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Involved in a short sale that is taking too long. To be fair Mr. Sartain did inform me
At the start it would take a long time. The listing agent did not file the proper paper
Work and then quit the business. He has since re done the paperwork. This
Is a cash deal and I just dont understand the long wait. If and when the sale is
Complete my process grade would be much better, the grade is not all toward
Mr. Sartain but the process. The bank has to be losing money each month and
I just dont understand their business model. There does not to be a way for
The real estate agent to talk to someone with authority at the bank to get the process
Completed. I would think after the first listing agent royally screwed up, the deal
Would be put on the fast track but this is not happening. I am frustrated!
Response from Tom on 08/06/2014
So sorry you did not get the condo you wanted. Homeowner did not prove financial hardship. The bank did not approve to sell the property for less than loan balance. Third Party Approval is needed.
The listing was not with a FULL SERVICE COMPANY.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Hoover, AL.
Tom helped us purchase our home in Hoover, AL. He was honest, always available when we needed him, and was always professional. I knew what we were looking for and never pressured us. He went above and beyond in the final negotiations of our closing. If you're looking for a real estate agent I would definitely recommend him.
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $150K in Birmingham, AL.
Tom sold a condo for me in downtown Birmingham. I do not live in Birmingham so Tom had to go above and beyond on some logistical issues to get the condo sold. He was very accommodating and I would highly recommend him.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Vestavia, AL.
Tom was on my side. He was able to guide me through what I needed to do as a first time home buyer as well as show me good things to look for. He answered all my questions and was patient with me. He was able to negotiate on my behalf and guide me through that process. Highly recommended
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $150K in Sterrett, AL.
Tom was great to work with. He showed us several houses and once we picked 'the one' we were able to make an offer that day. The next day our offer was accepted and Tom worked diligently through the loan process and helping us make decisions regarding regarding repairs needed and concessions made with the seller. I would highly recommend Tom for buying your next home or selling your current one.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $125K in Montevallo, AL.
Tom is an awesome agent. I wanted to sell my house but in this economy I was worried that it would not sell or I would not get the price that I wanted. Tom came to my house did a walk through and researched the comps in the area. He let me know what I could get for my house which was more than I expected. Because of the amazing marketing that Tom used my house sold in two weeks! Tom is the only agent I will ever use.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $75K in Birmingham, AL.
After failed attempts at reaching other agents I contacted Tom and he immediately took over. He showed me the house I wanted to see the very same day I called him. Negotiations were quick and painless and the end result was the house I wanted at a cost much lower than I had anticipated. His prompt and timely communications throughout the process took the apprehension out of the buying altogether. My house is just what I wanted but in the event I'm ever in the market for another home I will absolutely turn everything back over to Tom.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $275K in Birmingham, AL.
In order to experience successful transactions and create win-win situations in today's challenging real-estate market, it is imperative that one finds a knowledgeable and talented agent. With Tom Sartain, this is what you will find. Tom's degree of professionalism and dedication to his client ensured I received representation second to none. From the initial listing appointment through the closing, Tom was responsive to calls and quick to provide the requested information. The sales/marketing plan he implemented for my property led to multiple showings, resulting in a sales price meeting my expectations.