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Douglas J Mekkes

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33 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

REALTOR (14 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
Consulting

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I first was introduced to Doug in 2004 when I bought my first house. He was my agent for purchasing that home and it was such a great experience for a 1st time buyer. He was incredibly knowledgable, patient and helped me through the whole process like a pro. We stayed in touch and 10 years later when my husband and I decided to move, he listed our house (in a 24 hour time frame)! We couldn't believe how quickly he acted and had the listing advertised just about everywhere! We were fortunate to have sold it in less than a week and then purchased another home through Doug. That transaction had some ups and downs based on inspection issues but after it was all said and done, Doug was just the perfect person and businessman for our needs. He's not only professional, he's personable and really cares about his clients and what they're looking for. I tell everyone I know who is in the market to sell & buy to call Doug. Top notch guy, all around!

  

04/03/2015 - bethturn
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $125K in Alger Heights, Grand Rapids, MI.

I first was introduced to Doug in 2004 when I bought my first house. He was my agent for purchasing that home and it was such a great experience for a 1st time buyer. He was incredibly knowledgable, patient and helped me through the whole process like a pro. We stayed in touch and 10 years later when my husband and I decided to move, he listed our house (in a 24 hour time frame)! We couldn't believe how quickly he acted and had the listing advertised just about everywhere! We were fortunate to have sold it in less than a week and then purchased another home through Doug. That transaction had some ups and downs based on inspection issues but after it was all said and done, Doug was just the perfect person and businessman for our needs. He's not only professional, he's personable and really cares about his clients and what they're looking for. I tell everyone I know who is in the market to sell & buy to call Doug. Top notch guy, all around!

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04/03/2015 - chuckhusby
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Creston, Grand Rapids, MI.

Doug helped me with the purchase of an investment property. He was extremely attentive and responsive. He went out of his way to accommodate my needs; home tours, answering questions (regardless of their basis - financing, insurance, market). He is aggressive on your behalf and rolls his sleeves up to ensure that you are satisfied with his engagement and ultimately (in my case) the purchase. He has also helped me in the past when considering other properties and the timing on selling my own home (nothing was in it for him). I will definitely use him again as I both consider and make future real estate transactions. Highly Recommend.

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04/03/2015 - michael4856
Bought a home in 2015.

We had a very difficult loan to process and although there were a lot of humps along the way, I felt like Doug did a great job sticking by me and being on top of things as much as he could. You can tell he is very passionate about real estate, and will not disappoint you in terms of responsiveness and process. Regarding local knowledge, he really does have a lot of experience and it was my loan that just had some very weird quirks. I would say the biggest thing that I would have wanted more from Doug was better negotiation at times, but really it was more that he just had a really good feel for what the buyer/seller normally gets in certain circumstances. He definitely would be the first though to negotiate more for you (at 10PM if it has to be), and will be very honest with you through the process. Overall I would recommend Doug as a very knowledgeable real estate agent that I have used twice now for my mortgages.

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04/03/2015 - user9306142
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $175K in Byron Center, MI.

Doug did a great job helping us sell our home. We had a rather troublesome buyer and he did a good job managing the buyer's expectations and their buying agent, as well. He was knowledgeable about the market and offered many services to help us sell.

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12/26/2013 - braisted83
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Kentwood, MI.

We put the home on the market and got full price offer on the 4th day. We couldn't have not done it with out Dougs experience. He has a great "sense" for listing a house. His professionalism is always top notch.

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11/18/2013 - TraceysATM
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $175K in Kent City, MI.

I have used quite a few real estate professionals in the past and none quite compare to Mr. Mekkes. I have also referred him to several of my tax clients, whom have been highly impressed with his knowledge and professional mannerism. You will NOT be disappointed in his services, I promise.

Tracey L VanGorp, Owner TRACEY'S Accounting & Tax Mgmt

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10/29/2013 - rronne1
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Grand Rapids, MI.

Doug went above and beyond helping me sell 2 houses and getting top dollar on both. He understands the market and worked hard to squeeze every penny out of potential buyers. I would gladly recommend him to anybody.

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10/16/2013 - christycrandall
Sold a home in 2013.

Doug assisted us in the sale of our house, and the purchase of a foreclosure. He also helped us bid on a couple HUD homes in the past and was very quick to do this, even before we had entered into a contract with him. Doug is very professional, charismatic, and great with networking. He has a lot of connections to help move the process forward - but there is no pressure. He helped us make the maximum profit on the sale of our house, and negotiated the best possible price/outcome on our foreclosure purchase. I don't think we could have made out any better. I'd recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell. He has the absolute best in mind for his clients. He even offered to get our dogs out of the house for a showing before - clearly going above and beyond his responsibilities as a realtor.

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10/16/2013 - sbeintema
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $100K in Wyoming, MI.

My experience with Doug has been wonderful. He was helpful in every aspect of our dealings. He sold my house and found me a condo in a matter of days. He handled all my questions, the closings, and even recommended a handyman to help me finish up some projects in my condo. I would have no hesitation to recommend him(and I have) to anyone looking to sell or buy property.

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05/25/2013 - user8819706
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $75K in Grand Rapids, MI.

Doug Mekkes was extremely helpful and persistent in my home search! He was always available and extremely flexible. He possesses knowledge on homes and what to look for when buying them and will openly voice how much he thinks a home is worth with what it needs and its condition. Doug was very focused on finding a home for me that was what I was looking for and at a price I could handle, and it was a long and rocky road for me, but he just continued pressing on with me until we found the right one! All around helpful and great guy!

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