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Joe Wathen

Joe Wathen

Realtor, ABR, CRS,GRI


Patience pays off for first time homebuyers working with Joe Wathen, Realtor.
In the Spring when my husband and I decided to start looking for our first home, we found Joe through a realty site. He was the first to get back to us and the only one who had written a personal message in response to our query. We hemmed and hawed about whether we were ready and even stepped back from our search for almost a month. Throughout that time, Joe was very patient with us and let us know that he'd be here when we were ready and comfortable. Once we had made up our mind, he was able to take what we said we wanted and information he gathered while we were looking, things we didn't even know we wanted which lead to us finding our home. When it came time to close, his patience came into play again as he walked us through the process and made excellent recommendations for other professionals who are necessary to buy a home. My husband and I felt confident and taken care of throughout the entire operation. Thanks, Joe!

Chris & Talia L
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First time homebuyer changes view of Realtors after working with Joe Wathen

Dear Joe,

Andy and I wanted to thank you for the exceptional service you gave us when we were looking for our first house.  As first time homeowners we had many questions and didn’t understand all the intricacies of real estate.  When we first started looking we unfortunately went with a different realtor.  The result was very unsatisfactory.  It gave us a bad impression about real estate agents.  It also didn’t help make the process any easier for us. 

A very happy couple who was also first time homebuyers recommended you to us.  We were wary and nervous to try a new agent.  On the advice of our friends we went ahead and scheduled an appointment with you.  Our first meeting put our worried minds to rest.  Your enthusiasm and dedication to your job made us feel very comfortable.  Your constant reminder that you were working for us allowed us to feel at ease.  After discussing what we were looking for in a home, you immediately jumped into finding us the perfect home.  Unlike the first realtor, you returned our phone calls and fit us into your schedule when it was convenient for us.

You would think that was enough but we believe, Joe, you took the extra strep in helping us out.  You know we were anxious to get into a home. Most realtors would jump on that and push us into the first thing we took interest in.  When we did find a home we were very interested in your pointed out potential problems we could face in the future with the house.  As first time homebuyers these were items that we would have overlooked.  Due to your help, we opted not to buy that house.  Instead of getting aggravated with us, you practiced much patience and diligently kept searching for a home. 

That practice is appreciated.  With your assistance, we found our perfect first home.  All through the settlement process you were available for questions and our many concerns.  Settlement went off without a hitch and you even saved us money.  What more could a client ask for?  Along with your vast knowledge of the real estate industry, you provided us with the names of qualified and affordable handy mans for the new items that we wanted to on in the house. 

The real estate profession is fortunate to have you as a representative.  You are truly an asset to RE/MAX and to us.  We can’t thank you enough for the phenomenal service you gave us.  It was a pleasure to work with you Joe.  There is no doubt in our mind that we will be calling you first when we are ready to move to a new house.

Thank you, 

Andy and Laura Diltz

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Homebuyer finds 55+ unexpectedly fabulous.  Has great experience with Realtor, Joe Wathen!

Last year we decided that it was time to look for a new home and immediately called our longtime friend, Joe Wathen,  a realtor with RE/MAX.  We discussed our general parameters and by the weekend, Joe had assembled a collection of houses for our review.  While we were out, Joe called to tell us he had remembered a new development we might want to visit in Ellicott City.  It was a 55+ community, a concept we hadn’t even considered.  It was love at first site.  Within a few days, Joe helped us negotiate a very favorable contract with settlement only a month away.  Joe listed our existing home the following week. 

Such a short timeline meant lots to do to get our existing home ready.  Hoe gave us some very practical ideas for staging our home and brought in a photographer to develop an excellent sales brochure.  Within a short time, we had several interested prospects and Joe secured a contract that completely met our expectations within a month.  He kept us fully involved in the process with the details and timely communication.

The final step was preparing our home for closing.  Our potential buyer conducted an inspection, after which Joe stepped in with helpful suggestions on negotiating the list.  We came to a quick agreement and the settlement date was set.  Joe’s work was not done – he then helped us find reputable and affordable contractors to do the necessary work.  Our closing went very smoothly. 

We love our new home and look back at how the six-week process of buying and selling was very smooth and efficient.  We credit Joe with our successful experience and would be pleased to recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell. 

Sincerely, 

Tim & Lisa McDowell

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Couple downsizes and gets the best professional help by working with Realtor, Joe Wathen.

We chose Joe Wathen to help us downsize to a new home last year, and he was such a knowledgeable and valuable resource for us durning the process.  He understood what we were trying to accomplish while appreciating the challenges in choosing the right home that would allow us to keep the furniture and possessions which were most important to us.

We looked at many, many homes, and Joe was very patient as we went on to each new house, and did a great job in helping us organize the pros and cons of each in our heads.  He also coached us, and kept our spirits up through the entire process.

We could not have chosen a better real estate professional than Joe Wathen, and heartily endorse him to others!

Bob & Carridad Pecore
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Family finds advice and assistance invaluable in finding their new home, by using RE/MAX agent, Joe Wathen.

Dear Joe,

 I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you on behalf of my family and myself for the excellent job that you did in selling our house and finding us a new home.  We are impressed with your service and thankful for your commitment to us as your customers.

 Moving can be a trying experience but you were extremely helpful with providing your time and resources to get our house sold.  For instance, when we needed someone to do some repairs required as a result of the home inspection and you recommended just the right company at a good price.  We really appreciated that.  The sale of the house went smoothly and we got what we wanted for it thanks to you.

Next came looking for another home, I know that we challenged you but you really came through.  You kept right on top of all of the new listings and you were great about showing us homes as they came on the market.  The current home market demanded this and you came through again.

 We truly happy with our home.  If it weren't for you, we never would have found it.  Your advice and assistance in the buying process was invaluable. 

 I can't say enough great things about you and the service you provided to us.  If you ever need an endorsement, be sure to give us as a reference!

 Sincerely,

 Don Henderson & Family

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Honest strait talk from Realtor helps sellers get home sold!

Dear Joe:

Many thanks for the quick easy way you brought the sale of our house to a close.

We had listed the Bounty Court property with another agent  in 2008 with no success.  My expectations were low when we listed the property again in 2009.  However, you asked some very straight-forward questions that every seller must address:  Do you really want to sell the house? and, Are you prepared to re-evaluate the price?

You took us to see comparable listings to help us better understand current market values.  You also made several recommendations on improvements we needed to do to help sell the house.  

You have an excellent network of contacts that enabled you to promote our property with individual showings and several open houses.  We know that in one day you showed our property to more people than the previous agent showed in a three month period.

In addition to your network in the sales area, you have excellent contacts in the repair, contracting, moving, storage and related areas.  As a matter of fact, we are contracting with one of your contacts to do an improvement project  in our own home.

We also worked with you as a buyer.  We  so appreciate your being able to find a great condo at a great price and location and arrange for us to settle on the condo the same day as the house sale.  What a great transition with minimum anxiety.  You also went above and beyond the call of your area of responsibility in helping my brother move out of the house.

Joe, we want to thank you for your honesty and your calm approach to any issue that arose.  You have our confidence in any business endeavor from now on.   You are the first person we will call for our next realty need, 
 
Sincerely,

Gerard and Mary Perseghin
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Good advice and showing options saves couple $$$ when selling and buying their next home, working with RE/MAX Realtor, Joe Wathen

Dear Joe,

Howard and I wanted to write to you and thank you for the outstanding service you proved when handling the sale of our home in Woodland Park and the purchase of our new home in Woodbine. 

From the beginning, you were very attentive to our needs, and since we spent about a year looking for the “perfect” home, you were very patient!  As we were ready to put an offer in for our new home, you listened and responded with good advise, letting us know all our options.  We’re confident this helped us to save a substantial amount of money when negotiating the final contract.

Then the time came to market our home.  You gave us straight talk about pricing and showing to get the most for our home.  We felt that we listed the home very fairly and it paid off.  Within 2 weeks on the market, we received 3 offers. 

Everything went smoothly and the timing on the move was perfect.

We will continue to refer you to our friends and associates because we now we can count on you to help them have the same wonderful buying and selling experience we did. 

Again, many thanks.

Pam and Howard F
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Sellers appreciate the attention to details by Realtor, Joe Wathen!

Dear Joe, 

David and I want to thank you for assisting us in selling our home in a very professional and timely manner.

We had very little time to see our home, and you came through in every way.  We were very pleased by your attention to detail, your feedback, and your availability when we needed you.  I never once had to question your judgement on any matter and always felt confidant having you represent us. 

We appreciate all your efforts and the wonderful service you provided to us.  I have told many of our neighbors about you and will continue to recommend you to anyone who needs a terrific realtor.

Thanks also for your friendliness and sincerity. 

Sincerely, 

Ruth Moore

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