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"We enjoyed working with Desiree. She made the process of searching a home fun. She was extremely pleasant, knew what we were looking for and what to show us. She was also organized, honest, patient and extremely helpful. We both would highly recommend Desiree to find your home in this area. We are extremely happy with our beautiful home here in Brunswick Forest and we love the Wilmington area."
-Sincerely, Joanne and Rob
"Thank you (Shanon) so much for the tour yesterday of the Ocean Dunes condos at Kure Beach. Your real estate sales quality is impressive."
"Desiree Whalen is a real estate agent who is thoughtful, detail oriented, knowledgeable and a strong communicator. I interviewed several realtors who had been recommended to me by one of their colleagues in the mortgage business. I realized that Desiree would be who I would "hire" as soon as I interviewed her. It was imperative that I have an agent who was very attentive to communicating with me throughout the entire process - which she has.
Desiree has an incredible marketing plan, inclusive of social media, in which she follows through and more! I received a weekly report of all marketing activity on her part as well as internet activity and showings to prospective buyers. Follow up information from prospective buyer agents is provided after every showing. Desiree hosted a broker’s open house luncheon at my home in which she prepared a home cooked meal. A mortgage broker provided gift certificates for a drawing for the brokers. In turn, the brokers provided authentic feedback of the home. She had a full house!
Her advice always makes good sense and presented with thoughtfulness and compassion. I feel as though she was very realistic in pricing my home after completing and presenting a thorough market analysis. Part of the analysis included taking me on a tour of the other listed homes in the neighborhood in order for me to understand our competition. Touring the other homes made so much sense!
I whole heartedly recommend Desiree as it has been an absolute pleasure to work with her and be guided through the process with her optimistic approach."
"For everyone who is looking for an Agent to help them purchase a home I would like to make a recommendation. Having served in the military and worked for the Federal Government my entire life I have moved more than my share of times.
When my wife and I found Desiree Whalen we knew that we had found a once in a lifetime agent. We live several hours from the North Carolina coast where we were looking to purchase a new home. As we talked to Desiree she developed an idea of what type of home we were looking for and the price range that we needed to work within.
I must say that over the three to four month period of time that we looked for homes Desiree was always on call to show us different homes or to just talk by phone to help us narrow down our list. It never made any difference to her if we had ever seen the home or if we wanted to go back for our fifth or sixth look at the same home.
As I said earlier we lived several hours from the coast and we could call Desiree on a short notice (sometimes as little as one day) and she would rearrange her schedule to make the one hour drive from her office to the area that we were interested in. Several times as we were looking at homes that we felt were something that might interest us we would pass a home with a for sale sign in the yard. When we would tell Desiree that it would be nice to see that home since we were in the area, she would stop , make a phone call or two and before we left to go back home she would arrange a showing for that home as well.
I could go on and on about the great agent Desiree Whalen is, but my recommendation to you is give her a call and see for yourself. I promise you will not be disappointed in Desiree's desire to help you find what you want in your next home."
"Desiree Whalen by far one of the most genuinely compassionate people I have ever met, in addition to being an outstanding real estate professional.
My wife and I decided to work with her when we were purchasing our vacation home in Wilmington. She took the time to listen to what we wanted, compiled the criteria, and sent us only homes that matched what we desired. My wife and I then prioritized the selections and made the long trip from York, Pennsylvania to Wilmington, NC, where Desiree greeted us with a warm smile. She had made all the arrangements to see 20 homes in one day, since we were on such a tight time frame with a newborn.
At no time did she push or cajole us in a direction we did not want to go, and she patiently took the entire Saturday to tour all of these homes. In that batch was the home we would ultimately purchase. Desiree handled absolutely every detail of the transaction, even to the point of using electronic signature technology, and we were able to complete forms while we were on the highway traveling back to Pennsylvania. Desiree made all the appropriate arrangements to have the home prepared so that the very next time we travelled down, everything was perfect. Once we were settled in, she came over to visit, and shared some critical information about the area, since we are not local. My wife and I both feel very secure owning real estate 500 miles away from home, knowing that Desiree is only a phone call away and is there to help us with absolutely anything.
We are very pleased with the choice we made in selecting a real estate professional, and I would encourage anyone who is considering a real estate transaction in the Wilmington area look no further than Desiree Whalen. I would encourage anyone with questions to email me directly and we can talk more."
Sean Clark, Chief Executive Officer, York Independents Financial
New Condo from Foreclosure Deal
"If you are looking for a first-class, professional real estate agent, then Desiree Whalen is the person for you!
My husband and I worked with Desiree to find a vacation home at the North Carolina coast. We began looking in August 2011 and by November 1, 2011 we were closing on a brand new, foreclosed condo at Sunset Beach.
I highly recommend Desiree Whalen because she listens to her clients and guides them to the types of homes in the price range they are looking. Desiree is always available to her clients and responds quickly to voice mail and email. She understands the North Carolina and county laws regarding real estate buying and is always the buyer's advocate.
Thank you Desiree for your outstanding service and continued support and friendship."
Kim and Jim Slusher