Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $925K in Aptos, CA.
Marilyn did an outstanding job for us..selling our home within 5 days at a purchase price that exceeded our expectations. She kept everything on track, so that we could close escrow within a very short period. Marilyn is truely a real esate professional who knows the Santa Cruz County housing market exceedingly well. I recommed Marilyn to any home buyer or seller who is looking for an ethical, hard working and results oriented real estate professional.
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 in Felton, CA.
I highly recommend Marilyn Koll to anyone purchasing a home. Marilyn was a wonderful advocate for us in the search and purchase of our first home. She was on top of it all the way through the process. We came up against some big challenges with the property we bought and she patiently stuck by our side the whole way. I feel she went above and beyond the call for us. I'm so thankful that we had Marilyn as our agent. She continues to share valuable information with us regarding the market. Thank you Marilyn for all that you've done for us!
Sold a home in 2011 in Opal Cliffs, Santa Cruz, CA 95062.
I had to sell my home very quickly. I thought I would use the agent who helped me buy the house years ago. I was very lucky that a friend recommended I talk with Marilyn. After my initial interview with her I knew that she was the best and that I could trust her. I was so pleased that she agreed to be my selling agent. I had multiple life changing events occurring simultaneously and my time was stretched thin. Marilyn immediately had a clear marketing plan, discussed realistic options for pricing, arranged preliminary inspection in order to facilitate sale and assisted/advised in getting the house ready to show. I had multiple offers within a week. Marilyn took care of all of the meetings with the buyer. Because I was not available during most weekday hours, she followed through with all of the inspections and negotiations, made sure all the paperwork was in order so that closing was quick and sat with me during the emotionally draining signing off of my home. Marilyn is a wonderful communicator, empathetic, caring, supportive, positive and professional. Frankly, I was a wreck because I did not want to have to sell my home. Marilyn was very patient and helped me in so many ways. I have told all my friends and acquaintances about her, whether they are in the housing market or not. Some day they may want to buy or sell and I would like them to go to Marilyn as their agent. I doubt I will be able to own a house again, but if I was buying a home, I would not consider any agent other than Marilyn.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $225K in Watsonville, CA.
Marilyn Koll went the distance for me in every way. I'd been looking for a house for over a year and she willingly drove me to everything I showed an interest in, even those that required driving almost an hour to reach. I tried not to do this to her unless I had a strong interest, but she never said anything to discourage me from exploring anything, anywhere. When I did find something she was quickly responsive with my offer, which is why I was finally able to buy something. Then she went to the county on her own time to check on any information that would help me to understand what I was buying. I have a stack of papers listing permits submitted to the county on my parcel giving me a great history of my purchase. Another very important thing she did for me was to find out that my house had some issues needing professional help. She guided me to the right workers for bids for the job, and kept me steady when I was discouraged and angry at the extra work. Marilyn's steadiness and knowledge helped me understand the process we undertook, and I mean "we." She stood by me all the way through my questions, and often daily calls, to the signing of the final papers, and this house took about 4 months to complete from beginning to end. She came recommended to me, but I had no idea the comfort and confidence I would feel about this purchase because of Marilyn Koll. She is very sensitive and listens well, being respectful of whatever individual needs her clients have. As you can tell, I was very happy that I worked with Marilyn Koll and would gladly recommend her to anyone looking for real estate. In fact I have recommended her to people who also successfully and happily bought a house with Marilyn Koll's help and guidance. I wouldn't work with anyone else.