Kate Lemmer did an awesome job for us, and we recommend her without reservation!
She was positive—assuring us that we had a beautiful home—but she was also honest with us that our home would be challenging to sell. - Highest priced home and largest lot size on our street - Not completely updated - Economy was still very weak when we put it on the market - Real estate was selling slower in our town than in surrounding towns
She knew what she was doing and gave us good advice. - She stressed that we had to radically declutter and clean out our home - Helped us figure out what we had to fix, and what was not that important - Guided us in setting a realistic price for our home. - When it became clear that the initial price we had chosen was too high, she guided us how much to drop the price (only one price cut was needed) - Directed us to good contractors to do needed repairs on our home
She hired excellent people to help us present our home in the on-line listing (with their fees coming out of her commission) - An interior designer to give us advice on making our home as attractive as possible - A professional who drew an attractive floor plan of our home for the listing - A photographer who displayed our home in excellent photos
She hung in there with us and continued to work very hard to sell our home. - It took 7 months until our house was under contract. We can’t remember how many open houses she held for us, both in the fall and the spring! - It took 3 more months to get to closing. By that time we had moved to another state, but Kate and her assistant handled the many necessary meetings with town officials, inspectors, contractors, etc. so that we could get to the closing with a minimum of trips to New Jersey.
She was accessible and understanding. - We could usually talk with her immediately. If she couldn't talk right then, she would text us or call back soon. - Her assistant was also available to help us with many details, especially as we got closer to the closing - She let us vent, and encouraged us during the long months with few buyers looking at our home, and no offers - She helped us believe in the beauty and value of our home for the right buyer, and to hang in there until that buyer came along