9/2/2020 Yancy is meticulous in his preparation, whether you're about to list your house for sale or purchase a new home. If you're are selling your home, he will research your neighborhood keeping the range within a mile of two of your property. Yancy compiled a detailed report for me of current sales data such as number of houses sold, asking price, selling price, square footage of each house, how long it was on the market as well as other pertinent data points. He used this information not only to convince me to list my house with him, but to help me arrive at a selling price that was realistic. This was critical because so many agents tell you your house is worth so much more than it is to get you to list with them. This sales tactic wastes your time and increases your frustration while you're lowering the price every few weeks until you get to where the house is appropriately priced to sell. Yancy's brutally honest but in a very nice way. He made suggestions and offered solutions that led to making the sale of my house so much faster and easier. For example: Yancy suggested I have a "preemptive home inspection" in order to uncover any deferred maintenance or other issues and have whatever repairs needed done. He recommended an outstanding home inspector as well. Doing that saved me a lot of time, money and enabled me to get the price I wanted for my home.
Yancy communicated with me and provided feedback on all showings of my house. He copied me on emails and relayed conversations and information from others in a timely manner. I never had to wonder what was happening. He follows up and pays attention to details. Yancy helped me sell 2 houses and buy my current home all in the last 18 months. I highly recommend him. He is an exceptional real estate salesperson. Mona Martin ~ 5 Stars
8/28/2020 Yancy listed and sold my home in a very difficult time for me and the economy. His dedication to details and ability to deal with my schedule was very thoughtful. He got the job done and really helped me to turn the corner of the real estate problem that I had ~ Joe Abercrombie, 5 Stars
8/1/2020 Excellent Agent. Did a fantastic job! Always keeping you updated on everything. His team helped us set up our home with a beautiful makeover before professional pictures that I didn't even want to move. We were under contract in less than 18 hours. He guided us through the entire process while at the same time helped us find and buy our new home in Albuquerque. I've never had such a pleasant experience. And he stayed in touch and still stays in touch long after we closed. He has definitely earned our trust.
Joseph Gibbons ~ 5 Stars
4/24/2020 Did I ever get lucky when I was referred to Yancy Whitaker. I couldn't have found a better realtor to walk me through the process of finding and closing on my perfect Santa Fe home! His positive attitude and communication skills are top notch. He does what he says he's going to do, when he says he's going to do it. He picked up the phone every single time I called. He answered every question I came up with and if he didn't know the answer, he found it. He listened to me when I voiced concerns and knew when to give me space to process information. Above all, Yancy made me feel like I was his only client. It wasn't until after we closed that he told me he was working with several other clients at the same time and I couldn't imagine how he was able to give us all, what felt like, his undivided attention. His commitment and energy level is impressive. You need look no further for a very professional realtor. And he makes a pretty darn good fruitcake!~ Lynn Simmons, 5 Stars
4/23/2020 Yancy Whittaker represented me as the seller of my live/work loft in the Railyard District of Santa Fe. During a challenging time [covid19] he maintained consistent and professional contact on a regular basis and we were able to achieve full asking price and close early. Highly recommend Yancy Whittaker for your real estate needs. Tim Brown 5 Stars
I had a amazing experience with Yancy Whittaker. I live in Las Vegas, NM and could not find a realtor to show me properties, much less, return my calls. Yancy lives about an hour away in Santa Fe, called me immediately and worked with my schedule. He drove up to show me properties, and listed them in an organized packet for me to make notes..etc. He worked well with the listing agent, lending company, contractor, and appraiser to ensure all bases were covered. and to close my renovation loan on time. His follow through was on point, and I didn't need to track every little task, as he would consistently notify me off deadlines, needed signature, documents, etc.. My renovation loan was for a small purchase price; however, the service I received was outstanding. If you want a great, hardworking realtor, I recommend Yancy. Feel free to contact him to request my contact information, and I will gladly provide you with details of my experience with him. Good luck! ~ John Guadarrama, 5 Stars
When my husband and I decided to buy a home in Santa Fe, we were glad to have Yancy as our realtor. His local knowledge, professionalism and responsiveness were extremely important assets as we were trying to buy while living across the country. Yancy worked with us for several months while we made house hunting trips back and forth. Throughout the process, he provided great personal service, clear communication, helpful resources and an infectious positive energy. Yancy was a top realtor in every way. He went that extra mile to help match our needs with the right home. We would highly recommend him. ~ Philip Diller, 5 Stars
Yancy came to my attention as a high performance realtor. We met and he advised me on Coldwell Banker's lead in the industry, his personal attributes, and the process for listing and selling my house. He guided me through that entire process and took care of all issues that arose and all processes masterfully, with care. We had a signed sale contract within 4 weeks of listing, way ahead of the average for my area, and the inspection and closing processes had challenges yet went smoothly under his full command. A very experienced and class act. ~ Ed Lewis, 5 Stars
Yancy is an outstanding real estate agent and a true professional. He went the extra mile to ensure that our needs were met and that the purchase of our new home became a reality. There were several issues, not the fault of Yancy, that faced us and several times it looked like the purchase of the home would fall through. Yancy was a true advocate for us and did everything possible to help us resolve the issues. I would readily recommend Yancy as the real estate agent of choice. I have dealt with several realtors over the years and Yancy is by far the best professional I have had that truly knows the business and most importantly the meaning of customer service ~ James Lucero, 4.8 Stars
Very professional and responsive agent. I made many inquiries to other agents and none responded as quickly as Yancy. He promptly contacted me regarding my inquiry, and met my very demanding timeline for viewing properties as a part of my home search. He is willing to go the extra mile, and spent countless hours supporting our search, and worked to resolve all challenges encountered; never failing to deliver. After the purchase, he has continued to support us as we settled in to our new home. In short, he made my transition from Tennessee to Santa Fe NM smooth all along the way. Looking for a realtor, call Yancy ~ Cheryl Cabbil, 5 Stars
Yancy Whittaker's customer service reminds me of the service one would find in a 5 Star hotel. The gentleman that he is, he was very patient with me. Myself being a first time home buyer, my emotions and lack of experience got the best of me at times but Mr. Whittaker guided me professionally through all the steps. He and I were 120 miles apart and this man would view homes at my request and wire me detail photos of property that he took along with property information. We waited together for over a year on a short sale that fell through. Mr. Whittaker was very consistent with phoning on a weekly basis all parties involved with the short sale. Several month later a terrific property became available, we contracted and all parties waited while my loan processed and Mr. Whittaker was a terrific referee with myself, the bank, the sellers and other realtors involved. Absolutely the best real estate agent!!
8/28/2020 Yancy was very responsive to my calls and showed me new on the market homes almost daily. He was on time for appointments and helped me make the right decision for a home. Jerah Sherman ~ 4 Stars
Yancy is one of the best realtor's I have EVER had the pleasure of working with. He is quick to respond and follow up. He is very patient (he wrote up a ton of offers for us until we found the right place). He wants to know what you want so he can limit your search to only houses you will be interested in and not waste your time. We had a long and painful loan process but he was constantly following up and making sure that he did everything he could to speed the process along. I would feel very confident recommending Yancy to anyone. He is a top notch professional, you will not find many better than Yancy. And, he has become a trusted friend, has come to know our family we his and this means more than gold to us. ~ Mike and Gloria Johnson, 5 Stars
My 95 year old father recently purchased a small house in Santa Fe with excellent service and support from Yancy. It was a whirlwind experience e.g. a reasonably priced "darling" of an older house in a competitive market. Coming from the Pacific NW, this move had been a dream of my father's ever since the family vacation to NM in the 70s. Given some challenges including the buyer being out of state, older client with family members helping, etc., Yancy went to bat for us. He kept us updated, explained everything in great detail, made pertinent recommendations after the inspection and was professional and patient with all of our questions and needs ~ Steve and Julie Anderson, 5 Stars
Yancy helped my wife and I find the perfect home. We were slow and looked all over the Santa Fe area for the greater part of 9 months. Yancy was patient with us, found and showed us everything we wanted to see ( it was a lot ) and helped us work through what properties would work for us and eliminate those with issues. In the end we found the perfect house and Yancy worked very hard giving attention to every detail to help us get it closed. We would definitely recommend him and work with him again in the future ~ Gregg and Patrica Bourland, 5 Stars
Yancy is great -- personal and professional, all the way. We will continue to work with him in our search. He has really captured the elements of what we are looking for and does not run us around to properties that do not meet the criteria. We haven't yet negotiated a contract, but Yancy's conversation and his mortgage broker recommendations, prequalifying meetings & subsequent conversations have all been excellent ~ Kate Smith, 5 Stars