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The professional service I received from Mike cannot be overstated. I was so impressed with my first experience selling a home with him, that I worked with him on two more sales. I live out of state and it didn’t have any impact on the transactions. He communicated with me throughout all the sales, sharing his experience and expertise. Always willing to help in any way, he provided contacts to contractors and handymen in the area. I highly recommend Mike without reservation.
Mike and Maria Patakas helped us buy our home in the desert with patience and skill. We were very frustrated with other realtors because they would not return our calls- with Mike we were out looking at homes the same day we called. No high pressure, just constant answers to our many questions. We would highly recommend them and in fact we have as they have made several sales from our referrals. If you want a realtor to ignore you don’t go to Mike and Maria but if you want prompt swift information contact the Patakas.
Mike and Maria quickly earned my trust and respect for their recommendations, experience, gut feelings, and attention to every detail. I was an out-of-town seller, so I relied on them completely, including the most important factor, preparing the house for sale. They were there for me! True professionals in every way and my house sold quickly and at top dollar.
I was a buyer from Canada buying in Palm Springs, CA.
Mike’s professionalism, advice and assistance during the entire process, searching, locating, negotiating, completing forms and finally closing the home purchase was second to none. He does and will do much more for his client than just sell you a house.
Mike is very knowledgeable in all area’s of real estate, his comfort and experience was evident throughout our home purchase experience. He assisted us throughout the search for our home, always avail. when needed, always searching. At closing he walked me through all the various forms very patiently and confidently. After closing, he was very thorough in ensuring all paper work was complete and with follow-up.
Mike is still in touch with us on occasion and certainly any time he is needed. He was my agent in purchasing this home and he will be my agent when I sell. There is no higher recommendation I can give.
My family and I relocated to CA from the midwest and contacted between 10 and 15 agents in the Palm Springs area. Mike and Maria Patakas were the only agents to contact us back interested in helping us find and purchase a home. We purchased a foreclosed property and the process was made amazingly easy as Mike and Maria were in constant contact with us explaining the process in detail along the way. They are both very genuine and honest people making them in our opinion one of the most professional agent teams we have ever encountered. They both would contact us immediately upon any email or phone calls we made with questions and/or concerns. I would trust no one else!
When we relocated to the Palm Springs area, we were extremely fortunate to meet Mike Patakas. He found us the perfect home and made our move a smooth one. As owners of Caring Transitions of Palm Springs, we provide assistance to seniors in late life transitions who are downsizing and relocating to new homes. This downsizing often means their old homes need to be sold. When our clients ask for our recommendation on the best real estate professional in the area, our answer, without question, is always Mike Patakas from Sotheby’s. We know our senior clients need someone who will listen, someone they can trust, someone who is knowledgeable and someone who will go that extra mile for them. That’s Mike! And he’ll do it with a smile. Many realtors do a good job but Mike does his with a touch of class. When we recommend Mike we know our clients are in great hands. He’s the best!
An outstanding real estate professional! Went many extra miles on his own on our house purchase. Even after closing, he continued to negotiate with the seller because of certain deficiencies that proved worse than even the inspection discovered. Couldn’t have been happier with him and his work. He also recommended several trades people who were good, reasonably priced, and responsive.
Mike was very kind, Maria is as well. This was a very difficult situation as I had to short sale my home after my husband’s death. Mike was very empathetic and helped me feel better about this very emotional, stress-filled choice that was necessary to make. Thank you Mike & Maria.
Mike and Maria Patakas helped us find our home in Palm Springs, CA and they were wonderful to work with. We met Maria at an open house and immediately felt we found a person we could trust to help us find our home. She showed us many places that met within the criteria we were looking for, and helped us find the right one! The most impressive part of the process was that we live out-of-state, and Mike and Maria responded quickly and efficiently through the entire process of negotiating a purchase agreement, getting all inspections and questions answered, and ultimately working on the closing of the home. Mike and Maria are great as two individual realtors, and together, they are a solid team! It’s amazing to have two realtors working on your behalf to make the buying process seamless. Thank you, Mike and Maria!
Mike made the sale of my home at The Montage easy, understandable, and very satisfying. He is a man of his word and an excellent Realtor. He was able to move the product with skill and made my transition easy. He was very knowledgeable and an asset to his company. He was responsive and very accessible. His knowledge of the area along with the needs of clients made him and Maria a hard team to beat. I’m not getting paid for this, but I should. I was a compliant client. It is necessary to trust the person representing you. That goal was attained and became my payment.