To Whom It May Concern:
Mackenzie Martin recently represented me and others who owned a property in South Lake Tahoe, CA. We interviewed a number of local realtors and felt she was best quali-fied to sell the home. Ms Martin far exceeded our expectations on a very complex sale.
We took over the property in foreclosure and hire a contractor to make corrections on work done by the previous owner and to complete construction. The house was large and upscale. However, the South Lake Tahoe market was depressed and the home was on a busy road.
Ms Martin recommended staging the house and recommended Lori Duster’s ‘Set the Stage Home Staging’ who did a magnificent job. Ms Martin arranged for photographs, kept internet postings current, ran ads and pictures in various publications and even had the home featured on the front page of a real estate magazine.
We received an offer which was well below our asking price ten weeks after listing. Ms Martin provided us with information which indicated additional market weakening. Our
counter was accepted at a little over ten percent below our original asking price.
We thought that everything was in order and that we’d be closing in a couple of weeks. The buyer changed some of the conditions and there were factors that further complicated matters. We experienced several weeks of difficulties and frustrations. Throughout, Ms Martin handled matters in a manner that would qualify her for a top position in the State Department. She effectively interfaced with inspectors, buyer’s agent, contractors, es-crow, and other parties to not only keep things together but to get the deal closed.
We were able to close in a little more than three months from the time Ms Martin was given the listing. This was quite an accomplishment considering the nature of the prop-erty, the market, and a myriad of complications which arose.
I have been involved with the purchase and sale of numerous properties over the past forty years and have had many excellent agents and some outstanding agents as well as some who were not quite of that caliber. Ms Martin, without question, is in the top rank of the outstanding. She is a pleasure to work with and a true professional who gives 100% to do whatever it takes to meet her clients’ needs.
Yours very truly,
Michael H. Samson