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Marisa Ormando - Real Estate Broker

 

 

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SOS Designation Achievement - Real Estate is my passion! It’s wonderful to be apart of The Cascade Team! For the past several years I’ve been selling real estate on the Greater Eastside, mainly Sammamish. Locals may know me as; abellahomes. We’re a husband (Stan Chang) & wife team and as your Real Estate Brokers, we provide you expert advice on property values, schools and the community.  We are local residents of the Sammamish Plateau and also your neighborhood Real Estate Brokers around the corner.  We are truly unique and will provide you with unsurpassed results, service, knowledge and determination so that you may achieve your goals. We will keep you informed every step of the way as we are working for you!  Your needs are our number one priority.  We will be there for you long after the sale and you will have a positive and pleasant experience.


Contact us for all your real estate needs or for specific neighborhood information.  Don't leave buying or selling your home to chance, working with abellahomes will be the best investment you make.  Sammamish is simply abella place to live! Visit www.abellahomes.com

East Lake Sammamish Branch
5720 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, #101, Issaquah, Washington, 98029

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2016-10-24
Tushar Garg's Comments:

Working with Marisa was a real pleasure, our clients bought house in Sammamish that Marisa was listing. Even though the house had been on the market for awhile - she represented her sellers well and worked with us very skillfully. Since we were able to facilitate a good relationship between the parities, our buyers were even able to get some furniture as a bonus. Marisa was very involved the whole way, to the last steps, many agents don't do that. It's clear that she really cares about her clients, and I look forward to working with her again in the future.

 
2015-06-02
John & Julianna Holo's Comments:

Are you trying to sell your home in Sammamish? Or do you need to move to Bellevue or Redmond? If you can answer "yes" to EITHER of these two questions then please continue reading and please remember the word "abellahomes" and the names "Stan and Marisa". If you can answer "yes" to BOTH of these two questions, then wow, I strongly urge you to read this. Back in September of 2014 my family, who had been living in Sammamish since 1999, answered "yes" to both of these questions. Since we knew that in general, Bellevue/Redmond homes tend to price higher than Sammamish homes, our first thought was... "who can we work with to help sell our home at a great price on our Sammamish home". We were also a little worried, our second thought was..."this is Sammamish, everyone with kids loves Sammamish schools. But it's September and most of the potential buyers have already moved here and started their children in school." We decided right away that we didn't want to be a statistic on the ledger of one of the big realtor firms. We needed someone who would help us get our home in shape while we were looking for our new home in the Sammamish/Redmond area. We had seen realtor signs from several companies who focused on the plateau area. Marisa was the first of three realtors that we interviewed. Wow, it wasn't even close...we knew from the information that Marisa gave us and the amount of time that she spent with us during the first interview, that we were going to be in good hands. Marisa mapped out a strategy of WHAT we needed to do to make our home more marketable AND a strategy of WHEN we should put our home on the market. While Marisa spent time with us over the next couple months getting ready to sell our Sammamish home, we found the task of buying in the Bellevue/Redmond area during the late fall of 2014 to be equally challenging. We tried some of the big name "listing services", you know their names. To be fair, the listing services did a great job of helping us "spot" houses that met our specific criteria. But when we went to look at new homes, we found the quality of advice that we received from the "assistant" realtors was really lacking in comparison to what we were receiving from Marisa. One day, my wife was trying to contact Marisa about our current house. Marisa was busy with another client, so her husband Stan contacted my wife. My wife was impressed with the answers Stan was giving about our old home. She knew Stan was a buyer's agent, so she started talking with him about the Bellevue/Redmond market. It became obvious that we needed Stan's help to find a great home. Stan was very patient and a great advisor in helping us find our new home. Once we found the "right home", he was amazing, he worked with the seller's agent to resolve numerous inspection items saving us a lot of out-of-pocket improvements on our new house (over $10K). He also got us a discount on the initial listing price in a very difficult "seller's market" ($8K). Marisa was equally awesome to work with when it came to selling our old home. She devised a great plan to get our home prepped for listing. She also timed the marketing of our home beautifully. Also her negotiating skills with the potential buyers was incredible. Our old home sold in 3 days after listing. It sold BEFORE our open house the first week on the market. We had 6 offers and our house sold way over our initial listing price ($38K). Besides being tough and effective, I must also give a huge 'thank you' to them for their patience and kindness during the process. Their humor and straight forward manners made a very stressful time in our life turn into something fantastic. Thank you both for your great help.

 
2014-11-05
Richard Baldwin 's Comments:

Firstly, if I could give 10/5 rating, I would. The first sales meeting Marisa showed up on time. She was prepared documentation of surrounding area homes for sale and deep knowledge of the Sammamish market in general. I met with two other agents. Both were over “salsey” for my taste. Marisa is friendly but not chatty. She is brief. She is on point. She gives you her full attention despite the fact that her phone is buzzing and beeping constantly. Home prep I spent an entire month project managing the various contractors required to get my home ready for final sale. Marisa was there every step of the way. She has a good network of painters, contractors, whatever you need. She actively participates in your work plan. She will make sure you don’t miss anything. Example: “Hey, make sure to get your furnace inspected.” Honesty & Integrity I cannot say enough about this team. We had a very difficult selling environment. My buyers were first timers and the selling agent literally disappeared the moment he got a “yes.” Marisa and her team keep the sell moving and vigorously monitored all aspects of the process. She will not tolerate games on the buyer agent side. She is your sincere advocate. Responsiveness Marisa sent me daily text messages updating me even when there was no real update. I don’t think I ever went more than 5 minutes without a response to an inquiry throughout the entire process. Local Knowledge Marisa is very well informed with deep knowledge of the market, agents, and has a trusted network of contractors. Negotiation In a word, fierce. She is not just trying to flip your house for a commission. She is there to advocate for you and get you the best possible terms for your home. Process Expertise I appreciate fluid processes. Selling a home has many moving parts. Marisa and Stan have taken the time to automate many of the paper pushing aspects of the home selling process. Marisa understands every detail and is happy to answer any questions you have. If you want: honest representation, skillful negotiation, incredible responsiveness, and an overall pleasant experience go with this team. A+++

 
2014-11-05
Richard Baldwin 's Comments:

Firstly, if I could give 10/5 rating, I would. The first sales meeting Marisa showed up on time. She was prepared documentation of surrounding area homes for sale and deep knowledge of the Sammamish market in general. I met with two other agents. Both were over “salsey” for my taste. Marisa is friendly but not chatty. She is brief. She is on point. She gives you her full attention despite the fact that her phone is buzzing and beeping constantly. Home prep I spent an entire month project managing the various contractors required to get my home ready for final sale. Marisa was there every step of the way. She has a good network of painters, contractors, whatever you need. She actively participates in your work plan. She will make sure you don’t miss anything. Example: “Hey, make sure to get your furnace inspected.” Honesty & Integrity I cannot say enough about this team. We had a very difficult selling environment. My buyers were first timers and the selling agent literally disappeared the moment he got a “yes.” Marisa and her team keep the sell moving and vigorously monitored all aspects of the process. She will not tolerate games on the buyer agent side. She is your sincere advocate. Responsiveness Marisa sent me daily text messages updating me even when there was no real update. I don’t think I ever went more than 5 minutes without a response to an inquiry throughout the entire process. Local Knowledge Marisa is very well informed with deep knowledge of the market, agents, and has a trusted network of contractors. Negotiation In a word, fierce. She is not just trying to flip your house for a commission. She is there to advocate for you and get you the best possible terms for your home. Process Expertise I appreciate fluid processes. Selling a home has many moving parts. Marisa and Stan have taken the time to automate many of the paper pushing aspects of the home selling process. Marisa understands every detail and is happy to answer any questions you have. If you want: honest representation, skillful negotiation, incredible responsiveness, and an overall pleasant experience go with this team. A+++

 
2013-10-15
Tony and Carrie's Comments:

Our experience working with Marissa and Stan was nothing short of brilliant. Their character, devotion and performance were above par throughout the entire process and we would use them again and again. A++ all the way for "abellahomes" and all that it brings.

 
2013-10-15
user6344726's Comments:

Stan and Marisa did a remarkable job in helping us find the right home at our location of choice at the right price. We were looking to buy an investment property. Stan was able to clearly tell us what we should look for when it came to investment property. He shared many of his personal learnings to help us put things in perspective. We visited a lot of homes and one particular home we visited about 7 or 8 times before finally deciding not to go with it. Stan completely understood our struggles and helped us reason it better every time. We finally decided on a house that was on Short sale. When the Seller’s agent tried to pull a fast one on us, Stan and Marisa together did a little private investigation to confirm that the Seller’s agent was trying to pull a fast one. The real take away from my experience. 1. They are trust worthy. They would not rush you to wrong decisions. Even when you take an emotional decision they are there to reason it out for you. 2. They have plenty of experience in dealing with real estate. They don’t shy away in sharing that experience to help you. 3. They are very patient. Our Short Sale purchase took 6 months to close. Stan stayed on top of it pretty much the whole time. 4. Our relationship started as agent and client. But as things progressed, we started feeling them as our friends.

 
2013-10-15
user1715635's Comments:

Stan and Marisa have been very helpful when I tried to sell my house. I was based in China during the selling timeframe. They have been busy to arrange everything including cutting the grass, clean up the house...they really go beyond to what they were supposed to be doing. Without their help, I can't sell the house in a very short of time. I really appreciate for what they have done. I definitely would love to work with them again if I decide to move back and need to buy a house again.

 
2013-10-15
user228954's Comments:

When I think about describing our experience with Marisa & Stan two words come to mind "Absolutely Amazing!". Marisa & Stan are the perfect balance of patience, knowledge & experience, tenacity while negotiating & first class service. I was not only a first time buyer, but a first time buyer of a short sale! Stan & Marisa were in our corner every step of the way throughout the process. They educated us and were always very quick to answer all of our questions, or concerns. I am so grateful to both Marisa & Stan for guiding us through our first home purchase. I look forward to working with them again in the future & always highly recommend them to everyone I know.

 
2013-10-15
user6295217's Comments:

Stan and Marisa are a great team! They understood our local market, helped us price our house appropriately and stood by our price when negotiating with the buyers. They were patient with us when looking for a new home and walked us through the buying process. We were able to find our home in an excellent neighborhood and was also able to negotiate an excellent price. I highly recommend them to friends that are looking to buy or sell a home.

 
2013-10-15
user7786159's Comments:

When making the important decision to find a home and raise our family, we wanted a real estate agent we could trust and understand the right fit for our family. We had very specific and unique needs that required custom service. Stan & Marisa’s combined experience, knowledge and expertise are in a league of their own. Due to their hard work, attention to detail and loyalty to us as clients, we were able to get the home of our dreams. They hit a home run! Stan and Marisa at abellahomes were our dream team!

 
2013-10-15
user3882828's Comments:

Marisa and Stan were just fantastic to work with. they were very knowledgeable about the market, area and home selling. Right from initial home preparation to making it ready and then till the sale completion, they were with us an kept us very informed. Best part was they came across as genuinely interested in helping with the home sale and not there for the commission. They came across more like your friends than agents involved in home sale. They will be the one I will work with if I were to buy or sell a home again in the area.

 
2013-10-15
user6159072's Comments:

Stan and Marisa helped us buy our first home recently and they did a fantastic job in guiding us all the way. We bought a house that was just beginning to be constructed and hence it took over 6 months to actually complete the house and close the deal. Stan and Marisa were completely with us all the way, they helped us through every step of the process right from working through all the paperwork and negotiating to picking colors and interior décor and all the way to coordinating our home inspection etc., We would have been quite lost without them. They responded to all our questions promptly, working with them felt transparent and straight forward and we were completely comfortable through the entire process.

 
2013-10-15
ricvilla's Comments:

Personal attention and extremely responsive. I feel lucky to have found such a great team of real estate professionals. They know the area very well, and were able to help our family decide between two properties that shared common features. Stan and Marisa went the extra mile to make us feel comfortable with our new home.

 
2013-10-15
NickGuerrero's Comments:

Thank you for all your hard work and help Marisa. It's awesome to work with great people and hard workers you're an amazing person keep doing what you're doing! We need more people with your hard work ethics in this world :) Look forward to working with you in the future.

 
2013-10-15
user8462824's Comments:

Had a great experience selling our home and buying a new one using Stan and Marisa. They are a very knowledgeable team. Highly recommend!

 
2013-10-15
user6713898's Comments:

Undoubtedly, we had a great experience working with Stan & Marisa during our home buying process. This is our first home and from the outset Stan/Marisa have been there to help us out with any/all questions that we've had; questions not just pertaining to the home buying but ranging from a wide range of topics from choosing the best paint colors to where to buy the blinds, from customizing wardrobe to landscaping and what not. Throughout the process, the have been more than just our agent(s) - they've been our friends & guides making our home buying process an enjoyable and a stress-free experience. I'd recommend them hands down any day to any of my friends and colleagues.

 
2013-10-15
user2882648's Comments:

Stan and Marisa have been of great help to us in finding the home of our choice. They were there beside us throughout the whole process right from the search until the closing of the house. I should say they are passionate about what they do and very knowledgeable. They generously shared several tips with us right from what to look for in a house, till how to maintain the new house. One unique thing about them, they don't have the intention to make you buy some house, they help you get the good one. Saying this, because Stan has advised us against few of the houses we liked for legitimate reasons which we couldn't think of before. Overall, I would definitely highly recommend them to anyone. Definitely a nice experience working with them.

 
2013-10-15
user3864157's Comments:

Stan and Marisa are extremely helpful. They understand the whole process but more importantly they take the time to get to know you on a personal/friendly level. We still keep in touch with them and meet up every now and than for coffee, lunch, etc. I would very highly recommend them for your future real estate needs.

 
2013-10-15
daniellel76's Comments:

I was very impressed with Marisa and Stan, and I would work with them again or recommend them to friends and family in a heartbeat! This is the second condo I have sold, and I was truly impressed with their knowledge, consultative approach and patience. Even through they do not get a full 3% in commission as the sellers agent, I NEVER felt like I was not getting the attention and expertise of a "full service" agent. From the very beginning Marisa was helpful with recommendations on new carpet, paint and staging - and it paid off.... we got an offer within just a few weeks! Thanks again to Marisa and Stan, we really appreciate all your hard work.

 
2013-07-30
Jess and Charlie - Sammamish's Comments:

My husband and I met Marisa when she was the listing agent for a property we were interested in a few years ago. We liked her so much that we asked if she could represent us in the purchase as well, and she recommended that we work with her husband Stan. As first time home buyers we found Stan and Marisa to be excellent resources on the local market and the home buying process. They helped to walk us through the purchase of our first home and were honest and straight forward to help us avoid any rookie mistakes. They made it such a positive experience for us both that when we were ready to look for a larger home we knew immediately that we would work with Stan and Marisa again. They are experts on the local market and truly partner with the people they work with – it’s a relationship, not a transaction when they’re involved. They are extremely dedicated to helping their clients find the right home for them and are great at understanding a client’s wants and needs. They are supportive and available to their clients and helped us feel relaxed during what has the potential to be a very stressful process. We have recommended Marisa and Stan to several of our friends who have enjoyed working with them. I would highly recommend Marisa and Stan as agents for anyone who is looking for a great resource and partner through the home buying and selling process.

 
2013-07-30
Ben & Marijke - Sammamish, WA's Comments:

When making the important decision to find a home and raise our family, we wanted a real estate agent we could trust and understand the right fit for our family. We had very specific and unique needs that required custom service. Stan & Marisa’s combined experience, knowledge and expertise are in a league of their own. Due to their hard work, attention to detail and loyalty to us as clients, we were able to get the home of our dreams. They hit a home run! Stan and Marisa at abellahomes were our dream team!