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I cant say enough about the wonderful experience we had with Val and team Karen. In short, the road to securing real estate for my family was a rough ride in this climate and with this level of competition we were definitely the underdogs. Val and team cut through the battlefield like butter. Karen and Val worked tight and navigated every hurdle making the experience easy to manage and cope with. They were open to our suggestions and as we were open to theirs as a team we were successful. Karen managed our fluctuating emotional states no problem, was capable at playing the hard game or using tact for a more subtle approach when required. Both knew their areas very well and could read the layout of the land and adjust to the rapidly changing climate. Post closing it was quite clear that the due diligence, team ethic, tact and attention to detail exhibited by Val and Karen was the reason we were able to avoid a serious bidding war, close on the house and even see demands of our own to fruition in what is still clearly a sellers market. As i have worked with other agents in the past and brought to Val Vandervort Estates through a friends referral it’s quite clear this team is miles in front of the rest. They are all easy to work with, detail oriented and even donated some of their income to charity and our closing to insure all our best interests were accounted for and not only as a personal gesture to us but also at a level in the community that generally speaking, others don’t seem to care about. I would highly recommend this company and team and have done so multiple times already. I’m not a yelper but felt Val and team deserved my attention in this forum. They are my first Yelp. If you want a team to represent your best interests successfully id get in line quick b/c in this market quality this outstanding is what brings the edge you’ll need to realize your dreams. I’d use them again without batting an eye. Don’t waste time with other choices out there, sign with them before others occupy their time first. Every second counts in this market. Be willing to contribute and work as a team.


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