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Get to know Sharon Roark
My name is Sharon Roark and I'm a residential real estate agent with extensive experience working with buyers and sellers in Lexington/Central Kentucky. I've helped hundreds of clients outperform the market both on the buying and selling side and I take pride in getting my clients the best deal possible.
I've lived in Central Kentucky all my life and have loved real estate since childhood when I would visit the construction sites where my father was building new homes. I know you have many options when it comes to choosing a real estate agent, so I make it a point to go above and beyond to earn your trust and your business.
When you work with me in finding a new home, I'll utilize my extensive knowledge of the area to help ensure you find the home and neighborhood that fits your lifestyle. I'll let you know about new listings that may be coming on the market soon so you'll have the latest information available throughout your search and I also utilize some very special techniques to help uncover homes that aren't even on the market if that's what it takes to find a great home for you. And once you've found the right home, I'll help you negotiate the best price/terms and do everything possible to ensure the entire process goes smoothly.
When it comes to selling your home, you'll benefit from my tech-savvy approach in marketing your home to the widest audience possible. But just reaching many people isn't always enough -- it's critical your home looks as enticing as possible in photos and videos, and that's where my years of home staging experience comes in. I'll work with you to come up with a plan to tweak your home's decor to amp up the appeal within a very modest budget. Staging a home is similar to detailing a car before you put it up for sale -- the basic features of the car (mileage, model, year, etc.) are the same and potential buyers will compare its price to other similar vehicles for sale -- but by presenting your car as a spotless, shiny vehicle that smells great makes it far more likely it will appeal to those who are looking for this type of vehicle. And often, presenting your home in tip-top shape will encourage mutliple offers, which increases the odds you may get a higher price than you could have hoped for before.
If you have a vacant home that you need to sell, let me show you how "virtual staging" can help buyers visualize how great your house would look furnished with the right decor.
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Testimonials for Sharon Roark
My husband and I really enjoyed working with Sharon to find our new home in KY. She has a delightful sense of humor and kept things moving forward when the sellers became a bit difficult. Her expansive knowledge of the Central KY area and the specific neighborhood was invaluable -- we described the type of neighborhoods we were looking for and she suggested several that were great fits.
We felt like she had our best interests at heart -- she actually helped convince us not to make an offer on a more expensive home after reviewing the priorities we had discussed at our initial meeting. We then realized the home that was less expensive but needed a little paint was really more what we were looking for. And after we moved in, she helped us pick out some paint colors and suggested some great stores for home furnishings. The house now is amazing -- much nicer than the more expensive house and is in a great area! I don't think we would have been nearly as happy with our purchase if we hadn't had Sharon working by our sides before, during and after the sale. Great job, Sharon!
I have bought and sold 6 houses in my life and Sharon has been absolutely one of the best agents I've encountered. When we were ready to sell, she came in and made inexpensive staging suggestions that made a huge difference in how the house appealed to buyers. We got it sold within 2 weeks for full price! In that time, Sharon helped us negotiate a great deal on a new home (less than it appraised for) and made the process as smooth as it could be. She told us in advance what to expect and she was dead on with her advice. I recommend Sharon to all my friends and colleagues who want a knowledgeable, professional realtor to work with. You won't be disappointed!
We were looking to move back to the Lexington area after my husband got a new job there. We found several homes online that were nice, but one of them really stood out. Because so many homes we liked were were selling very quickly, we were considering making an offer on a home we hadn't viewed in person. Sharon really helped make us comfortable with this decision without pressuring us in any way.
She took videos of the house, pulled up all kinds of records for the house and helped us determine a fair price to offer. Ultimately, our offer was accepted and when we came to see the house for the first time the following week, it was even nicer than we had hoped.
Sharon handled everything that needed to be done in our absence -- scheduled an inspector, measured some rooms and helped us find a great lender who saved us 1/2% off the interest rate our other lender was going to give us.
The home is wonderful and we would recommend Sharon to anyone who needed a professional, helpful realtor.
I hired Sharon to stage and sell a home that was worth about $310,000. I had previously had it listed with that neighborhood’s best known, biggest sales volume realtor who had it for over 6 months and couldn’t get it sold. Yes, it was during the market crash of 2008 – 2009, but Sharon staged the house and it sold in 27 days for 97.6% of the list price! Sharon handled the negotiations and everything through the closing well. I found her to be professional, helpful, responsive, positive, efficient, and, most importantly, effective. Having flipped many houses and worked with many realtors, I can say without hesitation Sharon has been one of the best I've worked with.