Duane is truly a saint! We must have viewed 30-40 homes over the course of six months while we tried to coordinate the sale of my home (Nebraska) and the purchase of a new home (Kentucky). He provided me priceless counsel and was very patient while I searched for the home that "spoke to me." Even after the sale, Duane has been an amazing resource! If I need a handyman, he's got one. If I need my car repaired, he knows someone. And did I mention is incredible culinary skills (Kentucky Bourbon Carrot Cake)? Sometimes he just calls or emails to check on me. Duane is a king among men.
Bought a Single Family home in 2008 for approximately $175K in Independence, KY.
Duane is an excellent professional and I would be lucky to use him when the time comes to sell our house. My wife and I came to know Duane as he was willing to tirelessly show us house after house, and give honest, straight forward opinions of the houses we were looking at. Even when we stopped looking for almost 2 years, Duane was the first one we called when we were ready to look again.
Again, he was right there, always willing to get together and work with us. His efforts and prompt responses allowed us to seal the deal on our current home. I trust him like a friend, and think of him the same way.
Post sale, he was able to provide good recommendations for anything from a pest control specialist to a roofer. Duane is the top of the class in the Real Estate market and I have, and will continue to recommend him to all my friends and family.
Bought a Townhouse home in 2012 for approximately $100K in Florence, KY.
Duane helped me both to sell and recently purchase. In both cases he expertly navigated me through some difficult negotiations.
With the recent purchase I'm amazed more people aren't purchasing in this once in a lifetime crazy market. Now is the best time to call Duane DeGroff.
Duane sold our house very quickly in Florence, and then we were on the house hunt for our new home. He was very knowledgable about the market, and was able to help us locate a home in our target area. Duane knew about a lot of the listings and would steer us away from homes with major problems. He listened to our needs/wants and followed through. Duane is always honest, and professional. We would highly recommend Duane to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. We also would seek out his professional services again when we have a need.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $100K in Covington, KY.
I am a first time home buyer and the use of the internet was not only convenient but a eye opener because I am old school and not a computer wiz. I used the computer as a guide on locating information in my search for a house. Duane DeGroff responded on my search. He not only acted as a guide and expert but he took time to listen on what I was looking for. He jumped right in and started showing me and sending me information everyday on houses. He never hesitated on helping me out and I found my home. I will always be grateful!!!! Thanks Duane
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $175K in Florence, KY.
I recommend Duane as a buyer's agent. He listens, presents data, and stays relatively neutral when showing a home; not pushy. Occasionally, he's found ways of making the sale work better, and, on one occasion, eventually listed a home in which we had our interest, to bring the deal to fruition.
As with all brokers, ask for YOUR deal on YOUR terms, and insist on not paying junk fees that are created just to add profit for the broker. RE/MAX Affiliates broker wasn't doing so well in the down economy and added junk fees to our latest deal, and we insisted that those could not be on the buyer's side of the ledger.
I do a lot of research when purchasing something like this... far more than any broker ever does. I have bought two homes with Duane's help.
We had listed one house for sale, but we found that we got far more showings using another listing agent. So I think of Duane as primarily a buyer's rep.