Thank you for your patience, compassion and honesty during our search for a house. Some people are just a blessing to meet as you walk down the road of life. You are one of those people! Thanks for all you both do and for all of your help.
Jim and Linda were incredibly helpful throughout the entire sales process.
As a military family attempting to sell their property from out-of-state, it was particularly important to have local representation that was willing to go beyond the usual realtor expectations.
They also provided very timely and relevant communications so that we felt comfortable with the showings and status of the property. We highly recommend Jim and Linda.
Thanks again for the help.
Choosing to sell your home is an emotional time and you need to have confidence and trust in the person you choose to do that for you.
We chose to work with you because you have a very calm and professional outlook. You were very thorough in your research but also willing to listen to our thoughts and concerns.
The information you gave us to help us sell our house was extremely useful. We also appreciated the time you spent at the house and your help with de-personalizing and looking at the house objectively.
Probably the single most useful piece of advice on staging was suggesting that I go and look at model homes and take note of what was NOT there. It gives you a whole new perspective.
We appreciated your promptness with everything that needed to be done and your communication made the process smooth and as stress free as possible.
It was a pleasure working with you to sell our house and also your help to purchase our new home and I would encourage anyone needing to sell their house to put their trust in you.
Alison & Peter Farnan
Jim and Linda Smeaton are amazing. We had superior service from before listing our home to after closing was complete. We interviewed several real estate agents and Jim and Linda were by far the best with customer service and quality. Since we had never sold a home before, we had many questions. They took time to answer all of our questions and address all of our concerns.
They went above and beyond by helping us with staging, taking amazing photos for the MLS, and even personally walking our neighborhood to talk with current neighbors to make connections for potential buyers.
Each time we had a potential buyer, they would completely review the offer and give us several options to consider.
They are both extremely educated on every aspect of the process and made sure they provided us with detailed information.
They always made themselves available and responded quickly to all of our emails and phone calls. The night before our closing, they personally addressed a small item at our home that the buyer questioned during their final walk through that saved us a late night last minute trip that would have been challenging with our children.
They were with us during our closing and provided us with great advise on the construction of our new home.
I cannot speak highly enough about the great customer service we received. We sold our home quickly, the process was extremely smooth and we got the asking price on our home. We would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to sell or buy a home!
Angela Frazier | Canine Cabana
"When we called you, we were looking at finding a home in Fishhawk. We actually had one in mind but Linda and Jim found our perfect match just by chance. We chose you because out of all the other realtors we found you both were interested in what we wanted. You were dedicated and caring and put every effort in making sure the process went as smoothly as possible.
We were really pleased with the results, especially because we weren't able to come look at the house in person until it was time to close. Jim and Linda both went out of there way to take extra pictures and a video in detail of our new home.
"As a direct result of working with you, we found that buying a home doesn't have to be a stressful event and no matter the miles Jim and Linda had our best interests in mind.
We recommend you to anyone who is looking to find their perfect home and friends like Linda and Jim.”
Cesar & Erica Monroy | Fishhawk Ranch Lithia, FL
"You inspired trust and confidence! I was pleased with all of the service I received from you, but the marketing efforts were especially impressive! The Listingbook access, flyers, targeted marketing to potential buyers through your website, postcards to my neighbors and other strategically placed internet ads attracted a lot of interest from the right people. The virtual home tour showcased my home perfectly, and the special touches that you created to support the broker tour and open house were perfect. As a direct result of working with you, I was able to secure a contract in just 3 weeks!"
Kym Burke, Riverview, FL
“When we called Linda and Jim we were in a situation that seemed nearly hopeless. We were completely overwhelmed with the prospect of trying to sell our home which was over $100,000 upside down due to changes in the housing market. We had orders assigning us a new duty station for later that year and the prospect of dividing our household between two states was not only heartbreaking but financially impossible. We had heard there were government programs that may be able to help us and knew a little about short sales, but didn’t know if we qualified for either or even had the first clue about where to start.
After meeting with Linda and Jim there was no question in our mind that the Smeaton Selling Team was the perfect match for us. They listened to us, REALLY listened. Our first meeting took nearly 3 hours, during which time Linda and Jim addressed all our questions and concerns and together we formulated a strategy for getting our home sold.
Imagine our surprise when after less than 24 hours of our listing going live we received our first offer! By the end of our second day we had a total of 4 offers to consider. Now that’s what we call results!
Working with the lender and the VA during the short sales was the most challenging part of the process for us. Linda and Jim let us know from the very beginning what we could expect, but I’m not sure even they knew how frustrating our lender could be. Due to Linda’s immaculate record keeping, note taking and resolute tenacity she kept the sale process moving along and met all of our deadlines despite our lender losing our paperwork 3 different times.
As a result of working with the Smeaton Selling Team we were able to sell our home in time to make the transition to our new duty station seamlessly.
We recommend Linda and Jim to all our friends, coworkers and anyone else looking to buy or sell a home in the area, regardless of whether it’s a short sale situation or not. We’ve had an incredible selling experience using their services and look forward to working with them again when we return to the area to buy our “forever” home.”
Chris and Elizabeth Travis