"Meeting Kara one day while looking at model homes was a sheer coincidence, but ended up being just the nudge we needed. At the time, we were just knocking around the idea of selling our home and buying another one, but we weren’t sure if we wanted new construction or an old home that would need renovation and we were doubtful we would be able to sell our home for what we wanted. Kara listened to all of our wish-list items for a new home and created a portal for us to browse new listings that met our needs. Although the area we were looking in was not close to her at all, she was always very quick to schedule appointment for us to see houses and always very prepared with printouts of the listings for each of us. We were picky about what we wanted, but Kara was patient with us and always made sure we had all the information we would need about each home to make the best decision. When we were ready to make offers, she was great with communication between us and the sellers. And when an offer was finally accepted, she managed the entire process from the contract to the inspection to repairs, all the way to closing. She even made suggestions for contractors and worked with us to find our renovators. Then it was time to sell our existing home. Kara made many suggestions about changes that we needed to make to sell our home and get top dollar. Although we were hesitant to make those changes, she was right. She knows what she is talking about! We painted, replaced carpet and DECLUTTERED. Much to our surprise, we had an offer the first day and multiple offers within just 3 days and all of them were over the asking price! Again, she stayed on top of every piece of the selling process, keeping us and everyone else on track. She is very thorough!
Even now, several months after buying and selling with Kara, she occasionally checks in on us to make sure we love our new home. When we mentioned that we are thinking about building a pool and replacing windows, she immediately offered to recommend contractors. I would not hesitate to use Kara in the future should we ever decide to move. But I don’t think that is going to happen. She helped us find our forever home and we are extremely grateful!"Kevin & Tina Bailey - Dallas, Texas
Here is a note from the Buyer's agent who worked with Craig and Diane, who were the Listing agents:
"On a side note, also wanted to say thanks to you both for making this such a smooth transaction. You have both shown a level of professionalism rarely seen in the real estate profession. Thanks!"
John - DFW area realtor
"Selling a house and buying another house can be a challenge. Is our house ready to sell? What is the value of our house? How long is it going to take to sell? Can we find another house so we are not out on the street? All of these are the regular questions everyone has when selling and buying.
Well, we had the Best of the Best in getting Kara Whitcomb for both our selling as well as buying. She helped us to get our home ready to sell. She helped us with determining the value and when to get it on the market.
She showed us several homes that she picked out for us after we told her what we were looking for (we had price determinations, style of home, locations near our kids, etc.) We were nervous about whether this could be done.
Kara was absolutely the best: we had a buyer for our home the first day it went on the market. Wow! Within two weeks, we found just the home we wanted (near our kids and within our price range). Kara had some real issues to deal with to get us in the new home timely to when we had to get out of our house. But as we found all along, Kara was able to do it all under a lot of adversity.
Now you know why we say, she was the Best of the Best."Harold & Elaine Bunch - Allen, TX
"I just wanted to convey my sincere Thanks, for the Absolute, Best Home Selling experience my wife, and I could have possible imagined. Craig, you and the entire Select Team are True Professionals at the Home Selling, and Buying Business. I have been involved in several Home transactions over the years, and none have every gone as smooth as this one did. You, (Craig), and your whole team where Great. From the staging of the House to the Picture Presentation on the flyers, and on MLS. I can guarantee one thing for sure you have my Highest Recommendation, and I will use Select Residential again in the Future."Mike Hasty - Grand Prairie, Texas
Upon selling a home referred to us by this builder rep, we received the following response:
You guys rock!!"Builders Rep - DFW area
I am a silent partner. Paul has done everything and I really appreciate all that he has done, but I must say - you are amazing! You have impressed me with how you have managed everything!
Thank you"Bill - Real estate investor, California
"Select Residential Brokerage (SRB) helped me purchase my first home. They helped me from beginning to end with superior customer service and communication among other things. SRB was very helpful connecting me to various 3rd parties for different questions and information about my loan and new property that I had built. They are understanding and full of information to make sure you are in the most optimum situation for you and your family. SRB not only works with you in the most professional business manner but they treat you like family. You cannot go wrong with SRB representing you!"La Gronie Wyatt - Fort Worth, Texas
Taken from a note written to our investor referral group based in California:
"I just wanted to let you know what a great experience I'm having with Craig Whitcomb and his wife Diane in selling my house in Dallas. The house was a real mess. Craig was very patient and helpful. We even had to have the foundation inspected and he reminded me to check the Home Warranty so it was free. I actually thought I might have to just walk away from the house at one point and without Craig, I might have.
His wife Diane is equally amazing in that she made suggestions about the house renovations, followed up with the contractor making the repairs and every detail about the paper work. She is full of kindness and helpful information.
I actually had two professionals working with me through the whole process which is a huge value to investors. These are very reputable people as I'm sure you know since you recommended them. I feel like they are my friends in many ways.
The house is on the market now, looks great and I imagine it will sell quickly.
Thanks to ICG and you and I hope you will continue to work with Craig and Diane since the investors would be lucky to work with them."
Then, after the sale:
"You and Craig were just fantastic. It was challenging but we made it."Steve Shanahan - Real estate investor - California
"You are awesomely amazing Diane."Melissa - McKinney, Texas
My husband and I had the privilege of working with Kara to purchase our first home. I’ve personally known the Whitcomb family for over 10 years, so Select Residential Brokerage was the obvious choice. They did not disappoint, we received outstanding customer service from start to finish.
As first time home buyers, we had very little knowledge of the home buying process. Kara spent countless hours with us, explaining everything step by step. She was extremely organized and sent regular reminders to ensure that we met all of our deadlines. She put us in contact with an inspector, loan agency, title company, and various contractors for remodeling. This was invaluable; as it saved us time from having to research and find reputable companies on our own. Kara made a very challenging process quite easy and we couldn’t be happier with the results.
We will continue to work with Select Residential Brokerage in the future and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Their experience, knowledge, and professionalism is truly one of a kind.
Thank you for a wonderful experience!Holly & Aaron Tucker - Irving, TX
"I met Kara in December of 2015. My husband and I were contemplating a move to the Dallas area. Kara showed me a few houses to let me see what was on the market. In early March the house hunting became serious, as we had already sold our house in Houston. Kara was with me every step of the way. When I was frustrated and disappointed she would encourage me by telling me my forever home was out there. We just hadn't found it yet. Through much hard work, Kara was able to find me my forever home. I will always be grateful to her positivity. I would highly recommend Kara if you are thinking of buying or selling your home."Pamela Aycock - Carrollton, Texas
From a Facebook post:
"Y'all, Craig Whitcomb is the best realtor ever!! He has sold 2 homes for us, and he makes it so seamless and simple!!"Sarah - Lavon TX
"I want to thank you for such a wonderful experience in selling our first home. We had no clue of what it was going to be like to work with a realtor. You made the sale of our home a seamless process. I cant believe you had it gone in less than 25 days, and got us what we wanted. WOW!!! Everything that you said to do worked like a charm. I did not believe you at first when we had to make all the changes to the decorating and removal of items. But you proved to my wife and I that this really does matter. Most of all it really does work. Thanks for making sure the job was done and done right. We appreciate the service you delivered and will always recommend Select Residential to everyone in the future."Paul Crowdis - Fort Worth, Texas