I just sold my home in March 2014 – Melinda Johnson and the entire Freedom First Properties team were the perfect fit for me! Buying/selling a home is such an emotional roller coaster but working with the right people helped me make smart decisions during the entire process. For me, it started with a realistic assessment of the market and the value of my home. With an in-house appraiser on the Freedom First Properties staff, this is where I believe they exceled. We talked in detail about my goals and objectives, the appraiser visited my home and did his research to determine the estimated value, and only then was I provided with several pricing strategies and options. They help you to step away from your “emotional” attachments to the home and focus on what is really possible based on the market data.
They were right on the money (literally) with their assessment and as a result my home received multiple offers after only nine days on the market.
Once the agreement was signed with the buyers, this is really where Melinda Johnson and her staff did an exceptional job. We had several challenges during the process and Melinda stayed in control of the situation and always looked out for my best interest. The Freedom First Properties appraiser even met with the lender’s appraiser at my home to make sure the house was properly assessed.
I found Melinda’s skills from her previous work experience as a lawyer who worked on deal structures with Boeing Capital to be extremely helpful. She knows how to negotiate and get the deal done no matter what issues crop up during the sales process, while always maintaining strict moral and ethical standards. She’s a true professional and now, a friend.
In the end, my home sold after a 30 day escrow and I am very happy with the sales price. Not only would I recommend Melinda and Freedom First Properties to anyone, I will definitely be using them again when I have another real estate transaction.