03/28/11: 'Thank You Alvin'
I was very fortunate (in this troubled market) to sell my house at my price in a short period of time. (14 days after broker agreement) I believe there were two reasons why the deal went quick and smoothly.
One the house is big showed well with great canyon exposure.(not many like it Park Village)
But secondly and most importantly , I had an agent working for me that understood the value of the property and found a buyer that was the right fit. Prior to signing up with a real estate agent, I found the process to be interesting and met with lots of agents all of which informed me that my house was not acceptable to the current house buyers demands. They all said changes must be made if you intend to sell... Lower the price...put in granite...put in new carpet...staging... Some agents suggested I spend as much as $50K in improvements to make the house desirable and others expected a long drawn out process taking over 6 months to sell and even others wouldn't compromise their standard commission and would rather have it all or nothing.
Well when I advertised for an agent that worked outside the box, and Alvin Newton of Keller Williams showed up at my property and the first words out of his mouth were "Don't change a thing" this is a paradise, I knew he was the right Realtor for me. He works on a rather simple principle, accessing a the property's potential and finding a suitable buyer, many of today's Realtors seem to have forgotten this approach and haven't adjusted to the demands of a more competitive real estate environment.
So I just want to go on record to say , Alvin Newton is the Realtor of the future, he understands the dynamics of the industry as well as the needs of his clients. I never write letters of recommendation, but since he worked a miracle for me, I feel I owe it to him and his highly skilled team of Newton3.. They got the deal done in a professional and highly personable manner and would I highly recommend him to anyone selling or buying property.