Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Beltsville, MD.
My husband and I have worked with Lise Howe and her team multiple times. Lise was recommended to us by another agent as being an extremely knowledgeable and patient resource for first time home buyers like us!! We purchased our first home (as first time home buyers) with Lise’s guidance. She was indeed patient and extremely knowledgable and spent a great deal of time meeting with us and speaking with us on the phone in order to make sure we got all of our questions answered. She really got to know us as a couple and what we wanted in order to show us houses that were contenders in our search. We found our perfect home and paid, what we believed, to be a very fair price. Since that first encounter, I have recommended her to a very close friend of mine who worked with Lise and had a very similar, positive experience in which they got a great house!!
Fast forward 6 years. Our family has grown and our needs and needed location have changed a bit. Our first thought was to call Lise. We asked Lise about the process of selling a home. How could we best prepare? We weren’t planning on selling our home right away but rather, wanted guidance on renovations we could make to get top dollar. Lise met with us in our home and made suggestions. She made recommendations on where to save money and where to spend in order to get the biggest return. She even made suggestions on paint colors in order to unify our home and make it feel bigger. Our house looked brand new when it was done and was staged for a fast sell. A professional photographer came to our home to photograph it and the listing looked GREAT! Lise and her team held multiple open houses and within 2 weeks our house was sold!!
My husband and I are also currently working with Lise to purchase our new construction home. This was something that we debated (one new construction seller really discouraged use of agents…suspicious) but we thought, how hard could it really be to tell them what you want? We did some research online, we had a very honest discussion with Lise and we chose to use our beloved realtor to purchase our new home once more! We are SO glad we had Lise on our side! Just having someone representing YOU as the buyer during the process of new home construction is IMPERATIVE! Lise is a no nonsense presence in the room and takes her role as representation for her buyers VERY seriously. Lise was able to give us information that the selling agent couldn’t, she was able to help us problem solve, help us negotiate, and was able to act as our representation in a sticky potential legal issue between the seller, another buyer, and OUR lot! We are extremely happy with our decision to work with Lise Howe in ALL aspects of our home selling/buying process. I recommend her to family AND friends and I would certainly recommend her to you. 🙂