Sam's knowledge of the area and his attention to our specific requests were an invaluable resource in assisting us with finding our new rental property. He provided continuous communication on the status of our purchase every step of the way. We would definitely use Sam again for our next property search, and would absolutely recommend him for your real estate needs.
"My husband and I worked with Sam almost 10 years ago to buy our first home and we reached out to him again recently to buy our second. So far it's two for two on successful purchases thanks to him! - Take the time to sit down and thoroughly review your needs and wants with Sam and he will become a fierce advocate for you. He has a critical eye towards each house you see to make sure that you're educated on what the home has to offer - be it features or flaws. His experience speaks for itself, and he's great for people who don't just want a fluffy sales pitch, but for people who want to get into the nitty gritty and make sure they know what they're getting. This is handy when it comes to features/flaws that you wouldn't normally consider until you live in it for a while. He's able to point out important, but not-always-obvious, things about a home or location, so you get the full picture of your future life in a new home and neighborhood."
Wow, thank you Sam, you are amazing! I cannot describe in words how delightful it was to work with Sam and cannot emphasize enough how trustworthy and ethical he is. So happy we chose Sam! He really knows his stuff!
... Sam kept us constantly informed of the progress. Nothing was held back, and we never wondered "What's going on now?"... Sam is the most caring and professional real estate agent I have ever encountered. ... Sam offered tremendous moral support, as well as, marketing expertise...
Sam is just incredible! Always available and is extremely pro-active. Julia and I are grateful for Sam's hard work and willingness to always assist us with sound advice, opinions, professional detail, and outstanding customer service. Thanks, Sam, you are the best! (Our second home purchased through Sam.)
Shirley and I would like to thank you for the fine service you provided regarding the sale of our Arizona home. We really appreciate the extra effort that you put forth to expedite the transaction. It was apparent from the start that you had the knowledge and market skills that were needed "to get our home SOLD."
Sam has been the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. He is very thorough and responsive which is very critical for his stream of work. I have never had even a day pass when Sam did not respond to any of my queries. He is very patient and does not push at all, but provides all the facts. I highly recommend Sam and have referred him to other friends as well. Thank you, Sam!
Helped Me Sell a Home! Sam Elam was incredibly helpful, professional and knowledgable in listing and finding a qualified buyer for my mother's home. Since I live in another part of the state, Sam was so helpful in finding qualified vendors for required repairs, he was at the home when needed and held many open houses. Not only was he professional and knowledgable, but he was also incredibly kind and patient. I would definitely recommend him to anyone selling or buying a home. He was a pleasure to work with!
Sam Elam is by far the best real estate agent we have ever used! We purchased 3 new homes with him and will continue to use him and recommend him as we build our investment portfolio. Truly outstanding!
Helped me buy a home Sam was tremendous!! If I could give Sam a sixth star on this review I would. I would highly recommend Sam to anyone, his knowledge is incredible and he provided us with great insight within the surrounding areas that we were concentrating on buying an investment property. Sam was extremely dedicated and his attention to detail was amazing too. Sam is very analytical and takes a sensible and logical approach to the process which helped us make decisions with confidence. Sam helped us with every step in securing our investment. If you have Sam as your realtor, rest assured - you have truly lucked out!!
I was living out of state when Sam Elam helped me sell my Mesa patio home. His expertise made the selling process as smooth and stress-free as possible. I appreciate all he did.
Your presentation to us was the most thorough and professional we had ever been associated with in all of our fifteen real estate transactions... You wasted no time putting the gears in motion. Within sixteen days you had an offer for exactly what we had the property listed for. From that point on your dedication, sincerity and professionalism really started to shine. You handled each and every detail and consistently kept Judy and I updated on the status.
Sam, I would be remiss if I did not once again tell you that you are by far one of the most honest, sincere and dedicated individuals I have ever had the pleasure of being associated with in my entire business career. You are truly one of the few remaining professionals we have left in the business today.
Helped me buy a home - We told Sam what we were looking for and he lined up a couple of condos for us to see immediately. Sam directed us to business people we could trust including a loan specialist for loan pre-qualification. We called Sam later in the day as we decided to make an offer on one of the units we had seen. Before we could make that offer Sam let us know that another unit had become available and would we want to see that one. We agreed to take a look and Sam had us in that unit the following morning. It was exactly what we wanted and gave Sam the OK to make an offer. From that point on Sam was crucial in laying out the process we would go through and keeping us informed as to where we were in that process. From his recommendations on loan companies to home inspectors and anything else we needed - Sam was helpful in every way. You can tell Sam really enjoys what he is doing! And you will benefit from his expertise and care!
Dear Sam, It was a pleasure working with you as you represented Mother in the sale of her home. We thank you for your personal assistance and professional guidance highlighted with your light-hearted sense of humor! Mother is very pleased that her home sold quickly and is looking forward to enjoying her new lifestyle free of the responsibilities of homeownership. We wish you health, happiness, and success in the future, Sam. Sincerely Rose, Sally, Mike, Louis, and Charlie
Sam Elam is one of the best REALTORS out there. He was readily available, kept me informed throughout the process and always did what he promised. He is extremely knowledgeable, super efficient and my overall performance rating of him is at the highest level.
I would like to recommend Sam Elam as a hardworking and knowledgeable Realtor®. As a detail-oriented person, I was pleased with the level of service Sam provided throughout the process of purchasing my first home. I found Sam to be very attentive to my needs-from seeing properties, to seeking answers to my questions, to quickly turning around purchase offers and documentation. I do not hesitate to recommend Sam Elam, as he truly worked hard on my behalf and demonstrated a high level of integrity from start to finish.
My husband and I originally hired Sam for our home purchase in 2004. We were moving from Alaska to Arizona and were a little nervous because we were purchasing our first home and doing it from 3500 miles away. Sam listened to our wants and needs, that we were looking for in a new home and made sure he had everything set up for the day we flew in for house shopping. After 2 days and 8 showings, Sam found us our perfect home. As we packed for our move to Arizona Sam kept us informed about the construction of our new home, sent us pictures of each stage, told us exactly what we needed to do to make sure that the loan process kept moving smoothly, and most importantly kept us calm and excited about our new home. 10 years later we called on Sam to sell the same home, this time we had a renter living in the home and we lived in Colorado. Sam did an OUTSTANDING job handling our renter, finding a buyer, and coordinating our sale. After this process, I am convinced if we did not have Sam helping us through this sale we would not have had the same outcome. Sam is extremely helpful and has a tremendous amount of patience. He is an expert in his field and we would recommend him to anyone. Thank you, Sam, we value your professional relationship and friendship. We cannot thank you enough!
Sam Elam made our home buying process easy and enjoyable from start to finish. We totally trusted him and enjoyed his sense of fairness, responsibility, and humor. We have referred him to friends and relatives. He is the hardest working and results getting Realtor we know, but he was more like a good friend!"
My husband and I want to thank you for the wonderful service we received from you when purchasing our home in Sun City Grand. Being a Real Estate Broker myself for the past 20 years, I know I can be pretty demanding. I like my transactions to go smoothly. The reason I decided to let you represent us is that from the moment I spoke to you, I could tell you were extremely knowledgeable in Real Estate and very dedicated to your customers. I originally called you inquiring about the asking price of one of your listings. You were so fast to get back to me with information on homes in the area as well as market conditions. I was so impressed with you from the beginning. You listened to exactly what we were looking for and did not stop until you found us a home that we would be thrilled with. You are so professional, helpful, and unbelievably dedicated to your customers. I was amazed at the thorough weekly updates you gave us on the construction of our new home. Because you are so proactive and have great attention to details, I was always informed on various aspects of the transaction even before I could ask. You stopped at nothing to ensure we were satisfied with your service. To be honest, I have learned a lot from working with you. Again, we want to thank you and say this was the best sales experience we have ever had in Real Estate. You are top notch in the field and made this a wonderful experience for us! Thank you!
Dear Sam: Thank you for your much valued professional service in finding and executing our Arizona real estate purchase. The way in which you advised us, kept in touch throughout and swiftly got us through the entire process was spectacular! You would be the first person to hear from us on any future Arizona real estate needs. Thanks again,
Sam was awesome, a pleasure to work with, very professional and hard working. We feel fortunate to have found him.
Sam was outstanding !! (selling my mother's home in North Scottsdale).
Sam, it has been a pleasure having you help me in finding and subsequently closing the purchase of my house. I see 3 things that I was very comfortable and convinced that most buyers will look for in a Realtor. I define you as a Realtor vs an agent for reasons that are very specific and experience that I value a lot... Patience, Knowledge, and Attention to Detail.
Sam Elam was superb during the whole process of buying our first investment property. Will definitely use Sam again.
You're TOTALLY AWESOME!
We can't thank you enough, you really went the extra mile for us and you really know your business.
It was our pleasure to do business with you and we do hope you will come to see us.
Thanks again for everything.
It has been a pleasure working with you over the past several months. Thank you for making the process of buying (our first) home easy. We are so happy with our new home and appreciate all you did to help - the emails, phone calls, and the home tours. We are loving the house!
Thank you is not enough for what you have had to do in the last four months. You went above and beyond the call of duty. Your positive attitude and professionalism are the reasons you have won our hearts.
You are dedicated, enthusiastic, and detail orientated. You crafted an attractive, truthful sales sheet and promptly placed our home on the market with an open house. We received an acceptable offer that very day!.
Again thank you for giving us 110% +. We will give you as a reference to anyone that we know who is interested in purchasing or selling a home because we know you will continue to give 110%+.
We really appreciated the work you did in selling our home. In these tough times, the true professionals rise to the surface, and you are certainly in that group. Your efforts and demeanor gave us a real sense of security, which was born out in the results. We would be happy to provide you a reference or a testimonial if the occasion should ever arise.
We feel Sam went the extra mile, arranging for the locks to be re-keyed, contacting the HOA to have the pin number for the gate programmed and even letting us use his cell phone knowing that using ours would have meant an expensive long distance call. Sam also took the time to drive us around the area showing us local landmarks and sites. Our feeling of Sam is that he is more of a friend than a person we do business with. Sam didn´t waste the short time we had looking at properties that were of no interest to us. Anyone who is looking for good old fashion service could do themselves a favor and also have Sam on their team. We are so happy with his service and our new purchase that we are considering investing in another property and putting trust in Sam to again find us a great investment.
Sam is a very knowledgeable and helpful Real Estate Professional. He always went beyond expectations. He even gave us helpful information in selling our home in another state. He made this a great experience!
I want you to know how much I appreciated all you have done for us. As I told you, we had a wonderful real estate agent in San Antonio and she had our home sold quickly but she wasn't you! You narrowed the search list down to the homes you felt met our "desires" and you couldn't have been more right on in your selection. You carefully looked over the homes and brought to our attention areas needing repair. You watched out for us and protected us from making a rash decision. Your attention to detail and negotiation skills worked overtime in acquiring the pieces of furniture I was interested in. And I couldn't be happier with the home. We both enjoyed working with you and think you are the BEST.
The patience, thoughtfulness, unlimited time, understanding, hand- holding and total attention to our wants and needs can never be duplicated by another human being. You found us the home we only thought about, but never expected to find.
You are just the best agent, Sam! I am so happy we found you. I don't know anyone yet who is putting their house up for sale, but I tell everyone to use you ... ... We would be happy to recommend Sam. We have bought a few homes (as you know), and have repeatedly said to each other that you are the most professional agent we have ever worked with, and you have really gone out of your way to make things come together for us - even putting up with all my quirks with what I wanted in a home and hanging in there with us until we found them.
More than just a simple thank you, Barbara and I both felt you were the consummate professional and we appreciated your hard work and dedication to our interest. ... Even though we don't plan on buying or selling again real soon, I know Barbara would agree with me that we would both be quite pleased to recommend you to anyone we knew who was. Thanks again for the solid professional performance on our behalf and please take good care.
Sam Elam was excellent at helping me through an extremely difficult time. I was dealing with a very difficult person at a very, very sad time in my life. Sam was able to negotiate his way through all the problems with this difficult person. Without Sam's help, I would never have been able to sell the property and move on. Sam Elam is a 10.
Our home was listed with another realty company for 9 months. We specifically asked for Sam because he was one of the few agents who brought clients to our house. His presentation was excellent, and we were very impressed by his professionalism. He went to work immediately, and we noticed a substantial increase in the amount of exposure our home received. Sam worked hard, showed genuine concern for our needs, and was always available to help us (day and night). With his expert marketing skills and knowledge of real estate, he brought us an offer in just 5 weeks!! We are very grateful to Sam for all he has done for us. In closing, we want you to know we hold Sam in the highest regard and would recommend him to anyone selling their home.
It is with complete confidence and enthusiasm that I whole-heartedly recommend Sam Elam to anyone seeking to purchase property in Southern California. I have been in the market for a home for nearly two years and have worked with many other Realtors during this period. I can best be described as a "difficult customer". My financing arrangements were not conventional, my requirements were exacting, and my expectations were high. It is only through Sam's perseverance and enthusiasm that I was able to find what I considered to be the "perfect deal". He worked tirelessly, showing me dozens of properties in the area, he attended to every detail in the negotiation process and his professional demeanor and insight helped to resolve several difficult obstacles which might otherwise have jeopardized the completion of the transaction.
Not only would I recommend Sam unconditionally, but when the time comes to sell my home, I will actively seek his assistance again. I consider him my "family Realtor" in the same regard that I have a family physician and a personal accountant.
Throughout the selling-buying process, his efficiency in making sure all the details were taken care of gave us peace of mind that we had chosen the right person to represent us. Whenever we had questions, he returned our phone calls promptly - contrary to our experience in the past with other Realtors. Escrow went very smoothly and closed under 30 days. Everything was coordinated so that both homes closed at the same time; we were able to move out of one and right into the other! ... Sam dealt very professionally with all the uncertain feelings we were experiencing and the constant searching for reassurance - he knew just how light to make of the situation without trying to dismiss our concerns.
Mr. Sam Elam is the best Real Estate agent that has ever worked for us. We were very impressed by his professionalism, enthusiasm, and pleasant nature. We had a hard time with our 1031 exchange with escrow closing in less than two months, concurrent with us having to find a renter before the close of escrow. Unexpected problems always seemed to come up causing stressful delays, but Sam patiently and with tremendous effort fully coordinated and prepared all the extra paperwork selflessly. His kindness and unselfish nature made everything go smoothly, even at the most frustrating times. Sam was very honest, trustworthy, and hard working. He worked well for everyone concerned. We highly recommend Sam for any future real estate transactions. Hire him and you won't regret it!
We want to thank you for all of your efforts on our behalf during the purchase of our home. We had not bought or sold a property for quite some time and were quite perplexed by the entire process. Your concern and professionalism left nothing to chance and we will be forever grateful for your help in finding the perfect home for us. We know it was difficult to complete the escrow process because we were in Hawaii, but you remained undaunted and always reassuring. We would recommend you to anyone and would certainly call you for any future real estate needs. Our sincere thanks.
Steve and I want to "Thank You" for your professional, as well as, gracious help in finding our new home! You helped to make a "big job" pleasant.