Thank You from a 20+ Year Sandbridge Resident
I wanted to thank you for your hard work that resulted in the sale of our home on Back Bay in Sandbridge. When we listed with you we had confidence that you were the agent to use and our experience indicates we were right. The job that you and your photographer did on creating the e-brochure was awesome. We will be recommending you to others in Sandbridge looking to buy or sell homes.
Rick E. Burnell (20+ year Sandbridge resident)
Devoted Time and Professional Advice
Pat Barton is amazing to us because he devoted time for us. Phone calls and e-mails are returned the same day. He is a professional who is there to listen, problem solve and advise when needed. The process of both selling and now buying a new home has been smooth with Pat’s gentle, calm manner and expertise. While meeting with our builder, Pat is there to read over the documents, give suggestions and encourage us. Pat Barton is a family man who is respected in both the business world and the community. We recommend him without reservation to anyone selling, buying or building their home.
-Neale and Linda Durkee
Market Insights and Facilitating Communication
“Pat Barton is the most outstanding real estate professional we have ever worked with. As out of state buyers, we relied heavily on Pat to manage the process, provide market insights, and facilitate communication. He is a proactive problem solver who anticipated our needs and delivered a level of service that was truly exceptional and above and beyond our expectations. When a list minute issue could have derailed our transaction, Pat didn’t hesitate to offer up a solution and gain alignment with the sellers to keep everything on track. With Pat on your side, you are in great hands!”
-Derek & Mindy, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Great Effort and Advice
Thank you for being such a great Realtor for us. I received multiple full list price offers on my last sale due to your effort and great advice, even in the tough economic market! Thank you for actively working all angles, listening, being reliable and following through. Your network of quality professionals (from home repairs to moving companies) were ready to delivery quickly and you were able to keep everyone calm throughout the process. I highly recommend you to anyone in Hampton Roads needing a real estate professional.
Thank you so much!
The Value of a Professional Approach
Good morning Pat,
I have been meaning to write and thank you for the GREAT JOB you did in working with Sharon and me to sell our home. Having live in the home for 36 years made the effort, emotion and execution a little more difficult for us. Your guidance and recommendations made the process run as smoothly as possible and we appreciate your help.
At the start of the process I think we had an inflated value in mind for the house. I guess that was to be expected. Your recommendation and engagement of an independent appraiser allowed us to settle on a realistic value and in the long run expedited the satisfactory sale of the property. Many of our friends and associates visited the website to see the professional work accomplished by your photographer. The website marketing was obviously a major help in the sales process, and again, thank you for recommending and making this tool possible.
As you know, I have been in the leadership role at our family owned business for 40+ years. During that time I have employed or worked with many hundreds of team members, customers and business professionals. I know the value of a professional approach, attention to detail, follow through, punctuality and respect for other peoples time. You demonstrated these traits on many occasions and made the whole process run smoothly. Your work ethic and commitment to getting our home sold in a very reasonable length of time and for the right price is a tribute to your knowledge of the real estate market and your industry. We anticipated that this would be a difficult and trying experience; you made it very easy for us and we greatly appreciate your effort. THANK YOU!
Tom and Sharon Fraim
Short Market Time and a Successful Closing
It’s hard to believe, but settlement on our Pintail property was only three weeks ago. And, what can we say, but thank you so much for your energy, professionalism, and willingness to work with our particular wishes – all of which led to a short market time and a successful closing.
As you recall, we had the property listed for eight months previous to our connecting with you and the results were not good. You, however, took up the challenge with gusto. Your first step was a professional photographer and a copywriter who produced a wonderful depiction of the property. Your next step was the production of an architect’s plans along with work by an interior designer to show how a relatively inexpensive remodeling and expansion of the lower deck area could truly enhance the living space. (Had we not sold the house, we were actually contemplating doing this expansion ourselves.)
In addition, your willingness to screen potential buyers to see if they were really in the market for a purchase made the time and energy we expended in preparing the property for showings worthwhile rather than wasted. Of course, the fact that there were two offers — one of which we accepted — within six weeks of placing the house on the market with you was amazing. All the way into closing you helped with last-minute communications between us and the buyers to make the entire experience very positive.
Again, our thanks. Sandbridge property owners are very fortunate to have you as a Realtor.
And, you might like to know that the fantastic coffee mugs designed by your grandmother hold a place of honor in our kitchen display area. Thanks for these also.
Gary & Susan Senechal
Invaluable Knowledge and Experience
We so appreciate the manner in which you performed as our real estate agent during our recent real estate transaction. As you well know real estate transactions can be quite emotional for both the buyer and the seller. Your gentle personality and professionalism were refreshing and your communication skills were top notch.
Making timely informative decisions can be crucial in such transactions and your service was excellent in the way you provided us with valuable information throughout the process. Your knowledge and experience relating to the many options available to us throughout the negotiation process was invaluable. You were able to effectively communicate with all parties involved and made a difficult process much easier.
Thank you again for being such a good agent, a good person, and of course, a good friend.
Dave and Fran Dennis
Sandbridge Seaside Market
Beyond the Call of Duty
Our home buying experience with Pat Barton was exceptional. Pat was not only professional and easy to work with; he was also very accommodating and considerate during the negotiating/buying process. My wife and I were involved with a special loan for our new home that took on extra efforts in order to get the house closed! Pat was instrumental in getting our closing date pushed back 3 times in order to get all the details organized for our loan. He listened to our wants carefully and added his in-site when needed to enable us to get the house we desired!
Pat was always available, regardless of the hour and went above and beyond the call of duty. Pat was on vacation for 10 days out of the country, but was always responsive to any questions we had. Who does that? Not many people! Without Pat and his dedication and work ethic we would not have been successful in finding our new home! Through this experience my wife and I not only found a great Real Estate agent, but we also got a great new Friend! Thank you Pat!!
We would recommend Pat Barton to anyone without hesitation!
Jason and Rose Giska
A Powerful Combination
The final touches are being completed on our new house in Sandbridge so needless to say we are very excited. Melissa and I can’t thank you enough for guiding us through the buying process every step of the way. Your knowledge of the local real estate market and the insight you bring to the table as a long time Sandbridge resident is a powerful combination that served us well. We thank you and the Remax team for a job well done and look forward to working with you in the future.
John and Melissa Fraim
Diligence & Trust
As you know, Suzanne and I have been vacationing in Sandbridge over the past several years and have fallen in love with the beautiful beach, area, and community. At this time we would like to sincerely thank you for assistance in helping us find and purchase our dream retirement home.
Living in the fast-paced metropolitan New York area, we have found that trust in lacking among people. However, as out-of-towners in Sandbridge and not being able to view houses as often as possible, you have always been both prompt in returning our phone calls and emails, answering our questions, and providing us with any information in order to assist us in our decision making.
Our purchase was unique in the sense that we put an offer on the house and committed immediately within a 6 hour period of time or we may have not been able to purchase the house under the bank’s circumstances. Without your prompt response in putting the deal together, we would have not been afforded this beautiful home. Again, your diligence is appreciated.
Over the years we have come to know you and your family and that you are long-time residents of Sandbridge and actively involved in the community. We appreciate the kindness you and your family has extended to us as we acclimate ourselves to the area.
My family and I look forward to making Sandbridge our home and are proud to part of such a wonderful community. We cannot thank you enough and will highly recommend you to anyone looking to purchase or rent a home in the Sandbridge area. We are so impressed with your knowledge of the area and honest personality.
We wish you and your family all the best and will always welcome you at our home!
Jim and Suzanne Louis
“Pat is an excellent agent! I am an agent myself in another locality and trust Pat with handling my real estate in Sandbridge. He has long term roots in the Sandbridge Community and is very knowledgeable with respect to “all things Sandbridge.” He is an effective communicator and is very good at facilitating transactions.”
Professionalism, Organization & Methodology
A special thanks for marketing the sale of the Beach house. You have demonstrated professionalism throughout with good organization and methodology, always on top of all matters. I believe we priced it right for today’s market and presented it well. It was perhaps the quickest sale at the beach with close to asking price. Thanks again for a good job!
Vaughn Privett – 25 year Sandbridge property owner
A Refreshing Change!
We are completely satisfied with Pat Barton’s efforts and results in the listing and sale of our Sandbridge home. We had our property on and off the market for about 3 years, listing with several different Realtors.
Since we do not reside in Virginia, we were very reliant upon the listing agents to communicate with us. Once we listed with Pat, we had timely and frequent phone calls keeping us abreast of market conditions, buyers’ interest and the showings of our home. What a refreshing change!
Better yet, Pat’s efforts directly resulted in the sale of our home in a very slow market. His naturally friendly personality, coupled with his in depth knowledge of Sandbridge and perceptive business skills make him a winner. Pat Barton is the one to seek out for any Sandbridge real estate advice or service.
Bob and Marie Bridges
Old Friends, New Beginnings
Just a note to tell you once more that I really appreciate your good work in getting my home at Sandbridge sold recently.
While I have known you and your family as friends over my 30 years of residence at the beach, I was impressed with the real professionalism with which you handled all phases of the sale, from the market data to determine a listing price at the beginning of our association on this, through the sales effort in working with prospects and keeping me updated in developments, to the negotiated sales contract, and finally to your assistance in the closing of the transaction, even help with disposing of the contents. I was very pleased with your work, and am happy to recommend you to others.
With kindest personal regards, I am
Rieman McNamara, Jr.
The True Cost of a Realtor
I believe from the beginning we saw a realtor as a true cost. Not choosing you to handle our real-estate needs would have been a costly mistake.
You put money in our pocket that otherwise would have been foregone. Safe to assume that we would have under-listed both properties we sold and probably would have paid too much for our current Home had we tried to do it ourselves, as was our initial thought.
As a Hampton Roads native, Knowledge, Expertise and Understanding were used to our advantage.
You were the perfect guide for our Real Estate Safari!
From start to finish you handled every situation, answered every question and walked us through the process one step at a time. Even now, we enjoy the benefits of your monthly follow up letters and suggestion mailings.
Pat, you have our sincerest gratitude for a job well done, Thank You so much for your dedication to excellence!
The Ease of the Buying Process
Pat made the entire buying process effortless for me. We conducted the entire transaction by phone. He was always there and was able to give me invaluable advice during the process.”
Thanks to Pat I was able to complete the transaction from my home in Brazil with the same efficiency and speed as if I had been in Virignia. This was possible because Pat knows Sandbridge like few others. He grew up in the community. His knowledge of the market was critical for me to make the decision to buy.”
If you want to know the score in Sandbridge you have to talk to Pat Barton. No one knows Sandbridge better.”
Preparation is Everything
My husband and I had an opportunity to interview several companies and agents before we settled on Pat Barton and ReMax. Pat rose to the top during the selection process because he came to our meeting prepared, he was able to provide a genuine “market analysis”, and he was prepared to offer suggestions on how we should market our home.
From the very first meeting to the day that we went to closing, Pat was always “on top of his game”. During the listing period, Pat was constantly calling and letting us know about changes and guiding us through the process of selling our home. He went above and beyond to bring us a constant “update” and a steady stream of “lookers”. His efforts in marketing our home were innovative and successful! In the many times that we have used real estate agents for a home (or for investment), we have never had an agent devote so much time and effort to us! We will forever be grateful to Pat for making it so easy to do business with him! And… for selling our house!
George and Terri Rakowski
Sandbridge residents for 20 years