Aug 30, 2017
Douglas R Halley
President, Sweetwater Properties, LLC
Last week we closed the sale of our Hollister Home, not easy as it was one of the most valuable homes in the market there. In June of 2016 we closed the purchase of our Carmel Valley home. Both properties were handled by Jeff and Mark as our listing agent and buying agents respectively. It could not been a better experience.
The staff supporting both sale and purchase were Nicole Fisher, Nicole Ushakoff and Teresa Bruno. They are all such a valuable part of the team. I appreciated the lighting fast and accurate response, communications, and e-signature forms from them.
Last year the house we bought in Carmel Valley was a hot seller. It was in contract within 48 hours of listing with several offers. Jeff and Mark were there representing us in a heartbeat. We made the offer within 24 hours of the listing and we had a deal in 48 hours. There were several other offers. I can’t help but think that Jeff and Mark’s credibility played a part in the acceptance of the offer.
The Hollister home was just an opposite experience with respect to the market conditions, but Jeff was upfront and said it could take a year to sell. It took 10 months. Apparently it’s usually hard to sell the highest value home in almost any marketplace. At first I thought he was way off on that comment, later I came to appreciate the honesty and integrity behind his statement. I had other agents tell me it would sell in a week.
My wife and I have had over 50 real estate transactions since 2007 in places ranging from Hawaii, Lake Tahoe to San Francisco and the Monterey Bay area. I would have to place Jeff, Mark and the team in the #1 slot as the best group I have dealt with in all those transactions.
One more plus, Mark and Jeff can be really fun to be around, especially if you get them together. I can get really serious and intense in a real estate transaction, they can lighten up the tone. I really appreciate them both.