Testimonials

“I will straight up say that Mark is the best real estate agent I have ever met…”

Luis V.

“Mark Martinho was everything I could have wished for in a real estate agent and more…”

Mary H.

“I have dealt with many RE agents, many of whom are excellent.  None are better than Mark or more enjoyable to work with…”

Geoff K.

“I have bought and sold many properties in several states over the years, including some very high end properties.  I have dealt with many RE agents, many of whom are excellent.  None are better than Mark or more enjoyable to work with.  With Mark you get the added benefit of his legal training.  I could add a bunch of positive adjectives but just pick one and it assume it applies!” 

Geoff K.

“We have all heard stories about Real Estate Agents it seems their reputation preceds them without justification in many cases. I too was one of the people that believed REal Estate Agents were only out to get the home sold and get there money. Then I met Mark he brought a breath of fresh air to an otherwise trying task that I had in front of me, he not only went the extra mile he also helped with things that a everyday real estate agent would not have done. He was not only there to help out at the Estate Sale, not only with his advice but also used his energy to make sure everything was going smoothly. When people ask me for a real estae agent to recommend to them there is only one name I tell them.”

Lynne C.

“Mark helped us sell our house in Saratoga and exceeded our expectations on all fronts. Starting with the initial discussion, Mark helped us calibrate on price, timeline and expenses to prepare our home for sale. Unlike most other realtors, he was very realistic on these 3 key points and in hindsight, he was very accurate in his projections. What you also get with Vabrato is Mark’s personal attention (he does all open houses himself), professionalism and strong work ethic (open house on superbowl wknd). We did not miss the attitude and mass market interaction of the big brand firms. Great outcome and excellent experience!”

Mark F.

“If you are looking for a broker to help sell your home, look no further than Mark Martinho.  I live on the east coast and owned a property in San Mateo county.  I needed someone that I could trust to sell the property and its contents and take care of everything else associated with it.  Mark came highly recommended by another associate that I was dealing with.  I decided to call Mark to inquire about his services.  From the first time I spoke with him, I was impressed with his knowledge and insight in the home realty field.  He took the time to explain how everything would work and was able to answer all questions that I had.  He offered to do as much or as little as I needed.  I was very comfortable with what he had to say and decided to hire him.  I flew out to California with my wife to iron out the details and Mark was there to pick us up at the airport.  Once we met him, we knew that we made the right choice.  I was not able to be in California to see this process through, so I needed someone that could take charge of the whole situation from start to finish.  In a case like this, you need someone that you can trust, and thankfully I found that in him.  After I flew back home Mark was in touch almost daily with updates of what was going on.  The house sold not long after he put it on the market thanks to his expertise.  He did an excellent job with everything and saved me a lot of headaches in the process.  To top it off, I gained a friend.  I can never thank Mark enough for what he did for me and I am confident that others will feel the same way.  Thank you once again Mark and keep up the good work!”

Steve Q.

“I have known Mark Martino both professionally and personally for a number of years, I would call Mark a friend and at the same time Mark’s professional services have been exceptional and met  all my expectations .  Recently I needed to sell my house and Mark was able to provide a critical analysis on 1) the improvements to my house that could be worked on that would present the house in its best light and that would be critical to a successful sale, 2) a realistic assessment of the market and an attainable selling price, 3) the best strategy for length of period before offer and number of “open houses”.  Mark was also able to manage the process from the start to escrow in a seamless manner. I received my asking price and could not have been any happier. It was Mark’s strategy, analysis and execution that resulted in a timely successful sale.  Mark is a matter-of-fact realtor and will give you the facts straight.  There is no sales pitch and its all substance regarding the details of your sale or purchase. Mark offers a very personal service and I expect he will not let his clients down.”

Raphael B.

“Mark with Vabrato real estate did an excellent job in getting our house sold in Santa Clara. After meeting with several real estate agents in the area we decided to go with Mark. During the initial meeting Mark had ideas and offered suggestions (when asked) for increasing the value of our house. In addition, he had done his homework and had comparable prices in the area (houses by bedroom, lot size), school rankings, and other data. He had this information in a binder for us to keep.

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.”

John S.

“Mark Martinho was everything I could have wished for in a real estate agent and more!  I was dealing with a very complicated family situation during the sale of my mom’s house for the family trust.  I also live 500 miles away in San Diego so handling things from the distance was difficult.  Mark saved the day!   He treated the family relationship issues with skill and sensitivity, kept a sense of humor, and went way beyond the call of duty in helping me get my family moved out from the home so it could sell. 

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.”

Mary H.