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Specialties and certifications:
Certified Military Residential Specialists
Agents always say their clients are their number one priority. We mean it—we take our responsibility to our clients very seriously. Every client is special and gets our complete attention and efforts. Our skills center on negotiating, handling the details of a transaction and understanding what the client wants.
And you don't need to take our word for it. Here's what our clients say: "Pleasure to work with." "Competent and honest professionals." "Very patient." "FANTASTIC! Communication was fabulous." One gives us kudos for insisting she consider at least two other homes, just to be certain, after she fell for the first one we showed her. It meant more work for us, but it was better for the client.
Many people switch to real estate after other careers and that's a good thing. Because there's so much variety in real estate—every client, property and transaction is unique—the most effective REALTORS® have a wide perspective built on deep life experiences. Before real estate we worked in journalism, sales, financial services and home remodeling.
Marilyn's career was in high-level communications, including at the office of the governor of Illinois. She was also executive assistant to a former cabinet officer in the federal government. Michael's background includes a management career in consumer electronics and competing at the national-level in amateur golf tournaments.
We have more than 20 years' experience in residential real estate. We work with buyers, sellers and investors and we can advise on remodeling, construction and interior design. Our teamwork is pretty good, too: We started together at Long Realty the same day we received our sales licenses and have been working together ever since.
Both my wife and I really have appreciated and continue to appreciate all the support we have gotten from Marilyn and Mike Marcus. Purchasing/closing on a winter home without physically being in Tucson was only accomplished with the close attention from Mike and Marilyn. And their continued follow through on helping to support the repairs that need to be done these next few months is additionally appreciated. Because of all this local support, we will be referring all inquiring potential winter home Tucson buyers in the Boston/NH area to the Mike and Marilyn!Read more
We would rate Marilyn and Mike 5 stars! They are an outstanding team. Proactive, professional, personable, Communicative and available with their time... We would highly recommend them for your realtors!Read more
Marilyn is a pleasure to work with. She took the time to really understand what I was looking for as a home buyer and even after I found the home of my dreams (first place we looked at), insisted that I look at a minimum of two others just to be certain and make an informed decision, knowing what other options were out there. After making the offer, Marilyn stayed in constant contact with me through every step of the purchase process. I was very pleased with every aspect of the home buying process with Marilyn and recommend her without hesitation. She is knowledgeable, thorough and professional.Read more
Marilyn and Mike Marcus were very helpful in helping me find a house that I wanted to buy. They were very patient on the many times that they took me out to look at houses until I found the one I bought. They dealt with the seller of the house I bought and all went well with all the details that go with buying a house. Marilyn and Mike were very professional and a pleasure to have as realtors.They also sold my house in three days. I would recommend these agents to an of my friends.Read more
We purchased as well as "shopped" for our home in Tucson long distance with the help of technology and FANTASTIC Realtors! Communication was fabulous and a necessary ingredient when purchasing long distance. I felt like I had a hotline right to the Marcus team! Marilyn and Mike Marcus's knowledge of the area was superb as they guided us to the locations best suited to my huge "want" list in a home and in the right price range as well! Marilyn then walked me through the homes I was interested in while connected to me via Facetime. She literally gave me the whole tour and it was just like being there in person! Negotiations went smoothly and the paper work was a breeze for us as Mike had everything under control and guided us expertly with all the deadlines needing to be met as we moved forward in the purchase. We are so pleased that we are now the owners of home that couldn't be more perfect and wonderful thanks to the Marcus Team!Read more
This was by far the best real estate experience my husband and I have ever had! Marilyn and Michael were always professional, knowledgeable and responsive. They guided us every step of the way and we came to trust their judgement and expertise very quickly. I always felt they were doing their utmost to ensure an equitable and speedy sale of our home. Once that was accomplished they continued to guide us in the purchase of our next home - recommending the best buy for our dollars and then working to get us the best price. I couldn't be happier or more satisfied!Read more
Mike and Marilyn made my first home-buying experience very pleasant. They are knowledgeable about the Tucson area and have a lot of experience purchasing homes themselves. They were patient and made sure that I understood the entire process of buying a home. Even after closing on my home they have continued to go out of their way to help me. I would highly recommend Mike and Marilyn if you're looking for real estate agents in the Tucson area.Read more
They are very knowledgeable in their field. If we had a question they couldnt answer they would search out the proper information and get back to us. We were very pleased with their timing and willingness to meet us when necessary. We would definitely recommend them they helped us get a home my family loves.Read more
Marilyn along with her husband and partner Mike took care of everything for us when we made the decision to finally list and sell our house. We had been in touch with them waiting for the market to get a bit better and they kept us well apprised of values and activity in our neighborhood. They were full of knowledge and trends. Once we listed the home they took care of getting the home ready for showing. Because we live in Massachusetts they took it upon themselves to contract on our behalf painters, handymen and house cleaners to fix up the house. They sought out reasonable costs and arranged for us to pay for all the repairs directly to the workers. They held a couple of open houses and kept us abreast of all showings and collected feedback which they shared. When an offer came through they advised us in great detail of the offer and negotiated on our behalf staying in touch with the buyer's agent until everyone agreed to the terms. Marilyn and Mike were always available at any time of day to answer our questions. They were up to date on all the codes and laws required in Arizona and specifically in Tucson. All the paperwork came to us in a timely fashion and conveniently through electronic signing. The closing took place the Monday after Thanksgiving as was promised but we were in the know the entire time thanks to Marilyn. The entire process once we listed the house was just a little over 3 months. I would not hesitate to contact Marilyn again to act as our realtor or our agent. It was a great experience.Read more
I don't think I could have had better agents than Marilyn and Mike Marcus. Their expertise really helped me through the whole process of searching and purchasing a home. Mike's negotiating skills were the best. And whenever I had a question or needed advice, their response was quick and always helpful.Read more
Marilyn and Michael helped me buy my first home, and I am so grateful they did! They were very attentive to my needs and wants. I had very little knowledge about the home-buying process, and Marilyn and Michael helped me at every step of the way from finding the perfect home for me and negotiating an offer that fit my budget, all the way through to connecting me with resources that I would need once the sale was finalized. As a team, Marilyn and Michael complement each other extraordinarily well, each possessing strengths in different stages of the buying process. I know I will be referring friends and family to them in the future.Read more
The test for a competent and honest professional is when they do the right thing when no one is looking. That was our experience with Mike and Marilyn Marcus. My elderly aunt had moved to the Midwest to be closer to family and it fell upon us to close out her house and get it on the market. Since we ourselves lived out of state we interviewed several agents and then selected Mike and Marilyn. This was an excellent choice! They worked hard to oversee getting the house ready, held open houses and assumed many responsibilities since we were out of state. They kept in regular contact with us explaining each step of the way. The house sold quickly and for a good price. It was a pleasure working with Mike and Marilyn and we would highly recommend them.Read more