"I would highly recommend (and already have) Marikate's services to any of my family members and friends, which for me is the highest compliment that I can give. During the negotiations, Marikate was a valued part of our team and provided us with invaluable advice and knowledge that we needed as first time home buyers." (Westlake Purchaser)
"Marikate worked with us under a near impossible deadline with limited options. She was the consummate professional, always answering our calls and meeting with us whenever required. Her aplomb and expertise were a breath of fresh air-our experience with Howard Hanna was pleasant and professional, I would not hesitate to work with your office again in the future." (Lakewood Seller)
"Marikate was a wonderful fit for us. She is patient and understanding and willing to go the extra mile." (Rocky River Seller/buyer)
"You have been a true blessing to our family. There are no words to thank you for your patience, kindness and most of all--guidance." (Lakewood Purchaser)
"Thank you so much for all your help and support in buying our new home. You were gracious and you made the process effortless." (Rocky River Buyer)
"Excellent agent, wonderful person!" (Bay Village Purchaser)
"Absolutely, postively wonderful service!" (Rocky River Seller)
Our house sold within 48 hours! Marikate was fantastic! We chose her by reading and comparing her website with other agents. She had GREAT customer recommendations! (Lakewood Seller)
"We want to thank you for all of the hard work and dedication you showed us. You helped us find our perfect home." (Lakewood buyer)
"We just want you to know how much we appreciate you! We found a house that we LOVE in a crazy market and we know we couldn't have done it without you!" (Lakewood buyer)
"Marikate was great and exceedingly helpful during the purchase of our first home! We really had a great experience and just hope everyone has the same experience with Howard Hanna that we did!" (Fairview Park buyer)
"Marikate was very helpful, patient, and protective of our interests as first-time buyers. She was amazing!" (Bay Village buyers)
Services I Provide for Buyers and Sellers
If you're purchasing a new home, I'll help you find one that meets your needs and complements your lifestyle. Once you've made your selection, I can assist you in acquiring financing, negotiating with the seller and completing the transaction. I will:
Work on your behalf to streamline your home search, first expanding your choices, then helping you narrow the field.
Research "comparable" properties to determine a fair price and terms.
Prepare your Purchase Agreement and accompanying legal documents.
Negotiate for the price, terms and conditions that are agreeable to you.
Follow-up with your mortgage lender, the title company, the seller's agent and others until the house is yours.
If you're selling a home, I will help you achieve your goals in the shortest possible time - with the least inconvenience possible. I will:
Help establish a reasonable selling price for your home within its fair market value.
Market your home through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
Counsel you on the visual presentation of your property and suggest ways to enhance its marketability.
Coordinate the advertising of your home.
Pre-qualify buyers when possible.
Coordinate the details of your closing with all parties involved.