Only one stood out among their peers and it was Mike. Where other realtors' market strategy was little more than a downward spiral of pricing until a buyer showed up, Mike presented a detailed market analysis with an impressive command of its true meaning and how it applied to our specific needs. He helped us adopt a strategy and sell our home for top dollar. Along the way, Mike demonstrated great patience and unwavering willingness to listen. A true team player by any possible measurable metric. Mike deserves the highest possible recommendation. Contact him or Rebecca and you have taken the best step towards solving your realtor needs.
As difficult as this market is, they provided the calm reassurance that we needed to make informed and wise decisions. We were so blessed to have crossed paths with them and appreciated very much their knowledge, diligence and meticulous attention to detail throughout the entire process through the act of sale. Thank you so much Michael & Rebecca!
Your insights, patient and thoroughness in helping us find our dream home at this stage in our life have been extremely helpful. We have lived more than 50 years in the same community and have enjoyed many friends who are now moving closer to their children. After celebrating our 60th anniversary, we decided it would be wise for us to be closer to our two children in Fredericksburg. Our two sons, both of whom are involved in real estate in the Fredericksburg area, recommended that we contact Michael Straley. We found him to be a wise choice. Michael was diligent and thorough in searching for the home that we thought we wanted. After visiting several homes that met our criteria, we had second thoughts. The houses were in our price range, but they were larger than we needed and would require more housework than we wanted to provide. We considered building our home and told Michael to stop looking. When we decided not to build, we called Michael because he had been very competent and patient in the earlier search. The first house he showed us was ideal. His negotiations with the seller were handled very professionally to our benefit. He then involved Rebecca, his wife and business partner, in the myriad details including numerous paper signing during negotiations, inspections and related work requirements, utility connections, closing arrangements and many other details. Rebecca was very helpful in providing us with contact information and followed through on all of the details. She went well beyond our expectations. Michael and Rebecca were extremely easy to work with and very professional in all their dealings with us. We look forward to having them as friends in our new community.
He truly has a servant heart but also a heart of excellence."
We were connected with them when a job change brought us to the area. They did a great job at showing us homes that potentially fit our needs and when we finally found "the one" they jumped into action. The purchase turned out to be more complicated than expected but Michael and Rebecca walked us through each step. They went the extra mile to make sure that the process was moving as quickly as possible and that obstacles were dealt with. They have our complete trust (which is a rare commodity!) and the Straleys will definitely be our agents the next time we purchase a home!
In our case we wanted to sell our existing home and downsize into a one level home. Michael helped us weigh our options with patience. He was always available to us even as we were making the multitude of decisions that go into customizing a new home. He carefully studied the communities that could met our needs and he understood the selling dynamics of the community we lived in. Michael’s advice and wise counsel informed us of the changing dynamics and opportunities in the current real estate market. We never doubted his ethics as we observed him working with other agents during the buying and selling process. It made the process one we understood and felt proud to participate in with him. We were able to fully realize our dream home, thanks to Michael Straley and his team.