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Val Vandervort

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23 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor (12 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent

Ratings & Reviews

Val is amazing. She is very knowledgeable about San Carlos, Belmont and Redwood City area. She would let us know about anything new what was coming on the market immediately and always make time to go to see specific house on a short notice. She knew so well what we are looking for and perfectly tailored her search for our needs. When we were ready to put offer on a house she made sure that we can act as soon and as efficient as possible without pushing us into closing that deal. She is definitely our favorite San Carlos agent.

  

05/02/2013 - user0219492
Showed home in 2012 in Devonshire, San Carlos, CA 94070.

Val is amazing. She is very knowledgeable about San Carlos, Belmont and Redwood City area. She would let us know about anything new what was coming on the market immediately and always make time to go to see specific house on a short notice. She knew so well what we are looking for and perfectly tailored her search for our needs. When we were ready to put offer on a house she made sure that we can act as soon and as efficient as possible without pushing us into closing that deal. She is definitely our favorite San Carlos agent.

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03/18/2013 - user8362152
Bought a home in 2013.

If you are looking for a real estate professional who can act quickly and secure the deal - all with a tremendous amount of integrity - look no further than Val Vandervort.

As first time home buyers in the Bay Area, looking for a home was a daunting endeavor. But Val met with us to early to understand our wants and needs from a home, and she worked with us every step of the way until after closing the deal to ensure that we got into the right property at a great price.

From the outset, Val guided us to the best local mortgage broker to help us navigate home buying. The importance of this recommendation cannot be underestimated. We entered into a competitive buying situation, and the lender really made the difference by providing quick turnaround and less than a 30-day close. Val also provided us with a great recommendation on the property inspector, again understanding the critical nature of working with local experts who understand the pressures of delivering in a high-stakes market.

We were thrilled to secure our first home, and we would definitely work with Val again in the future. She is a true professional, and buyers in the Bay Area would be lucky to become her clients!

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03/18/2013 - user4802216
Bought a home in 2013 in Millbrae Meadows, Millbrae, CA 94030.

I am sooooooo impressed by my experience of working with Val. She IS a super realtor. My fiance and I got engaged recently and we started thinking about buying a house in the peninsular. Being a first-time home buyer at this super competitive seller's market is really stressful, so we decided quickly that we need an agent. We interviewed several agents but didn't quite find a good match. Most of them think that with our budget, it will be very difficult to secure a deal. Then I happened to have a talk with my boss, who recently sold his old house and purchased a new one. He told me that both his two agents mentioned Val, which he saw as a good sign of someone with good reputations and is well respected by her peers. So we reached out to Val, and scheduled our first meet. She really impressed me from the first time we met, when she took us to a property tour and walk through the pros / cons/ price points of different areas around the neighbor hood. I decided immediately that she is the one we want! And the following experience is truly amazing. She is super patient, insightful, responsive and very well understand our needs. With her help, we got our 4 bedroom house in a very nice neighborhood 3 WEEKS after we started the search. I would definitely recommend Val to anyone home buyers. Thanks so much Val!

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01/17/2013 - user0261498
Bought a home in 2012 in Devonshire, San Carlos, CA 94070.

Val came to us through a glowing recommendation of a well-respected professional in the local real estate business. My husband and I had been casually looking at purchasing a home in San Carlos and decided to bite the bullet by lining up a realtor.

We had a fantastic experience with Val; she carefully listened to our needs and helped us narrow our search down. Once we found "the one", Val jumped into high gear, negotiated an excellent deal for us, and has helped the daunting home-buying process become relatively seamless.

Val is a class act!

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01/12/2013 - user9862133
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $1.825M in Central Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA.

Val is flawless as a real estate professional. I know that's a lot to live up to, but she is all that and more. Val is patient, knowledgeable, and has great intuition about what her clients need. She helped me find my dream house in Menlo Park and I have recommended her to my friends. Val should be anyone's first choice when looking for a real estate professional.

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11/12/2012 - user4468081
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $850K in Belmont, CA.

I would like to take the time to recommend and introduce Val Vandervort. I met Val at an open house in the San Juan Canyon area of Belmont.

My meeting with Val was accidental as I had just sold my house in Burlingame and was working with the agent that had sold my Burlingame house. Unfortunately that agent was used to dealing in multi-million dollar properties and didn’t like dealing in with my “small potato” under $1 million dollar purchase.

I told Val what I was looking for and she immediately cited several properties without looking at any MLS. I gave Val my contact information and Val got to work right away. Val signed me up for her email notification program and every property that met my parameters was immediately emailed to me.

Together, Val and I looked at several homes. Val and I discussed the pros, cons, and the pricing of each house. Val was always available to talk, text, or to show any property that caught my eye. Val didn’t hesitate to write an offer and advised me where she thought the pricing should be or what we should offer. This occurred at the beginning of the recent housing market boom and prices were completely unpredictable. Finally after looking at numerous houses and making several offers we scored a goal and an accepted offer. But Val didn’t stop there. Val scheduled the inspections, arranged for fumigation, helped pick paint colors, and still remains in contact with me just to see how I am doing. All this…and at the close of escrow, Val donated a percentage of her commission to a charity that was very personal and close to my heart.

I have bought and sold many homes over the years and have honestly worked with dozens of agents, but none of the dedication, quality, knowledge, experience, and patience, that Val showed to me. Val will be my agent for life and probably a great friend for as long..

Sincerely

Stephen P. Mroz

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11/12/2012 - user6691303
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.025M in San Carlos, CA.

I would like to take this opportunity to give Val Vandervort Five Stars ~ she is a superior agent. We were considering selling our home in San Carlos and decided to look at an Open House in our area to see what it was selling for and how it was “staged”. We met Val at the Open House ~ she was friendly and professional. We then noticed that the house had a “Sold” sign on it a few days after it had been put on the market! When we were ready to list our home, we called Val as one of a few agents we were planning to interview. We decided at the first meeting that she would be the one to list our home and did not interview other agents. She did her “homework” prior to our meeting and brought background information about our home which enabled us to discuss different aspects of our home sale at the first meeting. When we showed her our home, she was very positive and even mentioned some possible marketing ideas! Val worked with us every step of the way ~ navigated us through all the paperwork, set up inspections and got us over the hurdles of preparing our home to sell. Her marketing was phenomenal ~ she had our home photographed by a superb photographer and produced very professional marketing brochures and a website; she sent out cards announcing our Open House. She put up signs in our home to point out important features that would not otherwise be noticed ~ she took care of every detail. Within about a week of listing our home, we had three offers! We met with Val for the offer presentations and she advised us of the “pros and cons” of each offer. We accepted an offer that was $100,000.00 over our asking price! She helped us through the escrow process, which included a helpful calendar of the various dates that we needed to be aware of until the close of escrow. Besides being a very professional agent, Val is a warm, positive and caring person. We would definitely contact Val again if we were selling a home on the Peninsula and would strongly recommend her to our friends.

Sincerely Yours, Mark & Julie Grant

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08/23/2012 - JessicaAlbertEpstein
Bought a home in 2012 in Belle Monte, Belmont, CA 94002.

Val was the best real estate agent we could imagine. She is great to be around, knows the area inside and out, and found us our perfect home. I could not imagine buying or selling a house in this area through anyone else and we have told all of our friends to use her. We were new to the area, and she has referred us many wonderful vendors - gardener, painter, even a dentist!

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06/20/2012 - user5295399
Sold a home in 2012 in Devonshire, San Carlos, CA 94070.

When we needed to sell my father-in-law's house quickly in a fairly stagnant market, we interviewed a number of locally based realtors. We chose Val because she impressed us with her professionalism and her marketing expertise. She had an excellent plan for staging and marketing the property. She's a great communicator - she followed up diligently with her network of realtors and with everyone who showed interest and she updated us daily on progress. The property sold more quickly than we had expected and we were very pleased that we had chosen her as our realtor.

(She also donated 5% of her commission to a charity that we picked!).

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