Testimonials

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Dr. Tom and Kathy Lawson

Let me put it in a nutshell.

We had our house on the market for 7 years on and off. Not a single offer until we hired Steve, and within 60 days, Steve sold it.

The buyers were a nightmare. Steve handled every issue. The deal fell through. Steve saved it. The buyers nitpicked us to death. Steve found solutions.

There were even post sale issues. Steve solved them. We had dippy contractors and other Realtors who dropped the ball by being passive, and the sale would’ve died. It was ONLY because of Steve’s knowledge, skills, abilities and importantly, EXPERIENCE that this sale went through.

Steve was able to structure the sales contract to maximize benefits to us.

Anyone can make promises or throw bricks. Look at Steve’s track record. Ask anyone who has ever used Steve as their Realtor. Steve’s business motto should be: Steve Delivers!

Stephen Beamon

Stephen Atkins made our first home buying experience very easy and pleasurable. We spent multiple days viewing different houses and each showing. Mr. Atkins was in a positive and helpful mood. Whenever we had a question (which was quite often) he answered it very quickly and thoroughly. His expertise  of the local real estate market came in handy when trying to figure out what to offer on our home. Mr. Atkins also stayed on top of everything that needed to be completed during closing and ensured that we knew what to do next, which was a great helpful since we had no idea what to do. I would highly recommend using Mr. Atkins as your Realtor for your home buying experience.

Dallas and Angela Silverthorne

Steve Atkins was impeccable in handling the sale of our home in eastern NC. We felt very secure he was on top of every issue that came up. It's best to go with someone you can trust, and you can trust Steve Atkins to do the best job possible.

Dave and Jane Boston

We were absolutely thrilled with Steve Atkins and Experience Realty. Steve worked consistently and diligently to bring a multitude of prospective buyers to our property, and he also spread the word to other Realtors to bring their clients to our property. As a result, our home sold at a reasonable  price in less than 6 months. Steve is an honest and straightforward guy who genuinely cares about the people he is helping. We found it necessary to move before we had a buyer, and we are so thankful to Steve for so conscientiously watching over our home and property during the time that we were away. Steve also made the long-distance closing a breeze for us. It was a pleasure having Steve Atkins as our Realtor, and we highly recommend him to everyone.

Marty and Gayle Radford

Stephen Atkins went above and beyond to help us buy our vacation home. He responded quickly to our every request and was always pleasant and helpful in every way. I would recommend him highly.

Eric and Deborah Mitchell

Steve is highly knowledgeable of Cypress Landing and all it has to offer. He helped us navigate through numerous homes in our price range offering a variety of styles and floor plans, patiently giving us time to figure out our must haves and narrow down possibilities among some terrific choices. He was extremely responsive to any emails or questions we had.. He took time to point out items of interest in the local area giving us a flavor of things in helping us to determine if the area could fit our needs enough to call home. After our offer was accepted, he was tremendously helpful in providing us with phone numbers and POC's to set up essentials for living in the community. Steve gave us great advice when we asked but at the same time stayed neutral which is just what we wanted. There was no pressure to offer more than what we wanted and he made sure we got everything that was important to us taken care of.

Deepak and Suneeta Laroia

After 16 wonderful years in Cypress Landing, we relocated to Palm Beach, Florida upon retirement. To help sell our house (920 Potomac Drive), we retained the services of Steve Atkins, owner of Experience Realty-Waterfront Professionals, Inc. We couldn't have made a better decision. He kept an eye on our vacant property, and kept us fully informed as to progress throughout the year it took to sell our home. Our house was presented very professionally on the Internet.

When the house was eventually sold, the closing was conducted flawlessly in our absence. The process could not have been any smoother. Finally, worth mentioning is the savings we realized because Experience Realty-Waterfront Professionals, Inc.was will willing to accept a lower commission than other realtors in the area. That is of considerable value to any seller at a time when house prices continue to be under severe pressure.

Andy and Janice Henson

We appreciate all that you are doing. I realize this is "what you do" but you are going above and beyond in so many ways and we truly appreciate it. In our situation - Andy being overseas- it has given us a great deal of peace knowing we have someone we can trust to guide us and advise us. Thank you so much. 

We are beyond excited and can't wait to put SOLD on the sign!!

Leo and Janet Kirkman

We were considering purchasing a home near our son and his family.  During the Thanksgiving holidays, we decided to look in several areas to see what was available.  We noticed that several properties we thought might have potential were listed by Steve Atkins, Sr. of Experience Realty.  We contacted Steve and needless to say, it was the best decision we made.  

Steve made us feel comfortable from the beginning.  He listened to what we said we were looking for and when we needed it.  He showed us the ones we wanted to look at that day and made an appointment to show some he thought might be of interest the next day.

We were in contact during the holidays and came back the first of the year to see several homes Steve had lined up to visit.  We purchased one of the homes.

Steve's knowledge of the market, his willingness to help in any way he could, and his list of professionals regarding inspections, closings, etc. made our home buying process relatively smooth.

We would recommend Steve Atkins without hesitation.

Rabon and Brenda Tripp

Seeking and finding a real estate professional to aid Brenda and me in search of a building lot was easy for us. Having known Steve for many years, when it came time for a Realtor® we knew who to contact. During the following events he more than exceeded our greatest expectations:

Our first endeavor was to find a building lot in the Chocowinity area. Steve having known us for many years knew the lot we would be pleased with. However, after purchasing this beautiful lot, reality became real to us. Building a new home like we wanted with increased cost of building materials would exceed our budget. Our current home on the river had depreciated a hundred and fifty thousand dollars in the last six years.

We concluded it would be best to purchase a home already built. We met with Steve, signed an Exclusive Buyer Agency Agreement on May 28, 2014. Steve and his wife Rennie arranged for us to visit numerous very nice homes, especially in Cypress Landing. The buyer agreement date was May 28, 2014; we owned our new home at 126 Thames Ln., Chocowinity on June 10, 20014. Only with an experienced and truly professional Realtor® could this have happened.

 

Next Opportunity: Selling Our House. We met with Steve and signed a listing agreement on May 28, 2014. Within 24 days Steve found a buyer, and our house was under contract. On July 22, 2014 Dr. Abraham Wilks and his wife, Denise from Florida purchased our home at Captains Walk Road, Blounts Creek NC.

Steve, we thank you from our hearts for your hard work before and after each purchase and sale! Do we recommend Steve Atkins, Sr., owner of EXPERIENCE REALTY for either selling or purchasing of Real Estate? ABSOLUTELY!

George and Allyn Hammel, Burke, Virginia

Steve Is the Consummate Professional! Having tried to sell my house for several years in this down market I was sure it would never happen, and then I began working with Steve Atkins. Steve is the consummate professional in this business, and his approach to marketing properties in the Eastern Carolina area is the best.  With a outreach to many markets outside the North Carolina area, Steve is able to reach the buyers that other simply don’t reach.  Being a remote seller I counted on Steve to help me get the property looking sharp and staying sharp though the selling process and he did a superb job, going out of his way to make sure every detail was nailed down.  We got the house on the market with Steve in March, and by August it was sold!!  It was a real pleasure to work with Steve, both as a professional and as a friend and I would highly recommend him for any and all of your real estate needs.  

Karen Holstein - Cypress Landing

A Real Estate Professional You Can Rely On! Steve Atkins, Sr., of Experience Realty is a real estate professional you can rely on. He is extremely knowledgeable about North Carolina real estate law and very detail oriented when it comes to contracts. Whether he is representing a buyer or a seller, he works tirelessly to satisfy his customers. His positive outlook on life and love of his job help ease the process of buying or selling.

Steve was able to negotiate between an individualistic wife-husband team to find a house that would suit them both. He also did a top notch job of negotiating for them with the seller’s agent. When difficulties arose, Steve was able to handle matters with flexibility and good humor while keeping the end game in his sights.

I highly recommend Steve Atkins, Sr., whether you are interested in buying or selling a home.

Don Philyaw - Cypress Landing

Truly an Expert in Eastern North Carolina Real Estate. Steve Atkins Sr. helped Karen and me find a home that matched our needs. This is remarkable since, when we first started looking, we could not describe exactly what we were looking for. By showing us several homes, Steve began the process of zooming in on the types of homes we were most attracted to.

With a good sense of humor and a strong desire to help us find the right home, Steve would spend whatever time necessary so that we did not feel rushed in our decision making. Additionally, he is truly an expert in eastern North Carolina real estate.

If the thought of house hunting worries you, I strongly recommend you contact Steve Atkins Sr. If you have specific questions, please contact me.

Toby & Barbie Spurlock - Cypress Landing

It is with true pleasure that we write this letter regarding the extraordinary home buying experience we had with you and your company... You were much more than our real estate agents, we now consider you to be our friends. [Experience Realty] is absolutely the best real estate company we have ever worked with.

We were looking for an agent(s) who really listened and who looked out for their client’s best interest. Without a doubt, this was your number one priority. You were always available with sound, honest, insightful and timely advice on not just the properties in the Washington, NC area but on every aspect of living there.

Steve, you and Rennie went above and beyond anything that we have ever seen or expected from a realtor. Your expertise, personalities and knowledge of the area made us feel at ease throughout the process. Additionally your list of professionals (mortgage contacts, attorneys, inspectors, etc.) enabled us to choose a team of people who made the home buying process work with precision from 650 miles away. Needless to say, this was the best home buying experience that we’ve ever had. Our transition to North Carolina from Ohio was made seamless by you and [Experience Realty].

Rennie and Steve, we are extremely grateful for your special guidance and friendship. We have already recommended you to our friends seeking to move to the area. We will recommend you without hesitation and we will tell anyone, who will listen, how incredible your company is.

Kenneth & Vernessa Brabble – Eagle Trace

"From a pure sales standpoint, Steve truly understands his market..." I would like to let everyone know that Steve Atkins has been the BEST realtor I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. My wife and I have purchased several homes in the past, but our experience with Steve is at the top of our list. From a pure sales standpoint, he thoroughly understands his market, home values, along with what’s available within the market. Plus he can and will help with the many decisions a home buyer will have. Now, from a personal standpoint, Steve truly understands the true value in building a relationship with his clients. They become more than clients, they become friends. I teach a sales class with a focus on building customer relationships. With a strong focus on getting to know your customers needs and desires. It’s important to build on a long term relationship. People buy from people and Steve is truly a people person. I would recommend Steve and his staff to anyone interested in purchasing real estate.

Jeremy and Teresa Davidson

The Very Best in Our Opinion! When my husband and I needed to sell our house, we knew we would need the best Realtor possible in this down housing market. We wanted the very best, and that's exactly what we found in Steve Atkins. He was nothing less than a remarkable Realtor, the very best in our opinion. He took so much time with us the first time we met going over all of our needs to effectively come up with a list price. He quickly devised a plan to help us sell our house and it worked. I loved how he had our house displayed for sale on numerous websites and realty books because that allowed us the maximum exposure to potential buyers. We had had a real estate agent before on this very same house when it was previously listed, but it never sold. To compare the two agents is a world of difference. The amount of showings on our house with Steve was 4 times higher than those of the other Realtor. As far as communication goes, this man knows his stuff! He constantly updated us on the progress of showings and what the housing market trends were. When we did get an offer the entire process was seamless. We are so happy we chose Steve and if we had to do it all over again, he would still be our very first pick! Thank you so much for Steve for letting us to work with you, and allowing us to have sold our house!

Terry and Joy Sinclair

Great Experience from Steve Atkins!!! I was being transferred from another state to the Greenville area. Steve picked us up at the airport, and had the whole day planned. He even had us meet Greg Fader from KS Mortgage Services for lunch. Greg closed our loan in less than 30 days. We only had about a six-hour window to look at homes. We looked at 16 homes, and we found our home as one of the last houses. Flew back, and Steve worked out everything over the phone and email. He worked hard to get us the best price possible. Steve made it really smooth and easy to purchase our home. Steve took care of everything because we were a month away from moving. He worked with the builder on the small details. The day of closing, Steve was even at the house making sure all of the things that he had gone over with the builder were done. Steve is such a pleasure to work with, and we would not hesitate to call Steve if we need to sell or buy another property in the area. Thanks Steve, for a wonderful experience!!!

John and Jean Gunnels

We would highly recommend Steve to anyone to work as their professional Realtor® either as a listing agent, selling agent, and/or buyer's agent because of his day to day knowledge and years of experience. Steve's application of knowledge and experience was shown brightly by the manner in which he relayed all necessary information to us during the process of selling our home. He was forthright and honest in all matters that brought us to the conclusion of selling our home no matter how trivial. Steve has acted not only as a professional with a business-like manner, but he was also enjoyable to be around. He is a very nice and friendly person anyone would enjoy getting to know. Most importantly, Steve is a man of high integrity with moral character. Personally, I would add that Steve has shown himself to be a Man of God not only by his actions, but because of his over-all witness.  My wife, Jean and I are pleased to get to the finish line of selling our home with Steve's professional help, without which we would most likely still be mired down with such a financial burden of owning two homes at one time. Thank you, Steve.

Gail Koffman

I Highly Recommend Steve… "As my father's health began to decline, it became necessary for me to sell his house and property.  I called Steve and after going through all the steps, he listed the property.  Within a week we received an offer, and with Steve's assistance as I live out of state, the entire process went through in a timely manner.  I highly recommend Steve and his company for any real estate needs."