Marilyn Wilson is an award-winning Canadian Realtor® who has appeared on CBC and CTV news and has been quoted in both the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and the New York Times (NYT). Marilyn specializes in selling luxury residential properties in Ottawa, Canada. Marilyn has twice been ranked as one of Canada’s top five Realtors®. She has been an industry leader for over 34 years, since establishing her coveted copyrighted brand, Dream Properties®. Marilyn is known for her integrity, market knowledge, record sales and philanthropy through the Dream Properties® Foundation. Marilyn’s name is synonymous with luxury real estate as she has sold more luxury properties than any agent in the National Capital Region over the last 34 years.
In 2011, Marilyn opened her own luxury real estate brokerage, Marilyn Wilson Dream Properties® Inc., the Christie’s International Real Estate brokerage for Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. The brokerage is multigenerational and run by Marilyn and her daughter Reba Wilson, who has worked with Marilyn for over nine years. Marilyn is the undisputed luxury realtor in Ottawa, consistently setting new sales records and securing the highest luxury marketshare annually. Marilyn has sold the eight highest-priced homes in the National Capital Region to date, and represented the buyer and seller in all eight transactions. She has also set record sales in neighbourhoods, including Rockcliffe Park, Rothwell Heights, Manor Park, Manotick, New Edinburgh, Dunrobin, Woodlawn and Cumberland, to name a few.
Marilyn’s background has enabled her to create an extensive international network comprising the diplomatic community, sports figures, business executives and global entrepreneurs in the high-tech sector. Marilyn’s innovative marketing and creative negotiating strategies have contributed to a loyal following of both buyers and sellers.
Born in Toronto, Marilyn was raised in Bel-Air and Pacific Palisades, California. Her husband Allan proposed on the beach in Malibu and they have been together ever since. Marilyn graduated from UCLA with a degree in Art History and Design. Prior to working in real estate, her entrepreneurial spirit and love of marketing led her to open her own business representing top commercial photographers from New York and LA.
There is a reason why Marilyn has brokered the eight highest sales in Ottawa: her marketing expertise and extensive personal network are unsurpassed and her passion for real estate, her brokerage and her clients is enduring.
Marilyn is an inaugural Christie’s Luxury Specialist, as well as a Certified Negotiation Expert. She is also a member of the exclusive Christie’s International Real Estate Master’s Circle, a group of top Christie’s international agents.