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03/01/2014 - slekas0
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $525K in North Royalton, OH.
I recently moved from San Francisco to the Cleveland/Akron area. My wife found Will on Zillow and seeing his 5-star rating, we made contact and thus began our relationship.

My wife, 2yr old and I made a trip to OH just before Thanksgiving ‘13 and Will helped us schedule a dozen houses to see on a Saturday. We began seeing houses and Will’s temperament and personality was quickly, obviously different than any realtor I’d dealt with in that he talks about the houses you see in a buyer’s terms with no sugar coating. I was used to being told how great this house would be for me (I was used to being sold on a property by my agent). Will’s approach was different and he genuinely wanted me to find my right house. As an example of this type of guidance… about our favorite web-found house for that trip, Will’s comment colored his dislike of the curb-appeal of that house (“that house is ugly”). It was this type of familial honesty and genuine desire to see our best interests served that we knew Will was our guy.

We needed to make another house-searching trip and so made a difficult plan for my 4mo pregnant wife to take the red-eye from CA to OH to see houses and fly home the same day. Will precisely scheduled a 15-house viewing day for her and I was occasionally Skyped in. Will even drove my wife to the airport that evening for her to catch a plane home. We are now living in one of the houses my wife saw that day.

Will guided us through the offer-making process. We had two houses we’d be happy to live in and he was able to use the leverage of the options to get to the price we wanted to pay and locked it down.

Will also helped us make other home-buying connections like mortgage lenders and home inspectors and our experience with each of those folks was 5-star as well. Will works with other folks who are excellent at their crafts. As an example, my father was gracious enough to attend the home inspection, while I was in CA. My dad has extensive home building and construction experience and while walking the house with the home inspector that Will had recommended, my Dad was completely impressed with the inspector’s knowledge and thoroughness. Made me feel very good and added to the trust I put in Will.

Throughout the search and purchase process, we were thousands of miles away. We relied on Will for all our information and we contacted him at all types of odd hours; mostly through text message. And without fail, Will responded to every inquiry immediately and comprehensively.

Throughout the course of house shopping and buying, Will met a cousin, met my father and each family member had great things to say. My cousin said “I love him,” my dad said “what are you paying that guy that he’s such a warrior for you” (referring to his negotiating with the seller throughout the final walkthrough). A combination of his wit, charm and honesty, I couldn’t have found a better guide, advisor and realtor. My wife has already informed Will very plainly he will be the listing agent on this house when we next move.

Responsive, knowledgeable, connected, effective, savvy negotiator, observant, warrior-for-his-clients. I experienced 5-star service from a 5-star realtor and am very happy to be writing this review as I sit in my dream home.
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Response from Will on 03/04/2014
Thanks, Steve, for such a thorough review of your experiences with us. I am so happy that we met your high standards.


- Highly likely to recommend
03/01/2014 - nickacicero
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.
Will is extremely knowledgable and helped me tremendously with the sale of my house from beginning to end. Thanks to Will, I was able to get a great price as well as a seamless closing process. Highly reccomended
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Response from Will on 03/19/2014
Hi Nick. Thanks for the nice review. I really enjoyed working with you. I wish you the best.


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02/27/2014 - Ashley Rather
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Kent, OH.
We had listed our house twice before finding Will Penney with no success and with much frustration with our previous realtors. With the help of Will we sold our house and were able to move forward with our lives when we were on the edge of ruining our credit . We had a tricky situation, we had moved out of state with no family or real friends around to help us with the house and a huge decrease in the property value. Will was helpful with everything, even the little details by helping us find a really good person to clean the house. When the weather turned colder he helped us be sure that the pipes didn't freeze and that furnace was working properly. Not only that he gave us sound advice every step of the way on how to price the house and what should be done. When we were given an offer that was too low he fought with us to insure that we got all we could by using his knowledge of the area to negotiate. I found him on Zillow by his reviews and I would suggest you use him and his team if you are looking for someone to help you sell your home. I am sure that they are superior in helping you find the home or property you are looking for. We are grateful for their help and HIGHLY recommend them!
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Response from Will on 02/28/2014
Wow! Thanks Ashley for the fantastic review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed working with Tina and me. You and NH were great to work with, and I'm glad the house is sold so that you can move on with your lives.


- Highly likely to recommend
02/27/2014 - ebarwidi
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Stow, OH.
Will and Tina are a wonderful team at Penny Realty. I thought that my house might never sell being on such an incredibly busy road, but here I am, my house sold and waiting to move into a wonderful new home. Will and Tina were both incredible to work with. They made us feel as though we were their only clients, when I know that certainly wasn't the case. Our last minute phone calls to see a house the next day, always worked out. They both excel at making things happen and we were lucky to have them both on our side!
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Response from Will on 02/28/2014
Thanks, Scott and Elle, for the very nice reviews. You both have been great to work with, and I'm so glad we were able to get your last home sold so that you could move on to your beautiful new home. Congratulations!


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02/26/2014 - sbarwidi
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Stow, OH.
Will provided an excellent service to my wife and I. He represents himself with professionalism and has great expertise in the area in regards to buying and selling homes. We would recommend him to anyone looking for a Realtor.
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02/22/2014 - a_gibson0810
Sold a home in 2013.
Short version: You want Will Penney to list your house.

Detail version: Will got our house sold in a market that worsened significantly soon after we listed. He also helped us negotiate a sale after some unexpected issues with the property were discovered during the inspection process. He worked extensively with us (sellers), the buyer's agent, and my company relocation representatives to craft a deal that was fair and acceptable to all three parties. It is very unlikely we would have a sale at all without Will's help, and we certainly wouldn't have been as satisfied as we are.

Will's associate Tina was also integral to the success of the process, and the many communications we had with her were prompt, friendly, and very practical.
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Response from Will on 02/28/2014
Thanks, Adam, for the great review. I'm glad we got it done for you so that you can complete your job relocation. We appreciate your repeat business.


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01/20/2014 - mcomeriato37
Bought a home in 2014.
After a horrible experience from a realtor at Howard Hanna in Akron, I contacted Will Penney to purchase a house. Will always responded to my questions promptly, he kept me within my budget and did not allow me to overextend my finances, and he handled and resolved any issues that arose. When I purchased a home, he walked me through the entire process, so that everything was done correctly. He is very knowledgeable about real estate, and I trusted him when making decisions on my purchase. I would recommend Will Penney to anyone either purchasing or selling their home.
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Response from Will on 01/23/2014
Thanks for the nice review. I'm glad you are happy with us, and with your new condo.


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01/17/2014 - bpdougherty99
Sold a home in 2013.
Will was great to work with. He kept us well informed always and made us comfortable during the selling process. His knowledge and advise proved priceless. This is the fourth time someone in my extended family has used Will, and it has been a pleasure every time.
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Response from Will on 01/23/2014
Thanks, Brian, for the great review. I have enjoyed working with you and your family over the years, and value our relationship.


- Highly likely to recommend
01/14/2014 - mike882
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Stow, OH.
Good all around company to deal with. Friendly, knowledgeable on product and people. Unlike many agencies, they were willing to work to obtain the best dollar when selling our home. Penney real estate is definitely a top notch firm. It was a pleasure to have had Will Penney as our agent. Looking forward to having Penney Real Estate list our next home.
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Response from Will on 01/23/2014
Thanks for the great review, Mike. Your company, Freedom Building Inc., does a wonderful job, and having such a nice home to sell made our job easier! :)


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01/05/2014 - slade9494
Bought a home in 2013.
Will was great from the very beginning and all the way to the very end! My wife had seen an estate sale on zillow and they dont last long so we wanted to see it that day. I had found will on zillow and read some of the reviews which were very accurate and helpful. Will was able to get a showing on that house later that evening and we put a bid on it that same night. We had some issues along the way with the bank which is for another day. We were getting an FHA loan so there were some issues with the house that needed resolved. Will was able to get all of them worked out for us whether it was getting us the info we needed or calling and organizing an inspection himself. All in all i would highly recommend Will to any homebuyer because he was definetly on top of his game!!
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Response from Will on 01/07/2014
Scott and Jennifer, thank you for the great review. Every transaction has issues these days. I don't have a magic wand, but almost 26 years of experience helps me through most problems. I really enjoyed working with you and your family.


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