I wanted to recognize two fantastic real estate professionals, Lauren Krawczyk and Bonnie Strickland as well as the entire team at Strickland Property Group for an amazing property sale and purchase. We lived in the Old NE and loved the neighborhood, but it was time to find a home with more space within the downtown area that we had grown to love. We had to sell our home first to be able to afford the upgrade we would be making, and we knew we needed a well-qualified realtor/broker.
I left a voicemail on the Strickland Property Group office mailbox after 5pm thinking I might get a call from one of her assistants the following day or next. To my surprise, Bonnie personally called me back that evening around 6:30pm. She was full of energy, and we set an appointment for her to personally view our home the very next day. What a great first impression!
During our appointment Bonnie was very prepared and gave us a detailed professional comparison of home values in our specific section of the Old NE, not just the neighborhood as a whole. Her local knowledge was impressive. To our surprise she felt our home was valued much higher than we were anticipating and her homework proved it. Lauren Krawczyk, who assisted Bonnie with the sale of our home, exuded positive confidence and 14 days later we accepted a cash offer and set a closing date 30 days out!
Days later, we failed the inspection due to an unknown mold issue in our master bathroom. Our buyers were immediately concerned, however Bonnie and Lauren had a contractor to our property in a few hours to assess the situation. This contractor was fairly priced and began the repair the following day. Over the next two weeks, Lauren was at our home every day making sure that the bathroom was progressing as anticipated. Lauren went well above our expectations; she even located custom glass tile from an out of state distributor to assist our contractor when he couldn’t find a match locally. Within two weeks we had remediated the mold and repaired the affected areas, and the bathroom looked as good as new! Not only were we thrilled, but the buyers were blown away at Bonnie and Lauren’s ability to fix/manage the issues within the inspection period.
During this time, Lauren found an ideal home in Snell Isle that fit our family’s needs. Between the challenges in closing the sale of our existing home, working with our lender, and satisfying the sellers of our new home, I can’t begin to tell you how impressed we were with Lauren and Bonnie’s ability to keep all of these details organized. As a result, both closings were a success! I’m convinced that Lauren and Bonnie are two of the best in the business, and we can’t imagine having worked with anyone else. If you want results and a customer first attitude along the way, select Lauren and Bonnie. You will not be disappointed.