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SHE IS BY FAR THE BEST

I did not know Stephanie until about two years ago when I needed a new broker for the sale of a house in an area where everybody I had worked with before was either retired or not really that involved any more. I did a search for brokers and three of them came out on top. All three were highly experienced and very successful and well established brokers. I interviewed all three of them and came to the quick conclusion that one of them would not be up to the task. The second one seemed OK. He suggested a reasonable listing price to me but also said that was the maximum, I would be lucky if I would sell for that price or anything close to it. Then I talked to Stephanie. She immediately impressed me as thorough, and very knowledgeable and confident. I told her the price the other broker had suggested. She felt that was too low, that the property would probably sell for $20-25 thousand more. I gave her the listing, a few weeks later she had the property in contract for the price she had suggested and the transaction transpired smoothly and without any problems. Shortly thereafter I approached her with another situation involving the sale of a house. This was an unusual situation that required creativity and an open mind for unusual solutions. The transaction went great and without any problems. I had another house listed with another broker for well over a year in a geographical area that I thought was too far from where Stephanie normally is active. We got some offers but never closed. I talked to Stephanie about my disappointment about that and told her I was going to try a new broker. She suggested that I would let her do it, even although it was kind of far away from her office. She gave me a few suggestions for relatively minor cosmetic changes that she felt would make the house substantially more attractive. I had them done, gave her the listing, and within a short period of time she sold the house for approx. $30,000 more than our last accepted offer (when the sale did not close). The closing for this sale was yesterday. In conclusion, Stephanie is a resourceful broker, knowledgeable, creative and above all successful.She is by far the best residential selling broker that I have worked with in a long time.

Frans Roodenburg