Marilyn Kohn

33 years of work experience
RE/MAX Unlimited
6811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL, 61614
(309) 740-9156

Ratings & reviews (40)

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Highly likely to recommend
08/13/2015
wolfrussell
Helped me buy and sell homes
Keesa brown was my realitor in the purchase of a new home. she was absolutely fantastic. Keesa was professional, very pleasant, promt, and worked very hard to make sure I had the best experience that I could. I will recommend her in the future to anyone buying or selling a home. I was very impressed with the way she handles business.
Highly likely to recommend
07/30/2015
SanfordWm
Listed and sold a home
We will definitely use Holly & Marilyn Kohn, Inc. for all our real estate needs in Peoria! Responsive, professional, pleasurable, knowledgeable. Very impressed with their breadth of resources (legal, maintenance).
Highly likely to recommend
07/01/2015
zuser20140914141400051
Helped me buy home
Holly Lahood was extremely helpful in assisting me finding the perfect home for my daughter and I. I love the neighborhood! Thank You! Heather Nash
Highly likely to recommend
06/05/2015
user84142059
Listed and sold a home
Marilyn was always responsive to our questions / concerns. Her office staff well supports her efforts, and are always quick to respond and thorough. I had complete confidence that we were well represented. Our home was a ranch with finished walkout (10 ft ceilings in lower lever, and all glass across the back)....not at all typical for our area. Marilyn did an excellent job at finding comps of other atypical designs & using them to overcome buyer objections to price per square foot.
Highly likely to recommend
06/04/2015
sallylillibridge
Listed and sold a home
Marilyn's Remax team is very professional and responsive. I always received a prompt and polite response to my inquiries. Her negotiation skills proved very helpful in selling the home.
Highly likely to recommend
06/03/2015
stroupcr
Helped me buy home
Marilyn and her team did a fantastic job helping us buy a new home as well as sell our existing home. Her staff is very professional, knowledgeable and organized which helped make the transactions smooth! Highly recommended.
Highly likely to recommend
05/26/2015
Dalaur0001
Listed and sold a home
Very professionally handled transaction. The office staff was there to help us every step of the way. Got good price for our home after several others were not able to make it happen.
Likely to recommend
04/20/2015
msmiller612
Helped me buy home
Holly LaHood was helpful, professional, knowledgeable, and, most importantly, patient! It took me quite a while to find the perfect house and she optimistically supported and assisted me through the entire process.
Highly likely to recommend
04/19/2015
michellem1107
Helped me buy home
My first home buying experience was made much easier by Marilyn Kohn and her team of wonderful team. We were always updated with changes in the market and when our dream house came back for sale we got a showing right away. I am so pleased with our experience and our new home.
Highly likely to recommend
04/17/2015
klshafer4
Helped me buy and sell homes
Keesa has been so wonderful to work with. She helped my husband and I buy and now sell our first home and is helping us in the search for our next dream home. She is responsive, knowledgeable and prompt and has made our experience so seamless and enjoyable!
Highly likely to recommend
04/15/2015
kailey bamrick
Helped me buy home
My husband and I worked with Holly LaHood. We never felt pressured into a home or to find home. Since my husband and I were both first time home buyers, Holly made sure we understood the home buying process and I felt like I could ask Holly anything. Holly is respectful and trustworthy. We would recommend her to any of our family and friends looking for a home.
Highly likely to recommend
04/15/2015
vana121600
Helped me buy home
Holly helped us buy our home after being relocated to the Peoria area. She was awesome at showing us all kinds of homes in neighborhoods that were perfect for our growing family! We didn't know the area at all- thank goodness she did! She also helped us sell our home after having to relocate again! She made the process easy and it moved quickly! I would recommend Holly and the whole Marilyn Kohn team to anyone!
Highly likely to recommend
04/13/2015
user3790841
Helped me buy home
Holly was very helpful in every step of the home buying process. She made my first home buying experience smooth and stress free. She showed me all the homes I wanted to see in a timely manner. She also worked closely with the VA throughout the home loan process.
Highly likely to recommend
04/09/2015
dalaur001
Listed and sold a home
Not only did Marilyn do an exceptional job marketing and selling our home but she made the closing process so easy for me. She has built a great team around her who helped us every step of the way through the closing process. We are grateful to her team for being at our home during inspections and overseeing repairs when my wife and I physically could not. Our heartfelt appreciation goes to Marilyn and her great team.
Highly likely to recommend
04/09/2015
robertson richard
Helped me buy home
In our search to downsize and simplify our lifestyle, we were introduced to Holly Lahood of the Marilyn Kohn Team. Holly listened attentively as we described what we were looking for in a new home. She then identified options and was very efficient in getting us into potential homes. Again she listened as we walked through the potentials and leveraged that feedback in selecting potentials. Once we selected the one we wanted she was effective and efficient throughout the negotiation process. Upon reaching agreement with the seller, she was very helpful in identifying and securing the support people for inspections and reviews of the property. Of equal or even more important...she is responsive. When we called with questions or requests she was available and got back to us quickly. We would definitely choose to work with her again if needed. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/07/2015
user9166095
Helped me buy home
My husband and I worked with one of Marilyn's buyer's specialists, Holly LaHood, for the purchase of our first home in Peoria! Our experience has been nothing less than fantastic! Holly is very knowledgable about the area and was a real pleasure to work with! She worked around our hectic work schedules and was prompt in her communications! She made us feel very comfortable and confident in her abilities and added valuable input that helped shape our ultimate decision! There was never a doubt that her goal was to get us into the right home at the right price! We would recommend her to all our friends and family that are looking to buy in the Peoria and surrounding area market! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/21/2015
rogter82
Listed and sold a home
Marilyn and her staff are very professional and yet very down to earth and approachable. We had some issues with the home owners' association which Marilyn aggressively addressed. She was very quick to get back to us whenever we contacted her.
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2015
RodneyDawson II
Helped me buy and sell homes
Marilyn and her team recently helped me sell my home and purchase my new home. My old home sold in approximately 3 weeks (during the holidays) and I sold for 99% of list price. Marilyn also helped me negotiate the purchase of my new home which I purchased for approximately $100K under the most recent appraisal. All in all, the numbers speak for themselves and Marilyn's deep knowledge of both the process and the local real estate market are nothing short of excellent.
Likely to recommend
12/05/2014
mbrigham36
Listed and sold a home
Marilyn sold our house for us while we were living in another state. She has been in the business for a long time and knows what she's doing. Her communications about showings are timely and effective. Sometimes I didn't feel like a top priority, but she has a lot of clients. She did a much better job than the realtor we originally hired.
Highly likely to recommend
10/09/2014
hstoller
Listed and sold a home
We received good advice in the process of listing our property and believe she was skillful in negotiating with the buyer and buyer's agent. Marilyn's experience, success and reputation gain her the respect of the other agents she is dealing with and I believe gives her client an advantage. Marilyn has an excellent support staff that serve her very well.
Highly likely to recommend
10/02/2014
etbixby
Listed home, but didn't sell
Marilyn is first on my list. If she doesn't answer the phone (like in the middle of the night) she will call back immediately. She's open and honest as the seller's agent. She went through our home for sale and check listed the important changes. Nothing major--no replacement recommendations, just staging expertise. Her staff works hard and they are friendly yet professional. They price right, know the market well and move your property.
Highly likely to recommend
09/29/2014
mydsbmail
Listed and sold a home
Our expectations were exceeded in all phases of the sales process - except, of course, we did expect a higher selling price. The process steps were seamless and the entire staff performed like pros - at the top of their game - from start to finish.
Highly likely to recommend
07/28/2014
harayda_jon_m
Listed and sold a home
One of the top Realtors in Peoria for years. Sold our house in three days at a great price. Marilyn knew exactly what work our house needed to sell and we had five showings scheduled in the first three days. Her support team (especially Pam and Brenda) are first class; they are quick to respond and solve problems quickly. When our buyer had financing problems, they found a new lender and avoided any closing delays.
Highly likely to recommend
07/16/2014
bkidder2
Listed and sold a home
We sold three properties with Marilyn. She is very knowledgeable and was a great asset throughout the entire process. With each property she was able to determine the best listing prices and at the time of negotiations she had our interests in mind. She was always available to answer any questions for us, and her team was amazing.
Do not recommend
06/26/2014
revrack
Listed home, but didn't sell
Marilyn was very difficult to reach and would not return phone calls. When asked why, she said she tried to call our cell phone, but could not get through - finding that hard to believe, we texted her from the phone and she didn't even respond to that. At one point she had a supposed offer that we were trying to negotiate via phone as she was travelling to CA which left us feeling slighted as she tried to squeeze our business in with her own personal business. We asked for a copy of the supposed written offer. She never did send it - so we are really not sure there was an actual offer. As far as contact and keeping us informed, we did not hear a peep from her or her office for a 10 week span as the house languished on the market. We ended up with a different agent and sold far below the price Marilyn suggested. Less ... More
Response fromMarilyn Kohn
Facts the seller didn't share. Listed 5/6/13 at $249,500. 5/14/13 another agent wrote offer at $230,000 that was negotiated to within 5% of list. Seller did not accept. It was NOT a "supposed offer". If the sellers asked for a copy, we sent."Personal business" was my daughters college graduation. Most would agree that is an event not to be missed.Later the sellers wanted to withdraw home as they were leaving for Florida.I obliged thinking they were closing house up. Imagine my surprise when I found out they were not truthful to me as they re-listed the home the same day.I still had a valid contract but did not make an issue. Other agent sold at 205,000 after 8 mths. This seller is angry because they could have had nearly $40,000 more and need someone to blame. They are blaming me. We always strive to achieve the best results with our clients. That is why we have so much repeat and referral business. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/05/2014
zuser20140605130052748
Listed and sold a home
Marilyn and her team are 100% the right choice when looking for a real estate agent in the Peoria area. Everyone on her team (including Marilyn) were true professionals throughout the entire selling process. As first time home sellers, Marilyn assured us we would have no problem selling our home. As soon as our house hit the market, her team went to work. Showings began immediately and within 3 days we had an offer. Much to our satisfaction, Marilyn negotiated a selling price above our expectations. Once the contract was signed, Marilyn's team took care of all necessary preparations for closing. We would recommend Marilyn and her team to anyone in the area looking to buy or sell a home! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/20/2014
john ruthman
Listed and sold a home
Completely professional. I have dealt with many realtors over the years and have not always been pleased. Marilyn and her team, however, surpassed all of my expectations. She had a clear notion of what we could expect to get for our home and helped us set an asking price I felt good about. (We had an offer on our house in 3 weeks). We sold our house remotely as we had already moved out of town. Several problems arose which Marilyn's team helped us resolve with minimal fallout. (As an example; the outlet pipe from our sump pump had frozen solid and the pump motor was overheating as the basement began to flood. Marilyn's team discovered the problem and referred us to folks who could fix it and clean up the mess at very reasonable rates. They also went out to the home when ADT had to come to change out batteries in the security system. Suffice it to say we were VERY PLEASED that we had selected Marilyn Kohn to be our realtor.. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/25/2014
user4940848
Helped me buy home
I worked with Holly Lahood who did a fantastic job in finding several locations that were in my price range in the locations I was interested in. She did a great job in negotiating a price with the seller and made sure that I knew what other steps I would be taking to complete the purchase. Holly did such a great job and so personable that my parents are working with her now to find a home for themselves. Thank you Holly for your assistance, it was great to work with you.
Highly likely to recommend
03/07/2014
tlmarcott
Listed and sold a home
Sold my hard to sell house in a bad economy. Very knowledgeable about our area and the market. Considerable of contacts and a network that are invaluable. Best marketing by far and the best website in Central Illinois. Can't go wrong with Marilyn Kohn and her very responsive staff.
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2014
tegard
Listed and sold a home
Marilyn provided the type of confidence in selling our home that we were looking for in a realtor. She explained the market and definitely knew the market trends. We were confident that if anyone would sell our home quickly it would be Marilyn. And as a result we sold our home!
Highly likely to recommend
02/07/2014
user7023487
Listed and sold a home
Marilyn was outstanding to work with. She is down to earth, smart and knows how to resolve any issue that arises. Her professional team is very friendly and pleasant. I'd work with them again!
Highly likely to recommend
12/25/2013
kshail05
Listed and sold a home
We were impressed with Marilyn and her team. We had three offers within two weeks. Impressive! The team was very responsive and did great job in regular follow ups. I am so glad that we chose this team to sell our home. Thank You!
Highly likely to recommend
10/11/2013
lisakay67
Helped me buy and sell homes
My husband and I have used Marilyn several times for both buying & selling. She has an excellent knowledge of the market in our area. Marilyn is definitely a subject matter expert when it comes to negotiations with buyers and with other real estate professionals She offers suggestions that allowed us to maximize our dollars related to buying & selling. Marilyn's website is the best in the business and she also offers a Marilyn Kohn mobile app. that makes searching easy! The Marilyn Kohn Team does an outstanding job of assisting clienst! If you need anyone they are always there ready to assist. Marilyn's 31 years of real estate experience make her an expert when handling all situations that could possibly be thrown at you From start to finish you will not be disappointed! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/11/2013
user0738488
Listed and sold a home
She was a true professional. She made the selling and buying experience worry free. She helped negotiate a great deal with the sellers of the home we bought and then sold our house within 48 hours of listing it.
Do not recommend
03/23/2013
MelodyDelaney
Never responded to my inquiry
I contacted Ms. Kohn twice about a property, and never received a response. When I finally tried a different agent a couple of weeks later I was told the property now had an accepted offer. It is very disappointing to be looking for a house and hace someone prominently display that they are willing to participate in the transaction, and not even have the courtesy of a timely response.
Response fromMarilyn Kohn
Melody, I am really sorry that you had this experience. I assure you that we are diligent about returning our inquiries. I have searched all my websites and email inquiries for my entire team and I do not see any inquiries listed for you. If you called in, we generally return all calls within 24 hours. Could you share with me how you tried to contract us so we can remedy the situation for future clients? Our goal is to always provide the best service we can for all inquiries. Thank you and I look forward to finding out how you tried to contract us! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/03/2012
user313025
Helped me buy home
My husband & I just bought a home from Marilyn last week in Germantown Hills. We are returning to the area after 3 years in Wisconsin & are very anxious to get back. We wanted the 'perfect' home to return to. She spent SO much time with us weekend after weekend after weekend searching for 'just the right place!' We are extremely excited about our new home & so grateful for the time she spent on us as well as the knowledge she has about the area. This woman knows her business! Bonus?.... She's a lot of fun to be around which made those LONG days of house hunting bearable! I'm just thankful she put up with us & all of our lists of 'must-haves' that were a mile long! We HIGHLY recommend Marilyn Kohn! She won't let you down! Forgot to mention she sold our last home in Dunlap before we moved to Wisconsin. If we ever need to sell/buy again, guess who we'll call? Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/06/2011
dennisshipman956
Helped me buy and sell homes
Marilyn Kohn and team helped my family buy and sell a home. Her team has marketing capabilities and energy is second to none. Throughout both the buying and selling process Marilyn and team provided great professional advice as well as demonstrated phenomenal command of the details. Marilyn's knowledge of the local market is staggering. She knows every detail about Peoria and surrounding areas. Throughout both transactions, I developed a long standing personal and professional relationship with Marilyn Kohn. Marilyn is highly recommended by me and my wife, Dennis Shipman Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/26/2011
stoeckel
Listed and sold a home
Marilyn was wonderful to work with! Very professional and her knowledge and expertise is priceless! She will price your home right and get it sold! Her and her team do an excellent job!
Highly likely to recommend
05/12/2011
staley33
Helped me buy home
Marilyn and her team are nothing short of fantastic. Our particular home purchase was relatively tricky with a number of difficult situations that came up. Marilyn gave us expert advice, added a home warranty to our offer (which we got) of her own accord, and was just incredibly calm, encouraging and helpful through the whole process. There was never any pressure. We have several properties which we hope to sell in the next 5 years and we wouldn't think of using anyone else for our listing agent. HIGHLY recommended! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/10/2011
vetcollect
Listed and sold a home
Here was my process on picking an agent. First I talked to people that were both in and out of the business of Real Estate, well Marilyn was 7 out of 10 recommendations that I should use her. Next I wanted to see what she offered to market my property compared to two other Realtors, (Marilyn won) Next, I wanted to have a one on one with her at the home I was selling, once there I realized I didn't need to interview anyone else. Wow is all I can say. However, let me say that after about 60 days I realized I didn't just get Marilyn, I got an entire team of office people supporting her. I understand from my business the cost of people, so I can't beleive she did all of this for the price I paid. yes I got my moneys worth three times over. Jeff Green Less ... More