We had a great experience working with Marlene, who listed and helped us sell our condo. Her advice about when to sell (right away) and how to price our condo was spot on. She promptly scheduled visits with interior staging experts and photographers, and knew just when to time an open house to overlap with other nearby events. In the end we went from the decision to sell to closing in one month! And, ultimately the sale price surpassed even the highest amount we thought might be possible under the best circumstances, and set a record for our model of condo in our neighborhood. She arranged an effortless closing, and has been by our side from day 1. Thanks Marlene!
03/14/2022 - keriparker5
Sold a Condo home in 2022 in Alexandria, VA.
Review from Zillow.com
Marlene was a joy to work with--she is a true real estate expert. She provided us great advice on what to consider doing to improve the marketability of our house and what not to bother with. We kept the work and expenses to a reasonable amount and that decision paid off in the end. We got a great bang for the bucks we spent. Marlene kept constant contact with us and was immediately responsive to our questions. She also proved she is willing to play hardball in your interest; she resolved issues of under-performance with the contractor and she held the buyer to the agreements they made leading up to closing. I certain recommend Marlene and would definitely use her again.
Marlene Hall, my realtor, brought me a full price, solid offer BEFORE I even put my home on the market! A few weeks later she successfully brought my home to settlement. I am grateful to Marlene and her amazing energy and resourcefulness. If anyone needs a realtor with “the smarts”, a heart of gold, and boundless energy, I recommend Marlene. She is truly amazing.
Fairlington-Shirlington, Arlington VA
Marlene has been outstanding to work with. She has been a consummate professional but also friendly, outgoing, and eager to help. She facilitated my condo rental process with the utmost integrity. She is also very well connected, maintaining an impressive network of professional service providers who have been reliable, affordable, and competent. I have been very appreciative of Marlene's assistance and would highly recommend her to any prospective client
Marlene is simply the best! She is dedicated to making your home dreams come true, whether you're buying or selling. She recently helped me find a condo to purchase in a very tough sellers' market, and I couldn't be happier. She always went the extra mile -- from taking video walk-throughs of homes while I was out of town, to helping me craft the perfect offer, she did everything with sincerity, attention to detail, and a positive attitude. Marlene truly cares about the people she works with, and it shows in her work. I cannot recommend her enough!
I had the great privilege of working with Marlene on a recent listing. She sincerely cares about her client's priorities and their success. I was especially impressed with her ability to overcome several unforeseen challenges with grace and professionalism. As a result of Marlene's diligence, the listing received an incredible amount of traffic and was quickly under contract. Wonderful job, Marlene. Always a pleasure working with you!
If you want to find your dream home, then work with Marlene! I’m so glad we decided to work with her. Marlene has an incredibly extensive network she leverages to get the scoop on houses that may be coming on the market and takes the initiative to reach out to her contacts to advertise your interests to see if there is a match. Her knowledge of each neighborhood was essential in our decision-making – we often saw her polling people she ran into to gather their opinions of the area, the management companies, and the amenities. Every time I emailed or texted her, she responded within minutes. She also often sent emails and texts of homes and other areas that matched our priorities, which let me know she was always on the lookout and thinking of us, even when we weren’t with her. It also displayed how resourceful she is, finding places not on the standard realtor websites I obsessively searched in my free time. She was willing to meet us on our lunch breaks, while on our way home from work, before our toddler’s swim class on Saturday – she worked around our schedule. Marlene’s insightful opinions on homes we were considering made it obvious she’s not looking for a sale, she’s looking to ensure her clients get the best offer and choose the house that’s right for them. When it came time to make an offer on our home, she guided us through the process and gave us tips to ensure ours was the most attractive as we had multiple competition. Her accurate advice worked. Our family of three (soon to be four) are living in an amazing home that met all of our criteria, in an area we love (and hadn’t considered before Marlene), and which we bought for a lot less than we originally set out to spend! We are thankful to have found Marlene and hope you do, too!
Marlene is one of the most connected and socially savvy individuals I've ever met. Given her vast networks throughout the DC area, she knows the scoop on new homes, rentals and people looking to buy, sell or rent. In addition to her professional knowledge, Marlene is incredibly easy to speak with. Her sense of humor, personal integrity and warmth can make any situation - including the stress of looking for a new home - feel like a breeze. As my personal and professional connection, Marlene has helped me with a last-minute, stressful move-out process and I can't thank her enough for her guidance. (She even tried to help me find a replacement tenant, but the management company ended up handling the new tenant themselves). Marlene also wears many hats: with a military background, entertainment, sales, communications and government work. She can find something in common with folks in these fields - and beyond. A highly recommended professional!
Dupont Circle, Washington DC