February 11, 2019 | Fernando Sandoval
We are so grateful for our latest review on the sale of a home in Sarasota for a great family living in Texas!

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We interviewed several agents before deciding on hiring Fernando and Julie Sandoval to sell our house in Sarasota. We live in Texas and so we needed someone that could help us with every aspect of the sale of the home. We flew down and talked to one local agent we found on the web and another one that our probate attorney recommended. It was soon apparent that out of the three brokers Julie and Fernando Sandoval were head and shoulders above all the others!

We first were impressed with their punctuality, their follow up, responsiveness on the phone and their professionalism. I mean they were the only ones who used a power point presentation, provided a list of homes they recently sold and wowed us with their market expertise and marketing plan.

We were seriously considering spending a large sum of money to renovate the kitchen with the hopes of getting a higher sales price but Fernando, with his extensive remodeling, construction background and his knowledge of Real Estate talked us out of it! He said he would select the projects that would bring us the highest return on investment and that he would take care of everything. Fernando decided, and we agreed, that we would sell the contents of the home first, tear out the old carpet, patch and paint the inside walls and install new, basic, neutral, nice but inexpensive carpet. Fernando even went to Home Depot and picked out the carpet!

Fernando and Julie actually carried out the estate sale for us while we were in Texas! They advertised the estate sale and then invited neighbors to come by and look at the home and purchase any contents they wanted, taking cash, credit cards and providing all the receipts to us for verification. They collected names and phone numbers of people who may be interested in buying the house for later follow up. They were not going to charge us for running the estate sale, but we gave them something generous for their trouble.

Then Fernando wrote up a scope of work document which our son reviewed and approved. Our son is in the construction industry here in Texas. Fernando then went out and got competitive quotes from local contractors including some he regularly does business with. After reviewing the quotes and settling on who would carry out the work, we simply paid the deposits to the contractors and Fernando supervised the work. Upon the work being satisfactorily completed, Fernando provided a report with photos and sent it to us and we paid the balance to the contractors. Talk about going the extra mile!

Fernando and Julie Sandoval then put the house up for sale, they sent out flyers, followed up with the neighbors, door knocked the neighborhood, help open houses, posted on social media, made videos about the house and even brought out that HUGE Remax Balloon multiple times, they sent us emails with updates every week and photos when applicable. It was amazing.

Julie Sandoval is an amazing person. She is caring, understanding and patient. I know sometimes when going back and forth on negotiations things can get crazy and emotions run high especially with all the people involved in the sale of this house from the probate end and all the people involved on the buyer’s end and the title company etc. Julie was so great at explaining everything, negotiating and providing options for us to consider, offering her expert advice every step of the way.

We got a strong cash buyer to agree to purchase the home at a price we were pleased with after about 2 months of marketing it.

Then Fernando and Julie went out and secured a second, back up offer from another buyer, just in case the first contract didn’t pan out.

Now I realize how much I’ve written on here ha ha…well I just wanted to make sure I share this story because Fernando and Julie Sandoval are some of the most amazing people we have ever done business with! We were so blessed to have them help us with this house and we don’t think any other agent would have gone as far as they did. I doubt we will sell or buy another house in Florida but if we did, we would definitely send them business or use them again.

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