Lee Thornton at The Real Estate Company was wonderful. From the great advice on pricing, to the timely responses to all our questions, everything made our experience a pleasure. We were able to sell our house within four months, and that was in this challenging economy. We believe our success is directly related to Lee’s assistance in researching our area to properly price, photograph and show our home. My husband particularly liked the professionalism of a full service real estate company, yet only taking 1% commission. We would definitely use this company again.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $650K in Marietta, GA.
Purchasing a home can be so stressful - but Erik really shouldered so much of that stress for us. He was able to negotiate our purchase contract efficiently and effectively -- and on a personal note, he was such a good sounding board and counselor as my husband and I worked through our decision making process. Thanks to Erik and The Real Estate Company. Highly recommended.
Sold a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $375K in Buckhead Forest, Atlanta, GA.
It was a pleasure to work with Darrin and Erik. When I needed to sell my home quickly they were on top of things from day one. I relied heavily on Erik for guidance during the process. The quality of advice, responsiveness and level of professionalism I received were top-notch. Thanks to his market insight and expertise in negotiations we closed within 60 days of listing with a contract much more favorable than I ever could have hoped for. I have 100% trust in their abilties and integrity. They really do set an example in their level of professionalism and skill that all realtors should strive for.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $1.175M in East Chastain Park, Atlanta, GA.
We were very reluctant to put our house on the market in this economy. We decided to to list our house with the Real Estate Company because their 1% commission meant we would save over 23K in commissions. We received top notch service, meticulous follow through, and professional guidance throughout the entire process. Erik, our agent, helped us navigate this uncertain real estate market and gave us sound market research to back up our sales price. In fact, other agents told us we would never get more than 1.1 million for our house and, in the end, we sold for almost 1.2 million.
Sold a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $150K in Atlanta, GA.
I have worked with Lee Thornton three times now. He helped me purchase my first home and sell it 2 years later. As a first time home buyer and a single female, I was very nervous the first time around and didn't quite know what I was looking for. I asked Lee a million questions and he patiently answered every one. I really appreciated him taking the time to get to know me and my needs - if we pulled into a neighborhood and he didn't think it looked safe - knowing I live alone -he would say, I don't think this is right for you and we would leave without even getting out of the car. I felt like he cared about finding the right home for me, not just making a sell. I have no complaints on his selling ability either...we listed my house on a Sunday and before he even got the flyers to me that week, we had an offer on the table the next Sunday.
When I relocated back to Atlanta, Lee was one of the first people I called to tell and he helped me find my current home. Every time someone asks about my house and how I found it or says they are interested in finding a home, I point them right in Lee's direction. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
When the lease came up at our firm, we asked Erik Fortner to search for space during the summer of 2011. Erik quickly conducted some genius searches, and showed us many comparable spaces within in the desired area of town. After much comparison and deliberation, we decided to have Erik renegotiate our lease with our current landlord in downtown Atlanta. Erik was able to negotiate a new lease with a sizable decrease in rent and increase in services. It was a pleasure working with Erik, and we strongly recommend The Real Estate Company for any commercial real estate transactions.
Lee Thornton has helped me on several occasions with properties in many different neighborhoods here in Atlanta and as for north as Lake Lanier. He has worked hard, been dedicated and consistantly has worked out better than average deals for me. His knowledge is impressive. Now that he is with The Real Estate Company- he saves me money with their 1% listing fee! What a deal!
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $300K in Poncey-Highland, Atlanta, GA.
I will be the first to admit that I am probably a difficult real estate client. I am extremely cautious and concerned about my family's long term finances. The professionals at The Real Estate Company, and especially Erik and Darrin, went beyond the extra mile to placate me and my wife. Professional, honest, seasoned, pleasant and intelligent, Erik and Darrin made enjoyable an otherwise difficult transaction
Picking a home is a huge decision, and having it be my first, made me very nervous. I worked with Erik after a referral from an extremely picky friend of mine, and he made it a pleasure to find a home. He was incredibly patient with my decision, listened to every complaint I had, and stuck within the pre-set price range.
Three years later, I wake up every day loving where I live, and I do not regret my decision for a second. I recommend Erik to everyone that mentions they are looking for a home. Erik has even contacted me recently just to thank me for recommending his services to a co-worker. I couldn't think of a better representative for their company.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $825K in Atlanta, GA.
Working with Erik was an absolute pleasure. The house we purchased was a short sale and it was very stressful not knowing if this was going to go through. Luckily, with Erik's knowledge and professionalism we were successful in purchasing our home - and we absolutely love it. I cannot thank Erik enough for all the hard work he put into this home. My family is so very grateful to have used Erik and his team.