Marissa sold my mother's co-op apartment for us for over 30% of what we though it was worth! Helpful every step of the way - from advising on colors and decorating, referrals to painters and services to clean-up and haul old furniture, coordination with attorneys and the co-op board, to negotiations with multiple buyer agents to get us the very best offer, and follow-through to final closing. Marissa diligently followed up on all communications with us to keep us informed, representing our interests faithfully, with patience and grace. We are so grateful -- and truly believe her when she says, "it's my pleasure!"
E.K. -- Seller, Evanston
"I have sold a home, bought a home, and sold an investment rental property through Marissa during the past two years. Our personalities mesh well, she's helpful, she's knowledgeable, she perseveres, and best of all, she gets the job done, whether it's buying or selling! It's been a pleasure to work with her all three times!"
Salicata –- Buyers, Sellers, Chicago
“We are so happy with the results you achieved!
M.J. & R.M. –- Sellers, Deerfield
"We are so glad you became our agent. You are absolutely phenomenal. We thank you so much for helping us through such a crazy process.... Thank you! Thank you!
S.M. & J.F. -- Buyers, Highland Park
"Thank you, Marissa!
Well done, both in the numbers of offers and the speed of offers. I hope the buyers will enjoy the house as much as we did. When we bought the house, the previous owner said they are so glad that their beloved home will be taken care of by a nice family. Now I feel the same about these people. They loved the home at first sight."
S.W. -- Seller, Lake Forest
“Marissa has helped me twice find the right fit for my son and I based on my many wants and needs –first a rental and now my forever home! Through it all, she has been nothing but patient, helpful, extremely knowledgeable, and found this home before it was ever on the market. She has always been available for me. I can’t thank her enough. Love, love, love this new place! Can’t believe it’s mine!”
H.G. -- Buyer, Highland Park; Renter, Glencoe
"When I think of you, I think "professional," not "hobbyist." This is how you do business.
The stats below your signature, below, don't lie.
You do what you say you are going to do--in a timely manner.
You listen to our concerns and try to find solutions.
You offer suggestions.
You have the empathy to represent our home and its “brand” as well—or better—than we could ourselves.
You make communication a two-way street."
C.S. -- Seller, Highland Park
"Marissa is a fantastic broker! She is a pleasure to work with, responds quickly when contacted and is a great listener. Marissa is also very straightforward, honest and professional – qualities that are very important to me. Marissa is also proactive and efficient – she’ll find a range of good matches and won’t waste your time looking at properties that don’t appeal! Marissa also has knowledge of the communities in a wide geographic area. Finally, in representing you and your house to potential buyers, Marissa is a terrific sellers advocate and advisor. I would highly recommend her as your real estate broker."
W.S. -- Buyer, Highland Park
"Marissa was amazing! We were first time home buyers, and she was extremely helpful explaining everything about the process from looking at houses, to making an offer, and walking us through the closing. Anytime we had concerns or questions, she was right there to give us advice and information. She really made the entire process fun and easy. I cannot imagine what we would have done without someone as wonderful and talented as Marissa to help us. Thanks Marissa!"
F.S. -- Buyer, Highland Park
"Why should someone looking to sell or buy a home hire Marissa as her real estate broker over someone else?
Because she is:
1. Organized and competent.
2. Extremely familiar with the territory
3. Fun to spend time with!"
A.F. -- Seller
"Thanks again for remembering me and keeping me on your radar. I always have good things to say about Marissa Hopkins who made it possible for me to own my first place as a single Mom."
T.B. -- Buyer, Buffalo Grove
"Selling a house in today’s real estate market can be daunting. But thanks to Coldwell Banker and their agent Marissa Hopkins, we had a great experience in selling our house on Chicago’s North Shore this past spring. Marissa personally guided us in getting the house ready to put on the market, then worked quickly with her fellow executives to develop an effective, well-targeted advertising campaign. Once the house was put on the market, she had a very hectic schedule of house showings, inflated a bit by the house’s notoriety for its role in the movie "Home Alone." Yet she always remained very calm, focused, and informative during those showings, whether she was meeting with prospective buyers, other agents, or reporters.
In the midst of all of those efforts, Marissa made it a point to keep us apprised of buyer interest, as well as of shifts in the real estate market and how they might affect prospects for the sale. And, then, when we accepted an offer from buyers who needed to take possession quickly, Marissa happily jumped into action once again, helping us to find a very appealing house that suited our empty nester needs.
In short, thanks to Marissa’s professionalism, great marketing skills and broad knowledge of the real estate markets, the sale of our house went very well. And, on top of that, we never felt "home alone" during this entire process! "
J. A. and C. A. -- Seller & Buyer, Winnetka & Lake Forest
"Now that I'm in my new place, I'm reflecting on the past year and thinking about all of the effort you put toward helping me with everything. I really appreciate your counsel and friendship over the past year plus. Look forward to joining you for some fun Highland Park activities this summer."
M.P. -- Seller and Buyer, Evanston & Highland Park
"Marissa is very concerned about what you want in a new place to live and works very conscientiously at trying to find all the things that would appeal to you. Not only is she very knowledgeable about her business, she is most helpful in guiding you to the perfect home and within your budget."
D.S. -- Seller, Highwood
"Thank you for your tremendous efforts to help us find and finalize our new home. Your advice, promptness, courtesy and generosity were all very much appreciated. In particular, your thoughtfulness to bring us lunch on the stressful moving day, along with the gift & trial gym membership, will be remembered.
We will keep your professionalism and kindness in mind when next we look
for a place. If we remain in the area, we may very well be looking to buy rather than rent. In the meantime, I will keep on the lookout for friends who are in the real estate market and will not hesitate to recommend you."
R.K. -- Renter