Mike & Maria consistently garner testimonials of high praise and referrals from their clients and business associates for providing the highest level of service with efficiency and expertise.
Get to know Mike & Maria Patakas
We have a strong knowledge of the cities and communities of Greater Palm Springs, as well as a deep familiarity and experience with all intricacies of residential real estate transactions. Whether we are representing a Seller or a Buyer, we are determined in attaining the best price and terms for our clients while factoring in their specific needs and circumstances. In delivering exceptional results, we adhere to our core business values and strengths: * Proven, 5-Star Service Throughout the Transaction Process * Impactful Marketing to Ensure Maximum Visibility in Selling Your Property * No Pressure Approach- We Are Here to Advise and Work on Your Behalf * Excellent Communication- Essential to a Successful Business Relationship * Curating The Right Information to Determine the Best Decisions * Negotiation Tactics & Strategies Are Paramount to Achieving Optimum Results * Vacation Rental Knowledge to Assist You in Purchasing the Right Property.
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Dear Mike & Maria,
Thank you for all the help you were to Kim and I in finding and purchasing a vacation home in the Palm Springs area. I have to say we appreciate all the searching and elimination work you did in making this an easy experience. Living 2,000 miles from where you are looking for a home is not an easy task but you and Maria went beyond our expectations. With the endless searches, the help through a “Bank Owned” purchase and explaining through “all” the paperwork, you have made what may have been an overwhelming experience into a smooth and pleasant one. If we ever anyone looking for a place in the Palm Springs area we will be sure to refer them to you.
- John & Kim
Mike and Maria provide service that is beyond any expectations. They are patient, professional and personal. We enjoyed our experience with them and love our new home. Thank You!
- Larry & Eileen
Mike & Maria Patakas (M&M Realty Team) definitely made finding our home in the desert a dream come true and a wonderful experience…They listened to what our requirements were, kept us informed of what was happening throughout the whole process and even after close of escrow, went above and beyond to help, when asked. We would highly recommend Mike & Maria to friends and family for they have set the bar high for all realtors.
- Rene & Joanne
We appreciate your professional expertise and courtesies in the purchase of our new home. We are slowly unpacking and spending time exploring the area. You have helped us launch a new chapter in our life. Thanks!
- Ron & Suzanne
My wife and I recently purchased a new home in the Palm Springs area and did so long distance from the midwest. We could not have accomplished this purchase without the tremendous help we received from Mike and Maria Patakas. They were simply wonderful to work with! They were our eyes and ears, looking at several properties for us and even video taping the houses so we could get a good look online. They were always pleasant and positive to work with even after several failed offers….they happily moved on to the next property with us! We then had a rather unpleasant experience with the escrow company that handled the closing for our property, and again, Mike and Maria were magnificent working through this difficult situation with us. We simply can’t say enough good about Mike and Maria and would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for a house in the Palm Springs area! Friends of ours from the midwest have also relied on the Patakas’s with the same wonderful results! Thanks so much, Mike and Maria!
- Rick & Judi
When my husband and I decided to purchase a property in Indio,CA, we came across the M&M Realty Team…Mike and Maria Patakas. Instantly Mike returned our call, and the search for our new property began. We live in Canada, so the line of communication and timing would be of vital importance to us. This team of realtors was exceptional!! Mike and Maria took us under their wings…they were accommodating and on top of their game! We returned to Indio where they drove us around for 3 days house hunting. If we found a property over the internet we felt was something we would consider, they were out there shooting a video so we could see the property. Any questions, concerns, additional info we required were responded to quickly and professionally. Mike and Maria spent 3 months helping us find our very special home. They helped us with the entire process, and we couldn’t be happier! Mike and Maria… THANK YOU for your patience and for being such amazing people. Not only are you realtors to us, but you have become our friends!
- Burke & Colleen
When you mentioned for us to basically keep an open mind and took us to the property I was very surprised. We knew, later in talking among ourselves, that we could have forgotten all the other homes that day. You had intuition about your clients and that’s a gift when working with the public – I KNOW. Got a big head yet? But seriously I knew I had two agents that would be on top of things and you’d be aggressive in your field – we had a winning team. Knew this before I even put the offer in.
This afternoon we were titled the house!! So funded AND closed same day! This is real estate team we were fortunate to meet and trust. They are professional, aggressive, ethical and honest – “good people”. They both went beyond any agents I’ve encountered. Please like their Facebook page-Mike & Maria rock!
- Jim & Robert
Mike and Maria Patakas have been among the best real estate agents we have ever worked with. They were very helpful throughout the process with their main objective being to make sure we got what we wanted at our price. They were very knowledgeable and walked us through the closing with ease. The most impressive aspect to us is that after the sale was complete they continued to help us get settled with our new property. We feel we have made new friends because anytime we come to the Desert we think of them and keep in touch.
We would recommend them to anyone looking for property in the Palm Springs area.
- Joe & Laura
How do you truly thank two people who started out as points of contact for helping find a home in the Palm Springs area who ultimately became very special friends? This is what happened when we began our journey to locate a property through realtors Maria and Mike Patakas of Keller-Williams.
Over the course of almost seven months, Maria and Mike dedicated their time, talent, and enthusiasm to help “two grumpy old men” find a home. In those moments that included many surprises, the tediousness of trying to understand and work through foreclosures, short sales, and regular sales, the “almost have one”—and then the news that it wasn’t meant to be—Maria and Mike maintained the highest levels of professionalism and ethics—even when we weren’t always at our best.
Yet, the weekends of driving back and forth from Los Angeles eventually paid off. From what we are sure were more than 75 properties shown led us to the place we now can say is our “desert home.” In retrospect, it was all worth the wait. We have Maria and Mike, along with Keller-Williams of Palm Springs, to thank.
So, from these two grumpy old guys, THANK YOU, Maria and Mike. We can’t wait to share our home with our kids and grandchildren.
- Bob and Paul
A big thank you to Mike and Maria for helping us find the perfect place in Palm Springs! Thank you for being so patient and responsive during our search. Your knowledge and follow-through made the purchase process easy and smooth. We feel so fortunate to have had allies like the two of you during our relocation to Palm Springs.
- Don & Molly
Working with Mike and M&M Realty was a true pleasure. My family and I own real estate in various cities across America and it is sometime difficult to buy sight unseen and to be completely confident in what is transpiring when not there. Mike is 100% hands- on and completely honest, he is upbeat and has gone above and beyond on more than one occasion for my family and I. Thanks Mike and M&M Realty!!!!!!!
- The Petrella Family
We recently purchased a home in California using the services of Mike and Maria Patakas. From the viewing to the final possession we found this team highly professional, courteous, punctual and mostly….friendly! Their dedication to customer satisfaction was and still is a high priority…and it shows! We would recommend their services to anyone!
Thank you Mike and Maria!
- Maurice & Stella
We would like to give a very enthusiastic thumbs up to the Super Realtors, Mike and Maria Patakas. We had been looking for just the right house for almost a year, my husband would do most of the shopping and when he found ones that he thought would work he would show me. We did a lot of open house hunting as we did not want to waste any realtors time until we were serious.
Our goal was to merge 2 families comfortably which can be a challenge!! My mom was moving in with us as soon as her home sold so we wanted to be prepared. Once we were ready to move forward we did try to work with a couple of realtors but we just did not make a connection. Our only criteria for working with one realtor over another is if they a) understood what we wanted and b) we felt comfortable working with them.
Mike and Maria not only met both of these criteria, they far exceeded our expectations. We had the comfort of feeling that they truly cared about us finding the perfect home and always had our best interest in mind. Not only did they zero in on what we wanted, but went out of there way to make it happen. They made us feel special even though we were not spending a million on a home. They were never too busy to answer questions, help us make decisions by outlining our options (not steering us in any directions, just making all options clear), and were patient with us even when we could not make up our minds!! They even welcomed our little toy Yorkies that we like to bring everywhere we go.
My husband, my mom and myself really like Mike and Maria and hope we will know them for a long time and will never consider using anyone else for our Real Estate needs. They are the BEST!!
- Lovey, Debra, & Kevin
Mike and Maria Patakas provided me with exemplary service in the purchase of my home. They displayed an intimate knowledge of the area and Mike stayed on top of the deal throughout, and acted as the intermediary with escrow and the seller in addressing all my concerns in a timely and friendly fashion. He also gladly provided me with ancillary information and follow up regarding all the other issues that arise for new homeowners. I would highly recommend their services and wouldn’t hesitate to use it again myself!
Kathy and I wanted to thank you and Maria for the truly outstanding service we were provided during the search for and the ultimate acquisition of our house. We have bought and/or sold eleven times during our marriage including this purchase and never did we receive the level of service and client support the two of you showed us. You had an excellent knowledge of the Palm Springs market and a very clear desire to help us find not only a nice house but a good buy as well.We also must acknowledge and thank you for going the many extra miles before and even after we closed. You made everything very client friendly even when we were doing things while out of the country. And, of course, even after I had given up on the resolution of a particular issue, you continued behind the scenes to work on it with a surprise call to me of your success. Absolutely outstanding service and taking care of your clients! We cannot sing your praises loud enough.
Thanks for everything and when complete, you two will be among our first guests. Team Patakas (M&M Realty Team) is the best!
- Kathy and Sandy
From the initial interview through to closing, Mike Patakas at Sotheby’s HOM exceeded our expectations. His professionalism and expertise in real estate are unmatched, and he was a delight to work with. We offer our highest recommendation for Mike Patakas at Sotheby’s HOM realty. There is no one better!
Thank you Mike and Maria for your very generous contribution in order to help us close the deal on this dream home of ours. Brian and I are so very grateful – we know that you did not have to do that. Throughout this transaction, you were professional, patient and informative. We are thrilled to now be residents here, and we thank you for helping to make it happen.
- Gail & Brian
There are many steps to selling a house and being an out of town seller it can be overwhelming. Finding the right agent is key. I can’t believe how easy the M&M Realty Team made it.
Mike and Maria quickly earned my trust and respect for their recommendations, experience, gut feelings, and attention to every detail. They are well connected with a cadre of subcontractors to get projects done quickly and economically. I was updated constantly. True professionals in every way, and you can tell they love their work!
Thank you for your patience and great service. You found us the perfect house and made the whole buying process so easy. We were impressed when we met you at an open house in 2012 and even more impressed when you listened to our needs and kept us informed via email with photos and info about houses as they came on the market. It was 12 months before the time was right for our move, but your dedication to helping us never wavered. Since ours was a long distance move, we especially appreciated the time you took to show us homes when we were in town sometimes on very short notice. Your open friendly manner made the home- shopping process an enjoyable adventure. The information you shared about the local communities has been invaluable and has helped us settle in very quickly. Many professionals do their jobs well…..you do yours with a touch of “class”. Again, thank you so much. We love La Quinta!
- Jayson & Jeanne
Mike and Maria Patakas are the best! They are professional, thorough and paid attention to details that were important to us. Over the course of a couple months they took us to see homes that met our criteria and were always very happy to do so. They also met us at our prospective home during the buying process to let us in to meet vendors for quotes or any other needs we had. They were very patient and kind throughout the whole process. They are wonderful people and we also consider them friends.
- Lou & Erin
We are very pleased with the professional service that we received from Mike Patakas, while buying our dream vacation home in Palm Springs. Right from our first meeting with Mike he was engaged and knew his stuff. He was very familiar with the Palm Springs area and listened to our needs and never swayed away from them. We are Canadian citizens and he made the process as smooth as possible when it came time to finalize the deal, He was with us to the end, every step of the way and we could not have asked for a better realtor. We are forever grateful and would recommend him to anyone who was looking for real estate in the Palm Springs area. Happy Canadians!!
- Gordon & Cathi
It wasn’t easy searching for a home in the desert while living in San Diego, but Mike and Maria were very patient with us. After listing our needs in a home, they showed us several amazing properties that met our criteria. They really listened to what was important to us because after just one day of house-hunting, we found the perfect desert home for our family! Mike and Maria have made our move to Palm Desert a lot less stressful. From start to closing (and even afterwards) they kept us in the loop every step of the way. We wouldn’t have wanted to go through this journey with anyone else. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!
- Anatoly & Erin
What a “dream-team” you are! Best real estate agents a first-time buyer could ask for! As a novice I was apprehensive about purchasing a home. You couldn’t have made me feel more comfortable and now my dream has come true!! From the moment we spoke you took my requests immediately into action, and after many searches and vital time limitations I found the perfect house in the perfect location.
You went over and beyond to secure my real estate purchase. I couldn’t have done it without you. On top of all that, during the process you were extremely patient. You walked me through every detail allowing me to ask questions and answered them promptly. Over all you made me feel very confident and made the experience a joyous and happy one!
You both went out of your way even after sealing the deal. Making every transition smooth and helped me implement the necessary requirements that goes into buying a property. Mike and Maria were extremely professional, Friendly, timely and truly outstanding in taking care of your client! I highly recommend you.
I feel so lucky to have had such a satisfying experience and feel so grateful to have found both of you. First and foremost, you are wonderful people I consider you great friends!
I want to take a quick minute of your time to express my sincere appreciation for the outstanding customer service that Mike and Marie Patakas provided during the sale of my home. Everything from the marketing, open houses and communications far exceeded my expectations.
A quick career change forced me to leave the house un-lived in for 3 months while it was on the market. Mike and Marie treated my home as if it were their own. I never once felt concerned about my belonging or the security of the home. Mike always made sure that I understood all the documents he asked me to sign. If I didn’t understand he took time to explain them to me. The communication was so efficient and dependable that you would have never guessed that I was eight hours away. He kept me abreast of every move along the journey. He treated me like an old friend and not a client.
I have already refereed him to a friend that is thinking about selling her home and would be happy to refer him anytime. Selling a home was never so easy.
We are looking forward to a number of years in the home we purchased, but when the time comes to downsize further we will definitely contact Mike for assistance. We were happy to find that Mike was helpful even after the sale was completed and the commission earned, and recommend him to anyone in the market in the Coachella Valley area.
- Robert and Lea
We are getting settled in our new home. It is really perfect for us. We would like to thank you for all your help in the purchase.
We looked at many homes, and know you thought we would never make up our mind. So glad you kept bringing new ones to look at. It was so helpful that you could preview for us, keeping our goals in mind , with size and location.
Your help during closing and assisting with vendors was much appreciated.
We do hope our paths will cross again, and if we sell, you’ll be our first call.
- Larry & Judy