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04/27/2012 - user097306
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $175K in Vancouver, WA.
As a first time buyer, there are always questions and uncertainties when searching for the perfect home. Marjie was a huge help in the whole process from start to finish. She was patient when it seemed as though we may have asked the same questions just to be sure we were understanding everything, she was flexible on the times we were only available to view homes and she never once dropped the ball on keeping us updated on everything that was happening once we finally did find the right home for us. I would highly recommend Marjie to others as a realtor, especially for first time buyers. She is very knowledgable and passionate about what she does and it definitely shows. I am happy to say that my husband and I received keys today to our very first home and it wouldn't have been the same without Marjie's help!
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07/16/2013 - user0486542
Showed home in 2013 in Vancouver, WA.
My family was recently considering a move to Vancouver, WA. from Wisconsin. After sifting through a few pages of Zillow reviews I decided to contact Marjie. It turned out to be a great decision. I had a very tight schedule and Marjie made the absolute most of my time. Not only was I shown the areas that met my needs, locations were also mapped out that had large power lines, high rental patches and lower scoring school systems. When an area is completely foreign being able to cross off neighborhoods is just as important as marking the potentials. After mapping out the locations we viewed a handful of unoccupied homes in various neighborhoods. This really helped me get a feel for how dated or modern certain areas were. Marjie also took the time to show me the local coffee shops, grocery stores and shopping hot spots. She understood that we may not buy immediately and suggested some apartments within the school systems we were interested in. Although we decided to pass on Vancouver my one day with Marjie was beyond expectations. She is both personable and professional, answered all my questions and then some and really painted a picture of what its like to live in Vancouver. I came away with an experience I can only hope my local Broker can come close to. Highly recommended.
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05/19/2012 - user422768
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Molalla, OR.
Hello all this is and update from my last review of Marjie's expertise and class when it comes to selling homes. We just got our home sold yesterday, and despite the buyer's rushing us to sign this and to hurry up and promises that they made to us and backed out on....Marjie has put up with my incessant calling and questions about everything over and over again, she has handled surprises and changing events perfectly. Always there to keep us going and to straighten out new wrinkles that the buyers came up to slow us down. She is the best realtor of the three that we used to get it sold. Very professional and personable, really puts her all into her clients, above her own concerns and sleeping habits lol. My wife and I really appreciate her 110 % effort she puts into her work.

Wayne n Kathy
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05/07/2012 - user6523550
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $125K in Piedmont, Portland, OR.
One piece of advice: don’t go anywhere else for an agent! We soon realized Marjie is someone that not only values her clients, but beyond that, she became a friend. From the start, Marjie walked us though the process of locating something in our price range, complete with advantages or disadvantages, regardless if a sale was made. Since the transaction took place from New York, there were numerous non-business hour correspondences on her part. The long distance was never an issue with either of us due to her professionalism. I found her to be one of the most sincere people I have ever dealt with.
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05/07/2012 - user1954417
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $250K in Camas, WA.
Marjie is absolutely top-notch. Her extensive knowledge of the market conditions and advantages and disadvantages of each property was instrumental in our purchase of two 1031 exchange properties. Not only did she dedicate her time in our pursuit of the right properties, but she went above and beyond by recommending repair personnel to address minor issues, as well as following up with the work that was performed. I would not hesitate to recommend Marjie as the realtor of choice for anyone interested in purchasing a home or rental.
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04/30/2012 - user412536
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $225K in Parkway East, Vancouver, WA.
I would strongly recommend Marjie Van Der Laan to anyone looking to or even thinking of buying a home. She was very patient with me, as I was a 1st time buyer, and not sure exactly what my wife and I were looking for. She took us to nearly 75 showings, and as we began to search, we started narrowing down what we wanted. We finally found our dream home! Marjie went above and beyond for us. Even after making the offer, she worked with the mortage company, title company, seller, and listing agent to make sure the deal was complete on the time we needed it. If we should ever decide to get another house later on in life, I would call Marjie, with no reservations. Thankyou Marjie!! You are awesome!

Dennis and Penny Carnell New Homeowners in Vancouver, WA
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04/28/2012 - user8032493
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $200K in Lincoln, Vancouver, WA.
Marjie worked with us for over a year to find the perfect house. She was always very responsive to our requests for showings, and answered any questions we had. She made herself available on the weekends and at odd hours, which was very convenient. She also provided very good references for house inspectors and home improvement stores.
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04/20/2012 - user5857661
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $150K in Madison South, Portland, OR.
I don't often give perfect reviews, But in Marjie's case it is well desereved. We were from out of state looking for a home near our daughter in Portland. We were in town for a very short time and had very specific needs and were in a hurry to make our move to Portland. Marjie jumped in with both feet and hit the ground running. She helped us define our home and with the use of a her personal resources steered us in the right direction and through the use of her vast local knowledge kept us away from potential places that would not have met our ultimate needs. She kept intouch with us constantly and expidited the negotiating processes. We now have a rightsize (for us) condo within walking distance of our daughter's home. Marjie is a consumate professional with high personal skills and business sense. We not only recommend her services but we now consider her almost a member of the family.
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04/18/2012 - user874237
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $150K in Madison South, Portland, OR.
My experience with Marjie was the best I've ever had with a real estate broker. She sets the industry example for how the broker-client relationship should work. Her no-nonsense approach creates efficiencies throughout the process; she really listens to her clients to provide an incredibly tailored approach to the assignment. She is also a true client advocate. During home showings, her eagle-eyed observations about the homes, neighborhood, etc., communicated in an objective fashion, really kept me focused on the core criteria and helped me make a decision I am thrilled with. Best of all, she commits to her clients and does what she says she will-in a speedy manner. I highly recommend Marjie to buyers and sellers alike and will turn to her for all my future real estate needs. Thank you, Margie, for making a potentially stressful situation so much easier to get through!!
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06/24/2014 - RebeccaShatz
Bought a home in 2014.
I'm moving into my house next week thanks to Marjie. She was instrumental in helping us choose a good home with good schools in the right place. My husband relocated ahead of me and we had to be innovative and use Skype to tour homes together. Margie listened to what we wanted and found us the perfect house. She invested the time to listen to our criteria and this has been the best buying experience in our buying history and hopefully our last. Marjie went beyond any other agent in terms of bringing us to multiple houses, working with us long distance, helping provide crucial information so we could make decisions in a time crunch. She was helpful with assistance in directing us to local contractors since we are relocating from out of state. Margie was prompt with responses and provided multiple listings that met our criteria. She did not waste our time and that is because she listens to what you want and finds it for you. Incredibly organized and assists with bargaining. We thought we knew alot since this is our 4th house purchase. Marjie knows more than i thought possible. Her attention to detail made the long distance house hunt easy. I highly recommend Marjie as an agent.
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