Markus & Heidi Brown + Associates
Real Estate Marketing and Consulting
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It is usually a stressful experience to sell your home so I was very pleased with being in the capable hands of Heidi and Markus Brown during the recent sale of my property in Irvine.They worked tirelessly to sell my condo and they went the extra mile to deal with my complicated schedule and the fact that we were in different continents during the sale.

They make a great team; they are bright, very professional and get the job done. Overall, I had an excellent experience with Heidi and Markus through the whole selling process, and, it was like dealing with good friends who care about a successful outcome, not just business people. I highly recommend them.

Martha Soriano, Irvine, CA

When we recently decided to sell our investment property on the Balboa Peninsula we chose Markus and Heidi to list it. We had procrastinated on listing the R-2 property over the years since we were not sure how to market the house, how much fix up needed to be done before selling, or even how to price the property. Since Markus and Heidi had both lived and worked in the Newport area before, they were extremely comfortable with pricing, marketing and most importantly, creating a listing that would appeal to the investment buyer, not the usual homebuyer. It was amazing! Within the first week of listing the property, we received 6 full price cash offers... and they were all more than we had ever dreamed possible. We closed escrow on the property in less than 30 days and it was truly an effortless transaction... at least on our part. Thank you Markus and Heidi for a wonderful job... the outcome was life changing for us.

Mark & Debbie Robson, North Tustin, CA

Markus & Heidi Brown have combined their unique styles to create quite the successful duo around this charming & pristine town of Tustin. Each brings their own distinct flair to the many nuances of buying and selling a home in this unpredictable time. They are professionals excelling in real estate sales. Regardless of your position, a buyer or a seller, they offer smart, skillful & successful ways to proceed in today's market.

Throughout the process of introducing our home of 25 years to a tenuous real estate market, their patience while we waited 9 months before deciding to actually sell, to the winding up of escrow details, they walked together with us to a successful sale on both our end and our buyers.

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Markus & Heidi. They answered every question, offered exceptional assistance in every circumstance we encountered and the entire experience seemed effortless on our part.

We are thankful to Markus and Heidi. We've had the opportunity to turn a new season of our lives into an exciting adventure and are grateful for a new friendship!

Bill and Janice Hankins, Tustin,CA

It was a real pleasure to work with Heidi and Markus Brown. We've owned 5 homes and have never been given such personal attention. They are both confident, professional and extremely knowledgeable. Don't let those fresh young faces fool you! My husband and I both learned so much from them. We have a lovely new home in North Tustin and made new friends along the way!

Amy and Farrel Mahar, North Tustin, CA

My wife and I were fortunate to have met Markus and Heidi at one of their open houses. Though we have met and spoken to many agents in our attempt to relocate to Orange County, they earned our business through their very extensive knowledge of the housing market, the cities we were interested in, and the schools located in these cities. Since we were not too familiar with Orange County and what it had to offer, they took us on an area tour of quiet a few cities. This helped us to really narrow down our search and discover new cities we never had explored. They asked us all the right questions, listened to our wish list, and spent countless weekends helping us search for our dream home. We looked forward to our weekend home searches because we felt we were learning so much about real estate from them and felt like the homes we were seeing were tailored to us. They were patient, never pushy, and we really felt they had our best interest at heart.
 When we finally found our dream home they quickly drew up an offer, negotiated a deal, and made sure escrow went smoothly and closed on time. Heidi was excellent at handling the paperwork efficiently and even communicated with the escrow company and agent that was handling the sale of our old home. Markus and Heidi are truly a dynamic duo! Our dream became a reality because of them and we are incredibly happy with the exceptional service they provided us. We would highly recommend Heidi and Markus to all our friends and family!

John and Natalie Diaz, Anaheim Hills, CA

Markus and Heidi are true professionals. We're closing today on a beautiful home in Cowan Heights that we wouldn't have considered without their guidance. Markus knows the market inside and out. As a result, they steered us in the right direction, in terms of the way we considered location, property attributes for our family and living needs, as well as long-term investment value. Markus has a good eye for knowing the potential of a property. He can envision remodel potential or ideas on the spot. Heidi is highly efficient, organized and the best person to have on your team to make sure all of the details are covered and your deal is handled completely. We can't say enough great things, we feel fortunate to have been able to work with them. Thank you both for making our purchase a truly enjoyable experience!

Rick and Jennifer Anaya, North Tustin, CA

Heidi and Markus are extremely knowledgeable about both the Tustin area and the real estate market as a whole. We felt extremely comfortable using them as our realtors as we knew they always had our best interest in mind. They weren't pushy like other realtors, but provided us with all of the information we needed and answered the many questions we had which allowed us to make an informed decision. When it came to the escrow process, Markus and Heidi were with us each step of the way. They never hesitated to go above and beyond for us when we needed their assistance and did so in a personable and professional manner. They were always honest and pleasant and we truly enjoyed getting to know them during the home-buying process.

Jeremiah and Sharon Meadows, Old Town Tustin, CA

Markus and Heidi sold our Old Town Tustin home in a month. We are so happy with them. They are very professional and go out of their way to make sure things run smoothly and are taken care of. We had no worries. They make a great team. Thank you Heidi and Markus, now on to purchasing a home!

Bret and Stephanie Fairbanks, Tustin, CA

I cannot say enough good about Markus and Heidi Brown! My husband and I met Markus several months before we decided we were seriously ready to look for a house. I filed his business card away until we were ready, and when that time came, we didn't hesitate to call Markus. He was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to make sure we completely understood the house buying process in California. He was also very good at pointing out the good and the bad about each house we saw. He was able to guide us and show us what was really important when making a decision to bid. Whether it was a standard sale, short sale or foreclosure we were confident that he had experience to close the deal! In fact he did just that. We decided to bid on a foreclosure and because of the reputation of Markus and Heidi and their understanding of how it all works, we got the house. After our bid was accepted Heidi was there all the way. She did not let one detail get passed by. She explained all the paperwork and kept us posted daily on where we were at in the process. Together, they turned something could have been a stressful situation, into a great experience! I would highly recommend Markus and Heidi Brown and would for certain use them again. These are real people who care about you and getting you a great deal and making sure you find exactly what you are looking for.

Dan and Heather Maddigan, Mission Viejo, CA

I have worked in the real estate industry for about 6 years and I know many realtors - many good, some great, some so so.. I'm married to a great one now but he was working oversees... I needed to sell my home, in a down market so that I could join him in our new home in Japan, and I needed to do so quickly.

Happily, I have known Markus and Heidi for a long time and there was no question of not approaching them to help me. I'm so glad that I did. Even knowing the process as well I as I do, (this was the fifth transaction I had to do for myself), Markus and Heidi were able to support me and advise me better than I could have done for myself - from preparing my home for market (helping me keep costs down) and accurately advising me on the price to seek - they knew our local market so well and their instincts on pricing were dead on! So glad I listened to them. The marketing for my home, a relatively modest little place, was beautiful and showcased it to its best advantage! Open houses were handled with ease and they kept me informed every step of the way. Their marketing drew multiple, good offers and their analysis was invaluable in getting the right one and opening escrow. The escrow process was the smoothest I had ever had selling... and they ably helped me with an unforeseen, last minute "hiccup" involving the plumbing that I thought would really be a problem!! Closing occurred on time, as negotiated and they even helped me after I moved in ways too numerous to detail. Their professionalism, and friendship kept me sane, able to focus on the rest of my life and plan for a huge move! The best decision I ever made, in realty terms, was to ask for their help. Make that your decision too - you won't regret it!!

Anne Anderson, Tustin, CA

Markus and Heidi Brown are incredible professionals. They know the real estate business in and out. They are responsive and straightforward. Their no nonsense approach helped us find and secure a home that was exactly what we were looking for. Markus paid very close attention to what we were looking for in a house, but also challenged our boundaries to ensure we knew that our new house would be a perfect fit. Once we found the perfect place, Heidi guided us through the escrow process. Her organizational skills and attention to detail was vital in ensuring that we didn't encounter any delays or mishaps during the most important part of the process. It was a seamless effort between Markus and Heidi on all accounts. Markus also helped us realize the potential of our purchase. He provided insightful ideas about increasing the value, aesthetics, and functionality of our new house. When all was said and done, Markus and Heidi were the key in helping us find the house we can call ours.

Jared and Heidi Gummig, Irvine, CA

We would like to thank both of you for the truly excellent job you did in helping us sell our house on Miralago in North Tustin. Right from the beginning with the early discussions on marketing strategy, pricing, and timing of the various activities, you both did a great job moving the whole process along quickly and efficiently. You were both very professional in all of our dealings, plus we thought you were just plain good folks to work with.

You were very proactive in getting the house listed, previewed, and then shown at the two open houses. Since the house sold so quickly, we can only assume that the pricing we agreed upon was right in the ballpark.

Overall, the process went incredibly smoothly and we are very appreciative of the efforts you made to lead to a successful (and quick!) sale. In this market, it could have taken much longer, but everything went so well and so fast that we are still trying to catch our breath.

Thanks again for a great job. We would definitely recommend your services to any friends in the area looking to sell their homes.

Lynn and Susan Lasswell, North Tustin, CA

Markus and Heidi made the purchase of our first home easy. After initially exploring the possibility of purchasing a home on our own, we realized the intricate details involved in such a process and decided to ask Markus and Heidi for assistance. Through the multiple steps of seeing houses, evaluating necessary repairs and improvements, making offers, escrow and closing, Markus and Heidi removed stress from our home-buying experience. We very much look forward to involving them in the eventual sale of our current home and purchase of our next home. You cannot go wrong having Markus and Heidi on your team.

Brian Strem and Anna Galkin, Encinitas, CA

Markus and Heidi guided us successfully through the fears and hazards of selling our house in these very difficult times. They were very professional, paying attention to our requests and giving us ample time to prepare the house before showing it. They were prompt in returning our calls, answered all of our questions and, when we needed to talk, were immediately available. We appreciated their knowledge of the field and their comfort at the times when we were disconsolate. Their professional advice and attention to our suggestions were very welcome, and their honesty with us and the buyers invaluable. We would have no reservation in recommending them.

Jacqueline and James Shelburne, Corona Del Mar, CA

Markus and Heidi make the best real estate team ever. Markus is so full of information when it comes to searching for a home. He knows the signs of potential problems, how much renovations will cost, and is very knowledgeable on housing prices. Both Markus and Heidi are informed about what's going on in Tustin, which greatly helped us when choosing a house in Tustin. They led us to certain resources that assured us that where we bought was suited to us. Heidi was awesome when we went into escrow. She was on top of everything that we needed to do, which made our job very easy. She was actually better prepared than our escrow company. She is definitely someone you want on your side. Last but not least, the two of them are great when it comes to negotiating. They knew what it would take to get our house. Thank you so much. We couldn't have done this without your hard work and professionalism.

Brian and Kelsi Walker, Tustin, CA

My wife and I researched and interviewed many agents before deciding on Markus and Heidi to represent us and we could not be more thrilled with our choice. Markus and Heidi earned our business through the depth of their market research, product knowledge, and the quality of their marketing materials, all of which they put to use in the sale of our home. Three days after listing our home with them we had over half a dozen full asking price offers from which to choose! Throughout the process of the sale, we came to really appreciate their team approach as we coordinated negotiations and strategy with Markus and logistics and marketing with Heidi. Both of them were generous with their time, clear in their explanations of the challenges and technical issues of our sale, terrifically detail oriented, and made the experience both profitable and fun.

Among the many reasons we had chosen Markus and Heidi at the start of our process was their intimate knowledge of the Old Town Tustin market. When our home purchase interests shifted to a property in Silverado Canyon, we were blown away with how quickly they researched the market, mastered the idiosyncrasies of canyon properties, and were able to guide us through the unique pitfalls and challenges of purchasing property outside of the suburban norm. Their help with financing logistics, negotiation, and identifying contractors has helped make our dreams come true. We feel tremendously blessed to have worked with Markus and Heidi!

Grant and Keri Davis, Irvine, CA (sale) and Silverado Canyon, CA (purchase)

I enjoyed working with Markus in finding my house. He really listened to me when I told him what I was looking for in a house, and he showed me many homes that met my desires for a new home. He was always willing to show me anything I wanted to see even when he thought it was not what I was looking for.

Markus has lots of networking connections in different neighborhoods and was able to know what was available in my price range. He stayed on top of the houses that came on the market each and every day. I often saw houses that had just come on the market that day or the night before. It is this kind of dedication and persistence that led Markus to find the perfect house for me before "my house" ever went on the market.

Once my offer on the home of my dreams was accepted, Heidi, his wife, kept me apprised of all the paperwork and other details necessary from the day my offer was accepted until the close of escrow.

Markus and Heidi are quite a husband and wife team. They will find your dream house. I recommend them to anyone wishing to buy a house. In a tough housing market such as this, Markus and Heidi can really get the job done!

Kathy Hettick, Santa Ana, CA

I had the fortunate experience of working with Markus and Heidi Brown in one of the most difficult times of my life. However, their knowledge, understanding and patience with me made the sale of my house a pleasant experience.

Markus has a great deal of professionalism, patience and understanding of what I was going through. Heidi has outstanding marketing skills and brought my house to life through photos and words so that people wanted to come check out my charming and cozy home.

Thanks again for all your hard work and most of all your understanding. That meant a great deal to me.

Shelley Strain, Tustin, CA

Markus and Heidi are a great team, and we had an exceptional experience with them in our search for a home. Markus is patient and genuine and has a unique talent for figuring out what a buyer is looking for in a property. Heidi is thorough, organized, and has tremendous attention to detail. They have a great knowledge and feel of the Orange County real estate market. Every step of the home search and buying process was handled with the utmost professionalism and integrity. No question was too small, and we always felt that our needs were put first. They have our highest recommendation.

Dr. Sudeep and Sara Taksali, North Tustin, CA

Thank you very much for helping us sell our house as we prepare to move to Chicago. We were extremely happy with the way you handled the sale and you both rock. It's nice being able to trust your real estate agents with your eyes shut. So thank you for being there for us!

Kenneth & Fabiana Muench, North Tustin CA

We want to say how much we appreciate the splendid service that Markus and Heidi provided during the purchase of our home. The personal nature of their service, their knowledge of the local area and attention to detail made all the difference. Not only did we find a home, but we also made two friends. Thanks. We do definitely recommend you to others in need of purchasing or selling a home.

Eduardo Torres, Sandra Kageyama and Kids, North Tustin, CA

We had interviewed several agents and worked with a few prior to working with Markus and Heidi, but right from the beginning of our relationship with Markus and Heidi, it became crystal clear that they were committed to finding our family the right home. They listened to everything we had on our wish list, helped us hone in on what was truly important to us, and treated us like family (not just another client). They spent countless hours previewing homes and taking us to viewings. Through their knowledge of the industry and connections in the real estate community, we were able to purchase the perfect home for our family. And their commitment to our family did not end once the purchase agreement was signed, no, down through the day we received our keys, Markus and Heidi were still working diligently to make sure our interests were protected.

If we had to do this all over, we would definitely use them again... and if one day we decide sell our home, we will definitely be giving them a call.

Cesar and Helen Tovar, North Tustin, CA

Markus and Heidi helped us find and purchase our house. The house needed a little work, and Markus helped us determine if we would be able to handle the remodeling projects or if we were in over our heads. Markus has a very good knowledge of how houses are built and gave good references to inspectors and we determined that we would be able to manage the projects that came with the house. Heidi was very organized with the paperwork process and made sure that all the deadlines were met so the escrow closed smoothly and on time.

Markus and Heidi's professionalism and good sense of humor made the buying process as simple and fun as possible and we highly recommend them to anyone looking for capable Realtors.

Jorg & Laura Hesser, Anaheim Hills, CA

Markus and Heidi made it their goal to find us exactly what we wanted, even when we weren't exactly sure what we wanted. They asked us all the right questions and spent a lot of time looking for the best place that would make us happy. With non-stop viewings, they were right there to make sure we saw the house we were interested in right away!

They really know how the market works and have a few tricks up their sleeves to make sure you get what you want. The house we really wanted had multiple offers and Markus and Heidi knew exactly how to handle such a situation and the seller countered our offer the very next day. In the end, we were thrilled with how helpful and knowledgeable they were about the process and how to get it done. Even in escrow, they worked their magic and were able to get the sale price reduced. We would absolutely recommend Markus and Heidi and when it comes to selling they would be the only ones we would call.

Thanks you two - you were wonderful.

Aly Cummings and Casey Rising, Tustin, CA

Heidi and Markus pointed out that because of the highly competitive Orange County housing market, our contingent offer would be a difficult sell. With this in mind, they recommended that they meet with the owners and their real estate agent to submit our offer in person. Fortunately for us, they knew what they were talking about! The sellers mulled over our offer for about twenty-four hours and then accepted. It's safe to assume that their presentation was effective...Overall, Heidi and Markus proved to be extremely professional, highly organized and their dedication to our needs was second to none. We can't tell you how impressed we are with them.

David & Elena Goodrich, Dove Canyon, CA

Thank you for finding us the right house and for all you did to make our home buying experience a good one. We would be happy to recommend you to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home.

Steve and Kim Schapiro, North Tustin, CA

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Markus and Heidi Brown and would recommend them to all my family and friends. Throughout the entire process they were so helpful, understanding, and professional. Markus tirelessly showed me a gazillion houses and gained a good sense of what I wanted and needed even when I was not exactly sure. He is very knowledgeable and has numerous contacts for the work that I need to do on the house, and I feel that I can trust what the contractors say because they were recommended by Markus and Heidi. They make a great team. Once I started the escrow process, Heidi made sure everything stayed on target. With so many pitfalls to the short sale process, I really do not think it would have gone through without Heidi advocating for me every step of the way. Thank you both so much!

Chiyo Matsubayashi, Old Town Tustin, CA

As a first time buyer, I wasn't sure what to expect when it came to purchasing my first home. But I was pleasantly surprised when working with Markus and Heidi. They took the time to explain the home buying process to me which made my experience much more enjoyable. Their professionalism and loyalty to their clients is outstanding. I will gladly utilize their services when I decide to move up to a larger home.

Karen McGinnis, Aliso Viejo, CA

Markus and Heidi did an outstanding job helping us buy our first home. They were very patient with all of our questions and always had informative and honest answers. They went above and beyond helping us make all the right decisions. We were very appreciative of all their efforts and could not have asked for a better experience. We readily recommend them to anyone in need of their services.

Chris and Kirsten McCraw, Ladera Ranch, CA

As a first-time home buyer, I was more than satisfied with Markus & Heidi's services. I felt well informed every step of the way, and Markus and Heidi definitely stepped up to the plate and kept my interests first. I would recommend their services to anyone who is looking for realtors who go above and beyond to get you the best deal possible.

Sarah Kucklick, Costa Mesa, CA

We just wanted to let you know how happy we are in our new home. We appreciate the work Markus and Heidi did for us, especially walking us through every detail of the process. Their professionalism and enthusiasm was key in making our dream come true.

Carlos Gomez and Jamie Li, Los Angeles, CA

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