My first post and 8 things to look for in your REALTOR

Real Estate Agent with Seth Campbell Realty Group

So I've had this blog for a while now, but I have yet to post anything.  I received this testimonial today, and I thought it would be a great way to start my blog.  Please share your opinions and suggestions with me.



Dear Jason,


Having made the decision to move my family across the country to Massachusetts,

Massachusetts Map

I began my search for the right Realtor. I spent days contacting and investigating Realtors. I wanted to ensure the agents under consideration had the right credentials, experience, solid track record, and a good reputation. After I defined the criterion, and after I interviewed the candidates, I narrowed the list to seven by testing their promptness to responding to my emails and voice messages.  I flew out to Massachusetts to make the final cut when I unintentionally met Jason Piedrasanta. Without meeting the seven agents I had flown out to meet, I selected Jason, which was best decision for the following reasons:

1.  Jason not only thoroughly consulted with me about my wants and needs in a property, but with my wife as well, who was not able to look for a property with us.

2.  Jason was able to prioritize my wife's needs and wishes while addressing mine as well to quickly p
resent me with a list of properties that met with my wife's approval.

3.  Jason's business acumen and real estate prowess made me secure in his suggestions and decisions.

4.  Jason turned a potentially long and tedious real estate hunt into an enjoyable experience. His charismatic personality balanced with his consistent follow ups confirmed that we were important and that we were getting the right property that would meet our family's needs.

5.  Jason helped to organize all of the financial and legal participants of the real estate transactions while I was on the other side of the country.  Jason's connections are knowledgeable, efficient, and ethical.

6.  Jason organized and accompanied the home inspection in my absence and provided me with a very complete report of the final property.

7.  Jason effectively negotiated on my behalf with the seller's to finalize and accept the bid and subsequent paper work.

8.  Jason proposed and employed technology that better enabled our transactions from across the country. Digital forums allowed for immediate processing of paperwork, which otherwise could have taken days.

Normally, I find people in sales profession suspect; I can't trust their intentions. Jason's charisma, strong communication skills, attention to detail, understanding of our needs, patience with our decision process, application of technology, ability to negotiate, and strong ethics led me to consistently recommend Jason as the only real estate professional worth working with.

Best regards,

Comments (14)

Laura McDaniel
Southwestern Style Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ


Nice! Congrats on your first Post and your Testimonial! You have to love it when our clients REALLY appreciate us! I went through my filing cabinet and found a file yesterday full of letters, thank you cards, pictures and gift tags from my clients. It is a great way to realize your worth and know that you are doing a great job!

Here's to our Success!

Jul 28, 2010 04:34 PM
Lydia Pollard
RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc. Brokerage - Mississauga, ON

Hi Jason,

You should be very proud...what a great testimonial!

Great first blog posting...we can all learn from it.

Jul 28, 2010 04:35 PM
Paige Walker
Paige Walker - Pineville, LA
Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA

Great Job Jason! Keep it out to remind you always the agent you are and can continue to be! Thanks for sharing!

Jul 28, 2010 04:36 PM
Michael Pond
Guaranteed Rate, Inc - Charlotte, NC
The Michael Pond Team

Great job Jason!  Welcome to the blogging world. 

Jul 28, 2010 04:42 PM
Ken Barker Realtor® GRI, E-Pro Certified
Dilbeck Real Estate - Burbank, CA

Jason - Congrats on your first post. And to be able to share a testimonial with such emotion. That is why we do what we do.

Jul 28, 2010 04:43 PM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

What a glowing testimonial and a terrific way to begin blogging!

Jul 28, 2010 04:43 PM
Jason Piedrasanta
Seth Campbell Realty Group - Worcester, MA

Thank you for the comments.  I'm amazed at how quick the comments are rolling in :)  I had the opportunity to attend RainCamp Monday in Boston.  I learned from the Master Ben Kinney that I have nothing to fear.  Just start typing, and it will come to me.  Now I just have to stay consistent....

Jul 28, 2010 04:45 PM
Brittany Stewart
Luxe Realty Group - Plano, TX
Making Dallas Home


Jul 28, 2010 05:00 PM
Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS
ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group - Worcester, MA
'Helping You Make the Best Move"


Welcome to the world of Blogging! Great way to get the ball rolling!

Great job. Keep it coming!

Jul 28, 2010 11:37 PM
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Congrats on your 1st post Jason. I wish you much success here at Active Rain!

Jul 29, 2010 12:49 AM
Kathleen Cooper
Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Worcester, MA
Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner

Awesome job and idea, Jason!  Never thought to post blogs with testimonials, but I think it's way cool!  Keep up the great work and I look forward to many more posts!



Jul 29, 2010 05:14 AM
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

You did it!  I am so proud of you; I think I'm going to shed a tear ;)

Jul 29, 2010 11:17 AM
Jennifer Dulmaine
Keller Williams Realty - Spencer, MA
Seth Campbell Realty Group

Blogging...MORE FUN....Great Testimonial...Keep up the good work!! Thanks for sharing, Jen

Jul 29, 2010 04:00 PM
Jane Becker
Keller Williams Home Team AdvantEdge - Worcester, MA

Hi Jason,

Great start, keep it up.

Aug 01, 2010 09:28 AM