Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the leading provider of real estate services in the Bay Area, announced today that veteran Contra Costa County Realtor Marian Krochka has joined the company as a sales associate in its Orinda office.

Krochka joins Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage from Security Pacific Real Estate where she has been working for the past seven years.  She has been a real estate agent for 20 years and holds licenses in both California and Hawaii where she has a second home.  She has won the prestigious 1999 Centurion Award for generating $18 million in new home sales, earned entry into the Million Dollar Club and the 100% Club for delivering outstanding service and exceeding real estate sales targets, and has achieved recognition as Realtor of the Month from the Contra Costa County Association of Realtors.

“We are thrilled to have Marian join our office,” said Val Cook-Watkins, manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Orinda.  “She is a highly experienced agent and, having lived in Contra Costa County for more than 30 years, has a personal and intimate perspective on the neighborhoods that she serves.  I’m excited to work with her and have her on the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage team.”

Outside of the office, Krochka enjoys an active lifestyle, participating in golf, swimming, tennis, bike riding, hiking and skiing.  She also exercises her creative talents on piano, radio, TV and stage.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Orinda is located at 5 Moraga Way and can be reached at 925.253.4600.  Krochka may be reached directly at 925.788.2950, via e-mail at or through we website at