"Whether you are buying or selling a house, we would highly recommend using Diane Schilke as your realtor. I am not one who usually writes letters of referral. Just because using a service or professional person went smoothly for me, does not necessarily mean that will happen for the next person. It is because our experience did not go smoothly that I can confidently say that I don’t think we could have found a better realtor than Diane.
On the purchase side, Diane listened to what we are looking for and prescreened homes for us. She accommodated our schedule. Looking at houses can be tiring, but Diane was a delightful person to spend the day with. She was also friendly and also kind to our small children-both of them instantly liked her. Diane showed us many homes. She gave us opinions about each without pressuring us to make a decision before we were ready.
The sale of our home did not go as smoothly as we’d hoped. Diane and her husband held a few open houses that went well. We had a buyer for our home fairly quickly. But, the home inspection did not go as well as we’d hoped. As a result of the inspection, we had to perform some structural repairs. This is where Diane’s sound judgment and experience as a builder greatly aided us. Diane knew a structural engineer who could work with the contractor the buyers brought in to do the repairs. Diane advised us to obtain permits and have the work inspected by the town. Diane was indispensible to us as she ran back and forth getting architectural drawings from the engineer and applying for permits from the town. She met with inspectors in our home if we were unable to be there due to our jobs. She also provided much needed moral support during stressful times.
We happened upon Diane by chance because she was the realtor for a home we saw online. We met her when we went to see that home. But we are very grateful that we decided to use her as our realtor. Had we chose another realtor, we think the sale of our home may have fell through. We strongly recommend Diane to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Andrea & Bill Kurz
908 829 4040