To Whom It May Concern:
I write this letter of recommendation not because it was requested, but because I offered.
I was a practicing attorney in Eugene for 25+ years. One of the areas of my practice was real estate law. I have met and dealt with hundreds of realtors in that time. I can say unqualifiedly that there is a huge difference in ability and commitment among realtors.
In November 2005, my wife and I tried to market one of our properties by ourselves. I believed that being an attorney and knowing how to do the required paperwork, we could sell it ourselves. Suffice it to say we showed the property to over thirty "interested" buyers in response to our FOR SALE BY OWNER sign in front of the house. Countless realtors solicited us for a listing.
Finally, we got smart. We discovered that an expert realtor was necessary for marketing and for closing the sale. After thoroughly checking out credentials, reputations, and marketing strategies, our choice of realtors was clear...Kim Heddinger. She and her assistant Lynell, helped us truly prepare the property for the current market.
After 6 months of being available with us in charge, Kim was at the helm and sold it in 5 days for 98% of our listing price. To our regret we didn't hire her from the very beginning.
Without qualification, my wife and I would recommend Kim Heddinger and her assistant, Lynell Stokes, as your realtors.
You may contact us if you wish.
--Charles & Ruth Anne Gudger