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“Connections Realty was not only a pleasure to work with but also a truly valuable resource.  Start to finish they were there to offer advice, help analyze the data I compulsively collected so that it made sense and was not just numbers on paper, and use that analysis to negotiate aggressively with the seller. They also gave me recommendations for financing, inspections, and settlement agents. This was my first investment property (though not my last) and without their assistance in the process, it would have been so much more complicated and time-consuming than it already was.  I look forward to working with them again in the future and would recommend them to anyone looking to make savvy investments in real estate.”



“Just a word to thank you so very much for the fantastic work you did in selling our Richmond Fan house with the 1031 Deferred Tax Exchange Program.  You were knowledgeable of this most complicated specialty investment program and our savings in capital gains taxes were most advantageous.  You were so thorough and always stayed on top of the multiple details involved in sale of the house and our subsequent purchase of replacement properties. You have so many resources at your fingertips regarding real estate and tax regulations throughout this process that you kept us on schedule and on track and kept us from putting a foot wrong and possibly getting mired in quicksand. As we purchased the investment properties to replace the sold property, your research and knowledge about our options as well as how to look at and analyze each property was exceptional.  As always you have been prompt, professional, efficient and especially easy to work with –  KUDOS !”

Winston and Sandy


“As my wife and I began planning for our retirement years as ‘snowbirds,’ we were introduced to Carol Barkstrom by family members who had previous worked with her when purchasing their home in suburban Richmond a few years ago. Carol understood our needs and carefully guided us to a beautiful townhouse in Glen Allen which we hope to enjoy for many years to come. She kept us informed throughout a very complex short sale process, working with lenders, title companies, attorneys, and other agents with professionalism. We would highly recommend Carol and Connections Realty.”

Steve and Bev