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03/23/2014 - user3408094
Bought a home in 2014.
We are so grateful we found Valerie. Our story...we started exploring the idea of a second home/rental property early in January. We are from the northeast and this thought of a second property was a new adventure for us. We spoke to a couple realtors and Valerie was extremely helpful in talking through our wants and challenging us with good questions to help us determine if this indeed was the right choice for us. Her response time was amazing. We had A LOT of questions as we didn't want to go into this investment without being confident in our decision. She answered every single one way beyond our expectations. We worked together to ensure our trip to FL would be efficient as it was also our family vacation. We spent part of 2 days looking at homes and by the end, we felt extremely confident in our choice...and then we learned there was another offer on the table. Valerie worked hard in negotiations to get us our amazing new house. We are so thankful we found her.
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Response from Valerie on 03/24/2014
Joan and Mike, I am speechless at your amazing review. Both of you made me feel so special appreciated. :-)) I am thrilled that it showed that I truly wanted to help you find the perfect investment property here in FL. We with it is more important that I make my customers happy than anything else and it appears that I have accomplished that. It was a true blessing helping you find the best home and to ensure that we had a smooth closing as well. Being from NJ it does help me during the negotiation process. I pray that you and your family get the opportunity to enjoy your beautiful home for many years to come. Thank you for wonderful review and we look forward to seeing you during one of your visits to the area. Abundant Blessings Always, Valerie & Andre'

 

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03/13/2014 - michelebuck55
Sold a home in 2014.
Valerie took over the sale listing of our house in Kissimmee after being on the market with another agent for over 5 months. She did some very creative and unconventional marketing that ended up working almost instantly as it developed a cash buyer and a closing within ten days! She was very informative and the communication was great. I couldn't be more satisfied and I would highly recommend her to others. Thanks Valerie!
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Response from Valerie on 03/13/2014
Michele, As you know it was my pleasure and honor to help you get a solid CASH contract on your home so quickly!! Internet advertising is amazing!! I am thrilled that it came together so quickly for you and Steve. After waiting 5+ months and no contract must have been beyond frustrating!! I am blessed that I have numerous websites to market homes and get them sold quickly! Our company is big into technically and social media and the best marketing sites as well. Andre’ and I are both looking forward to seeing you in the near future so we can celebrate the sale of your home so quickly!! Try to stay warm this winter and send some more buyers from the northeast down here that want to escape the cold. Thanks again for your trust and confidence in me as your Realtor. All the best to both of you! Valerie & Andre’

 

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03/08/2014 - john davenport
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Kissimmee, FL.
Valerie sold our Celebration home in 19 days! She did a tremendous job in helping us to prepare and stage our home. We were kept informed on a daily basis with buyer feedback, and were very pleased with the open communications. We have chosen to use Valerie to represent us with the purchase of our new home because we trust her expertise and integrity.
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Response from Valerie on 03/10/2014
John and Kathy, It was such a blessing to sell your home so quickly!! I am thrilled you didn't accept the first offer that was presented 3 days after listing your home. Thank you so much for all your hard work preparing your home for all the showings. It was team work for sure to get it sold so quickly! I am super excited about your new home in Laureate Park / Lake Nona on the "Mew". Minto Homes are the best of the best and I know both of you will be very happy especially when the fitness center opens and of course the future town center too. Thank you so much for your trust in me as your Realtor in Celebration and Lake Nona too. That means so much to me. Abundant Blessings, Valerie

 

- Highly likely to recommend
03/05/2014 - rob266
Bought a home in 2014.
From the first time I met Valerie I knew she would be efficient and professional. There was never a time that I asked her a question that she did not respond immediately and if she did not know the answer she found out and got right back to me. My experience with Valerie was outstanding. I have dealt with a lot of realtors over the years and she was top notch. I would reccomend Valerie to anyone and I can assure you that you will not be dissapointed. Valerie is a winner in the real estate arena...
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Response from Valerie on 03/06/2014
Rob, I was honored to help you and Michelle find the perfect place in Laureate Park / Lake Nona. We are thrilled that we are going to be neighbors in the near future. Thank you so much for your kind words about my professionalism, that really means a lot to me. Andre' and I are looking forward to celebrating next month with both of you! Make sure you send some more of those people from NY that want to escape all the snow and cold weather this winter. Thank you again! We greatly appreciate your trust and business. Abundant Blessings, Valerie

 

- Highly likely to recommend
01/26/2014 - user8156874
Bought a home in 2014.
Valerie was a phenomenal partner as my wife and I sold our home in Celebration and built a new home in Windermere. Valerie has such a great knowledge of the Orlando's attractions area and maintains strong relationships with other agents in the area.

When we started working with Valerie, we knew that we wanted to stay in close proximity to Walt Disney World for work purposes, but we weren't familiar with many other areas besides Celebration. She patiently took us to many neighborhoods in the Winter Garden and Windermere areas until we found a community which was a great fit for us, and she maintained great communication with us through our almost year-long process.

Valerie was always so quick to respond to a text message or a phone call with her expertise and opinions. She helped us with advice on how to prepare our Celebration home for showings and provided a great online resource for us to keep track of the relevant documents for selling and buying our homes. Whenever we were in doubt or needed an update, Valerie was there for reassurance and help.

When we had some issues with our builder and the lot for our new home, Valerie was a great advocate and persisted to get our issues resolved very favorably. Any homebuyer would want to be working with a professional communicator with a feisty New Jersey personality!
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Response from Valerie on 01/28/2014
Jeff it was my pleasure and honor to help you and Ally to sell your home here in Celebration and purchase a gorgeous home in "Windermere". Now you will need to get a butler for your fancy address. I can't wait to see your home after Ally and her Mom put their amazing finishing touches on it. Thank you soooo much for the wonderful review. I am thrilled that in the long run it all turned out well and that you actually ended up with a much better location and larger lot then we started with. BTW I love your last sentence. I was laughing out loud! Even Andre' said that fits you to a T. I have to do everything in my power to protect my customers and I am thrilled that you felt that you had an advocate. The Jersey only comes out in when it is necessary. May you have many many years of happiness in your beautiful home. Thanks again for your trust in me as your Realtor on both transactions. Abundant Blessings Always, Valerie (and Andre') & Vesna too. :)

 

- Highly likely to recommend
12/28/2013 - BarbSolano
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Winter Haven, FL.
We've known Valerie for about 11 years. We met in typical Valerie style.We walked into a real estate office in Celebration and she was the only one who was interested in taking care of us. She tirelessly showed us homes in Celebration, Hunter's Creek and anywhere else we thought we might be interested in living. I don't think I've ever met anyone as dedicated as Val. Her never ending desire to make sure the customer is happy is truly a gift. As far as we are concerned Valerie is the best the industry has to offer. You will find the home of your dreams or have her sell your home in record time and never be disappointed in her services. Valerie is our first call always in all of our real estate needs.
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Response from Valerie on 12/30/2013
Barbara, You know that it is a gift that God has given me that it comes natural for me to help others. It is not something that you can teach somebody to have that burning desire to go above and beyond to make customers happy. I think I might have learned a little being a Jersey Girl too. LOL Thank you so much for an amazing review. As you know it is an honor and pleasure always helping you and Gil with your real estate needs. How many Realtors that you just meet will allow you to host a huge surprise party in their home? Actually when looking for your home is when we found that gorgeous home so it was meant to be. It makes me beyond happy to reach my goals in helping my customers find the perfect home for their family or sell their home at record time so they can continue with their dreams. Thanks a million and I will always be here for the referrals of your friends and family too. All the best ! Valerie

 

- Highly likely to recommend
10/06/2013 - user8589959
Bought a home in 2013.
I've known Valerie for over 3 years. She has worked hard during that time to find me the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood. AND...she DID!! I couldn't be happier! Thanks, Val. You are a trustworthy, hard-working, honest friend and realtor! A better person or realtor would be hard to find. Slam dunk! :) I will not only use her to list my house or buy another...but I will consider her a friend.
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Response from Valerie on 10/07/2013
Deb, Thank you so much for the incredible review!! Coming from the open house queen that has met 30+ Realtors over the last 3 years that speaks volumes. Good things come to those who wait. Village Walk in Lake Nona was the place that God had picked out for you 3 years ago we just didn't know it. I pray that you have many years of happiness in your beautiful home with your amazing water view. Without a doubt I consider you a friend as well. I know your sister is so looking forward to when she can spend winters here. Thanks again for your kind words and it was an honor to find you the perfect home. Abundant Blessing Always, Valerie Hugs :-)

 

- Highly likely to recommend
09/13/2013 - COGRASSO
Sold a home in 2013.
Valerie is knowledgeable and hardworking agent who aims to please even the most discerning buyer. Valerie has experience working with a multitude of clients, and has helped me personally execute a number of complex real estate transactions. Whether we encountered a snag with the builder, needed a contract hand-delivered clear across town or wanted a working lunch to discuss our potential purchases, Valerie was always completely at our disposal.

I can say without reservation that I would personally endorse this realtor for any colleagues who need help buying or selling property.
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Response from Valerie on 09/13/2013
David, Oh my goodness your review is so wonderful and I greatly appreciate it. It was my absolute pleasure to help you find an amazing home in Lake Nona / Medical City. I actually love Laureate Park so much that I am thinking of moving to the area myself. That new Aquatic Center is the best!! I was able to visit it with another customer Labor day weekend and it is so beautiful that it is better than an upscale resort. As we know Wendee at Minto goes above and beyond to us and make sure that her customers are 100% happy! Thanks again for your kind words and I look forward to your future referrals as well. Blessings Always, Valerie

 

- Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2013 - user7102075
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Kissimmee, FL.
As a first time home buyer Valerie was indispensible with her ready knowledge and willingness to help us find the perfect home for our family. Valerie was very knowledgeable throughout the whole process and extremely familiar with the areas we were searching in. She was always very patient, professional, punctual, helpful, and willing to go the extra mile to follow up on loose ends. Valerie walked us through the bank process and kept us informed of what to expect. Her great can-do attitude and personality made a potentially stressful experience fun and enjoyable for the whole family. I will be recommending Valerie to all of my friends and family.
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Response from Valerie on 09/13/2013
Miranda, Thank you so much for the amazing review. I am not sure I really am as amazing as you say but my goal is to make the transaction as stress free as possible. (glad that I acheived that) I am honored that I helped you find the perfect home for your beautiful family. I can't wait to join you for water aerobics in your pool. As you know we have a team of professionals so somebody is always available to answer your questions or concerns. Our team looks forward to helping your friends/family and co-workers with their Real Estate needs in the near future. Abundant Blessings Always, Valerie (see you on the anti gravity treadmill soon) :-)))

 

- Highly likely to recommend
06/23/2013 - user9889444
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $425K in Kissimmee, FL.
Valerie stepped in to take my agent's place when she was out of town during the most crucial part of negotiations to sell my home. I believe thanks to her experience, professionalism and compassion that the outcome was positive for all parties. On top of all those great qualities, Valerie works from the heart and truly enjoys helping people. Valerie was not the agent on the purchase of my new home either, but once again, she attended the home inspection with me and my closing while my agent was out of town, treating me like I was her most precious customer. I can't say enough about Valerie, she will not stop until everything is right for you.
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Response from Valerie on 06/24/2013
Maria, Thank you so much for amazing words about me as a Realtor. (and a person too of course) I am glad that you could tell that I was honored to help you with both of your transactions. Celebration is going to miss a special person like you but Lake Nona will be lucky to have you that is for sure. :-) You never know we might be following if I keep selling homes in Lake Nona I might need to buy one myself. Abundant Blessings Always, Valerie

 

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