When my husband and I decided to sell our home just over a year ago, a home that was built by my family, we chose to go with an agent with whom we had no acquaintance. Having only seen Bobby Lawrence's name (and face) in advertisements, we set up an appointment to meet with him. Bobby arrived fully prepared with a presentation of comparable properties and willingness to answer any questions posed to him. He is professional, thorough and mild mannered. He possesses a keen sense of style. Bobby is a good listener.
In addition, and perhaps more important, Bobby is a good communicator. From the very beginning, he educated us about showing our home. We incorporated all of his suggestions. We followed his instructions--when to hold a broker's open house and when to have an open house for the public. He talked to us in length before and after showings. We tweaked things all along the way. When the time came to negotiate the final contract, he offered his advice and answered our every concern.
Bobby was not only attentive on the selling end but also on the buying end. Over the course of the months we worked with him, he learned about the type of property we wanted to purchase - its size, location and layout. Because Bobby is incredibly knowledgeable about the current real estate market - what's listed, coming up, selling, or being delisted, he managed to find us the perfect home in no time.
In short, there is only one agent to use and that is Bobby Lawrence.
Sincerely, -Aline Landy
Dear Prospective Home Seller
We highly recommend Bobby Lawrence as your "go-to" home selling agent. Our recent experience with Bobby was exceptional. We had our property on the market several times over the past few years with other agents. Bobby is a consummate professional, ranking head and shoulders above them all.
He was very prepared for our initial interview with extensive comps and various property assessments, all prepared in advance of a signed agreement. His recommendation on pricing was well supported and realistic. His advice on timing of the listing (mid-December) was spot-on resulting in multiple showings during the first 2 weeks and an offer in early January, a time frame we thought would be a poor time to market the property.
During the contracting phase of the sale, he prepared us for each step in the process, guiding us through options and alternatives, was firm and held accountable the buyer's agent to keep the process moving forward. Bobby provided great direction and helped us navigate through the home inspection process to our advantage. His knowledge of various professional contractors helped immensely. Closing proceeded without an issue and he actually arranged for the buyers to refund us for some repairs we completed inadvertently.
Overall, our home sale experience with Bobby was simple, easy, low-stress, and painless. If not for the fact we relocated out of the area, we would engage Bobby, without a second thought, in any future home sale needs.
Sincerely, -Tony and Debra
"We have known Bobby Lawrence for approximately 30 years and know him to be an outstanding individual and personal friend.
Bobby has assisted us with 11 Residential Real Estate transactions. With each transaction Bobby has thoroughly researched current market conditions and advised us on expectations for purchase or listing price. His guidance through the process has been exceptional, and each transaction has been concluded to meet out expectations.
We can highly recommend Bobby as your Buyer's or Seller's Agent.
Sincerely yours, -Claus and Robert
Good Afternoon, Mr. Vohar, (Managing Broker, Towne Realty Norfolk Office)
My name is Manisha Sharma and I recently worked with your realtor, Bobby Lawrence, to purchase my first home. I would like to share with you my experience in working with Bobby. From my very first interaction with him and up until this morning (when he checked in with me on how I am adjusting to my new home) I have been impressed with his professionalism, expertise and attention to detail. Whenever we hit a bump in the road, Bobby would ease my concerns, answer my MANY questions, answer my parent's MANY, MANY questions and remain confident that everything would work out. Most of the time he would not just make me smile but make me literally laugh out loud. For someone going through this process for the first time, he made it fun and I never doubted that he was looking out for my best interest. Bobby was incredibly patient, thorough and knowledgeable about the entire process. I never felt pressured or rushed - he made sure everything was on my timeline and that I found the perfect place. And although I know he was working with several other clients during the same time, I never felt that way. He always made me feel like I was his top priority and the most important person he was working with.
I am so incredibly grateful that I was able to work with Bobby. I will happily recommend him and Berkshire Hathaway to anyone that I know that is looking to buy or sell a home. I have no doubt that Bobby is the best person for the job. I would love to provide a formal reference for Bobby, please let me know if there is a form or anything I would need to complete to do so. Thank you for your time and have a great day.