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Hello, I am Marjie Van Der Laan, happy and thankful to be of one the very few fourth generation real estate brokers in the world. My family's involvement in real estate dates back to 1935, so I guess real estate is in my genes!  After working in real estate for two years in Southern California, I moved to the Pacific Northwest, which I now call my home.

My real estate partner and husband, D. Michael Zaviska, is fluent in English, German and Czech languages. He has a background of working through difficult situations in international business and has an excellent track record in finding win-wins for clients and negotiating positive outcomes. 

SELLERS: We offer top-level full-service listing services with competitive pricing in the Portland Metro Area and Southwest Washington. We use the most cutting-edge virtual tour camera system available on the market which scans the interior of your home and creates a 3D dimensionally-accurate model of your home's interior and floor plan.  This allows interested buyers to "virtually" walk through your home and look around in all directions. 
We also take pictures with our arsenal of DSLR cameras, using various lenses and take 150-200 pictures per home.  In addition to the 3D virtual tour, we also include an HD video slide show to display many pictures for sellers' online presence. 

We have a proven marketing plan to get your home sold for the highest price in the shortest period of time.  We give the best to you with unlimited high-quality full-color flyers until your home is sold.  We syndicate your listing out to over 90 websites, plus the over one thousand others, which receive IDX feeds, ensuring you have the best and most comprehensive online presence.  While marketing that consistently outperforms the competition and offering competitive pricing, we demonstrate that are truly "Committed to Your Success!"

BUYERS:  We truly enjoy helping buyers work toward their goals and are attentive listeners. We use our in-depth experience, negotiating skills and knowledge about current market conditions to benefit our clients.

I wrote, "A Buyer's Guide to Short Sales and Bank Owned Homes," a 17-page report, which I give to all of our clients, to help them navigate through buying these types of distressed property sales.

We have a rating system to make sure you are buying the right home for you, not just a house you will be dissatisfied with in 1 to 5 years.  97% of our clients do not move because we help them find the right home, and accordingly, we gratefully receive referrals from our past clients.  We want you to be pleased with your home.

You can count on our ability to anticipate and be proactive to represent your best interests. We guide you through the process of buying and selling to make it a streamlined process that is low stress, uncomplicated and even fun.

Let's get together and talk about your home selling and/or buying plans.  Call/text me on my cell phone (503-610-0650) or send me an e-mail (marjie.nwrt@gmail.com) to set-up a time to talk.  I look forward to meeting you!
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Listings & Sales  

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Active Listings  

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Past Sales  

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Buy-side
01/23/2015
$684,900

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01/23/2015 - Buy-side - $684,900

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Buy-side
01/16/2015
$473,400

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01/16/2015 - Buy-side - $473,400

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Sell-side
01/13/2015
$198,000

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01/13/2015 - Sell-side - $198,000

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Buy-side
12/31/2014
$501,500

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12/31/2014 - Buy-side - $501,500

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Sell-side
12/23/2014
$300,000

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12/23/2014 - Sell-side - $300,000

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Ratings & Reviews

  
 

01/15/2015 - user0558125
Bought a Vacant Land home in 2014 for approximately $625K in Washougal, WA.

Wishing to buy/build my 'retirement' house in the Vancouver/southern WA region, Marjie came highly recommended from a colleague as "THE" Real Estate broker you WANT to work with! Travelling for a living, my time searching for a home/lot was extremely limited as I would pass through the local area. MARJIE was ALWAYS very well prepared for my visit(s) and was very well organized to maximize the most amount of properties seen in the least amount of time. In the end, after working with Marjie for over 4 months (looking for that 'perfect' property), I ended up purchasing a LOT in Washougal on Lookout Ridge and using local builder; Marjie helped greatly to proliferate the build AND the DEAL! Most impressive, however, was a statement she made many times along the way, "....I'm not here to sell you a house, I am here to help you find a HOME and BE HAPPY!" There was NEVER any pressure to purchase any home or lot, she totally allowed ME to decide exactly what I wanted, and only THEN, did she help close the deal! My custom home took 6 mos to build, and Marjie was there EVERY STEP ALONG THE WAY through closing and BEYOND. There aren't words to describe how completely HAPPY and SATISFIED I am with Marjie's services as my agent!  More Less 

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01/14/2015 - zuser20140622151538849
Showed home in 2014 in Vancouver, WA.

We were looking at properties in Vancouver, because our daughter has moved there and is a nurse at one of the local hospitals. Marjie showed us for two days - gave us lot of info and saw quite a few properties. Although, we didn't buy anything this trip - have to get my husband and I on the same page for moving. Would definitely use her if our plans become more permanent. I have been an Associate Broker - so have more knowledge of the selling real estate business. She is good!

Thanks,

Joan Wells
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01/06/2015 - wurts castle
Bought a home in 2014.

This was my fifth property transaction but first out of state transaction and Marjie was extremely helpful and responsive. We were able to put an offer on a property without having to see it in person based on Marjie's excellent description, walk through and video.

She was honest in representing herself and any properties and routinely advised us on the correct course of action for us, regardless of the incentives to do something else. We are very happy with our purchase and with Marjie and we would recommend her to anyone looking for real estate in the Portland metro area.  More Less 

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