"Marc Olson helped me sell my mother's home. His knowledge of the real estate market was spot-on, as a selling price was determined. The house ended up selling in 5 days, an indication to me that he knows the real estate market well. I live out of state and Marc went above and beyond his responsibility as the listing agent. He made himself available each and every time someone needed access to the house. He even removed contents from the closet and the closet hardware in order for the home inspector to gain access to the attic. He kept me informed almost on a daily basis as the home moved through the selling process. Each time I needed to sign documents, he explained them to me in laymen's terms. He provided me with tradesmen after the inspection was complete for necessary repairs. Each and every tradesman he referred me to was kind, honest, and truly had my mother's best interest at the forefront. I feel this speaks to his character and reputation; he is among a group of extremely reliable professionals. Having never sold a house before, I could not have been more comfortable with the process as Marc guided me through it. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to any potential seller or buyer. My only regret is that he isn't in Chicago!"
"I have purchased several properties with the help of the Marc Olson Real Estate Team. I have found them to be very courteous, knowledgeable, honest and always with the highest ethics. I would highly recommend them."
- Al Kockler
I was tired of renting and decided to get serious about purchasing my first home. I chose Marc Olson's Remax More Team because of a recommendation of a friend. Chad Swenson was very personable and knowledgeable. Chad was very patient with all of my questions and concerns. I appreciated how smooth the whole home buying process went. Chad was always timely in responding to my requests and questions and had answers and advice through every step. Chad goes over and above standard realtor duties to help solve issues and make my home ownership dreams come true. I would recommend Chad and the More Team to my friends and family as a team you can trust to work to your best interest and advantage. I love my new home and thank Chad Swenson for helping to make my home ownership dream become a reality!
- Samantha Perry
Jen was amazing to work with. She took us seriously from the beginning and was very willing to meet multiple times as we found houses we loved. We ultimately made an offer on a house that had been on the market less than 48 hours and without Jen's timely responses and willingness to work quickly we would have missed on the amazing house we purchased. She was great at giving advice and never was pushy. We never felt like she wanted us to look in the higher ranges of our budget and showed us homes that were very comfortably affordable for us. She also paid close attention to the key things we were looking for in a home--hard wood floors, room for a garden, and a nice kitchen. Overall simply amazing to work with. The welcome to your new home card she left really made us feel wonderful and excited on the big day.
- Autumn Wilke
"The Marc Olson Real Estate Team has sold three houses for us, helped us buy three houses, and now currently has our house listed. Obviously, we really like and trust them in all aspects of real estate and wouldn't ever consider using anyone else. When working with the M.O.R.E. Team, they did so much more than just put a "For Sale" sign in the yard. They always kept us up to date on showings and included timely feedback from each showing. When buying houses with the Marc Olson Real Estate Team, they always made every process as stress free as possible. We haven't had the most simple situations during the buying process, but they have always done everything they can to make the process as seamless as possible. In our home, the "M.O.R.E. Team" is called "The Hardest Working Team in Real Estate", which pretty much sums them up."
- Patrick & Lane
"When I began searching for my first home, I was referred to Chad and I couldn't be more satisfied with how he handled this important step in my life. Chad zeroed in on exactly what I wanted and frequently updated me on the housing market. He was always willing to work around my busy schedule and when I finally found a townhome I wanted to purchase, he did an excellent job communicating with the other real estate agent to get the deal done. Chad has an exceptional work ethic and I have already recommend him to my parent's friends, who are now in the process of buying a house with him. I really appreciated that Chad always had my best interest at heart and never let the little details fall through the cracks. Thank you for all your help Chad! I am extremely happy in my new townhome thanks to you!"
- Francesca Johnson
"We would recommend Jen Stoelk to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!! We had such an amazing experience buying and selling our home with her. I was a little nervous selling our first home, and wasn't sure what to expect. But after meeting with Jen, she made the whole process seem easy. From start to finish she was with us; helping us along the way. I was impressed by her strong work ethic and her drive to help our family find the right home for us. I definitely felt she went above and beyond to help us get what we needed and wanted in selling our old home, and buying our new home. She was very dependable and really worked around out busy work schedules. Thanks for all your hard work Jen!"
"Marc is professional, knowledgeable, diligent, and easy to work with. We would rate him as excellent."
- Wayne & Pam
"We have both purchased a house from Marc, and sold a townhouse over the course of the past four years.
We could not have been happier with either experience. When purchasing, we had outgrown our townhouse in Nevada, and wanted to move to Ames to find something closer to work. Marc researched local properties, reviewed the ones we sent him, and gave us honest assessments of each. He helped us get the best price and best interest rates on our mortgage through his recommendations.
Marc was just amazing when we were selling our townhouse, too (we no longer wanted to be landlords). There was some red tape around townhouse transactions since the housing bubble burst; Marc researched each, talked to different relevant professionals, and got us the best information possible. He had previous helped us get a tax abatement on the property as well, which saved us thousands. He even found our renters a temporary residence since they were renting month-to-month after their lease ended.
We chose Marc because he was honest and worked hard for whatever we wanted. We'd used a couple of Realtors in the past, and it always seemed like they had an agenda to first try and sell us their own listings. Marc never did that, he worked hard to meet OUR needs. That is easily my favorite part of working with Marc- his expertise and flexibility are honed to help his clients with whatever they want first and foremost. We have raved about Marc to friends and family, and will continue to do so. He is a great asset to the Ames and Nevada area."
- Jon & Angie
"I'm a practicing attorney and have worked with Marc on a number of purchase/sale transactions in the past. My wife and I also used Marc in the summer of 2015 for our own purchase. I've always found Marc to be knowledgeable about market conditions and the buying/selling process. He is also a tireless worker who puts the clients' needs first. I would recommend his services to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a property."
"Chad Swenson made the process of buying my first home exactly what it should be, fun and exciting. He was very knowledgeable and he was always quick to answer any questions or concerns regardless of time of day. I sincerely believe he did everything in our best interest and he saved me many headaches while keeping everything running smoothly. I would highly recommend Chad Swenson to anyone in need of a real estate agent."
- Taylor Conlon
"I live in Forest Lake, MN and had a rental property to sell in Nevada, Iowa. I asked friends and relatives in the area if they knew of a good Realtor. Marc Olson was the name that always came up. One little girl even said that Marc was married to her teacher and she really liked her teacher, so Marc must be a good guy too. He was obviously invested in the community, a good trait for a Realtor. I called Marc and explained my situation. We met at the property and Marc - a very friendly, professional, experienced agent - walked me through the process. He answered all my questions about how houses sold in Iowa, the average time on market, what I should do to make the house look best for showings, etc. Everything I needed to know.
While the house was on the market I received frequent e-mail updates from Marc such as when the house was shown, the client's responses, how other homes for sale were doing. How often my was viewed in the MLS...I always knew what was going on with my house.Marc found a handyman for me and also did some troubleshooting to solve whatever minor problems that popped up. For example, he helped manage the temperature in the empty house, readjusting the thermostat when summer turned to fall. Things I couldn't do long distance. And when the home sold we did most of the paperwork by fax and e-mail. Marc handled the closing without me and I got a check in the next day mail. I would consider Marc a true professional. My late husband was a Realtor for 30 years and I've known all kinds of Realtors. Marc is the kind you want in your corner. I expected this transaction to be full of stress and problems and thanks to Marc it was pretty smooth and easy. I wouldn't hesitate to refer Marc to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the Nevada area."
"The experience we had with Marc was great. The home buying process is hectic and we had a lot to learn as this was our first home purchase. Marc was great at fielding any questions we threw his way, and very prompt in doing so. His approach seems more laid back than many realtors that wanted to deal with us. In no way do we think we sacrificed knowledge and experience just because he wasn't such an intense personality. We were relieved we ended up with Marc as our realtor and would certainly recommend."
- Derek & Angela
"Every interaction was positive; from finding a rental house for me, to stepping me through the search for a home to purchase, to finally deciding to build. By giving me time to choose without pressure, he helped me find what I think was the best choice and I am very pleased with the location and the home."
"Early on, Marc made efforts to be sure my family and I felt comfortable and secure in his knowledge. He has always been polite and compassionate to our situation. He is very honest and responsive. He did an excellent job of getting us through two home purchases in a single year. I couldn't have done it without him! Thank you so much for everything you do, Marc!"
"Marc was great. He was informative and never pushy. I never felt like he was just trying to make a sale and I feel like he helped find the right home for us. He was also very flexible with our schedule so the process was very easy."
- Aisha & John
"Marc was nothing short of wonderful. We had been working with a different Realtor that would not return our phone calls and didn't seem interested in selling a house. Marc was willing to show us any house at any time. We both work in Des Moines so our schedule was not always easy. Marc made it work every time. Andy got a call from Marc one afternoon and said he had found a house that met our requirements...it was perfect! We put our offer in and waited. The next day we got that call that will forever change our lives. We have nothing but wonderful things to say about Marc and his team of connections."
- Andrew & Cathy
"Marc really went above and beyond. After we had moved to a new city, Marc mowed the yard and shoveled the sidewalks in the winter. It was a long process with the housing market in a slump. Marc really did all he could and always kept us informed."
- Rod & Jennifer
"We had our home listed with 2 other real estate firms over a 9 month period and although they had shown our home on numerous occasions, we received no offers and a general negative attitude of the market and our home. After listing with Marc Olson, who was very realistic as to the market and value of our home, we had a purchase agreement signed within a week after listing! The purchase agreement was $2000 more than asking price. Marc handled the entire process in a very professional manner and kept Mary and I informed of everything that transpired during the process. We would highly recommend Marc to anyone thinking of selling their home."
- Ron & Mary