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Van Purser

AgentTeam

8 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Managing Broker & Investor (35 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
Short-Sale

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Van Purser & Associates LLC
Real Estate Brokerage & Investment

As Managing Broker Van has been a full-time real estate professional since 1981 Van and his wife, Jeanne, are both licensed brokers, and have been happily married since 1977, and have worked together since 1984. Van and Jeanne are entrepreneurs, having owned several businesses, including a local bike shop and a head-hunting/recruiting firm. They are self-starters and understand what is involved in running a successful business.

In addition to representing hundreds of clients, Van has personally purchased, renovated, and sold more than 400 of his own houses. He has an extensive understanding of repair and improvement costs and how they affect value. As a seasoned investor and renovator he can quickly and accurately evaluate most renovation projects, and can get any work done on your property that is needed. His knowledge and professional connections will save you time and money. Additionally, Van has extensive knowledge of foreclosures, and understands the challenges that are faced when either buying or selling a foreclosure.  His experience will safeguard you if you decide to purchase a foreclosure.

Van has been trained as a mediator and has served as needed to settle commission disputes between agents and brokers. He is an effective listener and is able to bring a problem-solving attitude to all transactions.  Van believes that his work is intended to provide for him, his family, and others. This belief allows him to see working with you as an opportunity to meet your needs.




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About Van Purser: <p>Van Purser &amp; Associates LLC<br/>Real Estate Brokerage &amp; Investment<br/></p><p>As Managing Broker Van has been a full-time real estate professional since 1981 Van and his wife, <?null xml:namespace prefix = st1 /?>Jeanne, are both licensed brokers, and have been happily married since 1977, and have worked together since 1984.&nbsp;Van and Jeanne are entrepreneurs, having owned several businesses, including a local bike shop and a head-hunting/recruiting firm. They are self-starters and understand what is involved in running a successful business.</p><p>In addition to representing hundreds of clients, Van has personally purchased, renovated, and sold more than 400 of his own houses. He has an extensive understanding of repair and improvement costs and how they affect value. As a seasoned investor and renovator he can quickly and accurately evaluate most renovation projects, and can get any work done on your property that is needed. His knowledge and professional connections will save you time and money. Additionally, Van&nbsp;has extensive knowledge of foreclosures, and understands the challenges that are faced when either buying or selling a foreclosure.&nbsp;&nbsp;His experience will safeguard you if you decide to purchase a foreclosure.</p><p>Van&nbsp;has been trained as a mediator and has served as needed to settle commission disputes between agents and brokers. He is an effective listener and is able to bring a problem-solving attitude to all transactions.&nbsp; Van believes that&nbsp;his work is intended to provide for him,&nbsp;his family, and others. This belief allows&nbsp;him to see working with you as an opportunity to meet your needs.</p><br/><br/><br/>

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(3)
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Past Sales  

(34 all-time)
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Seller
06/18/2015
$160,000

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06/18/2015 - Seller - $160,000

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Seller
05/26/2015
$171,000

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05/26/2015 - Seller - $171,000

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Buyer
02/12/2015
$156,200

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02/12/2015 - Buyer - $156,200

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Seller
02/12/2015
$149,000

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02/12/2015 - Seller - $149,000

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Seller
12/30/2014
$395,000

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12/30/2014 - Seller - $395,000

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Team reviews

This was our first time listing a home and Van and his wife came highly recommended through a friend at our church. Initially Van was incredibly professional and helpful; however, once the house was listed his attitude and performance changed. Van is an expert seller and works with multi-million dollar sales and it shows. He is knowledgeable, focused, and highly responsive. However, throughout the listing period with Van we began to feel like small fish and little more than an annoying transaction. I would not recommend using his services if your home is outside of his normal listing range or target market.<br/><br/>I will list 5 reasons why we decided to fire our first listing agent within the first month:<br/><br/>1) He resisted a request to list our home at a slightly higher price and responded that it would involve too much paperwork/revision. To be fair this was an adjustment request after our initial price agreement but it really set the tone for the rest of our relationship. 2) When I informed Van that the listing description did not meet my expectations he responded with "well since you're such an expert..". I definitely felt the sarcasm. 3) We received a lowball offer from an investor as soon as the house came on the market and when asked for his opinion regarding the next negotiation step, Van recommended that we accept their (quite low) counteroffer. He followed up by emailing an article titled "Home prices headed for a dip". This made us feel that he was looking for a quick sale and easy commission. 4) The home was owner occupied so after an unauthorized visit from a Realtor I made it clear that we needed to list the home as "by appointment only". When I asked Van to explain why people would visit without an appointment his response was "Everyone makes mistakes" (stated twice in two separate emails), rather than answering my specific questions. 5) After our initial offer fell through, Van's wife authorized a realtor and prospective buyer to enter our home without our permission while we were out. We came home to lights left on and the garage door left open and no business card from the agent indicating that they had visited. We immediately jumped to the conclusion that we had been broken into and were very frightened. We have a young family with a small child living with us. We ran to see if any valuables were missing. Their reason for allowing the entry the next day was "well I really was hoping to get this house sold". I asked them to come pick up their sign and to remove our listing as soon as possible. They charged us $25 for early cancellation.

  

11/12/2014 - jmshiraef
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2014 in Lilburn, GA.

This was our first time listing a home and Van and his wife came highly recommended through a friend at our church. Initially Van was incredibly professional and helpful; however, once the house was listed his attitude and performance changed. Van is an expert seller and works with multi-million dollar sales and it shows. He is knowledgeable, focused, and highly responsive. However, throughout the listing period with Van we began to feel like small fish and little more than an annoying transaction. I would not recommend using his services if your home is outside of his normal listing range or target market.

I will list 5 reasons why we decided to fire our first listing agent within the first month:

1) He resisted a request to list our home at a slightly higher price and responded that it would involve too much paperwork/revision. To be fair this was an adjustment request after our initial price agreement but it really set the tone for the rest of our relationship. 2) When I informed Van that the listing description did not meet my expectations he responded with "well since you're such an expert..". I definitely felt the sarcasm. 3) We received a lowball offer from an investor as soon as the house came on the market and when asked for his opinion regarding the next negotiation step, Van recommended that we accept their (quite low) counteroffer. He followed up by emailing an article titled "Home prices headed for a dip". This made us feel that he was looking for a quick sale and easy commission. 4) The home was owner occupied so after an unauthorized visit from a Realtor I made it clear that we needed to list the home as "by appointment only". When I asked Van to explain why people would visit without an appointment his response was "Everyone makes mistakes" (stated twice in two separate emails), rather than answering my specific questions. 5) After our initial offer fell through, Van's wife authorized a realtor and prospective buyer to enter our home without our permission while we were out. We came home to lights left on and the garage door left open and no business card from the agent indicating that they had visited. We immediately jumped to the conclusion that we had been broken into and were very frightened. We have a young family with a small child living with us. We ran to see if any valuables were missing. Their reason for allowing the entry the next day was "well I really was hoping to get this house sold". I asked them to come pick up their sign and to remove our listing as soon as possible. They charged us $25 for early cancellation.
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10/10/2014 - kinneyassoc6
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Roswell, GA.

I had a great experience with Van and Jeanne.. He was very helpful in his recommendations for improving the property and his experience was an asset! Van even helped me put a roof on the property with a great crew! Van is very truthful about pricing and although i disagreed several times... he proved to be correct in his assessment of the market.

Van Purser is a pro and if you can get him to sell your house.. you will be successful.
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05/06/2013 - user2556036
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $275K in Decatur, GA.

Having known Van for 20+ years, when it came time to sell our home I knew I could trust him for advice on how to best maximize the selling price and achieve a quick sale. The results Van delivered were even better than expected. To help in our decisions, Van provided assessments of the market value of our home in as-is condition and with a range of moderate to extensive updates. After weighing the pros and cons of each, we went with his recommendations of moderate updates that would be most attractive to our targeted/most likely buyer. Van's guidance and market assessment proved to be spot-on… on the sixth day of listing we had an offer for 99% of our asking price (which I should add was much higher than we thought was possible before discussing with Van.) Van expertly guided us in turning the offer into a purchase agreement and we closed six weeks later. Again, Van exceeded our wildest expectations!

From our initial discussions to the closing table (a short ten weeks), the process couldn't have been any smoother. Van's experience with and knowledge of real estate shines through every step of the way. Van knows real estate as if he was born with the acumen and I recommend Van for any of your real estate needs.
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