Chris Hodder, my Real Estate Agent: A Review
My name is Paul A. Issahaku (Ph.D). I am an Assistant Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Social Work. It is my pleasure to reflect on my encounter with Chris Hodder as a Realtor when I took that all important but scary step toward buying a home for the first time. Anyone who has gone through this process is well aware of the excitement but also the anxiety that grips you. Sure, my wife and I had saved up enough money to be able to make the down payment for a home mortgage. We were excited at the prospects of ceasing to be tenants and becoming home owners. But how were we to be sure that we would land a deal that was well worth the trouble? This is where Chris comes in as the real deal.
Chris was recommended for me by Paul Adjei Banahene (Ph.D), a friend and work colleague. During our first meeting, which happened in my own apartment, Chris convinced me he was the right person to work with for my home purchase project. I am glad I settled for him. In the weeks that followed our first meeting in October 2016 Chris worked to address my anxiety regarding:
1. The question of ensuring that I got a property that was worth the quoted price,
2. The need for a property at a good location, with potential for increased value over time,
3. How to negotiate with sellers for a good deal,
4. How to arrange the mortgage, which brokerage firm to go to, and
5. How much legal advice to get and which law firm to go to.
To say that I was impressed with Chris’ professionalism in the lead up to my mortgage arrangement is an understatement. Chris did not only help me with information to make informed decisions, he offered to take me to the places I needed to visit in his own automobile. Something very outstanding about Chris as Real Estate Agent is his honesty, propriety and commitment to serving the best interests of his clients. Chris wouldn’t allow you settle on a deal that he feels has no value for money. Chris works on the principle of Value for Money or No Deal. Chris works for you the buyer although you are not the one to pay his fees when the deal is closed. Chris puts quality and value for the buyer beyond all monetary considerations.
Today, thanks to the professional services of Chris as my Realtor, I own a first class home in a coveted neighborhood, with a mortgage that beats the competition in terms of the interest rate and flexibility of the arrangement. I will highly recommend Chris Hodder to anyone (friends, relations, and work colleagues) who is looking for a Real Estate Agent to help buy a home. Paul Alhassan Issahaku (Ph.D)
After searching for our first home for about a year, my boyfriend and I had mixed feelings of excitement, anxiety and bewilderment. Then we were referred to Chris Hodder from a coworker of mine who had a great experience with him as her Real Estate Agent. He kept a great line of communication with us the entire time and was honest along every step of the process. We could not have asked for a more reputable, kind and down to earth agent. His recommendations and meeting us at late hours to sign papers and unlock the door to the house for us were much appreciated. He was very flexible and only a few weeks after meeting with him we were getting ready for “closing day” for not only our first home, but our dream home! Thank you Chris!!! Much appreciated!
Kristen Roberts and Sean White
As first-time home buyers, we found Chris' guidance and expertise was extremely valuable. Chris took the time to get to know our needs, and he understood us so well that he found our eventual home in just a couple short weeks. As we were new to Newfoundland, we appreciated Chris' honesty and practical advice about local issues and his excellent recommendations for other services. Chris was readily available, responsive, and he checked in often to make sure the process was on track. Overall, we would strongly recommend Chris as a Realtor to provide great guidance and make home-buying go smoothly.
Corinna & Brett
A realtor is someone who is there along the way to help you with purchasing or selling a home. Chris Hodder is a realtor who went out of his way to help us with our purchase. He was always there to answer questions even if it was 11 at night. He made us feel very comfortable with each step we made along the way. We could not have asked for a better person to work with and would recommend Chris Hodder with Remax to anyone buying or selling their home. He is truly a one of a kind realtor and we greatly appreciate everything he did for us.
Robin Lilly and Thomas Power
"We were first time home buyers, having built our first home. Chris was simply excellent to us. > He showed us homes that reflected our needs and always answered our questions and eased our concerns. > I would definitely recommend Chris Hodder to others." > > > As an aside, we are still plugging away at the renos at 105 Moss Heather. No mistake, > quadruple your estimates on how long it takes to get something done! Another busy summer for us!
Working with Chris was totally stress free. He is extremely knowledgable, totally professional and does a fantastic job to market your property. He goes above and beyond. I would highly recommend him for your real estate needs. He is a super Real Estate agent!
So what to say about Chris Hodder, well I first heard of him from my aunt who said the he was the best guy for the job and after meeting a few times I have to agree. He was very accommodating, he always made it work for showings no matter what time we ask he would always work it out. Yet that was still not the best part, so being that this was my first home I didn't really know what I should be looking for, But with Chris at our side it felt like he knew the questions even before we asked, and told us what we should be looking for and what to watch for. He was amazing, always on top of everything weather it was building codes or just pointing out things that we would have never seen ( water damage in the closet).
When we did find the home we were looking for Chris gave us all the information for the home inspector, lawyers, and anything else we needed, Now that a few years have passed when we hear someone looking for a house we always tell them to give Chris a call and everyone we have ever sent his way love him. He is a great man, funny, and most of all an excellent agent.
Allen Price and Michelle Picco
The best thing I can say is: Chris Hodder sells houses!> He has represented us in three real estate transactions so far and we have done well by him in all three.> We initially met Chris when he was selling a house for another client. He told us he would handle our purchase but his first priority was to the clients who had initially contracted his services. He told us that under the circumstances we may be better off contacting another real estate agent. We didn't buy that house but we were so impressed we contracted him to represent us in the sale of our house and the purchase of a new home.> I have no hesitation in recommending Chris to friends and have done so on several occasions.Mike &
I came to know Chris through my daughter who was a friend of one of his daughters. I was impressed with his sense of sensitivity in dealing with my daughter who had recently arrived in the province and was adjusting to a new life. Chris was being himself - one of the best parents I know. But I later realized that he is an outstanding realtor - one of the BEST, that I have ever worked with. Chris is a true professional; he is honest, and straightforward. simply put - he tells the truth. I am always impressed with his concerns for me, the client, in all our discussions. He has provided me with information that helped me to make good decision about my properties. In fact, Chris has gives me information about the real estate market and then gives me his honest opinion about current and future trends. He has excellent knowledge about real estate. He is never concerned with making money as a first priority. His commitment is to make his clients happy and successful and by extension, he says, he is successful too. I have bought, sold and rented properties with Chris; I have recommended him to others and will continue to do so. Chris is interested in his clients for the long term and that says it all. I would not work with any other realtor in this province as long as Chris has a realtor business. If you are serious about real estate and you are looking for the BEST person for the job, look no further. Call, text or email Chris Hodder for all your Realtor needs - buying, selling and renting, you will never be disappointed.
Delores Mullings- St. John's
Chris is awesome!! We just purchased our first home and he made the process feel so easy. If we had questions, he would always have or find the answers for us. Highly recommend!!
I knew very little about the home buying process. Chris helped me through the entire endeavor, step by step. I was really appreciative of the options Chris presented me, as there was so many things I had never considered. Trust you are in good hands with Chris as your agent. Whatever your property goals may be, I can't recommend his service highly enough!
Chris Ledrew- St. John's
Chris really listened to what I was looking for in a home. He was courteous and on the ball. He booked viewings in homes in my price range and check list. Everything moved smoothly and closed without hassles. I highly recommend his services.
Agnes, St. John's
A friend recommended Chris Hodder when we were thinking about selling our house. He came to ourA friend recommended Chris Hodder when we were thinking about selling our house. He came to ourhouse, made a few suggestions of things we should do before we sold, which we did, and within 24hours of putting our house on the market it was sold!Chris helped us buy a new house in our preferred neighborhood, hitting everything on our must havelist. He was available day and night to answer any questions and alleviate any concerns we had. Chris’sknowledge and experience helped ensure our buy and sell experience was painless.We would definitely recommend Chris to anyone thinking of buying or selling a house.
Sonya Smith & Ron Ward