I made an exhaustive list for Lawrence of EXACTLY what I wanted; and he found the perfect house, in my price range, on the very first try. He supremely navigated the offer process, gave good negotiation advice, and made good references for mortgage lender, inspectors, home warranty, etc. It was a very smooth, low-stress process.
I recently moved into the Dallas area and was looking for a home in the area. I was told by co-workers to use their realtors and I did try them at first. What I found was they had their own agenda. It was as if what I was looking for didn't matter to them. They showed me only the homes they felt I would like.
I was getting frustrated and just wanted to thrown in the towel for awhile but tried one more time to find a realtor on my own. I saw Lawrence's Intown Dwelling sign out at an open house one morning while running so I stopped in to talk to him. I figured if he was showing a property in one of the areas I liked he might be a good person to reach out to. I am so glad I did!
Lawrence is not a bs-er and I liked that from the start. He told me what I could expect, where we should look to find a home that met my needs and he took the time to compile a list of homes in areas I was not even aware existed! As a result of his knowledge of neighborhoods in the area I was able to find the home I wanted in a neighborhood I never knew existed and he was able to help negotiate a fair price!
I really enjoyed working with Lawrence and I would recommend him to anyone. He is a real person who knows his stuff. I also have to add that his personality is fun - again, no BS!! I appreciate that! You will be glad you reached out to him just like I was! He handled everything professionally and efficiently!M M
Our family was growing and it was time for another home. Meeting Lawrence was pure chance, but we are certainly glad that we did! From the first meeting to the last, he was always a valued partner.
Lawrence has a good natured, easy going approach that was welcome during such a stressful time. His knowledge of the buying process and local real estate market are second to none. We were looking in neighborhoods where the houses were going quickly and Lawrence was always available at a moment’s notice. He took the time to work with our best interest in mind and would advise on issues we may not have seen or been aware of.
We are very thankful for having met Lawrence and would highly recommend him, and Intown Dwellings, for any of your DFW buying or selling needs.
- Scott and Rebecca Sojourner
My wife and moved from Austin to the Dallas area and were very pleased to meet Lawrence shortly after our arrival. We consulted with Lawrence about looking for a home in a safe and quiet location and he guided us throughout our search. We liked his caring attitude about our needs in choosing an area and home style and most of all his honest opinion about our lifestyle fit with the houses we looked at. Lawrence was very thorough throughout the search and sales process and met every schedule that we required of him. Ultimately, our home purchase was made easy and was handled professionally every step of the way. I commend his diligent work for this major event in our lives and highly recommend Lawrence to anyone who may need strong and caring representation when looking and purchasing a home in Dallas. Richard and Sandra Rodriguez
Buying a house in Dallas can be a daunting experience. The perfect house can come and go very quickly. Lawrence was great at helping us navigate such a fast paced market. He was very encouraging when our home search at times seemed hopeless. He was always available and willing to take us to see new houses on very short notice. While working with him, he makes you feel as though you are his only client. Once we found the perfect home for us, his sage advice made the home-buying process as painless and streamlined as possible. He was always on top of things and stayed in close contact, reminding us of important dates, throughout the process. He is a professional who obviously enjoys what he does and takes pride in the service he provides. Lawrence started off as our realtor and ended up becoming a family friend! We will definitely use him when we make our next move.Julie & John Goodwin
I would like to make a recommendation for Lawrence Mendive. Lawrence helped us locate and purchase a home this spring. When we began the process I had told Lawrence I wasn't sure what goals we had. We didn't know if we were going to buy a new home for ourselves or just a new rent home. Most agents wouldn't have taken me seriously and would have blown me off. Lawrence was very patient and accommodating. He helped us narrow our searches and never made me feel that I was a bother to him. It was even fun at times. He is very easy to work with. What a nice experience! He took a very personal interest and was very professional.
Michael & Kimberly Klein
I would highly recommend Lawrence Mendive for buying a house! As a first-time home buyer I was a bit apprehensive about the process after hearing some of the horror stories from my family and friends, but Lawrence was extremely reassuring and walked me through the entire process. He was very patient and explained each step along the way and answered all of my questions and concerns. Although some people working on commission might be eager to get you to buy as quickly as possible, I was impressed with Lawrence's willingness to take the necessary time to find me the perfect home. Weekend after weekend we searched high and low. While we found a few possibilities, Lawrence encouraged me to continue my search. I am so glad I did, because I now have a home that I love! I didn't compromise on anything that I was looking for and feel so blessed to have waited patiently. Lawrence warned me about the pitfalls of being an "emotional buyer" and I'm so glad that he helped steer me away from a few houses that I was originally interested in. In addition to the expertise Lawrence provided, I was equally impressed with the people he surrounded himself with - everyone from the mortgage broker he recommended to the inspector to the title company. They were all top-notch and were extremely responsive, competent, and willing to go the extra mile. Having gone through the process of buying my first house, I can honestly say that it was not only easy, but fun! Lawrence's style is a refreshing approach - a solid combination of strong people skills, negotiation skills, and market expertise. I would highly recommend Lawrence and would use him in the future for any of my buying or selling needs.
Lawrence was amazing. I hired him/Intown Dwellings to sell my house in Dallas. He had the house sold at full price within 30 days of the listing and the closing executed within 75 days. He could have closed it sooner, but I couldn't pack fast enough! All I can say is Thank You, Lawrence!Pat Johnson
We recently relocated to Dallas from Washington, DC. We had a lot to learn about the Dallas housing market, and were very fortunate to meet and work with Lawrence Mendive. His eagerness and enthusiasm were infectious, and his knowledge of the market was extremely valuable. More importantly, Lawrence took the time to get to know us and learn what we were interested in. By listening to what we liked and didn’t like, he was able to key in on the homes that we might want and not waste time showing us homes that we certainly would not like. Lawrence was patient, helpful and always available. When you are shopping for a home long distance, holiday weekends tend to be part of the time you spend searching for a home. Lawrence had no trouble making time for us – even on those weekends -- and never made us feel like anything but his most important clients. We would enthusiastically recommend Lawrence Mendive to anyone who needs a real estate professional who truly understands the market AND the customer.Andrew Fortin and Sam Tornabene
Lawrence went above and beyond for us. My parents were moving to Texas. I'd like to mention they had been in Missouri since birth and are 70 and 80. Very traumatic!!Anyway, we explained the incredible needs they had and they are very picky. Lawrence communicated long distant for months to get them ready for the brief survey of properties they would see. During these months he would submit, they would find something wrong. He never got frustrated or pushy, just said "No worries" and kept going. Amazing, I would have quit. They came for their brief visit and he nailed it. They offered, they bought a house. Lawrence, then navigated them through the buying process and closing all long distance as well. No problem. They love the house now that they are here and sing Lawrence's praises. His diligence and patience was astounding.
Selling a house with two children under four and three dogs is never an easy job, but Lawrence Mendive and his team at Intown Dwellings made it an enjoyable experience. We not only sold our house in a timely manner and received just under asking price but also he helped us find the house of our dreams. Thanks Lawrence!!
Molly & Ryan Lewis
From the point of pricing it properly, in order to get the most possible return without pricing us out of the market…your willingness to host an Open House every week until we had a deal…. as well as your relentless determination that the buyer’s financing must be proven prior to locking in a contract ….these are just a few of the strategies you implemented that ultimately landed us a closing date within 60 days of going on the market. Your professionalism and attention to detail made this difficult time as painless as humanly possible. You are awesome!Gayla
For several years, my wife and I owned a very unique, century old home in the Munger Place district of East Dallas. When we decided to sell, Lawrence Mendive came very highly recommended and we signed a contract. We couldn't be happier with the result. Lawrence spent a great deal of time getting to know the house and its history and he developed a beautiful piece of collateral material and a marketing approach that really stressed the benefits of living in a vintage home. Munger Place is a very niche market: the neighborhood is eclectic and not everyone is suited to the dedication an older home demands. Countless weekends found Lawrence tirelessly hosting an open house, searching for the perfect buyer. When those buyers arrived, Lawrence guided us through the process with patience and the closing came off effortlessly. We are now thrilled with our new home (that Lawrence also helped us find) and we are happy to call him our friend.
Lee and Dena Carter
Thank you Lawrence Mendive! I can't say enough how Lawrence and Intown Dwellings helping me buy a home.
I am new to Dallas and had no idea where to start. Lawrence was recomended to me by a previous client of his and I couldn't be happier. He matched several neighborhoods to my lifestyle and showed me many great options. When I found my dream home he negotiated quickly for a good price and kept me informed throughout the process. When I panicked they wouldn't accept my terms he was calm.
This is my 5th home purchase and Lawrence is the best realtor/broker I have worked with in the US.
Thank you, thank you, thank you Lawrence! Kinsey A
Lawrence was amazing. I hired him/Intown Dwellings to sell my house in Dallas. He had the house sold at full price within 30 days of the listing and the closing executed within 75 days. He could have closed it sooner, but I couldn't pack fast enough! All I can say is Thank you Lawrence!Paul B
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