Thank you, Steve for all the work you did to get this house in order. I’m also appreciative of the fact that you have always listened to my concerns and took them seriously. Looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship.
My wife and I made a decision to rent our home in Chesapeake 9 years ago. We were moving out of the area, and the idea of managing a Rental Property from a distance was quite intimidating! After doing some research, we met Jackie and Steve, and for 9 years, they managed our property for us. They made my life easier, and eliminated many stress points for us by always having a tenant in the property, and most importantly, keeping the cash flowing! In the fall of 2019, we made the decision to move on from the property, and knew that the Dunbar team was who was going to make this happen! Jackie was with us every step of the way, and helped navigate the maze of selling the house. We would recommend Jackie and Steve to anyone looking to hire a Property Manager or need assistance selling a home! Thank you so much for all of your help!
Bud and Allison Klemp
Where do I begin, Jackie and her husband Steven where my property managers when I owned a home in the Wards Corner, Rose Garden area of Norfolk. As property managers, they did an awesome job of finding the right tenants and managing the property. When I decided to sell my house, Jackie Dunbar got me the full asking price for the property and it was only on the market less than a week. She made selling process quick and painless, by keeping me informed and ensuring the paperwork was completed in a timely manner. They have a great team of staff, maintenance and repair people that do phenomenal work. I believe that the lucky new owners are getting a better home than what I received when I first bought the place. It’s ashamed that I didn’t have Jackie as my agent during that time. I could not recommend anyone better for the job of selling or buying a home. She is FANTASTIC!
John Sitka III
) Jackie & Steve are very professional, give great advices that suit clients needs and their situation. They are always available for clients, return text/phone calls in a timely manner. I would definitely work with them again!
Ruby Qi & Branden Ono
We worked with Steve for 2 years as our property manager for our house we were renting out. Steve was very professional and always kept us in the loop with maintenance issues and always had someone readily available to fix the problem. When it came time to sell the house, even in a slow time to sell (February) Steve and his wife Jackie were up front about the possibility that it could take a while considering the time but confident that they could sell it quickly, as Jackie said her average time on market was approximately 30 days. They took care of staging the house and got it on the market first week of February and sure enough we were under contract the first week of March. Steve, Jackie and their team at ReMax were awesome to work with during this whole process and made sure everything went smoothly. We recommend to anyone in Virginia Beach whether you’re renting, selling or buying to use the Steve and Jackie Dunbar team and you won’t be disappointed!
Graeme and Rachel Chesnie
We’ve been so busy and super excited with all that’s happening… but I just wanted to say “Thank You” to the Dunbar Team, especially to Jackie and Steve!The Remax/Dunbar Team did an amazing job taking excellent care of the property rental management as well as Sales at Kemp Bridge. Y’all went above and beyond my expectations! I would love to recommend you to all of my friends who want the property management and selling easy, smooth and painless. The entire experience we had proves to show that hiring such an Experienced Team makes a huge difference in getting things done successfully! God Bless you and the team at Remax Dunbar for an amazing, personal care you have extended!
Yvonne & Jesus Gochangco
We rented first from Steve and Jackie, we were met on the weekend to set us up in our rental. The only time we had was on the weekend to look at houses and Steve met us. He also informed us that Jackie was a realtor and when we decided to buy they would let us out of our year lease. We did and it was a smart decision on our account to use a veteran realtor. She took the time to show us houses, found us exactly what we were asking for in houses. Her experience saved us from a horrible situation on one contract. And helped to get in the house we live now, they fought hard to get us everything we wanted in a house and the contract. If you want someone that can be trusted and on your side Jackie and Steve are the team. They put together a binder of trusted contractors for when we get in the house, something they didn’t have to do. Jackie, Steve and Remaxvb THANK YOU for All you did for us.
Fred and Susan Storms
Though we had a wonderful experience renting a townhouse with RE/MAX Alliance as our property managers, we knew we were ready to purchase our first home. It only made sense to utilize the Dunbars and their team in our search. They talked with us about the pros and cons of different communities and listened to our interests and needs. We viewed an array of different homes in different neighborhoods and quickly found the right property in the right location. As this was our first time going through the home-buying process, we were a bit nervous about the details of offers, inspections, and closing. They walked us through each step and answered every question we had. We’ve worked with every member of the Dunbars’ team and were always impressed by their level of professionalism, attention to detail, and level of service.
Rob and Ann K.
Fantastic real estate/property management Team! Steven was our property manager for 4-1/2 years. The Dunbar team was always available, professional and honest. Any issue with the home was resolved immediately. Their office staff: Jen and Roberta were equally great! If stationed here again, the Dunbar team will be the first I call.
We rented a property from Steven Dunbar with RE/MAX Alliance and when we were ready to buy we contact Jackie Dunbar for her assistance. We were not used to renting and felt some of the rules and hoops we had to jump through when moving in/out were excessive but during our two years at the property RE/MAX reps were always professional and addressed any issues we had quickly. When we were ready to start looking for a home Jackie was awesome – she ALWAYS worked to make herself available to show us properties and provide the info we requested, if she was not available, Steven would meet with us. Jackie was also knowledgeable about the area and home buying process and pointed us in the right direction for loan & insurance professionals. She took care of all the details, made it a smooth transaction and called a few times to follow up/check in on us after closing – Will call her to sell when we are ready and recommend her services to friends/family.
As distant homeowners, we wanted a dependable rental management team to look over our Virginia Beach property. We feel lucky to have relied upon RE/MAX Alliance. They were timely and professional in all notifications, maintainable arrangements, billings for repairs, and receipts. From the top down, Jackie and Steven Dunbar and all the members of their team have been friendly and helpful. We highly recommend their services.
Dana & Terry Barnthouse
I would highly recommend Steven Dunbar and RE/MAX Alliance for all of your property management needs. As a former tenant, I was very impressed with the level of attention and care given to the condition of the property as well as the detailed move-out inspection. The contractors working with Steven were professional, detailed and easy to contact. When I met with Steven to view the property I rented, I could tell that he enjoyed his job and was great at marketing properties. They are unlike any other property management team I have worked with before.
Michelle L. Walker
Jackie and Steve Dunbar have managed our property over the last six-plus years while we were living overseas. They have treated the house as if it were their own property. Tenants know they can call Jackie and Steve for quick action, and we know we can relax, with the comfort that our house is in great hands. We highly recommend them for your property management needs – they are honest, hard-working, and very Military friendly. If you are moving overseas and are concerned about renting your house, give Jackie and Steve a call and lose that stressor.
Cpt. Eric & Amy Gardner
I can’t say enough good things about Jackie and her husband Steven. I live in California right now and managing my home in Virginia Beach was becoming too much for me. I hired them first to manage the property and then to sell it. They were incredible managing the home. My last tenants left it a disaster and they were able to get me great deals on all the repair work so the house looked great again and they got it rented quickly. Then when it came time to sell they were once again incredible. Jackie got the house under contract after it had been listed for just 24 days. Then she was able to negotiate several surprise issues with the buyer and got me clear of the house with some cash in my pocket. I was pretty convinced this house would bankrupt and/or drive me insane and I am certain the Dunbar’s are the reason it didn’t. I can’t thank them enough and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy, rent, or sell or in need of a trustworthy property manager.
Steve and Jackie Dunbar make a great team! They took care of our house as a rental property. We do not live in the area and we felt at ease with them as the property management company. When we decided to sell the house as our tenant was moving out they got it market ready. Jackie accommodated our budget while getting the house more marketable. She lined up all the workers so we had no hassle. The house was on the market and under contract very quickly. They are in the business of selling houses and they do it well!
John and Tracey Tebbetts
The Ellis-Dunbar team is awesome. Having used them as property managers since 2008, I have yet to go a single month without a tenant, a testament to their drive and understanding in the importance of keeping a unit filled. When repairs are required, their staff (who is also awesome) notifies my promptly and gets the work done as soon as possible. I’m very happy with Steve and Jackie as my property managers and would recommend them anytime.
I rented my condo from Steven and Jackie Dunbar. I really enjoyed their management style and timely response to some repairs I noticed were needed upon my initial review of the condo. All items were taken care of and with great quality. In fact, I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to buy that condo from them. I was not at all surprised that the professional demeanor of their rental management style carried through to their real estate transactions. What impressed me the most was their vast network of resources they generously made available to me, although I was prepared with resources of my own, I appreciated the gesture and their personal interest in making me feel well informed and that I had options in every facet of the transaction.
We have known Jackie Ellis Dunbar since 2005 when she was recommended to us by close friends. At that time we were interested in purchasing a property for investment purposes, and she found one that was suitable for us. Over the past 10 years Jackie and her team have managed the property for us. Her expertise and resources resulted in a timelier and less stressful resolution of issues associated with managing a property than if we had done this on our own. Additionally, she found the home where we presently reside. Most recently, Jackie sold our investment property, quickly and at a price we were satisfied with. We have always felt that we could trust Jackie to act in our best interests and provide us with sound professional advice. Jackie has always been easy to communicate with, and has promptly responded to our phone calls and emails, even when out of town. We wholeheartedly recommend Jackie to anyone looking for a realtor, and in fact, we have recommended her to friends and family over the years.
Nancy and Frank Lang
Jackie, Thank you for all of the hard work you put in to sell our house over the last couple of months, it is greatly appreciated. Please thank your team for us, as well. Also , relay our thanks to Steven for the property management expertise provided since 2011 (I think that is when we started with your company). If any friends we know are looking for property management or a real estate agent, we will definitely give them your name.
Randy & Erin Krekeler
Let me offer two example of excellent customer service by the Dunbar Team. Both of these happened while we were out of town…while on vacation last winter, a neighbor call on a Sunday to say a huge branch fell from a tree and punctured the roof of our residence Rain was forecasted to continue for the next week. I called Steve for help. Within a hour, he had temporary repairs being made that day, until permanent ones could be done on Monday. We resumed our vacation with confidence knowing that a seasoned and qualified vendor was on the job.
Just the other day, again I was out of town, I received a call saying that a rental property of ours ,appeared to be had the front door. Left wide open, and the tenants did not appear to be home. Again I called the Remax Alliance team and within 15 minutes Steve called me back to say the House was secure. Not only do we get quality tenants, but we get so much more in terms of extra value and care for our properties, and excellent customer service from all of the professionals on the Team.
I can’t imagine ever having properties to be managed, and not having the Remax Alliance team handle them for us. They are all the best in their field.