I contacted Minna to show us a house in Simsbury, CT. She wanted to see us at their office to sign some papers for the service. Office location is not convenient to us. Driving from Broad Brook to West Hartford and then drive back up to Simsbury. I clearly explained her that we are not interested in agent to do a research for us that's why I contacted a listing add agency direct. We just needed a show and if we'd like the house than we happy to go to her office to sign any papers. Then she got back to me that she doesn't feel safety being in an empty house with strangers. Then she emailed me saying that she saw me looking several houses on-line recently and if she could do anything for me. Minna wasn't honest to us. The house is under the contract and I found out it from another agent, but knowing it she still insisted to meet her at the office when I clearly let her understand we are not interested in any other service. When I discover it I emailed her asking why she didn't tell us and informed her that I don't think we could work in the future. She got back to me saying that the house supposed to come back to the market in a several days and that she doesn't want to work with us either.
I just don't like such dishonest, pushy people who doesn't respect buyer desire. We had experience with other agents from different agency before and none of them push us to sign any paper when we wanted just a show but not a service if we didn't like what we saw. We were well treated by them and really appreciate them very much
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $125K in Marlborough, CT.
I was at my wits end. I saw an ad online about Minna and short sales so I decided to take a chance. I am so glad I did!!! From the beginning, Minna was on top of things. I didn't have to do anything which was good because I had no idea what I was suppose to do or not do as this was the first time selling a house (along with my first short sale). I asked a lot of questions and Minna always responded immediately and professionally, even when the questions were kinda crazy. The bank was the cause for losing 2 of our potential buyers but Minna and her crew had another buyer on the line immediately, everytime, because the house was always being shown. We finally got the last buyer and Minna and her wonderful crew pushed almost everyday to keep the bank on their toes which enabled us to actually close on the house!!! Selling this house has allowed us to be able to go on with our lives and we owe this all to Minna and her crew. Thank you so much! I don't know what I would have done without you at my side.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Seymour, CT.
Minna was absolutely wonderful in helping us negotiate first a short sale that we ultimately walked aware from and then a foreclosure that was truly a nightmare. The sellers were completely non responsive in everything they did, their attorney, property management company, etc were impossible to deal with. Minna took it all in stride and was able to keep us neurotic first time home buyers calm. She also kept us completely well informed every step of the way and was accessible to us at all times. When we are ready to move on, we will definitely contact Minna again and I would without a doubt recommend her to anyone who is looking for an agent.
Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $150K in Norwalk, CT.
Minna and her team expertly guided me through my recent short sale in Fairfield County. My situation was somewhat unique in that I was still employed, had some liquid assets and had never missed a payment. However, I was given notice that my position would be terminated in a few months, so I proactively decided to short sell my condo before my situation became worse. Prior to meeting Minna, my bank and other realtors told me I was not qualified for a short sale and had to miss payments before I'd be considered for one. I didn't believe this was the case since I was still able and willing to make my payments as long as I could, and refused to unnecessarily ruin my credit. Minna was the first person who understood my position and took me on as a client.
Understandably, this was a very stressful situation, yet Minna managed to keep me calm and was kept me posted on the process every step of the way. About 5 months later, I closed on the sale and couldn't be happier. I was truly impressed with the level of service I received from Minna and her team, and I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who's about to navigate the short sale world.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $25K in Manchester, CT.
Minna, and her assistant Lynn, are a great team. They are 100% committed to closing your sale; I always felt like their #1 seller, even though they have many other properties listed. Minna is no-nonsense, smart, and completely on her game. I have never felt so confident in an agent's ability to get the deal closed, and to my full satisfaction. Lynn is super-organized, and kept on top of all the requirements that come with short sale approval. I never had to remind this pair of anything; in fact, it was quite the opposite. They kept me up to date on everything that was going on and everything that was needed to keep the ball rolling.
To put it lightly, I had a difficult situation and a difficult sale. My lender and MI company needed high levels of contact, negotiation, and follow-up. Minna and Lynn took this weight off my shoulders and acted as my liaison in what had been a very stressful ordeal. What's more, they were unfailingly sensitive and understanding of what an emotional experience this was for me. They treated me like a person, when many in the mortgage and real estate industry have treated me like a dollar sign or a bottom line.
I started off listing my property with a different realtor - BIG mistake. As it turns out, this person had NO experience with short sales. What's more, in the entire six months I was contracted with them, I didn't have a SINGLE showing. As soon as that contract expired, I called Minna. My property was listed that week, had a steady stream of showings, and only six months later, despite some considerable challenges (My first buyer walked as a result of a tragedy that occurred in my neighborhood, my lender rejected the sale price a few times ... etc etc etc) the property was SOLD!!
I can't say enough good things about Minna Reid. But if you need to know more, I highly recommend reading Minna's blog; her knowledge, expertise, and experience speak for themselves. Her site was a constant source of information (and encouragement) for me, and in the end, I got my own success story there, as well!
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $200K in Torrington, CT.
Because of income loss and extreme decrease in home value we were advised by our bank to enlist the help of a realtor who knew the short sale process. Minna and her team were professional, respectful, and knowledgeable. She always promptly responded to our questions with calm reassurance. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell or buy a home.
Minna was fantastic! I highly recommend her to anyone about to dive into the shark infested waters of a short sale. She made the whole ordeal bearable. She was very helpful, knowledgeable and she has a great sense of humor. Thank you, Minna!
From the moment that Minna came up my icy, intimidating driveway to the last truckload being moved out by her son and his friend, I came to rely on Minna and her assistant Lynn Olsen for support and help in disposing of my home of 24 years in a short sale. She and Lynn were tenancious in dealing with a brain-dead mortgage servicing organization and pushing them forward to a final settlement. There were many hurdles along the way and Minna's team handled them all. Kudo's to them.
In this competitive real estate market, we were so thankful to have chosen Minna Reid as our seller's agent. She presented a realistic analysis of our market and helped us to price our home for quick sale at maximum profit. Our house was on deposit in 3 weeks. When issues were found during our home inspection, she helped us to find the expertise we needed and negotiated with the buyer's agent. She responded immediately to my E-Mails throughout the day and into the evening. I would definitely recommend Minna Reid for her knowledge, insight and responsiveness in selling any home.
I worked with Minna in 2009 – 2011 to complete a short sale with BofA. We worked with three different buyers for a variety of reasons. The entire process was fraught with issues from BofA. Minna was an absolute lifesaver – I attribute the success of the sale entirely to her efforts. The role Minna served was above and beyond my expectations – not only did she negotiate the deal that saved me a fortune but she communicated very effectively with buyer’s agent to keep the deal in tact amongst the stress of a slow moving erratic short sale process. Minna is very knowledgeable of the area and she provided subject matter expertise that saved me time, stress, and MONEY. What I love most about Minna is that she is a true partner in the selling process. Her personality is one that is direct and no nonsense. I would strongly recommend Minna to anyone looking to buy in Connecticut or working through a short sale. Minna was my third relator in this process – My only regret in working with her is that I did not meet her sooner.