Let me start by saying that I am a first-time home buyer who had been renting for the past four years. I made the decision to purchase a home because I decided I would be staying in southern Arizona for at least the next several years. James had been referred to me by a coworker who had only good things to say--and it turns out this reputation was not undeserved. I provided James with a set of criteria (price/lot size/neighborhood/etc) and told him that I was looking move into a house within eight weeks. James helped me find the house that I was looking for and we were successful at meeting my timeframe. His turnaround was always very fast and he was always professional. I work long hours during the week and my schedule is always very busy; James was able to accommodate my schedule by arranging meetings and open houses on weekends. Most other realtors would be hard-pressed to offer the same schedule flexibility that James did. Thank you James, for helping me find my new home :)
The Leith Family
My family and I have sold two homes and purchased three using James Valfre as our Realtor. Over the past 14 years, James has not only helped us through the logistics of buying and selling homes but has been our trusted advisor while navigating the Tucson and surrounding area real estate market.
When opting to build our homes, James assisted us through every step of the process, attending critical engagements and working directly with the builder when we were unavailable. During our last home sale, James was even able to advise the purchaser of our home on how to best navigate their loan.
I have always appreciated James’ professionalism and depth of knowledge and will definitely be reaching out to him on any future home transactions.
The Axford Family
We wanted to take a few moments to thank Valfre Realty for the outstanding customer experience we had using you to find and purchase our dream home. Your expertise helped us narrow the search and your unyielding flexibility to show us houses on a busy schedule was invaluable. Once we found the house you prepared all documentation and instructions on offer and helping us with legal aspects of homeownership in Arizona was flawless. You worked closely with title company and ensured the process was expedited. At the end of the day, from offer to having the keys we were done in less than 30 days. Finally, you took it upon yourself to ensure the family successfully had the keys and walked them through the house while I was on business travel. Thank you for going above and beyond on customer focus and making our home purchase a success!
Valfre Realty will be the only reference we provide to friends and family looking to purchase in Tucson!
The Lockard Family
When choosing a Realtor these days, let’s be honest there are so many choices it can make your head spin. We chose James because not only is he a family man, he just gets it. Let’s face it - the entire process can be nerve wracking but James keeps his cool, while remaining supportive, understanding, and maintains communication even when you’re just waiting. Honestly, he’s like the family member we all wished we had! Thanks a million for helping us with our forever home!
I was so happy with James Valfre as my realtor when I bought a home that I chose to use him again to sell my townhouse. A wise choice on my part. Within weeks we had a buyer. James walked me through each stage, making sure I understood the process, and gently guiding me with the necessary steps I needed to take. The house closed quickly at the original asking price. His professionalism, patience, and knowledge were exceptional and made what could have been a very stressful time for me into a pleasurable experience. I highly recommend him and will use him again for my property needs.
We are grateful for Realpros' help in finding a new home. James researched and showed us many houses in our quest to find all the particulars we wanted and, when we found the perfect home, was very knowledgeable and helpful in guiding us through the process and explaining all of the paperwork involved. He made time to accompany us for the title signing and had great suggestions that we would have been lost without. We highly recommend their service!
Michelle Valfre and Seth Jaffee
James persevered to get us the best deal at the time. We were not in Tucson for the marketing of the home but James was able to sell what others could not.
Paula and Chris Daman
James helped us buy our new home. He was very resourceful providing us with new listings that were relevant to our needs. He even arranged a showing for our house and put in our offer while on vacation. He is very knowledgeable and suggested negotiating on items we had not considered. James was a pleasure to work with.
Amanda and Jesse Roberts
As a family of four, we rented a fantastic home, with James as our landlord. His sincere desire to ensure our comfort and assuage any concerns was evident right away. He promptly and personally addressed even the finest of maintenance details--all to keep us happy in the home. We thoroughly enjoyed nearly three years as his tenants and consider him a friend of the family. We highly recommend his services, whether renting or purchasing a home.
The Blackerby Family
Working with James was an absolute pleasure. He provided excellent guidance and kept us informed every step of the way. James made the entire process of selling our home fast and easy. I would recommend James to anyone who is looking for a real estate agent.
We just completed the purchase of a home with James Valfre's help. In this transaction, James represented the seller, but we liked James so much, we asked him to represent us too. He was very professional and helpful through the whole process. He is detail oriented and very responsive. I would recommend James to home shoppers or real estate investors. James is a pro!!
Ben & Kris Silverman
James was a great help throughout the entire process of purchasing our second home. He helped us decide between resale and new construction and was involved in every step. From advice on picking major options for our new home, to ensuring a smooth closing with the builder, James made the home purchasing experience a good one. He was very patient with us and our children, and very professional. He reviewed all contract paperwork and closing documents to help us navigate through it all with ease. I will definitely recommend James to friends and family and will use his services again if needed in the future.
For six and a half years I rented one of James Valfre’s properties, a four bedroom house. During that time James was always diligent about keeping in good working order the A/C, which is vital in Arizona. When a pipe burst in the yard, he was quick to respond and correct the problem, even though he was out of town at the time. He was always fair and equitable. I would recommend his properties and him as a property manager.
James was an absolute pleasure to work with. James understood my time crunch in finding a home as I was trying to get a home before my apartment lease was up. James helped me find my home and was readily available and extremely helpful as I had my 2 year old son during home searching and other appointments. James was very personable and professional at all times. I would highly recommend James.
Throughout my homebuying experience, James has been very professional and patient (it took 2 years to find the right place). I will be recommending James's service to my family and friends especially since the first time homebuyers credit has been extended.
Not only did Mr. Valfre help my wife and I find a beautiful new home in a great neighborhood, he was also able to sell our existing home in a very short amount of time in a very competitive market. James was able to advertise our home to a broad range of buyers resulting in a quick sale guaranteeing a smooth home buying experience.
Thank you for everything James!
Matt and Gina Axford
After a botched closing on my first home choice, I decided to change Realtors. My brother recommended James. I am glad he did. James helped me buy a bank owned fixer-upper for a great price. The transaction went smoothly and James was able to handle any surprises that came along. I would highly recommend James.
James is the best! That about sums it up. First day on the market and we got an offer. Second day we had three offers in this declining economy. We had three offers all bidding against each other. We finished with more money than we listed the home for. James was personable, always on hand, easy to get ahold of, respectful, polite, professional, a Real Estate Genius he is. We highly recommend James Valfre.
Issy and Bruce Bauer
My house had an offer 10 days after listing on the MLS. James' professional advice on pricing and staging in addition to his excellent photography skills paved the way for a quick offer at 97% of the list price. Furthermore, James took a personal stake insuring that the deal would close without a hitch. I highly recommend Valfre Realty and look forward to using James in the future.
Ted and Jamie Dibble
James provided fast service and timely well informed answers. He is very professional and knows what he is doing. He is not pushy, he is patient and helps you find what you are looking for.
I want to thank you for the great service you provided me when recently buying my house. You helped me focus on my needs and wants, and then showed me many properties online that met those parameters. I was able to narrow my selection down to a few. Next, you promptly showed me the best properties, making it easy to select the right home. After I made my choice, you guided me through the purchasing process, teaching me a great deal about buying property, and giving me a fast turn around while protecting my best interest. My new home is perfect! I will happily recommend your services to my friends and family.
Margaret E. Ball
James recently helped me to look for foreclosures and investment opportunities. He paid attention to what features were important to me and found many homes to look at. We placed offers on three homes, but in the end James helped me negotiate a great deal on a foreclosure. Throughout the process, James' knowledge and professionalism impressed me the most. He always made sure I was well informed on what was going on and persisted on looking at homes until I found exactly what I wanted. I would recommend James to anyone needing a Realtor to buy or sell a home.
Sorry this took so long, but I think it speaks volumes. December 18, 2006 Having left behind a home to sell in Tucson, I was very concerned about my selection of a realtor to represent my best interests. I wanted someone who was flexible, knowledgeable, aggressive, and willing to go the extra mile. This person would also be asked to take on the responsibility of maintaining the home in my absence so that it was not overgrown, all the bulbs burnt out, etc. I interviewed four realtors and James stood out above the rest. I was not disappointed. From arranging a cleaning service after my final move out, to coordinating services as needed and working with my relocation company to close the deal quickly, James took care of it all. With James’ finger on the pulse of the market, his advice was welcome and resulted in a successful sale. As an out-of town seller I am grateful for his dedication, efforts, and compassion.
Thanks James! Lisa Totz
James, I am very appreciative of all the help you gave me while looking and finding my new home. I will always remember your patience when "surprises" came into my life. Your professionalism and enthusiastic attitude were great. I love my new home and am grateful to have worked with you.
Thanks, Clare Lazar