It is truly a pleasure to take a moment to write this testimonial on behalf of Lisa Schryver. My husband and I recently sold our home with Lisa and cannot sing her praises enough! She is a true professional and an expert in her field, and anyone who has the opportunity to work with her should consider themselves lucky. Lisa is not only a masterful and knowledgeable realtor, but she is also warm, caring, and absolutely lovely person. She is truly an asset to Residential Properties and we feel so blessed to have found her!
When we first met Lisa, we had been trying (unsuccessfully) on and off for several years to sell our house with another agent. Totally frustrated, we felt defeated once our listing expired, and were ready to “throw in the towel.” Thankfully, a family friend mentioned their wonderful realtor who went above and beyond helping them to sell their home, and did so successfully within the first few days of listing and at full asking price. We figured that it couldn’t hurt to hear what she had to say, and so I met with Lisa and felt an instant connection.
Lisa was able to instantly pinpoint why our house wasn’t selling. She was shocked at how poorly the house had been marketed and also zeroed in on another major issue: the price was unrealistic and not in line with our goal of a quick sale. Lisa came prepared with many comps and after lots of research and a thorough look at the property and neighborhood, established a realistic asking price. As soon as we signed our listing agreement, Lisa worked swiftly and took care of everything with the utmost professionalism! From creative staging to professional photos and a complete video tour and personal website to highlight all of our home’s features, Lisa did it all without wasting any time, and remained in constant contact throughout the process. She even met me roadside during my lunch break to finalize the paperwork – she was incredibly accommodating and generous with her time.
The timing of our sale with Lisa was a bit tricky, as we were nearing the end of the summer and my husband and I were also about to go away on vacation. This was no problem for Lisa, as she worked to get everything ready while we were away and stayed in touch with daily email and text updates. She listed our home midweek while we were away, and held an Open House the weekend that we returned from our trip. At that Open House, Lisa received two full-price offers, and the following day, an over-asking price offer – we were absolutely thrilled!
We had a few hiccups with our first buyer but Lisa wasted no time moving onto the backup offer, and when issues arose with the second buyer, she marched forward, keeping us motivated and confident that we would get another equal offer. Lisa was right – we received an almost full-price, CASH offer, and we were able to keep our original closing date! When the final appraisal came in, it was within $100 of our original asking price. We were absolutely awestruck how well she knew the market and how spot on she was!
Not only did Lisa go above and beyond as our listing agent, but she also aggressively negotiated our lease terms on the fabulous loft where we now live. Even though she had nothing to gain from this end of the deal, she relentlessly went back and forth to get us a wonderful price on our new home. Lisa always helped us to keep in mind the bigger picture, and had wisdom and foresight throughout all of our negotiations.
We feel so grateful for all that Lisa Schryver has done for us – she has truly helped us to realize our dreams. When we felt discouraged, she was uplifting and motivating. When it seemed like things might fall through, she carried us onward. It was such a surreal and wonderful moment to sit with Lisa at our closing after dreaming about that moment for so long. We cannot express how indebted we are to this wonderful woman and cannot recommend her highly enough as a real estate agent. Lisa Schryver is the only person I would ever consider again for my real estate needs, and anyone who hires her should consider themselves very fortunate!
Sincerely, Amanda Rogers Merida & Juan J. Merida