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Hi Mike! Words cannot describe the advice and help that you have provided us since day one! You are always there to respond back to emails and texts in the most timely manner. Your level of professionalism along with your patience and kindness is truly the best we have ever seen. Furthermore, you have gone beyond your job duties/requirements by answering the tremendous amount of questions we had that were related to purchasing a home, etc. We will certainly request assistance from you for my son and daughter now that they are out of Med School. Thanks for everything!
- – K Tan
We found Mike and team online and are very thankful! His team made everything very easy and we had competing offers in a matter of hours! Add that with the free move up program and we couldn't be happier. Robert did a great job getting us the right deal and spent the time with us all the way through the process post closing and through a leaseback period. This is how all realtors should operate! Thanks again for helping us save a ton of money!
- – Alex and Sarah
Mike, Jenee and Robert, I'd like to truly thank all of you for the fantastic experience of using ARG for a second time in 10 years. The advice given during the negotiations of selling our homes was flawless. You were fair, practical, honest, aggressive, attentive, you listened when we felt we were making the wrong deal and you supported us when we wanted to back out. In the end you both guided us to what was the best possible outcome we could have hoped for! Before our meeting where you pitched the sale of our homes we were not even serious about selling and moving up. We did not think we could afford it but were willing to see what ARG could offer. Your $0 move up program and dead on valuations gave us a target to aim for. We needed every penny, rebates included! Now we are living in a home we have wanted for years in a location with a promising future. Lee and Bonny
- – Lee and Bonny Defreitas
Mike, Jenee & Robert............Incredible! Thanks again for all the work in making our house sell the day it went to market. The professionalism and detail from your team no doubt made this transition for us as stress free as possible. The rebate we received last night put the icing on the cake! Thanks again!!!!
- – Chris Sims
Thanks to Mike, my family was able to get our dream home at a price that we expected to pay for a much smaller home! He was very helpful throughout the process and helped us navigate the entire deal from builder selection, the contract, and any added features on our home. We recently closed and as the icing on the cake, got our rebate check! We now have a beautiful home for our growing girls and a wonderful neighborhood for them to call home.
- – Beverly
We first noticed Mike and Jenne's website, while moving from Charlotte, NC back in May 2005. My husband flew in for the weekend, and Mike drove him to several different neighborhoods, and had found a new Highland home for our family within two days. And true to his work, we even had a check in hand at closing from his Buyers Rebate program. Eight years later, we were able to use their Trade Up program to move into the home of our dreams in another McKinney neighborhood. I cannot emphasize enough their knowledge of the North Collin County area, and the seamless transactions we have encountered using this real estate team. Thanks so much Mike and Jenee!
- – Stacy Greywall
After 7 months of building a new home, I came to believe that nothing was going to be easy about this process. However, the service that Mike provides really is as straight forward and simple as it sounds! This was definitely a priceless referral from a friend. Thank you Mike!
- – Catherine
My wife and I had been trying to get out of our first home for years so we could build something bigger. We couldn't make it work financially because of the price the home would bring and realtor fees on top of that. I came across Mike's page while searching for options that might help us out. We just closed on a Megatel home and can honestly say we COULD NOT have done it without Mike's plan. He is very knowledgeable and got our house sold in just a few weeks (this is after we listed with Ebby two previous times!). He saved us $14K in realtor fees that we would have had to pay to Ebby, plus we got a rebate when closing on our new home. YOU LITERALLY GET PAID TO BUY A NEW HOME! I was very skeptic at first but Mike spent over an hour with me on the phone the first time I called him. I honestly don't know why people wouldn't use Mike and his idea. This is Legit! It was a life changer for us to find him. You the man Mike!
- – Rodney Beasley
Mike/Jenee, I just wanted to offer my sincerest thank you for the phenomenal job you provided. The proceeds from the sale have just hit my checking account and that makes it perfectly clear that we have successfully sold my home!! There were a few days where I thought this day would not come Even though the buyer/realtor circumstances were less than desirable, you both provided superb market knowhow and were familiar with resolving any issues that came our way. I had never felt more confident in anyone’s abilities, or in anyone’s commitment to make the right calls for my situation. I am grateful to have had such a professional to work with and I hope that you continue to provide your outstanding services. Clients like myself are not always informed of the home selling processes, peaks or valleys. We need professionals like yourselves to look out for the little homeowners of the world. I hope you are successful in all your future endeavors and I will gladly refer you to anyone interested in selling their home. I wish you the best.
- – Priscilla Cavazos
We recently relocated from Arkansas to Texas and we did not have a pleasant experience in purchasing our first home. After speaking with Mike we were able to locate a wonderful builder in a superb location. The rebate program they offer is great and I would refer Mike and Jenee to others.
- – Earl and Olalya Bryant
I found Mike while doing research of home builders through Google. For the last 2+ years that I have known Mike, he has assisted in a purchase of a new construction home, the sale of that same home and another purchase of a new construction home. Mike's knowledge of the local market conditions and home builders is second to none. He clearly demonstrated this in all three transactions that I have closed with him. Mike's no nonsense approach marketing plan helped me sell my home in less than 10 days for above asking price. Mike again proved his value when he recognized there was a potential issue during the offer process by another agent and quickly gave me the necessary information to help me make the decision and continue with the successful sale of my home. As a savvy shopper, I am pleased that not only does Mike offer a great value in his services but they are also of a high quality. As a new resident to the North Texas area, I'm pleased that I have found a true real estate professional for all my real estate transaction needs. Thanks Mike and Jene. Thanks Mike
- – Jerry and Cynthia Chou
Mike, Thank you so much for your help during my search for a new home. Your expert advice was the added comfort that I needed to finalize my decision to settle down in Frisco. What more could I ask for than a great home at a great price but then you exceeded my expectations by providing a substantial rebate check. Where were you when I purchased my first home? You and Jenee are awesome! Thanks again.
- – Gerald L Alexander
Mike and Jenee are wonderful to work with. They helped me buy and sell my first home quickly (literally in one day) and move up to my second home. I would not be in this new home today if it weren’t for their help and the added bonus of the move up program they offer. I came across the website by chance when looking to list my home and was curious about the rebate plan. I quickly learned that their model was unmatched by any other realtor in the DFW area. As I visited many of the model homes in the DFW area, it became very apparent that Mike was known by many and that I was in extremely good hands. Their professionalism, insight and positive attitude make an intimidating experience much more comfortable. I have absolute faith in their abilities and would recommend them to anyone. Melanie
- – Melanie
No Doubt About It... Mike and Jenee are tremendous at what they do. Their expertise in home staging, marketing and knowledge of the DFW real estate complexities were essential to us getting our home in Uptown sold. Their experience with the builders in the Plano, Frisco, Allen and McKinney areas was essential to our ability to narrow our search for a new home. Mike helped us navigate the negotiation process with the builder of our new home. With his help and advise we arrived at a very good price for a fantastic home! We could not be more pleased with the entire process especially the inclusion of a rebate check after we closed on the new house. Working with Mike and Jenee is the way to go!
- – Tim & Angela
Mike and Jenee: Amy and I wanted to thank both of you again for all your hard work throughout the process of helping us buy our new house. Sometimes in all the details—inspections, commissions, appraisals—we risk overlooking the importance of what's happening: that you really have given us a place to call home. We were very fortunate to have such a great team in our corner. We're blessed, and we owe much of that to you. We won't hesitate to recommend you in the future.
- – Steve and Amy K.
I came across Mike's website by chance while searching for a new home in the Frisco area. Intrigued by the 3% percent rebate I decided to give him a call and that turned out to be the best decision for my family. Mike's knowledge of the Frisco/Mckinney area that we were looking in was unmatched by any other realtor we talked with. With Mike's help we negotiated a price on house that we initially thought would be out of our price point. We managed to buy more house than we thought possible and got a nice rebate check to top it all off! Thanks ARG!!
- – Devon and Tracy Parker
If you are considering who to use to help buy or sell your home, stop looking and call Mike! There is no comparison. From the new home rebate program to the discounted selling commission, ARG beats other realtors hands down. We are so thankful we found them and could not have hoped to work with more professional people. And, our experience could not have been smoother. Mike has the answer to just about any question you can think of, and is always very timely and upfront with you about how things work and what to expect. After we bought our new home through Mike's rebate program in January, we were a little nervous about getting our old home on the market and sold quickly. Mike & Jenee walked through our old home and made suggestions for what needed to be done before listing it. Their suggestions for what to do were spot on, and almost importantly were their recommendations on what didn't need to be done (saved us $$$). Plus, his contractor referrals were absolutely top notch and had unbeatable prices. Within 2 weeks, the house was transformed and we were ready to list. Well, the best part is that literally the day after the listing became active we had 2 offers in hand at full price! We can honestly say Mike & Jenee were the reason our old home sold so quickly and for top dollar. If you're like me, you probably found this website after Googling around a bit, and were skeptical that the programs (new home rebate, reduced selling commissions, etc) offered were just too good to be true...there had to be "a catch". Well, after working with Mike & Jenee, there is no catch, they do what they say they will do. Stop searching for a realtor and call Mike!
- – Cal & Jennifer
Mike, just wanted to drop you a note and thank you for your incredible help this weekend. It couldn't have been smoother from our perspective. Shirley and I really appreciate your honesty and candor and we feel through that you were able to shorten the process for us considerably. And, you were able to negotiate a very good price for us to boot. We really appreciate it. After marveling at the quality of your website for years, it's refreshing to see that the quality of the people behind the website is equally impressive. You've got a great business model and I will be sure to recommend you to others along the way.
- – D. Kimbril
I'm sure you guys probably don't get this much, but I just wanted to make sure I let you know how much I love your website! It is well organized, extremely helpful, and incredibly informative. I have searched for properties on many other sites and your site includes every piece of information that one would need on a home. I truly appreciate that you list how long the house has been on the market and whether the price has changed since it was placed on the market. So thank you very much for creating such a wonderful site!
- – L. Allen
We started selling our old home with a sub-par realtor, after 3 months of nothing and 6 showing we decided we were done. Then we were referred to Askins Realty Group. In the 4 months our house was on the market with them, we had 62 showings. We were amazed!!! We had several offers and probably could have sold sooner, but we were selling in a down market in a horrible neighborhood with numerous foreclosures and rental properties, so buyers wanted a "deal." THEY ROCK! Mike really knows what he is talking about! We love them!!!!!
- – Candice & Kody Kohl
I was a frustrated, rushed home buyer. We had to find a house in 30 days to vacate a rental house, and the rental market in DFW in the summer of 2011 was much more challenging than it was about that time last year when we had moved in. After abandoning the rental market to look to purchase instead, we found a realtor through a referral. After searching MLS for a week, I was overwhelmed with the number of houses that I'd have to wade through and schedule showings for. When I asked that realtor about new homes, his response was, "I can help you with that, but I'm not familiar with any of the available communities or builders. You can just search for them online. Just remember to put my name on the paperwork when you go to the sales office" -- not exactly what I wanted to hear given my current level of frustration. About this time I had heard through a friend that his realtor offered him a 2.5% cash rebate after closing on his new house. After shaking away the disbelief, I searched online for realtors in the area that offered a cash rebate. Some of the hits I received looked questionable, and none of them looked anything as close to the professional polish that ARG's site contained. I was surprised to see that ARG's rebate was actually 3% in some cases, so naturally my first question for them when I called was, "Are you guys really legit?" After explaining things for me and answering all my questions, I had a 15 minute phone call with Mike. At the end of that phone call, he had not only told me about all of the new home communities in the area and neighborhood demographics, but even available houses that matched my criteria. This guy totally specializes in new homes. That night we visited the first house he recommended and signed papers that evening. I can't tell you how excited we were to be done with our house search, and then to end up with a new house with a 3% cash rebate! That type of experience is what causes a busy guy like myself to take some time and write a referral. Thanks Mike!
- – Tim Jones
I found Mike through Goggle when I was having difficulties finding a new home. I was interested in his hassle free services because of his move-up specials and my friend used his services and had success. I told him on a Friday in December 2010 what we were looking for and we signed paperwork to build a home on Sunday (3 day process). We had been looking for a home for over 4 years. This was the easiest process that I have ever experienced. He uses technology and has established relationships with builders. This makes the process much easier because he know what is going on in the new home sales. Since we had not sold our existing home he also put our home on the market in March and sold in July. I was very pleased considering the tough market. Well what is even more amazing about this story is that we received 3% for the return of commission for purchasing and then we were charged 1.0% for the sale of our home. FREE MOVE-UP! Mike and his wife are very honest, trustworthy, and they will stand beside you during the most difficult negotiations and they provide top of the line services. They made our home buying process worth the long wait. I have a great home...thanks to Mike and Jenee. I am very thankful and grateful for his top of line service. He has the tools, key relationships, skills, and knowledge. I would not want to go through this process without Mike and Jenee on our team. Realtor knowledge made a huge difference in our life. I would definitely recommend their services even without the commission specials. It matters who you have on your team when making the biggest purchase of your life. And Mike and Jenee should be on your team. We were so blessed by our entire experience.
- – A.M.
Mike, your MLS Map search rocks. With one click, a slide, and 2 zooms I zero in immediately on the areas I'm interested in. The hover over the target - and popup info is fantastic. That follows the paradigm of drill down till you get to the data you want. Too many websites deliver way too much info on the first click, open new pages, or worse open a new page in place - that you have to reload the previous page when going back. Yours has got to be the most easy to use, elegant DFW MLS Map interface ever.
- – K. McDonald
We can't believe how seamless of a process our home purchase and sale was. Mike made great recommendations about repairs and touch ups that needed to be done with our home before we listed it for sale. It sold in 2 days! A testament to his knowledge of the market for sure. Mike also suggested a list price that was 10k more than we intended on listing it for. We received an offer of just $2000 under asking. That's $8000 more than we ever expected to profit on our home sale. We received a rebate as well. All in all, this was an awesome experience and we came away with significantly more money than anticipated. We are so happy we chose Mike and ARG. We would highly recommend him to anyone interested in selling or purchasing a home.
- – Jim and Heidi Kyle
My wife and I are proud owners of a new and beautiful Darling home thanks to Mike. If you are thinking of buying a home or even selling one, I highly recommend Mike Askins. He is very honest, fair and is very skilled in the home buying and selling business. I have had other agents and Mike is the best. I am a repeat customer for Mike. I have used Mike's help in the past for buying and selling homes and have always come out winning. Don't miss out in finding the right home at a great price and with a great home rebate at the end. If your buying a home today and aren't familiar with his Home Rebate contact Mike immediately before you buy.
- – Ana and Albert
After a prayer, we hit the internet. What we got was a great website that was direct, to the point and came up on the right internet search words. And to my surprise, even at 8pm at night, Mike answered his phone. The call seemed like a long shot really but we thought we might have just found the solution we had been looking for. We didn't really need detailed realtor services - we were buying from a trusted builder - but we did very much needed help with our closing costs and ARG had the perfect answer for this need. If this weren't something too good to be true, it would provide a very critical piece to our home buying needs. Mike continued to do the right things. He was kind, courteous and sent us the paperwork in short order. The paperwork was clear and concise and up front with no hidden or hard to understand clauses. He provided our builder and lender with the needed documentation regarding the closing funds his program rebates. There wasn't a lot of communication needed after that. At closing everything went smoothly. Lastly, the remaining funds – which our family really needed immediately after closing were rebated to us right away. ARG is perhaps the only "too good to be true" offering that wasn't too good to be true, but exactly as advertised. I recommend ARG and Mike Askins to everyone that I know. Mike and Jenee, thank you for your part in helping us get into our new home!
- – The Kellys
We are one of the homes that Mike is referring to in his most resent article called, “Make the Impression that Makes the Sale.” Yes, our house was on the market and sold the very first day. Now some would call that luck, while we call it the product of the best-run real estate organization in DFW. Simply put, Mike gets it done. We took advantage of Mike’s FREE move-up program and paid absolutely nothing in real estate brokerage fees. Mike made working with the buying agent a smooth process, and even helped us find a handy man to make the minor repairs found on the inspection. Mike was also instrumental on the purchase of our new Highland home. Like the owner of Stacy’s furniture says, “If you’re not shopping with Mike, you’re burning Money”.
- – Bob and Michelle
Thank you Mike for everything !!!! We communicated for over 2 years. Mike knows his job better than anyone else . We will recommend you always. Thank you also for the cash rebate!!! We wish you and your family all the best and we are looking forward to meeting you again ......the german beer is waiting....smile. Auf wiedersehen.
- – Jason and Simone
Our experience with Mike Askin was excellent! Mike is very professional, knowledgeable and helpful, and having him represent our property was a pleasant undertaking during a stressful time. Mike's free move up program is hard to beat and I would definitely recommend no one other him to others in the Dallas/Forth worth area.
- – Raj
Mike Askins is a great agent who always has his clients interests first. His commission free move up program is awesome for people looking to upgrade to a new house but are holding back due to realtor commission involved for selling their existing house. The service Mike provides is outstanding as compared to most real estate agents who charge full price. We just closed our existing house. Mike is fair & listed our house above market price. He did not try to suggest a low price in order to get the house sold faster. Eventually we got multiple offers on our house & it took less than 3 months from listing to closing. During this process we saw several buyers agents who were ready to sell their client’s interests to make a quick buck. We even saw how careless a full priced KW agent was who didn't communicate clearly with her buyers & tried to blame it on us. However, Mike always played by the book & watched our back. He documented everything very clearly in the contract so there are no surprises. Now we’re waiting to close on our new house which is under construction. Mike did help us a lot during the negotiation process with the builder & provided helpful insights on upgrade selections. Mike’s website is one of the best that I have seen. We will highly recommend Mike Askins to people looking for an outstanding agent but at a much lower cost.
- – Nilesh & Minal
Mike has been tremendous help during our home hunting process. He is a great negotiator and always has his Client's interest first. The realtor's that I met always worked for their commission, unlike Mike. Mike is not only knowledgeable in what he does but also well versed with home construction aspects. During our walk through he pointed out most important energy efficient features in a home including double pane windows, re-circulation air vents, etc. One of the best things to be Mike's ARG-Client is the 3% Cash Rebate. The cash rebate was enough to pay portion of the closing costs, which helped us tremendously. To sum it up - In my opinion, you will not be disappointed if choose Mike as your Realtor.
- – Seeja and Prithvi
Just wanted to pass along a Texas sized thank-you for all your help, insights and of course the wonderful buyer rebate - the entire process couldn't have been any smoother. Will be sure to recommend ARG to anybody I know that is planning to buy or sell a home - fantastic experience.
- – Darcy Welsh
Mike, your new website is great! My wife and I are on it all the time not only for the terrific large pictures you take of the models homes but even the rendering of other MLS photos. I previously used Ebby.com for general home searching as Ebby had larger pictures than Realtor.com, however, your new website and blog blow the others out of the water. I am nearing the end of my house hunt and your website has saved me hours in the car on wasted trips and helped me narrow my search to specific homes/neighborhoods. I will be contacting you soon for your assistance in closing the deal! Thanks again, Steve
- – Steve Ganey
My wife found Mike Askins website, and after reviewing his site and speaking to him personally we realized with his offer of selling our home for free and giving us a rebate on our new home purchase, that we would be able to move up sooner than we anticipated. Not only was he an excellent selection of a realtor for this reason, he also proved to be extremely knowledgable of the market and how best to get our home ready to sell. His professionalism and expertise was especially crucial once contract negotiations were in place. He could tell immediately from the initial offers whether or not a potential buyer was a good fit, and how to approach the counter offer. My wife and I have nothing but positive things to say about Mike and his team, they are a great asset to anyone who is looking for a realtor. Thanks again for everything!
- – Chad & Rachel Anderson
Hey Mike, Thanks for the hard work, great new home deal and the $15,000 Cash Rebate check. If any of my friends or family need an agent to handle their real estate needs you are going to get the call. Your idea about waiting to put in our wood floors saved us nearly $15,000 compared to what the builder would have charged. We love Allen and were about to make a mistake in an area we were not so sure about. I can't believe we are finally done and all before the Holidays. All the best to you and Jenee!
- – Joe and Ellen
"Due to my work I have moved 6 times in the past 14 years and my experience with Mike Askins has been by far the best. As a past Professional Engineer, Mike Askins takes selling and buying homes to a whole new level. Mike's level of knowledge was beyond my expectations. As Mike walks through a home he quickly and clearly points out the positives and negatives of a home that the average buyer may not pick up on. This makes a huge difference in helping you select the home that best suits you and your family and it doesn't end there. Mike knows all the best quality and most reasonably priced service help once you've purchased your home. Whether it's painters, pool builders, floor installers, warranty help, you name it, Mike continues to provide you a great service. Even without the wonderful rebate offered by Mike Askins, he would still be my number one choice for my real estate needs."
- – Bob and Kelly
Mike and Jenee did a thorough analysis on the value of our home and did an excellent job representing us fairly through the negotiations and final closing of the home. Mike worked with utmost integrity and respect for his customers, through both the sale of our home and the purchase of a new home.
- – Rick and Lisa
My husband and I came across ARG's website while searching for a new home in the McKinney area. The pictures were awesome. After we contacted Mike, his insight into McKinney and Stonebridge Ranch was great. Mike helped us navigate the various builders and neighborhoods and gave us advise during the build process that we otherwise would not have known. We also got a very nice rebate after we closed. Recently we had a warranty issue and once again Mike was there offering advise and support. I am happy to say the warranty issue was resolved. Thank you Mike and ARG. You have been and still are a great asset to us.
- – Dee and Hugh Pearre
I interviewed a number of prospective realtor's before picking Mike, his market knowledge, plan for marketing my property and the ability to put me in touch with his team that helped make my home ready to sell allowed me to sell my home in less then 20 days in a down market at the price Mike told me I would get for the property. Our discussion on pricing the house to sell was the foundation for the quick turn. He followed the offer up with great attention to detail as we worked through the inspections prior to closing on the sale.
- – Sid Leever
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