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Carol Park
Associate Broker, Realtor (35 years experience)
4 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Short-Sale

 
- Highly likely to recommend
04/11/2012 - allisa4757
Showed home in 2012 in Midland Township, MI.
I contacted Carol by email before my house hunting trip to Midland, MI regarding a listing here. I also left detailed info regarding what I will need in a home. Our needs seem to be difficult for some agents to grasp quickly I have found. Carol was so refreshing as she understood my "taste" in housing right away, right down to the building materials! She also quickly knew what would work best for us in terms of bathroom placement etc. She sent me many, many listings before I even got on the plane. That was so helpful, because I knew of three listings that had sold already but were not yet marked "contract pending" before I arrived.

I spoke to her on the phone briefly. She sounded fun, quick witted, and she had a lot of knowledge regarding homes currently on the market. She clearly was going to work hard for me. Unfortunately I was persuaded by a relative to use a buyers agent he knew. My concern was Carol has many of the listings in Midland and I was very interested in one of her homes, so I went with someone who works primarily as a buyers agent and has few listings. In retrospect that was a mistake. That is a good strategy for Dallas where I am moving from, but it is not the way small towns work! I think it is best to have a realtor here who knows everyone, has "pocket" listings or knows listings before they come on the market and who does get many listings themselves.

I do suggest signing a buyers agent agreement however and I have found out it is possible to get an independent appraisal by a respected company here in Midland, so that is always a possibility if you are trying to price a home listed by your buyers agent.

If it does not work out with the agent I am working with, I will not hesitate to interview Carol. And yes, I do mean interview and get references! I have made so many mistakes this time! It is very different buying in a small town.
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Park Place Homes
6021 Eastman Ave
Midland, MI  48640
Office:
(989) 698-1100 x120Click to view
 
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