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Kathy Shemwell

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93 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor,Broker (13 years experience)

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

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Kathy Shemwell sold a home for friends of mine who had physical disabilities. I was the representative for them. She went the extra mile in going to the nursing home where they lived and made sure that they understood everything. She was very professional, compassionate, knowledgeable, and efficient. Kathy took care of everything and made the process one in which I would recommend her services to anyone. If ever I have a need in the housing market or I know of anyone, I would not hesitate to send them to Kathy Shemwell. She was always respectful and considerate and was always there for us. I thank Kathy for her honesty, integrity, and professionalism.

  

05/14/2015 - seedsdm
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $75K in Granite City, IL.

Kathy Shemwell sold a home for friends of mine who had physical disabilities. I was the representative for them. She went the extra mile in going to the nursing home where they lived and made sure that they understood everything. She was very professional, compassionate, knowledgeable, and efficient. Kathy took care of everything and made the process one in which I would recommend her services to anyone. If ever I have a need in the housing market or I know of anyone, I would not hesitate to send them to Kathy Shemwell. She was always respectful and considerate and was always there for us. I thank Kathy for her honesty, integrity, and professionalism.

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05/12/2015 - user3206841
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Edwardsville, IL.

We recently purchased a home with Kathy Shemwells help. Kathy was very professional, friendly, and informative. Anytime we needed anything she was there to answer all our questions. Even after our the purchase our home Kathy was very helpful in helping us find who and what we needed being we moved to a different state.

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05/08/2015 - user5548827
Bought a home in 2014 in Barnett, IL 62025.

After connecting via zillow and touring several homes with Kathy we ended up purchasing a home. We debated the need for a mold inspection and home warranty, but per feedback decided against it given the location and age of the home. About 7 days later and several weeks until the scheduled closing we had a change of heart due to a bad experience with the school district. Unfortunately, the sellers would not let us out of the contract, and Kathy was little to no help in negotiating the matter. Due to force we ended up purchasing a home despite our request to get out of the contract with ample notice. As it turns out the home had structural and extensive long-term water damage that became evident less than a week after closing. When we called the agency we were advised there was nothing we could do to hold the sellers liable. Our inspection insurance did not cover any damage either. We ended up completing extensive repairs and renovations to the home despite never living in it, and lost a total of around $20,000 on the deal. She is a nice enough person, but I would not rely solely on her professional experience. Don't repeat our rookie mistakes. Always request a mold inspection and warranty regardless of home price point or appearances. Make certain your agent knows the specific market well, as it may help prevent you from buying lemon houses. My issues are not with Kathy exclusively, but unfortunately the end result was an overall poor experience.

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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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