Success Stories

I appreciate more than I can say all the help, advice, and the expertise Paul Muhlberger offered to me during the last few very difficult months. He was a voice of calm amidst all the chaos. Paul  is a remarkable person- wise and caring! What a combo! We recently sold our Charlottesville home through Silvergate Realty.  This was our second time working with Paul Muhlberger and we would not think of using any other seller’s agent in Charlottesville. Why do we think he is the best?  Aside from the fact that he is energetic and gets out there to really get the work done…He knows the Charlottesville real estate market very well and always has an eye on where the trends are going.  He listens to his clients and truly cares about what is important to them.  He knows about buildings and has a real eye for detail.  He helps you focus on things that will make your home more sell-able or things you should take note of if you’re buying.  He knows the transaction process inside-and-out and keeps his clients well informed; so there are never any surprises or missed deadlines.  You will not go wrong with Silvergate Realty as your buyers or sellers agent!

Stan W. & Patricia V. | Sellers

It all started with the realization (March 2013) that I needed to sell my big house in the country and move to a small easy to maintain home in the city. I was ready to down size and simplify. But did I have it in me to go over that mountain of putting my home on the market, finding a home I love and moving? Ug.  Then I made the best decision I have made in a long time. I called Jamie Kay. I just wanted to gather some info, ask some questions, and stick my toe in the water. Before I knew it THAT SAME DAY Jamie was at my house creating a punch list of things to do before putting my house on the market. She also set the date in order to keep me motivated to complete that list. So I did. Jamie is also a popular photographer in town, so when she showed up to take pictures for the listing I knew I was in good hands. However, when she sent me the photos I couldn’t believe how beautiful they were! My home looked worthy of a magazine! I wanted to buy my home!  The big day came, and I prepared myself for a long summer of keeping the house tidy and ready to show. A week later I had an interest, then an offer, then a contract. WHAT? I had to find a house I wanted to buy….and fast! I gave Jamie a pretty clear idea of what I was looking for, and I could tell she was listening. We looked at many houses, but like goldilocks….they just weren’t “right”. What happened next is hysterical! Jamie found the home of my dreams, and it wasn’t even ON THE MARKET! Then she sent me to the BEST loan officer, the BEST inspector, the BEST closing attorney, the BEST plumber, you get the picture! And all of the documents were managed thru Docusign, which allowed me to review and sign everything from work. She did all of this but I never felt pressured or pushed, as she has an easy going personality that kept me relaxed and calm through the entire experience. This experience took “customer service’ to a whole new level. How often do you get to say that?  I moved into my new home in July 2013. My home should still be on the market right now, but its all behind me! Thank you Jamie Kay! You have no idea what a difference you made!

Cathy Q. | Buyer and Seller

We got superior service and outstanding results from Silvergate Realty.  Paul personally attended to our listing from day one.  He was refreshingly transparent in discussing the strategy for our listing, and articulate in communicating our reasons for selling to prospective buyers while maintaining a strong bargaining position.  Perhaps most importantly, he remained accessible throughout the negotiation with the buyer who ultimately purchased our home.  Paul has a strong professional network in the real estate and building trades, which added real value for us when the deal required work on a tight deadline.  I would not hesitate to recommend Paul and Silvergate Realty to  anyone buying or selling real estate in central VA.

Lief M. | Seller

Jamie was extremely helpful through our first home buying experience. My wife and I had always heard horror stories about over worked real estate agents, and how quickly deals could fall apart. Jamie was the opposite of these nightmares. She always took the extra step, always had the answers to our questions, and had honest opinions and answers to all of our questions and comments. If you want friendly and knowledgeable help, Jamie Kay (and Silvergate Realty) is the one you want. We love our new home!

Tyler B. | Buyer