I have been an attorney for 33 years and have dealt with many real estate agents and brokers. I recently purchased a home in Santa Fe. Mark is hands down the best agent I have ever worked with — anywhere. He was honest, conscientious, diligent, very knowledgeable, and no nonsense. He was a pleasure to work with. As I do not live in Santa Fe, I trust him so much that I even left him a key to check on the house when I am away. Anyone interested in knowing more is welcome to call me: Ed Laber – 624-3000.
Mark took over as our realtor when we were getting no action. A couple found our house in an open house listing and were very excited. Mark shepherd them through 3 visits… finally came through with an offer. Following the offer, Mark assisted us in getting the house ready for inspection and finding solutions for the nagging small issues that arise during the escrow period. Mark is very personable, which makes a big difference in day-to-day dealings with the sellers, buyers, and outside contractors doing small projects. He is handy with the hammer and screwdriver so can quickly tidy up small projects.
Mark is the best! He is such a great realtor because he listened to exactly what we wanted and our budget. Many other realtors were unavailable or simply did not call us back. Mark always answered our calls and helped us find not only a house but the exact house we wanted and in less then 10 days. We are truly blessed to have found Mark and to be living in the house of our dreams.
Mark did an extraordinary job for us. With our first agent, our house sat on the market for 5 months with only two agents bringing potential buyers for a look. This despite multiple open houses and three events for brokers (who seemed more interested in coming for pizza and networking than in the house). Within several weeks Mark lassoed our buyer, who came to the house 3 times prior to proferring a bid. Although they arrived through an open house visit, Mark’s major contributions to the successful escrow concerned superb service that he provided while in escrow. We had undertaken a thorough house inspection prior to receiving any offers and knew that the house was in excellent condition. However, the inspector chosen by the buyers during escrow was blatantly and inappropriately over-the-top, creating false concerns about the adequacy of stucco and roofing maintenance that we had done, drainage, carbon monoxide risk, and mold in the buyers minds. Mark was able to provide the independent experts to refute all of these concerns in short order, reassuring the buyers as well as saving us potentially thousands of dollars that “remediation” of these phony issues might have entailed, at the same time keeping us on schedule for a timely closing date. Moving is a terribly stressful event that I do not want ever to do again! But if I needed to, I’d choose Mark Rochester to represent me!
Mark Rochester would get many more stars if they were possible. He was absolutely the most conscientious, careful and considerate realtor. HIs advice both selling my house and buying my new house was canny and wise. He was thorough and his job did not seem to be done with handing over the keys to a new house. His connections to find painters, contractors, garden work made life so much easier. One would be foolish not to engage the smart and charming and fun Mark Rochester.
Mark worked hard to get a buyer lined up before we even listed our house and thanks to him and the Berkshire Hathaway team, our house sold quickly. I highly recommend Mark, and would definitely work with him again.
We met Mark when we first moved to Santa Fe and he made us feel right at home. Mark is extremely knowledgeable about the area and the housing market. We’ve learned so much about SF working with him. Mark has been accommodating and professional during every step of the process. We not only found a great realtor, but a friend as well.
I cannot say enough good things about Mark Rochester and the Berkshire Hathaway team. He helped sell our house quickly and made the process seamless. I highly recommend him.
I was working against tight deadlines when I met Mark. Had tried to find a home in 2 different areas when I come to Santa Fe for a weekend. He listened to what I wanted, sent me all kinds of options and discussed pro’s and con’s of neighborhoods and properties. He even arranged for closing when I was out of town on business. Documents came to my hotel. He does what he says he will do. All ways knew he had my best interest at heart, not just the sale. Would recommend him to friends and family.
Mark is the best realtor I’ve worked with! He is honest, efficient, focused and friendly. He showed genuine interest in my needs and requirements for a home. The entire process was easy and stress-free. We went from offer to closing in about 35 days.