Valerie moved with her husband and two children to Rockport in 1999 from Fairfield County, Connecticut in search of 'the way life should be' and is very happy she did! Moving to Maine ended her family's search for a great place to raise children with the bonus of a day-to-day lifestyle surrounded by beautiful vistas, charming period architecture and the warmth of small town life.
Valerie's life-long interest in period architecture and design began with innumerable house tours as a child with her parents in New England and the British Isles. As an adult she relished the treasure hunt of shopping for houses and renovating antique and period homes. After avidly following the local real estate market for herself and friends for years, Valerie finally made it official and became a Realtor. Nothing would make her happier than listening to your 'must-haves' and wish list items while enthusiastically searching for your perfect house in Maine!
Highly likely to recommend 08/31/2016 - leadavenport9179 Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $150K in Warren, ME. Valerie assisted us in the purchase of our first home. She was so incredibly helpful and knowledgable. She made this long and exhausting process so much easier. There was never a time of day that I was not able to contact her with a quick question or worry. She would meet us anytime and anywhere for a showing. Valerie went above and beyond what I felt was her job. She did incredible amounts of background work for us. She constantly updated me on progress and let me know our next step in the process. I would suggest Valerie to absolutely everyone, for a (nearly) pain free process of purchasing a home. The best part was that she was more a friend than someone finding us a home, she's incredibly Personable and really does want the best for you. We will always be grateful for her hard work!
Highly likely to recommend 07/30/2016 - vargousmc Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $325K in Rockport, ME. Valerie was phenomenal! We had the chance to work with Valerie twice. The first time, buying, Valerie was assigned to us through a relocation assignment. The second time, selling, we requested Valerie as part of my relocation out of the area. In both cases, Valerie was quick to respond, extremely knowledgeable, and went above and beyond to get us to closing. This most recent opportunity to work with Valerie was hectic on us and hectic on her, yet she absolutely bent over backwards to get us across the finish line to a successful closing. Should we ever have the need to return to the area, I would want to work with no one else other than Valerie Foster. Kudos many times over!
Highly likely to recommend 01/23/2016 - zuser20150809122905890 Showed home in 2015 in Town of Camden, ME. We have not closed on a property yet through Valerie but are delighted with her work so far. We look forward to buying a summer house in Camden with her assistance.
Highly likely to recommend 04/25/2015 - Ruth Kraner Bought a home in 2015 in Glenmere, St George, ME 04860. We would not have found our Maine home without Valerie. We had worked with 2 or 3 other agents over a period of 3 or 4 years, and were about to give up. Serendipitously we met Valerie over the phone and decided to search one more season. Valerie was extremely professional, personable , and went the extra mile for us, being available by phone, text and email almost 24/7. She exhibits such a love for her profession that it is a joy to work with her, and any real estate company will benefit greatly by her. We trusted her completely.
Highly likely to recommend 04/22/2015 - David R Kraner Bought a home in 2015 in Glenmere, St George, ME 04860. We were are picky buyers. We knew what we wanted and Valerie picked up on that rapidly. She learned quickly what would work for us and what would not. This saved us a great deal of time and frustration that we experienced with other brokers over the years. She new the market extremely well and was an excellent negotiator on our behalf. She new the local bankers and inspectors and she took calls at night when off duty to assist us, even after the closing. There are few people who could match her as a Realtor anywhere, and likely none in Maine.
Highly likely to recommend 04/22/2015 - Jeremy Bought a home in 2015 in Hope, ME We were extremely pleased with the service we got from Valerie. We were moving long distance to the state, and she went above and beyond the call of duty with all the hundreds of details that we couldn't do because we weren't there, including setting up and attending the home inspection, walk-throughs with the sellers to make sure problems were fixed, etc. Plus, she found us a great house. So I'm very happy to recommend Valerie.
Highly likely to recommend 12/20/2014 - scrawford345 Showed home in 2013 in Camden, Town of Camden, ME 04843. Valerie was my agent for two years, during which time she repeatedly proved herself an outstanding professional in every way. She knows the market, understands what clients are seeking (sometimes better than they do), is honest and straight-forward, persists with good humor in the face of offers that aren't accepted, and is altogether a pleasure to work with. In short, she's a superb agent whom I highly recommend.
Highly likely to recommend 12/02/2014 - ntaliaferro56 Showed home in 2014 in Northport, ME 04849. I would highly recommend Valerie, she has been so patient, helpful, and understanding with our situation. I very much look forward to working with her this year to find our perfect place.
Highly likely to recommend 12/02/2014 - LEPIERCY7 Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Rockland, ME. 'Living in Maine has been a long-held dream for me. I was so lucky to have found Valerie on the trulia website, as she was the perfect midwife to helping me realize that dream. She called and e-mailed me religiously until she found the house that had everything I needed. She walked me through the entire process with knowledge, expertise, charm and wit. I am now enjoying my first summer in Maine, thanks to Valerie. She has a tenacity that will help you find your perfect residence.'
Highly likely to recommend 05/12/2014 - vargousmc Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Rockport, ME. Valerie is phenomenal agent. She has a calming presence about her that helps put clients at ease during a stressful transition. She is very organized and detail-focused. She takes care of countless communications and issues, some of which were probably our responsibilities. Her list of recommended vendors and suppliers are all top-notch. The responsiveness category above did not have enough available stars for us to rate (10+ at least). She is tremendous on follow-up issues. Overall a GREAT agent! Highly recommended!
Highly likely to recommend 12/10/2013 - j.nilon Bought a Multiple Occupancy home in 2013 in Rockland, ME. We highly recommend Valerie Foster! If you are looking for someone to truly care about you and represent you with the utmost professionalism and with a personal touch then she is the agent you want. She consistently went above and beyond to help us without having to be prompted or asked. Thank you Valerie for all you did for us!
Highly likely to recommend 10/28/2013 - Casarepetto Bought a home in 2013 in Town of Camden, ME. I highly recommend Valerie as an agent who has knowledge, patience, a sense of humor, patience, a strong work ethic, patience, and who makes one feel he or she is her only client.
Highly likely to recommend 07/15/2013 - Debbie Webre Bought a home in 2013 in Town of Camden, ME. Valerie was very responsive and kept us up to date at all times. Her patience and professionalism was superior! My husband and I really enjoyed working with her. She made the experience a positive one for both the seller and us the buyer.
Highly likely to recommend 06/08/2013 - mrmjmcdermott Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Camden, ME. Valerie was very knowledgeable about the immediate area and the surrounding towns and was willing to work with us for an extended period of time to help us find the right place. Negotiations were challenging and she was extremely helpful in a tough situation.
We have bought and sold a number of houses and never have we had such expertise as Valerie's. She made us feel completely taken care of, from the knowledge she has of this area and our needs as a family, to the process of getting to closing. My favorite part of this time spent with her, was knowing that she understood what we wanted after the first meeting with her, so that we could trust that she had our best interest in mind throughout this whole process. Paul & Amy Schachtner September, 2016