The Butters Team was excellent to work with. Holly, Ellen, Dianna, and the rest of the team are genuinely caring and knowledgeable. They strongly, strategically, and tactful advocated and represented my wife and I. They were very wise in their judgment and understood the hidden subtleties and dynamics that make all the difference. They are wonderful people and were there for us from the beginning to the end. Not only do I highly recommend them, but we will also use them in the future.
My husband and I started the home buying process without really knowing where to start. We were not first-time home buyers but it had been many years. We were blessed to have found The Butters Team. Not only are they local to Culpeper but a family. Supporting a local-family business has always been important to us. We were treated as “family” and not as just another client.
Mike Butters came to our home and sat down with me and went over every step of the process, what to expect from Day 1 all the way through closing. We discussed our current home, our requirements for the new home, and he answered all of my questions. We immediately felt comfortable and confident in the decision to use The Butters Team.
Mike definitely listened to the needs and wants that were important to us because he located the perfect home for our family. Dianna Banks was a key player in making this process a smooth as possible and constantly went above and beyond for us. We worked very closely with her in getting all of the required documentation completed and submitted. She, and Mike, also were in constant communication with our lender to ensure that he what he needed as well. This cut down on us having to be the “middle man” in relaying information back and forth. Mike and Dianna made themselves available to us 24/7 which was extremely important when going through the home buying process.
I can not say enough about The Butters Team. An absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. Highly recommended and we will definitely use them again.
The Butters team came highly recommended to us by professionals in the Culpeper area. Ellen Butters was so thorough in her examination and appraisal of the property and Mike Butters fulfilled our many needs on site and kept us abreast of sales progress on a weekly basis. As first time sellers, we are thankful for the integrity and friendly manner of the Butters team. Dianna Banks and the office staff was always there to answer our needs. Living nearly 100 miles away and being senior citizens, we certainly appreciated the attention to detail we experienced, the flow of information and - most importantly, the timely sale of our Culpeper property.
-Carol & Eugene K.
Mike and Ellen in my opinion are the best realtors in Central Virginia. I originally used a realtor who I will not name but he basically did nothing, or worse than nothing - he assured me of the size of the property and later admitted he didn't know where the markings were. Mike bought a farm for me and still is involved in working out to do. He sold a house for me and totally solved some problems like mold. I recommed the Butters team without reservation. I have recommended them to others.
-Dr. Derek Oppen
We did a long-distance sale of our home. Mike Butters gave us frank and thorough advice on how to price and sell our home and kept us informed throughout the process. For service and sound advice, five stars.
-Cheri and Mark Shipowick
Ellen and Mike Butters were suggested to us by a friend and we were never disappointed with our choice of realtors. They were always there for us but never "pushy"' waited to be sure we agreed with with their suggestions. They are a lovely couple, a nice family and as knowledgeable about the market and market conditions as any we've met over the years of buying and selling houses. As it turned out we purchased outside of their county ans , although they offered to turn us over to realtors in this county, we declined and they stuck with us, traveling great distances. We would recommend them to anyone any time.
Ellen and Mike Butters are most knowledgeable and most pleasant to work with; as a team, they always found a way to work with my schedule--and that was not an easy task! They were very aware of impending changes and future growth in the local (and 'local' is very broad) area as well as how such changes may affect the neighborhood. They were honest, answered all my questions thoroughly, even if it took some research, and stayed patient and pleasant through the whole process! They more than met my expectations as professionals and as delightful people to spend a lot of time with!
My wife and I had been searching for a home in the area off and on for almost a year. It was quite the yellow brick road but Mike and Ellen led us to our dream home with patience and grace. Before we found the Butters Team, during our initial search last year, we met with several realtors in Northern Virginia and had some difficult and frustrating experiences. It was all worth it once we found these wonderful realtors. Whether it was Ellen fielding a phone call in the evening to give me and my wife piece of mind or Mike making an extra trip to meet us on a weekend to ensure we saw all the homes we wanted to see before making the big decision, the team did the job flawlessly. Even with a busy family schedule of their own they found the time to make our home buying experience a pleasant one. I highly recommend these fine realtors and look forward to working with them again.
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Ellen Butters is the principal broker for EXIT Cornerstone Realty located in the Greater Piedmont Area of Virginia. Ellen and her husband Mike own and operate the brokerage specializing in residential resales, short sales, & foreclosures. They also list/buy land and farms as well as commerical properties. With nearly ten years of experience and numerous transactions behind her, Ellen provides superior client services and consultations on all real estate matters and understands a home is the largest investment a client may make in a lifetime. It is the intention of Ellen & Mike throughout the process of buying or selling a home to create clients for a lifetime. Since The Butters have opened EXIT Cornerstone Realty, they are also interested in recruiting and training agents in the industry to the highest level of professionalism and integrity. EXIT Cornerstone Realty stands ready to serve you.
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"The Butters team came highly recommended to us by professionals in the Culpeper area. Ellen Butters was so thorough in her examination and appraisal of the property and Mike Butters fulfilled our many needs on site and kept us abreast of sales progress on a weekly basis. As first time sellers, we are thankful for the integrity and friendly manner of the Butters team. Dianna Banks and the office staff was always there to answer our needs. Living nearly 100 miles away and being senior citizens, we certainly appreciated the attention to detail we experienced, the flow of information and - most importantly, the timely sale of our Culpeper property.