EXPERTISE AND COMMITMENT IS SO FAR ABOVE THE NORM
I would like to take this opportunity to express my profound appreciation for the truly extraordinary service you provided us during the course of our recent real estate purchase in Scottsdale. Before I detail the reasons why I found your services to be so exceptional, I wanted to first explain to you a bit about the foundation for my opinions. First, over the past three decades I have bought and sold many different pieces of real property. In every occasion, I utilized the services of a real estate agent. More critically, I have been a trial lawyer for more than 30 years and as part of my practice I have both prosecuted claims against real estate professionals and defended many more. Thus, I have had a unique opportunity to observe the truly inner workings of real estate transactions.
In every transaction where the real estate agent’s compensation is dependent upon a completed sale (i.e. commission), the agent suffers an unavoidable conflict of interest. In these cases, the agent’s livelihood is entirely contingent upon a completed transaction. Therefore, the agent has a rather compelling interest to motivate both the buyer and seller to complete the sale. Recognizing these competing interests, I have thus learned to be exceedingly cautious of most everything I am told by agents, especially the other party’s agent.
In this case, I was quite surprised the first time I heard you detail the reasons why you felt that a viewed property would not satisfy my desires and expectations. I quickly realized that to even be in a position to proffer such opinions, you were required to spend a significant amount of time to gain an understanding of those factors which were most important to the decision making process. Over the following months, you repeatedly directed me away from potential purchases which, in hindsight, I now realize would ultimately have proven very unsatisfactory to us. By this point it became crystal clear to me that you had one, and only one motivation, and that was to place our interests completely above your own. This remained true even when it often appeared that your job in finding us the right home would be no simple task. I cannot begin to express how truly remarkable this professional trait is in this day and age. You should be commended for your unwavering ethics.
Ultimately, and after an incredible amount of effort on your part, you were able to find us exactly what we were seeking. Through your incredibly savvy advice and guidance we were able to complete the purchase. At that point, you were poised to earn your commission with little further effort on your part, however, again much to my pleasant surprise, the level of your efforts actually increased, and quite dramatically. Based upon your years of experience in the real estate industry and the Scottsdale community, you not only provided us with further advice and direction, but you went out and actually sought, arranged and directed all the related services which are commonly attendant to a real estate purchase, but which are not typically provided by any real estate agents. In fact, your actions went so far above and beyond anything I have ever witnessed, I often found myself feeling guilty for allowing you to undertake these steps.
It is difficult for me to accurately describe how your expertise and commitment to your profession is so far above the norm. Your professional ethic is something to which every real estate agent should aspire. Unfortunately, far too many do not. My only regret is that I am not in a better position to pass on my experience to others who may need your services in the future. Nevertheless, to the extent that you can use this letter of recommendation to further your profession, you have my complete blessing to provide it to anyone who might consider retaining your services. And, please feel free to include my name, address and phone number with this letter. It would be my great pleasure to speak to anyone who might consider retaining anyone other than yourself to provide real estate services. It has been a great pleasure to work with you and I wish you the very best in the future. You are truly a credit to your profession.
SMOOTHEST AND EASIEST REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION EVER
My wife and I were very fortunate to find Connie Clark over the Internet while looking for Scottsdale real estate. We were “long-distance buyers” with no personal contacts in the Phoenix area and we really needed some help. Connie stepped up to the plate, despite never having met us in person, and despite being more than 800 miles away. She carefully read our emails and listened to our requests, and she sent us listing after listing. When we finally were ready to look at the listings in person, Connie had arranged 12 viewings of homes she thought suitable for us. Each home she showed us was very much in the ballpark for us and we ended up purchasing one of the 12 homes on the first day. An awesome accomplishment, we thought, after more than three months of back-and-forth email correspondence between us. Once our offer was accepted, Connie’s outstanding services only got better – she carefully monitored all aspects of the transaction from the home’s inspection, to the appraisal, to the closing itself, and she kept us fully informed as instantaneously as anything occurred. Despite the distance, despite the newness of the Scottsdale area to us, this was the smoothest and easiest real estate transaction we’ve ever been involved with – all of which we attribute to Connie Clark, her intuitiveness, her knowledge of the Scottsdale real estate market, and her diligence. She was a total pleasure to work with! D & C
ADVOCACY FOR YOUR CLIENTS IS UNSURPASSED
I wanted to tell you that you do an amazing job! The sale of our out of state home was at best horrible, and at worst more horrible. I want you to know that now that we are in Arizona permanently, I have vowed that I will never buy or sell another house unless Connie does it.
Your attention to detail, strong communication skills, and commitment to being an advocate to your clients is unsurpassed! Thank you for being excellent! I will tell anyone that I know that you need to be the one to work for them. GM
INSIGHTFUL AND ENCOURAGING TO SENIORS
We just wanted to thank you for all that you did to assist in the sale of our parent’s home, especially considering what a time consuming and complicated process it was.
Your excellent communication and attention to detail, as well as showing such care to all of our family, was appreciated more than you know.
It’s not every day that one can find someone who is not only persevering and diligent in their work ethic, but also very insightful and encouraging when dealing with seniors who are feeling overwhelmed by the process. And we also appreciated the additional resources and services you offered that were specific to working with downsizing seniors.
It’s obvious that you have taken the time to hone your skills through continued education in working with seniors and we really appreciate all your efforts as our parents have transitioned into the next phase of their lives.
You truly are an advocate for your clients and we will refer you to anyone we know who is looking for help when their loved ones need to downsize. It was a pleasure! S & S
SOLD IN 1 DAY, MULTIPLE OFFERS, OVER LIST PRICE – SAYS IT ALL!
I just wanted to thank you for all your assistance with the sale of my home. I think the fact that it sold in 1 day with multiple offers and for over list price says it all!
From the tremendous help with staging and the professional photography to your excellent skills in marketing and negotiating throughout the entire process, I could not be more happy with the outcome…it was even better than I expected! You’re the Best!!! EC
FELT LIKE WORKING WITH A FAMILY MEMBER
If you are thinking about making the smart investment of purchasing your first home, you need Connie! She is extremely knowledgeable about everything you will need to do and look for in the whole process. She is patient and won’t be satisfied until you are satisfied. We never felt like we were being “sold to.” Working with her felt like working with a family member…She is looking out for you every step of the way. She was very good to follow up with us quickly with any questions that we had, and very accommodating to show us houses working around our busy schedule. I recommend her wholeheartedly! L & B
FOR ANYONE LOOKING FOR A TRUE SERVICE PERSON
Finally someone very thorough and responsive! Connie made the process very easy because she is one of those rare people you find anymore with a strong solid work ethic! Very “above & beyond” throughout, she did all the work for us.
Connie is very knowledgeable about the Valley areas, listened to what we asked for and delivered quickly. She was very effective in dealing with all the other people involved who can drag your process down (sellers, agents, bankers, etc). She stayed on top of everything, saving us time and headaches.
We are most impressed with her thorough communication and up-to-date expertise in all the complex rules and regulations of our constantly changing banking & real estate industry. We would recommend Connie to anyone looking for a true service person! G & S
HONEST, HARD WORKING, KNOWLEDGEABLE & PLEASANT
I have been looking for a second home in the Scottsdale area for the past three years. I met Connie Clark through the internet and she helped my wife and through the process until our closing. Connie was friendly, thorough, and knowledgeable every step of the way. She gave us a good overview of the market and the nuance associated with owning a home in Arizona. We had a tougher closing due to seller relocation, and Connie was determined in helping us work through the issues.
I would highly recommend someone from out of town to deal with Connie Clark because of her honesty, hard work, market knowledge, and pleasant demeanor. D & B
INTEGRITY, DEDICATION & COMPASSION
Connie helped my wife and I purchase our first home. She was so helpful with the whole process. We absolutely love our home and truly appreciate Connie’s hard work. We will definitely use her again when we are back in the market for a new home.
And words cannot begin to express our gratitude for her hard work and integrity throughout our home search journey. Her dedication and compassion put our minds at ease. We truly could not be happier with our home!! E & J
HAD OUR BEST INTEREST AT HEART
My husband and I began our home search over the internet from across the country. We used Connie Clark’s search engine, among others, to figure out what area of Scottsdale we wanted to relocate to. Once in Arizona, Connie reached out to me via phone. She was so friendly and helpful over the phone that I decided I wanted to use Connie to find our home. We had several other agents contact us as well, but when we wanted to see homes from one end of the Valley to the other, they did not seem interested in helping us. Connie was not afraid to show us many homes in different locations to help us narrow down the area we wanted to live. Connie was also good at listening to what we wanted in a home and in guiding us to the best homes for us. After patiently taking me to see about 50 homes, she showed us the home we purchased. It had just come back on the market that day and Connie had added to the list for that day because she had a feeling it might be just what we were looking for, and she was right. Through the entire process of looking for the home and then going through all the steps to purchase our home, Connie was always readily available and I felt like she always had our best interest at heart. Connie is such a pleasure to work with and we would definitely use her again. T & C
AIM WAS TO FOSTER CLIENT SATISFACTION
Connie helped us find a home in a gated community. She coached us through a lender owned purchase by pointing out small, but important details. She was clearly not just trying to sell a house, but trying to foster satisfaction. She is obviously very knowledgeable in all matters of real estate pertinent to a buyer and we would definitely use her again and would whole heartedly recommend her to others. D & G
CARED FOR US & SPOILED US
Connie is the greatest! She went way beyond and more to help me find a house for my husband and I. My husband was in Indiana trying to sell our house and the Realtors he dealt with there would have gotten no accolades from us. Connie cared for and spoiled us, and we are very grateful she did. She looked at all houses before we went out and weeded out the ones she knew were not right. She took care of some unforeseen problems when we did find the one. She was very informed on all aspects and was very helpful, and if she didn’t know the answer, she found out quickly. She kept on people to get answers from the other people involved while looking for houses and after I found the one. We are very happy with our house, thanks to Connie! D & M
VERY THOROUGH & HAS THE CLIENT’S BEST INTEREST IN MIND
I was on a limited budget and a short sale seemed the way to get a good value. Turns out buying a short sale home is complicated and frustrating! Connie always kept me informed about what was on the market in my price range and we looked at many homes, as I wanted a newer house with no HOA and a place for my boat, not an easy find in metro Phoenix. During the buying process she stayed on top of all the details, so I didn’t have to and she helped coordinate all the inspections, paperwork, etc. She is very thorough and I truly feel she has her client’s best interest in mind. JF
ALWAYS COURTEOUS & A JOY TO BE WITH
Connie was extremely helpful in finding us a nice home, in a nice neighborhood. She always was courteous and a joy to be with. I hope she stays in the real estate business, because I have friends wanting to move to Arizona. I would highly recommend Connie for any real estate decision. B & V
LISTENED INTENTLY AS I ASKED QUESTIONS
Connie was very helpful in showing me the types/styles of homes in the price range that I specified. I appreciated that she listened intently as I asked questions about the Phoenix area, surrounding cities and the houses we viewed. Connie was very thorough and professional in giving her answers to the questions I raised. I am still in the process of finding a house to purchase and intend to continue to work with Connie to find one. GS
MADE THE PROCESS SMOOTH AND EASY
Many thanks for helping us find the perfect “retirement home.” You made the process smooth and easy without a lot of surprises along the way. J & J
THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to hear my son’s voice last night saying he was picking up the keys to his new house. It was very difficult for me to leave knowing his search had just begun, but after meeting with you, I was at ease knowing you would be there to look out for them. I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. I can’t tell you how much it means to me to know those two kids are happy and moving into their first home together. Once again a great big thank you!!!!! SY
YOUR DEDICATION TO YOUR JOB IS AWESOME
“Connie thanks so much! You are the easiest person to work with. Your dedication to your job is awesome! AG
WOULDN’T HAVE MADE IT THROUGH WITHOUT YOU
YOU ARE WONDERFUL!!!! I wouldn’t have made it through this process without your perseverance and compassion….you have been my “angel” in seeing over this process. CM
HIGHEST LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM, INTEGRITY & EXPERTISE
Connie is an outstanding real estate agent with a vast knowledge of her industry. I have had the pleasure of working with Connie and her clients on many occasions and she is in the top tier of her profession. I strongly endorse Connie not only as a Realtor; but as a person. She holds the highest level of professionalism, integrity and expertise on all fronts and it is a true pleasure to be associated with her! RK
DILIGENT, DETAIL ORIENTED & TENACIOUS
Connie is diligent and detail-oriented. She is tenacious and works extremely hard. She also has a thorough knowledge of the market and listing, selling, and short sale processes. I would highly recommend Connie for your real estate needs. As a former Realtor (R) I know her through working situations. The service provided was for someone I recommended to her. G & V