Client Testimonials

 

We got a very good impression of Heidi right from the beginning of our search for a home. We reached out to Marcus and Company early on, and Heidi provided property listings for us on a regular basis- ultimately resulting in our buying this home! When we wanted to see a property, had a question  or needed a return call she always responded immediately. A couple of realtors from other companies were not very helpful or responsive. She has a very calming and professional demeanor, which helped US to stay calm and hopeful during the home buying process. Heidi has a great working knowledge of real estate and will truly be an asset to those who are fortunate enough to have her assistance in purchasing a home! I believe she is a valuable member of the Marcus and Company team. If you are in the process of searching for a new home, I would highly recommend calling this agent! My husband and I will recommend Heidi to anyone who needs someone with her wonderful personality, respect, and expertise. Thank you, Heidi, for helping us make our dream come true. I don't know how we could have gotten through this without you! We love our new home and you will always be a part of it. Much success to you and your team in the future!

Bill & Mary R.

Cindy was great to work with, she tirelessly showed us homes for nearly a year until we found the perfect one and was always positive, helpful, and really made the house buying process easy. We were so impressed with Cindy that We intend on having her work with us on the sale of our other home once we complete some much needed renovations

Jim & Connie Steven

"We worked with Matthew Berg during our recent condo purchase and sailing could not have been smoother. Though we were not new to the process, we were new to the area and the condo market. Matthew worked diligently and professionally to ensure that we understood the market, the nuances of the local area and the condo purchase process. He was available by phone, email and in person at a moment's notice. He was attentive and helpful, listening to what we each wanted, and then somehow managed to synthesize those sometimes disparate desires into something we would both love. Then, he would find it. He moved our deal along at breakneck speed - quickly and painlessly. We would not only recommend Marcus & Company Realty, but particularly Matthew Berg for your home buying needs."

John & Monica Dalide

Marcus did a great job in selling our house. His recommendations were spot on--- meaning that he knows his business well. He was always available to answer our questions or discuss our options. I would highly recommend him for future services if needed. He made the process easy and pleasant from start to finish.

Stan Stephens

"Heidi was perfect for us. She was so patient, never pushing us to pick a certain home, answering all our questions (and if she didn't know the answer, she wasted no time in finding it), encouraging us when we were unsure about any part of the process, being flexible in accommodating our schedule and our preferences, offering knowledgeable advice, and checking in on us during the wait for closing. We are now the proud owners of a home that's perfect for us."

The Wunderinks

"Marcus Vanzant is highly qualified and is an expert in his field of Real Estate.  He sold our mother's home in 2010 in mid-Summer within 2 months!  It absolutely amazed us!  He is such a wonderful people person and such a joy to work with we now have our own home listed with him in 2013.  Marcus is a professional and we totally trust his judgment and experience.  When you meet him it is apparent that he loves what he does and is very passionate about his work and that he loves people.  He will work his hardest to meet your needs.  He gets things done.  He is quick to accomplish what you wish and to return communication.  We love his wonderful, honest, kind personality and highly recommend him to anyone wishing to sell or purchase a home."

Nick & Diane Basil

"Marcus was the listing & selling dual agent.for a Manatee waterfront home we recently purchased. There were problems along the way but they were solved and the deal finally closed after 11 months. This was a Short Sale made difficult by multiple mortgages. Marcus is honest, knowledgeable, and will work hard for you, too!"

Mr. and Mrs. Ken H.

 To say that I'm happy with Kerre Allman, as my realtor, would be a gross understatement. Her professional, but fun, attitude and her attention to detail went far beyond any of my expectations. Before during, even after the sale, she was there with fast accurate answers to all my questions. When another realtor didn't take me seriously, Kerre made sure that I felt as if I was her highest priority. I remember her words "I'm on your side", assured me that I'd made the right choice. I will give all my business and referrals to Kerre Allman @Marcus & Co. 5 stars.

Karen Tawfik

"I work with Marcus closely to provide his clients with the best insurance coverage for the best price. Marcus is always professional and courteous, always looking out for his client and how he can find them what they want at a price they can afford."

Melissa Lilly

"Anyone that has ever tried to sell their home during a recession knows how difficult it is especially when the market is moving at a snails pace. My elderly parents both reached a point when neither one could take care of each other so it became necessary to find the right broker who could take action and get their home sold as quickly as possible. Marcus felt our pain and immediately set up multiple showings each week and came through with a contract several months later. He also was a wealth of information by answering all of our many questions regarding the real estate contract guidelines and laws and offered us advise through this difficult time. We are very grateful for the excellent service Marcus provided and would recommend him to anyone looking to sell their home."

Paula Woolf

"Kerre was amazing! We were vacationing here in Florida in April of 2016 and fell in love with this area! We were put in contact with Marcus & Company Realty through a mutual friend. Kerre contacted us within minutes of our initial contact. She kept in great contact with us for more than a year until we were ready to buy here in Florida. We flew in on June 27th, met with Kerre on June 28th, looked at several condos, put an offer in with her expertise on June 29th which was accepted on the same day, closed on our retirement dream home on July 18th, and moved in on the same day! From start to finish Kerre was highly professional, diligent, and caring. Kerre made us feel like we were buying a million dollar home down here. We felt well cared for and important. Without question, we would recommend Kerre to anyone buying or selling a home in this area! Thank you Kerre!!! You are amazing!!"

Sherry Maxner

"Kerre Allman was Fantastic! Help and was there through every step along the way! Myself as a first time home buyer and not knowing the process she was very patient and kind and went about and beyond for us Thank You! Would highly recommend Marcus & Company."

Heidi Lee

"Marcus Vanzant was extremely helpful in facilitating the sale of our home. We have bought and sold 7 homes in the past 30 years. Of all the realtors he easily outclassed all the others in terms of speedy feedback,helpful hints and tips,willingness to spend time with us.He is a class act and very professional.He has the pertinent data at his fingertips. Use him and his team.You will never regret that decision."

Ed & Liz Kilbourn

"Hey Matt,  Thank you for being so pursuant and willing to help Kelsey and I find our dream home and become home owners. Though we fought many struggles we were more than successful in getting a beautiful house, an amazing deal, and we made a great friend along the way. You've earned our business and we will definitely be referring you to our friends and family. We literally couldn't have done it without you so thanks again for everything, and best of luck with the rest of your clients.  Your friends, Nick & Kelsey Ryan"

Nick & Kelsey Ryan

"Marcus is an amazingly thoughtful and competent person and an expert when it comes to real estate; including short sales and foreclosures. Marcus led me step by step through the emotional roller coaster of selling my house.  He knew exactly what to do and when to do it.  He actually made the process quick and painless.  Marcus always responded to my requests for information and reassurance quickly and respectfully.  I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."

Anna Primavera

"Marcus was a big help in the sale of our condo,especially since we live out of state. He gave good advice regarding painting and cleaning up the small courtyard we had. He was very helpful in setting up auction to sell ALL the personal properties in the condo, Then he arranged the rest of the crew to get it ready to be marketed. It took a couple of months to sell the unit - we get constant update regarding showings and feedbacks from the prospective buyers. He was very prompt in anwering questions. It was definitely helpful to be aware of what was going on - there were a couple of very low offers and Marcus was helpful in guiding us through the whole process. In the end, we received one offer, followed by two interesting parties the next day. And Marcus was successful in getting the 3 different parties to bid the price up to $1100 above our listed price. Thank you - Marcus and his team - for a job well done !!!"

Maggie Tam

 

"Marcus and his team are truly phenomenal. Marcus sold our house in less than a month!! When asked by a prospective buyer what offer we would accept, he replied "the asking price" and that is exactly what we got!  He has great ideas and isn't afraid to think outside of the box. One of his associates, Matt then was able to help us find a beautiful home in an investor driven real estate market.  They are willing to go the extra mile and are truly wonderful people."

 

 

 

Kelly & Cam Zoellner

"Marcus and his associate Kerre Allman were wonderful in helping my mom find a new home in Bradenton. They were both very patient and kind with mom. Their knowledge of the area and the properties for sales was extensive. Mom bought a property on her first day out looking with Kerre!"

Lindy

"I cannot say enough about Marcus Vanzant. He is an amazing real estate professional who helps with every step of the real estate selling process. His marketing of our home for sale was great; we got reports every week and could see which websites he used and how much online traffic was getting to our listing. The app for my phone was great and let me know each appointment showing date and time and even gave me feedback from the prospective buyers (though I also got this from Marcus himself). I dealt with another realtor at the same time (selling two houses in two different places) and I will say, the other realtor was nothing compared to Marcus! Marcus had suggestions for improving the house to get the maximum sales price before it was listed, for staging the house for the best showing environment, and was in constant contact with me every step of the way! Talk about going above and beyond...Marcus even got rid of furniture and cleaned out some leftover paperwork for us because we were out of state! He truly does everything he can to get your house sold. We had a full-price offer VERY quickly on the condo we listed with him. I would recommend Marcus to anyone, both seller and buyer. He truly cares and goes way out of his way to show it!"

Emily Pace

"Marcus and company were very professional and helpful in getting me into the perfect first home. He was patient with me and helped me through the process even when I wasn't so patient. He has a great eye for houses that will fit a person's individuality instead of bombarding you with every house on the market. His knowledge of the local neighborhoods is amazing and his ability to point out the little steps along the way that help make the purchase of a home easier is invaluable. If I ever look to move I will be calling him."

Andy Thielen

Marcus did a great job start to finish. Very knowledgeable and accessible. He did a great job with the search, but also helped with the offer and subsequent negotiations. We would highly recommend him, and plan to use his services again next time we are in the market to buy or sell.

Alan & Sherri Valadie

We have been looking for a property in Florida for some time now and Marcus & Co. Realty has been a patient leader in finding our retirement home.  Marcus & Co. Realty would send us pictures of properties every day that met our criteria and after choosing several online, we had made a trip from New York to Florida.  Our real estate agent, Mark Marsicovetere, met us and made arrangements to view each one and was very knowledgeable with how condo associations run and manage their communities...After viewing several properties in a community we liked, Mark, talked to the property managers about a villa that hadn't reached the market yet, and asked if we could view it.  We both loved the villa and its location within the community.  It was rather late in the day and we wanted to make an offer.  Mark did all of the paperwork and we actually signed the offer in a Wal-Mart parking lot later that evening.  Mark guided us through the entire process with the remote closing from New York..."

Bob & Nancy Miller

We could not have found a better team of professionals to sell our home of 14 years! And they sold it in ONE DAY! Marcus Vanzant and his team are simply amazing! Kerry Allman was our Realtor, and we felt completely secure and confident having her guide us all the way to the closing table. The technology they use is so modern and efficient making communication a piece of cake for all parties. Their expertise and knowledge of the housing market was impeccable and could not be more on target. We are completely satisfied and have recommended them to our neighbor friend who also sold his home in days! What a pleasurable experience selling our home. Thank you so much, Happy Campers!

Scott & Gracy Keeler

We had a very positive experience with Marcus and his team when we sold our home and subsequently bought a condo. Marcus is very knowledgable and pleasant to work with. Before he listed our home , he made some helpful suggestions which we followed. He was confident that it would sell quickly , which it did. We received an offer above the asking price after 3 days on the market. He is truly a professional.

We also worked with his associate, Kerre Allman when we were looking to buy a condo. She was very patient and always available to us . She went above and beyond to find one that had everything on our wish list. We would recommend Marcus and his team without hesitation.

Fred & Maureen Kinder

"We had been looking for a home for several months and at one point had a realtor. That agent was... disappointing. One day when doing the routine online check for new listings, I sent an inquiry email regarding a listing to Matt Berg. From that minute on, Matt took it from there.. He was VERY professional, nice and helpful. He put up with our specific criteria and within a day or two he had shown us FIVE houses, one of which we closed on last week. A short sale that took very little time. Matt stayed on top of things. He heard us out. He explained every question we had. I felt very confident when following his advice. I can't think of anyone I would choose above him and will recommend him to everyone. THANKS MATT!!!"

Randal Osterhoudt

"Marcus was very helpful. When he came out to our house to discuss our plans, he really listened and helped us figure out the best timeline for us. There was no pressure and he genuinely wanted to do what was best for us. When we called Marcus with questions, he was very prompt to return calls and was always polite. Marcus really made the process very easy for my husband and my self. I would (and have) recommend Marcus to anyone looking to sell!"

Matthew & Jayme Madonna

" Thank you for representing me through this saga.  You are by far head and shoulders above most brokers/agents I know.  I will always recommend you and sing your praises.  You were truly a pleasure to work with.  Thank you again for always staying on top of all situations as they came up.  Thank you for always having my interests covered.  I always knew you had my back.  You know that I know a good agent needs to be capable of wearing many hats and you wear them all well!" -from a former agent

Marlene Maloney

"Excellent buying experience overall! Kerre was helpful, accommodating to a busy work schedule, and very responsive throughout the showing and buying process. Very lucky to have found such a great realtor and realty company with local resources here in the Bradenton area. Definitely recommend!"

Taylor Greer

"If you are looking for an agent that will work for you and do everything he can to make your selling experience a smooth success Marcus is your guy.   He is passionate about his job and works hard for you.  Marcus is personable, professional and excellent at what he does.  Marcus was recommended to me and I would defintely use him again and recoomend him to my family and friends."

Diane Madonna

"On behalf of Gloria and myself, we want to thank you, Marcus, and your staff for all your help in selling our home.  The closing went very smooth and faster than we had anticipated.  Thanks again and we look forward to doing business with you in the future, when we go to purchase our next home."

Eliot & Gloria Arroyo