We recently completed the sale of our home in Terramar in northwest Peoria and could not have done it without the Spalding Team. Chris and Michelle were amazing to work with!! From helping us price competitively, staging, open houses, and a never ending list of contractors to help us spruce up and perform minor repairs – they were unbelievable! We’ve bought and sold a few houses over time and we would highly recommend working with Chris and Michelle Spalding at Realty One Group, we had a first rate experience!!!
Michelle and Calli were beyond wonderful throughout our home searching process!! They were extremely helpful and professional. Michelle was always available to answer any questions we had! Michelle and Calli made our home buying process a fun and enjoyable experience!!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!! We will recommend you to our friends who are looking for a new home!!!
Whenever I see dozens of across-the-board five star ratings on the Internet, I get suspicious–after all, who’s that good? And if someone consistently earns five stars, are real people giving the reviews, or are they plants? When I was looking for a realtor, I found reviews for Michelle Spalding on a website (I forget which one). People raved about her: how thorough and knowledgeable and dedicated she is, how hard she works, and how much she cares about her clients. A uniform five star rating from every single person who leaves a review made me wonder if this woman was too good to be true. But, based on those ratings (thank you, everyone, who left a review!) I had to check her out for myself. Three minutes into our phone call, I knew I had found my realtor. EVERYTHING GOOD SAID ABOUT MICHELLE IS TRUE. It’s rare indeed to find someone who’s smart, knowledgeable, helpful, and ethical. Moreover, being a carpenter’s daughter, Michelle knows construction and floor plans like nobody’s business. So if you need advice concerning knocking out walls, what construction materials to use, or what’s a good layout for your needs, she’s the person to ask. Michelle also has great sense. On our last day of house hunting, we were shown a house outside the geographical parameters that we’d given her. Michelle had used her intuition and decided to show it to us anyway. And it turned out that this was the house we ended up buying–and loving! In case you’re like me, with a naturally skeptical side, and you’re wondering if there are any down sides to this apparent paragon, I will say that sometimes, Michelle offered more details than we wanted. House hunting can be exhausting, and my brain was on overload. But you can always tell her “Too much information!” or “Let’s save this for later.” Her passion for what she does is evident. Michelle was born to do this, it’s clear. My family had only two dealings with Chris, during the times that Michelle wasn’t able to show us the houses. (It helps to be married to a fellow realtor.) On both occasions, we found Chris delightful, with his British sense of humor. I also appreciated hearing Chris’s opinion of the house we almost bought (he didn’t feel good about it, rightly so) and the house we eventually did buy (he felt good about this house, and it turned out he was right). He never forced his opinion on us, but he gave it because we asked him point blank. In summary, if you want someone who’s thoroughly committed to doing her job–which means working for YOU–then I suggest Michelle Spalding. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
We had the incredibly good fortune of being introduced to Chris and Michelle about the same time we were told we had two weeks to pack, sell our home and move to California for a work relocation. They were recommended by a friend that had also used them for the sale of their home and was incredibly happy with their work. To say I was pleased with their work is such an understatement. From the stunning video tour they produced of our home to the “remote” repairs they facilitated for us when we were hundreds of miles away, they were available for everything. We had an aggressive sell price in mind for our home, but after viewing the home and evaluating comps, Chris and Michelle suggested we go a little higher. We had refinanced the home earlier in the year and we were very, very concerned that the appraisal would not support the sell price. They assured us that part of their job is to assemble a portfolio of comps and supporting documentation that would help in making sure the appraisal would come back in line with the sale price. A few days after the house went on the market we had a buyer and the appraisal followed soon after right in line with selling price. We were absolutely thrilled with their professionalism and dedication in helping us through a very challenging time.
Chris and Michelle Spalding are fantastic at what they do. They worked so incredibly hard to find us a beautiful home in RECORD time in the most competitive price point in the area. They worked days, nights, and weekends to make our experience quick and painless and even fun! There is absolutely no one else we would have used for our first home buying experience. We appreciate everything they did for us!
The home buying experience is nerve wrecking and time consuming! However, finding Chris & Michelle was such a blessing. Every question we had (which was nothing short of a thousand) was answered promptly and accurately. Chris met us wherever we were interested ready to point out all positive and negatives and dig to find EXACTLY what we needed/wanted – a truthful and trustworthy man! Michelle took time out of her hectic schedule on numerous occasions to meet with us and break down the documents, untangle all confusion, and make us feel comfortable. Not to mention always available for a phone call – she is truly a heaven sent! We love her! I would recommend this power couple a million and one times over. Their knowledge of the market and home buying process is incredible!
These two were awesome. If there was a 6th star, they would get it. They take the time to make sure you are getting the best deal possible. I worked mostly with Michelle, who would be available until 10pm, not that anyone wants to be bothered at that time…but some times you just need an answer. I used her for both selling my home and buying my new one. She helped me get my HOA problems taken care of and any repairs that were done i went through her trusted people. Everything went smooth and i actually even managed to pull of a simultaneous close. Thanks Chris and Michelle.
Chris and Michelle helped my husband find the perfect house for our family while I was on the east coast taking care of our family. They worked late hours and answered our numerous questions multiple times over. I am so happy with the house we bought while never having seen it in person till after closing. They made the process fun and easy. I always felt that Michelle fought for us and got us the answers we needed. I felt like her only client!