In working with a realtor, my expectations are that a realtor represent me in all things important to our home purchase. A realtor needs to be as critical of a home as I would be, look after my interests as if they were the realtors' personal interests. I also expect that any realtor I work with to do the research I would do personally in finding a home rather than just showing up to open a lock box for a home that we found. Martina exceeded my expectations in all areas.
Not only did Martina find the home we ultimately purchased, she assessed it as critically as we would have. This was even more important given that we did not have the opportunity to physically visit the house prior to making an offer due to CVD19. WE did it all by Facetime. We gave Martina our trust and she in return worked doggedly to find the right home, on the right terms. Her ethics and advocacy for her clients is beyond reproach. It was a joy to work with Martina and I look forward to the experience again when we buy or sell again in the future.
Difficult to say enough great things about Martina. We asked her to help us with a complicated out of state move (during a global pandemic!) and she was so helpful at every step of the way. She did virtual tours with us and went to our selected property multiple times to oversee the various inspections we needed.
Martina also advocated for us at every step of the way. We completely trusted her judgement and her ability to represent us and our needs well. She did a great job negotiating for us and I was so impressed with her professionalism with us and the sellers at all times.
I have never had an experience with an agent like this. She truly understood our needs and also looked out for our best interests at all times. It felt great to work with such an expert. It was abundantly evident that she brought so much expertise to the table and that expertise helped us immensely along the way.
She was also exceptionally detailed oriented. She routinely reviewed the paperwork and closing documents to make sure everything was accurate and there were no mistakes.
I would recommend Martina to anyone who is looking to buy in the area. If we move again, she will be the first person we call. We had to move on relatively short notice and I have no idea how we would have made it happen without her diligence, professionalism, and tact.
Amazing experience. Martina made our life much easier - she knew what we needed and helped us through the whole process. It is simply great to work with someone with such knowledge and patience. She was also extremely quick to answer any question we had - I wish I could give her 10 stars instead of 5!
Renato Jose Gomes Gontijo
Martina is more than a realtor for us, she is really a friend. She always treated us so well, and made the process of buying a house very simple. The best realtor ever.
Bryan and April Sorrentino
Martina's service and dedication is amazing! We loved working with Martina and recommend that you chose her as your agent!
Dion and Jennifer Barrett
Martina has been excellent to work with! She always went above and beyond everything that we asked. While we were originally looking for a rental, our search changed mid stride and Martina adjusted with ease and showed us many, many properties across a wide range of areas. I'd highly recommend Martina! She is customer focused and works tirelessly to make sure you get what you're looking for! Definitely a 5-star!!!
When we were looking for a realtor to sell our house Martina was referred to us by a friend. She did a great job selling our house. She priced it right and we sold it for more than I expected to get, getting several offers the first week. Despite what initially seemed like an easy sale, she ultimately had to put in a lot of effort for us during the inspection process but was very patient and confident the whole time. When we hit a snag during our move-out she pitched in and helped to ensure things got back on track.
Marty & Chris Metzl
We had an excellent experience working with Martina. She is professional, confident and knowledgeable, and she was helpful and quick-to-respond through the entire process of looking for and buying a house. I always felt like she had our best interests in mind, and she would let me know if she knew of a house that was coming on the market that we might be interested in. She answered our questions promptly, even if it was the weekend or after work hours. Martina was always on top of the paperwork, appointments and other logistics of buying a house. She has a good understanding of the real estate market, and she gave us good advice as we were making decisions about which house to buy. She is a very friendly and likeable person, and she made the process of buying a house easy for us. We could not be happier with our experience with Martina, and we highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.
Khristina Scavone & Chris Myers
Martina was excellent in everyway! Thank you so much!!
Kathy & John Jennings
Martina is Fantastic!!! She was so great to work with while we searched for the perfect house. When we thought we found one and started having second thoughts, she did not bat an eye and started showing us more until we did find the perfect one. Very Sweet Personality too!! Thanks Martina, You're the Best!
Alison & Scott Hume
Martina was absolutely brilliant throughout our whole purchase transaction. She answered every question we had, gave great advice, drove a hard bargain on our behalf and is just lovely. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Martina to anyone.
Martina was extremely helpful and efficient in narrowing down the type of houses that suited my taste. She also helped relieve the stress of moving to a new city and starting a new job by taking care of all of the small but time-consuming tasks associated with closing on a home. I can enthusiastically recommend her services.
Jennifer & Chris Dyer
My husband and I just relocated from Alabama to South Carolina. Martina made the transition very easy for us. She was knowledgable on the areas we looked and worked hard to find us the perfect house! After we closed on our new house it was 2 weeks before we relocated. Martina went out of her way and continued to check on our house and handle things for us during those 2 weeks. We now have the perfect house inTega Cay and appreciate having a hardworking, caring, and knowledgable agent that went above and beyond to make sure we were happy!
Kristen and Erik van Bergen
Martina is tireless in her efforts. We were new to the area and she dedicated a lot of time to showing us great homes and neighborhoods, offering feedback and advice, and taking us back for return visits if we had any lingering thoughts or concerns. We never felt rushed or like we were less important than anyone else, even though we put our search on hold for a couple of months during the process. If you are looking for an enthusiastic realtor who is determined to find you a great home with your wants and needs in mind, you will be impressed with Martina Linford.
I have sold 5 homes in my life so far but the Balmoral house was the easiest and enjoyable one so far. Martina went out of her way to keep me informed, advised me on all aspects of my part. Friendly, cheerfully, calm and a sensational person. I never worried about anything
Ivena & Stefan Thommen
Coming from Switzerland we had no experience with the real estate business in the US and in this situation Martina was very helpful, as she could understand which values of a house are important for people from Europe. She has excellent knowledge about the pro and cons of each neighborhood and gave us a lot of hints when we finally decided for our new home. She also has outstanding management skills, and even after the closing Martina was still available to answer questions. It was a pleasure to work with Martina and we highly recommend her.
Heather & Ryan Jewell
My husband and I had an amazing home buying experience thanks to Martina Linford. We bought a new construction home and while a lot of home buyers think that it is unnecessary to work with a realtor when buying new construction, I'm here to tell you that this is not true! The seller/builder is only focused on what is best for them...so while it may seem like they are cutting you a bunch of deals/freebies, it is still VERY important to be represented by your own realtor so you are not taken advantage of and so you know what is going on in the market. Martina was able to negotiate a lot of additional items into our offer and brought up some important things we hadn't thought about. She was also very thorough in the walk thru and closing process. We would definitely recommend Martina if you are looking for a great realtor who has your best interest in mind and will fight for you!
Matthew & Kristen Shejen
We consider ourselves so fortunate to have had Martina’s help during our relocation process. We relocated to the area and although we had some general ideas about what we were looking for in a home and in a community, Martina helped us to refine our wish list. Her knowledge of the neighborhoods and local charm enabled us to narrow our search further. We had only one weekend in which to find a new home, and Martina tirelessly helped us to find that “perfect place.” She found our dream home here in the Charlotte area for us. But being on Martina’s team doesn’t end when the search ended. She was in our corner every step of the process – assisting with the inspection, helping us navigate closing from afar, and even meeting us at the front door the day that we moved in. She has truly been a pleasure to work with. She’s so responsive, highly organized and just a bundle of positive energy. It was so much fun to work with her!
Dolly & Jeff Adams
Martina was absolutely fantastic when we worked with her. She listened to our all of our requests and got my wife and I in our dream home!
Beth & John Urcioli
Martina is absolutley the best agent in town! She has provided us with her undivided attention and patience through our entire home search and purchase. She's professional, punctual and thorough. Martina always assured us and made us feel comfortable at every turn. I highly recommend her, she's extremely talented and an expert at what she does!
Xiang Yu & Lu Zhang
Martina is the best realtor we met so far. She is very professional and patient to help our house hunting. First of all, she prepared very seriously for our house hunting trip every time. Before we went to see houses, she always planned the trip in advance and prepared a nice brochure. During our trip to houses, she explained the surrounding to us clearly, like where to shop and where the good restaurants are. This helped us a lot because we were new to Charlotte area. Secondly, during our trips, Martina showed everything of the houses to us, including the good features and possible issues. She did an excellent job to help us understand how the house is and whether it will be a possible candidate for us. Her knowledge and experience about houses are very professional. Thirdly, Martina also helped us to set up online account to help us about house hunting. As soon as new houses are in the market which matches our requirements, we will receive email notification very quickly. Fourthly, Martina also helped us a lot to negotiate with the seller. She can handle all different problems and negotiate with the seller very effectively. The last thing I want to say is that we are very happy to have Martina to help us for our house hunting. We highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for new house right now.
Shelly & Gary Mitchell
Thank you, Martina! We were very unhappy with our first realtor and began searching for a new one. Martina came highly recommended and within two weeks of signing with her our house sold! She was very helpful throughout the process and kept us very informed through each step. She went above and beyond to help us get our house sold quickly.
Kelly & Alex Glennon
Martina was wonderful to work with throughout what could have otherwise been a stressful experience. We were relocating our family from St. Louis, MO to the Charlotte area under a very short and specific timeframe. Martina's preparation prior to our initial meeting gave us great confidence in her professionalism and experience and we continued to see this throughout the process. Martina was very well connected to many of the builders and listing agents in our areas of interest allowing us quick and efficient access to a wide variety of homes. Martina was very receptive to our needs and most importantly to us, very responsive by multiple forms of communication when we needed her to be. Martina was easy to get along with, has great attention to detail, and clearly knows the market in which she works. My family would recommend Martina to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home.
Kim & Ed Tatum
Martina was wonderful! She was there for us every step of the way, from finding the perfect home and neighborhood for us, to helping throughout the building process and then to finally closing on our home. We are beyond happy with our new home and are thankful for Martina for helping us navigate through this process.
Bonnie Brooks & Peter Herrera
Martina was very professional and knows the market in the Ballantyne area. She showed us houses that were what we were looking for, maximizing our time because we were flying in from out of state. She located ahouse that was going to be listed soon and she was able to get our offer to the seller's agent just as the house was listed ... within 2 hours the house was ours. It was just what we were looking for in the Piper Glen neighborhood. We would highly recommend Martina.
Martina was an exceptional realtor. She was nice, knowledgeable, generous with her time and always ready and prepared to find us a home, which she did! Yah! I highly recommend Martina as a realtor.
Ody & Cady Ferreira
Martina was outstanding in quickly understanding my wife's expectations and only showing us properties that matched very closely our needs. The second time we used Martina's service, she found our home in less than 24 hours. She responds to inquiries extremely fast and it is very professional in every detail of the relationship. Highly recommended.
We found ourselves needing an experienced realtor to handle a complicated foreclosure purchase. Martina came to us highly recommended by another realtor. We had an instant connection with her kindness and her knowledge of real estate and contract issues. We knew we found more than a realtor, but a friend who does what she says she will do. Through more headaches and ups and downs that we experienced during the purchase, it was blatantly obvious that Martina took her job quite seriously and left no stones unturned when it came to fight for us. We knew our best interests were always being addressed. Looking forward to many years of friendship and lifelong clients! Bruce and John couldn’t be happier.
Dawn & George Thompson
Martina’s attention to detail was unlike no other realtor we’ve ever worked with in the past. Her customer service and her willingness to go above and beyond for her clients always gave us the assurance we needed to find our dream home. We would most definitely recommended her to all of our friends and family. George and Dawn Thompson
Pamela van Hooser
Martina has come to my "rescue" on more than one occasion. She is an excellent realtor, very familiar with Charlotte and the surrounding areas, and is so easy and fun to work with! Martina has always responded very quickly to my calls, texts and emails and she did an excellent job selling my home and finding me a wonderful new home to purchase. I would highly recommend Martina for any of your real estate needs. Martina is not only a fantastic realtor, but I consider her a great friend!
Albert and Cara Fernandez
Working with Martina was a wonderful experience. She helped find my parents a home a few years ago and my wife and I really appreciated her attention to detail and easy going personality. We knew when we started looking for a new home no question we would want to work with Martina. Our process was super easy. We met at the Allen Tate office talked about what criteria we wanted in a home and within 2 days we found the house of our dreams. Martina guided us through the process seamlessly, helping us sell our condo and close on our new home. Even after both contracts were closed Martina made sure to stay in touch and help us finalize a few details which in my opinion was above and beyond. So thank you Martina and Allen Tate we certainly will recommend you to all our friends and family in the future.
Martina's availability was incredible, and it was especially invaluable in this highly competitive market, where we had to jump on listings as soon as they came up. She demonstrated repeatedly that she was working for our best interest, and negotiated successfully for things it never even occurred to us to ask for. In other words, she saved us thousands. She also does an impressive job of walking up muddy, grassy hills in stilettos.
Debbie & Warren Stenvall
It should come as no surprise to anyone who has worked with Martina Linford that she has accrued numerous achievement awards and is consistently a "Top Performer" at Allen Tate Realtors. Martina recently helped us find a home to build in the Charlotte area. She listened carefully to our "wish list" and knew exactly where to find the floor plan we were looking for in the perfect location. Not only did Martina find us the perfect floor plan in a great location, she made the time to accompany us to ALL our required meetings with the builder including our design center meeting where her knowledge and input were invaluable with so many decisions to be made in such a short amount of time. Martina was there for us every step of the way from start to finish. We never could have built a house in Charlotte while living in New Jersey without Martina's help. Thank you, Martina, for making our building experience seem so easy!
Martina has been beyond excellent. She has gone above and beyond her responsibilities and has been a lifesaver several times. Her knowledge and attention to detail that has helped us out of several difficult situations. We have already recommended her to family and friends who are considering moving into the area.
Shannon & Brian Derrico
Martina is a true professional! My wife and I have owned 18 homes and we have worked with many realtors. Martina by far has been the best. She listens to her clients needs, she follows up in great detail, and she works tirelessly to find the right property. What surprised me the most about Martina came after we closed on our home in Cotswold. I was certain that we would not hear from Martina any longer (that was the normal realtor experience that we have had in the past). I could not have need more wrong... she has been consistently following up with us as well as the builder to ensure that all warranty items are being taken care of in a timely manner. Martina has gone above and beyond her role countless times for us and I cannot thank her enough. Moving across the country with an entire family is stressful enough, but Martina delivered and reduced a lot of our stress. I would recommend Martina to my closest friends and family without hesitation. If you get a chance to work with Martina, you should consider yourself very lucky...
Laura & Brian Hurter
Martina made our home search experience extremely smooth. She worked very hard to make things easy for us to understand. We appreciated the detail she took to research all properties so that we didn't waste time looking at properties that were not good investments. I can't even imagine the time it took to go through all of that, and she always did it with a smile and happy heart. We consider her a lifelong friend and will refer all friends and coworkers to her. If you want a professional that focuses on every detail and cares about her clients then Martina is for you!
We chose Martina on the basis of a recommendation from friends of ours and were glad we did. Martina helped us find our home in Charlotte, after looking at a number of houses she found one that perfectly suited our needs. Martina was very patient and accommodating, and truly advocated for us as buyers. We were also new to the home buying process in the USA, and Martina coached us through the whole process, including negotiating various issues found after inspection of the home to our benefit. We highly recommend Martina! - Testimonial for Martina Linford at Allen Tate Realtors By Michael Jeffs
I recently had the pleasure of working with Martina Linford who sold our home in Providence Downs South. I have purchased 4 homes and sold 3 and Martina is by far the most genuine, down to earth, positive and hardworking agent I’ve met. She advises professionally, takes care of every detail, and is quite savvy at closing paperwork. Thank you Martina! Susan
Khristina & Chris Myers
Martina does such a fantastic job! This is the third time we have used Martina's services. She goes over and behind to meet our expectations and she is a very knowledgeable resource in the real estate industry. I am sure we will be using her services again in the near future. Thank you Martina! -Chris & Khristina Myers
Aimee & Doug Stockenstroom
Martina is exceptional! She extended her services to ensure that we were successful in selling our home. She is direct when providing information and advice. She continued to be supportive of our decisions and requests and acted as a professional advocate when required. We can't thank her enough!!
Aimee & Doug Stockenstroom
We have worked with Martina twice over two years, and as always, she is a pleasure to work with.
She has been blessed with patience and commitment - worked attentively with us to buy and sell our home in Charlotte - NC.
We would most definitely make use of her services again, should we ever get back to NC.
Scott M Sansone
Martina is fantastic as a realtor. She was always prompt when returning my calls with answers to all my questions and concerns. Always professional, courteous, and kind. I couldn't be more satisfied with my 1st new home purchase with Martina in my corner.
Martina was Excellent. From the first contact thru closing she helped us navigate the home buying process smoothly with no surprises. She is knowledgeable, conscientious and really cared about getting us the best deal possible. Great job in coordinating all of the activities (inspections, etc) and helping to find contractors for deeper evaluations of issues that turned up during the inspection process. Would definitely recommend Martina to anyone who is looking to buy a home in the Charlotte area.
Allison & Joe Woerner
Martina was well informed about market conditions and guided us well through the entire selling process. She was always readily accessible and provided sound counsel on issues as they arose. We would definitely work with Martina again.
Martina did a fantastic job of helping us in the purchase of our home in the Charlotte area. We were moving from Chicago, and she went the extra mile to help us find a home while dealing with the struggles of buying a home from a distant location. She quickly understood our desired features and provided honest a feedback on homes as we performed our search.
Martina was incredible in helping us find our new home and through the closing process. We relocated from another state and were not available for all the inspections but Martina was! She went out of her way to assist and keep the process going. Would highly recommend Martina!!