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Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Bloomfield-Allen, Des Moines, IA.
Heather Wright and Associates were recommended to us by a colleague where I work. After the initial interview in our home, the wife and I decided right away to look no further and proceed with her and the rest of the team. We moved out of State and were able to still work closely and completely with them during the selling of the home. Worth noting is the teams ability to handle every situation. In our example, it was closing on a sold home even though we were miles apart! I would highly recommend Heather and her team for your consideration when selling a home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $450K in West Des Moines, IA.
My wife Tara and I met Jess in late August after we had sold our home and were anxiously looking to start the search for our "dream house". Over the next two months, this adventure turned into a series of events that almost drove us crazy, but thanks to Jess we made it!!!
I feel the need to elaborate only to illustrate the workload that Jess took on with us. We had a short timeframe to find a house, make an offer, and close (5 weeks). We spent hours with Jess looking at dozens upon dozens of houses for close to 3 weeks. Realizing we weren't finding exactly what we wanted, we shifted gears and chose to down size and purchase a house that we could live in short term and then turn into an investment property upon finding our long term home. Little did we know that with the help of Jess, we would then find our long term home just a few weeks later. As a result, we actually ended up purchasing two houses within 6 weeks of each other and Jess was fantastic through the entire process.
Not only did she make herself extremely available, she proved to be very knowledgeable about all the options in our price range. In fact, our long term home ended up being a foreclosure that was below our budget allowing for remodeling work that should get us everything we were looking for. We had missed this house when doing our own online searches.
In addition to her positive and upbeat attitude, we were most pleased with the fact that Jess never tried to "sell" us something. She quickly learned what we wanted and were looking for. When we'd walk into a new house, she would help point out observations that were in line with our wants/needs, weather they were in favor of the house or not. We felt like we had a trusted friend with us, and not someone that was trying to rush us into a sale.
If our investment property works out and we look to purchase another house in the future, Jess WIchers has solidified our future business!!!
Response from Heather Wright on 11/25/2014
Thanks so much for the review, Andy & Tara! I know Jess worked hard for you on both houses and that last one was an experience, for sure. We're so happy that you were able to get that foreclosure gem and I know we'd both like to see the "after" pics once you've made it your own.
Bought a Condo home in 2014 in West Des Moines, IA.
I worked with Travis exclusively and he was GREAT! Over and beyond with help before, during and after the purchase. He helped me to find local people to help me with insurance, a locksmith, an internet provider, cable TV...etc
Response from Heather Wright on 11/12/2014
Hi, Barb, this is Heather. Thanks for the review! I know Travis was really happy to help you - that's what makes this job great. If you need anything else - we know all the people to call so just let us know.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Adel, IA.
My husband and I just bought our first home, and we had Jessica Wichers from the Heather Wright team help us. We were nervous about the process and didn't know what to expect. Jessica and her team were PHENOMENAL! Not only was the experience amazing for us and our two small girls, but Jessica answered all our questions (there were a lot), and answered them as quickly as she could. Her entire team was behind us getting the house we wanted, and we were probably the happiest people on the planet to pay our first mortgage payment. I would recommend Jessica and the Heather Wright Team to anyone looking to buy a home, and first-time homebuyers who may be nervous about taking the plunge into homeownership. Give this team a call, you won't be sorry that you did. Thank you again Jessica and the Heather Wright Team for all your hard work, we are loving our new home!
Response from Heather Wright on 11/08/2014
Hi, Kimberly & Jeremy, this is Heather. Thanks for the review! I know Jessica really enjoyed working with you too!! We're both glad to hear that things are wonderful for you and your family. If you ever need anything, give us a call!
Heather not only did a great job helping us to buy our first home, but she went above and beyond when issues arose to make sure that we were taken care of. She gave us daily lists of homes that had gone on the market as well as showed us homes all over the area. She pointed out issues that we didn't notice and gave us her expertise. She walked us through every step of the way and was always prompt to contact us back if we had questions or wanted to set up a viewing. We would strongly recommend Heather as your realtor, especially after we had gone through others who didn't take the time to listen to what we wanted.
Response from Heather Wright on 09/12/2014
Erin, I'm so glad you guys chose me! I'm so happy for your family to have a great place to grow over the next several years.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in North of Grand, Des Moines, IA.
Heather's team was great to work with! As a first time home buyer, and single parent, I didn't know where to start. There was not a lot on the market in my price range, but I was determined to find a great starter home for me and my daughter.
After just about a week, and viewing almost a dozen different properties, we put in an offer on a nicely renovated bungalow just blocks from where my daughter is to start high school in the fall. Jessica, a member of Heather's buyers team, was with me through it all...the inspection, the finance piece, addendums to the purchase agreement, repairs, the walk through, etc. They were always so quick to respond and talk me through the process. I would definitely recommend them to anyone buying or selling real estate!!!
Response from Heather Wright on 06/13/2014
Congratulations on your new home! To think...you almost didn't look at that house at all. Imagine - you could still be looking! We hope you have many years of happiness there!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Ankeny, IA.
Heather was HIGHLY recommended to us by a very close friend that has used her when they purchased their home. When we met Heather for the first time, she was oozing with real estate knowledge and made us feel very comfortable. She even brought us warm chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven to make us feel more at home! Heather was easy to get ahold of, quick to respond, and worked diligently to meet our real estate needs. With her, we sold AND bought a house in only 11 days!! I would say that next time I move I would use Heather, but she did such a great job helping us find a home that I never want to leave our new beautiful residence. Thank you Heather for all of your hard work! I would definitely recommend her to others.
Response from Heather Wright on 06/10/2014
Omigosh! The cookies is a great idea. I could warm up HyVee cookies on the car engine en route. No, that's gross. Thanks for the great review, Jill. Many, many years of happiness for your family in your new home!
In January, my wife and I began to look for an apartment to rent. Just for fun, we decided to view a house for sale, as well. We contacted Heather because she was listed on Zillow - good luck for us! Heather not only showed us the house (pointing out important structural problems that we, as inexperienced homebuyers, would never have seen), but she also helped us realize that purchasing a home could be less expensive than signing a lease for an apartment. Heather helped us make sense of the process of the financing process, connected us with excellent loan agents, and explained how to approach negotiations with sellers, all while showing us multiple houses each weekend (and doubtlessly working with many other clients, too). Even after we closed on a home, she continued to provide us with resources and guidance. I'd recommend Heather without reservation to anyone else who is entering the home buying field for the first time!
Response from Heather Wright on 06/13/2014
Thanks, Michael! Yes, looking out for foundation problems is always a concern. Sure, I want to sell you a house today, but I also want you to call me in a few years when you're ready to sell. That would be a tough sale if I didn't point out serious structural issues. So glad everything is working out for you two!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA.
Heather helped us buy our first home while we were living in a different city. She did a great job explaining the process to us and guiding us through each step. There were a couple houses we thought we liked a lot, but Heather pointed out the issues that we were overlooking and helped us avoid making a mistake. We sent lots of emails and called many times with questions, and Heather was able to respond to all of them very promptly.
We are very happy with the home we bought, and I think we would have ended up with someone less perfect without Heather's help.
Response from Heather Wright on 05/22/2014
I'm so glad you love your new home! Thanks for choosing me as your agent - I really enjoyed getting to know you and helping you in the home buying process. The home you picked was the best choice both structurally and for your lifestyle and I hope you're happy there for many years!
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Drake, Des Moines, IA.
What can I say, other than Heather Wright sold our house in just two days. And for more money than we were asking. In December no less. Every step of the way working with her to find a new home and sell our old one was a breeze. She's super organized and made sure our listing really stood out from the crowd. Every last detail was perfect. We also appreciated how responsive she was to calls and messages – we always knew what was happening through the whole process. Professional merits aside, she's also a really nice person with a great attitude. We highly recommend working with her.
Response from Heather Wright on 03/08/2014
Thanks, Miles & Diane! I can't wait to see what cool things you do to your new house. You're always so creative and inspiring!