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We have had great experiences having Mike and Maria represent us in both buying and selling houses. Not only did their market knowledge, honesty and hardwork get us very favarable outcomes we also had fun. The marketing/representation of our house for sale was really professional, extensive and gorgeous. They were with us every step along the way and going above and beyond the majority of the time. You don't need to look any further than Mike and Maria to get the best and complete representation for your real estate needs.
Mike and Maria Patakas are true real estate professionals. They tell you upfront that they pride themselves on their service and communication and boy howdy did they live up to that statement! The saying goes "buy the worst house on the nicest street" to get the best value, and I have a terrible habit of buying the most over-the-top sensational home in every neighborhood I buy. This is always challenging to an agent when it comes time to sell because the comps are simply not fair if you're the nicest home on the block. They understood this from the start and positioned my home for TRUE comps, and not the lesser homes in my neighborhood (no judgment, just stating facts here). It worked! I got a very fair value for my home. Fair to the buyer and definitely fair to me. Who could ask for anything more than that! Their communication was so quick, I literally had to ask them to please not return the texts I sent at 10 pm until the next day because I didn't feel it's fair of me to ask them to work 24 hours a day for me and I didn't expect such an immediate response. Then I find out what they did behind the scenes to improve the most intricate of details of my showing that even I didn't see. Honestly, I was a bit overwhelmed. They were literally making fixes themselves, in addition to finding vendors to fix things without even telling me they had taken this on because "they didn't want me to stress or worry about this" (I'm still waiting for a bill that they say I'll never see). My comments to them upon closing were "I feel like you've worked for minimum wage considering all the hours you put into this". They just have the attitude that "this is what we do... no big deal." In a word, I am blown away by their commitment to this industry. I never write reviews like this, but I seriously had to get out a megaphone on this because you just don't find service like this in any profession very often these days. I'm truly grateful to meet these two people and to have had the privilege to work with them.
As a dedicated professional, Gail navigated the complex transaction on the purchase of my home. At the last minute, we had one property fall out and we found another property and closed escrow in ten days! Gail was unwavering in her commitment to ensure that the process remained smooth and easeful for me. I am pleased to refer Gail based on my excellent experience working with her.
I am beyond thrilled with the professional service I received from Gail. She’s incredibly detailed with every step of both the home buying and home selling process. She has always been extremely responsive to my calls and texts and working with her has been an absolute delight. Having previously bought a home through her, I knew I wanted her to sell my home in Palm Springs. Since I was residing in Northern California, I relied on Gail to handle every aspect of the sale, including addressing some maintenance issues prior to listing the home. She made this a very smooth transaction throughout, from pricing my home, to showings during the day and at sunset (when the beauty of the pool and its dramatic lighting could best be displayed), to negotiating and securing the TOP PRICE IN THE DEVELOPMENT to date. I’d highly recommend Gail without reservation on buying or selling your home.
She was absolutely amazing. She made the buying process in a sellers market a breeze. She diligently worked to ensure that me and my fiancé’s needs were met at all times. I could not ask for a better realtor who understood how to handle my situation.
Olivia is a great agent, I would highly recommend her. Very patient and thorough, I was always able to get a hold of her and she walked me through several areas of the purchase that I was unclear of. If you're home shopping in that part of town during this crazy time, give Olivia a call -- she will get the job done!
Mike and Maria Patakas are a dynamic, positive and diligent team. They know their marketplace and are terrific strategists in developing a plan to either sell or purchase a home. I appreciated their expert communication and expert guidance demonstrated on the sale of my desert home.
Olivia is very knowledgeable about the market and has access to a large network of buyers. She was skilled in helping us to understand and navigate multiple offers as they came in. Once we were under contract, she remained responsive and proactive in what to expect next.
I met Mike and Maria thru an online Real Estate website. After that, I listed my "Alexander" home with them, did some price negotiations adjusting to the actual neighboring values, and after that, they sold my house shortly after that.
I would definitely recommend this wonderful couple to find a home for you, or sell your home. They walked me thru the entire process, making the sale much more easy. Thank you, Mike & Maria.
My significant other and I were thrilled to work with Mike. He helped us make our second home purchase a breeze! Mike went out of his way to keep us appraised during ever step. We truly felt like he had our best interests at heart. Even though we were out of town, and were unable to be present during some of the larger milestones we had full faith in Mike, who went out of his way to make the purchase smooth. We would HIGHLY recommend working with Mike if you have the chance. Thank you Mike for helping make our Joshua Tree dream come true!