Alterra Real Estate Group - HomeSmart RE Assoc. Testimonials

Jan was an amazing agent.

She took our list of wants and needs and delivered some wonderful houses. It didn't take long for us to find our perfect house, since she showed us such quality listings. She was a joy to work with. She was very responsive, quick to reply, and honest with us. I would recommend her if for both buying and selling your house. You will not be disappointed.

Matt A

Working with Jan made the arduous process of finding and buying our family's first home much, much easier and even downright pleasant.

Any question or thought we had for her she responded right away; she even made it a priority to keep in touch during her vacation. She has been such a pleasure to work with, and an indispensable resource all-around. Highly recommend.

Moeller Family

I highly recommend Jan as your agent!

She deserves an A++ in responsiveness and professionalism. She thoughtfully negotiates the numerous details that arise with buying a home, responding quickly to anything that may cause a delay and being alert to important details. Working with Jan you will receive great advice and know your opinions and interests are valued. Her follow through is amazing! I had several odd things that came up with my county, the IRS, septic, and other delays but she assisted with each issue, contacted each agency quickly to navigate the process. She will make you feel at ease, listened to, and definitely a top priority. Even with many constraints, she helped me find the perfect home for me.


Jan was a tireless worker throughout the entire process.

She helped my wife and I both sell the house we had at the time and buy another, with both homes closing within a day of the other. The process was difficult and there were numerous things that could have derailed our process, but Jan was in constant communication, making sure everything worked out perfectly in the end. Her knowledge of the market in West Seattle was great for getting our house sold very quickly, and she helped manage the negotiation flawlessly. If you work with Jan, you will get a tireless advocate that will go above and beyond to make sure everything works out for you and you get want/need.

Joseph B

Speaking from recent experience Marv is the type of person who will bend over backwards for his clients.

He is very educated in EVERY aspect of the house buying process. From making sure his client's credit scores are good enough to get approved for a mortgage all the way to closing process he will fight for what his clients want and deserve. He will be honest and straight forward with his clients about the good and the bad qualities of a property.

Sarah and Damon R

Marv was very helpful to help in helping my wife and I to find the first house we were looking for.

He was very patient in explaining the fine print and walked us through every step of the process.

Boon L

Marv is extremely knowledgable in all things real estate and is a consummate professional in his craft.

He showed me many hones and condos and explained in detail not just what purchasing the home would be like today but the implications of owning the property in the future. After narrowing our search down Marv did a great job negotiating to get me the best options in my condo purchase. I highly recommend Marv as a top notch real estate and mortgage professional.

Louis T

Marv helped me purchase my first home in 2011.

He was extremely knowledgeable with the market in the Seattle area and was very involved throughout the entire purchase process. I have recommended my friends to Marv for his excellent customer service and I plan to utilize his experience again for my next purchase.

Lou Tse

Marv is fabulous.

l have worked with other agents, but none as experienced, patient, or as diligent in finding the right house for you. Marv is such a great agent, he talked me out of 2 homes that would have not been a good fit and found me the perfect home. His experience in distressed properties is amazing. I cant say enough great things about who he is and how he treats you.

Debbie W

Marv knows how to fight for his customer, and will do whatever is necessary to get his customer the best deal.

He is extremely trustworthy, and is an honorable real-estate agent. I would definitely use Marv as my agent again in the future.

Joseph B

Marv helped us purchase our first home in year 2012.

He is an awesome real estate professional who truly cares for his clients and showed us many homes patiently before we made a decision to purchase. He gave us many great advice with detailed explanation when looking at each property. He is very responsive and does a great job in negotiation and finding needed resources. Absolutely fantastic, highly recommended!

Satoko I

We were planning to buy our first home in 2010 after 8 months of our marriage.

At that time I was a young professional and my wife, a recent college graduate. We had absolutely no idea about what to do to buy a house, hardly any understanding of how much we can afford and no one to guide us here far away from our home country. At that time a friend referred Marv. The first thing we liked about him is how patiently he explained the financial matters. We were fascinated to see that we could afford much more than we initially assumed. He listened to our needs without commenting, showed us houses in the areas we wanted and finally brought us to this house we are currently living in. Marv even took care of the refinancing after a few years. Neither I nor my wife could ever believe how smoothly the entire process of buying a house went.

Arnab R

Honest, caring, no pressure, knowledgeable regarding the buy and selling of homes and the home loan process.

Always makes you feel like he your best interests as a priority. I will and have recommended him to family and friends.

Steve T

Probably the most compassionate and understanding guy you'll ever meet.

He is a real estate professional who does not try to push any sales on you, which is awesome! The entire experience with him was a blessing from start to finish. He can also deal in brokerage, which just made the process that much smoother. We could call him at any time with any questions and he was always happy and willing to help and always understood what we needed. He was able to find us a place that best fit our needs along with a great home inspection that didn't cost us an arm and a leg. Even after I was laid off from employment, I was able to quickly find new work and they kept the deal moving along the entire time!! I would recommend Marv to any person around here for their home buying/selling needs.

Tom M

Marv was very professional throughout the process.

He was always accessible and thoroughly explained the home sale process. He held a very well-attended open house the first weekend our home went on the market and did an excellent job of marketing our home, which resulted in an offer within 5 days! We would not hesitate to recommend Marv's services to anyone.

Mark S

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