Peter And Almut Guthmann Were Most Professional And Proactive In Achieving A Timely And ”Best Price” For Our Recent Berlin Real Estate Sale.
As an introduction, I believe that Peter Guthmann’s recent assignment to sell our two rental buildings, located in Berlin, presented a real ongoing challenge as it required a great deal of flexibility on his part in dealing with non-German speaking, off-shore owners resident in New York, London and Edinburgh.
In early 2015, we decided that the timing was right to put the properties on the market. The buildings, which were occupied by 19 tenants, were managed by a local managing agent.
I was very fortunate to have been introduced to Peter and Almut Guthmann in about 2008 by a real estate contact. After contract signing, they immediately proceeded to thoroughly inspect the property and submitted a most impressive and easy-to-read professional real estate report.
Usefully, their report provided both positive and negative insights concerning the properties’ saleable condition. What impressed us most were Peter and Almut’s [significant contributions as an architect] perceptions and insights that “flushed out” several “hidden value” recommendations that definitely enhanced the properties’ saleable value. It gave us the confidence that they are true professionals, who do not take arbitrary shortcuts, but do their best for their clients. This is evidenced by the fact that, through their best efforts, we were able to “close” within a very reasonable time-frame. Additionally, with Peter’s extensive international contacts, we were, indeed very fortunate in achieving a substantially higher price than several quotes proffered by the Berlin competition!
We truly appreciate that Peter patiently provided us with incisive advice and readily spent an inordinate amount of time guiding us through the complex German legal system during the contract drafting and closing cycles. Further, post-closing, he also efficiently followed up, on our behalf, with the buyers confirming timely and full compliance with the critical contract terms.
To conclude, as you have most likely gathered, we can only express our highest regard and sincere appreciation to Peter and Almut for always being there for us when we needed guidance. They are “straight shooters” who perform in an honest and frank manner which is most reassuring for the owners. Accordingly, we give them full marks and can, honestly, recommend them to customers who are searching for reliable, honest, productive and truly knowledgeable real estate advisors.