Following are letters from some of my clients' for those of you that don't know me, I hope they make you more comfortable in working with me. And many thanks to all my clients that have taken the time to write, as these make my business so fulfilling. Your comments are very much appreciated!
"Newsweek selected him as one of the best Realtors around, and Newsweek doesn't know the half of it. I hired Donald Baptiste of Sound Point Real Estate to sell my Capitol Hill home in 2009, a year after I had tried to sell it through another Realtor. This was the height of the recession, I was already frustrated and overwhelmed. Fortunately, Donald was able to put together a deal and sell my home when other houses sat on the market.
I was reluctant to stage our home, but Donald, in a polite, caring and professional manner, convinced me of the advantages of doing so. He patiently answered questions and provided me with tips on how to best present the property given the competitive market conditions. At the time my family had already moved out of state, so Donald took charge and did whatever needed to be accomplished to get the home on the market, including helping to move and sell some unneeded furniture.
Donald knows and understands the Seattle real estate market. Donald did not sugarcoat our odds of selling the property for the price I wanted. He wisely discouraged me from making unnecessary renovations. He pointed to reliable comps and was realistic about our pricing. When it turned out that we needed to obtain additional inspections for negotiating price, Donald was right there to assist and co-ordindate with the various contractors.
Given his talent and commitment, I highly recommend him to you if you are thinking of selling your home. My only regret is that now I'm out of state and unable to use Donald for all my real estate needs.
George Fields, 2010
"Our experience working with you was so unusually different, we are still probably a bit stunned. The word that comes to mind is 'service'. Your personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, straightforwardness and yet sensitivity, all of this leavened with humor have made you not just the perfect real estate agent, but the perfect friend."
Janice & Peter Roy-Byrne
"When it came time for me to select my agent, I was extremely particular about who I would hire. You met my qualifications, then exceeded them 100% by your professionalism, your hard work and your integrity."
H. R. Cullen