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Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $475K in Longfellow, Oakland, CA.
Marlene helped my wife and I find our first home in the neighborhood we wanted. We have a one-year-old son, so our schedule was often unpredictable and inflexible, but Marlene was always very responsive to our various inquiries and found ways to accommodate us. She paid close attention to our needs and patiently showed us dozens of listings that met our criteria. As first-time home buyers, my wife and I had many questions about the process, and Marlene helped walk us through every step. We couldn't have been happier with her services, and we will definitely work with her again if and when we are looking to buy or sell a home.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $325K in Allendale, Oakland, CA.
I am located out of state, therefore I had to rely on Marlene to do all the leg work, talk to the tenants on my behalf as well as talk to potential buyers. I was very impressed with her knowledge and negotiation skiils. I definitely will recommend her to my friends or relatives.
I am in PA purchasing my retirement home in CA. Marlene was very helpful to us. She will go and visit the properties, take pictures, send me the pictures, make comments. She was as my own "eyes". Thank to her, we could purchased the most convenient home for us without going to CA once! She is so helpful, easy going, and nice person. We fully recommend her as a great Realtor. Thanks Marlene
Sometimes a new home is described as a life-changing experience. This certainly is true in the case of my mother, who dreamed for many years of a new home in Rossmoor. But until Marlene Simas was there to help her, somehow Mom could not make any progress. Marlene's swift and thoughtful delivery of services, like showing Mom homes with her preferred features, yet also showing one or two alternatives for comparison, helped make the decision process relatively easy and efficient. Marlene was also very knowledgeable and thorough, and if there was any unfamiliar question she always quickly got back to us with the answer. We very much appreciated Marlene's warm, cheerful, patient guidance - it made the whole experience comfortable and pleasant. Most of all, Marlene helped my mother finally achieve her dream. Mom is clearly elated to be in her new, lovely home with a view, and her joy makes the whole family happy.-With much gratitude, Pam B.- Concord
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2010 in Maxwell Park, Oakland, CA.
In early January we were forced to sell our home through a short sale. My husband and I knew this process was not going to be easy. We were very fortunate to have found Marlene, not only was she professional but she was also very caring. She was one the most attentive realtors I have come across and would recommend her in a heart beat.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in Antioch, CA.
Marlene helped us to find a Agent in the Las Vegas area. She researched and net worked to find us two good agents of which one we chose. We found a beautiful home and a very good price and could not be more pleased. Without Marlene's assistance we could have not found something so quickly.