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Mike & Maria are a wonderful team to work with.
We would highly recommend them to anyone looking to sell or buy a home.
Always able to contact them and stay in touch. They were on top of any situation that came up during our sale.
Very knowledgeable, thorough and patient.
Mike and Maria were a pleasure to work with on the sale of our home. It was NOT the easiest of deals in the end - with surprises thrown at us on multiple fronts with an older home working as an active vacation rental - all which they navigated with expertise and professionalism... and eventually they got us well over asking price. We couldn't be happier and would recommend Mike and Maria to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Palm Springs area (or anywhere for that matter).
Mike & Maria had a strong understanding of our local market, managed the process from end to end to make it as painless as possible, were super responsive and really "got it" in terms of seeing the value and selling points of our property.
They worked seamlessly together and were happy to do "whatever was needed" to make our work together a success, eg. bringing in the necessary contractors to fix a few things, shipping some art to us after close, negotiating with the buyers representative on various discussion points, etc
Mike & Maria are professionals who secured a buyer in less than 2 days, above the asking price. What more could you ask ?
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.
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.