07/27/2017Marianne Allison - Realtor, Real Estate Agent
Marianne originally helped us manage the property we have moved out of for about two years. While she managed it, we had the normal tenant issues and one tenant moved out so she had to find a replacement. This was a very pleasant experience for us as we got reports almost daily as to the progress of replacing the tenant, work was scheduled around the tenant's schedule and was done BEFORE she moved out. The new tenant moved in a day after the first one moved out. It doesn't get better then this in management.But the real value added benefit was truly showcased when Marianne took on the sale of this same property when we were ready. The tenant was moved out promptly and with no problems, repair work before showings was done efficiently and cost-effectively. Showings went great and we were updated on all interest and activity. Marianne reviewed incoming offers and informed us on the not-so-great/healthy ones and presented the viable offers in detail with strengths to each explained. We were able to make an educated choice between the two offers. The escrow had an issue with a pushy buyer that wanted unreasonable repairs and extensions and even went as far as to change paperwork language on one of the crucial documents AFTER we had signed it. This was a sneaky move and our exposure would have been thousands of dollars in repairs and the buyer then could get away with extending escrow for weeks. Marianne not only caught this, got the buyer's agent in line with a very eloquent and non-nonsense email that referenced our selling contract and applicable real estate rules/law and reported back to us within hours with the issue resolved.Her negotiation skills are top-notch. She is not only skilled with contract language and real estate know-how, but she is just very prompt, direct and professional. She is the kind of professional you want in your corner when time, documents and money are at stake.