Taking people at face value is at best a show of trust and confidence. And at worst, a recipe for disaster. What happens when you ask them if they can do something and they say they can and it turns out they can’t? If you’re talking to a window cleaner or a landscaping company the likelihood is, with respect to those who perform those functions, that there will be no great consequence. But if you hire and entrust a real estate professional to coordinate the sale of your biggest financial investment. . . if you choose poorly, the results can be catastrophic. The wrong choice can cost you time and money. So who are you really hiring?
You're Only As Good As Your Last Performance
Ashley Weighill & Danny Campbell: Upon deciding to sell our first home we were a little apprehensive about the entire process and finding a REALTOR® that would be a good fit for us because there are so many out there. Fortunately, we were able to find Mike through recommendations by a friend and a number of work colleagues. Mike patiently explained the process and laid out a number of options for both selling our home and purchasing a new one. Once we decided to list, he brought in a professional photographer that took the most amazing pictures of our home to showcase it in the best possible way. Although we listed our place in January (not an ideal time of year!), he was able to sell it after only 3 days on the market and we bought a new one within the same week! We especially enjoyed Mike’s honest, straight-forward approach and the fact that he didn’t try to set unrealistic expectations. In addition to being knowledgeable, professional, and very flexible with his time (i.e. negotiating late at night), we just really enjoyed his good-natured humor and positive attitude. The only regret we have is that we didn’t get to spend more time with Mike!”
Scott Sterling & Marnie Anderson: As first time homebuyers we knew the importance of hiring a professional real estate agent and Mike came highly recommended. After our first meeting with Mike we knew he was the right fit for us as he detailed the home buying process and was patient with our questions. He truly took the time to get to know us and we knew he genuinely cared. Within a week from that initial meeting we were looking at homes and two days later we had found our dream home! We cannot express how enjoyable the process was with Mike as he was there for us every step of the way. We will be using Mike in the future and would recommend him in a heartbeat!
Susan Bradt: We were extremely happy working with Mike de Jonge selling our house! He didn't tell us what price to list our house at, but instead he helped us choose the correct list price for our house. He helped us stage it appropriately and then he went to work marketing it for us. His expertise was tremendous as he guided us through some tricky negotiations. All worked out well in the end -- and we sold in ONLY 4 DAYS!!!
Hugh & Brent: We were in the market to find a home that was us. We were in no hurry and wanted a REALTOR® that was acting in our best interest. During the peak of the housing market, we went through two REALTORS® who were not acting in our best interest or just forgot about us. Mike worked patiently with us for a year to find our place. Mike listened to and understood our requirements in a home. He acted in our best interest. He was both professional and friendly. Thanks Mike. We really appreciate the service you provided! If you are looking for a competent and faithful REALTOR®, we would whole heartedly recommend Mike de Jonge.
The McQueen Family: We had been looking for a new home on and off for almost six years. Often, I had read recommendations about Mike from co-workers but was hesitant to use someone connected to employment as I work with a relative of his. Late last December we decided to change things up and give it a go. We set up a meeting with Mike and from the moment we spoke instantly liked him. He is very positive, personable and particular. Mike sat down with us and took the time to explain things that one would think after years of looking we would be aware of. He was very organized, had done his homework and laid out a plan. Mike immediately booked a day of appointments for us to view current properties based on our wish list, and it was long. It wasn't two weeks and we were placing an offer on what we now call home, we couldn't believe how fast things moved. When it came to listing our property Mike was again, organized and prepared, his photos and write up very professional and in just one week negotiated a fair sale. I would recommend Mike in a heart beat, his level of service is outstanding and he truly cares about the families he works with. He even went the extra mile by arranging for a contractor to gain access to our new home prior to possession and since we were away on vacation, he stayed while the work was being completed! This was our first move in 22 years and it truly was a "Moving Experience" for our family. We love our new home and sincerely believe that without Mike, we would still be looking.
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