“Thanks so much for your work on selling our home. Your immediate attention and amount of time you spent with us made us realize we made the right choice with you as our agent. We questioned the selling price of our home a bit thinking it was a bit on the high side/optimistic, but you were right on target since it sold in 3 days!
Also, thanks for assisting with the purchase of our new home. Your experience and profeesionalism and “no pressure” approach was exactly what we were looking for in an agent.
P.S. Annette was great and made us feel at ease (from a touch on the shoulder to dusting off some greenery to add some ambience to the living room as well as getting sprayed by the hose when she was watering a listing’s shrubbery in order to make it look nice for us!).”
—Vincent & Jenna Bates
“I want to thank you for the outstanding job you did as the selling agent for my home in the Riss Lake Community. I could not have asked for a better representative. You were professional in all matters and kept me informed from the signing of the listing agreement to the signing of the final sales documents. I would recommend you to any of my family and closest friends and certainly keep you in mind for future real estate needs.
We both knew at the time of listing the property that because of the difficult housing market and the overall poor economy, it could be a long and difficult undertaking. Because of this, I especially appreciated the proactive plan of action you laid out right from the beginning. Your advice was right on the mark and it was very reassuring to see how the things we did brought positive results.
And speaking of results—WOW!!! I would never have guessed that less than 2 weeks on the market we had a qualified buyer. I know it doesn’t always happen this way but I also know that you played an important park in making it happen.
Once again, Leo, thank you for all that you have done regarding the sale of my home. I wish you much luck and success in your career.”
“We want to thank you for representing us in the sale of our home in Weatherby Highlands and assisting us with the purchase of our new home at Tiffany Lakes. We are convinced that you helped us get a better price for our house than we would have received had we listed with any other realtor, and the fact that we were able to close a deal within 60 days of listing was “icing on the cake,”
While we have contemplated down-sizing for several years, we would not have made the change were it not for your insight and counsel concerning market trends and property values in the Northland. Now that we are settled into our new home, we couldn’t be more pleased with our decision. No more snow shoveling and no more lawn mowing… just more time for the two of us to spend with friends, family and the things that we enjoy doing together.
Thank you for everything.”
—Wayne and Becky Dohlman
“After over 20 years in the military, my wife and I had bought and sold half a dozen or more homes across the country. We had experienced a variety of markets and an even more diverse group of REALTORS®. So, when it came time to sell our home in Parkville, we had a pretty good idea of what to expect and what to look for in a REALTOR®. we chose Leo Sebus at RE/MAX for a variety of reasons. We knew he was a Riss Lake resident and likely had both a business and personal attachment to the community. As we talked with our neighbors and nearby residents, it was clear that Leo had an outstanding reputation as both a businessman and community leader. We had noticed that amoung the houses on sale in our area, Leo had been the selling agent on a large number.
We were not disappointed!! After our first visit, it was clear that Leo was just what we were looking for. He shared with us an in-depth knowledge of the real estate environment in Riss Lake and the surrounding community, provided a clear assessment of what we might expect and what we needed to do to get ready to market our home. Leo’s extensive experience in the area ensured us that our home would be advertised and represented well among the real estate community and the general public. And it certainly was.
Although we were selling into what remained an unfavorable seller’s market, especially in our price range, Leo was able to sell our home in a shorter period of time than I had anticipated and we were able to realize what we viewed as a fair market plus price. I can unequivocally recommend Leo as representing the highest professional standards most personable qualities of any REALTORS® we have experienced. I am certain you will not be disappointed with his efforts and will enjoy working with him.”
—Gary & Virginia Pettett
“We are writing to express our extreme satisfaction with Leo Sebus as our REALTOR®. Due to a job relocation, our family was faced with the difficult task of moving from out of state. Thanks to Leo, this process could not have gone any more smoothly. Leo was knowledgeable, flexible, and willing to take the time to help our family find the right home for us. Being unfamiliar with the Kansas City area, Leo drove us around to all of the suburban areas in which we were interested. He was also more than willing to go house hunting along with an infant and a toddler! Did we mention that Leo was patient?
On a very short timeline, Leo helped us to find the perfect home for our growing family. After having lived here for several months now, we wouldn’t change a thing! Leo got a feel for what we were looking for in a house and a neighborhood, and he helped us to find exactly that!
Leo has excellent communication skills and was always easy to reach via phone or e-mail. He is a professional who excels in his field. We have already recommended Leo to a co-worker, who was just as pleased with him as we were. We can’t imagine working with a more qualified and dedicated REALTOR® than Leo Sebus.”
—Andrew and Erin Spencer
"I wanted to write this letter of recommendation for you representing us in the sale of our home in Tremont Manor and assisting us with the building of our new home at the National. Since we have known you for 30 years, Edna and I were not surprised at all at your professionalism in selling our home and the attention that you put forth to all your clients and to us.
While the housing market has really slowed down this past year your marketing techniques, your web site, and the brochures you created were very impressive.
Having three open houses in five weeks definitely got the word out our house was on the market and was priced right for all the improvements that we had put into our home. Selling our home in the first 60 days of listing was great relief as continue to hear horror stories from friends of their homes taking years to sell. Having Leo also sit in with our new builder and helping us make decisions was extremely helpful. Leo even helped us with our rental agreement for a home at Tiffany Springs.
I would be very happy to talk to anyone that might be considering the Sebus Team to sell their home and to share our experiences with them ."
—Gene and Edna Schieber
Home Buyer & Seller
I wanted to thank you for your efforts in both selling our home and helping us to find our new home. I really appreciated the fact that you paid attention to what we were looking for in a home and the price range that we were comfortable with. When we reached a frustration point with the area that we were looking, you suggested that we look in a neighborhood that we had previously thought was out of our price range and ultimately fournd our new home there.
I also wanted to let you know that we appreciated your input on the sale of our existing home. You provided excellent advice to us in terms of making our home more marketable and in terms of negotiating the sales price of our home and the home that we ultimately purchased.
Based upon our experience, I have recommended you and will continue to recommend you to anyone that I come across that is contemplating buying or selling a home."
—Greg & Tracy Bennett
Home Seller or Buyer
"We would highly recommend Leo Sebus and his team for buying or selling a home. Leo sold our home in Riss Lake in June 2012.
Leo was selling a $400,000 plus home with 5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in a challenging market. It was not an easy task, but Leo was able to close the sale within $8,000 of our target/asking price.
We always found Leo's advice and direction to be honest and market driven. While we did not always like what he told us, the advice was what he truly believed was the reality of the market.
Thank you Leo."
—Jon & Marilyn Matthews
Home Buyer & Seller
"Fellow Home Prospector,
Looking for a REALTOR® that has it all and can bring you your new home with your best interests at heart? Professionalism. Knowledge. Experience. Courtesy. Leo Sebus is all of these and more.
We were moving from our first home from which we started our life, marriage and family. Leo directed us in the most endearing and professional manner into our new, larger home that was just right for our growing family. We found that we were not as familiar with purchasing real estate. Leo guided us through the entire process, start to finish. He spent as much time with us as we needed at each turn in the home-selling and purchasing processes. He gave us the most appropriate leadership in preparing our home to insure potential buyers interest, assisted us through the torturous paperwork throughout the sale and kept us aware of all the details up to and beyond the closing of our property.
Leo continued to support us while purchasing our new home with much dignity and professionalism, handling what could have been tumultuous circumstances and closed the deal with all parties extremely pleased with his services.
I would definitely consider Leo to be the most respectable and reliable real estate agent. My family will continue to refer and utilize his experience and services in future purchasing and selling situations."
—Luther and Heather Solomon
Dear Future Homeowner
"My wife and I were fortunate enough to have found Leo. After finally deciding we were ready to take this big step to buy our first home, the hard part was yet to come. We didn’t know where to start and everybody we talked to had a different opinion as to what we needed to do. One of our friends had worked with Leo and had wonderful things to say about him so we decided to contact him. I was impressed that first time we spoke over the phone on how open he was to answer questions. It was very comforting knowing that he cared enough to be on the phone with me until I really understood what he was saying. After our phone talk, it was an easy decision for my wife and I to ask Leo to be our realtor and help us find our first home, our dream home. There are so many details into the process that it would have been overwhelming to work with someone who only wanted to make a few bucks off us. Leo for sure wasn’t that kind of agent. He worked for us as buyers and helped us find the best possible deal. I would highly and without hesitation recommend Leo to anybody looking to purchase a home. After all, it is our biggest investment, and having someone who cares about what you need and want, really makes this investment a dream come true."
—Will & Brooke Ponce, Kansas City MO
"I want to take a minute to thank you for all you have done for me and my family. You were patient, caring, and professional throughout our process and what a process it was! We were glad to have you as our buyer's agent and the listing agent. You were very neutral in the negotiating process and gave great advice and worked hard to make it a win-win situation for us and the sellers. I feel you went above and beyond the duties of a "typical" real estate agent. You are so much better than the typical agent and I know that without your hard work and quick and creative thinking we would not be in the house of our dreams. You take pride in your work and care about the people you work with and it shows. We love it, our children love it, and it is our forever home.
In the beginning we saw this property listing online and fell in love. We were saving up money for a down payment to purchase a home in the spring. We just happened to be daydreaming last fall when we looked at this property online and saw the notes change to include lease option. Still not really believing it was within our reach we drove by and peeked in the windows and loved it even more. We called and you met us there 30 minutes later to show us the inside. we showed up in two cars with our 7 kids and 1 grandbaby and I think some cousins and friends of the kids. It was like an invasion! After discussing the rent to own potential we decided to move forward and make an offer. We moved in a month later, just before Thanksgiving, and rented the home until we closed in March. Throughout the process of initial negotiations, inspections, repairs, and unexpected twist and turns you were our rock and were able to ease our worries. Your creative, out of the box thinking got us all where we are today and I can never thank you enough for that.
It was also very nice to have all of the real estate transaction companies under one roof. It was so convenient to have the real estate agent, mortgage company, and title company in one location. There was no confusion on when, where, how, or anything like that. It was very smooth.
I would be proud to refer you to anyone I know that is looking to buy or sell a home. I know that you would be just as great for them as you were for us.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!"
—Callie & Heather
Home Buyer Out of State
"To whom it may concern,
We recently purchased a home in "Hills of Walden" in Platte County with the help of Re/Max agent Leo Sebus. We want to share with any future customers, that we were very impressed with the way Leo kept us informed, and all the skill he has in the real estate business. We feel he led us in the right direction and assisted us in getting the very best deal we could get for our money. He shared many of his ideas and insights while advising us in reaching our goal. We were totally confident with his advice.
We appreciate his knowledge and honesty. We would gladly recommend him to all our family and friends. It was a pleasure doing business with Leo and everyone on his team."
—Ed & Vickie McNellis
Thank you for your attention
"Leo Sebus, a REALTOR® for RE/MAX of Kansas City, has been our REALTOR® since the beginning of March of the current year. From the first day I spoke with Leo, I knew that he was an individual of integrity and trustworthiness. After speaking with Leo on the phone, he immediately took time out to meet with my husband and I on that following weekend. Leo really took uninterrupted time getting to know us well and what our goals were. He presented several options and never pressured us into anything.
My husband had to leave town for work for a month shortly after our initial meeting. Leo respected the fact that I wouldn’t have felt comfortable choosing a new home without my husband but continued to take me out to look at homes. Leo is a fantastic communicator. He kept me informed and kept things very real and in perspective.
Very shortly after my husband’s return, we found the house that fit us perfectly. Leo shared in our joy and excitement and began contacting the appropriate people that same day. Leo was very flexible with our closing date and worked well with everyone else that was involved. He also helped alleviate many stresses involved with the closing date and was there for us throughout the closing process. Leo and his wife even came to my husband’s grand opening of his restaurant.
Leo has been such a positive part of the home owning process. I would recommend him to anyone! He is reliable, hard-working, supportive, dependable, kind, very knowledgeable in the field, and extremely generous. I know that we will continue our friendship that we made for many years to come!"
—Jason & Andrea Peregrine, Kansas City MO
"To the Prospective Clients of Leo Sebus,
Recently, Leo Sebus provided my wife and I with brilliant real estate advice, which completely revolutionized our home buying experience. The advice Leo provided us with gave us a definite advantage over other buyers and ended up saving us several thousand dollars. To be completely honest, we were working on a very tight budget and time frame, which meant that if we did not act quickly and intelligently we would miss our opportunity to buy a home and would have had to continue to rent for the following few years. Thanks to Leo’s advice we felt at ease about the home buying experience and were able to move through the process swiftly and successfully thanks to his tremendous guidance.
Leo’s insight into the real estate market stretched beyond that of other real estate agents that I have spoken with over the years. He was able to provide us with pertinent information regarding local home buying trends and patterns in the market. This way we were able to get out and place an offer on a home before others even started looking early in the spring. As it turned out, a couple of weeks later a home next to the one we purchased, which did not have the amenities that our home did, sold for a few thousand dollars more than what we paid. Leo’s advice saved us from having to compete with multiple offers from other buyers and gave us the edge that we needed in order to be able to stick to the price we knew we could afford.
Additionally, in the negotiation process Leo provided rational, logical, and sound advice during a time that typically can get thrown off by emotion. He kept us grounded as we submitted our counter offers, which ultimately led to us getting a great deal on our home without pushing the sellers to the point of rejecting our offer. The negotiation process is one of walking a fine line and Leo was the voice of reason and truly put things into perspective for us as we proceeded through that process.
Ultimately, Leo is the type of person that everyone hopes for in terms of their real estate representation. He is extremely friendly, outgoing, knowledgeable, and possesses communication and emotional-intelligence that will serve you well in the home buying/selling process. Leo is capable of communicating and negotiating with people in a way that encourages further discussion and reasonable decisions. He has a way of drawing people in and providing his clients with the representation that reflects positively upon them as well.
We highly recommend Leo Sebus and his team during this important time of your life!"
—Ryan & Debra Montague, Columbia MO
Dear Future Homeowner
"We highly recommend Leo Sebus as your REALTOR®. He was wonderful for us especially when it came to being a first time homebuyer. We had worked previously with another agent and the difference was immediate. He did a wonderful job making us feel like we were important and it was ok to ask questions. We understood exactly where we were in the buying process and what was expected. Buying a house is not easy but with Leo the process was organized and straightforward."
—Matt and Casey Coultis, Kansas City MO
First Time Home Buyer
I wanted to take a moment to thank you and let you know that it was an absolute pleasure working with you during the selection and purchase of our new home. This being our first home purchase, Debra and I are grateful to have had the assistance and guidance of some one who could make us feel comfortable throughout the entire process. Your patience was greatly appreciated and your insight extremely valuable.
During our first outing to visit some listings, when both Debra and I were present, we really liked that you had each of us rate the homes individually and then discuss why we chose to give each home that rating. This really helped open our eyes to what was important to each of us and gave a better idea of what to focus on as we looked at more homes, especially since Debra could not be in town to visit any additional properties after the first weekend.
In all of the homes you showed us, we were never rushed. We felt like you listened to what we wanted and of course helped select which properties would be best to look at based on our priorities. It was also very helpful to have you point out pros and cons about each home we visited, many of which were things we may not have noticed or thought about ourselves. I appreciated the way you offered advice and opinions, but never pressured us on a decision one way or the other.
Again, it was a great pleasure to work with you. We were very lucky to be able to work with some one with whom we already have a great friendship outside of our business relationship. This was especially valuable to us first time home buyers, as you gave us confidence and made us feel comfortable through the entire process. I have no doubt that each one of your clients receives the same outstanding level of service.
Not only did you provide us an ideal home buying experience, but also an excellent and much needed education in how the process works. We look forward to working with you again in the future and would not hesitate to offer the highest recommendation to anyone seeking the services of a talented real-estate agent."
—Darren & Debra Bevard
First Time Home Buyer
"Dear Prospective Home Buyer/Seller,
I strongly recommend the Sebus Team to assist you in meeting your real estate needs.
As a first time home buyer and new resident to the Kansas City area, Leo was able to quickly steer me away from a house into a townhouse which fit all my housing needs as well as commuting time to work, city services, recreational opportunities, and quality of life.
Upon being alerted of a deployment to Iraq, Leo was extremely helpful in providing me a full range of options for my quarters while I am Iraq. Thank goodness he steered me away from a house.
Leo is an active member in the Kansas City Community whose tireless efforts have been recognized by the Children's Miracle Network."
—James T. Greene
"We would like to thank you for your services that resulted in selling a difficult house. We had this house For Sale by Owner for nine months. There was good traffic on the house and we had two contracts that we couldn’t finalize for several reasons.
We had been contacted by many realtors before you, but you presented a positive reason to let you market the house. You gave us good suggestions to make the inside and outside of the house more appealing. You kept us informed week by week of the showing activity. You came through with the final contract by having the results and numbers you promised you could produce.
Even though your office was on the other side of town you were just as active as someone close by. Distance did not seem to make a difference.
We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone needing your services. You are a good Christian business man."
—Tom and Sharon Galley
It is an absolute honor to have my story shared amoung all of the great success stories of fellow REMAX Associates.
I am very proud to work for an organization made up of such fine people and it is with great pleasure that I present the enclosed plaque to you as a token of your achievements.
If you are ever in my area please drop by and visit with me. I would love to show you around on the Alabama and Florida gulf coast.
Also, we have many exciting real estate investment opportunities going on in our area and I would be happy to introduce them to you. You may visit my website for information at www.TheFirstTeam.com or you may contact me directly at 251-955-5162.
Again, I am grateful to be recognized in the midst of such remarkable individuals as yourself and I look forward to working with you in the future.
Best wishes for many more successful years!"
"He is very professional and easy to deal with. I would use him because he has a great arm in the market up North. I am sure he would have success selling your house in the timeframe before you close on your new house. I just met him about a month ago and was very impressed with him (impressed enough to send him your way). We bought a For Sale By Owner so we couldn’t use him but if I was going to sell a house or buy a house using a realtor I would use him for sure because he is one of the better realtors in the area. He has more contact with potential buyers than probably anyone else in the northland."
—Brian Guild, Kansas City MO