My Client Reviews
Vern & Carol L.
We are very satisfied. We had some rough moments with both houses but with Mark's perserverse we got through all the issues. We were blessed to have him
In our search for a new home, I went on line and perused cities north of Sarasota and Bradenton because we both wanted the coolness in temperature of the north. There was Mark's smiling face, like 'Come on, we will find a house you love' Indeed they did. We love our new home and the area. Mark was always available, ready, and interested to hear our concerns and address them quickly. He answered our questions, and explained the whys of different necessities that we didn't understand. His staff was always helpful if Mark was with another client and Mark was quick to return any calls. He is very knowledgeable about the area and very dedicated to finding the right home for the buyers. Thank you Mark and staff for your understanding, explanations, and help. ERA Real Estate was and is the right company for us to find our new home. Many thanks.
So if you are looking for someone who will work his posterior off, follow up on all issues, return your calls and someone you can trust, this is the guy. What a nice man!!
Exceptional Service, Care, Integrity. Could not have asked for a Better Experience. I would Highly Recommend Mark to anyone seeking a Professional, Competent and Hard Working Realtor. Plus, a Very Nice Person. I purchases a Condominium site unseen while living in another state. Mark did all the "Local" foot work, inspection, negotiation, closing... The process was simple, swift, and painless. I Trust Mark Implicitly.
Chuck & Nancy R.
Mark did a great job in helping us find the house just right for us, he kept in touch with us even with us living out of state. he also made sure all the papers were in order and kept us up to date on everything throughout the closing process. would recommend Mark for anyone looking for a great deal on a home.
Frank & Anne M.
Very attentive to our needs, good communication skills. Pleasure to work with, friendly and helpful. Went the extra mile to make our relocation experience very smooth.
Mark made buying this piece of real estate very easy. We were out of town buyers. Mark met with us on weekends (even on a Sunday) with little advance notice. He was very straight forward about the pros and cons of the property. He arranged for the closing to be done electronically to save us another trip. He provided us with information about the services we would need from the Crystal River establishment-utilities, communication, etc. He also recommended other professionals in the area to help in some remodeling we are planning. Should we need the services of a realtor in the future we will certainly call on Mr. Siegel.
Look no further Mark is the one realator you need he always return calls and goes that extra mile to help you.I was 2 hours away from were i was buying and working with a loan that was not easy i just wanted to give up but thanks to mark extra help we got threw it he was always 1 step ahead of it all cant say enough of the many ways he helped out thanks so much mark. Put him on your side and let him work for you.
I will never get past the fact that Mark pushed me to pay more than the appraised value of my home. He was brought into this deal by me. He got his commission because of me. His broker listed the house. He could have maintained a professional relationship playing the middle man but he chose to side with his broker. His reason for pushing me to pay higher than appraised value was "an appraisal is for the bank it does not mean anything". This was the most disgusting explanation I have ever heard. It turned me off completely. Appraised value is the value of a home! I have bought and sold many homes over the years. He knew this yet continued to treat me as an uninformed buyer throughout the entire process even though I told him a number of times I have moved 48 times! Only when I told him I would walk away from the deal did he change his tune. I would have walked from the deal over $5,000 based on principal. I would NEVER pay anyone more than appraised value of a home and no one ever should. Would I use him or recommend him to anyone else? Absolutely not.
Response from Mark
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. Please know that I only had your best interest in mind throughout your home buying experience. Comps of the surrounding area supported the original price that you had agreed upon, and after your second visit to the property you verbalized ,what a great deal you were getting based on the condition of the home. If you feel that I did not serve you properly or professionally, please accept my apologies. We live in a small town and I know our paths will cross some time. I hope we can greet each other and shake hands as gentlemen.
I am so grateful to Mark for his attentiveness and assistance above and beyond in finding my new home. I would whole heartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a new home here in Citrus County. He helped me in so many ways when he knew how much stress I was experiencing and my unique needs. Such a good guy!
It was a real pleasure working with Mark on the purchase of our home. His patience while we struggled with our requirements was refreshing, but once we got there he zeroed in on properties that fit. He monitored our preferences and notified us of a price reduction, that led to our final purchase. The attention and service was top notch, up to and including post closing cleaning service which he arranged to ensure our new house was move-in ready.
My Credentials and Memberships
- Completed The Training Academy's Eight Weeks To The Top Sales Training
- Designated an ERA Distinctive Properties Sales Agent
- National Association of Realtors SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist)