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This was the fourth real estate transaction we have closed with Melissa. We keep coming back because we appreciate her local knowledge, professional approach and vast experience. I think over two years we dragged Melissa to every house for sale in the metro atlanta area! She was patient and accommodating and eventually got us in our dream house.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Ormewood Park, Atlanta, GA.
As a first-time seller, I was uninformed and incredibly nervous about the entire process of selling my home. Couple that with wanting a top-tier price for a small home (900 sq. ft.) in a beautiful historic neighborhood that teemed with competition -- namely bigger homes that had more bells, bigger whistles, and cost less per square foot -- and I knew I faced a potential challenge. But Melissa Wakamo and her team immediately put me at ease. Melissa explained the entire process and met with me IN PERSON many times to discuss the pros and cons of particular offers. In the end, we had a contract on my house -- for full asking price -- in just a few weeks. Not only were Melissa AND her team highly responsive throughout the process -- they were incredibly proactive. They answered questions before I could ask. They encouraged me to think about things before I'd ever considered them. And they helped me navigate all the details that come with selling a home. I highly recommend Melissa and Wakamo & Associates.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Peachtree Corners, GA.
We were really impressed with them. They were organized and the way they presented our home was really effective. I loved their techniques: they don't just do a flyer and a yard sign... they highlight the special touches of your home so visitor's attention can be drawn to them. The photography was great, the sign was great.... and they were also responsive. As first-time home-sellers, we were in good hands.
We accepted an offer on our home after only 3 days on the market, so I would highly recommend Wakamo and Associates. Great Team.
I worked with Steven Carpenter of Wakamo and Associates and couldn't have been more pleased. Steven is the consummate professional! He is knowledgeable, thorough, overly accommodating and a terrific negotiator.
Within two weeks of listing we had an offer just $3,000 off list price, and that's without the open house that was scheduled.
Use Wakamo and Associates and USE STEVEN CARPENTER!
Melissa and her team are extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhood, the market, and the process. Mary Ann and Tom (my agents) couldn't have been more engaged and communicative. The market when I sold my house was literally all over the place, and even when things got tough they pep-talked me and kept my spirits up - eventually we found our buyers and got 3 offers in 24 hours. On top of that they also helped us buy our new home in Smyrna under list price in the neighborhood we wanted to be in. If you want to sell a house in the Grant Park / Ormewood / East Atlanta area these guys are the best, and they can also help you buy wherever it is you are trying to go. Loved working with them.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Grant Park, Atlanta, GA.
I can't say enough good things about Melissa and Red Robin Group. They were great to work with throughout the sale of my house and the purchase of my new home. She has extensive knowledge of the neighborhood and did an outstanding job of recognizing what I wanted in my next home. I would absolutely recommend her and she would be the first person on my list to contact in any future transaction.
Melissa is our next door neighbor, so when we wanted to sell the vacant lot behind our house she was our first choice. We were surprised with the number of prospective buyers she found. We were very satisfied with the entire process, and with the final outcome.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $525K in Grant Park, Atlanta, GA.
I recently purchased a house in Grant Park that was listed by Melissa. I chose to go through the process without an agent. So Melissa represented her sellers and I interacted with her directly more frequently than a buyer normally would. Melissa was professional, knowledgeable, and detail-oriented throughout. She treated me with respect and never tried to "get something by" me because I was unrepresented. I had an attorney review all the contract paperwork (Melissa had to prepare it all since I didn't have an agent) and he confirmed that everything was exactly as it should be. We closed on time and as expected due in part to Melissa's follow-through and attention to detail. If I wanted to list my home in Grant Park I would definitely use Melissa.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $250K in Ormewood Park, Atlanta, GA.
Nobody knows (and sells) Intown Atlanta like Melissa Wakamo – which is obvious by the number of Red Robin signs adorning front yards in Ormewood Park, Grant Park, East Atlanta and the surrounding area. We appreciate Melissa for negotiating the sale of our bungalow in Ormewood Park (in a down market) and for negotiating the purchase of our new home in Candler Park – we couldn't be happier.
Hello, 8octave. I'm so sorry that you felt Red Robin Group was unresponsive. As a Zillow Premier Agent, we receive a tremendous number of inquiries that are not for our listings -- we try to respond, but sometimes it is just not possible to respond to everyone. We prioritize by responding first to inquiries about our listings, making sure that we offer the very best service possible to our seller clients. Then, as we have time, we respond to inquiries that are in our primary market area or have specific questions we can answer. That's why it's great that you have other agents you can reach out to on Zillow -- they offer multiple agents on each listing for you to send your inquiries.
Again, I apologize that we missed speaking with you and I wish you the best of luck in your home search!