Marikate is the best! It’s almost uncanny how she picked up on our reactions, no matter how subtle, and asked pertinent follow-up questions. She was totally focused on getting us into the right house for us, not just on making a sale. Her patience and stamina were truly amazing, all with unwavering good humor and even fun. We never doubted her honesty or intentions — she worked tirelessly for us and actually became a friend whom we will enjoy seeing in our new surroundings. If you need an agent who knows her market and the real estate business like the back of her hand, go with MK! She is tops and will not disappoint. (Rocky River Buyer)
"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 Purchasers)
"Marikate did a great job finding a property that met my needs. She's very knowledgeable and responsive, which is helpful in the process." (Rocky River Seller/Rocky River Buyer)
"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 is absolutely the best! We would highly recommend her without question to anyone who wants a very personable agent who also totally knows the market. She explains everything patiently and is focused on providing the best match for her clients. We ended up feeling very close to her." (Rocky River Buyer)
"Marikate was a wonderful fit for us. She is patient and understanding and willing to go the extra mile." (Rocky River Seller/buyer)
"Marikate was an absolute pleasure to work with and, in my opinion, vital to the process of purchasing our home. I am confident we would not be living in this home if it weren't for her dedication, expertise, and care. I cannot recommend anyone higher than her. Thank you again! (Lakewood 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)
"Marikate is exceptionally detailed and helpful! I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home." (Rocky River Buyer/Rocky River Seller)
"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 Sellers)
"We want to thank you for all of the hard work and dedication you showed us. You helped us find our perfect home." (Lakewood buyers)
"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 buyers)
"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 buyers)
"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.