The Rotunno’s Story
When Pat Rotunno and her husband decided to downsize, they knew the right real estate agency was key. “We’d lived in our Pecan Grove home for 25 years,” says Pat. “And with the kids gone, it was time. We’d done a few updates, but we knew it needed more. After several interviews, we fell in love with Kimbra Valachovic (Kimbra V.) at KW Southwest (Keller Williams.) We were sold on her honest and caring character, and the marketing strategies and abilities of Keller Williams.”
Pat’s agent suggested freshening up everything. “Decorating is not my thing,” says Pat. “But Kimbra was a doll throughout the process. She spent two hours with me picking out ceiling fans and fixtures. She helped me choose new flooring and paint. In the master bath, we decided to keep the existing floor, but then had trouble finding shower floor to match. Kimbra went on her own to a store she knew in Houston and bought the perfect flooring. (I reimbursed her, of course!)”
Pat’s gorgeously updated home went on the market in late summer. “The floorplan was a bit unusual,” says Pat. “It was 5,000 sq ft and had a loft above the master bedroom. After a couple months without an offer, we decided to stay…because we did love it there. The very day the stagers removed their stuff, Kimbra heard from a lady who’d been eyeing the home. She was interested…but was waiting on a business deal before she could make a move.”
It took some time, but the Rotunnos did receive an offer from the interested buyer. “Throughout the waiting and negotiating, my agent was a wonderful communicator. And after closing we were happy with the result. Just one problem remained…we had no place to live. A six week lease-back was negotiated by Kimbra and she took care of all the details.”
The Rotunnos decided on a new construction home where they would get to choose all the finishes. “Again, decorating is not my cup of tea…and now I had to pick everything! Kimbra accompanied me to the showroom on the other side of Houston to hold my hand. When it was time for final touches, she was by my side. She is super-easy to get along with and she helped with everything. I could not have done it without her!”
It’s easy to see why Keller Williams is the #1 real estate franchise in the world. “We are not your typical brokerage,” says Kimbra. “Our extensive combination of education, training and technology put us at the top of the game. Our office operates with the T.E.A.M. concept: Together Everyone Achieves More. And like the Rotunnos found out, this philosophy creates a win in the end for everyone.”
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