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After living in our home for 12 years we decided to move closer to our jobs. The thought of home buying (and selling) scared us to death. But we were lucky enough to find Scott and Jim. They escorted us through both the buying and selling processes with kindness and compassion. Their knowledge of all things real estate is truly amazing. We came to rely on them every step of the way, and cannot express our gratitude enough for their immediate response to any question or concern we were having. We ended up with a wonderful new home that we love, and saw our then current residence go under contract within days of it being listed. It was a happy ending that would not have happened without the advice and support we received from Jim and Scott.
Penny W. & Linda M.
Scott and Jim,
Thank you so much for everything you did for my family during the entire process of selling our house. Not only did you take the time to come personally to explain every step, but facilitated the difficult problems with referrals to other professionals when they were needed. The virtual tour you staged and produced was so beautiful it almost made me rethink my decision to sell. The most important thing was that you were always there when I needed you. I can't believe that the house sold in mere weeks and that I got almost my asking price! You are a magician. Even the closing ran smoothly! I will never sell or let my friends sell or buy without you.
The Greene Family
VERY SATISFIED, REPEAT CLIENTS!
Scott and Jim have helped us with one home sale and two home purchases and we couldn't be happier! Their knowledge of the rapidly changing marketplace along with their professionalism, teamwork, and patience combined to make the process run smoothly each time.
As everyone knows, buying and selling homes can be stressful! During this process Scott provided a calm voice of reason including talking my wife "down off the ledge” more than once! Jim walked us thru the complex aspects of offers, counteroffers, and finalizing paperwork.
We've also been very satisfied with their recommendations of other professionals (home inspectors, lenders, contractors). We highly recommend this team of professionals. They know the business, the market, and how to manage all the "crazy" that goes along with the buying and selling of homes.
Brian and Kathy Cone
Jim McCollum recently helped us sell our home in East Cobb and in a separate transaction, purchase a home on Lake Lanier. We could not have been happier with the experience! Jim has an outstanding knowledge of the Metro Atlanta market and was able to guide us in how best to stage our home to achieve top selling price. His marketing of our home was excellent and we quickly had a firm offer at the highest price achieved in our neighborhood in several years.
Jim was outstanding in his guidance for our home purchase as well. He was actively involved in every aspect of the process and we truly felt that we had an informed, professional advocate on our side as we worked through any and all issues. We fully recommend Jim to anyone considering a home sale or purchase.
Kirk and Karen Lakeman
EXTRODINARY CUSTOMER SERVICE!
If you’ve ever had a bad experience with a service provider, you really learn to appreciate a good one. My husband and I sold our home and purchased a new home about 12 years ago, despite a lazy and inept real estate agent. The next time we decided to buy and sell our home was at the beginning of the slump in the real estate market about 6 years ago. To complicate matters, we needed to sell our house before we could buy another one and the house we needed to sell was constructed with artificial stucco which, even though it had been properly constructed and maintained, was a big red flag for buyers in a buyers’ market. We needed help from a professional, capable real estate broker who would work hard for us.
At the time, we had known Jim McCollum for over 20 years and even though we hadn’t worked with him as a real estate broker, we had a good idea about his work ethic and character. So, we decided to hire him and it turned out to be one of the best decisions we ever made. He helped us with staging our home to make it show at its best. He must have spent hours researching comparables in the area to help us with our asking and offer prices. He constantly held open houses and refreshed the marketing and kept a good inventory of those materials at our home. He put us in touch with various vendors and service providers to do work on the house, complete inspections and even to finance the purchase of the new house. He was constantly working on our behalf and helped us get a good price for the home that we sold and negotiate a good deal on the one we purchased. There was just no comparison regarding the effort expended by Jim to that of former agent.
In fact, we were so impressed with the job he did that when we decided to buy a vacation home on Lake Burton, we sought his help again. Even though it was in an area that he was unfamiliar with at the time, he put the same energy and commitment into studying and becoming proficient with that particular market and we ended up purchasing a gorgeous home at a great price! He definitely earned my respect and I can recommend him without hesitation.
Because I have been in a service business myself for most of my life, I have high standards for service providers in general. I do not give praise or compliments easily. But in this case, I really can’t say enough good things about Jim as a professional real estate broker. We will absolutely call on him to help us with any future real estate transactions.
"Scott helped me find and purchase the perfect home for me and I continue to consult with him on a variety of real estate issues. I trust his opinion and advice. He is honest, hard-working, and does what he says he is going to do--a consummate professional. He knows the Atlanta market and can help with every step of the home-buying process. I have recommended Scott to many friends and colleagues and he gets nothing but rave reviews. Plus, he has a great sense of humor, which can be important in a sometimes stressful process!"
- Dr. Teresa Joyce, Associate Provost Kennesaw State University
Patience and Tenacity
"In addition to an excellent command of the details of buying or selling a house, Jim McCollum and Scott McDaniel get especially high marks for patience and tenacity. Especially the second purchase they handled for us involved literally months of looking at possible properties in the area we wanted to be in, followed by patient persistence going through the details of closing on a bank-owned foreclosure that had several loose ends. They also were able to refer us to equally good vendors for the other aspects of a successful purchase, like the surveyor and the inspector. We are about to sell another house, and Jim and Scott know they will get that contract too. For us, there would be no other choice."
- Drs. Howard and Colleen Austin, Sandy Springs GA
Trust and Confidence
"Scott and Jim were my Realtors when I purchased my home in Marietta. I placed my trust and confidence in them to find me a home in a location where I would feel safe and comfortable. They did not disappoint me! They were professional in all aspects of finding and purchasing my home. Jim and Scott made the process as simple as possible which I greatly appreciated. Should I need a Realtor again, I would not hesitate to call on them."
- Beverly B Maddox, Ed D. Administrative Director of KSU Community Clinic
"Scott and Jim are very detail-oriented, communicative, and professional which is extremely important and somewhat rare in the current real estate market. Upon hiring this dynamic team, we sold our house and found our dream house within a few months. Without their help and extensive knowledge, we may never have sold our house in such a timely and relatively painless manner. Thank you so much for your help and dedication to the needs of our family."
- Jennifer and Darren Cox, Canton GA
RELOCATING TO GEORGIA MADE EASY
"We recently found out that we would be relocating from Upstate New York to Georgia for work and found ourselves in need of a realtor in the Atlanta area. We called on Scott and Jim for real estate help and couldn't have gotten luckier. They made the home search fun, easy, and stress-free. Scott and Jim looked at our "must-haves" and in the areas we told them we were interested in. We honestly had little knowledge of the area and really appreciated the information these guys gave us on neighborhoods, locations, and accessibility. They did so much leg work for us before we even flew down to look at homes. When we actually did get to Atlanta to look, they had found for us exactly what we had in mind. We purchased a new home within hours of landing in Atlanta. Hopefully we will be staying put in Marietta for a while, but we will definitely call on Scott and Jim again if we find ourselves in need of real estate help. We highly recommend these friendly, knowledgeable, and professional realtors."
-Paul & Brian Webb-Walsh