My Client Reviews
I grew up on the coast of Maine and had always wanted to return to the coast someday, but didn't think I would be able to find an affordable site. I asked Kathy if she would help with the search, knowing she would listen and take the time to understand what I was looking for. She found us the perfect spot and walked through all the details of the purchase and closing transactions with us. I never felt pressured or rushed and I never ad the feeling that I was just another transaction for Kathy. She made me feel valued. We have now retired to that site and have turned the camp into a year round home. I couldn't be more pleased with the location and with our decision. I know from others that Kathy takes the time with each home buyer to find them what they truly want. To me that is an important quality you would want in your real estate broker. I highly recommend Kathy Benson to anyone that wants personalized service from a caring and trustworthy individual. The only strength I couldn't check off for Kathy is Negotiating Skills, as we didn't do any negotiating on our purchase, so I have no knowledge of that particular skill.
We have bought and sold houses with Kathy (Benny) Benson. She has always been very accommodating with scheduling, from last minute showings, to second and third showings and even on houses that were forclosed/bank owned, so with no great commission! She's just always there for us working diligently and professionally regardless of the price of the house. I truly appreciate that. It takes the same amount of time and effort to show a 50k house as it does a 200k house. She has seen us through some very complicated sales. Negotiating back and forth for literally Months. We all waited a very long time for that deal to come together! I remember that I had incredible sellers remorse when I got a serious offer on my first house.(My home, not a flip) She held my hand through that, understanding that it's an emotional process. She got me asking price on that house! It was a good start to a long professional and personal relationship. Benny is one of the most honest and "Real" people I've ever met. There is never any pretense, never any hard sell or pressure. She embodies that Maine work ethic. I would recommend her to anyone who is buying or selling or even if they just had questions about real estate.
Working with Kathy made everything less stressful! Kathy was attentive, organized, supportive and responsive. She would do a lot of the leg work so we wouldn't have to. She was communicative to both myself and my partner so neither of us ever felt like we didn't know what was happening or where we were in the process. Kathy was honest and if she didn't know something she didn't pretend to know and still offered to figure out an answer. If she couldn't, we knew it wasn't because she didn't try. She has a warm, friendly and laid back demeanor and will make you laugh when you need it most. This made it easy for us to stay calm during the stress of buying a house and we always knew that though she was laid back, she definitely was not too laid back that we worried. I highly recommend Kathy as a realtor.
My wife and I enjoyed working with Kathy very much. Our purchase was more difficult than most since we were moving across the country from Oklahoma to Maine. We had to look at a lot of properties in a short time and quickly learned we could trust Kathy to help us make the right decision. She went above and beyond what we expected from an agent, and her advice and assistance in negotiating the purchase price was invaluable.
- Career professional with 17 years in real estate, long term career in business with experience in human resources, labor negotiations, organizational development, and safety.