John S.

“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.”