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 Testimonials

Hi Jackie,

Remember me..........You worked with me to change my life in 1996. After working with my finances you made my dream come true and with your understanding of my situation and help, made it possible for me to purchase a condo.  I am to this day so thankful of your encouragement and belief in the fact that I could do this.  At the time I was the single mum of 3, and with no family in America you understood that I needed to put my total trust in you while making my biggest purchase ever.  It will be 13 yrs this May since I held the key to "my own home". 

I wanted you to know that I have never missed a mortgage payment so your trust in me paid off............smile smile........as did my trust in you.

Julie Edwards
Va. Beach 23454

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Though we had a wonderful experience renting a townhouse with RE/MAX Alliance as our property managers, we knew we were ready to purchase our first home. It only made sense to utilize the Dunbars and their team in our search. They talked with us about the pros and cons of different communities and listened to our interests and needs. We viewed an array of different homes in different neighborhoods and quickly found the right property in the right location. As this was our first time going through the home-buying process, we were a bit nervous about the details of offers, inspections, and closing. They walked us through each step and answered every question we had. We've worked with every member of the Dunbars' team and were always impressed by their level of professionalism, attention to detail, and level of service.  

- Rob & Ann K,  

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They say that selling your house is one of the most stressful things you can do. Jackie Ellis Dunbar of Re/Max Alliance, took all the worry and concern off my shoulders., working tirelessly to get the job done. With pure professional skill and knowledge, Jackie and her team had a contract for the sale of my house in just two and a half weeks.  WOW ! Thank You Jackie !

 

Meg Heckert, May 2014

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Our first encounter with Jackie and Steve was in 2010 when we worked with them on my father's home. They became the property managers of this property, found great tenants and then in 2013 sold the home for a good price. Throughout this phase of our relationship, they were always interactive, professional and willing to answer any questions (and I sometimes had a lot). They are supported by an equally capable team that kept me up to date on anything related to the property. Everything was managed at a high level of excellence. Then early in 2014, Paul and I decided to move to FL. There wasn't any question or searching for our Realtor, of course, we turned to Jackie and Steve. This process was again managed expertly during each stage of getting the house on the market, during showings/negotiations through to the final closing. The rock solid marketing and virtual tour on line were amazing. We are certain it helped sell our house, in less than a week I might add. Jackie and Steve are hands on, have numerous resources and a top notch behind the scenes team to support and work with each client as if we are the only one. We highly recommend them for anyone's real estate needs. You can't go wrong with this team. Thank you Jackie, Steve and team!
 
Paul and Kimberly Emig, May 2014

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As a first time home buyer, I was unknowledgeable as to how to go about purchasing a home.  I had no idea as to what I needed to do!!  Jackie made this experience so easy for me!  She did not make me feel as though I  had to settle for less than I wanted.  Even though my budget was not that much,  (230K)  Jackie took time with me, spent her weekends showing me property after property and when I got frustrated, she had me take a minute to think about just what I wanted in a home and  not allow me to settle for anything less.  I recommend her to anyone I know who may be in the market for a dependable realtor who would put your needs first!  I have just moved  into a wonderful home and could have never done this without her patience and dedication.  I kept saying, "This is going too smoothly..."  My friends have told me  horror  about their home purchasing experiences and was waiting for it to happen to me.  But... it didn't. 
 
I'm not sure if this will help you.  I'm so happy with this experience!!  I can't praise Jackie enough for all that she did for me.  If I ever move, (which I'm not ever planning on it!) but... If I ever do, I will call Jackie first.
 
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Lisa Carlson, May 2014

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I contacted Mrs. Dunbar approx a year ago with my dream of becoming an home owner. She was recommended through a mutual business associate. I done what most people do this day and time prior to making the call. I Google her. I read what people had to say. I trusted the warm instinct and the words that Jackie said. At the time my situation wasn't capable of my dream becoming a reality. I set my goal in motion. Fixed everything that I needed to for the American dream. I gave Jackie my word. I'll fix my issues and call you ASAP. She stated then that she'll go to bat for me once I completed my task. About a year later,  my situation was corrected.  I called Jackie and surprisingly she remembered me. She and her team went to work. I take people at face value. Her team went to war for me, not taking any wooden nickel or given any. I'm enjoying my new home and the comfort of knowing us American still rock. I truly love this team. Thanks to Steven, Jen, and Lori...Last but, not least my new friend Jackie Dunbar. Rock on my friends.

Jeff Rogers, June 2014

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My wife and I would describe our experience with Jackie and her team as satisfying, wholly enjoyable, and comfortable. We’ve already recommended Jackie to several of our friends and neighbors.

Matt & Kristin, July 2014

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It was a pleasure working with Jackie (and Steve) throughout the home-buying process. It was easy to tell that they had my best interest in mind and were always open and honest when looking at different homes. They are well organized, thorough, and approachable. Being a first time home buyer, it was reassuring to know that Jackie knows the real estate business so well. Her experience showed. She did a great job of walking me through the process and answering the many questions I had. I will be going back to her in the future.

Scott Pridgen, July 2014

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Hello- My name is Joey Caruthers.  My girlfriend, Wendy Revolinsky, and I started house hunting around the first of April, 2014.  Our real estate team - Jackie and Steve Dunbar- along with their very capable staff with RE/Max Alliance started working tirelessly for us.  Jackie and Steve met with us and found out everything we were looking for in a home including price range, type of home and location and then they did their thing and we trusted them to look out for us.  We visited multiple properties- probably around 25-  and Steve and Jackie demonstrated patience and tenacity in helping us find just the right home for our needs. Finally we found one but it was under contract but they did not give up on that home because Jackie and Steve knew how much we liked that home.  When the contract fell through Jackie and Steve were right there to put in a contract offer from us.  It was accepted and we closed on our home on June 27, 2014.  We have been in our home for 2 1/2 months and we are very happy.  We truly appreciate the effort of Steve and Jackie Dunbar and their partners at RE/MAX Alliance and they made our home hunting experience both fun and rewarding.

Wendy and I highly recommend Jackie and Steve to assist you with your real estate needs.

Joey & Wendy, July 2014

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Jackie Ellis Dunbar patiently guided us through the process of buying a condo in Virginia Beach. Before our visit to the area, Jackie emailed us a variety of condominiums in our price range and, when we arrived in Virginia Beach, she and Steve showed us several places we selected. She continued helping us sort through the options after we returned to Minnesota, explaining factors to consider about various locations. Once we selected a condo, she went to bat for us and got us the price we wanted. When the inspection showed some repairs were needed, Jackie helped us get several thousands of dollars worth of improvements. When our bank seemed to be moving at a snail’s pace, she recommended action that got us to closing. Throughout the process, Jackie’s cheerful enthusiasm encouraged and guided us. We look forward to an ongoing relationship as she and her RE/MAX colleagues manage the rental of our condo until we retire and move there.

Gary and Sofia Miller, September 2014

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Being a first-time homebuyer, there are a lot things an individual may not know when it comes to certain aspects of the Real Estate industry which can cause them to be a bit distressed, overwhelmed, and uneased throughout the entire process. Having an amazing Realtor like Jackie enabled me to feel comfortable. I never felt pressured to make a definitive decision in any regard within a short time frame; furthermore, I never had that feeling of being just another client communicating with her. Instead, she treated at me as if I was her own child and welcomed me with open arms from the very first day we met. She was also very informative, accessible, and always kept an open-eye for my best interest. Doing so provided me with a pleasant experience that I will forever be greatly appreciative of. I strongly recommend Jackie (as well as the entire Dunbar Team) for future homebuyer in search of a Realtor! Thank you all for the incredible experience!

Carlos Jackson, November 2014

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My experience with Jackie was very good. I feel like she really help us get the right house we need and was very comfortable about. She is a good person with a good heart . She is so respectful and always keep a smile. When you call her or text her she always answers and always on time to everything. She has really made us happy with the place we have. I want to thank you for having a wonder person on your team.

Willie Anderson III, November 2014

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I was so nervous about buying a new home. Jackie made things so easy. I was able to put my trust in her. She wasn't one to pressure you into anything, call you every 10 minutes, or make something look better than it seemed. She always found time to meet my needs. My fiance and I have recently moved into a great home thanks to Jackie! Thanks Jackie!!

Kamryn Coppage, November 2014

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 Jackie and Steve Dunbar have managed our property over the last six-plus years while we were living overseas. They have treated the house as if it were their own property. Tenants know they can call Jackie and Steve for quick action, and we know we can relax, with the comfort that our house is in great hands. We highly recommend them for your property management needs - they are honest, hard-working, and very Military friendly. If you are moving overseas and are concerned about renting your house, give Jackie and Steve a call and lose that stressor.

Cpt. Eric & Amy Gardner, January 2015

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 The Ellis-Dunbar team is awesome.  Having used them as property managers since 2008, I have yet to go a single month without a tenant, a testament to their drive and understanding in the importance of keeping a unit filled.  When repairs are required, their staff (who is also awesome) notifies my promptly and gets the work done as soon as possible.  I'm very happy with Steve and Jackie as my property managers and would recommend them anytime.

Mark Seip, January 2015

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I rented my condo from Steven and Jackie Dunbar.  I really enjoyed their management style and timely response to some repairs I noticed were needed upon my initial review of the condo.  All items were taken care of and with great quality.  In fact, I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to buy that condo from them.  I was not at all surprised that the professional demeanor of their rental management style carried through to their real estate transactions.  What impressed me the most was their vast network of resources they generously made available to me, although I was prepared with resources of my own, I appreciated the gesture and their personal interest in making me feel well informed and that I had options in every facet of the transaction.

Michael Turk, March 2015

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Our search for a home in Virginia Beach was a very smooth process thanks to the extraordinary professional and efficient work of Jackie Dunbar. It was delightful to work with her and her husband Steven Dunbar. Their knowledge of the area, neighborhoods, property values and their sound advice was extremely helpful. Travelling with them to the various properties became a masters course in life in Virginia Beach, as they shared their knowledge of the area. We appreciate Jackie introducing us to Atlantic Bay Mortgage, Jones and Walker as well as the home inspection and pest control services. Once we decided on the property, Jackie gave us excellent advice on the offer and suggestions on pre-closing repairs. For the final inspection and closing, another member of Jackie’s team, her daughter Stephanie, was just as delightful and professional to work with. Jackie made sure we were taken care of very well. I am very glad that we connected with Jackie Dunbar, and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home.

Jeffrey and Jeanette Abels, April 2015

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We have known Jackie Ellis Dunbar since 2005 when she was recommended to us by close friends.  At that time we were interested in purchasing a property for investment purposes, and she found one that was suitable for us.  Over the past 10 years Jackie and her team have managed the property for us.  Her expertise and resources resulted in a timelier and less stressful resolution of issues associated with managing a property than if we had done this on our own.  Additionally, she found the home where we presently reside. Most recently, Jackie sold our investment property, quickly and at a price we were satisfied with.  We have always felt that we could trust Jackie to act in our best interests and provide us with sound professional advice.  Jackie has always been easy to communicate with, and has promptly responded to our phone calls and emails, even when out of town. We wholeheartedly recommend Jackie to anyone looking for a realtor, and in fact, we have recommended her to friends and family over the years.

Nancy and Frank Lang,  May 2015

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Jackie, Thank you for all of the hard work you put in to sell our house over the last couple of months, it is greatly appreciated.  Please thank your team for us, as well.  Also , relay our thanks to Steven for the property management expertise provided since 2011 (I think that is when we started with your company).  If any friends we know are looking for property management or a real estate agent, we will definitely give them your name.

Randy & Erin Krekeler, June 2015

 

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If you need a knowledgeable, reliable and professional realtor in Virginia Beach, call on Jackie Dunbar.I am a realtor in the Northern Virginia area, and Jackie proved to be as fast-paced and responsive as I expect an agent to be. I was not familiar with the Virginia Beach market, and Jackie was able to guide me to the perfect property that I was looking for. The whole process was effortless and I even ended up with a very helpful binder with local service providers and contacts I might need in the Virginia Beach area.

Laurie Perl
Remax Allegiance, June 2015

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Working with Jackie was fantastic. She is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate industry and answered all of our questions.  My wife and I did not have a very good walk through on the house we purchased which lasted several hours.  Jackie stayed on site and made sure everything was handled and taken care of promptly so we were able to close later that evening.  We will definitely use her in our future home buying/selling opportunities.

Vince Pearl, July 2015

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I want to thank you for and excellent experience buying and selling my home. I first met Jackie in 2007 for the purchase of my first home in Hampton. Her customer service skills were excellent. She braved the HRBT tunnel traffic to pick up my family to view houses.  Our most recent transactions have been in Suffolk where and bought a home in 2013 and later sold that house for us. The thing that strands out in my mind about how much she cares about her clients is shortly after we closed on the house in Suffolk the A/C want out, mind you it was August. After contacting local contractors for estimates and talking to her about the situation she volunteered to  pay the difference between what the home warranty covered and the bill balance was.  That act of kindness is just one example of the kind of business woman Jackie is.

Jessie Thielen, July 2015

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Having never sold a home, the idea of selling my first home from out of the area was intimidating to say the least.  From the first conversation with Jackie I knew she was the person for the job.  Immediately Jackie put me at ease with her command of the real estate environment in Hampton Roads.  She priced my home $40K higher than the other recommended agent I spoke with and swore up and down it would sell quickly and close within a month and a half.  Jackie delivered on her promise and more.  Every step of the way was seamless and full service.  She was a trusted advisor on repairs, upgrades, staging, and contracts. She knew exactly what we needed to do to get the best price for our home and knew the right contractors to get those jobs done, fast. All of this took place while I remained out of the area and never had to get my hands dirty dealing with contractors or appointments.  It is so refreshing to come across someone in a service related industry who actually gives outstanding service.  I cannot recommend Jackie any more highly.  She never let us down, never dropped the ball, and above all sold our house for a great price and incredibly quickly.  If I ever have real estate needs in the Hampton Roads area she will be the first person I call.
 
Kelly Zaiko, August 2015

 

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Jackie was recommended to me by an acquaintance, and I am really glad they did.  As a first time home-buyer, I had no idea what I was doing. Jackie and her team were with me every step of the way throughout the process.  She quickly learned what I was looking for in a new home and helped me find the perfect fit for me. After making the offer, she walked me through the steps needed to close the sale and was always available to answer questions when I had them.  Her team was constantly on the ball working with the bank and seller to make sure we were on track.  I felt like I was well taken care of.  Buying a home with Jackie and her team was a great experience and I would recommend her to anyone new or seasoned to the home-buying process. 

Ashley Anderson, September 2015

 

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It was a pleasure working with Jackie and her team. As a family, we had to make a difficult decision in regards to how to take care of a loved one and what to do with the  place she had call home for 6 decades. Jackie was very helpful to us. Her  knowledge and  experience, were offered to our family. This was instrumental on helping us making choices and  move forward with the most beneficial plan. She was very honest and always available for any questions or concerns that could arise.

We are very pleased with the results of the sale. All the steps on the process were explained to us in a very clear and accurate manner. The staff and the legal team are very caring and understanding. They kept everything on track!


Mrs. Bogdanski and family, September 2015

 

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It was a very nice having you as our realtor Jackie,  your team was very professional. In the future if any of our friends need a realtor, I will recommend the Dunbar Team without a doubt. 


Farah Joseph, September 2015 


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Let me offer two example of excellent customer service by the Dunbar Team. Both of these happened while we were out of town...while on vacation last winter, a neighbor call on a Sunday to say a huge branch fell from a tree and punctured the roof of our residence  Rain was forecasted to continue for the next week.  I called Steve for help. Within a hour, he had temporary repairs being made that day, until permanent ones could be done on Monday.  We resumed our vacation with confidence knowing that a seasoned and qualified vendor was on the job.

 

Just the other day, again I was out of town, I received a call saying that a rental property of ours ,appeared to be had the front door. Left wide open, and the tenants did not appear to be home . Again I called the Remax Alliance team and within 15 minutes Steve called me back to say the House  was secure.  Not only do we get quality tenants, but we get so much more in terms of extra value and care for our properties, and excellent customer service  from all of the professionals on the Team

I can't imagine ever having properties to be managed, and not having the Remax Alliance team handle them for us. They are all the best in their field. 


Paul Regal, October 2015

 

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I wanted to give a special Thanks to you for having a great staff.  Jen, Roberta and Dot make things so easy for us here.  The experience with RE/MAX has been great, I own my own business over the phone and I know how Customer Service is # 1 as I call people every day.


You probably hear more negatives then positives but I wanted to give a special Thanks, Your team has been great to deal with these past 3 years. We value this relationship with you all. Thanks again,

David Swartz, October 2015

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Jackie Dunbar was our agent in the recent purchase of a home. She listened to exactly what we wanted, quickly arranged showings of houses that met our criteria, and actively supported us once we had found a home that we wanted to offer on. What sets Jackie apart from the scores of other realtors in the area is that she is 100% devoted to her customers and is responsive to their needs. In addition, her extensive experience and knowledge of the local area are apparent and she was able to help us close a sale that was difficult at times. I am so glad that my husband found her years ago...we will definitely use her again and sing her praises to others!

 

Lesley Dobbins-Noble & Clinton Noble, November 2015

 

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Dear Jackie and Steve,

Angela and I want to extend our deepest gratitude for all the hard work you put into getting our house at 618 Flat rock Lane in Chesapeake, Virginia sold. It was amazing. We had a valid offer and closed on the property all within two weeks.  We were so excited.  You guys were fabulous.  You helped us in getting the house staged, listed and marketed.  You did everything we could have asked for and more.  In addition to all that, your team was able to help us get the home inspection items fixed in record time.  Angela and I have had such a wonderful experience working with you.  From day one you communicated a clear path to help us get our home sold.  You were very forthright in helping us set our expectations on pricing and local market conditions.  You did right!

In closing, you have earned a repeat customer and we will definitely tell everyone that we know that is/or will be selling their home that they need to work with your team.  Again….Thanks guys.  You’re the greatest.

Sincerely,

Gary and Angela Mueller, February 2016

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Jackie was stellar. She was professional, experienced and trustworthy. There aren't words to describe peace of mind and the feeling of being home. We have a Realtor (and team) for life. We recommend her to our friends and family.

Maura and Justin Eaton, March 2016

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I have never had a realtor tell me "I will not sell you this house" before. Well there is a first time for everything, and that's when she won me over !!

Jackie, cared enough about us when helping us find a home that she would not let us settle for just anything, she wants to make sure not only do you get a price that you are comfortable w...ith but also one that will maintain its market value!! That's always important!! The more time we spent with Jackie the more she understood our likes better than we did!!

Jackie cares!! To me that goes a long way for loyalty!! Jackie is a great family person and that's what she carry's over to her profession!!

I would recommend this great person to anyone who is looking for a trustworthy person that actually has your best interest out front always!! Jackie is no longer my realtor, she is my friend for life because she cared about us!!

Sincerely
Kevin and Tina Nesbitt, August 2016

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Jackie Dunbar has provided me with amazing services and ACTION! First, she visited my home and priced it for sale. The amount of knowledge she has in the local market is remarkable and she was spot-on for pricing. Then, she assisted with staging and, before I knew it, I had multiple full price offers on my home. Jackie and her team were right beside me all of the way, promptly helping me respond to the buyer's inquiries and arranging for closing services with an attorney. The ability to sit back and let a consummate professional guide me through alien territory was a nice feeling. This is not the first real estate transaction with her and I venture to say it won't be the last.

Lesley Dobbins-Noble, August 2016

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Jackie Dunbar and I worked together on the purchase of my first home.  I am so happy that I found my house, but I am even happier that I found Jackie Dunbar!  She got to work right away and had 6 houses set up for me to see within 48 hours of my call. She knew about things like how to find structural damage and the resale value of laundry rooms--things I never would have considered in my purchase if I had used a less experienced agent. I ended up buying a fixer upper house with a complicated loan, and Jackie got us a great price and handled the mortgage company for me so it was a complete breeze. If I ever leave my house, I will definitely use Jackie again.

Katy Judge, August 2016

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Steve and Jackie Dunbar make a great team!  They took care of our house as a rental property.  We do not live in the area and we felt at ease with them as the property management company.  When we decided to sell the house as our tenant was moving out they got it market ready.  Jackie accommodated our budget while getting the house more marketable.  She lined up all the workers so we had no hassle.   The house was on the market and under contract very quickly.  They are in the business of selling houses and they do it well! 

John and Tracey Tebbetts, September 2016

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 Well, it's been quite a voyage over the past several months--listing a house, putting in carpet, losing a buyer, selling in the off season, staring at a finished garage, creating a new deck, and (oh yes) that Hurricane!  But you both had a steady hand the whole process, and you walked us patiently across the finish line yesterday.

 
We have so many friends in Hampton Roads...yet we will only recommend one realtor to them all--DUNBAR!  
 
Thank you for helping us transition to our next chapter of life, Steve and Jackie.
 
--Jim Newcomer, October 2016
 
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Jackie, we're nearing the end of our packing and we load our truck Saturday to head to MI. I'm sitting here on a lunch break reflecting on the last couple of months. Just wanted to thank you for being a significant voice in our decisions during what could have been a stressful season. Your professionalism and knowledge as well as your accessibility are greatly appreciated. We also thank you for the carpet allowance and I'm gathering there was an incentive given to the buyer's realtor. At any rate, you were all in. It feels odd to have only seen you once when you've had such an impact, so I at least wanted to write a goodbye and thank you. 

--Lorie Newcomer, October 2016

 

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We have been clients of the Dunbar team for many years. They have helped several of our immediate family members buy and sell their homes with happy results!  Most recently, Jackie and Steve helped us sell our home of 25 years, and within a month they had it sold as one of the highest sales in the neighborhood.  Now the Dunbar Team is helping us buy our dream home!  Jackie and Steve Dunbar not only have the experience, negotiation skills, knowledge of the area, and follow up professionalism that you need in a realtor, but also have a very caring and generous spirt. We couldn’t have asked for a better team to help us through this life changing process.

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Tom and Mary Beth Kiernan, January 2017

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I can't say enough good things about Jackie and her husband Steven. I live in California right now and managing my home in Virginia Beach was becoming too much for me. I hired them first to manage the property and then to sell it. They were incredible managing the home. My last tenants left it a disaster and they were able to get me great deals on all the repair work so the house looked great again and they got it rented quickly. Then when it came time to sell they were once again incredible. Jackie got the house under contract after it had been listed for just 24 days. Then she was able to negotiate several surprise issues with the buyer and got me clear of the house with some cash in my pocket. I was pretty convinced this house would bankrupt and/or drive me insane and I am certain the Dunbar's are the reason it didn't. I can't thank them enough and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy, rent, or sell or in need of a trustworthy property manager.

 

-Joe Robinson, April 2017