Would not have been able to get our new home without her…
To whom it may concern,
Recently, my wife and I had the pleasure of working with Sharon Steele on the sale of our home as well as the purchase of our new home in the Union county area. We had worked with other agents in the past, but Sharon was by far the most professional, knowledgeable, and reliable agent that we have ever worked with.
To give a little background, we met Sharon after a deal fell through on a home we were purchasing. She was recommended to us by a friend who had also recently used her services and was very happy. Over a 2 ½ year period, Sharon sent us weekly updates on the housing market in our target area and recommended homes that we might want to consider. She even took the time to go to an open house for us to see if the home would be a good fit while we were on vacation. Overall, Sharon took us to approximately 25 homes over that period of time before we found the home that we ended up purchasing.
When it came time to sell, we wanted Sharon to be involved in the transaction. She contacted a colleague in the Middlesex county area and they partnered together to sell our house. She brought in a stager to see how we could make our home more marketable. After we followed her recommendations and listed our home, the house was sold within 4 days of putting it on the market. The homes in our immediate area were sitting on the market for much longer periods of time with other agents.
While we were in attorney review on our sale, Sharon then went to work on negotiating the offer on our purchase. We finally settled on a price and proceeded to attorney review. From the very beginning we had issues with the seller that ranged from allowing us access to the house to have our inspection to answering us in a timely fashion. Through it all Sharon kept us appraised step by step. Her follow-up skills were amazing. There were many times when it was late at night or she was out to dinner and she would return our text or email.
There were several times that both deals seemed that they would fall through because we had reached an impasse and somehow Sharon and her team were able to guide us through it and continuing moving the deals forward.
During our inspection, our inspector found issues with the furnace in our new home. It was system failure that caused the furnace to be unsafe. We requested a concession from the seller to repair the furnace and were told that he would not give us a nickel. Sharon was able to advise the listing agent that this was a major issue and had to be disclosed to any other buyer and that it must be remedied. Through her persistence and negotiation skills, she was able to successfully get us a concession for the majority of the cost.
To say that this transaction was incredibly difficult would be a gross understatement. It was contentious to the very end. During the final walk through, the house was left in such a disgusting mess that Sharon called her personal cleaning service to come and clean the house before we moved our family in. She picked up the entire cost of their services and said that this was her house warming gift to us. This is something she clearly did not have to do, but it just goes to show what kind of person she really is.
Having now known and worked with Sharon, we would recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor. We would not be in our home today if it were not for her hard work, dedication, knowledge, persistence, and straight forward professional attitude. She is by far the best realtor we have ever had the pleasure of working with and, in our opinion, is by far the best real estate agent in Union county. We would definitely reach out to her in the future for any of our real estate needs.
Mark and Jennifer Yanni
Sharon Steele Real Estate
Mark and Jennifer Yanni
To say that this transaction was incredibly difficult would be a gross understatement. It was contentious to the very end. During the final walk through, the house was left in such a disgusting mess that Sharon called her personal cleaning service to come and clean the house before we moved our family in. She picked up the entire cost of their services and said that this was her house warming gift to us....