I recall doing a 203(k) with you and your buyers in Scottsdale a few years back. It's good to see that you have grown in many areas of Real Estate and Life. I would highly recommend using you for all Real Estate needs. Keep up the good work Mark.
All the best,
WE RECEIVED NOTHING BUT THE BEST FROM MARK ; HIS CREATIVITY, DEDICATION, AND FOLLOW THROUGH, ARE WORDS WHICH INITIALLY COME TO MIND; HE IS A "COMMENSURATE PROFESSIONAL" WHO MOST IMPORTANTLY, PUT A SATISFYING "SOLD " SIGN IN OUR FRONT YARD AND MADE IT .A MOST PLEASURABLE EXPERIENCE AND ON THE OTHER SIDE, FINDING US A NEW HOME...A JOB WELL DONE !
I’d like to take a moment to share the positive experiences I’ve had with my realtor, and now friend, Mark Mashal. I have had the wonderful experience of using Mark as my realtor three times now! First when I bought my condo in Tempe as a single gal just graduating from ASU, then later to sell that condo, and most recently to buy the place my husband, daughter, and I lovingly refer to as home now, a beautiful family-sized home in North Phoenix. Mark was highly referred to me by my parents, who have successfully used him for several real estate transactions (both buying and selling). I was worried at first that my condo wasn’t an expensive enough property to be worth the time of a successful realtor like Mark, especially compared to the cost of my parent’s custom built home in North Scottsdale that he sold them, but I was pleasantly surprised that he spent just as much time with me (sending me links to properties he thought I’d like, booking appointments for showings, and plenty of afternoons driving all the way down to Tempe to show me properties) as he would with any other client, which showed how professional and awesome he truly is at his job in working with people. He gave me honest feedback when he went with me to look at properties, such as when a property wasn’t in mint condition. He’s so knowledgeable with renovations that he could tell me which items would be easy to repair and which were expensive, time-consuming, and pretty much deal breakers on cost. I am certain I would have made a bad decision without his expertise and guidance instead of walking away after owning my condo for ten years with a haul that was nearly three times what I’d needed to put down for our 2,000 square foot home we now live in! He was just as helpful with selling my property as he was with purchasing as he told me how to stage it to be the most appealing to buyers and also what to bother to fix and what not to. He had the property sold on the EXACT SAME DAY he listed it for $1,000 above list price. Mind you, this was in 2010 when home prices had tanked nothing was selling. Everyone was foreclosing and no one was buying yet he pulled off this sales feat. When we purchased our home we now live in, I loved the house instantly but with how many repairs were needed I quickly dismissed it even though it was my favorite. Mark then told me about a unique loan that would allow me to have the cost of renovations built into our loan, since we didn’t want to spend an additional $20,000 over the down-payment expense to renovate things that were necessary in order to make the house functional (i.e. needed some lighting fixtures that were removed when the previous owner foreclosed, garage door and a/c were broken, etc.). Even the loan officer who had prepared me did not know about this type of loan. Turns out there are only a couple of lenders in there state who do this unique kind of loan, but of course Mark knew one personally who he recommended and who was also awesome to work with. Now we have our dream home. I would wholeheartedly and without hesitation highly recommend Mark Mashal to my friends and family to assist with their real estate needs, so much so that I’m happy to share my positive experiences with others. Please feel free to contact me via phone or email should you have the slightest inkling of doubt as to who you should choose to help you buy/sell your home. Mark is one of a kind!!!
When we were looking for our home we spoke to several Realtors before we met Mark Mashal. We were so relieved to have found someone who was different from the rest! Mark really listened to what we were looking for in a home-- as well as location and budget-- and showed us listings that fit those qualifications (not something that fit a notion HE had for us). He was easy to work with, made himself available to show homes on many different occasions (even on short notice!), was patient and followed the process through financing with us, until we moved into our new home. Mark also negotiated a price we were very happy with. Though purchasing a home can be stressful, it was made far easier though using Mark as our Realtor and having access to his expertise. We would-- without hesitation-- recommend Mark as a real estate agent.
Having recently moved to Phoenix from the UK we were new to both the process of searching for a home to purchase and the various legalities and steps involved. On meeting with Mark at our first viewing he immediately gave us confidence and made us feel like we were in safe hands. From his knowledge of the local market in Phoenix, tips on mortgage options and most importantly a lack of pressure to buy, it made for a very productive and enjoyable house hunt. Having been unable to find anything suitable with our first few viewings, Mark continued to present us with some great options and recommendations in neighborhoods and communities that we weren't aware of not being local natives.
Ultimately we went from the first viewing to moving into our family home in less than 3 months thanks to Mark's straightforward, honest and personal approach as a Realtor. As with most home purchases we encountered one or two challenges during the contract period and Mark was able to navigate us through them, representing us as his clients very professionally and ensuring we got the best possible deal - with the end result being we paid less than asking price for our home and have been living there happily for 4 years now!
Overall we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mark as a Realtor in whom you can trust and rely upon when considering your next home.
I have worked with Mark on several real estate transactions, both on the buying and selling side. Mark has been fantastic, he knows his profession well, and truly cares about his clients. He’s not one of these “part time” realtors that’s doing this as a hobby – THIS is his livelihood, and he gives it the commitment and dedication it requires. Mark will shoot straight with you, and will not string you along. He will level with you on what’s the right price, both as a buyer and seller, and will get the job done. I highly recommend going with Mark for your next Real Estate transaction!