Kaila & Bob Groben have graciously shared their story about working with Mark Thudium to buy their forever home during a highly competitive time.
In the spring of 2021, my husband and I were looking to relocate from Baltimore to Lancaster County and purchase our forever home. When we decided to start our home search my parents recommended we connect with Mark. My family and I have known Mark for several years, and I attended school with Mark's son at Conestoga Valley.
We initially met with Mark thinking that we wanted to build our home. Mark educated us about the process of building a new home. The costs associated with building, the timeline, and some of the current realities of building today, including construction delays due to supply shortages. We quickly realized that building would not meet our timeline of being in our home before the 2021 holiday season. We are so grateful that Mark presented us with an accurate representation of new home construction so that we had all the information needed to make the right decision for us.
Mark quickly helped us transition our search from building to finding a newer home. We provided a list of "must-haves" and a wish list. Mark was able to identify homes that matched our needs and only presented us with homes that were a good fit for us. He helped us find exactly what we wanted quickly! In fact, we only needed to see three homes to find the perfect home.
Buying in a seller's market could have been challenging, but Mark & his assistant Emily did an outstanding job helping us at a very competitive time! They offered valuable advice on how to make an offer attractive and ultimately helped us write a competitive offer that secured our new home.
The entire real estate transaction was easy and smooth. Mark did a great job explaining the process and told us what would happen each step of the way. We always felt comfortable speaking with Mark and asking any questions. He has a very relaxed, and calm demeanor which really eased the process for me, as it was the first time I had bought a home.
Mark's timeliness to all our communication was impressive. He responded almost instantly to all our questions. Which, as his client, made us feel extremely valued. Mark was so flexible in understanding our limited schedule, with us being out-of-state, and he worked to accommodate that and maximize our time when we were in-town. He truly helped us find the perfect home in a very competitive market. Mark is a phenomenal Realtor! I highly recommend him!