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Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA.
About a year ago, we decided to try our hand at the crazy market that is Beaverdale. Brett sat down with us before we even went to look at homes, and mapped out the entire process, including what we needed to do ahead of time to put us in the best position as buyers. We were the first ones to see the home on the very first day it was listed, we came with a pre-approval letter in hand, we let them know we'd be putting in an offer when we got back to the office, and we STILL had a price war with other buyers! Brett advised us on options we could take for a second offer, and sure enough, we FINALLY got the house! Turns out the seller's banker knew not only our lender, but also Brett from years working in lending and backed everyone up as being a reputable team! So almost one year later, and we are still loving our Beaverdale brick :)
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $225K in Salisbury Oaks, Des Moines, IA.
Brett was excellent to work with. He really listened to our needs and wants for our first home! Not only was he extremely knowledgeable about home ownership, the process, things we needed to consider, but he is also an expert of the Des Moines area. Probably the best thing about working with Brett is his willingness and flexibility to make himself available. There were multiple times were my husband and I had questions and we knew Brett was just a phone call, text or e-mail away. There were multiple times that we wanted to visit the house again and he would take time out of his day to meet us there. Brett is a personable and professional and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a new home!
Response from Brett on 03/12/2015
John and Erin congratulations! Thanks so much. Can't wait to see it with all of your furniture in it and John's Studio. See you Saturday!
My husband & I recently purchased a home in Waukee, IA. Brett was referred to us by our nephew who also recently purchased a home in Waukee. We could not be any happier with his services, somewhere during the process I felt as if he was a friend looking out for our best interest rather than our Realtor. The process of selling our home & buying our new home did not go as planned, Brett was invaluable! Due to his experience & advice we were able to work through it & move without further complications. Brett's communication from beginning to end was outstanding, every few days he would contact us & let us know what was happening throughout the process. We Love our new home & highly recommend Brett Fine!
Brett is the Best of the Best!
Response from Brett on 02/23/2015
Doug and Julie, Thank you and congratulations! I hope you have been able to take a little time off from work to sit back and enjoy your home. I am glad we found you a home a little closer to work and family :) Thanks again!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Gray's Lake, Des Moines, IA.
My wife and I had a great experience working with Brett and I would highly recommend him. Brett and his staff are very professional and one thing I liked is that he sent helpful materials even after we closed on our home, such as tax information (so I didn't have to scour through documents) and reminding us to sign up for our Homestead credit. Brett was always available to handle our questions and helped ease our anxiety during the selling/buying process.
Brett did an excellent job on marketing materials for selling our home. He brought in a professional photographer who was great and took awesome photos that really put us ahead of the competition. Brett was knowledgable about the market and his negotiation skills were perfect. We were able to sell our home above asking price within 6 days!!
Our plan after selling was to rent, but Brett provided some great advice on buying (especially with rates as low as they are) and so we worked with him again to purchase a new home. His honesty on locations/neighborhoods and his ability to listen to our needs really meant a lot to us.
We've been in our new house for a little over a month and looking back at our experience, we couldn't have asked for better. We will definitely use Brett in the future and will recommend him to our friends and family. Thanks Brett!
Brett helped my wife and I both sell our town home in West Des Moines, and purchase a new home in Johnston. Brett did a wonderful job of making the selling process as smooth as possible in what many found to be a difficult market for selling a town home. He then helped us find a great home in our desired area in a very short amount of time. Brett was always quick to get back to us when we contacted him, and always took the time to answer all of our questions. In addition to being available when we had questions, Brett was always willing to try whatever it took to get our house sold, even if that meant trying an impromptu open house to bring in traffic. But what impressed me the most about Brett was his willingness, or rather eagerness, to take care of a minor issue that lingered after we had bought our new home, and after he had been paid. This showed me that Brett is both a man of great character, and someone I would surely recommend to others to find or sell a home.
Bought a Condo home in 2013 in Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines, IA.
Brett put together a great list of places that included the preferences that I had laid out for him. I was able to contact him when I needed to and he replied to emails and texts almost immediately. He got me a great deal on my place and I would definitely work with him again!
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311
I contacted him because I thought he was the listing agent for a property I had an interest in buying, but I misunderstood the Zillow listing information. Gave him a tour of my house I was going to put up for sale. He provided a rough estimate of the feasibility of the price I was going to ask and gave me a general estimate of the closing costs which was appreciated very much.
Ended up going with a realtor I had prior acquaintance with, but thought he would do a good job.
Response from Brett on 11/26/2014
Thanks for allowing me to come see your home Linda. I could tell you put a lot of work into it over the years. Best wishes on a successful sale!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in West Des Moines, IA.
Brett was great to work with! As first-time homebuyers we were a bit nervous because of our lack of experience with the process. Brett went above and beyond in answering all of our questions and making sure that we felt comfortable at every phase. We would definitely recommend Brett to anyone looking for their first house and will absolutely be reaching out to him when we decide to purchase or sell again in the future.
Response from Brett on 11/12/2014
Tony and Emily, Thank you and Congratulations on your first home! I can't believe how much you have transformed it in just a couple of weeks! Can't wait to see the rest of it.