Richard and Lila provided more guidance than we ever expected. They were always available and explained so many things to us that we never thought about when selling our home before moving into a retirement community.
Martin and Hiatt handled all aspects of the recent sale of our home and did an outstanding job. Initially a neighbor asked if they could rent the home for a short time and Lila performed a service not generally performed by a sales representative by contacting the neighbor and preparing an agreement, however the neighbor eventually decided not to rent. Lila aided us in recommending painting and repair contractors to make the house ready for sale. My wife and I are disabled so Lila arranged meetings such that we had minimum traveling, even going so far as to have a notary come to our residence for document signing. Lila personally took care of listing the property, handling the showing, collecting offers and notifying prospective buyers of results. The actual closing was completed with minimum effort by us in a timely manner. All this was accomplished smoothly, efficiently and without concern on our part. We feel the time, thought, consideration and effort Lila put into our situation was above and beyond what we could have hoped for. I have no hesitation in strongly recommending Martin and Hiatt Properties for representation in Real Estate transactions.
Lila and Richard surpassed my expectations in my home selling experience! I felt fully supported with their expert guidance, wonderful suggestions, excellent communication and their willingness to listen and ensure all of my needs were met and questions were answered. They have a great understanding of the local housing market, are proactive and two steps ahead at all times and show great attention to detail. The listing was perfect with beautiful pictures of my home, and everything was so well organized and done in the most professional way. My house sold in just 3 days at an amazing price and the selling experience was so easy and stress free thanks to Lila and Richard. I can't thank them enough for making this huge step into the next part of my life a truly beautiful experience!
I could not be more pleased in every respect with the services that Martin and Hiatt provided me as I transitioned from my home of 30 plus years to an apartment more suited to senior living. Attending to every detail and guiding me every step of the way was their focus along with allowing me the time to think through the many decisions I had to make. Also, their access to a variety of necessary resources i.e., movers, packers, etc. was “peace of mind" a plus for sure. I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone particularly if they are considering downsizing and relocating.
Selling my mother's house turned out to be more challenging that I even thought it would be - Lila you were the professional realtor that guided us through it all, but also a caring person who treated us like you would your own family. It's hard for me to express in words how much I appreciate what you did to sell my mother's home due to her now living in assisted living. Lila, you are a jewel of a nice person! Somehow, you made a difficult situation much easier for my family! Thank You!
Bob and Sheila B.
We were downsizing and moving into a senior independent living community at the same time the housing market in Raleigh was falling due to significant increases in interest rates. Richard was with us all the way. He has a great deal of experience dealing with seniors which was extremely helpful to us. He led us through the morass of details. He kept our stress levels down and did a fantastic job of marketing the property. He was always available and quick to respond to our questions and needs. We highly recommend Richard.
Mike and Tina R.
We worked with a realtor for 7 months with no luck and minimal communication. That realtor did not seem interested in finding us a home. When we heard about Martin & Hiatt Properties, we made a change and are thrilled that we did! I have moved many times in my life and never had a realtor as genuine as Martin & Hiatt. They truly care! Richard and Lila found us the perfect house in less than two months in this crazy market. They were always accessible and helped us through every step of the buying process. They are dedicated and caring agents who work hard to find exactly what you are looking for. They arranged all the inspections, legal work, and were always available to answer questions or do research for us. We highly recommend them! You won’t be disappointed!
Dr. Steven Brown
I have to say Richard and Lila are the most professional, hard-working yet very personal realtors I have ever worked with buying or selling a house. Richard & Lila provide follow through and hard work ethic. Their help in getting my parents transitioned closer to me up in Virginia was a God send. Whether for yourself or senior parents needing extra handholding and support... Martin and Hiatt Properties, LLC is the team to trust. Richard’s consistent feedback, suggestions, and clear communication were incredibly vital to my parents getting TOP DOLLAR in the sale of their house. One last word of appreciation. With myself as a professional family therapist and counselor… I greatly admire and respect Richard’s ability to handle difficult folks (my parents) needing extra support to get through traumatic events.
Martin and Hiatt Properties are extremely thoughtful. They helped discussed with me the reasons to declutter my home before it went on the market so buyers would appreciate the home even more I lived in for 37 years.
Richard and Lila were able to help me find a home in Raleigh's turbulent housing market and made it as seamless as possible! They took every opportunity to make sure the process was explained thoroughly and provided excellent guidance. Their comprehensive understanding of the market was key, and I recommend anyone looking to buy or sell a home to reach out and see for themselves how great they perform. Truly thankful!
Lila is an outstanding real estate agent. She went above and beyond during the process of buying and selling my homes. This is a stressful time for anyone, but Lila made the process as smooth as possible and alleviated that stress. She is extremely professional, knowledgeable (about everything from soup to nuts - even outside what you would think would be the realm of a real estate agent), responsive, and pays attention to every detail. She was on top of everything and a great communicator. I highly recommend Lila and I'm so glad she was my agent
Richard's time, patience, and guidance made the whole process less stressful as we moved our family into the Triangle Region
Martin and Hiatt is the only place to go if you are buying in this crazy market. Not only did they find our dream house but also within our price range and that was a real struggle this past year. Richard not only listened to our requests, concerns and questions but he heard them. They were not just trying to make another sale you could really tell they wanted to find us our perfect home. I was greatly impressed with their knowledge and willingness to help us through some big questions and even the small ones in quick and efficient fashion.
Our agent Lila Martin was the most responsive, professional and likeable realtor that I have ever worked with in many real estate transactions! The best!!
Our experience with Lila was nothing short of wonderful and I would literally sing her praises to ANYONE, ANYWHERE, at ANY TIME. We lived in Wilmington and needed to move back to the Raleigh area very suddenly (due to some flooding in our Wilmington home and unique needs with our businesses) and I KNEW (as one of the most type A humans on planet earth- no joke, I know myself very well and I am as high maintenance as they come) that I would need a total Rockstar realtor by my side as I navigated purchasing a home this year. Not only did I need someone who knew the area and had an eye for a good investment- I needed someone willing to work hard, stay connected to us, and someone who could give the absolute best advice in a market that requires ultimate savviness and swiftness. She’s everything we needed, and she got the job done. We’re moving into our dream home because this amazing human worked tirelessly to help us with this transaction. She ran point with my lender, set deadlines that she met and held others to, and she really advocated for me in a pinch. She’s thoughtful, she’s resourceful, she’s SMART, she knows this area, and she’s intuitive when it comes to finding what her clients are looking for. BE A LILA, KNOW A LILA, HIRE LILA. I owe her huge and I am beyond lucky that she’s now a close friend that we get to keep forever.
Lila Martin was a pleasure to work with! She helped us find our perfect house- she showed us SO many houses and told us time after time “make sure it feels right, it has to feel right” which made us very happy knowing she cared and wasn’t just trying to sell a house. She always responded quickly and was so easy to work with! We are very thankful for Lila and consider her a friend now :)
I purchased my home after a major life event last year and was nervous to make the decision on my own. Richard and Lila were patient, knowledgeable, easy going, and listened to my needs. I ended up in the perfect home and neighborhood to raise my daughter.
Lila came highly regarded and she did not let us down. If you're looking for a highly responsive, professional and knowledgeable agent for selling or buying, this is your last stop.
Paul and Linda N.
From the moment we first met with Lila we had the confidence in her ability to act in our best interest in selling our home of the past 41 years and a half. Once the house was empty, her team quickly took care of the minor defects resulting from living in a home with an active family for so many years.
Lila was very friendly and professional to work with. She stayed on top of all the details which was great since we moved before the house went on the market. Her follow up with other realtors, inspectors and even the slow to respond real estate attorney was much appreciated. We would definitely work with Lila again!
Lila is the best! She is professional, patient (we looked at a lot of properties before deciding), understanding and has our best interests in mind when helping us with our search. She is reliable and very knowledgeable. Thank you Lila for all your help, time and efforts.
I love working with Lila! She is very responsive and very personal. She truly listens and cares about your needs.
Lila provided more help than any other realtor I have worked with. She was always available, she was extremely prepared with all technical matters, she clearly explained items I did not understand and advised me on actions that I should take. I am extremely satisfied with all she did.
We were with another realtor and it was terrible! Thankful Martin & Hiatt was referred to us and we were able to find the perfect home! Thank you!
Richard and Lila were so helpful when it came to helping me plan for selling my house I had lived in for 43 years. They were patient through the entire process and always there for me with any questions I had.
Was such a pleasure to work with! Fast sell on my home and cared about every step. Feel like Lila is part of the family.
Thank goodness we found them! Found the perfect home!!
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