In full transparency, Sara and I are lifelong friends. We’ve been friends since we were 8 years old. However, that is not why we selected Sara out of all the other realtors we met with. If anything, our decades long friendship gave me pause. This is the biggest purchase/ investment of our life. And it’s not just the financial investment, it’s the emotional investment too. We lived a lot of life in that house. Welcomed new life (X3!), new jobs, and business ventures, lots of family and friends, birthday parties and holidays, heartbreak and healing and infinite seemingly simple everyday moments that make up our life that we love so much. If something went wrong, I would never want it to impact such a cherished friendship. However, from the very first conversation, it was clear that Sara checked all the boxes (and then some!) in ways realtors with 20+ years of experience did not.
Sara’s attention to detail was impeccable. She was candid about where we needed to focus our energy to get our house ready to show, unlike others who wanted us to repaint the entire house and refinish 6-year-old hardwood floors in an already very strong sellers’ market. Who has time for that!? With three kids under 5, two full-time jobs and one monster renovation, we did not.
Her counsel was spot on throughout the process, from timing and pricing to selecting and negotiating offers. I can say with 100% certainty that we would not have been in the position to sell our house at the top of the market, and I don’t say that lightly. We were waiting for our new house to be ready (winter/ early spring 2022) before we sold our home. We were crossing our fingers that the hot sellers’ market would continue until we were ready to sell. However, it was Sara's insight on the market and wise counsel that prompted us to reconsider and pull the trigger sooner. We sold our house for more than we ever expected, and it wasn't just because of Sara's fantastic marketing, impeccable open houses, and shrewd negotiating, it was her expertise on the housing market and confidence that now was the right time to sell and waiting could be a risky choice. Sara always had our back, advising on how to attain the best offers, even when it was inconvenient for her to do so.
Everything from the moment we decided to sell with Sara and beyond was a breeze. The marketing was spot on, and that is coming from someone who owns a marketing and PR business! The printed collateral and signage were very polished and chic. The social media promotion was fun and engaging but professionally executed to perfection. I was also thrilled with the additional vendors Sara recommended and brought in. The photographer / videographer was fantastic and really helped our house shine but not in a "whoa, that's not my house!" kind of way, but in a "wow, we just fell in love with our house all over again!" way.
Sara was on top of every detail. She was in regular communication about key milestones, letting us know what to expect, checking in to make sure we were doing ok, etc. Some days she played the role of therapist in addition to realtor. I truly don't know how we would have gotten through this process without her. Short of packing up our house for the move (although she recommended amazing movers!), Sara took care of it all. She went above and beyond to make sure every detail was taken care of, from the home inspection to the utilities to the water readings. Every recommendation Sara made, from the movers to the attorney were top notch. The attorney even drove almost two hours at 7:00 at night for us to sign paperwork on the night we moved.
So, for now, we are living out a lifelong dream of living on the beach until our new house is ready, making priceless memories with our kids that we will cherish forever.
We will be forever grateful to Sara!