Ileana Rodriguez is a rare commodity among real estate agents in Miami, FL. She is a tangible example of the difference between "agent" and professional. Not only did she close a deal that was substantially more money than we could have sold by owner, she did whatever it took to help make or transition smoother. Our "transition" was a 3000 mile move.
Many agents will allow a listing to languish if the buyer isn't there prodding. Not Ileana! while we had left Miami in May, she pressed on...Open Houses, gaining input from unbiased sources to make our house more marketable, helping us make the changes from so far away. Our neighbors remarked many times that there were Open Houses all the time.
Considering the market when we started in June 2013 (nearly stagnant with a buyer attitude that houses are selling for $10K...) to the December 2013 closing, she was able to constantly and accurately determine what needed to be done to sell. Our house had a prime location, but was cosidered dated by some. She was candid and correct with her selling tips. We truly feel that we got top dollar for our house, which can be supported by later sales in the same area.
When there was a glitch with the first buyer (fell through) she pursued the contractual obligations to ensure the validity of the sale. She had the foresight to NOT stop showing the house while the buyer attempted to unsuccessfully play games. When it aggravated me, she had the experience to keep a cool head and indirectly apply pressure to that buyer to basically "Show the $$." Her definitive knowledge of the contract and execution thereof proved invaluable.
A true optimist, she just never stopped or gave up.
If you are looking for a dedicated, extremely knowledgeable agent who will do what it takes to get you the highest offer on your home, look no further. Ileana Rodriguez is the professional who will exceed your needs.
Proof? We just signed with her to sell our second property.