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The house had been on the market for 3 years (through 2 realty companies) with not a single offer before I found Elif. She told me what I needed to do, kept expenditures at a minimum, sourced the work to talented professionals and oversaw everything on my behalf since I live in Calfornia. Elif kept me apprised of my options (rental versus sale) and updated me consistently on how often the property was being shown as well as feedback from potential buyers. I was on business in Asia when the negotiations took place for the sale. Elif negotiated well on my behalf and ensured I had the information that I needed (and where I needed it) to complete the process.
I have the highest respect for her knowledge, professionalism and ethics, and recommend her unreservedly.
Response from Elif "Elle" on 06/16/2012
Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience with our company. We love what we do!
Elif is very knowledgeable and honest when it comes to buying homes. Also, she is an excellent property manager. She has assisted me in buying several homes in the area and all of the transactions have gone smoothly.
She always provides options and great advice in all realestate transactions. She is someone you can trust to look after your best interest...especially if you are from out of town.
Mrs. Elif “Elle” Wilk, of Southern Virginia Properties, based on my initial parameters provided both listings as well as tours of prospective homes with excellent guidance and advice. She was most helpful in correcting and explaining the finances and answering my endless questions as I went through the general analysis process. Having gone through one house assessment inspection and rejecting it was truly very educational and Mrs. Wilk was instrumental in facilitating that. The analysis process went from a conceptual home design of what I wanted that I had developed over many years of searching. That for my part was then focused to what was possible and available while observing the market and homes of interest over many months until the price came down to the reference frame of my finances. In the process my wellbeing was meticulously maintained both in community knowledge, financing and my requirements. This revealed that doing it through the traditional banking process was more expensive than other processes available on the market that Mrs. Wilk made me aware of which is what I ultimately went with to purchase my present semi-retirement first home. She went on to recommend a series of contractors for basement retainer wall, floor construction and walk me through that decision process to successful conclusion. Elle did not stop there because she continues to give advice well into 2011 on things I needed from the community for the house and for other required issues that all home purchases require as well as settling into the community. That kind of caring and individual respect, kindness and politeness says volumes about this community and its citizenry. I only wish I had moved here years ago for so many reasons. I am however exceptionally thankful for this outstanding experience with Southern Virginia Properties in my native traditional Virginia home and returning near my heritage of this region.
Charles P. Vick,
Senior Technical & Policy
We would not have been able to get the farm if it hadn't been for Elif!! She handled the seller with diplomacy and was able to negotiate in our interest. She was able to arrange for inspections for us as we were out of state and she met the seller's time frames so that our contingencies were met!! We are grateful to have found her.
I have had the pleasure of having Elif Wilk, as my realtor, not only when "almost" selling my home, but when I purchased it. She goes above and beyond and keeps all of your wants and needs in the forefront. She is a wonderful person, honest, and most knowledgeable. I recommend her to everyone I know looking to buy, or sell. Wouldn't think of using another realtor,. She's 'right on', 'top notch', and just plain 'good people'.