When started looking for a home in October of 2008 we were so overwhelmed. Tough economic times, high gas prices and loans being difficult to come by for everyone only added to our frustrations being first time home buyers. With a 20 month old daughter and high expectations we set out. After our first weekend looking in Northern VA and the Eastern WV panhandle we were ready to give up. Then we called Christine Nickel and our lives would forever be changed. Christine worked with our busy schedule even showing during the nights and weekends. She never failed to return a phone call, send an e-mail or work overtime to meet our every need. Since we'd dealt with other realtors who took us into horrible neighborhoods, failed to follow up on anything and generally gave up after we didn't like "their picks", we thought all realtors were the same. WRONG. Christine Nickel was Super Realtor and we had no idea. Not only did she put us in our dream home, but she helped us find affordable and just as accommodating financing. By November 1st we had keys in hand and are proud to be owners of our own piece of heaven. Christine was not only our realtor but we are proud to call her a friend. My father, a building inspector of 20 years said, "She's the best realtor I've ever done business with. Honesty and integrity like hers is hard to come buy in this industry." We are convinced you would be crazy not to make your first call, a call to Christine Nickel if you are in the market for a new home. Thank you Christine from the bottom of our hearts. God Bless.
- The Curry's
I feel compelled to share my home buying experience with you. After a less than enchanting encounter with another agent, I walked into Christine Nickel's office exasperated. Chris immediately put me at ease and assured me that she would help me find a home. Being new to the area, she educated me not only about the history but about the entire Real Estate Market. She showed me several homes and was able to zero in on the perfect home for us. Her knowledge of the area as well as her constant follow-up and feedback during the process far exceeded my expectations.
Although she is a top producer who I am sure is extremely busy, she made me feel like I was her only customer. She is truly a delight to her profession and made this stressful experience a joy!! I am lucky to have had such a hard working agent on my side. If you are even thinking of real estate call Chris - then start packing!! And leave the rest to her - you'll be glad you did.
- Steve & Jessica Floyd
Christine Nickel is an up and coming star in the world of real estate. I have dealt with several agents and never have I found one to be as dedicated to her clients as she is. Not only does she keep you informed but she will always make you feel like you are the only client she has, which is a rarity in today's industry of the "how much money can I make off of everyone" mentality. Customer service seems to be a trademark of hers that puts her well above everyone else. Use any adjective - kind, considerate, informative, smart - to describe her traits. She has done everything that I had asked of her. She will do anything for her customers to ensure they get the best deal possible for both the seller and the buyer. Not only do I recommend her, but suffice it say, you would be foolish not to.
- Bruce & Peggy Barnes
Making the decision to purchase a home is a difficult time for most anyone. For me, it was the most exciting, yet nerve-wrecking decision I had ever made as I decided to leave my home in Tennessee to seek employment in Northern Virginia. I didn't have a clue where to begin, but had heard, through a co-worker that West Virginia was an enticing place to live and he gave me Christine's name and number. I can't begin to describe the tremendous support and assistance I received from Christine throughout the entire process of selecting my future home in West Virginia as well as going through the ordeal of selling my home in Tennessee. She was there every step of the way, day or night. We laughed and groaned together throughout every up and down. She was never too busy to answer my questions or make suggestions. I look back now and know that I made a great decision in putting my faith the expertise of Christine Nickel. She's not only my realtor she is my friend.
- Lee & Jamie Wilson
When my finacee and I started our search for our first home purchase, we hit a few bumps in the road with other realtors that we were trying to use - until we met Christine. Christine made herself available based on our schedules, willing to meet us in the evenings and on Sundays, and willing to show us every house on the list. She made us completely comfortable and excited about buying a house and more than fulfilled our expectations. She was never too busy for us, always responsive, and was always honest with suggestions and support. Her knowledge of the area and the people in it is amazing and very helpful. I couldn't have asked for a better realtor, and I would recommend her to anyone interested in buying a house.
- Brynn McLauglin