I can’t imagine using anyone else!  

We contacted Van in June of 2007, with the idea of selling our home. With 3 homeschooled children, a Labrador, no basement, and a very small backyard, we were experiencing some serious growing pains. Having owned only two houses in the last 11 years, dealing with real estate matters was not something either me or my wife felt very equipped to handle.

The approach Van utilized was completely different than our other real estate transaction experiences. His approach involved knowing what we were looking for and knowing what our objectives were. It was more than just finding out the number of bedrooms and baths. Since my wife home-schools our children, trying to keep our house “show-ready” was nearly impossible. With Van’s counsel we were able to structure our deal where we bought our new home first and sold our existing home second.  Needless to say, project management skills were greatly needed to accomplish both transactions in a relatively short time period.

On the buying side of our transaction Van’s experience paid for itself. Having overpaid for our last house, I was determined this would not occur in our next house. Van did an excellent job of keeping me accountable to this concern. Had we not listened to his counsel, we would have paid about 4% more for our new house. We ended up with a home that met all of our needs and stayed with our stated objectives!!

On the selling side of our transaction, Van’s experience and project management made the experience incredibly smooth. Similar to Van’s work on the determining the value of the home we purchased, he spent a comparable amount of time in determining an appropriate value range on our existing home, with and without certain modifications. We ended up putting some money into our existing house (carpet, paint, miscellaneous repairs) with the expectation of getting a higher return. Van coordinated all of the work, which was completed in a matter of days. Our home went under contract in 21 days at 99.6% of what we were expecting to realize; all this in a very difficult market environment. This confirmed for me that Van’s counsel and assistance were dead-on accurate

At both of our closings, he was our representative throughout the entire process. He equipped us to be fully prepared at closing and assisted with any potential delaying issues from the other parties. He was instrumental in ensuring very smooth and timely closings.

I can’t imagine using anyone else!  

Bob Heath
Director of Taxation, MedAssets, Inc.


We have already recommended you to our friends...

Just a note to thank you for assisting us with the purchase of our home.  I’m sure that many people are a little reluctant to sell their home to an investor believing that they will not be offered a fair price or that they may be subjecting themselves to an adventure filled with hassles.  What a shock it was to find quite the opposite.  Anne and I have already recommended your services to our friends and will gladly continue to do so.  We could not imagine how it could have gone any easier or smoother.

You immediately made us feel very comfortable with your thorough examination of the house and taking the time to explain everything with us.  The price offered was more than fair for the market and condition of our home.  We especially appreciated the comparison spreadsheet that your provided and meeting with us to answer all of our questions.  The entire sale went exactly as you outlined without any surprises.

Anne and I have driven by twice so far and love what you have done and how you have not intruded on the neighbors during the remodeling process.  Your professional and personal attention to all of the details made this a very pleasant experience for us.  If time permits, I hope that you will contact Anne when your project is complete so she can see all of the wonderful improvements. 

Bob & Anne Bray


You were dead on in my opinion!

Not to stroke your ego, but I’m refinancing my home and just ordered an appraisal. Your estimate of retail value based on the report you produced before we went under contract was around $227K. Well, our house just appraised at $227K. Again, appraisals don’t mean as much any more, except for the fact that our appraisal used a comp on our street which sold 2/23/09 for $225K.

So with that “perfect comp” you were dead on in my opinion!

May want to use that for your brag book. Good work on your estimate!

Nathan Dubé
Home Mortgage Consultant
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage


We recommend Van & Jeanne to anyone looking for new home…

When we decided to start the search for our first home we were recommended to Van and Jeanne Purser by friends of ours who had just gone through a purchase with them the year before.  Being first time home buyers we were unsure what to expect and what was realistic given the market.  After meeting with Van and Jeanne and discussing their backgrounds and specialties we were quite confident that they would be able to help us find the perfect house.

We began the process by narrowing down what was truly important to us in a home.  Van and Jeanne helped us develop a list of what was most essential to us and what would just ‘be nice’ to have.  They went the extra mile to make sure our search was as thorough and informative as possible.  It was important to them that we not settle on a house that had a great kitchen, for instance, but was missing some of the more essential items we needed. 

When we finally fell in love with a house it happened to be a foreclosure that required quite a lot of updating.  Van’s background in renovations was vital as we had to decide to buy the house ‘as is’ from the bank and determine if the plans we had for it were realistic.  Once we knew we wanted to move forward with an offer, Van and Jeanne’s real work began as we went through a very long negotiation process.  The bank selling the property is based in Texas and would sometimes take more than a week between correspondences.  Van was relentless in pursuing the bank’s realtor for information and making the process as smooth as possible.  With the Purser’s guidance and patience, we finally got the house we wanted and for the right price!

We have been in our house for 12 months now and are still extremely happy with our home and how the process went.  We recommend Van and Jeanne to anyone looking to find a new home, and can’t speak highly enough of their professionalism and hard work.  We never would have made it through the process without Van and Jeanne’s knowledge, expertise and patience.

Richard and Jessica Saunders


He worked diligently on our behalf……

When Van helped my husband and me sell and purchase our homes, it was truly an enjoyable, collaborative experience -- like no other real estate transactions I've ever had. Van has valuable insight into the local market as well deep understanding of the financial aspects of home buying and selling. He worked diligently on our behalf and did so in a way that respected all parties involved. Negotiations and transactions were focused on meeting people's needs, not on creating an adversarial atmosphere. His advice about putting our home on the market was spot-on, and he went so far as to give us recommendations for contractors he knew to be reliable and affordable for some needed repairs. The home sold immediately at a price we were very happy with.

I recommend Van whole-heartedly and will definitely use his expertise and services again in the future.

Jane Gaboury


In the end, Van genuinely felt like a friend....

Around June 2011 we engaged Van Purser of Van Purser and Associates to act as our buyer’s agent. At that time we were interested in purchasing our first home here in the USA. Despite owning properties elsewhere in the world we decided what we needed to navigate this process was someone with local knowledge and expertise. Most of all we needed someone who would be ethical and honest. Van came recommended to us by a local friend who had also happily purchased their home through Van.

Van was instrumental in advising us on not only what to expect (from him and others) throughout the buying process but he also gave us the benefit of his extensive working knowledge of what the local buyer is generally looking for in a home. This was important as homes here in Georgia are designed and constructed quite differently to those we have purchased in the past overseas. Van enabled us to make informed decisions whilst viewing properties thus avoiding potential pitfalls.

Once we had decided on a property Van did extensive research on comparable properties that were for sale at that time and those that had recently sold. He spent a great deal of time explaining his findings therefore allowing us to reach an informed decision on the true market value of our chosen property. This research provided the framework for price negotiation and then later supported the appraisal that was performed on the property. We were very pleased with Van’s negotiations; he kept us informed every step of the way and this resulted in us purchasing the home at a price we were more than happy with.

The home we purchased had an unfinished basement and was in need of some repairs as identified in the building inspection report. As a result of the trust and integrity Van had demonstrated throughout the purchase process we asked his company to undertake both the basement finishing and the repairs. We knew this was going to be a messy, noisy process and with two small children and a dog very trying! Van personally supervised the whole process and each day gave us verbal reports, feedback and an idea of what to expect next. Both he and his team of tradespeople were very sensitive to our needs as a family living in the home during the repairs and building process. We did have some unseen issues arise along the way and Van took care of each to our satisfaction, every time keeping us informed as things were rectified. The whole job was completed in a very timely fashion and his attention to every small detail was just brilliant. We love our new home and basement! 

We cannot speak more highly of Van and his wife Jeanne. We would encourage anyone thinking of buying, selling or renovating to contact Van personally. It is rare to find someone who genuinely feels like a friend at the end of a process such as this. If you are looking for a professional with both extensive real estate and building knowledge and integrity Van Purser should be the first person to call.

 Timothy and Sarah Grabrovaz


Van was meticulous in helping us determine value...

Van is like have a 3 in 1 package. Real Estate Agent, Investor and General Contractor. He was very patient with us as we went full circle from wanting to sell our home to buy a lake home on Lanier, to deciding to take our home off the market and search a second home only.

Van's expertise as an investor and general contractor came in mighty handy when we found a major fixer upper/foreclosure. Although this was our 8th real estate transaction this was uncharted territory, as we had never been through a foreclosure purchase. Van advised us along the way and as we got to the bid stage we were well equipped to make an offer.

Throughout the process, we were most impressed with Van's meticulous assessment of home values which helped educate us during the process. Van actually was all 3 in 1 for our transaction and the finished product is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Thanks Van and Jeanne for always being there for us.

Mark & Laurie Sussman


Van was excellent at shepherding us through the process

Van was a wonderful resource. My wife and I were relocating from CA and while we had previously lived in Atlanta 4 years earlier we were having to make our buying decision why flying back and forth to visit houses in only two weekends, one of which was a holiday. Coming from CA we could have easily over spent on a house because we were so used to the high prices. However, Van was excellent at shepherding us through the process.

He came recommended by a friend and I have since recommended him to others.

Chance & Shelly Regina