Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $400K in Kent, WA.
I first met Marilena Sirbu in 1993. She was just starting out and was going door to door in our neighborhood. We were at the time preparing our house to sale and I was so impressed with her during our first meeting that we decided to list our home with her. Within a couple of days we had an offer and a sold sign on our home. She found us a beautiful home at an excellent price and we stayed and raised on our family in that 2nd home for the next 19 years. When we decided to list again there was no hesitation in our decision to list with the Sirbu team. In August 2012 we listed our beloved family home and within a matter of days our home sold and we were on our way to the next big adventure, finding our new home. So much had changed since we had last been in the real estate market, a little scary to say the least. But Marilena and Christina took the fear and anxiety out and helped both of us navigate our way through the process. We found a lovely home and the bonus, my hubby ended up with his dream garage workshop. We have been very happy here, just celebrating 2 years in our new home.
Thank you Marilena and Christina. You are both truly the best at what you do!
I first met Marilena in 1996 shortly after relocating to WA state. I truly feel as though she was a God send. She sold our first house us, negotiating the price well below the asking price; we were amazed at the deal she procured for us.
We also had a house in Illinois that we wanted to sell, and she handled that for us as well by connecting us to a realtor and and overseeing the process, advising us along the way. It was her expertise that led to a successful sale.
I was so happy with her service and her negotiating skills that I recommended her to some co-workers who were less than happy with their current realtor. They signed up with Marilena and were in a home within weeks, all at a very excellent price.
Finally, I sold my last home through Marilena as well. Other realtors knew Marilena by her reputation as a negotiator and showed great reverence to her name. I knew it would be a complicated transaction due to a sudden life change, and Marilena was the only one to turn to. She handled it so professionally and took so much of the burden from me. As long as Marilena is actively working as a realtor, I will always turn to her. I simply cannot state enough on what a wonderful, professional and compassionate realtor she is. I have continued to recommend her for more than 18 years and I will continue to do so.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $950K in Issaquah, WA.
We had our house for sale with Sirbu Team, they held 3 open houses and contacted many of their clients or other agents to promote the property.
We are very pleased with their response to our questions and their involvement with us regarding the house.
They are very professional and up to date about the housing market.
These ladies were always quick to respond when we left a message and provided clear and precise information. They have a great awareness of the properties available and go out of their way to find the best home and location. They had a list of professionals for inspections and repairs that we needed and have continued to stay in touch after closings. They are the best we have ever used over the years. They have been very professional but also friendly and anxious to help find the home that best suited our wants and needs. They remain our choice to call the next time we decide to make a move.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $425K in Sammamish, WA.
We contacted Marilena when we decided to buy our first house. Although we were very indecisive at the beginning and were not sure what exactly we want, Marilena and Christina were very patient and were always happy to answer our questions and show us all kind of properties. Being first time buyers we needed someone who could guide us and whom we could trust. Marilena is very knowledgeable and was always conducting her due diligence about the properties of interest. Besides her patience, knowledge and responsiveness, Marilena also has very good negotiation skills and made the best deal for us. We were very happy to have Team Sirbu as our agents and we will definitely recommend them.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $775K in Issaquah, WA.
My wife and I sold two properties through Marilena and her team in both good markets and bad - we were thrilled with their market expertise and the quality of their process with us as clients. Negotiations can take twists and turns we had no idea could jeopardize our sale and price - all were handled with amazing skill.
Bought a Single Family home in 2007 in Redmond, WA.
After interviewing several potential candidates, my wife and I chose Marilena to help sell our condo and buy a house. We could not have been happier with the choice. Marilena and her daughter Christina are everything you want your real estate agent to be - knowledgeable, friendly, persistent, honest, and above all, a true advocate for you and your interests. Having hired agents in the past for other properties, it was sometimes hard to know which side my agent was on. With the Sirbu's, there's no doubt. Marilena is also very no-nonsense. Buying or selling a home is often a very emotional process, and she will directly (but gently) make sure you're understanding the data and circumstances, telling you the truth of the matter regardless of how you may "feel" about it. This is a huge service. Emotions are temporary, but a mortgage lasts a long time. If you want someone to tell you everything you want to hear, choose someone else. If you want to buy or sell a home partnered with great people who know what they are doing, choose Marilena and Christina Sirbu.
I was having problems with selling my home in Maple Valley, WA. in 2012! I tried the services of local real estate agents and a few from the surrounding area! No luck! I could not get this home sold no matter how low I was dropping the price! I was well within and below the Market price but the Real Estate Market had crashed and was just starting to recover! The number of homes and foreclosed home on the Market was very High! People seemed desperate to sell and buyers were picky and low balling everyone! Just by chance (I call it Devine Intervention) I contacted Marilena and her daughter Christina Sirbu with Windemere Realty out of Issaquah Wa. I saw the difference immediately in what these two brought to the table! They were more professional, more knowledgeable , more confident, and a lot more beautiful than all the other agents I had used in the past two years. They Took Charge. They told me and my wife "NOT TO WORRY" they have a plan and would find a buyer! This was NOT just as simple as dropping the price until the house sold! These two wonderful Realty professionals knew how to MARKET my home, They knew how to Photograph my home and the knew where to find the potential buyers! In other words, they DID NOT just sit back and wait for the phone to ring or for someone to walk into their office! They were proactive with the marketing strategy, proactive with Networking with other agencies, they were Proactive with working with my lender (Bank America) and had the management personnel in the Bank's lending Department respect and trust! Looking back at my experience with Marilena and Christina, I feel they are not only the most impressive Realty Agents I have ever met, but also the nicest and most pleasant people to work with! If you chose either of these ladies to sell or buy your next home, you will see that everything I said here is absolutely true! They helped me and my wife and went way beyond the scope of just being a R.E. Agent! Just saying "Thank you" seemed so insignificant for all their efforts, So I am proud to say they will remain in my heart as life long friends...