“Kim Cooper handled an out of state sale for my mom with ease! We are so lucky that we found him! He is very responsive which made the transaction that much easier. I highly recommend him for all of your real estate needs.”
“We needed to sell our home when the market was down, Kim brought all the information we needed to decide on a fair price, a number of times as the market changed. He stayed with us through the whole process, almost a year. In that time he returned phone calls and e mails promptly, listened to our ideas, answered all questions and encouraged us that everything would work out. We would definitely rate him a #1 agent in the Inland NW and recommend him to everyone.”
I’m responding to your request to address some of the issues in writing that we discussed the other day over our dining room table. It’s the least I can do to thank you for working our listing for the last six months in this difficult condo market.
For others to know:
- You were totally honest about the correct pricing we should have used from the beginning. And somehow you got other realtors in the door at the price I chose, which was $10,000 higher.
- Having bought and sold many houses in my investment history, I know the difference between listing with a company-owned Brokerage office and with an independent broker like yourself.My experience has been that the company-owned shop is most interested in getting the full commission for its own brokerage and does not work as hard to excite other shops about selling their own listing. Yes, they have several brokers to introduce the listing to within their own brokerage office, but if one agent gets discouraged the rest of the agents know about it immediately and shift away from focusing on our listing. In your case, which is not the norm for independent brokers, you have become well known for your real estate knowledge both with other brokers through the Association and with the public through your weekly column in the CDA Press. And you work hard to find ways to keep the listing fresh on the MLS. I felt that a broader market was available to us through your efforts than with the single brokerage office.
- I would encourage anyone who appreciates a good marketing effort and good advice on how to make your property more attractive to a prospective buyer to work with you. You’re direct and really “tell it like it is.” When the market puts our correct sales price up closer to what I would like, we’ll try again (if I live that long!).
– Kathleen I. Krier, Owner
Yesterday when you phoned me to tell me the deal was closed, I was very busy moving things, very tired, and moving is not real fun.
On a good note, thank you very much for listing and selling our home for the exact price we were asking even though the market had supposedly “softened”. I still can’t believe you did it all in less than seven days. You were very patient listening to the concerns of both my wife and I thinking about selling and not really wanting to move at the same time. Well it all has worked out for the best and now we are in the home we love at this point with the much larger yard and the xtra shop space that I most definitely will have a great time with. When we started this conversation on the listing and purchase of our new home, it almost seemed like a far off dream – but with the short time frame we gave you, you made it happen with huge time to spare and for that I am very thankful. In your business like mine, we do what we do and expect no real thank you in return. Of course, we get paid for what we do but that is life. The little things mean a lot and during this entire ordeal, you have made it very easy for us to deal with. You are a great communicator and hopefully thru this buy/sell I have learned something from you. It is unfortunate that other realtors who claim to be “professionals” don’t act and do the same things as you. In the end, thank you for the truly professional dealings you have had with us and thank you for actually being a friend and not just a salesperson wanting our listing.”
Again, thank you very much for your help and letting us realize the dream is possible.”
– TOM MURPHY
“For several months my husband and I tried to sell our successful business. We had not planned on hiring a realtor. However, when I spoke to Kim Cooper about another business property that he had listed, it was obvious that he knew how to communicate with people and was very professional. He answered all my questions, took time to do the research I requested, then returned all my calls and e-mails quickly.
Soon after that, I had my husband go to meet with him and we decided to have him list our business. Kim took the time to learn about our operation and what it would take for a new owner to take over. He provided his personal experience in marketing then made the financial commitment to advertise in several locations. Although it took some time to get the right person, he continued to follow through and communicate with us about new ideas and options.
When interested parties called he was always available and made the time to show them what we had to offer. We became a team in helping clients see the present and future value of the business, as well as assess their financial ability to buy. There were selling points that he saw, which we did not and Kim really filled in the gaps with his expertise.
Once we found the right buyer he was very helpful in the overall transition and the final sale. We are pleased to have Kim Cooper as our partner in selling a business, real estate or land and will use him in the future.
Another Happy Customer Who is FREE!!!”