Having been considering selling our family home for some years, I had met with many agents to get a good feel for what each one offered.
Sam was by no means the cheapest, in fact he was double what others had quoted me.
The sale was a little different to your standard as I’m in the real estate industry too, I wanted to do all the photos and walk thru video with my chosen photographers. In addition I wanted to write my own marketing and had strong ideas on how we should approach the sale. Instead of disagreeing, Sam just got on board and worked with me.
Sam was successful in listing Thursday, opening both Saturday and Sunday and presented us with an offer we accepted on Tuesday. This was a great outcome for our family as anyone with young children would know how hard it is to keep your home show ready. I chose Sam over the other agents because he was working for us and from the time I first contacted him about another of our properties, he has consistently stayed in contact updating me every 4-6 months on other sales. I knew he would do the same with the potential buyers. Other agents did not do this. They came and we were forgotten.
Our beautiful home would sell itself, but I believe other agents would have brought me lower offers as he did the hard work negotiating with the buyer upfront before he came to us.
I think it is important that you do this research before selecting an agent. If you are considering selling, do your homework, don’t shop on their price but their value and Sam is an excellent negotiator. All the best Sam!
Sian Day – Owner, Property Difference – Property Management