John Mark Ruddell
If you are looking for "results", we highly recommend Rory and Kristian, at Rory Posin - RE/MAX Estate Properties. No question, they should be your number one choice on the West side. We recently sold our home in Cheviot Hills, and were represented by Rory and Kristian. We have a lengthy history with both of them, having purchased and then later sold a previous Cheviot Hills home with them, as well as purchasing the current home through them. Let me share our experience with them in marketing and selling our home in June 2018. Perhaps the most market-savvy in Cheviot Hills, they provided us with balanced, objective counsel on the timing of our sale, as we were in no hurry. Each of Kristian and Rory separately visited us at home and discussed the pros and cons of selling in the current market, which we eventually chose to do. No pressure, just solid counsel and information, that proved to be very helpful.
They also discussed who they believed to be the ideal demographic, which proved to be spot-on. To make a long story short, our home sold almost immediately, with 14 offers. Clearly the home's charm and market conditions helped, but Rory, Kristian and their team really moved swiftly, and deftly to market this, including highly effective media and online marketing. There simply isn't a better choice when it comes to marketing and to tapping into the all-important word-of-mouth channel, to get prospects in. Only someone with long experience in the Westside, can tap into this “informal” market channel, and this should be carefully considered when choosing realtors. Finally, and the most important experience to share with you, was the counsel and objectivity of evaluating the various offers.
We received detailed spreadsheet summaries of all offers, along with pros and cons of each. Here's the most telling part of our experience you should know - both Rory and Kristian had separate, individual clients who made offers (all above-board and disclosed to us). Obviously the most lucrative outcome for them would have been to have us accept the offer from one of their clients - thus getting both sides of the deal. We ultimately wanted to go back to another buyer, who was not their client, and see if they would raise their bid. Rory went back and spent a day negotiating that offer, and ultimately got us an improved offer (substantially over asking price) which we took, effectively working hard to get US the best deal, even though they had a very close offer from one of their own clients. In short, they went the extra mile for us, even though the alternative would have earned them a much higher commission. That's integrity and professionalism - and that's perhaps the best testament, and just one illustration of why we will recommend Rory and Kristian every time..