I have been a civil engineer, contractor, and builder for over twelve years with the majority of that experience specializing in building. Whether buying, selling, or building a home, my experience with and my opinion of real estate agents has never been good. Most agents place your home information on MLS and that’s it. They don’t think outside the box, work different ideas, and spend the time needed to actually sell a home in today’s market. Then I met Michelle.
We met in 2008, on a large-scale development, and from the very beginning, she wanted to be involved in every aspect of the project. She provided a very needed and welcomed opinion full of experience and fresh ideas, due to the knowledge she had gained working with some of the largest development companies in the country.
Later, when I set out to build a high-end home, I knew that we had a great design, but I was unclear on the price point and placement of the home. Furthermore, because of the other businesses I own and run, I was unsure if I even had time to deal with the marketing and customer relations that were required. After taking into account all the obstacles involved, I knew that Michelle was the person I needed to hire.
From the beginning, she reviewed and gave valuable input on my building plans and helped set a price point on the home based on the amenities, the competition, and house comparisons around us, so that not only could I make the margins that I needed, but get showings almost immediately.
I have never met a real estate agent who is more willing to take the time to make a deal work and offer customer service that is frankly, unparalleled. In addition to the fact that she sold a $600,000 house within two months in a down economy, she helped me with my dealings on the contractor/seller side, and (in my opinion) did the buyer’s real estate agent job as well.
When it came to flooring, paint, cabinets, electrical, plumbing, and everything else that goes into a home’s selection, she was at every meeting for the buyer. She was professional, on time, and for the first time, I felt that a real estate agent earned every penny they were being paid. To put it simply, she made my job easier.
Due to her experiences and God-blessed talent, she is an excellent real estate agent and the standard to which I believe all real estate agents should aspire. After dealing with Michelle, I now know what the normal should be and will never settle for less.
- Joshua S., Alliance Building Group, LLC