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I don't even know where to begin with my recommendation of Greg.

I called him directly as it was his listing of the home we purchased as our forever home. He responded immediately and though he took this listing due to yet another high recommendation, this home is almost two hours away from him. Within days of contacting him we were able to see the home. We drove 4.5 hours to see it. Grep was on time and had arranged for the seller to be there as well to orient my husband and I to the home and the land it sits on. We were so grateful Greg did this because we had so many questions that were unique to an out of the way rustic location. Greg was beyond thorough in walking us through the original offer for the purchase. He explained every aspect of the contract, which after buying and selling 6 homes I never had an agent do this. They may hit the highlights but he explained and expanded on key clauses. My husband and I hit a major snag with our original lender, who clearly couldn't have cared any less that a appraisal needs to be done with swiftness. We had to switch lenders! Greg was instrumental in suggesting an amazing bank and equally amazing loan officer. Greg regularly monitored the status of the loan, the appraisal, repairs per home inspection(He even suggested a fantastic inspector!) and finally our closing. With a major glitch we only closed 5 days after what we originally anticipated. Without Greg's input Lord only knows when we would have closed. Greg cares. It is not simply a job, but he cares about people. He cares about his clients and can empathize when things go amiss. He has a great sense of humor and doesn't mind walking in mud with his clients to ensure they are getting all the information they need through the home buying and selling process. We are blessed to have had the honor of working with him.

Maria F. McDonald

Greg has helped us buy and sell several homes over the last few years.

He always goes over and beyond to make a deal happen. He is professional and incredibly understanding when thrown curve balls in the buying/closing process. Greg will do whatever it takes to get the job done, but what I admire the most is his integrity. He never is underhanded or disrespectful and operates with great character. Greg will always be my realtor as long as I’m in Virginia.

Aimee Dickenson

Sam does an excellent job at what he does.

He is able to listen well to the people he helps and thereby understands their wants and their needs. He is very patient with people and spends time with them. Sam is also a good problem solver and works to carefully listen to his " customers". Overall, Sam is smart and has all the information any one would need. Sam is well informed and very good with people of all kinds. He also is willing to spend time, even if it goes on for a while. I consider myself very lucky to have met him and have him help and advise me.

Susan Devoge (Susan Devoge.PH.D.)

Joel is very knowledgeable of the real estate business , answers my questions quickly regarding a property.

Always willing to show me a property even on a notice short , is not pushy to sell a property very courteous and a polite young man. I highly recommend him.

Marcelle melki (Client)

Sam listened and prepared well for a quick stop to look over some properties.

His knowledge of the area and the options for land which we were interested made it much easier to cut down the number of sites to visit and gave us time to think on it before making a major decision. Helpful even after the sale and looking forward to having him as a great resource as we move into the building stage! Great listener and helpful to say the least!

George Zimmerman (Engineering Chief)

Joel has made our buying experience seem so easy.

Always accommodating and ready to show property at a moments notice. Because of his attention we were shown during our hunt for property we followed through listing property with Joel as well. My hat is off to not just a great realtor but a genuine great guy as well Thank You Joel form the Hundley’s

Alton Hundley

Very friendly, helpful, competent, responsive.

He was part of the 'team' that made this home purchase happen - starting with the somewhat tricky negotiation in this seller's market as well as keeping things moving after we were under contract to get the close to happen in less than 30 days including the Thanksgiving holiday.

John Trcka

Undoubtedly Sam Linkenhoker is the best of the best.

Honest, sincere, knowledgeable, and professional are a few of his fine attributes. We asked, and Sam delivered. Highly recommended. Vicky and Larry Ball

Vicky Ball (Rental Property Investment Owner)

Mr.

Linkenhoker goes out of his way to bring together the right deal. He found the property of my dreams and closed a complex deal with great ease!

Anonymous

Joel Humpheries is a amazing realtor!

In 2018 when my fiancé and I were looking for a house in Roanoke, Joel helped us out tremendously. He showed us several houses in our price range. He was never pushy or made us uncomfortable. He understood our needs and wants and got us the perfect house for that time. When we were ready to sell our house, he helped us out and sold our little house easily. We were blessed to work with Joel. I will definitely recommend Joel to all my family and friends that need a realtor. Thank you Joel Humpheries for everything.

Lauren Wilson

Sam has sold several houses for us and a lot.

Not only is he a good friend but he’s also knowledgeable about real estate and this surrounding area. He goes above and beyond to help you in every aspect. I wouldn’t consider using anyone else. Terrific person and his ethics are impeccable.

Jayne B. Smith

Joel is an amazing realtor.

He was open to feedback, gave us suggestions to help us sell our house, had creative ways of explaining information, and was supportive throughout the entire selling process. I highly recommend Joel for anyone. He works incredibly hard, his information is comprehensive, and he does an excellent job.

Anna Rae (Past client)

After moving to the New River Valley, we decided to call Blacksburg home.

Realizing the market can be challenging in that area due to the housing demands of students, faculty, and families associated with Virginia Tech and Radford University, finding the right realtor would be key. After our first meeting, Nancy fully understood the needs of our family and the amenities we hoped for in the place we would soon call home. Her work ethic is impeccable, and she has no issue with competitively representing the terms and interests of her client. After finding our dream home and celebrating at our closing, Nancy and I were emotional as we had developed a kinship that I truly valued. I strongly recommend Nancy, and hope you'll consider using her to help find your next home sweet home.

Wendy Ann Lowery (Vice President, Radford University)

Sam did a great job in selling our house.

He is the most knowledgable real estate person in the area. Have known him for about 20 years, great person and would highly recommend him.

Daniel D. Smith (Retired)

Nancy was a terrific help in assisting us in evaluating the market price for the house we were planning to sell.

She pointed us to sales of similar houses in the neighborhood with advice pertaining to the present marketing forecasts. We were able to sell in that exact pricing range. During the process, Nancy was completely on top of the ins and outs of the business of selling....working with the buyer's realtor, the title company, the lawyer and the various inspections. She is quick to answer questions and a great communicator. We were very pleased.

David and Beverly Kingston (Sellers)

Nancy is attentive, professional, detail oriented, and dedicated.

I would highly recommend her services to anyone interested in buying or selling real estate.

Toni Hansen

We have purchased and sold several properties and have dealt with many realtors, I have NEVER dealt with a realtor as nice, attentive as Nancy.

she is truly great at what she does and I found new friend here in Blacksburg in her.

Mary Zargari (CFO)

My son and I enjoyed working with Joel to find a suitable townhouse or condo.

He always send us places as soon as they came available and was ready to make an appointment for us to see the place. Joel was always ready to supply us with information about the place and surroundings we were interested in. When my son was sick for several weeks, Joel was nice to pick me up to to look at different places that came available. Since my son was very interested in a particular place in Salem, he was on the look-out for it. When a condo in that place came available, he called right away and made an appointment to see that same day. We were able to buy a condo there, next to the one we looked at, since Joel was very alert to see one in the next building that had a sign sale by owner. I can highly recommend him as a realtor.

Inge E . Pyle (homemaker)

Danelle was extremely helpful to my family in order to find the right place.

She has the ability to let the clients go in their own pace, without forcing any situation and also spending the time needed for visits & meetings. As well as understanding the real needs/requirements of the real state. During the process, she always had comps to support the decisions. She also has notable knowledge about the area and the business. We are happy with the our new real state and strongly recommend Danelle as a realtor!

Rafael Dall'Oglio

Ranny helped me to chose the right property that fit my family need.

makes every thing clear of the process of buying and selling, and updating of the market. I highly recommend working with Ranny and all the staff in NextHome.

Mohammad Alfadil (Dr.)

Thanks so much to Greg Hounshell for helping us sell our home.

He was so helpful with any questions we had and always made it easy for us to sign documents. He took care of all the extras during the closing such as finding a contractor to fix any issues. We would definitely use him again! Beverly & ER Hughes

Beverly & ER Hughes

I have had 5 realtors over the past few years and Sam was hands down, the best one I had.

He was very attentive to details and listened to my needs. He’s a great down to earth guy and very easy to get along with. Whether you’re buying or selling, Sam is your guy!

Stephen Wise

Joel did a great job assisting us as out-of -state buyers.

In a tough real estate market where things move quickly, he was able to manage everything remotely. He did virtual walk-throughs and got the deal done. We are excited to be VA property owners thanks to Joel!

Virginia Trcka

I could not have asked for a better realtor, I was truly blessed to have Joel.

He made everything stress free for me, I really had to do nothing but sit back, relax and know that he has my back. He was responsive, attentive, proactive, polite, professional, and I could go on and on. I highly recommend Joel to anyone seeking to purchase a home, if you want a peace of mind.

Lucecita Ramos

Wonderful.

, exceptional, attention to detail. Accommodating to times. Personable to needs of our family .peaceful.,, patient and kind.

Irene ll butterfield (Buyer)

Joel did a fantastic job.

Very, very pleased with the way he handled the sale of our home

Fredrick Lee Thacker

Joel is an excellent realtor.

He guided us through the process of selling a rural home, keeping us apprised throughout. He was knowledgeable, patient with our many questions, and kept us calm during a stressful closing period. He never pushed us to just 'get the deal done', and he truly put our needs and feelings first. Joel went above and beyond, checking on the home when we couldn't make it out there in the winter, and getting aerial photos done to give the listing a boost. I'd absolutely recommend Joel, and hope to work with him again in the future.

Elizabeth Rae (Risk Management)

I decided a couple of years ago that I wanted to move from CT to VA.

I was put in touch with Joel Humpfreys. This transition was going to be huge. Joel was so helpful in helping me find my dream home! He was patient and helped keep me in the know about everything I needed to know. I was very grateful he was in my corner. I would highly recommend him for finding a home!

Cheryl McGovern (Truck driver )

Sam did an awesome job helping my wife and I find the perfect property for our family.

He took in consideration as to what we were looking for and best fit for our needs and within our budget. He also took the time to explain the whole process

William T Montgomery (service writer)

Ranny was excellent in helping us find our new home.

Being new to the area we didn't really know to look. After telling Ranny what we were looking for, he knows the area so well he was able show so many options and neighborhoods that fit what we wanted. He was patient as we looked through several homes and finally decided to build. He was with us through the entire process. We love our new home and very thankful for his service.

Denise

We have moved 7 times in the past 15 years and have worked with a number of realtors in many different parts of the country.

We have to say that Sam stands out as one of the best we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Days before our first interaction, Sam called to spend some time just talking with us, getting to know us and find out what kind of property we were interested in instead of just parading us through neighborhoods. He not only found a house that would work for us, but also found an apartment for my mother-in-law, who had a very long list of “must haves”. That was in 2019. Since that time he’s helped us to sell a home, buy another property and will be listing another one for us, despite the pandemic! You don’t have to worry about anything when Sam is involved. He will be 2 steps ahead and think of things you wouldn’t. If you need an answer to a question he will have it or get it for you. If you need to know who can help you with a project, he’ll have a name for you. He’s going to make sure you understand and are comfortable with everything happening during the process of buying and selling and will make it fun! We feel very fortunate to have met Sam.

John and Sheila Patterson

Sam does an excellent job at what he does.

He is able to listen well to the people he helps and thereby understands their wants and their needs. He is very patient with people and spends time with them. Sam is also a good problem solver and works to carefully listen to his " customers". Overall, Sam is smart and has all the information any one would need. Sam is well informed and very good with people of all kinds. He also is willing to spend time, even if it goes on for a while. I consider myself very lucky to have met him and have him help and advise me.

Susan Devoge (Susan Devoge.PH.D.)

My husband and I have been lived in Blacksburg over 20 years.

We met many realtors. Joel is the best one we've ever met! Joel is an amazing agent to work with. he listens to your needs and opinions and offers his expert advice. he also responds quickly and provides timely help! He is honest, work hard, efficient. He did his best to make you satisfy, which I did not see this in many others. I will definitely recommend Joel to my friends, or take him as my agent again. Very professional, and efficient. If you are looking for the best, honest, hard working and your personal interest, then go with Joel. We're very happy with working with Joel. Besides, we would like to express our appreciation to his father, Ranny, who are working with him together. They are a GREAT TEAM!!!

Joy Yang (TCM Doctor)

Joel did a fantastic job getting our townhome sold!

He was responsive to all of our requests in the beginning of the process and helped us reason through changes to the asking price, the current market and how to make the listing more attractive to buyers. We were happy to have him on our side for our home sale.

Lev Osinovsky

Joel is realtor of follow thru and completion.

Positive presentation and consistent attitude. Response gives results and Joel listens before offering suggestions. Joel will get real estate business completed. Quickly.

Jeannie Ayers

Nancy is easy to work with and I greatly appreciated her knowledge and expertise.

The entire process went smoothly, from the initial contact to the final contract. Nancy kept me informed every step along the way.

Larry Hawkins (Educator )

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