I had been in the market for a second home for almost two years, the last six of which were focused on Park city. I had been through three realtors before I met Scott. Each one tried to sell me their version of the economy, the limitless appreciation of Park City real estate, and homes that I had no interest in buying or were well outside my price range.
Scott provided a great overview of the market, information on the homes, historical values, and recent comps. When we had narrowed the options down to a couple of homes, Scott took an aggressive stance with the seller and over the course of six months got us to within 5% of our original offer. His follow-through prior to, during and after the close was impeccable.
In March of 2010, Scott helped us again in finding our second Park City Home, which we will close on in April 2010. The second house was not even listed on the market, but through Scott’s reputation and relationships with others in the real estate community, he was able to get us in the house and place it under contract.
I would recommend Scott for anyone looking in the Park City area.Chris Donnelly, Oakley VP Global Strategy
After tracking Park City real estate pricing for over 2 years, we were puzzled why directional pricing was not consistent with the much of the country, including other resort areas. I contacted Scott and he quickly educated us on the housing market in Park City. He stated that many cash sales have resulted in fewer foreclosures and fewer price reductions. We told Scott what we were looking for and he monitored our target properties. When a townhouse became available at a good price, we flew out the next day and Scott showed us the property, along with some local comparables to help us confirm our decision. Scott helped us negotiate the purchase that day, working late into the evening with the listing agent and seller. We appreciate Scott’s knowledge of the local real estate market and it was a pleasure working with him to purchase our first property in Park City.Jeff and Mary Keefer
My family moved in to our new Park City home in June2009. Scott Maizlish was our buyer’s agent from beginning to end. Although we had vacationed in PC many times, we knew nothing about the neighborhoods. With two teenage sons, it was critical to choose the right area. This was a big task in itself and Scott patiently took us through the process.
By Park City standards, for what we wanted our budget was not so big. We have always had big homes and wanted to keep it that way, as we enjoy entertaining and having guests. This made the task of finding the right home even more difficult.
I chose Scott from nothing more than his internet site and an instinct. That was a risk that paid off as he worked diligently with me through the process to find that perfect house and neighborhood. Now we are enjoying a 6500sf house with beautiful views and a family friendly location. Our expectations were exceeded in our home, as well as the services provided by Scott Maizlish. Thanks Scott, for making it a fun and successful moving experience. You’re awesome!Robin Smith-Pinebrook
When Scott Lists Property, the Property Sells!!!
Scott has successfully sold three properties for me. His customer service is second to none. Never a showing without feedback to me, excellent marketing skills, and he knows how to get the property known quickly in the community.
Also, He is extremely accurate on where to price your investment to help facilitate a quick sale.
The only time I did not initially use Scott to list a property, he had given me a sales number that was just too low for me to consider. So I hired the best-known agent in Park City to list my house. They suggested a price that I had hoped to get out of the house.
The first offer came in around where Scott had told me to price my home in the first place. Under advisement from our current realtor (Not Scott Maizlish), we rejected the deal, and the market only continued to soften. Also, the service that was promised was never delivered. Scott has always been one who will under promise and over deliver.
Finally, we turned the listing over to Scott, and once again, he was not giving us delusions of grandeur, or smoke and mirrors. He told us if we wanted to sell, we need to be at a certain price, and his suggestion generated multiple offers, and a quick cash close!!!! If I had only listened to Scott in the first place, I would have made a little money on my spec house instead of losing a lot of money.
Not using Scott in the first place was a 6 figure mistake.
If you need to list a house, list with Scott, he is the best, and more importantly, the most realistic realtor I have dealt with in the last 30 years. Great Service, Great Guy, and full of Integrity.Harvey Sax
I was lucky enough to stumble across Scott Maizlish’s web site when we decided to buy a house in Deer Valley. His focus on value caught my eye and I decided to email him. From the first email Scott was friendly and willing to go at our pace not once during the five months and offers on four properties did I feel pressured to do something I was not comfortable with. Scott was always quick with information on the historic prices for houses and any other information that we requested. Since we were from out of town it represented some obstacles, but whenever a new property popped up Scott would ask if we might be interested and on numerous occasions took pictures of the property and sent to us to help make our decision. Scott took us on I believe between my wife and I 44 separate visits and never seemed to be frustrated or pushy. When we declined to meet the second counter offer on three separate properties he did not complain nor dwell on it, but just moved on with us to the next opportunity. In the end he seemed very concerned that we get what we wanted, and it ended up being a good experience. I would gladly recommend Scott to my friends and anyone else looking for Realtor.Bill and Chris Pickering
We met Scott by chance. We were looking at some properties on a real estate magazine and unknowingly ended up on Scott’s web site.
Scott then contacted me and we became email pals for 1 year. He kept emailing different properties and listened to our comments about them. He quickly realized what our budget and taste were.
One year later we came out to ski and we finally met Scott. He took us to see different properties during a whole week. He was very patient. We left with a better understanding of the area and market. We got an education.
We came back in the summer, and its true! You come to ski and stay for the summer. We saw more properties and enjoyed his company.
In the fall he called and said he found the property. We flew out and immediately loved the property. We negotiated a price that we felt comfortable with. He helped us navigate through the process and referred us to great professionals. Despite living on the east coast he made it all painless. He was our eyes and ears.
He did the impossible, he found my wife a home on my budget. In the process we feel like we have gained a good friend.Ray Farhi M.D. and Nilda Farhi M.D.
I have relocated for business many times during my life and I can honestly say of all the realtors I have used – to buy or sell – Scott Maizlish is the best. He listens, understands my needs and works diligently to find what I want – within the price range I have established. Any realtor can find a home – but finding one at the right price is what makes Scott special!!Marc Fratello
We had been searching for the right property in Park City for over four years. It wasn’t until we met Scott Maizlish that we knew he was going to get the job done. When we approached Scott, he didn’t want to just show us a bunch of houses. He took the strategic approach of asking us a lot of questions, and thoroughly drilling down our requirements. That made all the difference in the world because Scott only had a handful of properties to show us, which we bought one that is an absolute perfect fit for our family.
When we put our property under contract, we had quite a few concerns, as we were managing the entire process from Florida. Scott’s level of customer service far exceeded our expectations as he helped us coordinate multiple inspections, contractors, and surveyors for our due diligence. Not only did we acquire a home that is perfect for us, we acquired a life long friend. Scott was 100% supportive through the entire process, and I would say, if you want the best customer service in Park City, choose Scott Maizlish!
Lynda and Marty Hale
We feel so lucky to have had Scott help find us our second home in Park City. When our deal collapsed due to the sellers changing their minds, there were no other similar properties listed in the town home complex we had narrowed our search to. Scott emailed all the area realtors to determine if anyone had any interested sellers that had not even listed yet. Two days later, we had a contract and are now the owners of exactly what we wanted. We could never have achieved this without Scott’s determination, follow through, persistence and patience. We had spent most of the summer looking and had put in three offers until this one was completed. Never once did he lose his upbeat, cheerful attitude. We began this process as clients. We have finished this process as close friends. We would be honored to talk to anyone lucky enough to have Scott represent them in finding their dream home!Nancy and Will Greenberg
I was introduced to Scott Maizlish in October of 2009 after accepting a job as VP of Sales with AdvancedMD in Draper, Utah. I have been a life-long resident of Massachusetts and we have 4 kids, so after the initial excitement of accepting the job set in our next step was to find out where we wanted to live in Utah and find our dream home. My wife Amy and I had no relatives in Utah and very little knowledge of the area. We first spoke to Scott over the phone and he quickly and efficiently assessed our needs and what kind of community and home we were looking for. Without the right direction narrowing down an area could have been an exhausting task but by asking us the right questions and learning about our lifestyle Scott strongly recommended Park City. We looked a little bit in the valley but quickly saw why Scott recommended Park City based on our life style, family situation and love for the outdoors. Everyone we met in Park City referred to it as another day in paradise, and you commonly heard this is the best place I have ever lived. Scott took us to see many houses, but again after narrowing our criteria he was able to really maximize our valuable time by only showing us homes that met our specific criteria. I have spent time with realtors in the past who try to find you your home by trial and error and they do not really get a true understanding of what you are looking for. Scott acted as a true consultant and he clearly understood what was important to both Amy and me. Scott’s knowledge of Park City and the surrounding areas really helped in our decision process and we felt well informed throughout the process. In the end we found our dream home and the whole experience was a pleasure. I felt like we did not have any wasted hours in the process because each house we looked at helped us narrow our search criteria and led us to the home we purchased. We both feel like we got a great value in relation to price and we love our new home. A VP of Sales for a high tech software company I know how important customer service and a consultative approach to a purchasing decision is to a buyer. Scott held our hand during this sometimes stressful process and not only made it easy we also had fun along the way. I am confident this purchase will be a great investment as the market starts to rebound.Paul Henry, Vice President of Sales – AdvancedMD Software
We had been considering buying a vacation home in Park City for many years and had met several real estate agents over the years. However, none were as knowledgeable about the real estate market and the different Park City neighborhoods as Scott. Scott assessed our needs very quickly and showed us to a wonderful neighborhood in Park Meadows. Thank you Scott. You really steered us in the right direction, gave us a gentle nudge at just the right time and “held our hands” during the entire process. We couldn’t be happier with the location of our new vacation home, right on the 5th tee of the Park Meadows golf course. And, we are ecstatic with the price we paid. Not only that, Scott has been a very good friend to us. We have skied together, he has invited us to his house and we are making plans to mountain bike this summer. In closing, we couldn’t give Scott a higher recommendation as a real estate agent and a friend.Ron and Sally Davis