Scott did an excellent job in selling our home. He was direct with his criticism of the house and gave us ideas about what we needed to change to make it appealing to buyers. He is knowledgeable about the local real estate market and has a strong business background. He was skilful in using local data to help us understand financial decisions about the house. Scott referred us to other quality professionals, such as painters and stagers, to get our home into shape for the market. He made himself available via phone, email or text and kept us current with the status of each step. Scott is also a photographer and took incredible pictures of our house and designed a beautiful brochure that really showcased the house! He also provided descriptions and history of the house he had researched - that was impressive and certainly a service we had not encountered with previous agents. Scott posted the same incredible pictures on several real estate websites and used the most up-to-date real estate technology to share information about the house. We put the house on the market in spring of 2009 when the market was in a big slump - it took only 13 days before our first offer (that ultimately sold the house)!
Response from Scott on 02/06/2012
Julie, your Victorian was one of my favorite houses to photograph! Just so glad that our mutual preparations helped make the sale so quick at the time! Glad you and John are loving your new life in Mt. Airy!
In August 2011 I first met Scott. By December 2011 I was not only calling Scott my go-to real estate agent for my new home purchase, I was also calling Scott my friend. No question was too silly, no call too late to answer, no house too far to set up an appointment to see. Buying a house is one of the more stressful undertakings one will endure. Scott Laughlin definately assisted me in overcoming that stress and uncertainty.
Response from Scott on 02/01/2012
Dear Tom, you are correct, no question is ever too silly if you need an answer! It was an honor to help you find your new home! I know you and the girls are going to love the new neighborhood, and I cannot wait for the first BBQ of the Spring!
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $325K in Glenside, PA.
Scott was extremely responsive and professional throughout the buying process. He is especially knowledgable about the neighborhoods and does a fantastic job connecting people. He has also given us multiple referrals for contractors. I would not hesitate to use him again down the road if we ever move but know I can count on him for more than just a sale.
Response from Scott on 01/26/2012
Hi Cat, thanks again for your business! I know you and Jeff and the kids love the neighborhood and I look forward to that day when you expand the kitchen! As always, I'm here to help you in any way!
Scott is the consummate professional. He is above board in every respect. His standards are of the highest caliber and he expects that from his clients. At no time have I ever questioned a recommendation or a decision Scott has made; I have been fortunate to have him represent me in two sales and one purchase.
Scott's knowledge of every aspect of the business side of his profession is outstanding. He is fair, thorough and honest. In addition, Scott loves what he does and is keenly interested in making sure his clients find exactly what home will make their hearts sing. He is a rare professional and raises the bar for everyone else. Scott is a tireless and first-rate representative and I give him the highest recommendation.
Response from Scott on 01/26/2012
Mark, you are too kind! I have so enjoyed our business and personal relationship over the past years, and wish you all the best in Pittsburgh! You will be missed!
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $650K in Rose Valley, PA.
Knowing the relationship Scott established with some of our neighbors while selling their houses, made choosing him to sell our home a natural. His knowledge of the architect who designed our home and of our little historic community was important to us, and it was so evident in the way he marketed our house.
Scott guided us before putting our house on the market, helping us to see what updates were imperative, what things a new owner would prefer to do, and showing us just how to stage our home. Scott has an artist's eye, and his photography of our home is beautiful. Since so many home buyers are now using the Internet to research available properties, Scott created a website just for our house, complete with photos, video, floor plan, a map of the neighborhood, and a darn near poetic description. I fell in love with our house all over again, seeing what Scott had done.
Scott checked in daily, and knowing how competent he is, we felt calm, relaxed, and confident that Scott was working for us. The phrase "going the extra mile" is all about Scott, because he will use all resources available to him to sell your house. We recommend Scott without reservation. He is intelligent, professional, and he has become a good and trusted friend.
Response from Scott on 01/19/2012
Dear Sherry & David,
I was truly honored to market your Will Price home in Rose Valley and even more honored to have become your friend! Enjoy your Winter in South Carolina and I'll see you in the Spring!
Scott handled my first home buying experience and I could not have asked for a better agent. He is incredibly thoughtful, was always prompt in returning my calls and answered every question I had about the process. Not to mention he found the perfect house for me at the right price. If you are looking for a real estate agent who will look out for your best interests and won't rush you through the process there's no one better than Scott.
Response from Scott on 01/18/2012
Hi Ryan, I am so glad that I could assist you in buying your first place! I hope you really enjoy the townhouse and the much shorter commute to work & school! Thanks again, It took a while, but so glad that I was able to find you the perfect home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $375K in Glenside, PA.
I rarely give anything a top rating but my experience with Scott was nothing short of amazing. As a wheelchair user, I had very specific needs and requirements for my home; flat lot, open layout, easy entrances and egress, safe and attractive neighborhood, proximity to my son's school, shopping, etc. Scott's knowledge of his service areas is so thorough that it narrowed our search considerably and saved time. His design sensibilities are excellent and he is able to envision what alterations are possible and their approximate costs. Although this house needed only some minor adaptations, Scott negotiated the changes into the sale price, with appropriate safeguards should the adaptations not be acceptable. The same is true for negotiating the sensitive time table between securing funds, home inspection, settlement dates, etc. His business ethics are beyond reproach. He is smart, articulate and his interpersonal skills enable him to communicate with all parties of the transaction in a friendly and congenial way. He always returned calls, emails and produced required documents immediately. I felt completely secure knowing that all my concerns were represented and addressed. In short, purchasing this home was as close to painless as buying a home could ever be!
Response from Scott on 01/16/2012
Alysse, you know you were a pleasure to work with! Finding a Seller willing to re-do a bathroom to suit your unique requirements was one of my most interesting negotiations! I look forward to many more glasses of wine with you!
Having lived in the area for 3 years before buying a home, I had done a significant amount of research prior to contacting an agent. Scott was not the first/only agent we met but he substantially stood out from the crowd. My husband and I were thoroughly impressed with Scott's knowledge of the market, our local neighborhoods and the home buying process. He opened our eyes to areas my research alone didn't bring me to, and we ended up buying a beautiful home in a perfect neighborhood for our little family. He was remarkably responsive and attentive and made us feel like we were his only clients - knowing full well we weren't!
I would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat...and look forward to working with him again in the future (distant future!).
Response from Scott on 01/16/2012
Robin & John,
It was a pleasure working with you as well, and thank you! So glad your little slice of heaven in Glenside is working out so well for you and the kids, and in the distant future, I know we'll be working together again!
Scott was terrific to work with when we were looking for a new home. He took all of our requirements into consideration. He provided valuable input into the pros and cons of different properties, both in how a particular property would meet our specific needs and in how different features could affect resale value in the future.
I think we ended up with a great house at a great price, which only happened because he was constantly "on the lookout" for properties for us and caught one just as it came on the market. We are very happy with our purchase and with the help & support that Scott provided.
Response from Scott on 01/14/2012
Bill & Patty, it truly was a pleasure working with you and so glad that we were able to secure that new listing that fit your needs so well. Looking forward to the next phase when we sell your current home this Spring!