In 2004, my family and I had the opportunity to move back to Cedar Rapids/Marion area where I grew up and 90% of my family still resides. Nine months before I actually moved, I met Gary and Melynda Wolter and my life has never been the same since. People don't just come into your life by accident; as I've always believed that God puts us into the paths of other's in order for us to grow and grow we did!
In Texas, I had two unfortunate experiences with Realtors. To put it mildly, they were awful. These people just put a sign into the ground and I never heard from them again until we had an offer. No communication, no personal touch, no nothing. Would I recommend these Realtors to anyone else in the Austin area. I mean, how would I since I would soon be moving to the midwest. Believe me, I made a point to make sure that all of my friends knew about these two Realtors and to never use their services again. Then along came my friends Gary and Melynda, who work for Skogman Realty.
I informed Gary and Melynda that I would probably be a year out from moving and so they wouldn't need to really help me at this time. Perhaps direct me to a few listings so I could see how the market was in the Cedar Rapids area. Gary stepped right in and told me that he would be in touch with me at least once a week. I thought to myself, "That's a noble claim but I doubt if anyone is going to communicate with me and be that persistent." I was wrong. Gary set me up with a listing notifier that sent me listings when my search criteria came across a new listing. So, almost every day, I would receive a new listing from Gary's website, which by the way is fast becoming Cedar Rapid's most comprehensive website for buyers, sellers, lending, and relocations. Once a week, I would receive a quick phone call from Gary. He would leave his name and number and was just wondering how I was doing and if I needed anything. He made himself available even though he didn't have to.
When I moved to Cedar Rapids in June of 2004, my wife and I moved on blind faith, meaning we had no jobs but at least we had family and friends right? Once we got into town, we met with Gary and Melynda and went over the scenario of qualifying for a loan with our (soon to be) new jobs, searching for the perfect home, how to write a competitive offer, and the negotiating of the purchase sale contract which Gary is legendary for in Cedar Rapids real estate.
Well, it wasn't long before we had our jobs and so we were ready to buy. Gary must have taken us to 30-40 homes, so we could rule out or in whatever home we wanted to settle down in. Once we found our home in Marion, Gary and Melynda sat down with us and we wrote our offer. It was accepted within the same day and we had the ball rolling. Thirty days from that point, we would move into our new home! Throughout this time as many of you know it's one of the most stressful, negotiating through the whole house inspection, termite inspection, radon inspection and financing. Gary and Melynda kept us informed daily on the progress of our home sale. It was if we were connected to a email ticker that gave us daily updates on the stock market! Well, it wasn't long before we were in our new home over Labor Day of that year, and we have been extremely happy ever since.
You would think that if I ever became a Realtor, that I would owe my enthusiasm and zest for helping others to Gary and Melynda Wolter. After all, look at Gary and Melynda's track record:
- In real estate for over 6 years.
- Multi-million dollar producers
- Graduates of the prestigious Floyd Wickman Master Sales Associate program.
- Lives by the "Get By Giving" philosophy.
- Born and raised in the Linn County area.
- Children attend the Linn Mar school district.
- One of the all time greatest Disc Jockeys in the Cedar Rapids area: www.djgarywolter.com
Yeah, you would think that if I ever became a Realtor, why would I ever recommend someone else's services as a Realtor. After all, aren't they my competition? Well, they are, and I am...recommending them highly as Realtors and as personal friends of the family. Please visit Gary and Melynda's real estate website at www.garywolter.com. You can also email the Wolter's at email@example.com or call them at 319-350-7901. With a reputation for results, contact Gary and Melynda Wolter today; Cedar Rapid's Real Estate's finest!