Ann is the epitome of professionalism. She’s a true expert in the field of Real Estate and also very knowledgeable in many other aspects that to into purchasing or selling a home. My family had the privilege of working with Ann in both realms, selling and purchasing. In both, she displayed a level of efficiency that was a bit unbelievable! Both processes were smooth and relatively fast. Ann sold our home within 3 weeks of her listing it. I should also mention, Ann’s team brings that same level of work ethic and skill as she does. If there’s any question, everyone in her office is capable of answering and offering options. Last but certainly not least, Ann is probably one of the sweetest, most down-t0-earth people I’ve met; she makes the process fun and you feel confident that you’re in good hands with her.
This home sale taught me a lesson that you already knew. You handled this brilliantly. I thought a home has a market price and should sell for that price. I felt that remodeling or fixing obvious problems does NOT make sense if the market value doesn’t go up by that amount. You and various real estate agents over the years have talked about those things don’t raise the value but they make it sell faster. This made no sense to me because no other asset works that way. When we saw low comps and slow activity you rapidly lowered the price twice which I applauded then (and now) because most financial investors aren’t willing to cut their losses on a bad investment. But I still did not understand what you had been telling me. Here is what I now realize. A home has two inherent prices (both fluctuate over time – of course). One price is the amount it should sell for based on the best comps of homes that waited to get the right deal. This is the price it will sell for ONLY when someone comes along and views this house as the perfect home for them. This can take months or years for that person to come along. The other price is a much lower price at which it will sell to people who LIKE the home but don’t view it as the only one that fits their needs. The remodeling we did moved more people into the former (higher) priced category and you were wise enough to hold out for that price. The reason we paid close to full market value when we bought this house is that it was perfect for us and that is why the new owner paid market price. Thanks for getting us the right deal. You are my real estate hero.
Ann took the time to really listen and understand what we wanted in our forever home. We appreciated the fact she respected our time and made sure we had approved the list of homes she wanted us to see prior to setting out. Even though Ann is a busy, successful real estate broker, we never felt rushed or that she didn’t have time to answer even the most minute question. Even after we made an offer, she kept us informed all along the way of what to expect. Very pleased with her communication. Ann was also diligent in helping us sell our home. She knows the market, never pressured us to do something we didn’t want to do but we put it in her capable hands and voila, our house sold at a great price!
Ann is such a professional and knows her business! She treats everyone with such respect and is always on top of every detail. And her staff is just as good. I can’t say enough good things about how this sale was managed. She kept us informed and offered spot on guidance. I couldn’t be more pleased.
Our experience with Anna-Kate Bowen was wonderful. We are new to Montgomery and she guided us through the entire process. We didn’t really know what we wanted but we were sure of what we didn’t want…she was very patient with us and through an elimination process we eventually narrowed the search to find our dream home. She is a local, born and raised in Montgomery so she knows every inch of the town and gives great advice ranging from where to find prime real estate to as little as the parks and restaurants. She has great bargaining skills, I am still amazed at the price we purchased our home and we closed within 6 weeks. Having Anna-Kate as our Realtor is one of the best decisions we made since moving to Montgomery.
I highly recommend Doris Wolfe if you are buying a home — she helped us score a great buy in East Montgomery. Always so friendly, knowledgeable and highly responsive to all our needs and timeline. She’s well-connected in the area and it made every phase of buying very smooth and easy.
We have known Sue Dismukes for approximately six years. Sue helped us find our dream home. She is incredibly patient, understanding and extremely knowledgeable. Sue stands out an excellent Realtor because she cares. More than a Realtor, Sue has become our friend.
Rita Pickette went the extra mile to help us find the home that met our needs. As a military family coming from Virginia we were not familiar with the Montgomery area. Rita took the time to show us available houses in several areas until we narrowed down the field and found the ideal home. The entire purchasing process went smoothly with her attention to detail, patience, help and expertise.
Our experience with Ann Michaud has been very pleasant and very successful. Ann was very knowledgeable in her work and about Montgomery and the surrounding areas. She went above and beyond to help us find the right house. She worked diligently with us to the very end. She treated us as if we were purchasing a million dollar home. My husband and I highly recommend her for a realtor. You won’t be disappointed.