"A true professional..provided needed guidance"
We wanted to take the time to write you and thank you for being such a great friend, advisor and realtor. I can't believe how much has happened over the past 9 months since we met. Ines and I are obviously still settling in to our new home, but we are well on our way. The kids are definitely enjoying the new home, although Brandon says he misses the "little house" which is how he refers to our former house from time to time.
When reflecting back on these past months, we both agree how fortunate we were to meet you and build a relationship with you. Buying and selling homes is definitely stressful (mostly good stress), but if not done the right way or without the guidance that you provided, it easily could have gone the other way. We very much appreciate the fact that we had the
opportunity to work with a true professional, who really took the time to get to know us and understand us, so that we searched for the right homes together. Also, we can't say enough about your responsiveness - we often wondered if you were representing anyone else in how much time and personal attention you devoted to us.
You also introduced us to some other great individuals and companies that
definitely made this a very memorable experience.
We were also very impressed with your ability to sell our home in such a short timeframe (within 4 days of the open house). I think that the
up-front research of market and competing homes, recommendations for valuing and pricing the home, and the creative marketing through the home
write-ups and the leveraging of technology (e.g. Realtor.com and SusanLaskinRealtor.com) for increased exposure, were all components of the success that we had.
I can easily say that we will be recommending you to all of our friends and family who will be buying and/or selling homes in the future, knowing that they will also benefit from your true client-focused style and approach and
your years of experience and success.
Thank you again."
Nelson, Ines, Alexandra, Brandon and Kyra 2004
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Accepting An Offer >Responding to Low Offers
The beginning of negotiations is usually the end of many months of hard work for the buyer or seller. The work ahead requires skill in order to maintain a strong position.
Sellers can lose their advantage if they do not counter an offer that a buyer has made. Even if the opening offer is beneath what the seller feels is reasonable, it is advisable for the seller to respond with a slight reduction from the asking price. The most important component in negotiating is good communication.
The best way to handle a low offer is to counter it with definite terms that are favorable to the seller. A counter offer has two advantages: 1) it keeps the buyer interested, and 2) it moves the negotiation forward and gives the buyer the opportunity to submit another offer that the seller is more likely to prefer.
What is the world's most capacious building?
The Boeing Company's main aircraft assembly plant in Everett, Washington, has been expanded to a capacity of 13.4 million cubic meters, or 473 million cubic feet.
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