When I decided to sell the home my husband and I had bought in 1975, a friend suggested that I contact Joan Kulikowski at Apple Valley Realty. At our first meeting and throughout the process, I was impressed not only with Joan's knowledge of the real estate market and trends but also her enthusiasm, professionalism, and sincerity. My mid-1950's home had been well-maintained but needed to be brought into the 21st century. Following Joan's expert advice and keeping costs within budget, I had updates done in several rooms; then Joan beautifully staged the home. Result? A much quicker sale at a far better price than I had expected! Concurrently, she helped me find the perfect townhome, choose options and upgrades, and negotiate a favorable price. Joan certainly knows how to maximize returns and optimize terms for her clients. She puts her heart and soul into her work and is one of the most honest and principled persons I know.. I highly recommend Joan Kulikowski.
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR TIME AND PATIENCE. A YEAR AGO I WAS SET TO WALK AWAY AND LET MY HOME GO INTO FORECLOSE, BUT OUT OF NOWHERE, CAME YOU! A GOD THING. NOT ONLY DID YOU ARRANGE FOR PREPPING MY HOME FOR SALE AND THEN STAGE IT BUT YOU NEGOTIATED A SHORT SALE WITH THE BANK SO I COULD BE FORGIVEN MY DEBT! NOW YOU HAVE HELPED TO CLOSE A CHAPTER SO I CAN GO ONTO TO THE NEXT!
- TARA TREVINO
Our real estate broker, Joan Kulikowski, did what I thought was the impossible... she found buyers for our home on the very first open house at full asking price. My husband and I were astounded by her professionalism, expertise, creativity, organization and dedication to detail. Not to mention her artistic ability to stage our home in such a way that really gave it that WOW factor. She started by triaging our home, assisting us for free in hosting an estate sale so we could liquidate what we didn't need and brought an estate sale professional to us to assist us for a fraction of the typical cost. Then she delivered to us a staging consult which defined what we needed to do in order to "prep" the home. She completely orchestrated the reconstruction of a master bath that had been gutted, even saving us money on the materials and contractor's labor! Joan also shouldered much because I had heavy caretaking responsibilities for my mom. Joan compassionately walked me through each stage of the selling process. Over all, Joan really knows her stuff. We highly recommend her!
- DONNA FAE DADSON
Thanks for all you've done for me. You not only helped me by staging my house, helped me repair my ceiling tiles in my basement, handled a contentious party involved and negotiated to bring a higher price but you made the winning play by breaking a stalemate by suggesting a "pre-possession" agreement! You rock! You're real powerhouse!
- BARB REDMOND
Joan Kulikowski is not just a Real Estate Agent. She is a fierce advocate for her clients. Joan is an expert in all phases of Real estate, from the tiniest legal nuances to foreseeing problems others miss. She will sell your house, but more, she will help you get the maximum value out of it. I was struggling to update my home when Joan came into my life. Joan has an extensive list of high quality tradesmen who work for reasonable rates. She also has a knack for finding deals on lighting, tiles, bathroom fixtures etc. With Joan’s help I was able to update my house for half of what it should have cost. This of course all translated to a huge return on investment, which I could not have accomplished by myself. Joan calls her technique “frugal flipping”. I call it a miracle. -KEN LASSIG
Oh my goodness. I could write a book on how you are not only an exceptional real estate agent but how you should be awarded the president's citizen & humanitarian of the year award. You have been sent to us by the heavens. I am sure there are others who feel as lost & hopeless as we once did having a home that was "upside down" and a debt that we couldn't pay. You are literally a life saver because you sold our home and negotiated with the bank our debt foregiveness. Yes - you save lives. Thank you for saving our lives. Thank you for your perseverance & caring.
- TONY AND JOANNE LABASZ
It was a pleasure to work with Joan Kulikowski of Apple Valley Realty to sell our home of 35 years on Mercury Drive outside of Rochester, New York. We hired Joan in August of 2017 to renovate, advertise, and sell our home. Unfortunately, after years of wear and tear and sheltering a family of six the house needed restoration. She toiled industriously to redo the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms and to overall reimagine the layout of the residence. The objective was to increase the value of the home to allow us to comfortably retire in Florida. In the Summer of 2017, we left for Florida, giving her the key and a small budget. She got the renovation underway immediately, sending us updates via email on the progress, staging, and eventually the showing of house to potential buyers.
By December 2017 the complete reno was done and Joan had obtained an all cash buyer and negotiated renting out the house to the family who agreed to close in January 2018. The purchase price was $38,000 higher than we expected and will allow us to get a great home in the Sunshine State. As promised, the closing went without incident. Working with Joan was an outright positive experience. She is prepared for all the rigors of the real estate business from staging to pricing and targeting buyers. She is also pragmatic, analytical, and outright brilliant. Given her wit and intelligence, Joan is a first-rate real estate professional. We urge future sellers and buyers to carefully consider Joan Kulikowski of Apple Valley Realty. -DENNIS & ALBERTHA BROYLD
"I am a real estate investor that has done several transactions in Buffalo, Rochester, Tampa and St Petersburg FL. I have worked with several agents on both the buying and selling sides for those transactions none of which impressed me more with their knowledge of all facets of real estate than Joan. The first deal we worked together she sold my property for more than $26,000 over asking price in less than 1 week! Wow! Add how much of a pleasure she is to work with and it's very safe to say I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their property! " -William Gleason
Joan, thank you very much for putting up with all of the "drama" from changing jobs in the middle of trying to close on our house. We both believe you did a great job and knew just how to handle it. You had our best interests as a priority. Thanks again!
- Ken and Amy Woodring
Joan is a KEEPER… WE LOVE THIS WOMAN! My husband and I are BLESSED by this woman ESPECIALLY in the SUCCESSFUL rental of our rural home! I first met Joan when I was working at a local blessing shoppe in Honeoye. Our hearts were knit together immediately…when we needed a realtor for friends~ I immediately thought of Joan… and when we needed a realtor for our own rental property…the Lord opened up the door and we called Joan in. She did so much leg work for us personally-- one might have thought she was getting a HUGE commission… She is a selfless woman –with TREMENDOUS business sense…impeccable organization, fabulous inter and intrapersonal skills. In addition, she is a great encourager, liason, stager, decorator, photographer, driver, and DOER! She told my husband that she “would not disappoint him”….. and! She has made GOOD ON HER PROMISE… WE ARE BLESSED AND CAN’T BRAG on her ENOUGH… She is a KEEPER for sure!
- The Redmonds
Really appreciating our incredible real estate agent. The woman goes above and beyond, not to mention has a world of knowledge and experience to cover all territories. She fights for our best interests, speaks candidly, provides vision and perspective, and does "investigation work" to uncover the diamonds in the rough. Trust her completely. That is all!
- Erica Pearson Robinson
Thank you for all of the work you did in finding a buyer for my very old house. Thank you too, for not giving up when I was ready to say forget it. You and God get the credit! I would recommend you to anyone who needed a Realtor.
- Betty Hockey
Thank you for the assessment letter you mailed me last week showing my assessment was lowered from $207K to $175K. I appreciate your assistance. Again, thank you so much. You were thorough and did exceptionally good. Hats off to you!
- Mary Chevalez
We wanted to thank you for all your hard work and dedication. Loving the new property!
- The Sundlofs
Thank you also for your true professionalism! This is how Real Estate is supposed to work! Happy Buyers, Happy Sellers and a great working relationship among professionals! Thanks again! If I’m in your area again, I will be looking for your listings to sell!
- Mary Jo Fess, CRS,CSP,GRI (Real Estate Associate Broker)
In the six plus years my wife and I have known Joan Kulikowski, she has been more than just a realtor. She has been (and still is) a friend, an advocate, a paralegal, a confidant, a prayer warrior and a house stager. In the time it took for our home to sell, she never became weary in well-doing, but kept her eyes on the prize. Previous to staging, we only had one offer of $100K. With just an investment of $2800, Joan took that money, stretched it like Saran Wrap, purchased needed materials and orchestrated the workmen so that our house sold for $123K! She went the extra mile to ensure that we got as much for our home as possible. Joan, thank you for your invaluable help, patient persistence and meticulous attention to detail.
May God richly bless you as you continue your mission to bring realty to a new level.
- Dave Hockey
“YOU DID AN EXCELLENT JOB OF STAGING! You also have excellent taste! I could not have picked out better fixtures if I had to. You also did a good job of purchasing the stove. (This stove would have been the exact stove I would have purchased if I had to do it myself.) ... I am looking forward to living and learning and just plain enjoying this lovely home.
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