Real Estate Achievements and Style

Marta Karpiel is a discerning, luxury real estate agent who specializes in the most prestigious areas of the Monterey Peninsula, with an exclusive focus on Pebble Beach. Her work has been highlighted in many publications and has been featured on several magazine covers. Marta's impressive portfolio has an unprecedented record of achievements spanning 9 real estate awards in less than 7 years, placing her in a class of her own (see awards).

Marta began her real estate career in 2006 following a successful career as a marketing executive at a multinational company. Despite a challenging residential real estate market, she rapidly attained success. Within one year, Marta rose above this adversity to become:

  • A Top Producing Agent in 2007
  • A Top Producing Agent in 2008
  • A Top Producing Agent in 2009
  • A Top Producing Agent in 2010
  • A Top Producing Agent in 2011
  • A Top Producing Agent in 2012
  • A Top Producing Agent in 2013
  • A Top Producing Agent in 2014

And received numerous national awards:

  • Inaugural recipient of the Most Tenacious Agent Award in 2008
  • Marketing Award of Excellence (granted by the National Association of Realtors) 2009
  • Good Neighbor Award (granted by the National Association of Realtors) 2011
  • Since 2009 she has been the featured marketing speaker and mentor at the annual APR Seminar for Real Estate Professionals

Signature Style

Through her unrivaled marketing skills and distinctive European background, Marta has established new standards in Pebble Beach's luxury real estate market that embody original perspective without comparison. She is judicious in the selection process of her clients, and intentionally does not accept a large number of listings at one time. Her luxury tailored marketing strategies create an innovative style that attracts sophisticated clients from around the world (see marketing portfolio). Through her unparalleled communication skills with diverse cultures (she is fluent in English, Polish, Russian, and Italian), more than 65% of her clients are international.

European Heritage

Born in Poland, Marta spent much of her youth near the historic Krakow. Prior to receiving her Masters Degree in Marketing and Management from the Academy of Economics (Krakow, Poland), she traveled through Europe and lived in Naples, Italy. After finishing her studies in Social Psychology at Jagiellonia University (Krakow, Poland), she worked for British Petroleum Amoco as a Direct Marketing Executive. She is also a founder of MKDesign Marketing Company and European Salt Works.

Athletic Record

Marta's individualism is transparent in her athletic domain; she successfully participated in numerous competition races:

  • Finisher of 4 full Marathons
  • Finisher of a 100-Mile Bike Race
  • Participant of Ironman Triathlon
  • Summited several mountain peaks above 12,000 feet in elevation


An immense part of Marta's personality is philanthropy. Her humanitarian work has been nationally recognized; she has been the recipient of the prestigious Humanitarian Award "National Good Neighbor Award 2011" (see awards), and has also been featured in a number of publications (see articles).

Marta supports Freedom Fields USA (FFUSA), a Carmel non-profit organization dedicated to the removal of abandoned landmines in Cambodia. She contributes part of her net real estate income to landmine removal. From the beginning of her real estate career, Marta's personal donations have helped to remove over 350 landmines, saving the lives of hundreds of Cambodians.

Marta is also involved in saving AIDS orphans at Segera Mission, located in a remote area 40 miles from Mount Kenya in Northern Central Kenya (Africa). She often travels to personally visit the progress of her charities in Cambodia and Kenya. By conducting public presentations, Marta successfully promotes her causes; 75% of her clients have become supporters.

To learn more about these worthy causes, and how you can help please visit the following websites: and

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