Referral Letters

Referral Letters for Sam Inman,
Coeur d’Alene Real Estate Agent


 

February 27, 2017

Dear Sam Inman,

We wanted to express our sincere appreciation working with you. Your background of real estate expertise over the past 12 years made the sale of our home seamless and quick. Knowing that you have been involved with sales in the Northern Idaho region reassured us that you would get the job done. Your knowledge of the current market as well as trends in sales allowed us to gain top dollar for our property. Your prompt marketing strategies, photos and speedy listing on the MLS made us feel like your only client. The contract paperwork and close of escrow went very smoothly.

You were also extremely helpful in assisting us prepare our home for sale. You arranged for a painter and carpet company to tour our home so that we could get a jump on coordinating upgrades that interested buyers might look for. Your help coordinating these efforts was done in a timely, efficient and professional manner. You were always very prompt at getting back to us and went the extra mile by answering all of the questions by text, email or a phone call. We know you worked long hours, as you promptly got back to us, no matter what the time was, day or night. You are truly dedicated to your clients.

We are looking forward to working with you again.

Sincerely,
The Thompsons


 

January 4th 2017

If you’re planning to sell your house, CALL Sam Inman. My husband had recently passed away, and this was the first time on my own. The whole process was pleasant, not stressful. From our introduction, she was thoroughly prepared and had come with neighborhood comps, etc.

Her pictures for the internet and newspaper were excellent and really showcased the home. Sam also hires a professional photographer and drone/aerial photographer as well. Any questions you may have are answered promptly, and her follow-up with brokers showing the house was very timely, either by e-mail or telephone. She knows the business, is passionate about the industry, and is a joy to work with; never any pressure whatsoever. My home was sold quickly, and I would highly recommend Sam for your real estate agent.

~Myrna Batten

 


 

To: Sam Inman
We met Sam Inman over 10 years ago. At that time we wanted her to keep us up to date on the real estate market conditions in our area. We had moved from Seattle area after our retirement and purchased a new home in Post Falls. We knew in the future we would move back to the Seattle area to be closer to our family. During this time she keep us informed weekly of the real estate market and was there for us on any questions.

This summer in June we decided to make our move back to Western Washington and found a ideal location in the Hood Canal area. We contacted Sam of our intentions and she did a excellent job of getting our home in Post Falls ready for listing on the market. Within the week we had several offers on our home and she did an excellent job on going over the offers and how we should do a counter offer. We felt we confident with her suggestions. Within the week we accepted one of the offers and we were very pleased in how she handled all the paper work and keeping us up to date with the selling of our home. She even had to handle a lot of the paper work on the computer because of us being out of town on several occasions.

The closing was handled very professional and complete with her having the paper work done 3 days ahead of the scheduled closing date. She was there with us for any questions on closing date at the escrow office. She is a amazing person that we would recommend to anyone who is selling their home. It was a wonderful experience to have her as our agent for selling our home and not have a worry that we would have any problems. She was GREAT and would have Sam sell our home again anytime.

Thank You
Ron & Jo Peterson
 


 

To: Whom it may Concern 08/19/2014
From: Woody & Cristy Garrett
RE: Sam Inman

When we finally decided to part with our beautiful home in Hayden, we contacted Sam Inman to assist us with the marketing.

Our home was large (over 4000 sq ft) and had a 1200 sq ft finished shop. It was overlooking Hayden Lake with a short trail down to the marina. At the time, homes like ours with high end finishes were still slow to sell however, Sam’s extensive marketing skills and tools were paramount in getting our home sold, rapidly, and for very close to our listed price. In fact, within 24 hours of the first offer, we had two more!!!

Her communication with us concerning any feedback from showings and other agent’s comments were extremely valuable.

Her ideas about staging and presentation were incorporated allowing the best possible exposure to the viewing of potential buyers.

Some agents only represent specific areas (high end, investor, new construction, etc.), however Sam is extremely knowledgeable in all areas.

We have bought and sold many homes and other real estate in our lives, some as residences and some as investments. Never have we worked with such a competent and capable agent as Sam.

If being kept “in the loop” and in reality of the market and values are important when buying or selling, Sam Inman is the agent worthy of serious consideration.

Best Wishes,
Woody Garrett
 


 

June 30, 2014

To Whom It May Concern:

We have recently had the pleasure of working with Sam Inman of the Inman Girls at Windermere Real Estate. She listed our home for sale and it sold in two days. We had decided to change realtors after having it listed three times with another realtor with no activity whatsoever. Sam was amazing! She was so thorough in the way she marketed our home, and all done within hours of our listing with her. The sign was up immediately, and it was listed on MLS and Zillow by the next morning. Throughout the entire process she kept us informed and returned our emails/phone calls promptly, always watching out for our best interests. We were so impressed! We also enlisted Sam’s help in finding a new home and were equally impressed with her attention to the details that we were looking for. She helped us find a home, and the entire process went very smoothly.

We enthusiastically recommend Sam Inman to anyone in need of a great realtor.

Dirk and Linda Schwartz
 


 

January 18, 2013

Our Dear Realtor, Ms. Sam Inman;

Dirk and I want to thank you so much for all your efforts in getting our home sold and finding our dream home to purchase. We are still amazed at the speed with which you accomplished this; listing our home in Post Falls mid week and bringing us two full price offers as well as a back-up offer by the following weekend MUST be a record! Not only that, but helping us find and purchase our new home that same weekend and writing the paperwork so we could close simultaneously was ever so helpful; you saved us so much time, effort and money by working it out for us in that way.

More than the speed with which you sold our home and helped us purchase a new one, we want you to know how very much we value and appreciate your professional and sweet demeanor, your open and prompt communication, your intuitive abilities, your great listening skills, along with your patient and non-pushy manner. Having been a licensed realtor in the past, I know that the skill set you possess for your profession is rare and valuable. We feel so very fortunate to have had you as our realtor!

Please pass our contact information along to anyone wanting a referral to the most excellent realtor in the Inland Northwest to market and sell their home. We are ever so grateful to you and would love the opportunity to be able to refer you to anyone who wants the very best real estate agent around!

Samantha Drummond
And Dirk Dayton
 


 

To: Whom it may Concern 12-2-2012
From: Michael & Michelle Berndt
RE: Sam Inman
 

To assist you in selecting a Real Estate professional to represent you, we would be happy to share with you our experience with Sam Inman.

After having our house listed for a year without an offer we decided to list our home with Sam. Immediately we noticed an increase in the frequency of showings, after which Sam always relayed any feedback to us rather than leave us wondering how things went.

To our delight, after only three months, we received a full price offer in a market that, as you probably know, is pretty tough. Although it is impossible to know all of the factors that contributed to that success, we believe some major factors are directly related to Sam’s skillful, aggressive approach to real estate sales. For example:

Sam’s Internet Marketing Skills: This area was of particular importance to us since so many people use the internet as a research tool. Sam’s web site presentations are very attractive. We preferred her photos and property descriptions over other agent’s. This may have been instrumental in the sale of our home since our buyer was “out of state”. Her advertisements in our local publications are attractive as well.

Sam’s knowledge of the Real Estate Market: When I interviewed Sam I asked her to provide me with her suggested list price, what we could expect to receive, and what we could expect to net after all associated costs. We ended up within a few thousand dollars of her estimation and the variance was actually in our favor!

Sam’s Communication and Negotiating Abilities: After conversing with Sam via telephone and later interviewing her in person, she proved to be articulate, poised, and persuasive. Although I didn’t personally witness her negotiate with the buying agent for our home, she came back to us with a full price offer (We had to pay the buyer’s closing costs) All of this happened in a neighborhood where other homes were not selling. In fact, at least two of our neighbors listed with her after our success!

Sam’s Professionalism: Her skill, competence, and character all met our high expectations. Our home, like most people’s, is one of our greatest investments. Because of this, we had many questions and concerns about many issues. Sam promptly and patiently explained the answers to all of our questions. In all of our dealings with Sam, she proved to be thoughtful, calm and collected, never putting her interests in closing a deal before our interest in making sound decisions. She was always punctual, organized, and diligent about keeping us informed which smoothed the sales process from our initial consultation with her throughout the entire escrow process.

Sam’s strong work ethic, prompt service, and rapt devotion to her career and clients not only distinguish her from her peers, but make her an excellent candidate for your listing agent. We wouldn’t hesitate to call her again should we decide to sell our current home.

Best Wishes,

Michael & Michelle Berndt
 


 

November 2, 2010
 

c/o Sam Inman
Associate Broker, GRI
Windermere Coeur d’ Alene Realty
 

To Whom It May Concern:
My Name is Rolfe Hebert and this is a letter of recommendation for, Sam Inman.

I placed my home on the market in early spring 2007 with a different realtor and different company. Then in July 2007 I decided to list my home with Sam Inman because I was extremely impressed with her drive, hard work ethic and knowledge of the real estate market. Sam sat down with us and went over her aggressive marketing plan, developed a strategy and then implemented it! She sold our home within the first month to my amazement considering I had been listed with a previous realtor before Sam for over 6 months with little activity and no offers.

Sam is very dedicated to her career and it’s evident in her communication skills, keeping us updated and current on the real estate market, her aggressive marketing plan and her hard work ethic. She always made sure we were in the real estate magazines – which was a relief to know our home was being marketed correctly so that it was always in front of buyers. I always trusted that Sam put our needs first and had our best interests in mind.

After the success of selling our home, we then utilized her skills and expertise in purchasing our new home. As we expected, it was a delight to work with her on the other side of the spectrum. We found our home in short order due to her ability to listen to our needs and visualize our wants in a house. The homes she brought to us were exactly what we wanted. When our selection was made she worked extremely hard to see we got the best deal possible.

If you want a go-getter, someone that was raised with hard work ethic, someone that spends a lot of money advertising your home so it gets exposure and gets marketed to tons of buyers, and works long hours then I highly recommend, Sam Inman. She is proactive, honest, trustworthy, and will do everything she can to get your home sold. She stays in constant communication, will keep you posted on real estate market and always gives feedback as soon as the house is shown.

In closure, Sam is a true credit to her profession and we feel blessed to have her on our team. Please feel free to contact me anytime at 208-704-1073.

Sincerely,
Rolfe Hebert
 


 

January 11, 2010
Letter of Recommendation for Sam Inman
To whom it may concern:
We are pleased to communicate to others the professional and results-oriented service we received from Sam Inman during the analysis, marketing, and sale of our home.

We selected Sam as one of three realtor candidates who were interviewed prior to making a realtor selection. Sam’s competition was two other very prominent and successful realtors in the area. We selected Sam because she was the only realtor who articulated a plan in writing, and other actions she would take in order to sell our home, during what was an awful economic and real estate climate in mid 2009. Sam’s plan included marketing, sales, advertising, and communication/follow-up components. She also responded in writing with her plan within 24 hours. The two other realtors were not able to articulate a plan in writing, and basically relied heavily on their name and prior success. Sam also displayed key personality characteristics that really impressed us. She had drive, excitement, passion, energy, and confidence that she could sell our home, even in an extremely tough market.

Sam followed through on every aspect of her plan. We found her to be very responsive to questions, and ideas and suggestions. We also felt like Sam was representing our best interest. We received two offers immediately. The first offer fell through as the buyers changed their mind. When we received the second offer shortly thereafter, and we felt the buyers were beginning to take advantage of the market, to the point that we perceived them as “playing games”, Sam respected our decision to back out of the negotiations and explained our feelings to the buyers’ agent. The buyers came back within two days and accepted our original counter offer. The result was the sale of our home in a price range that was selling slowly, or simply not selling at all. Our home ended up selling in only one month in one of the slowest real estate market periods!
We are confident in saying that you can depend on the following key things when selecting Sam Inman for your realtor:

  1. Excellent follow-up. Sam does what she says she will do. She will also keep you informed along the way.
  2. She will develop a plan, then work the plan.
  3. She will conduct a fair market analysis and make a price recommendation designed to sell your home.
  4. She is tenacious at obtaining feedback from realtors after showings and during the offer process, or when you are dependent on others for information.
  5. Sam is tireless. She works long hours to follow up on activities that are designed to move the sales process forward.
  6. If Showings became infrequent, Sam will make suggestions and recommendations to course correct.
  7. Sam often manages many listings, however she will make you feel like you are her only client.
  8. Sam is energetic, positive, and enthusiastic, which makes working with her fun!

If you are looking to select a realtor, and not sure who to select, or even how to select a realtor, we would encourage you to talk with Sam. If you have any other questions regarding the level of service we received from Sam, please feel free to give us a call.

Glen & Susan Garcia
Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho 83815
(208) 699-7184
 


 

May 23, 2009
 

Letter of Recommendation for Sam Inman, Windermere Realty
 

We are pleased to provide a reference for Sam Inman of Windermere Realty based on our business relationship with her during 2008 and 2009.

We listed our spec house with Sam after a disappointing listing experience with another realtor. Sam was always honest, upbeat, and communicated all showings and feedback from prospective buyers and other realtors to us. Our former realtor never knew about other showings when they happened and never provided any sort of feedback to us for a price reduction.

Our spec house closed escrow on April 30, 2009 and went smoothly thanks to Sam.

Sam is really on top of her business and we always knew we were in the best hands in the real estate business. Sam exceeded our expectations as a real estate professional so it is our pleasure to highly recommend her to other home buyers and sellers.

Kind regards,
Paul & Judy Wood
Wood Construction Co.

(208) 699-1746
 


 

March 3, 2009
Hello:
If you are reading this letter it is probably because you are considering Sam Inman as a realtor. Although the real estate market in the great Coeur d’Alene area was depressed, we asked Sam to list our house in January, 2009, after interviewing several potential agents from the area. She carefully explained to us the market conditions and her expectations and marketing strategies. Two weeks later, our house sold at near the asking price.

Sam worked diligently behind the scenes making sure that sales representatives were aware of our property. She was on the phone with us during the entire sales process making sure we stayed informed and ready for any potential challenges.

Our relationship with Sam was short, but very successful. We enjoyed her both as a person and as our real estate agent. We hope your relationship with her is as good as ours.

Sincerely,
Tony & Sherry Gonzales
 


 

March 12, 2012
Letter of Reference for Sam Inman, Certified Residential Specialist, Windermere Realty:
In the past two years my house was listed for sale and briefly for lease. Sam Inman is the third agent to represent me in that time period. Prior to Sam my experience with two agents from two different companies was similar and disappointing. Both agents overpromised up front and under delivered thereafter. I had inadequate marketing, almost absent communication and few showings of my home. My experience with Sam has been the complete opposite. She provided an accurate estimate of my home relevant to the “market”, implemented a comprehensive and aggressive marketing plan and communicated with me each step of the way. I was particularly pleased that Sam featured my home in the CDA Press, Homes and Land and Real Estate Digest! In addition, her postings on multiple web sites were very productive. Showings of my home increased immediately. Within two months I had a serious offer and a month later it was sold! Given the usual overpromising it is difficult for a seller to find a competent agent. I am grateful that on my third attempt I found Sam Inman- a genuine professional that got the job done!
 

William H Erienbusch
Hayden Lake, Idaho
 


 

Dear Home Owners,
Let me just start by saying that when Sam Inman says she’ll work hard for you, that is an understatement. From our first contact with Sam, which was just sending a generic email to her from the Windermere website she immediately started working aggressively to contact us and get to work. I never thought we would get such a quick response, she emailed us back in an hour with a response to meet with us, sent us her credentials and her aggressive marketing plan. Our first meeting we went over our plans and she stayed in complete contact with us since, night and day even on the weekends she was there to answer our questions. Whenever we had a showing she was emailing or calling me immediately letting us know all showing feedback. We were so pleased how she went above and beyond advertising our property, she listed it on the Windermere website along with The Homes and Land and Real Estate Digest. While listing our property and working hard to advertise it she kept us in constant communication on up-coming homes we might also be interested in as well. Sam is hard working, personable and honest. She has made the whole process of selling and purchasing a home an absolute joy. I can honestly say she is a Realtor that knows what she is doing, her experience, negotiating skills and market knowledge gets you results. We had our property on the market for a year in ’09 with a different Realtor and had a total of 4 showings with no results, no communication, no passion or motivation to sell our property. At the end of the 12 months of listing the Realtor actually told us to take it off the market for a month or so and then they would list it again so it looked “fresh” Never heard from this person again. We are very fortunate that Sam was upfront and very honest about the market and provided us with information on the facts and trends of the market so we could make the best decision regarding selling our home and being able to move on with our life. With her aggressive marketing we had bids within the first couple weeks and were able to sell our home in a month before winter hit which was our goal.

We have dealt with other Realtors in the past and lets just say the difference between a Realtor and a passionate Realtor makes a huge difference, Sam is passionate at what she does and making your dreams come true. I am proud to say that Sam Inman is my Realtor and without a thought will go to her for any further real estate needs and recommend her to everyone I know that needs a Realtor.

Sincerely,
Lance & Elisa Teal
(208) 699-2002
 


 

Letter of Recommendation for Sam Inman
To whom it may concern:
When we were considering whether to put our house on the market, we knew that we wanted a competent, intelligent, and aggressive realtor to help us sell our home in today’s tough market. We needed a realtor that was continually a top seller in North Idaho real estate. That is why we selected Sam Inman. We emailed Sam and she was quick to respond, emailed us back with a proposal to meet with us, her credentials, and an aggressive marketing plan. On our first meeting, we discussed market conditions and sales plans. Her knowledge of the market and good judgment impressed us. In part because of her advice, we decided it would be best to go ahead and put the house up for sale in spite of the generally weak market. She took photos of our property that showed it off well and highlighted its assets. There are many things that make for a great real estate agent and one is photographing the property in a way that displays its best features. Descriptions are nice but good pictures really help with the sale of property and Sam did a fine job in doing this. Another trait of a great realtor is the ability to communicate effectively with their clients throughout the various stages in selling a home. During the next few weeks, Sam stayed in complete contact with us and was always available to answer our questions. Even when we had to leave town on a trip, Sam stayed in contact with phone, fax, and email messages. Whenever we had a showing, she was emailing or calling to give us feedback. After the house sold, excellent communications continued throughout the escrow process. We were pleased with her advertising of our property on many Internet sites, and with The Homes and Land and Real Estate Digest. The ultimate measure of a real estate agent is how quickly the house sells. Our home sold in five weeks. Sam’s good advice on picking the right listing price was one reason for this success. Other homes in our area went on sale before ours and are still on the market. We were so amazed on how many potential buyers came to view the home, and on how fast it sold. Sam is hardworking, personable and honest. She made the whole process of selling our home a pleasant experience. Sam has the experience, negotiating skills, aggressive advertising, and market knowledge that will get you results.

Sincerely,
John & Gail Johnson
 


 

Dear Home Owners,
My experience with Sam Inman has been exceptional. I was lucky enough to find Sam through one of her mailings. Being located out of state, I sent a generic email request and Sam immediately responded with detailed information and followed up consistently from there. She provided comps, cost breakdowns and any other information I requested promptly and with great accuracy. Sam was never more than a click or phone call away. Once I met with her I knew I had the right person to help me sell my mother’s house and I am so fortunate for having made that decision.

Sam put me in contact with various resources for work I required on the house all of whom were reliable and reasonable. Sam made sure the work was completed to my satisfaction and again, stayed on top of work being done in my absence. The house sold within weeks and when I ran into some issues with closing due to probate, Sam made sure the buyer was well informed and helped us keep the sale on track. If I had another agent I could have easily lost the sale.

I would say that selecting Sam Inman as your realtor is a great choice. Her passion and enthusiasm speaks for itself. More than that, however, her knowledge of the market, her resources, her organization and ability to respond quickly is something that goes beyond “personality”. Those are skills that come with experience and record of successful sales in a tough real estate market. She is an aggressive and talented realtor who will work for you and with you.

It was a pleasure to have worked with her and I would most definitely select her again.

Sincerely,
Joe Gardner
Burbank, California