"I worked with Shane Vahey on purchasing a condo in Vermont. I live overseas and did all of my communication via email, phone and fax. Shane was extremely patient and accommodating. Trying to purchase a home in the U.S. while living overseas complicates everything. Shane went the extra mile to insure nothing was left undone, even emaling and phoning me during his personal time. If it were not for Shane's dedication to close this deal, my husband and I would have lost out on a real estate opportunity that really meant the world to us. Thanks Shane!"
-Amber L. Morse, Safety Specialist
"Upon returning from a vacation to Woodstock, Vermont, Tony and I decided to visit Quechee, Vermont and check out local real estate for sale. During our brief stop, we met Shane. Our first impression of Shane was very reassuring. He is very professional and has the uncanny ability to ascertain what his real estate clients are looking for in a property. We left Shane our contact info and had asked him to keep us updated on new real estate on the market meeting our needs.
We received a very informative packet about Quechee Lakes Resort from Shane and a few listings meeting our criteria for a vacation home. Tony and I had scheduled a weekend to fly back to Quechee from our primary residence in Bermuda to meet with Shane and view the properties he had selected for us.
Shane took the time to plan everything for us. He found us a place to stay for the weekend, picked us up for the showings and even dropped off a 3 ring binder with pictures and specific information pertaining to each of the properties we where going to view the night before our showings. We found this to be very beneficial for us.
After viewing the condos, Tony and I put an offer in on one of the condos we viewed prior to flying back to Bermuda. Once back in Bermuda, Shane kept us updated and privy to everything involved in the transaction every step of the way. Being Non-American citizens, we where worried about the complications involved in the transaction and the fact that we were overseas and communication might prove to be difficult.
Shane made our transaction seem effortless. He kept in touch via email and sent all documents in a timely and organized manner via email and fax. Furthermore, he coordinated all aspects of the transaction ranging from securing financing, coordinating the appraisal and property inspection to making sure that our attorney in the States had all the documentation necessary to close on the property for us.
In sum, Shane was always professional, thorough and informative but never pushy. He really understood what we where looking for and was willing to go the extra mile to ensure that we where 100% satisfied. To this day, Shane continues to go above and beyond what we expect from him. We where at our condo during Christmas and our refrigerator broke prior to us leaving. Upon our departure, we had renters arriving at our place later on that day for a vacation. Unsure of what to do in this unfortunate situation, I called Shane. Within one hour, Shane had a new refrigerator installed in our condo.
He has made our Quechee, VT experience a great one and we always have piece of mind that our family vacation retreat will be looked after properly under Shanes watchful eye. Thank you Shane!!!"
-Tony and Karen Nagel, Bermuda
"My wife and I decided to make the Upper Valley our primary residence after residing in NYC for 22 years. We already owned a vacation home in Central Vermont but had decided we wanted to live here full time. We actually first met Shane at our local health club. He answered some general questions we had about the market value of our current home and what was available in the area and most suitable for a couple looking to downsize.
Within 4 weeks Shane had found us the perfect size home for us to move into and had already found a buyer for our current home. My wife and I where suprised how fast Shane had coordinated this since we had had so many friends share horror stories with us about buying and selling a home simultaneously. We where utterly impressed with the ease of the transactions and the attention and detail Shane provided throughout the entire process.
Shane truly is an asset to the Upper Valley real estate profession. His professionalism is unmatched and he will without a doubt make the home buying and selling process effortless to many many, more families in the years to come.
Thanks for making our full time transition to the Upper Valley an easy one. Keep up the good work!!!
-Harry and Michelle Anderson, Norwich