Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Newport News, VA.
Simply Sales represented our interest in the sale of two Roanoke Island, NC pieces of rental property and is now representing us in the offering of a piece of unimproved property. In one sales instance the purchaser was sort of a turkey and in the other the couple was delightful. Simply Sales handled both extremes with skill that only deep and broad experience selling vacation and beach properties could provide. They know all of the significant players in the OBX property market. Sarah and BJ are a wonderful team that is professional in every aspect of their work and their manner is thoughtful of all parties involved in a transaction.
Showed home in 2014 in Colington, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948.
We just purchased a house from Sarah and BJ and the process was made easy due to their knowledge. They we're always available to us and went far beyond their duties. They took care of negotiations promptly. They called contractors, air conditioning people, roofers, pest control etc. to get estimate's for things that needed to be done. All in all they took very good care of us.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $400K in Corolla, NC.
I recently purchased a house with the help of Sarah and BJ. They work seemlessly as a team and led me to a little piece of heaven. I can not thank them enough for their help. Their responsineness was what lead me to chosing them but their team work and their knowledge kepting me with them.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.075M in Corolla, NC.
BJ and Sarah make a truly fantastic team and the fact that they are mom and daughter only serves to elevate the experience to like “working with close family”! We started our search for a beautiful OBX home with them about 2 years ago via email and when we were finally ready to visit the area and make a purchase, BJ and Sarah executed every step of the process like clockwork. They have great depth of knowledge about the area, OBX rental market and local vendors. As buyers in this unique market we wanted to be sure we got the absolute best price and we are indeed very happy with how the negotiations went. The regional differences in the purchase contract and mortgage application process could have been daunting but both of these ladies were so immediately responsive to every one of our questions or concerns throughout the entire process.
Although we were confident in knowing what we were looking for, BJ and Sarah’s expert knowledge filled in all the gaps and allowed us to make a decision without any hesitation or doubts. We are recommending them to our close friends may soon be interested in purchasing in the OBX area as well.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $550K in Kitty Hawk, NC.
We loved the personal touch that BJ & Sarah gave us. They were very knowledgeable about the area and were very helpful with our home search. They also knew a lot of local contractors to help us find out how much it would cost to fix some of the imperfections in the home we purchased.
Bought a home in 2013 in Sand Dollar Shores, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949.
Sarah Brown works closely with her teammate BJ Neal. These women are business people. Together they form an amazing team. Hard work, knowledge, and some good luck make for a fantastic experience. They are good negotiators and keep the communication coming. They will be with you all along the way. They found us the perfect house and I really appreciate that. Highly recommend these two.
To Whom it May Concern,
We live in northern New Jersey and have been vacationing on the Outer Banks for over 25 years.
We have family members that own homes in Southern Shores and it has been our long time dream to someday purchase a beach house of our own.
We commenced our search in earnest in early 2012 by going on-line and reviewing available real estate properties for sale in the area. We randomly selected our Broker, Sarah Brown, from the Coldwell Banker Seaside Reality website and scheduled an appointment to look at homes. At our first meeting we were delighted to receive the tandem real estate team of Sarah and her mother, BJ Neal as our representation. Sarah and BJ were extremely knowledgeable of each property, citing pros and cons of each, quoting price per square foot and providing their expert opinions of each homes’ true value/price within the local marketplace. Their easy demeanor was appreciated, never giving us the hard sell or pressuring us to commit to any property. They allowed us to proceed at our own comfortable pace.
Our major fear from working with real estate agents in the past is we never felt they were truly looking out for our best interests as buyers. This was not the case with Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Neal. From the start we were impressed by their sincerity and their repeated assurances that they were working for us only. They answered our questions honestly and were highly responsive to all follow-up work. They gave us a sense that we had their undivided attention, that we were their only clients.
Once we were ready to move on our beach house, Sarah and BJ provided us with recent comps and we reviewed together the Zillow estimate on the property before we settled on an opening offer. During this ten day negotiation period, BJ had numerous contacts with the seller’s agent, providing her with rationale for our submitted bids while keeping us apprised of the ongoing activity. Both Sarah and BJ were steadfast and professional throughout this entire process. In our opinion, without their strong negotiating skills this deal would not have come to fruition.
Post contract, our agents were again invaluable in their assistance. With their wide network of local contacts they were instrumental in our selection of attorney, insurance agent, home inspection company, service contractors and public utilities. They were both present, taking notes, during the entire five hour home inspection. They worked tirelessly with both our lawyer and surveyor on our closing contract.
We had the luxury of working with two seasoned real estate professionals. Being mother and daughter there was no competitive nature between them. In fact, they worked seamlessly together.
They were truly our partners during this twelve month journey. In a trying and intense time, they made the entire process an enjoyable experience. They helped us attain our dream house in Duck and for that we are forever grateful.
We consider BJ and Sarah our friends and would emphatically and without hesitation recommend them to any prospective buyer looking for a home in the Outer Banks area.
Steve and Patty Caputo
Response from Sarah Brown & on 04/25/2013
Steve & Patty, Finally saw the review you wrote, and I'm telling you that my day has been absolutely made by your comments! And while the review is important to us, it is knowing that we achieved our goal - making your buying experience one of pleasure and satisfaction! You were a delight to work with and we knew we could always expect quick, proactive responses. During the process when we knew you were emotionally involved, you never reacted in anything but a calm, business like way which made our job much easier. Sarah and I commented about your "can do" attitude despite challenges. We appreciate and respect you as clients and now friends. When can we have a group hug? LOL!!! Wishing you many happy ocean views!!! BJ & Sarah
Sold a home in 2013 in Fort Raleigh City, Manteo, NC 27954.
BJ and Sarah handled the sale of our home in Nags Head, NC. They are very skilled professionals who place the interest of their clients first and foremost. They were very responsive to calls/emails and made us feel as though we were the only clients they had ... which is definitely a gift! In a slow economy, BJ and Sarah worked diligently to get our property before interested buyers. We heartily recommend Sarah Brown and BJ Neal for any real estate needs you may have.
If you are buying a property on the Outer Banks from outside of the area, BJ and Sarah should be your first and only choice! They kept us informed, handled all the details, and made us feel confident through the entire process.
Their work ethic, communication, local knowledge, and personality not only made it easy, they made it enjoyable! We live over five hours away and with only one 2-day trip to the Outer Banks, BJ and Sarah showed us over 20 houses. We were able to close and take possession within 45 days thanks to their assistance.
Sarah and BJ know the right questions to ask and can help smooth over any roadblock or bump in the road. I was most impressed with their responsiveness and work ethic. I have never met a more responsive team - emails were usually answered within an hour and always with detailed, information. If they didn't know the answer, they immediately used their extensive local connections to contact the right people and find the answer. I highly recommend them for any real estate transaction.