Valerie moved with her husband and two children to Rockport in 1999 from Fairfield County, Connecticut in search of 'the way life should be' and is very happy she did! Moving to Maine ended her family's search for a great place to raise children with the bonus of a day-to-day lifestyle surrounded by beautiful vistas, charming period architecture and the warmth of small town life.
Valerie's life-long interest in period architecture and design began with innumerable house tours as a child with her parents in New England and the British Isles. As an adult she relished the treasure hunt of shopping for houses and renovating antique and period homes. After avidly following the local real estate market for herself and friends for years, Valerie finally made it official and became a Realtor. Nothing would make her happier than listening to your 'must-haves' and wish list items while enthusiastically searching for your perfect house in Maine!
10/22/2021 - weisgall - Valerie helped us buy a home on a tight timeline at the end of Summer 2021, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy in the area! She was quick to respond via text, phone call, and email, and she brought clarity to the entire process with a detailed timeline and clear deliverables. In helping us craft our offer, Valerie gave us more than just relevant comps in the market. She provided insights as to why specific homes trended above or below the average, and when she was unsure of the answer, she went to go figure it out. She also helped us think through additional aspects of the offer, beyond just the number (e.g. inspections, financing, etc.). Once the offer was accepted, and we moved towards closing, Valerie provided us with great recommendations for various other service providers to make sure everything went smoothly. She even jumped in to attend the final walkthrough via FaceTime when a change of plans prevented us from attending in person. Throughout the entire process, Valerie offered facts, advice, and insights without imposing her own views or opinions. She made us confident home buyers and took the stress out of what could have been a stressful process!
10/17/2021 - jerogers0 - Valerie helped me sell my home in Cushing and purchase a condo in Camden. She was fantastic. She doesn’t try and impose her views on your decision making process but offers facts, local knowledge and perspectives to help you make a decision. She is always available and very responsive to address issues. I highly recommend her. She has a great sense of humor and is a delight to work with.
11/20/2020 - westcoast443 - Valerie was an invaluable asset when hunting for a home across the country. She had incredible knowledge of the local area, was kind and patient with our questions and was relentless in finding answers. She truly left no stone unturned when it came to the history of the home we were considering -- whether it was the boiler or the septic system. Detail-oriented, pragmatic and unafraid to (politely) offer her professional opinion, she was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end.
05/06/2020 - vargousmc - We dealt with relocation agencies both coming into Maine, and leaving Maine. Valerie was assigned to us as a buyer coming to Maine the first time. She was extremely professional, honest, and very quickly determined what our needs were. It did not take long before she found us a house we loved! Because of our experience with her from a buying standpoint, we requested her to be our selling agent as we moved away. Again, same story, different day. Professional, honest, upfront, great with staging recommendations, helpful in helping us negotiate a contract. I highly recommend Valerie Foster as the best real estate agent in the NE area. I only gave her 5 stars because I couldn't give her 10!