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I've worked with a few different realtors in the past, and I can honestly say that all those experiences pale in comparison with what Mark has provided for my wife and I. He's been patient through literally years of us picking through listings, amazingly flexible about scheduling showings, and once we finally found a house we loved he guided us through negotiating with the seller and got us an amazing deal on the place.<br/><br/>Anyone who's been through the process before knows that this is not where it ends - Mark went out of his way to facilitate communication between mortgage broker, escrow, seller, etc... going above and beyond his duties as a buyers agent. We were floored by his deep knowledge of every aspect of the process and his ability to keep cool and collected through everything, even through a couple of bumps in the road.<br/><br/>Throughout it all, Mark not only does his job, not only goes beyond his job, but he truly enjoys doing it...this I think might be the best thing of all, and it really shines through. Hands down he is the best realtor I've ever worked with, Los Angeles or otherwise!
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.075M in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA.
I've worked with a few different realtors in the past, and I can honestly say that all those experiences pale in comparison with what Mark has provided for my wife and I. He's been patient through literally years of us picking through listings, amazingly flexible about scheduling showings, and once we finally found a house we loved he guided us through negotiating with the seller and got us an amazing deal on the place.
Anyone who's been through the process before knows that this is not where it ends - Mark went out of his way to facilitate communication between mortgage broker, escrow, seller, etc... going above and beyond his duties as a buyers agent. We were floored by his deep knowledge of every aspect of the process and his ability to keep cool and collected through everything, even through a couple of bumps in the road.
Throughout it all, Mark not only does his job, not only goes beyond his job, but he truly enjoys doing it...this I think might be the best thing of all, and it really shines through. Hands down he is the best realtor I've ever worked with, Los Angeles or otherwise!
It’s no longer a matter of whether your real estate agent can FIND you your dream house (MLS listings are easy enough to set up), it’s whether your real estate agent can GET you your dream house.
At the recommendation of the agent who sold our home in Northern California, we contacted Mark. Even though it would mean a long commute, Mark was happy to help and up to the challenge. We quickly learned he was unlike the agents we met in Orange County, who were more concerned with a quick commission, or telling us about how many houses they’d bought/sold, than in helping us find our dream home.
Mark never pushed us over what we could afford, working with our budget to make an offer on our dream house that we were comfortable with. And when we didn’t get it, he was persistent in following through with the listing agent. In the end, his persistence (and ours) paid off: After more than two months of negotiations, we finally got our dream house, and at the price we first came in with! Mark congratulated us with a bottle of ’04 Dom Perignon to celebrate that first night in our new home.
Our advice? Get Mark. He listens. He’s honest. He isn’t pushy (and is willing to go in with low offers that might make you blush). And he will absolutely “fight” for your dream house. Just make sure to ask for the ’03 Dom…it was a better year.
Bought a home in 2014 in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, CA 91304.
Mark is a wonderful person to work with. He takes time to understand what you are looking for and helps you with process. He is very patient, does not let you make you hasty decisions and negotiated on behalf of our interests. I recommended him to our friends already. He is the BEST.
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $550K in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA.
Mark was an amazing realtor for us. He was patient, kind, honest, and very supportive throughout the whole process. He really helped us find something that matched our specific needs and was realistic about the places we saw. He answered all of our questions patiently and was great at getting things done once we found a place and closed on it. I can't recommend Mark enough! We couldn't have done it without him!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.175M in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA.
Mark Mintz is a great agent we don't think any one else would have been able to get the job done.
We looked for a while and had a hard time finding a good agent.
We knew whoever was going to help us sell our home had to be good.
We had a very unique home and lot size in the Hollywood Hills we knew it would be tough to find the right buyer for our home but had more hope once we met with Mark Mintz.
When it came to updating the home he gave us so many great tips that worked within our budget and made the home look 100% more modern and tasteful it looked like a different house. He gave us a timeline on selling the home and reached it & he found our buyer within that time frame. The house sold fast.
We appreciate all of Marks help and advice his knowledge in Real Estate will help you in the most difficult situations. Mark will always find a solution for you to reach your goals.
He is a trusted agent and if you need help in Real Estate we highly recommend him.
Thank you so much for all your help Mark Mintz.
Lillia & Martin
Bought a home in 2014 in Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90035.
Mark was absolutely fabulous during our whole home buying process, especially because we were first-time buyers and trying to buy in LA while living on the East Coast. He was patient with us as we refined our exhaustive search lists and a pro at scheduling tours when we came out for a 3-day housing visit. Mark quickly tuned into our preferences, which was so helpful in streamlining the process. He was never pushy and gave us honest feedback whenever we had questions. He was also able to draw on his extensive knowledge about LA neighborhoods to help us pinpoint desirable locations.
Once we found a house we liked, he was instrumental in crafting an initial offer and guiding us through negotiations. Moreover, as evidence of his commitment to clients and attention to detail, he not only got us bids but also oversaw plumbing/contractor work for us -- even after closing. It was wonderful to walk into a ready-to-move in house after a cross-country drive! Most importantly, Mark is easy going yet passionate about his work -- important characteristics for minimizing the stress of a very competitive housing market. With his help, we were able to get a house that we love after a few days of intense, in-person searching and 1.5 months of long-distance closing. He would definitely be our first (and only) call if we need to find a new home in the future.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $575K in Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA.
We found Mark through a friend's referral after a frustrating THREE YEARS of looking for a house in LA. For some reason, five minutes after meeting him, I had a sense that our search would soon be over.
One of the lessons we learned in our search is about the importance of great communication with your agent. It sounds obvious, but we've had some bad experiences in the past. Mark knew what our dumb questions were going to be seemingly before we'd even asked them, and he always promptly returned our calls. Going to see houses was more like hanging out with a friend for an afternoon. Mark really knew the market and the neighborhoods well, and had great advice during the offer/counter offer phase. It took us just two offers this time, after I-don't-know-how-many before!
Another thing: he was unfailingly, brutally honest. He never tried to egg us onto a place out of our reach and always had honest opinions about a house's pros and many, many cons. Realistic but optimistic, that's what you want. And when it came time to close the deal and do some repairs, he had some great referrals when we couldn't quite find the right people. We found a really trustworthy and hard-working contractor through him.
We're really glad Mark had our back through all of this, and I'm sure we'll have him again as our agent in the future!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.0M in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA.
When I started my search as a first time homebuyer I considered three different agents. Mark was the only one I found on Yelp, the other two were referred by friends. By the end of the meeting I knew Mark was my guy. As the other reviewers have pointed out, Mark is smart, strategic, plainspoken, patient, a great listener, funny, reachable, polite, professional—basically everything you could hope for in an agent. This is important, because given today's market it could take you…
A year and a half and several attempts before you find a place. That's how long it took me. (I was looking in Silver Lake. If you are, prepare yourself.) Before I found my home, Mark helped me make solid offers on four different places. Take it from me, losing a home correctly in a bidding war, is as important as obtaining a home. You don't want to bid too much—that's a given, but you also don't want to feel like you lost your dream home when you would have bid more. Four times other buyers blew my offers out of the water. Each time stung, but I was able to move on knowing that Mark and I had come up with great offers and that I was only beaten by buyers with way more enthusiasm or money.
Somewhere along the line, it began to dawn on me that I have a knack for picking homes people go bat s**t insane over. If I wanted a home, I'd either have to join the insanity or change my strategy. Mark helped me shift from looking at turnkey properties that would have earned him a nicer commission to fixers with little charm, but lots of promise. Again, Mark was extremely patient. We looked at many fixers and he was invaluable in detailing what it would take to renovate each home. I've never owned a home, let alone remodeled a place, so I wanted to make sure I didn't bite off more than I could chew. In the end, Mark helped me find a fixer with great bones where the remodel wouldn't be too extensive.
We still had to fight for the home—flippers saw what we saw and swarmed. Making the offer was intimidating and Mark was right there the whole time helping me craft offers and counter offers. Because of Mark's diligence, I was able to save a considerable amount of money.
I don't believe in fate, but if I did I'd feel like it was fate to have met Mark, and fate to have waited until the fifth round to land a home. The house is in a better location than any of the other properties I bid on, it's roomier than ones that were much more expensive, it's got great light, a great back yard, a logical layout (many don't in Silver Lake), I can walk to places, it's a stone's throw from the reservoir, etc. I can't believe how lucky I got finding my new home and it's all because of Mark.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Valley Glen, Valley Glen, CA.
We were referred to Mark through a colleague of mine, who at different times both sold and bought a house with Mark (a good sign!).
We cannot say enough good things about Mark. We were first timers and he walked us through everything, every step of the way, without ever losing patience or making us feel dumb! He's incredibly knowledgeable, super on the ball and on top of everything and he truly cared about helping us find the right home. He is incredibly responsive, reachable anytime by text/phone/email. He's also a savvy negotiator - getting us some credits that we totally didn't expect we'd get!
As an added bonus, he's super cool and fun to hang out with, which made the entire process more like working with a friend (a really professional friend who's a great realtor!).
We are beyond thrilled to be moving into our dream home this weekend. We will definitely be working with Mark again in the future. I highly recommend you do too!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.35M in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA.
We are out-of-state buyers and Mark made our first LA purchase a smooth sailing. We interviewed a few agents as we knew we needed the right person to help us make a purchase from afar. We had good vibes from the moment we met him and knew he was our agent there and then.
Mark has been reliable, knowledgeable, quick to respond and made a daunting time feel fun and exciting. He took the time to understand our taste, we toured a few houses together and he was then quickly able to identify what would work for us.
Once we found our dream home, he confidently guided us through a fairly complex negotiation. The situation of the seller kept changing but he kept us in the game and closed a deal that worked for both sides. Working with Mark has truly been a pleasure, we felt looked after and would highly recommend him as a trustworthy and experienced agent.