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My wife and I had a short window to find a home for a transfer from Michigan to Texas, and our only chance was to look at homes over the July 4th holiday weekend.
When our original realtor suddenly became ill, Mike Houston stepped in and sacrificed the holiday weekend, he had originally planned to spend with his family, to ensure we could make the most of our short time in Texas.
Over 4 days we were with Mike from dawn to dusk and covered most of the DFW metroplex area, visiting 10 to 15 homes a day. After we finished for the day, Mike and his wife worked each evening refining the list of homes based on our daily feedback. Because of this we were able to zero in on exactly the right type of homes and make an offer on the perfect home before we had to return to Michigan.
It was our pleasure working with Mike and look forward to being friends of Mike and his wife while we are here in Texas. We wholeheartedly recommend Mike Houston and his Real Living business.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Colleyville, TX.
Mike helped us with our relocation from Toronto, Ontario, to the DFW area. We gave him a few areas we wanted to see. With only a few days to look so he arranged his schedule (including a Sunday) to allow us to see all the properties we liked in the areas. We literally saw everything on our lists as well as a few that he saw pop up that he thought we might like.
Once we found the perfect home, he helped us to construct an offer that was selected among 3 other that were submitted for that property that same day. Based on the fairness of our offer and the discussion he had with the seller's realtor, we won our first choice in homes.
He then gave us 3 choices of home inspectors. We were able to schedule and conduct the inspections the next day. He had the inspection repair request in to the seller the next day. All were accepted by the seller.
The entire process was able to be completed in 5 days thanks to Mike's knowledge of the area, home availability, and his process expertise.
He even put us with our 3 year old who we'd brought along for the search. I would certainly recommend Mike to others looking to purchase a home in the DFW area.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Duncanville, TX.
Mike was recommended to us from my hair stylist, she and several of her friends and family members have worked with him. Based on the information she shared we decided to meet with him. We actually met with a couple realtors. Mike was our choice and it was the right choice for us. Working with Mike to sell our home was a fantastic experience. Because of his knowledge of when to list, how to list, advise on how to prepare our home, listing at the right price, and the quality photography used for the online listing we had 12 showings in 12 days with 6 offers and a signed contract in 14 days. Mike's knowledge regarding the costs of selling our home was helpful from the first discussion, We never felt pressure from him, he was honest and it all happened the way he said it would with no surprises. From the first conversation through to closing, he was engaged every step of the way.
I would like to state that Mike is very professional and went over and above my expectations. I would recommend Mike and Real Living Real Estate Group to anyone that is looking to purchase or sale a home.