- Highly likely to recommend
07/02/2011 - whyyouask
Sold a home in 2011.
I had the pleasure of working with Mark on a coupld of deals, one buying a house and then selling it. Mark was nothing short of sensational helping us get rid of a house that we were going to lose in a bank forecloseure. In fact, he negotiated with the buyers to come up 4500.00 after we were in escrow to get the deal to close so I didn't have to come with any money as I couldn't afford it and woulnd't have because of other finnacial reasons.

To say Mark went above and beyond is a mild understandment. There were other factors he had to overcome because of a personal situation which I won't get into, but if you're looking for a realtor, you absolutely cannot go wroing with Mark Brace.
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Response from Mark on 01/04/2012
Tim, I'm just very glad we could end up making the sale happen. It was certainly a little trying at times. I'm just glad I could help.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
04/14/2014 - LaAbogada
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Grand Rapids, MI.
We requested a lot of Mark and he was very responsive. He met with us on our schedule, which was very limited, and worked with our very specific parameters. We also had unique circumstances which required a long closing period which Mark also arranged. We appreciated all the information about the area, school districts, amenities, etc. which Mark readily provided us because we are moving from across the state. He is very knowledgeable and really has good information about the locations of the houses, at least where we were looking. We will definitely recommend Mark, and although we're settled for now, would work with him in the future if the need arose!
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- Highly likely to recommend
08/22/2011 - rabbitness
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $325K in Red Wing, MN.
We thought Mark was ambitious, knowledgeable and personable. He cares about his clients and frankly, I think he spends so much time with his clients,I don't think he can have enough quality time with his family. Mark is devoted to his profession and his reputation proves that!
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Response from Mark on 01/04/2012
Rick and Connie it was a pleasure working with you as well. I'm very happy you found a place you love. I know you will like new home in Richland, MI

 

- Highly likely to recommend
07/13/2014 - user1286964
Bought a home in 2014.
My fiancee and I were first time home buyers and had absolutely no idea what to expect for the process of buying a home. When we made our appointment to meet with Mark for the first time, he went through a 'wish list' from how many rooms to city or well water and explained every detail. Mark recommended that we take it step by step starting with getting pre approved. He gave us a great recommendation to work with Brian Ferrick at Treadstone Funding. Brian and his team at Treadstone were also phenomenal. After getting pre approved, we went to begin our home search. We would email Mark that we liked a particular home and he would promptly set up a showing. Mark always got back to us almost immediately, whether it was a silly question or setting up a showing. When we went on the home tours, his knowledge was impressive. He would give a non bias opinion and told us things to look for and to avoid, if possible. We loved that Mark gave us honest opinions on the homes and it never felt like he was trying to solely use us for a sale. When we found our home, we made an offer a couple of hours later on a Sunday night and he had the offer submitted within the hour. Mark recommended how much to offer and counter offer, also, what to ask the sellers for and what to prepare for. He's a great negotiator. He was very helpful as we went through purchasing the home and we never felt alone or like we were being taken advantage of. He made the process of buying our first home so incredibly easy, we could not have asked for a smoother process. I have recommended Mark to co workers and we would recommend him to everyone!
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Response from Mark on 07/22/2014
Josh & Kenzee, Thank you so much for these kind words! You were so much fun to work with! Hope you love the new place for many years! Mark

 

- Highly likely to recommend
06/27/2014 - zuser20140521111356545
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Holland, MI.
Mark is very high performing realtor. This is the second home we've sold with him and the third that we've purchased. Mark is very well versed in accurately pricing homes within the existing market conditions at the time of listing. He has in depth knowledge of the greater Grand Rapids area and is well connected with peers when moving to other markets (he helped us purchase our last home in Holland). Mark has a proven track record of success and is very busy as a result but always takes the time to connect with his clients. Mark's wife Kara assists him throughout the process and they are a powerfully professional couple. We appreciate the integrity and dedication we've received when working with Mark and his Brace Homes team at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. Thanks for everything Mark!
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Response from Mark on 07/22/2014
Chris & Stephanie, Thank you SO much! We love working with you two and hope to continue to do so in the future! We hope you enjoy your gorgeous new home for many years! Mark & Kara

 

- Highly likely to recommend
06/23/2014 - dhall68957
Sold a home in 2014.
Mark handled the listing and sale of my mother's home. He was very professional, gave expert advice, brought in offers, which resulted in a sale, and went above and beyond what I would expect from a realtor by helping me transact (close) the sale from out of state. I appreciate his extra efforts and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing his services. Absolutely Top Notch!
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Response from Mark on 07/22/2014
Dan, Thanks so much for the nice review. It was a pleasure working with you on the sale as well! Let me know if I can ever help with anything in the future - Mark

 

- Highly likely to recommend
06/05/2014 - zuser20140305082333915
Sold a home in 2014.
We have bought two houses and sold one house through Mark in the last 6+ years and would highly recommend him. He made both the purchasing and selling process run smoothly. Mark was patient with us as we house hunted and was extremely responsive, making sure he got us through hot listings as soon as they hit the market so that we would not miss out. Mark does a great job pointing out issues with houses that a layperson might not see, and was able to give us his informed opinion on whether a house was appropriately priced and what kind of offer would be competitive. Our offer was accepted on the house we fell in love with, and Mark worked with the bank, the appraiser, and the other realtor to make sure everything ran smoothly. Mark was also invaluable in helping to sell our house. He gave us great advise on getting the house ready to sell, and we ended up selling our house for above list price the first day that we allowed people through for showings. Mark talked us through all the logistical hoops for sellers and answered our questions with thoughtful explanations. We have recommended Mark to friends and family and will continue to do so.
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Response from Mark on 06/09/2014
Dave & Elisa, Thank you very much for the nice review! I love working with you guys & your family. Thank you for always being so loyal. Hope you enjoy the new place for years to come! - Mark

 

- Highly likely to recommend
06/04/2014 - 3 kgaly
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Grand Rapids, MI.
It was a pleasure to work with Mark. He is extremely knowledgeable and aggressive in knowing how to attract buyers and get the house sold in a timely manner. I would not hesitate to use Mark again to buy or sell a home. You can really tell that he loves what he does and that he puts his full effort forth into his clients!
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Response from Mark on 06/09/2014
Kristen & Dan, Thanks for the kind words! So glad I was able to help you guys out! Best of luck with your new home! - Mark

 

- Highly likely to recommend
06/02/2014 - zuser20140602120341752
Sold a home in 2014.
We lived in an area of downtown GR that was not a hot selling area when we had tried to sell our house a few years back. Even last fall when we were preparing to sell, homes were still sitting on the market in our area with very little action. We were in the market to sell our house and sell it fast! We had heard good things about Mark through a friend that had sold their house in only a few days. We decided to see if he could help us.

Upon first meeting with Mark, we knew he would be the right fit for us. The preparation he and his staff had made prior to our first meeting blew us away. He had prepared a proposal with realistic selling prices for our area (high and low) as well as provided us with some excellent suggestions on how to get our house ready to sell ASAP. We had our house on the market with excellent pictures and an excellent description within 2 weeks. We had several showings right away, and our house sold in 8 days. The negotiation advice he provided for us during the selling was also excellent, as our buyer did counter offer.

On the buying side, Mark was receptive to our needs/wants in a home and was able to offer us expert guidance when my husband and I came to the decision that we wanted to build. He showed us several model homes, as well as several potential areas to live in within the GR area. We were directed appropriately to the builder and guided through that process with Mark and the rest is history!

He and his staff were very prompt with returning phone calls/emails, and definitely took the extra mile with us. We enjoyed his friendly yet professional demeanor, and would recommend him to anyone.

Thank you Mark!
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Response from Mark on 06/09/2014
Steve & Katie, Thank you SO much for the wonderful words! You have been wonderful to work with and I am excited for your new home to be completed. - Mark

 

- Highly likely to recommend
05/16/2014 - michaelgroth27
Sold a home in 2014.
Mark is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He truly had our interests in mind both in negotiating the sale of our home and in purchasing our new home. We highly recommend Mark Brace and the Brace Homes team.
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Response from Mark on 06/09/2014
Mike & Linda, Thank you very much for the nice review! It's been a pleasure working with you two & I hope you are loving the new place! Stay in touch, Mark

 

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