I thought of several ways to begin this letter, all of which seemed so conventional & trite, when what I really want to say is, Chris Nolan ROCKS! I discovered Chris online through a Google search for Metairie Realtors, and am I ever glad I did. I wanted to write to you & express my appreciation for Chris and the job she did for us.
Our home was an older home, only 2 bedrooms in a predominantly 3-4 bedroom neighborhood; we had paneling & dogs. Like other sellers, we were in a definite time crunch because we were building a new home on the northshore & had to have this house sold before we could get loan approval for our new home. We fully expected our house to sit on the market for several months, at which time we would accept a substantially lower-than-asking-price offer just to sell it; in fact, we knew we were looking at several months, so we started the process in June, just to give ourselves a little time before school started to get it all going. Chris, however, determined early on that we were going to sell it fast and at a great price, and she worked like a fiend to make sure it happened. She helped us set a competitive price for our home, keeping in mind our need for a fast sale, but also making sure she knew what we really hoped to get out of the home monetarily.
The first day our home was available for showing, Chris arranged for eight prospective buyers to come through; she contacted other Realtors who had clients looking for homes, and told them of our listing. This made it really convenient for me, as I got the house ready, put the dogs in the car for an afternoon’s drive, and by the time I got home, many people had already seen the house. She had such a good strategy and worked so carefully that even late that same night, at 10:30 p.m., a prospective buyer came through (he’s the one who ended up buying our home.) I suspect Chris was working the phones solidly during that time, letting the other Realtors know that we had offers and if they wanted to put one in, they better get their clients on the ball! The end result was that after only one day of showing, we had five offers (all at asking price or above), and ended up accepting one for above our asking price! To say we were thrilled really doesn’t do it justice. Some folks have questioned if we set the price too low (I guess they’re just looking for something negative to say!), but I know from the list prices and length on the market of other homes for sale in my neighborhood that Chris just hit the right pint; through this, she was able to set up (in her words) a real “feeding frenzy” that worked in our favor.
In addition to being a savvy business woman, Chris is a classy and genuinely nice lady, even when other people we met during this time acted in a less-than-polite or less-than-professional manner, she never lost her cool, and maintained a friendly and conciliatory demeanor. I respect her ethical approach to business and feel that her honesty is a real strength. I always felts comfortable that she had my best interests at heart, and would give me good practical advice. She knew all the ins and outs of the process and paperwork, and was always there if I had a question or concern.
In short, I feel that my experience with Chris was one of the most positive I have had. Selling a home is a stressful time, and Chris’s knowledge, hard work, and friendly nature made it a lot easier. I would strongly recommend her to anyone seeking a realtor, they will not do better. Congratulations to your company on such a fine representative, and thanks to Chris for a job done well past the point of our expectations.
Sincerely, Meg H. Frazier, PhD ( a MOST satisfied customer)