"He was savvy, professional, responsive, thorough and in all regards a pleasure to work with"
This was our third real estate transaction with Marcus, and in all three he was savvy, professional, responsive, thorough and in all regards a pleasure to work with. I have the highest regard for his experience and abilities, and recommend him without reservation.
"Marcus exudes confidence, trust and experience and gives great, nuanced advice."
Marcus is simply top-notch. He had an immediate vision for how to position the property, great instincts on market dynamics and executed the details flawlessly. Marcus exudes confidence, trust and experience and gives great, nuanced advice.
- Bertil C.
"There are real estate agents and there are GREAT real estate agents. Marcus falls under the latter camp!"
There are real estate agents and there are GREAT real estate agents. Marcus falls under the latter camp! Without Marcus, my husband and I don’t think we would have gotten the home we purchased in March. From the start, Marcus was a straight shooter and went above and beyond to ask selling agents questions on our behalf and scope out homes in advance of us seeing them. In a market like the Bay Area, you not only need someone who will be competitive along with you, but also someone you can trust. Marcus is, hands down, both. When it finally came down to putting an offer on our new home, Marcus was with us every step of the way...evaluating comps, working with the Seller/Agent consistently to ensure we were top of mind, serious buyers and even found us a more competitive, reliable lender that we wound up working with for our mortgage loan. The Bay Area market is not an easy one to navigate and Marcus acted as a partner in our process--he wanted the house as much as we did! Even more, Marcus became a friend in the process. He is genuine and kind as much as he is a bulldog when it comes to being “standout” in the buying process. Even after the purchase, he has still been in touch to check in on the move and project list. We hope to stay in touch with Marcus for a long time to come and HIGHLY recommend HELM Real Estate!
- Tanya B.
"If you’re considering working with Marcus, do it."
Marcus and Helm Real Estate is top notch. I truly felt that I was their most important client. I was able to reach Marcus by phone, text, email very easily and Marcus really went out of his way to help my family through this process. He met me late at night, helped facilitate meetings, kept me informed every step of the way. If you’re considering working with Marcus, do it. Straight-shooter, even keeled, transparent and incredibly helpful.
- Derek Chu
"On Point With Their Communication"
Ryan and Marcus have been very helpful throughout the whole searching process, offer submission and up to the close of escrow. On point with their communication and guidance. I will highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a home, especially in San Francisco.
"The Best Real Estate Company"
The best real estate company I have ever worked with and I have worked with many over 35 years. They get what it means to relationally care for their clients.
- Joe N.
"Ryan and his Team were Great"
Ryan was great from our initial meeting to well beyond when we moved in. He and his team were as great as we could've asked for.
- Geoffrey R.
"Helped us quickly and easily sell"
Your attention to detail, helpfulness, knowledge and use of best practices in the market helped us quickly and easily sell our investment properties.
- Russell Bradford
"Masterfully attend to logistics and detail"
As a trainer and coach at several Real Estate Brokerages throughout the City, I have met more agents than the average San Franciscan. Marcus stands out most notably with two rare combinations of attributes. The first is that he is both warm and deliberate. He has this ability to masterfully attend to logistics and detail without losing sight of what's most important--personal relationships. The second is how sharp of a communicator he is while being plain spoken. I imagine that his military background helped hone both set of qualities, which can very useful in the competitive market that is San Francisco.
- Bryan Neuberg , Business Coach, Neuberg & Associates
"Successful and effective"
Marcus' knowledge, professional demeanor, like-able nature and strong work ethic make him a successful and effective realtor.
- Jorge Almaguer , Owner/Broker, AJR Consultants
"The only one we recommend"
It may be a cliché, but you really do put your clients first. Whether it was negotiating with the bank or the seller, you always had our back. Your guidance helped us save several thousands of dollars in the purchase of our home. You also spent countless hours on the phone with Suzanne and I explaining the twists and turns of buying a short sale. Based on how you handled all the issues that cropped up, we can only imagine how easy it would be to have you as a realtor in a normal situation! What we were most impressed with, was the fact that virtually 100% of the time you were correct in everything from our negotiating strategy to how to structure our offer, to make it appealing to both the banks and the sellers. It became clear very early on that you had the experience and knowledge in dealing with very convoluted real estate transactions. You were very persistent in representing us to the seller’s agent and it was obvious at the end that she was leaning on you for guidance to complete the deal. While we know many realtors, based on this experience of representing us, you will be the only one we recommend to our friends in the future. We can honestly say that without your expertise, we would still be house hunting. This is one time where we should be buying you a bottle of Champagne to celebrate, not the other way around.
- Michael & Suzanne Berke
"Always brings a positive attitude"
Marcus Miller is a dedicated and hard working leader. He is the type of person who will go above and beyond for a colleague, client, or friend simply because it's the right thing to do and he cares. It's enjoyable to work with someone who is so open to feedback and always brings a positive attitude.
- Alison Mountford, Chef/Owner - Square Meals
Marcus is a pleasure to do business with. He is always optimistic and has ideas that are creative and helpful. I would recommend him to everyone who wants to buy or sell a home in San Francisco.
- Donna Parker, Owner - Acupuncture and Bye Bye Baby Weight
"Record time and for well over asking"
Marcus helped us sell our condo in record time and for well over asking. He has an intimate knowledge of the SF real estate market and he positioned our property to really maximize our chances of making a great profit.
- Brent & Sara Martyn
Marcus is a top notch real estate professional. I have the utmost respect, professionally and personally for Marcus. I would recommend him without reservation.
- Stephen K. Lightfoot, Esquire
"Has your best interests at heart"
I don't know what more we could have asked for from our experience with Marcus Miller. He is professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, prompt, and genuinely a good person. Very seldom do you find a professional who actually has your best interests at heart. I would encourage anyone in any stage of house-hunting to give him a call. I cannot recommend him enough.
- Andy & Michaele Kruger
"Highly skilled negotiator"
I highly recommend Marcus Miller, who is a very highly skilled negotiator, and clearly demonstrates industry expertise and real estate savvy. You will really enjoy his creative personal touch, engaging style, and great sense of humor.
- Noelle & Eric Mitchell
"Building long term relationships"
Marcus is the consummate professional, and truly understands the meaning of developing long term business relationships. He consistently demonstrates his belief in building long term relationships with partners and clients. I look forward to working with him in the future.
- Timothy Bernard Jones, Seed Fund Investor, CEO - Buzzient
"They know everyone"
I have bought and sold many homes with many different realtors; Marcus and his team are the BEST!!! The transaction was totally stress-free for me, which is very different from my previous experiences. They were on top of every detail. They know everyone in the real estate business in SF and they are well respected, it’s amazing how many doors that opens for a buyer in this competitive SF market. I wouldn't use any other agent.
- Dr. Maria Rivero
"What a great pleasure"
We thought you did such a great job managing that variability (while shielding us from all the ugly details). What a great pleasure to work with you.
- Chuck & Jennifer Fontana
"I am proud to call him a friend"
As Marcus' collaborative business partner and long time friend, I cannot recommend him more highly. The fact that I had already known him for a decade before joining with him to form our Real Estate Partnership, should speak volumes. But in the intervening 11 years that we have worked together Marcus' diligence, creativeness, integrity, professionalism and charm have not only improved our business but have also truly benefited our clients. I am proud to call him friend, business colleague and brother.
- John L. Woodruff III, Realtor & Partner of Woodruff & Miller
"23% over the asking price"
I gave the listing to your team after interviewing four additional companies. They walked me through various marketing strategies and recommended one that was wildly successful, securing a sale of 23% over the asking price. That's a major accomplishment.
- Trustee Joseph Giovinco
"Marcus and Ryan – 631 Mangels Ave"
I had the pleasure of working with Marcus and Ryan on my new construction condo. I found them both friendly, approachable and professional, and thought their service was top notch. They made sure to provide me with helpful updates throughout the process. I was always in the loop and made aware of what the next steps would be. Looking back, I especially appreciated that they made sure everything went smoothly towards the end when I was closing my escrow. Overall, it was a seamless experience working with them.
- Andrew T.
"He made the whole experience as easy and enjoyable as possible"
Gary is fantastic. As a first-time home buyer, I needed a lot of guidance. Gary gave me thorough advice every step of the process. He made the whole experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. I'd highly recommend him to everyone.
- Barbara Abulafia
"Don’t hesitate to call upon Gary"
He excelled at market knowledge, professionalism and customer service and was someone everyone looked up to seeking his advice and guidance. He is unquestionably one of the most ethical people I have ever met in my life and an outstanding individual. If you are looking for a real estate agent in the San Francisco area or have someone to refer, don't hesitate to call upon Gary; he is the only agent in San Francisco that I would call.
- Barbara Weismann
"Marcus Is an All-Around Stellar Guy"
Marcus is just an all-around stellar guy. In the brief six months that I knew and worked with him in a San Francisco networking group, I couldn't help but think of him as a friend and respect him as a businessman. When in his presence, it is immediately apparent that he is highly intelligent, very warm and eager to help you however he can.
- Whit Gurley
I have worked closely with Marcus in helping several of our shared clients to successfully find and secure the "Home of their Dreams". He is the utmost Professional and has an innate ability to connect on a human level with his clients. If you are looking for a Realtor for Life, there is no reason to look further!
- Paul Stella
"Multiple Offers in Less Than Two Weeks"
Marcus ran such a successful marketing campaign that there were multiple offers for my property in less than 2 weeks of its being offered for sale, especially impressive considering the fact that the market had suddenly softened.
- Karen Rosenak