Testimonials

Testimonials

 

Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, High Integrity

“My wife and I starting working with Mick in 2011, totally by luck did we find him. Since then, he helped us locate and buy our dream home. He worked tirelessly, showing us homes up and down the CT shoreline, always with our best interests at the forefront. When we ultimately did find our home and began our negotiations, Mick handled it all like the true professional that he is. He led us through the process, taking the stress completely out of what is typically a highly stressful event. I recommend Mick to anyone I run into looking for property on the shore, knowing that they will be completely delighted as we are with Mick working on their behalf. He strikes a true parternship with his clients, I'm proud to say today that a personal friendship has blossomed from the professional work he has done on our behalf.” November 8, 2012 by Glen Brooks

 
 
To Whom it May Concern:
 
When Frank & I were ready to list our home, we interviewed no fewer than six agencies.  We thought we were ready to make a decision when the gentleman who was quoting our new driveway asked if we would consider interviewing the agency his wife worked for.  We felt it wouldn't hurt, so we said yes.
 
I think it was 2 days later when Gigi Giordano, Mick Marsden and Tina Gardiner showed up and made a presentation that really wowed us.  It's our belief that anyone shopping for a home these days is going to go to the internet first.  Therefore, it seems logical that the item of primary importance is the quality of the photographs.
 
Make no mistake, Mick takes the best photographs - plain and simple. Additionally, he is very tech-savvy and he created an amazing website for our home.
 
Then, please consider the personalities of this team.  Each of them is warm and genuine with the highest degree of integrity.  When you work with someone in an on-going basis, it's extremely important to feel that you can trust them - and we trust Gigi, Mick & Tina implicitly.
 
Frank and I both highly recommend the team from Page-Taft.  We are very happy with the choice we made.
 
Best Regards,
Pamela Todaro
 

 

Dear Mick and Team,

 

I wanted to thank you, Gigi & Tina  for working to sell my house and being SO very successful at it – 37 days total from list to sale! That’s impressive these days. I also wanted to say thanks for recommending Gordon Videll – he was the perfect choice for a closing attorney as he made himself available to receive info outside of normal business hours (via text of all ways!) and he and his staff were very prompt in letting me know what information they needed to close quickly. He also has a sense of humor, and that was refreshing as well as much appreciated. If others ask you for a closing attorney recommendation, I would recommend that you recommend him.

 

Thanks again for all your help and focus on getting the house sold so quickly,

Shannon

 

 

 

Hi Kevin,

 

Alexis and Nikki are absolutely head over heels in trust with you, as the Guilford house seems to fit with what they are looking for and the find is all owing to you, of course.  

So thank you hugely for being on top of your game, so to speak/write. (It makes a big difference, from a mother's perspective. to know that there are still a few good people out there doing good and making a difference, integrity-wise!)

Thank you, again, Kevin!

 

Gratefully,

Judie

 

 

Dear Mick,

 

We want to thank you, Gigi, and Tina,  for all your hard work and patience relocating our family. There’s no one else we would rather spend so much time with.—you are like family now.! Thank you for taking care of us. Stop by any time. Keep in touch. 

 

Jaime, Eli & Ella

 

 

Mick,

 

I don't know if you remember me or not, but my significant other, James, and I spent one day last summer with you driving around CT to "get to know" the beach towns.  While it was only one day, you certainly made a very strong impression.  While we did not ultimately choose to buy in CT as we felt our friend/family connections were closer to NJ, we very much enjoyed our time with you, and we've given your name to a number of people seeking homes in the CT area.  Having said that, I did want to say "thank you" for the time you spent and for sharing your enthusiasm for the area.  Jim and I both wished that you could have been our sales agent for the NJ area because your professionalism and passion clearly outshone anyone that we have worked with in 4 years. 

 

So, I just wanted to send you a brief note to let you know that you can take us off of the "watch list" for CT, and we will absolutely be in touch if the Delaware River gets too boring and we long for something along the CT seaboard!  We valued your time immensely.

 

All the best,

Danice Kowalczyk

 

 

 

"Mick is not a realtor - he is a freakin prophet. The man has answers to everything you need to know about a house, buying or selling. Mick is a straight shooter, and his immense knowledge and perception on everything (the neighborhood, the geography, construction, wiring, plumbing, basement, attic, quality of materials - inside, outside) makes him, quite frankly, indispensable. Your notion of a realtor will change after you work with Mick - I can assure you that you will want Mick by your side. I was very fortunate to have met him, he made the process of looking for a house and buying it (after going around seeing properties, selecting the right one, getting the best price, processing all the paperwork, negotiating and closing the deal) really easy, and dare I say it, enjoyable. Six months after buying I still pepper Mick with questions and he is as prompt and resourceful as he was before I had bought the house! Success breeds success and Mick has an arsenal of extremely talented peers and professionals, who can assist you with financing, insuring, closing or just about anything. Mick is a great guy - if you are thinking of buying or selling a house, call him now - you will thank me" later!"

 

-Rajiv

 

"Hi Mick, Gigi & Tina – Just a quick note to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.  I was looking back over the last year today and reminded myself about how stressful it was and how easily it all could have come apart at the seams.  One of the strong parts to ‘The Plan’ was you and your team.  In the 3 years we worked with together everything you said would happen – happened; Things you said 3 years ago were the same things you said last year – no double talk - and every single phone call and email from us was responded to in 10 minutes or less.  And to top it all off all off your contacts -Carl Bulgini, Joe Shea, Tim Griswold, Seana Fleming, and Bob Reemsnyder were great, professional people to work with.  Thanks for everything!"

 

-Dave Fortin

 

"Thanks for the call the other day. The house is definitely keeping us busy. The first couple of days were a little crazy... There was an exposed wire in the garage that was sparking which gave us a little scare. We are learning a ton about home maintenance, which is a good thing. As you said the first day we saw the house "it was a home run for us." Thanks sticking with us throughout the entire process. You were a huge help, and I would recommend you to anyone looking at purchasing a home."

I hope that we can stay in touch. Thanks again.
- Drew & Ashley

"You guys ROCK!!  You have no idea how much i appreciate all you have done!! You, Gigi and Tina didn't stop until my sale was done."

Lynn Hogan

 

"What with moving in, unpacking, getting used to running an old home in the dead of winter, and then christmas (yikes!), I realize I have been remiss in thanking you for all your assistance throughout the purchase and your thoughtful housewarming gift.  Both Fran and I are of the belief that you stand head and shoulders above other REALTORs we have worked with in the past (I shan't mention any names) and we are so thankful that we ran into you to navigate this most onerous (at times) purchase; and then for you to give us such a 'from the heart' housewarming gift is most appreciative!  

Thanks again for everything and remember if you are ever in the neighborhood, drop in, the coffee is always on!"

Fran & Maureen Provost

"I would recommend Michael time and time again. He is not only incredibly helpful, professional and knowledgeable but makes working with him easy and fun. I look forward to working with him and his team in the future."

Neil & Kathy Shimmield

"Mick, You are the best realtor we have ever worked with - and we have worked with several over the years! You earned every penny of your commission and then some! Thank you for all your hard work and perseverance on our behalf. We look forward to seeing you. Please stop by anytime."

Mary and Pete Concklin

 

"It was a pleasure to work with the professional people of the River to Shore group at Page Taft. You and Gigi went above and beyond to educate me about Connecticut Real Estate and work with me to find the best house for me. It was a great experience and I am looking forward to enjoying the Connecticut shoreline."
Donna Cuomo

"Thanks Michael...you have been great! I will reccommend you to everyone who is looking to buy!! Can't wait to have you guys over since we are neighbors now:-)
First Time Homebuyers Anna Crohn and Jay Terryn, East Hampton, CT

Mick,We want to thank you for helping us find the beautiful Home we wanted for our return to the East Coast, you were/are so dedicated to finding exactly what your clients want. Your extensive knowledge of Real Estate and the area is very impressive along with your great personality which made the time spent with you fun instead of what usually would be a stressful time. Thank you for checking on our House and all the "extra" things that you have done for us way after closing! We look forward to being your neighbor and friend.
Jeffrey Wright & Laura Kiely

For Mick's future clients: I have bought and sold eight homes in my lifetime and Mick Marsden is the best realtor I have ever seen. Mick was able to sell my home in three months after it had already been on the market for one year in a depressed market! I highly recommend that you choose Mike "Mick" Marsden as your realtor whether you are a buyer or seller, you won't get better service anywhere.
Dr. Michael Giordano, Clinton, CT

Mick, Thank you so much for all of your help buying our 1st home. You made the whole process so much easier & smoother. You came highly recommended & we will definitely recommend you to everyone we know. Your experience and knowledge are invaluable. And thank you very much for the housewarming gift.
Karen O'Konis & Mike Bessette

Tina is a wonerful real estate agent.She's smart, savvy and full of energy. She knows how to treat a customer. I would like to see Tina put on the approved realtor list for Pfizer relocation group. Tina is very professional and great for people like us who don't have a lot of time to search for homes. She listens, takes photos when you can't travel in and makes things very stress free!
P & L Butera, Westbrook, CT

When we needed to sell our residence in order to purchase a new house, Mike had all the answers. He provided a team that helped us every step of the way, from staging our house for sale to finding the home of our dreams. Mike worked openly with us, and made both of our transactions smooth in every way. We would recommend Mike to anyone buying or selling a home.
Matt & Zoe Belcher

[Mick], you are the exception to the real estate standard. The purchase of our "dream home" was one of the most enjoyable experiences my wife and I have shared. Thank you, and we are honored to share your friendship.
Tony & Pam Scinto

Michael went above and beyond the call of duty in helping us find our home. In this age of computers and non-personal communication, it was a true pleasure in dealing with Michael.
Steven Luster, MD

You will most definitely be recommended by us to anyone that requests the need of a REALTOR?. We do not know, nor have ever heard of any other agent more committed to their clients than you were with us. We cannot thank you enough.
Sarah and John Tierney, 1st time home buyers

We found Mike extremely personable and responsive. His photographic talents were instrumental in getting our property sold. He was an absolute pleasure to work with.
Dr. William and Sharon Balcom

As a result of Mike's conscientious and persistent efforts, [our] home was sold BEFORE all repairs were completed (at very close to our original target price), and the sale closed immediately upon completion of the repair work. I would recommend Mike Marsden without hesitation.
James M. Quist

Tina was outstanding, knowledgable & thorough. I would recommend her in the future without reservation.
A & G Cohen, Old Saybrook, CT

I wanted to let you know that working with Michael Marsden has been a pleasure. I have had the opportunity to work with many agents; I will state that Mike has been the best agent I have ever worked with. He listened to my goals, concerns, and interests, and he did a great job in finding me an investment property that would fit my current situation.
Guy Fucci

Mick has an in-depth knowledge of the real estate market in all of its facets, which was a great asset to us and made us feel very confident that we had the right realtor. We are extremely grateful that we met Mick and highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy or sell their property. He will take great care of you!
Rick and Kathy Pianka

One never knows whether [the service] will continue in reality past the closing when the money is in the pocket!. We're pleased and relieved that your're not a "red light guarantee" kind of guy. I hope your agency realizes what a gem they have in you... Hope to see you sometime soon."
Maura and Dennis O'Connor


Dear Ms. Stephens:

We have been informed that you have built your business, company, agency, and reputation on the principles of ethics, service to the customer, and professionalism.  I value those principles since I am a small businessman as well who has built my business and reputation upon the same principles. It simply works!!!!

Well, I want to let you know that those principles have been exemplified by your agent, Tina Gardiner!!!         

Tina is our buyer representative in our prospective purchase of our "Dream Home", 34 1st Avenue, Westbrook, where we plan to retire. She has been tremendous!! Her ethics are evident in every step of the process; her service to the customer is evident in her communication skills where she has kept us informed by phone or email every step of the way, whether the news is good or bad; and her professionalism is evident in her persistence, knowledge of the real estate principles, fairness, confidentiality, and representation of our best interests.         

You are a lucky business owner to have such a person who exemplifies the principles in your business and enhances your business's reputation. And how do you quantify the value of the referrals we are going to direct to your business through Tina?????     

We just thought you ought to know!!! And when we meet you personally, we will tell you in person!!
Sincerely,
 
Ed & Sandi Gales,
Excited New Prospective Shoreline Homeowners!!!!!