"August 29, 2017 I started an internet research for HOMES FOR SALE in 20187—to get an idea on competitive pricing. The HomeLight website caught my attention because it amalgamated realtor sales for Bethesda, Maryland. I had been trying to rent my home, but I was competing with 20 other homes in my narrow zip code, i.e., feeding into the top rated three Montgomery public schools in my neighborhood. I needed a realtor who could both “rent” or “sell” my property. I was released without penalty by the Rental Management Company I had signed on with in July.
Email responses and phone calls from HomeLight.com started immediately. I was pleasantly surprised, and appreciative of their market research. Four specific companies were sent to me, and I received calls from all of them. At that time, I wasn’t ready to make any decisions, because we were still packing, preparing the movers to take our furniture to Florida on September 6th. Two of the four recommendations were for the Wydler Brothers, and different members of their Teams had called to introduce themselves, but I had no time to meet with anyone.
The movers came at 6:30am September 6th and were finished by 10am. The Maids of Bethesda arrived in the afternoon, to clean my house. Eric Brooks, a Wydler Brothers realtor called to say he’d be in my neighborhood that afternoon, and could he just stop by to meet me in person? Tired and disheveled, sitting on a stair step, I said, “OK—but we have no furniture.”
Eric arrived around 4pm and I felt very comfortable with his presentation and plan of action, IF I decided to hire his company. He followed up with email notes after our move to Leesburg, Florida (September 16th) and later we had some phone conversations. I signed the WYDLER Brothers contract in October, he had a signed contract from a buyer in November, and the settlement date was January 9, 2018.
HomeLight gets all the credit for putting us together. Eric and his team carried the ball! They wrote great ad copy, had a professional photographer illustrate my house for multiple listing websites, held Open Houses and did whatever had to be done to sell my home.
I’d recommend HomeLight — it allows the seller to jump into the Realty Game with all guns blazing!
PS. — One of the other HomeLight recommended agents called me a lot, sent info and when I offered a last minute face-to-face meeting, after Eric left, he said he couldn’t see me on such short notice. I told him to stop calling, that if I wanted to move forward, I would call him. A few weeks later, he left a voice message saying “Hey Marjorie—this is_______.” Honest mistake, but I wasn’t interested."