"I write the following to commend Peter Fyler for his exemplary work as our exclusive buyerâ€™s agent. He exceeded our expectations in just about every way imaginable.
"After I initially reviewed Peterâ€™s online materials and first spoke with him over the phone, he appeared to be a professional who worked hard and took his job fairly seriously. But as we all know, one first has to experience working with an individual before one can draw firm conclusions. Well, my wife and I have worked with Peter directly and we have first-hand knowledge of the exemplary work that he has done for us.
"We never felt pressure from Peter to buy a property. He is the most patient realtor we have ever worked with. We appreciated this characteristic of Peter. At times, I almost felt guilty about all the work that Peter would do for us when we would ask him questions. I cannot recall a time that Peter ever declined to assist me with a Vineyard real estate matter. Second, ask Peter a question, and his responses were always very timely, and, more importantly, incredibly thorough. Peter is a master of email communications, and likewise, a very effective communicator by phone and in person. I would be highly surprised if anyone is ever disappointed with the comprehensive way that Peter goes about responding to his clientsâ€™ email inquiries. Many of his emails are gems filled with helpful information that I expect to occasionally refer back to during our home ownership. Also, be ready for a treat when Peter shows you properties on the island. With minimum lead time, he provided us with a professional looking portfolio containing each house listing with tabs, photos, property information, tax records, and an itinerary! A nice take-home item for future reference as you reflect on all the houses you viewed.
"Peter really does â€œknow the Vineyardâ€ as he claims. His knowledge about real estate, the island, the other realtors, the neighborhoods, the towns, contractors, attorneys, moving in logistics, etc. has a tremendous value in and of itself that should not be overlooked. One of our highpoints each week prior to our purchase was receiving Peterâ€™s weekly property Inner Circle newsletter and looking at Peterâ€™s Picks. (We ended up purchasing one of Mr. Peterâ€™s Picks!)
"Peter does not hesitate to offer his opinion about real estate, and we valued this very much. In my general experience, it is common for dual agent realtors make an effort to understand what their â€œclientsâ€ hot buttons are, and then downplay them to try to make a sale. Not so with Peter. No sugar-coating. He speaks his mind, even if it will turn you away from a property you are interested in. I never sensed an ounce of selfishness on his part. There is no doubt in my mind that Peter had a genuine concern that we find the best house for us. What more could a home buyer ask for?
"At times I disagreed with Peter, yet it was always in a mutually respectful manner. Peter stands up for what he believes in and he has a true passion for real estate. When someone has a passion, you need to expect that passion to show through from time to time. Buying a property is serious business, and Peter understands this fact. His passion has the effect of making sure you make the right purchase decision.
"Peter not only represented our interests in the most loyal manner, he also stepped up to the plate when we ran into difficulties jeopardizing the purchase of our dream house. When the going got tough, Peter, who was already â€œgoingâ€ full steam from when we first engaged him, next kicked it into overdrive. He was our warrior; he put our interests first and foremost, and we were able to achieve our goal. He followed my directions to a T, he offered his own advice, he exhibited good judgment, he never gave up, and we succeeded in achieving our goal!
"And even after we successfully closed on our house, Peter remains ready, willing and able to assist us, and in fact does still assist us as of the date of this writing. Peter remains a valuable resource to us, and, aside from this, we hope to have the fortune to stay in touch with Peter indefinitely as friends.
"In sum, we feel very fortunate to have engaged Peter as our exclusive buyerâ€™s agent -- he is a true professional.
"It is without question that I will refer each of my friends, colleagues, clients and acquaintances who are interested in a Vineyard real estate purchase to Peter Fyler of SplitRock Real Estate!"