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Alison is a perfect real estate agent that you could ever dream! She managed everything! You can trust this professional! She responded to my call, texts, emails almost immediately!
I definitely recommend her!
I can't thank Alison enough for the help and patience she showed both myself, and my husband, in the purchase of our home. Being first home owners we had LOTS of questions! Alison was patient, knowledgeable and never made us feel like we were a bother.
Although we hope to be in our new home for a long time, if we needed to purchase another house Alison would be first on our list.
Thank you for a wonderful experience Alison!
During my initial search for an investment property in Kansas City, I was originally going to invest with a turn-key company since I am a long distance investor. Due to the turn-key company selling their homes "for sale by owner", I was going to have to pay out of pocket for a realtor to represent me.
After searching through online forums for a realtor, I came across a recommendation for Alison Chaplick with Moffit and Associates Realty. However since I only needed a realtor to "spot check" the deal and [I thought] most of work was done, I asked her if she would take less commission and she still agreed to work with me.
From then on Alison was in constant contact with me and pretty much took on the project like she was buying the home for herself. She personally met with the turn-key company and we were able to put in an offer the property.
Unfortunately [at the time], I was beat out by another investor due to the fact I decided to go with a large national lender. Their rationale was that they are too big and bureaucratic that they take too long to close. So after I decided to go with a local lender and had better success in the future.
Once I was beat out on the property was where Alison really stepped her game up. She suggested that through her network, we could find a home off market which only needed minimum repairs and I would able to save a big chunk of money.
Within the next few weeks, we had a great offer accepted for a house way below market value. The problem was however that I was redeploying from Iraq and still haven't seen the house. So Alison was able to go out to the property multiple times and send me pictures and videos and kept assuring it was a great deal. Finally when I was back in the states, I was able to fly out to KCMO for the home inspection.
When I arrived at the home, Murphy's law showed up and more things couldn't have gone wrong. I was able to see water shoot across the room, gun shot holes in the front door and ceiling and also exterior holes and wood rot. Not to mention the inspector listed like 100 items that needed to be addressed.
In my head I kept seeing myself close on the property and then owe about 50k in rehab costs. However Alison kept reassuring me that it looked worse than it really is and the the full rehab will only be around 10k as I planned. In order to reassure me, Alison was able to get a rehab quote BEFORE I closed on the house so I would know all the costs associated with the property.
On top of the physical state of the house, there were problems with the title that had to get addressed. The previous owners owed the state from a grant they were given because they haven't stayed in the house as long as the grant stipulated. Alison was able to talk the state down for the amount they wanted and made sure there would be no more issues with the title.
Additionally, the appraiser that the lender ordered did not put the house in a class where the loan would be approved. To mitigate this, Alison had to use the funds she saved working with the state and had the seller repair the items that the appraiser required.
But finally through all the issues, I was able to close last week and finally begin the rehab process.
I highly recommend Alison for anyone looking to buy a home in the KCMO area and will definitely be using her again. Especially since she knows where all the good BBQ spots are!!
Alison did great selling my condo. Coordinated several things for me (inspection fixes, paperwork, photos, etc...). The photos she got done went above and beyond and included a drone video of the property.
I highly recommend.
Very knowledgable of the real estate market- she demonstrated that during our interactions with the selling of our home and purchasing a new home. Strong technical skills in finalizing the closing- knows the procedures,time frames, and process. Great understanding of what sells homes- staging, repairs, decor, and overall condition of a home. Great attention to detail during the whole process and very efficient and timely in her communication.
We had such a wonderful experience working with Alison when we were looking for our first home! She was very knowledgable and helped us find exactly what we were looking for! We would highly recommend her.