When I decided to put my house up for sale I interviewed several realtors. The main reason I chose Mark was because I live out of state and there were a lot of repairs needed after the final renter moved out. Mark offered to manage the repairs and do everything that was needed to help me get the house ready to sell. He took care of everything and kept me informed throughout the process. What could have been a nightmare went very smoothly and quickly thanks to Mark.
Mark was actually referred by a friend who recently purchased a house in Aliso Viejo and we were so glad to have Mark helping us out to purchase the house that all family members like it very much!The OC house market is really different comparing to other regions and you really need to have a good agent knowing not only the area well but also how to play the game as the market in OC is just unbelievable HOT!! As soon as the house is put on the market, at least 3-6 offers will be put on the table. This is exactly the case for us. The house was only on the market for 1 day and already had multiple offers. Luckily, we had Mark negotiating for us and the seller finally accepted our offer. The escrow process was a bit bumpy due to my bank's issue. Luckily (again), Mark knew an excellent loan officer (Jim Kopp from Mason-McDuffie Mortgage) helped us through the escrow process. Without Mark, we wouldn't be able to buy the house we like. Also, Mark is not pushy like other aggressive agents (we deal a couple before and we didn't like their style). I would strongly recommend Mark to anyone who is looking for a great agent to assist buying their dream house in OC!
My experience with Mark was VERY PLEASANT and amazing. From front and back, Start to finish he was very caring, patient and sweet about our selling our home at Aliso Viejo. Our home was put on the market before our renter was moved out, he went out of his way to accommodate the renter and work round the renter’s schedules to ensure we could attract hopeful buyers. His dedication and hard-work did pay off and our home was sold only one week after it was put on the market with the very price we asked for! We are very satisfied with Mark’s work! HIGHLY suggest anyone who is looking for a real estate agent in the greater Orange county area to call and have Mark help you with your real estate needs!
When we decided to sell our house we had no qualms which agent we would choose to work for us - Mark is the only agent we'll work with. Mark has helped us buy several properties in the past and now he helped us sell our residence. Mark is a tireless worker, very prompt, honest, and very pleasant. The sale of our house was very smooth and stress-free due to his knowledgeable input and guidance. Mark made sure everything was done properly and timely so that we wouldn't have any surprises as we approached close of escrow. We hope to work with Mark again in the future!
Helped me buy and sell homes
I met Mark at an open house at the very beginning of my home buying process. I didn't make an offer on the house he was showing, but received his information and he soon became my realtor. I recently bought my first house and Mark was amazing every step of the way. He was always quick to set up home viewing appointments, answering questions/emails/calls/text at anytime of the day, and was very patient. I had very little knowledge of how the process of buying a house, but Mark taught me so much about real estate in the couple months we were looking. He never pressured me into making a decision and was always looking for homes based on my criteria. I ended up getting my perfect first home. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone in the process of buying or selling a house in south Orange County. Mark knew the market for each city very well. Overall, my first home buying experience was stressful at times, but it felt good knowing I had a realtor I could trust and call anytime of the day that would answer any questions I had.
Helped me buy and sell homes
Mark helped us sell our house at Aliso Viejo in 2012 and another house at Irvine in 2016, and buy our current home at Mission Viejo in 2016. We appreciate his knowledge, expertise, and patience with us. We had very good experiences with Mark. As you can see, we relied on him for both selling and purchasing our homes and had great faith in him. We strongly recommend him to anyone.
Mark really went above and beyond to make my buying experience as painless as possible. He furnished the first offer within a few hours after I requested that we go for a property, and didn't to pressure me to pony up a better offer (which I've experienced with other agents). Throughout all the counteroffers, I always felt that he was genuinely on my side, working out the best deal I could get. He was on top of the sale at all times, and always kept me well informed about the paperwork that I needed to sign. I felt really comfortable working with him, and if I ever need a realtor in the future, I will definitely use him again.
Mark is a very pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable guy. It was a pleasure to work with him. Everything about the sale went smooth as silk. the house was a foreclosure, and he made working with the bank and loan company easy. He also helped to obtain the termite inspection and find various companies that could help us lease our current residence. He emailed lease application forms and other forms to us.
Bin and I met Mark at an open house that we random visited at the early of this year and were impressed by his professional knowledge and manners. The reason that made us to located him as our agent is his routine email about the OC real estate market analyzing and forecasting. He knows OC area so well and always provids us the valuable inside information, not mention the knowledge of interior renovation design and materials. On the other hand, I would appreciate Mark's big patience on my "always tons of questions" and enjoyed a lot on his humorous & accurate answers. Mark gave us "surprise" like having a portable mini printer in his car though the paper has run out once. :-) With Mark's great help from house hunting to getting the loan settled even to carpet cleaning, we finally located our new home and started to settle down and enjoy the new life in OC. For us, Mark is not only the agent, the friend but also the family, we are really lucky knowing him and having him with us. It is no doubt that I would recommend Mark to my families, friends and our future house selling & buying. What I expect from Mark is just do not retire but work as long as possible. :-)
Called Mark from a mailer I received about his knowledge of area where I own an investment property I had decided to sell. I found him to be very knowledgeable, honest and gave me good advice on pricing, marketing and repairs needed to maximize my best selling price. Mark had great communication and follow up and his suggestion to do staging really made the house look great and potential buyers responded with multiple offers. I will definitely use Mark for my next property and highly recommend.