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Mark Montross

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51 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor - Owner of Catamount Realty (6 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
Consulting

Ratings & Reviews

Mark and his entire team were extremely professional, knowledgeable, and understanding as we navigated our first home purchase. He provided invaluable advice regarding the mortgage process, legal representation, and even what to do after closing. I'd recommend Mark's team to anyone looking to purchase a home in the Burlington area.

  

03/31/2015 - mwclark10
Bought a home in 2015.

Mark and his entire team were extremely professional, knowledgeable, and understanding as we navigated our first home purchase. He provided invaluable advice regarding the mortgage process, legal representation, and even what to do after closing. I'd recommend Mark's team to anyone looking to purchase a home in the Burlington area.

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03/21/2015 - user6051408
Bought a home in 2013 in Redstone Park, Burlington, VT 05401.

Mark was a great realtor! He was incredibly knowledgable of the process and had our big picture interests front and center. For example, he gently pushed for a decision when we needed to make an offer in a tough market after missing out on a couple homes because we were too slow. He was available whenever we needed and was very hard working.

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03/13/2015 - skirasta
Bought a home in 2015.

Over the past year Mark Montross has patiently shown me home after home and has given me his opinions when asked. When I finally found the property I wanted he helped me with an inspector, a lawyer and even gave me names of people that could help me with foundation repairs and general maintenance. He worked all hours it seemed and always responded to emails and calls quickly. He negotiated the price of the property as if he were buying it for himself and ensured that the cost of repairs was factored into the final purchase price. No stone left unturned with Mark. Could not have asked for a better realtor!

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02/26/2015 - thomas henck
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Huntington, VT.

Mark was great to work with, both for buying and selling! He helped find and buy my second home and then sell my first after I had tired of the landlord thing. I would highly recommend him. He was very responsive which was huge to keeping me calm when the inevitable issue creeped up.

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01/22/2015 - prettynpink11490
Bought a Multi Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in South Hero, VT.

Mark Montross is an excellent agent. He helped me and my husband find our dream home. He and his business partner Samira Davis worked tirelessly for almost a year, showed us tons of houses, and worked day and night until we found the perfect home. I HIGHLY recommend Mark. The nicest people, and so great at what they do.

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12/05/2014 - zuser20140602164143350
Bought a home in 2014 in Essex Center, Essex, VT 05452.

Mark just helped us purchase a home. He took the time to show us dozens of places and was patient through the whole process. We ended up with a great deal, and he was solid through the closing process. He's a good guy and knows his stuff. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell.

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09/22/2014 - KarenDallas Korns
Showed home in 2014 in Essex Center, Essex, VT 05452.

Mark is my agent for the new house I am having built! Very professional and his partner Samira is so helpful also. Samira has helped me and my daughter find finishings for my new house. They are a very good team.

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06/22/2014 - zuser20140622190114620
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Grand Isle, VT.

Thanks to Mark and Samira, I now own the property of my dreams! Without their persistence and hard work, this would not have happened. When I first met them, it was while showing me a house that I had found on the internet. I clicked on Mark's link, and that was my first introduction. After dealing with another local realtor, who left me feeling VERY sour about realtors in general, I was hesitant to sign with a broker. However, neither Mark now Samira were pushy at all about signing on with them. They simply provided me with the facts and offered their services. And then the fun began... I only had a small window to search for a property and they ended up putting in offer after offer, only to be shot down again and again. Well, now I know why - they weren't right for me! Samira actually found my dream property (in my eyes, anyway) and then both of them dug in for the long haul. It was NOT an easy closing, and they were there for me every step of the way! Mark even hung drywall for me - with my help, of course - in order to appease the lender. Now, THAT'S up and above! I am glad to say, I can now call them both friends. Dealing with Catamount Realty Group is a smart choice. Both Mark and Samira are professional, prompt, practical, and a joy to deal with. Thanks to their hard work, I now own a piece of heaven. I will grow old and die on that front porch, with a smile on my face! In general, they ROCK! And work for every cent they make. Thanks, Mark and Samira, for having pride and integrity for what you do. You do it VERY well!

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03/11/2012 - arturadib
Bought a home in 2012.

It was a pleasure to work with Mark at Catamount Realty. When we were selecting agents, Mark and his partner, Lisa, stood out as the perfect combination of experienced and dedicated. They were reliable, prompt, knowledgeable, and patient with us as first-time home buyers. Mark continues to offer advice and support even after the closing. He is very friendly, easy to work with, passionate about his job, and devoted to his clients. We highly recommend him.

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12/31/2011 - Michael Havens
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Twin Orchards, South Burlington, VT 05403

I contacted Mark about a house. He told me that it was already sold, and asked what loan I had. I told him who it was through, and he disapproved of it immediately. He tried to send me to HIS guy instead. I told him my credit wasn't good enough to apply for yet another loan, and that the FHA I had was the best I could get at the time. He said he would give me a call when he found another home for me, and I never heard from him again. Totally left me in the dark. Another agent took care of me a week later, showed me 10+ homes, and we are in the process of making offers now. Why couldn't Mark do this?

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Hello Michael, I responded quickly to your inquiry and informed you that the home was under contract. This fixer upper home was in need of extensive rehabilitation and did not qualify for traditional financing. You expressed your frustration about having a difficult time securing a loan through multiple mortgage companies prior to contacting me. I suggested that you contact a few of our local credit unions that have more flexible guidelines to compare with this out of state company that you had found on the internet. I have seen a lot of people get conned by fly by night internet mortgage companies. I sent a list of alternative properties to you and did not receive a response. You had noted to me that you had just started your search and weren’t ready to make any decisions yet. With the holidays, I figured that since you didn’t respond to my email that you were not ready to move forward with searching for a property at this time. I wish you the best of luck in the future.