Vande Vegte Zomer Realty & Auction

Vande Vegte Zomer Realty & Auction

testimonials1Our mother passed away and after months of anquish, the decision was made to sell the family farm. This farm was in our family for at least a hundred years and it was so hard to let it go. We visited with two other auctioneers and after interviewing Mark Zomer, we knew he was the right person for us. He understood what we were going through and how difficult it was for us. He handled all our questions and concerns with compassion and listened carefully to our wants and needs. Mark took over the reins and made suggestions to have several things done that we would have never thougth of, did all the advertising, drone flyovers of the land, made sale booklets, took the abstracts to Orange City and so many other things. He was available at all times to talk with us or take potential buyers out to the farm. He gave up so much of his own family time to make sure that the sale would go smoothly and for that we can't thanks him enough. Mark is very knowledgable of the area, so all of this was handled teleconferences. My sister and I decided to personally meet and visit with Mark a few weeks before the sale and he spend an entire afternoon with us. We went through all the things he had done and then he took us on a tour of the farm and surrounding area that brought back many great memories. The sale went extremely well and we had a wonderful turnout. If you ever need an auctioneer that goes above and beyond for their clients, then Mark Zomer and his staff are the ones for you. Mark is the best in our books and we would never hesitate to hire him again if needed. Thanks Mark! ." – Deb Nielsen & Cathy Evanson for the Darlene Steinfadt Trust  

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testimonials1"Once the dust settled after our mother passed away in early spring of 2012, the question was asked of us, "are you going to sell the farm or keep it? Our first thoughts were to keep it of course, but after some careful soul searching within our family, the decision was made to sell. We had made a couple of appointments with auctioneer/realtors, but after our first meeting with Mark and Darrell, it was very clear that these were the guys to work with. They were no pressure, but also no-nonsense people who were very sensitive to our recent loss, but also very honest with their thoughts and opinions. To say they under-promised and over-delivered and over-achieved would be a huge understatement. They were very professional in the process, but also very compassionate to our thoughts and feelings. The work they did behind the scenes was incredible and thorough. They have a huge following of potential buyers and work very hard to bring them to the table. I wouldn't think of going anywhere else for an auctioneer in our general geographic area." – Donnie Miller for the family of Donna Miller    

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Mark, just wanted to send you a not to tell you what a great job you did for us in selling our family's land. You were extremely responsive and things were done right every time. You were upfront what the costs would be. Your use of all types of advertising helped to get the word out aboth the land. With your expertise and prodding on the sidelines, were able to get top dollar for our land. Thanks again for your help and guidance. Rick Lyftogt for the Gary B Lyftogt Family trust

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"I have bought and sold 4 houses over a period of 19 years with Mark at  Vande Vegte & Zomer Realty.  On each occasion Mark was very professional and very detailed.  My wife and I were pleased each time with the entire buying and selling process.  Mark and his staff were easy to work with and left no questions unanswered.  I would highly recommend Vande Vegte & Zomer Realty for your next house purchase or sale." – Jerry and Nicole Kelderman – Manager, Rock Valley Pizza Ranch

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"I just wanted to say that I have known Mark for many years and have grown to love the way that he runs his auctions and how he has great connection with everyone, so when the time came in January to have my auction, it was a no brainer who I was going to call. I just have to say the whole process from start to finish went great! I had a few concerns on different things now and then, but Mark and Karla always were there to assure me that it would all work out and as the auction came and went this weekend by the end of the day all worries were gone. Mark, Karla, Daryl and the whole Zomer auction staff put on an awesome auction together so that everyone was smiling at the end of the day. If anyone ever has the need for an auction- these are the people you want to do your auction-they came through with every promise they made!! Thanks again Zomer Auction Staff for a wonderful experience" – Henry Bakker

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"I have worked with Mark Zomer on many real estate transactions over the years and have found his people skills helpful in setting expectations for both buyers and sellers. I feel very comfortable recommending Mark for our real estate transactions in our Wealth Management Department of the bank or in our community." – Brad Van Heuvelen – Senior Trust Officer, Peoples Bank

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testimonials2"When we were looking to buy a home here in Rock Valley, we contacted Ryan Zomer at Vande Vegte & Zomer Realty. We told him what we were looking for and how much we wanted to spend on a home and he went to work looking and keeping in touch with us until he found us just the right home to buy. These people work hard to place you in the home that you're looking for. In a tight housing market like it is here in town, that meant that he had his work cut out for him. But it didn't seem to be a hard task for Ryan. He showed us a few homes and when ours came onto the market, he was right there to help us with our offer and right through till the end of the sale at closing time. We would use them again if the need were to ever arise." – Jim Laird

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"I have had multiple opportunities to do business with Mark and the first thing that comes to mind for me is his integrity. Mark has earned my trust and his word can be depended on. I appreciate his hard work but, I also want to mention that he gives back to the community. Mark is an asset to the Real Estate business and also to the area." – Brad Kooima    

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"It is always a pleasure to do business with the Vande Vegte & Zomer team. From attending their successful, public auctions to watching them assist a young, married couple in buying their first home, they all show a passion for the job that is second to none. I will say that at times, Mark & Darrell, appear to be on their way to a stand-up comedy career in Hollywood, but from a true friend of both of you – 'Don't quit your day jobs!'" – Greg Westra – EVP, Premier Bank

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"Justice For All built a spec house as a fundraiser in Rock Valley. I went to Vande Vegte and Zomer Realty for advice about the size and location that would sell best. Mark and Ryan were super helpful. Our house was sold before it was even finished. They also donated their services. They represented both sides in a fair way and we were very pleased with the negotiating process. Ryan always responded promptly and the whole process was pleasant." – Vern Ten Napel – Development Director, Justice For All

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testimonials1"In my experience, Vande Vegte and Zomer Realty and Auction is the premier Realtor in the Tri-State area. They have the very personal touch and have many contacts in the area to aid in the selling and buying properties. Their years of experience have helped them to gain the knowledge of this area better then anyone. I have used Vande Vegte & Zomer to sell and buy both residential and commercial properties. Their professional and personal advice was found to be helpful and encouraging. They have great negotiating and pricing strategies coupled with compassion for both buyers and sellers. Their personal touch and hands-on-approach to both selling and buying, sets them apart. I would strongly encourage using Vande Vegte & Zomer Realty for any of your buying and selling needs." – Dave Miller – Chamber Director, City of Rock Valley

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"I had recently sold and purchased a home through Vande Vegte & Zomer Realty. I had the priviledge to have Ryan Zomer as my realtor. He put forth a great deal of effort and helped me obtain the perfect home for my children and I. Ryan was pleasant, experienced, hard-working, and knowledgable about Rock Valley's housing market. He represented me well and always kept me informed. I would strongly recommend Ryan Zomer and Vande Vegte & Zomer Realty and if the situation arises, will use them in the future." – Janis Kelly

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"Mark was very helpful when I was buying and selling my first home. He also gave me very good recommendations when I was building my current home. I felt he took my family's specific needs into consideration during both processes, and I am confident he had my best interest at heart." – Kayla Kooima

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"Convenience. I would say the number one quality of Vande Vegte & Zomer Realty is the convenience of working with one company representing all parties in a home sale or purchase transaction. The employees are very personable and will go out of their way to make each experience a pleasant one." – Wendy Blankespoor – Mortgage Loan Officer, Premier Bank

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testimonials2"Mark Zomer helped me purchase my first home. Mark is honest, professional, competent, and compassionate. When my first home had to be sold, I contacted Vande Vegte & Zomer. Mark and Ryan demonstrated the same honest, professional, and competent traits I recognized as a buyer, but the kindness and compassion they demonstrated was above and beyond. Vande Vegte & Zomer is an agency you can trust to care about what is important to you. If you are buying or selling a home, you will not regret contacting Vande Vegte & Zomer. Real estate is a complex maze of legalities, but if you engage Vande Vegte & Zomer there are no surprises and the deal is closed." – Kris Moore

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"Moving to Rock Valley, I had heard finding a house could be my biggest obstacle. Working with Vande Vegte & Zomer Realty made it stress-free, fun, and a worthwhile experience. They listened closely to my wants and needs, and helped me find the perfect house for my family. Vande Vegte & Zomer Realty is top notch" – Nicole Roder – High School Principal , Rock Valley Community School

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"I've had the pleasure to work with both Darrell and Mark over the past fourteen years in closing many RE transactions. What can I say?? The staff at Vande Vegte & Zomer Realty set the example of what every real estate agency and agent should strive for – honesty, professionalism, reliability, and warmth. They are truly here to serve both the sellers and the buyers, always keeping their client's best interest in mind. I am thankful for the business relationship we share and cannot imagine what my work day would be like if I wasn't able to work with their team in bringing out mutual clients the best possible experience when purchasing their new home. Thanks for making the difference!!" – LaVonne Bakker – Mortgage Loan Officer, Peoples Bank

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"We have had the pleasure of working with Vande Vegte & Zomer Realty & Auction twice in the last eight years and have found them to be extremely professional, knowledgeable, accommodating, and thoughtful. They are always polite and considerate. They were also very helpful in determining a reasonable price for our home in order to get it sold quickly." – Ron & Marty Kixmiller

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testimonials1"We have bought a house and sold a house in the last six months through Vande Vegte & Zomer Realty and Auction, Inc. We had mentioned to Mark a couple of years ago that if they ever had a listing with some specific conditions, we would be interested in exchanging houses. A few months ago, Gary called and said he thought they had a house listed that would fit our specifications. He was right. We viewed the property, fell in love with it, made an offer, and finalized the deal. Through the efforts of Gary and Ryan, our former house was sold before they could put up a “For Sale” sign. We are very pleased with the courteous and professional way the team worked to accomplish our goals, both in these two transactions, and in our prior dealings with them. They truly follow their motto ‘Where we work for you”! If you have a real estate need, this is the firm I would recommend to you." – Sherwin & Lori Van Kekerix

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"After searching sometime for a home on our own and going through other Realtors, we found that Vande Vegte and Zomer was our top choice for buying real estate and rental property. With the help of Mike Bomgaars, we found the perfect home to raise a family and it had all the essentials that we wanted in a home. The process went very smooth and was handled very professionally. We have bought 2 rental properties through Vande Vegte & Zomer as well and were very pleased with how helpful they were in this process as well thanks to the help of Darrell Vande Vegte, Mark Zomer and Gary Van Den Berg. We highly recommend Vande Vegte & Zomer to anyone looking into purchase a home or property in the area as it is an enjoyable and stress free process" – Brett and Megan Blankespoor

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"We recently sold a home by Larchwood IA. with the expertise of Rick. He was very professional and worked hard to get our home sold quickly. He is a  great guy who gave honest opinions and took care of the details of the sale, we had no worries!" – Carla Manning

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 Auctions are my hobby. Love to go to 'em and have had several of my own. Mark's job selling my parent's home and acreage was terrific. Why? He knows how to pace an auction, how to give bidders time to think. Not to mention he is one of the most optimistic, friendly people I've encountered. Do not fret about this auctioneer decision-just call Zomer"-Craig Lawrence-Lawrence & Schiller advertising firm-Sioux Falls S.D.

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I was a first time buyer who was admittedly a little nervous to as what to expect and how to proceed throughout the course of the home buying process. Luckily, my realtor, Rick Childress, was very knowledgable and helpful. He was always quick to answer any and all questions I had. He even went as far as to help do some repairs around the house so that it would pass inspection. it was truly a pleasure and a blessing to have Rick on my team. I highly recommend his services and expertise to anyone interested in purchasing a home. Thanks Rick!!-Jesse Van Ommeren.

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"I knew Mark Zomer was a great guy because my Dad, Harold De Graaff regarded him so highly. But I had never before witnessed his expertise in the auction world. It was inevitable to my brothers and me that we would have to sell, but it was not obvious to me who we would go with to sell the land. After Mother passed away, I had no clue what do but my parents Trust advisor told me in no uncertain terms "The only way to go is to go with Mark Zomer and an auction. He is the BEST." Then when my brothers arrived and we met with my parents lawyer, he said in no uncertain terms "In this area You need to have an auction and get Mark Zomer – He's the best, highly regarded throughout the midwest, and the most respected locally." So my brothers and I set up a visit with Mark. We had a very very short window of time to work with and many decisions to make. In a very short time, Mark and his team had put together packets for each of us showing us the land quality, assuring us they knew it would go well as the land had been in the family for centuries with the original name on the abstract being Ulysses S. Grant. Mark showed us other details about our farmland including how well the land had been cared for. . Mark knew all of that.. then he told us about the opportune time to sell and still give adequate time to show proper respect to mother's passing. . We discussed our own time constraints and Mark listened. It became VERY CLEAR to my brothers and I that we wanted Mark Zomer to do the auction. . the decision was unanimous. It was not shy of a miracle that we had attained the services of "THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS" in a relatively short amount of time. Mark Zomer is genuine, kind, friendly, considerate, informative, caring to the enth degree, available, excellent auctioneer, does high quality work, professional in doing meticulous paperwork even at the high stress time of sale – double checks his work, with everything done decently and in order. My brothers and I are so thankful to Mark Zomer for his outstanding service and professionalism in honoring the De Graaff family and the land as it was presented for auction that day. We have no question that we did the right thing and went with the right guy"  Sharla BrammerVande Vegte Zomer Realty & Auction

 "Working with Mark Zomer on the sale of our century family farm was a delight! Mark was gracious, courteous, and sensitive to our heritage. He worked hard, was thorough in maintaining communication, and knew how best to market our property for public auction. His knowledge of the community helped him prepare the potential buyer's pool for the sale that brought maximum dollars for the farm. I endorse and highly recommend the services of Mark Zomer!"    Curt De Graaf