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Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Albany, OH.
Primary point of contact: Sally Linder
Sally Linder from Larry Conrath Realty was absolutely AMAZING!!!! She was so helpful to me and my husband, who were looking to buy our first house as we were starting our family and definitely needed a permanent place and a bigger place. She was willing to show us any house we were interested in and actually showed us the house we bought on a whim. Not only was she readily available but became our godmother of realty. She walked us through step by step on how everything worked, helped us stay on top of all the deadlines we had for paperwork and so forth, made sure the lenders were on top of the loan process, etc. We honestly could not have bought our home without Sally's help and her expertise of her field- she really knows her stuff and was very informative and a straight shooter about everything which made the whole process easier for us.
My husband and I could not be more thankful for everything Sally did for us to get our family into our lovely home. She is definitely more than just our realtor and we have and will stay in contact with her for giving our family such a huge leg up!
We would and have recommended Sally and Larry Conrath Realty to many people looking for homes, especially first time home buyers!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Athens, OH.
Don and Sally Linder were wonderful to work with! They both are incredibly knowledgeable about the Athens County market. The home I purchased was exactly what I was looking for, and they were patient enough to work with me for nearly a year until the right home came on the market. Both Don and Sally were very responsive - replying to emails/phone calls promptly and attentively, even on "off" hours. As a first time home buyer I appreciated this attentiveness. Don's background in home inspections was also a great advantage for someone who way looking at older homes in the community. It was a very positive experience, and I would highly recommend Don Linder and Sally Linder!
I have had the distinct pleasure of working with both Don and Sally Linder. Don and Sally helped me to buy a home and eventually sell that home. They provided exceptional customer service and remained helpful long after the "transactions" were over. Their knowledge of the area, their long standing positive reputations and their commitment to friendly, attentive customer service is unparalleled. I would not only recommend using Larry Conrath Realty, if I could, I would INSIST that you do!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Athens, OH.
Sally and Don Linder were nothing short of spectacular in selling our home. After 6 months with another agent - resulting in zero offers and an extreme lack of communication - Sally and Don helped us get the home in shape, get it properly listed, and we received our first offer in less than 3 weeks. We had multiple contracts on the home that fell through, all due to the buyers, and Sally and Don still treated the sale of our house like it was there own.
I should mention, after our first awful experience with an agent in Athens we talked with numerous others before requesting the services of Sally and Don. I have bought and sold numerous houses in the past - these are the two best realtors I have ever worked with. In particular:
Communication: Great! Sally and/or Don answered almost every time we ever called (regardless of time/day) and even when they were unable to answer they responded in a very timely manner.
Honesty: Absolutely! They gave us very honest feedback about what we needed to do to our home, pricing, etc. and then left the decisions up to us. They were right all the way.
Productivity: Tremendous! We were selling our house from 1,000 miles away! We had several issues with the house while it was being sold and Sally and Don took the initiative to help us easily get these issues resolved. They handled everything, gave us very detailed summaries/receipts of all work done, and were excellent at the record keeping.
In summary, we give Sally and Don Linder (Larry Conrath Realty) our highest possible recommendation if you are looking to sell your home in Athens or looking to buy a new place. They are a dynamic duo that is top notch and professional.
To Sally and Don: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Don and Sally Linder helped us to find and buy our dream home as well as sell our beloved first home before we put a sign up. As our family grew to four we needed space and with the interest rates so low, we decided to leisurely search for a new home. We wanted a quintessential Athens home. With this grandiose and simultaneous vague description of our dream, Sally and Don quickly identified a road with several options. The moment I walked into the doorway of one house on that road, though the price point was way above ours, I knew right away we were home. Don read my obvious body language and was on the phone immediately with the listing agent. He knew the house had been on the market for a few years and a previous contract had gone bad. He did not discourage, as a team he and Sally worked through a challenging process for us. They answered every question, responded to each request with alacrity. Never once did they let us lose sight of our own dream. Don’s extensive experience as a respected home inspector was instrumental in helping us navigate a series of reasonable offers. In the end, sacrifices were made by all, except the listing agent, and we had a contract on our dream. Meanwhile, we were beginning to think about preparing our first home for the market when Sally called with a motivated buyer. Just a week after we closed on our dream home we had a serious offer to buy our first home. Along with that offer came a bit of small town drama, but as expected the Linder team handled it with professional acumen. Now, we are now settling into our dream home bought at a price we could afford and have closed on our first home at our price point before the listing was advertised.
Don did an excellent job, particularly in a tough market. He is extremely knowledgeable about the local market, having worked in the area for years. He was particularly helpful and knowledgeable about a problem we had with our septic, and made the process go smoothly. Our house sold quickly! We were very happy to have him on our team, and I would recommend him highly!
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $350K in Athens, OH.
The Linder team at Larry Conrath Realty is the absolute best! We had a very complicated selling of our house and purchase of our new house involving contingencies for five parties. It became a very complex ordeal and would not have happened were it not for the dedication of Sally and Don Linder. They represent the best interest of their clients and are highly respected in the community. There is no doubt that they are absolutely top notch in their field.