Read what others are saying about Real Estate Agent Lenda Goulding
Lenda has the best market awareness of any realtor in this area. She understands how to price houses and maximize exposure for your listing. Lenda had great insight into how to value our home to sell within the time frame we wanted and how to prepare our house for listing without requiring expensive changes. When helping us find our new home, Lenda showed us a wide variety of possibilities to fit our needs and knew the history of every house we looked at. Her team concept provides ongoing support to clients through every phase of buying and selling. They were always flexible with our schedule, quick to respond to anything we needed and handled negotiations professionally. Lenda and her team made our purchase and sale transactions easy and efficient.
We recently worked with Lenda to find our new home. She is friendly, open and honest and her knowledge of this market is a great resource to anyone buying or selling a home in this area. Lenda worked diligently to make sure we found exactly what we were looking for and her entire team was always available and accommodating to our wants and needs. Her guidance really helped us make the right decision and we always felt like her primary goal was to ensure we would ultimately be happy in our new home. I felt like I could be myself with Lenda and tell her my honest thoughts and ideas. We would definitely recommend Lenda and her team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
What impressed us the most about Lenda and the team at LG Real Estate was their incredible knowledge of this market. We purchased a home in Chapel Hill and felt like we had a huge advantage knowing that we could rely on Lenda’s knowledge when making our decision. She is really on top of her game. We spent a lot of time with Lenda and her team and always found them to be friendly and helpful. We never felt like they were trying to push us into something just to make a sale and knew that they were putting our needs first and foremost. We would definitely recommend LG Real Estate to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in this area.
I was an extremely picky home buyer and it was very challenging to find exactly what I was looking for. Throughout my search, Mark Lawrence was always patient and understanding. He was honest with me about the pros and cons of every house that I looked at and went above and beyond my expectations in every way possible. Even though I was buying a starter home and knew it was not going to be a huge sale for Mark, he and the team at LG Real Estate never made me feel like I was a small client. I have already recommended them to other people and will absolutely continue to do so.
I was immediately impressed by how quickly Lenda was able to hone in on our wants and needs when looking for a new home and by her ability to balance the subtleties of what we were both looking for. Lenda’s knowledge of this market and the Cary area was invaluable. She was extremely patient and never made us feel like we were being too picky. Preeminent in her mind, was to make sure that we ended up in the right house. The whole team at LG Real Estate was great at keeping things on track.
LG Real Estate recently helped us sell our house. Lenda’s enthusiasm and reputation did not disappoint, and we were so glad that we chose her as our realtor. She really has her finger on the pulse of the market. Lenda was extremely helpful in making valuable suggestions to prepare our house for listing and was always accommodating to specific requests that we had. The entire team at LG Real Estate was excellent and made sure that the entire process went smoothly.
I have completed several transactions with Lenda. I have always gone to her because of her stellar reputation and she has never failed to deliver. Lenda is reliable and extremely knowledgeable of the market. The service that she and the entire staff at LG Real Estate provide is wonderful. Someone is always available to answer any questions that you have and the team is always in touch to keep you updated. LG Real Estate makes buying or selling a home easy.
We worked with Lenda and her team to buy our new home and sell our old home. It didn’t take us long to discover that Lenda’s knowledge and expertise were top notch. When looking for a new home, she knew details about each house and neighborhood, and she gave us valuable insight into the variations between subdivisions and upcoming changes that could affect us. Her team worked together extremely well and continued to give us their full effort and attention for as long as it took to complete the sale of our old home. We knew we were in good hands in times of a difficult real estate market.
Lenda treated us like we were her own children. She was honest and knowledgeable. She knew so much about the Cary and Apex areas and was able to provide us with valuable insight about things that we otherwise would not have known, even though I grew up in the area. Lenda always had our best interests at heart and steered us in the right direction. Her team does a great job managing all the aspects of closing and makes the process seem so easy for their clients.
Lenda’s responsiveness was the first thing that impressed me. She worked Saturday after Saturday to help us find the right home. Even after we changed the parameters that we had originally given to her, Lenda started our search over again with equal effort and enthusiasm. She really helped to balance the key requirements that my husband and I were each looking for in a new home and was always candid about the houses and neighborhoods we were considering. She genuinely wanted to make sure that we were happy with our purchase.
Everything that Lenda told us about the neighborhoods we were looking at was right on the money. Her in depth knowledge of this area is second to none. She knows details about each home and each neighborhood, including schools, the reputation of specific builders and future expansions that could ultimately impact you. We always felt like Lenda’s primary goal was to make sure we were happy with our new home, and not simply to make a quick sale. Lenda and her team really go above and beyond what is expected of a realtor.
We knew that Lenda was going to be the realtor for us from our first meeting with her. You can tell with Lenda that she is not just looking for a quick sale. She helped my wife and I determine a fair asking price for our house with very thoughtful consideration to all the factors, including the general market, our neighborhood and the specific condition and presentation of our home. She did not just make broad generalizations about price based on other sales. We were really impressed with Lenda’s knowledge of our neighborhood and the tremendous effort that her entire team put into working with us. Lenda and her team are so professional and made the sale of our house so easy at a time when the market was very tough. We truly had a wonderful experience with them.
We were very impressed with how well LG Real Estate knows the Cary market. When we were relocating to this area, Mark Lawrence took the time to show us around various neighborhoods and provide us with an education about each. This really helped us get a feel for the market and narrow down our search. Mark was very knowledgeable, patient and always responsive. The team at LG Real Estate handled everything for our closing and was able to make great recommendations for an inspector, appraiser, attorney and the like. Since we were a relocation, it was extremely valuable to us to have access to the level of knowledge and experience that exists at LG Real Estate.
Lenda and her team are very professional. They are easy to work with and were always quick to respond to any questions or concerns that I had. Because of Lenda and her team, my house sold in less than a month and the transaction went very smoothly.
The two operative words that describe Lenda and her team are “professional” and “caring”. The sale of our house was complicated by the fact that the closing involved several simultaneous transactions on the selling and buying side. There were multiple inspections and closings, all happening on the same day. Lenda and her team did a terrific job coordinating all the moving pieces in a calm and professional manner. They led us through the transaction and really knew what they were doing. It is very apparent that Lenda and her team care very much for their clients and always have your best interest at heart. Lenda was recommended to us by friends who had been extremely happy with their experience and we were not disappointed. I would highly recommend Lenda to anyone looking for a realtor in this area.
Lenda and her team were great to work with. They were very thorough in dealing with all aspects of selling the house, including staging it appropriately, dealing with buyer feedback and nogotiating an offer. They were able to help us maximize what we could get out of the house, especially in this really tough real estate market.
In this market, you need experience, knowledge, a great attitude, and business savvy - LG Real Estate is all that and a bag of chips! The sale of my house took less than a month, thanks to Lenda and team. A great experience from start to finish. I highly recommend them to anyone and everyone who asks.
When we recently were going to sell our home, we were a bit nervous. We were looking for expert guidance on pricing it right in the decreasing housing market. It was Lenda’s professional attitude and knowledge of how to market area homes that convinced us to choose her as our realtor.
She advised us on a few strategic improvements before we put our home on the market. The team at LG Real Estate handled all the details and made things very easy on us. We were able to view the responses of potential buyers online after each showing. Within 10 days we had a signed contract, which was particularly impressive because two other nearby homes have been—and continue to be—on the market for over a year.
Once we were under contract, Lenda and her team handled the closing details with perfection.
We do recommend Lenda Goulding and LG Real Estate without hesitation to anyone considering selling their home.
When I first met Lenda, my impression was that she was a very professional, seasoned real estate pro. My wife and I engaged her to sell our Weston Estates home, and she definitely lived up to my expectations. Not only does she have a great “supporting cast” that handled the marketing and quickly arranged for some repairs, she also came through as a poised negotiator and ally when it came to writing a contract and getting us all to the closing table.
This was the fourth home we've sold, and in the past, I've worked with brokers who really tried to get me to bend one way or the other. Not Lenda. She gave me good advice, and then she respected my decisions. It was a positive experience working with Lenda, probably more so than any other realtor with which I\'ve worked. She was every bit the professional she presented herself to be, and I would use her again without hesitation.
Lenda and her team have made selling our family home a very pleasant and easy experience. Due to the current reports regarding a decline in the housing market, I was concerned that selling our house would take quite a while or require us to lower the price more than we were comfortable. Because Lenda understood our need for a quick sale as well as our desire to get the optimal benefit for the sale, our home was marketed at just the right price. Lenda had not one, but two offers within the first 24 hours on the market! Once the offer was accepted, the necessary paperwork was completed by Lenda's team with very minimal input on my part. It was not necessary for me to leave work to attend the closing; the team took care of that as well.
****Another important note to buyers with school age children: Lenda knows very well how the complicated school districts within Wake County operate, and what schools are designated for what areas.
We did not anticipate the looming mortgage crisis, which resulted in the offer being withdrawn during the last weeks before the closing. It was during the next several weeks, when home buyers were few and wary, that we truly appreciated the hard work and tenacity of the Lenda Goulding team. They helped us in so many ways, including re-staging our house and planning the best timing of the move to our new home. We especially appreciated the daily, calm reassurance of Lee Ann and Jen in the office. The process of home buying and selling can be full of emotions and unexpected events. Lenda Goulding and her real estate team were invaluable partners during this very important time in our lives.
Lenda is an absolute artist in helping families navigate those waters (and my sense is “those waters” are different for each family she encounters). With a plan in place, she, Lee Ann, and the rest of her team literally sprang into action. I was amazed how quickly they produced desired results.The day after our closing, I called Lenda and said the following:
“You have probably never worked less for a full commission…nor deserved it more.”
I have never made a more accurate statement.
I’m confident she doesn’t bat a 1000, and I’m sure every now and then she runs into situations that don’t end up as “storybook” as ours did, but without any hesitation whatsoever I would suggest that if you are thinking about selling your home, and you don’t at least put Lenda on your list of “agents to interview,” you have made a very large mistake.
Lenda clearly outlined the landscape of the current market but assured us that us our house would sell. Her highly expert team designed a fantastic marketing program for our property and encouraged us to relax and concentrate on the details of moving because they would handle the rest. Every detail throughout the process was carefully executed by her team.
Much to our amazement, Lenda brought us a contract over the asking price within two weeks of our home being on the market. If you have ever bought or sold a house, you are aware there is often a long road between contract and closing. Having a long history with us as clients, Lenda knows I tend to over analyze and obsess over the details. She and her staff kept us advised throughout the process. I am almost certain that there were obstacles to overcome, but it was seamless to us, thanks to the Lenda Goulding team.
In a world where everyone is a realtor and it sometimes seems senseless to spend the money listing when you can “sell it yourself,” we can speak with great confidence that a working relationship with Lenda is a sound financial and emotional investment.
Prior to contacting Lenda, our showings were sparse. That important fact aside, we felt pretty much out there on our own throughout the entire process. When we came to the realization that we needed to change course, a number of people suggested we contact Lenda. In our initial interview with her, she displayed professionalism and a contagious "can do" attitude. What a relief after so many months of hoping, waiting, and craving communication from an informed source.
Lenda took charge by promptly advising us on key upgrades that would greatly increase the likelihood of a sale. She even went so far as to spruce up our empty house with eye-catching adornments, a gesture that truly exceeded our expectations. She contacted us at least once weekly to share specific feedback from potential buyers who had toured our home. Through our vital interaction with Lenda and her top notch assistant, Lee Ann Crowder, we gained a better perspective on overall market conditions and trends.Before we knew it, our house sold, and we are more than grateful to Lenda and her fabulous team.
My wife, Kathy, and I were assisted by Lenda’s associate, Mark Lawrence, who did a great job for us. He would go out of his way to minimize inconveniences to us; this was a big help, since we have two young children. He was also very enjoyable to work with. As we viewed homes, Mark was very perceptive to our reactions and afterwards would spend alot of time with us so that he could get a better sense of exactly what we desired in a home. After a few houses he selected for us to see, we found a home that suited our needs perfectly.
Kathy and I would definitely recommend them.
Lenda’s strongest point, however, was in the sale negotiation. Clearly she is at the top of the market in this respect, and it was the main reason we hired her. She is very personable and pleasant to deal with; she’s someone you would want to know after the transaction is complete. I am glad to count her as a friend and would unquestionably use her again in the future.
My wife, Karen, was still in Florida, so Mark suggested we make an offer conditional on her approval. Much to our delight, the offer was accepted, and Karen and our daughter came the following weekend to give their approval.
Mark was extremely professional, always answering our calls and following up immediately on details both large and small. He recommended an inspector who was the most thorough I have met and was present for the entire inspection, even after I had to leave. At the closing, Mark stepped in and facilitated some last-minute communications between our lender and the closing attorney when it was discovered that an incorrect version of the HUD statement had been provided.
I would have no hesitation recommending Mark to anyone moving into the Cary
We were building a home in Glenkirk and enlisted Lenda’s assistance to ensure the project stayed on track. Her ability to relate to our builder to get them to follow up and do what they are supposed to do is very important.
In our particular case, the home was laid out incorrectly in the beginning. Lenda found us a knowledgeable independent contractor, and between the two of them, they stayed on top of our builder and resolved issues before they become big problems.
As a former CEO, I know that it’s important to know your business. If there’s something you don’t understand, hire someone who does. Lenda is my real estate expert. She has a “can-do/get-it-done” mentality.
After listing my home with another agent for six months, I looked around to see what everyone else was doing. It occurred to me that when Lenda\'s sign went in front of a house, it was never followed by someone else's. She always gets it sold.
I travel a lot, so Lenda did whatever it took to ease my mind, from putting the trash can on the curb when I was out of town, to ensuring my home was locked after a showing. She has an amazing ability to get to know you and your needs without being intrusive.
From the time I signed, I stopped worrying because she made it so easy. She has an incredible capacity for remembering details and a good barometer for knowing when she needs to call because I never felt overwhelmed or under-informed. She is the consummate professional balancing market knowledge, integrity and confidence, giving me the assurance I needed, but had been unable to find in another realtor.
After six months of trying to sell our home with another realtor who didn’t specialize in the Cary area, we chose Lenda Goulding because we had seen her signs around the neighborhood and heard good things about her.
Selling our home with Lenda was a great experience. We had a lot more showings, and we attribute that to Lenda’s knowledge of the area and her emphasis on effective advertising. We could even access her website to track showings and read feedback. From advice on inexpensive ways to update our home to negotiating the offer, she was always positive, encouraging and professional.
Lenda’s no-pressure style appealed to us when we first started looking in Preston. Instead of calling us a lot, she contacted us regularly by e-mail to let us know of homes coming on the market and price reductions on homes we had expressed an interest in. There was no pressure to make an appointment, just the information and a phone number if we were ready to move.
When we did decide to make a move, she and her staff handled everything, and even gave us helpful advice as we sold our former home on our own. We recommend her to all our friends.
I got to know Lenda when one of her colleagues approached my wife and me with a buyer who had to have our house. We weren’t looking to move, but we were willing to look at other options in the neighborhood. We contacted Lenda initially to see one of her listings that turned out not to meet our needs. But in listening to what we wanted, she quickly led us to the right property.
Three words that describe Lenda and her team are integrity, honesty and straightforwardness. She’s super friendly, too.
When it was time to sell my house I went back to someone I trusted. Lenda has assisted me in both selling and buying my homes. During a very difficult time in my life I was trying to sell and buy a home, and Lenda was very sensitive to my situation and also to the fact that this was the first time I had ventured out on my own to make such a large purchase.
Recently Lenda orchestrated the sale of my home by recognizing a customer who was interested in my home and was trying to sell their home. She was able to make it work for both of us. To Lenda, real estate is more than a job. She sees the people behind the sale and makes the difference.
Lenda is a real professional who I recommend to my friends and clients. For most people, buying or selling a home is one of the largest financial transactions that they will be a party to. It only makes sense to have a professional working for you in that kind of transaction. Lenda is a full-time expert in her field. Lenda also has a great staff to handle all of the details, so someone was available to us whenever we needed them. Frankly, Lenda and her staff did everything, from scheduling showings, to negotiating the deal, to lining up the contractors to do minor repairs, to ensuring the sale closed on time.
I would recommend her without reservation.