The pink team handled both a sale and a purchase for us. From the outset, they were professional, enthusiastic and incredibly, in the space of 2 weeks, we had 6 viewings and sold our apartment. Having listened carefully to our requirements, they showed us a range of great properties in Ramat Poleg. When we decided on one, they drove through the deal with skill and tenacity. Maxine even drove us to the signing and brought a bottle of pink fizz!
I cannot recommend the whole team highly enough.
Sharon & Richard – Israel and the UK
We were so delighted with the service provided by Maxine and her team. Our apartment was sold very quickly after going on the market which we considered extraordinary in the current climate. Her team made sure that everything went smoothly, even to the extent of helping us cancel all the utilities. Maxine also found us the house of our dreams and helped with negotiations and communications at every step of the way. Her boundless energy and enthusiasm affects everyone she works with and has made the whole experience far more pleasurable than we expected.
Malcolm and Anne Gordon – London
We finally achieved one of our dreams…a home of our own in Israel. Both of us love the ocean and the beach. A few years ago, while walking Shvil Yisrael,. I fell in love with Ir Yamim. . Thus started the hunt, and with Maxine’s help- it took a few years- we bought a beautiful seafront apartment. Doing any business in Israel is a nightmare, more difficult and complicated than one could dream of. But we were blessed to have Maxine and her wonderful team helping us through the exercise. The Pink Team smoothed the way, and could not have been more helpful. We took possession one week before the big Corona Lockdown, so that made for a very interesting few days. We hope that it will not be too long before we can return and enjoy drinks on our balcony, looking at the beautiful Mediterranean A special thanks to Levana, Maxine’s wonderful office manager. Levana has been invaluable in helping us with another aspect of the inexorable Israeli bureaucracy…the Utility Companies. These are a world unto themselves. Levana was so helpful in getting it all sorted out, and is always ready to help with a smile.
I can only say that in the Netanya area, there is only one agent to talk to-Maxine Marks.
Brian Wiener, Melbourne, Australia
May – 2020
“Maxine Marks and her PINK Team are so much more than the agents who find you a home in Israel, they are Eretz Yisrael at its very best.
They went above and beyond all expectations and as well as a wonderful apartment, we now have friends for life in Netanya.
Thank you so much, Maxine!!!!
“My partner was away for a couple of months and I was given the task of finding an apartment that we could move into together.
I spoke to Maxine and outlined what we were looking for and she made an appointment for us to meet up, get to know each other and look at some possibilities. From the moment she stepped out of her “pink-mobile”, I liked her honest and straightforward approach.
We looked at a few places and I told her what I did and did not like about each of them. She listened to me and the following week we met again and viewed some more apartments.
We found a beautiful apartment and she held our hands through all the negotiations and throughout the signing. However, her service and personal care didn’t stop there. Her company also helped with signing-up for all the utilities and arnona. She also helped us find reliable handymen and she answered any questions, and helped resolve problems that we had with our apartment.
To top it off — the day after we moved into our apartment she turned up at our doorstep with a beautiful bunch of flowers and a carton of juicy strawberries!! Simply the best!!”
Debbie Goodrich UK
David Raffel USA
When we first were made aware of you Wendy sent you an email which you replied to the very same evening. You were always prompt at appointment times and the choice of apartments that you offered us were great. You always offered us great advice and looked after us as if we were family members. We could not have asked for more.
The apartment we finally bought is great and the builders you recommended have done a very good job. In fact, they and you are still looking after us.
We now count you and Robert as our good friends.
Thanks a lot from us both
We hope to see you soon on our next visit.
Our Very Best Wishes
Wendy & Robert. UK
Maxine, you held me by the hand the minute I mentioned I wanted to buy an apartment in Poleg. You led me through the process as only a true professional could. Buying a new home after getting divorced was a daunting thought for me. From the very minute I spoke to you Maxine, my troubles were over. The process was uplifting and the results – a dream come true.
I will be moving in the summer and its all a big THANK YOU to you and your amazing team at Luxury Properties in Israel. Your help in finding a perfect home for me, negotiating the terms and conditions, finding me a lawyer and accompanying me every step of the way made it into a stress-free experience. I couldn’t have asked for more. You are one in a million.
From Adie Levinson Israel
We cannot recommend Maxine, Robert, Levana and her team highly enough. Maxine, always professional
and cheerful has not only found us a great off-plan apartment in the Ir Yamin area but her promise that
she “will hold your hand “ throughout the process has proved sincere and genuine.
Not having dealt with Israeli bureaucracy before, we were quite nervous about dealing with local suppliers
and various other agencies but the unique after-sales service provided by Maxine at no additional cost has
made the process as pain-free as possible. Of particular mention was the loan of Levana who works closely with
Maxine. She was always good natured and enthusiastic and spent a lot of time driving us to various kitchen
/appliance suppliers, acting as an interpreter and following up on any queries.
Maxine’s great local knowledge of the Netanya area, professionalism, great team, aftercare service, I
suspect makes her a unique estate agent and we have no hesitation in recommending her.
Roger and Naomi Goldberg June 2019
From the first moment we met for the purchase of my apartment, you gave me the feeling that I had a person who understands the market and an excellent professional,
We thank you for all the way you did with us, so many middlemen we went through, you did it as best we could ask! With great professionalism, love and lots of patience, understanding our considerations and issues, you did not let go and push, in a short time and at the price we wanted!
We thank you wholeheartedly for all the help, the encouraging words, the professional ones, we think that you are definitely where you should be!
Thank you very much, Igor and Emma Russia
Maxine and her crew have exceeded our expectations in the help and support they have given us from the beginning when we were unsure about buying a holiday apartment in South Netanya.
We bought off plan and their designer helped us with the layout.
They have been with us all the way accompanying us to every meeting with the developer and his appointed suppliers.
Maxine takes the stress out of the process and always has a smile even when things get tricky.
If you are contemplating a purchase we give full Marks to Maxine.
B & P Manchester
Luxury Properties in Israel Recommendation Letter
“To future residents of Netanya:
It is with great pleasure that I write this recommendation letter with regard to Maxine, Gabriella, Levana and the Luxury Properties in Israel family.
My family recently made Aliyah from Los Angeles and if you are too making Aliya, you know how challenging the process may be. There is so much to do to make the move that it can be overwhelming.
Of course, one thing that is utmost importance is finding a place to live; and residence to call home.
I can tell you that this Group made our lives so much easier than it could have been.
My wife made our initial pilot trip and meet with Gabriella. They toured the Ramat Poleg and Ir Yamim neighbourhoods. My wife loved the area and was most impressed with Gabriella’s knowledge of the area and what it had to offer.
I then made a follow-up trip a couple of weeks late to also tour the area and look at specific houses and apartments to rent. On that trip I met with Maxine and Gabriella.
They found apartments in Ir Yamim and houses in Ramat Poleg for rent, based exactly based upon on our requests; nothing more and nothing less. This was quite important as I didn’t want to waste time looking at residences that didn’t suit our requirements.
On this trip I did make a decision to make an offer on one of the house. With that, they submitted my offer to the owner of the property. And after a little bit of negotiation, we were able to come to a deal.
We then all made the concerted effort to finalize the transaction as we were coming up on our Aliyah date and needed to have the contract in place. I can tell you that they were instrumental to making that happen. They were in close contact with the owner and I to make sure everything was going smoothly. One additional way they helped was to introduce us to a local attorney that specialized in real estate. This was a great help as we were not familiar with professionals in the area.
After we arrived we had to begin the process of transferring the rights to the property to us. This can be a very cumbersome process as we do not speak Hebrew and have not dealt with Israeli bureaucracy. Their after-sale support was invaluable.
Levana actually took the time to meet with me and drive me around to the local utilities to assist in changing all of the billing information to us. She made what was likely going to be an all-day, if not two-day process, a 2-3 hour process. And she did it with pleasure.
Since that time, they have checked in with us on a regular basis to make sure we have everything we need and to help make our absorption as pleasant as possible.
Therefore, I cannot recommend them more. They truly were instrumental in helping make our Klita and Aliyah a more pleasant experience.
If you should have any specific questions, please feel free to contact me. They have my contact information and can forward to you.
In the end, my family wishes you well and for a successful Klita and Aliyah.
From Ramat Poleg” and the USA
We really appreciate all the help and support from Maxine and her team. From discussing our requirements for purchase and sourcing suitable properties, both pre-owned and new build, to helping find and secure the right tenant once we had bought our property. Maxine and Levana are still right by our sides, helping with tenancy renewal and available and happy to answer questions and help deal with any issues. Thank you!
From the moment we approached Maxine she was brilliant and so helpful. We had no idea what buying a property in Israel would entail and Maxine walked us through the whole process taking all the stress out of it. We could not have done it without her. Amazing!
Family from London
We have no hesitation in recommending Maxine and her team in assisting us to find a rented home in Netanya. She questioned our requirements in depth and went out of her way to find just what we needed. As soon as we saw our apartment, we fell in love with it and we were so grateful for her doing all the legwork for us.
Not only that, but once we moved in, her team could not have been more helpful in the arrangement of the utilities, medical and bank.
We would not have got started without her.
Thank you Maxine and gang.
Ruth and Brian
I just wanted to write and thank you for all your hard work on our project.
Once we decided to move to Poleg you have been with us every inch of the way. Through the headache of agreeing a sale, exchange and completion we could always rely on you for guidance and assistance.
However, where you have scored is the after sales. Lots of Renovations – you have recommended builders and a project manager which has helped us achieve something we could not have reached on our own.
We would like to thank you for finding us a lovely apartment in Ramat Poleg. We are delighted with the service we received from the “Maxine Marks team” and in particular the after service which was very friendly and helpful, particularly, as new Olim, the support we needed sorting out all the setting up processes.
Pamela and Stuart Kay
We wanted to thank Maxine and Gabriella for their warm and personal service. For their professionalism, honesty, finesse and kindness which appear to be family traits!We wish them all the best and success in their business.
Lula Green 15-11-2016
I am delighted to recommend Maxine Marks to clients who are thinking of buying in Israel. She is the expert on properties in Ramat Poleg and Ir Yamim and makes the whole process of purchasing in Israel surprisingly painless. She is a pleasure to deal with and is always there for her clients not just for the transaction but right through the process of settling in and becoming a resident in a new place.
Stephen pack (28-9-2016)
We decided as a family last summer to make Aliyah. We wanted to live by the sea, within an hour of the airport and in a community as we have young children. I was introduced to Maxine by a mutual friend. From our first telephone conversation Maxine was as warm as she was knowledgeable. Her enthusiasm for Israel in general and Poleg in particular is infectious. Her familiarity with the area and the property market is undoubtedly comprehensive. We spoke at length on the phone during which time I never felt rushed or that Maxine had something better to get to. She makes you feel as though your case is the most important thing on her agenda.
Having elicited from me the information required to build a picture of my requirements she then set about putting together a 2 day programme especially for me. I subsequently flew to Israel to meet with Maxine in her “natural environment” !
This was quite an experience to behold. I hope she will forgive me if I describe her as a “larger than life” character in ever sense. Maxine seems to know EVERYONE in Poleg and our tour was pleasantly delayed by brief encounters with sundry local characters. She presented me with a portfolio of properties together with a personalised pen and paper for note taking. We then proceeded to 10 scheduled appointments at a variety of properties commensurate with the needs of a large family. The following day was set aside for repeat visits to those I had shortlisted. No high pressure selling nor any attempt to steer me to the more expensive properties.
In the event one property jumped out from the crowd for me. Maxine deftly helped me conclude a deal smoothly,efficiently and to the satisfaction of both parties. It is in part a testament to Maxine’s non aggressive style that both parties not only finalised the transaction without rancour but forged a friendship thereafter.
However Maxine’s involvement, unlike many agents, did not end there as it legitimately could. The best way to describe her whole ethos is “holistic”. By that I mean that she will help with all aspects of your move if you wish that help. By no means pushy she helped us with schools for the children even setting up and even attending meetings with us !
Building, decorating,legal services,vets..you name it she will put you in touch with the right people. When we made Aliyah she not only met us at the airport but had stocked the fridge with essentials for us. She even arranged potential friends/play dates for our kids !
It is a further testament to Maxine that so many people who have engaged her services professionally thereafter would consider her a friend. My wife and I consider ourselves among that number.
I would not hesitate to recommend buying property in Ramat Poleg / Ir Yamim nor engaging Maxine Marks on your behalf. Whether buying a holiday home from abroad or a new home with a view to Aliyah Maxine will take a large amount of the stress out of the situation. She was of invaluable assistance to our family. Thank you Maxine.
Jeff Samuels (19-5-2016)
“When we decided to sell our house in Poleg, South Netanya, we selected Maxine because she was honest and to the point. She did not disappoint by finding a buyer for our house within a few weeks of it going on the market. We would recommend using Maxine to all the English speakers in the area (her being from the UK originally), since she also has a wealth of knowledge about the area. Maxine has lived in Israel for a long time, speaks the language fluently and can be an asset to anybody wanting to buy or sell a property.
Patrick Visser 15/03/2016”
Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with many estate agents, but I feel that I absolutely have to sing Maxine’s praises.
Maxine listened to my requirements and then went all out, in the face of some difficulties, and sold my apartment for its asking price. She kept in contact with me and updated me at all times as to the current status of the approaching sale.
I then had a change of heart and at the very last minute, cancelled the sale. Obviously, Maxine was disappointed – but she said to do what was best for me.
She then proceeded to rent out the apartment to a lovely family.
Maxine has great knowledge of the Netanya market, but more than this, she managed to keep cheerful and smiling all through my change of mind.
I would heartily recommend Maxine for all of the above reasons.
“We were recommended to contact maxine by close friends who had just purchased a house in Poleg through her and, as a result of our experience with her, we have already recommended her to other friends who are making Aliyah, who have since rented through her.
Her patience and unflappability is amazing and she accommodated our every need.
See this apartment again, and again, and again? No problem!
Meet our surveyor at the apartment we liked while we were in the UK? Of course.
Register us for Council tax , Electric and who knows what else? All part of the service.
Recommend an English speaking builder (with whom we are delighted)? Here is his telephone number.
Yes, unlike in the UK, it came as a shock to find that we, as buyers, had to pay commission on our purchase, but the level of support we received made it all very easy for us.
Maxine’s local knowledge is second to none and it seems that nearly everyone we met in the street had bought a property through her!
Without a doubt, Maxine comes highly recommended.
Penny and Ashley Leboff
Last year I decided that I wished to buy a property in Israel, and luckily met Maxine at a property fair in London. Originally from England, Maxine is the ideal person to assist and supervise any English speaker’s purchase.
She is friendly, pro-active and is easily contactable: exactly the qualities required for keeping everyone sane during the process. Maxine works in tandem with a very experienced lawyer, and together they organize everything, including, if required, renting the property after completion.
I can wholeheartedly recommend Maxine as your agent for buying in Israel.
Jen Rotbart (10-06-2015)
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השירות האדיב, המסירות, דרכי הנועם והרצינות הם ששיכעו אותנו לבצע את עסקת מכירת הנכס באמצעותך ובאמצעות מקסין.
תודה על ההענות בכל שעה על הגמישות ההבנה ומסירות.
בהחלט נמליץ לסובבים אותנו להשתמש בשירותי התיווך שלכן.
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רצינו להודות לך על השירות האישי, המקצוענות, השקיפות והאמינות.
התכונות שהופכות אותך למתווכת הטובה ביותר.
טוב לדעת שהנכס שלנו בידיים טובות.
תודה שכיבדת את זמננו ואת בקשותינו.
אין ספק שנחזור לשכור את שירותייך בעתיד.
רציתי להודות לך על עזרתך ומסירותך במכירת דירה בבעלותי.
המכירה נעשתה במהירות והשארת עלי רושם טוב.
אנו רוצים להודות לך על היחס החם והטיפול המצוין שקיבלנו ממך. היחס היה לא רק הוגן אלא גם אישי וחם, והכול תוך כדי התחשבות באילוצים שהצבנו בפניך.
כמו כן, עזרתך בפינוי מהיר של הדירה ומסירת תכולתה לנזקקים הייתה גדולה לאין ערוך. לא חשבנו שיש אפילו מקום לבקש את עזרתך בפינוי הדירה, ואת בעצמך ראית שיש לנו בעיה והתנדבת לעזור לנו.
בנוסף לעזרתך לנו יתכן מאוד שעזרת גם למשפחה מחו”ל למצוא את ביתה בישראל .
אנחנו מאוד מודים לך ומאחלים לך ולמשפחתך שנה טובה ומתוקה.
ביום שני הקרוב אנו עוברים לביתנו החדש שרכשנו באמצעותך
אני חייב לציין בפנייך שמאוד נהנינו מעבודתך-החיוך, בשקט ובשלווה והחשוב ביותר בתוצאה הנהדרת שהצלחת להשיג עבורינו!
לא הרבה אנשי עסקים שאני מכיר הינם בעלי תכונות כמו שלך
אני מבקש בשמי ובשם רעיתי להודות לך ולאחל לך הרבה הצלחה בתפקידך-שלראשונה הבנתי שלמתווך יש חלק חשוב באושרו של אדם-באם המתווך עושה את עבודתו נאמנה.
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