This is to recommend the real estate work of Ronan Realty (Coldwell Banker Ronan Realty, Brokerage, Tottenham and Alliston, Ontario), especially the work of Marc Ronan and Britton Ronan. Marc Ronan had arranged the purchase of our home and 24-acre property in 1994, and because he had given us excellent advice and had good negotiation skills at that time, we asked him and his company, including Britton Ronan, to work with us on expediting its sale 22 years later.
At the initial meeting, Ronan Realty went over the house and property in a clear, unambiguous way, noting certain defects and how they could be remedied in a practical way, and also emphasizing good elements that we would not have noticed. The advice included both things that needed doing and things that could be let as is. This gave us a realistic view of the property, and Ronan Realty followed up with a clear dossier of comparable properties in the area which gave us a good sense of where we were.
In addition, Ronan Realty sent us, at their own expense, a stager who gave us good preliminary advice on how to arrange the house for both photographs with videos and showings. Ultimately we did not hire the stager, but her work for Ronan Realty is a big asset to the firm’s business dealing.
Marc and Britton Ronan exhibited patience with a setback, namely the fall of several trees in an ice-storm; they gave us good advice on how best to invest in a clean-up. They also gave us good references to workmen, window-cleaners, and other personnel.
The video of the house and the drone-based video of the property as well as the still-photos were of conspicuously high quality, both detailed and expressive but without “hype.” The deployment of these marketing devices was effective.
At all times, we felt that we were working with the realtors: they gave us time and space, and ultimately they felt enough confidence in our efforts and the continuing strength of their participation in the market to raise the asking price in advance of advertising the house and property. Their confidence in us was fully reciprocated by our appreciation of their work.
The purchase and sale agreement was clearly outlined and explained, and the fee clearly stated. All dealings with the Marc and Britton Ronan were pleasant and prompt.
The result of Ronan Realty’s work was startlingly successful. The house and property went on the market on Friday morning in late June and was inked sold in 24 hours, before 10 A.M the following day, full price, no conditions or inspections, and with a very convenient date for closing.
For these reasons, Ronan Realty and Marc and Britton Ronan as realtors have our fullest recommendation: their work is excellent.