Uber Realty put our Shalimar townhouse on the market on June 2. We had a sales contract on June 11. The sale closed on July 10.
Jim Whatley was absolutely indispensable to making this happen. He was present for the appraisal and for every inspection. When repairs were needed, he made all the arrangements. When an HOA‐related issue arose, Jim quickly resolved it. Though the entire process, Jim was collected, resourceful, and responsive.
If you need to buy or sell a home in Okaloosa or Walton counties, you should use Uber Realty.
Jim Whatley’s business model is simple and effective: keep the sales commission affordable and leave nothing to chance.Larry and Sheryl Griggs
To Whom It May Concern:
Jim Whatley’s website for Uber Realty says he’s different. I know first hand that this is true.
What is different about Uber Realty? Jim knows what it takes to sell the house!! I have been trying to sell my mother’s house for 8 months. Listing my house with Jim brought MORE
VIEWERS in three weeks during the dead of Winter, over the holidays in than I had in the “prime selling season” for six months with another national chain realtor. In fact the HOUSE SOLD IN THREE WEEKS!
Jim knew that most potential buyers first screen their choice online and Jim made the website pop With modern staging, professional photography, and enticing wording. I am convinced that the online presentation made all the difference in the world to generate interest in this house and it worked!
Jim is the broker, the owner, and the decision maker for Uber Realty. So when you’re dealing With Jim, you are dealing with the boss, so you’ll never hear “this is the way we’ve always done things”. He is flexible, open to suggestion, amenable,and modern. Jim was always available and made sure all details were covered.I heartily recommend Jim Whatley of Uber Realty for any realtor needs.Kay Armstrong
Out of the blue one day we received the Uber Realty card in the mail. A quick comparison between Uber and other realtors easily showed Uber services were by far superior. A couple of months later after decluttering the house and staging it we contacted Jim Whatley to sell our home. Jim knows how to sell a home and we were not disappointed. He came prepared with comps from our surrounding area of similar homes like ours. Jim listened to our concerns and put a plan in action even going the extra mile by hiring a professional photographer to take proper photos of every room, helping us stage the home and listing in the MLS immediately. His plan worked very well for we SOLD our home in just 3 days!
Jim didn’t just stop there and wait for the closing day. He was right there with us during the home inspection, appraisal and a myriad of other issues which always come up when selling a home. We never had to wonder what was going on because Jim was on top of any issue working it first hand to ensure all parties were satisfied. Jim was so thorough he and his wife even helped us clean the house so the new owners could move in a few days early! This small gesture meant so much to us especially at a time we were physically worn out. This just reflects upon the professional character of Jim as a realtor and a friend.
Jim also helped us find another home to buy. Even though we decided to buy 50 miles outside the Fort Walton Beach area Jim jumped right on it finding the perfect house for us. He also had to deal with the most obnoxious homeowner in the process and gave up a portion of his commission to ensure the sell went through!
Jim is a professional, honest, and hard-working realtor always going the extra mile to ensure you are satisfied. We appreciate his honest and tell it like it is approach in both selling our home and finding us another. In working with Jim we have made a friend for life. We wouldn’t hesitate in using Jim again and highly recommend him as your realtor. Thanks Jim for all you’ve done!Robin and Barbara Hinote
Thank You for the successful sale of our Florida home. The Lord blessed us through you with this sale. We chose Uber Realty because of a postcard we received in the mail. Upon talking with you, we knew we had made the right phone call. We were impressed with your ethics and fair business practices. Your fees were below others in the area and that was important to us In my adult life I have sold 11 homes. This sale was by far the most favorable one. The following items, in our eyes, made you stand out in the real estate field:
You kept us promptly informed every step of the way. You went beyond our expectations by painting a repair when the handyman fell ill, and coordinated all the work that needed to be done and very importantly day or night and even weekends you answered our calls or returned them promptly when we had questions or concerns
You also honored your written and verbal promises to us We will recommend you and have done so with my sister. She has decided to list her home with you as well.Linda & Harvey Tuttle Wooster
I want to thank Jim Whatley for a great experience in selling our house. His innovative process is completely different from any other I have seen:
-He has a very economical rate structure that beats all the competition
-He helped us set the right price for our house by having a pre-appraisal done
-He had a phenomenal professional photographer take the pictures of our house and made a beautiful photo album to sit on the coffee table for buyers to see.
-He arranged to have a pre-inspection done so we would know if there were any glitches that needed fixing and to give the buyers more confidence
And then when we had multiple offers come in, he came up with another innovation to get to a sale quickly.
Many thanks to Jim and his creative muse, Donna. If you don’t have Uber, you are going unter!Bert & Catherin Everhart
The first thing we wanted from a realtor was honesty. Jim was honest with us in his assessment of our home and the home we were buying. We spent 3 years looking for that perfect home on the water and Jim helped us find it and was patient the whole time. But, when we finally found what we were looking for, he made it happen quickly, even on a difficult short sale. Jim got right to work selling our former home, creating plenty of traffic right away. Within a few weeks, we were set to close on our new home and had a contract on the home we sold.
And he paid attention to the details: Working with the selling realtor, Jim facilitated an estate sale that guaranteed our new home would be vacant at closing, which was no small task. Our dog had been injured and Jim took care of him for several showings so our dog wouldn’t be frightened by strangers. His personalized service included meeting contractors when we couldn’t and even helping us to change locks at closing.
All this and we received a top price on our sale and an excellent deal on the house we purchased, in no small part due to Jim’s assistance and advice. We recommend Jim to anyone thinking about buying or selling a home in our area!Brett and Karen Latham
Jim Whatley defines Full Service Realtor. When health issues raised the possibility of the sale of my mother’s home in Ft. Walton Beach, Jim Whatley stepped in and not only prepared the home for sale but managed the home while my brother’s and I were unavailable. We all live at least 1000 miles away and having Jim as our representative in Florida was invaluable. He set up maintainers to fix daily problems when necessary, forwarded mail, organized an Estate sale through a trusted source and numerous services not offered by Realtors. He provided everything I needed to sell my mother’s home from half way across the country….all for a 4% commission! Jim is the ultimate “Can-do” Realtor. You do not have to ask twice nor follow up. He gets things done ASAP. He has a set of service providers that guarantee their work and I found that Jim himself rolled up his sleeves at times and did needed work if they were not available. Jim was extremely timely with any correspondence and responded immediately even after normal hours. He handled difficult negotiations and gave profound advise on counter proposals and useful insight to potential buyers that may not have been good risks. In the end, the house sold for my asking price to an excellent buyer and closed in only two weeks! I highly recommend Jim and thank him for his help in a difficult circumstance. Jim really cares.Steve Cawthon Las Vegas, Nevada
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Our family looked for property on 30A for more than three years. Although we vacationed there many years, our home is a seven hour drive from the 30A area. We made many, many trips to the region and met with countless realtors, but until we met Jim Whatley with Uber Realty, we never really felt like our interests were first and foremost. The other realtors made us feel like we were simply “bargain hunters” surveying the area post-crisis. Jim’s guidance and interest in our needs was so overwhelmingly personal that my family and I wondered why there are other methods used by agents and brokers.
With Jim there was no pressure and no stress. He made countless visits; set up numerous viewings, and met us on more occasions than he probably deserved. His advice was reasonable, his communications were clear and precise, and he never failed to meet with us whenever we needed him; whether by phone, texts, emails, or in-person.
Jim removed every distracting variable from our transaction: the other party, the other realtor, the price, and the paperwork. Until he was comfortable that WE were getting what we wanted, he didn’t allow the other variables to influence us.
Our advice to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home: use Jim with Uber Realty. Like we were, you will be entirely confident you made the right choice. Mike & Amy Webb, Luka Mississippi & 30A
Helen and Steve O’Neill saved over $6500 selling their Bluewater Bay home in Niceville FL 32578
http://youtu.be/fQLsReUI4ksHelen and Steve O’Neill
I’ve used Uber Realty for commercial, investment and residential real estate transactions, and have found that the service is better and less expensive then any other. I didn’t know what Uber meant, now I do.David F.
The Davidsons wanted their home sold. Got it sold in 14 days. Full price offer.
Carla and Scott Cole.
We sold their house in Shalimar Fl 32579, and help them buy their dream home near the beach just off of 30A
http://youtu.be/qPbovTcc3kgCarla and Scott Cole.
When we decided to sell our townhouse in Navarre Beach, there was no doubt which realtor we would trust most...Jim at Uber Realty. The Uber philosophy is like no other we know of. Read his web page and know that we found each to be true. We were initially impressed by his sincerity and honesty. He spoke to us at length about the economy, the right pricing, and how he would market it. He had interested parties ready to show before we signed with him. Within weeks he had a qualified buyer and the process of all the details were in his hands. Emails and phone calls always returned promptly and any questions answered...and if he didn’t know the answer he quickly found out. Because of how very fair commission rates were structured we also ended up with more money in our pockets. We thoroughly enjoyed his sense of humor and many meaningful conversations we had with him. He taught us a few lessons we still live by and indeed now call him a treasured friend besides a business associate. Take a look at Jim’s philosophies and know that is how the Uber way really is.Fred and Jane Horstman