First Choice Team Testimonials

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Vicki and Charla proved to be an excellent choice to sell our property.

They were always very professional with good knowledge of the local property market which helped us greatly in pricing our property. They professionally staged the property for viewing and provided feedback from potential purchasers. They provided, explained and advised during all of the selling process and contract documentation completion. We would have no hesitation in recommending them if you are considering selling a property.

Nigel & Carol Marsh

The First Choice team, Vicki Iverson & Charla Cody are a top notch sales team.

If you are considering selling your home turn to these two Ladies you won't be disappointed. They are extremely professional, knowledgeable and best of all very pleasant to work with.

Nancy C Barney

The entire team was very helpful and supportive during my adventure of purchasing a new home in The Villges and selling my present one.

Vicki and Charla were especially helpful with the smaller details above and beyond any other Realtor I have ever worked with in Pa. I highly recommend this firm.

Becky Ault

Vicky Iverson and Charla Cody with Sally Love Realty are outstanding!

All our calls and questions were answered professionally and timely. They strived to take the stress out of the entire process from start to finish. If I could give more stars I would. Their services were just remarkable.

James Carriker and William Postles (Homeowners)

Our mission was to get a good offer on our home, have buyer purchase furniture and golf cart, and allow us to remain in the house 5 months after closing.

Charla and Vickie provided a very good marketing video and all these requests were completed after five days on the market. The ladies helped with the final negotiation to complete the purchase and were available for all the details required before the closing. We would definitely use the First Choice Team again.....they are the best!

Ronald & Marylyn Scott

We are so pleased to have worked with the First Choice Team for the sale of our father’s home.

Charla and Vickie were absolutely professional from start to finish, and were great at communicating with us each step of the way. I would highly recommend them!

Shannon Lehman

Excellent guidance about pricing and presentation.

Very supportive during the process and produced an excellent result tailored to our requirements.

John G Milbourn

Vickie and Charla helped us purchase our first home in Florida in April.

They were both very accommodating and informative during the entire process. I will recommend them to all our friends.

Edward Rawson

The entire team was very helpful and supportive during my adventure of purchasing a new home in The Villges and selling my present one.

Vicki and Charla were especially helpful with the smaller details above and beyond any other Realtor I have ever worked with in Pa. I highly recommend this firm.

Becky Ault

Having an experienced realtor (team) is extremely important.

This team will help guide you to a successful sale (or purchase) and help you avoid common mistakes. Very professional and always provide good advice. They also are very prompt in responding to all texts and phone calls.

Edward Aiken

Vickie, Charla and their team provided accurate and professional advice on the marketing and sale of our home in The Villages.

They were candid about what we needed to do to receive maximum value of our property. Then they provided resources and solutions and were involved in making sure we were on the right track. Once on the market, they worked tirelessly with marketing and open houses and after 30 days we sold our property at the price they predicted during our preliminary meetings. We have purchased and sold multiple homes in The Villages and have used other realtors in the past. Vickie, Charla and The First Choice team were the very best by far. They provided excellent communication and feedback during the entire process. We highly recommend them and will use them on all future real estate transactions.

James Lee

Julie Gordon is an excellent Real Estate agent for First Choice Team.

She is pleasant and professional when dealing with clients. Julie treated us as if we were members of her family. Julie's recommendations for possible home purchases met our needs and were within our budget. She answered all of our questions promptly and was detail orientated. We recommend Julie Gordon and First Choice Team to any one considering a real estate purchase.

Mildred Zuk

?Hi I’d just like to give Charla and Vicki a quick review. I’m a single male 66 years and I decided to relocate to the villages. A couple of Canadians friends suggested I use Carla and Vicki and I must say I was not disappointed. Charla and Vickie made the purchase of my new home enjoyable and trouble free. They are extremely responsive, very pleasant to work with, and very knowledgeable about the Villages Charla and Vicki are the only team to use in the Villages. They exceeded my expectations in every way, and I am a happy homeowner! This was not a cookie cutter sale and had many twists and turns, but they stuck with me all the way!!! Thanks Charla and Vickie!

John G (Manufacturer of carbon footprint)

Charla Cody went way above and beyond helping us purchase a home in The Villages.

There were many complications in purchasing this home and Charla took the challenge on and succeeded in every aspect. We not only felt she was an excellent realtor but her dedication to all the details far exceeded our expectations. We would highly recommend Charla if you were looking to purchase a home in The Villages area. If we ever decide to sell and or buy another home, she would be the first on our list as our realtor.

Gerard Patrick Fader

Three days after the passing of our mother, I had the responsibility to hire a realtor for her home.

My mother lived in The Villages, while I live in IL and my sibling in CA. Due to the commitment to our own families and schedules, I needed to contact, schedule, interview and hire someone within 24 hours. Since we would be out of state, it had to be someone we trusted, connected with and would meet our timeline and expectations. For hardly knowing anyone in The Villages, let alone a realtor, that weighed on us heavily. I set up meetings with a representative from The Villages Properties (family referral), and Vickie and Charla (referral from mother’s neighbor) to discuss listing the house. In fact, I believe I sent a text on a Sunday evening for a Monday appointment and Vickie and Charla responded. They were the first interview appointment. After meeting with them for an hour, I knew they would be the ones. They came to the meeting prepared based on the very little information I was able to provide ahead of time. They fed off each other, almost able to finish each other’s thoughts and sentences. They showed me numbers, comps, listings and three out ideas, history, suggestions and gave me assurance that the home would sell quickly. Granted the market was hot at the time, but you don’t want to overprice or leave money on the table. They said they would do a little staging: check They would do a little cleaning: check They would have professional photos taken: check They said it would be listed by a particular date: check They said they would have open houses the first weekend it was listed: check They said they would communicate with me: check If they said they would have something done, they made sure it was done. When they said they would call/text/email, they did. No phone call, text or email from me ever went unanswered….and BOTH of them generally responded. When I originally met with them, I told them I didn’t want to micromanage this process. I wanted to hire professionals and not have to worry about anything. They also spent time talking to my sibling about concerns she had. The attention and service was comforting and they always made me feel like I was their most important client! We accepted an offer after the first day of the open house weekend. Their experience was able to get us more than asking and a 10 day close. Who is able to close in 10 days?? Vickie and Charla, that’s who. I flew down to FL to sign closing papers a few days before the official closing date. While at signing, I made a comment about a 10-day close (it was actually 7 if you only count business days) and how nice it was to have this over and done. The closing agent said, “10 days is unheard of but we would do ANYTHING for Vickie and Charla”. Wow! That tells me a lot about the way they treat EVERYONE involved in the process, not just the seller. I can’t imagine to have gone thru this process with anyone else while I’m 700 miles away. From start to finish, they were class acts. I would not hesitate for a moment to use them again if needed, without the need to interview any other realtors. While my intuition was spot on after our first meeting, it was their professionalism and business approach that made me feel that way. Thanks again ladies!

Scott Roher

Vicky Iverson and Charla Cody with Sally Love Realty are outstanding!

All our calls and questions were answered professionally and timely. They strived to take the stress out of the entire process from start to finish. If I could give more stars I would. Their services were just remarkable.

James Carriker and William Postles

First I want to say, I find selling your home to be one of the most stressful things I’ve ever had to do.

Both Vicki and Charla are very knowledgeable when it comes to walking you through the process of selling. I highly recommend them both. They were quick and efficient in the whole process from listing to signing at the closing. Thank you both for all your help. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is either buying or selling!

Debra Davis

Vickie and Charla are a wonderful team—very helpful, efficient and on top of every situation.

They have good knowledge of the housing market and know how to make your property saleable They are a pleasure to work with and we would hire them again.

Barbara and Jay

I have worked with 11 real estate agents over the last 50 years and I am recommending The First Choice Team # 1 - 5 Star Plus.

They always make my request #1 to resolve. I highly recommed them If ever move back to Florida they are my TEAM!

George D Yacano

They handled my mothers estate with professional and yet personal care.

Being 1000 miles away, it would have been very hard to deal with the extra twists we ran into, but Charla stepped up and got it done and sold the house in two days after all the hard work up to listing. Two thumbs up.

Neal Hughes (trustee)

Vicki & Charla were a pleasure to work with.

Very professional and extremely knowledgeable. They priced my home correctly and delivered a contract of sale in a matter of days. From the listing to the closing, they were always on top of things and kept me informed. They are the best.

Sherwood Schwarm

Moving from New Jersey to Florida is no simple task.

Vickie Iverson and her team made finding and purchasing our new home in Florida painless and amazingly quick! Although we often began the day with 6 or 7 properties to review, Vickie was very respectful of Mom's physical limits (a stroke 2 months earlier) and listened carefully to our thoughts and comments, using them to whittle down the days list - asking more questions to fine tune the properties we saw in person. We saw our new home on Day 9 - which was also Mom's 90th Birthday. We made an offer & crossed our fingers! That evening Vickie called - I woke Mom to tell her "Our offer was accepted! Happy Birthday! We have a new home!" We laughed & cried. The entire process was amazingly quick - from looking thru moving in was accomplished in under 6 weeks total. Vickie and her team listened to both our requirements and our dreams for this new home. What might have been a frustrating, scary, tedious process was instead an adventure and fun! We highly recommend your contacting and working with Vickie Iverson and her team for your new home search. Wishing you much joy in your searching, Julia & Miriam Hidalgo

Julia & Miriam Hidalgo (New Homeowners! :) )

They handled my mothers estate with professional and yet personal care.

Being 1000 miles away, it would have been very hard to deal with the extra twists we ran into, but Charla stepped up and got it done and sold the house in two days after all the hard work up to listing. Two thumbs up.

Neal Hughes

Vicky and Charla are a professional time conscious team.

The initial listing tour was informative and very pro active. The house came on the market on a Wednesday, had at least 5 open houses and within 9 days we had an accepted offer with no contingencies. We were out of state, so full of questions, and needing to close remotely, and were thrilled at the instant response from both realtors. They handled all the details and led us through the process without a glitch. While we were not in Florida, our neighbors were letting us know about the constant activity at our house. We are very very pleased with both Vicky and Charla and when we sell again, we will definitely use and recommend this very effective team.

Gary and Patricia Peterson

Vickie and Charla are awesome ladies.

They responded very quickly to concerns we had and made the process of selling our villa very smooth. Their support staff was on top of everything and made sure were also ????

Bob Geyer

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Charla during the search for and purchase of our home.

She was always readily available to assist us or answer any of our questions. We highly recommend her and her team member, Vicki.

Jimmy and Debbie Turner

Well, when we made up my mind to move to the villages we decided to do some open houses.

We were very fortunate to have met Charla at one of the open houses and from then on it’s been an easy transition for us. We not only picked the best realtor but we’ve also made a friend for life. Thanks Charla for everything you and your team did for us and are continuing to do.

Jimmy and Ramona Wallace (Retired)

Vicki and Charla proved to be an excellent choice to sell our property.

They were always very professional with good knowledge of the local property market which helped us greatly in pricing our property. They professionally staged the property for viewing and provided feedback from potential purchasers. They provided, explained and advised during all of the selling process and contract documentation completion. We would have no hesitation in recommending them if you are considering selling a property.

Nigel & Carol Marsh

Charla was excellent.

She was very efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. I will recommend her to others. Thank you.

Lori Pollard

This is the first time we bought a house, sight unseen and from a different state!

The First Choice Team walked us through every step, answering questions, getting back to us if they needed to find the answer and making us feel confident in this purchase. I can't say enough about the level of knowledge and professionalism that every member of this team possesses. WE look forward to moving in to our new home with much thanks to Vicki and Char.

barbara osburn

First I want to say, I find selling your home to be one of the most stressful things I’ve ever had to do.

Both Vicki and Charla are very knowledgeable when it comes to walking you through the process of selling. I highly recommend them both. They were quick and efficient in the whole process from listing to signing at the closing. Thank you both for all your help. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is either buying or selling!

Debra Davis

After my mother’s passing, I had the unenviable task of preparing her home for sale while living out of state.

After interviewing a few agents, I had the pleasure of meeting Vickie Iverson from the First Choice Team. Vickie was a breath of fresh air, highly knowledgeable about the local market, well connected with service providers, and a professional stager! She guided me through the process of selecting an Estate Sale company, preparing the home for market, and getting the home listed. From start to finish, Vickie, Charla and Team were highly professional, responsive and an absolute pleasure to work with. Our sale was highly successful with multiple offers and ultimately a closing sales price above appraised value of the home. Vickie was fantastic guiding me through the competitive process, understanding the nuances of each offer, and ultimately selecting the best option to bring to closing. My family and I could not be more thankful, and I could not recommend more highly the First Choice Team. Thank you Vickie, Charla, and Bobby!

Scott Bourdreau

Vickie and Charla helped us purchase our first home in Florida in April.

They were both very accommodating and informative during the entire process. I will recommend them to all our friends.

Edward Rawson

Excellent guidance about pricing and presentation.

Very supportive during the process and produced an excellent result tailored to our requirements.

John G Milbourn

After my mother’s passing, I had the unenviable task of preparing her home for sale while living out of state.

After interviewing a few agents, I had the pleasure of meeting Vickie Iverson from the First Choice Team. Vickie was a breath of fresh air, highly knowledgeable about the local market, well connected with service providers, and a professional stager! She guided me through the process of selecting an Estate Sale company, preparing the home for market, and getting the home listed. From start to finish, Vickie, Charla and Team were highly professional, responsive and an absolute pleasure to work with. Our sale was highly successful with multiple offers and ultimately a closing sales price above appraised value of the home. Vickie was fantastic guiding me through the competitive process, understanding the nuances of each offer, and ultimately selecting the best option to bring to closing. My family and I could not be more thankful, and I could not recommend more highly the First Choice Team. Thank you Vickie, Charla, and Bobby!

Scott Bourdreau

**********10 Stars x 5 That is how much we recommend Vickie, Charla & their teams.

We are out of state and they made the process of buying our Florida home flawless from all the inspections to the closing. They answered all our emails/texts at all hours and we trusted them to the fullest. They are knowledgeable and professional and truly know the realty business inside and out. Not a minute would go by that they wouldn't answer a question or return a call. They even went out of their way to find the previous owners landscaper and provided their business card. Oh, and not to mention after the closing Vickie went back to the house to sweep up from the previous owners realtor staging company and while there noticed that the pool was getting cloudy from all the rain and let us know to call the pool service. Can't wait to give them a call when we finally get down there permanently. We want to thank them in person. Do not hesitate or think twice. This is the only Realtor you need. THANK YOU again!!

Wally & Kathy T

Vicki & Charla were a pleasure to work with.

Very professional and extremely knowledgeable. They priced my home correctly and delivered a contract of sale in a matter of days. From the listing to the closing, they were always on top of things and kept me informed. They are the best.

Sherwood Schwarm

I would recommend Vickie for your Real Estate needs as she is competent and detailed and complete in her advice, suggestions, and the value of properties.

Karen Sheahan

We worked closely with Vickie & Charla in selling and buying a home in The Villages Florida.

Pick a category and they will be defined as excellent. Most importantly to us is that they are organized and efficient. They always stay in touch and promptly return your messages. So without any hesitation we can honestly say … Highly Recommended!!!

Bob Certo

What an awesome team!

Everyone was very professional and responsive. We met directly with Vickie and she was extremely personable and gracious. Her knowledge of the market is deep and broad. She has terrific resources and pulled together her team to help us in each way needed. Within 72 hours of meeting us, she had the home staged, photographed (including drone videos) and listed. We would recommend her/team highly.

Susie and T.J. Ackermann and Marty Lenhard

Vickie and Charla are awesome ladies.

They responded very quickly to concerns we had and made the process of selling our villa very smooth. Their support staff was on top of everything and made sure were also ????

Bob Geyer

Vickie, Charla and their team provided accurate and professional advice on the marketing and sale of our home in The Villages.

They were candid about what we needed to do to receive maximum value of our property. Then they provided resources and solutions and were involved in making sure we were on the right track. Once on the market, they worked tirelessly with marketing and open houses and after 30 days we sold our property at the price they predicted during our preliminary meetings. We have purchased and sold multiple homes in The Villages and have used other realtors in the past. Vickie, Charla and The First Choice team were the very best by far. They provided excellent communication and feedback during the entire process. We highly recommend them and will use them on all future real estate transactions. James and Janis Lee

James Lee

Charla was amazing!

She listened to our needs and made herself available for us. She has many years of experience and knowledge of the villages. Would highly recommend her services.

Beth Wiggington

The First Choice Team was very flexible, informative, accommodating and helpful every single step of the process of selling my house.

They're realistic, yet they have great positive energy that helped keep me going. They're very knowledgeable about the local market and kept me informed also. I really liked their can-do attitude and enthusiasm. I heartily recommend them to anyone buying or selling a home. I will definitely use them again in the future!!

Karen McKee

Working with this team was instructive and enjoyable.

Their professionalism enabled us to buy a home within hours the home was on the market and then turned around and sold our home in less than 48 hours. They walked us through every step and was always prompt in returning calls or in answering our inquiries. Put this winning team on your side.

Art Hanlon

Vickie took complete control of the sales effort listing and closing in less than a month.

This included a bidding war among buyers resulting in receiving a higher price than the listing..She handled the closing without us being present. I would certainly recommend Vickie for any real estate transactions.

Dean Collins (home owner)

I cannot recommend Charla and Vickie enough.

I'd give them 10 stars if I could! They went above and beyond to get my house sold and it was under contract in 48 hours after going live. Charla walked me through the entire process from beginning to end; went through the house and suggested ways to stage it that would look great for the pictures (LISTEN to her, she was right!) She priced the house to sell and it ended up selling over $9000 over list price - again, she knew what she was doing so listen to them on the pricing of your house as well. They're just terrific agents who care about their customer and will do right by you. In my experience, they are highly trustworthy. If you're looking to buy a house, or sell a house call Vickie and Charla. They absolutely will not disappoint!

Cyndi Scarlett (Retired)

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Charla during the search for and purchase of our home.

She was always readily available to assist us or answer any of our questions. We highly recommend her and her team member, Vicki.

Jimmy and Debbie Turner

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