Over the years, I’ve sold eleven homes through 20 realtors. As you might expect, realtors’ approaches differ. I’ve learned that their differences can mean having a positive, inspiring experience or one that is merely satisfactory.

In May 2018, my wife and I realized the value of working with an exceptional realtor when Mary Weichert helped us sell the Chatham home we had lived in for 29 years.

Realtor Mary Weichert was completely focused on our objectives.

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A REALTOR INVESTED IN HER CLIENTS’ SUCCESS
At our first meeting and throughout the process of selling our home, Mary was personable and straightforward. She also worked with us without asking for a contract. Instead, Mary answered our questions and addressed our needs. She also gave us valuable information to price and streamline the sale of our home.

Mary’s casual, knowledgeable, personalized,
no-pressure style was a perfect fit for us.

HOME SELLING STRATEGY
As a next step, Mary presented us with a thoughtful sales strategy that included information about comparable sales to support pricing. She also introduced us to her stager, Pat Byrnes, who advised us about how best to present our home. We moved quickly with minor repairs and followed Mary’s and Pat’s recommendations, all of which were critical to selling our home quickly and above asking price.

A SEIZE-THE-DAY APPROACH TO MARKETING HOMES
To get a jump on marketing, Mary immediately alerted other top agents in the area about our home. She then scheduled showings to interested buyers even before our home appeared on the New Jersey Multiple Listings Service — a strategy that resulted in selling the house before it hit the market! This approach alone saved months of showings and ongoing carrying costs. It also allowed us to get on with our plans to move.

A REALTOR WHO GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND
Nothing illustrates Mary’s dedication to her clients more than when she saved the day after a power outage while we were away on vacation.

Without missing a step, Mary and her husband went to our house, discovered water in our newly restored basement, and got a generator to run the sump pump and extract the water. In addition, Mary quickly got a basement restoration company on the job to evaluate the damage and dry out the basement.

By the time we got home, all the work was complete and the basement was as good as new! We were, as you can imagine, amazed at Mary’s extraordinary level of customer service.

A REALTOR WITH US FROM LISTING TO CLOSING
Mary partnered with us at each step throughout the process of selling our home. Even at the very end, Mary ensured our closing went off without a hitch.

In addition to selling a home through Mary, we now know her as a thoughtful, intelligent, and caring person with exceptional integrity. Her approach to real estate and life is inspiring.

CHOOSE YOUR REALTOR WITH CARE
If you want to sell or buy a home, be sure to choose a realtor with in-depth knowledge about the market. But also choose a realtor whose approach to business and life resonate with yours. A good realtor / client match can enhance your experience with selling a home. It can save you time, aggravation, and carrying costs. Most of all, it can help ensure you get the price you want and deserve for your property.

--Jack Duffy