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Kathy Shemwell

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76 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor,Broker (13 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Foreclosure

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Not ready for prime time. Listed our home grossly overpriced because she didn't know what community our home was actually located in. After dropping price 10%, still failed to bring buyers. Had to beg for buyer feedback and never got in many instances. Had no idea what net proceeds would be at various price points. Failed to communicate price reduction strategy to her partner resulting in unauthorized price change. Listing expired and new agent has been responsive in every way Kathy wasn't. All in all my worst home buying or selling experience. She's a home lister, not seller. Don't let sales record fool you. Would NOT recommend.

  

03/16/2015 - Ajbeebster
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2015 in O Fallon, IL.

Not ready for prime time. Listed our home grossly overpriced because she didn't know what community our home was actually located in. After dropping price 10%, still failed to bring buyers. Had to beg for buyer feedback and never got in many instances. Had no idea what net proceeds would be at various price points. Failed to communicate price reduction strategy to her partner resulting in unauthorized price change. Listing expired and new agent has been responsive in every way Kathy wasn't. All in all my worst home buying or selling experience. She's a home lister, not seller. Don't let sales record fool you. Would NOT recommend.

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Response from Kathy on 03/18/2015

Unfortunately, my experience in trying to work with this seller was no less frustrating for me than it was for him. Quite simply, he did not want to accept the feedback or pricing strategy that I was providing. I could write specific rebuttals to each of his unfounded claims of “poor service”– but as a professional realtor I do not want to hinder his efforts to sell. I have had the pleasure & trust of selling 440 homes in the past five years and this is my first disgruntled seller. I should be able to accept his disfavor as simply a law of numbers but it still hurts. I work very hard to diligently serve ALL of my clients. My reputation is my career, my life. By hundreds of past clients’ opinions, I am recognized to be an excellent realtor and will enjoy their continued support via referrals & repeat business. Please do not let one unhappy seller’s opinion dissuade you to employ my services. I invite you to contact me directly if you have any concerns or reservations. (618)581-0123

 

  

02/19/2015 - zuser20141113205843806
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Belleville, IL.

Kathy Shemwell is professional and knowledgeable. When it can to trying to find the right house and a good price she was very patient. She kept me informed and was involved through the entire process all the way through closing. I would recommend her as a agent.

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11/24/2014 - zuser20140525073839237
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in O Fallon, IL.

Kathy Shemwell helped us to find a home and we could not have been more pleased. She worked hard to accomadate our schedule which can be difficult because we own a business. She listened to what we were looking for and was very knowledgeable of the questions and concerns we had about buying a home. If she did not have an immediate answer, she went out of her way to find the answer for us! As one becomes serious about purchasing a home, a variety of concerns and questions about the home and property arise and Kathy is connected to a wonderful group of professionals in the community and she was able to provide us with contact information to help us with anything that came up. Kathy knows her business well and her bubbly personality made her a pleasure to do business! Sincerely, Katrina and Kevin Grammer

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11/13/2014 - tudress
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Troy, IL.

Kathy was a wonderful help during our buying process. She dealt with all the ins and outs that are normal, plus a variety of situations from mold to leaky basements and indecisive husbands. Se did this while undergoing tragedy in her life but always had time to respond and answer any questions we had. She is terrific

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11/09/2014 - altbrockmeyer
Did not respond to my inquiry.

She never contacted me back.

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Response from Kathy on 03/18/2015

The inquiry from the user stated that she wanted to sell a home in Las Vegas, Nevada. I did not respond as the inquiry appeared to be sent to me by error on behalf of Zillow.

 

  

09/09/2014 - user3429827
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Belleville, IL.

Having experienced a seemingly unmotivated and ineffective realtor in the past, we were searching for an agent with expertise and a sense of drive. We found the best of the best in Kathy Shemwell. I initially found her via an agent search on a leading realty website. Her recent sales and high ranking led us to make the call. Kathy and her amazing assistant, Laurie, came out to our home to meet with us and discuss the possibility of selling. They provided us with valuable suggestions and even re-arranged our furniture! We followed every suggestion they gave us and sold our home very quickly. You would not believe the materials Kathy prepared for our initial meeting. She had two full binders with comparables and market research specific to our home. She does this for each and every listing. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, I would absolutely recommend Kathy Shemwell. She truly is the best in the Metro East region...perhaps beyond!

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08/16/2014 - christopher741967
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $350K in Maryville, IL.

Kathy sold our house in 3 days!! From the start of the process through the close, Kathy and her assistant Laurie were on top of everything, Kathy provided in depth market analysis to help determine the initial list price. Laurie took amazing pictures of the property. Both were available almost immediately via email, phone or text to answer any and all questions/concerns. Best selling experience we've ever had, would highly recommend.

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07/02/2014 - AbbyPhil
Sold a home in 2014 in Troy Junction, Troy, IL 62294.

We sold our house recently through Kathy. This is our second time around being in the seller's shoes so we were somewhat experienced with the process involved. I was extremely impressed with the booklet I got from Kathy showing market analysis research. I could tell that she spent hours preparing this for our meeting. Kathy spent 3 hours going through my house room by room letting me know what I needed to do to sell our house. I took notes which I highly recommend to make sure you don't forget anything. Then about 6 weeks later, I finished all of the "to do items" and we listed our house. Amazingly after only 6 days on the market, we sold our house at the price that we were happy to accept. I say amazingly how fast we sold our house since there are four houses on our street that have had their for sale sign up for a year with no results. I found Kathy to be helpful, professional, experienced with a lot of common sense and real estate knowledge. Please don't hesitate to have Kathy on your team as a seller.

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05/07/2014 - user0049977
Bought a home in 2014.

Trying to put our experience into words is difficult. A simple "thank you" doesn't suffice when you have people like Kathy and Laurie working around the clock to make sure you're confident in making one of the most important decisions of your life. They dedicated an entire weekend solely to us so that we could find a home and we did just that. They didn't stop working until we were satisfied with our decision and because they cared about us like family, we knew we had made the right one. Kathy and Laurie made our transition in moving from another state completely seamless. Kathy's knowledge of the area and the market is surpassed by no one and their attentiveness to our needs was impeccable. If we needed to call them at any time, they made themselves available to make sure we got our questions answered, very thoroughly. Kathy and Laurie are both very personable professionals and their experience and expertise really show. The Buy Well Sell Well Team is AWESOME and we can't say THANK YOU enough!! We were able to close and move in within a month, which we didn't think would be possible. Anything is possible with this team on your side!! They consistently exceeded our expectations and every customer service model should be built upon their example. Thank you both again from the bottom of our hearts.

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04/29/2014 - zuser20140409142441190
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Belleville, IL

It was good. She showed me a house in Belleville, but I had to go out of town for business & I will see her when I get back. She was very helpful & informative. Thank you Kathy.

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