After a great deal of consideration my husband and I recently purchased a townhouse in Tempe, Arizona as a rental/ investment property for our son to live in while attending ASU. Although the process of looking for and purchasing a home is rarely an easy and stress free experience I can honestly say that our agents, Vickie and Art Semler, went out of their way to make this purchase a very positive experience.
From the outset it was very evident that both Vickie and Art took a real interest in helping us find the property that was right for us, and not just in making a quick sale. Vickie spent a number of days with me driving all over Tempe (in the summer heat) looking at countless properties until we found a property that met our financial, size and location requirements. Not once did I feel any pressure to close on something that I was unsure of, and on a number of occasions they encouraged me that they would work with me for as long as it took to find the right property. Once we found the property that met our needs Art acted quickly on our behalf to make sure that our offer went through, while keeping us involved and informed throughout the entire closing process.
In using Vickie and Art for the purchase of this property we had the added benefit of their own personal experience as homebuyers in the Tempe area for their university bound children. They were very knowledgeable and informative about where and what to look for in our situation and have been very helpful in continuing to providing information and guidance on purchasing and managing a rental property.
Aside from providing us with very personalized and professional real estate services Art and Vickie were able to recommend equally professional, capable and friendly ancillary services, such as a great mortgage broker, Howard Shapiro, a home inspection company and a title company. Everyone went out of their way to provide us with very personalized, customer centered service.
The purchase went through very smoothly, and we are very pleased with the property that we ultimately purchased. Our only regret is now that the sale has been finalized we no longer will be in as close contact with such a genuinely friendly, helpful and caring couple. If you decide to use Art and Vickie Semler for your next real estate purchase I can assure you that you will be glad you did. Good Luck.
Rosemary Aird & Barrie Bradley