Kerri Wong and Scott Toay
When my husband and I needed to chose a realtor to handle the sale of our home in Burbank we wanted someone who was familiar with the town, would make suggestions on what we could do to the house to maximize its potential, would aggressively market our house even though it wasn’t the biggest on the block, and would be open to using social media to reach out to potential buyers. We were familiar with many of the local agents but had not yet met Judy when I came across her San Fernando Valley real estate blog. I immediately liked her sense of humor and appreciated her knowledge of the local and national markets. I felt as though she would be someone who could guide us through the most important business transaction we might make in our lives. I sent an inquiry of interest to Judy through her website and she responded immediately to set up a meeting. When we sat down with Judy what we liked was that she was interested in our expectations and goals and she also took time to walk through the house on her own to get a feel for it. She also mentioned a few things she thought we could do to show the house to its best potential, i.e. staging. We had recently spent a lot of money upgrading the house and were averse to spending any more, but Judy had some persuasive reasons for why she thought it was important. She was clear the final decision would be up to us, but we did feel confident in her expertise (and ultimately had the house beautifully staged as she’d suggested.) Although we had some apprehension about signing with an agent we’d picked somewhat randomly, we can now say that we had a great experience with Judy. She kept us frequently updated, worked hard to build interest in our house, used social media to promote the sale status and held a festive Open House that made people want to hang out at the house. She made sure we understood each piece of paper we had to sign and kept track of all pertinent dates. The sale of our house was very fast and rewarding. In today’s market, you need someone forward thinking who knows what needs to be done in order to get an above average result; Judy proved to be that person for us.