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Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Marietta, GA.
To say finding Matt Hester in the Marietta real estate market was less than a ":divine intervention" would be an understatement. As executrix of my best friend's estate, and living outside of Georgia as I do, Matt provided over and above for me during the very stressful time of getting my friend's town home on the market from long distance. From first meeting with him on a trip down from Nashville to talk with agents (I met with him first and never looked further) through the "pre-sale weeks" of staging estate sales and getting the home readied for the market, Matt was a constant source of helpful information for me finding local carpet cleaner, painter, handyman, plumbers--and ultimately to directing me on pricing strategy to best position the property for multiple showings and a quick sale in the current local market climate. In a gated community where similar homes where being seen languishing typically on the market for 60-90 days, Matt and the Hester team succeeded in landing excellent traffic and two solid offers the first weekend of open house. The sale price came in very close to full asking--all cash--with a quick close. Closing went without a hitch thanks to Matt's careful attention to advance details--particularly in the sometimes tricky arena of estate closings--I was well served at the closing table. If you are looking to buy or sell from a friendly, service oriented agent with Christian values and great market skills--give my friend Matt Hester a call!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $500K in Marietta, GA.
From start to finish Matt made the experience easy and as low-stress as possible. His stager, Andrea, suggested the changes necessary to show our house at its best. Then photographer, Kate, made our staged house look amazing online. In the office, Dena wrote up the description of our home that made it sound so appealing. To determine pricing, Matt brought in an appraiser who surprisingly appraised the house significantly higher than any in our neighborhood had sold, at which point Matt's advice on pricing was invaluable. Matt's assistant, Amber was beyond helpful with every question and detail regarding the process and paperwork.
We put our house on the market on a Thursday and on Friday had three offers over asking price, with which Matt began negotiations. In the end our home sold for over asking price, and higher than the highest previous selling price in our neighborhood. Much to our frustration our buyers were demanding, as well as especially unyielding during the inspection negotiations. Matt's advice and compromise recommendations were the only reason the deal was saved.
Matt's guidance throughout the ordeal kept us moving forward. He truly is the best around. We already have recommended Matt to many of our neighbors and will recommend him to everyone else who asks.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $425K in Marietta, GA.
Matt worked with my husband and I for over 4 years before we actually sold our home and bought a new one. I chose Matt because he is very passionate about our neighborhood and I felt he could get top dollar for our home. The photos were professionally taken and the home showed beautifully on all sites. Matt also made the process of buying a new home very easy walking us through each and every step. I would highly recommend Matt and his team for a sale or purchase.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Woodstock, GA.
I used Matt based on the recommendation of a co-worker. I was selling a house in Woodstock, GA. Matt came over and went through in great detail the process he used to recommend the best list price to maximize value. The house was under contract within 3 days of listing. Matt was very responsive, supportive and informative throughout the entire process.
Our agent was Lori Kennedy from Matt Hester's team. She is a pleasure to work with. She was on top of the new listings in the area we were interested in and kept us well informed. She is very easy to work it, genuinely concerned and interested in the pros and cons of the houses we looked at and was honest about them. Awesome in timely communication and response. She was very instrumental in helping me find the right home at the right price. I would certainly work with Lori in the future.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Roswell, GA.
Matt Hester is an exceptional agent! He is very professional, responsive, and supportive. His comprehensive marketing plan got our house sold quickly and easily! Matt is very courteous and a pleasure to work with. We have recommended him to several of our neighbors, friends, and colleagues.
I was VERY happy with Matt Hester and his team. I both bought a new house and sold my house. His suggestions, estimation and plans for the selling/buying, team, and negotiations were spot-on. I highly recommend him and his team.
Matt Hester provided valuable advice on how to prepare the home for sale, present the home once listed, and negotiate the sale to our complete satisfaction. He is extremely knowledgeable of the area and diligent in pursuing every avenue to achieve a high number of showings. These factors were instrumental in getting a sale. Matt and his team are true professionals.
My husband and I were looking to purchase our first home and were referred to Matt Hester. We worked with his agent, Lori Kennedy, and were blown away by her knowledge, attention to detail, professionalism and expertise. We had a lot of obstacles and thought more than a few times we might lose the house we wanted but Lori always saved the day! We could not be more thrilled about our experience (and our new home!) and know for certain we would not have this home if it weren't for Lori. She walked us through everything step by step and made things as simple and efficient as possible. She is easy to work with, honest and generous. If you are looking to buy/sell a house you definitely need to call Matt's team and especially Lori Kennedy!