"I am writing regarding the great service I received from James Arminiak when I recently sold my house through your company. I have dealt with other agents in the past but I have never met one who has the integrity, honesty, and professionalism that James has.
James had the confidence to tell us the truth we know no one else would, and then guide us in the right direction. He kept in constant contact, even after the sale to make sure we received our escrow check. I will refer him to all my friends and family.
Way better than FSBO
" I wish to tell you about the service I received from your agent James Arminiak. I was going to sell my house by owner. In fact I had someone who made me an offer and I was going to accept it. James knocked on my door and asked me if he could put more money in my pocket, would I let him help me sell my home? I told him I need to sell the home right away. He assured that wouldn't be a problem.
He listed and then sold my home in less than a week. He handled all the paperwork, talked to the city, and arranged the closing.
The amount I walked away with at closing after paying his 7% commission was $28,000 more than I was going to get for sale by owner.
When I hear of someone looking to buy or sell I'll make sure I tell them about Jim.
- Edwin Mayer Livonia, MI
An Open Letter to frustrated real estate sellers
"We feel your pain.
At the age of retirement, we were ready for the "golden years". Our plans were made, retirement home set for occupancy, and we were finally going to achieve our dreams. All that remained was the selling of our residence here in Canton. We listed our house with one of the local major realtors. We had been warned that the real estate market was in a drastic slump, but we knew that we had a nice house and listed it at fair price (well below what the realtor said they could sell it for). We had the entire interior repainted, carpets cleaned and the remainder scrubbed and polished. The "FOR SALE" sign was planted in the front yard and we were eagerly awaited the buyers the agent had promised. At first there were one or two showings a week, but when trying to get any information from our agent, she was either "in a meeting, out of the office, or unavailable at that time". As the weeks went by and the showings slowed without any information as to why no one seemed to be interested in purchasing our property, we discovered that the only effort put forth to market our home was to place it on the Internet and hope that was enough to generate interest. Needless to say, the listing with that realtor expired without any feedback from the people that did look at the house concerning what they did or didn't like. Our discouragement was growing by the day.
Enter Jim Arminiak, RE/MAX Home Sales Services. Jim convinced us to give him the opportunity to succeed where the others had failed. Jim reviewed all the real estate in the area, ran comparative values of the competition (like houses in our area) and told us where we should price the home, what we could do to make our house the one that sticks out, and marketing strategies for maximum exposure. We signed with Jim and from the start we were contacted at least one a week with feedback from the people and agents that came through. His approach to marketing brought through more people in the first thirty days than had seen the property in the previous six months. With Jim's help we were able to concentrate on the adjustments we could make and accept the criticism on things we couldn't change. Jim made us feel as if he were a member of the immediate family with his honesty, advice, commitment to the sale of the house, and looking out for our best interests. He was always available for any questions we had and kept our property at the front of the "show" listing to other brokers.
Needless to say, our house sold sooner than we had dared to hope at a price that we are extremely pleased with. I am scared to think of where we might be if we had not listed with Jim. His hard work and dedication to his profession is far and beyond our expectations. We truly believe that "If it can be done in real estate, Jim Arminiak is the man who can do it.
- Dave and Nona Woodby
sold just in time
""I am writing this letter to tell you the great job your agent James Arminiak did selling our home. I had been trying to sell by home by owner for four months. I told Jim we had 45 days before we had to close on our new home or the builder was going to keep the $10,000 deposit. He told me it could be done. I can't believe that 11 days later Jim himself found the buyer and sold our house. We closed 28 days later with 6 days to spare.
He did everything he promised and more. I will never even think of buying or selling a home without calling Jim first. I will recommend him to everyone I hear is thinking about buying or selling."