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Mark acted as our seller’s agent on the sale of our house and buyers agent on the purchase of our new house. He did a superb job representing us in both transactions. He did an excellent job negotiating and communicating and efficiently handled all the details and issues that arose in our transactions. We strongly recommend him. You will be delighted with your choice of Mark as realtor.

- Zillow

Mark helped us to sell our home after only living in the property for a short period of time. He gave us good, down-to-earth advice about how to make our home look more appealing to buyers without going overboard, which was important to us since we were selling after such a short time in the home. He also helped us to get connected to people who could help with the projects and came over multiple times to walk through the home. The pictures and video were great and we had tons of showings in the first few days an accepted a full price offer after just 48 hours after. We interviewed several realtors and are happy we chose Mark!

- Zillow

Looking for a house in the middle of Covid-19 could have been more difficult and painful. However, Mark knew how to transform this strange time into a smooth and pleasing experience. Being new to Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs, my husband and I appreciated Mark's deep knowledge of the the area, which made us fall in love with some Philadelphia neighborhoods and towns nearby. In less than a year Mark helps us finding two houses, a town house in Mount Airy and a house in North Wales. Serge and I were so fortunate to have found Mark Malfara when we moved to Philadelphia. As our realtor, he helped us find the right house in the right neighborhood that fits our budget, personality and needs. He was so patient as we traveled from Upstate New York to look at homes over several weekends. We enjoyed the ride from the beginning to the end. We appreciate his patience and his discretion. He was always on our side working to make our house purchase as simple and successful as possible. We would recommend him to anyone.

- Zillow

We spent time with Mark getting to know him and how he works a few moths prior to entering into a transaction. He encouraged us to make a few adjustments to the home for image and appeal. No pressure at all. We were patiently working and then waiting and so was he. We knew we would in due time move to the next step, but we had a bit of a waiting period. We were ready and able when the lull in the pandemic appeared during the late spring months and we knew we needed to respond quickly. We called Mark and it was as if he was waiting with his BHHS sign, a pad to take notes and the photographer. They worked carefully with us in staging the home for pics and it went very well. 50 buyers visited and were thoroughly impressed with the feel of the home, while others appreciated the location. 10 offers were made within a matter of 8 days. But for one customer this was "her ideal home". It fit her situation perfectly and she knew that she had to have it. Mark diligently worked with the Buyer's agent to create the win-win that we felt was in order throughout this whole process. It really did matter to us "who we were giving our home to". Mark saw that and crafted a suitable deal. It was a very pleasant day for us to get the chance to pass the keys to the new owner and talk with her and the family about their plans. I didn't know this kind of transaction could be so emotional, but 17+ years of growth- that entailed the birth of a child, the death of parents, the graduations, holiday celebrations, so much laughter and so many tears- what we just said goodbye to was not a house, but it was our home. Mark- thank you for assisting us in the process. We are grateful for all your work!

- Zillow

This was our second time working with Mark. He was referred to us back in 2015 for the purchase of our first home. We did not hesitate to call Mark again when we decided to list our property in August 2020. Mark is no nonsense, gives straightforward & honest advice and helped us get our property sold fast & over asking. Additionally he was very patient with us during our buying process. It has a been a tough market for buyers, but he once again offered great advice and we ended up in the absolute best home for us. Highly recommend Mark for buying or selling, he’s a solid agent all around.

- Zillow
Mark did a great job in helping my fiancé and I find our first home! He was very helpful in all aspects of the buying process and was attentive to all of our questions and concerns. Mark was very accommodating of our schedules and made sure we were always taken care of. We would recommend Mark to anyone who is looking in the Philadelphia area, he is a great guy!
- Kathleen Boyle

Mark is an excellent real estate agent. He was extremely patient with us while we were looking for the right home, and we appreciated that while he would point out the advantages of each house, we never felt rushed or pressured. When we found the home we wanted to purchase, he was a great advocate for us with the sellers and helped navigate us through the process of buying the house (e.g., obtaining the mortgage, arranging the inspection, etc.) and was always available to talk and answer questions. We highly recommend Mark to anyone looking for a home in his area!

- Matthew Feldman

Absolutely amazing. Mark helped us sell our parent's house, where they, and we, lived for 48 years. It was emotional and, like any wonderful but old house, had various issues arise during the process, and Mark deftly guided us through all of them. He has amazing contacts for contractors who were able to quickly remedy what we needed. On closing day, when one room ended up still having a lot of junk in it, Mark personally carried it all out on a hot day. I can't promise he'll always do that, but man do we appreciate it.

- Isaac Haroff

Mark is a professional. He represented our sale of a Multi-use residential/commercial property. I worked with him remotely as I was not in the area and the whole process was very easy. Mark is easy to get in touch with, very knowledgable, quick to act upon changes, uses data and explains his ideas and advise well. We listed just before the pandemic began, and Mark was able to get us a very good sale. Mark I think is an excellent negotiator.

- Fredrick D Marin