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Trish Forsman and Marcella Orlita

Agent

Realtor (17 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Short-Sale

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12/26/2012 - user4006587
Bought a Single Family home in 2003 for approximately $650K in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA.

My wife and I worked with Marcella to purchase our first home in Willow Glen. She provided exceptional service, and was easily accessable when we had questions or concerns. Highly recommend.

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11/24/2012 - user9141808
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $750K in Cambrian Park, San Jose, CA.

Marcella helped us find and buy a home in mid-2010. She is extremely good at figuring out what we were looking for in a house within our budget, then narrowing down the plethora of listings to visit those houses that we were most likely to be interested in. Marcella is very direct, which we absolutely loved: she would point out the good and the bad in every house, and wouldn't sugar-coat any potential problems. In one particularly impressive moment, Marcella gently pointed out to my wife that what my wife said she wanted in a home, and what she positively reacted to in the homes we visited, were actually different things. That candor and insight was extremely valuable in our search.

When we did find "the home", we ended up in a multiple-offer situation the first business day after the home officially went on the market. Even though ours was not the highest offer, Marcella managed to seal the deal, and we've loved our home ever since then.

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11/23/2012 - user9863146
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $750K in Cambrian Park, San Jose, CA.

Marcella was extremely helpful with helping us find our current home. She took the time to let us tour several different types of homes, which helped us understand what we wanted. There was a time when I liked a house that was perfectly staged, and Marcella - who is very direct - told us this was not the house for us (the kitchen was separate from the rest of the area, which would not be conducive to future, planned children). Marcella wasn't trying to just make a sale, but instead tailored our experience to find the best house that fit our priorities and budget. When we found our house, Marcella went to bat and won the offer for us, at a lesser price than the other bidder! (We were able to offer a more flexible moving schedule). I've already referred friends to Marcella, and plan to call her if we decide to move in the future. She is bright, kind, hard-working, knowledgable, and very good at finding homes that match the buyer's priorities. An understated strength of hers is negotiation; even though the house of your dreams is for sale, it doesn't mean you'll win the bidding war. Marcella proved herself as an expert negotiator in our experience and a few friends' experiences, too. We cannot recommend Marcella enough.

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11/01/2012 - jrcamp
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $700K in Santa Clara, CA.

Marcella helped me through the whole process of buying my first home from start to finish. Even after I was moved in she made sure everything was going well and helped me find people that I needed to hire.

Marcella was very fun to work with. She's straightforward and will tell you like it is.

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11/01/2012 - user9932935
Sold a home in 2012.

Marcella has been an excellent agent who recognizes your needs before you tell her and takes care of things in a very professional manner. I found her to be most attentive to your needs and also very much aware of the market to set your expectations realistic . She goes through the process very patiently with you feeling an ounce of pressure from here whether it is buying a home or selling.

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10/13/2012 - user17339433
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $1.1M in Campbell, CA.

We have known Marcella since 2001 when she helped us find and purchase our first home. Since then we have employed her to sell that house and buy our current home in 2010. We believe that she provided honest feedback and was concise about our buying options. She listened to our wants and needs in a home and offered knowledgeable advice on how to find that home. Her professionalism made us feel comfortable with such a major financial decision. Lastly, we felt like she wanted to ensure that we found the right house for “US” and that we were happy with her services. We are thrilled with our new house and with Marcella. We have no second thoughts in recommending her to friends and colleagues.

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10/02/2012 - user295480
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.975M in Saratoga, CA.

Trish and Marcella are fantastic team. They are intelligent, smart, highly professional and very nice. They helped us to find our dream house and buy it. They understand their clients taste to the perfection. We never had to waste time looking at the properties that won't appeal to us. And when we were ready to buy they did great job to resolve all the issues and find the solutions that would work for us. What makes them special is the pleasure they get when they make you happy!

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09/30/2012 - SabrinaRaza
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $1.15M in Los Gatos, CA.

Marcella worked with me to find my current home from mid 2010 through August of 2012. She is very personable, reliable and knowledgable in her field. She consistently notified me of new listings in a very timely manner and was always available to take me to see the homes. In addition, she really listens and observes her clients to develop an understanding if what they really want in a home. That allows her to efficiently find suitable homes for them. Marcella helped me make 4 offers on homes. She made the process very easy for me and negotiated well. The fourth offer was on my dream home and I was fortunate to get it. It was a short se do the process was more complicated. Marcella had the knowledge and experience to guide it through to completion while keeping my best interest in mind. She is very patient and flexible. I highly recommend her.

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09/29/2012 - user003975
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $525K in Santa Clara, CA.

Marcella is a skilled, caring, experienced Pro ! A Detail oriented and through expert. She's patient, honest, hard working: has a very positive attitude, cooperative, energetic, encouraging & friendy with an open line of communication at all times. She's a true & valuable asset to her industry and I can Highly Recommend her. We followed her selling ideas & recommendations which were effective & successful. She took the stress out of selling my Elderly Mother's home. She was a joy to work with. We appreciate you Marcella. Thank You.

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09/27/2012 - user1236173
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.075M in West San Jose, San Jose, CA.

Trish and Marcella were excellent to work with. They kept us well informed all the way through the process and got us a house we really love. We had started working with another realtor, but kind of thought he was a dud. By chance, we met Trish and Marcella at an open house and were won over by their enthusiasm and friendliness. I would recommend them to anyone.

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