What People Are Saying

Hoover:  I am delighted to share our extremely positive experience with Crawford Realty.  When my daughter and I decided to sell our Birmingham home, I researched brokers and found Crawford Realty.  As an active and experienced Realtor in Destin, Florida for over 14 years, I had expectations of a high level of expertise, professionalism and customer service.  Wayne Crawford at Crawford Realty clearly exceeded my expectations -- his attention to detail and follow-through were exceptional throughout the entire process.  I highly recommend Crawford Realty and will definitely use their services in the future. DCS

Pinson:  As soon as I listed with Mr. Crawford, the phone was ringing and the house was being shown like crazy! I saved a nice amount of money and I won't ever list with anyone else again! BB (former Real Estate Agent)

Trussville:  We were very pleased with Crawford Realty as our agent, Charlie Esters, worked with us to sell our house. We saved thousands of dollars by not having to pay full 6% sales commission. It was a pleasant and professional experience. We have already recommended Crawford and will continue to do so. T&JB

Talladega:  I am delighted to have the opportunity to recommend Crawford Realty and Wayne Crawford, in particular, to anyone with property for sale.  You will have excellent help and service and save a lot of money!  I had a very unusual property, a rural bed and breakfast in the $600K+  price range.  It had been listed with several "full service" realtors--some of whom just captured the listing and then disappeared, hoping someone else would sell it for them.  I was not happy contemplating the largely unearned commission I would have to pay them if that happened.  My daughter had quickly sold a home listed with Crawford Realty, and was very pleased with the assistance and results, so I decided to try a listing. It took a while to sell, but renewals of the MLS listing were without additional charge. There were actually more calls and showings than before. Wayne showed professionalism in dealing with other realtors, and patience and support for me throughout the process. He returned phone calls quickly and with excellent advice.  He celebrated with me when it finally sold!  Crawford Realty is, indeed, a "better way".  MAP

 Hoover:  I have bought and sold numerous houses throughout the years and hands down, the transaction with Crawford has been the best real estate experience I've had.  It is rare to get such a good deal AND great service.  It's usually one or the other, but in this case, I know I saved a lot of money and I cannot think of a way the service could have been better.  Charlie was more helpful to me than any full-priced realtor I have ever dealt with and was always available to answer questions and offer guidance. I always felt like he had my best interests in mind and I truly appreciate that.  I have been recommending your company to everyone I know who is buying or selling. If I ever move again, I will definitely enlist your services.  Thanks so much and please let Charlie know how much I appreciate all his help!  TS

Vestavia Hills:  It was a pleasure working with Wayne.  We saved a ton of money and the service was great.  I definitely recommend using Crawford Realty for all your real estate needs.  It is the closest you can get to selling for sale by owner and still having professional help!  HC

Birmingham:  I’ve found Crawford Realty to go the extra mile while my property was on the market.  They always provided real estate industry news that I found informative and helpful.  My wife and I were extremely happy with the help we received with closing, not to mention the savings as well.  SN

Hoover:  "Wayne, we want to thank you for help in selling our house. You were always available and promptly responded to our requests. You kept us informed of all the steps involved in the selling process and guided us through the negotiation process resulting in a smooth transaction. Once again thank you for helping us save money in commissions and your help through this whole process."  ZB


Pleasant Grove:  "I am delighted that I used Crawford Realty to sell my home.  Who doesn't like saving money? Also the service could not have been better under any circumstances. Wayne was very knowledgeable and willing to assist in any way possible.  When the time comes to sell my next home, I will definitely be a repeat client."  SC

Warrior:  "We couldn't be happier with the service we received from you and your staff; always available and helpful when called. We were happy to save the $6000+ that we would have had to pay a full service realtor. We do regret that we couldn't have sold it ourselves and saved an additional $6000.00.  Thanks for putting up with me. Should we sell again, you'll be hearing from us again."  R&C C

Hoover:  "Thanks so much Wayne, for your assistance in selling our home.  As a former realtor, I understand how much time and effort it took to achieve a successful closing of our home.   Both my husband and I believe your knowledge, expertise and follow through rivals that of any "full service Realtor."  J&DB

Hoover:  "We had a great experience overall with Crawford Realty and would recommend it to anyone who wants to sell their home doing as much as possible on their own. I liked the 'ala carte' services offered, that way we only had to pay for the services we wanted. I appreciated you, Wayne, for guiding us on this journey of selling our home!"  SG

McCalla:  "Thanks Wayne!  Yes the savings was huge for us!  We couldn't have moved without that extra cash!  Again, simple and to the point!  Thanks again."  N&T M

Hoover:  "Crawford Realty does everything a full service broker does except schedule showings! I saved almost $15k by scheduling the showings which is not really extra work if you consider the scheduling agent would call you anyway to confirm availability. Wayne was available for negotiations, giving feedback, and taking care of writing the contracts, negotiating counter offers, and anything else you get from a full service agent. Crawford Realty IS a full service agency that will save you money every time!"  JC

Birmingham:  "Thank You Wayne and Charlie for all your help.  From day one you have been very professional and awesome to work with.  I've used real estate agents in the past and have always questioned their value from the sales side; this is why I decided to give you a try.  To me, you are the first Realtor I have dealt with where I feel you have earned the whole 3% and you only charge 0.5%.  Great service, great value and I will definitely use you and recommend you in the future.  Actually, A…… and I have discussed it and would like to send you a little something extra to show our gratitude.  Should we just mail that to your office?"  K&AC

Birmingham:  "Great decision to go with Crawford Realty . Great savings , too!!"  LK

Altadena:  "We were very pleased with you working with  us to sell our home.  It was a quick sale considering today's market and everything when very smoothly.  We really enjoyed having you as our agent.  J&M W
We would like to thank you for your assistance with the sale of our home in Alabama.  We were consistently pleased with the service you provided.  We particularly appreciated the detailed advice and information you gave us concerning each step of the home selling process, from pre-listing to closing.  We would definitely recommend you to other prospective sellers (and buyers, for that matter), and we wish you all the best in the future.  Best wishes."  B&L R

Vestavia Hills:  "My husband and I were very pleased with Crawford Realty. He gave us extremely helpful advice about preparing our house to be sold and creating the listing. We had an offer on the house within 3 days of him listing it on the MLS. He guided us through the contract process and helped us with the closing. We have saved several thousand dollars and could not be happier!"

Hoover:  "We truly feel that being listed in the MLS is the very best way to sell a home. With Crawford Realty, you can enjoy the benefits of the MLS and save lots of money in real estate commission! Wayne was very professional and helpful along the way.  After one week of listing with Crawford, we had 2 offers. We listed and closed within 3 weeks! Thanks Crawford Realty!"

Homewood:  "Crawford Realty provided all the services of a traditional realtor at a much lower cost.  Our home sold very fast for almost asking price and Crawford Realty provided all the necessary information and instructions on exactly what to do to prepare for the sale and closing.  Thanks."

Vestavia:  "Crawford Realty of Alabama…The best thing since sliced bread!  Wayne is an expert in the real estate market and shares his in-depth knowledge readily. We not only highly recommend him but would insist that you take our word and use only Crawford Realty. There are other agents but Wayne and Crawford Realty just rock.  He is Honest, Open, Meticulous and Expert, all of which made selling our home a breeze."

Bluff Park:  "I just wanted to say thank you, so much, for saving us a LOT of money and getting our house sold in a tough economy!  I really appreciated your expertise, prompt responses, as well as the do-it-yourself tools and step-by-step lists provided on the website.  I will be referring you to anyone interested in buying or selling in the Birmingham area!"  LD

Montevallo:  "I am really happy with my experience using Crawford Realty!  I had used "flat fee" services before which put the house on the MLS and then disappeared.  With Crawford, I stilled saved thousands on commissions but Wayne stayed with me through the process and gave me all the tools to be a savvy seller with full information each step of the way.  In this market, I felt blessed to have sold the house so quickly.  Wayne made the process very easy and enjoyable."  CN

Bessemer:  "We were extremely pleased with Crawford Realty!!!  My home sold amazingly fast and the savings I realized by using Crawford Realty confirmed that I had made the right choice in a realty company!  Personal and responsive service went a long way toward making this a happy ending!!!  Thank you so much!
PS:  I have been recommending Crawford Realty to everyone--not just family and friends--we were all amazed by how quick and easy this was!"  DF

Chelsea:  "Crawford Realty has exceptional service and support. MLS listing and several for sale by owner sites got my listing to lots of perspective buyers. Wayne reviewed the contract and was helpful with making the closing as smooth as possible."  MB

Trussville:  "Crawford realty saved us thousands of dollars in closing costs.  Our representative Charlie Esters always responded to our questions and concerns in a timely manner.   Mr. Crawford's  monthly updates were full of helpful information."  C & C

Birmingham:  "I started out with FSBO and the only traffic I got was from REALTORS wanting to check out the house and sign with them.  After I went with Crawford Realty, the traffic was through the roof with potential BUYERS.
Wayne is with you every step of the way and is a pleasure to work with.  My only regret was having to pay the buyers agent at closing.  I look forward to working with Wayne in the future."  DS

Helena:  "Wayne, I was very pleased with the listing by Crawford Realty signed on November 16th, and the contract [with no contingencies] accepted by all parties on December 23rd, and closing on January 28, 2010 - just 38 days from listing to signed contract, and another 34 days until closing.  And in fact I saved $3,750 in sales commission versus a full 6%commission.  You did exactly what I wanted you to do - put a sign in the yard, and place the listing in MLS.  Job well done!"  PJ

Center Point:  "Thanks for your assistance with the sale of my house.  It was a little rocky at times, but we finally accomplished the goal.  I was very pleased with Crawford Realty.  I saved about $3000 but still received expert assistance throughout the process.  I can definitely recommend your services to others.  Thanks again."  JG

Leeds:  "Thank you so much for making the sale of our house an easy process.  We really appreciated the personalized assistance you gave us.  If we were staying in the area we would be using your business again. We can only hope that we will be able to find such fantastic service in our new location!  We will always recommend your business to anyone looking to buy or sell a house. Thank you," AB

Birmingham:  "Crawford Realty was exactly what we were looking for.  We knew we needed an MLS listing to be competitive in this market and get the most exposure, but we weren't happy with how much commission we would be paying at 6% or more.  The concept of Crawford Realty was the perfect in between.  Wayne helped us create a descriptive listing and then helped us at each step of the process including contract negotiations and closing.  It was worth every penny!  Thanks!"  Dr. G and Dr. J S

Helena:  "Using Crawford Realty to sell my home was without a doubt the best decision I made when putting my house up for sale. I tried for sale by owner, not wanting to give most of my money away to commission, and got nowhere. Then I heard about Crawford realty and how little financial resources went along with it and all the exposure and assistance you get using Crawford.  Within 2 weeks of listing with Crawford realty, I got an offer! Just putting the house on MLS made the biggest difference and I started having agents call for showings immediately after. Mr. Crawford was very attentive to my needs and requests and helped guide me through the entire process - from listing the house all the way to closing. I would highly recommend Crawford realty to anyone wanting to put their house up for sale.  Because of you, we were able to move into our dream home just in time."  RC

Mountain Brook:  "Wayne, Thank you very much for all the hard work you put into the sale of our home and into the purchase of our new place.  I wanted to thank you personally since I know it was difficult dealing with me being out of touch so much.

As for your performance, I can say without any reservation that I would recommend Crawford Realty to anyone selling or purchasing a home.  After having sold two homes and purchased one [with you as our agent] over the past few months, I can say that the true value a real estate agent brings is knowledge and expertise in the negotiation of the sale contract and in the closing of the home.  Crawford Realty made that process smooth, simple and professional.  In addition, I felt like you, Wayne, were not more than a phone call away – anytime – day or night, weekends and holidays, and your laid-back approach really made a difference during the more stressful times of this process.  Given the low commissions paid on the sale of our old house and the monies we received for the purchase of our new home, I can say working that with Crawford Realty was a wonderful experience all-around and the best real estate value I’ve ever seen."  RK

Birmingham:  "Thank you for all your help in selling my home.  What a relief, and it was so easy with your help.  I would recommend your Flat Fee program to anyone as it was a pleasure to work with you."  KL

Birmingham:  "I was very impressed with your Discount Listing service from the beginning to the end.  You took great pictures and created a wonderful MLS listing.  You also stayed on top of the sale until it was made final.  Thanks for all your help!"  MF

Homewood:  "Lisa and I really enjoyed working with your company.  We love the value that your flat fee program offers, and all the support you have given us.  Thanks," CW

Birmingham:  "Wayne, thanks so much for your professionalism and thorough approach to what you do in Birmingham Real Estate.
You did not miss a beat and I sincerely appreciate it…"  RD

Oak Meadows (Hwy 119):  "Wayne, we found that your service was what sold our home!  We had a difficult Realtor® to deal with and you were helpful in every area of dealing with them, keeping us informed and organized, and working out each detail of the sale.  I would definitely recommend you and your discount services!  Thanks for all your help!"  A

Vestavia:  "Our house had been already on the market for 7 months when we decided to list it in MLS. We chose Flat Fee MLS and contacted Mr. Crawford in Birmingham. From that moment things sped up: Mr. Crawford gave us useful instructions that helped us to have a lot of visitors – we did not have them before. Soon we had a primary contract and, right after, a backup contract. Our house got sold in about 2 months. If you plan to sell your property in the Birmingham area I can highly recommend using Crawford Realty of Alabama’s flat fee MLS services. It will be a great and reliable help while it saves you several thousands of dollars."  Dr. B

Wayne:  "Thanks for everything you did to help us sell our home. We sold it just two weeks after listing it in MLS with you!! You were always prompt in returning phone calls and emails and gave us solid advice on our selling price and other contract negotiation issues. Your Discount service exceeded my expectations. If I ever move again I will call you immediately.  Thanks again."  CH

Pelham:  "Hey Wayne, we would recommend Crawford Realty's innovative approach to real estate marketing to anyone. We really liked the A la Carte choices of how we wanted to market our home. Wayne, you were always very professional and answered any questions we had. We would have to admit we were a little nervous that once we signed the contract with you that you might abandon us until closing, but that was certainly not the case. You were there through the whole process, even checking on the process of closing a couple of days before to make sure everything was on schedule. Thanks again for all your help and advice. It really paid off for us. We will be recommending Crawford Realty to anyone we know of wanting to sell or buy."  JY

Vestavia:  "We saved THOUSANDS of dollars using Wayne at Crawford Realty! Wayne is very professional and super helpful! We sold our house quickly for the market in our area. Wayne promptly answered every phone call and e-mail we sent. He was always available whenever we needed him but not constantly calling us like some real estate agents have done in the past."

If you like a more "hands off" approach to selling a home, but want the benefits of being on the MLS and having a Realtor® help you with all of the legal stuff, this is the company for you! We could not have been more pleased. We are using Wayne for the purchase of our next home, too….Thank you so much, Wayne, for doing what you do!"  K & W McC

Homewood:  "We were looking for a "middle of the road" between For Sale By Owner and using a Realtor®.  Crawford Realty’ flat fee listing service provided just that:  screening of prospective buyers, how to negotiate the contract, what we needed to do as the seller toward closing, and advice on the "not planned for" scenarios after the inspection.  We had a contract and closed in five weeks.  We were pleased with Crawford Realty in every way!"   D & S G

Hoover:  "We truly feel that being listed in the MLS is the very best way to sell a home. With Crawford Realty, you can enjoy the benefits of the MLS and save lots of money in real estate commissions! Wayne was very professional and helpful along the way. We enjoyed meeting potential buyers! After one week of listing with Crawford Realty of Alabama, we had 2 offers. We listed and closed within 3 weeks! Thanks Crawford Realty!"  The G’s

Hoover:  "Wayne, we were very pleased with your service and Crawford Realty’s Discount Services.  I believe that many people think "how do I sell a home" on my own and your company had the answers to that question.  I for one would not do it any other way."  T & KS

Helena: "We were very pleased with the service that Wayne and Crawford Realty provided.  We had a contract that fell through, but then very soon after, a full price offer and a successful contract!  Wayne walked us through the entire process and provided very valuable assistance.  We saved several thousand dollars in Realtor® commissions.  The Flat Fee Real Estate service Wayne provided exceeded our expectations, and we would list with him again and recommend him to anyone."   J & LW

Birmingham:  "Thank you Wayne Crawford Realty!  I appreciate the help."   MJ

Hayden:  "Crawford Realty’s Flat Fee service is the only way to go!  We were amazed at the responses to sale of our home which sold in less than 1 month.  Wayne’s expert advice about pricing our home was right on the money and we were very grateful for that. Wayne was so helpful, patient and quick to respond with the constant questions we had. If or when we decide to do it again you can bet we will be calling him again.  You can’t beat the savings on Realtor® fees either."  Mr. & Mrs. C

Pelham:  "A note to express my thanks and sincere admiration for the way you run your business. Within one day of you posting my home in the MLS the traffic increase was amazing. Your responsiveness, willingness to patiently answer any questions and lightning fast turnaround response to calls and emails was excellent. I know many others who have paid thousands more for so much less customer service. Forget traditional selling agents - I'm sold!"  KAC

Helena:  "Wayne, of Crawford Realty, is "Simply the Best!"  He sold my house within 24 hours which was truly amazing.  Wayne is such a pleasure to work with because he is professional, kind and extremely helpful.  I still can't believe my house sold so quickly!  Thanks for the great service!  I highly recommend Crawford Realty."  KT

Hoover:  "I really do not know what to say. I do know that if I had a chance to do this all over again, I would start with Crawford Realty (instead of trying to sell as a For Sale By Owner listing.) You offered assistance that greatly exceeded my expectations and I am grateful.  I have told all of my friends that if they are interested in selling their homes, they should consider you first. Thanks for everything."  DW

Homewood:  "Crawford Realty of Alabama provided all the services of a traditional Realtor® at much less cost.  Our home sold very fast for a few thousand less than asking price and Crawford Realty provided all the necessary information and instructions on exactly what to do to prepare for the sale and closing.  Thanks."  B McD

"Dear Wayne, I wanted to take time to send this email to just let you know just howvaluable your Real Estate Services have been to my wife and I.  I can't say enough about you and your services... they are the best.  If anyone has any doubts, I can rest them assured that the way you do business is unequalled.  In every respect, you have given us invaluable advice in listing our home, particularly the pricing strategy.  I want you to know that as a builder, this is invaluable information and strategy and I have since used it and it did work, perfectly!  Furthermore, whenever I have asked for your help you not only have always responded positively but very quickly.  I could not ask for more.  Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you, because you have certainly helped me and I could not recommend your services more highly."
GW Designer Home Builder

Vestavia:  "Crawford Realty of Alabama...The best thing since sliced bread and Wayne is an expert in the real estate market and shares his in-depth knowledge readily. I would not only highly recommend Crawford Realty of Alabama, but would insist that you take my word and use only them. There are other agents but Wayne and Crawford realty just rock as they are Honest , Open, Meticulous and Expert which makes selling your home a breeze."  A & SL

Trussville:  "Wayne, we appreciate all of your help in the sale of our investment property. With your guidance we were able to make this a success. Because of your help we were able to make more of a profit on our sale. We will definitely use your Flat Fee Real Estate services again and also recommend you to others."  WD & LB

Hoover:  "Crawford Realty was a blessing to us in selling our home. We are not "business minded" people and were cautious in taking the first steps, but Wayne made us relax and feel confident that we could do this. Wayne was available at all times to give his professional opinion and to answer any of our questions. I really felt that he was "on our side" and doing his best to promote the property. It was shown many, many times which told me the advertising was very good. When it came time to sell Wayne was extremely helpful in taking care of all matters including dealing with real estate agents and attorneys. I would recommend Crawford Realty to everyone regardless of prior knowledge of the real estate business. Call Wayne and go for it! All you can lose is the high real estate commission."  C & JK

Helena:  "Wayne, Thank you so much for everything!  We had our reservations about going with a Flat Fee Realtor® with but no one could have been more professional or could have gotten better results for us!  We saved money and sold our home for full price. Keep up the good work!"  Mr. and Mrs. H

Vestavia Hills:  "We initially decided to list our home as For Sale By Owner.  We had fair traffic and much of it was Realtors® who wanted to know if we would work with them.  We were contacted by Crawford Realty and this Discount Listing Service seemed to be a great way to expand our presence and have Realtorsa® KNOW that we would work with them.  Within a few days we went from fair traffic to GREAT traffic.  We had 2 offers on our house within 3 weeks.  I have to admit that when my wife mentioned Flat Fee MLS to me I was skeptical, but decided to do it for the exposure.  This was the best move I made and I do not believe that we would have had the quality and number of GOOD offers on our house in such a short time otherwise.  If you want to sell your home and don't want to pay full commissions, I recommend Crawford Realty."  D & CB

Avondale:  “Crawford Realty of Alabama...what a great experience!  Your Flat Fee Service provided all the necessary exposure to sell our house and at a savings of thousands.  Thanks for your expert advice on "pricing it right".  As a result, our house sold quickly and very close to the listing price.”  PP & P McL

Riverchase:  “Wayne, this new way of listing my house (Flat Fee MLS Listings)  saved me over $20,000, and the house sold in two weeks.  Your service is amazing and everyone should try this approach before using a traditional real estate agent."  PM

Alabaster:  “We weren't sure if we would be successful in selling our home without a traditional realtor but decided to try Crawford Realty’s Flat Fee MLS Listing Service to see what would happen. Wayne professionally guided us through each step with patience and great suggestions. He was easy to contact and his services exceeded our expectations. We were amazed when we received a FULL PRICE offer in just 19 days! We are already referring all of our friends! ...Thank you Crawford Realty.” The M Family

Forest Park: "We were shocked to learn our home's value was over $600,000.00 when we decided to sell. We listed with a traditional realtor and reluctantly faced paying $40,000.00 in commission. When it didn't sell we pulled the listing and called Wayne. He listed our home for a flat fee, put it on all of the websites and within 2 weeks it was sold, for $50,000.00 over list price and with a total marketing cost of less than $4000.00. That's the way it should be! Nothing that any other Realtor® could have done would be worth $40,000.00!"
G & M C

Greystone:  “We were moving back to Birmingham when we heard of Crawford Realty of Alabama and their concept of a buyers agent where the agent receives their commission based on the work they did.  What a CONCEPT.  We had always done our own work prior to moving to a new area.  We knew what we wanted, by looking at the internet, previewing homes and talking to others about the area. All this without an agent.  In most cases after contacting an agent they showed us houses we were not interested in.  Using Crawford Realty's concept we looked at the homes we had located and by doing the footwork we benefited.  Once we found the home we liked, Wayne helped us through the process of making the offer.  Wayne was there to help every step of the way.  Even the mortgage people were impressed with how Wayne responded to questions they had.  I would and do recommend Crawford Realty to people I know.  Crawford Realty is changing the way people buy homes just as the internet has changed the way people shop for homes.  Thanks Wayne and Crawford Realty.”  The P’s

Birmingham:  "Thank you for all your help in selling my home.  What a relief, and it was so easy with your help.  I would recommend your Flat Fee program to anyone as it was a pleasure to work with you."  KL

Birmingham:  "I was very impressed with your Discount Listing service from the beginning to the end.  You took great pictures and created a wonderful MLS listing.  You also stayed on top of the sale until it was made final.  Thanks for all your help!"  MF

Homewood:  "Lisa and I really enjoyed working with your company.  We love the value that your flat fee program offers, and all the support you have given us. "  Thanks, CW

Birmingham:  "Wayne, thanks so much for your professionalism and thorough approach to what you do in Birmingham Real Estate.  You did not miss a beat and I sincerely appreciate it… "  RD

Oak Meadows (Hwy 119):  "Wayne, we found that your service was what sold our home!  We had a difficult Realtor® to deal with and you were helpful in every area of dealing with them, keeping us informed and organized, and working out each detail of the sale.  I would definitely recommend you and your discount services!  Thanks for all your help! " A

Vestavia:  "Our house had been already on the market for 7 months when we decided to list it in MLS. We chose Flat Fee MLS and contacted Mr. Crawford in Birmingham. From that moment things sped up: Mr. Crawford gave us useful instructions that helped us to have a lot of visitors – we did not have them before. Soon we had a primary contract and, right after, a backup contract. Our house got sold in about 2 months. If you plan to sell your property in the Birmingham area I can highly recommend using Crawford Realty of Alabama’s flat fee MLS services. It will be a great and reliable help while it saves you several thousands of dollars. "  Dr. B

Wayne:  "Thanks for everything you did to help us sell our home. We sold it just two weeks after listing it in MLS with you!! You were always prompt in returning phone calls and emails and gave us solid advice on our selling price and other contract negotiation issues. Your Discount service exceeded my expectations. If I ever move again I will call you immediately.  Thanks again. "  CH

Vestavia:  "We saved THOUSANDS of dollars using Wayne at Crawford Realty! Wayne is very professional and super helpful! We sold our house quickly for the market in our area. Wayne promptly answered every phone call and e-mail we sent. He was always available whenever we needed him but not constantly calling us like some real estate agents have done in the past.

"If you like a more "hands off" approach to selling a home, but want the benefits of being on the MLS and having a Realtor® help you with all of the legal stuff, this is the company for you! We could not have been more pleased.We are using Wayne for the purchase of our next home, too….Thank you so much, Wayne, for doing what you do! "  K & W McC

Homewood:  "We were looking for a "middle of the road" between For Sale By Owner and using a Realtor®.  Crawford Realty’ flat fee listing service provided just that:  screening of prospective buyers, how to negotiate the contract, what we needed to do as the seller toward closing, and advice on the "not planned for" scenarios after the inspection.  We had a contract and closed in five weeks.  We were pleased with Crawford Realty in every way! "  D & SG

Hoover:  "We truly feel that being listed in the MLS is the very best way to sell a home. With Crawford Realty, you can enjoy the benefits of the MLS and save lots of money in real estate commissions! Wayne was very professional and helpful along the way. We enjoyed meeting potential buyers! After one week of listing with Crawford Realty of Alabama, we had 2 offers. We listed and closed within 3 weeks! Thanks Crawford Realty!" The G’s

Hoover:  "Wayne, we were very pleased with your service and Crawford Realty’s Discount Services.  I believe that many people think 'how do I sell a home' on my own and your company had the answers to that question.  I for one would not do it any other way." T & K S

Helena:  "We were very pleased with the service that Wayne and Crawford Realty provided.  We had a contract that fell through, but then very soon after, a full price offer and a successful contract!  Wayne walked us through the entire process and provided very valuable assistance.  We saved several thousand dollars in Realtor® commissions.  The Flat Fee Real Estate service Wayne provided exceeded our expectations, and we would list with him again and recommend him to anyone. "   J & L W

Birmingham:  "Thank you Wayne Crawford Realty!  I appreciate the help."   M J

Hayden:  "Crawford Realty’s Flat Fee service is the only way to go!  We were amazed at the responses to sale of our home which sold in less than 1 month.  Wayne’s expert advice about pricing our home was right on the money and we were very grateful for that. Wayne was so helpful, patient and quick to respond with the constant questions we had. If or when we decide to do it again you can bet we will be calling him again.  You can’t beat the savings on Realtor® fees either. "Mr. & Mrs. C

Pelham:  "A note to express my thanks and sincere admiration for the way you run your business. Within one day of you posting my home in the MLS the traffic increase was amazing. Your responsiveness, willingness to patiently answer any questions and lightning fast turn around response to calls and emails was excellent. I know many others who have paid thousands more for so much less customer service. Forget traditional selling agents - I'm sold! " KAC

Helena:  "Wayne, of Crawford Realty, is "Simply the Best!"  He sold my house within 24 hours which was truly amazing.  Wayne is such a pleasure to work with because he is professional, kind and extremely helpful.  I still can't believe my house sold so quickly!  Thanks for the great service!  I highly recommend Crawford Realty."  K T

Hoover:  "I really do not know what to say. I do know that if I had a chance to do this all over again, I would start with Crawford Realty (instead of trying to sell as a For Sale By Owner listing.) You offered assistance that greatly exceeded my expectations and I am grateful.  I have told all of my friends that if they are interested in selling their homes, they should consider you first. Thanks for everything." D W

Homewood:  "Crawford Realty of Alabama provided all the services of a traditional Realtor® at much less cost.  Our home sold very fast for a few thousand less than asking price and Crawford Realty provided all the necessary information and instructions on exactly what to do to prepare for the sale and closing.  Thanks."  B McD

"Dear Wayne,
I wanted to take time to send this email to just let you know just how valuable your Real Estate Services have been to my wife and I.  I can't say enough about you and your services... they are the best.  If anyone has any doubts, I can rest them assured that the way you do business is unequalled.  In every respect, you have given us invaluable advice in listing our home, particularly the pricing strategy.  I want you to know that as a builder, this is invaluable information and strategy and I have since used it and it did work, perfectly!  Furthermore, whenever I have asked for your help you not only have always responded positively but very quickly.  I could not ask for more.  Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you, because you have certainly helped me and I could not recommend your services more highly."
GW - Designer Home Builder

Vestavia:  “Crawford Realty of Alabama”..The best thing since sliced bread and Wayne is an expert in the real estate market and shares his in-depth knowledge readily. I would not only highly recommend Crawford Realty of Alabama, but would insist that you take my word and use only them. There are other agents but Wayne and Crawford realty just rock as they are Honest , Open, Meticulous and Expert which makes selling your home a breeze.” A & S L

Trussville:  “Wayne, we appreciate all of your help in the sale of our investment property. With your guidance we were able to make this a success. Because of your help we were able to make more of a profit on our sale. We will definitely use your Flat Fee Real Estate services again and also recommend you to others.”  WD & LB

Hoover:  "Crawford Realty was a blessing to us in selling our home. We are not "business minded" people and were cautious in taking the first steps, but Wayne made us relax and feel confident that we could do this. Wayne was available at all times to give his professional opinion and to answer any of our questions. I really felt that he was "on our side" and doing his best to promote the property. It was shown many, many times which told me the advertising was very good. When it came time to sell Wayne was extremely helpful in taking care of all matters including dealing with real estate agents and attorneys. I would recommend Crawford Realty to everyone regardless of prior knowledge of the real estate business. Call Wayne and go for it! All you can lose is the high real estate commission."  C & J K

Helena:  “Wayne, Thank you so much for everything!  We had our reservations about going with a Flat Fee Realtor® with but no one could have been more professional or could have gotten better results for us!  We saved money and sold our home for full price. Keep up the good work!”  Mr. and Mrs. H

Vestavia Hills:  "We initially decided to list our home as For Sale By Owner.  We had fair traffic and much of it was Realtors® who wanted to know if we would work with them.  We were contacted by Crawford Realty and this Discount Listing Service seemed to be a great way to expand our presence and have Realtorsa® KNOW that we would work with them.  Within a few days we went from fair traffic to GREAT traffic.  We had 2 offers on our house within 3 weeks.  I have to admit that when my wife mentioned Flat Fee MLS to me I was skeptical, but decided to do it for the exposure.  This was the best move I made and I do not believe that we would have had the quality and number of GOOD offers on our house in such a short time otherwise.  If you want to sell your home and don't want to pay full commissions, I recommend Crawford Realty."  D & C B

Avondale:  “Crawford Realty of Alabama...what a great experience!  Your Flat Fee Service provided all the necessary exposure to sell our house and at a savings of thousands.  Thanks for your expert advice on "pricing it right".  As a result, our house sold quickly and very close to the listing price.”  PP & P McL

Riverchase:  “Wayne, this new way of listing my house (Flat Fee MLS Listings)  saved me over $20,000, and the house sold in two weeks.  Your service is amazing and everyone should try this approach before using a traditional real estate agent.”  P M

Alabaster:  “We weren't sure if we would be successful in selling our home without a traditional realtor but decided to try Crawford Realty’s Flat Fee MLS Listing Service to see what would happen. Wayne professionally guided us through each step with patience and great suggestions. He was easy to contact and his services exceeded our expectations. We were amazed when we received a FULL PRICE offer in just 19 days! We are already referring all of our friends! ...Thank you Crawford Realty.” The M Family

Forest Park:  "we were shocked to learn our home's value was over $600,000.00 when we decided to sell. We listed with a traditional realtor and reluctantly faced paying $40,000.00 in commission. When it didn't sell we pulled the listing and called Wayne. He listed our home for a flat fee, put it on all of the websites and within 2 weeks it was sold, for $50,000.00 over list price and with a total marketing cost of less than $4000.00. That's the way it should be! Nothing that any other Realtor® could have done would be worth $40,000.00!"  G & M C

Greystone:  “We were moving back to Birmingham when we heard of Crawford Realty of Alabama and their concept of a buyers agent where the agent receives their commission based on the work they did.  What a CONCEPT.  We had always done our own work prior to moving to a new area.  We knew what we wanted, by looking at the internet, previewing homes and talking to others about the area. All this without an agent.  In most cases after contacting an agent they showed us houses we were not interested in.  Using Crawford Realty's concept we looked at the homes we had located and by doing the footwork we benefited.  Once we found the home we liked, Wayne helped us through the process of making the offer.  Wayne was there to help every step of the way.  Even the mortgage people were impressed with how Wayne responded to questions they had.  I would and do recommend Crawford Realty to people I know.  Crawford Realty is changing the way people buy homes just as the internet has changed the way people shop for homes.  Thanks Wayne and Crawford Realty.”  The P’s

Hoover:  "I have bought and sold numerous hoses throughout the years and hands down, the transaction with Crawford has been the best real estate experience I've had. It is rare to get such a good deal AND great service. It's usually one or the other, but in this case, I know I saved a lot of money and I cannot think of a way the service could have been better. Charlie was more helpful to me than any full-priced realtor I have ever dealt with and was always available to answer questions and offer guidance. I always felt like he had my best interests in mind and I truly appreciate that. I have been recommending your company to everyone I know who is buying or selling. If I ever move again, I will definitely enlist your services. Thanks so much and please let Charlie know how  much I appreciate all his help!"  TS

Vestavia Hills:  "It was a pleasure working with Wayne. We saved a ton of money and the service was great. I definitely recommend using Crawford Realty for all your real estate needs. It is the closest you can get to selling for sale by owner and still having professional help!"  HC

Birmingham:  "I've found Crawford Realty to go the extra mile while my property was on the market. They always provided real estate industry news that I found informative and helpful. My wife and I were extremely happy with the help we received with closing, not to mention the savings as well."  SN

What are people saying?

Hoover: Wayne, we want to thank you for help in selling our house. You were always available and promptly responded to our requests. You kept us informed of all the steps involved in the selling process and guided us through the negotiation process resulting in a smooth transaction. Once again thank you for helping us save money in commissions and your help through this whole process. ZB


Pleasant Grove: I am delighted that I used Crawford Realty to sell my home. Who doesn't like saving money? Also the service could not have been better under any circumstances. Wayne was very knowledgeable and willing to assist in any way possible. When the time comes to sell my next home, I will definitely be a repeat client. SC

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