Owner / Broker (9 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Short-Sale,
Discount Realtor, Flat Fee MLS

Team reviews

Home Sellers Beware!!!! The concept sounds good. The reality is NOT! The team's inexperience, EXTREMELY poor communication, and incorrect information cost us more thousands than were saved on the "discounted" fee. Do yourself a favor and get REAL broker. You've been warned.

  

08/28/2015 - dobbins steven
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2015 in Gastonia, NC.

Home Sellers Beware!!!! The concept sounds good. The reality is NOT! The team's inexperience, EXTREMELY poor communication, and incorrect information cost us more thousands than were saved on the "discounted" fee. Do yourself a favor and get REAL broker. You've been warned.

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Response from Don on 08/31/2015

After a few days on the market with us, this seller did not accept a full-price offer he received since it was contingent on the buyers selling their home. Now, after only 33 days on the market, he is "settling" on a contract on his home for a price that is lower than the first offer but is still the equivalent of 99% of asking price. Keep in mind that the higher offer came in 30 days earlier, and the seller chose to stay with us when he easily could have left us if he was truly unhappy. The seller never brought up a concern to me until he asked me to reduce our commission once he got this latest offer. The decision to counteroffer the higher offer was the seller’s, and it seems he now blames us for his decision. I'm disappointed the seller is not satisfied with the outcome of selling at a high price and in a quick timeframe while still saving thousands in real estate commissions; but with as many satisfied clients as we have, there’s bound to be one who we can’t make happy.

 

  

08/14/2015 - zuser20140531115943737
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2015 in Waxhaw, NC.

We are currently listed with Don Anthony Realty and I cannot say enough good things about this Realtor. The SHORT version? LOOK NO FURTHER for a professional team at the RIGHT PRICE to help you buy or sell! Here's the long explanation! I feel that current realtor commissions are just simply too high, a home like ours at $375 would cost us $22,500 to sell with traditional realty firms (6% commission total). Can I just repeat....$22-THOUSAND DOLLARS!!!!! NOW.....if you want your hand held, and want a physical person visiting you regularly and constantly in your life as you go through the listing & sale process, then maybe you should go elsewhere. DA's website clearly explains they offer a discount rate by cutting out all the extra 'unnecessary' fluff. I don't like fluff! I am busy (constantly) and email & app-communications on my smartphone is the right way for me! When it comes to contract time, DA will do the bulk of their work to earn the 1/2% (and well-deserved). Don Anthony does everything that is NECESSARY to sell your home, you don't get anything you don't NEED! As it is, most homes now are marketed ONLINE and via MLS (and subsequently with Zillow, Trulia...etc). Anytime a buyer is searching in an area, your home WILL come up as a result. Maybe there is an off chance that a few realtors would not show your home, but it's so minimal of a chance....if you pay/offer the standard 3% buying agent commission you should get plenty of showings (we've had 25 in 2 months all from outside agencies). Being that almost all real estate is marketed online, it is just hard for me to feel good paying over $10k to do some electronic transaction work and negotiate at contract! As it is, we opted for the $499 listing + .5% (yes, that's 1/2% folks!) upon sale of the home. They do have a 'fuller service' option at 2.5% I believe. The office staff has been SO AMAZING at responding IMMEDIATELY when there was any interest on our home. They email us IMMEDIATELY when a possible buyer has a question (again folks, this is all electronic communication......so much more convenient than a phone call or a 'visit' just to ask simple questions). And it's all tracked via email if you need a record! Further, we agreed to use a Don Anthony Agent to be our buyer agent, and she has offered advice (free) and guidance on a few occasions and she has not gotten paid for anything as we have not sold yet. Their team has stopped by to measure the home (verify square footage) and swap out (upgrade) the lock box, both times the folks were SO professional and offered more advice and helpful comments. Everything about listing, showing & feedback runs through an APP......SO simple and it's FAST, no lag & no mistakes. We used a discount realtor to sell our previous home, and Don Anthony has been just as awesome the second time around. The most important part for me is having the help when negotiations comes around, and contract prep.....I know I am fully backed and I feel confident this is the BEST CHOICE we could have made in selling our home! We have not sold 'yet' but it's not due to DA, its the market & other factors, I know we will soon! OH - AND FYI......part of the beauty of DA is that you can pull your listing and re-list within one year and NOT pay the $499 again! So I can pull in the slow months and re-list in the spring and it's like picking back up where we left off! AWESOME!!!!

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Response from Don on 08/17/2015

WOW! I like BOTH the short and long versions! Thank you so much for your review and your business! As you said, with 25 showings in 2 months from a variety of agents, it's not a matter of "IF" your home will sell with us, it's just a matter of "WHEN"! As others can see on this site by the number of homes we've sold in the last 12 months and the number of positive reviews we get, you said it best for someone looking to sell their home... "LOOK NO FURTHER"! I appreciate your comments about our quick and professional responses, as we strive to provide excellent service while we save our clients thousands! Thanks again! - Don

 

  

08/12/2015 - mjer99
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Denver, NC.

I want to thank the Don Anthony team for helping me sell my home. Their professionalism and step by step guidance through the entire selling process was instrumental in a quick sale. Why would anyone use a traditional real estate agent with their exorbitant fees to sell a home? I have told numerous people about Don Anthony and I am extremely happy I came to the decision to use Don to list my home. Martin R.

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Response from Don on 08/14/2015

Thank you for your kind words, Martin! I appreciate your comments about our professionalism and guidance, as we strive to provide our clients excellent service and support while still saving our clients thousands in such an important transaction! I agree with you... there's no need to spend thousands of your hard earned money on a traditional agent when we can get your home sold and you keep that money for your own goals and dreams! Thank you for referring your friends to us also! It really means a lot! Thank you for your business! - Don

 

  

04/29/2015 - falan renee
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Pageland, SC.

Don Anthony Realty is the best! We saved so much money! If you don’t want to give 6% of your money away, and have someone to back you up during the selling process, Don Anthony Realty is the way to go. It is a wonderful compromise from selling a home on your own. You get to keep so much of your money, and you have great help along the way.

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Response from Don on 04/30/2015

Wow! You sure did save a lot of money, as it looks like you saved over $14,000 with us! I'm so happy that we were able to help you get your home sold! Thank you for the kind words!

 

  

04/27/2015 - Nina M Smith
Sold a home in 2015 in Rimer, Concord, NC 28025.

Our experience with the Don Anthony Realty team has been amazing. Our home went under contract in less than a week! Thank you so much Don and to your fantastic team! We are beyond blessed to have worked with all of you.

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Response from Don on 04/28/2015

We're so glad we were able to help you get your home under contract so quickly and save you so much money at the same time! Thank you also for complimenting my team, as they do a great job for our clients! Thank you for your business!

 

  

04/11/2015 - rozmabe
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $100K in Rock Hill, SC.

Without a doubt listing my property with Don Anthony was the best decision I could have made. A friend recommended DA after getting two offers on his property in 2 days. I foolishly continued to FSBO my property for 9 mo. When I took my friend's advice and listed with DA - wow! Yes 2 offers in 2 days! There were more than 15 showings in 5 days. In less than 35 days the sale of my property was completely finalized. Whether buying or selling you can't go wrong with this agency. The professional and informative , and courteous service that I received was incredible- they do all the work for you! No gimmicks- they get the job done! - Truly, Rosalyn

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Response from Don on 04/20/2015

Thank you so much for your kind words, Rosalyn! I'm so glad we were able to duplicate your friend's results and get your home sold so quickly while saving a lot of money too!

 

  

02/28/2015 - shopper181
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Rock Hill, SC.

Don & crew sold my house in 12/2014. I was VERY skeptical that they would do what they claimed, but decided to take the plunge. The team is great. No high pressure tactics, they do JUST what they say and they got me 2 offers in 2 days.

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Response from Don on 04/20/2015

Thank you for your review! It's not surprising that you were skeptical, as we save our clients so much money that people often wonder if it's "too good to be true." I love it when I hear that, as we sold more homes than 99.9% of the agents in the region and save our clients thousands with the proof right here on Zillow! Thanks again!

 

  

11/17/2014 - psbleiberg
Sold a home in 2014 in Mayhew, Mooresville, NC 28117.

Don Anthony Realty provided a top- notch listing service for our home. We recently closed; and they made the experience very easy for us by providing prompt response, and excellent follow up from listing to close.

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Response from Don on 04/20/2015

Thanks for the compliment! We strive to provide "top-notch" service, get your home sold, and save you thousands! Looks like you saved over $18,000 with us, so I'm happy we accomplished those goals!

 

  

10/06/2014 - Unknown
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Hillsborough, NC.

My experience with Don Anthony Realty was amazing. I had so many questions and they were always there for me and responded to me super fast. Their secretary "Rose" was a God send. My closing paperwork was super fast and I was able to sign my closing paperwork online. Super fast and so easy. DAR was the best choice for me as a Realtor. I will use them again in the future. My home sold in 2.5 months.

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Response from Don on 04/20/2015

Wow! We get a lot of great reviews, and I'm so happy to hear you think we are "amazing"! I truly appreciate the review, as it affirms what we strive to do for our clients... provide great service, get your home sold, and save you thousands!

 

  

09/25/2014 - dtmcleod80
Sold a Mobile / Manufactured home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Raleigh, NC.

Listed my home a few months ago with Don Anthony Realty. A wonderful agent named Angie came to our home and took all our information for the listing. Within 24 hours the home was listed and placed on the MLS. Our home showed multiple times per week and was under contract within 45 days. Once under contract Don Anthony Realty was very helpful in getting the contracts signed and paperwork started to work towards closing. Throughout the entire process I was always kept informed of what was going on and someone was always there to answer any questions we had. Selling my home with Don Anthony saved me over $6,500.00. It was a very easy process and we could not have asked for a better group of people to work with. I would highly recommend Don Anthony to any one that is going to list their home. Everyone there is very knowledgeable and helpful. We can’t thank them enough.

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Response from Don on 04/20/2015

You are quite welcome! Thank you for your review, as we do our best to do exactly what you described... keep you informed, answer your questions, get your home sold, and save you thousands! Thank you for your business!