I had such a great experience with Martha Park. She is a fantastic woman to work with. I come from an escrow background and know a lot about the real estate buying process, but I must admit that Martha is knowledgeable and carries a high level expertise in helping first time homebuyers, like myself. When I first spoke to Martha, I can sense her sincerity in wanting to help my husband and I, find the perfect home. There was one point in the process when I was a little overwhelmed and Martha, with her sweet and calm demeanor, helped me get passed the moment and into my new home. Martha negotiated on my behalf every step of the way and even after closing, she is still a phone call away. -Carolyn M.
Truly a "Rock Star" Agent
Martha was our listing agent on the sale of our beloved home. Truly deserving of 5 Stars! Martha was always available to us, she was informative, she made us aware and a part of the selling process. She gave advice on what was needed for a quick and easy sell - she was right! We sold in under 30 days from accepting an offer! Martha goes above and beyond by researching random questions that we would have (and we had plenty!), she takes the time to fully engage us as sellers as to ensure that we were comfortable with each decision point(s). We couldn't be happier with the end result. Needless to say, we had tons of interest on our place- which placed us in a great position to cherry pick our buyer! A great thing when you're the seller! I learned that Martha is a bay area native, and thus her knowledge of the market here really shines through! - Vicky C.
I retained Martha to sell my property in Hercules, and she did an A+ job. She had wise recommendations about what I should do to prepare the property for sale. And since nothing ever goes according to plan, she also was terrific at helping me figure out how to adjust to changing conditions and deadlines. She was particularly astute at dealing with the buyer's agent who was not local and so brought unusual demands into the transaction. Her experience and thoughtfulness were immeasurable. I can't recommend her highly enough. - Shiela N.
Highly likely to recommend!
Martha was excellent in helping us list and sell our home. As our realtor, it felt like we had her undivided attention and access to her immense knowledge in real estate and escrow. She was always available to answer our questions and helped make a stressful situation that much easier.
One thing that sets Martha apart from other realtors is her commitment to her clients and emphasis on communication. She actively listened and included us as members of the team to really get a feel for the home and its history behind it. She understands that buying and selling homes is not just the transaction of brick and mortar, but also a goodbye to memories that a family once held and a new beginning for another family.
Throughout the entire process, she kept us in the loop about what was going and on and what the next steps would be. In the end, we received multiple offers and eventually sold our home over the asking price. This entire ordeal would not have been as smooth if it wasn’t for her knowledge, skill set, diligence and perseverance. I am most thankful to her and will definitely use her in the future if I decide to buy or sell a home again. Thank you, Martha! - - Chris, Oct 2017
Most trustworthy agent
I was on the hunt for an investment property when I called upon the help of Martha Park. She not only identified multiple properties that were a great match for me, but she clearly listened to what I wanted. In this tough market, I was over bid on numerous offers. Through every attempt in getting me the best price, she never wavered on her professionalism, put me in check with the reality of the strong bay area market and was patient, and I mean, extremely patient. I was ready to give up on buying! But she was not ready to give up on securing my dream. This is the genuine type of agent that has your best interest at heart and wants to help. She went above and beyond in many ways and was so accommodating. She is so knowledgeable about real estate, takes the time to explain it to me, provides savvy advice and in the end, it's easy to see why she is a proven success to help buyers like me. - Helen Q
Outstanding & dedicated
Martha was absolutely outstanding for us as our buyer’s agent. We were first time buyers in this incredibly competitive bay area housing market and we knew next to nothing about real estate when we began our housing hunt. Martha carefully listened to our requirements and gave very sensible advice on where we should look for properties and the kinds of places that we should bid for. She even too the time out to drive me and my wife to check out several houses on numerous weekdays. When we found a townhouse in Moraga that we really liked, Martha advised us to move very quickly if we are serious about buying it. We told her that evening that we would like to bid for this townhouse. Martha then immediately started preparing the paperwork and I remember it was 9:30 pm that night when I finished the phone call with her where she walked me through all the paperwork. She then turned in our bid to the seller the first thing next morning and the seller accepted the bid in the evening. Later on the seller’s agent told us that the timing of the bid played an important role in them accepting it. After the bid was accepted, Martha was again extremely prompt and professional in working with our loan agency. Despite the fact that this was Martha’s first time working with our lender (University of California, Berkeley), everything went super smoothly. Martha’s exceptional speed in sending the required documents to our underwriter was a major factor here. Throughout the process, we greatly benefited from Martha’s sincere and honest advice stemming from her deep experience and knowledge of the bay area housing market. Overall, Martha was the best buyer’s agent that we could have hoped for and I really cannot recommend her any higher!
Patience in a virtuous agent
Martha helped us prioritize our needs and forwarded us only those that we were interested in. She joined us in every viewing, went over additional details and made very good recommendations. Martha is very patient as well. We could not have found our home without your help! - K. Koll
Highly likely to recommend
Martha has been such a blessing to us as first time home buyers. She took the time to explain things to us about the process so well. She was with us throughout the process and very responsive. She is very knowledgeable and did a wonderful job helping us.
A gem to work with
Martha was a gem to work with throughout the home search and purchase process, especially as first time buyers. Her patience in explaining the steps and all the documents required was so helpful. We valued her opinion as we looked at probably dozens of houses and when we finally made a bid we all knew it was the right choice. She knows what an important decision this can be and was ALWAYS available to us for any crazy question we might have. Can’t recommend her enough! - Laurie
Grateful to have met her
Words cannot express how grateful I am to have met Martha. She is very knowledgable, hard working, and honest. I met her at an open house and was delighted by her positive attitude. She listened to me describe my idea of a perfect home and helped me find what I was looking for, and in the process I made a life long friend. Thank you Martha!!
"Martha was an excellent realtor who helped my husband and I purchase our first home. She never hesitated to meet us anywhere, anytime, to go view various houses, and helped point out various pros and cons at each home, the types of things I wouldn't otherwise have known to think about. She was friendly, professional, and ultimately made this daunting process so much easier for us, and we always felt like we could ask any questions, regardless of how basic or complex. She was a fierce advocate for us, and I wouldn't hesitate to work with her again in the future!"
"Martha was excellent. We were not expecting to buy so fast but with Martha great negotiation skills, she was able to help me close on my first home. from start to finish she provided great customer service, communication and supported me a long the way. Martha showed me 4 listings and on that same day I fail in love with my loft. The seller was asking for a price I was not comfortable with. Martha advised me to write a letter because the seller and I were both looking for a fresh start due to unforeseen circumstances. The seller did not take my offer but we negotiated an offer that worked for seller and I which was a huge win for me. Here we are three months later and I have my beautiful loft in Jack London."
If you are looking for a real estate agent who will go to bat for you, go with Martha Park. She will be on your side through complex deals looking out for your best interest. Real estate deals can be tricky and mine was not short of ups and downs. However one thing was consistent. That was having solid advice from a trusted seasoned agent. Martha would also go out of her way to accommodate showings and disclose areas of concern or things to look out for. Bottom line she gets the job done. Having a seasoned agent that will get you what you need and provide sage advice is crucial in this hyper competitive market. Can go on and on but I will leave it here, my cocktail is getting warm as I type this poolside in my new house.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Martha. She is knowledgeable, professional, genuine, sweet, and all that you can ask in a realtor as a first-time home buyer. She always took extra measures to ensure that our questions were answered and jobs were done in a timely, competent manner. She is always quick to respond and showed up early to all of the scheduled meetings. All in all, we closed on an amazing property, for a great price under the appraised value, with absolutely no hiccups, in just 1 1/2 month of active searching! I'd highly recommend Martha to anyone for an impeccable homebuying experience, and I will be recommending her to all of my friends and family. Thank you Martha!
Couldn't ask for a better Realtor
It was a pleasure to work with Martha on buying my first home! She was knowledgeable, accommodating, and responsive. As a first-time home buyer, she made the process so easy and stress-free! She was by my side every step of the way and was always looking out for my best interest. Couldn't ask for a better realtor! - AL
Cannot recommend her enough
Cannot recommend Martha highly enough! She was super helpful and responsive, and had great knowledge of the market. She helped us understand important factors to consider when purchasing a home, and was very patient with us as we asked tons of questions. From start to finish, after putting an offer on 6 houses (the market was a force to be reckoned with), we were very pleased and would use her services again in a heartbeat.
Epitome of a professional
Martha is truly the epitome of an all true professional. Not only is she very kind, patient, and receptive, she is very hard working professional and knowledgeable about the cyclical environment of the real estate world.
Martha is the type of realtor that makes one feel you are her only client even though you know you are not. Martha is great at providing tips and suggestions to ease fears and anxiety that may come with the first home buying experience. She is honest in providing her professional opinions, and skillful at knowing when her client needs more of her assistance or not. Martha will support you through the entire process and is very resourceful even after the home buying process. Martha is one of a kind, and I would not be surprised to see her as a Broker one day. We would recommend as your real estate agent because we will definitely use her services again.
- E. Jackson
Get to the finish line
My partner and I began our journey to homeownership in July 2021, at the time we knew nothing about the real estate market and thought the home search/buying process would be very daunting, overwhelming and intimidating.
We connected with Martha on Zillow to tour the first of many properties. When my partner and I met Martha we instantly connected with her. Martha is knowledgable, patient, honest, transparent, responsive, detailed and above all Martha always went above and beyond and genuinely had our best interest! She is so kind and made the home search process easy and SO pleasant.
After about a month Martha got my partner and I to the finish line and now we are proud home owners!! We feel so lucky to have met her and partnered with her.
Thank you so much, Martha!
Martha was responsive, honest, helpful and basically wonderful. She had recommendations and referrals for everything I needed, which was amazing.
I highly recommend her to anyone looking for assistance with any aspect of buying a home.
Attentive and supportive advocate
Thank you so much for your help! We are so grateful for all of the hard work you've done in getting our loan approved and funded. We are endlessly thankful and couldn't be happier with the way everything worked out.
You helped us find homes that match our requirements, and you were also quick in arranging showings upon request. You never pressured us to buy anything that we didn't like or hesitate.
Martha, you guided us and helped us understand what steps were needed. You kept open and active communication with us every step of the way. You have been thorough and professional; you kept us appraised about available appointments and always kept us informed as soon as new homes came on the market. You have been honest and forthright. We are lucky to have found you. Your hard work, ethics, and integrity are respected and much appreciated.
As first-time home buyers, we were hesitant about the process, and the competitive housing market scared us and made us very anxious. Your knowledge of the housing market and the process was a great resource. You offered your opinion when asked and helped us consider things that we hadn't thought of. We definitely will reach out to you in the future and recommend you to our friends and family.
Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
We were lucky enough to be assigned Martha as our agent through Zillow. We were so happy with her services; she was calm, knowledgeable and responsive. As first time home buyers we were nervous and uninformed. She patiently answered all our questions and took the time to explain the process and understand what we were looking for. She didn’t try to upsell or push us outside of our comfort range, she showed us homes that would work for us and were within our budget. If you’re looking for an honest, hard working realtor with a lot of integrity then Martha will be a good fit for you, she’s a pleasure to work with. - Donna N.
Martha was a dream to work with! Extremely knowledgeable of the East Bay Area and knew what I wanted in a home. Glad to have had her expertise and it made buying our first home a great experience! She’s quick to respond and is personable, professional, and warm.
A REAL partner
I worked with Martha to search for and purchase my first home, a condo in the East Bay. Martha is overall very competent, and was a wonderful agent to work with. She is very knowledgeable of the local East Bay area, and was always very helpful in answering our questions. During our touring process, Martha was never pushy, and would even often give honest opinions about units that we viewed. Eg she would tell us that there were many homeless in the street in the next block, or that a listing price was too high for the value of the home. This made us felt comfortable and that she was being a partner.
During our closing process, Martha was immensely helpful in helping us navigate the end to end process, since it was our first time. She was always extremely responsive and would respond to our questions via email/text within a couple hours. The partners that she worked with (lender, title etc) were also of high quality.
We are very glad we found Martha to assist us, and would highly recommend her.