Celebration / Lake Nona Expert (13 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
New Construction Specialist

Ratings & Reviews

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.

  

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

 

  

10/06/2013 - user8589959
Bought a home in 2013 in Orlando International Airport, Orlando, FL 32827.

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 :-)

 

  

09/13/2013 - dr.cgrasso
Sold a home in 2014 in Deltona, FL 32728.

I just closed on a property in Laureate Park with Valerie and all I can say is that she is amazing! Her knowledge of the Central Florida Market was crucial to our search and I would highly recommend her. The process was seamless thanks to her energy, dedication and time spent with our family during the decision process. Thanks Valerie!! Drs. Lou and Carina Grasso

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Response from Valerie on 07/01/2014

Dr Carina and Lou Grasso as you know it was an absolute pleasure helping you with your recent purchase in June of 2014 of your beautiful home in Lake Nona. Both of you are amazing people and I am honored to have your trust in me as your Realtor of choice when you have hundreds to choose from!! We are so excited about moving to this area ourselves when our home is finished in Laureate Park. Lake Nona is the best thing that has happened to Central FL in a long time. I look forward to helping you or your friends in the near future. Thanks for the great review. Abundant Blessings Always, Valerie

 

  

09/12/2013 - user7102075
Bought a home in 2013.

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) :-)))

 

  

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

 

  

05/29/2013 - user8697439
Sold a home in 2013 in Citrus Ridge, Celebration, FL 34747.

What a great real estate agent. You can't go wrong with Valerie Thomas in your corner! We owned a condo in Celebration and wanted to move to a home. Valerie understood our needs. She listed our condo and sold it IN THREE DAYS to a cash buyer and then negotiated a lease back for us until we found the perfect home for us. She listened to our wish list and found us the perfect home. We are so happy and owe it to Valerie and the great job that she did for us. She never stopped working for us and exceeded all of our expectations. We would highly recommend Valerie if you need a listing agent or a buyer's agent.

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Response from Valerie on 05/30/2013

Jane and Tom, Without a doubt it was my honor to help you sell your condo so quickly and even at a higher price then you excepted. :-) It was so much fun helping you find the perfect home in Celebration that God hand picked for you. It really is on the best street in town and Andre' and I can't wait to enjoy your first Christmas Eve dinner with your precious family. Really looking forward to getting that slide for the pool too so that I can relax and enjoy spending time with you. Beyond thrilled that it all worked out so perfectly and that you LOVE your new home. Abundant Blessings Always, Valerie your Realtor for Life!

 

  

05/03/2013 - user13450483
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $375K in Lake Nona South, Orlando, FL.

Our experience in purchasing a home in Orlando Florida was made easy though the knowledge and cooperation of Valerie Thomas. Her knowledge of the real estate landscape and fitting our particular needs into that landscape was as good as it gets. Do hesitate to contact her in your search for Florida and Orlando real estate.

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Response from Valerie on 05/06/2013

Barbara and Pete, Thank you so much for your kindness. I am thrilled you love your adorable home in Lake Nona. It is gorgeous and I can't wait till you have it decorated. You are going to love having a place in warm sunny FL during the winter months that is for sure. Looking forward to celebrating with both of you very soon. I am guessing you meant Do Not hesitate to contact me. I get cause you are hyper like me. LOL Thank you so much! Blessings Always, Valerie

 

  

04/13/2013 - MariRobyn
Sold a Townhouse home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Orlando, FL.

Back in 2010, I purchased a townhouse in Nona Terrace by Lennar. I absolutely love my townhouse and had a great experience in buying the townhouse with the help of Steven Pellegrino of Lennar. But I adopted a black lab and she quickly outgrew the space, and my fiance and I decided to build a house. We put the townhouse on the market and had a not-too-great experience with another Realtor before switching to Valerie Thomas. Valerie is AMAZING. She is so responsive, gives honest feedback and worked on finding the perfect buyer who would let us "lease back" the townhouse until our new home is ready. I literally switched agents in one day and had an offer the very next on my townhouse - just because of her expertise of the Lake Nona area and the connections that she has cultivated over her years of experience. Once we had a buyer, the process went very smoothly, with zero hiccups along the way. Because of this experience, Valerie has earned my business for many years to come and I will be telling everyone I know of how great of an experience I had. I also will say she was very flexible, as I have a hectic work schedule and she made late evening trips to get needed signatures/paperwork. I really appreciated that!

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Response from Valerie on 04/15/2013

Mari, That is such a wonderful review. Thank you so much for your kind words. You have just made my day after reading your review it makes me feel so special and honored to be your Realtor of choice. It means the world to me when my sellers and buyers are happy. :-) I hope it shows that is all about my customers and not me. As you know I tried to make it a win win for everyone. People are going to be begin to think I am writing my own reviews with one like this. Thanks a million for your trust in me as your Realtor. Abundant Blessings Always, Valerie

 

  

11/10/2012 - Justin_L3
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $225K in Orlando, FL.

In last 20 years I've bought and sold something like 14 homes. This has given me lots of experience with real estate agents. What I've learned is there are four requirements to being a great agent. They are: 1)Passion 2)Knowledge 3)Listening skills and; 4)Responsiveness.

Valerie has all of this and more! She has huge energy and passion and really knows her markets and the many "ins and outs" of real estate transactions. She took the time to get to know us and to understand what we were looking for and impressed us with showing us properties and sharing ideas that directly related to our needs. She also is very, very good at responding to our phone calls and emails. She was outstanding at getting back to us quickly and following up on every discussion and every commitment. She misses nothing.

She showed us great properties; shared great ideas; and helped us find the perfect property. During the entire process she was always at our side and made the entire process easy and smooth. I can honestly say she is the best agent I've ever worked with and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

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Response from Valerie on 11/16/2012

Justin and Joyce, As you know it was my absolute pleasure helping you find the perfect place in Lake Nona near the medical city and your grandchildren of course too! Thank you so much for kind words as you know it is all about my customers being happy and getting the best deal possible. Your comments about me as a Realtor mean the world to me especially since you have a lot of experience with buying and selling homes over the last 20 years! Andre and I are looking forward to coming over to see your beautiful new home once you have it show ready! I feel blessed to have you a customer and now friend. I am looking forward to introducing you to your neighbors as well. Thank you so much for saying you think I am the best! Words can not even express how much I appreciate that. Abundant Blessings Always, Valerie

 

  

10/03/2012 - fcraft1
Bought a home in 2012 in Orlando International Airport, Orlando, FL 32827.

When we moved to Orlando we knew no one and had no idea of the best place to buy a home. Valerie did a great job of helping us determine the best areas tolive in then helped narrow down the choices. She was extreemely knowledgeble of the current market conditions and what tru value we would get for our money. I have purchased 26 homes in my life and as you might guess had numerous realtors. Valerie ranks high on my favorites and I would highly recommend her. Thanks Valerie.

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Response from Valerie on 10/04/2012

Bob and Sue, Thank you so much for the wonderful review it speaks volumes especially since you purchased 26 homes and use numerous Realtors around the country!! It was my honor to help you find the perfect place at a great price too. I appreciate your business and trust in me as your Realtor of choice. You are going to love living in Lake Nona especially since you have water access for your boat on beautiful Lake Nona itself. Thanks again! Abundant Blessings Always, Valerie