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He helped us sell our home and find another with ease and efficiency. Great guy and very easy to work with, responds quickly to texts/emails. I would highly recommend him to anyone in the Kosciusko County area who is looking to buy or sell. You won't be disappointed.
One of the most important things anyone must do with a customer or client is to manage their expectations. Mark's knowledge of the local market, his reasonable negotiating strategies and the ability to determine what a buyer can get with his/her resources make Mark a five-star performer when managing client expectations. This allows the buyer to sharpen their focus on specific wants and needs when seeking a new home. There were no surprises from my home purchase and from my home sale. Unexpected things (big or small) will almost always arise in the process, but Mark discussed the possible issues buyers and sellers encounter when we dove into the selling and buying processes with him. This helped speed up our decision points in each process because we were armed with good information going into it all. I did not have a distressed property, but I noticed Mark's designation for these property types on his signature line. I believe his experience and designation for such properties gives him a great frame of reference for handling the numerous possible decision points that arise in the buying and selling processes.
Mark has a good arsenal of ancillary pros (inspectors, contractors, electricians, HVAC, etc.) and offers more than one choice among each types of these people to address any needs requiring their expertise and service.
Mark is very dedicated to what he does, and one aspect of this dedication is his top-notch sense of urgency. His response time on all matters was quick. I think it is important for buyers and sellers to get a sense of their realtors' typical daily time line since realtors spend so much time at large, and they can't take an entire office with them. They tend to have predictable "admin" times, though, and when you know this information it allows a very efficient, effective exchange of all the vital communication and other information. We, as buyers and sellers, have to manage OUR expectations, too.
Mark is also savvy in the use of on-line and mobile conveyances to process paperwork, schedule appointments and to obtain and provide feedback from his clients.
We appreciated his help and enjoyed working with him.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in Warsaw, IN.
Mark assisted us on purchasing a second home on Winona Lake. He was extremely accommodating to our travel schedule from Ohio to arrange home tours and once we finalized the selection process, he arrange for electronic documents and coordinated the inspection and other 3rd party meetings and tasks. Mark was so easy to work with and we are thankful that he is an expert in the local area, specifically with lake homes. He is extremely knowledgeable, honest and responsive and I highly recommend Mark Skibowski!