Annemarie fell in love with the Central Coast when she attended Cal Poly back in 2001. It was there she held a concentration in Finance and Appraisal but also received her minor in Psychology. Both of these schools of thought, coupled with Cal Poly’s learn-by-doing philosophy, have contributed to Annemarie being an informed, compassionate, and hard-working realtor.
Having grown up in a real estate family, Annemarie is keenly aware of the care each transaction requires. Like the entire Richardson team, Annemarie strives to exemplify the highest integrity giving each client a quality, full-service experience. Annemarie is always timely with clients and is dedicated to their best interests, while always maintaining a calm presence during every scenario. Annemarie is a member and supporter of Mission de Tolosa, Old Mission Elementary School, and Mission Prep. She also nurtures local causes such as the Templeton Cancer Support Community, the Cal Poly Stampede Club, ECHO Homeless Shelter, the local Honor Flight chapter, Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce/ Women in Business, and is a registered volunteer of Jack’s Helping Hand.
Living on the central coast provides Annemarie and her family with endless opportunities to be outdoors. Topping their favorites are walking the Bob Jones Trail, a day at the beach, watching her alma mater's sports teams, or wine tasting at one of the many acclaimed wineries in SLO County. She and her husband, Tom, are members of the San Luis Obispo Country Club, where she enjoys tennis and occasionally playing golf alongside her husband and two girls. It helps that as a realtor, she also has a strong love of decorating, assisting her clients visualize the potential in their homes. When she isn't busy being with her family and two dogs, or working with her clients, she enjoys a bit of traveling. However, Annemarie feels most comfortable entertaining and cooking at home for friends and family. It is for this reason that she genuinely understands the meaning and value in finding that unique place to call home, where so many wonderful memories, big and small, are made. Over the course of her life, she has realized that there is no other place she would rather have those memories made than at her home on San Luis Obispo's Central Coast.
“My husband and I have been wanting to leave the California Central Valley for a little over a year to make the move to the Central Coast. We were connected with Annemarie through a mutual friend and became fast friends. Annemarie made the time to meet with us to ensure she knew exactly what we were wanting. Not long after we began our search, Annemarie found us our dream home. We knew the second she sent us the listing that this was our forever home. Throughout the entire home buying process, Annemarie served as the best liaison between us and the sellers and guided us through the process with ease. She attended every home walk through, inspection, etc. and even stepped in to represent us when we could not make the drive to the coast from the valley. She always had our best interest in mind and did all that she could to make this experience enjoyable and as stress-free as possible. On move in day, she came to congratulate us and welcomed us with donuts and breakfast burritos from a local bakery and gifted us a lovely basket of all local goods. She has truly helped to make our new home feel special. We have gained a friend in Annemarie, and we are just so grateful to have worked alongside such a passionate individual!”- Katie Mitchel
“We are from the Valley and decided on purchasing a vacation home in Paso Robles. Anne Marie came highly referred and we knew from our first meeting that she would be great to work with. Her knowledge of the area and market helped us find the perfect home. She was so patient with us and took the time to set up showings in as many homes as possible while we were in town. We started working with Ann Marie in October and closed the house in December. She is smart, efficient, kind and just a joy to work with. She is definitely the only realtor that we will work with in the future. ”-Frank and Michelle
“Annemarie was truly exceptional in her service to us. She is thoroughly professional, considerate, and willing to do what needs to be done for her clients. She is an excellent communicator and kept us informed throughout the sale process. She gave us wise counsel and graciously assisted with matters we could not handle personally, given that we live 3 hours away. She far exceeded our expectations and we gladly give her our highest recommendation. We really enjoyed working with her! ”-Eric Holk
“Anne Marie was a delight to work with. I can only hope I will have another chance in the future to collaborate. Professional all around . Thank you Anne Marie. ”-Thomas Crottogini
“We loved working with Annemarie! She was so helpful, patient, and communicative through our home buying process. In a tough market, she helped us get creative and gave a lot of great advice during our home search. We are so thankful we had the opportunity to work with her, and would highly recommend her to future home buyers. We found a beautiful house, that we are so happy we get to call home! ”-Domenick and Christie
“We were blessed to find Annemarie! She kept us informed as all of the steps occurred and let us know what to expect in the future. I've bought and sold a few homes in my life, Annemarie made this the least "painful" of all of the house buying/selling experiences. I have told Annemarie that I will recommend her to anyone buying or selling in the future.”-Rich and Nancy
“Anne Marie was our real estate agent for my grandfather's estate. Our family was under high stress with emotions due to his loss and settling various issues that pertained to this complicated process. Anne Marie was not only with us through every step but she was incredibly thoughtful and patient. She was understanding and had the maturity to realize that some things had to take some time. Her communication was impeccably fast and reliable. Our family was impressed at how insightful she was and even when we thought we had no options, she came through with poise and good advice. We are incredibly grateful for her steady guidance through an emotional process for us. I wish she lived closer to our area so I can continue to refer her to our local friends and family.”-Todd
“We were extremely happy with the help Annemarie provided us on our recent home purchase in Paso Robles. She was very helpful with insights into the real estate market as it is in this time and era. We would definitely recommend Annemarie to anyone looking to purchase real estate.- Matt & Robbin”-Matt and Robbin
“Anne Marie Brast represented us as a buyers agent. We successfully purchased a residential property in Paso Robles, California due to Anne Marie's diligence (next day after walk through) in presenting our offer. The sellers agreed to our offer the following day. We were able to close in 30 days. Any questions we had were answered in a timely fashion. Working with Anne Marie was a genuine pleasure! We highly recommend Anne Marie to anyone looking for a Professional Realtor. Sincerely, Roman & Tina Katamay ”-Roman and Tina Katamay