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“Both Lynne and Peter were all we could have asked for in representation during what was a trying time for our family.”
To Whom It May Concern,
In this letter we’d like to tell the reader about our experiences with Peter, Lynne and the McKee Team at Keller Williams Realty. We would highly recommend them as brokers for either a buyer or a seller based on our experience with their entire team.
We contracted with the McKees to represent D’s mother in selling her home in East Greenbush after the death of her husband, and in purchasing a new home shortly thereafter.
Both Lynne and Peter were all we could have asked for in representation during what was a trying time for our family. They were knowledgeable, patient, well-informed, informative and creative in working with us to prepare the house for sale, in negotiations for sale, and in locating a new home for D’s mother.
But, above all, they were, at all times, professional, in the best sense of the word. They took the time to explain, advise, evaluate, and encourage when it was necessary, but also to disagree when it was necessary, or when they felt we were making a decision their experience told them might not be in our interest.
They answered myriad questions from D and myself as well as from D’s mother, and the time they spent with us, and on our behalf made us feel as though we were their only clients (though, of course, we weren’t)!
From the time we signed the initial representation agreement, to the date of the final closing, Lynne and Peter took as much time with us as we asked for, whenever we asked for it, and often, even when we didn’t ask. They went the “extra mile” in seeking us out with their thoughts and ideas…all directed to helping us sell a house (successfully, I might add) in a difficult market, and to finding the perfect replacement (also successfully) for our family’s very specific needs.
Our experience the McKee Team was a totally positive one, and we would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Capital District.
D & M S
“The two of you gave me the confidence I needed to pull the trigger and make the necessary changes in my life. No question or concern of mine was left unanswered.”
I do want to thank you and Peter for your endless support and guidance throughout the process of selling one house and buying another. This was an enormous challenge which I had originally approached quite reluctantly (as you may recall!). The two of you gave me the confidence I needed to pull the trigger and make the necessary changes in my life. No question or concern of mine was left unanswered. You guys were responsive and attentive from start to finish...and then some! From the great advice on staging, to the immediate removal of the surprise oil tank, to the keen negotiating skills on both ends, to the not-so-terrifying closings, I could not have done any of it without you. Thank you.
If you're ever in the neighborhood of my new digs, please feel free to stop by.
To Whom It May Concern:
As someone who has had the privilege to work with Peter & Lynne McKee on multiple real-estate transactions, I will take this opportunity to tell you that you are in good hands. Peter & Lynne have been my agents as a buyer and a seller of both residential & commercial properties, and as difficult as any real-estate transaction can be they have always made it seem so simple.
Over the years I have found that their knowledge and dedication to their work has been exceptional. Despite their very busy schedules they never failed to return a phone call or an e-mail, and no matter how simple or complex the question at hand may be they have always provided reliable & accurate information. They have helped me find my dream home which was an adventure full of ups and downs but they always supported me and my ever-changing mind and they were there to provide valuable advice during my frequent bouts of indecisiveness.
I have heard all sorts of horror stories from family members and friends on how difficult and stressful their purchase or sale was, and come to find out, all too often it is due to an inattentive agent, which is why I have referred everyone I know to Peter & Lynne. It is foolish to assume that a major purchase or sale of real-estate will be smooth from start to finish, however knowing that you have Peter & Lynne working for your best interest can offer you valuable peace of mind during these life changing transactions.
If you are in the market for an agent I would strongly recommend Peter & Lynne McKee they are knowledgeable, resourceful, professional and an absolute pleasure to work with.
“I strongly recommend you as real estate agents - in fact, I already have. No one could have done a better job.”
Dear Peter and Lynne,
I was very satisfied with both of you as our real estate agents. We certainly made the right choice when we picked you.
You handled all phases of the sale of our home on G Lane, Albany NY from the staging and all the details that needed doing, to the care and compassion you showed us from the first day in January 2010 to the closing on March 11, 2010. (and very quickly I might add).
I strongly recommend you as real estate agents - in fact, I already have. No one could have done a better job.
Thank you both so much,CB
Dear Peter and Lynne,
M and I would like to take a moment to share our thoughts on why the sale of our home was successful.
- You are very professional always.
- You are timely in returning phone calls and keeping us informed.
- You are upbeat and encouraging, especially when we were discouraged.
- You set realistic expectations and encouraged us to stick with the game plan.
- You always listened to our concerns, and gave us your perspective.
- You helped bring the entire deal together.
In a very tough real estate market, you helped us sell our "unique" property!
We can't thank you enough for doing so in your upbeat and respectful manner.
A review on Zillow.com from TD and LP:
- Highly likely to recommend
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 in Normanskill, Albany, NY.
- Local knowledge: 5 stars
- Process expertise: 5 stars
- Responsiveness: 5 stars
- Negotiation skills: 5 stars
Summary:Peter was exceptional in all aspects regarding assisting us in finding and buying a home. His expertise, knowledge, cooperativeness and his personal as well as professional demeanor instilled immediate trust and confidence. He was helpful in guiding us through the myriad local possibilities, and while focusing on our specific desires he was also supportive as we adjusted our requirements and considered and reconsidered what was available. Peter’s patient and positive attitude made the processes collaborative and much less stressful than we had previously experienced buying home elsewhere. We highly recommend him.
“Over the years, we have bought homes in five different states and worked with many realtors. Peter and Lynne are the best.”
In 2010 we had the exciting but also difficult task of relocating from Kansas City to the Albany area. Not knowing anyone in the Capital District, we were lucky enough to have a future colleague recommend realtors Peter and Lynne McKee. To fit within our restricted time frame and travel abilities, our goal was to look at potential houses in one weekend, select one that same weekend, and return only in time for the closing. It seemed like an impossible task! Peter and Lynne helped make that happen. We now live in the house that was the perfect match for us.
Through their hard work and careful attention to what we were looking for, in the weeks before our visit, we were able to examine on the web a large number of potential homes. In the weekend of our visit, the house visits were so well coordinated and planned that we had plenty of time to see each house on our list. We always felt like they had our best interest in mind, and we were able to select the home that we wanted.
From our initial email contact through the closing, Peter and Lynne were very responsive to our many questions about home buying in New York. It is very apparent that the McKees have a great deal of experience in this business. Over the years, we have bought homes in five different states and worked with many realtors. Peter and Lynne are the best.PSP and family
To Prospective Real Estate Clients of Pete and Lynne McKee:
Recently I was in the difficult position of purchasing a home in the Capital District for my Aunt who was not living in the area and was unable to participate in the process. Also we were under significant time pressure. Fortunately, I had the expertise of Pete and Lynne to assist me every step of the way. I called on a Sunday afternoon to let them know that we had to move quickly, and by Monday we were viewing homes. Because of their knowledge of the market, relationships with other realtors, and extremely efficient manner of conducting their business, we were able to find the perfect home within the week. Pete and Lynne were also great in helping with negotiations and scheduling necessary appointments with the other professionals needed including the inspector and attorney. They attended to every detail, completed the research necessary to answer all of my questions, and responded incredibly quickly to all of my phone calls and emails.
Pete and Lynne also understand the stress involved for both the seller and purchaser of a home. Their calm, organized, supportive manner made the process so much easier. It was a pleasure to work with “The McKee Team” and I recommend them to you without hesitation.
Dear Lynne and Peter:
I want to thank you for all of the special services and care you provided in selling my house.
First, there were Lynne’s detailed instructions to help me get the house ready and then her meticulousness and skill in staging the house so that I received an offer at the full asking price from the first perspective buyer to see the house. Then when due to no fault of yours that sale fell through, and necessary repairs disclosed by the first prospective buyer’s inspection were made, and the house was again on the market, I again received a fully satisfactory offer from the first prospective buyer to see it then. That really convinced me of Lynne’s skill, although it was really not a surprise because I knew and had engaged you because you recently had sold two other houses in my neighborhood to the first prospective buyers to see them.
Then there was Peter’s skill in negotiating not only the sale, but in taking over the finding of contractors and supervising repairs when during the pendency of the sale I became increasingly ill, ultimately wound up in the hospital, and afterwards could no longer drive. Further, Peter, you saved me much money by having certain tests done which showed that work that the actual buyers wanted done was unnecessary and that other work could be done for much less than their estimate. All this went far beyond what I had expected from a real estate agent.
And Lynne, you, too, went far beyond my expectations when you took over dealing with the person who was supposed to get my house emptied of what I had left behind, sell these contents or otherwise dispose of them, and clean the house so it was ready for the buyers.
Then there were the little things like Lynne coming over to my new place to bring things I had unintentionally left behind and Peter coming to the hospital several times to keep me apprised of his negotiations with the buyers.
Through all this, you were patient and made me feel that I was dealing with friends who were looking out for my best interests and not just in a business relationship, and I still have that feeling.
I have been praising you and telling of all you did for me whenever I talk about the sale, and will recommend you at every opportunity.
Peter was a huge help throughout the home buying process. We met him by chance at an open house, and feel so lucky to have found him. As a first-time home buyer, I loved that Peter could answer all of my questions, from simple to complex to silly. Even when a house didn't necessarily meet our expectations, we still had a blast meeting with Peter and exploring different places. It's easy to tell that he loves the real estate business. He was always friendly, humorous, well-informed, flexible, and genuinely interested in the homes we were seeing. By the time we moved into our new home, we felt like Peter was more like an uncle or a good friend than a real estate agent. Plus, we encountered one difficult situation with an inspection that revealed several major problems, and Peter went above and beyond what I would expect any other real estate agent to do. It could have been a horrifically stressful time for us, and although it was still a difficult situation, Peter really took care of us. I trust him completely, and will without a doubt ask for his help for any future house hunting or selling.KB
I highly recommend Lynne and Peter McKee as agents who will not only sell your home for you but will help you with all the details. Lynne found someone who would help stage my house. They offered information on movers, people who would take what I didn't need, and others who would help clean out when I had left. They tried their best to alleviate any worries I had and always returned calls promptly.
My home actually sold quite rapidly even in this economy due to their hard work.
They are a great team and I had no regrets at having chosen them to sell my home.AS