Steven & Holly Markley
Real Estate Counselors- 

30+ Years Full-time Experience!!
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!!

Here is what some past clients had to say about Steve & Holly Markley and their Real Estate services:

Steve and Holly helped my 3 siblings and I get my mom's house ready for sale after she passed, as well as listed it and sold it. They did an outstanding job letting us know how to prepare and what to get on top of as far as upgrades in order to get the best price. They also managed the sale in a crazy market with many buyers. I feel we got an amazing price for the house because of how they handled it, and everything went very smoothly. Sometimes I felt they should get 'combat pay' as my siblings rarely agree on anything, but Steve and Holly were very professional and very tactful (as well as being just wonderful, 100% genuine people who care), and brought my family together for a quick and (very) profitable sale. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone, and would contact them again in a heartbeat for any real estate transactions. :) - Madison (Sellers)

"Our family has worked with Steve and Holly on nine real estate transactions. They are both honest, conscientious professionals who also happen to be two of the nicest people I know. They are the only realtors I will recommend to family and friends." - Dave and Elizabeth Kluesner - Verona (Buyers and Sellers)

"5 STARS!!! The Markley Team sold our house in less than a week, for more than we expected to get. The closing had no issues, as smooth as could be. Our new home is in a very desirable neighborhood, in a very competitive market. Steve and Holly were still able to negotiate the price down to where we wanted to be. We truly believe their experience helped us save money on our new house." - Gary and Janet Calhoun - Verona (Buyers and Sellers)

"I highly recommend the Markleys as realtors. The process of selling my condo and buying another one was made easier and less stressful because of their professional knowledge, their integrity, trustworthiness, and very obvious concern for their clients." - Marlene Barnes - Cottage Grove (Buyer and Seller)

"Very knowledgeable team when it came to determining the list price, staging our home and posting photos. After going live, we had a showing scheduled within 5 min. Customer service and professionalism were outstanding!" - Ed and Donna Ackley - Madison (Sellers)

"Our experience with Steve and Holly Markley was great! We felt cared about, listened to, and advocated for - through the *entire* process. I would highly recommend Steve and Holly." - Ezrah and Christa Schmeelk - Waunakee (Buyers)

"Steve and Holly did a great job finding us the right property. They are efficient, productive, very knowledgeable, and a lot of fun to work with! The whole process was simple, and they managed all the details very well. Great experience! They even found other good professionals to assist us  with our unique situation. We highly recommend them to friends and family!" - Jeff and Dora Swafford - Lodi (Buyers)

"They made the process of selling my mother's home uncomplicated and stayed with us, keeping us informed, through the entire time. Having two realtors working for you does make a difference." - Steve and Pam Brenz - Madison (Sellers)

"Steve and Holly are a great team. They are very knowledgeable and attentive to the needs of their clients. Personally they have been my buyer agent twice and listing agent once. Together they sold our house in one day and found us a new home too right away. They care about their clients as individuals and not just as business transactions. Steve and Holly do a wonderful job at developing a professional relationship that lasts a life time." - Tim and Kelsey Schaaf - Belleville (Buyer and Seller)

"Steve and Holly are a very knowledgeable and experienced team. They are easy to reach and give honest input and feedback. They don't say things just to make a sale, they truly want to find something that works for they buyer. Our family has used them exclusively for decades!" - Kevin Bruning - Stoughton (Buyer)

"Steve and Holly Markley were great to work with! They were very patient and understanding of our situation and specific needs in purchasing a home. Their combined knowledge and expertise with the Dane County real estate market for buyers was exceptional. As first-time home buyers, they guided us through the process smoothly and efficiently. Their professionalism and attention to detail was incredible." - Neil and Vonnie Sisanyhoat - Madison (Buyers)

"Steve and Holly helped us buy our first home in an extremely challenging time in the Dane County real estate market. Inventory was at historic lows, prices were escalating, and almost every property was receiving multiple offers at or above asking price. Given those market conditions, we weren't   very optimistic, but Steve and Holly kept us confident. We got the home that was perfect for us, and we got a fair deal. We're extremely pleased with the Markleys, and with the home we purchased with their help. Their communication with us was great. Their knowledge – about neighborhoods, floor plans, construction quality – was evident and extremely valuable to us. In my opinion, buyers agents shouldn't just tell you want you want to hear. The best ones will tell you the honest to goodness truth to help you make the best decision. Steve and Holly were always honest with us and clearly had our best interests at heart. They knew that even when the truth was a little disappointing to us, they were saving us tons of headaches and heartaches further down the road. Like most buyers, we saw several homes we *thought* we loved but truly weren't right for us. In those cases, Steve and Holly knew it... they were the impartial voices of reason to snap us back to reality. They'd walk us through the house and take the time to show or explain why it wasn't a good fit. They'd give us gut checks when they were sorely needed: "Do you really love this house or just where it is?" That all prepared us to walk into the home we have today and know in our brains – not just our hearts – that everything felt right. It's too soon to tell if this is our "forever home." Even though real estate statistics say it probably isn't, our hearts think it might be. So while we aren't sure if we'll need Steve and Holly again, we might. And we'd work with them again in a heartbeat. We've also recommended Steve and Holly to our friends."  - Mike and Becky King - Sun Prairie (Buyers)

"Very professional, hard working and always appreciated you keeping us on top of the entire process. Smooth and painless process." - Fritz and Sheri Durst - Waunakee (Seller)

"Honesty, attentiveness, highly professional. Family recommendation." Jerry and Elaine Bayuk - Madison (Seller)

"We had a very positive experience. Felt like their most important client! You've become our friends, not just our parents friends! Thank you for everything."Scott and Jenny Bruning - Madison (First time home buyer)

"We chose to work with Steve and Holly because our previous experience was great! Their attention to detail and prompt return of phone calls stood out."Harry and Dawn Whyte - Waunakee (Buyer and Seller)

"Steve and Holly were organized and very professional. They kept me well informed during each step of the process of selling my house.  I never had to wonder what was happening. I couldn't have had a better experience!" Waunakee (Seller) 

"Steve and Holly did very well on time sensitive manners and were always friendly and caring.  Overall impression is FANTASTIC!"Madison Condo Buyers

"We remember how well we all worked together while navigating the sometimes stressful business of selling a home. Both Steve and Holly were always respectful of the choices we made and were very supportive throughout the entire process."Mike and Patty Lowry - Town of Westport (Sellers)

"Very knowledgable, considerate of our feelings,attention to details and great communications skills. We can't say enough about how happy we were with both of you!" Fran and Rita Reible- Waunakee (Land Buyers)

"Overall impression was very good communication, excellent detail oriented and follow through, very helpful, and knew our area!" - Kel and Karla Koenig - Waunakee (Sellers)

"Wonderful, caring people! Honest and fair! Being cared for!" - Sam and Kathleen Espich-Fitchburg (Sellers)

"Your interview was concise, complete and enthusiastic. Down to earth approach. Great to work with - patient, understanding and genuinely interested in our welfare and best interest." - Sellers -Waunakee

"Friendly, knowledgeable, respected by each other and by others. Looking out for our best interest and the willingness to go above and beyond normal "job duties"! These stand out in our mind about Steve and Holly." - Jim and Shannon Hadac (Home Buyer) 

"Excellent friendly service! Nice to work with!" - Rick and Sue Gulbrand- Madison (Relocating from Minnesota)

"Professional, friendly, great service! I felt that I couldn't have had a better experience. I couldn't be more happy with the way things turned out." - Joe Esser -Madison (Land buyer; former home buyer)

"Very professional"! When working with Steve it was "very easy, relaxed and nothing to worry about". "I wouldn't work with anyone else". - Steve Apps - Madison (2nd time buyer & seller)

"Steve your're the greatest! You took all our needs so seriously & treated us with great respect.  We had complete trust in you and felt we were in the best hands! "Upfront, knowledgable and energetic!" A super guy!" - Matthew Arndt and Jane Xhilone- Middleton (First time condo buyer)

"We really enjoyed working with you! You are a hard worker and care that the properties people are buying are a good fit and good investments! Your attention to detail and ability to target in on what we were looking for" are what stands out most in their minds! - Heather and Eric Foxman- Middleton (Out of state home buyer - relocation)

"Just keep doing what you have been doing. Overall impression is honest, diligent, detail oriented and have clients best interests in mind always." - Heather and Eric Foxman - Middleton (income property investors)

"You made the whole process easy for a first time buyer like me! Your relentless effort to work to make my experience easier! Your sincerity to work on Sundays, to close on time and early! Excellent and fantastic! I don't know what I would of done without you!" - Mrunalini and Neeraj Kulkarni- Madison (First time home buyer)

"You were patient, honest and very professional in your answers and advice. No "salesman like" talk-at no point did I feel pushed or influenced. I appreciate your objective evaluation of properties-I was particularly impressed with your understanding of my specific needs! Thanks! - Srinivas Mani- Verona (Buyer of condo)

"Our friends who worked with you recommended you highly and our selection did not less us down. You made sure we understood what we should expect, and made sure we got what we wanted. You are good!" - Bala and Divya- Madison (Buyer of condo)

"Honest, fair, hard working, responsible, trustworthy, thoroughness and speed of sale"! are what stands out most in my mind. - Linda Meier- Waunakee (Home seller)

"We were impressed with you the day we met at the open house! Very responsive and knowledgeable. You went the extra mile to include changing your schedule and late night meetings!" Excellent, excellent, excellent! - Dana Simons and Lisa Fix- Stoughton (Home buyers)

"I can honestly say that I have never had so much help from a Realtor in either buying or selling a home in any of our 5 household moves." Douglas Moran- Madison (home seller)

"Dedication, personality, caring, business savey, timeliness & follow up. Outstanding broker! When I move I want him to sell my house!!" Daniel Ferrere- Sun Prairie (Home seller & buyer)

"Steve will handle any and all of my real estate business in the State of Wisconsin. I will also refer Steve to my family, friends and acquaintances for their real estate needs. If there is a customer service award for your service oriented agents, Mr. Markley has our families vote. Thank you again for your exemplary service." Steven and Susan Taylor- Waunakee (Home buyer & seller)

"Steve showed our house to the future buyers, wrote their offer, and delivered it to us... all in a snow storm. Steve was very professional, courteous, & patient. He treated us with as much respect as if we were selling a mansion!" Rodney and Lisa Wilson -Madison (Home seller)

"We were very impressed with Steve's professionalism and attention to details. Since this was our first home we've ever bought or sold, we were especially appreciated being informed of progress every step of the way. Steve's energy towards the sale and commitment to us was over and above what we expected. We will certainly recommend him to anyone needing an excellent Realtor and friend!"Tim and Jo Luttrell - Waunakee (Seller)


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