helped us find our dream vacation home! She is so responsive and helpful. I’d recommend Olga to EVERYONE! ”

Ella Dumaplin

“Maria was a pleasure to work with. She was able to navigate selling a property during the pandemic with ease; communicating effectively and respectfully with the tenants, myself and the prospective buyers. She is well-versed in online marketing and s...”


“Maria did an excellent job in coordinating all aspects of the sale of my condo in Coronado. Her work ethic was outstanding and well complimented her thorough knowledge of the local market. Her response time to any questions either my wife or I had wa...”


“A professional, caring, and highly skilled Real Estate Agent, Olga Lavalle is the person you want representing you. She has many years of knowledge and experience, when you are buying or selling a home, who you work with really matters. The best in c...”

Lauren Shuffett

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Elliman Insider Agent Spotlight

Agent Olga Lavalle’s heartfelt approach to real estate is apparent in every way she conducts her business—she’s even made the purple Jacaranda flowers that remind...

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How Maria Garate-Lavalle Found What She was Looking for and Rose to the Top 1% Realtors in Coronado, California

Maria Garate-Lavalle grew up in real estate, but she did not always picture herself working in the industry. But eventually, she found herself falling in...

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