Brings Data & A Plan

Chris Dobbs brought data and a plan to our first meeting. So, we knew right away that comparable homes sold between $200,000 and $220,000. Chris categorized himself as a price consultant and recommended (but did not prescribe) a list price of 210K. He explained that this would position our home as a well priced bargain and attract many offers over the list price. During the weeks leading up to listing, we invested time and a small amount of capital making the property bright, clean and in good repair. This is what transpired: One week prior to listing, a sales sign appeared in the yard. On Wednesday, the realty group created a video tour (which was posted on line). On Thursday, the listing went live. Two showings were booked. On Saturday, the realtors held an open house. On Sunday, buyers were instructed to submit their highest and best offer. By Sunday evening, we received seven offers. Upon review, we accepted an offer at $230,650 with a large down payment and a clause that the sales price was not contingent on meeting an appraisal at that amount. It’s really exciting to see what’s possible in this market. Chris is a skilled negotiator who crafted the offer that we ultimately chose. In my lifetime, I have worked with under 10 realtors. However, at each juncture, that business relationship has had an enormous impact. The ones that I’ve hired based on demonstrated knowledge and experience have yielded monumental positive results. Chris and his team fit squarely in that category. After crafting an offer, Brandy, Midge and Chris took great care to make closing seamless. I never felt worried or stressed throughout the experience. The Dobbs team has deployed systems to get things done with minimal hiccups. I would definitely recommend them.

— Lisa A.