I put my heart and soul into being the best REALTOR® I can be, not promoting myself. Many clients suggested I change that approach. So…below are testimonials from past buyers and sellers. Real world comments that are more appreciated than you will ever know. Enough said by me.
We want to say thank you for going above and beyond once again during the sale of our townhouse in North Raleigh. Since we now live in Florida we so appreciated you taking care of so many things…including some of the little repairs that showed up in the buyer’s home inspection. Your efforts to help us sell some of our furniture were beyond our expectations.
It is so nice to have someone so helpful, honest, and trustworthy as our Realtor. It would be a pleasure to give the highest recommendation to anyone in need of a Realtor to help them buy or sell a home…since you’ve now helped us accomplish both.
Sincerely, Richard and Barbara
First, to say Marc provided us with over-the-top service would be an understatement! This is a Realtor that does it all. From competent market guidance through to the final closing and the myriad of details in between, Marc’s work was flawless.
We bought a new home in Florida and Marc was our selling agent for our old home in Raleigh North Carolina. We were apprehensive about doing a long-distance house sale, so we interviewed many Realtors. I consider us very fortunate to have found Marc. From the start, Marc’s level of communication was superb. With us being so far away from the property, there were many instances where problems arose, but Marc handled everything for us. Everything!
If you are looking for a conscientious, knowledgeable, competent Realtor, Marc would be an excellent choice.
Pete and Dorothy, now living in Daytona Beach Florida
Marc recently served as a buyer’s agent for my first home purchase, and I couldn’t have asked for a better realtor. After trying to work with another agent, who would not listen to my “want” list, and totally ignored my budget, I was referred to Marc by a friend who had explained my frustrations.
Being a first time home buyer, and not from North Carolina, I was totally clueless as to the steps involved in purchasing a home. Since I had been looking for a house on my own for some time, when I found what I thought might be the perfect house, I called Marc and asked if he could arrange for me to see it. The house was listed on a Friday, I saw the house on Monday, and decided I wanted to put in an offer only to find out that there were three other offers being submitted. Marc guided me through the whole offer process, and I got the house. Little did I know that was only the beginning of his work; he literally guided me through all of the steps from financing, home inspection, to working with the seller to iron out the results of the home inspection. He explained various options, but let me make the decisions. He offered advice and referred people, all of whom were top notch, and never made fun of my many questions.
The house is all I have ever wanted and more, and I know if I ever need any help or advice, I can call on Marc.
Amy S., Willow Spring, NC
Let me say that from the first moment I was introduced to Marc, and I was out of state at the time so we only communicated by email, he was able to understand what we were looking for and setup an MLS website with daily alerts based on criteria that we had discussed. We did not meet in person for over a year and I am sure another Realtor would have just dismissed our intentions.
Once we did meet him he displayed a great working knowledge of the areas we were looking in and the types of homes that were available. He was always the most professional person that we spoke to and always responded to our needs promptly and always with a cordial attitude.
Since we were out of town (live in Florida) he went out of his way to go to properties to inspect them for us and send us photos of what he saw. It made our decisions so much easier and I know that, at times, it was way out of his way and not something that he had to do. Prior to the closing on our new Raleigh home he actually did our final inspection for us, and secured all the information we needed, and spent hours doing all of it…again always with a smile.
When we originally got into the buying process he was able to give me all the information that we needed to make a competent offer on a property. This is why we must have been able to purchase only the second property that we made an offer on. He always gave us the pros and cons so that we could make the best decision.
Now that we have made our purchase I want to know that I can keep a friendship with him over the years, and I would highly recommend Marc Van Doren to anyone without hesitation or reservation.
Please feel free to share my contact information with any prospective clients so I can tell them what an outstanding Realtor and person Marc is!
Thank you again!
Rich P., Raleigh, NC (via Parkland Florida)
We just sold our house in Cary NC. Marc Van Doren helped us sell it in a relatively short time and at a good price. We live in a different state and our house was rented out to another family. Unfortunately, when we decided to sell it we found out that the house had sustained major neglect and disrepair. We were lucky we were introduced to Marc by our business contacts in Cary.
As a professional realtor Marc gave us different options in preparing the house for sale. Each option was supported by his comments of the advantages and disadvantages based on his knowledge and expertise of the market. We took enough time to consider the choices. Fortunately, we went with the one with which he was comfortable – the one which would cost us more to prepare but, would sell the property faster and at a better price. Here his impressive and persistent attention to detail helped us to prepare the house par excellence.
The house was sold in less than three weeks. During the time it was on the market he provided us with frequent feedback of what was taking place. Marc represented our best interests and we are ever so grateful for everything he did for us. We recommend Marc without any reservations to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a property in the Cary/Raleigh metro areas.
Berry & Zizi, Fremont ,CA
We’ve been “around the block” a few times when it comes to real estate, and Realtors. We took the advice of a neighbor and chose a different Realtor. Big mistake. We told him what we were interested in, and he ended up showing us what seemed like everything but. It was like we never shared our wishes with him! We then entered into the wonder world of the Internet, and did an exhausting search through dozens of agents, mostly associated with large big name firms. Expecting to hear from the person we selected we ended up getting emails and phone calls from someone else. Felt like a “bait and switch”. We were being processed.
The only agent that responded quickly and professionally, and didn’t pester us, was Marc Van Doren. And his website allowed us to view properties without having to enter our names and email addresses. It also gave us the impression “this guy get’s it”. Well, trust me, he does.
Take my advice, give this guy a try. The most attentive, knowledgeable, and thorough Realtor I’ve ever met. He even shared with us how he designed and built his own home. This was apparent as he actually found things the home inspector appeared to miss. He was there for us every step of the way. Impressive. We will share our experiences with everyone we meet.
Larry and Sara, Cary, NC
Earlier this year we started looking at real estate websites to select a Realtor and search through homes for sale in the Raleigh NC area. It was interesting to see how many times we had to register just to look at properties! On one occasion we ended up registering, and asked the Realtor a few questions. A different person called us back, and still another person started sending us countless emails. Very annoying.
We stumbled upon Marc Van Doren’s website and found that we could come and go as we pleased. We actually used it for a month or so before reaching out to him, and were amazed that he was the one that contacted us! That was just the beginning of a wonderful experience.
We’ve bought and sold a number of homes over the years but never met anyone as knowledgeable, or who knew so much about so many things! Not only is he the best Realtor we’ve ever worked with, he’s also a highly motivated and wonderful person. He was able to negotiate things into the deal that we had never thought of, and in the end saved us a lot of money. New carpet, new appliances, and a very good price. The best part was we never felt pressured. He was by our side the whole time.
We highly recommend Marc and will share his contact information with anyone we meet who may be in the market to buy a home. We have family moving to the area soon and we know exactly who will be their Realtor!
Andrew & Sally J., Cary, NC
My family relocated from Vermont to Raleigh in 2011. It was our first relocation in 11 years and we knew nothing of the greater Raleigh area. I found Marc on-line and after we swapped a few emails on what’s important to my family and what we’re looking for we booked a survey trip to visit some neighborhoods with Marc.
The evening we arrived Marc took us straight out “area shopping” before it got dark. Marc started by taking us to an area that had not even been one of the ones I researched. Marc stated that over the last couple years many families he’s relocated have chosen a home in this area. My wife and I were very taken by the neighborhoods there. We spent the next two days of the visit looking at the areas I’d researched and my wife and I kept comparing them to the first one that Marc had shown us on the first evening.
Four weeks later we had a contract on our VT house and it was time to find one in the greater Raleigh area so we hastily put together another trip down to see Marc and look at some actual houses this time. After looking all over, we actually chose a home not a half mile from the exact spot where Marc said he envisioned us being happy based on what we’d told him was important to us. Turns out we didn’t need to know the area at all because Marc knew it all so well.
We bought a house that was new and was about 75% complete. About a month later, just two weeks before closing/moving, an issue came up. It was a discrepancy between the house and the spec we’d approved. The spec contained a laundry room sink and folding counter but there was none (and no room) in the laundry room . It was an error on the builder’s part that he had it in the spec although the laundry room was not really big enough for the sink. Marc chimed in and suggested the builder still provide the sink, but put it in the garage where perhaps it would be more useful anyway. This was perfect! Better in fact than the original plan of having the sink in the laundry room.
Marc provided HUGE value in our relocation. We love our home and neighborhood and I shudder to think of where I may have ended up if left to my own devices or with another realtor. I hope it’s a LONG time before I need the services of another realtor, but when I do I know I’ll start by calling Marc.
Tim & Emily F., Holly Springs, NC
When selling our home in 2006 my husband and I called Marc Van Doren, a Realtor who had been recommended to us by a business acquaintance. Marc’s knowledge of the real estate market coupled with his incredible attention to detail sold our home in only three weeks. He kept in constant contact with us before and after each showing and provided us with the feedback we needed in order to sell our home quickly and efficiently. His energy, personality and devotion to his work totally surpassed what we thought a real estate agent would be.
We engaged Marc, once again, as our Realtor when we purchased our new home in July of that same year and would highly recommend him to anyone who is searching for a true professional.
Tom & Ann B., Apex, NC
We met a number of realtors in the Triangle while visiting open houses. Each knew we were in the process of relocating and only had a few months to find and close on a house. Although many of the realtors offered to help us, we refused the assistance until we met Marc. We knew immediately we could trust him. He was incredibly flexible, very professional, very friendly and most importantly operates with a high degree of ethics. He took the time to educate us about various neighborhoods, patiently answering our questions in an unbiased fashion, referring us to other resources when appropriate. Thanks to Marc we found a beautiful home, which suits us perfectly. We would highly recommend Marc Van Doren.
Donna & Steve, Wake Forest, NC
I used Marc Van Doren as my realtor when I first relocated to Raleigh, NC two years ago in May. At the time, I was living in Greenville, NC and was about to graduate from college. I was under a time crunch to find a place to live in Raleigh. At the time I was renting an apartment in Greenville and definitely had decided that I didn’t want to rent anymore.
I had landed a job in Raleigh with a start date in July. I also had 4 (rescued) dogs that I had to find a place where they could stay as well. I contacted several realtors but was very frustrated with their attitudes. Most of them said that I had to be at their office at a specific time and if I was late they would leave me and I would lose my appointment. This was very frustrating as I was unfamiliar with the Raleigh area and was concerned that I may get stuck in traffic and be a few minutes late to an appointment due to uncontrollable circumstances.
I found Marc Van Doren while attempting to find more realtors. I met with Marc several times and he was extremely helpful during the entire buying process. As a first time homebuyer and also being fresh out of college, Marc was wonderful at explaining and guiding me through the buying process. I told him what specifics I was looking for and he came up with several options for me to choose from, all within my price range. Marc even helped finagle a deal with the seller of my house in which I rented the house a couple months prior to my purchase since my job didn’t start until July.
I still keep in touch with Marc and I will definitely use him as my Realtor when I decide to sell my house and buy another one. I definitely would recommend Marc Van Doren for several reasons. Marc goes above and beyond to help his clients buy or sell their house. He is very outgoing and easy to talk to, and cares about his clients. He will help you in any way he can. Marc is very knowledgeable and experienced in real estate and will help you out because he cares, not just to make the sale.
Allison W., Raleigh, NC
We’ve bought and sold a number of properties over the years, so we know the ropes when it comes to working with a Realtor. Marc raised the bar. He sold our previous home and helped us find and purchase our new home. Our problems became his problems, and he supported and protected us throughout the buying and selling process. We couldn’t be more pleased with his work. He takes customer service to a whole new level. Amazing actually. We will whole heartedly recommend Marc to anyone we meet. That is a promise!
Steve L., Cary, NC
My wife and I moved to the triangle in June of 2006 and started the search process for our first home in August of that same year. At that point we, like everyone else in the US, were oblivious to the fact that this was the absolute worst time to buy a home. We were referred to Marc Van Doren by a colleague of my father, and a friendship was instantly developed from the first time we met with him. Marc was very helpful in teaching us about what to look for in a house, and more importantly, what to avoid. After a couple of days of striking out with houses that my wife and I found attractive on the MLS site Marc simply asked if he could make a suggestion. It was obvious he did not want to interfere with our decision of what kind of house we should purchase, but at the same time we could see his sincere desire to help a young couple make a wise decision.
Based on Marc’s vast knowledge of not only the housing market in the Triangle, but also of the prime locations, he suggested that we check out an up and coming development in the western part of Cary. It was there that we found the perfect house that was right in our price range. We still reside in the same house and are happy to report that Marc’s suggestion led us to a house that was not only a perfect fit for us, but was also one of the few that has increased in value during the housing crisis. We are so grateful to have had Marc work with us and we look forward using his services again in the future should we ever decide to sell our home to purchase another.
Jason and Cristy V., Cary, NC
We were very pleased with Marc’s work. Marc did a very good job in helping us sell our house. It took much longer to sell because of the market, but Marc was always there for us throughout the whole process. I think he is one of the hardest working agents in the business. My wife and I would certainly recommend Marc and use him again.
David & Tina W., Apex, NC
From personal experience, I can highly recommend using Marc Van Doren to address your real estate needs, whether you are a buyer, seller, or both. His knowledge of the intricacies involved in home buying/selling, and his attention to the smallest detail take the burden off your shoulders….because, after all, don’t you have enough to deal with?
In my own frantic world of working & traveling, Marc was the one who made it easy for me to navigate through the sale of my home when I thought it was just too much to tackle. There are no surprises because he takes measures to prepare for anything and everything. The most impressive part is that putting the sign in the yard marks the beginning of his efforts; from there he actively searches for the right, qualified match. Marc has earned my faith, my endorsement, and my future business.
Noreen J., Cary, NC
In a word…awesome. Marc treats you like you’re his only client, he knows how to deal with pretty much anything that comes along, and he really knows people, and how to build relationships. It’s almost like it was meant to be. I found him while looking for a Realtor on the Internet. After contacting several other Realtors, and not receiving return phone calls or timely email replies, I called Marc. He actually answered the phone on a Sunday evening at 9:00 PM. I was expecting to leave a message. Our business relationship grew from there. I now consider him a friend, and probably the best Realtor in the Raleigh area. Rest assured he will the first person we think of when we decided to buy or sell, or when we meet others who plan to.
Julie S., Raleigh, NC
My wife and I saw that there was now a section on Facebook for recommending Marc Van Doren. Now, please understand, my wife is Facebook savvy, but I myself have shunned the whole idea to-date. However, because Marc was posting on Facebook, and I/we feel strongly about Marc as a Realtor, and a now a friend, I felt it was important to tell you about Marc up to the point where it becomes maudlin, so I will make it brief. Use Marc Van Doren as your Realtor for either buying or selling. It’s that simple.
Ever have that parent/relative/friend where everything was always “No problem”? That is Marc. It cannot be any easier. Not only does Marc steer you through the buying process, he makes it simple to ask questions regarding buying a house that one might be embarrassed by lest they appear ignorant.
He is articulate, professional and most of all honest. If he doesn’t know the answer to your question he will tell you as such, but also tell you that he will try to find out and get back to you.
My wife and I may be in this house for 5, 10 years or even longer. Who knows. But, I do know that when it comes time to sell and buy, Marc Van Doren will be our Realtor.
Ed and Diane V., Raleigh, NC