Four years back, I had heard about Valley Market Real Estate through some friends and remembered reading their name on some property for sale signs I have seen along the roadways. When I first contacted Jay Van Diest back then about a piece property I saw listed, I was impressed with the speed at which my offer was presented. I don’t live in town and I was working 50 miles away at the time. I was sent paperwork to sign over my Smartphone, he placed my offer within an hour’s time and I dropped a check off at his office that evening on the way home. It was that easy. He was always ready to take my call, answer my questions, and give me expert knowledge on the purchasing process which I knew nothing about. But, the seller decided not to sell.
Interestingly enough, two years later, Jay remembered what I was looking for and gave me call when two other pieces of property I would be interested in came along. Same process; Smartphone paperwork, Smartphone signing, offer presented in less than an hour, I dropped off a check that evening. My price was accepted, and because there was no loan the deal closed within a few weeks. I believe his professional savvy helped get both of those properties for the price I offered.
Local knowledge and low pressure personality. Willing to take the time to explain finer details of purchase transaction. Works closely with his brother in the small local real estate company. Showed us about 10 homes before we found the right one for us.
I've known a lot of local realtors for many years, Jay & Marty VanDiest are the guys I trust without any reservation. They are hood people - honest, trustworthy, and very familiar with the local market, as they were born and raised here, an have been in the local real estate business for decades.
They are certified to submit bids on the purchase of reposessed HUD homes, which was helpful to me. It's also very helpful that they know the local lenders, inspectors, and contractors in The Mat Su Valley. There are lots of realtors in the area, but I will always call them first.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Palmer, AK.
Jay was very resourceful and knowledgeable in navigating the many set-backs and obstacles that were encountered during my home buying process. Jay, along with his brother Marty, were able to find solutions to each and every problem that I encountered during my first-time home buying experience. They never gave up and provided support and encouragement in what turned out to be a very long process. With Jay and Marty's hard work and determination, I was eventually able to close on a great home and cannot recommend them highly enough.
Jay has been amazing helping us with every aspect of our transaction. We are located far away and he made every effort to ease all of our angst. He even cleared an entire day to take my husband all over the place looking at houses in a short notice. When he didn't have the answer to questions we may of had, he would find us answers and solutions very quickly. Not knowing the area well, Jay has helped us by providing us with multiple options for contacts etc. thank you so much for EVERYTHING you did!