Testimonials

Testimonials


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“Julia Shea provided excellent services with finding our dream home. She went above and beyond with everything. She is also very honest and straight forward which we gladly appreciated. She comes from a military background/family and is very familiar with how the system works when it comes to VA loans. She guided us through the purchase process step by step and made it very painless and enjoyable! Her recommendations throughout the process helped us get an excellent price on the home. I would highly recommend her to any of my friends and family without hesitation. She is also a dedicated professional who went above and beyond our expectations. She would show homes to us after works and during the weekends at our convenience. She would rapidly respond to all emails and phone calls to answer all our questions. Again amazing experience! She was by our side throughout the process to include all the closing paperwork. Made excellent recommendations for closing assistance and home inspection services. Being her client, you can rest at ease knowing she has your back and will go the extra mile to fit your needs and requirements. Again, we highly recommend Julia Shea and I will definitely be using her services for all future real estate needs. We checked out a few other real estate agents prior to Julia and noticed rather quickly they were a little shady. Julia was not like them at all. She is a true professional who can be trusted and comes highly recommended. At the end of the experience, you will come away one happy customer. On top all of it, she provided a full home warranty from First American which actually saved us with a few things. If you ain’t choosing Julia as your real estate agent, you might step back and think long and hard before moving forward with your dream home search. If you want to be represented to the fullest, choose Julia Shea #1 real estate agent in Hampton Roads in our book!”

-Jim & Angela B., Virginia Beach


 

“We chose to work with Julia because of her stellar reviews and we weren’t disappointed. She helped us find a house in Norfolk while we were still living overseas and we were so reassured by her knowledge of the market as well as her professionalism and thoroughness that we felt confident buying our house from afar. Julia and her assistant Asten went above and beyond, taking hundreds of pictures of multiple properties, talking us through floorplans and giving their candid impressions of each property because we weren’t there to see them in person. She always made herself available for our calls and she listened carefully to our concerns, providing the perfect balance of reassurance and cautionary advice. When it came to making an offer, she negotiated expertly, achieving a very fair price. We would recommend her to anyone considering buying a home in the Norfolk area, especially someone who is conducting some or all of their search remotely.”

-Lisa & George S., Norfolk


“From our initial contact to well past our closing, Julia Shea was amazing. She made us feel comfortable with the home buying process. She listened to our needs/wants and showed us houses that fit into the price point that we gave her. She gave us all the ins/outs of the neighborhoods we were looking at. Even after closing on the house, she has still kept in contact with us. Making sure things are going well.
Our home buying experience was wonderful. Julia Shea went above and beyond her job as a realtor.”

-Andrew & Kate M., Norfolk


“Working with Julia is a wonderful experience. We talked to a few other real estate agents (just because we’d heard that’s what you’re *supposed* to do) but Julia was far and away the best. She was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. When some unexpected hurtles arose during the negotiations and settlement process, she helped us to make informed decisions. I would recommend her to other Angieslist members without any reservations!”

-Brad and Tara C., Norfolk


“Julia did a phenomenal job. This was our first home buying experience, and Julia went beyond the call of duty to make sure we understood every step of the process. She delivered on her promises and more. A simple thanks is not enough. We truly appreciate all your efforts to help us in this process.”

– Rick & Kelly, Chesapeake


“It was a pleasure working with you, Julia. We will definitely call you when we are ready to buy or sell again and will highly recommend you to any newcomers we run across. You were always friendly, never pushy, and consummately professional.”

-Joel & Elise, Norfolk


“Julia did everything she promised and more. We had a contract on our home within a week of listing it. She is very patient and has excellent communication skills.  We have bought and sold a number of homes over the years. Julia’s services clearly surpass all past Realtors’ efforts. She is very patient, professional, knowledgable about the Hampton Roads area and attentive to her clients’ needs. As we approach closure on our new home, with her guidance, we know we made a good decision when we selected Julia Shea as our Realtor.”

– Jim & Elaine, Chesapeake


“Julia, You truly were a lifesaver throughout the entire buying/selling process. We cannot thank you enough for your patience, professionalism and great advice. We are so thankful that you represented us!”

– Philip & Victoria D., Norfolk


“Thank you so very much, you went above and beyond your “duties” to take of my situation and while I think it was just me and I am special…I know you do that for all your clients. That is just the way you are….AWESOME!!!”

– Nelson E., Norfolk


“You met with us immediately and got us rapidly into the market based upon our short search time frame. You communicated 100% and I appreciated knowing I could get an answer quickly. I felt well informed and consulted when necessary. Thanks for doing a great job for us even though we were at a distance.”

– Bob & Deri, Norfolk


“Julia is the BEST realtor I have ever worked with … hands down!”

– Millie & Willis W., Norfolk


“Our experience with you was fantastic and we will call you if/when we sell this home and buy a new one!”

– Paul & Marcia, Norfolk


“Both Morgan and myself can’t thank you enough for your service of finding our new home. We are 100% happy with your service towards us an have said numerous times to each other how enjoyable it was to work with you. If we ever hear of any of our friends that are moving or selling a home we will be sure to recommend you. Thanks so much for your help and look forward to working with you again!”

-Dan & Morgan, Norfolk


“I felt entirely confident in the highly competent, completely professional service you provided to me. Many thanks!”

-Joan Z., Norfolk


“Having worked with other realtors as well, you set the bar and we have yet to see an agent meet or exceed your client care! Keep up the level of service you provide!”

-Adam D., Norfolk


“You were really incredible on every front — from taking the time to really show us the area, walk us through every step of the process, recommend restaurants, etc. We could not have asked for anyone better to go through our first home buying experience with — thank you!!!”

-Mary Y., Norfolk


“Julia did an outstanding job given the depressed market in the Norfolk area. She went the extra mile to gain VA/FHA for our property, which was key in selling the property.”

– Todd G., Reston


“I don’t know that there is another realtor out there like you. We will always recommend you if we know of someone looking in the area.”

– Cory & Sarah D., Suffolk


“You were very attentive to everything I expressed to you. You even managed to anticipate some things I needed but didn’t know enough to ask about.”

– Jeremy B., Virginia Beach


“I felt that you went above and beyond for us. I was initially concerned that we would be a “small fish” for you, but I truly felt that we received first-class, excellent service- as if we were your #1 concern all the time.”

-Carrie & Mike K., Norfolk


“We conducted two real estate transactions with Julia in 2010, ultimately in a simultaneous closing for both the sale of our house in Norfolk and then the purchase of a new home in Williamsburg. Based on our experience working with her we would have no hesitancy referring her to anyone buying or selling a home. She is very knowledgeable on the ever changing real estate process and is extremely hardworking.”

– Steve & Karen L., Williamsburg


“I’m a new home owner, and was apprehensive about the buying process. You patiently walked me through the steps and ensured that any questions I had were promptly answered.”

– Katie C., Norfolk


“I appreciated that you would do things I didn’t even know to ask about, and that you really listened to what I was looking for.”

– Jonathan F., Norfolk


“We felt satisfied at every step. You were in contact with the seller’s agent, us and the mortgage company the entire time.”

– Norman & Katie S., Virginia Beach


“Outstanding job – honest, forthright, and easy to work with.”

– Joe & Casey S., Norfolk


“We really appreciated your no-pressure sales style. You let the house sell itself rather than trying to force us to like a house. We really enjoyed working with you! It was our first time buying a home and you set high standards for our future Realtors.”

– Adam & Elysa D., Norfolk


“In 22 years of military experience, I have been exposed to many more Realtors than most people. In that time, I have grown a strong dislike for matters of realty, mostly because of the Realtors I have been exposed to and the workings of the systems within which they work. Julia Shea stands out as the ONE SINGLE Realtor I would recommend to any person, friend or enemy, trying to purchase a home in the Tidewater area, without exception. She was completely attentive to my family situation and understood our needs, then approached our situation with singular attentiveness and delivered on every promise she made based on our requests and she is the sole reason I now own a house in the Tidewater area. I would recommend her to any person I respect, without reservation.

Julia is a stand-out in her field. The more Realtors that could be produced in her image of customer service, the better off the entire area would be, where all families, military and civilian, looking for realty service would be.”

– Michael E., Chesapeake


“You were our first true introduction to Virginia and you set the standard. I can tell you that at the top of my list: you were kind to my children no matter what they said and how they were feeling on a particular day. That won us over hands-down because they are our world.

Your quality of service is “what customer service used to be ” when people cared!”

– Donald & Angie Q., Chesapeake


“We were completely satisfied with the entire “first-time” home-buying experience. You guided us every step of the way and were consistently available to answer our questions.”

– Kurt & Betsy J., Suffolk


“You were courteous, prompt, and professional! A real A+!”

– Cy & Leslie G., Virginia Beach


“As first-time home buyers, we could not have asked for a better agent. You took incredible care of us and devoted countless hours to helping us and answering our questions. We could not be happier; we found exactly what we wanted. We love our place.”

– Ryan G. and Lindsey R., Norfolk


“You made the entire experience less stressful!”

– Steve & Jackie D., Norfolk


“You were patient and encouraging: you made buying this house fun, almost as if we were old friends!”

– Jessica M. and Ryan B., Virginia Beach