Great experience with a skilled negotiator and agent! My wife and I are very happy with the service we received from MJ. She is very knowledgable on the market and was able to deliver more than we expected.
It’s refreshing to find a real estate agent who diligently works on your behalf rather than treating you as another transaction. MJ Roney is one of those rare experts. Add to that fact she also has decades of appraising experience, and you get a professional that has an edge when it comes to knowing what a home is worth—and how to get you the best deal. While the explosive growth of internet listing sites gives us more access to what’s out there, MJ has proven on both of my transactions with her that she can dig up gems that seem impossible to find. Whether you’re buying or selling your home, I’d recommend you cut through the mediocrity out there and go straight to MJ!
MJ did an excellent job with both the sale of our home and the purchase of our new one. She is very skilled when it comes to negotiations and she was able to effectively get us what we needed to close the deal. I would highly recommend her services to anyone and everyone who is need of a Realtor. If you are looking for a strong negotiator and excellent customer service, MJ is the one. -Vincent Miles
Sold a Single Family home in 2008 in Mill Valley, CA.
Joanne is smart, clever and honest. She scheduled and attended several open houses for us, coordinating with the tenants and alleviating their concerns about timing and security. As a seller living a thousand miles away, I needed to know the listing, showing, negotiating and communicating was professional and seamless, and Joanne's particular skill in communicating provided us much welcomed relief. She assured us the second highest offer had a much better chance of closing without problems or delays, and she was right. Joanne even consulted with us dealing with recalcitrant tenants who demanded legally un-deserved compensations. She provided current local comps, market evaluations and trends and key insights to determine the home's value and asking price. November 2008 saw the beginning of slowing home sales and fewer offers over asking price, but she managed to negotiate a selling price higher than we expected. The buyer was also very pleased, so we're told.
MJ is very professional and does a great job negotiating so that everyone wins. She's very pleasant to work with and really knows the local market well. Her years of experience make her a great resource. I would definitely use her again myself and would heartily recommend her to others.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $700K in San Rafael, CA.
MJ really showed her depth of knowledge and experience in helping me to understand the process of selling my home. In particular, I was impressed and thankful for her market analysis helping me to arrive at a sales price. Every step of the way from showing the property, reviewing offers, accepting an offer, solving road blocks and closing MJ was always attentive and responsive. I never had to wonder what was going on. I quickly had confident MJ would handle any issue needing attention to keep the process moving forward. As busy as she is, she always stayed in regular touch by phone or email, and always responded to my questions very promptly. I would recommend MJ to anyone wishing highly professional, experience, and caring service.
She appraised our house in Tiburon. She had done extensive research on the neighbouroud and the town. She was extremely thorough, noticing every detail in the construction. She appreciated every architectural design that was unique to our house, giving credit to it ( for example, our bathroom and kitchen have very expensive italian tiles made especially for us in Italy). She also recognized that the view ( in our case of the Golden Gate Bridge) make one house more valuable than one without. In other words, she is appreciating not only the wood and the mortar, but the whole thing and that is rare.She is also very lively, spontaneous, with a beautiful smile and engaging personality. Altogether she made the experience with her in our house painless and pleasant. We recommend her wholeheartedly. You will not be sorry. Mark and Natalia Casillas
Sold a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $575K in Novato, CA.
2 1/2 years ago, my husband and I decided to sell our 1st home to buy a bigger home. We did not know how we were going to do this. We contacted MJ and she put us at ease. She advised us to clear out our home and stage it for selling. MJ had contacts that were able to paint our interior and fix up some parts of our home that was neglected. At the same time, MJ schedule for us to see some potential homes in our price range. When we found our new home, she helped us with the inspections, price negotiation and arranged a contingency that we sell our home. She made us feel like we were the only people that she was working with. We had 1 open house and 3 bids. Our 1st home closed 2 days before our new home closed. The experience was less stressful because MJ was there to guide us. We highly recommend MJ when purchasing and/or selling your home. She will take good care of you.
We have known MJ Roney for almost 20 years. She really knows her real estate.... and she has a GREAT sense of humor too! She is informative and helpful, looking out for what is best for the client. We would highly recommend her.
Kim & Tom Jacobs