Zachary Trammel & Abby Buckingham
Dear Prospective Homeowner,
It is our pleasure to recommend Allen Valentine as a realtor for any individual or family searching for their future home. As a newly engaged couple our two-bedroom apartment was quickly becoming much too small for our combined collection of things. We were first time home-buyers, confused but excited about the possibility of owning our first place.
In our first meeting with Allen he worked to understand our wants and needs in a prospective home. His experience in real estate was evident to us from the very beginning, and we were immediately comfortable following his advice regarding the real estate market. After giving him our requirements and budget, Allen quickly turned up a variety of homes for us to consider, but he never wasted our time with homes that were out of our budget.
When we found the home of our dreams, Allen’s expertise in negotiations helped us to get a great deal that made the seller happy as well. We were able to trust in Allen throughout the entire process. He kept us well informed without worrying us with small details of the deal. Allen was extremely responsive, and made us feel as if we were his most important clients.
We found Allen to be incredibly personable, trustworthy, and easy to talk to. He made our first home buying experience easy and enjoyable. We are pleased to recommend Allen Valentine to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home. He is by far one of the best in the business! We will most definitely look to Allen for any future real estate transactions.
Zachary Trammel & Abby Buckingham
Greg & Kay Loveland
Greetings, This email is being sent to express our approval and appreciation of Allen Valentine as a representative of your company. We just completed a home purchase in which Allen was our real estate agent. He made the experience a more positive one than it might have been. Most of the transactions were handled from out of state and his knowledge and expertise were invaluable. He was available and responded at various times of the day and night, really going above and beyond. He gave us wise advice when needed, but left all decisions up to us. He represented our interests as buyers through the entire process in a way that made us assured that he was looking out for our best. We feel very fortunate to have found such a wise professional to guide us through a process that at times could be trying and confusing. We would recommend his services to anyone with a need in the real estate market without reservation. Thank you for providing the services of such professionals as Allen Valentine. Regards, Greg and Kay Loveland
Victoriano Duran Garcia
This is a testimonial for our real estate agent, Allen Valentine. While working with Allen, we learned the challenges firsthand about a “seller’s marketplace.” We lost a couple of multi-offer deals before we finally won our home.”
Allen’s experience was evident in the negotiation process during the offer and due diligence processes. My wife and I are very happy with our new home. After looking back, we really feel we bought the house that best fit our family needs.
Whether you are looking to sell or purchase a home, we highly recommend that you consider Allen. He really does look out for the best interests of his clients.
Allen went above and beyond the typical services of a realtor. He was extremely knowledgeable of the areas, displayed great patience & had great visions of future projects. We cannot say enough wonderful things of this gentleman. We'd highly recommend Allen for all your realty needs!
Calvin E. Murphy
I sought out Allen because of his record of home sales in my community. He was very helpful in guiding me through the listing process. He created a professional-looking color brochure featuring the residence and made copies available to each prospective buyer who viewed the property. His demeanor was calm and assuring - never aggressive or pushy. He responded promptly and courteously to my inquiries and concerns. AND, my house sold in about two weeks! Thanks, Allen.
“We had the pleasure of having Allen Valentine sell and help us purchase our forever home. Allen was great to work with. He was very well informed, professional, diplomatic, caring, honest, and made sure that process was fair for everyone. He truly exhibited the utmost meaning of the words "man of honor." In both instances, he was able to gain the trust of both parties and execute a fair deal. He was also patient when we were buying a new home. He took us around for months before we figured out what we really wanted. He was never pushy and he allowed us to determine what we wanted as a family. I never felt like he was just trying to make a sale. I knew he was trying to help us because he was passionate about real estate. I would recommend him to anyone!
I really enjoyed working with Allen Valentine. He was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the real estate transaction and was able to help me through every step of selling my home. When I had any questions he always answered them completely. He almost always answered his phone, when he couldn't, he would return my call as soon as possible. I would recommend him to any one looking to buy or sell a home. On top of all this he was just a nice person. Thanks Allen for a great real estate experience!!!
I lived in the same neighborhood as Allen Valentine but had never met him as it is fairly large. As soon as I met him, he is a very personable and definitely a people oriented person and very easy to talk to, a good listener and very professional. I hired him to help me sell my house and he walked the house and yard pointing out some areas that needed to be repaired or spruced up to get the house ready to sell and attract potential buyers. He has a great background (from lender to realtor) and a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you present and sell your house effectively. He is patient and works with you in a “no” pressure environment and wants to minimize as much impact to you and your family during your home selling process. He works hard to get you the best deal that you feel “comfortable” with instead of just grabbing the first deal that comes along - your happiness and satisfaction are very important to him. He also can help you weigh offers and make recommendations to help you choose the best deal. He is very honest, polite, professional and does what he says he will do as opposed to “some” buyer’s realtors I dealt with who I felt were sometimes impolite and not as professional as they should have been. He is attuned to the local market and knows how to competitively price your home and always patiently explains options and recommendations for you to consider when and if conditions change. My situation was a little different as my house sold a couple of times but the sales were not finalized due to a personal issue with one buyer and financing issues with another buyer - both of these were totally “outside” the control of Allen Valentine and each time Allen put in the extra effort to get my house back on the market and positioned to get buyers interested in my house which paid off as it did sell and he was able to get me a great deal with his hard work and experience. There is no doubt that Allen would also be a great realtor if you want to buy a house as he knows the market and will make sure you understand everything and will make sure you make the best choice as he cares about his client’s happiness. If anyone asked me for a realtor recommendation to either sell or help you buy a house I would not hesitate to recommend Allen Valentine and Allen Tate Realty as I know he would be the best person to help them and they can trust him to always do the right thing for them. Tom Maddox
Allen has been terrific to work with. He was diligent in finding information and lots for us as well as finding information from the county on permits and other questions. He was just great. He listened to our needs and helped us focus on what would work best for our plans. We highly recommend him.
Brandon and Audrey Payne
After our experience with Allen selling our house, we wouldn't dare choose anyone other than Allen to purchase our next house. We were ready to buy our forever house. The house we would raise our children and grow old in. We had very specific aspects we desired in our new house that were not exactly easy to find. These features were also in high demand with other buyers and we knew the type of home we were looking for would go fast. Allen was able to secure our dream house shortly after it was listed on the market! He ensured the whole process went as smooth as possible. Even when we ran into obstacles with the sellers, we were not worried knowing we had Allen and his unparalleled expertise and professionalism on our side. It was an absolute pleasure working with Allen and we would undoubtedly recommend him to anyone who is buying or selling a home. With such an important life decision as your home, you want the very best and Allen Valentine is exactly that.
George Siek, Jr.
I would like to take this opportunity to write this testimonial regarding the wonderful experience my wife and I enjoyed while working with Allen Valentine in the marketing of our rental property. What really made the difference was Allen's professionalism, extensive knowledge of the market and his true patience. Our rental property sold at a fair market price and despite the challenges with the buyer's agent and their lender we still experienced a very smooth transaction at closing. Allen is an agent that not only knows the market, but negotiates strongly for his side. In addition he anticipates problems before they occur and never lets his guard down. Allen offers excellent personalized service that made working with him a pleasure. I highly recommend Allen Valentine for any of your real estate needs.
Chuck & Lori Spencer
We interviewed at our home 3 prospective real estate agents and spoke with several by phone. Some were late, others had to reschedule at the last minute and some arrived unprepared. Allen was the ONLY agent that was ready when he walked into our home. He already had an idea of comps for our area and he offered sound advice on how to properly price our home and get it ready for the market. He treated our money as his own, never suggesting we spend money unnecessarily. He walked the entire property to determine the right plan of action. During the process of preparing our home for sale, listing, offer, sale of the home and closing he was always available. EVEN during his vacation. He returned calls and messages timely and we always spoke with him, never an "assistant". He was by anyone's standards professional, timely and patient. His efforts paid off. We listed on a Wednesday morning and by Wednesday evening we had offers. Even after accepting one of the offers the next day we continued to have traffic and offers! We would never use anyone but Allen Valentine for future real estate needs!
Allen is the consummate professional! His intimate knowledge of the Real Estate Market, along with market valuation and bank/loan requirements is second to none! Allen is so good at what he does, that he will keep you out of potential pitfalls when listing your house with him. He understands the Market like no other broker we have worked with. I would recommend him highly to anyone looking to sell their home.
Laurie and Terry Halvorson
Allen was very conscientious about the whole process. He gave great explanations and was very organized throughout the process. He aggressively marketed the house and communicated with us about any feedback and questions. He set realistic expectations on the value of the home and the sales process. He had valuable tips on how to maximize the viewing and sales process. We were extremely pleased
Thomas Maddox, Jr.
I have used Allen Valentine to sell and buy a house and he was professional and great both times helping me through issues dealing with the buyer and seller and their realtors.
We were so blessed to meet Allen Valentine at a random "open house" showing, when we first started home shopping. After speaking to him about the house he was showing, we ended up hiring him as our realtor, within a couple of days!! Debra and I could speak for hours on his skills related to house hunting and finding the right "home" for us (without him driving us all over the state and looking at 100's of homes). If we had to say just one thing about Allen, it would be to highlight his extraordinary talent for finding homes that met our punch list of needs/wants for our next home and THEN... helping us to understand the pros and cons of each house's details that we were considering (i.e. age of roof, HVAC, neighborhood, local traffic, schools, etc.). This helped us to control our excitement for the homes we liked and kept us grounded in our search. Not to mention the Allen Tate Realty on-line “personalized” home search engine that he set-up for us (saved us hundreds of hours in our search). DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME WITH OTHER REALTORS--ALLEN VALENTINE IS "THE MAN"...!!! These words come from a client that is NOT easy to please, but he certainly exceeded our expectations and we love our new home!!!
We were so blessed to meet Allen Valentine at a random "open house" showing, when we first started home shopping, and we hired him as our realtor, within a couple of days!! Debra and I could speak for hours on his skills related to house hunting and finding the right "home" for us (without him driving us all over the state and looking at 100's of homes). If we had to say just one thing about Allen, it would be to highlight his extraordinary talent for finding homes that met our punch list of needs/wants for our next home and THEN... helping us to understand the pros and cons of each house's details (i.e. age of roof, HVAC, neighborhood, local traffic, schools, etc.) that we were considering. This helped us to control our excitement for the homes we liked and kept us grounded in our search. Not to mention the Tate Realty on-line “personalized” home search engine that he set-up for us (saved us hundreds of hours in our search). DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME WITH OTHER REALTORS--ALLEN VALENTINE IS "THE MAN"...!!! These words come from a client that is NOT easy to please, but he certainly exceeded our expectations!!!
Thomas Maddox, Jr.
Allen is a great person and takes a personal interest in his clients to help them get the best deal possible. I have used him in both selling and buying a home. In both situations Allen is knowledgeable, honest, personable and professional and goes the extra mile to find the best deal and work through any issues that may come up. His experience as both a realtor and lender (previous experience) gives him insight to help recognize any issues that might pop up and address them before they can impact a sale or closing. Allen helps his client in the buying or selling of a home as is if it was for him - as he wants to make sure his client is happy with their purchase or sale.
Allen was by far the best realtor that I have worked with. He was very thorough, caring and compassionate unlike others that I had in the past. He cared for his client and made sure that every signature was fully explained before signing. Selling a home is hard because your home is a place that hold many memories and buying was not easy for me but I did it. The communication that took place amongst us was top tier. Let me also note that his skills in marketing get an A+++ too. I will rate five stars because that is what he deserves. I hope that your experience is just as great as mines.