I found Nick based on other internet reviews. I am glad I did! Nick was extremely responsive, very knowledgeable about the market, the area, pros and cons of specific buildings and properties, and was extremely accommodating to our schedule since we were looking to buy in OCMD from out of town. Nick was very easy to work with. It was truly a pleasure and I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy!
I just wanted to take this opportunity to convey what a great experience my wife and I had in our dealings with Nicholas Bobenko of Keller-Williams Realty. From the first time I contacted him to the final day of settlement, he ensured everything ran smoothly. I initiatlly contacted Nick after reviewing several Realator's blog's and found him to be very professional and enthusiatic. Nick directed me to his website and never pressured me about scheduling a viewing nor did he suggest homes outside my price range. He was always courteous and upbeat, even after the first house we looked at, bid on, and were approved for fell through, Nick was very apologetic although he had nothing to do with the failure. He shared our disappointment and made us feel better about the situation. After perusing the listings again, we quickly found another home and Nicholas' rapport with the many industry personnel made the sale so much easier on us and his knowledge of the neighborhoods, comparable home values and expert negotiation skills saved us a good amount of money. His patience in showing us homes was incomparable as we are from Philadelphia, PA, and tried to schedule many viewings in a short trip. After the agremeent of sale on our current home was signed, I asked Nick if he could recommend a Mortgage Lender, Title Company and Insurance Agent. I feel Nick is well-respected among his peers and has built a solid reputation as a team player, therefore the recommended industry people were willing to work with us. They, too, had no problem asnwering any questions, returned calls in a timely manner and eased many of our concerns. Nicholas made a stressful situation into a pleasurable experience. Placing our trust in Nick, and, although we have only been in our home for a very short time, has been one of the best decisions we have ever made. Thanks to Nicholas for making our dream come true of owning property in Ocean City, MD. I would highly recommend him to anyone of my family or friends who may be looking for their dream home in this area.
Working with Nicholas Bobenko far exceeded any of my expectations. He is by far the BEST Real Estate professional I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with! He takes pride in providing the highest level of customer satisfaction, is extremely thorough, and was very responsive to any of my questions or concerns, and took action to get them resolved immediately. Buying a home can be very stressful, and I can't imagine having a more positive experience. I highly recommend Nicholas without reservation to anyone looking to buy a home.
Nick is a well organized and very attentive agent who helped my wife and I purchase a condo. He helped with all aspects of the purchase and ensured the process went smoothly. He was always available to answer questions and has a wealth of local information that was helpful for us since we live outside the area. Nick is someone I would recommend if your buying or selling real estate.
Nicholas Bobenko did an excellent job in helping us find the perfect condo for our family. I would highly recommend Nick for his expertise, responsiveness, patience and lifelong knowledge of Ocean City.
Nick was always responsive and a no non-sense Realtor. We appreciated all of his help, especially since we were out of town for most of the pre-work. He is highly recommended!
We did a lot of research online to chose the properties we wanted to view. Nick's website is what ultimately made us chose him as our realtor. It is very professional and easy to navigate, and provides additional information that we did not find on other sites (like condo and other fees). We were able to save time in deciding which properties we were most interested in, and ultimately made our purchase decision within hours of meeting with Nick. Nick was always very prompt in responding to inquiries in advance of our trip, very professional and friendly, and represented our best interests as buyers. We would certainly recommend him to anyone interested in Ocean City real estate.
From beginning to end, my experience working with Nicholas Bobenko couldn't have been better. He responded immediately to all of my inquiries and was extremely knowledgeable about the area and the market. He was friendly, professional, and made everything easy. I would highly recommend Mr. Bobenko and The Mark Fritschle Group to anyone looking to buy or sell in Ocean City.
Nicholas Bobenko was wonderful to deal with and we will highly recommend him to others. He was very helpful in every aspect of buying a condo in O.C. and we will use him again if needed.
After we decided to make an offer, he handled all of the negotiations and helped us to make the best offer. Once the contract was agreed upon, Nicholas handled the inspection and other on-site issues that I could not be there for. Both my wife and I were very happy to work with him. Nicholas was always open, honest and friendly. He was able to answer all of my questions in a very timely manner. He kept us in the loop at all points in the process. The entire process went extremely smooth.
Thank you for you time yesterday. We really appreciate the no pressure sales and just the ability to roll through a lot of places. It really gave us a sense of what to expect for certain dollar amounts as well as neighborhood layouts etc.
Nick Bobenko was great to work with. He showed us properties that were within our budget and guided us through the buying process. He was great with communicating and responding to all our questions or concerns. We would certainly recommend him to our family and friends.
Nicholas Bobenko is very knowledgeable of the market conditions in Ocean City, MD. His virtual marketing approach for my condominium unit conveyed a true representation of the location of my unit, the amenities included with the sale, as well as the closeness to the beach, and the privacy of bay-side living. Nick has a very personable, but professional demeanor and he effectively communicated with me throughout the listing and sale/closing process. He demonstrated understanding of the market conditions for condominium sales in Ocean City MD, is accurate and can be relied on. Excellent, professional service in all aspects of the listing and sales process.
Nick has a good demeanor for the job – he’s friendly and attentive with a sense of humor, too. When touring the town and visiting properties, he demonstrated a clear knowledge of the market and gave relevant advice or guidance that helped us make a buying decision with which we’re very comfortable. He sent several emails to be sure we were OK throughout the process, and if we asked questions or voiced concerns he replied with answers or resolutions in a very timely manner. His referral for a settlement agent was an excellent choice as well.
I would highly recommend Nicholas Bobenko for any real estate needs. He definitely sets the bar high for how a real estate agent should be. Everything from the website setup with listings personalized to my specific preferences to the knowledgeable and detailed explanations of the entire search, offer and purchase process, I couldn’t ask for any more in an agent.
Nick Bobenko is a true professional and a pleasure to work with. He clearly understood our wants and needs and didn’t waste a single second of our time. His responsive nature and attention to detail facilitated the smooth purchase of our new home, we settled in 32 minutes. We wouldn’t consider using any other real estate agent but Nick on the shore and neither should you!
Nick Bobenko is exactly the kind of Realtor we needed when we were searching for our vacation property in Ocean City, MD. Nick’s knowledge of the local market is incredible. He knows every building and every part of town. He was able to quickly understand what my family was looking for. When we made a major change in our budget, Nick didn’t miss a beat. He changed the parameters of our search, and took us into over 30 units without ever making us feel like we were taking too much of his time. Nick was very patient and treated us as if we were his most important clients. He never made us feel pressured in any way. Nick was there for us at every turn in the shopping and purchasing process. If we ever encountered challenges, he was there to help us through them. Buying a vacation property should be fun, not stressful. With the confidence that we had in Nick, we were able to focus on enjoying the process, knowing that the details were being taken care of. I’d highly recommend Nick to anyone shopping for a property in the area. He knows the market like the back of his hand, and provides the best customer service that I have ever experienced from a real estate agent.
You did a great job! The first time I met you I was impressed. I have done a pretty good job of judging character over the years, and you confirmed my opinion of your abilities. I have already given you as a referral.
Doug and I want to thank you for you assistance and support during our search for and purchase of our house down there. We appreciate the effort you made and your commitment to making sure you resolved as much as you could throughout the process. We happily will refer your name to anyone of our friends or family who might also choose to look for a house in that area.
Your were great throughout this process. It made our lives more simple. I love the condo and it is perfect for us. Hopefully we will call you in 7 years or less to upgrade!
Nick was and is a pleasure to work with. He took control of the process from the 1st day and kept us informed each step of the way. He delivered every thing he promised on time. I would strongly recommend Nick and I have already done so.
Nick and I connected through Zillow. He responded to my web inquiry about a vacation condo that I was interested in. I quickly realized that Nick is very knowledgeable of the area. After a brief conversation, Nick quickly understood my needs and sent to me 5-6 properties that were of interest to me. He included additional details about each unit, like potential rental income, sales comps, etc. With this detailed info I was able to make an offer and close on a unit that was best for me. During the closing process Nick was always attentive and there to respond to any issues. I will definitely use Nick again. Whether I am buying or selling a property, Nick will be my guy.
From day one, Nick provided incredible service in helping us find the condo of our dreams in Ocean City. I consider myself to be a very high maintenance client, but Nick never ONCE made me feel like I was asking too much. We looked at many, many places and asked a lot of questions. I was constantly reaching out to Nick via phone and email, and he was always very responsive. At one point, we had to completely change the criteria for our search, and Nick never missed a beat. Nick also knows the OC market incredibly well, and if he didn't have the answers to our questions he always got them for us quickly. I've worked with many Realtors, and most of them have not lived up to my expectations. The experience with Nick exceeded my expectations, and I would recommend him in a second.
Thank you for the excellent advice in finding our Ocean City condo. We will definitely give your name to friends and family who are looking for a place at the beach.
Thanks again for all your help. The process was very smooth and we always felt like we were well informed. If I get an opportunity to recommend a real estate agent it will definitely be you.
There is no other way to say it .......... YOU ROCK!
You did a great job for us and we'll be recommending you to everyone we know regarding the OC real estate market.
Matt, Jean and I thank you so very, very much for your perseverance. You made it happen for us, so thanks for getting us our condo. We would be happy and privileged to recommend you when we can. Thanks again.
Just a short note to thank you for your time showing us around on Saturday. I especially appreciate the no pressure approach. Again, thank you.
I think you are a great Realtor with the style I like. You are not pushy and you are straight forward. Great Work, thank you.
Thanks for all you are doing. You have done more in a month than "XYZ" Realtor did in a year.
You were a pleasure to work with and we are absolutely delighted with the purchase. You can anticipate more leads as I keep spreading the word. You were easy to work with and know what you are doing.
Thanks for all your help with this situation. You have been really great and it means a lot to us.
Please use me for any references you might need. You know Jenny and I thought you did an awesome job.
It was a long road but ultimately a successful one. We're very happy with our purchase and anticipate years of family fun and enjoyment. I wish I was there right now! Thanks for your patience and advice. Here's to the Meridian and a new friendship. I will be in touch soon and please do not hesitate to use me as a reference.
I tell you that you are good, you got me signing contracts for $450k for a unit I haven't even seen. Thank you for all your help. I would not hesitate to refer friends and associates to you.
Thanks again. Very good job. Realtor rating = 100%. I am glad I came over.
My husband and I had an excellent overall experience purchasing an Ocean City property with the assistance of the Mark Fritschle Group and agent Nicholas Bobenko.
Nick was very attentive to our needs and was very easy to get in touch with. I would use Nick's services again in the future.
I feel I really lucked out when I found Nick's website on the Internet. I was able to study the market and see what was for sale. Then we met Nick and found him to be extremely knowledgeable and experienced. All of my emails were answered in a timely fashion. If I called him he answered the phone 95% of the time or got back to me quickly. After spending one morning with him we were impressed with his market savvy in such a young person. Our real estate transaction was complicated by a 1031 exchange, but there was no stress. Everything happened when it was supposed to and all very organized. We have found our Realtor in Ocean City and would never settle for less. If your looking for real estate in Ocean City you need to call OC Nick.
I knew from the first moment that Nick was the Realtor we needed. He is a buyer agent, he has a very comprehensive website that allowed me to research and learn about the market in Ocean City and has lived in OC all of his life so he knows the area. I was able to relax and know that Nick was handling everything from his end and there was no extra stress on my end. He got us the condo we wanted for the price we wanted and couldn't be happier. Besides all this, he knows everything and everybody. If your buying in Ocean City you need to get in touch with Nick.
Nick Bobenko did an excellent job for me. I was very pleased.
I want to take time right now to say, "Thank you very much". You are the unsung hero of this piece! I called you a few days ago asking for your help in filing the exemption forms for MD Non-resident withholding (since you had written such a brilliant article on how to do complete this process AND posted your article on the internet.) You came through with flying colors in recommending Mr. Doug Ordakowski to help me with this process in Howard County. You have literally done this out of the kindness of your heart, without regard to material gain. You are a true humanitarian. I owe you and your guest dinner a nice restaurant in Ocean City as a small token of my gratitude. Thank you again for your prompt, expert action and advice in bringing the sale of my property to what I am sure will be a timely and smooth close.
Working with Nick was great. We liked the fact that he's a true local and knows all of the in's and out's of the local real estate market. Being from PA our schedules were limited. Nick met us on three separate occasions, two of which were on a Sunday. We rolled through ten to fifteen properties each visit and at our own pace. Using a national bank for our mortgage was complicated. Nick compiled a team for our closing and without them our deal would have fallen apart. That team knew who to call and when to call to get all of our issues resolved. I would definitely recommend Nick for anyone looking to buy in OCMD. Thanks again.
Nick was always available to show me whichever properties I was interested expeditiously. He is very knowledgable with OC properties and provides very good input based off of his expertise with the market. Nick has great communication skills and always responds promptly which is essential when making offers on properties. He is very thorough and takes pride in the services he provides his clients. I would highly recommend him to all friends and family after making my first vacation home buying experience enjoyable. Nick went the extra mile to make settlement happen exactly when I wanted it to so that I could get in before MDW and enjoy my first summer as a home owner in OCMD.
From the first phone call to closing Nick Bobenko made us feel like his priority. My first introduction to Nick was by phone and he immediately asked questions about our family, where we lived previously and what we were looking for in our new location. By that evening I had listings in my inbox from Nick of all the homes that met our criteria in the area. Throughout the process his primary concern was finding a home that met the needs of our family. He paid attention to all we said and made sure that he listened to our children as well. His knowledge of the local area is immense as he has lived in the area all of his life. To us this was extremely beneficial. In addition to his knowledge he was always accessible to us and completely respectful and polite to our entire family. For all of these reasons and many more I would not hesitate to recommend Nick to our friends and family in the future.
We met from a home with a yard sign and phone number of Nick Bobenko. We were leaving town and called Nick ... he was off that day with his family but responded and showed us the house within a half an hour. We explained to Nick what we thought we were looking for and Nick followed us up showing us a few homes in the area listed. We found another home and had Nick negotiate with another Realtor on the home we just bought. Nick is very attentive to his clients, great at follow up and handles things in a timely manner. He always had the homes prepared for showing ahead of us getting there and kept us informed during the entire process.
Dale Van Schaik
We want to thank you for all of your courtesies in selling our unit at the Sea Watch. Your professionalism is greatly appreciated. You went out of your way to make us feel comfortable every step of the way. Please do not hesitate asking for a recommendation as we would feel honored to do so. Thank you again and all the best.
Nicholas was great throughout the whole search to purchase process in Ocean City, Maryland. Not being too familiar with the local area he was especially helpful in providing services we were looking for to refresh/remodel our new purchase. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nicholas to any friends/family that might want to purchase real estate in the Ocean City, Maryland area.
Nick was fantastic to work with and we would recommend him to friends or family without any reservations. Nick listened to what kind of property we were looking for and helped us really articulate what was important to us as far as what kind of property we were looking for. He came up with a list of properties that had the potential to be a good fit for us and ended up finding us a place that had everything we were looking for. On top of that he was integral in putting together a great offer and negotiating an excellent deal for us. If I was in the market for another place in Ocean City I would absolutely use Nick Bobenko again.
Nicholas was very professional in handling the sale of my condo in Ocean City. He was very communicative every step of the way and went out of his way to make me feel comfortable. I would highly recommend him.
It was a pleasure working with Nick. His cooperative, can do attitude is really refreshing. Nick efficiently identified listings that met our criteria, successfully scheduled property tours in the limited time we were in town and delivered our preferred property to us at our target price. I would recommend Nick to anyone I know who is looking for real estate in Ocean City and will look to work with Nick again when we upgrade or sell.
Nicholas Bobenko was recommended from a friend and he was amazing. He helped us research and view town homes, homes and condos for sale in Ocean City. He was patient throughout the process even after having several requirement changes. He is very knowledgeable about the area and friendly. I had a lot of questions and he answered them all in a timely manner. I would use Nick in the future and highly recommend him.
Nick provided not only an extremely smooth and successful search process but his recommendations for competent post-agreement service providers (financing, insurance, inspection and settlement services) were spot on. As we are out of state buyers we appreciated Nick's sense of urgency to assure efficient use of our time during our visits and his timely communication and engagement throughout the process.
Nicholas Bobenko is excellent at reading his customers. In fact, in my situation he knew what I wanted more so than I did. He is professional, no pressure and extremely diligent with regard to making sure everything that needed to be done was done in a timely manner. We actually settled on the date we were supposed to with no delays. I would recommend Nick to anyone wanting to buy or sell real estate.
Thanks for doing a great job and all your hard work with the purchase of our condo. You made it seem very simple to us. This was by far our easiest transaction to date all thanks to you.
I inquired on an OC property on Zillow and Nick promptly replied to my email. We went down to see the property and met with Nick Bobenko. He lined up 7 properties on top of the one we were interested in for us to see while down there for the day. After the 1st property he knew exactly what we were looking for. By the end of the day we had selected the one we liked. The entire process was done via email which made it extremely helpful for us being 4.5 hours away. Everything was extremely smooth. He had all the answers and referrals for inspection, title insurance, etc. and he handled everything for us. Settlement was extremely smooth. I have purchased 3 properties and 2 businesses in the past but this was by far the easiest and smoothest purchase I've made to date. I would recommend Nick in a heart beat to anyone buying in OC. Thanks Nick for all your hard work.
Nicholas Bobenko ... I would describe as a "make it Happen" kind of guy. I located Nick on his website and was able to review properties at my own pace. When I had located 8-10 properties of interest I set up an appointment with Nick. From the moment I met Nick I knew I had one of the best Realtors in the area. Nick had everything organized with information forms on each property. Over a 3 month period I met Nice on 3 different occasions to view properties.After looking at a few properties I knew exactly what I wanted - it just had to be found. While Nick was on vacation he sent me an email with a link to a new property listing - my future condo - with EVERYTHING I had identified on my want list. Nick met me at the condo that Saturday at 8 am after returning from his vacation the night before. Nick put together the contract and I hoped for the best. Contract negotiations proved challenging considering the owner was outside of the country with limited communication access. It took several days to finalize the contract. Nick gave me daily updates. Settlement was scheduled for 30 days. Unique insurance issues were identified near my settlement date. Nick diligently worked with the lender and insurance agents to make my settlement happen as scheduled.On a 5 star rating scale I would give Nick a 6. Whatever your highest expectations are - Nick will exceed them. Nick is extremely personable, responsive and attentive to your real estate needs. Thanks Nick for finding my dream condo.
Nick took the time to listen to our needs and provided a comprehensive list of available properties. He showed us each property and described the positives and in some cases the not so positives of each property. In short order we located the right property and Nick was able to negotiate a purchase price that was below our budget. Nick was instrumental in assisting us in the closing process and connected us with very professional financial and settlement services. Nick was always available and answered questions and concerns very rapidly. He made us feel like we were his only customers. My wife and I will gladly recommend Nick to friends and family in the future.
I whole heartedly recommend Nick Bobenko when buying or selling a property in OC. You will not regret it!
You were awesome! Thanks so much for all your hard work and great follow through. We really appreciate it.
I found Nick to be everything anyone could want in an agent. He was knowledgeable and efficient and NO way pushy. He was simply available for whatever I needed when I needed it! It was a pleasure doing business with Nick from the first time I spoke to him by telephone up to and including settlement. I would refer anyone interested in selling or purchasing property in Ocean City to Nick.
We can't say enough good things about Nick Bobenko. He immediately understood what we were looking for and lead us to the perfect condo. When we sent him an email with a question he responded immediately. I would not hesitate to recommend Nick to friends and family and will definitely do so in the future.
Nick's knowledge was invaluable to us as first time condo buyers unfamiliar with Ocean City real estate. He took the time to understand what was important to us and suggested options we hadn't thought of. He made the whole process easy and we're thrilled with our purchase.
When the house was photographed in the beginning of the process Nick didn't like the way the photos turned out and he immediately had them re-taken. This attention to detail made a great impression on me from the very beginning and I knew he was the right person to sell my house. The property was shown a lot and it sold sooner than expected. The lines of communication were always open with consistent email updates, progress reports and comments from prospective Buyers. My ideas and concerns were always considered and discussed. I decided to have the three decks on the house replaced and Nick recommended someone that I couldn't have been more pleased with.
We chose to contact Nick because of the knowledgeable content and ease of use of his website. It was the only one I found that allowed us to narrow our search by selecting "deeded boat slip" as a requirement. Then after speaking to him about what we were looking for and meeting with him we felt comfortable that he had a good understanding of what we wanted. He offered good guidance and suggestions and was not pushy at all. Nick made the whole process of buying a vacation home easy and worry free.
Nicholas Bobenko is an extremely knowledgeable and competent agent. We had a deal that was not the normal deal at all. He was professional and thorough in handling this difficult purchase and we are honestly not sure this purchase would have happened with anyone else at the wheel. He is prompt and keeps in constant communication. I would highly recommend Nicholas Bobenko for any real estate transactions. Now that we have finished our purchase he is working on selling our other property. He is an excellent agent!
Nick was prompt in returning my emails and phone calls. He answered all of my questions and researched until he found the answers for me. Nick had an information page about condos and what to consider when buying one. It was excellent information for a first time condo buyer and it was the reason that I chose him.
We were 100% satisfied with all aspects of the transaction ... Nick Bobenko was extremely helpful.
I was always confident that recommendations from Nick were well thought out and consistent with my expectations. Additionally, I always felt well informed and involved in the process.
Nicholas was very professional, knowledgable and outgoing which made my wife and I very comfortable. He was always available to answer all our questions and walk us through the process.
It's hard to believe we have been here in our new condo for two weeks now ... it's still very surreal. We love our second home by the sea and are enjoying every minute of it. I wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the gift card to K-Coast Surf Shop. The girls love their new boards! I also want to say thank you for making this such a smooth transaction for us. This was a huge and somewhat scary decision, however you definitely had our backs throughout the process just as you promised in the beginning. We will certainly call on you again for any future real estate needs and will pass along your contact information to friends and family whom may be interested in buying property at the beach. THANKS again!
Being a first time vacation property buyer my wife and I were not sure what to expect. We did some homework and along with Nick's expertise and website narrowed our choices to the property which was best for us. Nick put our minds to rest and provided guidance which lead to a pain free process and purchase. I would highly recommend Nick for his local knowledge and caring attitude. Nicholas Bobenko will ALWAYS be our broker. Thank you Nick!
Dr. Patrick Stone
Very helpful and always answered all of our questions. Always kept us informed and was very professional throughout.
We used Nick for our bayside OC condo purchase. Nick took care to understand what we were looking for and tailored the search perfectly. We found our dream home in two days! Nick's skillful negotiation resulted in a great price. He flawlessly guided us through settlement. We highly recommend Nick, he is a true real estate professional.
We cannot say enough about our fantastic experience working with Nicholas Bobenko! He is a rare gem, loaded with great knowledge and his attention to detail is incredible. Nick made our dreams come true of owning a beach house in Ocean City. We appreciate his hard work and felt like he always had our best interests in mind. Thank you Nick and we hope to see you at the beach!