Testimonials

Lynda,

My name is John Reid and I recently sold a house that was my parents. After their deaths, I called Victoria. She helped me in so many ways. She has a passion and a knack. She always went out of her way in helping with the questions I had. She got a 10 out of 10 from me.

Thanks for your time.

John Reid


Dear Lynda,

I just wanted to write and let you know what a positive experience we had working with your agent Victoria Cottle and her group. I can be a hard critic of agents based on my own Real Estate experience and being licensed in MN. My husband Ken and I worked closely with Norma Edwards since Fall of 2014 to help us find our new home. They sent us a relocation package so we could get a sense of the area. It was a very complete and helpful package. I even shared it at my KW team meeting before I left MN. We worked together by email on searches for 2 months until we arrived in SC in January. Norma showed us homes all day our first day here which gave us a good idea of the homes here. Victoria and Norma took the time to give us “The Tour” on a rainy day and even insisted our dog come along. Their service and communication was outstanding throughout the whole process. Victoria taught us her home scoring technique. I have since shared that with a few other MN and NJ agents! Norma spent days showing us homes while nicely juggling other buyers. After alot of consideration, we purchased the first home Norma had showed us. We had one little issue at the final walk thru and Norma and Victoria made sure we were well taken care of. Their virtual assistant, Lisa, was very thorough and clearly on top of everything.

It should also be said that we had worked with a KW agent from Spartanburg and one from Rock Hill and neither held a candle to the Victoria Cottle Group. I will be referring my daughter and son in law to Norma when they move here in August.

Thank you,

Lisa and Ken Pelton


Hi there,

I am writing this recommendation for Victoria Cottle, who recently sold a property for us in Spartanburg County, SC. We have been so pleased with her as our choice for realtor.

Her office was prompt in returning my initial inquiry, and Victoria arranged to meet with my husband and I to discuss what she could do for us. She was well prepared with information about our property and others like it in the area, and advised us knowledgeably. It was not a difficult decision at all to list with Victoria! She was so upbeat and positive about our chances of selling for a good price, she made us feel very comfortable, especially since this was a new experience for us.

Victoria got our property listed quickly, and kept us updated regularly about the activity on our listing. When we finally received a serious offer, Victoria talked us through the entire process, and I know she had our best interests at heart, rather than just trying to move a property as fast as possible. We could not have been happier to have sold our property so quickly and efficiently, and I would have no concerns whatsoever about recommending Victoria’s office in the future! I wish her the best, and wanted you to know how I felt.

Thank you,

Christine and Michael Shirley


We would like to take this opportunity to let you know about the wonderful job our realtor, Victoria Cottle, did with the sale of our home at 103 Lismore St in Simpsonville, and the subsequent purchase of our new home at 5 Leafmore Court in Simpsonville this past November. This was actually the third home that Victoria sold for us, and we have been very satisfied with her as our realtor for over 10 years! We are proud to recommend Victoria to anyone looking for a dedicated professional to quickly sell their home! As a matter of fact, she also sold our daughter’s home! We consider her OUR realtor and know she will always do whatever is necessary to sell or help us with a purchase, keeping our best interests first and foremost!

Sincerely,

Curtis and Dee Stutzman


Hello Bill,

My husband Jim and I closed on our home just over a month ago. We are happy to be getting settled after a year of selling our home in CT and all that comes with a long distance move.

We chose Victoria based on the references on her web site. From the beginning, she was always polite, knowledgable about the real estate market. She proved to be very helpful; going out of her way to take us around town and even helping us with information with Jim’s job search and helping us to make a decision about where in the Greenville area would best suit us. We relied on her expertise since we were new to the area – her suggestions proved to be ‘spot on’ for us and we feel confident that we made the right choice.

Our home building process proved to be extremely stressful, to say the least! However, Victoria was always there to listen and share encouragement through the entire process. If we had to do it all over again, we would definitely chose Victoria. It was a pleasure to work with her and we would easily recommend her services.

Sincerely,

Jim and Ronnet Pettit


Dear Mr. Lawton:

We would like to thank you for having such a wonderful realtor in your office and how lucky you are to have Victoria Cottle.

We have been working with Victoria for about 4 years. We have gotten to know her very well. We wanted to move to South Carolina and meet Victoria. Through all these years she has always kept in contact with us.

Victoria knows South Carolina and all the surrounding areas. She knows everything about real estate. She is remarkably knowledgeable.

After looking at hundreds of homes, we finally found our beautiful new home. Again, Victoria walked us through the whole process from beginning to end. She was with us at the contract, she came and assisted me with options for the house, she helped us step by step through the mortgage process, inspections, and expedited the process making it seem effortless – which I knew it was not.

Victoria is professional, knowledgeable, very personable and a pleasure to work with.

Throughout all this, we have become good friends.

Over the years we have dealt with many brokers, but Victoria is the best in the business.

You have an exceptional realtor.

Carol and James Stewart


To Whom it May Concern;

This letter is to let you know our experience with realtor Victoria Cottle.

I first approached Victoria in April 2014 with just some general question concerning the possibility of putting our home up for sale. We were unsure at that time whether or not we were going to sell. Victoria was never anything but professionally helpful. We arranged for a consult and she gave us her imput on what she thought was needed in order for us to put our home on the market. There was never any pressure nor did she continue to badger us as to whether we had made our decision yet or not.

In June, we made the decision to sell and used some of Victoria’s suggestions on improvements. After they were complete we contacted Victoria and let her know we were ready to have her represent us as our agent.

From that point, until we closed in September, Victoria was very diligent and professional in her representation of us and our home. She went over every step with us in detail and we were always kept “in the loop” with every part of the process. If there were any questions we had, she was right there with an answer. If we got a little anxious, as we all do in these types of situations, she was always there to let us know everything was going well and we need not worry.

We could go on and on with the exceptional job that Victoria and her team did for us. Had we not been relocating to another state, we would have thought on no one else to help us find our new home.

To say Victoria and her team are “top notch” would be an understatement. We could not have asked for a better agent!

Sincerely,

Eric and Catherine Cashdollar


We are writing to express our pleasure with real estate agent Victoria Cottle, who represented us in our recent purchase of a single-family home.

Victoria guided us through the entire process: from loan pre-qualification, to searching for houses, to making the offer and closing the deal. She was even kind enough to answer questions and give advice prior to our relocation to the Greenville area. We credit Victoria with a smooth, stress-free home-buying experience.

This is our third purchase of property, and never had we had such a pleasurable experience. Victoria is savvy, personable and knows the market inside and out. She is also a skilled negotiator and her assistance was invaluable in the location and purchase of a home we love.

To reiterate, we are nothing but pleased with Victoria and her expertise, and we recommend her to everyone.

Edward and Laura Gubala


Mr. Lawton,

It is our pleasure to recommend Victoria Cottle and her team to anyone in the market to buy or sell a house. Her knowledge and expertise in the Upstate South Carolina area, made finding exactly what we wanted in a home possible. Victoria and her team went above and beyond our expectations in regards to the sale of our home. Victoria was honest about some changes that we needed to make in our house to attract buyers. These changes helped speed up the sale, with 16 showings in the first 5 days and a full price accepted offer on the sixth day.

Unfortunately, there were many roadblocks in the sale of our home. No matter the issue, they were constantly working to resolve everything. We could not have asked for a better realtor. In addition, Victoria is very personable as well as professional. Her personality makes her a pleasure to work with.

We are happy to recommend Victoria to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. If we ever decide to move again, she will be our first choice.

Regards

Adam & Carrie Christy


Victoria Cottle has represented us in the sale of two homes and the purchase of two homes over the past 5 years. Thanks in large part to her assistance – advice on staging, advertising, and pricing the homes – we sold both homes very quickly (three months on one, and two weeks on the other) even in a somewhat down market. On our purchases, she spent many hours listening to our desires and needs and showing us homes that were matches. She was extremely patient and flexible throughout this process and her input helped us accelerate the finding of a new home. Once we decided to make offers, she was a fantastic advocate in both initial and ongoing negotiations. Perhaps the greatest benefit to partnering with Victoria is her availability and responsiveness. Every phone call is either answered or very quickly returned, every email is addressed, and her follow up on questions is outstanding. Although we know she had many clients, we always felt as if we were the most important and her highest priority at all times. We hope that we have made our final home purchase, but if that changes, we will immediately call Victoria for her assistance.

Sincerely, Tony Every
Certified Executive Project Manager
US AMS and EA Risk Management Leader


Hi Bill,

My name is Nathan Gamble and I just recently used Victoria Cottle to purchase our first home! The experience, as home buying can be, was bumpy and full of unexpected turns. However, Victoria and her team stuck with my wife and I and made the sacrifices and effort needed to ensure a great home purchase! We were pleased with Victoria and her team and would recommend them in the future!

Thank you for your time,

Nathan Gamble


Hello Bill,

My name is Coralie Struckman. My husband Brian and I had the pleasure of working with Victoria Cottle on the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new home. We had originally used Maria Godfrey to help us purchase our new home but felt we were not getting the customer service that was needed. Victoria graciously picked up where Maria left off and helped us get through a very trying time in our lives. Nothing happened without problems through no fault of our own or Victoria’s. I really don’t know how Victoria put up with my insanity. She was without a doubt the only person who did what she promised she would do from day one. Her complete thoroughness and accountability were great qualities that are often hard to find. Without her behind us, we may never have made it through the process without throwing our hands up and walking away. I am happy to report we made it and are very happy in our new home, thanks to Victoria! I just wanted you to know what an outstanding woman you have working for you.

Thank you for your time,

Coralie and Brian Struckman


Mr. Lawton,

My husband and I found out last minute that we would be relocating to Greenville, SC and Victoria Cottle was recommended to help us in our search. I contacted Victoria and asked if she’d be able to show us some houses the following week. We had never been to the Greenville area and were completely unfamiliar with where to even look. Victoria was able to meet with us starting the day we arrived and for the next 3 days. I’m sure she had a million other things going on, but she made us feel as though we were her only clients. We had put our house up for sale on Tuesday and received an offer on Thursday, Victoria was able to facilitate getting our paperwork signed and back to our realtor in Michigan. We had very specific requests and she was able to weed out homes we were interested in on those requests. We did find a house and put in an offer that weekend. Victoria basically held our hands the entire way through, we hit a couple rough spots and again she made us feel like we were the only people she was dealing with. Our situation was extra difficult since we were in Michigan, Victoria went above and beyond any expectations we had, when we couldn’t be there she was. We weren’t able to be there for the home inspection, but Victoria took time out of her day to be there. Even beyond helping us find a house she was there to help with finding a painter and flooring.

We would highly recommend Victoria to anyone who is buying or selling a home. Our situation was very stressful and over whelming to us but we never felt like a burden to Victoria, even when I know she had a closing coming up or other plans we felt like her first priority. It was a pleasure working with Victoria to find out home.

Thank you,

Melissa and Jim Barina


I moved to Simpsonville from Wyoming two months ago. I began the “thought process” three years ago. Every year when I came to Greenville to visit my friend, I would meet with Victoria Cottle. She certainly has a lot of patience. She ferried me all over the Greenville area so that I could get a grasp on the how and where. I finally settled on a house at The Cottages at Harrison Bridge when I sold my house this year. There were a few “kinks” that Victoria straightened out very quickly and settlement went smoothly.

I have bought and sold many houses in my lifetime. I wish that all had been as easy as Victoria made it!

Thank you, Bonnie Taylor


Dear Victoria,

I would like to start off by saying I am sorry I have not written this sooner. We had our closing on our house on 4-8-13 and this is long overdue.

I wanted to say “Thank You” for listing our house and helping us sell it. It took awhile but we are happy about moving forward with our new adventure.

Here are some reasons we loved working with you:

  • You always kept us updated on what was going on
  • Your weekly realtor updates were great
  • Advice on lowering the price in small amounts, instead of jumping off the deep end
  • Your over all positive personality
  • Always putting your clients first
  • Making us feel important

With all of that being said, that is why we asked you to list our land in Fountain Inn and also to be our buyer’s agent in the purchase of our new home.

We really appreciate you getting the job done. When we go to you with concerns you are right there to make us feel better about things. I always ask people when they are looking for a Realtor if they would give you a try. I tell them you will get the job done.

I don’t just think of you as our realtor but now as friend. In the future I will always go to you for my realtor needs, and as far as friendship you have us for life. (that could be scary right)

Sincerely,

Lou Ann and Carey Rabideau


To whom it may concern,

I just wanted let you know that this is, and why I use Victoria Cottle as my representation when buying or selling a house here in the upstate. Victoria always has her clients informed with what is going on not only during the selling or buying of the homes but during times when your not. She gives me updates on the market place and lets me know she is always there for me as her client. I have worked with her before as a buyers agent but this was the first for the whole show and I have no reservations she knock it out of the park. We had a few hiccups along the way which was no fault of her own but as always Victoria rolled back her sleeves and got me results. Victoria knows this Business and there is no one I will ever use to sell or buy property. KW should be very glad to know that they have a agent out there representing them to the fullest. I will and have recommended Victoria to friends and family alike.

Sincerely,

Jason E Starr


Dear Mr. Lawton,

Good Morning. My name is Lauren Armstrong and my husband David and I are clients of Victoria Cottle. We recently closed on our first home. We were very pleased with Victoria’s professionalism, patience and guidance in our home buying process. She is very experienced and fun to work with! Victoria took time to take us to homes that met the requirements we were initially describing.With her help, we wereable to realize that what we thought we wanted and what we actually wanted were two different things. Victoria was patient with us as we were interested in several different areas of Greenville county and were not sure exactly what we wanted or our timeline for buying or building. Once we decided to build, Victoria helped us narrow our way through different builders to find the right one for us and our desires in our new home. Throughout the building process Victoria gave us advice and was knowledgeable regarding the process so no important items were forgotten. Victoria kept us on task without being pushy and she made the overwhelming experience enjoyable for us. We always felt that Victoria had our back and paid attention to the details.

We came to use Victoria through a personal reference and we were very pleased with the services and attention she gave to us. We highly recommend Victoria Cottle to anyone looking to buy or build a home as well as list their current home. We love our new home and could not be happier with our experience with Keller Williams and The Victoria Cottle Group. Please feel free to contact my husband or I with any questions you may have.

Thank you,

Lauren Armstrong


Hi Victoria,

We just want to thank you for everything you have done for us to help sell our house. You have made this a very painless experience, taking care of all the little, and not so little, details so we didn’t have to worry about anything. You were always there for us, always available whenever we had questions, ready to offer suggestions, and giving your advice but never coercing us into anything. We appreciated your honest opinions that allowed us to make informed decisions.

It has been a pleasure working with you and wish you well in the future.

Again, thanks for all you help.

Anna Marie & Greg Girard


Mr. Lawton,

I wanted to send a quick message thanking you for helping with the sale of our house. After struggling for six months to sell the house with a realtor who was also a personal friend, my wife felt that we needed a change and a fresh start. My sister in law told us about Victoria. I will be the first to admit that I was skeptical of changing and felt that there would be no difference if we switched realtors and that we were going down a path that was a waste of time. I wanted to fight the changes that Victoria wanted to make and continue on with what I felt was best.

I am happy to say that I was very incorrect in my thought process and within 5 weeks, our house was under contract. Victoria backs up what she promises and I am much appreciative of everything she and your company did to allow us to move on with our lives in an easy manner. I will certainly recommend her and Keller Williams to anyone who asks.

Dennis & Lori Dotterer


I had my house on the market almost 2 years 2 different Realtors and only 3 showings when I got Victoria as my realtor she show me how to stage my house she told me to take the leafs out of the table it will make the room look larger rearrange my furniture and then she took pictures of my 30 by 30 garage on the outside and the inside that’s something the other 2 did not do within a week and a half I had a showing and three days later they made a offer I love her presents and the way she handle her business and the way she don’t hold back and tell you what you need to know to get the house sold and it worked

Melissa Davis


Dear Betsy Klotz,

I am writing this to you today to describe my experience with Victoria Cottle as my realtor with Keller Williams Realty. As I started the process of looking for a home earlier this year, I soon sought the help of Victoria as she had helped my sister-in-law find her house back in 2006. I quickly realized how easy Victoria made the process as she rapidly honed in on what I was ultimately looking for in a house, even before I knew what that was myself. She has a wonderful balance of personality attributes which makes her especially good at her job including her personable sense of humor and also her stern confidence that allowed me to not have to worry about dealing with the seller myself. In the end, she had the ability to find a great house at an affordable price in a wonderful neighborhood. I could not be more pleased with my choice and I have and will highly recommend her to others also in the home-buying process. I hope this message can truly convey my appreciation for Victoria and how vital of an asset she must be for Keller Williams Realty. Thank you.

Justin Mussetto


Dear Ms. Klotz:

My Husband Don Owens and I are very pleased to be writting you to share with you our exerience with Victoria Cottle being our realtor in the sale of our home this year at 2905 East Georgia Rd, Simpsonville SC…which was a short sale….she as the saying goes was “heaven sent” sincerely mean that……I will list below all of her high qualities:

1) Victoria was very informative and prepared us and educated us on our venture to sale our home…this sale happened in 9 weeks during the worse economy to sale a home….
2) Very pleasant to work with always encouraging and uplifting…
3) She brought in associates/teams that she knew would make the sale happen her selections of this team were excellent for us to work with and herself…she has the right career for herself..
a) Sunil was an excellent choice to work with us and Bank of America (awesome work as a team)
b) the photographer was excellent in making the pictures and getting it on line (awesome work)
c) the team of realtors she brought in to view our home to sale it…all worked well with us to sale…(awesome work)
d) inspections that needed to happen she processed….(awesome work)
e) always informed us of events and guidance in staging our home…to sale…(awesome work)

I as you can see could make the list go on…but these are the major listings…during this time my Mom was very ill and we had fallen into my husband being disabled…but Victoria always gave us incouraging words…helped so much…words can not even begin to explain how much we appreciated her expertise in this transaction of making the sale happen…

She was very professional and direct in this business matter but at the same time like a comforting friend….which demonstrated to me she was out to get the job done…and that she did….

We would and do highly recommend her to anyone that are wanting to put their home on the market…we would be honored to be used as a contact reference for Victoria to anyone who would like to sale their home.

Sincerely,

Sandy and Don Owens


Dear Ms Klotz,

Larry and I would like to thank you and Keller Williams, and especially Victoria Cottle for the amazing service we received during the sell of our home @ 228 Edgewood Drive, Mauldin, SC. The day we met Victoria we immediately knew she would be the one to handle our sell. Victoria walked us through the entire process, prepared us for what to expect, recommeneded and encouraged the inital prep for the house before it hit the market. Boy…did it pay off, second day on the market and we had a offer. From the paperwork to the inspection to the closing, Victoria was there helping us the entire way. With her experience, determination and of course her laughter and wonderful personality, we would recommend Victoria to anyone we know looking for a realtor in Greenville, SC..

Sincerely,

Larry and Monica Greenway


Betsy Klotz,

We were fortunate to have Victoria Cottle handle the selling of our home in Taylors, SC in March of 2012. We have known Victoria since we arrived in Greenville in 2006. Victoria was our realtor when we purchased our home at that time. Victoria kept in touch with us through our years in South Carolina, and we would have had no one else take care of the sale of our home.

Victoria went above and beyond for us in a professional, and personal level. She is so hard working, and diligent in her work that her passion for the business shows. Victoria’s knowledge of the field and ability to get the job done made a very stressful time for us more manageable.

In the field of Real Estate, where there are so many choices, Victoria Cottle has managed pull away from the rest because of her drive, skills, work ethic, and genuine compassion for people.

Our thanks to Victoria for a job well done, we sincerely hope that she gets the recognition that she deserves.

Sincerely,

Charlene and Ron Race


Nov. 29, 2012
Letter of recommendation for Victoria Cottle

My wife and I are will pleased with the great job that Victoria Cottle did selling our house in Greenville, South Carolina. The three things that she was very professional at doing are: presenting the house to the market, bring the buyer to see the house, and closing the sale of the house.

She collected all the necessary information like pictures of the inside and outside of the house. Information of the house was gathered such as: size, type of construction, upgrades, and etc. She reviewed all the legend documents to insure that all the paperwork was in order. A presentation was made with the information and loaded onto a website in a very professional manor for buyers to view.

Following–up with potential buyers was done very professionally. She always coordinated the showing of the house with us and the buyer. After the showing of the house she always followed-up with the results of the showing. Each week she sent an email showing the number of viewings on the website.

When a buyer decided to buy the house she coordinated each activity. She was very professional at interfacing between the buyer and us. She was present at the closing to aid with the closing.

Victoria Cottle would be my first choice for a real estate agent if I now liked lived in Greenville, South Carolina. She is professional, hard working, knowledgeable of the trade, and etc. She gets the job done!

GERALD GRIFFITH


Dear Betsy Klotz,

We, Greg and Helen, have been advised to write to you by Victoria Cottle. We moved from New Hampshire to Greenville, SC in 2011. We contacted Victoria as our buyer agent in this area. We bought and closed our house purchase in Feb 2012 with her.

Here I am writing to express my complete satisfaction with Victoria Cottle. Victoria is very professional, conscientious, and motivated.

She is the realtor who has passion on her job and carreer. She knows and loves what she is doing.

Initially we were uncertain of this area, we told her we were just tentativly looking houses. But we were not sure when we would buy it.

She did not mind working with us even if we might be just wasting her time. She spent a lot time to show us numerous areas and neighborhoods.

Victoria has significant experience and great knowledge of the market and this area. She has been very patient with us even if sometimes we are a little bit late on our showing appointment. During each showing, she gave us her professional constructive viewpoint and helped our decisions.

In finalizing all the detail work involved in closing the deal and completing the contracts, Victoria was very helpful and in detail of all closing paper work.

I would be delighted to answer any specific questions regarding Victoria’s performance.

Helen Han


Victoria,

I just wanted to take the time to say thank you so much for all of your hard work to help us find our home and organize all of the details for a smooth closing. You were always there to provide a wealth of information and guide us in the right direction. Through it all I consider you a friend and recommend you to my friends and family.

Thank you again,

The Diperri Family


Victoria,

We really appreciated your help and commitment with both houses. This recommendation doesn’t seem to express how grateful we really are, but we didn’t want to make it too sappy, either. : ) We hope you are doing well.

We highly recommend using Victoria Cottle to either sell or purchase your home. We were referred to her and were very pleased with the results. She is very professional, dedicated, and has an acute attention to detail. She is truly an expert in her field.

For the sale of our home, she used many different avenues of advertising and always communicated prompt feedback from showings. She worked very closely with the buyers’ agents to promote our house and answer any questions. We always felt updated and we were confident that she was doing everything she could to sell our house.

She helped us negotiate and manage the details of new construction. Her experience helped us with what could have been an overwhelming experience. She is personable, yet firm for her clients when necessary. She made us feel like we were her only clients.

We will recommend Victoria to anyone in the upstate who needs a realtor.

Cole & Sheila Truesdale


To whom it may concern:

I would highly recommend Victoria to anyone searching for a real estate agent. My wife and I were put in touch with Victoria through a referral from one of my co-workers who had recently used Victoria to find her home. She came highly recommended I may add. We contacted Victoria to help us in our search to find our home as we were moving into the area from Georgia. She was a pleasure to work with listening to our needs and helping us to find exactly what we were looking for. She helped us search for the house and helped negotiate with the seller to come to an excellent agreement. We have been in our home for just over a year now and love it! I would highly recommend Victoria to anyone needing an agent after our experience with her and are planning on using her when we have to relocate again.

Sincerely,

Adam & Brandi Edwards


Dear Victoria,

I just wanted to finally write you a letter of thanks for your outstanding service. I was convinced, from the first time we met, that my decision to select you as my Realtor was the right one. Your professionalism, knowledge of the market, and your eagerness going above and beyond gave me peace of mind.

Today, it is rather difficult to find anyone who is truly passionate with the work they are doing and you definitely have a passion to find a house for your client. Your stellar attention to details is definitely one of the many reasons you are so good at what you do.

I would recommend you as a Realtor completely and totally without reservation to friends and family.

Sincerely,

Michael G. Malsch