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Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Pensacola, FL.
Great to work with. Smooth closing and everything went well. During home inspection process I wish I would have know the time and date so that I could be present to ensure everything was checked for sure. I would call or text him at all times of the day and he would get back to me in a good amount of time. I was always in the know of what was expected of me and he never would be bothered by the long list of houses we would want to see. He was great at telling us what houses he thought we would be able to rent down the road. He knew the ins and outs when it came to VA loans and what was needed on our end. Felt that he helped us negotiate a fair and good price on the house we bought.
Best Realtor around. I spoke with a few Realtors around and most would take too long to contact you back if at all. When I contacted Shane through Zillow he had contacted me back the same day. We met and I asked him a ton of questions. I was presently surprised when he would tell me he didn't know the answer but would find out and get back in touch with me (most others just made stuff up). He helped me sell my condo in Orange Beach and Buy a home in Perdido so I could be closer to work. I have already recommended Shane to a few people and would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking for a local Realtor. Shane is the ONLY person I would use.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Milton, FL.
We had decided to sell our home and hired Shane as our agent. From the 1st day I met him, I knew I made the right choice of agents and started getting showings almost daily. With-in 9 days on the market we had a offer that was too good to pass up, and Shane made sure he protected us as his clients through out the entire process. After a very quick closing, we were very happy with the way things have turned out. He was always giving us enough notice before the showings and answered all our concerns and questions. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Pensacola, FL.
I had already bought my next home in another city 6 hours away, I needed my Pensacola home to sell and sell quickly. Shane was very helpful in meeting the goals I had including having it listed by the first of the year. After only 3 weeks on the market we had a contract at 99% of the asking price. Shane knew what had to be done and how to market it for maximum exposure. Wow! Thanks Shane! Great job.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $150K in Pensacola, FL.
Throughout the complete home buying presses, Shane was able to handle and mitigate all the twists and turns that arose during the successful purchase of our new home. Without any hesitation I would and have suggested Shane to my friends and coworkers
Response from Shane on 12/03/2012
Thanks for the kind words. There were a few extra twist on your deal, but I am glad we were able to get you that beautiful home. Have you used the dock yet? That subdivision has some of the best ammenities. Thanks again
If you want an expert who will see a project through to the end not just the closing, you want Shane Willis! Shane worked with me on my first, but not last investment property purchase. He has taught me more than I ever imagined about investment real estate. With Shane it's not just about showing houses and tossing out offers, He teaches you the who, what, when, where, why, and how of real estate investment. With Shane's expert advice I purchesed a great investment property. Shane didn't stop working with me at closing, he has helped me find contractors, rental agents, ins. etc. He has stayed in contact with me and even gone by the house to check on the progress of the workers while I was out of town. People, this goes way above and beyond the call of duty. I'm already looking forward to our next investment adventure together.
Response from Shane on 08/20/2012
Q. Thanks for the kind words. It was an honor helping you with your first investment property and boy do you hit a homerun with that one. Returns in the teens...WOW. I look forward to working with you on multiple deals in the future now that you have a taste of what real estate investing can do for your portfolio. Thanks again for letting me serve your needs.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $300K in Pensacola, FL.
I was looking for a realtor that had experience with a short sale. I was handling the sale of my parents house from hundreds of miles away. Shane more than exceeded my expectations from all aspects of this transaction. Very knowledgable from the market to the processes in getting deal done with super efficiency. Highly recommend for your Realtor needs!
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $475K in Pensacola, FL.
Shane did an outstanding job supporting our purchase of a home in Pensacola in April, 2012. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable of the local properties, he was able to very effectively 'close the deal' for us. Shane knows who to contact to get the job done, whether its a contractor, closing agent, insurance agent or lender. Shane was very responsive to our inquiries, all while we were 2,800 miles away. We laid out some demanding requirements for him: timing deadlines, property research, negotiations requirements and frequent communications with us. He offered suggestions, based on his experience and local knowledge, that turned out to be right on the money. He did a fantastic job and exceeded all our expectations! We've bought and sold a number of homes and Shane Willis is the best of the best.
Response from Shane on 06/06/2012
Thank you for your kind review. You guys were a blast to work with. It is rare that the first time you actually shake hands with a client is at the closing table, but with today's technology I felt like I already knew you. I really hope you guys enjoy that beautiful water view.
I have told multiple people about Shane as the best agent in the area. He helped us buy a condo in Perdido Key and was over and beyond what we expect. I have bought many pieces of property and the one thing I always want is someone to answer their phone or at least call me back in a timely manner. Shane did that even text messaging me later one evening to answer my questions. We made the offer from across the country and Shane's knowledge of some of the latest technologies helped that go very smoothly. If you are looking for a top notch agent Shane is your guy.
Response from Shane on 06/06/2012
You guys were great to work with and that Indigo unit is spectacular. I told you though I do expect an invite to come out when you guys are in town. We have to enjoy some suhsi across the street at the Jellyfish bar. Thanks again for letting me serve you.