The Chris Strain Team Testimonials

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Chris and Linda Strain made the home buying process a great experience for us!

Chris is incredibly knowledgeable, and his expertise about the area put us at ease when we viewed listings and visited properties. I knew I could ask any question and Chris would know the answer! I'm a nervous person by nature, but Chris did a great job explaining everything and getting back to us quickly which made me feel very comfortable and confident that we would find our dream home (and we did). I will absolutely recommend Chris and Linda Strain to all of my friends and family!

Cindy K.

Linda and Chris were awesome!

Exceeded all expectations selling our home and finding our new home! We will refer them to all our family and friends! Thank you!

Jesse & Michelle W.

Best Real Estate Agents EVER!

After 4 years and as many agents we finally found the Mother-Son team of Chris Strain and Linda Strain with RE/MAX of Reading. Chris worked closely with us and although I am sure he is busy with other clients he always made us feel like we were top priority. We saw tons of houses and never felt pressured or rushed.

Prudence Z.

Chris and Linda Strain did a great job.

We have recommended them to a few friends already. They are the Best.

John & Heidi S.

Top notch level of expertise.

Truly a great team to work with from professional, knowledgeable, courteous and impeccable communication. I will never hesitate to use Chris and Linda again. Simply the best A+++. You are in great hands!!

Russell & Tammy S.

Chris and Linda made the selling of our old home and the purchase of our new home very easy.

S. G.

Chris and Linda were excellent to work with and were a great help to me in purchasing my first home in a competitive market.

They are extremely knowledgeable about the area and helped walk me through every step of the purchasing process. They are experienced, responsive and professional!

Erica K.

Chris Strain was an amazing realtor from start to finish.

He is as down to earth as he is knowledgable and prompt in his attention, especially to first home buyers. Chris was able to lead us out of what would have been a disastrous sale and to a house that truly is our dream house. Chris's knowledge of numerous areas related to home buying is exceptional, and Chris made us feel right at home from the minute we met him. Our most heartfelt thanks to Chris. We have been in our home for one week and walk around wondering how we got THIS lucky. Thank you Chris!

Kate J.

We received excellent service!

R. M.

Chris was great to work with and made our homebuying experience real easy in a tough market!

He was patient and very responsive and always willing to accomodate our crazy schedules.

Eva R.

Total team package from start to finish, very professional.

Stephen & Jill P.

Chris Strain's level of service was top of class.

He took his time listen to our family and our needs for finding a home. He answered all of our questions, and displayed knowledge of the area and homes. We had the best experience with Chris very knowledgeable in the Real Estate industry.We were able to find our home we bought and he made the process very easy for us.If you are searching for a great agent I would highly recommend Chris Strain.

Marian D.

The people at ReMax were very nice to work with and I would use the same company again.

Armand & Shirley S.

Please help me buy my first house I couldn't have had a better experience in my whole life I have a beautiful home and I had a great person not just the realtor he became a friend so if you're going to need to buy a house go with Chris you will never ever be disappointed.

Ella P.

Surpassed expectations.

L. L.

I have used Linda & Chris Strain for at least six real estate transactions, either for myself or for properties owned by family members (e.

g. parents, in-laws) where I was responsible for handling the transaction. The transactions included (i) the sale of our prior residence, (ii) the sale of two residential investment properties we owned, and (iii) the sale of my mother's residence, my mother-in-law's residence, and my aunt's residnce. In all cases, the transactions proceeded relatively smoothly, even when some unforeseen problems arose. In all instances, Linda and Chris always kept me informed and responded very promptly. In my opinion, their greatest asset is their knoweledge of the local community and school district and their ability to convey this knowledge to a propsective buyer. I am continuing to work with them now, by having them search for a new investment property, and I have recommended them to several other people seeking the services of a realtor.

Kevin K.

Chris and Linda were excellent to work with and were a great help to me in purchasing my first home in a competitive market.

They are extremely knowledgeable about the area and helped walk me through every step of the purchasing process. They are experienced, responsive and professional.

Erica L.

Linda and Chris Strain did a great job.

They are very professional and trustworthy.

Jill & Stephen P.

Especially patient, understanding, and encouraging.

Did everything possible to make it as pleasant and stress free as possible.

Richard & Nancy H.

Linda strain did everything she could to assist us during the time our home was listed until it sold.

She went above & beyond. A great agent & person.

Linda & John S.

So as a First-Time buyer I knew the process could be quite extensive and scary.

I'm not the best when it comes to getting everything done on time, and as I was buying the house by myself, the process seemed more daunting. But Chris was amazing in helping me through it all and found some great houses to look at in the areas I was asking for. We got tours at the times I needed for my work schedule and saw some properties before they officially listed. In this market, that was a huge help. Chris was able to get paperwork changed around and helped get an inspection while my offer was being waitlisted. He also helped get me in touch with a lender who proved to be incredibly responsive and helpful. Chris got the appointment set up for the title company and everything was incredibly smooth for me. I would highly recommend Chris if you're looking for a new home, and don't be scared to reach out if you're a First-Time homebuyer too!

Michael G.

The experience and knowledge Team Strain offered was second to none.

They helped me find the home of my dreams in today's competitive market. Chris put my mind at ease as a first time home buyer. Not only did he provide me with an ample amount of information, but I truly felt that he wanted to find me the best possible home.

Courtney M.

Linda and Chris provided excellent service.

They gave great recommendations, kept me well informed; were promptly responsive to my calls or texts. You couldn’t ask for better agents. They made the selling process less stressful.

K. K.

Chris and Linda helped us buy a house and sell one.

Their advice and expertise was so helpful. They are amazing and I would definitely recommend calling Chris for your real estate needs.

Maida K.

Fantastic team.

Linda does the selling and Chris does the buying. It is a one stop shop. Very friendly and great people to work with. Linda got us a great deal on thehome we were selling and Chris got us a great deal on the home we were buying.

Matt L.

Linda and Chris were very helpful in explaining all the details of what to expect and how things may go.

Helped me with frustrating times when closings were rescheduled, etc. Very happy with them!! Thanks for all their help.

Sandra S.

I'm very happy with the quality of representation we received.

We first met Chris Strain in 2007 while looking at a property we did not purchase. Chris Strain contacted us over the years to see if we were in the position to start the buying process. I think it showed great commitment on his part and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to buy. Linda Strain was also very knowledgeable and friendly and did a great job as well, I would also recommend Linda Strain to anyone I know looking to buy.

Rafe & Lynn Z.

Chris was excellent, one of the most professional people I've ever done business with.

Bradley F.

Working with Chris, Linda and Katy was an absolute pleasure.

They were so patient with us and knew exactly what we wanted and needed. They helped make a very hectic process as easy going as possible. They were so attentive and responsive to our needs and were always available for any questions we had. They are extremely family oriented which we loved. We are forever grateful. I Would definitely recommend working with them for anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

Jennifer S.

Loved her!

Fred & Aldrich B.

Chris is the best real estate agent you could ask for.

He is incredibly knowledgeable and very helpful. I would never consider anyone else for a future home purchase.

Marisa K.

Linda and Chris are not only seasoned real estate professionals, but we consider them friends.

They helped us purchase our dream home 11 years ago and then sell it for our next move to the coast. They are genuine, caring, knowledgable and all around wonderful people. We highly recommend them to anyone needing a real estate professional.

Kristen K. & James H.

Especially patient, understanding, and encouraging,.

Did everything possible to make it as pleasant and stress free as possible..

R. N.

Could not have been more pleased.

William & Doris J.

Chris and Linda are very friendly and knowledgeable.

They were also honest and looked out for our best interest when looking for our home. Thank you so much for all your help!!!

Alyssa L.

Chris & Linda worked many hours helping us prepare our home for sale.

As it needed a bit of work, it was very useful to have professionals tell us what was worth fixing & what was not. Very friendly & easy to communicate with!

Alayne K.

Linda was the absolute best from start to settlement.

She was so helpful and caring with everything. Wonderful to do business with her.

K Lorraine B.

Linda and Chris were awesome!

Exceeded all expectations selling our home and finding our new home! We will refer them to all our family and friends! Thanks you!

Robert & Patricia L.

Many thanks for a very professional and helpful experience.

My brother was right about calling Linda Strain. I was very happy and relieved with her helpful service.

John & Barbara A.

Chris Strain was my primary realtor and Linda filled in for Chris when time constraints were an issue.

I was extremely satisfied with my home buying experience and I believe I found the perfect home. Chris and Linda were respectful, responsive to my requests and professional in every respect. Chris not only showed me the good points of prospective houses on the market, he also advised me what to be wary of and to stay away from. In working with other realtors over the years, I found that they only wanted to talk about the good points of a property but not advise you of the possible drawbacks. Chris did both and I felt he truly had my best interests in mind when looking for a home. I would highly recommend Chris or Linda Strain to any prospective home buyer. Top notch.

Gregory M.

Chris and Linda were wonderful to work with, they were honest and knowledgeable.

Great people! Thank you for helping our family find our home ☺️

Alyssa L.

Chris and his wife, Katie, were true professionals.

They made the whole process of finding and buying our first home practically seamless. We highly encourage any prospective homeowner to work with Chris and family as they have really earned our trust.

Abimael G.

Bought my house with Chris, then sold it with Linda.

There is literally nothing he wouldn't do to help you through the buying process, if I move back to PA I know who I will be using!

Brett K.

Linda and Chris are not only seasoned real estate professionals, but we consider them friends.

They helped us purchase our dream home 11 years ago and then to sell it for our next move to the coast. They are genuine, caring, knowledgeable and all around wonderful people. We highly recommend them to anyone needing a real estate professional.

James H. & Kristen K.

Chris and Linda made the selling of our old home and the purchase of our new home very easy.

Susan & Gregory Y.

Linda Strain was outstanding in sales and communication along the way.

I was very pleased with her service.

Robert & Linda B.

Chris Strain was my primary realtor and Linda filled in for Chris when time constraints were an issue.

I was extremely satisfied with my home buying experience and I believe I found the perfect home. Chris and Linda were respectful, responsive to my requests and professional in every respect. Chris not only showed me the good points of prospective houses on the market, he also advised me what to be wary of and to stay away from. In working with other realtors over the years, I found that they only wanted to talk about the good points of a property but not advise you of the possible drawbacks. Chris did both and I felt he truly had my best interests in mind when looking for a home. I would highly recommend Chris or Linda Strain to any prospective home buyer. Top notch.

Gregory M.

Chris and Linda are the best realtors in the area and were amazing to work with.

They are knowledgeable, understanding, easy to talk to, and walk you through the entire process with patience and advice. They made our first-time home buying experience a great one! We cannot thank them enough for their help and guidance.

Tyler & Stephanie S.

After working with 3-4 other realtors, we realized Chris was exceptional regarding knowledge of the market, correspondence and construction.

Many of my construction (mechanical) questions were easily handled and answered.

Bradley & Andrea R.

Very knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate.

Katherine G.

We needed to move quickly after 4 months in a brand new home due to health and work related travel issues.

We accepted an offer that was fair in order to move the property quickly. Though we may have gotten a few thousand more if we waited, being rid of the property and resolving our issues were more important. The service by the realtor and company were great. Happy to be where we are now.

Stephen S.

Linda & Chris was the Best.

I love the house Chris got for me. Thank you!!

Ella & Eugenia P.

She did a very good job.

Lawrence S.

Linda and Chris Strain make an outstanding team, and I would strongly recommend them to anyone.

I have worked with them on more than a half dozen sale or purchase transactions.

Kevin & Sally K.

Chris and Linda are very personable and have access to multiple services to make the real estate transaction seemless.

They follow up in appropriate timeframes and respond you requests timely.

Todd D.

Chris was very knowledgeable and helpful as we were buying our house in Exeter Township.

He made us feel comfortable and answered all of our questions. This was our first time buying, and we were nervous but with Chris it was easy and we love our house and our neighborhood.

Mack K.

When I contacted Linda and Chris, my home had been on the market with another agent for 229 days.

During those 229 days, I had 3 individuals come through my home. Those 3 individuals only came through the home due to an open house that was held by the realtor at that time. Because of my personal situation, it was important to get my house sold and get my house sold quickly. Obviously, that wasn't happening. I reached out to Linda and Chris for two reasons. First, I had graduated high school with Chris. I knew he was a good guy. The other reason, and the more important reason, was because of their reputation in Berks County. After speaking with both Linda and Chris, I was so excited to make the change in realtors. From the moment I first spoke with them, they were nothing less than impressive! And they got the job done!!! I listed my property with them on February 6, 2012 and my sale of my home was settled on March 28, 2012. Although I am currently renting, I know that when I'm ready to purchase another home, Linda and Chris will be the first ones that I reach out to! You both are wonderful. It was such a pleasure working with you!

Karin B.

Chris and Linda were extremely helpful with the buying process.

I am a first time homebuyer and knew absolutely nothing about buying a house. I asked a million questions and not once did they ever get frustrated with me. Chris’s background in construction and carpentry showed when we were walking through each house. He would point out imperfections and explain in detail how they may have been caused and how to fix them. I never felt like he was trying to just get a sale from me. He made sure I got the right home and I will definitely use Chris and Linda for any future home purchases in Berks county!! Chris did an amazing job helping me find the perfect first home. As it was my first time purchasing a home, Chris walked me through each step and answered hundreds of questions at anytime in the day. His experience in carpentry and real estate makes him a great resource when trying to find a new home. I will absolutely be going to Chris when I am ready to move. Highly recommend!!

Logan D.

I had two other agents who seemed to completely not care about my needs or my business and they did not explain anything to me.

I was recommended to Chris and he was great! He was very knowledgeable, honest, understanding of my needs, good hearted, and professional. I am very happy with the recommendation to use Chris.

Shawna P.

Linda and Chris have been absolutely wonderful in helping us with our real estate needs over the years.

I bought my first house with their help (which we just sold yesterday), my husband sold his house with them, and we bought our forever home together. Every time they are wonderful listeners as to what we need and extremely responsive to our questions.

Michelle W.

Linda and Chris have been absolutely wonderful in helping us with our real estate needs over the years.

I bought my first house with their help (which we just sold yesterday), my husband sold his house with them, and we bought our forever home together. Every time they are wonderful listeners as to what we need and extremely responsive to our questions.

Michelle W.

This was my first home buying experience.

Chris and Linda were very helpful and honest. They are very knowledgeable about homes and looked for things I didn’t know to look for: water marks, where the oil tanks were, structural flaws, any signs of termites or other pests, the radon, flood zones, railroads, street traffic etc. They were always prepared for every property we looked at and they helped me find the perfect home for my family. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

Bryn S.

We received excellent service!

RM

Great team.

Very knowledgeable.

Rene & Grace C.

Linda's expertise in knowing the local real estate market and negotiating the sale were very helpful.

I was also glad for the representation at settlement.

Edgar C.

Thank you Chris and team for helping us find a dream home!

!!

Pat S.

During the sale of my first home and purchase of my second (current) home, Chris was available whenever I had a question or wanted to look at a potential home.

He provided expert advice on not only the process of buying and selling a home, but also shared his experience with home construction, neighborhood dynamics, and school district information. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Berks County, as well as the surrounding area.

Nicole K.

I bought my first home through Chris and then again years later for the home I own now.

Chris made everything very simple from the start of my search through closing. He shows patience with all the questions I had throughout the process and was always willing to rearrange as necessary to fit my schedule for showings. What makes Chris a great realtor is his honesty. He would show me any listing I asked but always was upfront with any obstacles he saw ahead with the property. Something so small makes me feel like more than just another sale and I would highly recommend anyone starting their new home journey reach out to Chris!

Jason B.

Linda spent hours with me giving me every detail about the contract, sales agreement, and closing procedures.

She is very professional and answered every question I had. She let me know if there wouldn't be any communication due to the step we were in during the sale. Having had another realtor before her, when I told her about him, she was awestruck at what he had NOT done, and assured me she would provide me with the kind of service I deserved, and she did! If I could give her a star rating, if would most definitely be a 5 out of 5.

Judith M.

Chris Strain was my primary realtor and Linda filled in for Chris when time constraints were an issue.

I was extremely satisfied with my home buying experience and I believe I found the perfect home. Chris and Linda were respectful, responsive to my requests and professional in every respect. Chris not only showed me the good points of prospective houses on the market, he also advised me what to be wary of and to stay away from. In working with other realtors over the years, I found that they only wanted to talk about the good points of a property but not advise you of the possible drawbacks. Chris did both and I felt he truly had my best interests in mind when looking for a home. I would highly recommend Chris or Linda Strain to any prospective home buyer. Top notch.

Greg M.

Very good people.

Very helpful threw the whole thing and all ways got back to me on questions.would recommend them to anyone and will use them again in the future Thank you again guys!!!

Amber N.

Linda Strain – held my hand from start to finish, and Chris Strain helped me also, excellent team.

Guy H.

Chris Strain was an amazing realtor from start to finish.

He is as down to earth as he is knowledgeable and prompt in his attention, especially to first home buyers. Chris was able to lead us out of what would have been a disastrous sale and to a house that truly is our dream home. Chris's knowledge of numerous areas related to home buying is exceptional, and Chris made us feel right at home from the minute we met him. Our most heartfelt thanks to Chris. We have been in our home for one week and walk around wondering how we got THIS lucky. Thank you Chris!

Kate J.

This isn't our first experience with Chris and Linda.

They always go above and beyond what a realtor should do. I honestly see them as my friend before being my realtor. If you want someone working extremely hard for your money, go with Chris and Linda!

Heather H.

Very informative and has excellent attention to detail on each property that we saw.

Very honest and not afraid to let you know if a place is not suitable or if it’s the one! I will recommend anybody looking for a house to him. You will not be disappointed!!

Noel H.

We were very satisfied with our real estate agent.

Francis & Susan R.

Chris and Linda were wonderful realtors.

They were very knowledgeable about all aspects of buying a home. They went above and beyond for us! I would highly recommend using them as your realtors.

Carol B.

Very friendly and eager to help.

They were constantly on top of things. Went out of their way to make sure I got the house I wanted. It was a great experience, I would very highly recommend them.

Joy S.

Great experience in a crazy market.

Really glad we had Linda in our corner!

T. A.

Chris and Linda made the selling of our old home and the purchase of our new home very easy.

Gregory & Susan Y.

I wouldn’t list with any else except Linda Strain.

John G.

Very pleased with the sales associates!

Tracy & Robert H.

I didn't answer the questions regarding using the same real estate agency because what matters to me is using Linda and Chris Strain, no matter they work for.

I originally found Linda Strain through research on who was selling the most real estate in the Exeter Township area. I soon came to realize WHY she was selling the most. Linda and Chris are completely professional, attentive to detail, communicative and a pleasure to work with. I have already recommended Linda to my brother who owns rental properties in Reading for whenever he's ready to sell. Linda's the BEST

Maureen & Mark C.

Linda and Chris were very professional, always available to answer my question and give excellent suggestions.

I would recommend them very highly for their efficiency, knowledge and consideration of client's anxieties. Integrity and knowledgeable and ability to make one at ease in a stressful situation.

Barbara D.

Very knowledgeable of the area, cognizant of my personal finances & needs, & just an all-round nice guy!

! Would definitely use this professional again!

Alayne K.

Linda and Chris were very professional, always available to answer my question and give excellent suggestions.

I would recommend them very highly for their efficiency, knowledge and consideration of client's anxieties. Integrity and knowledgeable and ability to make one at ease in a stressful situation.

Barbara D.

Great experience in a crazy market.

Really glad we had Linda in our corner!

Tracy & Andrew H.

Linda and Chris were very professional, always available to answer my question and give excellent suggestions.

I would recommend them very highly for their efficiency, knowledge and consideration of client's anxieties. Integrity and knowledgeable and ability to make one at ease in a stressful situation.

B. D.

Chris and Linda were a major help in the purchase of me and my wife’s first home.

They are extremely knowledgeable, answered questions within hours, and researched the homes we sent to them to review before we went to see the house. Highly recommended by us.

Cody A.

Chris was the 1st to return my inquiry call (I had left messages with other realtors).

He was also the only realtor to ask what he could do for me rather than tell me what he could do. Chris was interested in meeting our needs, not convincing us through words that he was better. Truly, the proof of his work is in his actions. Chris is without a doubt diligent and committed. He has already been recommended to others.

Kristen & Andrew R.

Loved her!

F. A.

Chris worked very closely with us and always made us feel like we were a priority.

It was a great experience.

Pablo & Prudence Z.

Could not have been more pleased.

W. D.

Linda and Chris provided excellent service.

They gave great recommendations, kept me well informed; were promptly responsive to my calls or texts. You couldn’t ask for better agents. They made the selling process less stressful.

Karen K.

Top notch level of expertise.

Truly a great team to work with from professional, knowledgeable, courteous and impeccable communication. I will never hesitate to use Chris and Linda again. Simply the best A+++. You are in great hands!!

Russell S.

Surpassed expectations.

Leslie Ann L.

CHRIS AND LINDA STRAIN DID A GREAT JOB.

WE HAVE RECOMMENDED THEM TO A FEW FRIENDS ALREADY .THEY ARE THE BEST.

J. H.

I highly recommend Chris Strain if you are in the market for a realtor!

Chris took my husband and I on multiple house tours during our search and worked with us as we tossed around all of our thoughts on each one. He was also always very upfront with us about the pros and cons he saw, which was very important to us while we made our decision. By the time we finally found the one I loved, we were in a time crunch and Chris went above and beyond to assure the home was in the school district we wanted and that our offer was accepted without a lot of the normal back and forth. Years later and every time I get an itch to move again, he is always ready with listings and showings. I cannot recommend Chris enough.

Amanda E.
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"Very good people. Very helpful threw the whole thing and all ways got back to me on questions.would recommend them to anyone and will use them again in the future Thank you again guys!!!"
5 /5.0
by Amber nuse
"Chris and Linda were extremely helpful with the buying process. I am a first time homebuyer and knew absolutely nothing about buying a house. I asked a million questions and not once did they ever get frustrated with me. Chris’s background in construction and carpentry showed when we were walking through each house. He would point out imperfections and explain in detail how they may have been caused and how to fix them. I never felt like he was trying to just get a sale from me. He made sure I got the right home and I will definitely use Chris and Linda for any future home purchases in Berks county!!"
5 /5.0
by 24downey logan
"So as a First-Time buyer I knew the process could be quite extensive and scary. I'm not the best when it comes to getting everything done on time, and as I was buying the house by myself, the process seemed more daunting. But Chris was amazing in helping me through it all and found some great houses to look at in the areas I was asking for. We got tours at the times I needed for my work schedule and saw some properties before they officially listed. In this market, that was a huge help. Chris was able to get paperwork changed around and helped get an inspection while my offer was being waitlisted. He also helped get me in touch with a lender who proved to be incredibly responsive and helpful. Chris got the appointment set up for the title company and everything was incredibly smooth for me. I would highly recommend Chris if you're looking for a new home, and don't be scared to reach out if you're a First-Time homebuyer too!"
5 /5.0
by MichaelGierula
"Top notch level of expertise. Truly a great team to work with from professional, knowledgeable, courteous and impeccable communication. I will never hesitate to use Chris and Linda again. Simply the best A+++. You are in great hands!!"
5 /5.0
by zuser20170603100744121
"Very friendly and eager to help. They were constantly on top of things. Went out of their way to make sure I got the house I wanted. It was a great experience, I would very highly recommend them."
5 /5.0
by joyzbaskets
"Chris and Linda are both excellent at what they do. We really enjoyed working with both of them and could not have been happier with their assistance in buying and selling our home. They were very responsive to all our questions and made the whole process smooth from start to finish. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a realtor."
5 /5.0
by AmyWahl2
"Chris and Linda made the entire sales process extremely easy. They literally took care of everything -- even the things I thought I would need to handle myself. They were on top of the entire process from our first conversation all the way through closing. If you want realtors who will make your life easier and the sales process seamless, then Chris and Linda Strain are the ones to go to."
5 /5.0
by sbweiser5
"Very informative and has excellent attention to detail on each property that we saw. Very honest and not afraid to let you know if a place is not suitable or if it’s the one! I will recommend anybody looking for a house. You will not be disappointed!!"
5 /5.0
by noelhenry995
"Chris and Linda were excellent to work with and were a great help to me in purchasing my first home in a competitive market. They are extremely knowledgeable about the area and helped walk me through every step of the purchasing process. They are experienced, responsive and professional!"
5 /5.0
by EricaLukes
"Chris and Linda were a major help in the purchase of me and my wife’s first home. They are extremely knowledgeable, answered questions within hours, and researched the homes we sent to them to review before we went to see the house. Highly recommended by us."
5 /5.0
by angstadt cody
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