Ryan was my buyer’s agent from Keller Williams when I purchased my first home Dec 2009, and he was very helpful from start to finish. I had dealt with other real estate agents that year and most were very nice but many did not have the information I needed. More importantly it seemed that none of them were really listening to what kind of home I had in mind. Ryan, however, showed me homes that specifically caught my interest, based on the criteria I gave him and the homes I told him I did not like. The website that he set up to allow me to search for homes was also very useful. Even after our first contract did not pan out, Ryan remained positive and realistic as we looked for better options.- Sarah, Wayne, Giggles, Reidea
What honestly impressed me most was Ryan’s eagerness to "go the extra mile." When my loan agent was unable to answer my questions about the first time homebuyer tax exemption, Ryan found the information. When the sellers had difficulty providing paperwork, Ryan went to the county to get the needed documentation. When we got to closing and the county had yet to mail back signed papers and the attorney could not go get them, Ryan drove to the court house and took care of it. None of this was necessarily his job but he did it with a smile on his face. Ironically, the very first home he showed us turned out to be the one, and we are very happy there. Thanks to Ryan for all his hard work on helping us find a home.
Thanks & God Bless
We had the pleasure of working with Julie in 2006 when we were relocating from Florida to Georgia, Juli went above and beyond to make sure we saw everything there was to see in our price range, and in the areas we wanted. Through her we found a beautiful home, a trusted realtor, and a friend, and we will not hesitate to use her for all of our real estate needs in the future.- Barbara and Jim
Barbara and Jim Thomson
Dear Laura,- Pam C.
Your site has been very helpfull and easy to use. I am in the process of getting my home in Florida on the market. I hope to list it by the first of August.
Thanks so much,
I wanted to say thank you for sticking with us through all this these past 2-3 months. We appreciate all your hard work and looking out for our best interest in the meantime. Brianne loves her lions! She has them in her bed and just smiled proudly when I told her who gave them to her and why.
I definitely want you to come over when we get in there and help me with some things. You may be tired of us by now! I promise I won't call you anymore and say, "Hey Laura....there's this house on 2 acres, 5bdrm....etc.!!" I could always tell when you said "Renee, just trust me...." You were always right. Now, I'll just call and say, "Hey Laura, will you come look at this furniture, etc....."!
Well, we'll be there Wednesday after they load our stuff. I think we may spend the night at the house on an air mattress and the kids sleeping bags. I'll be in touch. Don't be a stranger!
Juli is a go-the-extra-mile agent. She worked hard to find properties that met my criteria but was NEVER pushy. She got all the information I could possibly need but I never felt pressure. She listened to me and valued what I felt was important and didn't waste time showing properties that didn't meet my specifications. Once we found a home, I left for the beach and left Juli in charge of negotiations. She handled everything for me and kept me up-to-date on the process. She helped take the fear and anxiety out of purchasing a home."- Suzanne
Assistant Girl's Basketball Coach
Business Education Teacher
North Hall High School
I am very impressed with your site! So many of the homes you have listed on the site fit the requirements my husband and I have that it is amazing!
I am very grateful to have found your site, and will visit often whilst I daydream of finding the perfect home. Light and airy, where I can paint and Terry can golf...with a view of the lake and a dock for his sailboat and a tiny spot for my Boston Whaler. We will call you when we are ready to look at the beautiful homes you have shown on your site.
Thank you very much,
We found the house of our dreams thanks to Ryan's tenacity and willingness to go all over Lake Lanier. Thanks for a great website and people who respond to prospective buyers with respect and patience.- Sherril P.
Dear Laura,- Renee W
I just wanted to say THANK YOU for helping me. I spoke with Leslie, and told her that you had called on my behalf. I will reiterate the fact that you are the agent that referred me in an e-mail I am sending her tonight.
Again, thank you. You are an absolutely stellar example of what I have always heard about Southern Hospitality. After having been in customer service related jobs for many years, I have a keen appreciation for people who exhibit the same qualities I always strive for when I work for the public - enthusiasm, empathy, and the desire to get the job done in a way that will put a smile on the face of the client. Between your wonderful website and your willingness to help someone like me who does not bring a significant financial return it is obvious that your are a complete natural, and I wish you continued and unlimited success. Should buying property or a house become an option, I know who I will be calling, and I will refer anyone that I know that needs your services in the future.
I will bring the brownies to your office once I get settled. Hopefully I get get them there without eating them all up on the way - I am a chocolaholic and brownies are irresistable to me!
Walnuts or no walnuts?
Hi Laura.- Ralph and Carolina
My wife and I just purchased a lot and a condo from one of your agents (Roger Roesler) and we would like to tell you about the wonderful experience we had with him and your agency. We live in Florida and had never been to the Lake Lanier area in Georgia. When we arrived in Gainesville, Roger drove us around and showed us some amazing properties. He knew the area very well and showed us some great values. After we left, he kept in touch with us consistently and he was always easy to reach via cell phone or email. When we finally chose the two properties we wanted to buy, Roger handled everything for us right up to the closing. His knowledge, personality and availability made these transactions manageable and enjoyable, considering we live hundreds of miles away. Roger is a model of what every realtor should be like and we look forward to working with him in the future. Sincerely, Ralph & Carolina Miami, FL
Juli, We really appreciated your thoroughness when we were buying a new home in Dahlonega.- Birgit & Eugene Elander
You managed to stay on top of a great many details, so that everything went smoothly.
We're happy to be living down here now, particularly given the terrible Northern Winter this year.
Thanks to Ryan we found a great match for our needs close to Atlanta and only 10 minutes from work! This was a great buy from an eager seller and Ryan was the most helpful agent we had found to work with. He constantly provided a large list of potential homes that we could screen through to choose the ones we wanted to look at. He was professional and available to meet our schedule. He also was relentless and gave 110% effort in helping our daughter who works nights get her first home recently. She had to jump through alot of extra hoops and got discouraged by the mortgage companies requests almost to the point of quitting. But thanks to Ryan's help and extra foot work, she was able to close, finally! Thank you Ryan so much for all your help! LD- Laura Drew
In my time of need Ryan Kowalske was there for me. He helped me find the house that I wanted at a price I couldn't refuse. I would highly recommend him to anyone.- Greggory Erwin
Flowery Branch, Ga
In December, 2008, I was fortunate to encounter Juli Bowman in my search for a suitable office/shop for my small engineering firm. Juli didn’t waste my valuable time and showed me only properties within my criteria. She coordinated all that encompassed the property purchase, making the experience trouble free. Juli knows how to get it done and her delightful personality makes her a joy to work with.- Sally Zadra, P.E.
Sally Zadra, P.E.
Engineered Dimensions, Inc.
- Gene & Lois Augustine
I want to thank you for all the help you gave us last month in our search for a residence.
The service you gave in looking for and finding a home was superb!
In addition, I especially appreciate the assistance you afforded us with the Lender in the way of clarification, follow up, and input, as well as your keeping us up to date (at times, hourly) was greatly appreciated.
I would be happy to recommend you to anyone who was in need of a Realtor.
You certainly exceeded all our expectations!
Gene & Lois Augustine
Flowery Branch, GA
Laura...just wanted to let you know...what a pleasure it was working with Ryan Kowalske....he was always available...always answered my calls....and returned them quickly...great way to do business..very happy with Keller Williams and Ryan...he is an asset to your company....i will spread the word....Nice to do business with professionals- Jeannie Bain
Hello -- M.R.
My name is M.R.,
First of all , I am so impressed with your website !
Then I have had the good fortune to work with Ryan Kowalske. He is one OUTSTANDING salesperson. So here is what I would like to say:
a.) He is very enthused, and listens intently to what the customer is looking for !
b.) He is rather tenacious in a good way ... like the organization he has is excellent. Every single day he sent
me new listings via e-mail. What a great system.
c.) When someone is new in the area, he is like a "tour guide" pointing out areas of interest along the way. I loved that !
d.) Then, Ryan explained any real estate question from a to z ... wow ... he is a dynamite person. Hold onto him !
e.) And, when it came to paperwork and making plans for financing or for a closing ... he had the answer I needed right away !
In closing, I am so enthused about this young man, that I want to travel around Gainesville, GA leaving his cards with folks from work. When I am at Medical Univ of SC for work meetings I plan to tell any DR. that will listen about Ryan and the surrounding area. You all live in a beautiful part of the state, and many of these researchers are looking for lake property.
So, take a moment , when you see Ryan again and thank him and all of your team for making me feel so WELCOME
- Tonya Gaines
Thank you so much for all your help with the purchase of my new home. As difficult as it can be to find the perfect home, you definitely made it easier. After searching tirelessly on my own looking for houses, I found you. Within hours of meeting I had received emails of homes in the areas that I was looking and had multiple showings. Although my search area was outside of your typical area, you didn't hesitate in trying to help me find what I was looking for. I truly appreciate your willingness to drive as far as you did and work around my work schedule. Often times, it was late evening and weekends that I was available, but you never once complained or hesitated. Owning a home is such as blessing, but getting through the process is very stressful. I couldn't have done it without all your help and knowledge. It was a pleasure working with you and would definitely use you as my agent again in the future. I not only gained my very own personal real estate agent, but also I gained a friend! Words are not enough to say thank you, but THANK YOU!