To Whom It May Concern,
We hired Julie as our realtor to buy a home in Ann Arbor, MI at the beginning of 2009. From the beginning, we liked her professionalism and friendly demeanor. She was very knowledgeable about the real estate market in Ann Arbor and its surrounding towns. Her key contacts in the community helped us in our search for our home. Julie seems well-regarded and respected by her local peers in real-estate; that proved very helpful for us. After patiently going through a few listings and visiting a few of the houses, Julie quickly understood the kind of home and community we wanted for our growing family. We found a house we really liked in a matter of days. Then, she was very competent at helping us make the best offer considering matters like the amount of time the house had been on the market, the kind of seller we were dealing with, and the real estate market (national and local) at that particular time. The property was listed for $399,000, but we purchased it for $371,500; a great deal for a great house.
Rather unexpectedly, a year later, work asked us to move and we had to sell our home. We contacted Julie once again. She was also a great seller. She gave us good, direct advice on how to “stage” the home and at what price we should list it. We listed the house at $389,900, and after receiving 3 competing offers (a seller’s dream), we sold it for $399,000. Julie handled the multiple offers very well making phone calls and negotiating all along the way. We felt that she always had our best interests in mind. She warned us that the offer price was not everything, and we should also consider the financial state of potential buyers as well as their respective stipulations. This proved to be very useful, and profitable, advice.
Regardless of whether you are buying or selling in the Ann Arbor area, we gladly recommend Julie Svinicki to protect your best interests and help you manage the process. Julie balances her sweet and positive attitude with solid negotiation skills and a thorough knowledge of her local market. In many ways, Julie is our benchmark when we consider realtors--wherever we are.
Alex and Caterina Sokolowski