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Sellers Guide

Sellers Guide - JP and Associates

Seller’s Guide

Laura Swearingen—817-233-1766 [email protected]

Making REALT Y a REALIT Y!!

Why Choose Laura Swearingen Realty Group

Our passion is helping others achieve their dreams. Selling a home
can be a difficult and complicated process. There are many details to
be handled on a daily basis to ensure a smooth and successful
transaction. So, why choose us?

1. We are a team of professionals with more than 65 years of combined experience

that handle ALL of your real estate needs from start to finish.

2. Laura is a Master Certified Negotiating Expert that provides a negotiating

strategy to get you the most money in the least amount of time.

3. Laura Swearingen is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Expert.

4. Laura’s knowledge of the market will provide you with a detailed market

analysis based on appraiser’s model and current market to guide you in pricing your prop-

erty correctly.

5. Laura networks with top agents locally and across the globe to bring qualified

buyers to purchase your home.

6. Laura provides you with a qualified full time staff with marketing expertise to

ensure your property reaches the maximum amount of exposure.

7. A real estate transaction can sometime be stressful; our full time staff is

always available to make sure your experience is as stress free as possible.

8. Our team believes in exceptional customer service….. It’s not just about the

sale; it’s about the personal long term relationships.

9. In 2017, Our average days on the market was 6 and our list to sales price was 102% of the

listing price, giving our clients a high return in a very short

amount of time.

10. Our website and years of experience has produced over 6500 buyers that

are notified of your upcoming listing if it meets their search criteria.

11. We work closely with preferred and local lenders to help ensure a smooth

and timely closing.

12. We offer you a list of service providers to help you with any possible repairs

or updating you may need.

13. We work out of offices in numerous locations: Burleson, Castle Hills, Dallas/Uptown,

Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Justin, McKinney, Frisco, Pilot Point, Plano, Richardson,

Rockwall, Southlake, Willow Park

JP & Associates Realtors MAKING REALT Y a REALIT Y!

Laura Swearingen, Broker Associate
[email protected]
817-233-1766

Laura is a Broker Associate and has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1992, focusing on
providing a full range of real estate services to both sellers and buyers in the greater DFW

area. Since first becoming a Realtor in 1992, Laura has been recognized as a premier
industry professional by organizations such as Top Agent Magazine, D Magazine, Texas

Monthly, Trulia and Zillow, as well as being a multi-million dollar producer.
She has developed a strong network of resources required to market and attract
buyers for properties, as well as the ability to quickly understand the needs of buyers so that

she can assist them in finding their dream home.
Laura’s extensive experience in contract negotiation and preparation allows her to protect

the interests of her clients….
in keeping with her group motto “Making REALTY a REALITY”.
She prides herself in keeping open lines of communication with her clients throughout the
entire transaction process, to help ensure there are no “surprises” and the transaction closes

smoothly.

Designations

MCNE®- Master Certified Negotiation Expert
CLHMS®- Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

SRES®- Senior Real Estate Specialist
MRP®- Military Relocation Professional
CDPE®- Certified Distressed Property Expert

JP & Associates Realtors Making REALT Y a REALIT Y!

Barbara Head

Transaction / Listing Coordinator
817-797-5711 - office
817-797-5711 - cell

Barbara has owned and operated her own Brokerage for 17 years in
Missouri. Raised two wonderful sons that have given her 2 beautiful
grandsons and two great grandsons. After retiring, she relocated to
Texas for warmer weather. After just a few short months, she realized that
retirement was not for her. and found her new home as a Transaction and
Listing Coordinator with The Laura Swearingen Realty Group at JP &
Associates. Our team works hard to make your buying or selling
experience a pleasurable and worry free transaction. But it’s not all
about the sale, it’s about the friendships that we make along the way and
being a part of the largest decision a family will ever make. That larger
than life smile at the closing table is everything to us.

JP & Associates Realtors Making REALT Y a REALIT Y!

Kenn Swearingen

Buyer’s Specialist / Marketing Director

817-239-5986

Kenn joined the Laura Swearingen Realty Group in December 2017 after
his retirement from a successful management consulting career which
included 13 years as a Partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and IBM.
Kenn has been a resident of Arlington for the past 28 years. He has been
a licensed real estate agent for 5 years providing part-time support to the
Laura Swearingen Realty Group in areas including marketing and
Financial management. Kenn will wear multiple hats on the team as he
coordinates the efforts to market homes for sellers, and works closely
with buyers to help them find a home that meets their specific needs. He
looks forward to working with the team and its many clients to help
ensure their total satisfaction with the home buying/ selling experience.

JP & Associates Realtors Making REALT Y a REALIT Y!

Risk-Free Guarantee

Most sellers worry their agent will only put a sign in the yard
and they will never hear from them about the progress on
their property. They feel like they’re stuck with their agent.

If we do not perform the services promised, just let us know
and we promise to remedy the situation as soon as possible.
If you’re still not satisfied, we will release you from the listing

agreement with nor further obligation.
We’re so sure that you'll not only be satisfied, but

actually delighted.

Laura Swearingen,
Broker Associate

JP & Associates Realtors Making REALT Y a REALIT Y!

How You Control the Sale Of Your Home

4 Reasons a Property Sells

1. Location:

You have no control over the location of your home, but its location helps
determine value.

2. Price: You control the price!

It is very important to price your property at a competitive market value right
when you list it. The market is so competitive that even over-pricing by a few
thousand dollars could mean that your house will not sell. Pricing your
property at the market value right from the start will net you the most
amount of money in the shortest amount of time. An overpriced home:

* Minimizes Offers
* Lowers Showings
* Lowers agent response
* Limits Fianancing
* Limits Qualified Buyers
* Nets Less for Seller

3. Condition:

Your home’s condition is vital to a sale. A clean, well-maintained home enjoys
a competitive edge over all the other homes on the market. You’ll sell faster
and at a higher price if you “stage” your home to enhance its appeal.

4. REALTOR®:

You control this as well. By choosing the right REALTOR®, you will get
professional advice on pricing, staging and market conditions. They will also
help you with the various stages of selling your home including, contract
negotiations, title work and closing activities.
Just as you insist on an experienced doctor to treat your family, you want a
REALTOR® with a proven track record to represent you in the sale of you
home. That’s the reason so many people choose the

Laura Swearingen Realty Group!

JP & Associates Realtors Making REALT Y a REALIT Y!

Selling Price VS Showing Activity

The graph below shows the relationship of the asking price of the property to the
amount of activity it will receive while on the market.

It is important that sellers have their home in the best condition and at the
best price at first exposure to the market.
▪ Timing is extremely important in the real estate market.
▪ A property attracts the most activity from the real estate community and

potential buyers when it is first listed.
▪ It has the greatest opportunity to sell when it is new on the market.

JP & Associates Realtors Making REALT Y a REALIT Y!

4 Steps to Sell Your Home Quickly!

1. Brochures. When your supply of the color graphics are low, please call our office at 817-
797-5711 and order more through your personal Listing coordinator. Weekends are such a
great time for successfully marketing your home, please order your brochures on Thursday so
we can have them delivered prior to the weekend.
2. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you need information immediately, please call
our office 817-797-5711. Our staff has quick access to the information concerning your
transaction and can promptly assist you. You can also call Laura on her cell phone or leave
any of our team members a message, and we will be happy to return you calls.
3. Check your yard sign regularly to be sure it is straight and in good repair. If it has blown
loose and cannot be easily straightened, or needs repair, please call the office and we will
repair or replace the sign as needed.
4. Your cooperation in showing your home is invaluable to the sale of the home. Keep your
home in showing condition at all times. Make it look like a show home. Turn on all lights prior to
showings. If you are going to be away all day, leave all the lights on. It is less costly than
loosing a prospective buyer. Lighting is especially critical on cloudy days.

Together we can sell your home quickly for the
most money

with the least amount of hassle!

JP & Associates Realtors Making REALT Y a REALIT Y!

How Are Buyers Attracted To Your Property?

Marketing real estate takes a lot more than a yard sign and a lockbox. It takes
networking and maximum exposure to the real estate community.
Understanding where buyers really come from, we focus our marketing efforts
accordingly.

JP & Associates Realtors Making REALT Y a REALIT Y!

Preparing Your Home to Sell

Outdoors
* Keep lawn neat and mowed. Replace dead plants and keep shrubs pruned.
* Keep driveway and steps clear of debris.
* Apply fresh paint as needed, and replace damaged bricks or wood siding.
* Repair any cracked or broken windows as well as windows with broken seals.
* Also replace old or torn window screens and screen doors.
* Be sure the faucets and sprinkler systems are in good working order.
* If you have a pool or spa, be sure it sparkles. Keep the patio area neat and
yard furniture in good repair.
Garage:
* Remove all unnecessary items. Clean the floor and tidy the shelves.

JP & Associates Realtors Making REALT Y a REALIT Y!

Preparing Your Home to Sell

Baths:
* Check caulking around tubs and showers.
* Replace or clean shower curtain.
* Repair leaking faucets, and replace tile and grout if needed.

Closets:
* Be sure lights work and clothes are neatly hung.
* Shoes or other loose items should be stored in boxes and neatly arranged on
shelves.
* Get rid of unwanted clothes, shoes, etc. so your closet looks bigger.

JP & Associates Realtors Making REALT Y a REALIT Y!

Preparing Your Home to Sell

Kitchen:
* Replace counter tile or grout as needed.
* Clean the oven and wax the floor.
* Be sure sinks are clean.
* De-clutter kitchen counter tops

Living
Areas:

* Be sure drapes and carpets are clean.
* Apply paint as needed.
* Be sure all electrical systems and plumbing are in working order.
* Replace light bulbs as needed.
* Clean windows inside and out.
* Clean all light fixtures.

JP & Associates Realtors Making REALT Y a REALIT Y!

Preparing Your Home to Show

The first impression is very important to the value of your house. A buyer has already developed an
attitude toward your property within 15 seconds; therefore, this is why establishing the right first
impression is critical to achieving a successful sale. The following tips will help you to prepare your
property to show and to make a lasting first impression.

* Regularly vacuum.
* Place fresh flowers in the main rooms.
* Put dishes away.
* Make all beds.
* Open drapes and turn on all of the lights.
* Straighten closets and put all clothes away.
* Put toys away.
* Kitchen and bathrooms should shine.
* Turn off television and play soft music on the radio/stereo.
* Keep pets out of the way and pet areas clean and odor free.
* Freshen up the home. Good smells have positive effects on people.
* On cold days, a fire in the fireplace helps show the home.
* On hot days, turn the A/C 5° cooler than normal.
* Sweep front walkway.
* Remove newspapers, bikes and toys from front yard.
* Park extra vehicles away from the property.
* Blooming flowers on the front porch makes the property more appealing and gives curb

appeal.
* Depersonalize the house as much as possible. Prospective buyers have a hard time

envisioning their family in the house when all they see are pictures of your family.

SECURITY TIPS

* Make sure the agent showing the property uses the lock box to enter
your home, even if you are still home when they arrive.

* Secure jewelry, cash, prescriptions, guns, medication and other valuables.

JP & Associates Realtors Making REALT Y a REALIT Y!

Preparing Your Home to Show

Important Reminders

* Do not decline showings! Increase your chances of selling your home. It may
be an inconvenience, but it will be worth it if the prospective buyers decide to
purchase your home.

* Potential buyers usually feel more comfortable if the owners are not present.
* Do not show any potential buyers yourself. If people unaccompanied by an

agent request to see your property, please refer them to us so that we can show
them your home and pre-qualify them. We’re only a phone call away.
* Leave a number where you can be reached if you are leaving town, even for a
weekend. Many offers have time limits.
* Make arrangements for pets to be out of the house for showings.
Some buyers are afraid of pets.
* Don’t talk to prospective buyers! If you happen to be at the house when
prospective buyers arrive, don’t try to sell your home to them. You may
compromise our negotiations, therefore getting a lower offer.

JP & Associates Realtors Making REALT Y a REALIT Y!

23 Point Marketing Plan

1. Our team strategically chooses a price that will sell at the highest value.
2. We enter Your Home into the Multiple Listing Service.
3. We place a Lockbox on your Door, allowing agents access for showings.
4. We promote Your Home On Our Company Communication System.
5. We offer Special Incentives to Agents to sell your home quicker.
6. We network with Top Agents in our office, region, and across the globe to

Showcase Your Home.
7. Professional Signage that will be installed with a special sign rider.
8. A professional graphic designer creates a customized “high quality graphic to

place in your home for buyers during showings and open houses.
9. “Just Listed” Jumbo Postcards will be mailed to neighbors.
10. Our team receives all of the leads on your home so we can personally follow up.
11. We will list your home on our Team Website.
12. Our Team will also advertise your home on numerous websites.
13. A Virtual Tour will be posted to give potential buyers a high tech preview.
14. We create Specialized Niche Marketing to attract a specific group of buyers on

social media and mail outs.
15. We use high quality photography for your home pictures.
16. Your home will be featured on all major social portals.
17. Our Team will hit the streets and door knock to find buyers.
18. Your Home will be marketed to a database with 6,500+ Potential Buyers.
19. We prospect daily to try to find a buyer for your home.
20. We utilize Global Resources Available through JP & Associates Realtors.
21. An Open House will be Held to Attract Potential Buyers.
22. Our marketing director will make weekly Check-Ins with a Marketing Report

via email to keep you informed of all showing feedback and market activity.
23. Our Team will tactfully follow up with prospective buyers to sell your home

quickly!

JP & Associates Realtors Making REALT Y a REALIT Y!

Property Graphics

We create a custom, color graphic for
each property. These graphics are left
inside the home for interested buyers
to take with them. It gives them a
reminder of what the home looks like
and it’s amenities.

Just Listed Cards

Just listed cards are mailed to your
surrounding neighbors. We want them
to help us sell your home. We ask
them if they know anyone wanting to
move into the neighborhood. This way,
they can help choose their new
neighbors.

JP & Associates Realtors Making a REALT Y a REALIT Y!

Listing Syndication & Social Media Sites

JP & Associates Realtors Making REALT Y a REALIT Y!

ALL 5 STAR ZILLOW REVIEWS
LET’S HEAR FROM OUR CUSTOMERS

Laura was an absolute pleasure to work with. She gave us great advice, was extremely
professional, and went above and beyond to not only ensure that we got a good deal, but also
to ensure that she negotiated well with the buyer's agent so that we were not taken advantage
of. Laura recommended professional contractors for us when we needed to repair a few things
on the house prior to closing, and we even continue to use one of these contractors today at
out new house. Laura was an excellent communicator and always responded almost
immediately whenever I contacted her. I could not be more pleased with her level of
professionalism and I would definitely be thrilled to utilize her services again and to recommend
her to family and friends.
Laura and her team are great! They all were on the same page when it came to helping me
locate and secure a home. I work full time and having her or someone on her team being
available to show a house when it was convenient for me was key. They were all very
knowledgeable on the area and quickly knew of other houses in the area that were for sale or
would be coming up for sale that I would like. Laura seems to be able to perform her job with
ease; through her career she has been able to team with the best in the business to help make
the entire process seamless, I can't remember a time during the process from locating a house
to closing to even after closing when something didn't go smoothly or faster than expected.
Laura's best attributes are her attentiveness, honesty, and keen eye for detail in pointing out
things within a house that I would not like or may have be justifying in my head that at the end
of the day I would not be happy with. If you are looking for someone who is attentive, honest
and easy to work with it; you will be hard pressed to find someone better than Laura and her
team.
The home buying process with Laura and her team was a breeze! She spent the time to help us
find our dream house and even went the extra mile to communicate with the necessary people
from the sale of our previous home to make sure everything went smoothly. Our transition
across country was easy & effortless thanks to Laura & her team. I can't recommend her
enough!!! If you're looking for the team to help you with your next home, The Swearingen Team
is it!!!
Laura is top notch. Customer service is extremely important to me. Laura was very attentive
and my purchase was very small. I felt like I was getting the very same attention as someone
who was spending a few million. I very much appreciated Laura's knowledge and connections.
She made the home buying process seamless for us. Laura knows her business very well.
Laura was very knowledgeable and worked with us every step of the way to get top dollar for
our home. Her team was extremely helpful and kind. We would recommend her to anyone who
needed an experienced realtor.
We have had the pleasure of working with Laura Swearingen on more than one property and
have always received professional service. From the moment we contacted Laura with our
desire to purchase a new property she started working hard to find us a home that fit our
criteria. No matter how many homes we asked to see, Laura was available to us and always
considerate to our schedule. We were working within a tight time frame and had a deadline and
Laura worked hard to make it happen for us. She always goes above and beyond and makes
you feel like you are her only client. Laura is amazing at what she does and once again made
our home buying experience a great one!

LET’S HEAR FROM OUR CUSTOMERS

I contacted Laura based on a reference from friends who had used her to sell their
home a few years prior. They were very satisfied with her services. She responded to
my phone message promptly and we scheduled a visit with her right away. She was
very professional and seemed very knowledgeable about the real estate statistics in
our area. She gave us advise about what to do and not do during the process and was
always available when we called to ask questions or share concerns. Our home sold
quickly and the process was pretty much seamless from start to finish. She also helped
us to purchase another home in another town about an hour away. From start to finish,
listing our home and moving into a new one took about 6 weeks. Amazing!!
This was our 4th home sale/purchase with Laura! Laura and her team helped us
purchase our current home when we decided to downsize two years ago. After leasing
our former home for a year, we decided it was time to sell and again Laura and her
team made the entire process as easy as possible.
We had a great experience working with Laura selling our home. She was always
responsive to our questions with accurate and pertinent advice. She gave us very good
advice about staging our home properly so that our house would sell quickly. We
ended up selling our home for full asking price after one day on the market. Thanks
Again Laura!
Laura Swearingen guided us through a home purchase negotiation which resulted in
an awesome deal for my husband and me. We trusted her; and it paid off. She went
over and above to handle every detail to benefit us; in a timely, fair way. Trustworthy,
honest, dependable, skillful and hard working are only a few characteristics I would use
to describe her work ethic. We will recommend her services without hesitation.
I was very thankful to everyone involved, Laura and her entire team worked to make
the process seem effortless! When issues did arise I was called with a plan of action
not just the problem. I was extremely confident leaving the sale of my property in their
hands. There is no substitute for experience and business relationships that have
been developed over decades. I will surely recommend and seek their services in the
future!
Laura was always very professional and attentive. She explained details thoroughly
and walked us through the sale step by step. She showed us many properties and
gave us input on pros and cons. We came up against some unusual situations but
Laura worked hard to come to a fair compromise. She is ethical and trustworthy.
I have already referred many family and friends to her.

Very professional and knowledgeable. My house received offers within 24 of being
on the market due to her and her teams great marketing plan for my house. Very
solid negotiation skills which got me the payday I deserved. I would recommend her
to anyone selling in the DFW area.

LET’S HEAR FROM OUR CUSTOMERS

This was our 4th home sale/purchase with Laura! Laura and her team helped us
purchase our current home when we decided to downsize two years ago. After
leasing our former home for a year, we decided it was time to sell and again Laura
and her team made the entire process as easy as possible.
We had a great experience working with Laura selling our home. She was always
responsive to our questions with accurate and pertinent advice. She gave us very
good advice about staging our home properly so that our house would sell quickly.
We ended up selling our home for full asking price after one day on the market.
Thanks Again Laura!
Laura Swearingen guided us through a home purchase negotiation which resulted
in an awesome deal for my husband and me. We trusted her; and it paid off. She
went over and above to handle every detail to benefit us; in a timely, fair way.
Trustworthy, honest, dependable, skillful and hard working are only a few
characteristics I would use to describe her work ethic. We will recommend her
services without hesitation.
I was very thankful to everyone involved, Laura and her entire team worked to make
the process seem effortless! When issues did arise I was called with a plan of action
not just the problem. I was extremely confident leaving the sale of my property in
their hands. There is no substitute for experience and business relationships that
have been developed over decades. I will surely recommend and seek their services
in the future!
Laura was always very professional and attentive. She explained details thoroughly
and walked us through the sale step by step. She showed us many properties and
gave us input on pros and cons. We came up against some unusual situations but
Laura worked hard to come to a fair compromise. She is ethical and trustworthy. I
have already referred many family and friends to her.
Laura has built a stellar reputation as a realtor, and we quickly learned why when
she found the perfect home for our family. She listened carefully to our “must have”
list, and immediately put her creative energy and extensive resources to work in
search of the place that we love. Her professionalism, integrity, many years of
experience, and expert knowledge of the market are unparalleled! We refer business
to Laura quite often and know that she will take excellent care of any clients we send
her way!
Laura was absolutely amazing! She was very knowledgeable, upfront and honest.
She stayed on top of everything and was very quick to respond to any of my
requests. She was great about making sure I did everything I needed to which was
very helpful with my busy schedule. I could not have asked for a better
representative.
Very professional and knowledgeable. My house received offers within 24 of being
on the market due to her and her teams great marketing plan for my house. Very
solid negotiation skills which got me the payday I deserved. I would recommend her
to anyone selling in the DFW area.

LET’S HEAR FROM OUR CUSTOMERS

I could not be happier with Laura. She and her team sold our house so easily and
quickly with minimal stress. She and her team kept us up to date the entire
process and made us feel so at ease. I would recommend Laura to any of my
family and friends.
Our experience with Laura was favorable and pleasant. She helped sell our
home in a reasonable amount of time. We were able to make a substantial profit
on the sell of the house. We sold our home over just a weekend by following the
instructions Laura gave us on how to maximize our home value. We were very
happy with the outcome of our home selling. Laura was out of town a lot, which
sometimes made it a little difficult to contact her. However, she always had a
person from her team reach us for any answers or information we needed.
Sometimes it seemed as if the team had a little too much on their plate- Shawn
was always showing homes because this team is so popular! Laura, Shawn,
Mendy, and Amanda did everything they could to help us from selling our old
home to buying a new one. Not once did they rush us or make us feel like we
needed to hurry and make a decision. Shawn always stressed the point that it
was a big decision and not one to be taken lightly. We really appreciated that!
You will not find anyone better to help you buy or sell a home than Laura and her
team. This was not our first time buying a home, and the experience we had with
Laura and Shawn was totally different and a million times better than last time.
We wish we would have known about Laura the first time we were buying a
home, because we would have definitely had a better experience. And the first
experience wasn't even bad. I have never seen a team with better chemistry.
Everyone knows how to do their jobs, and they all work together to make you feel
like you are their only customer. Not only that, but they get things done. My wife
and I call them miracle workers. We ended up having to find and make an offer
on a house plus close in a 14 day window. This happened when the first house
we made an offer on was no longer able to close and had to back out. Laura's
team, especially Shawn Hayes, were able to make that happen for us going into
the Christmas holiday when, as you know, everyone is short staffed. I could make
this a 10 page glowing review that you probably wouldn't finish reading, but I
won't. Just trust me. Buying or selling a home is a big deal. We've gone through
the process twice. Once with an agent who was good, and we were satisfied, but
we could have come out much better off than we did. Then we went through the
process with Laura's team on our second purchase. There was no comparison.
Laura's team is at the top of the top tier. No question about it. They have the
experience and the people in place to make sure you get everything you
deserve and don't have to pull your hair out through the whole process, all while
making you feel like you are their only customer.
Laura is very knowledgeable of the Southwest Arlington area and provided
excellent guidance on selling our home. Shawn Hayes was also very helpful and
a great addition to her team.
Laura did an exceptional job selling our property. Traffic and interest in our
property was phenomenal. She and her staff did a great job of communicating
with us through all phases of the transaction. I would recommend her to everyone
I know.

LET’S HEAR FROM OUR CUSTOMERS

It was very important that we sell our home as close to the asking price as possible.
The first looker brought a cash offer to Laura that fulfilled our objective, while
eliminating countless of potential "gotchas". Our house literally sold in four days.
Laura is awesome, kept us updated on paperwork for the new house so closing was
on time and a breeze. She had an offer on my house in three days. Would not
hesitate to use her again.
Laura is Great! Easy to work with, and she knows what she is doing!!! We wanted to
sell our home, and Laura got us more then we listed and moved it very fast.
Laura has sold 2 of my homes, and I have purchased 3 through her. She is always
honest with me, which I greatly appreciate. She is attentive to detail, very efficient,
and always on top of things. I never have to worry if she is getting the job done. On
top of that, I know she is getting the job done right and has my best interest in mind.
She is also an excellent negotiator! I have highly recommended Laura to friends and
family who loved her as well!
Laura Swearingen was an awesome realtor from start to finish. When we started
looking for a realtor, we read several reviews on-line from different real estate
agencies. After a little research, we decided that Laura sounded like the exact type of
person we needed to find us a house. We e-mailed her, and, within an hour, she
called us back. We explained to her what we needed and we arranged a meeting at
her office a few days later. After about an hour with her in her office, we were
convinced we had made a great choice. She went over the buying process and how
everything would work. She asked us what we were looking for and set us up on the
Re-Max gateway within a few days. After looking at about a dozen houses, we found
the perfect house for us. Once we found our house and closed, Laura could have
stopped working on our behalf. Instead, she continued to resolve a couple of
problems with the house that we had even after closing. Laura exhibits a high degree
of professionalism and expertise; she is quite knowledgeable about the real estate
market. There was never a question we had that she could not answer. She also
took care of everything in a timely manner. We used Laura as a buying agent, but I’m
sure she would have been equally as great to work with as a selling (listing) agent.
We would not hesitate to retain her services again. We highly recommend Laura
Swearingen to anyone who is in need of a highly qualified, professional real estate
agent
Laura did a great job with our home search. We delayed our move about a year and
when we resumed with her she picked right up where we left off. She was very
thorough on discussing what was important to us and she took her time when we
went to a showing. We were pretty picky and she showed us about 30 to 40 homes
and she never rushed us through the home or pressured us to make an offer on a
home we didn't like. Every roadblock we ran into she had a way for us to clear it and
move on. We love our new home and couldn't be happier.
Laura was very professional and helpful during the listing and sell of our home.
Everything went smoothly-no glitches. We really just sat back and Laura's team did
all the work. A very conscientious team.

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Laura and her time were indispensable to us and would recommend them to anyone
buying or selling their home! Laura not only sold my home within 3 months, but
helped me find one within a few weeks. Closing was a breeze for both due to the
attention to detail and professional knowledge by Laura, Mendy and the whole
Remax team!
Laura and her team worked so well with us. Everyone is so pleasant. Our questions
were answered in a timely manner. Our home was listed on a Friday evening, on
Monday morning we had a contract. Anyone looking for a great team to work for you,
contact Laura.
Laura is the best! I never thought I would sell my house so quickly and Laura made it
happen. If you are looking for a great realtor that really cares about your needs she is
the one...

Laura was amazing to work with. She was by our side every step of the way and
made sure we were satisfied with all points of negotiation. She is very committed to
her clients customer satisfaction. She is excellent at communicating and responding
in a timely manner.

Excellent knowledge of the local real estate market. Is proactive in relating your
house to the current market and suggests appropriate changes to insure best chance
of selling your house. We were well pleased with our results and found the team very
professional.

Knows what she is doing and fast sell. Communicated well, and doesn't leave me
with doubts. Highly recommend to anyone to buy or sell. She's nice and helpful.

Laura advised us on the valuation and listing price of our home and then listed it for
us. We received two full offers and one offer over the listing price on the first day of
the listing. Obviously, we accepted the over-bid. Some might say our listing price was
too low and that was the reason for the flurry of offers but the home appraised for
2% lower than the over-bid. What that means to me is that Laura knowledge of home
valuation and the market in our area allowed my family to squeeze every last dime
out of the sale of our home!!
Laura is a consummate professional and a wonderful person. Her sure and steady
nature make her an excellent partner in what is described by most people as one of
the top five most stressful events in peoples lives, the sale and/or purchase of a new
home. She is attentive and considerate of your time. She keeps you informed about
the process at its various stages. She even conversed with me and my wife about the
sale and purchase of our homes during her vacation. That's dedication!!
We highly recommend Laura Swearingen if you are buying or selling a home in
Arlington, TX. She is the expert in area!

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Laura is excellent as a professional Realtor. She has been in the business for
many years and knows her facts. She immediately responds to your needs and
keeps you abreast of activity when either selling or buying your home. She
gives you feedback and information that is helpful. She looks out for her
customer and will suggest actions that need to be done. We highly recommend
her. She represented us in buying our new home and selling our present home
with no complications.
We loved working with Laura. She was always there for us and made buying our first
home a wonderful experience. She showed us several homes and helped us to find the
perfect one for our family. We would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell.
Laura was very personable. Easy to talk to and not intimidating. She was not
overbearing and listened to our needs/wants. Sold our home in a little over 3 months!
She also helped us buy a new home quickly without making us feel rushed.
Laura has helped us purchase several homes over the last 15 years including our
residences and investment properties. They include Grand Prairie, Fort Worth and
Arlington. Laura is well versed with locations, amenities, schools, etc. Highly
recommend Laura and her team!
Laura has helped us sell two houses and buy one. She found out about our needs and
helped us set realistic expectations for the sales process. When we bought our current
house she quickly assessed the comparable sales in the area so that we could make a
competitive offer very quickly. On top of being a great agent, Laura manages an office
filled with a wonderful support staff. I would highly recommend Laura and her team to
any prospective buyer or seller. I recently recommended her to my parents who are
considering selling their house.
Laura in my opinion is the perfect agent. We were randomly introduced to Laura when
looking at houses by ourselves, and it felt as though we were her #1 client for years.
She listened to all our wants and wishes, while also giving her professional advice. We
could instantly tell that she wanted the best house for us and did not try to sell us on
something that we did not need or want. Her 20+ years in the business are evident
throughout the whole process as she guides you step by step. I used Zillow extensively
before finding Laura and wish I had seen a review like this. Do yourself a favor and
call Laura today.
At the beginning of the process I didn't know exactly what I was looking for in a house,
but she knew the right questions to ask to take me to houses that interested me. She
was dedicated to finding the perfect home for me and carefully picked out the houses
that we viewed based upon my preferences. She carefully pointed out all the positive
and negative qualities of the houses that we looked at. She was very knowledgeable
about the resale properties of a house. Her skills in the negotiation process were
exceptional. She got me a deal on the house that I didn't know was possible. Overall, I
couldn't recommend a real estate agent with more confidence than her. My home
buying experience couldn't have gone smoother.

LET’S HEAR FROM OUR CUSTOMERS

Laura in my opinion is the perfect agent. We were randomly introduced to Laura
Laura was very professional and helped us get a great deal on our first home. She
was extremely knowledgeable about the surrounding area and was able to get us
the best possible deal. I would highly recommend using Laura as your agent.
Laura was amazing to work with, very pleasant, professional, knowledgeable and
quick in her responses. She was open and honest about our best options and it
worked out perfectly for our needs.
I got excellent service when purchasing my home through her company in 2003.
In 2012, we listed my wife's former home with Laura and she sold it very quickly and
for more money than we expected.
She is the best there is.
I was a first time home buyer and had no idea where to start. I read great reviews
about Laura so I gave her a call. Within 30 minutes I was getting phone calls from
mortgage loan companies getting pre approved! Within 24 hours she had my
Information on what I was looking for and getting emails of all the houses that fit my
criteria. Already I was so grateful and impressed with Laura. The first house she
took me to look at I was signing a paper officially making her my realtor. I had my
first home chosen within 30 days and closed on the next month. Laura was
absolutely awesome. She was so helpful and knowledgeable in her field. Even if she
didn't know the answer to one of my questions she would call someone that did and
get back to me ASAP! I highly highly highly recommend Laura as your realtor. In
fact, if you don't call her you may regret it!!!!
Laura showed us 3 properties that fit our requirements perfectly. She was in
constant contact with the listing realtor and was swift with our offer to ensure we
secured the property we were looking for and had our heart set on. Her
communication through the process was prompt and thorough. We felt at ease
through the entire purchasing event.
After interviewing 6 different agents to sell the family home in Arlington, I selected
Laura. She was upfront, honest and very helpful. She was very knowledgeable and
had our best interest first. We sold the house in one day. Her staff was amazing and
again very helpful. This house was owned by my mother and Laura took the time to
arrange closing at her apartment building and worked with my Mom extremely well.
Laura helped with finding contractors and provided professional insight to the selling
process. From start to finish, it took just over two weeks. Excellent communications
with her and her team. Highly recommend her team for your real estate needs.
Laura and her whole team were WONDERFUL. My Partner and I had worked with
six other realtors before we finally found Laura. The deal was challenging to say the
least. But, Laura and her whole team worked hard, were very responsive and were
able to get our new home closed. After looking for 9 months, and being
discriminated against and having a lender that didn't know their hind end from the
ground, it was refreshing to work with a professional team that understands what
they are doing and how to get things done. They weren't afraid to fight for us. That
made a huge difference! We couldn't have done it without them.

LET’S HEAR FROM OUR CUSTOMERS

Laura and her whole team were WONDERFUL. My Partner and I had worked with six
other realtors before we finally found Laura. The deal was challenging to say the least.
But Laura and her whole team worked hard, were very responsive and were able to get
our new home closed. After looking for 9 months, and being discriminated against and
having a lender that didn't know their hind end from the ground, it was refreshing to
work with a professional team that understands what they are doing and how to get
things done. They weren't afraid to fight for us. That made a huge difference! We
couldn't have done it without them.
If 10 stars were available, I would rate Laura 10 stars. I have worked with several
realtors, but never a person as diligent, honest, straight-forward, knowledgeable as Ms.
Swearingen. We have sold three houses using her as our agent. All three were fair to
the buyer and also beyond what we had expected. We have also bought a house using
Laura. She went far beyond anything we expected, completing negotiations on a
holiday weekend. If she had not done so, our beautiful home would not be ours now as
another offer had come in. We have such confidence in her abilities and her character
that we recommended her to our son, who also bought a home through her. He and his
family ended up with a much better home in a better neighborhood thanks to her help.
Her abilities and dedication to field are above reproach. After dealing with her for over
20 years, we now also call her our friend and never hesitate recommending her to
others.
Laura was very professional and knowledgeable while helping us sell our house. She
was always very prompt whenever we had meetings or business to take care of. Laura
explained everything to us in a way that we could understand what was to take place.
Our house sold very quickly and if we were to have real estate again we would have
Laura and her team to help us. We highly recommend Laura and her team.
I recently bought my first home with the help of Laura and her team. I was unsure of
the whole process and had lots of questions. With the help of this team, I always felt
secure and informed in the decisions I made. While searching, I found Laura easy to
work with and very accessible. During the negotiations, the whole team explained
each step and helped me get the best deal. Most importantly, the deal went through
smoothly without delays. Even after closing, this team has still been available to help
me get information from the former owner. I would recommend Laura and her team to
my own Mother and best friends. You should feel confident in your decision to include
them in your real estate transactions.
Laura sold a house for us 5 years ago. We moved back to the area and gave her short
notice to find a house. We contacted her on a Monday and she provided over 50
homes for us to review before we traveled to the area and started looking at
properties. We arrived on a Wednesday, looked at homes on Thursday and Friday and
signed a contract Saturday afternoon. She turned her schedule upside down to meet
our needs. We were also very interested in putting a pool in the yard and she worked
with the existing owner and a pool company and ensured us that one like we wanted
would fit. Her knowledge of the industry, the area and the process allowed her to react
fast and meet our needs. This knowledge provided us the security that she would help
us make the correct decisions. There were other potential buyers interested in the
same property so Laura acted quickly during the negotiation process to ensure we
arrived at a good deal and before the other potential buyers. She has followed up
several times after closing and continues to assist us as required.
My parents decided to sell their house and we strongly recommended Laura and her
team and their house sold in 2 days.

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Laura and her team went above and beyond for me. If it wasn't for their amazing
efforts I would have never gotten my home. This is my 3rd house to purchase and
they are by far the best real estate team I've ever worked with. I would highly
recommend them to anyone buying a home.
Awesome, professional, knowledgeable and of the highest integrity. Laura priced my
home right and came in blazing getting all the upfront work done quickly and sold my
home in less than a week. I would highly recommend Laura and her team to anyone
without hesitation.

We have been looking for our next home for well over a year - close to two years, in
fact! Laura helped us develop a list of what was important to us in our next home, and
then kept an eye out for homes that weren't even listed yet as potential matches for
our search criteria. We were the first to know about homes that owners were
considering selling, and often were able to view those homes even before the sign
was in the front yard, alerting others that the home might be for sale soon. Laura was
extremely knowledgeable and professional, and responsive at all times, even when
out of town and on weekends. She's the best!
You simply will not find anyone to better handle the sell or purchase of your home. If it
wasn't for Laura, I know we wouldn't had had a shot at getting our dream home, but
she made it a reality. Her experience and professionalism are unprecedented, but
above all else she is someone who cares, works at the highest of ethics and has your
best interests at heart. Expect Laura to go to bat for you when you need her, and
someone who will give you the candid guidance to ensure you are making the best
decisions for you and your family. Couldn't imagine selling/buying a home with
anyone else!!
We have been looking for our next home for well over a year - close to two years, in
fact! Laura helped us develop a list of what was important to us in our next home, and
then kept an eye out for homes that weren't even listed yet as potential matches for
our search criteria. We were the first to know about homes that owners were
considering selling, and often were able to view those homes even before the sign
was in the front yard, alerting others that the home might be for sale soon. Laura was
extremely knowledgeable and professional, and responsive at all times, even when
out of town and on weekends. She's the best!

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