Jake Laban- Seller in Ravenna
Honesty, Integrity, and Hard-working are three adjectives that come to mind when I think about Maria.
We were lucky enough to become connected with Maria to help my mother in law sell her home. After we had been misguided by some rather unscrupulous real estate "professionals", it was refreshing to get Maria's perspective and plans, which were solidly based in best practices and market data.
The tools she used for pricing our property were outstanding, the best I'd seen in my dozen-or-so real estate transactions. Also, her ability to stage and prepare the space created a feeding frenzy over the property and allowed prospective buyers to develop an emotional relationship with the space by helping them envision themselves there.
Happy ending to the story was that my mother in law was able to get a multiple offer situation with the winning bid being all cash and 24% OVER list price, and negotiated with this buyer to agree to all of my mother in laws terms.
If you are looking for a hard working real estate broker with strong ethics and a deep knowledge of the residential real estate process, then you need to call Maria!
Nathan Gibbs- First Time Home Buyers in Olympic Hills
I highly recommend Maria. She is the agent you want on your side. By every measure she is excellent at what she does. We bought a home in Seattle at the most competitive time in city history with her help. We worked with her for about a year. She was responsive, thorough, explained things we didn't understand, and was patient. Her knowledge of the real estate industry, and the respect and connections she has within it, were evident and a great asset during our search. In short, she was there for us in every way throughout the entire stress filled process. We are in our home because of Maria and cannot thank her enough for that.
Amarise and Torin- First Time Home Buyers in West Seattle
As first time homebuyers (in an incredibly hot market, at that) we knew almost nothing about purchasing real estate. Maria went above and beyond in meeting our needs. She took time to gauge what we wanted, assess the market with us in mind, and delivered in getting us into our first home under budget! Maria was always responsive and communicative, she took us to see all of the houses we wanted to see in a timely manner, and continued to teach us the process, all while being very realistic and frank about what we could and could not do in the hot Seattle real estate market. You can tell she cares for the people she works for; she still keeps in touch months after closing to make sure things are going well! Could not recommend enough.
Felicity- Seller in Ravenna
Having had many agents who had made themselves available to me with everyone offering “endless” possibilities, I ended up choosing Maria from my eldest daughter's suggestion, and I am so glad for this choice. Too tired after packing up 30 years of accumulation, I was so happy that Maria took care of all of the details that a real estate transaction requires.
Maria has a very caring personality and remained calm throughout all of my misgivings. I was very happy with how the house was prepared to sell well. Between painting, staging, window washing, carpet cleaning, outdoor improvements and re-flooring a bathroom, I definitely felt that buyers would be very satisfied and want the house. All of the modifications created by Maria helped to significantly improve the value of the sale. All of the care and attention that was given to prepare the house paid off along with diligent record keeping for the new buyer.
The pre-inspection strategy from Maria is very helpful and is an extra step that most realtors do not always consider, which adds a measure of confidence for the new owners. Having a contractor for a husband is also another asset Maria provides, one who can fix many of the minor irritations that can turn off new buyers. When light fixtures and door closures are working properly a buyer feels more at ease and is more likely to make a strong offer.
Overall I am very satisfied with Maria as my agent and know she will perform excellently for anyone buying or selling a home.