Valerie Thomas

12 years of work experience
La Rosa Realty
1420 Celebration Blvd Suite 200
Celebration, FL, 34747
(321) 558-7956

Ratings & reviews (45)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/02/2014
docsgrasso
Helped me buy home
Our recent purchase was in Laureate Park / Lake Nona in the heart of the medical city. In last 20 years I've bought and sold something like 25 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! Honestly she is the best of the best in Central FL. 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 and will be with you from contract to closing and beyond!! 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. You won't find another agent with her energy and dedication to find exactly what you are looking for. Thanks Valerie You Are Amazing!! Drs. Lou and Carina Grasso Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/22/2014
pilotopatricio
Helped me buy home
I am living in China,I bought a house in Florida ,Valerie helped me a lot since I am so far from FL,she have provided a full support by internet,by phone or personally before ,during and after purchase ,she is the best realtor I have seen,very patient and looking just the interest of her client, I strongly recommend her,I will use her next time,a 100%.
Response fromValerie Thomas
Rodrigo & Silvia, It is my honor and pleasure to help you with the purchase of your beautiful home in Windermere. I am thrilled that we found you exactly what you were looking for. As always I will be here from contract to closing & beyond! Thank you so much for the amazing review and the referral of your pilot friend Jose too. Your Referral is the Best Compliment any Realtor can receive!! I promise to provide him with outstanding customer service as well. Thanks a million. Valerie
Highly likely to recommend
05/20/2014
zuser20140405035710528
Listed and sold a home
Valerie is not only very knowledgable about realty but also a very caring and kind-hearted person who looks out for her customers' best interest. We have had the pleasure to work with Valerie in selling and buying homes and would highly recommend her if you are interested in quickly selling a home or quickly buying one.
Response fromValerie Thomas
Erica and Shawn, I hope both of you enjoyed the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a true real estate professional to handle your future transactions! As always I greatly appreciate the trust your family placed in me to purchase and sell your property. I look forward to working with you again soon! I sincerely wish you both good health and complete happiness to come with your new ventures. I truly value your business, friendship, and trust that you placed in me! Thank you so much for your kind words about me. Abundant Blessings Always, Valerie Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/06/2014
jkaygreenwood
Listed and sold a home
This is the second time I have used Valerie Thomas for my real estate needs. This time I sold this house and bought a new house. Because of the marketing and Valerie's knowledge of our area my house sold in six hours. She guided me through the process of purchasing my new home and answered every question and addressed every concern I had in a timely manner. Valerie addresses any issues that may arise also in a timely manner. Her customers are her first and foremost priority. I am always impressed with her knowledge of the industry and her tenaciousness in representing her customers. Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
Jody, As you know it was all God's perfect timing!! With God all things are possible and he guided and directed us through the entire process. As always it is my pleasure to guide and direct my customers to accomplish their goals and dreams. It was a true blessing to sell your home in Celebration within hours and of course help you purchase a new one in beautiful Lake Nona so we will be neighbors again soon. I think you can take a girl out of NJ but you can't take the Jersey out of her. LOL As you know I will do whatever it takes to help my customers 150% for them to get the most for their current home if selling and the best deal possible when purchasing a home. God has gifted me with amazing negotiating skills and to help me with my customers and I am not shy about using them. Thanks so much for your business and the amazing review. All the best! Valerie Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/02/2014
LianneLeissler Gray
Listed and sold a home
We cannot say enough amazing things about Valerie. She aided us three years ago when we were looking for our home and recently when we sold it. She is extremely professional, courtesy, and above all personable. She is her knowledgeable of the Florida area and very easy to work with. In addition, she makes your priority, hers, selling our home in less than 30 days.
Response fromValerie Thomas
Lianne & Rich, Thank you so much for your kind words and both times helping you was a pleasure. When you are ready to return to FL in the future I would be honored to help you find the perfect home for your family. Stay in touch and we look forward to seeing you in the future. All the best, Valerie & Andre'
Highly likely to recommend
03/23/2014
user3408094
Helped me buy home
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. Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
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' Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/13/2014
michelebuck55
Listed and sold a home
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!
Response fromValerie Thomas
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? Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/08/2014
john davenport
Listed and sold a home
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.
Response fromValerie Thomas
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 Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/05/2014
rob266
Helped me buy home
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... Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
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 Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/26/2014
user8156874
Helped me buy home
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! Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
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. :) Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/28/2013
BarbSolano
Helped me buy and sell homes
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. Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
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 Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/06/2013
user8589959
Helped me buy home
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.
Response fromValerie Thomas
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 :-) Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/13/2013
COGRASSO
Helped me buy and sell homes
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
Response fromValerie Thomas
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 Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2013
user7102075
Helped me buy home
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. Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
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) :-))) Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/23/2013
user9889444
Helped me buy and sell homes
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. Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
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
Highly likely to recommend
05/29/2013
user8697439
Helped me buy and sell homes
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. Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
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! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/03/2013
user13450483
Helped me buy home
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.
Response fromValerie Thomas
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
Highly likely to recommend
04/13/2013
MariRobyn
Listed and sold a home
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! Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
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 Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/10/2012
Justin_L3
Helped me buy home
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. Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
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 Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/03/2012
fcraft1
Helped me buy home
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.
Response fromValerie Thomas
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
Highly likely to recommend
07/31/2012
user5410131
Helped me buy home
Valerie was so wonderful to work with, she made the entire process of buying a new home very pleasurable and stress free! I couldn't imagine doing business with anyone else, she not only cared about my needs and what I wanted in my first home but took time to also tell and show me what was in the area as I just moved to Orlando. I will recommend her to everyone I know, she is amazing at what she does and a wonderful person to work with.
Response fromValerie Thomas
Elizabeth, You have been amazing to work with. I feel blessed beyond measure that you picked me to be your Realtor. It is so exciting especially when it is somebodies first home. I am so so happy that you were able to get brand new construction for your first home which will save you a lot on your electric bills!! I am thrilled that you are happy with your beautiful new home. I am Glad that it was not too stressful either. It is so important that you feel that way. My assistant Vesna and I try and help you from contract to closing and beyond!! I would be honored to help any of your friends, family and co-workers find the perfect place. You do know that your Realtor is always invited to your house warming party right? :) I wish you many years of happiness in your new home. Thanks again for your kind words. Abundant Blessings Always, Valerie Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/25/2012
user86858
Helped me buy home
Valerie assisted my wife and I in locating and buying three investment properties. She spent several days showing us properties in the Hunters Creek area, but when nothing materialized that met our property buying criteria, she recomended we swich gears and look in the Lake Nona area. We found three new construction properties that met our needs and will generate positive cash flows. In fact, one already has seen a $20k increase in equity. We will definitely work with Valerie again in the future, and highly recommend her services. She is warm, personable, professional and extremely knwledgeable of the central Florida housing market. Thank you, Valerie!!! All the best, John and Kathy Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
John and Kathy, I am honored and thrilled that I was able to you find such great properties!! Must be the Jersey in me that never gave up. Brand new energy efficient construction is wonderful especially when your electric bills are so much lower! Glad you made it back home safe and sound. My new favorite place is Lake Nona now both of you understand why!! The growth potential in this area is incredible. When we visited the builder together again on Sunday and saw the price increase I knew you would be happy that we went a couple days before. That does not happen everyday but it was meant to be to make you feel comfortable buying all 3 properties. Your kind words mean the world to me as I pride myself on making sure my customers are happy with my services. I look forward to working with both of you for many years! Thanks again for your business and confidence in me. Valerie Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/20/2012
user7941643
Helped me buy home
Valerie is very knowledgeable about Orlando real estate. As a real estate investor, I feel very comfortable relying on her expertise regarding real estate conditions in an ever-changing market. Valerie goes above and beyond in helping to identify the best locations in the Orlando area for investments and she is very attentive to the buyer's needs. She represented me when I was out of the area by obtaining a reliable home inspector, accompanying him during the inspection and monitoring the builder to be sure my home was completed according to spec. I can always rely on Valerie?s professional experience to successfully guide me through the real estate negotiations and subsequent final transactions, completing necessary paperwork and meeting all deadlines for closing. Valerie is there for you every step of the way. She is the only realtor in the Orlando area I would refer to my family and friends. Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
Andrea, That is an amazing review about my customer service and professionalism as a Realtor! (especially since I know you own numerous properties around the country) I am thrilled that we were able to get you a great property in Village Walk - Lake Nona last year too. Thank you so much for thinking about me for your friends and family too. As you mentioned is is important to have somebody you can trust especially when you are out of the area. Purchasing a home in general can be extremely stressful but when you are 1000+ miles away you need to have somebody be your eyes and ears and as you know I am always here for you. We look forward to seeing you when you come to Central FL next month. Thanks again for your kind words. Blessings, Valerie Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/02/2012
user858961
Helped me buy home
We are from Wisconsin and were visiting friends for in Celebration, FL. with the intent of shopping for a seasonal house in Celebration. We only had a few days to look at properties. We met Valerie by chance when we saw her coming out of a house with a For Sale sign and asked her about the house. She introduced herself and when we told her why we were visiting, she asked a few pertinent questions and then suggested we look at a couple of listings. Valerie was very helpful in showing us property that met our requirements and when we found the house we wanted, she helped us work through the somewhat prolonged and confusing short sale offer process with the bank. Not only is Valerie a pleasant person to work with, but she is energetic and has a great work ethic. She promptly returns phone calls and emails. She is experienced and knowledgeable in her trade. We would highly recommend her and now consider her a friend. Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
Allan & Kathie, WOW that really speaks volumes since you are a business owner yourself that you were happy with my professionalism as your Realtor and now friend. You know how quiet and shy I am and don't really like talking to people. NOT!! Thank you so much for your kinds words and loved that part that you consider us friends. Andre' and loved visiting you both in Cocoa Beach and around Celebration from time to time. By the way Andre' wanted me to check on that helicopter ride. It would be awesome along the beach. We hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family and hope to see both of you soon in Celebration. Thanks a million for your trust in me to handle such an appointment transaction. Warmest Regards, Valerie Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/31/2012
user6446606
Helped me buy home
Valerie is wonderful! She is the reason I was able to buy my first home in 2009, a beautiful condo in Celebration that I love! It was truly a blessing to have her walk me through every step of the process and help me live in this dream home I can now call my own. As a person, Valerie is even more incredible - still sending me birthday cards every year! I am grateful for Valerie coming into my life to help me buy this condo and for showing me how wonderful people are in this world. I highly recommend her to anyone!!!! Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
Shannon, You are so sweet and I am thrilled that I was able to help your dream come true and that you live in our beautiful town of Celebration. Thank you so much for your incredible review. I was reading it my husband and was blown away at your kind words. What a blessing it is to be part of your life and in such an important purchase. God has given me a gift/talent and I want to share it with as many people as I can. You are the best and I hope you aren't still working crazy hours. Abundant Blessings Always, Valerie (Hopefully Your Realtor For Life) Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/30/2012
cashnd
Helped me buy home
Valerie's greatest attribute is her honesty..in my opinion she is above reproach...add to this that she knows her market, knows the players in the market and can give a informative outlook to your purchase. Her attitude remains positive if the sale goes to completion or if another property is the answer. A pleasure to work with and fun to be with...the best that I have come in contact with...
Response fromValerie Thomas
Cash and Snookie, You are an amazing couple and it was my honor to help you purchase a home in Central FL. It would have been nice if we met on Longboat Key but Andre' and I still need to work and don't make it to the beach that often. In Real Estate is all about your reputation if you expect to be in business for any period of time. I was honored that a previous customer of mine referred you to be and greatly appreciate referrals especially from true experienced smart Real Estate professional investors like you and Jeff. Thank you for the special note in my email that you would be willing to even do a personal review from any potential buyers or sellers. Enjoy your winter in Longboat Key and get a tan for us too. Please call me if you are heading to Central FL we would love to meet for lunch etc. Abundant Blessings Now and Always!! Valerie Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/30/2012
user348294
Helped me buy home
My name is Steven Buck and I am a general contactor from central NY and I came across Valerie on an internet search and it was the best search I could have done. My wife and I were looking for a home in the Kissimmee area, and being very particular about the people I hire to do work, Valerie proved to be a huge asset in our search from being 1200 miles from our purchase. Throughout the whole process Valerie was very diligent to get me all I needed to make our purchase a smooth transition without overlooking any due diligence. I couldn't be more pleased with my outcome and I highly recomment her services. Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
Steve and Michele, I can't even begin to Thank You enough for your confidence in me as your FL Realtor especially since you are in the Real Estate field yourself in NY. I was thrilled when you actually saw the home for the first time when you arrived during your vacation. I was almost dancing and shouting for Joy because I wanted to make sure that I lived up to your exceptions of your trust in me to actually purchase the home sight unseen just from a video tour I created for you and my word that it was a good deal. Hey being from the same area of the country I am sure helped right? Thanks again and I look forward to seeing you all again when you return after the remodel of your amazing home. Thanks again and I look forward to working with you for many more years to come!! Thanks-Valerie Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/12/2012
user122749
Helped me buy home
We purchasing a home in Hunter?s Creek for 300K+ and we are beyond pleased with Valerie Thomas. If you are looking for someone who is very professional, knowledgeable, determined and always happy to go above and beyond, please don?t look any further!! I strongly recommend Valerie if you are really looking for someone who will look after you and your interest whether you are buying or selling your home. I have met many Realtor Agents in my experiences when buying and selling my properties, but have never met a Realtor as efficient, trustworthy and reliable as Valerie Thomas, she is a true professional! My wife and I have purchased property all over the US and have never met anyone as prompt as Valerie to respond to our phone calls, text messages and emails. Thanks to the wonderful and helpful assistance Valerie has given us, we are in the process of purchasing our dream home in Hunters Creek/Orlando, Fla. I only wish I met her several years ago because our experience purchasing this home with Valerie as our Realtor is totally amazing! We own several businesses and have never seen anyone work so hard to make their customers happy! Valerie will give you 150% whether you are selling or buying a home. Without a doubt I will refer all my friends and family to family without hesitation! Valerie's unlimited knowledge of Florida's home purchase laws and guidelines have made our experience in buying our home in Orlando care-free and stress-free. We truly and whole heartedly recommend Valerie Thomas as the best Realtor Agent through-out the entire State of Florida. Customers For Life, Mohammad & Adrienne Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
Mohammad & Adrienne, You were put in my path for a reason. Especially since we have the same type A personality and wants results ASAP! I am thrilled and honored that we met and was able to find you such a beautiful home for your family in Hunter's Creek with an amazing view. I look forward to helping you sell your current home in the near future and others in the future. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your trust and confidence in me as your Realtor. Being a business owner yourself I know your time is valuable and thanks for ALWAYS telling me that I am the Best!! It actually motivates me and means a lot that I exceed your exceptions. I want to work even hard to get you the best deal possible so that I remain your Realtor for Life. Abundant Blessings, Valerie Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/29/2012
user1256109
Helped me buy home
Valerie was very helpful to me as an overseas buyer - she explained the process very well. Her advice enabled me to make best use of my time by avoiding viewing properties with hidden disadvantages.
Response fromValerie Thomas
Sue, Thank you for allowing me to represent you for such an important purchase especially been in the UK. As you know I am either friends with my customers before they have me represent them in a Real Estate transaction or after. I always tend to grow close to my customers because I truly care about a long term relationship. I know you had several local Celebration Realtors to pick from and I am thrilled you picked me. I look forward to seeing you when you come over for holidays and grab a cup of tea together. Cheers! Valerie Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/28/2012
user050965
Helped me buy home
I was very impressed with Valerie Thomas as we discussed what my wife and I actually wanted from our new home. She was very attentive and asked probing questions to clearly define what our personal needs were. When we went on house tours, I noticed that she was not looking around the property as if she were buying it, she was looking at our expressions to see how we felt about the place and what reaction we were having to the site. She was responsible for the builder reducing his price so that it matched our budget. It was a great and pleasurable experience. Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
Tom and April, It was God that put you in my path without a doubt! Thrilled we were able to get you a beautiful golf front home in Lake Nona so you could be near your precious daughter!! So excited that you are happy with it as well and that we have become friends in the process! What a beautiful golf course community you get to call home with your brand new energy efficient home to boot!! Looking forward to celebrating with both of you soon. BTW Andre' would love to golf with you one day too. Abundant Blessings, Valerie Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/25/2012
kumaxkun
Helped me buy home
This is a comprehensive review for Valerie Thomas as a first time out-of-state homeowner. We are a family from NY that have been looking for property in the Orlando region with a good location to the attractions, Lake Nona, and the airport but was uncertain of the neighborhoods. We tried dealing with other agents but they were often slow to respond, offered minimal advice, or it felt like they did not want to speak with us unless they were certain of where we specifically wanted to look. Valerie however responded immediately and went through the process piece by piece. We have worked with Valerie since late summer 2011 until we finished closing on a house just recently. Being far away, we were unable to go down there and check the homes physically but Valerie made our job seemingly effortless(we do owe her dinner for all her work) because for the houses we were interested in she would personally go to all the places for us regardless of what day it was and take pictures/videos, and even uploaded YouTube videos for the home on her channel! I don't think there are many agents that would be willing to do all of that for you when they haven't even met you in person once. Besides looking for a home, Valerie was very helpful throughout the whole entire process. She helped explain the Orlando home market, foreclosure/short sale process, different community and neighborhoods from her experience, everyone we needed to take caution/worry about buying a home and just explained everything we needed based off our situation and needs. We've bid on foreclosures, short sales and faced stiff competition from investors and other buyers but every time we failed Valerie would help us understand the Florida market and continue on with the process. We even went on vacation in Orlando and met up with her and her husband, and they were both really helpful, nice, and great people. They took us not only around the house and the neighborhood but really further away to the Downtown Orlando region to look at some different places we wanted to go see. In the end, even after we finally won the bid and was going through the mortgage process Valerie was always there to make sure everything was going smoothly on both sides. After we closed she was making sure the house was in good condition and everything was as promised. As someone who has dealt with Valerie for more than half a year from the bidding process to after closing, I think she is incredibly honest, very helpful, friendly, hilarious, and a wonderful agent. We 100% recommend her. Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
Leonard and Mary, I don't even know where to begin to thank you for this amazing review. Wow and Wow again is all I can say! You know it was an honor to help you find a perfect place for your Mom and I enjoyed all our conservations over the last 6 months! I love the ending part that you wrote. "I think she is incredibly honest, very helpful, friendly, hilarious, and a wonderful agent. We 100% recommend her." Glad I kept you entertained during the home buying process too. Andre' and I are looking forward to the home cooked meal from your Mom for sure. Our Godson Les of course wants to join us too. Abundant Blessings, Valerie Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/06/2012
TheCarterPowells
Listed and sold a home
I first met Valerie (by chance) in Celebration in 2005. We were on holiday from the UK and just passing and browsing the property for sale. We got interested in property and Valerie made our experience "real". Nothing (absolutely nothing), was too much trouble. She took us to look at all sorts of property until we made out decision to buy a condo in Artisan Park. Having just sold this property (2012) again our experience with Valerie was exceptional. We had a buyer in days, the process ran smoothly and Valerie made sure everyone was kept up to date. I am sure that without Valerie our experience of buying and selling would not have been as effective, efficient and practical. Her knowledge of property is top notch, her interpersonal skills are way beyond your traditional "I'll handle all your property transactions" type. A pleasure to do business with - without it feeling like business. Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
Gwen thank you for an amazing Customer Service Review. You know it was my pleasure helping you purchase and sell your place in Celebration Florida. You and Richard must still come here on Holiday. Wow how blessed am I to have wonderful customers like you!!! Thank you for everything!! Cheers!
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2012
steven.sanchez
Helped me buy home
Valerie is a blessing from God! She opened the door for the purchase of our first home. Her knowledge, passion and desire to serve others sets her apart from others. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for their next home.
Highly likely to recommend
01/10/2012
bertoaa
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have met many Realtor Agents in my experiences when buying and selling my home properties, but have never met a realtor as efficient, trustworthy and reliable as Valerie Thomas, she is a true professional. My husband and I leave in San Juan, Puerto Rico and are planning on retiring to Orlando. Thanks to the wonderful and helpful assistance Valerie has given us, we are on the process of purchasing our dream home in Orlando, Fla. Valerie's unlimited knowledge of Florida's home purchase laws and guidelines have made our experience in buying our home in Orlando care-free and stress-free. Besides being a true professional Valerie has become a true friend. We truly and whole heartedly recommend Valerie Thomas as the best Realtor Agent through-out the entire State of Florida. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/30/2011
chas3635
Helped me buy home
Valerie did a great job in helping us with our condo purchase. She is very professional and a pleasure to work with. Being from out of state it was important to have an agent that knew the local area and was experienced in the process when dealing with out of state buyers. Valerie was attentive and responsive to our needs and questions and the purchase went very smoothly. We highly recommend Valerie and would not hesitate to use her in the future!
Highly likely to recommend
10/26/2011
AnnieOB60
Helped me find a home to rent
Valerie is amazing and and absolute pleasuretto work with. She showed me a condo and we got the deal done beforre I left Florida the next day. I am looking forward to working with her again in the near future to buty yht unit I'm renting.
Response fromValerie Thomas
Annie, It was all meant to be that you moved to Celebration. How often do people show one property and it turns out to be perfect? Thank you very much for your kinds words and welcome to the neighborhood. (and the amazing bagels you shipped to us too) Abundant Blessings, Valerie
Highly likely to recommend
10/25/2011
josh_2000
Showed me homes
Valerie has a real go-getter attitude which is something I look for in this industry when looking for a realtor. I respect the way she does her business and how she treats her customers. She is very knowledgeable of the area and all surrounding as well. She would be a great asset for anyone to add to their journey when buying or selling a property.
Response fromValerie Thomas
Josh, Thank you for your kind words. Being in the industry yourself I know you have the choice of many Realtors and I am thrilled that you picked me. Looking forward to finding you the perfect home in the very near future in Central FL. I appreciate your business and trust in me as your Realtor for such an important purchase. Glad we were able to help you find a good Realtor in AL to help sell your current home. All the best! Valerie
Highly likely to recommend
10/04/2011
dustin_p_v
Showed me homes
Valerie is a very dedicated agent willing to go to any lengths to make sure that your home purchasing process is smooth and as enjoyable a process as possible. She has been great to work with even before our actual personal first meeting. I would happily recommend her to anyone that is looking to relocate to the Orlando area.
Response fromValerie Thomas
Dustin, I was honored to help you find a local Realtor to sell your home and am so looking forward to helping you move to Central Florida in the very near future. It is a pleasure helping you with your home search and educating you about the area. Thank you for trusting me before you even met me in person that really means a lot to me. Thanks for your kinds words. Abundant Blessings, Valerie
Highly likely to recommend
08/16/2011
tmichael0818
Helped me buy and sell homes
Valerie is always honest and professional who goes above and beyond her job duties I thought she was the best in selling my home. Always willing to go that next step. Then years later found out she also puts 100% in finding the perfect home for me. Living out of state at the time she was able to do my walk through saving me the cost of flying down. She is a dedicated realitor and I definiltely recomment her for what ever your realestate needs
Response fromValerie Thomas
Trish, Thank you so much for your kind words. You know it was my absolute pleasure helping you purchase your new place in Orlando. I was glad I was able to sell your old place but not happy that you were leaving the area. Finding you something to by knowing you would be returning in the near future was exciting. As you know I always put my customers needs before anything. If it isn't right for you than I would never pressure you into buying just to benefit me. Thank you also for your referral of your friends and family. I am honored to be your Realtor especially when you have 50+ to choice from in Celebration. Thank you again for your trust in me. See you soon. Abundant Blessings, Valerie Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/15/2011
celebrategrandma
Helped me buy home
Valerie listened to our wish list and found the perfect house for us. She never stopped checking for new properties to be listed and when the perfect fit for us came on the market she called, we looked, and wrote a contract. She worked hard to get the price we needed and then helped us through the entire process of inspection and closing. She gave us good advice and made our dreams come true. We've purchased a lot of real estate and we can truthfully say that Valerie Thomas is the best agent that we have ever dealt with. Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
Your Kind words literally brought tears to my eyes. As we both know it was God that actually found the perfect home!! He just used my gift and talents to make it happen. I wanted to help your dreams come true and worked hard to make that happen. Setting up the special text alerts to make me aware of any new properties on the market really made a difference this time. I remember alerting you before the agent even finished putting the picture's in the MLS. Technology is amazing and makes my job as a Realtor much easier. Thanks again for your business. Abundant Blessings To Your Entire Family!!! Valerie Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/12/2011
venutz
Helped me buy home
I met Valerie on my first visit to Celebration while researching central Florida as a possible retirement destination. I again was fortunate to meet Valerie on my follow up visit to Celebration. With a year to go before retirement, Valerie was relentless in sending me property specs as well as keeping me up to date with the goings on in Celebration. Without her dedication, the move could not have gone nearly as smooth as it did. Well done Valerie!
Response fromValerie Thomas
Hello Jim, I was honored to help you and Barbara move to our beautiful town of Celebration. You fell in love with the town on your first visit and I was honored to help you find the perfect place to retire too. (especially since you were from NJ) You were very smart not having to deal with the snow and ice anymore!! I am thrilled that you all are happy here and I greatly appreciate your business and referrals of your friends and family members. Thanks a million- Valerie & Andre'
Highly likely to recommend
08/08/2011
bluemoon24
Helped me buy home
Working with Valerie Thomas for the past 5 years has been a wonderful experience.She is one of the most honest,reliable and efficient individuals I have met.I would recommend her any day of the week!!
Response fromValerie Thomas
Carlo, Being a professional yourself in Long Island your trust in me as your Realtor really means a lot. Thank you very much! We have a team to help you when you are ready to purchase that commercial property too. You know Lake Nona is a booming area so don't want too long. Hope to see you again soon. Valerie
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2011
ryan68mich
Helped me buy home
Valerie Thomas is a wonderful real estate agent. When she was handling the purchase of our home she went above and beyond in service and negotiations. Being that we were out of state she made sure we looked at areas that fit our family with good schools and in a lovely neighborhood. Valerie also took the time to handle our close and walk through in person so we would not have to fly down and miss work. In addition she helped make a smooth transition into our new home. We were very grateful for all her assistance and would highly reccomend Valerie Thomas as a real estate agent to tke care of all your needs. Regards, Michelle Ryan Hunters Creek, FL Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
Michelle, Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to help you and Matthew find the perfect home for your family. It was wonderful when I heard the kids say it is like living at a resort all the time. I am thrilled that you are all happy with your new home. I look forward to helping your friends and family in the future that want to move to Central FL. Blessings, Valerie.
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2011
jazzyjane23
Helped me buy home
My husband and I were beginning to look for a family home, now that our own family will be expanding later on this year. Valerie took in our specifics as to what we wanted and found us a beautiful new home in Orlando. She worked with us every step of the way and really listened to what we wanted as buyers and as a family. I would definitely recommend Valerie to others. She not only is very professional, but doesn't make it seem like any question you may have is an unecessary question. Being a first-time homebuyer, it is a scary decision, but she is with you every step of the way! Thanks Valerie!! Less ... More
Response fromValerie Thomas
Erica, I am beyond thrilled that I was able to find you and Shawn a brand new home for you to raise your new baby later this year! I hope you have many years of memories in your new home. I greatly appreciate your business and look forward to seeing your family grow. I am glad everything went smoothly with your first home purchase. Your recommendation means a lot to me. May God continue to pour out his blessings on your family. Valerie
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2011
jodylvmpd
Helped me buy home
Valerie was a pure pleasure to work with. If we have the need for a real estate agent in the future she will be the one we call. Being new to the area her knowledge of the area has really been helpful. Her negotiation skills got us thru a possible glitch in the deal smoothly. Any time we contacted her she responded right back to us. Highly recommend using Valerie.
Response fromValerie Thomas
Jody, You and Joe were definitely a unique sale and I greatly appreciate your trust in me as your Realtor. Being experienced home buyers you made my job extremely easy with your new home purchase. You knew exactly what you wanted and my knowledge of Celebration made it a win win for both of us. Glad that we are now neighbors and I look forward to our friendship to continue for many years. Thank you both for high ratings! Warmest Regards, Valerie