Marty helped us buy our first home in the Silver Spring area more than 20 years ago. He has been a friend and trusted advisor ever since. There are so many positive qualities about Marty, not only as a top notch real estate agent who has been in the industry for more than 25 years, but also as a person - a man with integrity, energy and the personal skills to help you get through the demanding process/journey of buying or selling a home. Marty is the BEST and we will use him again!!
~ A Tate, Silver Spring, MD
First of all, I love my (new) home! Thanks to Marty's feedback, I was able to get the upgrades I wanted and even some I did not expect. Marty's attention to details and his overall knowledge of the entire (homebuilding) process made the experience enjoyable.
This is the second home that I have purchased, and without question, Marty Welsh is the most talented and professional Realtor I have had the good fortune to work with. I will not hesitate to refer Marty to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
~ P King, Baltimore, MD
When we moved from New York to Maryland, Marty worked to find our initial rental property in a great neighborhood. After several years of renting we contacted Marty to search properties for sale. We spent many weekend days, weekday evenings and spur-of-the-moment viewings with Marty. Understanding all of the characteristics that would constitute our dream home Marty was an excellent sounding board, voice of sanity and experience. He is always patient, available and responsive. At times we would have our three young kids in-tow and Marty made sure that each and every house we walked through was a fun & thorough experience, and he never made us feel rushed. When we finally found it, he managed the process with ease and ensured we were comfortable with all terms. A great negotiator, and soon to be lifetime friend we are pleased to provide our highest recommendation to the next client that will be very lucky to work with Marty.
~ D Killorin, Glenwood, MD
Because of his personal integrity and many neighborhood kindnesses, I contracted with Marty Welsh to sell my home in Maryland previous to my moving to Florida. Since my home was 22 years old, I knew that it needed some attention before going on the market. Marty gave me such excellent advice at this stage of the process; first, we got the home inspected to see what work needed to be done; then, we evaluated that list to identify the "necessary" repairs from those that would not pay back their costs. After one solid month of contractors' swarming over the house and my own work de-cluttering the contents, the house went on the market. It sold in 20 days, at just under the list price. When the buyers pushed for a fast settlement, Marty helped me negotiate a rent-back until my new home in Florida was ready. As a widow making decisions on my own, I needed an agent whom I could trust absolutely, and Marty Welsh is such a person. He is kind, sharp, attentive, caring, and knowledgeable. He not only earned his commission, but I was happy to pay it!!!
~ C Askin, North Venice, FL
Thank you for the excellent work you did in listing and selling our condo. We were very impressed by your skill, intelligence & attention to detail! We know that you maximized our profits and felt like we were in very competent hands throughout the process. We will recommend you every chance we get.
~ M & R Hoesch, Ellicott City, MD
Thank you for doing such a terrific job in selling our townhome. We have appreciated your expertise & easy-going style. You have a level of financial knowledge that educated us about the market and the home-selling process.
~ J & K Bronow, Columbia, MD
Thank you for your endless support and flexibility that you demonstrated while we had our house in the Kentlands on/off the market. Without your commitment to our success and robust service offerings, we would not have been able to realize a profit on our house sale.
You provided us with the ability to list our home "For Sale" and "For Rent", and for us to be able to remain with the same agent -- you! We would have had two agents with any other agency depending on the "Sale" or "Rent" decision.
We want to recognize your personal flexibility to our situation -- one minute we think that we are returning to the area (Maryland) in a year so we decide to rent, and the next minute we are looking to sell because the military directions looked like we would be gone for three years. We cannot express enough how much it helped to have you respond so quickly in re-listing our home (without a charge) when our prospective renters turned-out to be a bad decision. Thank you for being there and helping to get our home sold within two weeks after re-listing. It could have been a nightmare since we already were enroute to Florida.
We would be happy to serve as references for any potential customers you may have that want to check on your credentials. We have you twice - once to sell a townhome in Springfield, VA ($135,000 transaction) and then to sell our home in the Kentlands, MD (over $300,000 transaction).
Good luck in your future transactions.
~ G & C Butler,Orange Park, FL
You have a great aptitude for handling clients. We had no idea in how to proceed in selling our house. You walked in, you were kind, non-pretentious and obviously knowledgable about the procedures to sell a home. You took time to explain everything and answered all our questions. When you left we felt we were in good hands. You proved this throughout the entire process.
We truly appreciated how you consistently called us with updated information. We enjoyed so much working with you and we feel certain you will help many others the way you helped us.
~ N & L Richardson, Durham, NC
This was my first experience in selling a home and I had been listed with another realtor, more local to the area of my home, for more than 6 months. During that time, the house was never shown and was a total waste of time. Thank God for Marty! On my first appointment, Marty was on time and had all the answers to my many questions before I even asked them. He explained all the things he was going to do to market my home, including the MLS, the internet and his web site. Within 3 days, I received a contract!
This having been my first real estate sales experience, I frequently had questions & concerns. Marty answered my frequent emails, always reassuring me. I had total faith that all would work out well and in Marty, as he continuously displayed his professionalism and knowledge. I will definetly recommend all who are interested in buying or selling to contact Marty! Thank you so much.
~ G Marcus, Ocean City, MD
We would like to thank you for helping with the sale of our home (in Columbia). Your knowledge and attention to all of those minute details made it possible. We will recommend you to any of our friends who are selling their homes. Thanks again and best wishes.
~ B & P Warmkessel, Airville, PA
I wanted to take the opportunity to express my total satisfaction with your services. The sale and buy process went exceptionally smooth. Marty was organized, pro-active, responsive, always available and went the "extra mile". He clearly had my best interests in mind, both as the seller and then as the buyer. He took the time to explain issues, procedures, options and opportunities. He guided me through the financing aspects that were accomplished without a hitch, and he even helped me work-thru cash-flow issues in determining potential tax savings. His recommendations on the settlement company, home inspector and other service-providers were excellent. His staff was equally responsive and very helpful.
On the sale-side, Marty was astute at knowing the market, the property values in the area and suggesting a list price that was well above my initial expectations. We closed the deal at the price I was asking, with no additional costs or deductions to me. He saved me alot of money and closed my deal in record time - about 5 weeks after the property was listed.
On the buy-side, Marty was equally astute in deciphering property values, interpreting home inspection results and negotiating better terms for me. He went beyond the call of duty by suggesting additional improvements which may help increase my property's value. When controversy arose, Marty handled things firmly and negotiated with facts.
I highly recommend Marty to both new and experienced home buyers and sellers. He helped me purchase my first home in 1991 with equal success. This time, even though I had some experience and more knowledge of the home buying & selling processes, I clearly would not have been able to settle without his help. These are complex (and expensive) transactions and require expertise. I hold a senior consulting position where I regularly deal with complex matters. Marty knows how to deal effectively with the complexities and in getting the best for his clients, and he is an asset to any buyer or seller.
~ M Fellouris, Bethesda, MD
Thank you for your time and effort in the sale of our previous home and the purchase of our current home. This is the second home we have purchased through you and we couldn't imagine having gone through either deal without your help and advice. The latest deal, as you are well aware, turned into a complicated affair. Your diligence helped us get through a very stressful time. We decided to walk away from one home (contract) just before settlement because of differences with the seller, and we had a very limited time to find another home. In this market environment, that is no easy task and you came through. We were able to close and move-in just in time. Thanks again for all your hard work. We will be recommending you every chance we get.
~ T & T Huber, Jr., Severna Park, MD