We struck a deal on a home for my son and daughter-in-law, with Simon as our realtor. When we were in the inspection stage, the owner of the house kicked out the inspector and said he decided not to sell and said he would not reimburse our inspection fee. ($500). After looking at quite a few houses, we new this was the house we wanted. Simon suggested we not walk away and fight for the house. The owner continued to drag out the process hoping we would walk away.(We found out that he had done this with 2 other buyers) With a baby on the way, we were not going to find another house in time. The owner of the house said he was hiring a lawyer hoping to scare us off. Because Simon knew what he was doing and had the contract signed to be ironclad, we new we could not lose. With his advice, we proceeded to hire a litigation lawyer if needed. With the time that had passed, an equivalent house would have cost us another $20,000, plus all the labor Simon has put into this. We went back to the owner with an option of paying us $50,000 for having to pay more for another house plus all real estate fees to walk away, or sell the home.
After the owner consulted with his real estate lawyer, he decided to sell the house without any more interruptions or delays.
I have bought and sold a few houses in my years and have had different realtors. I can honestly say that if we would not have had Simon in our corner, we would probably have been told to cut our loses and move on.
Simon is probably by far the best realtor I have ever come across, and every time someone asks me if they know a good realtor. I give them Simon's number.