That's What They Said
"Linda and Samantha were referred to us through a local friend and, being from out-of-town, this was essential for us. They know the market extremely well (with excellent historical knowledge and local perspective) and have strong relationships with other agents in the market. Linda and Samantha were so genuine and down-to-earth. From the very beginning of our relationship, we were made to feel comfortable. Both ladies are outstanding communicators. They always responded promptly and were not afraid to provide honest opinions when asked. We never felt pressured! They always listened to us; learned what we were thinking and how we were feeling and applied what they learned to our search and decision-making. Our time was never wasted. When it was clear that a property was not for us, we moved on. They matched our pace and frame of mind – relaxed, slow, un-sure to start, then moved very quickly and aggressively when we needed to do so. They were incredibly helpful with all local service-providers and inspectors to help us evaluate our property."
"I came to know Samantha through her husband, who is a good friend of mine. When my boyfriend and I became serious about buying a house, I knew that I wanted Samantha to be our agent. We were looking to buy in the South Bay and during our house hunt, we faced some challenges, such as low inventory, multiple offers, and shady sellers’ agents, but Samantha stuck by us. Her encouragement and optimism kept us motivated. She accompanied us to every open house, was very informed about the market and always found the time to talk us through the confusing process. But most importantly, it was because of her persistence, knowledge, incredible work ethic and professionalism that we landed a perfect little home in Torrance in just two months. What I appreciate the most about Samantha is her honesty. She never tried to up-sell us on a property. I tended to want to inflate our offers, and she was always reining me in and reminding me of our own budget! She believed in finding us a home for a fair market price. After having been through this stressful and emotional process, I know now that having an honest agent is a diamond in the rough. With that in mind, we feel like we truly lucked out with Samantha as our agent. We are happy homeowners and we couldn’t have gotten here without her!"
"We have just recently purchased a new home in Healdsburg with Samantha and couldn't be happier that we choose to work with her. Samantha is particularly special because she is a fantastic real estate agent, but she is effortlessly un-agent-like. She took the time to really understand us and understand what we wanted and then represented our needs in a way that took a lot of pressure off us. The whole process can be quite stressful, but Samantha has a calming, reassuring nature and navigated us through all the ups and downs - getting us exactly what we wanted at each juncture I might add. She has a very friendly yet intelligent manner, which we noticed immediately disarms others and is an excellent attribute for all the issues that inevitably arise during the house buying/selling process. In fact, the sellers (the previous owners of our house) ended up trusting her more than their own agent! Lastly, I want to mention how valuable her design experience has been. She has had some wonderful insights and quick fixes in spaces that we had not at all considered."
"Linda was an exceptional agent. Over the years my husband and I changed homes with many agents. None of them compared to Linda. Not only was she wonderful in all categories, but she was personally helpful in so many ways. She arranged and physically helped me move furniture out of the house when we first listed. She contacted the listing agent where I planned to move and facilitated all of the arrangements about the timing of purchase and closing dates so that it would work for me. She made all the arrangements for the work that had to be done on my house; saving me both time and anxiety. All of this was done in constant contact with me. Linda made me feel that I was taken care of both personally and in the business part of our relationship. I knew I could absolutely depend on her in every way. I recommend her most highly."
"I can’t say enough about Samantha. There’s truly no one better. This was my first purchase of a home. I was so nervous and had a million questions. After meeting with Sam and visiting some properties, I was taken back with how knowledgeable, immensely thorough, honest she was. And most of all, she was patient with all my questions and concerns which were nearly endless, since I tend to become very overwhelmed with big purchases like this, as do most everyone. I had worked with another agent for a while, and he was alright in some respects, but Samantha had the whole package. It is so crucial to have a good agent, and I’m so grateful to have had Samantha in my corner. I’ve been living in my new home for nearly a year now and couldn’t be happier. It was the right move without a doubt."
"My husband and I just moved into our new home in December near El Segundo, and we could not have done it without Samantha! One of our friends recommended her, and now we highly recommend her as well! Samantha is incredibly knowledgeable about the area, responds to every neurotic email almost immediately, is organized and professional. But most importantly, Samantha really cared about our happiness as new homeowners. She traveled with us all over West LA and the South Bay to help us find the home of our dreams. She helped us ask all the right questions and navigate through this very confusing process. She always made it a point to cater to our schedules and was there with us every step of the way. Samantha helped make this potentially stressful journey fun."
"Thankfully we were referred to Linda and Samantha by a very trustworthy resource and we could not have been more fortunate to have worked with such an incredible team. They very confidently helped us secure a unique property by doing extensive research and an overabundance of due diligence. This type of care and professionalism created a very comforting environment for my family as we needed to be certain that the largest investment of our lives was the right choice. Linda and Samantha could not have been more enjoyable and easier to work with as they guided us into a beautiful home that now has brought into existence a quality of life that is immeasurable, and we couldn’t be more thankful."
"I had the pleasure of working with Samantha on a sale for a client of mine. It was his first purchase and went into it overwhelmed by the whole process. All it took was one sit-down with her and he felt comfortable and confident and found a place that he loved in a short time. Samantha listened to what he wanted, asked him all the right questions and gave him wonderful suggestions and directions. She was honest, reliable, knowledgeable, extremely thorough and wonderful to work with. I'm going to refer her to everyone I know in the market without a doubt. She's the realtor you hope to work with!"
"Samantha Marquis and Linda Farwell provided us with the utmost professional and top-notch service. They were both incredibly knowledgeable, thorough, hardworking, kind and considerate throughout the entire process, as well as did a fantastic job of keeping things moving on a fast-paced timeline. Additionally, they both went above and beyond to advocate for us and find the answers we needed. We absolutely recommend Marquis Farwell Homes and will honestly never use another realtor again. Do yourself a favor and hire these gals!!"
"Linda is by far the most patient realtor I've ever encountered. She is always willing to answer questions, make suggestions, and be realistic and honest - which, when looking at (for literally years) and finally buying a house in this economy, was much appreciated. On top of being incredibly personable and knowledgeable, she is a very easy-going, low pressure person."
"Linda went above and beyond by taking care of everything, literally everything, since we lived out of town. She was amazing and made the process very smooth. She even had to deal with working with our renters, one of whom was a Realtor. The renters said she treated them with the utmost professionalism."
"Linda was there every step of the way when we were selling our house. She listened to what we wanted and made suggestions that were very helpful. She also didn't hesitate to offer her services and have her entire family pitch in to help us out. We would highly recommend Linda."
"Linda started out as our realtor and has ended up as our friend. She is so much fun to work with -- always positive and upbeat. And she knows everyone, which is very helpful in her field! She is a consummate professional and we would highly recommend her."
"Need a perfect real-estate agent to help you buy a home? Samantha is a great place to start. It’s rare to find a Realtor who can combine experience, professionalism, and great opinions to help clients find the perfect house. She fits that bill!"
"We wanted you to know what a fabulous job you did on selling our house. It was so smooth, and you were both so helpful. We think you are the very best real estate salespeople in Sonoma County."
"Thank you both so much…. you did such a great job showcasing our home and finding a great family to carry on its legacy…. thank you thank you!"
"The best realtor we've ever worked with. This was a 75-acre vineyard property with an old farmhouse and several outbuildings."
Marquis + Farwell Homes takes a vested interest in all their clients and work tirelessly to help them filter through the heaps of information that surface when it comes time to buy or sell a property.