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We met Steve Van Kirk at the Ideal Living show in Northern Virginia a few years ago. After searching in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, we were impressed with his genuine and sincere interest in helping us find the right home for our retirement. Steve does an excellent job to understand the buyer’s needs and desires. Because of his expertise, our search was easier and less stressful than we expected. He narrowed the search to various properties which suited us best and found us a beautiful one level home. Steve is a true professional who understands the marketplace and his clients. We are very appreciative that he found a beautiful home for us in Fords Colony! Tom and Mary B.
Holly Rolley is the quintessential professional! Competent, thoughtful, and passionate about meeting our needs for that “perfect” spot to finally build our retirement home, Holly patiently supported our quest with care and concern for nearly a year before we settled on that right spot of land to construct our dream home. Once the deal was consummated, she did not fade away delighted in having helped us purchase a lot. Without us prodding or suggesting Holly reached out to us and offered to assist with the next step of this arduous process…building the “right” house. One would have thought that her having sold us the lot, she would be done…oh no, that’s not Holly. She’s an integral part of the Ford’s Colony community and as such, sees herself as a neighbor and friend to all who desire to be part of this great community. We’ve worked with many superb Realtors over the past 35 years, but never met one that offered the total package that Holly has provided to us. We have several family and friends in the queue preparing to purchase that retirement home and all of them will get our recommendation….nobody but Holly. She’s a truly genuine person that cares about more than the deal and making a sale. She cares about both the community and the customer. Holly’s efforts and approach more than met our needs without prying or prodding. By the way, she is still helping us! Michael & Alissa H.
Holly Rolley is the most competent, knowledgeable, and attentive Realtor I have ever had the pleasure to work with – buying or selling. Actually, I didn’t work with her; she assiduously worked on my behalf – and my wife’s – to find us the perfect home for our new lifestyle in Williamsburg. Holly served us for almost a year, on our timetable, to show us totally appropriate houses when we asked and changed course in a heartbeat when we further defined our desires and needs. She was always extremely personable, warm, and cheerful, continually working to please us and to meet our requirements. My wife and I trusted her completely and were always gratified when she listened, offered expert guidance, and helped us close the deal on a house that is perfect for us – at a greatly reduced price. We know that she worked behind the scenes to upgrade the house and to ensure that things were fixed and repaired, without our asking. Holly appeared to know everyone because she recommended craftsmen and repairmen to fulfill our additional desires for the house. We regularly recommend Holly to our friends, acquaintances, and associates, and I will be forever grateful for her excellent service to my wife and me. John & Eleanor T.
We can highly recommend Holly for her business acumen, listening skills and delightful personality. She spent hours and days with us searching for our next home or building lot in Ford’s Colony. Just as we gave up & were considering another state-Holly called us and had found a building lot that suited our home design. In hours, Holly had the deal closed. Today we have a beautiful new home on the lot Holly found for us. She never gave up. Holly knows the Williamsburg area better than anyone else we spoke to. Most of all she listened to us, understood our needs and always responded to our calls, texts or emails. We have recommended Holly to other home buyers & sellers and will continue to do so. She’s an excellent real estate professional. Carol & Gary
We engaged Holly Rolley from Fords Colony Realty to find a community and secondarily, a house that fit our criteria. We quickly realized that she was an exceptional Realtor for the following reasons: – She possessed a genuine, customer centric approach to understanding our life style, and type of house we were interested in – She would continuously calibrate search criteria while exposing us to multiple neighborhoods. – She did her research ahead of time – She was candid about pros and cons of houses she took us through – Her background in the residential building industry helped immensely – Her energy level and determination to address our needs were inexhaustible – She made a potentially stressful search experience into a fun adventure Perhaps most importantly, we implicitly trusted her as a Realtor who placed our interests first and foremost. Rocky & Joan K.
After listing with an agent who had way too many listings who could not give us any consideration, I chose to re-list with Holly. From the initial interview to the closing Holly was with us at every step. She was always accessible, responsive and professional. She knew the market, what was required to sell the house and provided numerous resources when needed, even providing us with additional help after the sale. When considering a Realtor you simply could not find a finer and more honest and reputable individual. Do yourself a favor and call Holly. Jim & Evolyn B.
Holly is a true treasure to Ford's Colony! She is a woman of high principles and a great worth ethic! Holly has been so kind, helpful and encouraging to us. We are looking for a home and she has been so patient and helpful to us. We can not believe she is for real. Thank you for helping Holly represent your organization. Linda & David G.
Holly worked very hard to find a buyer for our house at a time when the market was stalled. Our house had been on the market for 2 years when Holly took over. She knows the inventory very well and is able to match buyers with the type of house that they want. She is able to envision how a particular house can meet the needs of the buyer with just a little "tweaking". Using all of her knowledge, she was able to find a buyer for our house in a very difficult market. I have recommended her to several friends and will continue to do so. Kathy T.
Holly turned out to be TOPS!!! This will be our 20th real estate transaction in the last twenty years so, we are not novices. Holly is/was the best agent we have ever worked with. We spent about two days with Holly and selected a property, made an offer and here we are. She did not “strong arm” us by rather listened to our needs and was careful to select properties that fit our wishes. Her experience in construction was extremely helpful to us. She pointed out the positives and the negatives of each home to us. Since agreeing on a purchase, Holly has been on top of all the details needed to reach closing. It was not easy as the selling agent was a novice and needed guidance throughout the process. This all done while we were in Maine … Excellent referrals … Mary Cainfield, Southeast Settlement … Carol Simmons, State Farm Ins. (actually Lauren) … Mark, Pillar to Post … Phil Hernandez at the club … Painters etc. etc. It is no wonder she was selected as “Sales Person Of The Year” … She has more than earned this commission!! Larry & Linda K
Holly is very professional number 1, but in addition, she knows construction, location pluses and minuses and the market. We were from out of town and Holly took the time to understand our needs and dreams for a house. She lined up houses that met those criteria and showed them to us on a schedule so as not to waste too much time on anyone. If we liked a home she took us back for a more thorough look. She has continued to be responsive to our questions even months after the sale was completed. She was never too busy to respond in prompt manner. We were delighted with the process and give her the highest recommendation. Rick C.
Thank you for your diligent assistance and advice in the sale of our home at 106 Heathery. The recommendations you made to help sale our home were on point and appreciated as, too often, us home owners like our homes as they are not realizing others may have different tastes with our desires blinding the buyer's eye of what could be. At this point, after all, it is about selling your home. Thanks for your help in the timely sale of our home. It goes without saying, we appreciated your guidance, patience and professionalism in helping us find an even better home than we envisioned as possible. So far, it is very pleasant here with wonderful neighbors stopping by. Finally, what you didn't tell us was that the boxes don't unpack themselves in the new home, however, unpacking old memories to start new ones is always gratifying as we move forward in our lives. Thanks Sean! Gregory and Gloria R
Sean was patient, highly knowledgeable about Williamsburg, the ins and outs of buying homes, was incredibly flexible and accommodating in scheduling viewings. He was patient with my offers and generous in giving detailed feedback and notes in reading HOAs and contracts, pointed me in a good direction with lenders, helping me set realistic expectations throughout the process and basically guided me through every step of the way. Going through this first home-buying process by myself, I felt tremendously grateful for his guidance. He was professional and responded quickly whether by email text or call. Also important to me was the fact that he put absolutely no pressure on me and provided information in an even-handed, non- judgmental manner and was unfazed by several course-changes in what I was looking for. Bottom line- I can't imagine having a more positive experience and recommend Sean without reservation to anyone looking to buy a home in this stressful market. Thank you Sean ! Carmen C.
We had the pleasure of working with Lynn Ford for over four years on our journey to become residents of Ford's Colony. Over this period of time, she continued to keep us posted on properties for sale and responded to our questions and concerns. Her patient nature endured during the many, many homes that she showed to us. We are now happy homeowners in Ford's Colony. Thank you Lynn, for helping to make our journey successful. Robin R.
We first met Lynn five years ago as we contemplated retiring to Fords Colony in Williamsburg. Over the next two years we visited numerous times to look at potential building lots and homes.Lynn was our "tour guide" during this period showing us in excess of 30 homes. In 2015 we selected a home in the Berkshire section of Fords Colony. Lynn was instrumental in guiding us through the real estate purchase process in Virginia and familiarizing us with Fords Colony HOA regulations. During the whole process Lynn was generous with her time and helped with things like finding competent contractors for repairs identified in our home inspection. Lynn is a consummate professional and I would recommend her, without reservation, to anyone looking to purchase real estate in Fords Colony. We consider Lynn not only our Realtor, but our friend. Lanie G.
We could not have done it with out Lynn Ford, she is a house hunters dream!! My husband and I were both first time home buyers looking to relocate to Ford's Colony when we met Lynn. She was so patient with us as we figured out what our new home should be and took the time to explain each step of the process!! While we were not local and could only come to the area house hunting for short periods of time, Lynn always made time for us and ensured our time was well spent.....once taking us to see 13 houses in one day!!!!! She stayed in constant contact apprising us of new listings that fit our criteria. Once the house was selected, she ensured home inspections, contracts, and repairs were all done with such attention to detail. She also went as far as to contact a contractor to look at renovations we wanted prior to closing. Patient!!! Did I tell you she was patient??? She showed us 47 houses in and around Williamsburg only for us to go and buy the first we looked at!!!!! While we felt bad for running her all over the area, she didn't mind, she truly just wanted us happy with whatever home we selected!!! To us, she was the best realtor and now a great friend!!! The whole "Ford Team" was outstanding and really made home buying a pleasure!!!! An extremely happy client, -Tom and Lisa L.
Lynn has been wonderful to us as we house hunted in Ford's Colony. She showed us our first group of homes in October 2016. Then more in May 2017, and helped us find just the right one this fall. She quickly understood what we were looking for and from the get-go found ones that we liked. She is totally professional, but also very friendly, cordial, and easy to work with. She is a star! Frank and Lark S.
If you are looking for a Realtor that will keep your interests top priority, Steve Dreybus is your candidate. Steve's number one focus is customer satisfaction. I was very impressed with his knowledge level ofWilliamsburg and the greater area. His years of experience are very apparent with the level of guidance, quick responsiveness and negotiating skills he provided us. Steve delivered our dream home and we couldn't be happier! Doug and Kirsten P.
Steve Dreybus was instrumental in helping us find the perfect home in Williamsburg. We moved from Northern Virginia and Steve's familiarity with the area and his patience as we looked at various neighborhoods and homes led us to the right place for us at the right price. Steve helped us through the whole process with professional expertise and personal attention. We highly recommend him. Keith and Denise B.
Steve Dreybus is a pleasant, well mannered real estate professional; we were pleased to have him assist with a purchase in Williamsburg, Va. Steve's knowledge of the area and real estate practices made our search easier. His ability to work well with other Realtors in the area was definitely a plus! We are pleased to recommend him. Donna and Bob L.
Steve has been the embodiment of patience and southern hospitality. My husband and I relocated from New York in March 2016, but we first started interacting with Steve in 2014. Our search was extended by our limited opportunities to go house-hunting, as well as a list of specific criteria about the house and location and internal features, which didn't make the search easy. To add to this, we had been building a list of houses of interest for months. ​ Despite this, Steve never wavered or showed any hint of frustration. He was just an absolute pleasure to work with the entire time, and incredibly easy going and patient. He always addressed our questions and concerns and offered advice to help ensure we made the right choice. He accommodated us without hesitation whenever we wanted to add another house to our list, and he offered to show us others whenever something came up that he thought might suit our needs. Despite the length of the search, Steve was with us every step of the way to ensure that we got through the process as painlessly as possible. If any inspection or other issues came up, he helped us get them addressed. Even after our move, we've called on Steve several times for advice (whether for an auto mechanic, handy man, etc.) and he is always there for us whenever we need. We are very grateful to him for his hospitality and dedication to making sure that things worked out for us. Ken and Renate M.

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