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Graham is the real estate professional you absolutely need in this market to
Most realtors say they can help you but Jim and his team actually
delivers results. After only 1 week of signing the contract, Jim SOLD my
home at FULL PRICE, and $25,000 more than I originally expected.
CPA, a broker, a seminar speaker, and an investor with multiple out-of-state
myself, I know how frustrating it can be to put your home on the market, and
months for it to sell, especially in this buyer’s market of high inventory and
sales. In this market, you need Jim. Jim has the magic to really move
property and here are the reasons why based on my first hand experience:
found Jim through www.CRS.com. Jim is a Certified Real Estate
is far more knowledgeable than the average realtor.
Experience—Jim has over 33 years of experience behind him and proved
extremely knowledgeable about selling and closing process, efficiently
on top of inspections, appraisals, loans, and everything necessary to
the deal. He has the integrity to follow through and deliver on his promises.
is extremely responsive. On the first day he took my call,
immediately went out to see my property before giving me a valuation. In
he had to work hard with my property manager to make sure the
was accessible and problems were addressed immediately. He obtained
found reliable and lower cost servicemen, repairman, and gardener for my
need, and this was very helpful since I lived out of state. He was especially
and had many contacts. He brought buyers immediately to view my
and someone to record the virtual tour right away. He worked very hard
communicate with me promptly on an almost daily basis and was never hard
Dollars--Jim proved to be extremely knowledgeable about the pricing of
local market there. I was going to sign with the broker who originally sold the
me. However, that broker had 100 other listings that were not selling
didn’t even bother to call me back when I asked her for the contract. I had
my investment home in 2005 for $165,000. Sixteen months later, it
appreciated to $220,000. But when I was ready to sell in December 2007, I
by my old broker that I would be lucky to sell it for only $130,000, and
it would take probably 6 months to 1 year to sell. When I
talked to Jim, he convinced me that $130,000 was far too low and he was
confident he would be able to sell at approximately $155,000.
skeptical since I was sure that we would have to list it 15% below fair market
obtain any sort of activity. I didn’t want my property to become a “stale”
from a high price. But Jim assured me that he sold a recent house with
features for a similar price. Amazingly, Jim followed through and within
1 week, I
received a FULL PRICE offer for $154,900!
Web Marketing—The top interview question I teach investors to ask is
will the marketing program be? The usual program of a typical agent covers
Craig’s List, newspapers, magazines. In this market, this program is not
work! Jim has an E-Pro designation which means that Jim has been
trained on how to market on the internet. Jim’s marketing program is
effective because he lists all of his properties on 7 websites, uses
boxes and highlights, virtual tours, to bring in buyers.
had 25 other listings which eventually brought in the buyer that bought
property. I could also tell from Jim’s website that it was custom made, and
of those canned real estate websites that received no traffic. This is truly
sets Jim apart. Even though my old broker had over 100 listings and was in
major newspaper, her listings were moving very slowly because she didn’t
to market on the internet.
Team—Jim and his wife work well as a team, to respond to my every
and need. He has his crew to help work and beautify my property for
Jim has the quality contacts, from escrow to service people, to help my
I couldn’t have asked for a better Real Estate professional. I thank God that I
found Jim to help me sell this property and I am pleased to recommend him to
Annie Chen, Broker and CPA, Orange County, California