We contacted Art based on his prior communications regarding potential buyers a number of years ago. We interviewed Art along with another local agent, and selected Art since he was able to match the lower commission rate offered by a competing agent. He was excellent in working with our needs, such as timing in placing house on the market and selling the house “as is” with minimum renovations. Art’s assistant agent was also excellent in working with us, particularly in answering our questions on, e.g., appraisals, contract terms, and open house visits. Minor issues such as signage and inspection were quickly taken care of. There were several offers within 3 days of house listing, and Art was very helpful in negotiating a final purchase price that was higher than the listing price. We are highly satisfied with Art as our selling agent, and will be using him as our buyer’s agent in purchasing a replacement house in the near future.