What Sellers are Saying
Mark also has the knack for knowing exactly what needs to be done and how the house needs to look. We received well over the asking price. I know that was in a large part because of his eye for color and decor.
Mark also holds a law degree. Although he does not practice law (that I know of), he is well-informed when it comes to the legalities of trust paperwork, proper filings with government agencies, and those kinds of things.
Last but not least, Mark is personable and easy to work with. He went above and beyond what we would have ever expected a real estate agent to do. It is obvious he enjoys his work and takes pride in getting good results. He even went so far as to meet the fire department out at the house in the middle of the night when the fire alarm was malfunctioning. Now that is dedication!
I highly recommend Mark for anyone looking for a top-notch real estate agent.”
Aside from being a good guy, I was continuously impressed with the effort and thoroughness of the work he put into preparing the home and getting it on the market. The house needed some work before it was to be sold. We all sat down and agreed to what should be done. It was a collaborative process with thoughtful and welcome advice from Mark. Once we decided what needed to be done, Mark provided an estimate for the work to be done, arranged for the labor to do the work and coordinated the entire process. When you are dealing with the difficult situation of a parent passing away, it is an understatement to say how helpful this was. And Mark really handled the whole thing. If you have ever done a remodel, this is no small feat. Not only was the work done on-time, it was done within the planned budget, and the quality of the work done was top-notch. There is no doubt that we recouped the cost of the work done twofold.
I now consider him a friend, as he has done so much for me and family. THANKS MARK!”
For that Mr. Martino, thank you for meeting the expectations. We wish you great fortune and success.”
Mark is a total professional. He’s sincere, honest, and very good at understanding the market. He took care of all the details, even minute ones like selling things on Craigslist and doing garage sales. He was great with communication from beginning to end. He set up all the painting, fix ups, and clearing out of tons of left over junk from the house – all done efficiently and economically. The end result was a house that was transformed and ready for sale. The house sold at top price and very fast. I would recommend Mark to anyone looking for the best of the best in an agent.”
The house needed some work to prepare it for sale, and we had a living situation that needed to be resolved. Mark made suggestions on what (and what not) to do, quoted a budget, coordinated the work, kept us informed of the costs with records (and reciepts), and came in at (actually slightly under) budget. In addition, Mark was instrumental in helping us resolve the living situation. Through Mark’s efforts the house was beautiful when it went up for sale.
At the beginning of the selling process, Mark reviewed his plan for marketing the house (open houses, web site, postings, advertising etc.) and recommended an asking price. Shortly after the open houses were completed we recieved offers on the house, and it sold for over asking price.
Throughout this transaction Mark showed honesty, professionalism, hard work, problem solving ability, candor, and an ability to mediate. In addition, he had the ability to mix in a little humor.
I would recommend to others, and use Mark again for real estate transactions.”