Since I was living out of town I had no clue what the local area was like in sales. I knew that I needed a person with their finger on the pulse of the current real-estate economy. I also knew Jennifer's last name was prominent in Valdosta's home growth in the early nineties. That's why I trusted her instincts when it came to selling my home.
Jennifer helped me prep my home for market by advising me on what it needed to make it market ready. Since I wouldn't be able to tend the grounds, Jennifer stopped by the property regularly to make sure things were looking good and offered to find lawn services if needed. If there was anything out of place she let me know. It was a relief knowing that someone actually cared about my property as much as I did.
Jennifer took measures to ensure that my home was going to sell. From placing my home on her website to creating a YouTube video and keeping me informed of showings. I was extremely pleased with her professionalism, her prompt responses to emails and phone calls, and most of all the speed at which my 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home sold (a little over two months). I am very grateful that Jennifer's knowledge, diligence, and drive helped to sell this home to an amazing family. She orchestrated getting the buyer's to the table even though I thought I was going to have to do a short sale. Jennifer reassured me that things were going to work and they sure did. It was amazing working with her and a pleasure to high-five her when the deal was done!
Thank you Jennifer! I will always remember how much you did for me...going above and beyond for a client! God Bless you and your family.
Jennifer is phenomenal to work with. She is always accessible and willing to meet and talk after hours when needed. Jennifer is an excellent communicator, both explaining options, processes and keeping clients informed every step of the way. She offers sound advice and very helpful suggestions that result in the quick and successful transaction. The service you will receive is beyond top notch. She will go far above and beyond to make sure her customers happy. Jennifer is familiar with military and relocation moves. I really didn't think agents like this existed. She is the epitome of professionals. I would more than recommend working with Jennifer.
I have a lot of experience in working with Jenn and I can tell you that she an outstanding Realtor. She has helped many clients of mine find a home in the Valdosta and surrounding areas.
Thank you so much for helping us in our time of transition. When we left Utah and moved back home to Georgia I was worried, since we had been gone for 7 years. You helped out so much, from making me feel comfortable and always being there for all my many questions (no matter how strange), to helping us find the right financing for us! I will gladly be recommending you to anyone in our area looking for a new home! Again thank you so much for helping us find a house and make it our home!
Jennifer Stracener is a very informative and most helpful [REALTOR®] in my process of pursuing the purchase of my new home. Whenever I had a question or concern, Mrs. Stracener was quick to find the answer. She was very flexible to work around my work hours’ and made the house buying process headache free. I hope that if the time comes and I have to purchase a new home in the future there’s a Jennifer Stracener around to assist me.
My experience with Jennifer Stracener and Real Living was just phenomenal! I couldn't have selected a better [REALTOR®]. She was always eager to meet my demands and/or concerns during the whole process of buying my first home. And despite the fact that I was currently deployed during this process, she made sure that my mother was taken care of while my mother was acting on my behalf. The process seemed so effortless. I would recommend any and everyone to let Real Living make your home buying experience a great one! I now know her as my Friend rather my Realtor.
I arrived at Jenn's office back in summer of 2010 through a recommendation from one of my military coworkers, and I am compelled to say that there is no other realtor I would recommend in the Valdosta area over Jenn Stracener. As a first-time home buyer and a military member, I purchased my home through Jenn back in 2010. We looked at a half-dozen homes in the first few days, made an offer, and closed on my house less than 3 weeks after I first arrived in Valdosta and contacted her. The process was really so easy that I began to wonder what all the fuss was about when I heard other people talk about how stressful the home-buying process was for them. 3 years later, when it came time to sell my home for my military move up to VA, I was afraid that the market wasn't strong enough right now to sell without losing money hand over fist. Jenn was much more confident, however, and after a handful of showings, we received an offer only about a month after the house hit the market. Jenn was definitely in my corner when dealing with the other realtor and a fairly picky buyer that was asking not just for some repairs, but even some improvements to the home prior to the sale. She stood her ground on my behalf, and I was able to close on my home for basically the price I was hoping to sell it for without agreeing to do the improvements. Overall, my home purchase and sale were much easier than they could have been, and it's all because of Jenn looking out for her clients. If you are looking for the right realtor in the greater Valdosta area, regardless of whether or not you are military, definitely go with Jenn. You will not regret it.
Thanks again Jenn. When I'm back at Moody in two years, I'll be looking you up!
Three years ago we drove through Ridge Place Subdivision and seen the prettiest house that we've ever seen that truly caught our eye. We were so impressed with the style and quality of the home that we called the builder (Dennis Grimsley of Dennis Grimsley Construction) he answered phone and I asked if we could look at home from the inside ... He introduced us to a wonderful person named Jennifer Stracener of Real Living Reality, she went into more detail helping us understand and guiding us to purchasing our home. Between Dennis and Jennifer I don't think we would of ever had the knowledge and the confidence to ever attempt to purchase a new home. On July 17th we signed papers on our home. Because of them we are truly grateful for all the time and energy they spent on us to make what we thought was truly impossible happen. We were blessed that my husbands mother (who was dying from cancer) was able to see us reach our goal before she passed. I have never met two people like Dennis and Jennifer that did what they did for a living and still treated us like we had a million dollars (and they knew we were broke) and still treated us like family. I truly recommend to anyone who is even thinking of buying a home to at least speak with either of them and decide for yourself. Dennis takes pride on his construction and goes out of his way to alter and/or change anything to meet your wants. I promise you won't find a Realtor or a Builder that is a nice, patient and honest as these two. We cant express how truly grateful we are for what you both did for us and can't thank you enough:)
Jack & Cindy Priddy
As a first time home buyer we knew what we wanted in a home, but had no idea of how to make it a reality. Jennifer helped bridge this gap. She was the perfect agent because of her knowledge of real estate and her heart for her clients. In less than a month after meeting with Jennifer, we had closed, moved, and resettled. We highly recommend her for all of your real estate needs. Jennifer does not sell houses, she finds dream homes!
The Anderson family
THANKS JENNIFER FOR HELPING US BUY OUR NEW HOME AND SELLING OUR HOUSE.WE LOVE OUR NEW PLACE AND EVERYONE WAS GREAT THAT HELPED US ACHIEVE THIS DREAM.YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE AND KEEPING ALL THAT PAPERWORK STRAIGHT WAS AWESOME AS WELL AS SOUTHEASTERN FEDERAL CREDIT UNION AND TRENT COGGINS.
THANKS ROBIN TRISH AND MATT
James and I really wanted to thank you for all of the things that you made happen for us. We love our new home. You were always very prompt and on the ball. When in doubt, after calling you, all doubts and worries were eased or erased. We could have NEVER found a better realtor to work with. God truly blessed us when he sent us to your site to inquire about buying a home. As first time home buyers, you informed us of any and all things that we needed to be aware of. You seriously looked at this transaction as a personal transaction and treated us as partners instead of just another customer. Should we run into anyone looking for an awesome realtor, we know who to send them to. We will forever be thankful for the service, support and friendship that you provided us with during such a hectic but fun and special time in our lives.
Jimmy & Lara Brantley
Jennifer helped me find the perfect house. Everything that I was looking for and more. I was very pleased and excited to work with someone who knew their job so well. She answered all my questions and helped me so much. I am so glad that Jenn was recommended to me. Thank you, Jennifer!
Short Sale with Bank of America:
When I called a real estate office one Friday afternoon seeking advice about my home I had been trying to sell on my own for awhile, it had to have been divine intervention that Jennifer Stracener answered the phone. After talking with me and taking a look at my property, she suggested that my only option might be to pursue a short sale because of the discrepancy between the amount I owed on my home and its value in the real estate market. I entered into a listing agreement in September 2011 with Jennifer's firm and began the paperwork necessary to receive approval for a short sale from Bank of America. As it turned out, Bank of America would not proceed with approval until an offer on the property was made. We received that offer on February 23, 2012. Through numerous departments and a plethora of Bank of America representatives, Jennifer was able to keep the process moving from appraisal, which confirmed the diminished value of the home, to closing six months later on July 30, 2012. She exhibited superior tact when working with all Bank of America representatives while providing moral support to me and the potential buyer when we became frustrated with the lengthy, arduous process. I would highly recommend Jenn for any of your buying or selling needs. She is extremely knowledgeable about real estate and genuinely cares about her clients.
We were so blessed to have Jennifer. She listened to us and constantly assured us that everything would work out during the process; especially when we were at the end! She worked diligently; we never felt like clients, it was more like family. When it came to properties, she was absolute honest with us; therefore, we felt secure in her decision making. We knew that we could trust her. She is truly a God send. We love our new home and we love Jennifer Stracener.
The Whylly Family