Mark Melikan

Long & Foster Real Estate
8227 Old Courthouse Rd., Ste 100
Vienna, VA, 22182
(571) 267-1229

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Highly likely to recommend
09/25/2013
user1831445
Helped me buy home
Follows up and returns calls immediately. Highly recommend this agent Received daily up dates and answered questions. Even though my daughter with whom I was buying a condo for has taken longer than expected to get a full time job as to have the means to pay a mortgage. Mark was very understanding that the process to purchase was pushed back until a job was secured.
Highly likely to recommend
09/21/2013
user59987736
Helped me buy home
My wife and I bought our first home and Mark was our agent. We have nothing but nice things to say about him. We must have looked at 10+ homes, and never once did we feel pressured into buying something. He very much respected the process. He was able to negotiate us a good price, and great terms at closing. He was apart of the entire home buying process, and as first time buyers, that was great. He put us in contact with a great lender, and made sure we did the things we needed to do on time. Mark was available any time we needed him. As an example, we looked at three houses on a Sunday, which was also father's day AND his birthday. We only learned of that AFTER we looked at the houses. He never balked or tried to reschedule. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2012
user2253458
Helped me buy home
We have already bought 2 houses with Mark's assistance, we are thinking about another purchase in the area, and we would not even think about working with anyone else. He loves what he does, he truly likes working with people, and boy is he knowledgable, just lightly skin his book about reals estate in Northern Virginia and you will enough information to chose an area and a community that fits your needs, your personality, and of course your budget. Sorry I forget the link to the book, just ask Mark and he'll tell you. Mark was open, honest, helpful, and was a bit of fun over a beer too.... Highly recommended!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/02/2012
user0817607
Listed and sold a home
We contacted Mark to assist us in preparing and marketing our townhouse for sale. He thoroughly explained the process, his company's procedures, and his plan for marketing our property. He is very knowledgeable, personable and ethical. Our townhouse was sold in a timely manner.
Highly likely to recommend
11/01/2012
user890555
Helped me buy home
Mark is a fantastic agent: honest and extremely knowledgeable about homes in the Metro area. Mark can and will help you with every aspect of the home buying process (price negotiation, financing, home inspection etc...). Everyone on his team and those he deals with, on a regular basis, are: extremely professional, helpfull, and have your best interest in mind! 5 Star service without a doubt!
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2012
user741627
Listed and sold a home
Mark is simply the best. He represented us very well during the entire negotiating process, was patient with us as we found our home and was always available. In a world where everyone is hard pressed for time Mark always made time for us and as a result we are in the home of our dreams. Highly recommended.
Highly likely to recommend
10/30/2012
user9846242
Helped me buy home
As a first-time home buyer, having someone like Mark as our realtor made a huge difference. He was confident and comfortable and convinced us to see the home we immediately fell in love with and ultimately purchased. He was with us throughout the process and worked hard to accommodate our difficult schedules. He consistently went above and beyond our expectations and I could not imagine a better home-buying experience.
Highly likely to recommend
10/26/2012
user831309
Helped me buy home
Mark helped my wife and I find our 1st home in Leesburg. He was very patient and generous with his time. He had great knowledge of the area & market as well as awesome contacts that helped us through closing. We continue to highly recommend Mark and will look to use his services in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
10/25/2012
user173845
Helped me buy and sell homes
Mark did a great job for us! We used Mark to sell our old and buy a new one. Mark gave us tips on how to get the most money for the house we were selling, and he was right on point with all of them. They day before our house went on the market, Mark told us he thought we could actually up the asking price for what we had previously discussed. He was in no way pushy about it, but we trusted his recommendation. Within two days we had three offers on our house, all with escalator clauses, and we ended up getting $11,000 above what we were asking. The new house we purchased was a bank-owned foreclosure, which made the negotiations a little bit complicated. Mark walked us through the process step by step and always let us know what to expect, while acknowledging that you can never fully predict what a bank wants to do with a property. Mark was very patient while we looked and looked at an endless number of other homes. He always provided insight as to the price, location, etc., while never pressuring us into any decision we weren't comfortable with. I highly recommend Mark to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/23/2012
user3458993
Helped me buy home
I have been completely satisfied and impressed by Mark Melikan. Mark is extremely responsive and friendly, always answering my questions thoroughly and honestly. As a first time home buyer, I was fairly nervous about the experience, and Mark did a good job communicating and checking up on me throughout the process. Even after I have been in my home for several years, Mark frequently checks on me, and I have asked him a few questions since closing. I plan on using him as my realtor in the future, have referred him to friends, and would recommend him to anyone who is seeking a realtor in the DC metro area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/23/2012
user6065715
Helped me buy home
Mark is a great REP. He will go to battle for you. He helped me buy my first house and he helped me every step of the way. Highly Recommended.
Highly likely to recommend
10/23/2012
user8706667
Helped me buy home
Mark is able to help an experienced or a novice buyer. I fell into the latter category and he listened to all of my questions, concerns, needs and hopes. At times when I lacked clarity on which direction to go, he would help me weigh options and come to a decision. He was patient and never pushy. He would take calls and respond promptly. He would take me to see houses that I am sure he thought would end up being a "no" but showed me anyway. He helped me to see that the property I ended up purchasing fit my busy lifestyle, near to work, close to nature trails, etc. I would not have picked this property without him showing it to me. And six years later, I am so grateful he did. He takes the time to know you, and he follows up. He also has a network if you need a lawyer or loan officer for settlement. I refer family and friends to him. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/23/2012
user89323318
Helped me buy and sell homes
Mark made selling and buying a home less stressful. He did a fantastic job negotiating especially in the sale of our existing home. He gave us great advise to sell quickly. We followed it and it worked. We sold our home in one weekend with multiple offers in 2011. He was a great realtor and honest in his recommendations of certain areas and homes.
Highly likely to recommend
10/22/2012
user0710512
Helped me buy home
As first-time home buyers shopping in Fairfax County on a tight budget, we needed the help of a realtor who would work with us patiently in our search, guide us through the buying process, and help us negotiate to a fair offer. Mark Melikan hit the ball out of the park on all counts. We valued his integrity, honesty, and experience with the Fairfax market as we toured numerous properties. Once we made our decision, Mark and his team worked diligently on our behalf from the initial offer through closing. Two years later, Mark continues to be a valuable resource for us, even helping us gauge the current market value of our property so we could identify a good time to pursue a refinance. I recommend Mark without hesitation to anyone looking for a reliable realtor, and especially to first-time buyers. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/22/2012
user8041323
Helped me buy home
Mark was very knowledgable about the areas I was looking in (Falls Church, Reston, Fairfax) and patient in helping me to find an appropriate property after looking at many different ones. He understood the ins and outs of the foreclosure process and how best to procure one of these properties which is what we ended up doing. I was a first time home buyer and I found him to be helpful in determining the pros and cons of a property and not to be pushy in pursing something that wasn't right for me. He was very good to help educate me on the process of home buying. I would highly recommend working with Mark and have done so to my friends. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/22/2012
user2719869
Listed and sold a home
We contacted Mark about 4 months before we wanted to put our house up for sale. Mark worked with us tirelessly to help us prepare. He helped us price the house correctly to achieve our goal of a quick sale at the best possible price. He answered hundreds of questions and gave us references for top-notch professionals to help with the items we wanted to address before going on the market. He hired a professional photographer to generate the most interest on the MLS. The result? We had a signed contract on our 10th day on the market! I can't recommend him highly enough--he got us sold on our terms and in no time at all. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/17/2012
nsrrpao
Helped me buy home
When my family relocated from Florida to Maryland, we soon learned buying a home in the Maryland market required a knowledgeable realtor. Lucky for us we found Mark. His ability to swiftly maneuver the real estate market, offer important insight into the market conditions, and provide sound advice into our purchasing options were very valuable. His dynamic personality, great attention to detail and general caring demeanor make him a wonderful real estate counselor. I will call on Mark again when I need his sage advice. If you need a realtor, look no further folks! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/15/2012
user9375479
Helped me buy home
A very successful friend recommended Mark to us after telling him about our struggle to break in to the NOVA housing market. We are so glad we listened! Mark was friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. He worked with us to identify properties we could afford in neighborhoods that we wanted to live--no easy feat given our budget. We found a short-sale property, and Mark made sure that we knew what we were getting into, carefully explaining the risks and rewards involved. He took care of us throughout the process, so when an unexpected problem arose with our property he helped us get out of the deal. It was a very disappointing day, but Mark did an amazing job pulling our bacon out of the fire and that same day helped us find the house that we ended up buying. We were thrilled with Mark and would highly recommend him to anyone! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/14/2012
user8554687
Helped me buy home
In the Spring of 2011 my family received military orders to relocate across country. Fortunately we have family in the area and my sister recommended Mark to us. From our first contact via e-mail we knew Mark would be the right person to help us. Mark was able to help us come up with our "wish list" and send us weekly listings to look at. Each week we were able to narrow down our list and by the time we were able to fly out and meet, we had selected a handful of homes to look at. What could have been a daunting task was accomplished quite quickly and efficiently. When we walked into "the house" we all knew it. By the time we returned to our home across country we had a contract in hand. Mark and his staff did an excellent job helping us navigating the buying process and everything went very smooth. We would recommend Mark to anyone purchasing a home but especially to our military friends. Mark understood our needs and did most of the transaction via phone and e-mail. Thanks Mark! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/08/2012
user8293732
Listed and sold a home
I used Mark as my agent back in 2005 when I relocated out of the NVA/DC area to sell my townhouse in the Alexandria/Fairfax County area. He was wonderful! Walked me through the process from start to finish, provided awesome advice and counsel, and was a perfect agent to work with. I would absolutely trust his judgment and recommend him to anyone in the area looking for a top-notch agent. I only wish I'd had stayed in the area so I could continue to use Mark as my agent! Shannon Steffee
Highly likely to recommend
10/02/2012
user9142855
Helped me buy and sell homes
We could not have been more pleased with our experience working with Mark Melikan. Mark demonstrated a great command and knowledge of real estate laws, procedures and all the other nuts and bolts that make up property transactions.  This is something you would hope and should expect of from your realtor, but Mark is so much more. What makes him exceptional are the intangibles.  He is like a doctor with a great bedside manner.  He becomes your friend during the process. He was always available to assist us, answer questions and provide sound advise.  If you just want to focus on results, well, he orchestrated a strategy that allowed my wife and me to purchase our dream home even though we were not the only interested party.  And the house we were selling?  Well it was on the market just 3 days and we received more than 5 offers above asking price.  Bottom line Mark is your man. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/01/2012
user0704382
Helped me buy home
I met Mark several years ago when purchasing my first house, and he went above and beyond helping my wife and I with the entire process. He took us to see many houses in our search, and was very patient in answering all of our questions. It's now seven years later and I still talk to Mark on a regular basis about the real estate landscape. Although the real estate market and regulations can change quickly, Mark always stays on top of it and is more than happy to share his knowledge. I have recommended Mark to several of my friends over the years, and he has always come through in a big way. If there is such a thing as a real estate agent for life, Mark is it! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/29/2012
user961913
Listed and sold a home
Mark Melikan sold my McLean townhouse in 4 days in 2007 when I moved to Raleigh for a new job. He handled all details, including significant upgrades to my home, expertly and with much personal attention. I've bought and sold six homes the past couple of decades, and Mark is by far the best realtor I've had the good fortune to hire. In the northern Virginia area, I wouldn't consider anyone else as my realtor, and only wish I could have hired him in the other states I've lived. He is the consummate sincere honest professional while being extremely friendly and supportive throughout the selling process, from being interviewed initially all the way through closing. He has my highest recommendation without any hesitation. You will definitely be pleased with his expertise in all areas. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/28/2012
user8494590
Helped me buy home
I can't imagine going through the search for our first home without Mark. The DC area housing market is very competitive and can be overwhelming for first time buyers, but Mark knew exactly how to handle every situation to ensure we found the right place. Even when our needs suddenly changed in the middle of the home search process, Mark had the knowledge and experience to lead us in the right direction without missing a beat. When we found the place we wanted, Mark went above and beyond to ensure our offer stood out while working completely within our comfort zone. As a result, we beat out multiple other offers, and are currently enjoying every day in our new home. Mark is a genuinely good person, and it shows through in the way he conducts his business. He is honest, personable, and dedicated, and he truly makes the home buying process into an exciting and enjoyable experience. I look forward to working with him again in the future. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/27/2012
user6293126
Showed me homes
I have worked with Mark ever since he sold my home for me in 2005. I sought Marks expertise again in 2011 when it was time for me to buy again. Mark was always around to answer questions on the phone and even showed me a few neighborhoods that I had no idea even existed. I still occasionally ask Mark for advice regarding the best way to keep and improve my homes value. He is my best source of information.
Highly likely to recommend
09/26/2012
user2771152
Listed and sold a home
Mark provided exceptional service on both the sale of our townhome as well as the purchase of our new single family home. He was able to provide us with the necessary advice to get the best results out of our sale. We had a record breaking 25+ offers and were able to get more out of the sale than we expected. He worked around the clock and walked us through every step of the process. We gained an enormous amount of knowledge from Mark. He is passionate about real estate and dedicates much of his life to his clients. He stays involved in continuing education in order to be on the cutting edge of the ?market.? He is the author of the Northern Virginia Real Estate Guide and works solely on referrals. We gained a great agent that we now consider a ?friend!? Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/21/2012
user7388191
Helped me buy and sell homes
Mark Melikan has helped my wife and I sell one home, and buy 2 homes over the last 7 years. Mark has always been extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the buying and selling process, and he takes time to explain it all to you in ways that you can understand. He takes time to listen to what you are looking for in a new home, and makes it happen. We have referred Mark to several of our friends, and they have also bought and sold houses with great success, and I will continue to use Mark on every house we buy and sell in the future. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/20/2012
user2548132
Helped me buy home
Mark was our realtor for our house rental when we first moved to the area, then for the purchase of our first home. He is truly an expert in real estate in the DC metro area and has an amazing knowledge of the entire home-buying process. Mark is also very knowledgeable about military families and he knew exactly what we were working with for a VA loan. He was able to make my husband and I both feel comfortable and confident during the entire process. Mark is immediately responsive to any questions, no matter how major or minor the topic, and through phone, email, and text message which is great. Mark was able to work with our crazy schedules, particularly my husband's residency schedule, and made house hunting easy despite our times available and toting around a 2-year-old and a baby often. He was amazingly flexible and was simply fun to look at houses with. He really listened to our wants and needs, then helped us prioritize them to find our ideal house - which we fell in love with. During the offer and negotiating process, Mark displayed excellent skills as we were dealing with the sellers and their relocation company. Mark made all of that seem easy to work with and kept us informed every step of the way, while giving us the confidence to negotiate a price that left us and the sellers happy. I truly cannot imagine doing this process with anyone else. Mark is simply the best professionally and we are truly lucky to have worked with him. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/22/2012
jenleeruss
Helped me buy home
GREAT AGENT!! Really knows his stuff, especially about this ever-changing local market. Always made time to show us houses. Really had our back during the negotiation process. Always kept us in the loop and went out of his way to meet us to sign more paperwork. Will use Mark again for anything real estate related!
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2012
user5979086
Helped me buy and sell homes
My recommendation for Mark to assist friends and family in the difficult process of buying or selling a home couldn't be easier. Every expectation you would have is met, as I have experienced for over a decade, and will continue not only with my family, but encourage others the value Mark brings to his clients.
Highly likely to recommend
06/04/2012
martinkblack
Helped me buy and sell homes
I worked with Mark for about nine months prior to the purchase of my home in Springfield. From the beginning to the end of the process Mark was thoughtful, detailed and professional. Mark took the time to explain to me the benefits and difficulties of short sales and foreclosures, as well as taking hte time to understand what I was looking for in a property. During the process of looking at properties Mark would take the time to point out specific items about the property that a typical home buyer most likely would not take into consideration; small details that would have easily past me by and his experience and expertise allowed me to see items in a property that allowed me to make a good decision. I think one of the best traits about Mark's performance is his ability to make a client feel like they are his only client. I know that was the case with me. There were times throughout the process where my transaction required substantial time on Mark's part and I never once felt like my issue was not the foremost on his mind. The best example I can give of this commitment to his clients was one day before I was supposed to close. About 3:30pm on the day prior to closing, my mortgage company called because there was an issue that needed to be addressed before they would move forward with the closing. If the situation wasn't corrected that evening, the whole mortgage process would have to have been done over and our closing would have been delayed by weeks. I was in touch with Mark and around 5:30pm he was still working on trying to get the situation figured out. We had some damaged wood underneath a staircase and it not only needed to be replaced, but a structural engineer had to sign off on the repair before we could close the next day. At 5:30pm in the evening I figured we had no chance of closing the next day, because I doubted we could find an engineer after business hours. I spent hours from 3:30 pm until after 5pm looking for one myself. At around 6:30pm I gave up. At 8:30pm Mark called and had me meet him at the property. He had found a handyman to fix the issue, a structural engineer to sign off on it and had the seller at the house to pay the handyman for the repairs. I was pleasantly stunned that he was able to pull this all together after business hours and on such short notice. It goes to show that an experienced and well connected agent can do much more than advise on the sale or purchase of a property and that they can also facilitate the resolution of problems that arise. I can say with enthusiasm that Mark has exceeded my expectations, not only as a real estate agent, but also as a professional in general, and it is hard to exceed my expectations. I have owned and operated my own businesses all my life and Mark's professional and detailed approach his business puts him in a category that I rarely find in individuals. He is an exceptional professional and real estate agent. I highly recommend his services; chat with him once and I'm sure you'll get a similar feeling. -- Martin Black Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/14/2011
sollacerta
Listed and sold a home
Mark Melikan recently sold our home in this sadly depressed real estate market. He did it quickly and professionally and even helped us find workers for all that last minute sprucing up you always have to do before you list. Mark brought us strong qualified offers, and the closing went off without a hitch. He's followed up with us several times, and recently sent a copy of our settlement papers so we can have them handy for our income tax filing. As for local knowledge, check out mark9;s book on Amazon: The 2010 Arlington and Fairfax Counties Northern Virginia Area Real Estate Guide. We can't say enough about Mark Melikan, and we recommend him without reservation! Less ... More