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.
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!
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.
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?
Response from Mark on 01/05/2012
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.
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $300K in Jericho, VT.
On November 5, 2009 I received a letter from Mark and Lisa who said that they were opening a new real estate office. They asked if they could list our home and represent us as we tried to sell our home of nearly 30 years in some very difficult times. The real estate market was simply awful. We tried to sell on our own for over a year through various sources and through another Realtor who only produced one showing in six months.
I liked Mark and Lisa's direct and personable approach plus the fact that they had lots of experience, so we said "Why not?". Mark and Lisa were all over the effort to market our home. They were in constant contact with us via e-mail and telephone. The market continued its dismal state through the winter, but our hopes were high for the spring.
Sure enough, Mark and Lisa put together a program for us and our home and soon we started to get some visitors. After many looker but no buyers, Mark and Lisa suggested we lower the price, and we did. As much as any seller dislikes such suggestions, it became clear to us that we were too high priced for the market. More people came to look and one young couple with four young children came back a second time. We were thrilled, because what we really wanted was for our large home to be bought and enjoyed by a young family with children. Our home was just perfect for us then and for them now. Mark and Lisa handled the negotiations with the buyer's agent, and soon we had a deal. We moved out of our home of 30 years in only about 7 months after first meeting Mark and Lisa.
I just completed a business transaction with Mark and Lisa which was purchasing my new home and I have to say it was a wonderful experience working with them. They returned phone calls promptly, were diligent about responding to emails and overall it was a great experience and I really enjoyed working with them.
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $200K in South Burlington, VT.
I have been a real estate broker in southern Vermont for many years and I had Mark and Lisa sell my home up in Burlington. We listed and sold within a two month period. They are ethical and reliable. I couldn't recommend them more highly because they did a fantastic job.
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $325K in Milton, VT.
My experience with Mark and Lisa has been exceptional. They are friendly, courteous and very easy to deal with. I had my house listed with another agency and never got a showing and was also for sale by owner for a year and a half. Finally, I listed with Mark and Lisa and because of their extensive advertising received plenty of showings resulting in my house selling in just 63 days. There were no problems and we had a very good relationship. I am very impressed.
The level of service we received from Mark and Lisa at Catamount Realty was above and beyond. We had attempted to sell our home on our own for the third time. We thought we'd have no trouble selling our house on our own. We found out differently and made the wise decision to list our home with Mark and Lisa. Within a very short time, through all the connections offered through Catamount, it worked and our home sold in just 16 days.
We had a solid buyer, great communications and great follow up. Mark and Lisa always kept us informed about what was going on, returned our phone calls promptly and stayed in touch with us by email. We always had a great connection with them. It was a wonderful experience.