Once we did our research, selling and buying with Dave Elfassy, James Frodyma and Team Elfassy was an easy decision. We won't bore you with our selection process, but it started with a detailed list of what we needed, and culminated with Dave demonstrating to us that our particular goals and process preferences were doable, and how.
We're empty nesters on fixed incomes. We're done with our mortgage and we have no intention of starting a new one, so the first step had to be the selling of our existing home, which there's nothing special about: It's never been renovated, it's just a well-maintained, 18 year old family townhome.
The first thing Dave did was to book us a consultation with Erin, an excellent professional stager who counts Team Elfassy among her clients, whose services are included in Dave's commission rate, the best you'll likely find.
A couple of days after Erin's assessment and report, her assistant, Paula, came by to stage the place accordingly. On the same day, the professional photographers (Kenneth and his assistant) and the inspector (Mike) also came by, all of who's services were included in that great commission rate.
Then the listing went live, the marketing and negotiations kicked in (Dave correctly prides himself on his negotiation skills), and the magic started happening, which, in our case, was a multiple offer situation that resulted in an accepted offer of 10.26% over asking in 4 days!
So then we knew how much we could spend on a new house, but we still had to find a new one, fast: As this is all taking place, inventory is extremely low, demand is very high, and prices are increasing quickly... the longer we wait, the greater our concern that we'll be priced out of the market.
So within 4 days of selling, James Frodyma helped us put in a Hail Mary offer at our max budget on a large waterfront hidden treasure he showed us, but, although we were competitive, we lost that particular bidding war (let's just say the sellers are very, very fortunate).
No problem: The same day James showed us that Hail Mary property, he also showed us one that was a better fit for us in many ways (it actually checked more of our boxes), and the day after just missing the Hail Mary, he negotiated a great accepted offer on that beautiful 2nd place (our new forever home!): $13k UNDER asking, and WITH a buyer inspection condition, which rarely happens in this competitive environment where unconditional offers are the norm.
Bottom line (because it always comes down to the bottom line): We got more house and property in a more beautiful neighborhood for quite a bit less than what we sold our existing home for, all thanks to Team Elfassy!
And even though the buying and selling is now done, the service continues: Dave and his team provide after-sales care that includes a service that helps streamline the move (address and service changes and so on), and they're helping us find all the various professionals we need (referral lists of lawyers, contractors, etc.).
Don't think of the amazing commission rate as a discount, because the service is anything but discounted: In fact, it's white glove!
- Ian and Jean Holland