My wife and I were looking for our first home and I was referred to Chris by a good friend so I decided to give him a try. We were extremely happy with his services and his knowledge of the local area as well as the mortgage process. Chris was quick to get back to us if we had any questions and answered them clearly and concisely. We plan on obtaining his services when we look for our next house as well.
Chris Mickle was the second realtor we contacted when buying our first home. His professionalism far exceeded the first agent we contacted. Chris listened to our concerns and worked with us from day one by getting us into a home we could both afford and love. He never once showed us a home that didn't meet our expectations (like our first realtor did - numerous times). Five and a half years later he still sends our family Christmas cards and calls from time to time just to see how we are doing. If you are looking for a realtor with up-to-date knowledge of the market, unmatched professionalism, and someone you can be comfortable around while making one of the most important decisions of your life, please call Chris Mickle. You will not be disappointed. We will be contacting him again in a year or so to sell our home and find a new one as our family has grown since we first purchased ours. Wouldn't call anyone else!
Chris is a true professional and extremely knowledgeable about homes. I have recommended him to friends and they too enjoyed having Chris as a realtor. As long as Chris is living, I will never work with another realtor... ever!
One of the things I'll never forget is feeling comfortable enough to let Chris and my wife house-hunt while I had to stay behind at the office. I never let my wife out of my sight unless it's family, but because I have gotten to know Chris, I trusted him enough to consider him part of the family.
He is a genuinely great guy, a true expert and made house-hunting a fun experience.
We bought a single family home in Aug. of 2011. He sold our house quikley in a down market and negotiated the new home purchase. Both went very well and Chris put us at easy from the very start. We are so happy to be where we are and could not of done it with out Chris' help.
We met Chris through a friend. When we had to relocate and move for a job offer in the summer 2010, we did not hesitate to contact Chris as he was highly recommended. As a first time home seller, we wanted to sell our house at the best price and as fast as possible. He was prompt and courteous to all questions we had throughout the process. He knows his business and he is a true partner in facilitating the sale. In a professional manner, he pays attention to all those details which can make selling a home a sticky operation. His assistance in this regard was greatly appreciated. His knowledge and expertise in buying/selling houses helped us deal with various aspects during the process. He has great insight and advice on how to stage your home to get top dollar.
Chris had extensive knowledge and insight into everything having to do with residential real estate, including the current state of the market. It really helped in positioning the sale price of our home exactly where it needed to be. He walked us through and recommended updates that would help our home sell faster, get us top dollar -- and then worked with our super tight time frame when we through him for a loop by putting an offer on another home before we got our home on the market! Needless to say, we had to sell fast. Chris stayed on top of every last detail and worked tirelessly to successfully list and then close the sale of our home in ONE week's time. And he got us very close to asking price. Incredible experience. We would not use anyone else in the future!
I would definitely recommend Chris to all of my friends and family. He is a very good person and true professional who looks out for his clients. I am not a "handy man" type and Chris really came through for me in recommending the small repairs needed to avoid the small problems becoming large, big dollar problems. He knows the area, local taxes, schools, etc. Thank you, Chris, for your help!
Chris Mickle personifies what great customer service should be – his behavior, assistance, and concern should be the norm! You wouldnt believe the grief and frustration I have experienced as a result of several missed opportunities. That is until I got in contact with, Mr. Mickle he was truly a lifesaver to me.
Chris took charge of the situation I found myself in – and he took it in stride. He was 100% responsible for the ultimate closing on my recent home purchase. He made so many contacts on my behalf, trying to solve issues that had not be taken care. He ran down documents, made contacts with key players, to include the title agent and survey companies. Again, I want to point out that he did not
have to do many of the things that he did – but, he always came through! I highly recommend Chris and when I buy any other property I will make sure to reach out to him first
Chris was dedicated to making our dream a reality. He walked us through the buying process step by step with realistic expectations and excellent communication skills.
Chris is a smart, dependable and professional realtor.
Last year I was looking for a realtor who gives cash back. I talked with a few, but Chris gave me the highest cash back on 2012 ready-to-build home. Initially I thought, since I was getting the highest cash back in DFW area, that I wouldn't get otherwise, so I should not expect much from Chris. He proved me wrong over the period of time. We worked together from June'12 - Dec'12.
This can be a long review, so I will summarize the help provided by Chris:
1) Plot selection – I provided a candidate list of plots that we thought was good for us then Chris visited the community and made his recommendation for best value.
2) Floor plan selection – helped me understand the value of all floor plans / elevation.
3) Negotiation – negotiated extra $13.5K towards free upgrades – this got me a free media room…
4) Design center visit – helped with almost every aspect of design center and today my home look just awesome – thanks Chris!
5) Pre-construction meeting – helped with optional upgrades
6) Time to time check in with builder and me – there was a time when I was almost close to break the contract due non-compliance, but Chris helped me to further negotiate with builder.
7) Pre-close inspection – he did a great job of finding issues in my newly built home
8) Closing – explained me every aspect of closing process and about my loan.
He is also a great person to work with, even if he had an accident he showed up in my pre-close inspection. In these 7 months of time, we developed a friendship like relation, and shared likes and dislikes that Chris turned into a great home buying experience for me.
If you are a first time home buyer, you can learn a bunch of things about home. I am a B2B salesman and negotiate the complex and long-term enterprise sales, but when I looked at Chris's negotiation skills I was amazed. I will recommend Chris Mickle of 1% Realty without giving a second thought. I will hire him again when I am back in the market.
Good luck, Chris!