Dec 4, 2018
This past summer we decided to move to Winston and had to buy a house in a hurry as our home in Wilkes sold much faster than we anticipated. Our requirements were very specific—a one-story, three bedroom house with two baths and a fenced yard for our dog. Because of our age, we needed easy access from the street and a location convenient to hospitals and doctors’ offices. And we need all this on a tight budget of both cash and time. We didn’t believe a place like that existed.
What we didn’t know was that a realtor like Steve Montgomery existed. He set to work finding us exactly what we needed and worked harder than we could imagine possible for two fussy old folks whose transaction would, to be honest, not yield much of a commission. If we had been royalty looking for a palace, he could not have dealt with us more kindly, courteously, or patiently. And he succeeded in finding us a house that met every requirement—a real miracle of realtorship considering our rather specific and hard to fit needs.
In addition to his diligence and hard work, he dealt with us with honestly, steering us away from houses that would have required more work and outlay that we could afford even though he could have benefited from our willingness to go beyond our capacities. After we bought our house, he remained in touch with us, calling to make sure we were settling in well and finding any help we needed such as workmen to take care of the lawn, add some conveniences, and install a security system—all the little touches that we could not do for ourselves and for which we needed honest and reliable helpers. Steve knew all the right people at the right prices for every job imaginable. He has gone so far above any obligation he had to us as customers that he has been more like a good son than a real estate agent.
We have already recommended Steve to other friends who are looking for property and to our Quaker meeting which is looking for a new meeting house. That says more about how highly we respect his abilities and character than anything else we might write.