Chick & Edward Hayman
Curtis is a realtor’s realtor. I was a realtor in the St. of Il. Curtis respected this and worked with us on strategy, home staging and editing. His knowledge in the area of financing and state laws was crucial to our success in closing and far beyond the knowledge we had. Curtis also had the wider real estate community in his mind, knew how to work with them and demonstrated brilliant strategy in dealing with them. This knowledge of his colleagues is something most buyers don’t even know about and how important it is. Curtis was absolutely on top of current market conditions and guided us in the holy grail of marketing: proper pricing. Thru the process we had some differences of opinion. Curtis was never too hasty in communicating his point of view and respecting ours. I truly think we learned from one another. Did I mention his phenomenal attention to detail and organizational skills? We were amazed. There is no such thing as an easy transaction. Something always comes up that is challenging. Specifically, we inadvertently left some personal property in the garage that we overlooked. And after we were long gone, back to the Midwest, Curtis cheerfully and beyond his responsibility, made a dump run. I should also mention how pleasant and warm he is. These personality traits go a long way in smoothing over glitches. If you are buying in the Napa Valley, look no further than Curtis Van Carter, Brokers of the Valley in St. Helena.
Curtis priced the property accurately resulting in a quick sale to a qualified buyer!
Curtis is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and professional. His communication was excellent and prompt and his attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile were great appreciated. The purchase he helped me with was complex but he never gave up and was encouraging to me when I was ready to call it a day. He went above and beyond the call of duty to complete this purchase and I am extremely grateful for his commitment.
Curtis was very helpful in guiding us to the property we outlined…even though it was not in the area we thought we would be living. Our move date is coming this week and I know from the time I’ve spent there that we have made the right decision and thank Curtis for his guidance in finding a nice flat with beautiful views property.
Howard and Melinda Speight
“We live in Texas and visited Napa in the summer of 2012. While we were there we connected with Curtis, who showed us around Napa and helped us begin to understand the real estate market. We continued to look at real estate when we returned home. Curtis was extremely helpful in navigating a long-distance real estate search. He spent a great deal of time talking to us, listening to us, and fielding questions about properties that interested us. He came to understand what we were looking for but he also understood what was attractive in the Napa market and what was problematic. He did a great deal of leg work for us, including a trip to city hall to copy documents from the city books about several properties. In the end, due in large part to the perseverance and pragmatic knowledge that Curtis brought to bear, we purchased exactly what we needed. Curtis also has extensive contacts in real estate, among local contractors, and with property management companies that he brought to bear in making our purchase experience successful and pleasant.”
“It is with my greatest pleasure that I write this letter regarding your agent, Curtis Van Carter. The purpose of this letter is to convey my tremendous gratitude for his outstanding, exemplary and extraordinary service. Curtis Van Carter went completely above and beyond the call of duty to help me to find the perfect home.
It is from this beautiful new home that I now write. My new home is located only a few minutes from my favorite park; and is perfectly located between my job and the countryside I love. I have more amenities, comforts and conveniences than I ever imagined. I got a wonderful price and excellent financing, all thanks to Curtis.
Curtis Van Carter was referred to me by a friend. I thought she made him sound “too good to be true”. In fact, it was all true. He cared more about helping me find the correct property than in making a sale. I was far from an ideal client and he treated my situation with the utmost care, attention and hours of extra time — well beyond what most brokers would provide.
Furthermore, the housing market was also far from ideal. In the midst of unprecedented turmoil and unpredictability, Curtis Van Carter was honest and straight-forward about the challenges of today’s market. His years of experience and expertise navigated me through numerous unusual situations. Curtis interceded with selling agents, loan officers and banks on my behalf until the desired result was achieved. He would go to whatever length was necessary to make sure I had accurate and timely information at my fingertips. He made sure I understood every single step in the process so I was always clear about what was happening; he educated me along, with unwavering patience.
The one quality that really sets Curtis apart from other brokers is that he really listens to the client, always. He knows exactly when and how to ask the right questions. He is gifted in his ability to find the little things that are important in each client’s search. He plants a seed, knowing that finding a home is a process and it takes time. Then, he nourishes the seed with his ability to see and communicate what is right or wrong for his client with a particular property. His professionalism regarding research and presentation is unparalleled. Curtis Van Carter truly sets the gold standard in the Real Estate field.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Curtis Van Carter to anyone looking for a Real Estate Broker. When I have any Real Estate question or need, I will go exclusively to Curtis Van Carter.”
Steven and Heather Wolfe
“Curtis was attentive to all of our questions and was well organized. He was able to sell our house in a horrible real estate market at an acceptable price and exceeded our expectations.”
“I have purchased two properties through Curtis, and would definately work with him again if the opportunity arose. Everything one would expect from an agent was far beyond superior. This includes communication, knowledge, advise, contracts and followup. No surprises at any time. Curtis was pro-active, open and extremely honest. And, he went far beyond what you expect from an agent. Examples include calls to the town planning department regarding permits we might need and fees, arranging for 3 quotes for a demolition, meeting potential vendors at the site, providing a list of architects and contractors and other items like this. I have had the best possible partner in my transaction with Curtis. This was not once, both in both transactions that I did with him. Curtis was recommended by a friend who had an equally great experience.”
“I’ve known Curtis Van Carter for 38+ years and have always admired his depth of knowledge about anything he studies. When it came time to sell the home my husband had built and we’d raised our two children in, I had no hesitation in choosing to work with Curtis to help me sell it. His demeanor was professional and compassionate and he advised me very thoroughly from the moment I decided to sell. His insights on how to prepare my home so that I could make the quickest sale at a reasonable and fair price were exemplary. He was there for me every step of the way and thanks to him, we found the perfect buyer, the transaction went smoothly and I sold my house in three days! Thanks Curtis, you are a dear and trusted friend…”
Timothy & Rebecca Dowling
“We basically bought a home from across the country with the excellent guidance of Mr Van Carter. We had bought one house previously 15 years ago and he was excellent in every respect.”
“Curtis knew more about the property I was buying than the seller’s agent. He was thorough, pulled permits, carefully reviewed title reports AND the exceptions. I’ve never met a more hard-working agent.” “Curtis made home buying an exhilarating experience. We would recommend him without hesitation and will never consider using anyone else.”