Earlier this year my husband lost his job and a little over a month after that I was out of work on maternity leave. Neither of us were getting any pay. Prior to this our house was already on the market. After a few months of trying to sell our home and running out of savings. We decided we had to do something or we would have to foreclose on our home. After many tears, we decided that a short sale was the best option for our family. The realtor we were with referred us to Ms. Debra Smith because she could better help us with a short sale. She was AWESOME, so comforting and understanding of our situation. She assured me that this would not haunt us forever. She stayed on top of this sale. I felt almost as if I was her only priority. I could not have asked for her to be anymore reassuring that she was going to make this sale happen for us. I received constant updates of what was going on and where we were with the sale. The day of the closing when we were done signing papers, I had a small break down and she again assured my husband and I that we would recover from this and it would only "ding" us for a little while. Anyone I know looking to buy/sell a home, I will refer to her and make sure they know what she did for us and assure them they will NOT be disappointed.
I was recently awarded a new job with my company in a different location and was faced with the daunting task of relocation. I met with multiple realtors in order to get my home in Tuscaloosa sold; Debra was my agent of choice. When we first met, she was 100% honest with me on the current reality of the home market. She was able to show me multiple homes similar to mine that were either on the market or had sold recently which gave me a good idea of the correct price to list my home at. We decided on a listing price quickly, Debra placed my home on MLS and that same night another agent contacted her about showing my house. The first person to look at my home made an offer which I attribute to Debra's diligence on the front end. Through the contract process, Debra kept me in the loop at all times with questions from the buyer, repairs that were required, suggestions on who I could use to help with repairs and any other small details that I can't think of right now. The process of selling your home can be stressful, but with realtors like Debra Smith your worries and stress aren't nearly as much because of her hard work. A big thank you is the least I can say, thanks Debra!
“My wife and I were looking at putting our house up for sale last year and moving to another home closer to
our work. We had our house listed with two different Realtors, both signing 6 month contracts with each
realtor. We had multiple showings over that time but no offers for our house. We lowered the price multiple
times with the hopes of finding the right family that would want to buy it. We had no luck. After our contract
had expired with the last realtor, we decided to put our house up for sale by owner. We didn’t really know the
process and paperwork with selling our house, and we really didn’t have the time to thoroughly invest in
being available to show it on a moment’s notice, but we were hoping that we could eventually find the right
buyer and go from there. Again no luck with any offers. My wife was contacted by a realtor that she knew,
Phil Duke, and he asked if it would be possible that he list the house and wanted to schedule a meeting with
myself to go over his philosophy and what he could do for it. After meeting with Phil and listening to his
suggestions and observations with selling the house, we signed a contract with Phil to list the house. He was
upfront with what he considered a good asking price and what upgrades a buyer would tend to look for. This
was what we needed to hear. After one day of being placed on the market, we had an interested buyer take
a look at the house and make us an offer to buy! One day! We were thrilled. Phil looked out for us in the
selling process and made sure we were making the best decisions with every aspect of negotiations and
closing. After having our house for sale for over a year, we finally found the best realtor for us! We would
highly recommend Phil Duke with Realty Executives for anyone looking to sell or buy a home.”
-Jason and Candi McCullough
“I have dealt with several realtors over the past 25 + years. Phil Duke is far and away the best I
have seen. He stays in contact with you through the entire process from listing to closing. He
gave almost daily updates. My house was not on the market for very long. This guy is extremely
motivated to do the right thing. No issues at closing which was a great relief. I would recommend
Mr. Duke to anyone needing a professional,dedicated realtor!”
We chose Dan Williams to sell our home based upon principles he has always demonstrated to my family for over 13 years. These qualities are: dependability, passion, eagerness, honesty, integrity, leadership, and most of all Christianity.
You can rest assured that Dan will do his best to help you buy/sell a home quickly and obtain you the best deal possible.
-Luke and Kristy Smith
Claudia is a wonderful agent with willingness to work with us. We were always late and she never complained. [Claudia] was very friendly and listened to what we asked for. We would definitely recommend her to others. We appreciate everything she did to help us get our house.
-Jim and Cheryl Robertson
We were fortunate to have Debra Smith represent us with our first home purchase and sale. She walked us through the process and made sure we were taken car of. We had many happy years in our first home. When it was time to sell, we called Debra. It had a contract within a week! The process couldn't have been easier.
I strongly recommend Debra Smith for any and all of your Real estate needs... This was a very emotional move for our family, and Debra quickly became more than a Realtor®. She was a listening friend who helped us sort through our "needs" versus "wants" to make the best decision for my mama. If you are in the market to either buy or sell a house, I suggest you give Debra a call! You won't be sorry!
Earlier this year my husband lost his job and a little over a month after that I was out of work on maternity leave. Neither of us we getting any pay. Prior to this our house was already on the market...We decided we would have to foreclose on our home. After many tears we decided that a short sale was the best option for our family. The Realtor® we were with referred us to Mrs. Debra Smith... She stayed on top of this sale. I felt almost as if we were her only priority... Anyone I know looking to buy/sell a home I will refer to her and make sure they know what she did for us...
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"We were fortunate to have Debra Smith represent us with our first home purchase and sale. She walked us through the process and made sure we were taken car of. We had many happy years in our first home. When it was time to sell, we called Debra. It had a contract within a week! The process couldn't have been easier."