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Sean was our buying agent. We were new to ABQ and Sean coached on the ins and outs and the pros and cons of the different areas of the City. I am certain he prevented us from making the erros we would have made if we did it on our own. We actually ended up doing a new build and Sean stayed with us tghrough the whole process. He saved us time and literally thousands of dollars. When things got challenging with the builder, Sean took the lead and got evrything straightened out. I highly recommend Sean Hellman. His follow through and professionalism are unmatched.
I can't say enough positive things about our experience with Sean Hellmann as our realtor, through two different real estate transactions.
Buying our first home, Sean helped educate us every step of the process. I especially appreciated that Sean did not pressure us into making any decisions we were not prepared to make. He was perceptive of our taste in homes, finding a home we loved within only a few showings.
When it came time to sell the home only a few years later, there was no question who we would want to have represent us in marketing and selling our home. Sean was quick to respond to our phone calls, thorough in answering our questions, and proactive in his communication with us throughout the period our home was listed on the market.
Sean is professional and trustworthy, and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a real estate agent in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho!
Sold a Single Family home in 2009 in Rio Rancho, NM.
Sean is by far the best Realtor we have ever dealt with. We bought our home in Rio Rancho 5 years ago when we relocated from Tennessee. Not only was he very knowledgeable about the area, he also was effective in helping us understand the various non-cosmetic aspects of the home that we were contemplating purchasing. He would help us understand things like how others would view the home in a resell or potential problems with the home that may affect the purchase transaction. Our home had some drainage issues that were disclosed by the seller. Sean assist in getting an engineer to provide the recommended changes, secure home owner association approval for the changes and helped us line up a cost effective landscaping guy to do the work.
In general, Sean is the type of Realtor that you can trust and is always professional and quick to communicate.
Response from Sean on 09/09/2014
Thanks Larry for the great review. It was a pleasure to work with your family and assist you in finding the perfect home in New Mexico.
Sean knows Albuquerque! He was a great resource for us as we moved from Rochester, NY to ABQ. He showed us a variety of houses on the east and west sides of the city that were essentially all great houses. We ended up deciding to build a home on the west side (because I fell in love with the model). There were a few "bumps" in the road as the house was being built and there was even a fairly large "bump" that presented itself at closing. Sean had our back the entire time. He really went to bat for us. He is a skilled negotiator and it really helped to know he was on our side. Everything ended up working out and we are in a beautiful new home. I would highly recommend Sean. He was easy to talk to, easy to reach, and very supportive of us throughout the entire process.
Response from Sean on 09/04/2014
Thank you for the kind review. It was great to work with your family and help you move into your dream home with that amazing kitchen. I know the road was tough but in the end your family looks very happy to be in Albuquerque. Let me know if I can help in anyway!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Corrales, NM.
Sean helped me with an extremely difficult sale while I was living out of state. I had no idea how I was going to sell the home and Sean was undoubtedly the reason the home sold. Not only did he have to sell a large home during a very difficult market, but he had to deal with an extremely difficult tenant who was living in the home during the entire process. Sean was always professional and polite and handled everything very efficiently. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing to sell their home.
We have purchased 2 houses using Sean's services and each time we have had a great experience. Sean was able to show us everything available that fit our needs and price and he did a great job of working around our schedules. We had some specific requirements that limited the areas we were interested in but he kept looking for properties that fit our requirements. He was patient as we tried to decide and he was willing to give us advice as needed. Once we decided on a property, he helped us negotiate a fair price and kept the process moving well. We already recommend Sean to our friends and family and would definitely use him again.
I met Sean when the lot next to a family member came up for sale and I inquired on it. Unfortunately, that home was sold almost as soon as the listing went up so we were unable to make a move, but Sean was persistent in ensuring that we found a home that we were completely satisfied with. We purchased in the Rio Rancho area and Sean was very knowledgeable of the market, the varying homes' construction pros and cons (like watching out for homes w/ existing polybutylene plumbing) and was very easy to shop homes with. We looked at a variety of homes and settled on a newer construction that had 4 bedrooms and a spacious living area that we were able to acquire on a short sale for a price below market value -- instant equity! Sean was excellent throughout the process and I encourage anyone looking at homes in the Rio Rancho/Albuquerque market to give him a call -- he'll work hard to get you home.
Sean handled our buying of a house well. He took us around to houses to show us what we probably wanted a d was very helpful with all our questions. His engagme t during the whole process was very good.
MY HUSBAND AND I HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR A HOME FOR OVER A YEAR. WE HAD DONE BUSINESS WITH OTHER REALTORS IN THE AREA. EVEN THOUGH WE WERE VERY SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR, THE OTHER REALTORS SEEMED TO ALWAYS SHOW US PROPERTIES THAT DID NOT MEET OUR REQUESTS OR NEEDS. WHEN WE MET WITH SEAN, WE WERE IMPRESSED WITH HIS BUSINESS APPEARANCE AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE AREA. HE IMMEDIATELY GAVE US FEEDBACK ABOUT WHY OR WHY NOT AN AREA OR A HOME WE WERE INTERESTED IN WAS A GOOD OR QUESTIONABLE PROPERTY TO LOOK AT. HE SOUGHT OUT PROPERTIES THAT MET OUR REQUESTS AND NEEDS AS A FAMILY OF FIVE. WE HAVE BEEN IN OUR HOME FOR ALMOST 2 YEARS NOW. IT IS IN A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD AND SEAN CONTINUES TO FOLLOW UP WITH US JUST TO ASK HOW WE ARE AND HOW THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS TREATING US. I WOULD RECOMMEND SEAN TO ANYONE SEEKING A PROFESSIONAL REALTOR WHO REALLY KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING AND WILL FIND THE PROPERTY YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR.
Sean is very knowledgeable and professional, without being pushy. He is responsive to your needs as a future homeowner and adapts to your personality. I would use his services again and would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the future!