Testimonials 2018-02-26T10:32:23+00:00

“As first time home buyers the process can be a little scary but Brooke was always there to answer any questions we had as well as keep us positive when and if any challenges were presented. She means it when she says “NO problems ONLY solutions here” 🙂 Brooke is a genuine person and will always  go that extra mile for her clients!!”

Danielle Niro

“He is amazing! Michael worked so hard to sell my home & was able to do so quickly, in a tough market. He always makes himself available to answer questions and he has fresh ideas about marketing homes. Even my boyfriend, who was jaded about other realtors, loved Michael and thought Michael did a fantastic job. I’m so glad I chose Michael Balog as my realtor!”

Tammy Matulek

“Michael did an outstanding job in every way. He analyzed the property value correctly, advertised it right and was a very responsive communicator. Best of the Best and we highly recommend him.”

Bob & Deborah Ciavarella

“Michael was incredibly helpful throughout the entire process of buying a house. He stayed in constant communication with us, was flexible with our busy schedules, answered all of our questions and was a great negotiator. Michael was the ideal realtor and I would recommend him to any close friend or family member.”

Calley Mitchell & Heath Greene

“Michael was beyond prepared and was able to answer any and all questions that came up during the process. He obtained all necessary information before an inquiry even came up. Great person to work with!”

Stephen Snyder

“Michael was wonderful. I was really impressed with his ability to respond to texts, emails, and phone calls within five minutes. His negotiating skills made it possible for us to buy a dream home. I would highly recommend Michael for any real estate needs.”

Manoj & Mary Monga

“We met Michael Balog on a rainy Sunday morning when we noticed his open house sign. Although that property did not fit our needs, we were impressed by his professional attitude and his non-pushy demeanor. We asked for his card, and when we contacted him a few weeks late, he became our real estate agent.

Wise beyond his years, Michael has the benefit of growing up in a home of successful real estate and construction professionals. He has a great work ethic and is extremely punctual in keeping appointments and returning calls. If he does not know the answer to a question, he researches and finds accurate information.

He is patient and willing to go from county to county until you find the house that feels like your home. We are pleased to recommend Michael as a real estate professional.”

Richard & Diana Wraight

“Michael was an amazing realtor especially for my fiancé and I being first time home buyers. He was very patient with use, very helpful in explaining the whole process and any questions we had along the way. He was extremely responsive in a timely manner and helped us find the perfect home for a great price! I would highly recommend using Michael if you are going to buy a home! He does the best job!”

Jordan & Breanna Fedor

“Michael has had my back every step of the way as I’ve worked toward my move from Lake Geneva WI to Chagrin Falls OH. He hung in with me through the frustrating election season and holiday when selling my own home here wasn’t happening as quickly as I’d hoped, and moved quickly and smartly to help me find the perfect new home once my sale here happened. He’s been prompt answering any and all questions I’ve had said since we work toward our Chagrin closing in May and also referee me to his colleague BrookeMarie Jarvis who helped me find the perfect boarding facility for my horses, just 12 minutes from my new home.
I trust Michael always to have by best interests at heart and couldn’t recommend him more highly.”

Susan Gootsan

“Michael did an outstanding job for us. He was always quick to answer emails and texts and listened to our comments and concerns. Michael is a hard worker and I recommend him highly.”

Bill & Gloria Boyd

“Choosing BrookeMarie as my Realtor was one of the best decisions I made when I purchased my first home. She was knowledgeable of the area’s I was looking in, upbeat and easy to get in contact with. I had so many questions and if she didn’t know the answer she would find out and get back to me within minutes. I knew that she was always working on my behalf and in my best interest. If you’re looking to purchase a home and want a hands on, friendly, and professional real estate agent then BrookeMarie is the one for you!”

Sarah Halemba

“I cannot be more appreciative of the way Mike Balog has handled my listing. He took on what I knew would be a very difficult house to sell and did it without a second thought. The situation was further complicated by the fact that I had already moved out of state. No problem for Mike, he literally took care of everything. He communicated constantly, if he was frustrated he never let me know it. I thought the contracting process would be more difficult since I had already moved. Not so, when he received an offer, he emailed me immediately and I was able to review and sign it electronically, within minutes. Buying or selling a home requires a tremendous amount of trust in both the agent and the process. Mike Balog is an exceptional combination of knowledge, trustworthiness and commitment. Mike Balog really IS a 5 star real estate professional!”

Mary Puro

Michael was very perceptive of the things my wife and I wanted in our future house. We told Michael our desires, as well as deal breakers, and he delivered a list of houses for us to look at. Mike always made himself available and worked around our schedule. He answered our text and calls at all times of the day! Mike really went the extra mile when he showed us houses, too! It was nice to know he had our best interest in mind! If he saw something that looked troublesome, he always brought it to our attention. Mike has a background in construction which also came in handy for the what if questions such as- can I put a closet here? And what would that cost? Once my wife and I found our new home, Mike was able to bring the sellers down a considerable amount. He walked us through the closing process and made everything simple and stress free. I would absolutely recommend Mike and will seek his services should I need anything the future.

Jason & Mychael Dietz

Michael was extremely helpful through the entire process. He was very knowledgeable and was always very quick to respond to any questions we had through the process. He gave us his full and undivided attention during the entire process, and made the process very easy and stress free. I would recommend Michael to anyone that is serious about buying a house.

Beau Calcei & Kelly Motter

Michael Balog was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable about the homes I was interested in. I would recommend him to anyone that is the market for a new home.

Kevin Harvey
I wish that there were more than 5 stars, Brooke is far and above any realtor that I have worked with. She spent hours answering my questions and knows the market very well. She has the utmost patience, and is extremely honest, and helpful. I was very impressed with her professionalism. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home!
Madeline Delfino
Mike was extremely helpful throughout the process. He went above and beyond by responding at all hours of the day/night whenever I had a question or an update came through. I was extremely impressed with Mike’s knowledge of Cleveland’s surrounding cities. There is no doubt that anyone that chooses Michael as their real estate agent will be in good hands and on the right path to purchasing their desired home.
Todd Dicillo
Working with Brooke was one of the best decisions I have made. Brooke took me around and showed me more homes than I could have imagined. It was clear to me that she was putting my interests in front of her own and I was not just a piece of change. Working with her and the Michael Balog team is the best decision that anyone could make, they truly know what they are doing. I would recommend working with Brooke or anyone on their team!
David Peskind
My wife and I could not have picked a better person to work with. I would recommend Michael Balog to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. He was very professional.
Mike & Teresa Pinkus
Michael was great throughout the entire process of selling my home. I cannot think of any negatives! Home was sold quickly and for the price I wanted. If I had any questions I reached out to Michael and received a prompt reply. Thank you for everything!
Jace Craft-Miller
We had the pleasure to work with Michael in both selling a house and buying a new home. Throughout the whole process, Michael made us feel like we were his top priority. From the beginning, he did everything to make sure we were well informed throughout the process. He was spot on with his assessment of our current home and ensured we got the best possible price. In fact, our home sold in just six days after listing with a full price offer. In buying a home, he worked diligently to find something that met all of our specific needs. Michael was very attentive and would respond to emails, texts, and calls within minutes. Although buying and selling a home can be very stressful, Michael made it as pleasant and simple as possible. He’s a true professional and a genuinely nice guy.
Jay & Amy Price
I loved working with Michael when I was looking to buy a new home. He was always prompt and courteous and very knowledgeable. When I had a question, his response was immediate. He was so helpful in all aspects of my home-buying experience. He told me he likes to make sure that his clients are truly happy and he does everything he can to make the whole process a good experience. He loves his job and it shows. Michael is a real professional!
Karen Maxwell
Mike was extremely helpful throughout the process. He went above and beyond by responding at all hours of the day/night whenever I had a question or an update came through. I was extremely impressed with Mike’s knowledge of Cleveland’s surrounding cities. There is no doubt that anyone that chooses Michael as their real estate agent will be in good hands and on the right path to purchasing their desired home.
Erik Ovesny
Michael is very knowledgeable and dedicated to helping his clients. I feel very comfortable recommending him to anyone needing real estate advice or services. We are in the process of renting our property and possibly selling in the future, and Michael was able to provide me with all the answers I needed in order to make informed decisions.
Dawn Olsen
I was extremely impressed with this young gentleman and his positive attitude. His knowledge of the area and market are unparalleled; you can tell in the way he conducts business that real estate is his passion. My home was only listed for a day and he had already arranged for the best possible buyers to peruse the property and provided me with numerous tips to help market it. When it comes to selling your home it’s never easy and Michael’s compassion really helped this process. Michael is readily available whether it be answering my phone calls, text messages, or emails. I would recommend Michael to any and everyone who’s looking to buy a home or sell a home.
Brooke Marie Jarvis
Michael Balog…..does what he says he’ll do and is a terrific communicator. I would recommend him to a friend. You want the person working for you to follow up and keep you informed and Mike was very responsive in this manner. I would also add that Mike is easy to talk to and gets what you’re trying to accomplish. I would not hesitate to recommend Mike Balog. I have never had someone so on top of getting us the home of our dreams. He was accessible any time of the day and week, and really made the whole process easy and seamless.
Rick & Julie Gable
Michael was very responsive to any questions, comments, and concerns we had through the entire sale process. He was extremely knowledgable in the local market, and even got our home well below asking. We have nothing but good things to say about our transaction, and are extremely pleased with not only his service, but Howard Hanna Aurora’s as well! Definitely will refer friends to him!
George Balog
Michael is an honest, respectable professional that will help you find the perfect home for you. He showed me multiple homes and made sure all of my needs were met.
Jake Huston