Stacy and Mark – Buyers in Scripps Ranch, June 2017
My husband and I first met Marc Lyman in September of 2015 when we were casually stopping in at an open house where he was the listing agent. He was welcoming, professional and very knowledgeable about the real estate market. So, in March of 2017 when we were ready to buy and had found a house we were interested in, he was the first agent we thought of! Marc jumped right in and contacted the listing agent on our behalf. It turned out that the sellers had just accepted an offer on the house. We were disappointed, but Marc encouraged us, kept our spirits up and sent us listings for similar properties that aligned with our needs. Days later, the offer for the house we wanted fell out of escrow! The seller’s agent contacted Marc first because he had made a strong case for us and came across as a great agent to work with. Marc walked us through the process of making an offer and even wrote a letter on our behalf to the sellers. We truly believe that Marc was a big factor in why we got the house over multiple other offers. . . .
Throughout the buying process, Marc did research on our behalf, always kept us informed and spent a lot of time explaining technical jargon and processes to us. He made us feel extremely comfortable and he was always very responsive when we had questions. Also, a huge bonus: Marc is extremely knowledgeable about home maintenance and was willing to help us with project related questions and advice after our home inspection!
Through the entire home buying process, Marc was extremely supportive and he was always looking out for our best interests. We would recommend working with Marc to anyone. He is everything that one could want in an agent: Professional, friendly, knowledgeable and always thinking a step-ahead and going above and beyond.
On top of being an incredible agent, Marc is truly a kind person with a big heart. He’s the kind of person you want to be around and that makes such a big difference in stressful situations such as buying or selling a home. We are so grateful for all of Marc’s talent, knowledge, generosity and guidance. We look forward to working with him again in the future and hope you will consider him for your real estate needs! You will not be disappointed.
John and Anne B – Buyer in Mission Hills, Nov 2016
Marc was instrumental to the success of our new home search. He streamlined and focused our search until we found the right house. Once the home purchase was underway, Marc handled all the details and communicated with us regularly and was always available to respond to our questions and concerns. His attention to detail was exceptional. Our purchase was a difficult, complex one with an uncooperative seller but Marc took the time and made the huge effort and got it done. He kept us focused and on track through the entire search and purchase process. My wife and I strongly recommend his services.
Laura B – Buyer in Mission Valley, Nov 2016
I was a woman with a mission and I needed a realtor who’d help me achieve it. A close friend referred me to Marc Lyman and he provided just the skills I required to make my home purchase a success. Marc was patient and kind and took the time to educate me about the pros and cons that could result from each potential decision. He protected my interests and never left me confused about what was happening along every step of the way. He referred me to an excellent mortgage broker, home inspector, and termite company. He even provided much needed laughs along the way. This was my first home purchase as a single woman and Marc’s attention to detail and strong communication skills empowered me to feel confident throughout the process. I couldn’t have asked for a better home buying experience and I can’t thank Marc enough for helping me to fulfill my dreams.
Kevin Elliot – Broker & Listing Agent in Mission Hills, Nov 2016
Thank you Marc for being one of the most professional and patient agents I’ve ever worked with. I sincerely appreciate your knowledge you shared in a kind and courteous way. I wish all agents work together like this to improve the quality of knowledge and professionalism for the benefit of all buyers and sellers in San Diego. You are a great example of what a Realtor should be. I hope to work with you again someday.
Miki & Bill – Buyers in Point Loma, Oct 2016
My husband and I have lived in a Sunset Cliffs rental home since moving to San Diego nearly three years ago. In Dec 2015 we learned that we would remain in the area long-term so we began house hunting in earnest. Along the way we met a great number of realtors, but when it came time to select an agent to represent us in our home purchase only one person came to mind: Marc Lyman. Marc is smart, a great communicator, and very knowledgeable about the San Diego real estate market. What I appreciate most about Marc is that he is meticulous with details and always maintains his cool, regardless of how tense the negotiation or how many deadlines loom. . . .
John & Stacey – Buyers in Mission Valley, Sept 2016
Thanks Marc. Of my 12+ home purchases you made this one the easiest!
Tracy & Paul – Buyers in Islenair/City Heights, Sept 2016
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Marc Lyman to purchase our first home in San Diego. Our journey started January and after some time and a few offers we found our dream home and closed in September. Buying a home for the first time was overwhelming but Marc made it easy and helped us manage the process step by step. Our first offer was accepted over 2 identical offers based on the fact that we were working with such a qualified agent! The house didn’t work out when we had a change of heart after an inspection. Marc was supportive every step of the way. . .
The second house we liked we lost to a competing offer with cash. I was upset but Marc encouraged us not to give up even though I was getting frustrated.
I’m glad he did because the next house we saw hit every point on our wish list, a true dream house. We made our third offer but learned there was an all-cash offer for higher on the table. Conceding to the reality that we probably lost to cash again I got a call from Marc later that day- the seller picked us! Marc had written a letter that was so compelling we were favored over the cash. What are the odds?! We had an eventful escrow with ups and downs but Marc was always available for calls and texts and it made all the difference. He stayed in contact with the listing agent and kept everything moving smoothly and in our favor. He made recommendations for excellent people to work with on the various inspections and connected us with dependable contractors for others bids needed to make a solid investment.
His sound advice and experience was paramount in closing the deal for us. Anytime I had questions or needed tips Marc was quick to respond and always super informative. He thinks of what you don’t think to ask and was always looking out for our best interest. Not to mention he has a great sense of humor and gave us some relief in all the chaos of home buying.
I’m so grateful to have been referred to him. I couldn’t imagine going through this experience with anyone else. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking to sell or purchase in San Diego.
Erik & Jo V – Buyers in Rancho Santa Fe, Feb 2016
Marc is a first class real estate agent. He is diligent and outgoing. We actually could have used any realtor to secure our property, but decided on Marc due to his professional nature. While you are throwing a dart most times in finding real estate representatives, we were very happy with falling into Marc’s representation. There are many steps to buying and selling and Marc walked us through all of them. He was always available to answer questions and actually cares about his clients. Giving 5 stars is something to be earned, and Marc did earn them! He is a trustworthy realtor and will take pride in representing you as a buyer or seller.
From Shaun B – Seller in Point Loma, Oct 2015
I recently had the good fortune of hiring Marc Lyman to list and sell my family’s home in the wooded area of Point Loma. I could not have made a better choice. Marc is well informed, professional, thorough, responsive, and thoughtfully aggressive in his marketing efforts. I was kept informed of every development in what became a difficult transaction through no fault of Marc. I believe that Marc’s persistence and ingenuity in working with the buyer was the main reason the transaction was successfully completed. . .
From Shawn W – Buyer in Point Loma, June 2015
As a real estate investor by trade, I’ve bought and sold quite a few houses, but as an out of state buyer looking for a personal home, things got a little overwhelming in the competitive San Diego market. When I first met Marc, I was just learning about the area. I wasn’t in the buying stage yet and I made him aware of this in the beginning. Knowing this, he still offered his assistance and advice, as well as his time. He showed me a few homes to help me get a better idea what it was I was looking for. After Marc learned more about my likes and dislikes, he was able to narrow down a few homes that fit my criteria. As the excited buyer looking at new homes, I saw a few I thought could be perfect. Marc helped me stay on track and was honest about potential issues he knew I wouldn’t be happy with in the long run. Keeping my criteria in mind he pointed out possible view obstructions, traffic noises, and home locations. . .
From Helen & Mike C – Sellers in Mission Valley, Buyers in Point Loma, Jan & Mar 2015
Shortly after meeting Marc, his informed perspectives and determined dedication to looking out for our best interests quickly impressed us. Marc helped us evaluate our options and then ultimately negotiate a sales price that was below the listing range on a great home designed by a renowned architect. He also conscientiously managed the home inspection and subsequent repairs, which saved us thousands of dollars and countless hours had we handled them after the sale. Despite obstacles including a skunk extraction, questions regarding a retaining wall, and challenges related to unusual appraisal conditions, Marc’s calm, steady and personable approach helped keep our purchase on-track. We are thrilled to have had his help in buying our fantastic home. . .
With both transactions, Marc was extremely available and pro-actively communicated with us on a regular basis. It was clear that he was genuinely looking out for us every step of the way. Despite many moving parts, Marc always seemed to be a few steps ahead and was constantly on top of all the transaction details. With Marc’s help, we got a great deal on the home we purchased and then a very strong price on the condo we sold.
Whether you are buying or selling a home, we would highly encourage you to seek out Marc Lyman. As professionals in the appraisal and banking fields, we have interacted with many real estate agents over the years. Marc’s professionalism, expertise, communication, marketing skills, use of technology, and instincts make him a true standout and a valued asset to anyone lucky enough to work with him.