Here are a few of specific things that we really appreciated about working with them: their communication was excellent - always thorough, consistent and professional, we never felt any pressure to “hurry up and pick something” no matter how many houses we turned down, they never got flustered by the curveballs we threw them (hey, how about looking in Snoqualmie?!), they are well-connected and had excellent vendor resources (staging, painting, etc.), they really know the Seattle market so we felt good about trusting and relying on their opinions, they were super patient with our two young kids, and, finally, they are just really good, nice people who are fun to be around.
Because Marco and Loren did such a great job, we won’t be moving anytime soon. Whenever we do, though, we will definitely seek them out. And, in the meantime, we will be recommending them to anyone and everyone who needs a great agent.``
He also helped us to verify that that what we were buying was what we wanted in terms of mortgage payments etc. He worked extremely well with Cornerstone Lending to get the house closed in right around a month.
I am a first time home buyer and was very nervous. He made the process as painless as possible and always answered questions immediately. He was very available, which I appreciated. The whole experience was great.”
He found a house we really loved and then took care of everything for us after we decided to put an offer in. He kept us in the loop, told us what we needed to do, what he was doing, and was a wealth of information on any questions we had. He was also available pretty much any time for questions and checked in on things often (but not too often).”
We really enjoyed having Marco as out agent and are super thankful our friends recommended him”
They helped coordinate bids on additional work we wanted to get done on the home before we moved in, and worked with the contractor we selected to get things done on schedule. We were also leaving on vacation shortly after we moved to our new home and our vehicles and plants were going to arrive during the time we were gone. Marco and Loren personally picked up our vehicle and made sure that it arrived safely in our driveway, and arranged to keep our plants watered at the office until we arrive back from vacation. They went above and beyond what we expected and we can’t thank them enough!
They were wonderful agents to work with! We would highly recommend this team!”
Again, thanks for everything, and to quote the great David J. Matthews, you're 'The Best of What's Around``.
Marco really knows the downtown condo market. There was another offer on our condo and because of Marco's negotiation experience the seller accepted our offer.
We absolutely recommend Marco if you are looking for a home in downtown Seattle!
Marco absolutely exceeded our expectations. When we quickly decided that 5th and Madison was the building for us, we were crushed when we learned the unit we bid on was being taken off the market. Marco could have just left it at that and waited for us to come another time. Instead, he aggressively pursued a short-sale possibility and guided us thought the process. We never would have thought that being a second back-up on a short sale would have a chance of success, but Marco thought differently. We have bought a number of houses or condos in various parts of the country from a number of different agents, and we have never before felt so well represented.
Marco and Loren are an amazing team. They followed through with us on every detail (even to getting the locks changed and sending us a set of keys so that we would have them when we made our first visit to the new unit). When we had some questions about the building, Marco quickly pursued answers, including setting up appropriate conference calls to see that our questions were answered. In our estimation, Marco Kronen is truly fine agent, and we felt most fortunate to have the opportunity to work with him. We attribute much of our happy outcome to his capable efforts.”
Marco picked me up from my first set of interviews in the typical Seattle rain. We went to a nearby coffee shop, where I re-caffeinated and braced for a long evening of condo hunting. My wife and I were wanting to buy for quite some time, but believed it would be impossible given our residency status and complications that come with being foreign students. Marco reassured me that if we were unable to close on a condo, that we could easily find a place to rent. In my mind’s eye, I didn't want to spend a single dime paying for someone else's mortgage so I wanted to move into my own place in less than one month. To make things a little bit more exciting, my wife did not join me for my 4 day adventure.
Marco introduced me to a mortgage broker, and we sat at yet another coffee shop, and found out I was pre-approved up to 200,000. With Loren and her magical database, we found all the places in the city that could possibly work, and were able to make very clear decisions about what may be appropriate just based on the shear mass of information they were able to collect in a short time. We went around to condos and houses all over the city as Marco drove me back and forth from my interviews. We photographed and made videos to send to my wife, until finally we found the place that was a no-brainer to buy.
When the poop hit the fan and the mortgage brokerage got cold feet about whether they would fund an FHA loan for a foreigner, Marco assured me that it would go through and arranged with the seller of our condo to let us live in the Condo until we were able to close.
We moved to Seattle on May 23rd, met our seller, and moved into our place; although it wasn't really ours. Marco and Loren worked with the mortgage broker to get the deal done. One month later we closed, and I think it was the best thing I've ever done.
Not only would I trust Marco and Loren with helping to buy a home, but they also associate themselves with highly respectable, accomplished colleagues, ranging from mortgage brokers and contractors to financial advisors and accountants. They are a one stop shop for setting up a new life in a new city.
Since purchasing the condo, I've been watching a lot of HGTV, and in retrospect, I think what we did was outrageous. I see these people who take months to find a purchase a condo, and am thankful that I met Marco and Loren. I honestly don't think we would have been able to be where we are without them.``
Right from the start, Marco and Loren put all of our worries at ease. Throughout the whole process we had complete faith and trust in Marco and Loren's abilities. They took care of EVERYTHING for us. From staging, minor repairs, and cosmetic fixes. Their attention to detail and follow up were vital for our situation. They stayed in constant contact with us and offered thoughtful advice on all the situations that arose. They became less of an agent, and more of a trusted advisor.
Their website is another excellent tool that details the foot traffic and feedback from potential buyers.
We highly recommend Marco and Loren as your Seattle home buying/selling solution.”
Shortly after arriving in Seattle my husband and I were introduced to Marco. It was a very smooth and timely real estate transaction from the start. His support staff were also very responsive and incredibly organized. They really allowed Marco to spend quality time with us and not bogged down in the paper work it seemed.
Marco was able to determine our needs, and wants in a new home in the Seattle area. He presented several options and neighborhoods for us to consider and helped us make decisions based on facts about the inventory in the market, upcoming trends in the Seattle neighborhoods, and strong comparable data that was easy for us to determine market value for our condominium.
As we continued to work with Marco, we also realized his deeper appreciation and knowledge of Real Estate. He handles his affairs, and other clients with respect and efficiency. When working with some of the new constructions sights we saw his professional but direct demeanor with site sales staff and even site construction supervisors. They respect him and his position.
We especially appreciated his investment opinions, financial savvy, and close network of professional contacts that we also benefit from such as financial planner, and mortgage lender. In fact, Marco is not only our Real Estate Agent; he has become a friend and also an individual that we will be partnering with on future investments in the Seattle area.
I would not hesitate to use Marco on any real estate transaction or project.``
He was even able to find us a buyer before the condo even went on the market. Overall I was just impressed with how much he was working for me and keeping me in the loop.``
Marco demonstrated uncommon care and attention to the details throughout the process. His keen knowledge of finance, local real estate practices, and property values in our neighborhood of interest made Marco a deciding factor in our purchase decision.
I would highly recommend Marco to assist in any real estate marketing project. He is resourceful, attentive to the buyer’s needs, and thoroughly knowledgeable about the Seattle real estate market.``