Maria Garde

West Coast Sales Director

Having a Spanish father and an English mother I’ve been lucky enough to experience living in all kinds of different places since I was young – UK, Germany, Madrid, Barcelona, Mexico, France and Argentina. I have always had an affinity for hispanic culture, so once I had completed a degree of Modern Languages with Interpreting at University of Sheffield I decided to move to Mallorca to spend a year teaching in a tiny Mallorcan primary school.  I’m a sucker for love and it wasn’t long before I had fallen head over heels for the island (and one handsome Mallorcan boy in particular). 

I had been keen on pursuing a career in real estate since I purchased my first investment property to renovate and rent out in Nice during my time at University, which is why I was thrilled when I got the opportunity to join Charles Marlow and learn about their vision for selling the most beautiful homes on the island.  I was lucky to join them when it was literally a family business, Patrick, Charlie and Chloe (Charlie’s partner).  So I could instantly feel how much Charles Marlow meant to them and their collective passion for creating a first class customer experience.  I feel that passion as much now as when I began, and with our growing team it is a testament to ourselves that the family spirit is still alive so strongly. 

I love being a big part of organising our quarterly get togethers, summer party and Christmas drinks, because our social events lay close to the heart of this business.

The Charles Marlow Way with Maria Garde’s words

Since joining Charles Marlow I instantly felt like I was part of a special family and was opened up to a whole new way of doing business.  There is such a strong culture within the company and we each live and breathe the values of the business. This is highly motivating and makes it exciting to be a part of Charles Marlow.  

Charles Marlow is not only a business for me, it’s a group of like minded, talented individuals each with a unique set of skills which are celebrated and encouraged every day.  We enjoy so much working together, sharing new ideas and our love for the lives we lead. I believe that bond and love is reflected in the work we do and the strong relationships we build with our clients and the people we work with.  

Taking Charles Marlow into the future

Charles Marlow is such a fast moving company.  Being an independent business allows us to make decisions quickly that will push the business in any direction we feel necessary and this is what makes it such an exciting place to be.  We have a strong, clear vision and there is no limit to each team member’s input of creativity. 

Our goal is clear to me – to continue loving what we do, to grow and learn together as a team, to become the Balearics leading eco conscious real estate business and, ultimately, to make sure that everyone who comes into contact with Charles Marlow has a first class experience. 

Dreaming of owning a home in Mallorca? You can reach Maria directly at