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My wife and I have had the pleasure of working with Anthony Bell while in the process of finding a home in Delaware. Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful in our venture due to housing unavailability at this time. However, I must commend the professional demeanor and attitude Anthony continuously displayed throughout our quest. He was very well prepared, perpetually available, kept us updated continuously and always performed in a highly dedicated manner. I can only rate his performance as excellent… I am saddened that our house hunting did not result in success so that Anthony could have been justly compensated for his efforts. Please pass this information on to Anthony so that he is aware that his performance in this matter was greatly appreciated… Thank You.
We were so happy to find our home in Heritage Shores. Marie LaDuca from Active Adult Realty did a wonderful job from the first visit right through closing. This is a wonderful real estate company for finding your dream retirement home!
We had the opportunity to work with Marie LaDuca in our search for the right community. We felt she did a great job identifying the right places that would be best for us. She opened our minds to different ideas and respected our budget and timeline. We highly recommend Marie to help find the best place to live for you.
Maggie and I felt so well cared for during our visit to Lewes. It was exactly what I needed- what is available, the price points, and the sense of the community in April. I am considering various venues. If I land on Lewes, I will be back in touch. Donna and John Beck, you all were terrific connections to make.
Thank you again, Charlotte Nelsen
We started our Delaware search with Al Willis almost a year ago, first by telephone, and then trips down with many emails in between. His patience and dedication in helping us find our "forever home" should be taken as a testimony to your Realty Team. Many thanks, Al.
IT WAS GREAT WORKING WITH BOB GREASON, HE NOT ONLY GIVEN US THE OPPORTUNITY TO FINE US THE PERFECT RETIREMENT HOME, PLUS A TOUR OF OUR AREA. THE MOST SINCERE GENUINE GUY. I WILL BE SENDING MY FRIENDS TO HIM. THANKS SO MUCH, BOB.
I had the pleasure of meeting Bob Greason for the first time when I was searching for a retirement home in Delaware. Bob was so terrific, he came out in the pouring rain to meet us and show us different communities that could possibly be our retirement home. He chose perfect homes for us to see and we loved all of them. Unfortunately, it was our first time in Delaware and rather difficult to make a decision on retirement in a location that you visited only once. We started the process of looking for a retirement home in Delaware and if this location is chosen Bob is the only one we would deal with because he was that great.
On June 6, 2018, Bob Greason was so kind to show us four communities of Town and Single Homes in the Bethany Delaware Area. He is very knowledgeable of the Real Estate in that area and the plans for any future development. All our questions concerning our search for a home in that area were answered and he helped us narrow down the type of home that would meet our future needs. His professionalism is second to none. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home in the Bethany Area.
Our 1 year home search ended this Spring with finding a terrific home in Paynter’s Mill. Mike Malone was a terrific realtor...knowledgeable about Lewes, Rehoboth and Milton. We could not have asked for a more pleasant experience.
From my first experience on the website, which was by far the most comprehensive and informative of all the others out there, I have nothing but the highest praise for Active Adults Realty. I was assigned to Bob Greason (all 6' 7" of him!) who - instead of instantly bringing me to see homes for sale - took the better part of a Sunday to give me a tour of the Southern Delaware Coast, from Lewes down to Bethany Beach, and explaining the unique characteristics of each community. He took the time to really understand my needs and talk me through the advantages and disadvantages of various areas. Soon after that initial trip, Bob called me with what he thought was a perfect match for me... and it turned out that it was! He negotiated a great price on my dream house (which was accepted) and then referred me to an unbelievable mortgage person (Pete Green from Atlantic Bay Mortgage) who made the usually excruciating mortgage process a breeze. As someone who has bought and sold nine other homes (this one is my tenth and FINAL), I stumbled upon a winning team of professionals who make buying a home in Coastal Delaware as pleasurable as the lifestyle it promises!
Teaming up with our realtor, Al Willis, was a pleasure. He was able to guide us in all aspects of our relocation. We appreciated the extra time he took to give us a tour of the area and explain the many different roads we would need to get around in the area. Thank you so much for helping us make the transition to LSD!!
My husband and I made several trips to Delaware before finally deciding to purchase a Schell Home. Mike Malone was our agent and he was always pleasant, reliable and easy to reach by phone. He was patient, and was never pushy. We found him to be reliable and very knowledgeable about the properties, homes, etc. We highly recommend Mike Malone. He even came to our selections visit, and was there to answer questions and even make suggestions. We can't thank him enough and would recommend him without any reservations.
We started looking at Spring Arbor in Middletown DE in 2016. Bill Bell was our realtor, and he worked tirelessly to find us 3 homes on which we made contingent offers. We never closed on any since we never sold until Spring of 2018. We found a fourth home in Spring Arbor, and immediately called Bill, knowing he was the best choice to close our new deal. He did, and we are now here, and couldn't be happier! Thanks Bill, and the entire Active Adults Realty team.
Moving from another state was stressful but working with Ron Mercante and the Active Adults Realty team made the transition less stressful. They were very attentive and thorough, nothing that would've caused an issue was left undiscovered. I really enjoyed working with the team to find the perfect home for me. Thanks to all!
Bob Greason assisted us as we began our search in the Sussex County DE area for a home in a 55+ community. In short, he helped us immensely. We visited six communities. He understood that we needed to see and assess the communities and their surrounds before focusing on the homes available there. He knew the communities very well; he had many important facts and figures on each community in his head. As we drove around he pointed out the salient features of the communities and when we visited model homes he made sure we saw the relevant differences place to place. He asked us pertinent questions to ensure he understood fully what we needed and wanted. Bob is an outgoing, "people" person and we enjoyed very much the hours we spent with him. We came away from the time with a feeling that we'd certainly accomplished what we'd hoped to do that day. We recommend him highly and unreservedly.
Bob Greason assisted us immensely as we began our search in the Sussex County DE area for a home in a 55+ community. We visited six communities. He was a quick study and understood that we needed to see and assess the communities and their surrounds before focusing on the homes available there. He knew the communities very well and had facts and figures on each community easily at hand. We visited model homes and he made sure we saw the differences and interacted with the other agents professionally. He asked us questions to ensure he understood fully what we needed and wanted. Bob is a leader and very personable and we enjoyed very much the hours we spent with him. We strongly recommend Bob “the best” Greason.
Active Adults Realty was a pleasure to work with. Elliott Welan was our real estate agent. He took us to see both resale properties and new construction. We are from NJ and knew very little about the Lewes area. My wife and I truly felt that both Elliott and Kathy (owner) cared about us. We were directed to communities in Lewes where they believed we would fit in. I never felt pressured to “buy now” and never felt like we were just a commission to the company. I would absolutely recommend working with Active Adults Realty.
We recently closed on our new retirement home here in southern Delaware. We worked with Bob Greason of Active Adults Realty. Bob was a pleasure to work with. He was very knowledgeable about the area, the market and the builders. Bob took his time to understand our wants and needs and patiently worked with us over several months and numerous showings. Through it all Bob never exerted any pressure on us, following the philosophy that the right house would be there when we were ready. He always returned our calls and e-mails promptly and made sure we knew he was available to us 24/7. We are happy to recommend Bob Greason to anyone needing a realtor in the area.
Active Adults Realty gave me all the attention and information I needed to make a new home choice. I worked with Al, who gave me information about the area, and took me through many homes based on my wish list.
My wife and I truly believe that finding your company was fate. Further more, your assignment of agent Mike Malone as our Delaware realty expert was exceptional. Mike was outstanding and went the extra mile to locate and introduce us to one of the finest builders in the state. He is quite the gentleman and we have become good friends in the process. Our new home is beautiful and we are delighted to now be a member of the "Miltonians", here in Delaware. Many thanks to all who were involved . Sincerely, Gloria & Jack Hallowell
We had the pleasure of meeting and touring the area with Bob Greason. Bob was very professional and a down to earth guy. He first sat down to meet with us and our brother in law and sister. After getting a feel for what we were all looking for he spent about 4 hours on a hot muggy day showing us various communities. There was no pressure and we all felt very comfortable with him and will definitely be back! He even shared names of restaurants to eat at that night.
We recently had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Bob Greason looking at active adult communities in the Bethany Beach area. Having never been to the area before we were given a thorough tour of several new developments. Bob was a fountain of information and answered all of our questions. He was very easy to work with and fun to be with. His low key and no pressure approach put us at ease. We look forward to working with Bob in the future as we continue our search for a retirement home. Thanks Bob!
Ron Mercante was wonderful helping me with finding the perfect home, and helped to eliminate the stress of buying a home while relocating from another state. Ron was responsive and worked hard to set up showings for homes in the areas I wanted and the type of homes I had specified. He was excellent and represented Active Adults well. I would definitely refer others to Ron looking for homes in my new area.
My sister & I had the pleasure of meeting Bill & Jill Roebuck. The visit to Delaware was solely to see if it's a move I would like to explore in the future. Jill & Bill could not have been more informative. They answered all my questions & concerns regarding relocating. They could not have been more pleasant, friendly, & accommodating. I had a wonderful time in their company & would highly recommend them to anyone needing real estate services.
What can I say about Karim Mozher? To say that he went above and beyond to help me sell my home would be a great understatement. Since I am a widow, I was doing this very much on my own and I had a lot of fear and worry through the process. Was I doing the right thing? Would the house sell? Karim’s beautiful spirit, calm demeanor, encouraging nature, and professionalism got me through. He gave me good advice when I needed it, listened to my concerns, and made himself readily available no matter how many times I called or texted him in a day!!! Maybe the best thing I can say about Karim is that he’s a really good person. I’ll never be able to thank him enough for all he did for me and I would recommend his services without hesitation. Thank you, Karim.
We recently worked with Bill Roebuck on purchasing a second home and Bill was fantastic. He was very timely with all requests and stayed on the sellers agent to make sure documentation was sent on time to keep us on track with closing. We would absolutely work with Bill and the active adults team again!
Moving from another state, we appreciate that Anthony Bell was willing to go the extra mile and be our representative in Delaware.
It is with great pleasure that we highly recommend the services of Donna and John Beck. If you, or anyone you know, is seeking to buy or sell a home in the Lewes/Rehoboth area you are unlikely to find a more knowledgeable, professional, friendly or dedicated team. Being Realtors ourselves, we can be very hard to please, but we found the perfect team in Donna and John who gave us good, clear, trustworthy advice. We love the fact that they always were available to us - there was never a time when we waited longer than a few minutes to hear back from them. They are great listeners and always came back with recommendations and suggestions that addressed all our concerns and needs. We ended up in exactly the home we wanted and marvel at how it was ultimately orchestrated so smoothly. Donna and John, we have been extremely pleased with all your efforts on our behalf and would highly recommend you to everyone. Thank you for your dedication.
Bless her. Debbie Shearer hung in with us despite some very frustrating times with the lending company we had engaged. She was very patient in answering the million silly questions I had. May all her future clients be so lucky!
I'm a little late but, nonetheless, Bob Greason was the best! So, if you could please post the review below for me, I would greatly appreciate it!
Bob and I made the NY connection immediately! Being a single, almost-retiree, woman and not sure about my next move, Bob eased the fear with his patient, non-pressure approach and love for the area. He knows EVERYTHING, especially what he gathered I would like after telling him a little about myself. Bob is remarkably candid with a helping attitude. At the end of a long wonderful day, I told Bob I needed time and he agreed with me! Within the week, I called him on a Friday night and said: "I'm ready to buy!". With Bob's outstanding professional service, I'm buying the house and place I've dreamed of. Thanks, Bob!
My husband and I visited two communities with Bob Greason. Although we did not find the right fit at that time, we were impressed with Mr. Greason. He knew the neighborhoods, kept the focus on what we wanted, and showed us from soup to nuts on all of the properties. I am confident that we would contact him again for any future interests.
We first contacted Bob Greason about a year ago. We explained that we were two years away from buying a retirement home, and wanted to see what Delaware had to offer. He took us around to several retirement communities to give us an idea of the various options. Bob said the hard part for us was to figure out what we wanted, and that once we did, the rest would be easy. He asked many questions. The obvious one was our price point, but the rest were about our lifestyle, and what we were looking for in retirement. He kept in touch, and we visited Bishops Landing and another nearby community on our own, while we were on our way home from a vacation in Ocean City. Bob felt that Bishops Landing was a good fit for us, and explained why. We told him in November we were still a year away. He told us there was a new community called Estuary that used the same builder as Bishops Landing, and thought it could be an even better fit (our New Jersey home is on a wooded lot). He also mentioned that the prices are constantly going up, and we should consider buying now, and maybe renting it out before we retired. We came down in December, and he took us to Estuary and set up a meeting with the Beazer rep. We loved it, and asked him to try to get us a better price, which he did! It met our needs perfectly - we only had to put $15,000 down, and can pay the rest when it closes between June and August. What we liked best about Bob was he listened to us, found a great home, and never once pressured us to buy. He would have been happy to wait a year if that's what we wanted. But by taking his advice, we got a great lot that would not have been available if we waited. When we met with the Beazer rep to go over options ( all up-grades that increased the cost), he let us pick what we wanted, but was very helpful about choosing what was needed ( a fireplace that we really wanted) and what we didn't ( expensive hard wood floor on the second floor loft instead of carpet ). That kept us in our price range. We really connected with Bob, and always felt he was on our side. It was like having a friend who was watching out for us. A higher price would have got him a higher commission, but that was never his goal. Bob truly wanted us to find a home that we could afford and enjoy. We look forward to running into him on the beautiful walking trails as he goes to work and we enjoy retirement.
Bill Bell is Five Star! - Professional, pleasant manner, very efficient, responds immediately to phone calls. No problems. Very Happy
Karim Mozher did an outstanding job throughout the entire process. He understood our preferences and was able to locate the perfect property very quickly. The closing went smoothly as well A big thank you to you and your entire staff!
Met with Bob Greason on a fact-finding visit to Delaware just before the holidays, Bob was very patient, asked us a lot of questions so he could get a sense of what we were looking for. He knew we were not ready to purchase at this time but was willing to spend time showing us three properties that fit our criteria. Would highly recommend Bob, who was very knowledgeable of the area and will contact again when we make a decision.
We spent 4 hours last week with Bob Greason, touring the Southern Delaware area. Bob provided an exceptional service while orienting us to housing development market, visiting appropriate developments and showing us model homes that were exactly on target for our requirements. He did all this knowing that we are probably a year or more away from making a move. We were impressed with Bob's ability and we recommend him to anyone in the housing market in Southern Delaware.
Bob Greason is the consummate professional when it comes to selecting a Buyers Agent. We were impressed with his desire to help us find our retirement home and location without adding pressure to make a quick decision. He listened to our needs and recommended several communities that matched our lifestyle needs. We highly recommend Bob to anyone considering purchasing a home in Sussex County.
We had the utmost pleasure of working with Bob Gleason at Active Adults Realty several weeks ago. My wife and I have near been to Delaware and had no idea really what we were for looking for as a retirement location. Upon meeting Bob, who is literally a gentle giant, (the man stands 6’6” inches tall) we did not know what to expect from him. At first, I thought he was a little crazy, as he stated, “we will be spending the next 5 hours together looking at properties!" Bob knew exactly what he was doing as we stated venturing out looking at several different community properties. All long, Bob was trying to get to know what my wife & I were looking for by actively engaging us in conversation. Bob took his time and never rushed us when we were looking at sites. On the contrary, we felt bad as we were taking up his whole day, as he drove us around. In addition, Bob knows everything about the area from the magnificent beaches, restaurants and other outdoor activities. We were extremely lucky to have Bob Gleason as our pilot as we navigated through Delaware. He had a working knowledge of the area, an understanding of what we eventually wanted, and a working relationship with all the property managers. Bob is more than a realty agent. He is truly someone who cares and loves what he does. He has become our friend. We are currently still working out details as life is still crazy, but we know that we have Bob Gleason in our pocket to help guide and lead us on our retirement journey. We look forward to working with Bob in the immediate future. Love from New York, Rocco & Karyn
Spent four hours with Bob Greason looking at the Delaware Beach area. Being my first time in Delaware, the time Bob took was enlightening to get to know the area. We also took time to look at a couple of properties which was very helpful in my decision-making process in deciding to move to Southern Delaware. I would highly recommend Bob to anyone seeking to know more about Southern Delaware and the real estate market. Roger Yergeau
I just want to say what a pleasure it was to work with Karim. He was so helpful and no matter what we needed to know or a question about something he was there for us. A great worker you have there.
We started looking at homes over 4 years ago with Kathy Bell. Kathy drove us to a few different areas answering every question we had. She knew we weren't ready to buy yet but that didn't stop her. She emailed us every so often just to check in. Bob Greason continued our search with us this past summer. I had many questions and many emails and texts which Bob always answered. He had some great insight when it came down to our final choices. We are so happy with the home we chose. Thank you, Kathy and Bob!!
I worked with Active Adults with a rental unit as well as house sale. I found them to be thorough in the marketing process. Bill Bell was very knowledgeable and insightful with his honest advise. I was very satisfied
My wife and I had never been to Delaware and the Lewes area, but after a day and a half spent with Bob Greason, we left feeling a bit like natives. A friend I played golf with in NJ had given us Bob’s name after we mentioned we were thinking of looking at the Lewes area as a possible place to retire. Bob not only answered every question we had but answered questions we hadn’t even thought to ask. Both his knowledge and enthusiasm for the area provided us with the ammunition we needed to make our final decision. Needless to say, this was a life-changing decision and not
Having Bill Bell as my REALTOR was an awesome experience...he's a superb problem-solver... avoided or negotiated all the potential pitfalls of selling my home. He was available, skillful, and generous of his time and skills. He made it happen! I could not have been more pleased with the Active Adults Realty team.
Bob was very attentive to our questions. He asked us specific questions so he could tailor our visits to 55 plus communities that we would be interested in. He took his time, we didn’t feel rushed. He had a good relationship with the (house sales people and office personnel). He gave us specific information about the surrounding neighborhoods. It was a pleasure working with Bob.
Visited last week. Spent the day with Bob Greason. Although we’re not quite ready to relocate now we feel fortunate to have had Bob help us with his no pressure approach. He’s extremely knowledgeable and quickly got a sense of our needs.
Greg and I cannot thank you enough Mike for all of the help that you have given us! From the first
Hi Kathy - I would like to write a review of our experience with Bob Greason and our house search. If anyone is looking for a realtor in any Delaware Beach community, Bob Greason is the man to see. He knows the whole coast, what each town has to offer and what the communities are like. If he was unsure of something, he researched and found the answer. He was patient and knowledgeable and wants to share that knowlege with his clients. He definitely wants the clients to be happy. Thanks to Robert, we didn't spend countless hours looking for something that didn't fit our needs or wants. Robert asked us for a wish list, proximity to the beach (if that was important to us), new or resale, ammenities, size and, of course, budget. Not once did he take us to look at something over our budget, which we were thankful for. I never expected to find exactly what John and I were looking for on one visit to Delaware, but Bob knew, probably better than we did, and found it. I believe it is truly a sign of a professional and a truly amazing realtor who can work the magic that Bob did so quickly and seamlessly. Bob made the process fun and stress free. No pressure, no rush. He zeroed in on exactly what we were dreaming of. As a matter of fact, we had a choice. And, John and I actually agreed instantly! On our drive back to NY, we received phone calls, had an accepted offer, and by the time we got home a purchase agreement had been emailed to us. He did a remarkable job and we were beyond lucky to have Bob show us beautiful Delaware. Truly a wonderful person. You are lucky to have him on your team! He makes dreams come true! John and Ann George
Recommendation for Al Willis..... Dear Prospective Homeowners: We can only express our appreciation to Kathy and Bill Bell of Active Adults Realty for referring us to one of their stellar real estate agents, Al Willis, who represented us in our recent purchase of a single-family home. Al was a highly attentive agent who returned all phone calls and emails the same day. Al had infinite patience responding to our many questions regarding buying a home in Delaware. He knew the minute we’d found our dream home and made sure that it became our forever home. To reiterate, we were nothing but pleased with Al Willis and his real estate expertise, personable manner and knowledge of the market and we recommend him to everyone. Regards, Christopher and Linda Beach of Dover
Just a little note to thank you for the time and understanding given to Bob Greason to show us around the Coastal area to better prepare ourselves for our big retirement move! We can't say enough good things about Bob. He was professional, knowledgeable and perceptive to our like and needs. We have big decisions to make and will follow up with Bob soon. Please know that our positive relationship and experience with Active Adults realty will be one of high regard and we will pass this on to others looking to buy a home. Very truly, Patrick and Jean
Debbie Shearer was warm and professional, she made herself available whenever we needed her. All in all a fantastic experience!
Had great experience working with Donna and John Beck. Cannot say enough about their effort and expertise. In addition to finding our house quickly, they worked very hard to make the purchase go smoothly. They also proved to be wonderful people in addition to being wonderful real estate agents. We lucked out in finding them.
Thank you, Active Adults Realty! My wife Catherine and I were searching for a vacant property in the south bay/ Bethany/ Ocean View area so that we can build a house in a few years and relocate from the NYC metro/ northern NJ area... It is time to go! We were paired with Bob Greason, who took us around the area and very diligently helped us narrow our search to the property we ended up purchasing. Bob is genuinely concerned about understanding how people live and matching them with the best prospects that are available within a buyer's expected budget. He asked us lots of excellent questions that helped us to make our choice and he provided his support through the whole process. He explained lots of things about the area and showed us a few of the outstanding amenities that support an active lifestyle. We are very grateful for the service that we received from Active Adults Realty and recommend them to anyone who is considering to buy or relocate to southern Delaware! Thanks so much Bob!
Kathy and Bill have extensive knowledge of the senior adult real estate market in Delaware and helped us obtain a home that is ideal for us. If you are looking to buy a home, we highly recommend them. We were very pleased.
When we wanted to find an affordable home in a Delaware 55+ community, there was clearly one Realtor who we needed to contact, Active Adults Realty. Kathy and Bill figured out what we were looking for and presented an ideal property. They helped us through the entire process working late several evenings without complaint. When we wanted to add solid hardwood to the four year old home we had made our offer on, Bill knew the brand, style and color of the flooring that was already in the house and recommended a contractor who was able to complete the installation between closing and the delivery we had already scheduled with our movers. Everything worked well and the new floor in our master bedroom was ready. I can't say enough about how helpful and knowledgeable the entire Active Adults Realty team proved to be, making our move go as planned.
Over the past year, we sold and purchased a home with Debbie Shearer of Active Adult Realty as our agent. Her attention to every detail helped us through the twists and turns of real estate, and her willingness to spend the time we needed to find the right home was invaluable.
We have just returned from our second visit looking at properties with Bob Greason and exploring the Bethany Beach and Ocean View area. Bob is professional, helpful, asks the right questions to learn our needs, and is trusting and passionate about what he does. It has been a pleasure spending time with him and we look forward to our next visit to Delaware! Thank you, Bob and Active Adults Realty!
As I mentioned to you on the phone, my experience today with Bob Greason was fabulous. All the questions that I had were answered. It was very comfortable. He showed me some areas that I fell in love with and even gave me a little history about Bethany. Because of his expertise today, I am "now" comfortable making my decision to settle in Bethany. So, thank you for pairing me with the right agent. I will refer him to anyone asking.
My wife and I just spent an enjoyable, informative afternoon with Bob Greason. We were on a fact finding mission. We have decided to look at relocating in the Lewes/ Bethany area, and decide whether to become permanent residents or "SnowBirds". Bob had responded to my website inquiries and provided us with an afternoon educational experience that has given us a tremendous amount of information and important home buying insights. His knowledge of the market available to our requirements was exceptional. We learned a lot of important points about home buying and we now have a much more confident feeling about what options are available to us.
Our timeline is still flexible, but for sure, Bob will be the guy we call when we are ready.
Linda Chick was a pleasure to work with, she answered all our questions in a timely manner and even after the closing has offered to help us as we are not able to occupy the house for a short while; not many REALTORS would be that generous in their support. We are also grateful to Bill for his help in recommending contractors to help create our 'forever' home. Active Adults Realty has and continues to be a wealth of information and expertise.
Linda Chick worked very hard on our house sale and ultimately was successful in finding and securing a buyer. She was fair, honest, and conscientious in her dealings with us and provided answers to queries and supplied information readily when requested. Although it took over a year to sell our house, the final outcome was satisfactory.
We want to thank Debbie Shearer for her professional assistance in helping us sell our townhouse in Lewes. She was always available to answer our questions and give guidance throughout the whole process. She went above and beyond by scheduling service calls for things that needed attention after the house inspection. We highly recommend Debbie and the Active Adults Realty agency when you want to buy or sell a home. Thanks Debbie!!
Al Willis gave us a market evaluation for our home and we felt he gave us sound advice. We signed the listing contract with Al and before it ever got into the MLS, Kathy requested a showing. She knew what her buyers were looking for -- and she was right! We were very fortunate that the house sold so quickly.
Thank you Bill Bell. Imagine driving from NJ to Delaware to check on your new home's construction, and suddenly you lose the use of your car.
All those carefully scheduled appointments with landscapers, hardscapers, decorators - all down the tube! But not quite, 'cause our REALTOR Bill leant us his car for as long as we needed it. That doesn't happen in NJ. Thank you Bill - now that's a full service realty firm.
My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Bob Greason as we explored the Delaware area searching for a possible retirement home. From the first moment, Bob demonstrated his professionalism and solid knowledge. Not only was he extremely informative, but also very intuitive. He took the time to ask important questions in order to get to know us and to learn what type of home would best fit our desires and needs. We have worked with many agents in the past in our purchases of homes. We can honestly say that none has worked as efficiently nor has made the process such an interesting and worthwhile experience as Bob. He went above and beyond by finding us a place to stay that was centrally located and afforded us the opportunity to see the sights and get a real feel for the area. He never tired of showing us some great options on possibly the hottest day of the year! Thanks Bob. We enjoyed our house hunting day in Delaware and look forward to working with you in the future.
We were moving to Delaware from Texas, so we didn't know the area that well. Bill was willing to take us anywhere we wanted to look. We were looking at one of his listings when we noticed a new home that wasn't on his list. He found someone to show it to us and we eventually bought it.
Bill Bell was very patient and helpful finding us the right house. Gave us good hints and advice. Would definitely recommend contacting them when looking for a house. He was very helpful every step of the way. He stayed with us through closing.
After living & working many years in MN we finally retired and decided we would like to move near DC to be near my daughter. After much researching and searching, we decided on Southern DE as the best place for our retirement years. Fortunately we found a great team of realtors at Active Adults Realty to help us choose the location and house we dreamed of. Without their help we could not have done it! Everyone in the office was helpful. Kathy started our search on the right track with some pertinent questions about what we were looking for. My realtor, Elliot Welan, went beyond his official duties to help us, from car registration to taking pictures of the house, guiding us through the necessary requirements of becoming a resident in Milton, and just a lot of good practical advice to help us adjust to a new community. We really appreciate Active Adults Realty's hard work! Thank You!
Due to the untiring and patient efforts of Bob Greason, I purchased my retirement town-home to be built in the community of Forest Landing in Frankfort, DE.
Bob contacted me by phone minutes after I filled out my contact information on your website. I had a very informative conversation with him about the area and also discovered that Bob is(was) a fellow New Yorker and lived very close to me and we had many "Yonkers" growing up memories in common.
Throughout my search Bob was extremely professional and informative about home pricing in the area as well as the pros and cons in choosing one area over the next. I was truly introduced to the active adult lifestyle that the area offers.
I am looking forward to my move to Delaware and the start of a new lifestyle in a beautiful community.
Please feel free to post my comments about Bob. He is truly an asset to your organization.
We are from Los Angeles and wanted a home near the beach on the East Coast. My husband contacted several agents and Kathy responded immediately. Some agents never responded and some contacted us a week later. Having never been in the Southern Delaware area, she gave us a lot of information about the area and the advantages of purchasing a home here. When we came to Lewes to meet, she gave us her full attention for several days showing us homes and developments. She helped us throughout the entire buying process and we valued her expertise. We are now happy homeowners in Lewes, DE, and she made the experience easy and pleasant. We highly recommend using the services of Kathy and her staff.
Hi Kathy I just wanted to send you a quick note regarding Bob Greason. He met us yesterday to show us a couple of areas since we are new to Delaware. He is very easy going and we felt comfortable with him. He is quite knowledgeable about the area. We felt no pressure from him so it made the experience pleasant! I definitely will be contacting Bob again when we are ready to start our home buying process.
Sincerely, Lisa Zukaitis
p.s. You can put my comment on your website!
I wanted to compliment one of your agents, Debbie Shearer. We have worked with Debbie since February. She is always so knowledgeable of the 55+ communities and has helped us to purchase a house in Longacre Village. She was always so patient and answered our questions no matter how redundant they might be.
We are so excited about our new house and just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated Debbie and you for hiring her! She is definitely a "10" in our book and would definitely recommend her to all our friends.
We LOVE our new home in Longacre Village. Debbie Shearer introduced us to this community. We have worked with Debbie since February. She was always willing to take time to show us houses in Smyrna which was where we thought we wanted to be. She is so knowledgeable and worked with us to find our dream home in Longacre. We can't praise Debbie enough for all her hard work and patience. Thank you for hiring such a wonderful agent.
Thank you Audrey for spending the better part of your day with me several weeks ago visiting some 55+ communities in Delaware. After visiting these properties, I listed the pro’s and con’s of a move. Financially, I think it’s best for me to stay in my home and start the reverse mortgage process on it. Most of the upgrades I wanted for my home are completed, and it makes sense to sit back and enjoy it. As for family, my two sisters are located about 45 minutes from me each way, and I want to stay near them particularly since none of us are getting any younger.
Good luck in your real estate career. You are easy to talk with and show a real interest in helping people, and with these skills, you should be a great success. And, if I win the Publishers Clearinghouse $7,000/week for life sweepstakes, I’ll be contacting you for a “dream house” property at the beach.
"Audrey Hammond is our new Licensed Assistant/Showing Agent. Bill Bell and I are so pleased with how quickly she has "gotten it" and how she dives in to do whatever needs doing. What she enjoys most is helping clients like Barb figure out what is going to be best for them." Kathy Sperl-Bell, Broker/Owner, Active Adults Realty.
Hi Kathy, my name is Kathy Cestaro. Myself, my husband, Bob, and our friends Marie and Carl Trovitch had the extreme pleasure of meeting with your representative Bob Greason this past Wednesday, Oct. 19th.
We have to say that Bob went above and beyond as he showed us around the area and the beautiful communities we were interested in. His knowledge and professionalism exceeded our expectations. He took his time with us and answered all our questions. He also made sure we had literature for these communities so we can refresh our memories later. At days end we felt more like friends than clients. We would surely refer Bob and your company to anyone interested in your beautiful state of Delaware.
Thank you for being an exhibitor at the DE Resorts55+ Expo. I was the lucky winner of the Beach Bash for 4. I live in Independence and appreciate your company's commitment to the active adult community. Thanks for selecting my name for the prize.
My wife and I had a wonderful day with Bob Greason. What a great guy! I put housing hunting in the same category as buying a new car or having a root canal. BUT Bob made the process pleasurable with his genuine friendliness, calm demeanor, knowledge, as well as his professionalism. He was indefatigable in showing us properties and even seemed to be enjoying the process as much as we were even though he has probably done "the tour" a thousand times. He was extremely generous with his time and is obviously passionate about what he does. His kind and gentle manner were not just bestowed on us but with every one he interacted with during the course of the day. He is extremely perceptive in gaining insights to a couples' preferences in order to focus on what they are truly interested in so as not to waste everyone's time.
Five Star all the way!! We made big mistake in choosing a local (Millsboro) realtor over 1 1/2 years ago to sell our townhouse and after a year of very little, we contacted Al Willis. He and your office staff have been great. Any question was answered quickly. Al is a very professional guy and both led us to the closing and assisted in settlement. He was easy to contact and if not available, called back soon
Thanks to Debbie Shearer for all her guidance and assistance in find the right retirement home for us in Delaware. Debbie's experience with 55+ homes/communities was extremely helpful. In the end we decided to settle in a non-55+ community. Debbie was there for us whenever needed and shared in our settlement day. Thanks Debbie!
We had an excellent experience with Active Adults Realty. Our agent Linda Chick was a great help and accomplished everything in a timely manner even though we had an unusual incident occur that made her job even more difficult. She was able to keep things moving and we were able to settle on the property with no problems. My husband and I would like to thank her for her patience and hard work in being able to keep things on track and making our purchase a successful one.
First impression are always right. Al Willis was a class guy the moment we meet him. On time, professional, and down to business. We had a lot of hiccups from the seller and Al was able to work thru everything with us. Closing wasn't easy either but Al was there holding our hands. We got our dream house with the view! Thank You Al!
Donna and John Beck made our buying experience in the Village Of Cinderberry such a wonderful adventure. We feel very lucky that we called this realtor group. Donna answered our many questions on email, responded immediately to our calls, and gave us so many wonderful recommendations on services in the community. John went beyond the call of duty to actually go to the house and take care of things we couldn't do because we don't live in the area. They worked so well with the seller's realtor that our concerns were heard and we got a wonderful deal on our new house in Southern Delaware. We appreciate all Donna and John did for us and also appreciated how welcoming, very informed, and professional all of the persons we dealt with in this real estate agency were throughout our experience.
We were confident we were in good hands from the initial phone calls with Kathy Sperl-Bell, the Broker, touring communities and looking at homes with Al Willis, and Judy Robinson's guidance on achieving a smooth settlement. Al was patient, listened to our wishes and provided us with the knowledge we needed to make an informed decision. The entire process was smooth and pleasant so we could be focused on the excitement of a new home and community rather than the stress of the change.
Bill Bell did much more than sell us a new home. He educated us on Southern Delaware, the communities, the different builders, the benefits of the the various towns and much more than we expected. He also provided great insight into the new home building process and helped us navigate thru the various stages. Bill's wisdom allowed us to avoid some common mistakes and made our buying experience a pleasure. I would strongly recommend Bill to my friends and colleagues looking to relocate to the Lewes area.
Thank you Kathy and Bill for a wonderful experience. You both were very helpful in us finding our new home in Delaware. It took us almost a year to decide and you both were very patient and considerate. We are very happy!! Thank you both.
We were extremely happy using Bob Greason as our real estate agent from Active Adults Realty. We highly recommend him to anyone interested in looking for a home in the Southern Delaware beach region. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the surrounding communities. He spent a lot of time showing us many houses and answering our many questions about the area. He always went the extra mile to communicate with the sellers too.
We've been researching Sussex County, Delaware for about 4 years since our friends move down from Nanuet, New York. During that time, we only went to new home builders. When we decided to look at resales, we responded to Bob Greason's reply to our inquiry at Active Adults Realty. Bob is from Westchester county, NY. When we met Bob on Friday, Dec. 2, we found a friend, not just a REALTOR. The connection between us was immediate. He is not the typical realtor I expected. Prior to our arrival, he had a lengthy phone conversation with us. He was interested in getting to know us: our needs, wants and desires. This way he could make recommendations that meshed with our goals. He always encouraged us to send him listings and would take us to any home we wanted to see. He spent all day with us on Fri and 1/2 day on the other 3 days. We revisited several properties and he was always ready, willing and able to do anything he could to help us. Relocating, downsizing, and leaving family is a big decision. He is so patient. He left us alone to mull over our choices but sent an email at the end of our visit to give us his "2 cents". We welcomed his input because he really listened and got to know us. We returned the last week of December and he accommodated our time frame, even though his schedule was packed. We found a home but did not make an offer because our NY home sale is still not firm. Last week, he found another listing that looks like an even better fit. He works hard, is diligent in looking over all the new, comparable listings and makes great recommendations. When we come back in a few weeks, I know we'll find the best home for us. I truly believe we will have a wonderful, happy retirement in beautiful DE and we'll have the perfect home because of Bob Greason! On the website, I saw that he was the "Rising Star" of 2016. He sure gets our vote!
Al Willis is the best. He was right on with the homes he showed us. I would highly recommend him. We love our new home. Thanks, Al.
Bill Bell and his folks were terrific, responsive and thorough - we wish he were a local realtor and able to help sell our current home in Annapolis as we are presently a two home owner couple.
We would like to thank Elliot Whelan and his associates at Active Adults for an expeditious and worry-free home buying experience. Elliot's thoughtfulness and attention to detail made the whole process of buying a new home easy and convenient, from searching for a house and getting a mortgage to closing. Thank you!
When we decided to look for a home in Delaware, not knowing anything about the state, we were lucky to find Active Adults Realty on the Web. We were impressed with their focus and expertise on 50+ housing in many locations, offering us a lot of selections to choose from. An appointment followed with Elliot Welan, who spent two days with us. Elliot was extremely well prepared to make our visit very productive. His knowledge of the area and selection of homes for us to see, helped us decide on the house we finally bought. During the complicated process of closing on the house, Elliot and the staff of Active Adults led us though the tangle of documents to review and complete. They monitored that we were responsive to necessary document completions and answered all of our questions to our satisfaction. Active Adults Realty does work for and with you. We recommend them without reservation.
We visited Delaware looking for information about possible future relocation to the area in retirement. We thought we would sit in a real estate office and chat for a bit. Much to our surprise, Bob Greason met with us and took us on a personal tour of the area and showed us homes that actually fit our needs and likes, with him knowing we were not ready to purchase at this time. No pressure and so helpful, just what we needed being new to the area. Bob Greason is a great asset to this organization. We will be calling Bob again when we return to the area.
Active Adult Realty was very encouraging while helping us decide to move to Lewes. The team is very knowledgeable of details needed to make building decisions..Enjoyed working with Kathy, the Broker, and Marie LaDuca..
The whole team couldn't have been more helpful. Elliot Welan spent the day driving us around until we found our dream home. Thank you everyone.
I found Active Adults website over a year and a half ago. I loved what the site had to offer, and I felt they could help us find our retirement place at the beach. And on Labor Day 2014 I sent an email, hoping to get an appointment......later that afternoon I heard from Kathy! I was pleasantly surprised she took the time to call me on a holiday. We came and met with Bill. I shared 'our dream' to get a place close to the beach, and he listened and gave us helpful information. We saw some nice places with his help. Early February......we met Elliot Welan, when Kathy & Bill were away on vacation. Elliot is wonderful! He shared his move to Delaware, and also completely understood what and where we wanted to be. That is what is so wonderful about Active Adults Realty! A wonderful group of people, very welcoming. We cant't thank them and Elliot enough for helping get to our retirement destination. I have and always will recommend them to friends and family. And as the our story concludes..........we found our home, and now reside in Milton, DE. Thank you, Elliot and Active Adults Realty
We called Active Adults Realty for some information. Thanks to Audrey and Judy for being so helpful we were contacted with agent Bob Greason. What a great experience we had. This was our first trip on making a life changing decision and Bob couldn't have helped us anymore. He gave us all the time we needed, answered all our questions, and there were many, and showed us wonderful places in areas that we were interested in. This is just the beginning in this journey. He asked us questions that he now knows what we are looking for. Bob makes sure that your interest is his first priority. What a great guy, although we might drive him crazy with our many questions in the further, before we make our decisions. Thank you Bob for your help, knowledge and directions Bob is the agent I will be recommending to all my friends
Hello All, All we can say is wow! What a weekend we had with Bob Greason. My sister and I came down to Delaware for a "look see" and were amazed with the all Bob shared with us. This was our first trip and now thanks to Bob we know where we would like to concentrate our search. Bob listened to our needs and did not waste our time showing us communities that would be out of our price range. He was extremely informative about the area and each community he showed us. Our first visit exceeded all our expectations. Our plan was to bring our husbands back in the fall but now we are looking to return before summer! We spent many hours in a car with a stranger and felt totally comfortable..he did not feel like a stranger at all. We even had a few laughs. Thanks for the memories Bob :) Hope to see you soon!
My sister Joanne & I had the pleasure of meeting Bob Greason in early April 2017 and just had to reach out to praise him for the great job he did showing us all around Delaware. He went above and beyond our expectations even knowing that our possible move to Delaware is not for 3-4 years. He knew there was no sale happening any time soon but still spent several hours over 2 days with us. He listened to our wish list and showed us all of our options and opened our eyes to possibilities we did not even think of. He was friendly , professional, knowledgeable and just an all around nice guy. We certainly won the Realtor lottery when he got assigned to us, now if we could only win the NYS lottery we would be packing our bags for the beaches of Delaware sooner rather than later. You can be sure we will be calling Bob directly when the time comes to relocate. We are already making plans to come back with our husbands for Phase II of this process. Many, many thanks Bob !!!
Marie LaDuca is an exceptional REALTOR. She guided us through the complicated process of both locating a home (a beautiful home) in Middletown DE and selling a home in Pittsburgh. The timing issues on both sides were challenging and through it all Marie kept things in perspective. She goes out of her way to be accommodating and thorough each step of the way No request goes unanswered. We could not be more thrilled with her exceptional level of service and kindness.
When we first started our adventure of finding a home in an active adult community, we had no idea where to begin. However, we found Active Adult Realty and Debbie Shearer and it was a match made in heaven. Debbie was so helpful and so wonderful and guided us through this process and spent an inordinate amount of time with us. We are so grateful for her and Active Adults Realty and we tell anyone who asks all about you! Thanks for everything.
We had a pleasant experience working with Elliot Welan. We knew nothing about the area but Elliot showed us various options and lifestyles. He did not try to influence us in any way but simply gave us information on several communities. He answered our questions in a very informative manner and guided us through the process in a professional manner. We would certainly recommend Elliot if you you are looking for a retirement community in Delaware.
For a few decades (literally) I wanted to live in Delaware. Attempts to be shown property with one realtor did not work out. A friend called Elliot Welan. Presto! He showed me a few available homes. I chose one. Today, I settled on that home and for the first time, ever (I am 73) I feel at home. I thank him for showing me my forever home!
Debbie Shearer does an excellent job. She showed us homes all over the state tirelessly. She had the answers to all our questions. She was a delight to work with.
Had a great experience with Kathy and Bob Greason who helped us find our home near Bethany Beach. Bob took us to several communities and was able to locate one that met our needs and was there for us through the closing. Highly recommend Active Adults Realty.
Life made easier when you use a Professional. My wife and I had a wonderful experience working with Debbie Shearer. As an agent for Active Adults Realty, her professionalism and courtesy allow us to focus on the building of our new home and not the selling of our existing home. We highly recommend Active Adults Realty if you are buying or selling your home.
Debbie Shearer helped us with the purchase of our new home in Heritage Shores in Bridgeville, DE, and we are pleased with her services. Since Debbie is also a resident, she has been able to provide us with information and tips that we probably would not have gotten from another REALTOR®. Thanks Debbie!
When we decided to look for a new home in Lewes, Delaware we were not sure where to look. After searching on the internet I found realtors that could show us around the area. After checking in with a few of them the people at Active Adults Realty seemed the most interested in helping us. We hooked up with Jeannie Mack and set times to visit and scope out the area. She was prompt, communicated in advance of our visits and followed up on everything promptly. We made three trips and every time she was prompt and ready. We ended up in a very nice community and Jeannie followed up via emails and calls consistently, without being overbearing, throughout the process (approx one year). Finally she was there when we did a final walk through in our new home and she was there at our settlement, I would highly recommend using Active Adults Realty. Good people, positive attitude, willing to help, follow up was impeccable.
Bill Bell was a terrific help to us over an extended period. He showed us many new communities but we ultimately decided to build in Lewes, and he was with us every step of the way! He interacted with the builder, helped us choose all the house fixtures and was with us right through to closing. He went above and beyond, and we are forever grateful! Thank you, Bill. John and Elaine Lotto
Hello Kathy, I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the time given to me by Bob Greason during my initial trip to the Delaware area on May 10, 2017. Bob was most generous to have met my sisters, brother-in-law and me at our hotel. The three hours we spent riding around the area with Bob were very informative, and gave us an introduction to all of Delaware’s attributes and benefits for retirees. His knowledge of the various developments was top notch; he answered all my questions and those I didn’t think to ask. My family and I were impressed that Bob took so much time and energy to meet with total strangers and treat us with such respect. This was just the first step in my journey towards possibly relocating to Delaware. Please know that each leg of that journey will definitely include Bob as my realtor. Donna Anderson
We just arrived back in NJ before the storm ... (didn't have internet access in Delaware) to thank you Bill for your help and at the closing yesterday. It meant a lot to us to have you there for support.
We can't say enough about Debbie Shearer & how she made it possible for us to find our dream home. We had lots of questions & lots of requests and she responded quickly & got the answers for us. We bought our home in Georgetown with her help about 2 years ago & when it came time to put that home on the market we called her again. Our home sold very quickly & we had no where to go. After going with her over one weekend she found us the perfect home & made it happen. If you want a realtor who puts you first, and is knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate, Debbie Shearer is the person you want on your side. If you are buying or selling, you will find that she goes the extra mile.
We are writing this review to let all active adults in Delaware who are interested in buying or selling their homes to get in contact with Active Adults Realty. We've had good but mostly bad experiences in selling and buying homes in the DC/MD/VA area. We had agents that didn't listen and some that were downright hostile, but this time, we were blessed with an angel. Her name is Debbie Shearer. She was very professional but warm and caring about our needs. She listened and understood what we needed to do and suggested the best way to go about doing it. Debbie kept in constant contact with us throughout the process from beginning to end so that we had all of the information to make good decisions. Debbie found the perfect buyers for our Dover home and we were able to move in with our Dad to take care of him. If you are looking to move in or out of an active adult community, stick with the experts at Active Adult Realty. Ask for Debbie Shearer, you'll be glad you did!
I don't have enough words to thank DEBBIE SHEARER for her help through the entire process of selling my house. Answering all my calls, guiding me at each step of the way through closure. She is very professional, dedicated, caring and wonderful agent. DEBBIE is a shining star for your company. CARMEN CACACE
We wanted to add a testimonial about our experience with Active Adults, under Bob GREASON this past week. We arrived on Thursday mid-morning, and Bob met with us and took us around the area and introduced us to communities that were aligned with the interests we had previously conveyed. This was a great experience, and we now have a comprehensive feel for the communities, the pro's and con's, and places that we are now seriously considering as a retirement community in the coming year. After taking us around, he gave us time to explore on our own, and then circled back and met with us again at a community that interested us the most. Bob was not pushy, and he truly represented us, the potential buyer. It was a great way to understand the options, and to learn about the area. Thank you, Bob, for a very worthwhile experience.
Elliot Welan did a fine job selling our house. He guided us through all phases of the process, from staging to the final paperwork, in a timely and effective manner. I might mention that he also helped us find our new house. Thank you, Elliot. We love our new house, and we are relieved to have sold the old one!
Al Willis was very informative and listened to our requests and needs in finding a property. He was quite helpful in our selection. We recommend him for any future endeavors.
Working with Mike Malone was a very pleasant experience. This is our 7th house purchase in 38 years. Mike was so helpful, He worked very hard in researching the homes we were interested in. He stood in for us at our signing, since we are still out of state. When I asked him questions, he went over to the house numerous times to find the answers. He also showed us the beaches near us and drove us down to Rehoboth so we could see it. He was very professional while dealing with a very difficult seller/ realtor. He kept his cool. Can't say enough about him and the staff at the office. Ginger and Bob Dixon
We have been working with Donna and John Beck for several months and greatly appreciate their understanding that we are considering a move to Sussex County (400 miles from our home) and not sure if we prefer townhouse or stand-alone house. With this distance, we relied mostly on telephone and electronic communications and several visits. They have taken us to many communities and were fully knowledgeable about the quality of buildings in these communities as well as helpful nuances about the location. We sold our house in Rhode Island and are renting a house in Sussex County while we continue to search for our ideal community with the help of Donna and John.
Bob Gleason was the perfect tour guide, showing me several areas of coastal Delaware. Knowing that I wasn't quite ready to buy, he provided great information without pushing a sale. When I am ready to relocate, I will definitely be contacting Bob.
Looking for a home in Delaware.................. Ask for Al Willis. This REALTOR helped make my transition from New York to Delaware so smooth !!!! He is an excellent listener !! And the lawyers at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt are also excellent at what they do. WHAT A TEAM !!!!! They both were a Godsend !!!! Thanks again Al, I love my new home!!!
Met with Kathy after years of following the monthly newsletter. She knew exactly which realtor to connect us with. Debbie Shearer became more than just our realtor and advocate. She became our friend, even meeting our daughters and 2 of the 3 grandchildren! After months of negotiations and renegotiations, we finally got our dream home! Thanks to everyone there!
Debbie Shearer was our Realtor for the past three years when we first decided that Heritage Shores was where we wanted to live. She was in constant contact with us while we were selling our home in Virginia. She continued to keep us informed of homes in the Heritage Shores community and kept us encouraged that we would eventually realize our dream of living there. She continued to follow up on our process of selling our home and when I called and told her the home finally sold she invited us to visit. She had the perfect home ready for us. Debbie is truly an asset to your Sales Team. As a former Sales
Dear Donna, First of all, "Happy New Year!" Secondly, Thinh and I would like to express our appreciation for your time and efforts on our behalf by treating you and your husband to a meal at the Back Porch Cafe in Rehoboth Beach. We have been dining there for years and it is our "go-to place for a romantic evening of good food, wine and excellent service. Thank you again for your time, guidance and patience in our recent search for property in the Lewes area. You are a very good agent and we would call upon and recommend you to friends or family with enthusiasm!
As my wife and I approach retirement, we have begun to look around and find exactly where we would like to spend our "golden years". We have done some initial due diligence, online and in person, looking at what is offered in various locations. Delaware was not on our original list of places, but thanks to Bob Greason of Active Adults Realty, Delaware has jumped to the head of our list. We are starting the process early and it will be a couple of years before we are finished with work in New York City, so we have options. Thanks to Active Adults and Bob we are now primarily focused on southern Delaware. We found Bob to be different from run-of-the-mill realtors on a variety of levels. First, he has perspective, relocating to the area himself from a metropolitan region. So he is able to talk about the pros and cons of southern Delaware as someone who has the experience of having learned the ins and outs of the area firsthand. And he is not stingy about sharing his knowledge and experience. Our initial meeting with Bob was notable for a lack of any type of pressure one can face when establishing a relationship with a realtor. Bob is looking to match folks up with the property in the neighborhood and community that are what they're looking for and will be happy in. He realizes this is a process and didn't start by bombarding us with listings, many of which, in our experience can be meaningless. And he is very knowledgeable about the business and financial aspects of buying something in the state, answering all of our questions without qualification or hesitation. In addition to providing helpful information about the region, Bob was able to speak to the process of buying property for people like us, and how to maximize our opportunity. Expecting to purchase a resale home, Bob has shown us the possibilities of making our retirement home a new construction property! Living in a new house has real appeal for us. We are eager to move forward with the process and look forward to working with Bob to find our "dream house" in southern Delaware. We were pleasantly reassured by his assessment and presentation of the area and his professionalism and knowledge of the business. For other "boomers" in a similar situation, we highly recommend checking out southern Delaware. Active Adults Realty and Bob Greason can be of tremendous, no pressure help in identifying a place and making that transitional move a smooth one.
We are very excited about our new home in Lewes, and it would not have happened without the exceptional help of Kathy and Bill. They are professional, candid, and know their stuff! It was a big decision to make the purchase decision that we made, but with the exceptional counsel that we received, we had total and absolute confidence that we were making the right decision. Frankly, we have high standards, and are often disappointed these days by the level of professional service we encounter, but Kathy and Bill met and surpassed our expectations. We would recommend without reservation.
We contacted Kathy about a year ago about the possibility of us moving to the Lewes DE area. She responded quickly to our request and when my wife and I decided to see the area for ourselves she helped set everything up to have a meeting with her. She assigned Elliot to show us around the area and show us properties that we might be interested in. He was great to work with. When we finally decided on our home Elliot was on it. He did an awesome job for us keeping us posted on the progress of our home by sending us weekly photographs and emails. He was a pro and we wouldn't know how we would have done it without him. We had a real positive experience dealing with Active Adults Realty.
We had been in love with Lewes for years and almost bought a house last year that we thought would be our forever home. Bill had carefully evaluated the property and we had already moved in (in our heads). The deal fell through because of a prior contract and we were so disappointed, feeling like we would never find another home that fit our needs, which included an in-law apartment. But after searching this year, we found an even better home that is a great fit. We settled last week, and are now working with contractors to make it "just right". Even though we are part-time home dwellers until Bruce's retirement next year, Bill has given us assistance with contractors who are getting the house ready for us. What can we say about Bill and Kathy? They are great realtors, good will ambassadors for the community, and now our friends. Who could ask for more?
Can’t say enough about how well we were treated by the folks at Active Adult Realty. We first contacted them by e-mail to enquire about coming to see the coastal Delaware area with future plans of possibly retiring there (from Massachusetts) in say 3-4 years. We thought we were only going to “look”. Through e-mail we were assigned an agent (Al Willis) and began conversations about what we were interested in. Upon arrival at their office in Lewes, DE we set out to view various “over 55 communities”. We instantly hit it off with Al and credit him with how quickly we fell in love with lower, slower Delaware (LSD). It did not take long for us all to be on the same page regarding just what we were looking for. By the end of our first day of touring we had found the community we wanted to retire to. Al helped us with every step along the way which included selecting a model to be built, selecting optional features, pre-construction and pre-drywall walk-throughs and the final settlement. When asked by friends about how the building of our new house was going we always made reference to how helpful Al Willis was.
We contacted Kathy Sperl-Bell of Active Adults Realty two years prior to buying a home in Delaware. We explained to Kathy what we were looking for and Kathy listened and understood what we wanted. She said she thought Cinderberry in Georgetown would be a good fit. And she was correct. On our own, we went and looked at some other communities in Dover and Magnolia. But when we met Kathy and our agent Tracey at Active Adults Realty and they showed us various properties we had picked out to look at, it was 2 properties in Cinderberry that really grabbed us. We bought one of those properties. It is an year earlier than we intended to sell our house and move. Kathy and her husband Bill helped line-up a tenant for the 1st year. We are quite pleased and our looking forward to our move in the summer of 2015.
All of the people at Active Adults Reality were super helpful and friendly. It was a great experience!
Kathy and Bill Bell couldn't have been nicer throughout the buying process! And having Bill's construction knowledge really helped us during the house tour and inspection phases of settlement. Judy at their office kept us fully informed of all necessary steps that required our attention. They were all wonderful!
We were delighted with the help we received from Kathy and Bill in finding our new home. After exploring various realtors' sites we were drawn to theirs, which offered the expertise we were seeking. We also appreciated the assistance of Judy Robinson, a great office liaison. With Kathy's knowledge and guidance we were able to purchase a great home. Bill Bell's assistance in explaining the mechanics of our new home and tending to minor details was invaluable. We will always be grateful for their help and give them the highest recommendation.
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.
Bill, Judy and Kathy handled all of the details of the sale of my house in my absence. I could not have put the sale the house with more detail-oriented and capable people. It has been a real pleasure to deal with Bill and his team. Jane Sheridan
JUST received the beautiful arrangement of flowers from you thoughtful folks. What a surprise. Am very grateful again for all you have done for me on a personal level. Tons of success.
Bill Bell did a great job in getting a long list of "repair" items done that had to be completed prior to closing and we were out of state. Both Bill and Kathy worked diligently to get the house sold.
Bill was very professional and far exceeded our expectations. He was instrumental in making a potentially difficult transition an easy one. We have already recommended him to all our friends who a considering relocating to Delaware.
Bill was very helpful in our move from Maryland to Delaware. He is knowledgeable about the areas we were interested in, available and responsive to our needs. His knowledge of construction was helpful during the walk thrus of our new home during the various phases of construction. We are giving his name to friend and would definitely recommend him.
During our recent relocation from Upstate New York (Brrr) to Lower Slower Delaware (YAY!!) we were so fortunate to make contact with Al Willis and Active Adults Realty. Al was the consummate professional and he carefully guided us through selecting the right development (Independence), home model, selections process and the final closing meeting. He provided his expert viewpoint when we most needed it and just greatly relieved a lot of the stress of making such a BIG move. We couldn't be happier with our experience and would definitely recommend Al to anyone looking to find their perfect spot "at the beach"!
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.
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.
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.
Excellent support in acquiring our new home. The process went very efficiently.
We are totally and completely satisfied with the job Kathy and Bill did for us. They not only sold one house, they sold two of our homes. Their knowledge of the real estate business and their professionalism is surpassed by none. They completely kept us "in the loop" and walked us right thru to the settlement table (2 times) and closures. Now, Bill is giving us his professional guidance while we are building a new house.
Finding Bill Bell was a happy accident, as I originally thought I was interested in buying into an adult community. After deciding this was not right for me at this time, I was pleased to find out that Bill would be my realtor for single homes in the Wilmington area. He was wonderful through the whole process, especially during a difficult settlement and aftermath. He always made me feel comfortable in calling him for assistance and I cannot speak highly enough of his professional ethics, warmth, and energy. I have yet to meet his wife, Kathy, but I do look forward to it. These two realtors are a real find in Delaware!
My husband contacted Bill about 55+ communities to investigate on one Saturday in August. We ended the day signing to buy. Bill seemed to know exactly what we wanted and where we would be comfortable living. We wasted no time in our retirement plan. Good thing, since homes in which we were interested in this community were SOLD out shortly after our visit. If it were not for Bill I am certain my husband and I would still be wandering aimlessly around Delaware and would have missed out on a great opportunity. I think Bill knows/reads people very well, knows the state of Delaware very well and speaks truth.
Thank you Al Willis for all your efforts to locate our ideal retirement home. You listened patiently to our needs and desires and drove us to communities that reflected our wish list.
We greatly appreciated your sage advice as we selected the options that personalized our home
It was a pleasure having you guide us through our retirement house buying adventure. Thanks again for all your help and expertise.
Bob and I are totally interested in being part of this trend (retiring to Delaware). We are working on getting our home of 34 years ready for sale. It doesn't need too much work, but you know how it is.
By the way, we really enjoyed our day with Elliot Welan. We learned so much abaout Delaware and he is so patient. Looking forward to working with him through this process.
So glad we found you.
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 guidance, 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 Adults Realty.
I was searching on the web for a town house or condo in the Lewes area to plan for a retirement location for the spring and summer months, we hope to be in Florida during the cold winters. I didn't know Bill or anything about Active Adult Realty but he contacted me and was ready to show us around, we were really just going to start the "looking" process but when we finally met him and he lined up several homes for us to visit, we found one sooner than I expected. Kathy and Judy were both very helpful to us with the mound of papers and documents needed to purchase our new place. Thanks for your patience and helpfulness during the entire process. I would recommend their team to help find your ideal home.
Thank you so much for all the extra little touches that other real estate brokers and companies do not provide. I appreciate your exceptional professionalism combined with kindness and understanding (and Bill's, too). Why anyone would go to anyone else when looking for a place in Southern Delaware or contemplating selling their place is beyond me. You also have the best office administrator (Judy) who knows the business and continues to keep me informed during this last step in the process. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
Kathy, Bill & Judy - You did a great job finding a home and a rental for us. And, we will recommend your company to friends.
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.
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!
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.
Kathy and Bill were excellent. This was land purchased with a trailer on it. They had the trailer removed (found someone who took it and used it) then with Bill as my contractor had a Berracah House built. Both Kathy and Bill bent over backwards making sure everything went well. I came down to the house before the electric was installed. Bill brought a generator in case I needed it. Kathy and Bill even brought me lunch one day when I was working there. I feel that I made 2 new friends. I consider myself so lucky to have dealt with these 2 great people.
We're glad we found you and most of all THANKS! Looking forward to your Annual Client Party.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you so much for being at Bridgeville yesterday and for helping me select choices. Every time I switch on the fireplace, I will think of you and your expertise in negotiating. Your suggestions were well taken and you helped me out tremendously. I am so excited to start a new beginning in Milton. You have been a great support to me. Have a wonderful holiday and I'm sure that we will talk soon.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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