When my husband and I began our search for our first home we wanted something right away with little interruption to our lives. We were contacted by a few Realtors from our initial search on Zillow. Most of them just sent us a listing of potential homes for us to sort through. We were then contacted by Michael Marchena. What set him apart immediately were his prompt response, his candidness, and his desire to help us find the right home for our family. Even though we did not yet agree to make him our Realtor, within the first phone call Michael was able to do what other Realtors failed to do by researching and notifying us of the status of the homes that we were interested in and it turned out quite a few of the houses were no longer on the market. He was prepared and thorough when we met up within 2 days and viewed several houses. He even wanted to keep going, but we were a little tired. I was very impressed with Michael’s professionalism, knowledge, honesty, and efficiency in locating homes that were precisely within our search criteria. Michael made what was usually a very stressful situation much easier by constantly communicating with us and keeping us updated. He was flexible with whatever changes we threw his way and never tried to push us into making or accepting offers we didn’t want. It was such a great experience and a pleasure having worked with Michael. We not only think him to be a very effective and superb Realtor but also a friend. Thank you so much for making our first home buying experience into a pleasantly memorable one.