About

Marcie Geffner is a multiple award-winning freelance reporter, writer and editor whose work has been featured online and in print by The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Urban Land, Bankrate, Credit Karma and many other publications. Her corporate clients have included Anthem/Blue Cross, American Express, Chase, Union Bank and Dun & Bradstreet.

Freelance career
In the last decade alone, Marcie has written more than one thousand published stories, educating readers about the real estate dot-com wars, housing boom, foreclosure crisis, Great Recession and economic recovery. In addition to real estate, she’s written about banking, credit cards, computer security, health insurance, low-income housing, small business and many other subjects.

Marcie is fluent in Fed-speak and has attended news conferences with former HUD Secretary Shawn Donovan and real estate developer, now U.S. President Donald Trump, and has interviewed U.S. Rep. Sonny Bono, Angelo Mozilo, former CEO of Countrywide Financial, and thousands of Realtors, mortgage lenders, financial planners, economists and bank executives.

Marcie's articles have been cited in seven published nonfiction books and two U.S. Congressional hearings. An avid reader, she has contributed nonfiction and fiction book reviews to Publishers Weekly and Kirkus and is member of the National Book Critics Circle.

Awards
The National Association of Real Estate Editors annual journalism competition has honored three of Marcie's stories: "Should You Be the First Buyer in a New-Home Community?" and "How Builders Make New Homes More Spacious, Inside and Out," published online by NewHomeSource, and "House of the Future? It's a Honda," published with a shared byline by The Washington Post.

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers honored Marcie’s work as part of a team of reporters and editors at Bankrate with a "Best in Business" award for a story package that focused on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Editors describe Marcie as “detail-driven,” “conscientious,” “smart,” “a wonderful writer,” “a delight to work with” and “incredibly versatile.” Her reporting has been lauded as “rock solid,” “spot-on relevant,” “informative,” “engaging,” “interesting,” “nuanced” and “of highest quality.”

Employment
Prior to her freelance career, Marcie was senior editor of California Real Estate magazine, a trade publication, and later managing editor of Inman News, an independent real estate news website. During her years at the helm, Inman News was known for breaking real estate news and service journalism.

Marcie also has prior employment experience in technical writing and corporate communications at Tekelec and employee communications at California Federal Bank.

Education
With a bachelor’s degree in English (magna cum laude) from UCLA and master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, Marcie has impressive academic credentials in both story-telling and business management. At UCLA, Marcie became a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.

Personal
A second-generation native of Los Angeles, Marcie relocated in 2015 to Ventura, California, a beach town between Malibu and Santa Barbara, where she owns a split-level hillside home.