We are pleased to write a letter of recommendation for Cindy Abel. Ms. Abel was referred to us as a Real Estate Agent when my husband, Dave and I decided to list our Las Vegas property.
As we live out of state, we called Cindy to schedule an appointment to meet and discuss listing our property. Cindy scheduled a time and location that was very convenient. From the beginning of our meeting Cindy took time to explain the process and answer all of our questions. One of our concerns was that living out of state and our ability to be available in a minutes notice was not possible. She assured us that communication with her would be regular and we could contact her any time with any questions.
After our meeting with Cindy, Dave and I both agreed she was a very dedicated, hard-working agent and we were excited to have been referred to her.
Our home was leased and Cindy contacted our Management Company to explain the process. Unfortunately, our tenant was not always agreeable with requests from Cindy to show the property. She demonstrated her professionalism time after time with her contacts to the tenant to show the property. With regret, Dave and I made the decision to do a 30 Day Vacate.
Once the tenant left the residence, Cindy provided leads for us to have the property cleaned and she also spent her personal time dealing with the removal of items left behind.
Our home was sold at full listing price and closed within 30 days. Dave and I agree working with Cindy was an amazing experience and we appreciated her ability to keep us informed and educated throughout the process. We highly recommend her as a Real Estate Agent.
David and Deborah - Las Vegas, NV
We are very grateful we found you to help us find our home. You were supportive and did alot of leg work for us so we didn't have to travel back and forth from North Dakota.
You made us feel so comfortable to be working with you. We hope you will come see us when we get settled in more. Also, thank Ashley for her help to.
Doug and Donna - Las Vegas, NV
We just want to let Southern Nevada Realty know how pleased we were with their real estate agent, Cindy Abel. From the first day we met her we felt we could work with her and we trusted her to do a great job.
We were able to do almost every thing from North Dakota by either accessing things by email or by talking to Cindy. We even did our purchase and closing on-line thus making the day we came here for the walk through a very relaxing day.
From helping pick out interior finishes to meeting the furniture deliverer and showing them where to place furniture Cindy was there for us. She even took pictures from time to time to show us the progress in our home being built.
We have been living in it for three weeks and we're completely happy with our purchase.
For any of your real estate needs we would highly recommend Cindy and if you have any questions we would be happy to discuss them with you.
Dwayne and Sharon - Las Vegas, NV
My dearest Cindy,
Thank you so very much for your service! I was blessed when my friend referred you as a realtor.
Thank you for your patience, for your everyday availability, for your expertise!
Thank you for everything you've done - I couldn't wish for better realtor and recommend you to all my friends.
Zhanna - Henderson, NV
Fighting the cash-ridden, investor housing market in Vegas with out-of-state housing market experience was difficult, but Cindy went through every struggle with us along the almost 2 year journey.
Having a realtor who was sincere, honest and truthful made all the difference in finding the right home-not only did Cindy fulfill her realtor duties, but she provided support and realistic opinions when facing difficult decisions.
We were lucky to have had Cindy's expertise and knowledge in our home buying experience and would recommend her, without hesitation, to anyone looking to find their forever home.
Chelsea and Bill - Henderson, NV
You, Dear lady are the best. Thank you for all you have done, how you stayed focused, did not give up, with what seemed to me, a long shot in purchasing a home.
You came thru with, what you said you were going to do. That is getting us in a home, especially when the market was and still is so very volatile!
I would recommend anyone to you, a true professional.
You're the Best Cynthia
The Juvera's - Las Vegas, NV
We used Cindy Abel to locate and purchase a home in Henderson, NV. We had many wishes and wants with quite a few "don't wants". Cindy and my wife worked on our priorities and saw over 100 homes before we found a house that we were able to purchase.
My wife wanted a single story home not surrounded by taller homes so we could have some privacy in the back yard. Also, we did not want to be adjacent to a busy street. Cindy worked with my wife to eliminate houses and looked at those that she thought my wife would like. With the current shortage of inventory of houses, it took about four months to finally find our "perfect" house.
Cindy worked hard on our behalf and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. Additionally, Cindy did not put pressure on us to speed the process.
Bert and Cathy - Henderson, NV
I have relied on Cindy Abel at Southern Nevada Realty on several occasions over the last 6-8 years. She has always provided me with excellent service and has once again gone beyond my expectations when assisting me when buying property.
This time, our home was a short sale this time which, as anyone knows, can be exhausting and confusing, but Cindy guided us every step of the way and within a few short months, our short sale was complete.
We love the new place but if we ever decide to find something new, we'll be right back at Southern Nevada Realty's door!
Tammie and Brian - North Las Vegas, NV
If you want a GREAT realtor go no further!!
Being an out of state client, we felt very fortunate that we chose Cindy as our realtor. She was always 100% on top of her game, and kept us informed every step of the way. She was amazing in that she was always in tune with what best suited our needs, yet pushed us a little bit to look in different areas.
Cindy never pressured us in anyway just to make a sale. If you want to deal with a realtor that is highly professional, and has your interests at heart, Cindy is the best. It was so refreshing to have someone respond so promptly to our calls or emails with all our questions.
The whole process of searching and buying a house (especially from out of state) went smoothly due to her. You won't be disappointed. We would highly recommend her to anyone in or out of state. As I said, GO NO FURTHER...
Marje & Feliciano - Boston, Massachusetts
Cindy was great to work with! This was my first experience shopping for a home and from day one Cindy was professional, diligent and incredibly helpful in assisting me to find just the right one. I had a floor plan in mind that I didn’t want to compromise on and Cindy worked very hard to find just the perfect plan for me in a great community.
I couldn’t be happier with my new home and the area! Cindy was always very kind, patient and prompt with her replies on any questions or issues I had during the search and sale process. She was excellent with educating me on the Las Vegas market and I’m grateful I had such a dedicated agent for this very important decision!
Lilly - Las Vegas, Nevada
We feel that you and your staff did a great job for us. You were very responsive whenever we had any questions and with getting paperwork to us for signing. You were very easy to work with and had a nice selection of homes for us to view when we were looking to find our house.
You were also very helpful in finding us a rental property while we were waiting for the deal to close. The fact that you were able to set it up with the seller for us to rent the property we were buying was a great savings for us in that we only had to move once.
We would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone looking for a property.
Ken and Barb - North Las Vegas, NV
I chose Cindy Abel (Broker-Owner, Southern Nevada Realty) because of the many positive online reviews she had received, and am now most happy to add my own enthusiastic kudos. As I discovered, Cindy is simply the best – and a very nice person! I recommend her unconditionally to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas market has heated up, but Cindy was still able to help me find and purchase a nice single-family residence as a rental property at the right price, permitting an attractive ROI. It helps that the rental market is also recovering, with rising rates. This property rented quickly after a week’s cleanup and prep.
I initially met Cindy on a visit to Las Vegas, but most of the search was conducted afterward, online long- distance from California using an extremely handy Web-based real estate search program. It produced a steady flow of listings meeting my criteria, to which Cindy added notes to point out good or bad features. I added my comments as well, and through this process we zeroed in on those places we felt were worth the next step.
For out-of-state buyers, Cindy video tapes those properties of serious interest, with very helpful running commentary and a discerning eye. After follow-up discussions on the phone, I had no hesitation in making offers on those we both liked.
The ultimate transaction was a short sale, requiring much coordination and attention to detail on Cindy’s part, and endless form-filling on mine. There were times when the sale could easily have gone off the rails. But Cindy’s sure-handed, expert guidance (and law degree background) kept everything on-track right through final closing. I was very impressed, and especially appreciated her patient hand-holding and responsiveness to my countless calls and emails.
In a nutshell, if you want results and exceptional client service from beginning to end, Cindy is the person to see.
AT - Northern California
After being referred to Cindy Abel while doing online searches of available homes in Las Vegas, she immediately began to send us organized lists of selected homes that would fit our criteria. This list was constantly updated, and Ms. Abel always responded to our questions and evolving needs quickly and professionally.
Once we began our search in earnest, our home-viewing appointments were always a pleasure. Ms. Abel is punctual, efficient, well-organized and very personable, and we enjoyed every trip we took with her. She guided us away from some properties that were not in our best interests and kept our search both upbeat and realistic, which is a difficult task.
We would recommend her with confidence to our closest family and friends, and we absolutely LOVE our new home that she helped us to find!
Glenn and Cindy - North Las Vegas, NV
Artie and I couldn't have asked for a better real estate agent. When Glen Edwards recommended you he definitely knew what he was talking about. The listings you sent over on a daily basis were great...so thorough and descriptive.
Even though we were up front with you when we first contacted you that we wouldn't be making a move much before the first of the year you still worked with us and didn't give up on us. You always answered our phone calls and e-mails, videotaped properties that we showed an interest in and you were there for us when it came time to sign the papers on our home. We lived 3000 miles away from Las Vegas but if we called you on a Saturday night you answered our phone call. You looked for specific details in a property that we expressed an interest in and you made us feel as though we were by your side when you were taping the houses.
Your honesty goes beyond words. What we appreciated too was if you couldn't answer a question we asked you always found the answer for us. You put us on the right path with Shirley, who works for D.R. Horton, when it came to the fine details of buying our house.
You made the purchase of our house so easy and it was such a pleasure to finally have an opportunity to meet you the day of the walk through back on December 5th. You made our move from Rhode Island to Las Vegas so much easier. Also you have helped us contact the proper people upon our move to Las Vegas.
Cindy and Artie - Las Vegas, NV
From beginning our house search to closing on the house, we had an excellent experience with Cindy Abel as our realtor. We first learned about Cindy from an online search of realtors in the Las Vegas area. We live on the East Coast, but were looking at Las Vegas as a possible place in which to relocate after retirement.
We had been planning to visit Las Vegas for a week to look at houses. After emailing Cindy what we were looking for, we met Cindy upon our arrival in Las Vegas. Cindy spent several days driving us to houses that were within our specifications. When we found the house we liked, Cindy did an excellent job in representing our interests in handling our home purchase.
The purchase took several months from making the offer to getting approval from the seller’s bank, to closing, and Cindy walked us through every step. We were thus able to successfully purchase the home of our choice, even though we were thousands of miles away.
Even after the closing, Cindy has been helpful in providing contact information for all of the Las Vegas utilities and other possible vendors. We highly recommend her.
Jerry and Linda Biberman - Las Vegas, NV
Hi! Until now, we are still reeling off with awe, hardly believing the fact that you have delivered service that has us owning a property we like in Las Vegas. We sincerely and truly appreciate all the tireless efforts and services you had provided for us.
Buying a home supposedly has its tolls and pitfalls, abound with stress and anxieties. However, you have made the experience of buying a home the exact opposite of that, with your kind, fast, and efficient service. We are so thankful we had found the right realtor or broker. If someone were to ask us who a good, reliable realtor would be, we would definitely and gladly endorse you, Cynthia Abel. Working with you was indeed a pleasant experience that not only helped us reach our goal, but also helped us realize what we really wanted.
We are forever thankful for such a great service. Every member of the family loves the home you helped us purchase. Our dreams of having a home in Las Vegas were achieved because of your amazing deliverance.
The Mapanao Family - San Jose, CA
Cindy Abel. Broker/Owner of Southern Nevada Realty, did a first-rate job of helping us find our home in Las Vegas, NV. Ms. Abel worked tirelessly, took a personal interest in our goal of locating a home with more privacy, assisted us in finding both a reputable home inspector and mortgage broker.
Ms. Abel was highly professional,straightforward and diligent in locating and showing us a wide variety of available homes that met our criteria. We cannot say enough good things about the service she provided us. Simply put, Ms. Abel and the service she provided us was exceptional.
James and Marilyn Elliott - Las Vegas, NV
Dear Cindy, This letter is long overdue! First, I would like to thank you for all that you did to make the process go as smoothly as possible. You were a "GEM" from the first moment I spoke to you, (I was in California) till the day you handed me the keys. Do you remember that you changed your schedule to accomodate my trip to Las Vegas? I only had two days to find a house. You did it. My signing papers sent via email and returning my calls in a timely manner, so many times during my last days in California. I can't express enough what your professionalism meant to me, other than to recommend your expertise to my family and friends. You are the best! My daughter thinks you walk on water. Much Love and success to you. Thank you so much for all that you do.
B. Jerome - Las Vegas, NV
Our husband and I began looking to buy our first home in April of 2011. We found Cindy's website online, and after looking at properties on her site for a few weeks we gave her a call. From the minute we met her until the minute we closed on our home, Cindy was absolutely wonderful. She is knowledgeable, honest, and low-pressure, qualities that are hard to find in a realtor.
She never pressured us to buy, and did not try to sell us more than we needed. Once we gave her our neighborhood parameters and told her what we were looking for in a house, she only showed us properties that fit our needs. She encouraged us to be patient, and after three months of looking, we are now living in the perfect home. She made home buying a low-stress and enjoyable process. I would (and have!) recommend Cindy to anyone looking for a house in the Las Vegas area.
The James' - Las Vegas, NV
It was my pleasure to have Cindy Abel work with me as my buyer's agent. Cindy began helping me before I came to town by visiting properties and posting videos for me to watch on YouTube, and then by taking me to view several properties once I had arrived in Las Vegas. I ended up buying a nice house in a great neighborhood at an affordable price. Cindy is friendly, dedicated, patient, and focused. I recommend her unconditionally to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home.
J.S. - Las Vegas, NV
Finding a realtor when you live out of state is not an easy task; but Cindy Abel filled the bill. The best thing about Cindy is she LISTENS! I am so picky and as I rattled off: I don’t want this, I don’t like that, it’s gotta be this, etc., Cindy quietly acknowledged she understood. The next day she PROVED she was a good listener because she got it! She knew exactly what I was looking for and showed me only those listings...I bought my home the second day.
Cindy guided me through the process and made it easy. The short escrow required much coordination and Cindy worked closely with my banker and the sellers to make it all come together.
I recommend Cindy Abel as a realtor for her professionalism, sensitivity and demeanor. She is THE BEST!
Vicki Oliver - Las Vegas, NV
How to find the perfect home in Las Vegas when you live in Upstate New York? Hire Cindy Abel.
Cindy spent the past 6 months helping us to find a home we could both love and afford. She took videos of homes we could not physically see. Cindy was just as upfront about what was wrong with a house as what was right about it. Not only did she help us to make the right choice in a home but her legal background helped us to navigate the volumes of paperwork, much of it long distance.
Closing on our home did not mean closure with the relationship. Cindy has provided us with contact numbers for many agencies and service people to help us get started as new Las Vegas homeowners. We hit the jackpot when we chose Cindy as our real estate agent.
Mary and Skeeter Capozzi - Henderson, NV
Cindy is nothing short of amazing.
Steve and I worked with Cindy long-distance from Texas to find our new home in Henderson. With Cindy’s expert guidance, we selected 15 houses to see during a whirlwind house hunting trip.
Her knowledge of the Las Vegas market, combined with her attention to detail and amazing customer service really presented itself as we drove through dozens of neighborhoods and viewed each house.
By the end of the trip we knew this is where we wanted to live and had narrowed the search to one house. Before heading back to Texas we worked with Cindy to put in the offer, and amazingly the next day our offer was accepted! I attribute this wonderful outcome directly to her knowledge of the market and her continual follow-up with the seller’s agent.
Once our offer was accepted Cindy’s stellar customer service continued to be demonstrated. In less than five weeks we went from contract to close completely from Texas. Cindy was there for the home inspection, set up an extra inspection when there was a question about the pool and was at the house when the utilities were turned on. Basically, she was our surrogate throughout the process and we can’t thank her enough.
We have worked with realtors to buy and sell six houses over the last 20 years and we can say without a doubt that Cindy is the best in the business.
Steve and Lisa Carter - Henderson, NV
Performance. Every agent owes it to their clients. Yet most agents drive you about writing offer after offer hoping for success, or hang a for sale sign on your property only to watch it become muddy and tattered. If performance never occurs, what was the effort for?
Cindy performs. Simply tell her what you are looking for, selling your property, buying for your residence, vacation home, or investment and she can facilitate whatever is needed. From sending real estate forms to banks, telling you why the seller is acting the peculiar way they are, why a deal fell apart, or if another partys request is even rational,
Cindy can navigate the Short Sale/REO landscape like few others can.
When the sale is finished, she doesn't just disappear. If you need referrals for services, she can provide excellent ones also.
After having dealt with other agents in Las Vegas, and the net result was long car rides around town looking at properties and endless filling out of forms, I'm very pleased that Cindy was able to perform.
Now instead of car trips and pictures, we own an investment property.
Maria and Joe Hopkins - Las Vegas, NV
We purchased a home in Henderson sight unseen, off the internet, with the exceptional help of Cindy from 2000 miles away. The house is our dream home exactly where we want to be in our retirement years!
We began the process by signing up with several realtors for e-mail listings. Only Cindy took the time to ask about our needs and wants and tailor the listings to our specifications. She sent listings as they became available. Her program was outstanding. We could see favorites and save them, go back and look at properties. The e-mail listings were sent about every 3rd day.
After several months, the home of our dreams was listed. We talked to Cindy, she went to the house, took many many pictures. She also took a video of the house. Based on all the pictures, video, information, her extensive knowledge, and honesty, we made an offer. Through the entire negotiation process she was always available, always accessible, and always on top of things, offering advice, and words of encouragement. We flew out before the actual closing date (preplanned before purchasing the home) She set up appointments with the Title Company in order that we could sign the papers ahead of time.
When it was time for closing she did the final walk through of the house for us. She again took pictures of the condition of the house.
After closing Cindy was gracious enough to close up the house for the summer for us. She turned off water, adjusted the air, everything imaginable. She once again took pictures. Now after the buying process is complete, Cindy has been readily available for all different types of references, from carpet cleaning to window treatments, to anything we have asked her.
We can not say enough good things about Cindy. She has been a Godsend to us in this entire process. Her outstanding dedication to her client is phenomenal.
Don and Linda Wallisch - Henderson, NV
Thank you for your recent involvement in the sale of my home. I would describe you and the services you provide as the A, B C’s of being in your business:
A is for ABEL being ABLE
B is for Best of the rest
C is for Compassion
D is for Dependable
E is for Efficient
F is for Fantastic
G is for Gifted
H is for Honesty
I is for Intelligent
J is for Judgment
K is for your Knowledge
I could go through the entire alphabet without ever finding the perfect words to describe your ability to work with your CLIENTS. They are not just customers to you. You care and I am so very grateful for meeting you almost six years ago. Obviously, I shall continue to recommend you at every opportunity
Jerry Baer - Las Vegas, NV
In early 2010 my wife and I decided to retire to the Las Vegas area from Los Angeles and interviewed Cindy, as well as 2-3 other RE agents, in search for a comfortable agent fit for us. Cindy seemed genuinely interested in representing us. She was excellent in understanding our house specification priorities and did not try to "upsell" us beyond our budget.
She warned us of the extremely slow and frustrating pace of the many short-sale properties and the extremely fast pace of other home offerings in our moderate price range...(many cash investors are buying moderate priced properties unseen as investments.) We hit the streets with Cindy 4 different times after using her very useful web site "search" feature. Cindy advised us on making good, competitive offers and found properties we had not found on-line that were strong contenders.
Cindy alerted us to circumstances we should be aware of, such as high HOA or high taxes on some properties. After losing about 7 short sale offers for varying reasons, and offering on one house that did not pass our inspection criteria, we stayed with it and we found our "dream home" move-in-ready and closed on it in 30 days. Total time from search start to closing...90 days.
Cindy was responsible for getting us a $10K lowering in price after the appraisal, and negotiating all the closing costs be paid by our seller. She did our inspections supervision and walk-through and took care of all our needs. We recommend Cindy Abel without reservation.
Dennis and Diane Fasone - Las Vegas, NV
As out of state buyers we began our search for our Las Vegas home on the internet. How fortunate we were to find Cindy! After months of e-mailed listings we met Cindy. As a former real estate agent I was immediately impressed. She was very professional, gave good advice, paid attention to detail and showed great patience throughout the entire process. We know we would not have found this home without Cindy!
Judy and Lyle Sentz - North Las Vegas, NV
Janet and I being in the business feel we know what we want in an agent and felt that you where 110% in service, knowledge, caring about our needs. We were very satisfied with everything that you did for us in closing our deal you are truly a professional.
Marc and Janet Fortin - Las Vegas, NV
The service that we received from you in purchasing our retirement home was very exceptional and extra-ordinary not to mention the countless times that you have e-mailed us about availability of homes on the market. It was like being there although we were thousand of miles away. Your diligent perseverance resulted in finding the home that we wanted. We appreciate that so much and surely will recommend your service to anybody 110% anytime.
Conrad and Faima - Henderson, NV
Wow, what can I say about Cindy Abel that you would not have already picked up on the first time you met her? She is nothing short of amazing, which is the reason we have referred her to our friends and will continue to.
She is kind, compassionate, friendly and knowledgeable. Working with her is like working with an old friend. Cindy gets a feel for what you want, even if you change the must haves many times like we did, and goes above and beyond to get it for you. She takes the time to preview homes that she thinks you might like and adds any good ones to your list to look at for that day. Cindy does not get frustrated if you have her out every Saturday morning for months or call her out multiple times that week so your spouse can look at the ones you liked; she just smiles and says that's what I'm here for.
She makes you feel like you are her only clients, which is the kind of customer service that seems to have gone by the way side these days. When you find the one, she knows it the same moment you do. And then she does everything in her power to go after it for you.
Cindy helps you through the offer process and uses her vast knowledge to make sure you aren't offering too much or too little. She also makes sure that you do not make any concessions to the bank's crazy desires (like waiving an appraisal contingency) that would leave you in a bind. And once you get under contract, she is still there checking to see if she can help out in any way.
When we closed, she checked up on us to make sure we were happy. And Cindy continues to check up on us to make sure everything is going okay and we are enjoying our home. She isn't like those other money hungry agents that want you to sign an exclusive deal without even showing you a home or disappear as soon as they get their commission. When you work with Cindy, you know that she truly cares. She wants you to find that home of your dreams and will do everything in her power to try and get it for you. If you decide to have her represent you, you will never regret it. Like we said, she is nothing short of amazing!
Ron and Amber Reitz - Las Vegas, NV
Cindy Abel came highly recommended from my sister and her husband. Our real estate purchase with her was perfect from start to finish. She presented us with a number of properties up for sale that was within both our price range and needs. She was very informative and patient during the property showings, assisting us in finding the perfect property, which we are now so very happy with. She also assisted us, and the mortgage and title company to achieve a smooth and successful closing. We look forward to working with her again in the future and highly recommend her.
Herman and Deborah - Las Vegas, NV
Cindy Abel at Southern Nevada Realty, with exceptional assistance was invaluable as we searched for a Las Vegas home from 3,500 miles away in the Caribbean.
We chose Cindy as our realtor based on her extensive knowledge and experience as a broker in the Las Vegas real estate market. She proved to be an excellent listener and zeroed in on our property specifications and sent us regular emails with Multiple Listing Service links to homes that met our criteria. Most of the properties she forwarded to us caught our interest.
When we were ready to make an offer on a home she provided us with a thorough photo presentation album and video virtual tour. She sent all of the necessary paperwork to prepare the ground work to make our purchase.
Cindy met us at our hotel in Las Vegas and took us to view the house that we wanted to purchase. She also had all additional documents ready to go at the same time. Once Cindy took us on the walk through visit of the property we knew it would be our future home. Thank you Cindy for being a true professional and making our transition to Las Vegas a smooth as possible.
E. L. Perriatt & Michele Hiebert - Las Vegas, NV
I just wanted to again thank you for the incredible professional and personal help you provided to my wife and I in our recent search for a home in the Las Vegas area. Being from out of state, made us wonder who we could trust to really listen to our needs and help us make an educated choice - all from 1200 miles away.
When I began searching on the internet, I ran across several "well-advertised" realtors and tried to work with them to find a home. Unfortunately, none of them really tried to understand what we were looking for.When we finally ran across your website, we were impressed. After I emailed you with our basic desires, you set up the best automated search that found the type houses we wanted, in the areas we were interested in.
It was even more impressive when we found your email notices gave us "inside" details about each listing that was not found on the standard public realty websites - or from other realtors that we had tried. I was amazed that you applied no pressure to look at "your" listings like the previous agents had done. We were now starting to learn about the area and listings, all by email and internet. After a few days of looking with your leads on the internet, my call to you by phone further confirmed my belief that we had found a great realtor.
After another week of searching with your daily email alerts, you recommended that we fly out there to walk thru some of the listings and neighborhoods to further narrow down our choices. I was expecting to get a couple of hours of your time, but was I surprised when you said you would spend whatever time it took to find our new home. We visited about 12 listings as I recall, before we found the 1 that we were looking for. Again, your advice guided us well in placing a great offer, but the listing realtor was not as helpful since they omitted mentioning that they already had a matching offer in hand - so we lost that one.
Finally, it happened early one morning! I opened my email alerts from you and there it was - truly the home of our dreams. I went to the public realty website and it was NOT there. Could it be a mistake? I hurriedly emailed you, since it was early, and you called back quickly. Since I could not fly out on short notice, you agreed to make a walk through and send pics. Was I surprised when we got not 5 or 10 pics but 50 posted on your Flickr website so we did not have to download or overload our email. Your site visit confirmed that your website listing was correct so we placed the offer again remotely by email - on a house that we had not ever walked through.
In reflection, that did not worry us since on my previous visit there, after the 4th house we looked at, you started predicting what I would like or not like - from my comments on the previous houses. In other words, you didn't just show us houses, you listened and understood what we were wanting. A few days later you called to inform us that the seller, a national bank had accepted our offer, but needed more paperwork to finalize the offer. You immediately worked with them to get that handled and left us with little to do - except sign the documents. It was amazing that after these days of emails, the public website still had little info on the house. Your website had the info a full 7 days before it was on the public website!!!! THAT GOT THE HOUSE FOR US!
But what now? We were from out of state and had no local (or national) lendor that would handle the loan (due the national lending crisis, where even Donald Trump was on TV saying he couldn't get a loan.) You recommended a local broker and somehow they got the loan approved, insured and closed - even in those trying times. When one of the other firms needed a push to move forward, again you were there to get the deal done so we could move in. After closing, we were still new to town and living out of state. We needed people to clean and do some fixups on the house. Again, you had great recommendations. These people did an incredible job and we will use them again.
This may sound like a fairytale to others or an infomercial - but it is not. This is the true story of how a pair of Southerners bought a house in Las Vegas, that they had never walked into, and LOVE IT! Thanks Cindy for ALL your work.
R.G. & Mary Edwards - Las Vegas, NV
My husband and I decided to buy an investment/vacation home in Las Vegas. We were given a referral to Cindy Abel from an acquaintance that we knew had just purchased property there.
From my first contact with Cindy by phone until the final purchase of our property Cindy was a pleasure to deal with, even when we would waiver and back out of deals. Being that we were buying from out of town Cindy took care of everything for us, photos, inspections, final walk through and handling all of the paperwork. Her knowledge, experience and professionalism gave us full confidence in her and her team.
I would highly recommend Team Abel to anyone that is considering purchasing a home.
Al and Debbie Enns - Abbotsford BC Canada
Both Mike & I want to THANK YOU for being so wonderful throughout this whole showing/buying process. You have been so supportive & understanding. From the beginning, we knew we had an exceptional agent. We especially liked your willingness to go that "extra step". You were thorough & didn't waste our time taking us to homes we couldn't afford & knew our dislike of walls, and our kitchen likes. You simply picked up on what appealed to us.
If you'll remember, you sent us numerous photos of Grandview. It was after viewing those photos that told us this is a home we really liked & now it's ours! To us, a dream come true. The weekend we came out with no notice and you made time for us will always be remembered. You made this purchase from out-of-state pretty painless for us. You always kept us informed of every step, faxing all the necessary forms, ANSWERING our every phone call (which was many) and knowing all the answers.
You are amazing, Cindy. It's easy to see that your knowledge of the Real Estate business & all its related parts are very extensive. You are so demur and gracious which made you a dream to work with. We wish your continued success and look forward to seeing you the end of the month when we pick up the keys.
Mike and Lois Breed - Henderson, NV
I want to thank you for all your efforts in the recent purchase of my home. You're very efficient from the initial recomendations to the final closing. I never met you in person but your service was as if we were friends.
Your knowledge of the local procedures was very helpful since I purchased the home from L.I. NY. without going to Las Vegas. I strongly urge anyone that goes to your web site to take advantage of your friendly, efficient service.
Anthony Mile - North Las Vegas, NV
I want to thank you for your exhaustive, but comprehensive, search for my new house. Although the search was long, the filters and number of listings that you provided made the process of narrowing down the choices a lot easier on me and for me.
Your willingness to show me houses on my time, mostly on weekends, was nothing short of sacrificial in my mind. Once I had settled on a decision, your office worked with the lenders and inspectors in a way that elicited favorable comments from all sides.
The promptness of the submitted paperwork, along with the instructions I received for doing my part in the process, was not only invaluable, but went a long way toward expediting the entire process. When we were able to close on time, even with some delays in other areas of the process, it was due, in no short order, to the way your end was handled. For this, I am eternally grateful.
Thank you, again, for all your assistance on my behalf. As I have told you before, send me a few of your business cards, and I will try and help spread the word.
Mike McCleary - Henderson, NV
We have had the pleasure of doing business with Cindy Abel over the last 5 months.
Cindy has shown us a level of committment that we had not seen before in a realtor. In light of the recent downturn in the housing market, times are tough all the way around, however Cindy maintained a cheerful and professional attitude during our entire transaction.
I think that she went above and beyond the call of duty when in August and September she drove us all over Las Vegas looking for the home that was just right for us. She took the time to talk with us and get to know us so she could better address our needs. She presented a realistic picture of what each neighborhood was like as well as clued us in to the houses that would have a better resale value down the road. She showed us both the high end of our price range and the low to give us a better idea of what we really wanted. Her honesty and integrity are of the highest caliber, and we truly felt cared for during the entire process.
I would recommend her to any military family that is looking for a home and will absolutely use her as our listing agent when the time comes to sell.
William and Teresa Frazier - North Las Vegas, NV
I have used Cindy Abel as my Realtor in Las Vegas since 2003. Prior to this last November, she had helped my family and I acquire three homes.
Cindy knew that I was getting ready to retire and we had discussed what I was looking for in a retirement home. I received a telephone call from her on the day before Thanksgiving about a special property that would be coming on the market but had a very short life span before it would be made public. She had thought of me because she knew what my requests were. Cindy provided me with information and images of the house and based upon those images and her recommendation I put a good faith payment down.
I felt completely comfortable doing this because I have worked with Cindy for 4 years. She has always listened to what I said and I knew she was responsible and trustworthy. This just confirmed it for me one more time.
I am now the proud owner of a home in Ardiente and will be moving there when I retire in August.
Thanks again Cindy for always being there and for being such a wonderful realtor.
Barbara Turner - Palmdale, CA.
Your expertise help us tremendously to consider Nevada our 2nd home. The up to date e-mail information and the time you spend with us in choosing our home is more than we expected. Thanks for being there from the signing of the papers all the way through the final inspection. Wishing you continued success.
Bob and Cora Villacarlos - Henderson, NV
On our relocation to Las Vegas NV from Montana. Having to deal with lots of people on the sale and buying of another home. We would put Cindy Abel at the top of the list.
Cindy was honest, always available when needed. She seemed to know what kind of house would fit better then we did. She knows her location. Cindy was the biggest help in showing us around, to schools and even grocery stores.
When we arrived in town - with moving van and car load of pets-Cindy was waiting for us at the house with keys and dinner - which took a load off.
We would recommend Southern Nevada Realty to our friends and family. Cindy is great at what she is doing. The Sparkman's give her A+.
Al and Becky Sparkman - Henderson, NV
We would like to thank you for helping us to sell our property in North Las Vegas in a very short time: just two weeks after listing it with you; we know very well that the house sale market in Las Vegas was slowing down and the house resale job was not an easy one.
Our experience this time was as wonderful as when you helped us to buy a property 3 years ago. You proved again that we made the right decision in choosing you as our agent. You showed a great deal of professionalism in all aspects of selling our property, starting with setting clear and realistic goals, advising us on the right price (based on a thorough market analysis), finding buyers in a timely manner and following up on each aspect of the sale, including closing utilities accounts.
If we'll have again a real estate need in an area you cover, we'll definitely chose you as our agent again; the only regret we have at this time is that you don't do business in the Los Angeles area, as we would have loved you to take care of our real estate needs here.
We heartily would recommend you to our friends and anyone we know has a real estate need in Las Vegas. And last but not the least, we would like you to know how much we appreciate your kindness, friendliness and patience throughout the whole real estate process.
Stefan and Sofia Dondoe - Los Angeles, CA
Thank you so much for all your help in my new life adventure of moving to Las Vegas! I am really enjoying my home and will have it together one of these days. If you are ever in the neighborhhood drop in.
Marge James - North Las Vegas, NV
I don't know where to begin......Your service is exemplary..........you always go above and beyond...there is no limit to your diligence and energy in everthing you do.....Tatum and I are thrilled with your service and your smiling, soothing relaxed manner. We will continue to further our business and personal relationship with you......I particularly like your service after the fact of sale and closing (certainly not to minimize the performance before and during the sale).....specifically my questions in regards to taxation and what not.....I also like the fact that you [were] an attorney (what great mix of credentials)......You will be HIGHLY recommended by us to everyone for all real estate needs....Thank you so much...JOB WELL DONE!
Tatum and Marc Henderson - Henderson, NV
Just a note to thank you for your hard work, thorough scouting, professionalism, & superb customer service during my two week stint in your fair city to find a property.
Not only did you go above and beyond the call of duty, but your attention to detail & guidance through every step of the purchase of my condo will always be appreciated.
My friends that were with me were also impressed with the many properties you were able to show us together, and my Mother's friend Joan Grindle reminds me to this day how lucky I was to have had YOU for my realtor. This is especially true today, when so many agents are newly licensed, yet don't know their way around the business!!
I really feel blessed to have met you & would not ever consider using another agent in Las Vegas.Thank you again for a job well done.
Larry Pupo - Brookhaven, PA
We would like to thank Cindy Abel for the outstanding service she provided on our real estate transaction. Right from the beginning she showed to be a top professional in the real estate profession.
She was the only one, out of six or seven other agents to respond to our internet requests on homes in the Las Vegas area. She provided a continuous listing of Las Vegas homes as time went by.
We finally met Cindy on a weekend trip to Las Vegas. She provided us with top notch service and with her advice and complete knowledge of the Las Vegas area we found the perfect 2nd home in the best location.
The service did not stop there. Cindy sent e-mails and phoned us on updates and information on our new property for the duration of the sale period. She checked on our property for us several times during the closing period and sent us several e-mails with information (phone numbers and addresses) on gas and power hook-ups.
We understand our sale did not net Cindy a great deal of commissions but you would think we were million dollar customers the way we were treated. Cindy is our real estate professional in the Las Vegas area as long as she will have us. Again, we are thrilled with her professional service and we highly recommend Cindy Abel.
Ernie and Peggy Sardella - Reno, Nevada
I have now purchased my sixth and last home. During the past several months you have been a fantastic "advocate" for me while going through the process of learning the housing market in Las Vegas and finding the "perfect place" for me to live. I remember the first phone call in January, 2005. I found you by pure chance, on the internet, and the one thing that impressed me enough to phone you, was that I was not required to give any personal information before reaching the details of your web site at Teamabel@somanyhomes.com
When I returned from Europe this past summer and again phoned you, your response was "I think I have the perfect place for you". And you did. The next day, when we saw the model at the Las Vegas Country Club, I said "I'm home".
Now that I'm settled, I want to to thank you for your knowledge, sensitivity to my needs and warm manner of handling all the small details. Not the least of which, included your detail to the final walk prior to move-in. As you know, I have already recommended you to several people and, of course, will continue to do so.
Many thanks for your great assistance.
Jerry Baer - Las Vegas, Nevada
We knew we could expect good things from Cindy when she promptly replied to the email we sent her through her website. What we didn't expect was the extreme level of service that Cindy Abel provided us.
Cindy went above and beyond the call of duty time and time and time again for us, from meeting with us when we were able to fly into Las Vegas, finding the right condos to suit our needs, she walked us through the whole loan application to closing process, even finding reliable contractors and a property management agency.
As long as we keep buying real estate in the Las Vegas area, Cindy Abel is the only agent we'll work with!
Tommy Sink and Tammie Dunn - Lexington, North Carolina
We just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work and effort in helping us find what we were looking for.
Trevor and Lisa Alcindor - North Las Vegas, NV
Thank you for all the help with the purchase of our new home. Everything flowed smoothly, and in a timely manner. You were an absolute pleasure to work with. I am telling all my friends about our great experience.
Mike and Tasha Heath - Las Vegas, NV
My wife and I were looking for investment property in Las Vegas. We were attempting to accomplish this rather intimidating task from our home in Texas. After basically throwing darts to choose a realtor we had the unbelievable good fortune to have discovered Cindy Abel of Team Abel.
After a brief e-mail and phone introduction we flew out to meet with Cindy. She had everything ready for us: a list of appropriate properties; comparative rents; a variety of style, location and price options from which to choose; and a planned day that efficiently made use of our very limited time. We immediately found a couple of good opportunities.
I was so impressed by her demeanor that I requested Cindy to negotiate with the builder for me. Extremely uncharacteristically for me, I actually waited in the car while she worked a great deal with the builder that resulted in our acquisition of property that included many upgrades with all the bells and whistles for a reduced price. Cindy recognized a unique opportunity and
made it happen for us.
In addition, Cindy Abel provided many extra services, including representing us at the closing, performing two walkthroughs, as well as arranging all of the necessary associated services. She handled it all. Not only is this realtor very savvy and efficient, she was just plain nice to do business with. We have dealt with numerous realtors through the years. We have never experienced service that could begin to compare with that provided by Team Abel.
Right on, Cindy. We will be back for more.
Larry and Laura Malato - Corpus Christi, Texas
It is with great pleasure that I share my thoughts about the service provided by Cindy Abel in the course of our recent real estate dealings in Las Vegas.
Not only was Cindy a consummate professional, but she really went out of her way to fulfill our needs. Because of our own time pressures, we made difficult demands on her time that she was happy to acommodate.
In our case, we were selling one house and buying another in a very short span of time. In addition, we were performing a 1031 exchange, a complex transaction that requires great attention to detail. Moreover, for most of the dealings we were located on the east coast, which made things more complicated.
While there existed endless possibilities for something to go wrong, Cindy was able to manage the whole transaction without a hitch. Cindy patiently guided us through the details of the paperwork and spent a good deal of time developing and explaining her recommendations.
My wife and I agree we could not have had better service.
David and Marie McShane - North Chelmsford,Massachusetts
I would like to write and thank you for your hard work and assistance with the purchase of my home in North Las Vegas. Living in California, both of you have made it an easy and stress free experience.
Laurie Medina - San Marcos, CA
I contacted Cindy and Mike Abel when I started a search for property in the Las Vegas area. They were excellent. I have used them to purchase two properties. I received service above and beyond anything I expected. They listened to my wants, found what fit with my needs and budget, walked me through the process from start to finish and were always available to answer questions. I not only would recommend them to others, I have done so. So far this has resulted in one additional sale and a second possible sale. Both parties agreed that the service was excellent and they were pleased with all aspects of the transaction.
Barbara Turner - Palmdale, CA
Trust is a big thing with Team Abel. Feeling that I was protected took a lot of the stress and worry out of the process of home-buying. I will always be extremely grateful to Mike and Cindy for all of their help and for making me feel that I was working with people who really cared about me. I enthusiastically recommend Team Abel to everyone who needs to work with a real estate agent.
Lynn Lent - Las Vegas, NV
I have utilized the services of Team Abel during the course of my relocation to Nevada. As such, I would like to share both my comments and personal endorsement of their superior service. New home buyers seeking excellence in Nevada relocation guidance and for those who expect nothing but the best in professional real estate service. Team Abel embodies all of these characteristics and quite truthfully put their heart and soul into making their customers real estate investment choices conducive to personal happiness and sound decision making. Team Abel will go out of their way for you and your family to deliver the utmost advice and knowledge sharing as you make key choices about your new home and neighborhood. I cannot endorse this service enough.
John Eisele - North Las Vegas, Nevada
I just wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying my new home in Henderson!
My move in went well and I'm still trying to get all established, but everything is coming along nicely. Since summer is now in full swing, I am really taking full advantage of the swimming pool in the backyard. It's great, but makes it a little difficult to go to work sometimes!
I also wanted to take the opportunity to tell you THANK YOU VERY MUCH for all of your help in the home finding and buying process. You two are wonderful and I really appreciate you putting up with me and taking the time to make sure I was comfortable with the selection of my home.
By you providing me with listings that I might be interested in, I was able to drive around on my own and get first impressions to help me narrow down the choices. Once I selected the homes I was interested in seeing, you were able to allow me to view the interior of the homes and help me notice both good and bad attributes of each one.
Your guys work great together as a team, and having both of you to help me was very convenient to work around my busy schedule. One of you was always available to answer my questions and show me around whenever needed.
Overall, your professionalism, knowledge, courtesy, and good humor are unmatched and I will be more than happy to recommend your services to anyone who is buying or selling a home in the Las Vegas area. In fact, I have already had the chance to refer someone to you and had no hestitation whatsoever when encouraging them to contact you to find a home in Henderson.
Thanks again for all of your help!
Eric Cooper - Henderson, Nevada