Ratings & Reviews

 

  
 

02/16/2015 - gimigoodnews
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $225K in Linwood, Milwaukie, OR.

Hi, Marjie! Thank you for finding us the perfect home! It's coming up on 2 years and I'm still in love withe the place. It's the biggest lot on the street and I'm enjoying making it my own. Thank you for being the one to bring me here. You are frequently in our thoughts and praises! Also, the knives are still very sharp. Thank you for the housewarming gift.

Profile picture for Marjie Van Der Laan, Broker
Response from Marjie on 02/18/2015

CC! Thank you! It was a pleasure working with you and I'm glad you still love your home 2 years on.

 

  

02/13/2015 - hanah katan
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Multnomah, Portland, OR.

I met Marjie through a relative who used Marjie's services (and was very happy). I wanted to refinance my house and needed a professional opinion on what repairs to make for the biggest return. Marjie is extremely knowledgeable. We went through the whole house and discussed what needed to be done and strategies on how to do it. She even recommended some businesses she has used to do the work. Then, she summarized it all in a written report. I'm really impressed with the quality of her work. Also, she is just a nice person. I truly enjoyed working with her and will do it again if the opportunity presents itself.

Profile picture for Marjie Van Der Laan, Broker
Response from Marjie on 02/18/2015

Hanah, thank you so much! Thank you for inviting me into your home... if you decide to do the kitchen, I know who to call. It was great to see your little one again and your killer backyard.

 

  

02/11/2015 - dbelenson
Bought a home in 2014.

Marjie was SUPER. She worked hard, got us a good price and negotiated well, getting all our contingencies met. Lots of follow-up. Our being from out of state did not present any problems, Marjie was always helpful and attentive. We've already recommended her to a couple of friends. She's at the top of our list for our "new home party". Thanks again Marjie.

Profile picture for Marjie Van Der Laan, Broker
Response from Marjie on 02/15/2015

Thank you Dennis and Barbara! It was truly a joy to represent you and help you find your beautiful home! Looking forward to the party ;-)

 

  

02/08/2015 - jeremiah peschka
Bought a home in 2015.

We recently worked with Marjie to buy a new home after renting for several years. Marjie worked with us to understand what we were looking for as well as what we didn't want.

Marjie took our input and did some research to find a list of homes that we might be interested in. While we were looking for homes, Marjie was very helpful in making sure we understood what was available in the neighborhood.

When we finally found the home we wanted, Marjie made sure we understood the process, helped us put forward a great offer, and was always available to make sure we knew what was going on. Marjie was a great realtor and I would happily recommend her to anyone.

Profile picture for Marjie Van Der Laan, Broker
Response from Marjie on 02/11/2015

Thank you so much Jeremiah! It was a pleasure to meet you and Kendra and I am so glad that you love the home even the walk-in pantry, private backyard and wonderful location. I really appreciate your business!

 

  

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!

Profile picture for Marjie Van Der Laan, Broker
Response from Marjie on 02/17/2015

Mark, thank you! It was sure a journey but well worth it to see your ideas come to fruition and having the new home built on the hill with the panoramic view of the Columbia River, the Columbia River gorge and Mount Hood - truly a joy to see it come together to work with you. Thank you Mark for your business!

 

  

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

Profile picture for Marjie Van Der Laan, Broker
Response from Marjie on 02/17/2015

Thank you Joan! I will be here when you're ready to make the move - there are new home neighborhoods popping up all over, so we can view even more choices when you decide to come back.

 

  

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.

Profile picture for Marjie Van Der Laan, Broker
Response from Marjie on 02/17/2015

Thank you Adolfo and Theresa!

 

  

12/31/2014 - llhenderson2
Property manage a home.

Margie is amazing. even on vacation she came through for me. She is one person that I've met that comes through before deadlines and has utmost professionalism and stands by her word. She may be professional but she also gives you that personal touch letting you know that she really cares about you and your situation. if you're going to take a chance on a realtor that you've never met I highly, highly, suggest you go with Margie as you won't be disappointed!

Profile picture for Marjie Van Der Laan, Broker
Response from Marjie on 01/06/2015

Hi Laura, thank you so much! I was glad that we were able to connect on the phone on my first vacation in years. I got sick after we spoke so it took a few days to get the Comparative Market Analysis to you, but I still got it before your deadline. Good luck with your situation!

 

  

12/30/2014 - user853555
Listed, but didn't sell my home in 2014.

She seemed great at first, but eventually just stopped putting any effort into selling our home. It was absurd. She would take 5-7 days to respond to repeated attempts to contact her and failed to even minimally advertise open houses, not even having the open house listed on Zillow before the open house started. Our home never sold despite her having it on the market for 7 months. Other very similar homes in our neighborhood (build by the same builder around the same time) sold in 1 to 3 months. When our contract was up with Marjie, a realtor who sold another home in my neighborhood contacted us and told us that he had a potential buyer for our home, but he had tried to contact Marjie and Jake (her assistant) 5 times, but they had never responded. He also told me that he would be able to sell our house easily, just as he had with the other house a few houses down the street that is very similar.

She just started her own business (leaving the realtor she was employed by when we started our contract with her) and that may have had something to do with the terrible responsiveness, and lack of interest in selling our home. In addition, I think she is just much more familiar with Clark county, rather than Multnomah and Washington counties. She would likely be decent as a buyer's agent in Clark county, but I would not trust her to sell a house, especially in Oregon.

Profile picture for Marjie Van Der Laan, Broker
Response from Marjie on 02/15/2015

I am sorry that your home did not sell and you feel the way you do. I am pleased that almost all of our listings sell - usually my clients are very happy with my careful marketing, excellent photos, video tour, appealing listing descriptions, home book, full color flyers, catered brokers’ & regular open houses, multiple showings & contentious responses to every inquiry. Contrary to what you were told, I properly returned all calls, texts, emails & honored every request to see your home, with your cooperation. I am grateful for the overwhelming support of hundreds of satisfied customers. I hope that you sell when market conditions improve, but some factors may require you to reduce your price: 1) All four recent sales were much lower priced than yours. 2) Low school test scores. 3) Your small newer subdivision is surrounded by a larger area of older, lower quality homes. ATTENTION new clients - mention this review at our first meeting & receive a home warranty (up to $550) from me!

 

  

12/16/2014 - user2939715
Showed home in 2010 in Fruit Valley, Walnut Grove, WA 98665.

Marjie is simply the best. She is incredibly knowledgeable of the area, the market, and the comps that are necessary for a buyer to make a decision as to whether to make an offer and what that offer should be. She listens to you as to what you're looking for and direction to those homes that meet your criteria. She does not try to oversell you a home. You give her a budget, she stays within it. She is the only real estate agent / broker we would use in the Vancouver area

Profile picture for Marjie Van Der Laan, Broker
Response from Marjie