Written REALTOR Testimonials and Endorsements

My last agent listed my property at $650,000 and after 6 months could not sell it. Joel and Ann got it sold in 22 days with a full price offer. They seem to do this often, so you may not be surprised. But how I got to that point is an interesting story.

I’ve been a builder for many years so I know a lot of realtors that I could choose to talk with. I thought it was time to go in another direction, so instead of talking to all of them, I asked a very good friend of mine who works at a title company who I should talk with. The only name she gave was for Joel and Ann. I wonder how many realtors she knows since she does closings for a title company – that told me a lot about this referral.

After the interview, and a few days to roll out their full 50+ step marketing plan (including the aerial photos and video which were amazing), I saw a HUGE difference – we were getting many showings a week – even at the same price as my old agent had it.

Soon I had a $630k offer that I told Joel I’d be happy to accept, but I had an extra day to accept – somehow, Joel got them up an extra $20k – I was THRILLED – Thank You! We were under contract in just 22 days and quickly moved through a pain free escrow period.

I can not recommend Joel and Ann high enough. I’ve hired them again to sell one of my spec homes.
Rod Westbroek

 

When we decided to relocate and needed to sell our home I immediately thought of Joel and Ann Zieve, and the Northern Utah Home Team. We had sold a home a few years before and had chosen a big name agent. After the initial interview where he sold himself to us we never saw or heard from him again; even at the closing table. Joel and Ann operate much differently than your typical REALTOR. Their concern is always focused on the client, not on themselves, and it showed every single day.

At our initial interview Joel presented us with detailed information that Ann had compiled, which helped us come up with the correct price and the best game plan. Their attention to detail and knowledge of the current Real Estate market gave us confidence in the entire process and the perfect outcome. Once we kicked off the process with an Open House (run professionally by Valee), and at every showing afterwards, we received feedback from all potential buyers. Ann followed up with every one of them, and shared the information with me. That feedback was invaluable in the process and gave us confidence that their marketing process was working.

Their marketing plan is the most extensive in the industry. The home was marketed was so well that everyone knew our home was for sale. Every website possible showed that our home was for sale and made it easy to get the information, which gave us lots of exposure and showings. The professional photos, the walk-through video, and the aerial video and photos showed our home in the best possible way and made it easy for buyers to know what we had to offer. Our unique floor plan made the walk-through video a real bonus!

There are a lot of options when choosing to sell your home, including the cheap way with minimal marketing and no help, but I can guarantee your best choice is to work with Joel and Ann Zieve and the Northern Utah Home Team.
Crystal and Clint Kemp

 

If you’re thinking you don’t really need a realtor because “everything can now be done online…”, you’ve never worked with Ann and Joel Zieve. We have worked with lots of other realtors – we had 2 properties previously listed with other companies for over a year with no results. That’s when we first met the Zieves – and both properties were sold within a few months! They are extremely detail oriented and very knowledgeable, offering valuable information and recommendations for things we would not have even considered without them. They really understand the market and assisted us in setting prices that met our goals and sold quickly! And their marketing expertise truly covered all the bases. Then when it came to buying a home – they really listened. They understood just what we were looking for and helped us find it. They were flexible to meet our schedules. And again, their knowledge of the market insured that we made sound decisions. Real estate is complicated – the Zieves provide excellent support to help the rest of us work through it. We highly recommend them with absolutely no reservations. Additionally – they are really nice people!
Mark and Cindy C.

 

Over the years we have bought and sold several homes. Never have we had an experience like the one we’ve had with Joel, Ann and Valee! Their professionalism and dedication to their clients sits them apart from any other realty team we have ever dealt with. Their constant communication with us through email, Text messaging and phone calls: combined with their unmatched availability and accessibility is unlike anything we have experienced before, Valee always made herself available to us anytime we had a question or concern, several times on very short notice Valee was able to gain access to the property we were purchasing in order to help us satisfy a concern we had. We are happy to give our highest recommendation to this outstanding realty team.
Chris Pratt and Sue Schiff

 

Ann and Joel Zieve are truly the best realtors ever! It is amazing all the effort, hard work, marketing, and follow through they provide for their clients. They are quick to answer and return phone calls, text messages, and emails. They provide monthly real estate updates, weekly emails on who has called or inquired about your home, and they give same day feedback when your home has been shown. They keep track of all due dates and paperwork perfectly, and are impressively organized. They have an incredible ability to market your home through their impressive photos, videos, drone shots, and the many social and business websites they access.

One of the many great things about Ann and Joel Zieve is their ability to make you feel like you are their only, and their most important, client. They have a wonderful disposition about them which makes working with them a breeze! They are hard working, honest, and really fun to be around, It has been a pleasant and easy experience selling a house with them. We would recommend they to anyone and everyone!
Brent & Ann Allred

 

Just wanted to pass on some words of appreciation for your professional support and tireless efforts in the recent sell of our home [in Layton].

It all began with your exceptional marketing plan and only continued from there with your high energy and determination far exceeding our expectations. With us living in Florida, your assistance, advice and persistent tending of the various affairs and keeping us up to date in all proceedings lifted a great burden from us as you made all aspects in the sale of our home an easy, clear and concise process. This kept our minds at ease and saved us from making many trips to and from Utah.

We would and always will recommend you as great, reliable and professional real estate brokers that are willing to go beyond the expectations of a potential real estate buyer or seller. Throughout this process, we felt like we had more than a real-estate professional handling our affairs but more of a friend. Should we ever need to purchase a home in the northern Utah area again; you two are definitely our first call.
Jason & Heidi Byars

 

Ann and Joel Zieve were absolutely the best realtors we’ve ever worked with. We were concerned about the length of time it would take so sell our home because we were wanting to sell during the winter months and we’d heard that sales in the Ogden Valley could be slow. We had met Ann in church and asked if she would represent us. Ann and her husband, Joel represent KW Success Keller Williams Realty. Joel came to the house and gave us lots of information, including what we might take away after the sale. He was right on the mark! Ann made a great video of the interior of the house and Joel made amazing drone footage that we feel made a huge difference in the timeliness of the sale. In the past, realtors just posted photos of the home which were nice but not nearly as helpful as the footage that Ann and Joel made. Their marketing plan was awesome! We were very impressed and apparently, so were other folks. We had a buyer within 11 days which was great considering that it was winter.

During the escrow process, Ann was there to answer every question, give helpful suggestions and keep us on track with anything that needed to be done. It was such a relief knowing we could count on them to make any negotiations that needed to be made. We knew we were in good hands! If any family or friends from that area are thinking about selling their homes, we will definitely recommend Ann and Joel Zieve from KW Success Keller Williams Realty.
Judy & Jim Evelyn

 

We started our home selling process with the idea that we would sell it ourselves or use a service like Homie. We knew the market in our area was hot so we didn’t think having realtor assistance was necessary.

However, after some serious thought we decided we would go forward with representation, and chose Joel and Ann for a variety of reasons. They showed us their extensive 57 point marketing plan, which included great video, picture, and drone work. They went above and beyond to market the home and didn’t rely on a “wait and see” approach. The foot traffic through our home was astounding and we were able to close well above our list price.

Having them on board proved to be one of the better decisions we made with our home selling process. They brought a professional expertise that ensured we met our need for a quick sell, but guaranteed us the best return possible. At no point did we feel like we were just a number to them. They cared about us and our property, and were incredibly responsive to our needs.
Rusty & Melissa Layton

 

We had our house on the market for a year with another agency with no luck. We then decided to go with Joel and Ann after they sent us information about their marketing strategies, etc in the mail and after interviewing other agents.

We listed our house with them the first of May and were not disappointed. We had showings almost every day and an offer two weeks after listing. They were without fail professional and responsive to our questions and concerns especially regarding our unique issues, and “walked” us through every step of the sales process, inspection and closing.

Joel and Ann are a great team and we would definitely recommend them if you’re buying or selling a house.
Paul & Lois Fifield

 

Joel and Ann were wonderful from start to finish. We originally signed with another agent and were unable to sell. We heard about Joel and Ann and they were very realistic & honest and had a great plan to get our house sold. We ended up signing with Joel and Ann and they have performed beyond expectations.They were on top of everything, I never felt the need to follow up or ask for status updates. They had great methods for keeping us abreast of any changes on a regular basis, which was was extremely reassuring. I knew getting our house sold was their priority.

Their marketing plan was wonderful. We had more showings and interest in our first week than we had our first month with our other agent. It’s very clear that Joel and Ann are great at what they do, and are genuine caring people. I highly recommend Joel & Ann and I will definitely be hiring them again when I’m ready to purchase my next home. Thank you Joel & Ann for helping us finally get this house sold and moving forward with our lives!
Nicole Seihoun

 

After having listed our home with other recommended agents in the previous year and having had Very disappointing results (highly-incorrect listed information, low turnout, etc.), we were fortunate to come across Ann and Joel Zieve. They were great in answering my “interview” questions with full details of how they would market our house.

Once we agreed to partner with them, they proceeded to do exactly as they had mentioned. Soon enough we had a huge turnout of potential buyers visiting the house. Ann’s video tour, as well as their marketing/ads worked great. They also provided a very timely and informative list of feedback from potential buyers.

An important point to note: They did not pressure us to reduce the price just to speed up the sale. They provided guidance, as requested, but we had control over the decisions, and they happily supported our decisions. This is certainly in contrast to past realtors.

In short, Joel and Ann did a great job of helping us list the house, attract a lot of potential buyers, help us navigate multiple offers, and finally see us through the closing process. All of this was done with very timely communication! I highly recommend working with them.

Part 2
Ann & Joel – Thank you so much for being my real estate agents! Why? Because i had a few of them before i had a chance of meeting you! The only positive thing they did put sign in front of the house! Asking to lower the price, one forced me to hire an appraiser! Which was his friend! BUT you offered so much, best pictures, videos, decorator and best ideas, and so many buyers!

You had my best interest in mind till the end! I wish everybody who is going to buy or sell property to be as lucky as i was when i asked to be my agents! I met you as my agent, but at the end i left the best friends of mine!!! Thank you so much for all you did. I wish you the best of life, health and happiness. Lots of love and respect.
The Aliahmadi’s

 

Great people to work with. Fifteen offers on the first day and $20,000 more than asking price!  Great experience.  Awesome marketing and pictures.  They worked well with us being gone all the time and always figured everything out for us.
Victor & Kam Reynolds

 

Joel and Ann did an amazing job in marketing our property.  We had attempted to sell it for about 2 years with other agencies.  We had very few people interested.  Once Joel and Ann listed it, we had more interest and offers we could imagine.  We sold our home very quickly.  We would strongly recommend their services.
Lynn Markus-Moore

 

Thank you so much for all that you both have done for us!. We appreciate all you do. You two are the best. Thank you for all your hard work!
Devin & Carlee Adams

 

Our family (3 children, none of whom lived in Utah) needed to sell an undeveloped Eden property from a family estate. From the first contact via email, to the final signatures in the title office, Joel and Ann Zieve have been a pleasure to work with. We immediately appreciated their professional expertise and easy to work with style.

In addition to the expected duties of real estate agent of developing and implementing a marketing plan, we discovered (with the Zieve’s help) that before the property could be marketed and sold several “tests” needed to be done over time by different organizations to determine if the lot was buildable. As a result, this left a significant responsibility (burden?) to the Zieves. They helped us identify what needed to be done, who needed to do it, and by when. They knew who to call and made sure tests and reports were completed. This required planning and a lot of ongoing communication over several months. They were always professional and kept us informed on all activities.

As a result of the tests we discovered the land was not buildable and as a result, the overall value of the property dropped significantly. I was immediately concerned that once the financial incentive changed so would their interest in selling our property, but instead, the Zieve’s never wavered on their dedication and motivation to sell the property. They revised their selling strategy and marketed the property to a different type of buyer and it sold/closed in under 2 weeks!!! Thank you Ann and Joel!
Mary Anne

 

I highly recommend Ann Zieve for any real estate transaction.  She represented me when I purchased property in the Ogden Valley.  The process took over a year and a half, and I relied heavily on her and Joel because I am from out-of-state and I was unable to physically look at homes for sale in Utah. She was very patient and diligent.  Each time a saw a home online, she made a personalized video walkthrough or me.  She was detailed-oriented during the entire process, and she provided guidance and advice on navigating the local real estate rules and regulations.  I was very comfortable throughout the entire process, and I will use Ann & Joel for every real estate transaction in the future.
Bret Ninomiya

 

Joel and Ann are our “go-to” experts when we buy or sell a property. They have the process down to a science and keep us right on track to simplify the entire experience. We appreciate their marketing knowledge and willingness to keep us informed every step of the way, which brings us back the them time after time.
Todd and Tammy Grandstaff

 

Ann & Joel were absolutely wonderful to work with. They were knowledgeable, great marketers and knew exactly how to sell my house. The process went very quickly and my house received multiple offers within 5 days of listing. I highly recommend this great team. This is the 4th house I’ve sold and this was certainly the best experience ever.
JoAnn VanCleave

 

Joel, Ann and team are great to work with! They are down to earth, hard working, and have great communication. They have a proven marketing strategy that got us 9 offers, four of them cash offers, within the first week of listing our property. They were there to guide us through the process from beginning to end, including helping find us a new home and negotiating in the buying process of it. We really appreciate there attention to detail and definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home.
Daren & Junko Hill

 

Keller Williams Success Reality, Joel and Ann Zieve, did a great job on getting our home sold quickly. I stepped into this having never bought or sold a home (the home was my mothers) and of course had heard many horror stories about how stressful it was. We were given solid advice on staging the home to show it’s best and after 1 open house we had multiple offers! The multiple offers led to a bidding war. I could not believe it! They knew there were special circumstances to work with on the sale and they never lost sight of our ultimate goal and my stress level was kept at a minimum. To anyone buying or selling in Utah, I would highly recommend them.
Valerie Nelson

 

The Northern Utah Home Team has the experience and the skills to not only sell your house, but to sell it quickly for a fair price. They are motivated, honest, straightforward and realistic.

We had had our house listed for a year with a different REALTOR before we decided to see if Joel Zieve was as good as he claimed. We figured if Joel would make the effort to come to our house in person, and if he did everything he says he does, we felt his team would be a good choice; and we were not disappointed. Once we made contact with Joel and discussed what we wanted, he and Ann got the process rolling. Within two weeks we had two offers! Twice!!

Joel has a lot of experience and gave great guidance. Ann is meticulous and well organized. They worked hard and were great communicators on top of their game at all times. We would recommend this team to anyone.
JennyLyn & Brent Taft

 

Excellent work! They were always in communication, often having answers before I knew the questions. Would love to work with them again!
Clint Vallace

 

We want to say what a pleasure it has been working with Joel and Ann Zieve. We signed a commitment for them to sell our home in Liberty, Utah. We suspected it would be difficult to sell, because it is a modular home on three acres of property and no available comps for the banks to determine the value.

Joel walked us through the listing process, and the things they would do to get maximum exposure on the property. The listing was active within a few days and after showing the home, we received multiple offers. Ann and Joel kept in touch on a daily basis on what the buyers wanted and we got the home sell started.

They helped us with counteroffers and addendums to get the maximum price for our home. We have sold two previous homes and three building lots and we have never been very impressed with our previous Realtors, until we met Joel and Ann Zieve. They are amazing Realtors and have so many great ideas and plans to sell your property. From multiple listings, to online videos and drone panoramic pictures of the property. They took such great pictures of our home, we wondered if this was really our home!

Please give Ann and Joel Zieve you home to sell and you will be very happy and satisfied with their knowledge, commitment and expertise!
Roger and Jane Kodel

 

Joel and Ann really surprised us with their performance and attitudes with selling our Layton property.  They were very knowledgeable and considerate with our needs.  We always got consistent answers with our questions and they always carried out every task they said they would.  The most memorable part of doing business with this team is their very professional communicating.  They always kept us updated with every step of the process.  Their marketing strategy certainly was much more effective than our previous agents.  Highly recommended.  Thank you.
Derek & Carrie Edwards

 

Joel & Ann were awesome to work with. They worked fast to get our property listed and pictures online. With all of their points of advertising being on Facebook, etc. there was a lot of visibility and opportunity for more people to know about it. We never dreamed it could be this easy.
Jim Cooper

 

We transferred jobs from California to Hill Air Force Base in Utah. We worked with Ann and Joel Zieve from Keller Williams Success Realty to buy a new home. They have been wonderful and provided us an easy buying experience. We highly recommend them to other home buyers as they were very aware of our needs and have bent over backwards to help us. Ann especially has been there for us for all our questions and concerns, answers all of our questions, and then asks what else she can do.

She showed us potential homes that we were interested in during the house hunting trip. First she had us drive by the homes and eliminate areas and homes that we didn’t like. I was skeptical about this approach because no REALTOR had ever asked us to do this before. However, I am glad we did because it kept us from wasting our time looking at homes that we could tell weren’t what we wanted when we drove by. We only had a week to find a home and their strategic approach was very efficient and saved us a lot of time. She is very thorough and was readily available to provide assistance with our questions and concerns concerning our home buying process, our loan, our inspections, etc. She has gone far and above any REALTOR we have worked with in the past.

Ann not only met our satisfaction, she did more than what we expected. She was a vital part of this move and we appreciate her efforts in meeting our home buying needs. We’ve already recommended Ann & Joel to our friends and co-workers relocating to the area.
Jeff & Annie Starnes

 

We had a great experience with Valee, Ann & Joel with Keller Williams Realty. Valee was recommended to us through a family member. She immediately met with us to find out our needs for a new home. She sent us homes to view on the internet daily and was quick to check on any home we were interested in. We went out looking for homes and only booked showings one right after the other so that our time was used effectively. After finding a home, Valee walked us through each step we would need to do in buying our home. She called every couple of days to update the progress of our home, answer any questions, explained the next steps and even checked on us just to see how we were doing and how we were feeling about things.

We were having some difficulty with our lender and Valee did everything in her power to help us through this hard time. She never got discouraged and helped us to feel the same way. Valee went on vacation for one week and while she was gone Ann took right over and helped us and called us with updates etc… just like Valee. We felt cared for and important as clients. We had a great experience with the Valee, Ann & Joel and would gladly refer them to our friends, family, and co-workers.
Paul & Marsha Taylor

 

We were absolutely amazed at the system Joel and Ann Zieve with Keller Williams Realty had in place to sell our house. They helped us feel at ease with the sales process because of their frequent communication. Within their established marketing plan, they have a “step-by-step” system in which they were able to walk us right through. I appreciated their list of the things I could complete to help with showing the house in a more effective way. The photos and video were, to say the least, impressive.

We had two offers within the first week of listing. The marketing was top-rate and made for a very smooth experience. We were kept ”in- the-loop” with regular contact, so we never had to wonder “what is next?”. At every step we were pleasantly surprised with how well everything came together to facilitate the sale.

We were impressed with how welcoming and helpful they were…they knew their “stuff” and as we encountered minor bumps, they smoothed the path and helped us continue on our way. This is a shining example of how the process of selling property should function. We would full-heartedly recommend Joel and Ann and their services to anyone who is in the market to buy or sale.
Todd and Tammy

 

Joel and Ann had listed our home and quickly answered all our questions and let us know what the market was in our area. Ann gave me advice on how to show my home. They have always responded quicker then I had expected them to. I was also looking for a home and Ann was quick to let me know if the house was right for me. She understood what I was looking for so it made it easy to look at homes together. I would highly recommend them as your real estate team. I will defiantly use them again when the need arises.
Corrina

 

We would recommend Joel and Ann Zieve with Keller Williams Realty to anyone in the market of buying or selling. They were committed to “seeing us through” the purchase process of our property with an established marketing plan. They made certain to keep us informed with plenty of contact as to what was supposed to happen next so that we weren’t left wondering. We were able to trust what they told us because they delivered, doing exactly what they told us they would do. We would not hesitate to use the service of Joel and Ann again for our real estate needs.
Todd and Tammy

 

Living in South Carolina while trying to sell a house in Utah is not ideal but we are so so happy that we chose Joel and Ann to do the job. They did exactly what they said they were going to do. They were clear with what their plan was and executed it. We would recommend them over and over again!
Aric and Jessica Albrecht

 

Joel and Ann sold our home fast and were very easy to work with.  They did everything they said they would do, which was a lot of work.  We will call them in the future for any real estate needs.  This guys kicked butt!
Mat & Sam Byrnes

 

We liked a home that we saw on their website but where unable to look at it as we live in Colorado. Joel went out and shot a video of the home that was very detailed and we really liked what we saw. We made an offer that was excepted and then we came out and made sure we liked what we saw. We now own beautiful home that we love. Glad that Joel was able to shoot a video for us or we would not have made an offer on the home we now own in a great neighborhood.
Bryan and Stefka

 

Need a home sale fast??? Call Ann & Joel. They got our home sold 4 days after putting it on the market. They answered all questions and trust me we had a lot. They made calls for us to help us understand things better. And on top of that they found us a very specific home we needed with many upgrades. Thank you to Ann & Joel.
Mike and Angie Thompson

 

They were wonderful, very knowledgeable and helpful. Found a lot of properties to look at and found us the perfect home.
Victor & Kam Reynolds

 

I know of no one who would put in the time and effort that Ann has put forth on our behalf. It is next to impossible to find anyone willing to work so hard on any project, especially when there are so many obstacles. When I had given up she kept plugging along and got us the results I thought would never come. Thank you Ann for not giving up on us and the sale of our house.
Marie Hunt

 

You have a work ethic that is really quite remarkable. Your positive and proactive nature is a rare gift.  I admire your professional attitude.  And any time you need a written or verbal reference I would be more than happy to do that.
Kirk Jones

 

We thank them for making the process virtually painless.
Amy & Steve

 

They helped me through the entire process and explained the process thoroughly.
Jerry

 

They worked very closely & professionally with me, keeping me updated weekly on what was happening
Sue

 

Thanks to the compassion and understanding of my situation,… took a very rough situation and handled all of my stress.
Debbie


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