The purpose of this letter is to provide a reference for Mr. Bobby Lawrence. I have known Mr. Lawrence since 2013 but had my most recent interactions with him in spring 2020 when I selected him as the listing agent to sell my home in Norfolk, VA. Mr. Lawrence is a highly recognized agent working with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. One needs only to peruse the web site to find that Mr. Lawrence has been selected to receive many outstanding awards in his field and from his colleagues and he is lauded for his expertise in the real estate business. There are many good reasons in my opinion that he is deserving of the recognition and awards he has received. However, the three main qualities that I observed when working with Mr. Lawrence are (1) his open style of communication, (2) his extensive knowledge of the real estate market along with his understanding of what sells and what does not sell, and (3) his innate ability to work with multiple personalities.
The three qualities listed above were critical in helping me to achieve the sale of our property in less than three months. I received one offer for the full price of my home and I credit Mr. Lawrence solely for the offer we received and the subsequent successful navigation of getting to the final sale and closing on the home. Mr. Lawrence has deep connections within the industry and managed to get my home listed as the feature in a prominent real estate publication. He continually kept me informed of every step in the process from the lay out design to the final printing. Mr. Lawrence has a sense of style and is an expert in knowing what will appeal to a buyer and conversely, what might be detrimental to the sale of a home. If one chooses to focus on additional attributes, Mr. Lawrence has them all. His is punctual, organized, does extensive background work in order to sell your home, and he is highly interactive and able to engage in a positive manner with potential buyers and other agents.
Mr. Lawrence was aggressive on my behalf in alerting interested parties to the sale of my home. He continually kept me informed of inquires and showings with data that was automatically generated but I appreciated his more personal touch of texting and calling me directly. Due to the situation of my employment during the pandemic, I was not able to be in the home on a regular basis. Mr. Lawrence was a tremendous support to me by unlocking doors for workers and cleaning agents who needed access to my home. He picked up mail at times and often offered to help in so many other ways. I felt supported on a personal and a professional level with Mr. Lawrence. I must admit to being surprised by the personal support and encouraged that Mr. Lawrence had such an understanding of the needs of his client.
I cannot speak highly enough about Mr. Lawrence. He is the ultimate professional in his field and after working with him on this most successful home sale, it is so very evident why he is on top of his profession. My advice to those who may be considering Mr. Lawrence would be twofold. First, I would not hesitate in the least to sign on for him to serve as your agent whether you are buying or selling a home. He will be forthright about his services and his fees and his personal support for you will truly be a bonus. Second, I would not hesitate to follow every piece of advice and guidance given to you by Mr. Lawrence during the process. He literally engineered the sale of my home by navigating the desires and the concerns of the buyers while working closely with the buyer’s agent. It was Mr. Lawrence who truly crafted the details of my home sale and so I would say, sit back and watch Mr. Lawrence go to work. You will not regret that decision and you will achieve the ultimate goal of selling your home or buying a new home
- Dr. Jane S. Bray
Bobby is a joy to work with, he is the consummate professional. Bobby helped us stay true to what our goals were when we wavered and helped us stay on the right path. We would recommend Bobby Lawrence to anyone that is looking to get results and have a voice of reason by their side.
Bobby exceeded his reputation in every aspect and it's easy to understand why he's the top agent in Norfolk/Hampton Roads. He provided great advice from remodel plans with an eye towards selling in the near future, multiple market analysis of our home that we were listing to sell. In regards to our search for our home, he was great. Having 2 little kids made our schedule tough but he was able to arrange home tours on our crazy schedule without any issues. It's clear his knowledge, experience and reputation are an asset in any negotiation. When it came time to sell our house and buy a new one, things could not of been more stressful for us. Bobby made everything seamless and our home went under contract in 6 days. We will never do another real estate transaction without Bobby on our team.
Bobby is a joy to work with, he is the consummate professional.
Bobby helped us stay true to what our goals were when we wavered and helped us stay on the right path. We would recommend Bobby Lawrence to anyone that is looking to get results and have a voice of reason by their side.
When my husband and I decided to sell our home just over a year ago, a home that was built by my family, we chose to go with an agent with whom we had no acquaintance. Having only seen Bobby Lawrence's name (and face) in advertisements, we set up an appointment to meet with him. Bobby arrived fully prepared with a presentation of comparable properties and willingness to answer any questions posed to him. He is professional, thorough and mild mannered. He possesses a keen sense of style. Bobby is a good listener.
In addition, and perhaps more important, Bobby is a good communicator. From the very beginning, he educated us about showing our home. We incorporated all of his suggestions. We followed his instructions--when to hold a broker's open house and when to have an open house for the public. He talked to us in length before and after showings. We tweaked things all along the way. When the time came to negotiate the final contract, he offered his advice and answered our every concern.
Bobby was not only attentive on the selling end but also on the buying end. Over the course of the months we worked with him, he learned about the type of property we wanted to purchase - its size, location and layout. Because Bobby is incredibly knowledgeable about the current real estate market - what's listed, coming up, selling, or being delisted, he managed to find us the perfect home in no time.
In short, there is only one agent to use and that is Bobby Lawrence.
Dear Prospective Home Seller
We highly recommend Bobby Lawrence as your "go-to" home selling agent. Our recent experience with Bobby was exceptional. We had our property on the market several times over the past few years with other agents. Bobby is a consummate professional, ranking head and shoulders above them all.
He was very prepared for our initial interview with extensive comps and various property assessments, all prepared in advance of a signed agreement. His recommendation on pricing was well supported and realistic. His advice on timing of the listing (mid-December) was spot-on resulting in multiple showings during the first 2 weeks and an offer in early January, a time frame we thought would be a poor time to market the property.
During the contracting phase of the sale, he prepared us for each step in the process, guiding us through options and alternatives, was firm and held accountable the buyer's agent to keep the process moving forward. Bobby provided great direction and helped us navigate through the home inspection process to our advantage. His knowledge of various professional contractors helped immensely. Closing proceeded without an issue and he actually arranged for the buyers to refund us for some repairs we completed inadvertently.
Overall, our home sale experience with Bobby was simple, easy, low-stress, and painless. If not for the fact we relocated out of the area, we would engage Bobby, without a second thought, in any future home sale needs.
-Tony and Debra
"We have known Bobby Lawrence for approximately 30 years and know him to be an outstanding individual and personal friend.
Bobby has assisted us with 11 Residential Real Estate transactions. With each transaction Bobby has thoroughly researched current market conditions and advised us on expectations for purchase or listing price. His guidance through the process has been exceptional, and each transaction has been concluded to meet out expectations.
We can highly recommend Bobby as your Buyer's or Seller's Agent.
-Claus and Robert
Good Afternoon, Mr. Vohar, (Managing Broker, Towne Realty Norfolk Office)
My name is Manisha Sharma and I recently worked with your realtor, Bobby Lawrence, to purchase my first home. I would like to share with you my experience in working with Bobby. From my very first interaction with him and up until this morning (when he checked in with me on how I am adjusting to my new home) I have been impressed with his professionalism, expertise and attention to detail. Whenever we hit a bump in the road, Bobby would ease my concerns, answer my MANY questions, answer my parent's MANY, MANY questions and remain confident that everything would work out. Most of the time he would not just make me smile but make me literally laugh out loud. For someone going through this process for the first time, he made it fun and I never doubted that he was looking out for my best interest. Bobby was incredibly patient, thorough and knowledgeable about the entire process. I never felt pressured or rushed - he made sure everything was on my timeline and that I found the perfect place. And although I know he was working with several other clients during the same time, I never felt that way. He always made me feel like I was his top priority and the most important person he was working with.
I am so incredibly grateful that I was able to work with Bobby. I will happily recommend him and Berkshire Hathaway to anyone that I know that is looking to buy or sell a home. I have no doubt that Bobby is the best person for the job. I would love to provide a formal reference for Bobby, please let me know if there is a form or anything I would need to complete to do so. Thank you for your time and have a great day.