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    Haul Away Logistics, LLC
    Everything thing went great. The customer service was great! The vehicle got picked up on time delivered in seven days. Door to Door. Thanks, Haul Away
    - dina c.
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    LITTLE JOHN'S AUCTION SVC INC
    sold 3000 dollars in Heirlooms and drug me along for months without paying me. Filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy and now I have to fight pennies on his dollar. If have been affected by this auction house, please contact me
    - Ted L.
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    PREMIERE AUCTIONEER
    In my opinion "Total ripoff and Frauds" we are completely disappointed! Robert, Lied to us & broke our agreement. the list of items sold was way below what he promised! He left a lot of trash for us to clean up! I will never recommend Robert or his company!!! Worst of all we had to track him down to get our money!
    - Cyrene H.
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    - Oracle P.
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    The Cheryl Coleman Team at Keller Williams Realty
    I was selling my pictures on canvass in the Sunset Beach Art Festival; when this charismatic lady, Cheryl Coleman, approached me. She asked me If I would be interested in having my art displayed at one of her open houses. She had read the material form one of my promotional pamphlets and realized that I had Parkinson's Disease. The offer was a blessing, as it is difficult to get people or places to help promote my product. Cheryl was aware that there are a number of people with Parkinson's who are our neighbors and friends. She chose us to help us find a cure.. Cheryl has been patient with me as I stumble through my first year as a professional artist. I want to thank her and her team, for their kindness and professionalism while dealing with me and supporting our cause to find a cure for Parkinson's Disease. Please visit the house where my art is displayed. If you like my work, but don't see anything that would fit in your home, take my card and call me to make an appointment to meet and have a private showing of all of my work. Many thanks to Cheryl for all she has done for Michael J Fox's team !
    - Kathryn K.
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    Four Sales LTD
    Perfection. The crew arrived right on time. They were very professional and completely focused. In less than 10 hours, all three condos were emptied, down to the last paperclip. I received a detailed accounting for the auction, and the final amount was far more than I had anticipated. Four Sales gets Five Stars in my book.
    - Ann W.
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    Terry Hunter Hunter-Broker
    Terry's system really made sense to me.  In essence, he said that in our market, just putting a home on the market is likely to generate 3 or more offers, which then results in a ?bidding-war?, but really more like a ?bidding-battle? than a ?bidding-war?, because it happens only between a few prospective buyers, and even then, only if they just happen to make their offers around the same time. Terry's take on all of this is that, if we?re going to have a sort of auction anyway, let?s have a REAL auction! Not an e-Bay type of boring auction, but a rollicking, old-time cry-out auction with a crowd.  Terry said his program puts all the interested buyers in one place at one time, and then lets them compete with each other to ?win? our home!  What a concept - letting them compete with each other for our home in the highly-charged, emotional atmosphere of a high class auction! No haggling with the buyers at all for us - just accepting the highest bid. Terry told us we would never have to accept a low-ball bid, because we would set a secret ?minimum reserve price?.  If the bids didn?t equal or blow by this minimum, then we didn?t? have to sell.  The worst that could happen was to go back to doing the sale the old, traditional way. How can it be that he would sell our home for no commission, I asked, when everybody else wants tens of thousands of dollars to do it?  Terry had that figured-out, too.  It was not that there was no commission - it was that WE wouldn?t pay any commission. The BUYERS would pay the commission. Likely story, I thought, they would just deduct it from the price that they bid, and we would end up paying it in the end.  Terry agreed that this would likely be the usual buyer plan? just back off on what they would bid by the amount of the commission. However, he said, It is one thing to coolly decide before the auction on the maximum price maximum that a buyer is willing to pay.  It is quite another, in the heat of the auction atmosphere, with all eyes upon you, to let another bidder ?take away? the home you already own in your mind.  And, if a spouse sweetly says, ??honey, I REALLY, REALLY want this home for our family??, and then, if the SAME sweet conversation is happening on the other side of the room? well, you get the picture!  I could just SEE in my mind the situation he was talking about, and it made sense to me! Our biggest problem was time!  Fortunately, he explained that he only needed 3 weekends (a total of slightly over two weeks in the MLS) to get our home sold.  But, he said, he needed another 3 weeks to take the right panoramic photos, preparing a full-color 4 page brochure, doing two virtual tours, doing the text messaging promotion that let buyers get photos as they drove by our home, and a lot more. If the auction was successful, then we had time.  It had to work the first time, though! I know that most agents don?t insist that you be ready to close escrow at the time you put your home up for sale, he said.  The customary way is to wait until you find a buyer, and then wait until she puts HER money into escrow, and then, after her check clears, use HER money to get the HOA docs, and start THEN to find out how bad the termite problem is, and so forth.  By this time, the buyer may have ?fallen out of love? with the home, and may be totally turned-off by the termite and other problems that seem to constantly pop-up as inspections are done.  This is backwards he said? you need to have all this done before you find a buyer, and then you need to present them with a problem-free place for their family to live joyously, not present them with a ?bucket of problems? plus none of the paperwork necessary for them to actually own the home.  He said that it is his practice to be ready to sell when the home formally goes on the market, whether the sale will be at auction or not. He even has a ?Certified Pre-Owned Home? program (think ?Certified Pre-Owned Lexus? for a comparison).  I won?t go into the details, but it entails inspection and correction and then a 3-year warranty on the whole home, with a certificate to the buyer.  It?s optional, and he says that it is not available to every home, either.  Wow, I said, it costs money to pay for inspections, and repairs, and HOA docs, and so forth.  Yep, he agreed, but in the end, it?s money in your pocket.  Changing the price (or starting out with a lower price) by the amount of money it takes to convert a qualifying home into a Certified Pre-Owned Home would not even be noticed by a buyer, but having a truly ?turn-key? home (especially when ?turn-key? takes on a whole new meaning when applied to a Certified Pre-Owned Home with 3-year warranty) WILL be noticed by buyers! We?ve had 5 homes built for us, and have bought a number of used ones, and I have to agree that the service of taking care of every little defect like the new home builders do is pure pleasure, while the usual used home purchase is a real hassle. All that made sense to us, but it still didn?t answer our main problem, that problem being that we had less than 3 months to sell and close escrow to meet our obligations on our new home, and we just couldn?t miss the deadline.  And we had been hearing stories about cancelled escrows. Then Terry pointed out the other main difference in his program. Usually, here in California, he said, the buyer writes up an offer to buy a home.  Unlike Texas and other places, California seems determined that the buyers won?t have to do as they say.  In fact, a buyer can take a property off the market for up to 17 days with no cost.  Then, on the 17th day, the buyer can decide not to buy, and get her money back.  The seller, on the other hand, is totally bound to sell to the buyer, and can?t effectively even show the home while it is in escrow with a buyer.  After all, why would a real estate agent take her buyers out to see a home that she likely can?t deliver to her buyer, a home that is already in escrow with another buyer?  If the escrow cancels, Terry told us, then the home looks ?shopworn? and perhaps defective because it has been on the market for a much longer time than other homes.  Buyers wonder why it hasn?t sold and may think there is something wrong with it. Even if the buyers want to buy, appraisals are not keeping up with prices in our current market, and appraisers no longer have to have a relationship with lenders.  Appraisers are assigned randomly by an Appraisal Management Company, Terry told us.  So, if they bring in a low value, that?s just ?tough rocks?.  ?Good luck appealing any appraisal?, Terry told us. By this time, I had ceased to be surprised that Terry had an answer for this,too!  He has two programs:  one is a sale with NO contingencies at all (just like our sale) and the second one is no contingencies at all except that the appraisal has to be not less than 95% of the purchase price.  If it comes in lower, it doesn?t necessarily kill the sale, because the seller can choose to reduce the price to 95% of the appraisal, or let the sale cancel to sell it to bidder #2 or bidder #3.  The buyers know this, and so they are likely to just put in more downpayment and close escrow anyway. Well, that settled it for us, and we signed up with Terry to sell our home at auction.  He did a massive and masterful job of promoting the home, and we succeeded.  On Auction Day, the home sold for more than our reserve price with NO CONTINGENCIES AT ALL? no appraisal contingency, no loan contingency, no repair contingency? no excuses at all for the buyer not closing. There was no 17 day ?back-out? period while we dangled in limbo? all of the contingencies except the loan and appraisal were cleared before the bidding with no problems, because all the inspections were done and the reports were prepositioned for the bidders to review before bidding.  The buyers had all the HOA docs and other required docs available for their approval.  And the loan and appraisal risks were THEIR risks, not ours! It took some time to prepare before the home went on the market, but once it sold at auction, it really WAS sold, because the buyers would have lost over $30,000 if they decided to back-out, if the appraisal had come in low, or if they couldn?t get their loan (they had put a $35,000 cashier?s check into escrow on Auction Day, so this was their real money at risk!).  Our close of escrow for our sale was only a couple of weeks before our close on our new home.  It?s hard to imagine how much stress there would have been if the buyer had had those last 17 days to back-out, leaving us high & dry.  As it was, there was hardly any stress at all, because the buyer pretty much HAD to perform! To us, the California way of selling a home is all upside-down and backwards.  Terry?s auction approach is how  homes should be sold.  We asked him why all homes are not sold this way.  His answer was ?I?m working on it!?Just a good idea, no matter how good the idea is, is not enough.  It?s the strategy PLUS the execution that make it happen.  And Terry?s hands-on exceptional execution of every little detail and careful review of every critical document is what turned his great idea into a great system.  I wish Terry well as he delivers the extraordinary results I know he will deliver to hundreds of other sellers. If you are thinking about selling, you've GOT to call Terry.  As he puts it, the tradition system is designed and run by brokers, primarily for their own benefit.  Terry?s system, on the other hand, is great for buyers and sellers, instead.  If you have a home to sell in Orange County, you owe it to yourself to contact Terry to see if an auction of your home is right for you.  He?ll give you the true answer, and then work super hard to sell your home, no matter what system he uses.  And, whether your home qualifies for an auction or not, you?ll LOVE the outcome his expertise and hard work produce. Give Terry a call. You can't go wrong with him!
    - Phyllis F.
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    B & V Estate Sales
    They are very professional, organized, and friendly. They are also very knowledgeable and the price of the items are very reasonable.
    - Janet H.
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    The Estate Sisters
    Great results, wonderful efficient team. Hard to reflect costs because proceeds from sale offset the labor. They were efficient and organized, pleasant to work with, great at keeping things cleaned up. They tailor their work to your needs. Know that in some cases it is important for the owner to take time to carefully lable everything so that items end up in the expected places: move, store, sell, donate, trash, etc.
    - Barbara P.
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    The Estate Sisters
    They arrived early with a large crew ready to go. They quickly organized, priced, and merchandized the whole house and garage. Overall the sale went well, but I can note that with a large crew, if there's a specific request, write it down to avoid miscommunication. They left the whole house clean - they even took the shower curtain! So again, if there's anything you don't want them to do, make sure to say so. These guys are thorough. And, we settled out the account within a week of the sale.
    - Alicia S.
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