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Dear Sharron and Team,
I am writing to thank you for your hard work in helping us sell our home of over 20 years. This was no easy task in such a difficult market. However, your professionalism and in depth knowledge of the local market conditions helped us understand what was required to sell in a down market.
We especially appreciated your ability to tap your network of real estate professionals to provide us with expert legal assistance when the negotiators were on the verge of breaking down. We feel very fortunate that we are able to complete the sale and the closing without any significant holdups that seem to be so common.
As we settle into our new home and the next phase of our lives we want to say “Thanks” again for helping us on our way.
Pamela Clark & Carl Albun
During these really tough times for real estate, we were skeptical about the sale of our townhome. When we first met Sharron Kelley, we knew instantly that we had found the realtor for us. Throughout the whole process she displayed all of the qualities we needed to get the job done. When we were ready to cry “uncle” she was there to tell us to “hold tight”. When we needed a person to go to bat for us, she took the hard line when she needed to, but compromised with the buyer when she felt it was reasonable.
Another person who we cannot thank enough is Marilyn Smith. Marilyn works on Sharron’s team and she was just genius in helping us to find a rental we secured for the next year. I think Marilyn knew more than we did in what we needed in a temporary home.
Also, I must mention Michelle Tessman. From the quality photos she took of our home to the kind and gentle manner she has on the phone, she made working with Sharron’s team a true pleasure.
Whether you need to sell or want to sell, Sharron Kelley’s team can get the job done. This is a wonderful group of people who we are truly indebted to for our sale of our townhome in this tough economy.
Lynne and Ken
If we have any friends or family that are thinking of selling, we will definitely send them your way!
We are still so thankful that our townhome sold when it did. We are both convinced it it had not, we would have been stuck in Illinois for an unknown amount of time.
Thanks again and we are loving it in Waupaca, Wisconsin!!!
Scott and Bonny Jonas
We would highly recommend Marilyn Smith as a realtor. We relocated from New Jersey to Illinois and she made the process seem effortless. She arranged 12 properties for the one day we had to shop, and the one we didn’t really consider, is the one she said we would fall in love with and did! She helped us every step of the way with recommending a finance company, appraiser, and attorney. Her sense of humor, passion to help and get to know her clients, makes an invaluable realtor.
Matt and Anne Hughey
Sharron Kelley: NorthernIllinoisHomes.com. Sharron is a leader in her market for Buffalo Grove, Libertyville, Long Grove, Palatine and Vernon Hills Real Estate in Northern Illinois. Sharron is relentless is pushing herself to follow and use emerging technology to her advantage. This has clearly allowed her to solidify her brand during these tough economic times while others in her industry stood passively by.
From the Website of Judith Kallos
Whenever we tell people that we just moved into our beautiful condo in the city, people ask us where we lived before. . We tell them we lived in Buffalo Grove for 28 years. They ask ..did you sell your house? Well, thanks to you, we told them that YES..we sold our house. Believe it or not, selling our house was easier than buying our new place! Everybody knows it is certainly a tough market these days, but thanks to you, we sold our house very quickly considering how difficult the market is. We priced our house according to what the market dictated, but we still sold our house for a price that would be considered pretty strong in today’s market. Sharron, your expertise in advertising on the internet is second to none. You understand that when people are looking for a place to love that internet hunting is what people do for the most part. Your expertise in this area with advertising and blogging was really amazing. My house was all over the internet! The bottom line is our house sold a few months after we listed it thanks to your tenacity and drive to SELL our house. You were always reachable and always open to my requests and did what it took to sell my house, The negotiation process was potentially difficult, but you were up to the challenge and kept Debby and I comfortable throughout the process. We loved living in Buffalo Grove for all the years that we did, but living the city now as empty nesters is wonderful. We highly recommend that people choose you, Sharron and your team, to be their realtor whether they are looking to buy or sell. Thank you for everything.
Very truly yours,
Howard and Debby Tolsky
This note is to thank Sharron and her team for their efforts in the sale of our house at 577 Coventry Ct, Buffalo Grove IL.
From the beginning Sharron and her team were very professional and insightful in planning, preparing and marketing our house. Given the state of the housing market we collaborated on a realistic selling price, staged the house and had many positive comments about the house. Sharron aggressively and successfully marketed this house. The house had traffic almost every week up to the acceptance of the offer.
Given the market conditions and other houses for sale of similar value the process went fairly smoothly. We were pleased with all of the efforts up to closing scheduled for October 30th.
It is with great pleasure that we write to recommend the services of Sharron Kelley with Coldwell Banker Real Estate in Buffalo Grove.
Sharron made the stressful process of selling our home very easy and painless for us. She listened to what we wanted to accomplish and, during a very turbulent real estate market, was able to find the right buyers for our home.
The entire process, from the day we signed a contract with her to be our realtor to the closing day, was amazing. Sharron was with us every step of the way, from her daily status communication to her email updates to us on the traffic our home listing was receiving on the Internet. Her attention to detail and knowledge of the local market were greatly appreciated.
We can’t imagine going through this process with anyone but Sharron. Anyone that buys or sells property in Buffalo Grove, Illinois or the surrounding area and does not use Sharron Kelley will surely have a less than optimal experience and we would not hesitate to recommend Sharron to any prospective seller or purchaser in the real estate market.
George and Denise Stevenson
We recently completed a transaction to sell our home in Mundelein, IL with the assistance and guidance of Sharron Kelley and her team. We moved to Denver in 2007 and put the house up for sale with our first agent. After a few months of limited showings and no offers, we were in the middle of a declining market without a plan. It was time for a change.
Our second agent was much more experienced at selling in a difficult market. We had some interest in the house during 2008 but never received a solid offer. We rented the house and took it off the market for a few months and then re-listed with the renters on a month to month lease. During 2009 we had a lot of traffic but no repeat showing and no offers. Eventually we found that the renters had caused some damage to the house, it was dirty, over priced, and not showing well. There was limited communication from that agent and a total lack of follow through.
In the seven years we lived in the house, we remembered a number of homes in our subdivision and the surrounding areas had been listed with Sharron Kelley. We approached Sharron for her thoughts and were immediately impressed.
Sharron gave us her opinion on the market and what types of properties were currently selling. She arranged to take a tour of the house and gave us some very solid advice: we would be unlikely to sell the house unless the renters moved out, the main floor needed to have new paint, and we would need to set a more realistic price for the market. This wasn’t what we wanted to hear but it was what we needed to be told.
We terminated the rental agreement, painted the main floor – Sharron arranged for a designer to pick the color combination – and set a realistic price. The house was thoroughly cleaned and put up for sale around Thanksgiving. We had a few showings during the holiday season and then started getting serious interest in January. One of the showings turned into a second showing and then into an offer which closed in March.
During the process, the Sharron Kelley Team really demonstrated their value. Sharron provided enough information that we could set a competitive listing price. The house was marketed through numerous internet sites and presented much better than the listing from our previous agents.
We received regular updates on showings, web site views, agent feedback, and were given a variety of summary information not seen previously. Sharron is a great communicator and never failed to follow through with an answer to any question. She is polite, professional, and the best selling agent we have ever used (we have now sold houses in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Chicago). Based on our experience, we would recommend Sharron Kelley and the Sharron Kelley Team to anyone looking to sell a property.
Layne and Andrea Weber
15708 E. Copper Creek Lane
Parker, CO 80134
This letter is written to recognize and recommend the outstanding service, professionalism, and most importantly, the expertise of Sharron Kelley and the Sharron Kelley team as real estate professionals.As the Superintendent of one of the highest performing high school districts in the state, I recognize the differences between excellent, average, and mediocre performance.From our direct buying experience with Sharron, she has demonstrated excellent customer focus and service, excellent market knowledge, an amazing work ethic, and genuine personal and professional integrity.I highly recommend Sharron and her team for your consideration as your real estate professionals.
We had the great pleasure to work with Sharron as buyers over the past few months.Sharron provided us with personal attention and service that exceeded our expectations, and she worked tirelessly with us to find a house that met our needs.As buyers coming from DuPage County, she listened intently to our needs, refined our search prospects to align with our needs, showed us corresponding houses, helped us evaluate and target price those houses, and then used her market knowledge to negotiate an outstanding final price to close the deal.She was always available to talk with us, e-mail with us, and/or text message with us regarding anything related to our home search and purchase.Is there a better testimony to Sharron’s stated commitment to do what it takes to meet the needs of her clients?
Finally, as a result of the many hours that we spent with Sharron during the buying process, we have come to know Sharron well.She is a person of high ethical, moral, and professional standards, which is reflected in her work.As such, her outstanding client focus and personal service, impressive market knowledge, outstanding work ethic, and high level of integrity served us well.Sharron has earned my highest recommendation as a Realtor, and as a result, I would highly recommend Sharron Kelley and the Sharron Kelley Team for your consideration as your real estate professionals.
Prentiss G. Lea
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for being the consummate real estate agent. You made selling our house in Buffalo Grove a painless process. You were there every step of the way with advice and support. We could always count on you to respond immediately to every question we had and to find quick solutions to issues when they arose. Your invaluable knowledge, take-charge attitude and friendship was greatly appreciated.
Our thanks also to Alicia Kelley for putting together a fantastic color brochure of our house and a great pictorial website tour of our houses. Her work attracted many prospective buyers.
We wish you both continued success.
Elaine and Stan Rose
Thank you for the beautiful and practical gift for our home. We loved it
Dev & I are very happy with our new home & we thank you for that as well. You have been patiently working with us for the past 2 year & helped us narrow down to the home of our choice. The transaction of both the homes (new & previous) went very smooth with your thoughtful tips and guidance. We wish to work with you in the future & would defiantly recommend you to our friends (& already have).
Vesanthi & Dev Rangarajan
I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what a wonderful experience we had with you in regards to your service and professionalism as our real estate agent.
We found you to be patient and understanding of our needs, extremely accessible (and we apologize for interrupting your dinners), punctual and attentive in all phases of the process, and generous with your time. We realize that you have countless clients in various stages of the buying and/or selling process, yet you were able to make us feel as though we were your only clients by giving us your undivided attention and focus. You were able to make what can be a very trying and stressful situation a rather easy and relaxing process. Thanks you for being you and doing such a fantastic job!
Travis & Claudia Wiser