A lifelong resident of Lamorinda, Pleasant Hill, and Martinez, Mariah Bradford combines her 25+ years experience in sales and marketing with an in-depth and very personal knowledge of the area. Tirelessly energetic, Mariah is well known for her drive, hard work, and thoroughness on behalf of her clients as she incessantly thinks outside the box.
Would someone describe you as an early bird or a night owl?
Both. Sleep is supremely overrated; check the time stamp on my emails sometime and you will see. Even when I was in pre-school I refused to take nap time and nothing has changed since.
Favorite restaurant or hang out?
The Hideout in Lafayette, because I've got a whole "Cheers" thing going on there (except they don't usually call me Norm.)
Famous person (living or dead) you'd most like to meet?
Thank goodness you asked that, because it gives me another chance to tell everyone ad nauseum that my 11th Great Grandfather in a direct line was William Bradford, First Governor of Plymouth Colony. Don't tell me he was technically second or I will tell you it's technically Plimoth, and I will also tell you my family conspiracy theory that he had his first wife Dorothy pushed overboard into Cape Cod Bay. And yes, by the way, you DO want to come to my house for Thanksgiving.
What's your mantra?
The one who wants to lead the orchestra has got to turn their back on the crowd.
What's your most treasured possession (besides your phone!)?
Gotta go with my three kids, not because it's smarmy but because it's true. But if you mean like a THING??? Well, I guess I would say the collection of dozens of diaries/journals that I have been writing in regularly since 5th grade. Not like I read them often or anything, but talk about irreplaceable in the event of a fire.
What would you tell your 16 year old self?
You are so totally not going to still be in love with him for the rest of your life. No seriously. Snap out of it.
Funniest/most interesting thing you’ve find in a house?
My client’s son was very resistant to her selling her spot and did everything to sabotage that sale. Nothing like walking in on someone in boxers with various paraphernalia on the ground next to the mattress he was sleeping on. NOTHING LIKE THAT.