Lisa Van Dootingh

10 years of work experience
Key Realty (OH)/Key Realty One (MI)
2357 W. Horseshoe Drive W
Toledo, OH, 43615
(419) 574-9296

Ratings & reviews (104)

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Highly likely to recommend
08/27/2015
houstonmerlot
Listed and sold a home
Lisa has a way of making confusing or uncomfortable situations (which are abound in real estate transactions) comfortable, and seems to add all positivity possible. I was fretting and pacing over which home to buy on a Sunday evening, and she was there at a moments notice to let me see them both one last time before I made my huge decision.
Highly likely to recommend
08/26/2015
user9818693
Listed and sold a home
Lisa was very motivated to sell our home. She was able to have our house off the market within 60 days. She is incredible, very knowledgeable of the markets, and really knows the real estate market. We were very impressed by her work ethics, her willingness to work with us and her negotiating skills were above and beyond our expectations. She truly did exceed our expectations and we have already referred a friend to her. We will be working with her in the future if we ever move back into the area. Thanks to Lisa she sold our home fast and efficiently. The key part though is she secured a buyer within 30 days, the offer from the buyer was very close to asking price, and closed within 60 days. She really did all the hard work for us and we just signed the documents. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you Audrey and Scott for your kind words. It was wonderful to work with you and you also were great sellers and very responsive to what needed to happen to get the home sold quickly. I wish you all the best and would love to be your Realtor should you ever move back this way!
Highly likely to recommend
03/04/2015
zuser20140508084150106
Other
Don't know on negotiation yet. She has been very thorough on putting the word out. Very knowledgeable and a great lady to work with. Couldn't ask for a better realtor.
Highly likely to recommend
07/23/2015
tcarlson49
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have had a few Realtors and Lisa was by far the best. She was quick to respond and honest. She looks out for her clients. She helped us sell and purchase a home. I highly recommend her! She is by far the best!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
You are a sweetie and I am so happy I could help you and Aaron sell your home and buy the perfect home fast so you wouldn't miss any Redwings games. LOL. That was too funny. Enjoy the new house!
Highly likely to recommend
07/20/2015
tmatteson1
Listed and sold a home
We were referred to Lisa and enjoyed working with her during the sale of our home. She was attentive, productive, and always there when we had a question during the process. I would highly recommend working with her!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Your house sold itself and I was blessed to be the one you chose to market it. Thank you for choosing me and I wish you the best in your new careers in Indiana!
Highly likely to recommend
07/17/2015
mikew2981
Helped me buy and sell homes
Lisa did a knock out job on our current home purchase. If you see a home you like, she'll get you in it. Have questions about areas, prices, etc, Lisa will answer them honestly. House hunting with her is like walking through homes with a friend. We had a very enjoyable experience, and would never hesitate to recommend or use her again! Myself and family/friends have you used Lisa in the past and she always delivers.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
We had a great time and the end result was exactly what we all wanted. The few hiccups along the way were unexpected but we were able to work through them all and I know your family is in the perfect home for you!! I am honored to be the choice for you and your family!
Highly likely to recommend
06/25/2015
knuscensky
Helped me buy home
We are SO glad we chose Lisa to help us find our first home! Moving from MN we had a very short time period in which to find our home and she was more than willing to go above and beyond to help us find it. She is truly the best of the best and we were so thankful for her knowledge of both the area and the market. She was flexible with our schedule, we even wrote our offer at 9:00PM! Again, she went above and beyond in getting us our house and did more than she would have had to, we cannot express how much we appreciate everything Lisa did for us. She will work her hardest for you and make you feel like the only client she has even though she has many, many more! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you for the review and your kind words. I knew we had to accomplish a lot in a short time and we did it! I think you are going to be very happy in your Maumee home, I wish you both many great memories in your first home. Thanks for choosing me as your Realtor.
Highly likely to recommend
06/06/2015
PattiZW
Helped me buy home
We couldn't be happier with working with Lisa to find our new home. We dragged her around to countless crazy places, until we suddenly found THE house. Lisa was patient, diligent, responsive and resourceful every step of the way. She quickly honed in on the type of home we were looking for and found that home. Day or night, Lisa would be available for questions and appointments. Lisa is a true professional in addition to being personable and fun to work with.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I was happy to see all the crazy before we found your new home! LOL. We did have some interesting experiences between the snow drifts we almost got lost in and then the bridge that said we had arrived when there were no houses in site. I enjoyed my time spent with both of you. I can't wait to see what you do to make it your home.
Highly likely to recommend
06/04/2015
eeevener903
Listed and sold a home
Lisa is the best of the best! She is very knowledgeable and knows what it takes to sell a home quickly. Very honest, trustworthy, quick to communicate and is with you through the entire process. She has gone above and beyond so many times for us. She will walk you through the entire process and help you understand what needs to be done. I have recommended Lisa to many people for buying and selling.
Highly likely to recommend
06/01/2015
ace43420
Helped me buy home
Everyone should see Lisa on their next home purchase. I recently spoke to Lisa about wanting to look at houses in nice areas outside of Toledo. I spoke to other realtors; but, when I mentioned my age (24) no one wanted to take my seriously, After a few gruling months of wanting to find my perfect home Lisa stuck by me every step of the way and she made herself available to my hectic work schedule. We found that perfect home for me in perrysburg in a quiet subdivison on a Sunday at 8:00 PM. Now I am all moved in and everything went smoothly. Thank you LISA! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Josh I knew you were the real deal when we discussed what you wanted to accomplish. You should be VERY proud of yourself. You and Courtney have the world by the tail. So thrilled for you both!
Highly likely to recommend
05/13/2015
zuser20140604194128080
Helped me buy home
Lisa was amazing with helping us find our dream home! We told her our wish list and she was able to find us our home that met all of our needs and wants as well as in our price range! Lisa worked around our busy schedules, and was available to answer all of our questions when we needed her, and trust me we had a ton with being first time home buyers! Thank you Lisa! -Jessica and Tim.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I was so happy to help you find your first home. Your excitement was infectious and it was fun to see you so thrilled with the house. I wish you both many years of happiness there!
Highly likely to recommend
05/12/2015
bhagman43
Helped me buy home
I would highly recommend Lisa Van Dootingh to anyone who is interested in purchasing a home. Lisa Van Dootingh was instrumental in my obtaining a property that suited my needs and she was very cognizant of my budget. She started by showing me several properties to narrow down the selection. She then advised me to about the importance of a home inspection. Lisa guided me through constant communication (e-mail@telephone) on the process of getting the home inspection, negotiating a contract, obtaining a mortgage and held my hand all the way to closing. She displayed a professional attitude in a friendly manner that made the whole experience worthwhile. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
We made a great team. You told me what you want and I was able to find you what met your needs and your budget. It is a great little house and perfect for you. I think you will be very happy there. Thank you for your ongoing trust in getting the deal to the closing!
Highly likely to recommend
04/29/2015
mrsdeardo
Helped me buy and sell homes
Lisa is amazing. She helped us find our house years ago and now she is helping us sell it. She is extremely knowledgable in all areas and very detail oriented. She is the best realtor the toledo area has.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thanks Mindy. We just need that perfect buyer for your darling home so you can have closure here in Toledo. Soon I hope.
Highly likely to recommend
04/25/2015
curtnsue
Listed and sold a home
Lisa the third of 3 agents that we met with with and I have to say that our mind was 95% made up to go with another agent but her confidence that she could get the job done for us changed our minds completely! First of all she told use that our house was worth more and that she could GET more than either of the other agents were saying. She is so in tune to the MI market at this time and lack of inventory. We were so impressed with her that we engaged her to help us find our new home. Have to say she's so rare in the real estate world. She actually puts YOUR best interest before hers. That's rare in this day and age. Great communicator. Would highly recommend her to anyone ! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad you believed me about the value of your home. I knew it could generate more than what you were being told by the other agents. Selling in less than a week and well over the expected price was very rewarding for me and thrilling for you I know. I have made friends for life with you and Curt. Thank you for choosing to work with me!
Highly likely to recommend
04/14/2015
plc728
Helped me buy home
It was a great experience working with Lisa. She went above and beyond the normal process in helping me to find my new condo. I encountered unexpected problems while selling my home and she hung in with me and helped all along the way. I highly recommend her to anyone in the market for a new home. She is a consummate professional!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you Peggi for your sweet review and kind words. I met a friend for life when I crossed paths with you. Welcome to Sylvania! Lunch soon?
Highly likely to recommend
04/10/2015
hkimpon
Helped me buy home
We hired Lisa to help us find and purchase our home, and I could not be happier with the experience. She was quick to arrange showings, and was persistent in getting us in. When it was time to place an offer, Lisa was on vacation out of the country and still managed to file the paperwork and keep in contact with us several times a day - she never takes a break! :) All of the paperwork involved was available to us to sign electronically, so the process was a breeze. We couldn't be happier with Lisa and will recommend her to all of our friends. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I am so thrilled I got to help you find the house of your dreams in the country with the pond and hot tub as icing on the cake! You are going to create so many wonderful memories in that home. I can't wait to hear about them. Thank you for your trust and confience in referring me to your friends and family.
Highly likely to recommend
04/09/2015
mlotte54
Listed and sold a home
Lisa Is a real professional . She came to my home, made recommendations on what we should do to get the home sold. She priced it right and the home sold in 25 days. I would highly recommend Lisa as she is the best Realtor I have come across . Thanks' Lisa, Mark & Sue
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
You made my job a little easier by being receptive to what I had to say. I do believe it made the difference. The best part is you were able to be in Fla while the house sold. Thank you for your confidence in my ability to get the job done. Next, we tackle the MI house when you are ready. :-)
Highly likely to recommend
03/28/2015
BrianBlatt
Listed and sold a home
Lisa was fantastic. She helped me through a very difficult situation with kindness and professionalism. She helped me selI my single family home in Toledo through a short sale. I cannot thank her enough. It is easy to see that Lisa enjoys her career, helping others, and life in general. I wish her all the best, which is what she deserves.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you for the trust and confidence in my ability to get the job done. It went about as smooth as it could for a short sale. I wish you the best as well. You also deserve it!
Highly likely to recommend
03/19/2015
ccraig856
Helped me buy home
This is the 3rd house I've personally purchased in my life. Lisa was definitely the best realtor I've dealt with. She actually listens to what you want in the way of a house and amenities, and finds it for you. Give her a price range and she finds your dream house within that price range, unlike most realtors who always show you more house than you can afford, or are interested in. There isn't room in this review to do justice to her people and house hunting skills. Definitely the BEST ! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you Craig and Carol for your accolades! I knew if we stuck with it we would find "the one" for you. I am happy that you will finally be able to be together and start making your new house a home. It was a pleasure to work with you both and I thank you for your trust and confidence as your Realtor. Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
03/02/2015
user0095684
Listed and sold a home
We were very impressed with the level of knowledge Lisa had in the real estate market. Her great interpersonal skills helped us through the entire process . We would highly recommend her to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I can't belive how blessed we were to get you sold and closed before Kennedy arrived! Babies are wonderful. I am so happy I could help you achieve the goal of being sold and moved before she entered your world. Congratulations!!!
Highly likely to recommend
01/30/2015
heavyleaded
Listed and sold a home
Lisa was very professional and did a wonderful job of marketing our home. From start to closing was only 75 days, excellent considering it's winter time and all the holidays. Always answered my emails and text messages in a very timely manor. Always addressed any concerns during the process and had many great ideas to help with the selling of our home. Lisa has a great personality and is extremely easy to work with. We will be recommending her to anyone that needs an agent in the future. Our only regret is that we didn't have her when we were looking for a new home. Great Job! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Hi, we got your home sold as a team effort. You and your wife were very receptive to making some positive changes which made the home more desirable and it worked! You are right, listing in Nov and closing in Jan is a great success in NW Ohio! I wish I had known you before as well, we would have had a great time looking for your new home. I will appreciate the referrals and take good care of anyone you send my way !!! Think Spring!
Highly likely to recommend
01/20/2015
ju ge
Helped me buy home
Throughout the process of buying our first home, Lisa turned into almost a mother figure to both my wife and I. We had just moved to Toledo from another State, and Lisa pretty much saved us from being homeless, or spending a fortune in hotel bills. Her professionalism is impeccable (you start noticing that just by listening to her voice mail which is updated daily). Attention to detail, pro-activeness and excellence in all she does is a guarantee. Lisa is the perfect combination of talent, expertise with an added bonus of great customer service! She is Top Notch! Lisa, we will be doing business again in the near future! Devair. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I thank you both for allowing me the privelage of helping you find your first home and get situated here in Toledo. Your words are super kind and I enjoyed reading them, but I truly did just do my job. I do love what I do especially when it comes out when working with customers. Enjoy your time in Toledo until we meet again with a for sale sign in your yard! Blessings. Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
12/29/2014
casmith8
Listed and sold a home
Lisa was very prompt in any questions that I asked. She was on top of all of the deadlines and forms that needed to be processed. She was in constant contact with the lender and the other realtor to finalize my house closing at a reasonable time. I am very happy with the results. She is very personable.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Cindy it was a pleasure to help you get the home sold. It is hard to move when you have so many memories in a home you have lived in for a long time. It worked out wonderful and now there will be someone new to create their own family memories in your wonderful home.
Highly likely to recommend
12/04/2014
lfuller58
Listed and sold a home
We have been buying and selling houses for 30 years and Lisa is the best agent we have ever had the pleasure to work with. She went above and beyond to help us navigate our sale. She is extremely knowledgeable and patient, responds immediately to questions, helped us set up our home for successful showings, and took on the added responsibility of working with our buyers, in our place, allowing us to focus on our cross-country move. She is exceptional and we recommend her unequivocally to anyone considering selling their home. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
What a glorious Christmas you will have being united with your husband! I loved working with you and forming a friendship that will outlast this real estate transaction for many, many years! You are a gem of a lady and I am blessed to have met you!
Highly likely to recommend
11/10/2014
quilterdeb555
Listed and sold a home
I love the way Lisa and her team markets a house! Using multiple types of media. She was always there when we had questions. She gave us great tips on how to prepare our house before going on the market. We are very pleased with her customer service and the sale of our house.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you for your kinds words. Your house was a great property to sell and I know that you will miss it. I wish you and Gary the best as you start a new chapter in the South. Best of all to you both!
Highly likely to recommend
11/08/2014
christine law
Listed and sold a home
Lisa has been directly and indirectly involved in our lives for the past three years. She was the one realtor that took a chance on us being first time homebuyers at such a young age. Even though it's a bittersweet chapter that we recently sold our home that we purchased with Lisa together - she's always looking out for us in the near future. We have also recommended her to other close friends as well as a family member for rental properties. Great realtor and highly recommended.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
It was a bittersweet transaction to have to sell the home you have loved so much. However we will find the perfect house closer to work and hopefully will be "the one" for many more years to come. As always thank you for your trust and confidence. It means a lot when you refer friends and family.
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2014
zuser20140623133230095
Listed and sold a home
Lisa Van Dootingh was a great realtor, I would recommend her to any friends or family looking to sell or buy a home. She did everything we asked and meet all of our needs. If you are looking to sell or buy a home, you should call her!!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
It was a great pleasure to work with you both and get the home sold. I can't wait to hear about the new home after it is done. If you ever move back this way, please keep me in mind. Join my FB business page so that I can keep track of the baby to be and the building process. I love staying up to date on my clients past and present. :-)
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2014
Professional4193
Helped me buy home
I cannot Recommend Lisa enough! She was resposive, knowledgable, and loves what she does. Anytime we would call, text, or email Lisa she was very prompt in returning our calls. She always made sure that we could get to look at any house we were interested in and gave us her feedback on every property we looked at. You can't go wrong with Lisa!!!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I think the house we found is a true gem. I was thrilled that it was exactly what you were looking for and that we were able to negotiate a fair price. This one is perfect for you. Enjoy the holidays in your new home. Thank you for your trust and confidence as your Realtor and freind.
Highly likely to recommend
10/30/2014
contactdaveatrads
Listed and sold a home
Lisa overcame many obstacles in the process of selling the condo, but she was very persistent and never gave up until the closing. It was a pleasure to work with her and would recommend to anybody.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you Dave. Together we made it happen. Having to rely on the responsiveness of others when dealing with the sale of the condo was frustrating but we didn't give up and that was because of a true team effort. WE DID IT!
Highly likely to recommend
10/29/2014
dmballmer
Listed and sold a home
Lisa was able to key us into the changing market and give us good suggestions as to how to present our home in the best "light" for potential buyers. She and her assistant were accessible and helpful at every stage of the process.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
We had a lot of obstacles to overcome with a unique buyer but it all came together after an emotional ride. The end result was a great one and I know that being able to move away having closure on the house back here was invaluable to you both. We will miss you!
Highly likely to recommend
09/23/2014
ddclaassen2
Listed and sold a home
Lisa is a VERY enthusiastic person! She loves meeting people. Lisa looks out for the best interest of her client. She responded very quickly to our calls, addressing our questions and concerns in a timely manner.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
What a bittersweet transaction. I will miss you and Dave as my pastor and friends when you move away in a few short weeks. Timing is everything and it couldn't have worked out better for you both.You sure will be missed!! Enjoy retirement!!!
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2014
armlarbeth
Listed and sold a home
I would highly recommend Lisa VanDootingh to handle all of your real estate needs. Lisa helped me with the sale of my 92 year old mother's home. Lisa went the extra mile to show compassion, patience and understanding in what was a very stressful event for my mom. Lisa exhibited great knowledge with pricing our home as well as helping us with the negotiation part of the sale. Lisa was always prompt and courteous when we needed to contact her. Lisa carefully explained and answered all of my mothers questions and concerns as well as letting us know what to expect with the closing. This type of customer care is often advertised by real estate professionals but we can assure you that it's a way of doing business for Lisa! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I felt privileged to help your mom with this transition. She is a sharp cookie and I really enjoyed getting to know her and work with her during the home selling process. I know this was difficult not only for her but you girls as well. She is is lucky to have all of you and you are a wonderful family. Thanks for sharing a part of it with me while I sold your moms home.
Highly likely to recommend
09/08/2014
lisa.gourlay
Helped me buy home
Lisa was absolutely amazing to work with. If anything, my only complaint would be the mortgage company she recommended, but honestly I don't blame her for that. It was a nationwide company that just seemed like they didn't have everything in order. And I share that because when they weren't getting done what they were supposed to, Lisa lobbied for us nonstop, calling and messaging PNC constantly trying to move things along. She fought for us, and it was very comforting knowing someone with her drive and knowledge was in our corner! Highly recommend her! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I am just so happy the end result is what we were striving for. It sure seemed like an uphill battle at times! I wish you many years of happiness in your new home!
Highly likely to recommend
09/05/2014
thepc
Helped me buy home
Lisa is the BEST agent we have ever had the opportunity to meet. She worked above and beyond so that we could purchase our new home. Lisa always returned calls and emails promptly and answered all of our questions thoroughly. Her commission is well earned. We like her so much that we have chosen to list our old house with her. This is the second house we have sold. Ten years ago our agent put up a sign and that was about it. Lisa has helped us with some tips to make our home more appealing to buyers and she has listed it on numerous web sites. She is a real professional and I suggest that if you want to buy or sell a house, she's the agent you MUST get in touch with. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Can't wait until you get settled in the new place. I know the extra space in the basement is going to be perfect for the business. I am thrilled to be a part of getting your current home sold! Thank you.
Highly likely to recommend
09/05/2014
user00018609
Helped me buy home
Lisa was amazing at helping me find my new home! We looked at several and she quickly learned what my tastes were. She also has a lot of local knowledge concerning the tax rates and any home owners association issues. She made looking for a new home fun and kept my stress level low by always being in contact and updating me on any new information. Thank you so much Lisa! It was a pleasure working with you and we love that we've finally found a place to call home!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
It was a pleasure to work with you. I was ecstatic when we found "the one" and it had everything on your wish list (wine room included)! This home is perfect for you and the girls! Enjoy your new home for many, many years!
Highly likely to recommend
08/31/2014
ken coppens
Helped me buy home
Since this was my first home purchase I don't have any prior realtors to compare Lisa to, but I have a feeling they don't get much better than her. In the house hunting process, Lisa and her team would constantly send me new listings daily and whichever ones I wanted to view, Lisa would be available immediately and was never late to a meeting. She was open and honest with her thoughts about the homes we viewed and didn't just tell me things to try to make a sale. If I wasn't enjoying a certain home, Lisa knew without even having to ask me and she would simply say something like, "I can tell this isn't the home for you, let's look at the next one." If I ever had a question, Lisa knew the answer and was available at all times of the day. I would often be up at midnight wondering something and within 5 minutes of sending an e-mail she would reply with the answer. (I'm honestly not sure if she ever sleeps!) I couldn't be happier with the home that I ended up purchasing. The negotiations went well and the communication was very clear between the sellers and I thanks to Lisa. I feel that I got a good deal on my home and now that I am moved in I am extremely happy with our decision. Lisa is very knowledgeable of the area and if there's any question she doesn't know she will find out the answer. If you need a realtor that you can rely on and be in constant communication with, Lisa Van Dootingh should be your choice. Helping buy and sell homes seems to be her true passion. Thanks Lisa. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
It was a joy to work with you in finding your first home. I know that house is going to bring you much happiness for years to come. I was happy to show you a variety of homes to find the "perfect one" for you! Now I just need you to show me how to play cards! LOL. Enjoy your new home.
Highly likely to recommend
08/27/2014
koalachicadee
Listed and sold a home
I consider Lisa Van Dootingh to be a friend as well as my real estate agent. She doesn't Just want to sell your home, but is also sensitive to the seller's situation and reasons for selling their home! She is patient, kind and thoughtful to the needs of the sellers! When I texted or called her, she got back with me in a reasonable amount of time! Her big smile will light up your day! Thank you Lisa and Denise for your patience with my mom and I. Bless you for staying with us through all life's trials! Sincerely Denise Kowalczk Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
It was a difficult emotional journey for you and your mom and I always tried to be sensative to that. I know it has been a tough year on you but I think you did everything right and you were always thinking of your mom when making decisions. She had a great friend and daugther in you. I am grateful things worked out the way that they did.
Highly likely to recommend
08/11/2014
nursejones
Helped me buy and sell homes
Lisa is a fabulous agent. She is knowledgeable, thorough, well connected and a blast to work with! She has a great sense of humor and handles difficulties with grace and always gets the job done. Highly recommend her.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I love working with you and Jeff and the whole family actually. You are all wonderful people and I am blessed to have gotten to know you. Thanks for your ongoing trust and confidence as your Realtor!
Highly likely to recommend
07/29/2014
Steven Calmes
Helped me buy home
Worked with me on finding my first home. Knew what I wanted and was looking for then found me a large group of homes to choose from. Explained in great detail the little things I should be looking for. All around it was a pleasant experience and I would definitely use her as my realtor again the next time I move.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Steve it was so fun showing you houses and helping you with your first purchase. I will always remember you and how my name and the World Cup Soccer Games came into play when you chose to work with me as your agent! Great story for my book some day. I know you will love your new home. It is a really cool house!
Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2014
quickdm1
Helped me buy home
It has been a three year process for me to get a home and Lisa has been there for us every step of the way. She has been extremely patient and it has been obvious from the first day I met Lisa that her only concern was getting me and my family into the right home. Anytime I had a question Lisa was quick to respond and when we found the home we wanted got us in to look at the house before anyone else and was able to help us work out a deal before the first open house. The resources and network of professionals she has is second to none and I wouldn't just suggest her I would say that if you want to find the right home for you, you NEED to work with Lisa. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you Mike and Natalie! You both deserve the best and I think you bought the best house for you and your family. I look forward to hearing all about how much you love living there!!!
Highly likely to recommend
07/03/2014
ttonetom
Listed and sold a home
Lisa is professional in every sense of the word. We were totally comfortable with our transaction and very happy with the outcome. Both my wife and recommend Lisa without reservation.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you for the kind words and your faith and confidence in me as your Realtor. Referrals are a big part of my business so it means a lot that you would pass along my name. Enjoy the new home!
Highly likely to recommend
07/01/2014
user5103270
Helped me buy home
Lisa has great knowledge of the area and the market. She has the best interests of her client in mind always and is willing to fight for them if needed. She is patient in learning her clients needs. Great agent, highly recommended!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Wonderful end result! Glad we stuck to our guns! I know you will be happy there for many, many years! Have a great 4th of July!
Highly likely to recommend
06/23/2014
zuser20140623084554603
Listed and sold a home
We would very highly recommend Lisa. She was very knowledgeable and she was great to work with. Always there when we had questions and would get back to us with answers.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
We got through some tough stuff to get you to the happy ending! So glad it all worked out. The young family moving into your home will love it hopefully as much as you did. Now you can enjoy condo living!!! Cheers!
Highly likely to recommend
06/16/2014
zuser20140616121901766
Listed and sold a home
I recently had to sell a home that has been in my family for 60+ years, and also I no longer live in the area, which normally would have complicated the process. Lisa and her team made the whole process seamless, she was straight forward and honest about updates that needed to be done to the home, and from the very beginning she was absolutely correct about how to price our home, she was very knowledgeable about both the area, and the buyers in the area. She was also extremely responsive to all of my questions, and often anticipated what I was going to have to do in paperwork, etc. The house sold quickly at a good price, and the whole process was seamless. I highly recommend her in every way. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you! I really enjoyed working with you and Jen and I am so happy it all worked out.( actually better than what you thought when we first met). I am grateful for the privelage of being the Realtor who got to list and ultimately get the home SOLD! It is always hard to sell a home that holds so many family memories, and you were great throughout the process.
Highly likely to recommend
06/13/2014
zuser20140613124242077
Listed and sold a home
I (we) listed a home with Lisa during a divorce, unfortunately, the home ended up becoming a short sale. She completely AMAZED me with her knowledge and helpfulness of pursuing approval from the banks and moving the sale along quickly to avoid foreclosure (I hear that the timing was unheard of in most situations) - let alone the fact that she gracefully balanced dealing with divorced sellers living apart. Thank you so much Lisa for helping me wrap up that chapter of my life in a timely manner!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I know it was a tough situation all around. Short Sales are like no other transaction and yours was relatively smooth. Thanks as always for your trust and confidence as your Realtor! I know you are happy to have this behind you.
Highly likely to recommend
06/06/2014
zuser20140606155507285
Listed and sold a home
Lisa was very prepared when we met her for the first time. She was very educated regarding our home and had done her homework. Lisa was very upfront and honest and made us feel very comfortable going forward with the listing. We had full trust in everything she instructed us to do or not do because we knew she had our best interest in mind. Lisa prepared us and walked thru every step from listing the house, to every showing, the the offer nd counter offers , right up thru the closing. There were never any surprises. I without a shadow of a doubt highly recommend Lisa to any and everyone who is interested in selling your home. If you want a honest, caring realtor who has the upmost integrity and your best interest in mind Lisa is your girl !,,, Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I would love to take all credit but you were awesome sellers. You did everything you could to make your home show and sell ready and it made my job very easy. I knew once we put that sign in the yard it would be a matter of days and it was! I loved working with you and helping achieve the sale so you could move on with your next chapter!! Fla is lucky to have you both! I will miss you! Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
05/28/2014
arodenka
Helped me buy home
Lisa helped us purchase our first home and was knowledgeable and informative as we were still learning the process and were moving to the Toledo area from Missouri. We could always reach her if we had questions come up and she pulled for us when it was getting close to closing and the bank was taking their time. We will definitely be using Lisa again when it comes time to sell!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I was thinking how brave you were to travel from MO for a closing that you weren't 100% sure was scheduled. You did this with a baby, toddler, and a dog! WOW. You and Ed are my HEROS. LOL. Thankfully it all worked out and you have an amazing home!! Congrats!
Highly likely to recommend
05/21/2014
karen0305
Listed and sold a home
My elderly mother had to sell her house due to deteriorating physical health. Lisa was a huge help through the whole process. She is very knowledgeable of the local market and neighborhoods. With housing prices still recovering from the recession and a house in an older neighborhood, the house sold quickly at a price that was fair to all parties. Lisa helped in many ways on the items that needed to be negotiated. I would recommend her to any of my family or friends.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Timing is everything! I was thrilled that I had the perfect buyer for your mom's house. It worked out great for everyone. Thank you for the amazing glass necklace. You must have known I love Black and White anything!! I always joke I could live in a black and white world!!! Thanks for your kind words and I always LOVE referrals.
Highly likely to recommend
05/08/2014
debk514
Helped me buy home
Lisa is very efficient! She listens intently to her clients and researches diligently to find that right home! Lisa does her best to respond as quickly as possible to text, e-mails and phone messages... Even while on her vacation! That's dedication! Lisa also took a cut in her pay to make this deal work for all of us! I would recommend Lisa very highly if you're searching for that right home! She is a hard worker!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I am grateful everything worked out for you and Frank and of course the puppies! It will be so wonderful to have the yard for them. It is always rewarding when things work out in the end! I wish you much happiness in your new home.
Highly likely to recommend
04/29/2014
rsaunde
Listed and sold a home
Lisa has been our agent for 3 real estate transactions now. She is a delightful, positive person. It has been so reassuring to have her as our advocate, especially when unexpected obstacles came our way. She has carefully looked out for our best interests. For example, we were nervous when our home didn't get any offers right away and wanted to immediately drop the price. In her wisdom, Lisa advised us to be patient a while longer which put us in a better position when an offer did come through. We've also appreciated how available and responsive Lisa has been, even while on vacation! We would highly recommend Lisa's services to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. She works very hard for her clients. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you for your loyalty for all of your Real Estate needs. I feel so fortunate to have worked with you and am thrilled we could achieve the goals we set with regard to the recent sale of the homes! I wish you the best in your move out west. Please keep me in mind if you ever come back this way. You are a wonderful family and deserve great things!
Highly likely to recommend
04/24/2014
pierson824
Listed and sold a home
Lisa was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was extremely knowledgable and did her research on our house and neighborhood before we even met her. She worked quickly to get our house in the market as soon as she could as we were moving out of the area and wanted to sell as quick as we could. While the house was up for sale she used several means of marketing to get the word out about our house. She also held 2 open houses for us. Once we had an offer she was prompt and kept the process of closing moving very quickly. She pushed hard for the paperwork to be submitted by everyone so we could close early. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an agent. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
It is always exciting when we get the end result of sold! Thanks so much for sticking with it over this crazy winter we had. Once the weather broker our buyer was right there to snatch up that darling home. I wish you the best in PA! Thanks again for your trust and confidence. Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
04/10/2014
user895599
Listed and sold a home
Lisa is amazing! She was wonderful to work with, always on top of everything, kept us informed and fought hard for us. She is very knowledgeable about the area and real estate. She was honest and we trusted her judgement and advice. I would definitely work with her again and recommend her to friends and family.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I am thrilled we finally got to the closing! It was a little bit like giving birth to a baby elephant! LOL, not that I know anything about that. Thanks for your unwaivering confidence and trust! Your story is going in my book some day!
Highly likely to recommend
04/07/2014
good luck elephant
Helped me buy home
Lisa was great! She really made the home buying process as smooth as possible, and we'll be using her again for our future purchase/ selling needs. We really liked how she used a program called Dot Loop, and it made purchasing our home from out of state very convenient.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I am so happy that you found the perfect home to start your new life in Toledo. So much to look forward too. New home, new job, new baby! Wow, good things do come in 3's! So happy for you.
Highly likely to recommend
04/06/2014
user08911762
Helped me buy home
Lisa makes the house buying experience fun! We looked for months (like seven) and her patience and enthusiasm never waivered. She went out of her way to accommodate our nontraditional work schedules, she notified us immediately of new houses that hit the market and she treated us like friends, not clients. We appreciated her honesty and knowledge, at times it seemed like she understood what we were looking for before we did. This was not the first time we have used her expertise and I'm sure will not be the last! We would recommend her 100%! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I am so happy that we found "the one" I loved working with you and I loved seeing your excitement when we found your new home. Keep in touch and let me know when you open that Cupcake business! I will be a great customer!
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2014
devon2511
Helped me buy home
Lisa was perfect! She told us in the beginning that when we find our house we will know. She was completely right! She was so nice! Our house was a short sale and she was with us right to the end. She always pointed things out, while we were looking at houses, that may have cost us money in the future. She was excellent and have already recommended her to some friends, and will continue to.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I couldn't be happier that you got the house you wanted! Short sales can be so tricky and you hung in there and it paid off. I am thrilled you have the home you never dreamed you could have and in the perfect location for you and your family!! Thank you for your trust and confidence throughout the process. Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
02/06/2014
user5031050
Listed and sold a home
We have worked with Lisa now through two home sales and two home purchases. She has always been very kind and compassionate about helping our family. We have been through a new home build in a suburb and then purchasing a house with more land that we can build on. Lisa is part realtor/therapist/coach/financial advisor/friend. Denise has always been super helpful as well.
Highly likely to recommend
01/16/2014
seiing
Listed and sold a home
Lisa was very thorough, she gave me advice in terms of what I needed to know, not necessarily what I wanted to hear. She was responsive in a timely manner to any question I had and repeatedly went back to the buyer's agent to get clarification on the many questions they had. Lisa has always been professional, and fun. The communication from her and her office was clear and concise and she would often respond to e-mails after hours. She was great to work with! I would recommend Lisa to any one who is buying or selling real estate in the northwest Ohio, southwest Michigan area. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Hi Susan, thanks so much for your feedback. I know this was a process and you are glad to have it behind you. Selling in a down market after buying in a high market is always a bit painful but you are a gracious, realistic lady, and it was a treat to work with you in getting the condo sold. I wish you all the best! If you ever move back please think of me. Thanks!
Likely to recommend
01/11/2014
user0150432
Listed and sold a home
Lisa had excellent advice and knowledge concerning the entire mortgage lender search . She gave me information that the agent here in my "new" city didn't even bother to offer. She was always patient and professional. Both Lisa and her assistant, Denise, deserve A+++++ for "Responsiveness." We were never left to wonder about feedback after a showing. She and Denise are EXCELLENT in the area of Communication. That is always a huge plus. I think we were unfortunate in that we had a rather difficult buyer who operated on a kind of "ultimatum" mindset, and pushed us until the minute we were finally out the door. I completely lost patience with these people at times, and Lisa NEVER lost patience with me. Lisa is a kind-hearted, knowledgeable agent. She and Denise are an excellent team. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Hi, I know this was a very emotional experience for you and I am glad that I was able to get you the ultimate goal of a sale and back to your husband! It is difficult to negotiate when the market is in a transitioning phase. Agents and sellers realize the market is improving and that home values are increasing. Buyers and appraisers are still in denial that this is the case but are starting to come around. Ultimately your deal came together after concessions from everyone. I am happy you are now with your husband several hundreds of miles away. That was the ultimate goal and I know you are happy to be with him every day. :-) I wish you both many blessings as you start this new chapter!! Stay Warm!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/03/2014
user33577505
Helped me buy home
Lisa was AMAZING!!! She sat down with me to find out what I was looking for. From there, she took over. Lisa called me about 6 PM one night and said that she had a house for me to look at, and we need to do it quick. I made an offer the next night! Lisa knows her stuff! There was never a question she couldn't answer for me, and she led me in the right direction. This was the second house I bought with Lisa as my agent.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thanks for your trust and confidence Chad. I couldn't be happier for you and Marcus. I wish you the best in your new home and would love to hear from you now and then. Happy New Year! Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
11/25/2013
HeidiLiburdi
Listed and sold a home
5 stars all the way! Thanks Lisa for doing such a wonderful job advertising and selling my home. You and Denise were back to me right away with any question I had. And I always felt like you had my best interest in hand. It was a pleasure working with you both!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Timing is everything isn't it? I am so grateful that we were able to get the home sold so you could move ahead in your brand new home and not have the worry of owning two houses! I loved getting to know you and I hope I can serve you or your family and friends in the future if a Realtor is needed. Merry Christmas in that beautiful new home!
Highly likely to recommend
11/04/2013
befuzled
Listed and sold a home
When we needed someone to help sell our Dad's home and we were referred to Lisa. We now know why her name is so reputable. She took care of all our selling needs and was constantly in contact with us letting us know everything that was happening. In the end our home was sold and we were very happy with Lisa. She always went above and beyond our expectations and met every need 100%. We would definitely refer her to anyone in need of a good Realtor. Thanks Lisa!!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thanks Patti! I loved working with your dad and the family. I am thrilled we were able to get the home sold in time for your dad to enjoy his new home in OK. I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Highly likely to recommend
10/26/2013
mikearissmph
Listed and sold a home
I have never met a more professional and caring realtor. Unlike many realtors, Lisa put zero pressure on me and helped me find the perfect house for my family and I. As long as she remains in the business, I will always use Lisa for my home-buying needs. Thanks again Lisa
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thanks Mike! Can't wait to stop by and see your home. I know it will be beautiful. It felt really great to be able to help you with all your Real Estate needs from your OH home to your new MI home.
Highly likely to recommend
10/15/2013
missteech
Helped me buy home
Lisa was amazing during the home buying process for me. She is very knowledgable of the area and utlimatley hleped me find the house that was right for me. I was a first time homebuyer and she made sure the entire process went smoothly. She did an outstanding job. She gives her honest opinion on the properties. I truly feel she was a perfect fit for me. I would reccommend Lisa to anyone who needs an agent.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I enjoyed helping you through the process. It was such a thrill to find the "right one". I saw the joy in your face when I stopped by. I can't believe how beautiful you have made the home in such a short time! You will be happy there for many years I am sure!!
Highly likely to recommend
10/10/2013
rscott3308
Helped me buy home
I was a first time home buyer and was not sure what I was getting into. Lisa was awesome with finding my first home and made comfortable with any questions I had. Lisa helped me out so much and made the process very stress free. I can not thank her enough.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I really enjoyed meeting you and getting to show you homes. The first house is always such a special process and I was glad I was able to assist you from beginning to end. Thank you for your trust and confience! Thank you for your public service as well!!
Highly likely to recommend
10/07/2013
tinadorina
Helped me buy home
I've had the pleasure of knowing Lisa for over 10 years. When the time arrived for my fiancé and I to purchase our first house I knew exactly who would be the perfect realtor to help us- Lisa! Since it was my first house purchase Lisa took her time in explaining the entire process. Anytime I had a question Lisa was very prompt to respond. She is such a positive person thinks outside of the box. I would happily recommend Lisa to anyone with real estate needs, she's wonderful!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you so much for the sweet words. It was so fun finding the house for you and your now husband. It is such a joyous time for you both. First house, marriage, and soon your first Christmas there! I can imagine you will have it beautifully decorated. You have great taste! I wish you much joy there for many years to come!
Highly likely to recommend
10/02/2013
user9232340
Helped me buy home
We had the pleasure of working with Lisa when we recently purchased our dream home. Lisa went above and beyond in so many ways from start to finish ! I can't imagine how it could have gone any better. Even though we faced challenges in the process, it was Lisa who did whatever necessary to make sure we had a successful outcome. Without her vast knowledge of the local market as well as her professional expertise, I don't know we could have closed the sale! In addition to that, her joyful personality played a big part making our entire experience enjoyable! Thank you Lisa !!! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you both so much for your trust and confidence as your Realtor. I loved working with you and I am so excited to come and check out all the changes you have already made. I know it is going to be a stunning home! Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2013
strouds
Helped me buy and sell homes
Lisa (and her assistant, Denise) are AMAZING to say the least! Lisa recently sold some light industrial property for my parents (that nobody else could seem to do) - so, naturally, when we were looking for a forclosure or short sale for our son who just returned from the military - I would call her! Because of the urgency of owner occupant listings/viewings, Lisa ALWAYS jumped and ran when we spotted a property that interested us so that we wouldn't lose out on an opportunity. We ended up finding a home to purchase near ours that was neither a forclosure nor a short sale. She guided us in the entire negotiation process and answered every question I had, in detail (even in layman terms, when asked). She knew just what to say to calm me when I was anxious or nervous during the negotiation and inspection process. Some issues arose after the final agreement was complete and she worked dilligently with the selling agent to get them resolved in a timely manner - even after the closing was complete! She did such an amazing job that we recently listed our home with her to downsize ourselves! Thank you SO MUCH Team VanDootingh for working so hard for our whole family! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
It was a joy to work with you and the family. I love helping my client's achieve their real estate goals and will not abandon anyone just because the deal is closed. So glad we got everything worked out the way it was supposed to be!!
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2013
user3176048
Listed and sold a home
Lisa and her team did an incredible job for us from a buying and selling perspective. My wife and I were very picky on looking for a new house and Lisa went above and beyond in regards to finding us our dream home. She also sold our house in a very short time frame for the amount we were looking to get out of it. We were completely satisfied with her service and dedication as she made herself available day, night, and weekends. I highly recommend her to anyone interested in buying and/or selling a home. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I couldn't be happier to have been a part of your real estate journey. The day we found your dream home was priceless and will always be a memory of pure satisfaction when I knew it was "the one"! I enjoyed spending time with you and the family and I want to thank you again for your trust and confidence as your Realtor both buying and selling!
Highly likely to recommend
03/20/2013
user78372338
Listed and sold a home
I was very pleased with how Lisa helped me sell my parents' home. She is very knowledgeable and gave me great advice on everything from minor touch-ups to putting it on the market at the right price for a quick sale. She was constantly keeping me updated on the prospective buyer and helped make the negotiations go smoothly. She is kind, compassionate, and fun to work with. I would definitely and highly recommend her whether you are buying or selling!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you Anna! It was a joy to help you with the sale of your parent's home. I am thrilled it went so smoothly. It was definately in His hands!
Highly likely to recommend
02/14/2013
user7678532
Helped me buy home
I could write a book on how helpful Lisa was in our home purchase, but it still wouldn't be enough. She helped us find the house of our dreams for a reasonable price, and even helped us tie up a few loose ends months after the move-in. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thanks so much for the 'Sweet" review on Valentine's Day. I think you know I love my job and I was thrilled to help you with your first home and anything after that would make your transition to homeowner smoother. I hope you have many, many happy years there!
Highly likely to recommend
02/09/2013
user0796280
Helped me buy home
Lisa helped us in purchasing our first home in 2012. Lisa was very professional in each of our interactions and was very attentive to details. She provided education that was helpful to us as first time home buyers. She also prepared information on each property that we looked at based on research she had completed on each specific property. She was very available for meetings and replied to every e-mail or text message promptly.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I am so appreciative of your kind words. I love what I do and it truly matters to me that each of my client's achieve their real estate goals and dreams. Thank you for your trust and confidence. Blessings in your home for many years to come!
Highly likely to recommend
02/01/2013
awoz3268
Helped me buy home
very knowledgeable in every facet of the home buying and selling process. Has a lot of contacts, always on call and so much fun to work with. Responded to calls and emails at all hours and got us a great price on the home we decided on.
Highly likely to recommend
02/01/2013
user8341529
Helped me buy home
As a first time buyer, Lisa made the process understandable, manageable, and fun. She took the time to get to know me and my wife. She connected with our passions, listened to our goals in life, paid attention to our character, and helped us to find a house that feels like home. Her knowledge of the area, her wisdom in the process, and her sense of humor and compassionate character make her the best realtor in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Lisa Van Dootingh is truly a gift to this area, and we are so greatful that she helped us to find our home. Rev. Kris and Abby Schondelmeyer Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I loved getting to know you both and honored to be a part of such a big transition in your lives. Marriage, a new home, etc. You are both such a blessing and I am thrilled that I got to meet you and help you with your house purchase.
Highly likely to recommend
01/27/2013
user6251284
Helped me buy home
Lisa was very helpful in finding us our first home! She guided us through every step of the way. She's trustworthy which made the whole process easy for us. Even when we came accross a financial surprise she was able to give us plenty of solutions to choose from. We are so grateful for her help and we love our home!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I am so happy you got the house you were hoping for. Your patience really paid off. Now the waiting is over and you are in your new home!! So super excited for you! Can't wait to come up and see what changes you make. Hope to see you soon. Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
01/27/2013
user4551337
Helped me buy home
Lisa went out of her way to accomodate our schedule. We only had three days in town to accomplish a long list of items, including finding a place to live. And Lisa cleared her calendar for us. She is personable, willing to offer advice and suggestions if you want them. She has a positive outlook without being "sicky" sweet. She listened as we went from house to house, what we liked, what we didn't, and then revised the list of properties she showed us accordingly. As we made a bid on a house, went through all the stages towrds closing, Lisa was great in letting us know what to expect, what procedures were and reassured us all the way through. I would recommend Lisa to anyone seeking housing in Toledo! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I am reading this the night before your anniversary! Happy Anniversary to you both. Thanks so much for your trust and confidence in my ability to help you find the perfect home. I hope we cross paths soon. Maybe at Carabou Coffee :-)
Highly likely to recommend
01/23/2013
SherriKay
Helped me buy home
Lisa was professional and really listened to my needs and wants. Lisa found my family the home of my dreams and gave me sound advise about my home purchase. I would highly recommend her and her team.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Sherri I was thrilled to be a part of your home search. It was a treat to meet you and your children and I loved that we were able to find a home that was such a perfect fit for your needs. I wish you many years of happiness and blessings there!! Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
01/23/2013
user9401607
Helped me buy home
During fall 2012 i was looking for a house to rent, i was replying to and ad but i found out from the listed agent, that it was a scam. I looked up the infomation on the house and found Lisa Dootingh real estate info and decided to met her at the house. We began talking about what i was looking to rent. Lisa told me all the possibility and help there was at buy at house rather than renting. I began to do my reseach on everything that come with buying a house. So my house hunting began and asked Lisa to my buyer's agent. Lisa was great with getting all the infomation, helping me understand the process, giving me reputable bank leander, insurance agents,house inspectors, and answering hundreds and hundreds of my questions. She took me step by step, explaining everything to where it was easy for me to understand, even when i asked her over and over about something she was willing to take the time and explain it to me. Lisa was even able to work around my busy schedule to show me house. When i found the house, that i currently live and own, i was in love with it. I told her i wanted it and to put an offer on it, Lisa guided me in the right direction to keep looking at houses untill i found one that i could not stop thinking about 24-7. We continued our search looking at many houses. When i found the house i was in love with, Lisa set up times for me to take a better look at the house, i believe i went back four or five times. Lisa helped me with finding a very respectful house inspector. He was very detailed with the inspection of the house and garage, Denis Bedard of Better Living Home Inspection. Lisa went up and beyond any real estate angent that i have known.With out her help, her knowledge, experience, and her wonderful attitude, i would not be living in the house i fell in love with. I owe it all to Lisa Van Dootingh. I will recommend evryone who is looking to buy/sell to call Lisa, cause i know she will do an excelent job. I am a very happy and proud homeowner, Thank you Lisa. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Joe your kind words humble me!! I really was just doing my job. I love helping everyone meet their real estate goals and it is a true joy for me when that happens. I know that you LOVE that new home and that garage is truly going to be your "Man Cave" I will stop by to see it sometime for sure!
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2013
user7721021
Helped me buy home
Lisa was a pleasure to work with, and got everything done in a timely manner. After the sale went through and we moved in she was still available to us to answer questions. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to find a house.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I loved helping you with your first home. You were a great first time buyer and I know you are going to enjoy many years there especially summers on that amazing deck!! Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2013
jkbetker21
Helped me buy home
Lisa was very helpful for us, first time home buyers. She took us on a tour of 12 houses in one day and then acted very quickly to help us seal a deal on a very short time frame during the Holiday Season, nonetheless. We would recommend Lisa to anyone.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I can't believe it has been a year already since we went through the process. I was so thrilled to help you both. I loved getting to know you and sharing pizza while we were negotiating the deal! Please stay in touch on my facebook business page. I have to know when those little babies start coming along!! Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2013
user09756102
Helped me buy home
I had narrowed my search to homes for sale either on one of the navigable rivers in Toledo, or on Lake Erie. With a passion for waterfront, on my own, I would have made too high of an offer on one house on the Ottawa River. After inspecting it, Lisa strongly advised a much lower offer. It was rejected, which, it turns out was a very good thing. Lisa directed me to another house on Lake Erie in a neighborhood I'd never given consideration to. We made a reasonable offer, the sellers made a reasonable counter-offer, and we sealed the deal. Lisa also directed me to a mortgage LO who was able to get the financing done as smoothly as financing gets done in this mortgage environment. Lisa works very hard (maybe too hard :) ). I'd recommend her to anyone. Jim H Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Jim, thanks so much for your kind words. Patience was our friend in finding you the perfect waterfront home. You got a gem at a great price! Many people dream of waterfront property and I am so happy I helped your dream come true!! Happy 2013! Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2013
user2682782
Helped me buy home
We first met Lisa when looking for a rental house. She was able to help us find a home we could afford to BUY and worked so hard to make it happen. The first house we had an accepted offer had black mold, which came through the home inspection. The problem was so extensive and we were under a time crunch, so we had to find another home, fast! Within two days, we had at least eight other homes to see and found the perfect one that we live in now. I would highly recommend Lisa as an agent. I still can't believe how hard she worked for us! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you so much for your recommendation! I loved helping you find the perfect house. It was such a thrill to get you into a home that you could buy and that met the needs of your large family so well! I just love you guys! Hope all is well!! Happy 2013!
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2012
user7657447
Helped me buy and sell homes
Lisa helped us sell our house and then in the nick of time found us our perfect dream house. We were able to close on both houses on the same day and avoid moving twice which was a huge relief. We were so thankful to have her and her assistant Denise working with us every step of the way. They were responsive to all our questions and concerns and completely on top of things. We honestly would not have our new home if it wasn't for her diligence- it was barely on market when she contacted us about it. She was always honest and trustworthy and we knew we were in good hands. I would recommend her to anyone trying to buy or sell a home- trust me she is the best! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I just know that you will be very happy in your new home! Enjoy the upcoming holidays and all the wonderful FIRSTS that come in the year ahead. You were fantastic to work with & I enjoyed getting to know you both. I look forward to keeping in touch. Take care guys!
Highly likely to recommend
09/02/2012
user564576
Helped me buy home
Lisa was great to work with and very accommodating even while I had very little time to find and purchase a house. We worked through some tough negotiations and we are still in contact after the transaction. I plan on using her again when I sale my current house in a few years.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you so much for your trust and confidence as your Realtor! I am thrilled to be your Realtor for life and will always do my best for you!
Highly likely to recommend
07/06/2012
user0992331
Listed and sold a home
Lisa advertised and found a buyer within a week of listing my house with her. This listing came after another realtor had the house for approximately 8 months with miniscule results. Lisa is extremely positive and enthusiastic which makes you a believer in her ability to sell your home. I have already recommended her to four people and two of them have signed with her immediately, one is following her suggestions prior to signing and the fourth one got her number from me a day ago.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you so much Nancy. The BEST compliment I can receive is through your referrals! Your home was such a beauty and was in excellent condition. I'm sure the young man who purchased it will love it as much as you did. Good luck on your out-of-state move and enjoy being close to your daughter and her family! Thank you, thank you, thank you again for all the referrals. They mean so very much to me!
Highly likely to recommend
05/21/2012
user587352
Helped me buy home
Lisa was awesome to work with, she was able to provide answers to all of my questions. It was 20 years since my last real estate purchase but having Lisa assist me made the process easy and seamless. Everything she said happened the way she explained to me and she was also able to provide good advice and guidance. I felt confident and comfortable through out the entire process. There is no question as to who I would call for my next transaction. RCJ
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Rob it was a pleasure to help you find the perfect home for your son. I enjoyed meeting you and hope we can work together again in the future. Thank you for your trust and confidence as your real estate professional. Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
04/30/2012
user972562
Listed and sold a home
Lisa managed a very trick sale for us. Our house 'sold' in 3 days, however the buyers financing took 3 months to be finalized due to unforseen circumstances. Lisa was always on top of the latest information and in constant communication with us to help us manage the sale. I would highly recommend Lisa for all of your home buying and selling needs. We have known her for 10+ years and she is a complete professional who puts her very best effort into any endeavor she chooses to pursue. You will NOT be disappointed with her as your agent. Thanks Lisa!!! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Everything works out like it is supposed to you and I am grateful that we were able to get your home sold. Thank you so much for your trust and confidence during that time. Sometimes the loan process can be so tricky! If you ever come back this way, I hope you consider calling me. Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
03/17/2012
user569181
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have used Lisa for 3 real estate transactions. Each time, Lisa was honest, upfront, and on top of everything. She is always available to talk to and questions of. Lisa knows how to correctly price, stage, and market her listings. My house went under contract in 6 days. On the buying end, Lisa always had my best interests at heart. She wasn't pushy and took my needs into consideration always. I couldn't imagine going through the buying or selling process with any other realtor.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you for the great feedback Andrew. It was fun to help you with your first home and to get to know you better. I hope that you have many happy years in your house. I wish you the best. Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
01/27/2012
Coco Henderson
Listed and sold a home
I only have good things to say about Lisa from our first meeting to discuss listing my home to our last meeting when we closed the deal. The real estate maket today is full of mine fields which Lisa successfully negotiated, using great problem solving skills so we culd progress forward in the sale process. All of our communication was constructive and supportive. She was always available to answer questions. The way Lisa marketed my home was excellant. She takes ample time to photograph all of her listings to provide valuable info to potential buyers prior to viewing the home. I would refer friends and neighbors to Lisa whether to sell their home or to find a home to purchase. She works very hard to help you throughout the entire process. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Karen, thanks so much for your kind words. It was a joy and a pleasure to market your home and achieve the desired result of a sold sign in the yard! I wish you the best and would love to work with you again some day. I am licensed in OH and MI. Blessings,Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
01/20/2012
KJCreation
Helped me buy home
Lisa was absolutely the best real estate agent that we could have worked with. We were first time home buyers and she helped us with everything we need to know about buying a house, special loans we could get, and she even set us up with some great people, from mortgage company (loan officer), to a home inspector, and even a insurance company for our new home. She went above and beyond her call of being a real estate agent. She even helped us figure out some issues on our credit reports. She was amazing, and we would recommend her to anyone! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I am so thrilled that things worked out! Thanks for the kind words. I love you guys and wish you the best! Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
11/29/2011
josh2327
Helped me buy home
We can't say enough about how great it was working with Lisa. She is very personable and thorough. She is knowledgeable about all aspects of her field. She returns phone calls quickly, and is reachable all day. She is an excellent representative of both sellers and buyers. We will recommend her to everyone we know looking to buy or sell a house. The absolute best Realtor we have ever had.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I enjoyed working with you and Jen as well. It is such a joy to help people achieve their real estate dreams. I am so thrilled for you both!! Enjoy your first Christmas in the new home.