On December 31, 2015 Max McDaniel, Broker/Owner of Max McDaniel Real Estate picked me up, took me to a closing on my home; and, then, out to lunch. After a disastrous divorce and years of trying to refinance/keep my home for me and my children, I was able to go into 2016 with a peaceful mind set!
I wish I was able to tell others exactly how wonderful Mrs. McDaniel is when it comes to taking care of her real estate clients/customers. I learned this during the 11 months she single handed save my home from two foreclosed mortgages when previously employed attorneys/Realtor® could not do so!
Her knowledge in all areas of real estate, residential/commercial is awesome—When she gave me a copy of her Resume I felt really special that she would take time to even talk to me in my financial condition. You would think I was worth a million dollars and she wanted my business and connections.
During the time she operated as my REALTOR®:
She had to take on a big Insurance Company, USAA Insurance Company, to secure the reissuance of a check my water intrusion contractor misappropriated in the amount of just over $23,000.00, which because it had been cashed they would not reissue. Until this was settled, my lenders would not agree to a “Short Sale, even though we had a fully qualified and standing ready to close buyer for more than the current appraisal on my property.” Her years of extensive experience positioned her with knowledge/communication skills to force that Company’s arrogant Executives to meet our needs. Don’t get me wrong, she is a Mediation/Arbitration certified expert and patiently worked with them until it was absolutely necessary on my behalf “to set her foot down, legally at no cost to me, in such a way they were compelled to cooperate exactly as we needed them to do so and in a time-frame she demanded.”
Personally if I had been in her place with her skills, making minimum fee she was forced by the Lender to take, I would probably have used the big guns first instead of negotiating. (That contractor and I were not able to get USAA to work with us…we just kept getting a run-around for months.)
She had to take on an arrogant/negligent attorney representing my first mortgage while I endured constant, almost daily, communications trying to refinance under special programs/bankruptcy. Mrs. McDaniel took my business on in an as she put it “informed way—Listed so that she could own the property and operate “as if she was the owner, yet keeping me involved.”
When she put her proposal into writing as the Broker of her Company, I felt secure. I knew of her socially and knew of her “good works and about the integrity attached to her good name as a business woman. However, the attorneys involved in the two mortgages on the property took notice to treat her as if she was their equals. These reactions are a result of her many years of experience as well as commercial/investment/college courses, in what I am told by those who know, cost her over $50,000.00 investment on her part as well as yearly on-going education efforts and yearly financial renewal of designations earned.
Let me explain how she was able to save my home in spite of these attorneys. We were still sending about 19 pages of documents every 30 days for five months, usually a few at a time on a daily basis as the lender would want an update item by item as they came to a document instead of viewing the package and asking for what they wanted all at once. Can you imagine how another Realtor® would have been coming to me constantly for my signature under a normal listing agreement? (If they didn’t just drop me because of inconvenience.) Even though I had a standing ready buyer and willing to close they scheduled my home for a court-house sale on December 8, 2015.
We contacted attorney/lenders requesting a delay which they said they were working on Daily when we contacted them. Two days before the scheduled sale I was desperate. Mrs. McDaniel personally used her communicating skills/knowledge and used her good reputation as a free Mediator in the court system for years to get the judge to reschedule the sale until late April to give us a chance to close. This action is usually completed by an attorney. The one we contacted wanted $1,000.00 to write this petition to the Court. I could not trust that it could be accomplished within two days! So Max came to my rescue and took care of it! The foreclosure attorney in South Florida, even though I was paying for his services monthly because they added onto my mortgage, had not notified the lenders that the sale had not taken place and postponed even two weeks later!
Mrs. McDaniel arranged for the buyer to agree to give me a Contract for Deed so that I can continue to live in the home, pay the mortgage payments, etc. and get a deed when I can financially refinance and buy the home. Veronica Bryant, the buyer, cannot say enough about her satisfaction with Mrs. McDaniel. She asks about Mrs. McDaniel often when we speak!
In summary, there is probably not a better REALTOR® in Jacksonville. Mrs. McDaniel Serves as a Notary for her clients/friends at no cost. She is always well-dressed professional; and, she has a ready smile and kind word for all she meets. She is a joy to be around. She is a well-rounded American, very patriotic and well informed as she comes from a Virginia political family and was married to a US Navy Officer for over 44 years before he passed away as a result of Vietnam service resulting in a ten year, bed-bound life at home. She expended a fortune caring for him because she would not stash him away in a VA facility.
Her social life is humanistic driven. She has been honored by her fellow REALTORS® for years to represent them on the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors® Grievance and Professional Standards Committees. She is a certified Mediator to provide a first line attempt for solving difficulties. She has served as a Florida Hunter Safety License Instructor as well as an NRA Conceal Carry Permit Instructor. She maintains an immaculate home inside and beautifully landscaped outside. She is really a great landscaper and is in the process of working with the Elders to redo the extensive grounds at the Wesconnett Church of Christ, Wesconnett Blvd, Jacksonville, Florida. This is just one of her philanthropic endeavors.
Her motto: “Tell Max What You Want & She Will Get It Done!” is a fact I can attest to as she made it happen for me and my family. I can assure anyone that they can count on it when she says, “You can take it to the bank.”
Deborah MartinDeborah Martin, Customer
E. Winter Berry Road
I have known Ms. Max McDaniel for over twenty years, and I am keenly aware of her attributes in operations and business experience in social as well as a professional level. Her reputation is impeccable in the Real Estate industry, and her qualifications, experience and substantial knowledge in finance, strategy, construction and analysis in a tightly-regulated industry are highly desirable attributes.
Ms. McDaniel has surpassed almost all of her peers in the levels of course studies, completion and attainment of impressive Real Estate credentials.
During a period of: severe industry turndown, Ms. McDaniel continued to excel in Sales and Performance by developing strategic plans and by utilizing her extensive knowledge of a diverse market. She has consistently been a Century 21® Top Sales Agent; and she has earned many prestigious awards and accolades throughout her 28+ year career. She establishes a close rampart with her contemporaries and clients; thereby, she insures that all goals are attainable and completed with a high degree of satisfaction!
She has accepted positions of responsibility in Community, County and Collegiate affairs. She has shown great Expertise in leadership roles in organizing, planning and completing many difficult challenges within these arenas which has resulted in significant contributions. Ms. Max is very attuned to the needs and desires of everyone with whom she works. She has a keen perspective! on both social and client issues which are key to a Company's success.
We highly recommend Ms. McDaniel be considered as a "First Round" choice as her contributions, service and loyalty will be a high asset as an employee or business partner.
In summary: Tell Max What You Want & She Will Get it Done!
Respectfully, Jerry R. BrooksJerry R. Brooks, Pensacola Florida
I have known Max McDaniel for over 25 years in both Church and Realty areas in the Pensacola, Florida area. I will attempt to cover my family's involvement with her within two areas:
In Church Work:
She was a devoted in her attendance on Sunday Morning, Sunday night House Groups and Wednesday Night Bible Study. She was always immaculate in her attire and unweaving in her Christian attitude toward all Church sponsored events. Her ready smile was infectious as was her attitude toward assisting those in need. She did not need to be asked, readily seeking out those who needed financial or physical or emotional help. As a Deacon at Gateway Church of Christ I, as well as other Deacons and the Elders, stood in awe of her energy even though she took care of her Military disabled and bed-bound Husband for over 10 years. She patterned her life with those attributes mentioned for a virtuous woman in King James Bible, Proverbs Chapter 31. Her home, grounds, were always immaculate and stood as the background for many Christian events.
She maintained a large Commercial Greenhouse and constantly provided fresh "orchids" for the home-bound members and church sponsored events like ~~seniors-at-Heart Banquet." Her husband's bedroom suite was maintained exquisitely and always contain fresh orchids and/or flowers from her luscious grounds. She not only 11talked the talk, but she walked the walk" for Christian Life. She is greatly missed at Gateway Church of Christ in Pensacola, Florida!
In Real Estate Work:
She completed the education required, completed the number of closed transactions with Seniors and earned the SRES Designation (Senior Real Estate Specialist) from the National Association of REALTORS® as well as the Senior Connection Legal Designation From Century 21® Franchise.
Ms. McDaniel was known to have both character and integrity-a rare combination in the Commercial world. SHE IS FABULOUS WHEN IT COMES TO WORKING WITH SENIORS! When I lost my Father and my Mother had to be relocated, due to necessity, she was tremendous in not only her Real Estate activity in helping to get my Mother and Aunt into new homes ... even though the other REALTORS involved make her do most of their work--but also in making sure that they had the best on the market to meet their needs. She never complains or puts others down to make herself look good. She continued to show my Mother consideration and love even to this date from her current location in Jacksonville, Florida.
I cannot begin to explain all of Mrs. McDaniel's additional education accomplishments/endeavors. However, she provided us with an updated Bio when asking for our business, and I am sure she has a current one available upon request.
You can rest easy when you employ Max McDaniel because she treats all her clients like family. "When she speaks, you will be able to trust her!" Her rapport with her clients and her fellow REALTORS® is second to none!Ronald J Putnal, Pensacola Florida