- Juergen and Helga Lauer - Alabaster
Our house in Lake Forest was worth one million or more to us - we just loved living here.
The size and cut of the house was great and the landscape with the trees was ideal for planting and all the birds that came, especially in the morning.
Colleen and David managed the selling process like real pros; we felt comfortable all the way.
David made a very nice video clip of the house that will stay with our memories. No, we did not get the million, but we believe that we got a fair market value in the short time it took to sell. We also liked the people that bought the house and they were eager to move in.
This, for us very positive experience, was only possible due to Colleen's and David's sensitive and very professional approach in preparing for everything. Thank you very much.
Thank you for everything you did. You were so helpful and wonderful. We could not have asked for a better real estate agent.- Joseph and Brandi Dipiazza - Helena
- Rebecca Whaley - Alabaster
Being a first time home buyer, I needed a real estate agent to assist with me with years of experience along the way in purchasing my first home.
David and Colleen Black at Keller Williams were always very professional! If I had questions, they were always very knowledgeable and were able to help me in every way.
I highly recommend David and Colleen Black to anyone that is looking for a home because their services were outstanding.
Colleen and David,
Thank you so much for getting our house sold, so that we could move forward with building our new home!
We tried "for sale by owner" for a few months, to no avail. After a couple Open Houses on our own, only a few folks had even come by to see the house. Not quite the response we had expected.
I was very impressed with how you marketed our home. You took care in taking the pictures for the web, making sure everything was right for the picture. I appreciated how we were kept in the loop about the house throughout the sale/marketing. The house sold within a few months after listing it.
We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone we know looking to buy or sell. Thanks again!
Choosing Colleen to help sell our house was the best decision we could have made. Colleen answered every question we had (and there were a lot!) and was always cheerful and pleasant to work with. She really made us feel at ease. Our house sold quickly and for our asking price.
If we had to choose one word to describe our experience with Colleen, it would be 'outstanding.'
- John and Lynn Oldshue - Alabaster
If someone ever asks us who a good Agent would be for helping sell their home, Lynn and I will say two names in a flash: Colleen and David.
Thanks so much for all that you did with helping us sell our home, and so quickly. We were very impressed with how you market, and the advice you gave us was right on target.
We appreciate how responsive you were, always staying in touch and keeping us up to date. We had a great experience working with you. Again, thank you both for everything.
It has been a privilege to have you and your husband to find my first home.
I always thought that buying a house would be too stressful, but with your help it turned out to be a joyful and positive experience. Your patience with me is very much appreciated.
I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone I know looking to buy or sell. Thank you so so much for everything.
- Gary and Jan Sweetapple - Alabaster
We have never had a more positive experience in selling a home in our 30 plus years of moving and selling.
Colleen and David are professional real estate agents in the true sense of the word. They know exactly what to do, and when to do it. They guided us through each step, telling us the pros and cons of every situation. We trusted them implicitly because they did not try to sugar coat anything.
They worked very hard for us from the very first visit to our home until the end. Let me tell you that the end was not the day of closing. We ran into an obstacle with our moving company and could not move all of our belongings out of our home by the due date. Colleen and David helped us by stepping in, and over-seeing the pick up of the remainder of our belongings (after 10 p.m. in the evening!) while we were already several states away.
If you want real estate agents that exemplify integrity, choose Colleen and David.
There have been two other attempts at selling our home by other agents over the past three years. With the first agent, (while the market was at its peak) we had only three showings, not counting the many agents who "walked through" dutifully as that agency requires of its agents, and no offers. Our second listing resulted in eight showings, with no results, in hindsight because there was no real marketing. And THAT is the biggest difference between the Blacks and all the others we interviewed before listing a third time - they know how to market and get the customer involved in the efforts.
David and Colleen showed us how to stage our home, made minor updating recommendations for us follow to get a quicker sale, created a dynamite video demonstrating the beauty and value of the property, and followed up with establishing multiple advertising presences with the Internet and print.
Within three weeks of our signing the Listing Agreement, we had twelve showings, two offers, and a sale. Our sales price was almost $20,000 more than Jan believed we would be able to get, before working with Colleen and David.
Colleen and David are really great people personally, but sellers want results first - and the Blacks know how to deliver!
My wife and I listed our house with Colleen, and did not expect quick results as we had heard of other sellers having no action for months on end. Wrong!
Colleen had a buyer in 31 days and at a price I considered optimistic when she put the house on the market. We had to speed up our leisurely search for a new place, and were successful.
In addition, I cannot imagine having a more dedicated and competent agent; we were living 270 miles away and she and David helped in numerous ways during the sale.
- Wendell and Judi McLain - Hoover
David and Colleen are real professionals.
We were putting our house on the market at one of the worst times in our history. We wanted as much for our house as possible, but did not want to overprice our house and eliminate any buyers.
David and Colleen are very good at helping you put a price on your house that will get it sold. They will not be in favor of just lowering the price so it will sell.
David and Colleen always keep your best interests at the top of their list. When offers were made, Colleen would call and let you know the amount of the offer only and would suggest the amount of a counter offer if you asked. They always wanted you to stay in control of your own house.
I appreciate what David and Colleen did for us and would recommend them if you need to sell a house.
We want to express our great satisfaction and the pleasure we had working with your team while marketing our home in Montevallo. Previous agents and offices we had listed our property with did not demonstrate any where near the professionalism we experienced with you. Your team handled every step of the entire process with precise attention so that our contribution was minimal. You both won our respect and feel that your fee was well deserved. We highly recommend that anyone considering the sale of property in your area list with the Black Team.- Paul and Sherry Enlow - Montevallo
Colleen, we appreciate all your help in selling our house. You made it a pleasure! We are enjoying our new home. Art and I are working hard, still, but hopefully, we'll have it the way we want it before too long.
- Matt Lemay - McCalla
Colleen and David were a joy to work with throughout the process of selling my home.
They went above and beyond numerous times, always looking out for my best interests.
They have a wonderful attitude, are on top of the technology curve, and are extremely responsive to all forms of communication (phone, text, email, etc.).
I had numerous challenges in selling my home and I couldn't have overcome them without Colleen and David.
I can't recommend them highly enough.
- Eddie and Flora Cui - Hoover
Colleen and David are the hardest working Realtors we have ever met.
They helped to sell our home three years ago and found a wonderful house for us in Hoover that we are so happy with.
When they were working with us, they answered all our phone calls and every question we had.
I call them “the people of great effort.” I have recommended them to all our friends who needed realty services, and no one was disappointed.
We are still friends now, and we are sure that when ever we need any help, Colleen and David will do their best for us.
Colleen was very professional, honest, and fair in her approach to selling my house. She was concise in explaining every aspect of the process, including communicating with me what was happening and why. Her friendly, knowledgeable approach made what can be a stressful process very easy and even enjoyable.
But the best part was that it was sold within 72 hours of signing up with her – and my house sold for the asking price. I couldn’t have been happier!
"Your house has closed"---those are the words I was just waiting to hear from Colleen and David Black. I heard those words just a few days ago.
The Black Team did an awesome job as our Realtors. They have great marketing skills for showing of your home and give feedback every time it is shown. They provided us the name of a repairman who did quality work for us, gave us suggestions on ways to improve the look of our home, and helped with getting a flood zone evaluation done.
I think they did a great job. I would for sure recommend The Black Team.
- Jeff and Michelle Stephenson - Alabaster
We have had the privilege of working with David and Colleen on a couple of different occasions and every time has been a great experience.
Buying or selling a home can be a very stressful process, so, for us, it was very important that we work with someone that both knew the business very well and also was willing to take the time to make us comfortable at every point throughout the process. In other words, we weren't just another transaction.
What a tremendous relief for us that we had someone who had our best interest at heart and that we could trust to dot all of the I's and cross all of the T's. David and Colleen went above and beyond our expectations and we would definitely recommend them to anyone buying or selling a home.
My first time trying to sell a house for sale by owner was a terrible headache. Some tough questions from buyers that a professional Realtor can answer and many things involved in the process made me start looking for a Realtor.
I was very lucky to know David and Colleen Black, the perfect team to work with, and get free of worries. They were always available, on time, with knowledge of what to do from day one to the final closing day.
For this reason, to anyone who wants to sell or buy a house, please don't think twice. Call David and Colleen Black.
I cannot tell you, nor can I express how happy I am, that I found you and your husband!
For someone we’ve never met, I have so much appreciation for you and what you have done to help us. I have already been spreading the word to family and friends in Alabama about you and your husband. Everyone has been so impressed with your marketing approach and your willingness to help out a stranger. Even though I know it must have been hard, you have truly made a difficult situation (our previous experience with a Realtor, selling of home, etc.) pleasant in working with you and your husband. Thank you for everything!
- Lissette Dono and Oscar Dominguez - Alabaster
Kindness, respect, dedication and professionalism are some elements that you obtain when you contract David Black as your real estate Agent.
As a Buyer, we came from dealing with a turbulent real estate business in Los Angeles, and after meeting with several real estate Agents here in Alabaster, we decided to put in David’s hands the search of our American dream.
During the course of acquiring our new home, I was surprised about how smooth all our process went from the first meeting with David in his office to the closing meeting with the builder’s attorney this week.
I strongly recommend Keller Williams Company, especially David Black as your Realtor.
- Chad and Lila Bozeman - Alabaster
It has been a joy and privilege to have David work with us to find our first home. Even though this was our first home, David was patient, explained everything we needed to know, and answered any questions we had.
Based on some ideas we had about the home, he was able to pull a list of homes that matched what we were looking for. After going through the entire process of buying a home, I would recommend anyone buying a home, whether it's their first purchase or not, to use Keller Williams.
I know we will use them again, permitted the opportunity.
Colleen and David,
I just wanted to take the time to say thank you so much for all of your hard working on getting our home sold as quickly as you did.
When we told you that we needed it sold in 45 days, we never dreamed that it could be a reality. You guys were both extremely thorough in executing a well thought out plan.
My wife and I both are very impressed with all of your extra effort and out of the ordinary resources that you displayed. Thanks again.
Colleen made our experience of buying a home such an easy, pleasurable time. She is very knowledgeable and professional. We would recommend her to any of our friends or family interested in buying or selling a home.- Nancy Parker - Alabaster
- Rick and Deborah Halbrooks - Birmingham
You and Colleen did a wonderful job of representing us and earned every cent of your commission.
As a sales manager, it irritates me to have a sales rep get a big commission check when they don't do much work; this was certainly not the case with you two.
You were always available, quick to research anything you didn't know and answered our questions promptly. You were available to meet us at the house on numerous occasions, made the arrangements, coordinated schedules and generally made us feel like we were the only customer you were working with (I know that this was not the case - you are constantly juggling lots of deals).
We appreciate your efforts and for helping making our only move in 42 (me)/31 (Deborah) years a pleasant experience.
- Ami Newland - Alabaster
Colleen was a great help in searching for a home in Alabaster. Being new to the area, I had no idea where to start in my search, and she helped narrow it down.
Also, I really appreciated the follow up in the purchase of the home. She assisted me with recommendations for Inspections, Inspectors and time frame.
I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home.
My experience with Colleen Black as my agent was a great one. I told her my price range and what I wanted in my first home and where I wanted to live. When we would meet for our appointments, she was always on time and prepared. She had spec sheets on the neighborhood. She knew when the last house had sold in the neighborhood. She was prepared. By her being so prepared, it made my first home buying experience a very pleasant one.
I was very happy with MY agent Colleen Black. So, if you are a potential home buyer, let Colleen take the worry out of looking for a home. Leave it to her!
I called Colleen Black out of frustration with another Realtor. However, Colleen returned my call promptly and listened attentively to my wish list. Her genuine concern and compassion put me at ease, immediately. I couldn't believe she was actually listening to me. But, the next day when my nephew and I met Colleen, she delivered all of my wishes.
Colleen found "My Dream Home." I told her I was looking for the "WOW" factor. And, when I found it, that would be my home.
Colleen delivered the WOW factor, and so much more. Colleen is a professional Realtor. However, I believe she is more than a Realtor, because of her sincerity, friendliness, patience and integrity throughout the sale and months after the closing. I truly admire and respect Colleen Black!
- Marilyn Benson - Alabaster
First, I used a different Realtor. Second, I tried the For Sale By Owner route.
Finally, I contacted Colleen Black from Keller Williams and told her how important it was for me to sell my house quickly.
She and David came up with a very aggressive sales campaign that included a video tour, ads in real estate magazines, and listing my house on every Web site they could find.
They sold my house within three months, and that is quite an accomplishment in today's market.
If I had just gone to them first, I would have been moving one year sooner. I have never seen two people work as hard to sell a house as these two worked.
Thank you both for everything!
- Shawn and Heather McGuire - Chelsea
Our experience with Colleen Black as our real estate Agent was a great one. She was actually the selling Agent for a home we wanted to buy.
We decided to use her as a dual Agent and we are very glad that we did. Selling a home in this market did not provide high expectations. Colleen, however, did.
We followed her advice and we actually sold our home in just a few months. Our entire moving experience, buying and selling, could not have gone any smoother.
We were very impressed at how "on top of things" Colleen appeared to be. We never had to wonder what was going on. We were able to see updates on a day to day basis.
We would highly recommend Colleen and David Black to anyone interested in selling or buying a home.
- Kristy Pritchett - Calera
It seems to have become normal to expect mediocre service today. You and David, however, are the shining exception!
From the first day working with you, you set a level of service that I’ve rarely seen or experienced! You handled the sale of my home with complete professionalism while adding your own special touches such as compassion and understanding. The pictures and videos you and David produced are unequaled!
Your use of technology helped me feel more connected, informed, and in control. And your attention to detail reassured me constantly that everything was taken care of.
I can’t imagine how I would have been able to complete the sale without you! My only disappointment is that I can’t take you with me to my new town! To anyone looking to buy or sell a home, I’d highly recommend you! There’s no one better! Thank you so much!!
I just wanted to say thank you to you both for all the time and effort you gave in getting my house sold. I realize it is more than a sign in the yard. You marketed it in such a way that it brought many prospects to look at it and even consider it for their home. I really appreciated all the updates through this process. I liked being informed of the feedback from potential buyers. I never was really discouraged because I knew you were putting the information out there. The closing went so smoothly, and I was impressed how organized the process was.
I will definitely recommend The Black Team to anyone I know who needs to sell or buy. Again, my sincere appreciation!
- Russ and Debra Lochte - Alabaster
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Russ and I wanted to thank you so much for all you did for us.
You all went way beyond to help us sell this house.
We were so impressed and overwhelmed by your dedication from day one. And, we want to thank you for listening to us vent (quite loudly at times) about the market with you.
If we ever find ourselves back in Birmingham, we will definitely give you a call. We will also give your name to any one we know looking to buy or sell over there.
We still want to personally take you guys out for dinner some time when we can both get over there together. But, in the meantime, please accept this card as our huge appreciation for all you did for us!
- Jennifer and Jacob Bain - Pelham
We have two children, Jonah and Jeremiah. Jennifer was scheduled to finish school at UAB in March of 2014 and had a job offer in Mississippi to begin then. In preparation for the move, we put our house in Pelham on the market in August of 2013 with a different Realtor.
After five months on the market, multiple price drops, and a very limited number of showings, we decided to switch Realtors. A friend who had her house listed with Colleen and David recommended them.
We made the switch to the Black Team. We liked working with David and Colleen for several reasons. First, they are great at communicating with their clients. We like to be kept in the loop, and Colleen and David are excellent at this. They even have a web site that you can login to 24 hours a day and see what has been going on with your property as far as marketing, showings, etc.
We also feel they are great at marketing our property. Our showings increased exponentially when we switched. We closed on our house in less than six weeks after listing with them. They are friendly, yet aggressive, which is what you want in an agent.
Choose Colleen and David. You won't regret it.
- Les and Lisa Nicholson - Alabaster
It had been over 18 years since buying our last home and so many things have changed.
You and Colleen made it all so easy for us.
You were always available for our questions and, though you have many clients, when you were talking to us, you always made us feel like your only client. That means a great deal.
You made the whole process as stress free as possible. I can't thank you enough!
- Kelli and Larry Noble - Alabaster
Once again, we had the amazing experience of buying and selling homes with Colleen and David Black.
Nine years ago and again in 2014. We began the process without a clue what we wanted to buy, just knowing it was time to sell. Colleen helped us every step of the way on listing our home, as well as making sure we were able to purchase the perfect home for us. They were actually out of town when we made an offer on our new home and we did all the contract signing via email!
Once we had a contract to purchase, we then listed our home, thinking we might have two homes for a little while. David took such amazing photos and Colleen suggested a great price and we got an offer the same day we listed! We closed both homes the same day!
I think the main thing is, when you work with David and Colleen, you feel as if you are their only clients and their top priority. They are patient, professional, knowledgeable, ethical and just plain nice!
- Jon, Jennifer and Logan Robbins - Alabaster
Let me first start off saying that we were not easy!
Our situation was difficult, because we were selling a home that we knew would be a “tough sell’ and the home we wanted was going to be difficult to find in our price range.
I interviewed several realtors that promised the moon or was negative Nelly about our situation and what I wanted. When I met with David and Colleen, they were honest about our situation, yet knew they could take it on. And boy, did they! Our home sold in 12 days and we had to be in hurry in a to find the next one AND we had a beach trip planned, all within our short timeframe.
Not only did we find our “perfect” house within our budget, BUT we bought from the beach via FaceTime (you want to talk about trusting your realtor! J). We have been in the house almost a year now, and I absolutely ADORE my new home. It fits us perfectly. It was exactly what we wanted. We would recommend working with David and Colleen. I mean, think about it…it’s a two for one deal! With David’s awesome photography and videos and Colleen’s real estate knowledge, it’s a match made in Heaven.
David and Colleen, thank you for everything you did for us. We love our home!
- Cynthia Horvat - Alabaster
As a first time home buyer, I was very apprehensive about the process.
David and Colleen walked me through each step, and were very patient as I asked many questions. What I thought was going to be labored effort turned into a wonderful experience and that was made possible by David and Colleen.
I can't thank them enough for all their help and would highly recommend them to anyone, whether you are a first time home buyer or have purchased a home before.
- Beth and Ben Epperson - Brierfield
Colleen and David did a great job explaining the process. They were willing to listen and understand what we wanted in selling our house.
Colleen came to our home for the initial meeting and took her time answering any questions we had. Our house sold in a little over two weeks after we put it on the market and they made it seem easy.
They use a number of ways to advertise and are very comfortable with email, texting, and electronic communication, which made it very convenient!
I would, and HAVE, recommended them to people ready to sell or buy a home.
Colleen Black is a true professional and expert in her field. She sold my house in record time at the price I wanted, despite a turbulent real estate market. Colleen kept me well informed with all the information I needed to know about the sale of my house and was always a phone call away.
If you are in the market to sell or buy a home, I strongly recommend that you use Colleen Black as your Realtor.