Complaint Review: Ripoff Report | Jessica Horton & Associates
- Jessica Horton & Associates
892 School Road, Suite B
United States of America
- Phone: 678-871-9660
- Web: http://www.jessicahorton.com/
Jessica Horton & Associates TRUSTED BUSINESS REVIEW: Jessica Horton & Associates dedicated to total customer satisfaction. Jessica Horton & Associates accomplishes this by: implementing excellent customer service and honesty with sophisticated cutting-edge technology.
*UPDATE: Jessica Horton & Associates pledges commitment to Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy, Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. A program that benefits consumers, ensuring complete satisfaction, confidence when doing business with a member business. Jessica Horton & Associates recognized by Ripoff Report Verified™ as a safe business service.
Ripoff Report's discussions with Jessica Horton & Associates have uncovered an ongoing dedication by the company to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect that the company will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any concerns. Jessica Horton & Associates listens carefully to client concerns and sees them as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services.
EDitor's UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to Jessica Horton & Associates for its full commitment to quality customer service.
Ripoff Report's discussions with Jessica Horton & Associates have uncovered an ongoing dedication by the company to total client satisfaction. [continued below]....
Jessica Horton & Associates' principal, Mrs. Jessica Horton, has informed us that her personal philosophy is that his clients success are the heart of the business. As a successful businesswoman, Mrs. Horton feels it is critical to listen to her clients and respond properly. By always putting her customers first, Mrs. Horton hopes to maintain Jessica Horton & Associates as a successful enterprise both now and for many years to come. Jessica further told us that her personal business philosophy is based on the premise that "strives to add value in service, understanding that a successful business model is based on value-added services, and client care". Jessica Horton says this, "We are one of the top residential real estate companies for helping home owners sell their homes for less commission and hassle. With us, you'll always receive a complex and customized approach to marketing your home that comes from a team who consistently sells homes for more money and less real estate commission. We truly offer exceptional service for about half the price."
One of the things Ripoff Report learned in the course of its review is that typical customer feedback reads, "Jessica Horton & Associates truly communicate all aspects of the service in a timely and effective manner. We are very pleased with the responsiveness that the employees show us. They are serious about meeting commitments, and deliver on their promises."
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The information provided in this report below is based on comments made by Jessica Horton during an onsite inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases toward Jessica Horton & Associates.
Jessica Horton & Associates is a boutique real estate firm that specializes in residential real estate. Their goal is to offer exceptional service at almost half the cost of the competition. This is achieved through implementing the latest in cutting edge technology, as well as, "determination and hard work." Jessica Horton stated the following about her company, "my vision is to continue focusing on helping me clients get where they want to go...to save my clients money, and to make things easier for them every step of the way."
Leads for Jessica Horton & Associates are primary acquired through online marketing and referrals from past clients. Ms. Horton explained the sales process a potential client would experience with her company, "I spend a lot of time with the seller at our initial listing appointment." Ms. Horton makes sure that her client's are fulling prepared for either selling or purchasing a home in the current market. Ms. Horton also stated the following in regards to sale processes, "I'm going to make myself available to them every step of the way."
CUSTOMER CARE & COMPLAINT RESOLUTION FROM JESSICA HORTON & ASSOCIATES
During the onsite interview, Ms. Horton was asked to describe some of the common complaints that Jessica Horton & Associates receives. While Ms. Horton did assure us that she rarely receives complaints she did express that sometimes there is miscommunication between herself and her clients. Ms. Horton stated, "I once has a seller who didn't check their e-mail...they gave me their email address when we listed their home, but didn't mention to me that they rarely use it. I was emailing them updates about their home, but they weren't getting them. I made the mistake of assuming that they just weren't very responsive...the seller was very upset, and rightfully so. They thought that I hadn't kept my word to them. However, when we talked the issue was quickly resolved." In order to avoid situations like this in the future Jessica Horton & Associates implemented a system of communication in order to determine the best method of contact, "our clients let us know the level of communication they need and want...we tailor that around each individual client."
When asked to comment on complaints posted on Ripoff Report's website Ms. Horton expressed that the complaints were posted one of her former real estate agents, Michael Creel. Ms. Horton stated, "I was Mr. Creel's broker. I also rented a home from him for a period of time. The real estate company that I brokered at was merged with another real estate company. Due to a drastic change in direction of the company and my salary...I elected not to take a management position at the new brokerage. I legally terminated my lease and forfeited my security deposit with Mr. Creel. Mr. Creel threatened to extort me if I didn't pay him an additional $20,000 for terminating my lease with him. If I didn't capitulate to his demands, that he would come online and destroy me and my business." Ms. Horton further stated, "he came online and viciously attacked my business. The title of his report is clearly aimed at attacking my brokerage." Ms. Horton went on to assure future clients through her several accreditations. In 2006 she was named one of the top 30 real estate agents in the United States under the age of 30. In addition, "I've also saved my clients over $400,000 in real estate commissions (compared to paying 6%) with my fair commission program."
Jessica Horton & Associates is proud to be a part of Ripoff Reports Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program. She further explains by stated, "I want my clients and customers to know beyond any shadow of a doubt that I am 100% committed to their satisfaction. I will do everything in my power to help them get where they want to go when they want to be there. To help save then time and money. And to make things easier for them every step of the way."
JESSICA HORTON’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Office Rookie of the Year: 2002
Office Top Producer: 2003 – 2014
Realtor Magazine “30 under 30” award winner in 2006
Guest speaker for the Real Estate Buyers Agency Counsel at the National Association of Realtors(r)
JESSICA HORTON & ASSOCIATES – STATEMENTS FROM THE OWNER JESSICA HORTON
" We are one of the top residential real estate companies in the Griffin, Georgia market. With us, you'll always receieve a customized marketing plan for your home. I will help you get where you want to go... when you want to be there. I will help you save money--and time--every step of the way. We truly offer exceptional service for about half the price."
Jessica Horton & Associates' clients have expressed their confidence in Jessica's work ability: Jessica Horton & Associates takes employee satisfaction seriously as well. Employee feedback and surveys reveal comments such as this, "We were first drawn to Jessica Horton by her many ‘Under Contract’ and ‘Sold’ signs in the community. But what clinched our choice of Jessica as our real estate broker was our first meeting. Let us explain. In our lifetime we have bought and sold over 20 homes, so we have had plenty of experience with Realtors(r). We found Jessica to be very different—in fact, quite unique. At our first meeting, she answered every question we asked. In short, we really connected with her.
We have had the best experience with Jessica that we have ever had with a real estate professional. Without fail, she always does what she says she’s doing to do. We particularly admire the way she runs her business. Her website, her primary tool for marketing our home, is spectacular! Far and away more informative than the MLS and agent sites. We were very pleased with the way our home was presented—the photos were beautiful and there were so many of them! Jessica made numerous helpful suggestions for staging our home. And she called us after each and every showing to give us feedback, in contrast to other Realtors(r) whom we have had to beg for this critical information. We were extremely impressed that Jessica is so knowledgeable about so many things. Jessica knows all theSun City Peachtree(r) models backwards and forwards. She could certainly answer any question a prospective buyer might ask. And the many folks she showed our home to were all qualified buyers. She doesn’t waste your time with anyone who isn’t qualified. Some well-meaning members of the community disagreed with our decision to go with Jessica and to NOT list our home on the MLS.
With her success, Jessica has certainly proven the conventional wisdom wrong! In short, there was never any shortage of qualified prospective buyers. Not being on the MLS in no way handicapped Jessica or her production. There was even a rumor that Jessica charged for each showing of our home. Well, we are here to tell you that that rumor is false. In fact, working with Jessica and her program saved us over $8,000! Through our experience at Sun City Peachtree(r), we have really come to care about Jessica Horton. Now we are some of her biggest cheerleaders! Bill & Carol"
Ripoff Report was pleased to learn that Jessica Horton & Associates past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client and employee satisfaction.
STATED IMPROVEMENTS FROM JESSICA HORTON & ASSOCIATES
Jessica Horton & Associates recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Ripoff Report's review, Jessica Horton & Associates has made organizational changes allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience.
In summary, after our review, which included discussions with Jessica Horton, Ripoff Report is convinced that Jessica Horton & Associates is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.
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NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED
Jessica Horton & Associates Jessica Horton, McDonough Real Estate In a little more than ninety days my home would be in shambles, and Jessica Wynn Horton would flee the State of Washington owing me thousands for rent and damages. Internet
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STATEMENT FROM JESSICA HORTON & ASSOCIATES:
This report is false because: This is a personal matter. However, the writer of the report elected to attack my business. My business has NOTHING to do with our personal issues. I leased a property from this individual (he was also one of my real estate agents that I had to reprimand for misconduct). We had to termite our lease (lawfully) with him because the company that I was working for went under and didn't pay me. He threaten to post this report if I didn't agree to pay him additional monies. He tried to extort me. Our personal rent issue has NOTHING to do my business. But, yet, he attacked my business to cause me harm.
NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED
Jessica Wynn Horton is her name, and she rolled into our Bellevue Brokerage like the second coming of Christ. She had come from a little town named Griffin, a suburb of Atlanta Georgia. It was the summer of 2008, and the beginning of a long costly ordeal for my wife and I that continues to this day.
Jessica was hailed as a Godsend by the Brokerage owner, she was going to save the company, the agents, and perhaps even the free world from the real estate collapse that was just cresting on the horizon at the time.
What we didn't know was that she was also running away from a trail of broken promises in Griffin Georgia; as well as lawsuits, frozen assetts, and frozen bank accounts.
At the time, as an agent, I was on my way out. I didn't see the failure of the market and banking system as something I could afford to ride out. With two homes and three mortgages, I needed something a little more solid for income. I had just accepted a job overseas in Iraq and was leaving in just 6 weeks.
Jessica and Jason Horton needed a place to stay, they had rented a home from the owner of the company, and according to the owner of the company, her parents had decided to sell the home and would like it vacated. Jessica seemed to be the perfect tenant, someone I could truly trust with our home I had just 3 years prior paid $500,000 for. Never in my life have I been so wrong.
In a little more than ninety days my home would be in shambles, and Jessica Wynn Horton would flee the State of Washington owing me over $20,000 for rent and damages. This would be the beginning of an oddysey that would last years, and cost my wife and I a fortune.
After being in Iraq just 4 months, I would have to fly home to clean and repair a luxury home chock full of garbage, rotten food, rooms full of furniture and worthless junk. All of this done to me by my own real estate Broker Jessica Wynn Horton!
Beware of doing business with this Broker,
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