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Sold a home in Virginia Beach, VA in 2018

Review by Rick Sourced by
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One of the top real estate agents in our area was unable to sell our home. We heard about Jonell, and she first brought in a decorator and suggested a number of smart but important changes prior to taking the new listing live. I am an attorney and my wife is a CPA and we are used to dealing with details but I had no idea how many details Jonell would need to juggle. She successfully sold our waterfront home, and helped us buy another home. Jonell never got rattled and has nerves of steel necessary in delicate real estate negotiations, particularly relating to the inspection process prior to closing. I volunteered to write this testimonial and highly recommend Jonell to anyone seeking a realtor at the top of the business. Knowledgeable, hard-working, effective, what else can you ask for? --Rick, Va. Beach Attorney

Sold a home in Virginia Beach, VA in 2015

Review by Jim in NH Sourced by
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22 years later I had an estate property in Va. Beach to sell. It wasn't going to be easy as it was an older house with really no comps. There was no question about it - I looked up Jonell. She helped me market the property properly as well as arranged for necessary engineering studies. It was another long distance sell, but I had no worries as Jonell worked very diligently with all that needed doing. I am so glad I was able to find her again.


    I would like to share my review regarding real estate agent, Jonell Walthall.I contacted Jonell, regarding selling our home. She was out of town, but yet shecontacted me and made arrangements with me for when she returned.I was completely impressed when we first met, Jonell had already gotten allthe info regarding our home and neighborhood.She was professional and yet, we felt we had known her for years. She sold ourhome in less than 24 hours and she achieved way more than the asking price.Thesmoothest transaction ever.Therefore, when a month later my father passed away, I contacted Jonell once againand she sold his home within about a week.She?s the best, I certainly will be sharing her name with all my friends.She is not only a fantastic agent, but has a GOOD soul.
    We are thoroughly enjoying our new home. You made the process of selling our old home appear easy but it was a lot of hard work and extra steps were taken in the listing process including a professional photographer.?Our house was under contract a few days after we put it on the market. You walked us through every step of the closing process. Your knowledge and professionalism was evident? and we had confidence in what you suggested.It is without reservation that we would recommend you to anyone we know that is interested in buying or selling a home.Thank you again. Roberta & David H.
    Jonell is wonderful. I knew I had an advocate with her and she performed. She handled details that would have driven me crazy, especially with the buyer's agent. I was totally at ease with her and she took charge. This is the 3rd house of ours that she has sold. Each time it was flawless. Can not say enough good things about her expertise. Mary D. Mary D.
    In today's fast-paced world of internet listings, my wife and I were a bit hesitant in using a realtor in our home search simply because we thought omitting their fee meant more negotiating capital for us. Boy we couldn't have been any more wrong! Jonell was instrumental in us acquiring 1275 Alanton--our dream house. Her knowledge and thoroughness weren't only instrumental in placing a successful offer, but in the loads of red tape and procedures that followed. Although previous home owners, we had no clue to the extent of her work needed for a deal like this. Much thanks to Jonell for helping us find our forever home! Thomas and Elise Cramer
    Jonell Walthall made the sale of my now former residence, as well as every related process, as smooth and flawless as possible. Her unrelenting assistance speaks volumes to that of a genuine experienced professional realtor who leaves no stone unturned. Could not be more pleased. Thank you Jonell. E. W. Crawford, Jr. // Bert Bert Crawford
    Jonell,??I want to be sure you know how much I enjoyed working with you andappreciate all the hard work you did to complete 3 transactions in such aflawless manner. This picture is a great example. How many agents would havebeen thoughtful enough to take those pictures and send them to me. Thanks again.Jim C.
    We enjoyed our experience with Jonell from the beginning until closing. She is efficient and patient which we greatly appreciate Of course we would use her services again. We had the best outcome we could imagine but more than anything we are grateful to have her friendship. Many thanks June Forehand
    I can?t say enough wonderful things about Jonell. From the first day we met to discuss listing my house thru the closing she was there every step of the way. No question that I had was too small for her to respond right away. She went out of her way to be at the house if I was unable. When the offers started coming in she discussed all of them with me laying out the pros and cons. Even after the sale was completed and the closing occurred she kept in touch to be sure I knew what I could expect after that day. I would tell anyone selling their home to do it with Jonell Fay Rappaport
    Highly recommend Jonell. She was very professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with, especially for a first time seller. Her experience and professionalism were key in selling our house quickly at the price we wanted. She helped in every step of the process, making the transaction easy. Jason
    Jonell Walthall is a true professional real estate specialist. She goes out of her way to make sure that both your buying and selling experience goes flawlessly. We look forward to hiring her again, when we move back into the Virginia Beach area. Annamarie Morgan
    Jonell Walthall Was one of the best Realtors we have ever worked with. She always went above and beyond in representing us as sellers. We have sold many homes through the years but, have never dealt with a realtor that worked any harder to sell our property. Her attitude was always positive and her ideas of how to best showcase our home were spot on. Her marketing suggestions on how to sell our property and get the best price for it were invaluable and showed great professionalism. We found her honesty and sincerity so refreshing. Jonell made us feel so comfortable with the entire process, she was always accessible for questions and willing to go the extra mile to help the sale go smoothly. Our highest recommendation is that we plan to use her for any and all of our real estate transactions in the future. Carolyn and Millard Poore
    Great agent! Very professional and was there through the whole process. David Clark
    See my review. Jonell is the best. She knows the market, whether it is an older home in an established neighborhood, or a newer home. As the wife of a former Naval Officer, she understands the special concerns of military buyers and sellers. She has sold two properties in Va. Beach for me over 22 years - both when I was living out of the area. Flawless! If I ever choose to move back to the area, she will be one of the first people I call. James D. Morton III
    My husband and I were thrilled to work with Jonell! She was tenacious in finding us just the right house. After the contract was signed, she truly worked night and day to assure that all was on schedule and that all aspects of our contract were fulfilled. We very highly recommend Jonell and would not hesitate to use her again! She is the best! Pat Johnson
    We have been blessed enough to work with Jonell on numerous occasions. She has always been the greatest! We never had any fears or worries while Jonell helped us to not only buy our dream home, but to also sell one of our homes. Her knowledge, professionalism and sincere concern for our well being is to be commended! Thanks to her hard work - our home sold in days! She is a great negotiator who always makes her client's best interests her goals! She is highly recommended to everyone! Kim Gunzelman
    Jonell, We want to thank you for what at one point seemed to be moving "like glue". That is, achieving the sale of our Virginia House apartment. Your skills and enthusiasm have been great and I can understand why you are so successful in your career! Thanks so much for putting up with our hectic schedule at this time - moving and packing and being out-of-town. We wish you continued success in your career. Best wishes, The Hagermans The Hagermans
    Jonell, We want to extend our gratification to you once again for helping us with the purchase of our home. Your reliability and professionalism were truly outstanding. You went out of your way to make sure we were taken care of properly, and we cannot thank you enough. We had the utmost trust and confidence in you, and we can only hope you are still in business when we venture into our next real estate transaction. Sincerely, Sandra & Dave Littel Sandra & Dave Littel