What Our Clients Say About Us
What Our Clients Say About Us
Sellers & Buyers
"Great team for buying and/or selling a home. Enjoyed working with them so much I might consider buying another house! They were knowledgeable and easy to work with. Always available when I had a question or a concern."
"Marian was not my original realtor when I bought my first home over 20 years ago. I asked Marian if she would stay with me. I knew from that moment on that if I sold another home Marian Rutt would be my realtor. Well this year I finally decided to downsize. Marian was there for the staging and the house was under agreement in 3 days. Her husband, Phil was my realtor when I purchased my Condo. If there were a 10 star rating system they would get my vote. Thanks Marian Rutt Team for all you did to make the transition a smooth one."
"The entire team was fabulous to work with. Very professional. The communication was wonderful. Always kept up to date for every process.The team worked very hard to sell our home by all of their suggestions and the beautiful staging they provide. Diana was an absolute pleasure to work with to help us buy our new home. I would/will highly recommend the entire REMAX Marian Rutt team!"
- Ron & Deb
"They did a great job helping us sell our house and getting us into our new house. We were very thankful for the expertise and care. They brought a staging team to our house and really set it up to sell quickly. Our house sold within three days of being on the market."
- Eric & Connie
"Marian and Phil gave us expert advice as we listed our house and explored our options for buying. Marian did a superb job marketing our house; we were pleasantly surprised when it was under contract in 3 days! Marian provides home staging to her sellers at no extra cost. Both Phil and Marian were easy to contact and quick to return calls. They were optimistic but realistic in their advice taking into account our family and financial situation. We are very happy in our new home!"
- Andrew & Lori
"Marian is a home sales genius. Under her guidance, my home sold at asking price in two days. Phil is in every way an expert buyer's agent. He helped me to negotiate a fair sale price for my new home and also ensured that all areas of the house were in good condition. They are an extraordinary team."
"Phil helped us find and purchase a new home which involved significant complexity. His expertise in negotiation helped us not only with the purchase process, but also in a process with the zoning board. Phil understands mechanicals and provided helpful information we used for determining whether to request inspections. Phil is patient and represented us well throughout the process.Marian helped us sell our home. Her training and experience in guiding the staging of our house was exquisite. The photos were so professionally done that a not-so active home shopper was convinced she needed to see this house. Her visit was 6 days after listing and by midnight she made an offer. Sold in less than a week! One can not help but love having Phil and Marian working with you. The combination of their skills and experience makes them an excellent team. Vast experience, numerous professional credentials, warm and positive personalities. We highly recommend them."
- Jim and Donna
"They told us what to do to sell our current house, and had a solid offer after only 2 showings. And the offer they got us was 4 days after Christmas! We have used them many times over the years and would never use anyone else."
-Nick and Jill
"Thank you for all your help on both the buying & selling sides of our homes. We wouldn’t have been able to get through all of our interesting situations without your support and guidance. We are loving our new home and hope you stop by for a day of fishing."
-Mike and Melissa
"I'm extremely grateful that friends recommended Marian and Phil to help me sell my mother's home. Real estate is not in any way my area of expertise and I appreciated Marian's wisdom and experience in getting the home ready for sale, listing it, promoting it, and working with potential buyers. I was extremely grateful for the graceful manner in which she worked with my 80+ year old mother and the sensitivity she showed my mother, who had built and designed the home and was struggling with letting it go. Marian had the house sold within a short period of time (which was necessary and made it easier on mom), and things couldn't have gone more smoothly. Phil and Marian make a great team, and without a doubt, they have my strongest recommendation for anyone needing to sell/buy a home."
Out of State seller:
"Marian and her staff were very professional and friendly, helping us sell our home in Lancaster . Settlement was about 80 days after we listed the home for sale. We had tried, unsuccessfully, to sell our home at auction. After contracting with Marian, she and her team helped us "stage" the home for pictures and showings. After a potential buyer submitted an offer, her expertise and knowledge of the sequence of events and ins and outs of the process was invaluable."
"When we were going to sell our home which we lived in for forty years, it seemed like a huge undertaking. Our concerns were minimized when we talked with Phil and Marian Rutt. We were pleased with the way they handled the sale, and getting us a fair price. Thank you again."
-Don and Lois
"Guidance by Marian and her professional team through every step was spot on. She and Phil were very responsive to our expressed limitations and preferences while navigating the listing, negotiations and closing processes. They were outstanding in communicating with us no matter the issue, distance or time constraints."
-Gary and Joanne
"Marian and Phil provided exceptional support, guidance, and help with our Estate Sale. We were in a situation where the property was in the final stages of renovation and we were anxious to place it on the market. In addition, we live one hour away, so it was critical that we had a realtor in place who could help us monitor the house and provide great communication. Marian presented their 5-step process to sell a home in a highly competitive environment. As a result of this process and their dedicated work, we sold a 100-year-old house in six days, during a very cold, snowy winter!"
- Chris and Laura
"Thank you again for all of your help! We couldn't have imagined a smoother home-buying experience!"
"Phil was a very patient and experienced guide through the complicated world of buying a house. I never felt pressured to buy anything. However, when I made a decision and it came down to a competitive buying situation, his expertise helped to seal the deal quickly and smoothly."
"Phil was instrumental in helping me buy and close on my house in just 45 days. He was in constant contact with the seller's realtor and made sure that everything was done before settlement. I would highly recommend the Marian Rutt team, they work for you!"
"Our requirements were unique, in that we had a very specific area in which we were interested in purchasing. We were looking for an agent that would primarily guide us through the purchasing and closing process. Phil worked within our parameters as we requested and did not push us in another direction. We have bought and sold many houses in the past, and had a clear idea of what we wanted. Kudos' to Phil for recognizing and responding to his client's requirements." -Joe and June
"Phil was with us every step of the way and was patient with our questions and concerns. He kept us going to keep up with our time table and pushed back to get us information we needed from the other side. Very pleased with our experience and so glad we met Phil.
- Alexander & Elizabeth
"We were looking for our first home, and were a little nervous we wouldn't be able to find one. They were very reassuring, and knowledgeable about the area. Through the whole process Phil was right there if we had any questions that needed answered. We have 3 small children. Phil went out of his way to work with our schedule, and make sure we had everything we needed."
- Justin and Cheyenne
Out of State Buyers:
Throughout the process of relocating from out of the area and purchasing a home, we appreciated Phil's professionalism and knowledge. He is very responsive, thorough, and goes above and beyond in customer service.
- Kevin and Linda
"Marian and Phil worked with us over many years, keeping in touch without any pressure until we were finally ready to relocate closer to family. Phil showed us a number of places, and helped us act quickly when we finally found the right one. He was courteous, gave wise advice, and stayed on top of everything. We recommend Phil and Marian highly."
-Bruce and Joan
Custom Built Home
“When we decided to move to Pennsylvania, we were uncertain about whether to build on a parcel of land we owned or whether to sell it and buy an existing home. Marian and Phil provided the help we needed to work through that decision, showing us the value of our land and the long-term advantages of building a new home. Phil coached us through a builder selection process that was very successful. Our builder provided us with great options to the building plan that we submitted to him.
None of the building and "custom home-building horror stories" that our friends warned us about ever happened to us. Throughout the construction process, Phil was available to give counsel whenever needed. We hoped to move into our new home by the end of 2005, so we were delighted to settle in late September, three months ahead of the date we proposed initially. Building our new home has been an enjoyable experience for us. We extend our thanks to Phil and Marian for their professionalism, efficiency, and attention to detail.”
-Joe and Nancy