We engaged Michael Reames to sell our house in Marlbank Farms in mid-2014, and are very satisfied with the results – Michael Reames and Tiffany McDonough (Michael’s Assistant) did an excellent job marketing; communicating; providing feedback on viewings and offering insights into how best to prepare our house for sale. Michael and Tiffany were both extremely responsive; attentive to detail; knowledgeable and great to work with during this process – we highly recommend Michael Reames as your realtor!
We just can't say enough great things about the performance of Michael Reames and his team, especially Tiffany McDonough, in selling our home. We were on the market for about eight months with very little success when we contacted Mike. The showings started almost immediately after the paper work was signed and we had a contract in under three months. All details right through closing were handled meticulously and in a timely manner. Mike and Tiffany were also very helpful with our relocation. We strongly recommend Mike and his team to anyone planning to buy or sell a home.
Tiffany McDonough and Hannah Robinson did an excellent job showing me and helping me purchase my first home. They were very informed, made sure everything went as smoothly as possible, and went above and beyond my expectations. When I need another realtor I will definitely call them first.
The first difference that I'd noticed between Mike and realtors that I'd worked with in the past, was that I wasn't just working with Mike--he had a team working with him: other realtors assisting (Hannah did a fantastic job with showings, helping with inspectors, and helpful hints about the local area), and an office staff making sure the paperwork was on track. Based on the timeline that I had asked for, they were really more of a Pit Crew--less than 6 weeks from "Hi, I'm looking for a house", to a scheduled close. Mike did a fantastic job helping to explain and negotiate the financials and find vendors and inspectors that you could trust (big help coming from out of town). The final thing that I noticed about Mike is that he's just the nicest pitbull that you will ever work with. Don't get me wrong, he is fair--there's a sign in his office which says if the deal isn't fair to both parties, then there's no deal. And he lives by that creed. From the first offer, which is crafted from a professionally developed CMA, to solid expectation management (a must, unless you want to spend months putting in worthless lowball offers), to making sure that the other side is living up to their end of the contract (said to me by another realtor: "I would NOT want to have to negotiate across the table from Mike...").
We were very impressed by Mike and his team. We 1st contacted him over a year before we listed our home. He came by, talked to us about the market and what kinds of improvements we could make to help us get the best price when we were ready to list. Mike kept in touch with us over the next year, until the time was right for us to put our house on the market. He had many tips for us, and they must have been spot on, as our home was only on the market for 14 days before we had an offer. And it was a good offer! After that everything went very fast, and Mike's team was there every step of the way. Tiffany did a great job of keeping us up to date on how the closing was progressing and was always responsive to our requests. A great experience all around!
I was very impressed with Michael and his team. With a 30 day closing I was initially apprehensive that things would not go smoothy, but Mike and his team made sure all went well and closing went off without a hitch. I love my new home and they helped get me in the area I wanted by staying on top of new listings and viewing those homes as soon as possible.
We had a wonderful experience working with Mike in selling my dad's house. We met with Mike and he suggested things that would help sell the house, but didn't demand that we do any of them. He is very personable and easy to work with. When an offer was made on the house, Mike gave us advice and we followed it. We had complete confidence in him the entire time, and within about 6 weeks the house was sold. Tiffany, "his right hand man" was unbelievable with her knowledge of what was going on and procedures. She was patient and kind, walking us through many incidences we had to get through. Shari was also very helpful and very kind through the procedure. They were always available for questions and concerns, and could always be reached. We had a very positive experience with Mike Reames and his staff, and we would highly recommend him to anyone needing a realtor's help. As a matter of fact, we already have!!!!
I am writing to inform you of the wonderful experience my wife and I had in using Michael Reames and the Reames Realty Group as our Realtor. Throughout the entire process, Mike was extremely professional and went out of his way to make the experience easier for my wife and I. He managed to sell our home quickly and at a higher price than we imagined. There were 3 other homes for sale within 100yard radius and Mike’s Team still sold our home in 3 days. Mike successfully negotiated with the Buyer’s Agent quickly and his Team handled every detail of the sale including many things that we would never expect of a Realtor, from suggestion for easy inexpensive upgrades to arranging repairs with various contractors. Mike even handled putting us in contact with a trusted mover. A neighbor and friend of mind saw Mike’s sign in our yard and I enthusiastically gave him Mike’s contact info. My friends home was sold within the week. Mike and his Team are second to none. Their experience and knowledge of the Peninsula were invaluable throughout this process. Thank you Mike and Team for all of your help during this stressful process.
From my first meeting with Mike I felt confident that he could sell my home and find me another suitable home to purchase. And more than anything, I immediately felt I could trust him. His team has been remarkable throughout this life changing event. They have been supportive in ways well beyond what you expect your agent and staff to do. Regardless of how challenging I was and the hurdles we had to overcome, they never once seemed impatient with me. I believe I presented some rigid demands but in the end I am now in a home I absolutely love and is beyond what I was hoping for. My extreme gratitude goes out to Mike and his team.
Michael and his team came to our home with great knowledge and experience. They gave us good advice on how to prep our home for sale and their marketing (particularly the photography) was superb. Our house hit the market on a Monday and we had a full price offer by Saturday. They made the sale process as easy as we could expect. We greatly appreciate their efforts.