My wife and I were leaving Charlotte after 8 years, and with the ups and downs of the market, we weren't really sure what to expect. Plus, we were selling a house we had remodeled together, so it had a lot of emotional attachment to us. We didn't want this to just be another transaction for someone. This was the home where we got married and started our family. It deserved more.
So, we set up interviews with several of the top Angie's List realtors, but after meeting Beth, we knew no one else had a chance! She has this demeanor that made us feel like everything was going to be alright. We can be a bit...anxious. But, it was clear from the get go that Beth was completely on top of everything.
The first thing that impressed us about Beth was that she had an actual game plan. Most realtors we met spoke in generalities or gave us the same boring list of things that they do to sell a home. Not Beth. We felt like she treated every home sale as unique, which of course it is. She wasn't going to do a bunch of bogus open houses and have tons of looky-loos walking through our house. She wanted to find a few very motivated buyers and get this sold. We really appreciated her more targeted approach.
Her first step was to get a stager to give us a consultation (for free), who gave us a to-do list of small changes to make to prep the house for sale. Then, Beth got to work figuring out the sales price. She came back to us with a few different options on a strategy, and we opted to price fairly (not high or low). Then, she started getting on the phone with realtors she knows (she knows everyone), and before we knew it, we had people begging to get into our house to take a look. We first opened our house to showings on Saturday and on Sunday we already had two offers for $14,000 more than our asking price! Unlike other realtors who go for volume, Beth found us people who were ready to buy, looking for a house just like ours, and pre-approved. In the end, we made a lot more money on our house than we expected.
The buyers we chose were a bit difficult to work with. They had TONS of people come through the house for inspections (it is an old house, but they took it to an extreme), and that led to some painful negotiations. Initially, Beth had us work with her closing coordinator, but when she saw that we were getting anxious, she quickly stepped in and put the buyers in their place. It feels SO GOOD to feel like you have someone 100% on your side. I know everyone says that about your realtor, but Beth takes it to another level. In the end, she got us through the whole thing, being part bulldog negotiator and part therapist for us.
We can't recommend Beth highly enough. Do yourself a favor and just meet her. You'll fall in love with her like we did!