Boomers and Beyond at the Beach...in Delaware. by Active Adults Realty

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Thanks so much for your "neighborhood" tour. Each area had such good qualities, loved all the homes. We are looking over the info now.

Thanks again for your help Debbie.

Ruth & John Pyle

Thanks to everyone at Active Adults Realty - they are simply the BEST!

Most of all, thanks to Alfred Willis for his support and expertise in selling our home. He kept us well informed and made the process a smooth one. He was wonderful to work with and very professional. We would recommend him in a New York minute!

Al, best wishes in the future with many more happy clients.

Andrea & Darrell Townsend

Just wanted to take a moment and tell you how wonderful and professional Elliot Welan was on our visit this weekend. Elliot provided my wife and I a wonderful experience with our visit to your area. Even though we were not buying today, he spent the time and effort as if we were. My wife and I were so pleased with Elliot, we gave his card to a couple at the Bed & Breakfast where we were staying. They are actually looking to buy now and have been going out on their own. This was a return trip for them. They also realized going out on their own was the wrong approach. I feel positive they will contact Elliot, especially after my rave review.

Thanks again!

Mark & Risa Kramarz

Thank you so much for taking the time in showing us the possibilities of living in Sussex County, Delaware. Your patience and overall knowledge of the area really gave us an insight as to what it will take to make a decision in moving near a beach town.
Your dedication to your job and understanding of the other party's desires and interest makes working with you a pleasure. I hope we'll be able to do business with you one day in the future.

Thanks again!

Henry & Beth

We were looking for our retirement home and planning to move from New Jersey. Ours plan for our future was to move to to either Eastern Pennsylvania or Delaware. One weekend took us to Delaware. From the internet and with Kathy's guideance, we had picked some locations to visit. Bill was the lucky one to drive us from one end of the State to the other, to see homes. Just as the weekend was to end and we were to leave to go back to NJ, Bill suggested that we take a look at Heritage Creek in Milton, DE. From the moment we entered Heritage Creek we felt like we were home. We closed on our home 1/31/14. Bill was with us every step of the way and shared his knowledge answering our many , many questions within moments of sending an email or returning a call. It was great working with Kathy and Bill at Active Adult Realty.

Jim and Sherry Murphy

We had been looking for retirement homes for the past three years. We looked extensively for homes in the state of New Jersey and in North Carolina. We never felt that any of these properties would work for us. I read an article in AARP magazine about Lewes Delaware being a great place to retire. Pat was working in a restaurant in Brick, NJ and ran into a man from the Lewes area who also stated that Lewes was a great place to live. Pat was online searching for homes in the Lewes area when this beautiful face appeared on the screen and it was Kathy Sperl-Bell. We immediately called her and she wasted no time in getting properties organized for us to view. We agreed on a weekend in September to meet her in the Active Adult Community Office. She had a program all set up for us to view on potential properties. She listened carefully to all the requirements we wanted for our home. We had no intention at that time to buy a home, we were only getting a feel for what the market was like in the Lewes area. After looking at a few homes, Kathy suggested we look at homes in Nassau Grove. She found a home that met mostly all our specifications. We not only bought our home that weekend, we made a friend for life and that is Kathy. She never pressured us into buying our home. We fell in love with our home and the neighborhood and within twenty four hours we were signing the contract to purchase our home. We woke up the next morning and said to each other did we really buy a house? We laughed because we hadn't sold our home in New Jersey but ultimately knew we had made the correct choice in buying in Lewes. To make a long story short, we sold our home in NJ in six days without a realtor. One month later we sold our commercial business building and in January we moved to Nassau Grove. We cannot say enough about Kathy and of course her husband Bill. He was instrumental in getting our home painted before our official move. He did some beautiful trim work in our morning room and breakfast/living room area. These two people will always be very special to us. We not only found a new home we found friends for life. I would recommend this duo to all our friends and relatives who are looking to live or retire in Delaware. We can never express into words just how valuable they were to us in making our move a smooth one. Thank you Kathy and Bill!!

Elizabeth and Patrick Kerwin

Judy, Kathy and the rest of the team - Thanks for all your help and assistance and patience. We got a contract on our house in just 9 days!

You have been wonderful. Happy Holidays.

Geoff & Chickie Tobias

When my husband and I made the decision to relocate to the Lewes, DE area when we retired, it was based on having vacationed in the area for many years.  However, we knew we would need help in finding the right spot.  Kathy and team were so helpful to us in that respect.  She listened to what we wanted, identified many different alternatives to look at based on her deep experience and knowledge of the area and had great patience as we went through the decision process.  In addition, since we sold our former house sooner than expected, she found us a rental house for the interim period while we waited for our new house to be built.  We would have had great difficulty doing that ourselves in the short time frame we had. Our questions were answered quickly and we got lots of supporting information about the buying process and the area from Kathy and her team which was so helpful in making our move to the area.  The whole experience was positive and smooth from the beginning.  We are grateful and happily moved into our new home in a develpment we already love.  

Thanks, Kathy, Bill and Judy.

Lorraine & Dave

We hadn't purchased a house in thirty years. We simply wanted someone to look out for our interests. What we got was a team who proved invaluable at every step of the home buying process. Bill was there with sound reasoning for the selection of up-grades. He was there for every walk thru checking the quality of workmanship and insuring we were satisfied. Again at closing it just wasn't us going over the paperwork. So if you would feel better with someone looking out for you I can tell you, Bill and Kathy have your back.

Chuck and Mary Lownie

Kathy, Bill & Judy - You did a great job finding a home and a rental for us. And, we will recommend your company to friends.

Barb & Larry Hutson

I recently relocated from NJ to DE and while moving is a very emotional, physical, stressful experience, the team of Active Adults Realty actually made it an enjoyable one. Bill Bell, my realtor, found my new home for me and it is above and beyond anything I could have imagined. Bill, Kathy and Judy were informed, involved, competent and compassionate. I was impressed with them and their circle of contacts during the settlement process. Thank you to everyone at Active Adults Realty. I will be recommending you to all my friends when they decide to move here after seeing my beautiful new home and lifestyle in Lower Slower Delaware.

Elizabeth Curtis

After we decided to retire to Coastal Delaware from Colorado, we were driving down Savannah Road, saw that colorful Active Adults Realty sign and pulled right in. Kathy, Bill and Debbie were able to help us find the house we wanted and gave us a really good feel for the area. Judy was great with taking care of our paperwork-even finding errors in the attorney's contracts and helping us save some money. We always felt that we were very important at Active Adults Realty. Thanks!

Sophie and Ted Krezel

Thanks you for all you've done for us. Peter and I had a very successful and happy trip to Lewes - lots of special people in our life to make our big dream just fall into place.

A friend of mine makes jewelry, I hope you like what I picked for you.

Linda and Peter Faerber

We're glad we found you and most of all THANKS! Looking forward to your Annual Client Party.

Steve & JoAnn Catramados

You ... and we ... are lucky to have Judy as the Gal Friday for all our little questions, etc. She is a gem! Thank you for the great job you have done for us. We love our new home and neighborhood. It is a perfect fit for us. See you soon.

Beth & Bob Quackenbush

Wow, how to begin to describe Kathy Sperl-Bell as a real estate agent. Let's see, she cares about her clients, she will do whatever is necessary to support her clients, she will answer questions morning, noon and night, she knows the area, she knows the builders, she understands familial relationships with regards to the buying process, she takes time to understand her client's needs, she will offer good advice as needed and she's married to this dude named Bill who, when necessary, brings a builder's technical perspective to the table in a way I've never encountered before - they are a great team! In addition, Kathy is just an all around sweetheart. So it is without hesitation that my wife and I recommend Kathy Sperl-Bell as THE real estate professional to work with in Sussex County, DE. 

Phil & Ellen Kane

It is with heartfelt respect for and appreciation to you both that we write to thank you for all you did to sell our Milton home. From the moment we listed with you until the day of settlement you provided excellent customer service--which included superior knowledge of the market, an understanding and sensitivity to our personal situation, and most importantly to us, ALWAYS answering our calls and emails in a timely and helpful manner. 

When presented with a seemingly insurmountable series of circumstances (a failed septic two weeks before settlement, garage variance discovered in preparation for settlement, and sewer installation that took 8 plus months) you calmly and rationally worked to help us problem solve. Other agents might have turned their back on our situation, but your determined nature and willingness to go the extra mile made all the difference in moving the deal forward. In addition, you are both incredibly compassionate people and we will not forget everything you did for us. 

As a team, you have the other agents in the region beat. Kathy’s knowledge of the market and Bill’s skills as a contractor were invaluable navigating our complicated sale and settlement. In your office, Judy competently handled the many transfer of documents seamlessly and efficiently.   We highly, highly recommend your services and would happily serve as a reference to anyone who might need one.

Melinda & Tom Huff

We recently listed and sold our home through Active Adults Realty.  Both Kathy and Bill Bell did everything they could to create a positive outcome by providing staging services, assistance with repairs when needed and being responsive to our needs.   Their support staff was most helpful as well. They are very knowledgable of the market and aware of what works and doesn't.   We wish them every success as they continue to assist people looking to buy or sell a home in Sussex County.  

Benedette & Jeff Cooper

Pat and I feel lucky to have stumbled upon you, not only for the purchase of our new house here in Lewes, but for putting us in touch with another great realtor in Jersey.

Thank you for all your help during our 4-month adventure. both you and Judy were responsive and pleasant.

Anne French

A special Thanks to Kathy and Bill for steering us in the right direction.
Kathy found us a house in "The Retreat At Love Creek." We settled in late November 2011 and are loving life. Not a 55 and better but a wonderful active mixed community with most of us over and beyond the mid 50s...lol Cocktails around the pool on Friday nights, Ice Cream Social next Saturday, etc.... only a few lots left and we will be complete here...

Pat Dorn

Dear Kathy and Bill,

Congratulations to you both on the formation of your very own brokerage! How exciting and also rewarding for all your hand work. We are thrilled for you both. My husband and I will be contacting you in another year to help us find just the right place for us in Coastal Delaware. We appreciate the newsletter that you send us via email.

December 18, 2011

Barbara and Sonny

Thank you for making our move to Milton so uneventful. It has been an easy transition. We love the house and hope to see you soon!

Dick & Nancy Trask

Do you want a great Realtor? Contact Kathy Sperl-Bell, she is fantastic and also her husband Bill.  I listed my property with her and she was right on it.  She told me how to show my home .  I did all she suggested and within 6 months, my property was sold.  She and her husband Bill are Fantastic to work with.  I not only wanted to sell my property, but I needed to buy another property and she was Right there for Me.  We looked at several properties and I decided on one and she handled all for me.  All I can say is that Kathy is there from the beginning till the end and she fights for her clients.  She did for me , I sold my property, and now am in a wonderful development that she had shown me and I am so Happy.  I would recommend the Kathy - Bill Team to anyone, they have one thing in mind and that is their Client.  This Team wants to make their Client Happy and they know how to do it.

Mary Ann Wollter

After using a realtor who just sent us multiple listings I found the baby boomer specialist on the internet. We met with Kathy, giving her all the pertinent details of what we were looking for. She showed us many homes in the area until we fell in love with our house. Kathy helped us through the entire process and was always there by our side. After we moved in Bill did a beautiful job painting our house and hanging lights and fans. Thanks from the bottom of our hearts to you both. You helped make our transition very easy. Paula and Frank Costanzo Heritage Creek Milton, DE

Paula and Frank Costanzo

Dear Kathy and Bill,

Just wanted to let you know how much you are appreciated. Dinner last night was absolutely wonderful, thank you.

A huge thanks for all that you've done throughout the years in helping to make our dream home a reality. You worked above and beyond for us and we intend to sing your praises to anyone who will listen.

Thanks again for everything.

 

Donna and David Vaurio
Kathy helped us purchase our retirement home near the beaches in Delaware in 2008.  After finding a description of the house on the Internet, we searched for local real estate agents and left a message on Kathy's phone.  She called within an hour to discuss our interest and needs.  Within a day or two, Kathy went to the property, shot many interior and exterior photos and reported on the condition of the home and its landscaping.  She also checked other listings for similar properties for us to see.  We soon traveled to Delaware and met Kathy. With all of the information Kathy had provided us, we were able to make a quick decision and write a contract on our dream home.  Kathy made all the arrangements for the inspection and several other contingencies, and the closing could not have gone more smoothly.  Kathy has since been a great help to us in finding contractors to do minor repairs and additional landscaping.  Thanks to Kathy, we are looking forward to spending many enjoyable years in our new home.
Jean and Mike Bowers
With all the chaos of a quick settlement and then the travel immediately after, not sure if I properly thanked you. You did an amazing job getting us easily through the purchase of Grenache Court. Your gift of the (address) stamp was brilliant and I stamp all sorts of crazy things just to use it. We will derive endless pleasure from our Lewes book, as with each visit to the house and reading it, we learn some great new facts about our future new home. Sorry we were too rushed to enjoy a dinner with you and Bill the day of settlement but look forward to some good times when the holidays are over and we are able to be down there more often. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a very blessed and joyous Christmas. Thanks again.
Celia and Barry Auchenbach
"My initial contact with Kathy Sperl-Bell was via E-mail and phone from Florida as I planned a house hunting trip to the Lewes - Milton area in August of 2005. With her assistance, we found a home and neighborhood that fit the very particular needs of a recently retired couple and an aging senior citizen. Kathy immediately impressed me with her grasp of the unique style, age and design of a home that would satisfy the contour of our needs while at the same time meeting our budget. Her knowledge of the market and its trends together with her vast experience and credentials were invaluable as were her guidance, patience and diligence. We are most grateful for our experience with Kathy during the home search as well as before and after the purchase since it was pleasant and professional at every turn. The entire process was certainly complicated by the fact that we were more than a thousand miles away and yet we hardly noticed. Nearly a year has passed since my initial contact and we are very happy in our new home. Kathy Sperl-Bell has left quite an impression in our minds and a very large footprint upon the real estate market of Sussex County Delaware."
Rick and Maureen Dailey
"What makes Kathy and Bill special is they listen to my wishes. They respond to my requirements. They communicate with me and know what I want. And they deliver."
Bill & Diana Young

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