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Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $225K in Ames, IA.
My husband and I were looking forward to purchasing our first home but were dreading working with a realtor because of some not-so-great stories we'd heard from our friends. Lloyd completely changed our point-of-view on realtors; in fact, working with him was our favorite part of the home buying process! He was professional, answered all of our questions, and was easy to talk with. We truly felt like he was on "our side" and wanted us to end up with a home that we loved.
We recommend Lloyd to all of our friends who are starting to look for homes because of our great experience with him.
Response from Lloyd on 05/20/2013
Thank you so much for allowing me to guide you and your husband through the process (by referral if I remember correctly)! Your home looks amazing now that you have put a little sweat equity in it...i hardly recognized it the other day. Furthermore, thank you for thinking of me as I have had the chance to help a few of your friends and co-workers now as well!
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $175K in Huxley, IA.
Lloyd Flanders was very impressive. He took care to keep us informed and took us through the selling and buying step by step. He put us in contact with a lender that he knew would work with us on our timeline as well as could be expected. He continually tracked the process and kept us well informed. He is professional but very personable and pleasant to work with.
I would recommend Lloyd to anyone buying or selling realestate.
Lloyd Flanders was wonderful. He was recommended to me by a friend and he is exactly who you need to assist you with the sale of your home. He is very professional and will go out of his way to help you make your home looks it's best. He responded to all my emails and phone calls right away and is just a great person! I happily recommend this man to anyone looking to sell their home!
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $150K in Ames, IA.
We found Lloyd by chance when looking at homes on our own. We had viewed a number of homes on our own, some listed online and others were homes we saw with signs and open houses. We initially thought we wouldn't need a realtor as we were savvy buyers who like to do a lot of research but as time went on we were still not finding what we were looking for.
When we met Lloyd we were hesitant to commit to a realtor, but his demeanor and attitude put me at ease immediately. Lloyd worked with us to develop a partnership with the common goal of getting my family into the right home for us. Lloyd wasn't pushy or demanding and so we decided have him bat for our team.
Right away Lloyd set us up with an awesome portal that allowed us to view even more properties from home, rate them, and see the ones we wanted to in person. This saved all of us a lot of time while allowing us to view more properties and in greater detail. It also helped Lloyd to filter homes for us so that we were spending our time seeing homes that we were genuinely interested in. This is just one of the ways that Lloyd provides personalized service to his clients.
After reviewing many homes and putting Lloyd through the ringer driving all around town, we decided on a home that we really liked. Lloyd's personal experience in the Ames area really helped us feel good about the home we chose and the community we were joining. His expertise in the process made things so easy - and I am the type of person who asks A LOT of questions and needs good answers.
Lloyd never made us feel like a burden. He always made time for our concerns throughout the entire process. I never felt that Lloyd had any interest other than our team's goal of getting the house we wanted at a fair price.
Lloyd also had many contacts to ease the other aspects of homebuying, such as obtaining a loan, getting insured, etc. The people who Lloyd associates with were great, but even when we chose other providers Lloyd didn't mind. I felt as if I were working with an old friend by the end of the process.
I know in hindsight that I could not have obtained the house I have now without the assistance of a good realtor, and I got pretty lucky to find Lloyd. The homebuying process is always much more complicated than it first seems which is why I am really glad that we found Lloyd and chose to go with him.
The feeling I got from other realtors - the feeling that I was just a number - was never present with Lloyd. I recommend him especially to new home buyers or those new to the area due to his expertise with local services and providers. He has great knowledge of the local region and is able to really get on the team to help you solve your housing problem. He was a great teammate and when it came time to bat, he hit a homer for our team!
I couldn't be happier with our outcome. I recommend contacting Lloyd if you are interested in moving into the Ames - Des Moines area. You'll be happy you did!
Response from Lloyd on 05/20/2013
Wow! Thank you so much!! I hope all is going well with the new job and family life is treating you well :)
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $175K in Nevada, IA.
Lloyd was easy to work with and made the process of purchasing a home enjoyable. We were first-time home buyers and unsure about the process. Lloyd was happy to help us and patiently answered all of our questions. I would recommend him when looking for a real estate agent.
Response from Lloyd on 05/20/2013
Thank you for reaching out the other day. It was great talking with you about what you should do between now and not so distant future to give you the "best bang for your buck" regarding updates/improvements that you could make to your home to get it ready for sale!
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in Kamrar, IA.
Lloyd is an excellent realtor. Lloyd did a great job of negotiating to get the house we wanted for the price we could afford. Lloyd quickly communicated with us when we had questions, or when there was a problem we needed to be aware of. When we asked questions, he was not sure he knew the answers to, he investigated the issues until we had an acceptable answer. I would highly recommend Lloyd to anyone that wants to buy a home.
We were out of town buyers and were very happy to find such a knowledgeable conscientious agent. Lloyd was prompt in answering our inquiries and provided us with information on several properties. He was very comfortable to work with and we felt he was looking out for our interests.
I highly recommend Lloyd for any real estate needs you might have!
I would highly recommend Lloyd Flanders as a realtor. He went the extra mile and worked harder than any realtor we have worked with in the past. If you are looking for a dedicated, hard working, honest and ethical realtor Lloyd is the correct choice. As a point of reference my family and have relocated 8 times so we have worked with over 16 realtors over the past 19 years and Lloyd is #1.