Valerie has over 23 years of experience in the real estate industry. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1987. She started her career in real estate in Atlanta and received the Golden Eagle Award for Agent of the Year for 1995/1996 and 1996/1997 for Coldwell Banker, Atlanta (formerly Success 2000 Realty). Valerie relocated to Orlando in 1997 where she received the Master Ruby Award with Century 21 Sunshine Realty in 2004. Valerie was #1 in sales for Razzani International Realty from 2005-2008. She was featured in the July 2006 issue of Orlando Magazine (the Power 50 issue) and she made the prestigious "Hot 100" Real Estates Best Agents as published in Orlando Magazine June 2007 as well as the June 2008 issue. Valerie was named among the top 7% of real estate agents in Orlando to be voted as "Best in Client Satisfaction" by her clients in the May/June 2008-2009 issue of Florida Homebuyer Magazine. Valerie joined Sommerville Real Estate Group in Winter Park, Florida in 2009 (Broker, Kara Sommerville) where she was honored by Orlando Magazine to be in the "Hot 100" Real Estates Best Agents Hall of Fame for 2012. She is currently with Real Estate Professionals, S.E. in Apopka, FL. Her outgoing personality and warm bright smile helps you understand why her favorite charity is The Smile Train which, thru the efforts of caring and dedicated physicians and nurses, gives children born with cleft palate deformities the ability to "smile" in most cases for the first time in their lives. She prides herself on personalized attention and adapting to each clients needs and desires. Patiently listening to and educating her clients on the vast array of options available to them is of the utmost importance to her as well as making sure the client always knows she is just a phone call away. Valerie believes that most of her success is due to a good support system, namely her husband of 27 years, Ken, that allows her to extend herself for her clients. She takes care of every aspect of the sale from beginning to end which can include arranging for hotel accomodations, airport pickups, moving companies, home inspections, etc. Customer "total satisfaction" equals results and 97% of Valerie's business is referred!