Certified Negotiation Expert
Senior Real Estate Specialist
I helped my son in buying his first house. As a young adult, my son was very picky in choosing his house. This compounded the price range that he can afford take the buying process to take some time. It took us about a year when we finally found the right house for him. Marella has been very understanding with the process. Her knowledge in the immediate market is very impressive. I highly recommend her. She is a pro.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Edmonds, WA.
I'm sure that I was one of Marella's more unusual clients. My wife and I were looking for a "unique", one-of-a-kind house; something that other people might overlook as being too unusual. To her credit, Marella immediately found two such perfect homes. And when we made our decision, Marella guided us through the negotiations against the "realtor from hell". Her positive attitude, calming manner, and willingness to really go the extra mile sets her apart from our previous realtors (this is our 7th home in 5 different areas of the country). I highly recommend Marella to anyone looking for a truly great realtor, as well as a really great person!
Marella knows the areas we're looking for very well. She knows the school districts and the areas around them. She is not pushing us for making offers, which we appreciated very much. She gave honest opinions on the price and on the house. What impressed us the most is the way she helped us talking to our loan officer and the listing agent. She would push things forward for us and have the house closed ASAP so that our stress was alleviated. In general, we highly recommend Marella.
Marella provided a smooth, full service experince selling an estate property for us with care, respect, and exceptional timeliness. Couldn't be more pleased with her performance!
After the passing of my father, Marella was asked to list his home. She had met him previously and since Dad liked Marella we saw no reason to change realtors.
The listing went up on a week day, the first open house was that weekend. After that one showing, we received a full asking price, all cash, closing costs paid by buyer offer.
Marella moved quickly to get the closing moving along. Add to this that I live out of state. Marella was able to electronically send the papers needed, with complete, clear instruction. Even when we ran into a snag with the inspection, Marella was able to act as liaison between the property HOA, contractor, and buyer for a great result for all parties.
Throughout the process, Marella answered our questions and kept us informed and stayed with us through to the end of closing. Marella knows the areas we're looking for very well. She knows the school districts and the areas around them. She is not pushing us for making offers, which we appreciated very much. She gave honest opinions on the price and on the house. What impressed us the most is the way she helped us talking to our loan officer and the listing agent. She would push things forward for us and have the house closed ASAP so that our stress was alleviated. In general, we highly recommend Marella.
The property initially sold within 10 days of listing. However, the prospective buyers rescinded their offer as a result of issues raised during the inspection. Marella took the lead in coordinating activities leading to the re-listing & subsequent sale to the original buyers. She was also instrumental in arranging their estate sale & subsequent prep (cleaning, painting, etc.) for listing.
During the entire period she took the time to meet personally with my Dad to keep him abreast of developments. He's becoming a little forgetful & we live in Missouri, so Marella's efforts, in our minds, certainly went well beyond someone just trying to make a sale!
THANKS so much Marella.
I would highly recommend Marella if you are looking for a hard working and very professional agent. When we first met at the house to sell her suggestions for making it presentable for the sale were very helpful. Once listed she negotiated for the full asking price on the first weekend it was listed. While pending she was very good at keeping me informed while pushing for a timely closing. What else can I say she did a great job.
My wife and I were extremely fortunate to have such a knowledgeable agent help us in our search for a home. Marella went out of her way to make sure that everything was done right, and was satisfactory to us. She not only helped us get the place we wanted, but she also recommended very talented flooring people to give us the floors we wanted in our condo. Thanks Marella, for being so helpful, straightforward, honest, and respectful throughout the home buying process!!!
Marella was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She was always available if we had any questions. Marella dedicated a lot of her time holding open houses for us. Her follow through with possible buyers was exceptional.
After 3 years of on again/off again searching, we are finally in our dream home thanks to Marella Alejandrino. Marella stuck with us through it all, patiently helping us along the way, giving us fantastic advice, and guiding us down the right path. When the time came to jump suddenly on our now home, Marella made everything happen quickly, efficiently, and exactly as it needed to. We always felt secure with Marella and the people she recommended along the way. I recommend her with enthusiasm and confidence.
Marella was very helpful in the home buying and selling process. But looking at homes or putting on an open house are the basics (which Marella does well, too). Where she truly shines are outside of these basics. She was able to quickly determine that two of the offers we received were not viable saving us weeks of agony down the road. She also helped us after closing with support for our moving sale, an unexpected tree falling on the day of closing and move-out-cleaning vendor coordination. She also mailed a forgotten and treasured piece from our house after we had already left the state.
I had a great experience with Marella. She was on top of the whole process of my purchase and did a great job negotiating on my behalf. She was a pleasure to work with!
Marella is all the great things you want in a realtor, extremely savvy but not overbearing or pushy, compassionate about her clients and passionate about what she does, and best of all she knows exactly what to do to get you the place you want at the best price or sell your house for you, again at the best price. She helped my mother-in-law purchase a new condo in the Edmonds Bowl and to sell her home in the Shoreline area. The bottom line is if we had it to do all over again, we'd take her in a heartbeat with no reservations. She is absolutely a dream to work with.
Marella did a fantastic job for us. She helped us negotiate the process of selling our home with skill and grace. She was right on in our discussions of preparations for selling and pricing. She did a great job at marketing our home. She walked us through the entire process and was a presence providing us information and wise counsel. She was on top of all communications. We trusted her guidance in the negotiations. Marella did a stellar job from our initial discussions through closing. We highly recommend her and would utilize her skills if we were buying or selling!
I found Marella to be an excellent advisor and advocate in the process of preparing my home for listing. She brought in an excellent photographer who used a drone to do the outdoor pictures to show the unique setting. She kept me well informed and involved by advising me, but not pushing through the offer, inspection, and closing. She has an excellent understanding and sensitivity in working with seniors. I highly recommend her professional skills.
We were worried about downsizing, because we wanted to buy before we sold and had no previous experience with bridge loans. Marella came highly recommended for Lake Forest Park by another very savvy agent. We relied on Marella to guide us through what might have been the very anxious process of getting the house ready to sell while we got ready to buy another. With our bridge loan in hand, we were able to pounce on our "dream home" when we found it, and Marella was able to craft an attractive offer that won the sellers over. She had all the ducks in a row so that we were able to get our LFP house on the market almost immediately thereafter, beautifully photographed. We had multiple offers and it sold at a good price within a week. We got exactly what we hoped for with Marella: an agent whose judgement and experience could be relied on and would be able to navigate the entire complex process. In addition, Marella was fun to work with and seemed to be available for every call. Her calm and pleasant manner never failed to reassure.
Marella knew exactly what to do at each step of the process of getting our house ready to sell, including recommending contractors to take care of the things that would really make a difference in how our house was perceived. She was kind, knowledgeable, and understanding. A friend recommended her to us. Now I would recommend her to anyone.
Marella was wonderful and instrumental in helping me purchase my home. She is a friendly, no pressure, real estate professional who works hard to make sure all your questions are answered. She also provided great guidance in being competitive for the current housing market. She came highly recommended by family members and in the future I will recommend her to other family and friends.
Marella is wonderful. She knows the market very well and gave us excellent advice on our search for a condo. She also did a wonderful job of negotiating the purchase. Would not use anyone else!
It was smooth and easy working with Marella, who not only understands the nuances of the real-estate market but also was proactive selling the area in which we live. She brought a smart sales strategy to the table. This combined with her energy and attention to details made us feel we were in the right hands.
Not only would I utilize Marella's services in the future, I would highly recommend her to my friends, family and colleagues. My husband and I were selling our family home, not only for the first time, but also from out of state. Marella and her team provided guidance and reassurance every step of the way. She was knowledgeable and supportive, she put our minds at ease and led us through an incredibly positive experience. She helped us get our house market ready and we had a handful of lucrative offers within a week. My husband and I couldn't be more thrilled with the results from the sale of our home. Thank you Marella!
Marella kept pace with the market in finding potential homes for me even when I was getting down on rejected offers. Her knowledge of not only of the local neighborhoods, but she started learning what I liked and didn't like which lead to the perfect home I just purchased.
Ann and I met Marella when she was selling the home of our next door neighbors. We had thought for several years of moving from Bothell to Seattle, but were discouraged from doing so, first by the lack of inventory in Seattle, then by how much faster homes were appreciating in the city. Marella, in her low key way, listened, asked questions, and proceeded to send us occasional listings that might be of interest. Eventually, we realized it might be possible to find something we would both like and afford and decided to list our home with her. We ended up looking for our next home at the same time we readied our house for sale. Our interactions with Marella had already given us confidence in asking her to represent us in both transactions. Everything moved very quickly and our sale and purchase were taking place almost concurrently. Marella's professional and unflappable demeanor and approach helped to keep us and the the sale and purchase from going off the rails. Good communication was critical and she was impeccable in her timely responsiveness. We always felt she was an effective agent in both roles, and especially appreciated her walking us through the tricky environment of competing with multiple offers in this Seattle market. We were successful against 12 other offers in just our second attempt.
The sale of our Bothell house was to a family moving here from another country, with funding also coming from abroad. It seemed clear that there were added layers of complexity that could potentially scuttle the deal. Marella's background in both banking and real estate made her an ideal person to negotiate the contract and to monitor its successful completion through a complicated escrow. Looking back on the three months between June 1, when we decided to sell and start looking for a new home, and August 31, when our Bothell sale closed, and September 1, when our Seattle purchase closed, we are amazed. And we are grateful to Marella for the major role she played in our achieving this move.
Marella was great! In an extremely difficult housing market, she was extremely helpful, professional and very personable. We enjoyed working with her and, in fact, she will be selling our old house. She was knowledgeable and would search out answers for us if we encountered something she was unfamiliar with. We feel lucky to have encountered her fairly early in our house search. She is a friend now.
From our first meeting going over the buying process through closing, Marella was an exceptional agent. She was a continuous advocate for me and my wife and was always available to help. Whether you are just casually looking for a house or want to get in something as soon as possible, I would highly recommend Marella.
Working with Marella for 5 months was like finding a gem during a very stressful housing market that my husband and I were not sure we were ready to take on. She was confident that we would find our home and VERY patient with us as I drug her nightly from house to house knowing as soon as I walked in its wasn't for me! Marella would meet us anytime time we found a house of interest and knew exactly what our wants were.-I think she must work 7 days a week!!! She is very responsive and professional in all of her interactions with us, homeowners and other agents. She knows the market well and walked us through the very scary process of being first time home buyers. She even got our inspection scheduled with 24 hour notice when we needed to make an offer the next day. I am happy to say that we are in our dream home and we are so happy we waited for just the right one! TRUST me ..Marella will stay up and write an offer for you at Midnight if you need it! I have to say I never have met a realtor that didn't mind me of a used cars salesperson until I sat down and met Marella. It honestly made our experience so much better having a non pushy professional realtor that cares about you finding what you want. We miss hanging out with her and had many laughs about strange home situations along the way. I would highly recommend inviting Marella into your life if you are looking for your perfect home. If we ever decide to sell or move again we have her number on speed dial! We love you Marella! Luke and Jessica