About Marc Stanley
Work PhilosophyBreaking it all down, real estate is business, financials and emotions. For clients of Better Prescott Homes, you will find that I have an extremely high level of patience and make myself available to you seven days a week. I fully understand that for most individuals, buying a home can be the single-most stressful event in their lives and it is important to me that clients feel comfortable working with us during the sales process.
For those who do not know me, this is not a part-time job. On average, my work week is between 60 and 80 hours and it is the only profession that I am currently focused on. For our clients, this means that you are not only hiring a group of experienced agents when working with Better Prescott Homes, you are working with agents who take their job seriously and are fully engaged in representing you.
ApproachSome might say that I represent the "artistic" side of the Better Prescott Homes group. What does this mean for home sellers? It means that when you list with us, I'll be spending up to 20 hours of work making your home look better than any other listing in all of Yavapai County. For homeowners who permit us to do so, I'll coordinate an on-site photography session which will capture the very best of what your home has to offer and entice potential buyers to visit your home first, before all others.
My photography methods surpass the quality of local professional photographers and employing Better Prescott Homes to list your property ensures that you not only get the very best in listing quality, but that you are represented by agents who have a direct investment in getting your home sold quickly, for the best price possible.
Summary Resume / Highlights
- Bachelor's degree with a Business major & CIS minor from Northern Arizona University in 2000
- Manager of rental / investment properties for 11 years
- Automation progamming and server / network support at IBM for 13 years
- Experienced Graphics Designer / Imaging Editor
- Statistical Analysis / MLS Database Programmer
- Financial Accounting Systems Design & Accounting Database Engineering
- Photographer; implementing hybridized HDR + flash methodologies
Realtor ©Realtors © are the largest trade association and one of the most powerful lobbying groups in North America, pledged to a code of ethics and standards of practice as adopted in 1913. The association to which I am pledged provides an ethics blueprint of which an agent is held personally responsible to uphold. This designation signifies my commitment to quality, fiduciary principles and fair handling of buyer / seller correspondence.
Certified Negotiations ExpertRepresenting a client requires a deeper understanding of the negotiation process and having a firm understanding of what makes a person motivated to buy or sell real estate. Agents who represent those clients need to know the ins and outs of such emotions and driving forces behind these actions. The CNE designation represents a commitment to leveraging these aspects of high-dollar transactions in ways which will benefit my clients financially. Expediting the sales process while ensuring my client receives the best possible financial outcome is the pinnacle of a CNE-certified agent.
Certified Commercial Sales SpecialistThe Certified Commercial Sales Specialist (CCSS) designation provides advanced education, knowledge, and sales training for Commercial Real Estate agents.
This college level program provides a practicing real estate agent or property manager with the technical terms and procedures, forms, tools, and training to conduct commercial listing or sales activity with confidence. It includes Junior and Senior level classes on listings, buyer representation, negotiation, contracts, client service, information sources, and practical tools to succeed through closing, title problems, and follow-up.
Sample Testimonials"Marc is an excellent photographer, did a great job with the virtual tour - very detail oriented - ALWAYS returned emails, messages, etc + found answers for us always. Marc is courteous, VERY professional + quite knowledgeable, very easy + pleasant to deal with; made a long-distance / difficult situation end well in 60 days! Would recommend him highly."
Ron and Phyllis Mulligan
"I have purchased a number of homes throughout my 81 years but have never had a more competent Realtor than Marc Stanley. Supurb Realtor!!"
"I liked the straight forward and optimistic attitude and approach."
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"You did an outstanding job at figuring out how to fit us in for showings around your incredibly busy schedule. And, when you said you would meet us you were always prompt. And, you were great at staying in touch via email and you knew when it was better to call and talk. And, you had instant answers to like 95% of our questions and when you didn't you would in a very timely manner get back to us with the answer. You were friendly and easy to get along with. And, you were very very patient with us. Finally, but not least, you did a great job at guiding us through the whole start to finish process of buying the home."
"Very easy to work/talk with. Informative about the property. Very helpful and made the entire transaction a smooth process."
"Marc understood what we were looking for and he worked hard at finding what we wanted. He didn't try and lead us to something we couldn't afford or not interested in. Marc ultimately found our dream property."
"Best Realtor I have ever worked with!"
"Marc was very professional and knowledgeable of the real estate industry and the Prescott area. He went over and beyond to assist me with the purchase and closing on my home in PV."
"If we have a need for a Realtor in the future, Marc would be our 1st and only choice. The help he gave us in moving from MI to AZ was priceless."
Ruth & Bob
"Very patient and helpful. Not pushy. We are recommending to neighbors & friends. Like low key attitude and sincerity."
"Outstanding proactive communication was probably the best part of my experience with Marc. Any issue that arose was analyzed and different options were discussed, with a strong recommendation of which (option) was to proceed. Being prepared to recommend letting a purchase go rather than letting a buyer make a mistake is the epitome of professionalism and a testament to his unparallelled dedication to customers as individuals making life-altering decisions, and not just numbers."
Maj. Dave A. Jones
"If you are looking for a hard-working, knowledgeable and ethical Realtor, look no further than Marc Stanley"
"Marc came over to the condo, did an excellent photo display and had it on the Internet in 24 hours. Marc was great to work with. He was very responsive to us and answered our questions quickly."
"Marc Stanley has sold one home for us and then he began the search for another to purchase. We were more than impressed with the excellence of communication regarding phone calls, doing research on properties including videos, contacting listing agents, etc. With the home we sold his expertise with photography provided many beautiful pictures for the listing. Marc is a professional in every aspect, infact, he goes beyond the scope of what one may expect of a Realtor."
Roger & Judy McKenzie
"I would definitely recommend Marc Stanley. From calling me after hours, patiently responding to each one of my questions, and walking me through the entire process, I was able to quickly make an offer on a property and purchase it, and this wouldn't have been possible without Marc. Marc worked around my schedule, and I found this very helpful as I live in a different state than the property I purchase. Marc is someone I could trust, and he made what could have been a difficult process as painless as possible."
"Marc surpassed all of our expectations through the recent purchase of our home. From the first of many Oregon to Arizona phone calls, numerous emails and detailed videos of properties of interest, Marc listened and patiently helped us find the right house. He answered all of our questions and when needed, researched the subject and his response was timely and thoughtful. He is attentive and honest. As a longtime Prescott resident, Marc's assessment of the areas/homes we were looking at regarding neighborhood growth, safety and accessibility was invaluable. Thanks Marc for a great experience. Your integrity and encouragement when needed, were appreciated."
Mark & Susyn H.
"I worked with Marc to successfully purchase three great properties at a fair price. Marc is dedicated, experienced and customer focused. I feel the insight Marc has when inspecting property ensured my purchase of sound homes. Marc also has a excellent network of inspectors, title company contacts and other experts. I highly recommend Marc for all your real estate needs."
"Marc was extremely helpful in working with us in finding the property that we were looking for. His knowledge of the area was also a huge help. He continued to update us on available property listings and the property listing computer program he uses was simple and easy to use. We are very happy with the property he was able to show us. Processing the paperwork to purchase the property was also painless and he was their to work with us all the way through. We liked how Marc worked with us so much that we are referring him to family and friends who want to move to the area we purchased the land at."
"My wife and I moved to Prescott, Arizona in 2014. We were fortunate to find Marc Stanley as our realtor. Marc went above and beyond in all aspects of our home search, from following up on local law, policies, financial issues, and the sales person. When there were issues with our loan procurement and the overall contract, Marc did extensive research to assist us and calm our fears. He was in constant communication with us, and was the consummate professional throughout the process. He gives that personal touch that you were early find these days. He is not pushy, rude, or trying to just make a sale. He genuinely cares about your needs and what you are looking for in a new home. If you are thinking of buying or selling any residence, I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend Marc Stanley to assist you in your endeavor. He is the best we have encountered."
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"Marc Stanley is professional, yet friendly and understanding. He worked with us at every stage with a very difficult sale. My elderly mother wanted to sell what is a beautiful, but outdated, home. None of the family resides in the area anymore. I reached out to Marc and he worked with my entire family (not an easy task in real estate transactions) during the sale -- even through difficulties and holdups, such as my mother's illness, title issues, time zones differences from Australia to Texas, negotiations between many members of the family, etc. At every stage, Marc's professionalism and ethics were impeccable. He was incredibly responsive when he needed to be, he also knew when he could allow us some time for family issues. And most importantly, he was just so great to work with -- he found a buyer who loved the house (important for my Mom), and got the full asking price. I would definitely recommend Marc to anyone looking for a realtor in Prescott -- I wish all realtors were as pleasant to work with as Marc Stanley."
"As home-buyers, we put poor Marc through a lot of pain as we looked at probably a couple dozen places, changed our mind a lot, started the actual buying process a couple of times just to back out, etc... and through it all Marc stayed calm cool and collected. He never once appeared frustrated with us (though he had every right to), he always was on time for showings, he provided professional consultative advice with only our interest in mind, several times he would point out hidden reasons to us not to consider a place where we thought we liked, and by the way, is just a very decent kind easy-to-work with guy. I would recommend Marc any time for anyone looking to sell or buy."
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"Marc made buying our house quite pleasant! We really didn't have to do much at all. He really does have knowledge of the area we were looking at and the type of property to show us. We found our home in one day! I would recommend Marc and Sonny in a heartbeat!"
B & S Timmons
"Marc Stanley was very informative and if he didn't know the answer he went out of his way to find it out. He was very helpful in showing and throughout the entire process of buying the lot. Thank You"
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"Marc is an excellent buyer's representative. We've been taking our time and have been looking for nearly a year, which I assume is a bit frustrating for a Realtor, but Marc has never given us a hint of impatience or disinterest. He has followed up on every lead we've provided and given us sound counsel as regards what he knows to be our desires and constraints. He has our complete trust and confidence."
Ed & Sandy H.
"Marc Stanley responded immediately to our inquiry about buying our first home. He found us homes to look at in our price range and took the time to show us. He was always honest and helpful with the entire process making it less stressful. He explained every step of the way. Marc Stanley is an excellent agent and we will always recommend him and his team to anyone looking to buy a home."
Joshua & Jennifer Seavey
"Marc did so much for us, we bought our house from out of state and it would have never happened without him. He kept us posted daily with the status of the home and any changes that came up. Took extra pictures and videos to send to us, and really treated us like family. Thanks again Marc!"
Jedidiah & Vianka Archuletta
"Marc Stanley worked with us as out-of-town potential buyers for over a year and kept us informed. Marc was very careful to listen to what we were looking for in a home, and spent an entire weekend showing us homes. Marc was instrumental in helping us make a decision we were both comfortable with. We were also very impressed with the vendors Marc referred us to."
"Marc did an excellent job for us, and would highly recommend him to anyone as either buyer or seller agent. He helped us find and purchase our new home."
B & K Schow
"As a first time home buyer, i had absolutely no idea as to what i was doing or the process of purchasing a new home. Marc was there every step of the way, i was able to text,call, and email him with any question or concern i had. He did really well with helping me understand everything that was happening and would happen. He was able to work very well around my crazy schedule, and made sure to look out for my families best interest in everything. Marc was very respectful, and knew exactly what he was doing when it came to every situation we faced. I would highly reccomend him to anyone, especially first time home buyers."
"I used Marc to sell three parcels; one which sold quickly without a hitch; and a second in process now. In each phase; even though there have been third-party problems that were really annoying, Marc has always stayed on top of things and done the job right. His responsiveness is second to none. I'd definitely use Marc again in the future."
"We would like to take this opportunity to give our best and sincerest recommendation for our realtor, Marc Stanley of Reality Executives, Ledgerwood & Stanley Group of Prescott, Arizona. We have visited Prescott several times over the past couple of years and finally decided to invest in a land parcel to build on for our nearing retirement. We just happened upon Marc Stanley which was to our good fortune! After buying and selling several homes across the U.S. through realtors, we found it very refreshing to work with a realtor of Marc Stanley's professional and very knowledgeable stature. For a young man, Marc is very personable, extremely helpful and resourceful. Marc was always prompt for all of our property showings and always willing to go the extra mile to help us find the right property that would fit our needs. Several times we called Marc at the last minute to show us a property and he would always accommodate our requests. As you can surmise by now, we are extremely impressed with Marc Stanley and would ask that you put him first and foremost at the top of your list when looking for a top-notch realtor to fulfill your real estate needs! Our Best Wishes go out to Marc Stanley for a most successful real estate career!"
Gene & Nora Lueshen
"Moving to a new city especially from out of state can be very daunting, not only in finding the right home but selecting the best realtor for the job. We came upon Marc Stanley by chance, blindly inquiring upon a home online. Marc's immediate response to our queries began our venture to Prescott. His professionalism was instantaneous through is gentle queries about the type of home we were looking for. After setting us up on his office website home search program, Marc kept in constant contact not only by email but phone calls and messaging, tweaking our home search. On homes we were very interested in, Marc took the time and effort to upload video walk-throughs to give us a better feel and look into them, adding his opinions and any data relevant to these homes that were of concern. This effort and input were very important to us since we were basically buying a home from the comforts of our laptop! Upon meeting Marc you'll immediate notice his gentle and reserved nature, allowing us to feed him input through casual conversations while viewing of homes without any type of pressure. Marc stands back and allows us the freedom to explore without prejudices, giving input when necessary. On the final home we purchased, Marc helped us immensely with the documentation process, even assuring the securing of the home, frequently touching base with us before our move in date. After 6 months of house hunting Marc did a wonderful job helping us find our new home in Prescott. We recommend Marc to anyone wanting to move to the area because he is a true professional - no-fancy gimmicks, no-pressure, soft spoken realtor."
"Marc is an amazing realtor! He was patient and showed us house after house. We changed our price range repeatedly and he just shifted gears right along with us. He was responsive to our needs, showed homes on our schedule and was always so pleasant. Here is the thing that put him above any other realtor...the VA loan has specific requirements and he got the neighbors together to get a road maintenance ageeement in place. This was SO FAR above and beyond. Without his assistance we would not have gotten this perfect home."
"We were referred to Marc Stanley from a friend. Marc was always professional, knowledgeable, and personable. His expertise was invaluable. He responded to our questions in a timely manner. We have recommended him to family members and friends who plan to move in the area as well. We give Marc the highest recommendation, as he is one of a kind. We highly recommend Marc for all of your real estate needs."
Kim & Cindy Mackie
"We were only in town for 2 weeks and hadn't expected to buy on this trip however after exploring we knew it was "the one". Having lived out of the country for the past 15 years we had lots of questions, to which Marc kindly took in stride and answered or went off and found the answers for us. He even continued to help after we left the country, keeping in contact, helping with the surveyors, perc test, county and Title company. Top quality service and professionalism and a genuinely nice guy. All of his help is greatly appreciated. We can't wait to move and build our home!!"
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