We have partnered for eight years and we have helped about 20 buyers achieve their dreams of owning a home. During these years I have also worked with many other Realtors; and as a facilitator of one of OCAR’s most successful broker preview meetings for 8 years, I have witnessed closely how other Realtors operate. So I believe that my testimony is grounded in facts.
This is what makes you one of the best selling agents that I know:
a) Tenacity in finding the right home for your clients: I am constantly amazed at your ability to find the right home in a relatively short time, while other agents keep facing delays and rejection. I know that in many cases you go door knocking to find a home that is not listed.
b) Superior knowledge of the market particularly in the high-end and specifically in San Juan Capistrano. I refer to you as the queen of San Juan Capistrano and I mean it.
c) Negotiating and properly documenting offers: your contracts are complete on day one. Your buyers’ interest is protected so they are not at a risk of a failed escrow.
d) Setting the proper expectations: As the market cycle changes, you have educated your buyers to take advantage of the changes
As they say: the proof is in the pudding. In this case the pudding is the Love with which your buyers shower you without being prompted. Sometimes I chuckle to myself: Another Cheryl love fest!!
For the above reasons, I do not hesitate to recommend you to my clients and I am delighted to endorse you in public.
What a star! After interviewing 3 top realtors in the area, we knew immediately that Cheryl would be our choice. When she walked in at the front door of our home for the first time, her warm and professional demeanor immediately made both Debbie and I feel comfortable that Cheryl was the one. Cheryl gave us outstanding advice on how to make small, inexpensive changes to our home that would help make it more appealing to the buyer. Her advice was spot on. Cheryl always goes the extra mile. We were on a business trip during the first open house and Cheryl, at her own personal expense, bought bunches of flowers to place throughout the home. Cheryl sold our home in record time and for a record price in Marbella. Thank you to Cheryl and her fabulous team for making this process as stress free and seamless as possible!
Chris and Debbie Olivier
Check out this video testimonial from one of our satisfied clients.
The Dudic Family
Check out this youtube video for a testimonial from my satisfied clients
Lauren and Mike Elkerson
Betsy and I want to thank you so much for all you did in making the purchase of our new home such a positive experience. As veterans of 14 real estate transactions, we appreciated your disciplined, calm and detailed approach to every step of the process. You helped us maintain our focus on the long-term view and remain objective about the purchase. By the way, we’re so glad we followed every single one of your recommendations…you were always right. You not only earned our respect, but we both agree you’re the best real estate agent we’ve ever had! Thanks again for giving us such an advantage in purchasing the home of our dreams.
… we really mean it, Cheryl! You are the best ever and we are blessed to have found you. Now we just hope to see you again, as friends in SoCal:)
We have been overwhelmed with the major contributions you have made to our benefit in connection with the sale of our home and purchase of a new home – all done within a week!
You protected us through both transactions, reading every word of the contracts and amendments and by challenging us when you thought we were making a mistake, also guiding us to make correct decisions.
An insight to your efforts was that the buyer of our former home was contacting you instead of their broker during the last critical weeks of our sale transaction. Also, you made us feel like we were your most important clients knowing that you had many other sales/purchases in process.
We truly appreciate your professionalism and knew we could place our trust in you.
Please feel free to give our phone number to future clients if they have any questions regarding engaging your services.
Oscar and Cheri Jimenez
I have the distinct honor to inform you that you have successfully fulfilled the prescribed requirements for and are hereby awarded the coveted Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designation.
You join a group of over 43,000 REALTORS® who are on the cutting edge of real estate services- those who offer buyer representation. One of the most critical real estate issues of the new millennium, buyer representation is the answer to requests by consumer advocates, consumers and other organizations to provide ethical and professional service to those clients and customers interested in acquiring real property.
The ABR designation sets you apart and indicates to consumers that you practice buyer representation. Proudly use the designation after your name on correspondence, advertisements, and other print media. The Real Estate BUYER’S AGENT Council is proud to be affiliated with the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, and with those of you who have taken the steps to earn the ABR® designation.
Congratulations and best wishes for continued success!
Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council
From the very first time we met Cheryl Marquis, we felt confident she was the right person to represent us in the sale of our home. Her sales strategies along with her energetic work ethic resulted in the exceptionally quick sale of our home at Marbella Country Club, which is traditionally a slow moving market.
Vice President / Stocker Industries Inc.
Cheryl Marquis is an excellent agent. We appreciated her discipline and work ethic. She understands how valuable time is and therefore made every effort to accomodate our schedule. She was always available at all hours of the day, either by cell phone or email.
Cheryl sold our home in a short one and a half months during a slow down in the market. She advertised immediately and got calls from the internet. She personally called each and every agent that showed our property within a few hours after the showing. Cheryl held three open houses for agents and brokers and paid for a catered luncheon. She called agents that attended the open house to get their feedback. She had a virtual tour and CD made on our property within only a couple days after getting our listing.
I highly recommend Cheryl Marquis as an agent. I was very impressed how she obtained listings and sales as far south as San Clemente and as far north as Irvine in the short one and a half months we worked to sell our home.
You can be proud of having Cheryl Marquis represent your brokerage.
I would like to submit one of our finest agents, Cheryl Marquis, for your highest consideration.
As the President of Altera Real Estate, I have the honor of leading the brokerage of statistically the best agents in Orange County. Over the years I have had the opportunity to serve in this capacity and have had the privilege of working with exceptional people on a regular basis. But every once in a while, you find an agent who’s service level is so high they make the extraordinary commonplace; an agent who takes the science of real estate and turns it into an art form. Cheryl Marquis is one of those people. She demonstrates the utmost in professionalism with a business mindset, being able to handle many tasks masterfully as well as delivering a care and concern that even the hardest to please rave about.
I understand how important it is for your family to find an extraordinary agent who demonstrates the highest degree of professionalism and marketing prowess to be able to penetrate the marketplace and deliver results. Cheryl brings all this to the table and I wholeheartedly recommend her to you.
Altera Real Estate
President / Altera Real Estate
From the moment we first approached Cheryl to represent us during the sale of our home, we were reassured by her attention to detail and working knowledge of the local real estate market and the industry as a whole. She asked a number of detailed questions in order to gain an understanding of what we hoped and needed to accomplish, and with her guidance we had our home ready for sale and on the market in an amazingly short period of time.
There is no doubt in our minds that her vast experience acquired over the past 20+ years and the business relationships she has developed along the way were keys to her success in a very unstable market and questionable economic time. It was clear early on that she is well respected by coworkers and colleagues alike and we were extremely impressed with her level of integrity, knowledge and understanding of every step of the process. She patiently answered every question we had as things progressed and was attentive to every situation as it arose in a very professional manner.
We were continually amazed by her hard work and dedication and would not hesitate to ask Cheryl to represent us in any future real estate transaction. We feel very confident in her abilities and would highly recommend her to represent family and friends alike.
Ali and Bruce North
It was my pleasure to work with Cheryl Marquis in the marketing and sale of our home in Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano. Cheryl consistently gave us sound and timely advice and worked tirelessly to promote our property. The end result was that our home was sold in a relatively short period of time, at a price that I considered to be ‘top dollar’ all during one of the toughest real estate markets since the Great Depression. What made the sale of our home remarkable in terms of time on the market and price was the face that ‘higher end’ homes ($1.5mm+) were remaining on the market for hundreds of days with minimal activity and, when they did sell, they were selling at deep discounts from the listing price. Our home sold at over 95% of list price and at one of the highest prices per sq. ft. of homes sold in our development in the 12 months prior to our sale.
Needless to say, my wife and I were extremely pleased with the results that Cheryl was able to produce for us and we highly recommend her to others.