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Residential Specialists


License #:
CalDRE# 01074069 / 00413050

Carolyn Taff’s and Marion Napier’s warm spirits and experience contribute to their success by professionally serving the needs of their clients – from first-time buyers to experienced sellers turning real estate dreams into reality and being there every step of the way, 24/7.


About Carolyn Taff

As a member of Coldwell Banker’s President’s Club and Architectural Properties Division, Carolyn has been recognized for the exceptional level of service, knowledge, experience, and resources she provides her clients. Carolyn is a committed member of the communities she serves, and the leadership skills she’s acquired working with local businesses and local charities is vital to her success. She represents buyers and sellers worldwide, specializing in helping clients move to and from the upscale residential markets of Los Angeles’ Westside, shore communities, and San Fernando Valley neighborhoods.

  • Residential Property Specialist (RRES)
  • Certified International Relocation Specialist
  • Luxury Residential Property Specialist
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
  • ePro Certified
  • Green and Architectural Designations
  • A. in Government
  • Post-graduate teaching and paralegal certifications
  • Continuing studies in real estate and finance
  • Westwood Resident


About Marion Napier 

As a Southern California resident for more than 40 years, Marion’s knowledge of the local market is unparalleled. Having served as VP in the real estate division of a major financial institution, Marion not only understands market trends and data, but also possesses a thorough knowledge of real estate finance and development. This professional experience, combined with her natural tenacity and attention to detail, instills confidence and peace of mind in her clients from contracts to close. Above all, Marion is a people person, and the care and support she offers her clients lasts long after the deal is done.

  • Certified Negotiator (CN)
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
  • Luxury Residential Property Specialist
  • S. in Education
  • Advanced Studies in R.E. Finance, Appraising, Mortgage Banking
  • Leader & Activist in Community Service
  • Resident of Brentwood


Our Mission Statement

As REALTORS, Marion and Carolyn are a dedicated and knowledgeable premier Los Angeles real estate partnership with almost three decades of combined experience enabling us to provide our clients with the highly specialized information that will help any client make the right decisions. It’s the combination of this unique market-knowledge and excellent negotiating skills that enable us to get our clients the optimum price for any property our clients plan to sell or buy and spell the difference between a smooth transaction and an unsuccessful one.

While our primary focus neighborhoods are Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, Century City, Cheviot Hills, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, WLA and Westwood - we represent clients in the San Fernando Valley, South Bay, downtown and in-between. We are where our clients need us whether it is representing a first-time buyer or a buyer or seller involved in a complex international estate transaction.

Ours is a long-standing, referral based business. We both have excellent business backgrounds in related industries and are constantly updating ourselves on the latest legal, market and technological information needed to handle a business as complex and ever evolving as real estate is in today’s market. As a result, we are able to bring unparalleled strength and service to our clients. We are certified negotiators and have attained several designations including being international relocation, e-pro, green home technology and seniors residential specialists and are experienced probate, trust and investment property agents. We are also members of Coldwell’s premier luxury and architectural property divisions known by the logo of “Previews International.” We also have an outstanding group of outside experts to call upon as part of our premier team.

As long-time residents and real estate experts, we are able to give helpful insights and can show our clients why LA living and diverse cultural heritage with its amazing breadth of activities and entertainment is so highly desired. With a professional yet friendly approach, we help clients feel comfortable about what can be a complicated and stressful decision. We are here to provide our clients with trust, experience, caring professionalism and the integrity needed. We pledge to do only what we feel is in the best interests of our clients, all with a touch of humor and a win-win attitude.


""It is my pleasure to recommend the real estate services of Carolyn Taff and Marion Napier. We were fortunate to work with Carolyn and Marion on both the purchase and sale of our Los Angeles home. In selling our home, Carolyn and Marion developed a marketing plan that brilliantly positioned our home for sale. They recommended a designer to accessorize the house for a small fee, and I was amazed at the difference a few small changes made! They advised us on a pricing strategy that quickly attracted a significant number of qualified buyers without falling below our target price. After just one week on the market, we had an accepted offer at 98% of our asking price. Carolyn and Marion shepherded the sale through the financial hurdles, inspections, and closing.""

  -Amelia Anderson, Client

""The condo has closed, the kids arrive tonight, and a new chapter begins in Ohio! I cannot thank you both enough for all you have done for our family! You have been a pleasure to work with, even if we have not always been. ... You are first class professionals and I will always be indebted to you!" "

  -Patrick Dunlavy, Client

""I wish to commend REALTOR® Marion Napier for excellent service in selling my house. Marion gave me her work phone number, her cell phone number, and even her home phone number. She was available for questions at all times. She guided me through all steps of the selling process and was always professional and friendly. In summary, I was fortunate to have Marion as my REALTOR®.""

  -Arnold Hurwitz, Client

""Unlike other agents, if Carolyn and Marion received an offer that was insufficient, they would tell me so at the time they presented the 'bad' offer to me. If I was interested, they would advise me how much or whether to make a counteroffer. More importantly, they made the entire process simple for me, including the onerous paperwork that has become a burden to parties in a 21st century real estate transaction in California. Their advertising, their brochure which included sunset photography of the fabulous view from our condo, their ad placement on the internet was both expensive and time consuming for them, and they did everything just right. They appeared in person at every showing, and never allowed the other agent to walk their buyers through the unit without one of them being present. I have already recommended both of them to other clients and look forward to working with Carolyn and Marion again.""

  -Bruce J. Altshuler, Client

Coldwell Banker Realty
2444 Wilshire Blvd 102 Ste
Santa Monica, CA