A Few Client Testimonials
Robert was instrumental in making our first home purchase smooth and easy! My wife Rupal and I were "green" when it came to buying a home, and Robert held our hand the entire way. We expected to take 3-4 months to find our house, and Robert found it for us in only 3 weeks! He goes above and beyond and when the sellers decided to not do some of the repairs, he stepped in and had them completed for us! So, you not only get a buyers broker, you get an expert on home construction and defect repairs who can provide experienced insight about which defects are serious and costly and which aren't - well beyond what the average agent does!
Dr. Jay Kensal, Dentist/Owner Dental Practice
We had to relocate form California to the Atlanta area and needed someone to help us quickly find a home and work around our busy family schedule. Robert came to the rescue, guiding us through the process while ensuring we didn't overlook any critical details. Robert's expertise in building construction and home inspection paid off as he identified several defects that we were able to consider prior to making our offer. Even after closing, Robert stuck with us to assist in resolving issues that were overlooked by previous pest control inspectors, and advocated on our behalf to make sure these items were properly taken care of. Now that's going the extra mile!
Timothy Dahlgren, Technology Lead at UL Environments
Robert has exceeded our expectations in both helping us sell our home and then buy a new home. He used his home inspection background to help us avoid several potential headaches (other homes) as well as save us time. Further, he helped us find a home on a golf course that will likely appreciate in value.
In selling our home Robert made numerous recommendations to increase the marketability of our home. These recommendations resulted in a very high level of traffic plus numerous offers in less than 1 week on the market. We initially thought we were under water because of what other agents were selling homes in our neighborhood for, and had planned to rent our home out. Robert felt those prices were wrong and asked us to let him sell our home. We're glad we listened! Robert sold our home in 9 days at one of the highest prices in the neighborhood - we walked away from closing with thousands in cash!
Nathan Lenyszyn, Manager MBA
"Because we were relocating from Northridge, California and had little knowledge of the Atlanta housing market, we relied heavily on Robert’s in-depth knowledge of the local area market and his experience as a licensed Broker/Owner.
Throughout an extended 8 week search process in the summer of 2008, which ranged from North Fulton and East Cobb to West Marietta, Robert was happy to escort us through each home in which we were interested, often multiple times during our visits to Atlanta. Robert not only quickly located every property that even remotely matched our needs, but evaluated the structure of each home we seriously considered to look for defects. This is an invaluable service that we were not aware of any other agent providing. Robert's feedback on both positive and negative aspects of each home was a key component in helping us make a choice among the best homes available, resulting in the acquisition of our dream home!
Throughout the entire process, Robert handled all matters and made our home buying experience an enjoyable one – from helping us access and see homes to negotiating an offer that was accepted in our favor, referring us to our lender and home inspector, setting up our closing, and arranging the drafting of a Power of Attorney so Arlinda could sign at closing on Ron’s behalf while he attended to commitments back in California.
We highly recommend Robert Whitfield as your buyer broker of choice."
Ron Martinez, TV Producer/Director and Dr. Arlinda Eaton, CA
"I almost made the mistake of a lifetime! I started to use one of those flat fee real estate companies on the web who make me do all the looking and then rebate up to 50% of their commission to me at closing. I found there were all kinds of catches to get the full rebate. Robert saved me almost 10 times that in the first few days by showing me serious defects in a home I found and had wanted to make an offer on! As Robert pointed out these were things no agent could detect, and things many home inspectors could even miss! Worse is that inspectors are not liable to buyers if they do miss them! It definitely pays when your broker just happens to have the experienced eye of a home construction expert and professional code certified building inspector along with you when looking at homes! Roberts free structure and major system evaluation saved me the hassle of backing out of an offer and $300 for an inspector to tell me there was a problem. More important is what would have happened if I were using any other agent and my inspector had missed the problems in that house - I would have bought that home with defects costing well over $20,000 to fix! I am elated I let those rebate agents keep their $2500 rebate! Robert soon found the perfect home for me in less than 20 days (with no structural defects) and negotiated a great deal! I have looked at agent sites for years, not just in Atlanta and I can tell you no other agent comes close to doing what Robert does for buyers. I highly recommend Robert - he is easily the best buyers agent in Atlanta, and probably the entire southeast!"
William Wilcox, IT Consultant, GA
"I would like to thank you for your exceptional service during our recent home purchase. As you know, we were relocating from the United Kingdom and had a week to locate a home prior to arriving in the Atlanta area. Even though our Corporate Relocation Department suggested we use an agent at Harry Norman Realtors, we chose you as our Buyer Broker because of your added expertise as a Licensed Principal Broker and extra qualifications as an ICC Building Code Certified Home Construction & Inspection Expert. The work you were able to accomplish prior to our arrival made our selection and purchase of a home incredibly smooth and easy.
Your pre-arrival services were invaluable to a successful house-hunting trip. After discussing with us the specifics of what type of home we would like and the desired schools and locations, you were able to e mail photos and info on about 40 very relevant homes for our review out of 95 available East Cobb properties. Once we had narrowed this list slightly, your individual pre-screening of each home further weeded out properties that either didn’t truly meet our desires or had serious and costly flaws. The value of this service cannot be under-stated, as we did not have to waste time touring homes of this nature on our brief house-hunting trip. Had we done so, we would not have located our current home in the week we had allocated to the search! In fact, one of the top properties you found for us was purchased before we could arrive to see it! Amazingly, your pre-evaluations presented us with the top five houses that, after touring, were all in prime condition and desirable. My wife and I were left with the pleasurable task of deciding which of the five to buy. We also were reassured when touring the homes as you pointed out not only the good points, but the flaws in each. This allowed us to make informed decisions regarding issues of concern and, in the end, allowed us to negotiate the repairs into the initial sales contract, assuring their correction, rather than leaving this to chance with the traditional re-negotiation after contract and inspection.
We were also greatly appreciative of your extensive preparation regarding contracts, true market value, and inspections. Prior to us arriving, you discussed the market conditions, all comps in the area, and what an acceptable offer on each home might look like. In all, we felt that we have received excellent value and “instant” equity in the home, primarily due to your market expertise. You also had all the required contracts and paperwork ready, so we were able to produce all the required documentation instantly, including closing power of attorney since we were overseas. This also made our buying experience easy and stress free. Interestingly, it only took one day to look at your pre-screened homes, place an offer, and receive an accepted offer. Incredibly, all of our desired inspections were completed in the same week, as well as additional negotiations regarding radon mitigation. In testimony to your skill in the pre-evaluation of homes, our home inspector found NO additional significant issues with the home. This provided us exceptional peace of mind, as we had all the information and issues about the house settled prior to our return to the UK. It cannot be emphasized enough that all of this transpired in one week, a virtually unheard of speed when dealing in real estate!
To further expound on your services, you provided excellent closing advice and coordination with our mortgage provider in Illinois. They received all the required information in a very timely manner and we were able to escrow all the required funds, as well as set up all insurance in the same week as well. You were extremely helpful in discussing our required activities and making sure we were ready to close. This meant that we did not have to coordinate any activity from the UK and it allowed us to focus on moving, once again greatly easing the stress load. You even handled follow up inspections of the few repairs and kept us informed with the progress. When we arrived for closing less than 24 hours after stepping off the aircraft from the UK, we found everything complete and in order, allowing us to close easily.
We would like to sincerely thank you for your efforts in locating our new home. My wife and I are convinced that we would have never located as fine a home so rapidly and for such an excellent price had we not employed your services. This is our third home purchase, and we have never received such comprehensive and professional assistance in locating and purchasing a home."
John and Elizabeth Brewer –Design Engineer - Kimberly Clark Corporation, UK Div.
"I cannot express what a pleasure it was working with Robert Whitfield. He made the relocation process so easy! Each time I came to Atlanta to look at homes with him he gave me his undivided attention. I emphasize "attention" since Robert Whitfield has great attention to detail. I've moved several times over the past ten years and Robert is by far the most professional real estate associate that I've ever worked with. Robert's customer service does not end at the closing either. He will gladly follow up on any issues you may have after getting established. Robert is a "must have" in the home buying process - you can't lose!"
Brian and Andrea Donar, Pilot FedEx, OK
"Nancy and I again want to thank you for your patience and professional character and actions throughout the total house hunting process. We were very impressed with your service - your actions demonstrate that you truly have the clients interests and desires at heart. If you ever need a recommendation please feel free to use Nancy and my name."
Bill and Nancy Drury, Retired Aerospace Engineer, AL
"Robert helped us buy our first home and went above and beyond the expected responsibilities of a real estate agent. We heartily recommend Robert to anyone who wants to get the most for their money! Thanks Robert! You are the best!"
Renee and Chad Bishop – Northside Hospital, GA
"We have dealt with several "agents" over the web and are duly impressed with our interaction with you. We really enjoyed the time we spent with you touring Atlanta and Vinings. We were very impressed with your ability to not only locate property based on sound investment considerations, but sound construction as well. No other realtor we have ever worked with has come close to offering that level of service to us when buying a home. We certainly look forward to partnering with you when we relocate. We will refer anyone we know who is planning to move to Atlanta to you in the future."
Ted and Gail Beaulieu, IT Manager, TN
"We both really like the outstanding home and builder you found for us in East Cobb. I really appreciate your help in locating suitable new homes to preview. The outstanding insight on quality of construction you provided during our tour of all the neighborhoods is certainly unique - it made our ultimate purchase decision much easier. I am sure your business will continue to succeed - you are a diligent person that provides a truly exceptional service!"
Mike Walker, E Commerce Consultant, CO
"I was certainly surprised when you filled my request for such a unique property so quickly! I am confident that if I had used any other realtor, I would have "bought the foundation problem" which you spotted and had your engineer evaluate, and the sellers agree to fix! I will recommend your outstanding services to anyone who is planning to buy a home in Atlanta, but they better be ready to move! Please send me some of your brochures and cards to pass out."
Bettye Scrutchin, R.N., GA
"We are very thankful for your outstanding service, you helped us avoid some really bad properties while house hunting. We would never have found this home without you."
Louis Bryson, Jason Sylvain, Wireless Communications, GA
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