Here’s a testimony from a client we recently helped transition into a new home.
Moving houses is often tied to happy moments in life – moving cities to start a new career, a growing family, a new life chapter, or retirement. But sometimes moving is a result of something less happy – and, that’s okay when you work with the right partners to help make the transition smooth from start to finish.
For Phyllis Whittington, the need to move came on the cusp of a pending divorce. A seasoned home buyer and seller, Phyllis knew she needed to hire a realtor that was professional and able to handle two diverse – and at odds – personalities. After a year of researching and interviewing a handful of realtors, Phyllis noticed a home for sale in her neighborhood listed by M. Stagers Realty. She began to inquire with her neighbor about their experience with Missy and her team.
“At first I was intimidated to reach out to Missy before speaking to my neighbor, as I noticed her listings were at a higher price point than I initially thought my house might be worth,” said Whittington. “Fortunately, I could not have been more wrong – from the get-go, Missy was kind, honest, and ready to get to work! All the qualities I knew I needed to complete the sale process successfully and without additional stress.”
Soon after Phyllis’ outreach to Missy, she arrived at their home with extensive market, neighborhood, and housing data, and a plan of attack to list and sell their home swiftly without cutting corners.
“Missy over-communicated from the very first meeting. She was ready with a strategy, but wasn’t ever pushy – she let me decide how and when I wanted to proceed,” said Whittington. “She answered every single one of my questions promptly, took the job very seriously, but was also able to bring humor to the process to keep things light, which I very much needed at the time.”
Even during a difficult situation, Missy and her team were able to successfully coordinate communication between the two parties, recommend renovation tips and contractors (and follow up with those contractors!), manage negotiations, and more. After two open houses and 17 serious offers, Phyllis sold her home for nearly $40,000 over the asking price.
“Even after the house was under contract, Missy stayed by my side to close out the process smoothly. She was a true business partner and followed through with every aspect of the transaction,” said Whittington. “Once you meet with Missy and decide to work with her, she doesn’t stop working for you – she hustles and she’s the type of professional you want to work with again and again.”