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Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Winterset, IA.
We weren't the easiest clients for Shawn but he showed great tenacity and found us a house we truly love. Shawn understood what we were looking for in a house and was always on the horn every time something came on the market that fit our criteria. We will definitely recommend Shawn to our friends!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Runnells, IA.
Shawn helped us during the purchase of our very first home. As new home buyers we had many unknowns about what to expect or look for when first choosing an agent and looking at homes. Shawn happened to be the first agent we worked with, and ended up being the last as well! He went above and beyond to help us find homes and schedule showings around our schedule as well as sharing his knowledge and expertise in the area markets. When our first lender had issues with guaranteeing a closing date Shawn again stepped up to the plate and made calls in order to line us up with a new lender that could guarantee a closing date and finalize the purchase. Shawn’s knowledge, expertise, and genuine interest in his clients make him a realtor that we would gladly suggest to any of my friends or family as they begin their home search in the Des Moines metro area.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Winterset, IA.
The age, neighborhood, and listing price placed my listing into a category that would only be attractive to a select set of buyers. The entire process was hinged upon finding that one person/couple who could appreciate the charm and overlook the drawbacks of a 100 year old home, which was out of Shawn's control. This, along with Winterset's relatively slow market in 2013, led to a listing period that extended for a little past one year. Shawn did a great job acting as my cheerleader when I began to feel like the listing would never sell. He remained positive, offered suggestions, and supported me when I came up with ideas such as listing the house on craigslist. Once the right couple expressed interest in the house, Shawn really went to work. He coordinated multiple showings and worked with the couple to develop an offer. I couldn't have been more pleased with the way Shawn handled the offer/counter-offer process. His honest guidance never once left me to question his integrity, which enabled me to confidently negotiate a price that was acceptable. Shawn also helped me to negotiate a better closing date, which kept money in my pocket. All in all, I would definitely recommend Shawn to anyone seeking real estate in or around Winterset.