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Bill Brett, Gulf Shores: I highly recommend Denise Evans of Butler Evans Commercial Brokerage and Consulting for any real estate transaction needs. My wife and I recently engaged Denise's services for the second time to help us secure a complicated foreclosure sale, and we were extremely pleased with the results.Denise is an expert in the troubled real estate space and possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience. She is easy to work with and very thorough in her approach. For a very reasonable fee, Denise plotted a course of action and did all of the work, including working with directly with attorneys, completing all paperwork, and bidding on the property. Her efforts and expertise were invaluable in helping us navigate the many layers of challenges we encountered.I have no hesitation recommending Denise to anyone needing consultation services for complicated real estate transactions. She is an outstanding professional and a true pleasure to work with. We would certainly use her again in the future for any of our real estate needs.
Mike Ross, President and CEO, CB&S Bank: Denise did an outstanding job in assisting us to acquire the property that will house our Tuscaloosa headquarters. She was diligent in presenting us with numerous options, some of which were not on the market but could be purchased. Once we zeroed in on our top choice, Denise did a great job managing the negotiations as well as the closing of the sale of the property. I would highly recommend Denise to anyone needing to buy or sell commercial real estate in the Tuscaloosa area!
Dave Krider, Birmingham: I’ve used Denise Evans for a number of real estate consulting and brokerage needs. For consulting, she handled a complicated post-closing problem for me on a property I sold and also took back a mortgage. On a property I wanted to purchase, she worked as a consultant and turned up a minor discrepancy when she attempted to find a legal description to put on the purchase contract. Everybody told her it did not matter at that stage, but she insisted on an answer. That led to discovery of the property never having been subdivided from a larger parcel and never assessed in the seller’s name rather than the tax-exempt government prior owner. If she had not found these problems, and I signed the contract, at a minimum closing would have been delayed many months in order to obtain subdivision approval. Worst case, I would have been hit with five years of escaped taxes with my first tax bill after closing. The seller was not cooperative regarding contract language Denise recommended I include to protect myself, so I cancelled the LOI and moved on. For another property, I was under contract and the Earnest Money had already gone hard. About two weeks later, a tenant with 50% of the space said they would not renew at year end. That changed all of my numbers, all of my risk analysis. Denise found a way to extend the Inspection Period at no cost to me, which allowed me time to re-evaluate, ultimately cancel the contract, and obtain a full refund of my Earnest Money. Most recently she represented me on acquisition of an office building that seemed like a good price on paper, but was an incredibly great price after she figured out all the accounting mistakes made by the seller’s management company. We just closed on that property, and she has taken over management of the building for me. Although I am very experienced in real estate, Denise has taught me a lot, made a lot of problems disappear, and helped me reach all of my goals. I can’t imagine doing a real estate deal without her.
Chris Ball, Tuscaloosa: Denise identified two off-market properties she thought were consistent with my investment portfolio, pitched them to me, secured contracts on them, and took care of all details from negotiations, due diligence and even after closing. One of her contract clauses allowed us to recover over 15% of our purchase price, net after repairs, from a claim against the seller’s casualty insurance. More than a commercial broker, Denise is a concierge service for real estate investors. She provides knowledge, experience, excellent communications and timely follow up. I would definitely use her again.
Archie Drake, Nashville: The best Commercial Broker that I have ever met. Very professional and responsive in my inquiries about properties. Denise has a very broad knowledge about CRE and also is always aware about the current news locally and nationally in relation to all matters about real estate . She knows everybody, she knows the community. She is very resourceful in finding off-market properties. Thank you Denise! I will work with you again in the nearest future!
Greg Evans, Tuscaloosa: Denise is my stepmother. But, having known her for many years, I know that she works as hard for all of her clients as she did for me.I had been leasing office space for over a decade and was always too afraid to take the leap into ownership. Denise did a full analysis to show me the after-tax benefits of owning vs renting. She tirelessly searched for the perfect property for me, and within a short period of time found a property that met my requirements but was even better for many reasons besides price. She kept me completely in the loop, and was always available to explain things. She researched and analyzed everything. But she also has a keen intuition for anticipating concerns and addressing them, as well as quickly grasping the needs of her clients. She said the property I wanted to buy was a good price. Everybody else said it was WAY overpriced. She did negotiate the price down a little bit. I bought it, and it appraised for my purchase price, and now I am so grateful I trusted her because I love my new offices. Other offices around me have sold since, for much higher prices. Nobody knows how different things are with Denise until they experience her services. I had not used her before because she was living on the farm she and my Dad owned in Chilton County, and it was not practical. Now that they are back in Tuscaloosa, I will use her for all of my commercial purchases and sales. Rarely do I feel confident enough in people to recommend their services to my friends and family. But I wholeheartedly and without reservation would commend Denise to you for all of your commercial real estate needs.
Appie Millsaps, Tuscaloosa: Denise was able to sell our office building in record time with an aggressive marketing campaign reaching out to potential categories of buyers and continuous follow-up of all leads. She had everything at her fingertips for potential buyer questions, and was able to respond instantly and decisively when there was interest. She provided us with written reports at least weekly regarding her activities and the results. I particularly appreciate that she anticipated any and all bumps in the road to closing and completely shepherded that process with no problems or delays at all, despite some serious challenges. I can highly recommend her for a selling experience that will be exceptional.
David Evans (no relation to Denise Evans), Tuscaloosa: Denise Evans is strategic. Methodical negotiator, with a client first mentality. A wealth of knowledge, coupled with a bird's eye view of all possibilities. No deal is beyond her scope and no room is too Big. She is the closer!
Thomas Kramer, Mobile: I was very impressed with Denise's professionalism, her experience and her knowledge. I am very pleased with the work she did for me, the whole process was surprisingly smooth. Denise kept me updated every time there was a change and she helped me with every question I had. She's a true professional, always available to answer questions. I would highly recommend Denise to anyone in need of her services.
Terrance Feggins, Semmes: What I truly found to be exceptional, was the way that she treated my issues when I hired her for consultation. Denise really cares for the clients she represents, and for me , when I had any questions or concerns she went well out of her way to ensure that my issues were addressed with the utmost professionalism. This was a great investment! Well worth the money!!! I will definitely use her services again in the future. I highly recommend her to anyone who is need of a good, fair and knowledgeable professional!
Harry Tatum, Birmingham: I've use Denise's consulting and she has guided me with "must meet" deadlines as well as question I should ask for information. On each occasion, I was given the best approach for the best outcome!
Jason Osborn, Fairhope: I found Denise Evans' expertise invaluable in my role as a court-appointed receiver. Denise possesses both breadth and depth of experience necessary to make value and process judgments in connection with tax sales and redemption. She is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of redemption, including valuation, construction, maintenance, sales and marketing, and operation of various types of real property, and she is not afraid to get her hands dirty. [Note from Denise: He means that I climbed up on a flat roof with the inspector and went inside a junked out building, NOT that I knee-capped someone!] As a practicing lawyer, I was already generally familiar with the redemption process, but I learned a tremendous amount from Denise. Beyond her substantive knowledge, I truly appreciated Denise's responsiveness and diligence as a referee. I would highly recommend Denise Evans to anyone.JoJo, Birmingham: Denise is very knowledgeable, informative and helpful. Many websites point to her as the Alabama expert and I totally agree. I was not disappointed, the products/services that Butler-Evans offers has exceeded my expectations.The consulting is definitely worth it if you want to pick the sharpest mind regarding Alabama real estate.
William Lawrence, Decatur: Denise Evans' service was excellent. I highly recommend her. If you're up against a bank or a cut-throat hedge fund lawyer, she will help you navigate the process. If you've kept good records & done your part, Denise Evans will help deliver a favorable outcome. She's clever, diligent, fun and very easy to work with. William Lawrence, Birmingham
Wallace Rutledge, Atlanta: DODGED A BULLET!! Denise, I would have lost a lot of money if i hadn't talk with you first, Your information was spot on, as always. Thank you.
James Irwin, Birmingham: FOR PROFESSIONAL RESULTS, START WITH A PROFESSIONAL. Denise has helped me over and over, throughout the past few years. James Irwin, Birmingham
Josh Anderson, Birmingham: Outstanding Work. For those that are needeing negotiations - you already know what they do, and how much you are paying your attorney an hour. But to have someone handle this from start to finish with very little involvement with the attorney was a breath of fresh air and an ease to my wallet. Denise is a worth every dime she charged.She kept me well informed, was quick on turn around, and got us the number we wanted - I know the other side wished they had her. Denise knows her stuff very well and can push back with facts and law to move the ball down the field. And I got useful information for next time. I am more than pleased and can highly recommend her services.
Mary Walker, Dothan: Denise's help and knowledge of real estate saved me over $50,000. I highly recommend Denise. Money well spent!!!
Hunter Sandlin, Bessemer: The best money I've spent this year. I hired Denise to do some consultation concerning a property. She has been helpful, quick, knowledgeable, and honest to the utmost degree. The fee she charged, in my opinion, was well below the value she added by giving me confidence as an investor and helping me to avoid mistakes I surely would have made. If you are considering anyone else for services you could otherwise get from Denise, I strongly urge you to reconsider and save money by using quality service the first time. I will certainly be a repeat customer!
Andrew McKinnon, Birmingham: I recently hired Denise to be my referee for Tax Deed Redemption arbitration. There really is no way for me to convey in words the amazing job she did. I was blown away by her knowledge of the law and property tax redemption procedures as well as her professionalism and tenacity. Her extensive background and experience was obvious immediately and the tact she showed while dealing with people not familiar with redemption protocol was impressive. Having someone with so much experience and determination, like Denise, is so valuable. She went above and beyond in getting this case resolved. Thank you Denise!