Read what Picket Fence customers are saying
We had 37 people show up to our open house . Three people were very interested, including the one who we signed a contract with. And we met some very nice people too. I was apprehensive about this at first, but it went fine. I think I like it this way (Picket Fence) better. I think buyers like dealing directly with the owner too.-- Bob Carlson, Burlington, VT
The American Dream, to me, isn't that I can buy a house, it is that I can sell my own house!-- Peggy Russell, Seattle, WA via email
We are under contract but I didn't want to write to say we've sold until we've really sold. The Picket Fence experience is awesome. We definitely prefer to buy and sell our homes direct with other owners...Honestly, your magazine and the popularity of it encouraged us to start dealing direct and it has been the best experience. Now we find that realtors complicate things more than simplify. This process is not that difficult and thank you for providing the service that you do-- Lori Jacobs, Huntington
"We sold our farm! We are very pleased with the calls we got. We received 8 - 10 calls, mostly from our internet ad. But the buyers came carrying Picket Fence Preview in their hands. A realtor told us we'd never sell this on our own -- I can't wait to tell her she was wrong." $1,000,000 Sale Price-- Doris Bushey, Shelburne $1M sales price
I need to cancel my ad -- we've had a change of heart. We had such a tremendous response to our ad, within just hours on the internet, that we're rethinking our plan. We thought we wanted another second home on a different lake, but now we're realizing what a special place we have and don't want to let it go - at least not for now Thanks for everything - you guys were so easy to work with-- Win Whitcomb, Groton
It's under deposit to a couple from Washington State - all cash! Then I got another offer from a New Jersey couple for $20,000 more! But since I already agreed to the earlier couple I went with that. I'm glad I didn't waste time with a realtor-- Diane Coyne, St. Albans
If you purchased your home in the last 5 years, you can't afford to pay 6% in realtor commission fees. If you list your home with an agent you will have to pay to move...the commission will be all of your equity and then some.
Do the arithmetic before you make an expensive mistake. 6% sounds like a small number, but it translates into a big number of dollars when you're applying it to the price of real estate
“Our house on South Cove Road, Burlington, closed on Monday June 2. Sold! We got a fair price and the new owners are very happy. It took a lot of patience in this market but the time and effort was well worth saving thousands of dollars that would have gone to a realtor!”?-- Margy Cain, Burlington
“This house was on the market in 2007 from April to October with a realtor - no offers, although some 40 people looked at the house. This year through Picket Fence it was on the market in April and about 25 people have called and it’s under deposit. You’ve been great!”-- Charles Norris-Brown, Westford
"The buyers are from Barre, they were very familiar with the neighborhood and they saw the house for sale on Picket Fences. They had hired a real estate agent over a year ago but they became increasingly irritated with the realtor’s efforts. Once the contract expired, they started looking on their own. Does this sound familiar! On my end, your book helped a great deal. You were right...it’s not that difficult!?Thank you so much for all the information...it really helped me sell my house on my own...and save me thousands of dollars!”-- Jeff Chiodi, Barre
“We have had our house advertised for 3 months on Craig’s List, 2 months with a realtor. We had more inquiries in 5 DAYS in Picket Fence, than we had in the previous 5 months. We had an offer on the sixth day, and signed purchase and sales on Day 9! Thanks, we couldn’t be more pleased.” ?-- Sarah Young, Fairfax
"Our previous listing in Stowe...went under contract. The buyer was a lead developed out of the ad we ran for two months with your publication. Ironically they were one of the first calls we had, but it took about twelve weeks for them to get to a decision. Thought you should know that we were (again) successful using Picket Fences."-- Darrow Mansfield, Stowe
“Hi Bill, I am the very happy FORMER owner of 62 Seth Circle in Williston. The closing was yesterday. Please mark my internet as as SOLD. If you would like a testimonial, here it is: My townhome was under contract in three weeks and sold in seven weeks this winter (2008), and I saved $10,000 in commissions! I got lots of calls from the internet ad and even more once the magazine came out. Thank you very much”-- Beth Wright , Williston
Hi Toni, The house we advertised with you is now Under Contract! For your information, the house went under contract on Sunday evening. (less than 2 weeks). We are very pleased with the results from Picket Fence Preview.-- John King, Thetford VT
Sorry I didn't return the call I am just getting into the office. I have had good luck selling properties in PFP over the years (six houses and counting). Each time we have had good response from the ad with qualified and interested buyers from not only Vt. but out of state and one very interested buyer from England. I also get a number of calls from brokers whose clients see the ad in PFP and still want to work though a broker. None of these have worked out for me. I have always had success with PFP and I recomend it to everyone. Shelburne 1+ million-- Brian Precourt, Shelburne
Hello Bill & Staff, I'm pleased to inform you that we have SOLD our home in Hinesburg. When we advertised our open house we had 18 different families come and look and even had some offers that day! We stayed focused on the price and even though the market is soft we sold the property for nearly what we were asking. I would highly recommend anyone to use your services as we saved over $25,000.00 in commissions and were not distracted by commission based decisions! Thank you very much for everything, we greatly appreciate your help in this huge move my family and I have undertaken to Northern California.-- Brad Smith & family, Hinesburg
The biggest fee that you'll ever pay is a 6 or 7% real estate commission.-- Words of wisdom
One of the nicest things about selling on our own was that we were
in control of the showing schedule. We didn't have to leave the house
in the morning and wonder if people were going to look at it. We had an
answering machine -- people called -- we called them back and would set
up a time at our mutual convenience.
Ironically, the day I sent you the email saying we hadn’t had any luck, a couple who saw our ad in Picket Fence -- a couple we hadn’t heard from in a month -- called with an offer. So anyway, the house is under contract...!”
“It’s Sold! Picket Fence did the job! I had an amazing response. A real estate agent tried to tell me to put it on the market for $40,000, hoping to get $35,000. I put it with you at $70,000 and could have probably gotten more!!”-- Craig Ward, Peacham
I have now had four different successes with Picket Fences! I listed my house in Essex Junction on your website. I had at least ten calls in the first few days, and four days after the ad appeared, I showed the house to an interested young couple, and we now have a contract. I am writing to ask you to insert "under contract" beneath the picture of my ad. Thanks again for this opportunity.”
All of our homes in Grand Isle have sold! We had a lot of traffic from Picket Fence!
So,that means that I’ll get another new ad to you for this Friday, plus new web listings.
Thanks, Jodi-- Jodi, Champlain Housing Trust
"Thanks for the note, and thanks to Picket Fence for selling our house. This house was listed with 2 different Real Estate companies over the past year, to no avail. I had more action in 2 weeks with Picket Fence than they had in a year, could have sold a couple more like it, and actually did sell another home package because of it. Agents kept telling me that the market I was in was "dead", and they were right. The "Real Estate agent" market is "dead", not the Real Estate market. We sold for $377,500 and were asking $378,900."-- Cheryl LeTourneau, St. Alban
“Bill, I was wondering if you could change the status of our property to under contract, on the web site. In 4 days, we had 3 offers, while our neighbors, selling the same condo through a Realtor have had theirs on the market for 2 months, and counting!-- Jason Berthe, Williston
I am pleased to request our house at 8 Whipple Rd, Lebanon, be moved to the ‘under deposit’ category. We listed our house on a Wednesday in mid June. We got a call on Thursday from someone who saw the listing at Picket Fence online. THAT"S ONE DAY! Since the magazine has come out, we have received a steady number of calls each week.
Our house had been on the market for a year and a half. We tried MLS, a national for sale by owner website (that generated nothing but Nigerian spam ‘offers’), signs, ads and open houses. A four bedroom colonial in the $500,000’s, our house was a ‘trade up’ house in the deadest part of a slow market. Picket Fence Preview came through with a cost effective way to present our home to interested buyers, and provided excellent resource materials. I would heartily recommend it.
C. Harrison and Margaret Trumbull
“I am writing this note to share my success story of selling my home in Randolph Vermont. I am pleased to tell you that I sold my home in less than 1 week. The people who bought my home saw the listing on your internet site prior to July’s publication! I have received calls daily from people who are eager to see my house! I would like to take this opportunity to thank Picket Fences for the opportunity that they have given me in saving thousands!!!
Yes, approximately 14 thousand dollars!!!”
“All the inquiries we received were from the magazine. Our buyers are local, making an offer after 2 weeks of advertising. The offer price was our asking price! Thanks!”-- Brenda Beaudin, Williamstown VT
We had our home listed with an agent for 1 year with no response. After listing our home with Picket Fence Preview things really picked up. Agents will tell you should not to be home for showings and leave everything to them. I truly believe only you know the beauty of your home and the area, so who better to sell your home than yourself. We were able to answer any question the buyers had on the spot. Thanks to Picket Fence for their advertising and all the information we received to make the process so simple and much less stressful, not to mention the money we saved! February 5, 2010-- Amy & Duncan Currier, Fairfield
I was really impressed with the quality of the buyers that came to us (as a result of our Picket Fence ad). I used to be in the real estate business, and would estimate that 95% of the buyers were qualified to purchase the property. A few were pretty high-powered local business people shopping for family members; I was surprised to see how across-the-board your magazine readership is.-- Bill Homans, Colchester VT
I sold my Milton home for more than my asking price $495,000 vs $489,000...I sell all my homes through Picket Fence...it works great! - Dan Coolbeth, Milton Vt $495,000 SOLD-- Dan Coolbeth, Milton
Thanks for your help and assistance in selling our home. It moved much quicker than we anticipated in this market. This is the 3rd time we've used Picket Fence and it is always a rewarding experience! We're moving to Cape Cod after the closing, best of luck! - John and Anne Endicott, Arlington Vermont, SOLD $145,000-- John & Anne Endicott, Arlington Vt
Realtors' own data finds FSBO’s sell quicker and closer to asking price than those listed with an agent
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has released a report that concludes that people who sell by owner get closer to their asking price and sell more quickly than those who list with an agent. NARs report 2008 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers was based on a questionnaire of 133,000 consumers who purchased a home between July 2007 and June 2008. More>>>-- Agents' own data shows Private Sellers perform better
Picked up the magazine on July 31, saw a house I was interested located in Montpelier. Called and made and appointment on August1st. Made an offer and bought it!
Now I need to advertise my house with you!-- Brooke Pearson, August 14, 2009
One hour after Picket Fence posted our ad on the internet, we had an interested buyer. Ten days later, the Purchase & Sales contract was signed. From ad to sale - FIFTEEN DAYS!
Thanks you Picket Fence!
Chuck & Jean-Carol Dunham, Shelburne Sept 28, 2009
I should have known better. I was convinced by a realtor friend to let him list my property (I was burned out from dealing with the state over an Act 250 Permit). 8 months later with nothing from the agent I needed to sell this house. I advertised it in Picket Fence and, you're not going to believe this, it SOLD the FIRST DAY the magazine came out. Ironically my agent friend initially said that Picket Fence didn't have the reach that MLS did - based on my experience I would say that MLS doesn't have the reach that Picket Fence does!-- Tom Wyckoff, Jeffersonville Oct 13, 2009
Please unsubscribe me to the new property alerts at this time...we have purchased our dream home! This is a great service and we used it a lot!-- V. Darby
Our buyer was 'working' with a buyer broker whi wasn't showing them anything of interest so they decided to look themselves and found us on PFP
Lewis Meier Essex Jct August 2010-- Lewis Meier
Hello to everyone at the Picket Fence office.
I am pleased to announce that yesterday we closed on our land sale.
The Picket Fence is definitely the way to go. I took more than 100 calls, 81 of which were at length calls with seemingly serious potential buyers. I showed the land to large groups of people on Saturdays for several weekends. I had a back up list of 18 people who wanted to be notified immediately if the sale that was in the works failed for some reason.
Thanks for publishing and widely distributing such an attractive and well laid out magazine.
Debbie McNeil August 2010
Toni of Picket Fence was always extremely supportive, helpful, and a real cheerleader while the house was on the market during these dismal, financial times. The letters that arrived by mail and email were also quite useful in keeping me informed of trends in the real estate market. Thanks Toni! August 2010 $429,900-- Corinne Girouard Hanover NH
This is our second house we've sold on Picket Fence in 4 years. We've now saved over $56,000 in real estate commissions by using Picket Fence. Beth Loveless July 2010-- Beth Loveless Williston VT
You're just plain stupid if you use a realtor to sell your house. This is the first time we've sold on our own and Picket Fence made it easy for us.
Keith Meyer Fairfax Vt-- Keith Meyer Fairfax
Currently under contract. Buyers viewed ad on the Picket Fence website and became interested, they became very interested when I posted an open house. One of 4 couples who view the property and they quickly came back with an offer within days! Milton townhouse $182,000-- Patrick Gallagher Sept 10, 2010
Wonderful couple looking for a home closer to their children and grandchildren. What a pleasure to do business with them! We enjoyed the interaction with potential buyers and who knows more about our home than us! This is why we chose Picket Fence and not a realtor...not to mention, no real estate commission! Karen Fuller No Fayston Aug 31, 2010-- Karen Fuller No Fayston Aug 31, 2010
Another wonderful experience selling through Picket Fence!
-- Karen Yankowski, South Burlington August 28, 2010
We definitely had a lot of buyer/broker interference, which was frustrating. So many of the buyers get conned into using a broker. $385,000 Williston-- Abby Trutor Williston Oct 14, 2010
A great service provided, which I highly recommend! $85,000 lot-- Steve Lowther No. Ferrisburgh Oct 5, 2010
We tried to cheap-out at first using CraigsList but all we got were losers who had no chance of ever affording our place in this lifetime. Once we went into Picket Fence we sold within 3 weeks and had lots of qualified leads. Burlington $415,000-- Jim Carnahand Burlington Oct 1, 2010
Hi Bill, Please! forgive me for not letting you know that my house sold
last April through Picket Fence. I had a lot going on for several months
and it has been on my mind to let you know so that you can add me to
your statistics. I actually had 4 buyers lined up and took 2 offers.
Thanks so much for everything. I reccommend your service regularly to
people using an agent. Best
I had two offers within a month of putting my home up for sale. One of the offers was a result of the Picket Fence ad. The second offer -- which is the one that I accepted -- was a result of the Picket Fence 'For Sale' yard sign. I also had a third party who indicated an interest in making an offer if the current offer fell through.-- Carolyn Bonifield, Essex Jct $374,500 October 28, 2010
Your staff was very helpful! Thank you for not only helping us advertise, but also providing guidance regarding working with a Buyer's Agent as a seller. Burlington $287,000-- Matt Sayre, Burlington Dec 10, 2010
We sold it! We had lots of response from Picket Fence Preview (more informed and interested than those who had seen the yard sign). $195,000 2BR house-- Lauren Wilson, Burlington VT April 28, 2011
Thank you very much for your help, my condo is now under contract and it won't be necessary to list it any longer. You people were very nice to work with and although I was not allowed to put up a sign of any kind, people still found us from your booklet and online listings.-- Peggy Emmons, Barre Vt May 1, 2011
We were able to show the home to perspective buyers within 6 days of posting it on-line!! What a great experience!-- Penny Lowery-Lothian, Barre Vt April 30, 2011
This has been a terrific experience. We only showed our home twice because the second couple loved it and made an offer. I think a large part of our success was paying particular attention to chapters 2 and 3 of the book. It takes a month or two to fix up your home properly and get an appraisal. We set the price 4% above the appraisal and the sale price ended up about 3% above appraisal. I was happy to have the buyers share some of the benefit of avoiding a sales commission. It was wonderful to show the home ourselves on our schedule. Under Deposit -- 19 days -- $272,000 3BR Cape-- Laura & Eric Buel, Middlesex Vt, May 4, 2011
Many thanks for your help with selling our condo in Williston. We had our closing yesterday so we've finished! We very much appreciated the help of Picket Fences and would certainly recommend your services to anyone. Thanks again! $192,000 -- MountainView Estates Townhouse-- Greg Glade, Williston Vt. April 15, 2011
Working with Picket Fence has been great. We had a lot of interested generated from our ad posted with them, and will use PicketFence if we ever sell another home. Thanks, Leigh and Tim Lewis $222,000 -- 2BR Ranch-- Leigh & Tim Lewis, Essex Jct, April 15, 2011
Thank you for your service. We've had a very good experience dealing directly with the buyer. $435,000 -- 4BR, 6.9acres -- Under Contract in 8 days-- Tim VonReyn, Williston, April 9, 2011
Initially, we thought we could sell our house by posting for free on craigslist. We received lots of emails, but none of those leads turned into anything. A friend encouraged us to use picket fence. So we posted. Most of our prospective buyers and the eventual buyer found us through picket fence. $222,900 -- 3BR New North End Saltbox -- Under Deposit in 37 days-- Kevin Fitton, Burlington, April 8, 2011
Picket Fence has been fantastic! We felt as though we had more than enough exposure between the combination of the website (internet ad) and the magazine ad. We are thrilled to be under contract! $259,000 -- 2BR condo Upper College St - Under Deposit in 41 days-- Jason Frank, Burlington, March 25, 2011
Within a couple of hours after my post was online I was called, we lined up a showing 3 days later. The next morning she called me and made an offer, we negotiated a price an agreed. 5 days later ( today) I have a purchase and sales contract signed and have a deposit... I will be your BEST advertisment and am in lending locally !!!!!! $224,999 -- 2BR home in South End - Under Deposit in 5 days-- Lori McDonough, Burlington March 26, 2011
I'd placed a 1/4-page ad in the May and June issues of Picket Fence Preview magazine. The May issue came out on May 1st, I had 2 showings on May 3rd, and and on May 4th,an accepted offer at 97% of my asking price! Another Picket Fence success story! Not only did Picket Fence Preview bring me my buyer, but it saved me over $10,000 in real estate agent commissions. I continue to receive calls, but I am confident that this sale is "a done deal," so please pull my ad from your website and cancel & refund my June placement in PFP magazine. Thank you again for hosting the April seminar, which was enormously helpful, and for providing tools and forum that really, really work!
We sold my mother’s house! I had 3 or 4 realtors come out before I
decided to sell it myself. We received more for the house than what all
of the agents told us to start at. We had the appraisal so we knew what
it was worth from the beginning. - $1,500,000 Lakefront Property
I wanted to (finally) write PFP to share the news of the sale of our condo. My wife and I listed the condo in mid April and it went under contract in six weeks! The entire PFP staff was very helpful and friendly, and the PFP seminar was helpful as well. I would suggest you go into more detail re: the process of dealing with a buyer who is represented by a real estate agent. Yes we sold and are happy we went through PFP, (and would do so again), but the buyer's r.e. agent left an extremely bad taste in our mouths. Maybe we just had a rare experience... At any rate, I wanted to make sure you could record us as a SALE! Thanks again, please feel free to contact me with any questions.-- Owner, Burlington Aug 4, 2011
Awesome support from Picket Fence! We have sold by owner in another
state but found your seller's seminar helpful and informative. Anyone
who is hesitant to sell by owner should attend to see how simple it
really is. Thank you Picket Fence!
Jon and Marie VanGuilder
All of the people who inquired and looked at the house were from Picket Fence, not craigslist or the free press. Thanks Picket Fence!-- Kate & Ernie Brown, So. Burlington July 28, 2011
Yes I did sell my lakefront log cabin in Averill. This is my second home I have sold through Picket Fence and I also have purchased property from your magazine. I'll be selling more real estate in the near future and I'll be using you again. Thank you ever so much - again!-- Robert Chartier, Averill VT July 18, 2011
We just wanted to let you know that our house is under contract and our
closing is in two weeks. We listed our house in your April and May
issues and showed it twice and the second showing made an offer! We are
so excited and the process has been a piece of cake!
Mike and Kristen
It has been a very easy experience!-- Brenda Godfrey, Jericho VT June 15, 2011
Wish we had been more patient and just "let it ride" with Picket Fence a little longer, before spending money on other services. That would be my advice to other sellers - let things work their magic for a few weeks before risking any % of your home sale!
"Stay away from 'flat-fee' real estate companies"-- Kristin Towbin Waterbury VT June 7, 2011
We accepted a full-price cash offer for the house and land across the road. These folks spotted us in Picket Fence and will be turing our beloved farm into an organic blueberry farm. That makes us happy. Thanks for everything!-- Judith Peabody, Worcester VT June 17, 2011
Thanks to my Picket Fence Preview I found a home. Thank you for this great service.-- Roger Beaudoin Sept 9, 2011
We're happy we stuck with Picket Fence and didn't waste thousands of dollars dealing with a realtor who we feel wouldn't have done nearly as good a job at presenting our house. It took us six months to sell, but we priced the property fairly from the beginning and had a very detailed fact sheet attached to the "For Sale By Owner" sign as well. The fact sheet was important, especially for the drive-bys to either entice them further, or weed them out (if the house wasn't the right size for them, etc.). Another individual would have bought our house earlier if hers had gone under contract. We showed the house to 12 different individuals/couples and had several calls and e-mails. Almost everyone who saw it loved it, but most had a house of their own to sell first. We were complimented many times on our clean, uncluttered, well maintained house.
Thanks for the service you provide at Picket Fence!
What a great experience. We loved showing the house because being there to answer any questions people had went a long way. Real Estate agents know so little about the house, there is no comparison.-- Diane Burrington, Barre
Had a great experience with Picket Fences, lots of activity and very easy!-- Alicia Rubalcaba, Barre Town Feb., 16, 2012
Did 6 months with a realtor with no sale, then did 4 months with Picket Fences (at the worst time of year; Holidays/winter) and our house is now under deposit!-- Harmony Rooney, Colchester
If you purchased your home in the last 5 years, you can't afford to pay
6% in realtor commission fees. If you list your home with an agent you
will have to pay to move...the commission will be all of your equity and
Do the arithmetic before you make an expensive mistake. 6% sounds like a small number, but it translates into a big number of dollars when you're applying it to the price of real estate
Yes…we did it! They saw it on the website. These buyers sold their home last fall through Picket Fence so its a Picket Fence Preview 'family' sale so to speak.-- Alexandria Halasz, Braintree
This was a easy and productive process. I listed it on a Wednesday and showed my place several times before my open house was scheduled. I sold my house in less than two weeks. Wow!!!-- Jill Webb
The seminar is what enabled us to feel that we could move forward ourselves. Having our own inspection and appraisal enabled us to value our home at an appropriate price. A smooth transition. Thank you Picket Fence for all your help. The reading material is a must!-- Mae Gilbert, Graniteville
Picket Fence helped make this experience very easy for us. I hope we never have to sell again, but if we do we will use Picket Fence. Waterbury $459,000-- Scott & Tara Rogers, Waterbury
My condo at TreeTop is under contract. That was really fast! I still had my Open House on Saturday and have two more couples on my back-up list if I need it. So. Burlington, $162,000-- Maureen Golden, So. Burlington
I only showed my condo once, and the Buyers made an offer. One week
later my condo is under contract. The Buyers do not have a Realtor, so
the negotiation process was quick, friendly, and actually fun because
we're all new to this. We followed the guidelines from Picket Fences
(the book is invaluable!) and used the contract provided.
All it takes is an ad on Picket Fences...and ONE inquiry!
Ad was posted online on a Wednesday. Buyer came to open house the following weekend and then visited twice the next week and made an offer. I didn't sign the offer, but within a week, he'd made another offer and less than 3 weeks later, I have a signed contract. I had the property appraised and inspected prior to listing and that helped me as well as buyers. It was fairly priced and moved quickly. Over 800 hits on the online ad in less than 3 weeks!
Second house in two year-- Eileen Rooney, Essex Jct July 6, 2012
We received an offer on our house within 8 days of listing it with Picket Fence. Within the first week we had at least 7 people call to view the house and numerous other email and phone inquiries. We're so pleased with this experience. The buyers were represented by a realtor but we did not pay broker fees and we received close to our asking price. I believe that all parties are very satisfied! Thank you so much for your help. You provide a wonderful service.-- Pat Combs, Sharon VT July 17, 2012
This is the third property we have bought and sold by owner. Every time the experience is wonderful The negotiations were easy and very collaborative and we found the perfect people who will love our home as much as we do. They were the first to come and see it and we had a signed contract in 12 days!!!! Thanks for all of your help and saving us so much money in realtor fees.-- Cortney Cahill, Winooski July 15, 2012
Well worth the expense. (Picket Fence is) An excellent resource for Vermonters or those would like to move to Vermont. I could not be happier with the experience.-- Jennifer Overton, Essex $364,900
We wanted to let you know that we would not be renewing our listing in
your magazine because we closed on the property today thanks to your
magazine! Everyone told us, including the staff at Picket Fence, that
land was difficult to sell and it would take some time to get a sale.
It was amazing because we ran the same ad on the biggest internet real
estate site as we did with Picket Fence and got no responses, but we had
twenty three calls and a deposit within the first thirteen days that
the Picket Fence issue came out. As far as we are concerned, a Picket
Fence listing is the only way to go when you have property to sell.
Thank you so much !
Bill and Carol Tufts
Our condo sold in less then a month and a half! We had a lot of interested people, and our open houses were very successful.-- Kim & Brendan McMahon, Richmond Vt July 24, 2012
This has been a very positive experience for us. We received our first inquiry via email less than 15 minutes
after the ad was posted on the website and eventually ended up with three offers on the same day. We received numerous calls and everyone involved in the process was so helpful including the buyer who had himself just sold his house through Picket Fence.
Many Thanks to all at Picket Fence for your patience and understanding in dealing with all the questions that we were constantly asking.
Larry and Ginette Brainard, South Burlington, VT.
I had a good experience with Picket Fences. Everyone that saw the house seemed informed and serious. My buyers saw the house shortly after it was listed but needed a little time to sell their home. Once they were under contract, they came back and submitted a P&S. It was nice to deal directly with my buyers. Colchester $402,000-- Denise Monette, Colchester (2013)
We advertised for six months. We had one buyer come out and he bought it!
Patience is a virtue...that pays off big!
Saved $24,900 in realtor commissions
I just wanted to notify you that we closed on the sale of our home (8
Wildflower Lane, Putney, VT). Our home sold for $370,000. We could not
be happier. Thank you so much for the service you provide. Everyone has
been extremely helpful. We had our home listed with a realtor for a year
without a bite. We listed our home with Picket Fence Preview beginning
September 2012 and had an offer within a month and closed on the sale
November 15th! We saved over $20,000 that would have been paid out in
commissions. Thank you!
Faith & George Terwilliger
Hi Toni and Bill, I own the property at 26 Mahoney Lane in Milton listed for $389,100. I've been meaning to get in touch with you because after only two weeks online, I had an interested buyer November 1st, before my house hit the magazine!!! The interest turned into repeat visits to my house, then a contract. We have just completed the inspection successfully and the couple buying is all set with financing!! So we close on December 15th! I wanted to tell you this great news as it is direct result of Picket Fence Preview's online service. I have been getting many other calls as well! Thank you again-- Jennifer Maestas, Milton (2013)
We've been under contract since Sept 20 - but our buyers' financing took a long time. We were only listed with picket fence for about a month before it went under contract! AFTER 13 MONTHS WITH A REALTOR!-- Erin Huizenga, Starksboro (2013)
Yesterday we signed an offer to purchase our home at 1215 Main Rd Huntington VT. By the way this was from the first buyer who responded to our ad in picket fences so our thanks to picket fences our home may soon be some one elses.-- Faye Malouf, Huntington $289,900 (2013)
Hi Bill, We did close, sold it in Oct. for $219,000. We had other offers including the asking price, but the folks at this price could close in a month, and that worked for us. We had it listed for a year with a realtor and I had more visits and offers in my few months with you. Thanks, Wendy-- Wendy Palthey, Hartford Vt Jan 13, 2013
We did sell our property through Picket Fence. Listed Sept 1st, under contract Sept 25th, closed Nov 30th. This was after 18 months with realtors. Thank You, Chris & Marilyn-- Chris & Marilyn Clark, Huntington Jan 13, 2013
Hi Bill - The house was under contract within 2 months of listing. I purchased a beautiful home in Fort Myers Fl at unbelievable price
compared to the prices in Vt, and we love the weather here. Listing w/ Picket Fence prepared me well for the sale, and like you
write in your book and preach in your seminars, its doable and very
easy! I'm using my experience gained and helping a friend here in Fl to
sell on his own...wish their was a Picket Fence here!
Anyway, just wanted to drop a note and make you aware of my situation - Thanks for everything, and Happy New Yr.
We had the stand-alone cape in a condo village in Barre Town asking $239,000. We sold it for $234,000 within 3 weeks!! Thank you for all your help and yes, we have suggested Picket Fence to many others. Thanks again, Bill and Roxie Spence-- Bill & Roxy Spence, Barre (2013)
It only took 3 weeks and 1 day for a signed contract! We had a OPEN HOUSE 2 Weeks ago and that`s how we found a buyer. It happened quick! Thank you "PICKET FENCE " for the paperwork needed and the book. YOU saved us alot of $$$$$. So now we are buying our new home, and selling at the same time !!! CONFUSING? NOT REALLY.. We close on both next month..:) Grandview Townhouse-- Mark Dastalto, South Burlington (2013)
Our house is under contract and we are moving to Inman, SC. We close at the end of March.
Attending your seminar, reading your book and having your team at-the-ready by phone has certainly served us well and saved us a bundle of money.
Ron and June Fisher
Fairlee,VT-- Ron & June Fisher, Fairlee VT (2013)
Info you provided was very good. All in all a good experience.-- Lina Smith, Walden Vt (2013)
Picket Fence helped make this a great experience!
Essex Jct $335,000-- Liza & Jim Kilcoyne, Essex Jct (2013)
-- Allaire Diamond, Williston (2013)
This is an excellent resource! Sold in one week to out-of-state buyer $389,900-- Liz Jackson, Williston (2013)
Buyer sold their property in January through Picket Fence. No buyer broker involved in either transaction. Got to love it!!!
Williston $409,500 Sold in 1 day-- Richard Beneati, Williston March 15, 2013
Within 3 days of our ad appearing on Picket Fence Preview we had 2 viewings scheduled, with the first viewer making an offer the very same day. We used PFP when we were looking to buy and can now also recommend it for sellers.
Milton $253,900-- Andy Twite, Milton March 15, 2013
We read the book, de-cluttered, cleaned & painted then priced our house fairly and had a written offer within 4 days! We closed on our house within 30 days of advertising online! Our picket fence experience was great! Thank you!! Nick & Sandy Todisco-- Nick & Sandy Todisco, Burlington (2013)
Dear Eileen, Toni, and Bill,
Our home is now under contract with a serious and committed buyer. I’m sure you have heard this many times before, but it is simply amazing how much smoother this whole process is going without the interference of a real estate agent.
Best regards and thanks again for your help and advice,
Allan and Wendy Fisher-- Allan & Wendy Fisher, Williston (2013)
Wow. Had our place on the market for two days, and had another Picket Fence Seller come see our place and make an offer the same day. Listed on Monday afternoon, had offer which we accepted by Weds. night.-- Dave Baird, Colchester (2013)
We felt frustrated at times and almost went with a realtor but we decided to give it one more time. It worked! We had three offers within 10 days. We're thankful for the times we called for advice from Picket Fence and they walked us through some changes. We're thrilled!-- Cynthia Blades, Charlotte (2013)
Hi! Our ad expired the day we went under contract. Please feel free to show the listing as "under contract" if you would like. Thank you for your service! This is the second home we've sold with you!-- Lisa St. Peter, Winooski $229,000 (2013)
We are so glad we sold our home by owner and used Picket Fence. We did not use any other listing, internet or magazine. Assuming we close without complications, this is truly the way to go for home owners selling their home!-- Bob & Carol Butts, Waterbury $435,000 (2013)
Picket Fence was fantastic in all the info a seller/buyer needs to know in selling property. Everyone we dealt with of the staff couldn't have been more helpful and supportive. You are a great company.-- Janet & Richard Foster, Waitsfield $465,000 (2013)
Once again Picket Fences came through for us! This is the second property our family has sold through Picket Fences, and again, all went smoothly! Thanks so much!-- Michelle Fongemie-Ercole, Essex Jct $264,500 (2013)
Advertising with Picket Fence Preview has been a great investment towards selling our home. We had consistent and continuous interest in our property from potential Buyers that saw our ad on the website. This has been a great service!-- Scott Loomis, Colchester $219,000 (2013)