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 Raving Fans

 
We think Steve is a fantastic realtor! He was so helpful and truthful with us on our first home purchase. He made it such a pleasant experience for us. He was ALWAYS available when we needed to talk to him! We definately recommend him to our friends and family! We will let him be our realtor again if we ever want to purchase a new home and sell this one. Although we're not in any hurry to leave our present home. He knew the house that we purchased was the one we would like and he was 100% correct!
Thanks so much for the wonderful experience!
 
Mr. & Mrs. Shawn Fannon

Kristy and Shawn
 

June 23, 2009


Plus One Professionals

Attn: Steve Mackenbach, Broker
156 E. Spring Street
St. Marys, OH 45885


RE: Steve Flaugher, Realtor.

Dear Mr. Mackenbach,
My thanks to Coldwell Banker are long overdue. I have enjoyed the services of your representative, Steve Flaugher, over the past two years, and want to recognize his efforts in selling my past home and helping find my new one.
Steve was recommended by my parents, who purchased a home in St. Marys three years ago. (Eventually they found a home sold privately by the owner.) But in placing a bid on one home through Steve, and visiting many other homes, they were impressed with his professionalism and enjoyable personality, and knew I would enjoy working with him.
My experience was typical in the slowed economy, since it took a while to sell my home. First, Steve advised me on repairs necessary to have the home attractive to buyers, and also referred me to workmen who could help. While the home was up for sale, and I was hospitalized, a pipe broke in the water heating system. My mother quickly called Steve, and he helped her notify the insurance company and saw to it that the house was quickly repaired so that showings could resume. Knowing that she could count on his help made the experience manageable for my mother, and I really doubt another person could have filled his shoes!
After selling my old home, Steve went out of his way to show affordable homes to me, almost impossible in my low price range. But persistence paid off, after looking at countless houses, and I am very happy in my older home—almost 150 years old, in fact! Steve has always made himself available for any questions I have about my home, and recently spent several hours reviewing major repair specification sheets with me (without compensation). He was able to give sound advice to me about changes needed in the specs, and as a result, I was able to sign up for repairs with confidence.

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Steve goes the extra mile, which is expected from Coldwell Banker representatives, and his sound advice and professionalism prompt me to recommend him to family and friends whenever I can. Many of my friends have come to St. Marys from Japan to settle into new jobs. I am happy to recommend Steve for his patience in helping others sell homes and find new ones.
In all circumstances, Steve has been knowledgeable, courteous, hardworking, and an excellent representative for Coldwell Banker. I certainly do consider Steve to be the “PLUS” in Coldwell Banker Plus One!
Sincerely,

Jules A. Dowling


Jules A. Dowliing
  Just wanted to thank you Steve for the hard work you put in to sell my home. I'm still dumbfounded on how you sold it in 3 WEEKS!!!! & without a sign in the yard! You're good at what you do and we appreciate it! Thanks!!
Shaun Ruvoldt
  Steve did a phenomenal job during the entire process of selling our house, from making the listing as easy as possible to even mowing the lawn when we were out of town. He’s incredibly professional, works hard at what he does and did a great job of advertising our home locally and online, putting our listing in front of as many people as possible. We had a full price offer in only two days! I was absolutely stunned. There’s nobody I would recommend more highly if you’re in the process of buying or selling a home. Brad Smith smitboy@gmail.com
Brad Smith
 

We were first time homebuyers with no idea what to expect or how the whole process worked. Steve Flaugher was not only a huge help explaining the process, but he worked diligently with us to find our dream home at a price that just couldn't be beat!  He was personable and so much fun to deal with.

 We have found the perfect house and we have Steve to thank for it! He helped us with the loan process and made communication with all parties go smoothly. We recommend him to all of our friends! Its been months since we closed on our home and we still call this great guy just to see how he is doing. Keep up the good work Steve-o!

Casandra and Peter Jacquay


Cassandra and Peter Jacquay
 

My name is Tim Wildenhaus and I am a very happy home owner. I was looking for a home in my price range, location and something I could do some of the work on to keep my payments down. Steve found exactly what I wanted. I could move in right away and work on the home at my leisure. It's in a great location and my payments are smaller than I expected.

I needed a lot of help finding and getting into this home. I made the right choice by using Steve Flaugher as my agent. Steve never showed me anything I could not afford or did not want to see, but plenty of homes and ideas of what I could do with the different properties. And it did not stop there, I also needed alot of help on financing. Within two months Steve found me the home I wanted, saved me thousands off the asking price and got me the financing. I never had to look back.

To this day I would recommend Steve as your real estate agent and he is much, much more than that. I only wish he was in the matchmaker business.

I hope you get the blessing that I got.

Timothy Wildenhaus


Tim Wildenhaus
 

Steve sure does know his job. As a first time homebuyer, I didn't know what to expect. Steve walked my son and I through the process of looking for and buying our home with ease. He was always there for us if we had a question or concern. He worked very hard at finding the right home for us, and in our price range.  Steve makes the experience fun and at the same time he is very serious about getting the job done. We would recommend Steve to anyone!  Thanks for being our friend and our realtor, Steve! 
                         Jayne & Nathan Kitzmiller 
                                                                                                                                                                              

Jayne & Nathan Kitzmiller
 
I would like to thank Steve for all the help and support he gave us in purchasing our home. Steve was there for us at anytime of the day, and at any time we had questions about the house. If anyone is looking for a realtor that goes out of his way to help get you what you want get Steve Flaugher for your realty needs.
 
                                 Thank you Brian and Barb Cleeves

Barb and Brian Cleeves
  We want to highly recommend Steve Flaugher. He was our agent when we relocated to St. Marys. He is honest and has been so helpful to me and my husband. We both consider him now as out new friend.
John & Sherry Kirschner
  Working with Steve was great!  He helped us through the process of purchasing our first home.  Then after it was purchased, we had some problems and he solved everything very quickly!  It was so nice that he was still involved after the purchase was complete.  He was fantastic!  He really knows his stuff.  Steve is perfect for what he does because he is available any time day or night to help out.  This was especially helpful for us, as we are first time home buyers.  We will definitely recommend him to friends and family!

Cheryl Nietfeld & Pete Berger
Cheryl Nietfeld & Peter Berger
  Steve,

    I would like to Thank You for all of the help you have given to Daryl and myself through out the entire home buying process. We did take advantage of the $7500.00 tax credit that you informed us about. We used some of it to pay off other debt with high interest rates. If I hear anyone speaking of buying a new home I always throw your name out there. You did an awesome job for us. Thanks again!

                                       Satisfied Customer,
                                         Melissa Gehm

Melissa Gehm
 
 
SPECIAL GROCERY LIST 


Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store.

She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries.

She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had seven children and they needed food.

John Longhouse, the grocer, scoffed at her and requested that she leave his store at once.

Visualizing the family needs, she said: 'Please, sir! I will bring you the money just as soon as I can.'

John told her he could not give her credit, since she did not have a charge account at his store.

Standing beside the counter was a customer who overheard the conversation between the two. The customer walked forward and told the grocer that he would stand good for whatever she needed for her family.
The grocer said in a very reluctant voice, 'Do you have a grocery list?'

Louise replied, 'Yes sir.'
 
'O.K' he said, 'put your grocery list on the scales and whatever your grocery list weighs, I will give you that amount in groceries.'

Louise, hesitated a moment with a bowed head, then she reached into her purse and took out a piece of paper and scribbled something on it. She then laid the piece of paper on the scale carefully with her head still bowed.

The eyes of the grocer and the customer showed amazement when the scales went down and stayed down.

The grocer, staring at the scales, turned slowly to the customer and said begrudgingly, 'I can't believe it.'

The customer smiled and the grocer started putting the groceries on the other side of the scales. The scale did not balance so he continued to put more and more groceries on them until the scales would hold no more.

The grocer stood there in utter disgust. Finally, he grabbed the piece of paper from the scales and looked at it with greater amazement.

It was not a grocery list, it was a prayer, which said:

'Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving this in your hands.'


The grocer gave her the groceries that he had gathered and stood in stunned silence.

Louise thanked him and left the store.  The other customer handed a fifty-dollar bill to the grocer and said;  'It was worth every penny of it. Only God Knows how much a prayer weighs.'

THE POWER OF PRAYER:
Just stop right now, and say a prayer of thanks for your own good fortune.

My Testimony to God