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See what my Client's are saying about me, and why Valerie Rosenblum should be your Realtor!


 

"As a first time home buyer I was nervous about the whole process of buying a home.  Fortunately I had an exceptional agent, Valerie Rosenblum, from F.C. Tucker, who was with me every step of the way."

– Dean Bruno, Schererville

 


 


 

“The personal attention Valerie gave to us was superb! She made us feel like part of her family, what ever our needs were she gave us 100% of her attention! We couldn't have asked for more.”

– Edward and Kari Bunde, Crown Point

 


 


 

“We were relocated to this area and we only had a few days to find a house. Being first-time homebuyers, as well, made the task of finding a home seem daunting. The few days that we came here to find a house, Valerie was at our side the whole time. She really worked with us one-on-one to help us find the house we wanted, and she made us feel like we were her most important clients. Thanks to the personal attention we received from Valerie, we were able to find a great house that really suited our needs. She stayed with us
from the time we met until the time we moved in...and she still checks in on us now!

Thanks for all your help, Valerie!”
– Barb & Kyle Kintner, Valparaiso

 


 

Valerie is a high energy, detail oriented agent.  She has been on top of every issue that has arisen and has been very proactive in ensuring we did not have any problems during our last relocation.  Lastly, she is a very pleasant person to work with.  She helped my family with many more things than just the basics of finding a new home.  I will use Valerie when I leave the area.

An often relocated,
– Allan Schreiner, Crown Point


 

The first time I talked to Valerie on the phone, I knew we were in very good hands.  Moving is a stressful venture, but relocating across the country within limited time frame can be a true nightmare!  Thanks to Valerie, our relocation to Northwest Indiana was easier than any of our previous three moves.  When we spoke over the phone I told her our price range and what we were looking for in a home.  By that evening, she had e-mailed us several possibilities and we were able to narrow our selection to five or six that we would view the following week.  We flew to the Chicago area the following week and by the end of our first day with Valerie, we had decided on a home!  We believe that because she took the time to get to know us and determine our needs, she made our selection process a snap.

Valerie continued to work very hard for us through the closing and beyond.  She assisted us in negotiations with the seller, ensured all the necessary paperwork was in order for our loan, and represented us on inspections and the final walk through of the home.  She also went out of her way to contact us with important information and reminders for closing.

Of all the real-estate agents we have dealt with in the past, Valerie was by far the best and we attribute that to the fact that she really cares about her customers.  We consider ourselves very fortunate to have worked with Valerie and will always be grateful for her assistance in finding us a house we can call “home”.

– David & Jane Long, Crown Point


 

"My family recently faced the challenge of moving from Florida to Indiana.  Needless to say, it was a very stressful time as our entire lives were about to change.  Through contacts in Florida, we had the privilege of meeting and working with Valerie Rosenblum in the purchase of our new home.  It was Valerie that made all the difference.  Her dedication, professionalism, and attention to detail helped make a difficult situation much easier.  I cannot thank her enough for being there and helping to think of all the things we might have forgotten.  Thank you, Valerie"

– Bill & Britta Neinast, Valparaiso


 

RE:  Outstanding Service

Dear Valerie:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the truly outstanding support you provided to my family and to me during our recent purchase of a home here in Valparaiso.

From day one, you not only met our expectations but far exceeded them.  Coming from out of state, we had a very limited window of opportunity to find something that would meet our needs.  You burned the midnight oil researching and then showing us over 30 listings in just two days.  When we finally found something, you made the arrangements for all the necessary inspections and even helped us to arrange financing.  More importantly, after that, you continued to serve as our intermediary and personal advocate allowing us to    satisfy some rather unusual, last-minute financing requirements.  You resolutely stepped in to overcome obstacles when others were content to let the deal die, and without your help, we would not be in our home today.

That type of customer service is indeed extraordinary.  I have purchased two other homes and have never seen anything close to the support and dedication you display.  We now consider you to be not only our personal realtor but our friend.  Without hesitation, I will recommend F.C. Tucker and you, in particular, to anyone wishing to buy or sell their home  in the Valparaiso area.  

Sincerely,
– John J. Kussmaul, D.D.S.


We are writing to sing the praises of and highly recommend Valerie Rosenblum – Real Estate Agent extraordinaire.

With our daughter about to enroll in a four-year graduate program at Valparaiso University, my husband and I decided to buy property in the area for her to live in while she attended school.  We knew nothing about Valparaiso, but that quickly changed.  Before we even got to town Valerie had provided us with a complete packet about the area including maps, information regarding banks, medical facilities, etc as well as  guides to the area.  By the time we arrived for a three-day weekend and following several emails and phone calls, Valerie had set up appointments for us to view 15 properties that were not only suitable for our daughter, but also in our price range.  Knowing we were on a short time frame, she took us to all 15 places in one day!  Once we saw the places we knew that she had listened carefully to our specifications, and she also had provided us with a complete look at the market at the same time.  We were able to make an offer, which was accepted by the time we returned home.

            This, however, was just the beginning of Valerie’s services to us.  She stayed with us through the various inspections and repairs.  She provided us with names and helped us connect with various local craftspeople as was necessary.  Valerie even acted as our agent at the closing because we couldn’t be there.  Last but not least, she has made herself available to our daughter when Rachel relocated to Valparaiso.

            We can’t say enough good things about Valerie.  We feel as though we received top notch, professional service from our real estate agent and we made a new friend. Valerie’s the best!

– Mark and Janet Sharron,  Aptos, CA

We have moved 6 times in 12 years and Valerie has been the best realtor we have had.  From the first contact that we had with her through our move-in day, Valerie has made the transition flawless.  She made us both relaxed because of here proactive thinking and knowledge of her job.  Valerie took our house hunting to heart and shared her experiences to help us make a better decision on the home that we choose.  We not only had a great business relationship with Valerie, but developed a friendship as well.  We have no doubt that not only will we refer Valerie to our friends, but will look to her for her realty expertise if the need arises in the future.

– Paul M. and Nicki Perrin


 

Valerie recently sold my Mother’s home in Lowell, Indiana in approximately 6 months.  This home was a very unique piece of real estate.  An older all brick colonial home, extremely well built for the times sitting on 26 wooded acres.  Valerie was selected as our listing agent as she demonstrated the most comprehensive marketing approach and was the most candid regarding the improvements we needed to make the obtain the desired results.  We rezoned 2 six acres parcels which she sold within 3 days of the listing.  The home sold approximately 6 months later to a cash buyer.  Her follow skills are impeccable and her utilization of the web to keep the seller posted of all activities and potential buyer/realtor feedback is very helpful.  I would strongly recommend that you give careful consideration to using Valerie as your preferred realtor.

– Rodney Schoon, Fort Wayne


 

Valerie,

Your professional guidance and knowledge has made this process one in which we felt supported 100%.

I would recommend your service to our friends and family.  Should we ever decide to do this again, I hope that you will be around.

Thanks again.

– Debi Bane & Stan Marcyanik, Hobart


Dear Valerie,
Just wanted to drop a note to thank you for the great job you did selling my house on Garland Circle in Wildrose.  It was previously listed with another realtor with no success.  With your very professional approach and hard work, it was under contract within a couple of months for full price! It shows how conscientious and hard working you are at getting the job done! I have and will continue to recommend you to others that need to have their homes sold!

Thanks again for your hard work.
– Matt McFadden


12-07

My husband and I had been searching for a home over a year, and becoming very discouraged. We knew we weren’t looking for the ‘average home in a neighborhood’, and looking for horse property was ‘different’, but we worked so hard to get to the point in time when we could do this, and we were so ready!!!

We were disappointed with our experience with realtors. It was the same story over and over. We’d find a house, contact a realtor to show it to us, they’d shake our hand, leave us their card, and say ‘call if you want to see anything else’. Not one, ever did a search for us, took time to talk with us, or helped in any way. We searched on our own.

We called Valerie to show us a house. As we walked through the property, we knew once again, it wouldn’t work for us. The acreage was heavily wooded and had no place for pastures. We thanked Valerie, started to head out, but she stopped us in our tracks. She wanted to know more. What were our plans? Where were our priorities? On and on she questioned us, until she really got the feel of what we were looking for. It was like she was trying to get to know us enough to match us with a home! She immediately emailed properties. Compassionately, she lifted our spirits, encouraged us with hope, and told us confidently, “Oh, I’ll find you a house!”  We trotted through some really strange properties, and Valerie, (such a trooper), alongside us through horse barns and pastures at a determined pace.  Within three months we had a signed contract. Each phase of the buying process brought out another talent of Valerie. She kept and sent us records online of every transaction that evolved. Whenever we called her she always picked up or very shortly returned our calls, even when she was out of town!!!! Some unusual turn of events made our purchase a difficult one, and we saw yet another side of Valerie. She was tough when she needed to be! Her knowledge, experience, work ethics and good character are over the top.  We have been in our new home for a few months now, and we are still receiving mail and phone calls from her. Her help wasn’t over at the closing. Moving is both exciting and stressful. We highly recommend the service Valerie provides and would call on her again for any future moves.

With sincere gratitude, we thank you Valerie,

– Dan and Brenda Gorecki

Bit of Heaven Equine Estate


Valerie- Brian and I would like to take a moment to thank you for all your hard work and dedication you had while selling our home.  I know you put a lot of extra time and effort into it, and it is hard to find a realtor who is that dedicated to their work and it shows, and it is greatly appreciated. I feel like during this process we built more than a realtor client relationship. We will truly miss working with you and we hope you keep in touch in the future.  Thanks again for the great job.

– Jodi and Brian Ringer – Relocated to Bonaire, GA


 Just wanted to drop a line to let you know that I have not forgotten the great job you did selling my Mom and Dad's house. The house was on the market for only 5 months, even when the market down turn jeopardized the sale of any home. But you still managed to sell it and at a price that was agreeable to all parties. The sale of the home was a relief for my sisters and I. We really didn't want to hold on to it through the winter months. And it seems you found a really nice woman to take care and love it as much as we did. Thank you so much for all the work you did. You made selling a house organized, speedy and easy. So thank you again and if I need real estate services in the future I know who to call.

Sincerely

– Shelly Shear


Dear Valerie,

I would like to take a few minutes of your busy schedule to put words on paper about my experience working with you.  My family and I have moved around quit a bit in our lives and moving around is not easy.  For instance when we moved from Wheeling, WV to Fort Worth, TX my wife hadn’t moved anywhere previous and the move was a little rocky.  The company that had moved us was not very professional and my wife had to do a lot of leg work in order to find a place for us to reside in.  This gave our family a lot of stress, while moving to a new place and getting a promotion to a new job is stressful enough.  Well 2 ½ years later came our next move from Fort Worth, TX to La Porte, IN and I thought, “here we go again.”  I pretty much prepared my family for the worst.  The relocation company contacted us and said that someone will be calling to help you find your new house and take care of your family so there is no stress.  I said ok but I didn’t believe them. 

It wasn’t even 24 hours later and the phone rang and it was our realtor Valerie Rosenblum.   Valerie went over a lot of things on the phone the first time we spoke, but all I could remember is her WOW factor.  I work in retail and I thought, “That is legendary customer service.”  Next we took a plane to Chicago and to meet Valerie in Valparaiso, Indiana.  She was so professional and down to earth, it was amazing.  At that moment she made me feel that we were welcomed to the area and a piece of Indiana already even though we never lived there before.  Valerie took us around to several houses.  She didn’t force anything on us and was well informed about each house in detail.  She wanted to make sure that the house we chose was the house that we would possibly spend the rest of our lives in.  We spent the entire day with Valerie and she even treated us to lunch.  This experience with Valerie was not even close to what I have dealt with in my past experiences.  I was impressed. 

After this trip my wife pretty much worked with Valerie and everyday I came home from work my wife would say Valerie called to check in and see how we were doing and if we needed anything.  Well a month later of consistently receiving these phone calls from Valerie until our closing date, I was blown away.  There was even a day that Valerie called and said the water softener was getting low.  She told us not to worry. Valerie had went down to the local store and bought 4 bags and put them in herself.  These bags are 40 lbs each and here is Valerie trucking them down a flight of steps and emptying them into a barrel.  I have never heard of such outstanding customer service from a realtor, and I’ve moved 7 times in 11 years! 

Valerie was there for us every step of the way; always smiling and always had a can-do attitude.  Valerie made miracles happen on a daily basis and that is why she is the BEST IN CLASS.  I have talked about this story to hundreds and maybe even thousands of people that I work with and provide customer service to on a daily basis in my career.  To really top it off,  it was amazing that every Christmas and Birthday for my entire family there has been a card in our mailbox from Valerie.  She’s never missed one.  This is Legendary Customer Service at a level that only 1% of the people could even figure out. 

Believe it or not, I have just received a promotion again and the first person that we called was Valerie.  She picked up the phone on the second ring and was at our house to sit down with us within 48 hours.  This lady is one of the most unbelievable people that I have ever met in my life.  She is so busy but always figures out how to get things done, get them done quickly, thoroughly and correctly.  Valerie sat down with my wife and me.  She reviewed in detail what she is stands for and what the company is all about. She gave us an overview of the planning needed so that timelines could be met. Listening to Valerie, all I could think about was that I am so happy that we have her to sell our home and she will do whatever it takes to produce a successful outcome.  Having the GREAT experience that we had with her in the past and to hear how she is continually striving to improve her business, I was blown out of my chair. 

Something Valerie said during this particular meeting really hit home.  Valerie said, “IF I DON’T FEEL LIKE A PIECE OF YOUR FAMILY WHEN I AM FINISHED TAKING CARE OF YOU, THEN I HAVEN’T DONE MY JOB”.   I will be using this in my motivational speeches about how legendary customer service is created. This lady is PRICELESS and anyone that could ever cross her path would be honored.  I have never seen anyone take care of someone just like they would take care of their own family.  GREAT JOB!  Remember to keep RAISING THE BAR AND TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL.  Thanks for everything that you have done for our family, we really appreciate all the hard work and dedication.

Yours Truly,
– James Beckett
Cabela’s Regional Manager


If you are looking for a good realtor in Valparaiso (Porter County), IN, look no farther than Valerie  Rosenblum.

In 2005, when we were in the market to purchase a townhouse in Valparaiso, IN for our daughter to live in while she attended Valparaiso University School of Law, my brother put us in touch with Valerie Rosenblum.  It was the best recommendation he could have made.  We exchanged e-mails with Valerie telling her what our parameters were and scheduled a visit to Valparaiso, IN.  The morning after we arrived, Valerie met us and off we ran – literally not figuratively – Valerie had fifteen houses lined up for us to visit; the houses we visited covered all aspects of our parameters and then some.  We paired the list down that afternoon, spent the evening driving through some neighborhoods to broaden our perspective, then met with Valerie the next morning and made a selection of the house we wanted to purchase; we left for home the next day and before our plane landed in California, Valerie had confirmation of an acceptance of our offer.  Our daughter moved in to Foggy Glen Condominiums shortly thereafter.  Valerie’s service did not stop with the sale; since we were from out of town, Valerie assisted in every aspect of our daughter’s move – from turning on the utilities to introducing us to the management firm handling Foggy Glen Condominiums, Valerie was there to see that everything was attended to – Valerie was also there to meet our daughter the day she moved in.

Four years later, our daughter having graduated from law school, it was time to sell the townhouse; there was no one else we would have listed our house with except Valerie based on her excellent service when we were purchasing the house.  Valerie did the marketing study and presented us with a plan covering all aspects of how she would price and market our house – Valerie was right on the money regarding the pricing.  Our unit sold in less than 90 days at full price.  Valerie kept us informed at every step and assisted with all of the local items that needed to be completed including standing in for us at the closing.

While we love California and don’t plan on leaving, we now have a friend in Northwestern Indiana; and if circumstances ever bring us back in the market for a house in Valparaiso, IN or the surrounding area, there is no one we would look to for assistance other than Valerie Rosenblum.

– Mark & Janet Sharron, Aptos, CA


Dear Valerie,

     I would like to thank you for the outstanding job you did in helping me select and purchase a home.  I felt that I was constantly being guided through every step of the process.  Even when things were not running smoothly, you were there to give encouragement and to make sure that every issue was addressed.  You left me with a feeling of complete confidence, with the way you made sure everything was done in a timely manner.
    I cannot tell you how happy I was with the service you provided and the level of professionalism that you displayed.  I will never hesitate to recommend your service as a real estate agent.

Sincerely,

– Beverly Zborowski


We have moved a number of times and each move has been a unique experience.  Our experience with Valerie Rosenblum has been the BEST selling experience we have had. 

From the minute Valerie walked into our home to evaluate the real estate opportunity (house?) and our needs, she knew what would be best for us yet listening to what we wanted!

No other real estate agent that we worked with has been as hard working, conscientious, capable, friendly or thoughtful as Valerie. 

Should we move again, we would choose Valerie Rosenblum, without a second thought. 

Thanks Valerie! 

– Steve & Marcia Black


Our relocation from Northwest Indiana to Minnesota went much more smoothly than one would expect mostly thanks to Valerie.  She managed several sales of properties at the same time as ours and made us feel like we were the only people she was working with at the time... her communication skills were outstanding and she always answered her phone or returned our calls right away.  Her ideas and opinions were constructive and her experience and credentials all helped her to develop the best overall strategy with the sale of our home.  I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home.  If we were to plan to come back to the area, I would call Valerie Rosenblum to help us find the perfect home!  

– Nick and Marianne Sannito

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