Dr. Angela Zombek & Theo Lorentzos
We met Brad by chance at an open house in 2018 as we were preparing to relocate to Wilmington from out of state. Brad immediately impressed us with his knowledge of the Wilmington market & his attentiveness to detail. He helped us find a great home & made buying a house from out of state as stress free as possible. We would recommend Brad to anyone & will definitely turn to him in the future. Thank you, Brad, for all of your help & insight!
Angie and Theo have become friends of my wife Beth and myself. Dr. Zombek teaches Civil War History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Theo is a master plumber and is now employed by UNCW. Angie called me about moving to a new development in town. I listed her home, found her a buyer and sold her and Theo a beautiful new home in River Lights. We closed 03/12/20.
Angie Zombek & Theo Lorentzos
Mike and Susan Watters
Hi Brad, We wanted to thank you very much for all your assistance in finding us a home! You are the ideal realtor! You carefully listen to what the buyers wants. You are patient, caring, encouraging and give excellent advice. You are so prompt to send us possible properties and get appointments to view them. We were impressed with how quickly you sent properties to view and how many possibilities you were able to find ) We appreciate that you are not pushy, with money as you only motivating factor, and no regard for customer satisfaction. You seem to enjoy the hunt, enjoy viewing various properties and gaining knowledge of areas as well as all that is available. You have given us so much of your time. We truly enjoy your fun and pleasant personality.
We are very thankful to have you, not just as an outstanding realtor we can trust, but as our friend! We know that the home we desire is out there. A home that is just the right size, with a view of nature(we enjoy seeing God all around us through the wildlife He has created), and the ability to get into the water, at a price we can afford.
We are thankful that God brought you into our lives and we know He will guide us all to the home He has for us. Again, thank you, Brad, for all you are doing to help us find our home but most of all thank you for your friendship!
Susan & Mike Watters Oct. 2017
Owner of 700 S. Barksdale
I appreciate everything you did for me to get my house sold. It was a very emotional process for me and you saved me from foreclosure. You consistently searched for potential buyers for my property. For that, I am forever grateful! Through your due diligence, you have earned my full trust. That is why I referred you to sell my parents' house. They, too, were extremely pleased with your professionalism and due diligence to get their house sold quickly and for top dollar! Furthermore, I will continue to send you more referrals as I hear of any. You have my word. Thank you for your continued friendship beyond closing day. You have gained a loyal friend for life...ME! God bless you!
Julie Anderson REALTOR®, Certified Nocatee Agent
Keller Williams Jacksonville Realty, 2950 Halcyon Lane, Suite 102, Jacksonville, FL
Bug-N-A-Rug General Manager
In March of 2014, I decided it was time to stop wasting my money on rent and to start thinking about purchasing my first home. I had a flashback to a conversation held previously between myself and Brad Van Amberg, who was a client of mine in the past. He was talking about the housing market, mortgages and more. I could tell that Brad really knew his stuff. I decided to use Brad as my realtor and it was a decision I won't regret.
He guided me smoothly throughout the process and ensured there were no surprises along the way. I have since moved in to my new home and couldn't be happier. The cost was much lower than I had originally anticipated and I was able to close three weeks earlier than the original closing date!
If you are looking for a knowledgeable, attentive and kind Realtor to help you with a major decision such as a new home purchase, then Brad Van Amberg is your guy! I would (and will) highly recommend him to anyone going through a situation similar to mine.
Wilde Law Firm
I have done multiple Short Sales with the Wilde Law Firm. They are the best in the business at Short Sales.
"Brad, It is always our pleasure to work with you. I look forward to more short sale closings in the future."
Steve and I completed two Short Sales one for 713 Parsley Ct and the other for 700 S. Barksdale Rd. Both properties took approximately 10 months to complete. Steve and his staff did an amazing job in dealing with the slow moving banks.
Brad has assisted me with one loan origination and a mortgage refinance over the past few years, both of which went smoothly even though I know Brad was having to work aggressively behind the scenes to make it appear so seamless. Brad knows the real estate market in the Wilmington area and mortgage market and works hard to ensure the highest in customer satisfaction. A great guy who you will keep coming back to with your real estate or mortgage needs!
How have you been old friend? You look great by your picture. I was thinking about you the other day and told my wife that I was going to see if I could locate you. Hope you and your wife are doing well and enjoying life at the beach.
I want to tell you and I should have told you this a long time ago how thankful I am that I met you and the knowledge you taught me in the Mortgage world. It was a tough time for me back then with family issues and I'm very sorry to let those things affect my work with you. From the knowledge I gained from your teaching I went on to work at Wachovia and Wells Fargo as a Loan Processor and then a Loan Auditor until my retirement in 2014. I would have not had the opportunity with these financial institutions without ever meeting you.
It's a different world now with this COVID-19 thing and I hope you and your wife our staying away from that. I'm 65 now and I have to worry about that as well. Anyway Brad I wish you and your wife a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!
Jon & Tracey Heckel
Hi Brad: Tracey and I are most appreciative of the assistance you provided for us to purchase the Kure Beach house.
Brad Van Amberg provided us with highly competent and professional services as our representative during a recent purchase in the Wilmington area. He was very responsive but never pushy. He did what needed to be done to keep us on track and moving forward. His extensive mortgage experience proved to be a value-add as he provided several different financing scenarios along the way. In the end we got a great deal and he maintained his "buyer's perspective" throughout the negotiations. He's a heck of a nice guy to boot and we are very grateful for his efforts on our behalf. Highly recommend. Jon
Jon and Tracey,
Stephen & Kristina Alligood
Hello Brad. My wife and I wanted to thank you so much for helping us in our Endeavor to find a piece of land to build our new home on. The location that we selected with your help turned out to be exactly what we were looking for. We truly believe that things went so smooth with this purchase because of the knowledge and experience that you have! Thank you so much for being there through this process with us and for answering all of those questions we had and putting up with our lack of knowing what was required to make this purchase. We sure are glad we retained your services. Again, thank you for everything
Stephen and Kristina Alligood.
Anita and Richard Turel
"Brad was not our broker, he was the Buyers broker but treated us better than our own realtor. Brad Van Amberg helped my husband and I in all these areas due to the fact that our agent was anything but professional or caring. He is the best realtor we have ever used by far. We love him.
Brad goes above and beyond all the rest. If you are looking for a realtor that cares about you and every aspect of what it takes to purchase or sell your home, this is the man for you. We would not have had our sale go through if it were not for Brad. He made it happen even when our own realtor fell short." June 2018
Phil and Margie Owensby
2015 I was planning to retire soon and my wife Margie was already retired. We had listed our house in Inlet Park in 2010 and 2012 with no offers each time and faced a slow but recovering market in late 2014 and early 2015.
I ran an ad in some FSBO internet sites and came to meet Brad through his response to help sell our home in anyway we needed. I researched him thru his web site and liked the experience he had in Real Estate and Mortgage. I also liked that he appeared to me to not just wanting to get a listing but was genuinely interested in helping to reach our retirement goal. We wanted a sale and a rent back option as we needed time to arrange a long distance move. I was still employed in my 36 year career with the local ports and would end that by May if we could coordinate all the factors to make it a seamless transition from coastal North Carolina to the Land of Enchantment - New Mexico.
Brad's easy going demeanor and local market knowledge along with allowing me to apply a few selling ideas I had formed by watching the 2 previous listings fail, gave me confidence that " this guy was going to sell our home of 15 years". We listed with him by February and had an offer in a few weeks, then a sale, with the rent back option, by April.
Brad's experience and business sense are not his only good point.....he is just a real nice person. We enjoyed the working relationship and gaining a friend made it all a very good experience. Yes selling a home and moving our lives 2000 miles ended up a good experience!
President & CEO of Raleigh Mortgage Group
"Brad is considered to be “The Best of the Best”. Truly a professional and a pleasure to work with. You would be doing yourself a favor to align yourself with Brad."
Brian sat next to me during my first days as a loan officer. I would listen to him on the phone during the day and would often ask him for advice. He probably did more for my growth as a Loan Officer than anyone else during my 10 year career in the mortgage Industry.