Dear Potential Home Buyer,
Let me tell you a story about the best home buying/owning/selling experience we ever had. My wife and I are both in the Army and were notified that we were being stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. Since I had been stationed there before, I knew that Manhattan was where we would find a home to suit our needs. At the time, we were selling our home in Washington State and I was unsure of the housing market in Kansas. We sent out an email to 7 Realtors from the primary agencies in Manhattan, Kansas to seek out information and the replies would take at least a page to answer all my questions. To our surprise, we received 6 responses from this email, all with nearly identical information but written in their own particular style.
This was how we came to know Weis Realty Executives. Linda immediately made me feel at ease with her style. It reminded me a lot of my favorite aunt who always had sound advice. You just knew that you could trust her implicitly. She prepared us for the house hunting experience of a lifetime, seeing 20 homes in just 36 hours. ( Even if you don’t buy a house with her, ask her for a ride. She knows Manhattan better than a police officer and will have you where you need to be faster than a taxi.) We started at 8:30am on Monday and were under contract with a house we loved by 9 pm Tuesday evening. At all times, she was not pushy, but merely pointed out things that were both previously identified by us as wants and concerns. As always, her advice and experience was culminated in a great deal with the seller and a new home for us.
After move in, you would think our experience would be over. September 11th happened shortly after we moved in and Linda had purchased 100 boxes of Krispy Kreem Donuts to support the New York Fire Department. We had one of her employees drive up to the house one-day delivering donuts. To say that we were touched by her willingness to support those in need and to remember her clients would be an understatement. (Try buying a house in a large city and see if your Realtor remembers your name after you close and are done with them.) During our stay at Fort Riley, I imposed on her for advice (window replacement, concrete repair) and she dispensed it with the same familial manner that she had when we were looking. She reminded us that our original plan was to only to be in Kansas for 3 years and that the cost may or may not be recovered with the prices quoted to us. A year and a half after closing, we were not treated as respected clients, but as family.
Finally we came upon orders to move to our next duty station. There was no debate on which Realtor to call to get our home sold. Linda greeted us warmly and had a professional presentation set up for us within just a few days. The research she put into getting us the best price for our home was impressive. Her team saw to every need, and when problems arose as they so often do, they were presented with a solution and seen to personally by them. Our house was sold on May 3rd with great results. Her advice led to a nice profit for us that will be saved for a future house.
If you should ever find yourself in Manhattan Kansas looking for a home, look up Linda and Jerry Weis at Realty Executives. The agents in Manhattan were all very helpful and nice to talk to. My decision to use Realty Executives came by answering one question:
Do I want to be treated as a customer…or as a member of the family?
Brian & Mary
Jack and I cannot say enough about the service, professionalism and personal touch we received from all who make up the excellent Weis Realty Executives Company! I shudder to think how much more difficult this journey would have been had we not been working through your company.
There were at least three occasions when there appeared to be a roadblock standing in our way of achieving our objectives. Each time, there you were with a clear head, sound resolutions and that personal touch that assured us that our interests were well represented.
This was a difficult process for us! More emotionally draining than either of us could have imagined. Right after moving into our new home we were to the point of believing that we had made a terrible mistake. You obviously sensed this. The fried chicken dinner brought to our new home by you and Jerry and the time you took with us from your busy schedule were wonderful examples of your caring attitude.
The difficult roadblocks we experienced made it very clear as to why a person needs to work through a real estate company rather than pursuing other avenues. We certainly can attest to the fact that your commission was well earned! The personal touch you and your team add to the mix is the reason I would recommend your particular company over others.
We are finally getting settled and starting to enjoy our new surroundings. Thanks so much for your personal care!
Jack and Phyllis
I didn’t want to let the opportunity slip by to say a very sincere thank-you to you and your associates for the superior professionalism which you and your office displayed during the recent purchase of our home.
We always get a big kick out of telling people how we purchased our home “sight unseen.” They usually respond with a comment like “Wow, you really have guts!” We laugh and say, “No, we just had a really good Realtor!” And that’s the understatement of the year.
Steve has been skeptical of all types of sales people ever since he bought his first car in college (when he discovered they used every trick in the book). So, naturally, when I told him I had selected a Realtor in Manhattan who sounded “very knowledgeable and very friendly,” he responded, “Of course she does; they always do.”
Well, Linda, you really made a believer out of my skeptical husband! All the hours you put in driving us around your charming city and showing us a variety of beautiful homes (and never being the least bit pushy) as well as the middle-of-the-night faxes you sent in an attempt to get a bid through for us. It was such a relief to be working with someone so experienced because we had no idea what we needed to do. We had built our first home and there had been very little paperwork involved, so it was such a tremendous comfort that you and your staff were so willing to work with us long-distance and after-hours.
Thank you. Linda, and all your associates for finding us a lovely, well-fitting home for our family. We will be happy to recommend your services to anyone needing to buy or sell (or even build) a home in Manhattan. As a matter of fact, we have already done that and we plan to continue serving as strong references.
Finding a real estate agency which is hard-working, competitive, considerate, and devoted to its clients is a little like winning the state lottery—better than one ever imagines! Thanks, again, for all your help and hard work.
This gift is just a small token of our gratitude for all that you did to help us-both as first-time buyers (5 years ago) and as first-time sellers. Your knowledge and professionalism made us feel extremely comfortable in our choice of a realty team!!! We are appreciative of the facts that we could call at any time with any questions or concerns that we had, no matter how silly they may have seemed, and you gave us a straight-forward, honest answer.
We wanted to give you a gift that was representative of the area in which we now live. We hope that you enjoy it!
Once again, thank you so much for everything that you and your team has done for us! Please pass along our gratitude to Jerry, Julie, Martha, Eileen, Les, and anybody else that we may have forgotten. Take care, and we’ll keep in touch
Shawn, Kristi, and Cameryn
It was great working with all of you during the sale of our home. Mary and I could not be more pleased with the results. We have invested our proceeds with the hope of returning to Manhattan when our time here is up. We already miss the house but we will suffer along in Hawaii and make the best of it. You were all a tremendous help in both organizing and helping us transition away from Fort Riley. It was such a relief knowing that the sale of our home was in good hands while we were so far away. The treatment we received was first class and the advice tailored to our best interests. We will definitely be sending business your way with anyone that we have in the market who is going to Fort Riley. You will definitely have our business again.
Brian and Mary
This thank you is long overdue. It is no less sincere however! We truly appreciate all you did to make the sale of our home go smoothly. Furthermore, the thoughtful “extras” during the move helped so very much.
It was wonderful to get to know you while we lived in Manhattan. Your involvement in the community is fantastic. We will look back with fondness at our time there. We will miss you and the wonderful community there.
We are quite happy here and getting settled into our new home. The kids are busy with school and activities. James is growing fast, getting teeth and will be walking before we know it. Lyle’s practice is growing and he enjoys his co-workers. I am kept busy keeping up with all of them and our new house.
We’re here in Topeka setting up our new home, and we feel grateful to you for your outstanding (and successful) efforts to sell our house in Manhattan so quickly. From the beginning, we recognized that the Weis Realty Executives Company was made up of courteous and dedicated individuals. We’d also like to thank Martha, Les, Jerry, Stephanie, and anyone else who worked behind the scenes to make the transaction so flawless. We’ve been very pleased. Should we ever find ourselves looking for a home in Manhattan again, you can be sure we’ll entrust you and your colleagues with the task of aiding our search.
Ben and Kathy
Dave and I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your assistance in selling our home (yeah!) and the purchase of our current home. We especially thank you for assisting us with some of the critical details.
Thanks also to everyone in your office for your numerous phone calls. And thank you for the beautiful gift and the donation you made in our name to the veterans.
Let us know if you ever need assistance in your business! (delivering donuts etc ?!.)
David and Robin
The Weis Realty Executives team truly runs like a family. They were all willing to help in any way they could- including dog-sitting and making beds in times of dire need! We’ve used Weis Realty Executives twice now, and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.
Keith and Joanna
P.S. McKenna says thanks for letting her play with the cool penguins when she came into the office. Give Les a special thanks also.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for helping us get into our new home. Rodney and I were completely inexperienced in the real estate market, but you made us feel like pros. It was wonderful to have your expert help and knowledge. Your expertise in real estate is evident. You never failed to immediately answer any questions we had. Your communication skills expedited the process immeasurably; since we had such a time deadline trying to find and close on a house in a month, those skills were invaluable and made making that deadline possible. Your warm nature was incredibly comforting especially in what I considered the anxious time of buying a house.
If we decide to move, I hope you would take us as clients again. We would not hesitate to call you, and, in fact, I have already recommended you to a friend.
Jerry, We just wanted to send a formal thank you letter letting you know how much we have appreciated your help in purchasing our home. Not only have you gone out of your way to help us in buying our home you have also gone above and beyond to make us feel good about the decisions we have made. Your advice has always been excellent and you have always made us feel very welcome. I know that our family will always remember you and your agency and the kindness and generosity that you have shown us. You don’t always get that kind of generosity that you feel is genuine. Again, thank you and we will always keep you and your agency in mind in the future and if we have friends that are looking to buy a house we know where to send them.
Barbara and I would like to thank you, Jerry, Les and your entire organization for your help in the recent sale of our duplex in Manhattan. We were extremely pleased with your assistance in both advising us on getting the property ready for sale and in your promoting the quick sale and closing on the property. Being owners from outside the Manhattan area made your help even more important. Thanks again for a superb job.
I am writing this letter to let you know how pleased my wife Diane and I have been with your help, both professionally and personally. As you are aware, we are “neophytes” to Manhattan and there are things that have occurred which have been quite frustrating to us. However, you have eased the frustration with your professionalism and caring attitude. You will be highly recommended should other potential homebuyers come our way looking for an excellent Realtor. We would be happy to answer questions that any home lookers may have regarding your experience, etc.
trust that it is not too late to say “thank you” for the professional expertise that you and your staff provided to me while searching for and purchasing my home in Manhattan this past spring. Your experience, consideration and patience were invaluable to this first-time homebuyer.
I must especially acknowledge Eileen Meyer and Les Wallace for their assistance throughout the entire home buying process. Eileen’s insights and help with arranging financing were particularly helpful and I appreciated that she was present at the closing. The gift bag I received at closing was also a generous and thoughtful surprise.
I’m enjoying my home in Manhattan and recognize that I couldn’t have done it without your help. I won’t forget the positive experience I had at Realty Executives and will certainly recommend your services at every opportunity.
Brendan and I want to thank you and Jerry most sincerely for your help and that of your real estate team during the recent sale of our house. Buying or selling a home can be a time-consuming and stressful effort, but you and your staff were available for us every step of the way, from assistance in completing required forms all the way through the closing process. We especially appreciate your staff’s very professional assistance in smoothing the way through demands from our buyer, helping us reach a mutually satisfactory conclusion to the sale.
You have helped us buy and sell three homes over the last nine years and we are most grateful for all you and your staff have done for us. Our very best wishes to you and Jerry!
Thank you so much for all of your professional labors of our behalf! You proved time and time again that we selected the Real Estate Professionals who could get “the job done” and do so to perfection. We could not have made this move without all of you! We look forward to our association with you in this fine community.
We just wanted to say thank you for everything you did for us during our first home purchase experience. Your team was so easy and helpful to work with. Linda was a fantastic help and very patient! Les was wonderful with helping with all of our last minute questions and tying everything together. We had a wonderful experience with your team!!
Jeff and Kim
It was a pleasure doing business with you. As you know, we “shopped” for a Realtor that we felt would represent us well and with whom we would feel comfortable working. We were impressed by your proactive marketing strategies and your on-call accessibility. We appreciated your timely responses to our phone calls and queries.
Also most impressive was your ceaseless energy level. Even when meeting with you late into the night, you were focused and coherent (how do you do that after such long and busy days?). Furthermore, we felt you saw the “specialness” of our home and could articulate it enthusiastically to potential buyers.
Feel free to utilize us as references and be assured we will recommend you to others.
Shirley M. and David D.
We would like to thank you for the care and professionalism you extended in helping us locate and purchase a home. Moving to a new community can be a stressful experience, yet after we met you, Jerry and Les our search became more fun and relaxing.
Before we met you, we had reservations about signing a buyer’s contract. We knew that we had a limited time to find a house, and felt that signing with a single agency would limit our choices. However, after talking with you and Jerry we felt assured that having you on our “team” was the right thing to do. You helped us feel like we were in capable hands, and that we would find a home that would meet our needs well. Indeed, we are happy with the home we found. We feel that as homebuyers, we would have struggled greatly without your expertise.
One final note, that same attitude of concern and professionalism has extended beyond the home-buying process. We are settling in fairly well, and yet you continue to touch base with us, making sure we are comfortable and satisfied. You have gone above and beyond the call of duty. We appreciate everything you have done, and would recommend you and your agency to any potential homebuyer and sellers. You are a wonderful introduction to Manhattan.
Ben and Kathy
Thank you for all your help this summer as we tackled the buying and selling process. Your professionalism and courtesy were much appreciated.
Ryan and Erika
Thank you for your wonderful service while looking for and buying our home. This is our fourth home in four years and you are the third Realtors we have worked with. This has been our best home buying experience in fifteen years!
Eileen was thorough, patient, and tenacious at helping us find our home. We got the house we wanted in a great neighborhood at a great price. The work we needed done up to closing and before we moved in was supervised by Les and Jerry in a timely and proficient manner. We appreciate all the questions you all answered and that you were proactive in getting us information and dealing with all of the contractors and cleaners.
Your efficiency and professionalism are greatly appreciated. Thank you again for your service. We will recommend you to all our friends and acquaintances looking for realty services
Chaplain Carl and Deb
★★★★★ What a great team! Wonderful! Linda and Jerry are knowledgeable, helpful, and professional in addition to being some of the kindest people we’ve met since moving to Manhattan.
“DEAR LINDA and TEAM”…
We would like to formally thank you for all your efforts on our part, and for the wonderful service you and your office provided to us over the past three months as we made our transition to Manhattan. From the first visit and community tour, to the final negotiations and closing on our new home, we felt you were “in our corner” and investing a good deal of time and energy on our behalf.
As you are well aware, it had been sometime since we’d been in the housing market, and you answered all our questions and provided us with guidance and encouragement all along the way. We felt a good deal of the same support from Eileen, Martha, Jerry (of course), Les and even the folks at the answering service, who helped track you down and get us in touch when we had one more question at the end of a long day.
We appreciate all the hard work provided by you and your staff, and would gladly recommend you to anyone needing assistance with negotiating the intricacies of the real estate market in Manhattan and the surrounding areas. Thank You!
Steve and Amy
The incredible Linda Browning Weis sold our home in just 24 hours! Gotta love her and the team at Team Weis – Weis Realty Executives!! Thanks to Linda, Jerry, Laurie and Martha!
Brad and Kristin Korn
Todd and I can’t thank you enough for providing us with the highest caliber of service that is your trademark. As “risk averse” as we were (chuckle), you helped us overcome setbacks to move forward. It was quite evident to us that you were going to make things happen for us despite ourselves!
Furthermore, not only do you possess a wealth of experience and knowledge, but together with your insightfulness and thoughtfulness, you are able to provide service on an incomparable level.
Please convey our gratitude to your impressive, magnificent staff; you have a powerhouse of wonderful people who work there. Thank you again for helping us get settled and for making us feel welcome in Kansas!
Cara, Todd, Mia, Olivia and Noah