My husband and I had our home up for sale for months with an agent we were very unhappy with and who made promises he did not keep. When we were encouraged by Debbie Schoffer, a designer we trusted for years to decorate many rooms in our home, to try Michele Denniston from Century 21 Heritage Group as our new agent (instead of taking our home off the market for the holiday season) we were quite hesitant at first.
Although we had many questions and concerns, we arranged a meeting with Michele and she came very well prepared. She assured us she would advertise our home extensively and be in contact weekly to discuss any interest in our home and possible showings.
We expressed to Michele that we didn't want any open houses and she did not push us on this issue, however, we did change our minds after she told us how successful they have been for her previous clients and assured us she would do the open house herself to make us more comfortable. To our surprise, we had an offer after her first open house and now we have SOLD our home!
Michele did everything she promised us, from advertising in many papers, magazines and on the Internet, to constantly staying in touch. We wanted the agent that we signed the initial agreement with to be the one we were actually working with, which is not always the case (as we quickly found out with the first agent we had from another company). Michele was always there for us.
Michele also works with Debbie Schoffer, a designer who "stages" homes for free when the homeowner has a contract with Michele. Along with decorative suggestions, she may also recommend small renovations such as taking down wallpaper or re-painting rooms. I cannot express how happy we were with Michele's designer Debbie. She is both talented and friendly, and she is wonderful at helping to de-clutter your home and update it before your eyes. The slight alterations they both recommended for updating our home made a huge difference in the comments we received from agents and prospective buyers.
My husband and I would not hesitate to recommend Michele Denniston to anyone considering selling their home. She is very energetic, accommodating, hard working and keeps her promises.
Steve and Cathleen Cuthbertson
Michele is a vibrant and dynamic sales professional in tune with her clients' needs and market conditions. She is fun to work with and effective at closing a sale.
Edward Edelstein, CEO, Eco Green Homes
Myles and I would like to thank you for your time and the terrific job you did selling our house. Your commitment to professional service along with your attention to detail, market knowledge, and promptness made this an experience we will never forget.
We would also like to thank you for making a point to be available to us at all times for our many questions and also for taking the time to explain every step and detail of the transaction. It was a pleasue working with you and we look forward to doing it again in the future. You are one of the few exceptional agents that we would be proud to recommend to our friends and family!
Myles and Jackie Basic