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Andy is always prompt. I have texted him after midnight to request a showing, by 7a.m. he had responded and showed me the house the same day. He do not pressure you. He has a very down to earth attitude and is very knowledgeable of real estate. I would highly recommend him.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $625K in Columbus, GA.
Our family circumstances changed and we found ourselves trying to make a very difficult decision regarding whether or not to sell our home. We knew that it wasn't the best time in the housing market to sell a home in the $500,000+ range (2011). We contacted Andy Buchman to help with that decision. Andy came very highly recommended with his knowledge, experience, energy and conscientiousness. At the time we contacted Andy we did not even know whether or not we would list our home. Despite that uncertainty, Andy responded quickly and professionally and immediately began his due diligence. A few days later Andy met with us to review the background information, comps, listing strategies and a realistic price that we could hope to take away from the closing. He also suggested a Realtor's Open House as well as regular weekend Open Houses. The home sold in less than 45 days and the Closing was very smooth with no unexpected turns. We were so impressed and confidant with Andy's professionalism that we recommended him to help our daughter become a "first-time" home buyer in 2014. Once again, Andy offered the same First-Class Service with a positive outcome.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Midland, GA.
If you are looking for a professional real estate agent, we highly recommend Andy Buchman.
Andy began our home buying process by going over with us the steps involved, analyzing current market trends, and helping us organize a home 'wish list' checklist. As first time home buyers, the time Andy spent with us helped us feel at ease with such a complex process. More importantly, we walked away from our meeting with Andy with a feeling that he really understood us and our style.
Andy was always extremely prompt with responding to our questions (via text, email, phone) and his friendly, professional relationships with the selling agents helped us scheduling viewings at a moment's notice.
But what sets him apart is that we always felt that he had our best interests at heart. He never once pushed a home on us that he believed was overpriced or did not meet our basic criteria, and always gave us expert and professional advice on pricing, market value, and future resale value of the homes we viewed.
Ultimately, Andy was able to find the perfect home for us in a beautiful neighborhood that we are proud to call ours. Furthermore, Andy has continued to make himself available to us for his knowledge and advice post-purchase.
In a competitive market, Andy made the whole process from our first meeting to our closing enjoyable. We appreciate Andy's commitment, enthusiasm, communication style, and professionalism, all of which are a true testament to the level of customer service we you can expect from a RE/MAX agent.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $100K in Columbus, GA.
Andy is the essence of a hard working real estate broker that works for his customers. I am pretty sure he works 6-7 days a week, and is very good at what he does.
He listed a house for me when the market was very slow. He did several things that improved my selling experience:
1. He held 2 open houses.
2. He got feedback from other realtors on what buyers thought of the house.
3. He gave me some tips that would improve the curb appeal
4. He handled a difficult closing, using his experience and contacts to get things done in a timely manner.
I contacted Andy via email with my circumstances and attached several listings of homes in the area that I was interested in. Andy contacted me back almost immediately set up an appointment with me very quickly. Upon meeting Andy I was very impressed by the professional manner he carried himself in. Andy is very down to earth and relates to his clients with his own life experiences. Andy had a packet ready with all the homes I sent him plus more that were very similar. Andy drove me to each of the homes and gave me a full tour and mentioned every good/bad aspect of the home. Andy is very experienced with the area and is licensed in both AL and GA. Unfortunately I was unable to purchase any of the wonderful homes Andy showed me due to a lack of Credit Scores, due to me being a first time home buyer. Andy did not give up on me he told me everything to do in order to be eligible for a home loan and even mentioned rental properties I could live in until I was ready to buy a home. One of Andy's co-workers, Tom Carlson. found me a beautiful rental home with the option to buy after a year of good rental history. Andy worked with Tom and had me approved for the house in less than 12 hours. I cannot say enough about how wonderful both Andy and Tom were to me. This is the best customer service experience I've ever had. Andy, Tom, and the entire Re/Max staff are the absolute best around. I highly recommend Andy or any Re/Max agent for any of your home buying/renting/leasing needs. Thank you again Andy!!!!!!!
Andy is very knowledgeable when it comes to the area. We were interested in two different subdivisions when we met him, and he helped us decide on which area would best suit our needs. He was definitely willing to go the extra mile for my wife and I when we were looking to buy a house a year ago. He is still there to answer any questions I have almost a year later. You can always count on a quick response to any questions you have for him. He helped us find the house we wanted, the price we wanted, and a mortgage lender who we liked. He was there every step of the way making sure everything went according to plan, and made our home buying experience very stress free.