We feel fortunate each time we support clients with Urban Brokers. Mark and Gloria are responsive, efficient and extremely knowledge providing their clients with A+ service. We appreciate our partnership as they support the same core values our team supports by always placing their clients first.
Mark's the best! He's helped me purchase a condo (2007) and a house (2012) in Arlington. Great service and awesome knowledge. You can't do better.
Mark Meyerdirk is genuine, professional, trustworthy and compassionate.
Over the past 5 years I have purchased two homes with Mark. When I graduated college in June of 2010, I was tired of overpaying to rent sub par apartments and condos and I began calling around to real estate companies looking for an agent and found that Mark was the only one willing to put in the time and effort it would take to help a 22 year old buy in DC. I was not an easy home buyer, as my credit history was limited, I had virtually 0 savings and my understanding of the home-buying process was non-existant. Mark was very knowledgable about programs in DC at the time that were available to first-time home buyers such as HPAP and EHAP as well as a number of tax credits and took the time to explain all options to me. He helped me to close on my first home, a rowhouse in NE DC (near H Street) only 3 months later. When purchasing a home with programs such as HPAP, there are often many hurdles to jump, but Mark was able to navigate all of them with ease.
4 years later (Late 2014), I got married and my husband and I decided we wanted to sell my rowhouse and buy a home together. We reached back out to Mark and discussed our options. We listed my house in February (for twice what we had purchased it for) and later hosted an open house. After the open house we had more than 3 offers and ended up accepting an offer that was 10K over our asking price. Then, once we had a buyer for our home, we were able to offer on a house we wanted, in Cheverly, Maryland. There were also multiple offers on the house we wanted but Mark was advised us to counter offer in such a way that our offer was chosen without us going out of our comfort zone. When purchasing our new home, Mark was very thorough in negotiating that certain repairs be made and credits given (closing costs, etc) to ensure we were getting our house at a fair price.
We had concerns at times about how we would navigate buying and selling at the same time, wondering if we would need to rent another place in between closing on one house before the other, but because Mark has/builds such great relationships with everyone involved in the process that we were able to close on both homes on the SAME DAY and also have an extra weekend at our former place to move everything out before turning over the keys!
Along our journey to buying this home, we saw several other houses that we were interested in, and at times willing to settle for, but Mark kept us grounded in what we said was important to us, and was very mindful about us not offering more on a house than it was worth and kept us encouraged that we would find the right house without making too many compromises.
At the end of the day, we are 100% happy with our new home as well as the road we took with Mark to get here. When we are ready to sell and buy again there is no doubt that we will be calling Mark!
I cannot say enough positive things about Mark and his staff! He coached me through my first home purchase in 2003, and the relationship since then has been enduring. In fact, he just helped me sell that same property earlier this year, as well as another one when the market was near its lowest. He and his personal networks in the DC area have provided me with the gamut of services from home buying, home selling, work-related buy-out/relocation services, and home repair. Even when I moved away from the area, he assisted in finding real estate resources in my new location. Now that my family and I are back in the DC area, I cannot wait to work with him again.
I have consistently referred Mark to friends in the area who are looking to buy or sell a home. Regardless of whether they have been new to the market or are experienced homeowners, I know Mark will work for their agenda, not his own.
Mark and his team are the best of the best ! We recently bought our first home and it was a short sale. The process itself takes a few months, and us being first time buyers we had many questions, and concerns. Mark was always efficient and very responsive, always friendly and professional. We also worked with one of his team mates Ms. Gloria she as well was just so nice, they always gave us the best advice, and we would highly recommend Urban Brokers !
Mark was incredible. He managed the entire process of cleaning, painting, staging and selling my condo with ease. There was much work needed and Mark found appropriate and efficient solutions that were very reasonable. He laid out a plan to market it and then followed through on everything that he promised to do. We go an offer for more than our asking price in the first week and went to settlement quickly and easily. I will engage Mark every time I am buying or selling property in DC.