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"Thank you so very much for your help, advice, wisdom and kindness over the past months to help sell our condo and buy our new home!  We are fortunate to have you as our realtor and even more as our friend."


--Troy M.


"Matthew was our agent for our first home purchase. He knew exactly what needed to be done to give us a really smooth transaction. He and Marilyn make an incredible team."


-- Ashton and Tovar


"There’s a difference between just a realtor and a true real estate professional. I’ve purchased several properties, both commercial and residential, but Marilyn still taught me so much about how to select a home. She thoroughly and I mean thoroughly, knows the process for getting things done in the most efficient manner. She was a referral from a referral to me, and I’ve since referred her to others in my family. She has also helped them with their real estate transactions. We love Marilyn and wouldn’t think of anyone else for our next sale or purchase."


--Don S.


"I had been searching for a home for over two years with an agent that was not really helpful. Matt saw that I needed help and through his network of connections he recommended a great agent in my area (Birmingham). I was under contract in less than a week. I didn’t realize the difference a great agent can make."


-- Christine P.


"You are truly amazing at what you do! Our experience with finding our perfect home through Marilyn was a pleasure!  We have moved 9 times across the country and Marilyn was by far the best!  She is professional, thorough, knowledgeable, fun, caring, helpful, and works for YOU!  I highly recommend Marilyn because she truly listens to YOUR needs and desires and takes you from start to finish with ease!  Thank you, Marilyn."


-- Tricia S.


"As a Happy New Home Owner, I cannot recommend Marilyn’s services enough. Aside from her being a commensurate professional with many years of experience, here are some of the reasons she made my home buying time enjoyable and seamless! Firstly, she listened. She heard what I wanted in a new home. She didn’t try to sell me on just anything – she worked hard to fill all my needs. Secondly, she handled all the paperwork, completed everything in a timely fashion and kept me on track. She’s very well connected with all the necessary vendors, appraisers, inspectors, contract workers, from top to toe. She went completely above and beyond in making appointments, liaising with everyone and being there for me every step of the way. And thirdly, she’s a very nice person to spend hours with – because that is what it takes to find the right home! I found exactly what I was looking for!"


--Paula B.


"During the last year, Marilyn sold my primary residence. On a regular basis, she kept me well informed through emails and phone calls. I was so satisfied with her professionalism and her enthusiasm that when I decided to sell my business office, the first person who came to my mind was Marilyn. One of Marilyn’s greatest strengths is her negotiating skills. Her positive attitude, attention to detail and her easy going personality made the process very smooth. I have no reservations in recommending her in selling any property."


--Julio G


"We've worked with Marilyn to buy our first home, sell our first home and now buy our second home. As first time homebuyers, Marilyn gained our full faith and confidence that she had our best interests in mind, and didn't rest until she found the prefect place for us to call home. Five years later, we wanted to step into a single family home and we called on Marilyn as our agent. She was nothing short of fantastic! She sold our condo in 30 days, at 99% of the asking price. Condos that were on the market in the same community before we listed are still on the market five months later. We had a sales contract for our condo in hand on Friday night, and on Saturday morning Marilyn showed us the house of our dreams. We worked out an offer and hoped the house would be our home. On the final day of negotiations, we learned there was a competing offer on the table for a higher purchase price and fewer contingencies. Even though we weren't the highest offer, Marilyn's strong negotiating skills and personal interaction with the selling agent convinced the sellers that we were the best buyers for their home. Marilyn brought it home for us, and at a closing price that was 20% off the initial listing price. Marilyn took the time to get to know us, our taste and our lifestyle and was able to find the perfect home for us....twice! We couldn't be happier with her service every step of the way. Throughout the entire process, Marilyn and her Group have been very professional, responsive, calming, patient, and fun to work with. Marilyn and her team will continue to be our buying and selling agent of choice for years to come.”



--Jack E.


I recently hired Marilyn to sell a high-demand, but tricky property. She created an atmosphere of intense competition among sellers and quickly negotiated a contract that exceeded our asking price, contained no contingencies and closed in 10 days. I work with the finest real estate agents in Georgia and Marilyn has earned her place among them, thanks to her knowledge, professionalism, people skills and high level of service. I will definitely use her again.”


--Bill G., SunTrust


"Just moving to Atlanta, we were a bit overwhelmed by the idea of buying a home. Marilyn made the stressful, time-consuming, and grueling task of house hunting enjoyable and manageable. From our first meeting to closing day, Marilyn was nothing but enthusiastic, thoughtful, and accommodating. She took the time to get to know us so that she could better support and serve us in our search for a new home. She showed us homes in every area of town, helped us weigh the pros and cons of each property, and gave us honest and valuable feedback. Marilyn respected our preferences while offering invaluable insight regarding the Atlanta real estate market that only a true professional could offer. She didn’t want to sell us just any house; she wanted to help us find the house that fit us perfectly. After finding “the one,” Marilyn assisted us every step of the way until closing. She was accessible to us at all hours to answer any questions that came up and took the time to address any concerns we had. As closing day approached, she was on top of everything from arranging and attending the inspection to negotiating the closing costs. We truly felt that she advocated in our best interest and provided fantastic representation at all times. We can honestly say that we could not have survived the house hunting/buying process without Marilyn’s honest, encouraging, and caring guidance. We were so lucky to have her on our side, and we look forward to working with her again in the future."


--Sarah & Matt B.


"Thank you for all of your help in getting my houses bought and sold. Most important, thank you for your friendship and your integrity. I always felt you had my best interests at heart, and it was so wonderful to be able to trust you completely."


--Carole S.



"We have been with Marilyn and the McAlister group for 10 years. Marilyn sold us our first house and worked with us to ensure that we understood the whole transaction. She not only provided us with hours of phone calls and faxes that were needed to close the transaction, but she also was there any time we had a question. Marilyn makes you feel as if you are her only client in the attention that she pays to your needs. I cannot emphasize how without her the transaction for our first house could have fallen through due to some issues with the seller. She worked nonstop for two days to ensure that we were able to purchase our first home and our dream home. When we had children, she continued to keep up with the family and my children love her like she is their aunt. Now after nine years we sold our first house and upgraded to a larger home. Marilyn handled the sale of our old house for FULL ASKING PRICE. She also negotiated the purchase of our new home at several thousand under their asking price. She never ceases to amaze me in her attention to detail or to taking care of our family like her own. I would never go with anyone else in the real estate business and I will always recommend Marilyn to anyone I know. She is a wonderful real estate agent, but more importantly she is one of the kindest and most considerate people I have ever been blessed to call a friend."



--Veta Anne


"Marilyn has been exceptional. She has provided us with professional advice regarding investment properties. We appreciate her time and advice! We will refer Marilyn to our friends and family."


-- Steve & Toni P.


"Marilyn sold my mother’s house in 1 day and the buyer was unable to even come to look at the home before putting a contract on it because Atlanta was shut down with an ice storm. He had faith in you. That one has never ceased to amaze me! When my husband became executor of a deceased business friend's estate, Marilyn again came to the rescue by selling the home as the sign was being affixed to the front yard. On top of that, she helped him with the sale of 216 acres on the back side of nowhere in almost record time. When our youngest child married and she and her husband wanted to see about selling his home and buying one together, you took the time to go up to their home and advise them on how to prepare for a sale. When our little family came here from Albania and needed to invest in a home rather than dropping $900 per month on rent, you came to the rescue by finding a beautiful, spacious home for them near our youngest daughter and it was handicapped accessible and newly renovated. Marilyn found us a mortgage broker who helped them get a fantastic rate on a loan and allowed them to afford a 30 year loan. When our oldest daughter and her family decided that it was time for an upgrade in housing for them, you were right back out there doing a fantastic job selling their home and finding them a new one that is just fantastic. Oh, yes, and you also helped an older friend of ours sell her home and move in to a retirement community with narry a hitch just last year.We have enjoyed every transaction and interaction with you and think of you as our family. We cannot begin to tell you how much the extra steps you have taken to make the buying, selling, closing and moving as smooth as glass has meant. You even picked my mother up and took her to the closing on her house and did the same for our friend who no longer was driving in Atlanta traffic. We are so thankful that you have agreed to be our realtor for life. "


--Anne and Frank R.


"Marilyn found me my first home. It was in a quaint neighborhood that I would have never known existed and it’s been my pride and joy. I’ve been preaching about my realtor for over 3 years now. :-) "


-- Lynn G. 


"We have worked with Marilyn in 7 transactions in as many years, and would never consider using someone else in the metro Atlanta area for our real estate needs. Marilyn has just the right balance of professionalism and aggressiveness, and brings so much experience and creativity to each transaction. She knows the market, and is such a joy to work with – she always maintains a calm and friendly demeanor, no matter how crazy we may get! Marilyn was instrumental in completing our last, rather difficult transaction. She always makes the client’s best interest her top priority."



-- Lane and Merrick O.



"As a first time home buyer, Marilyn made what appeared to be an overwhelming process into a pleasant experience. She was always available for questions and all the steps along the process. Her knowledge and expertise proved valuable in finding a wonderful condo with many upgrades at an incredible price. I would recommend her to my friends and will call her when it’s time to sell."



-- Mayowa O.