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Client Testimonials

Michele has served individuals for all the major Oil & Gas Companies and offers the same service to Energy Companies who do not work with Relocation Services.

Client Testimonials:

G. Fox, Oil & Gas Professional, Fox said   I would highly recommend Michele and Kristi to anyone looking for a top notch real estate team – they are both extremely knowledgeable and help you get the job done!”

A few years ago, Michele helped me sell my condo, and I had a really good experience with her.  Throughout the process, she was very professional, easy to work with, gave me great advice, and ended up helping me make a very nice profit on the sale.  When my husband and I recently decided to buy a new home, we didn’t hesitate to contact Michele to help.  Her business partner Kristi also helped us in our search and has been equally easy to work with.  Setting up viewings was a breeze and well coordinated, and we eventually found a home that we loved.  Throughout the process, Michele and Kristi helped by educating us about everything involved with buying a new home, and both were very responsive and attentive to our needs, and represented our interests well throughout the buying process.  

Based on our experiences, we decided to ask Michele to help us lease our current home.  Without hesitation, both she and Kristi took time out of their day to help us to stage the house and get it ready to list (not an easy task).  We ended up with fantastic pictures and a listing that looks great; we hope to have a contract soon.

Dr. Polifroni, Ph.D.  said,  I love Michele! She is the best in the business!

DAVID HOPKINS said Best agent I’ve dealt with, knowledgable, responsive, best service ever 

Hopkins, CEO MMC Inc. – The Woodlands, TX              I would like to express my gratitude to Kristi Graham, and the Energy Team at “Real Estate for the Energy Professional”  who sold my home in The Woodlands.

We originally chose a different listing agent, whom we thought could sell our home, but after several months, we terminated the listing.   When we decided to relist, we spoke with Michele Marano, Founder of “Real Estate for the Energy Professional” and Kristi Graham because they described a different viewpoint of the market and we realized they were the Agents we wanted to represent us.

They took the initiative in re-styling our home and then explained market conditions, which allowed us to make appropriate decisions in helping us to sell our home.   After 19 days, we received a contract and worked with Kristi in negotiations, which allowed us the best price.   There have not been any sales in the neighborhood since our home sold and the homes that are now listed are much lower. We appreciate the knowledge they demonstrated in the real estate market. Had we not listed with them, are home could possibly still be on the market at a much lower price. We would highly recommend using Michele Marano and Kristi Graham at “Real Estate for the Energy Professional.”

S. Ickes, Qatar Gas – City Centre, Memorial Houston           Knowing Michele’s background in the energy industry, I knew I could rely on her experience in making accurate real estate decisions in finding the right home for my sons and I.  I gave here an idea of what type of home I was looking for and within less than a day she was able to deliver exactly what I wanted.  She made the relocation easy for me because I never had to leave my office.  I signed a lease, site unseen and couldn’t be more pleased with the choice she made, based on the criteria I gave her.

Not only did she offer to be at the location when delivery arrives but she will also provided the service of decorating my home.  I do not know of any agent who understands Houston’s real estate like MIchele and offers a full real estate service, above finding a home.

Aigerim K. Ph.D., Rice University – Museum District, Houston            Michele was a listing agent for my home in Museum District of Houston and I strongly recommend her. I found out about her through a neighbor for whom she also was a listing agent.Michele was very good at setting the expectations and letting me know in advance about the major steps in the process. Some touch-ups were needed at my home and she quickly found a team that did the touch-ups in 2 days, so that the house would be ready for showing as soon as possible. She was good at communicating by email and sending me all the updates, requests for additional documents, etc in a timely manner. Michele also did a great job negotiating and standing firm on the price that I felt happy with. To sum up, I would describe Michele as responsible, organized, and honest.

Thomas G., Center Point Energy – Galleria, Houston  (Written To My Previous Broker),

Ms. Marano was able to market and lease our home for approx $1000.00 more than any other realtor estimated possible, maximizing income for you (the broker) and us. We were on the market less than 50 days and Michele guided us through every turn in the process. Prior to listing, she expertly assisted in staging our home, including helping us to hang artwork, choose paint colors, and even move furniture between rooms. She had been assisting our eventual tenant in their search and her opinion of them made us very confident in the correctness of the match between tenant and our property. Michele developed a similar rapport with our new tenant that greatly smoothed the process of signing the lease and getting the right family to live in our home.

After finding a tenant for our home, Michele did not stop there. She helped us find what we feel is the perfect place for us to move to in only a matter of 2 afternoons. To view at least a dozen properties is no small task and even that amount of effort does not usually automatically translate into success. Michele’s knowledge in the area allowed her to guide us to exactly what listings were good candidates so that we didn’t waste any time or effort in our search.

You should be very proud to call Michele an employee (an agent of yours). Michele’s combination of intelligence and people skills would make it easy for her to be mistaken as a partner in your business, rather than an employee (agent). The entire process has been made simple for us by Michele and my family thanks you for the experience.

Stringer, GE Oil & Gas – The Heights, Houston

Michele went above and beyond her role as a Realtor. She completely prepared my home for sale by suggesting new paint colors, some minor repairs and then staged the home with my furnishings and recommended items I needed to complete the overall appearance. I followed through with her suggestions and allowed her to guide the home sales process. Not only did my home sell fast, but the place looked so great the first person who saw it, bought it. Although I had railroad tracks outside my back patio, and other comparable units on the market, my home was chosen over others because Michele created an environment that attracted an immediate buyer, despite the railroad tracks. I strongly recommend using Michele as your listing agent.

I would like to express my gratitude to Kristi Graham, and the Energy Team at “Real Estate for the Energy Professional,” Champions Real Estate Group, who sold my home in The Woodlands.

We originally chose a different listing agent, whom we thought could sell our home, but after several months, we terminated the listing.   When we decided to relist, we spoke with Michele Marano, Founder of “Real Estate for the Energy Professional” and Kristi Graham because they described a different viewpoint of the market and we realized they were the Agents we wanted to represent us.

They took the initiative in re-styling our home and then explained market conditions, which allowed us to make appropriate decisions in helping us to sell our home.   After 19 days, we received a contract and worked with Kristi in negotiations, which allowed us the best price.   There have not been any sales in the neighborhood since our home sold and the homes that are now listed are much lower. We appreciate the knowledge they demonstrated in the real estate market. Had we not listed with them, are home could possibly still be on the market at a much lower price. We would highly recommend using Michele Marano and Kristi Graham at “Real Estate for the Energy Professional,” Champions Real Estate Group.

D. Hopkins, CEO MMC Inc. – The Woodlands, TX

 

Knowing Michele’s background in the energy industry, I knew I could rely on her experience in making accurate real estate decisions in finding the right home for my sons and I.  I gave here an idea of what type of home I was looking for and within less than a day she was able to deliver exactly what I wanted.  She made the relocation easy for me because I never had to leave my office.  I signed a lease, site unseen and couldn’t be more pleased with the choice she made, based on the criteria I gave her.

Not only did she offer to be at the location when delivery arrives but she will also provided the service of decorating my home.  I do not know of any agent who understands Houston’s real estate like MIchele and offers a full real estate service, above finding a home.

S. Ickes, Qatar Gas – City Centre, Memorial Houston

 

Michele was a listing agent for my home in Museum District of Houston and I strongly recommend her. I found out about her through a neighbor for whom she also was a listing agent.Michele was very good at setting the expectations and letting me know in advance about the major steps in the process. Some touch-ups were needed at my home and she quickly found a team that did the touch-ups in 2 days, so that the house would be ready for showing as soon as possible. She was good at communicating by email and sending me all the updates, requests for additional documents, etc in a timely manner. Michele also did a great job negotiating and standing firm on the price that I felt happy with. To sum up, I would describe Michele as responsible, organized, and honest.

-Aigerim K. PhD, Rice University – Museum District, Houston

 

(Written To My Previous Broker),
Ms. Marano was able to market and lease our home for approx $1000.00 more than any other realtor estimated possible, maximizing income for you (the broker) and us. We were on the market less than 50 days and Michele guided us through every turn in the process. Prior to listing, she expertly assisted in staging our home, including helping us to hang artwork, choose paint colors, and even move furniture between rooms. She had been assisting our eventual tenant in their search and her opinion of them made us very confident in the correctness of the match between tenant and our property. Michele developed a similar rapport with our new tenant that greatly smoothed the process of signing the lease and getting the right family to live in our home.

After finding a tenant for our home, Michele did not stop there. She helped us find what we feel is the perfect place for us to move to in only a matter of 2 afternoons. To view at least a dozen properties is no small task and even that amount of effort does not usually automatically translate into success. Michele’s knowledge in the area allowed her to guide us to exactly what listings were good candidates so that we didn’t waste any time or effort in our search.

You should be very proud to call Michele an employee (an agent of yours). Michele’s combination of intelligence and people skills would make it easy for her to be mistaken as a partner in your business, rather than an employee (agent). The entire process has been made simple for us by Michele and my family thanks you for the experience.

-Thomas G., Center Point Energy – Galleria, Houston

 

Michele went above and beyond her role as a Realtor. She completely prepared my home for sale by suggesting new paint colors, some minor repairs and then staged the home with my furnishings and recommended items I needed to complete the overall appearance. I followed through with her suggestions and allowed her to guide the home sales process. Not only did my home sell fast, but the place looked so great the first person who saw it, bought it. Although I had railroad tracks outside my back patio, and other comparable units on the market, my home was chosen over others because Michele created an environment that attracted an immediate buyer, despite the railroad tracks. I strongly recommend using Michele as your listing agent.

-Lisa S., GE Oil & Gas – The Heights, Houston