I have known Lee Vass for more than a decade. In 2004, he sold a townhouse for me
when I moved to Atlanta, Georgia. I began looking for a retirement home in north Tallahassee
in July 2008. Month after month, Lee walked me through 40 or more properties until we
found the ideal home for me that I purchased in mid-December 2008. His home-town
knowledge of the market and his endless patience enabled us to find the home I wanted
in Tallahassee. I am very happy with the process and the product.
Joyner Sims, PhD
March 4, 2009
Lee Vass is an exceptional real estate agent! He helped us purchase our first home, and
we valued his assistance so much that we used his services again when we sold the house.
Both experiences were excellent. Most notably, he helped us sell our house during the slow
season of one of the slowest real estate years in recent memory. He works with promptness
and the highest level of professionalism, and he is personally committed to serving your interests.
I might add that he is a very genuine and nice person, but he can act with the appropriate amount
of sterness to help motivate the other party when they are acting unprofessionally--this is the
perfect mix for a Realtor. If you are looking for a Realtor in Tallahassee Florida, or the Leon
Country area, we highly recommend Lee Vass.
Paul and Alison Moulton
The purchase of our home in Tallahassee, our first, would not have been possible without the
help and guidance of Mr. Lee Vass, realtor par-excellence.
Seldom does one come across a more thorough gentleman, honest to the core, and one who
is well versed with not only the real estate market in this area, but also with the intricacies
of buying (and selling) a home. Lee guided us through every step of the home buying
process: from applying for a loan and negotiating with the sellers on our behalf, to interpreting
the contents of a home inspection report and advising us on a homeowner's insurance policy.
This was no small measure given that these transactions were carried out almost remotely from
our previous residence in California ~3000 miles away! More importantly, he was instrumental
in helping us avoid the pitfalls that first-time homebuyers such as ourselves sometimes find
themselves in. Lee earned our trust to represent us at every transaction including the all-important
closing. We were struck by his integrity, his professionalism and honesty at every step of the way.
We love living in our new home, and this has been made possible in part due to his tireless efforts.
The friendship that has blossomed in the interim, a direct consequence of a most pleasant home
buying experience, is something we will cherish for a long time to come.
Mr. Vass comes highly recommended (one only need peruse what others have written about him)
and it is both a matter of joy and honor for us to add our names to his impressive list of personal references.
Sanjay & Amrita Kumar
(850) 893 1651
SK is Asst. Prof. of Biomedical Sciences & Neuroscience, College of Medicine, FSU.
AK is Director of Business Development at Acellent Technologies Inc., Sunnyvale, California.
I feel lucky in the fact that I was recommended to Lee after being
dissatisfied with another real estate agent and extremely discouraged in
the idea of purchasing my first home. However, from the beginning, Lee
made me feel comfortable and really took a lot of pressure off from my
shoulders in dealing with purchasing my first home. In fact he made the
home buying experience fun and exciting. Not only was he professional
through the entire process, he was very good at keeping me informed of
things I might not have thought about, and made it very easy. Hands
down, I would recommend Lee for any real estate need and would use him
again in a heartbeat.
"We've had the privilege of associating with Lee Vass on a personal
level for many years now. When the time came for us to buy a home we
felt lucky that there was someone in the real estate business that we
knew and trusted. We knew very little about real estate before we
started and were a little nervous about making costly mistakes. Lee
patiently guided us through the process and made sure we were satisfied
with each step before moving forward. Lee always made himself available
to answer any questions or concerns. We were definitely pleased with
the outcome of our home purchase and we owe that to the hard work and
expertise that we received from Lee Vass."
Shawn and Sonya Christiansen
Buying our first home turned out to be an enjoyable and amazingly smooth experience with
Lee Vass as our realtor. From our first day of house hunting to signing the last of the closing
paperwork, Lee was helpful, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. His sense of
humor and great personality made searching for a house something we looked forward to
doing. His expertise about the local market and all aspects of the home buying process made
us feel like we were in good hands. There was no doubt that Lee had our best interests at heart
and we knew that we could trust him to help us make the right decisions about our new home.
He went above and beyond the call of duty in every way. We highly recommend Lee to anyone,
especially first time homebuyers.
Thank you for everything, Lee!!!
David and Sara Charles
We were originally referred to Lee Vass when relocating to Tallahassee from Maryland.
By chance, our realtor in Maryland had recently had first hand experience with Lee and
her experience with him was exceptional. She highly recommended him! We were amazed
at how responsive Lee was to our needs. He was rarely unavailable, and if by chance we
couldn't reach him, he always returned our phone calls right away. Lee is patient, courteous, knowledgeable of the local area, has a wonderful sense of humor, and always follows through
on his commitments.
After just 14 months in FL. we found out we were being transferred to West Virginia.
There was no question in our minds that we would choose Lee to help sell our home.
With the slowing of the housing market, we were concerned that it would take a considerable
amount of time to sell it. However, that proved to be untrue with Lee on our side. After a
very short period of time, and with other houses in the neighborhood for sale, our house was
You can feel completely confident in putting your trust in Lee. His work ethic and high moral
standards are unwavering. He will go above and beyond the call of duty to help you find or sell
your home. You will find that Lee is the best of the best in the Tallahassee real estate market.
We not only consider Lee to be the best real estate agent we've ever worked with, but we also
feel that we have gained a lifetime friend.
Misty and Bert Buchanan
"We just sold our house with Lee Vass as our realtor and we cannot imagine
how we could have done it without his expertise. Lee provided invaluable
information and assistance throughout the entire process. He went well
above and beyond what we expected from a realtor. We truly felt that he was
looking out for our best interests at all times. We recommend him to anyone
who is buying or selling a home."
Matt Snyder, M.D.
"We were first time home buyers and we were moving to Tallahassee from London, England
to take up jobs at the Florida State University's new College of Medicine. We were very fortunate
to have Lee as our realtor, as he specializes in first time home buyers. Lee is the best realtor in
town by far and is a great guy with a terrific sense of humor. He is also very courteous,
knowledgeable, patient, attentive, fair and has high moral and ethical standards. His years as
a lobbyist for DuPont Pharmaceuticals has turned him into a formidable negotiator, a trait
which comes in very handy when he has to tackle tough deals on behalf of his clients.
It took us over a year to find a suitable home because of our specific taste in houses. Lee was
very patient and informative throughout the process. He taught us everything we needed to
know about buying a home in a new country. He is a walking encyclopaedia of information
on mortgage lenders, insurers, home inspectors, surveyors, appraisers, etc. in the Tallahassee
area. Apart from that, Lee has been our first stop for all information pertaining to living and
working in Tallahassee , from restaurants to barber shops, fish stalls, furniture stores, places
of interest in the surrounding area , the list is endless. All this information has proved invaluable
for us as we were not only new to Tallahassee, but also somewhat new to this country.
Not only did Lee help us buy our first home, he also helped us move in and settle down in
Tallahassee. He undertook a trip with us to Jacksonville to pick up some furniture and move
it to our home! Even after buying our house, Lee has been very helpful with suggestions
regarding hiring of personnel for carrying out minor repairs, etc. to our house. All of this just
confirms that Lee routinely goes above and beyond his role as a realtor for his clients. During
the process of helping us buy a house, Lee has become our close personal friend. We can never
thank him enough for all that he has done for us. We have been absolutely delighted with Lee's
service as a realtor and recommend him for all real estate transactions. Just remember the slogan:
Buying a house in Tallahassee?
Buy it through Lee!
Akash Gunjan, Ph.D.
Johanna Paik, Ph.D.
College of Medicine
Florida State University."
I have known Lee Vass on a personal level for more than ten years. When the time came
for my family to leave Tallahassee, I chose Lee as our realtor based on our friendship and
because I knew of his honesty and integrity. We couldn't have been more pleased.
Lee was the most diligent and helpful realtor I have ever dealt with. If we made a request,
no matter how trivial, Lee was in my driveway within minutes. My wife and kids came to love
Lee and he became like a member of the family. When my business required for me to be away,
Lee was there for my family. He was always cheerful, upbeat and confident. He ushered us
through the home sale from start to finish. The best part: Lee sold my house in 1 day, TWICE!
We had a problem with a bad buyer who bid on day one of our being on the market. Lee allowed
this person two weeks to get financing. Then he put the house back on the market and we got
the second offer on day one of our being back on the market. While, admittedly, we kept up a
nice home, there were other homes in our neighborhood, priced similarly, that were on the market
Lee Vass has my highest recommendation. He will sell your home.
Tracy W. Atkinson, R. Ph.
Former Manager, Alberton's Pharmacy, Thomasville Rd. 1995-2004
My goodness..........talk about going above and beyond the expectations of a realtor!
That you did! I want to thank you for not only selling my house but for being so attentive
throughout the entire process. You were always just a telephone call away. You never made
me feel as though I was intruding on your day. You never hesitated to answer my many questions.
And your patience and honesty is commendable and truly appreciated.
I hired you as a realtor but quickly considered you a friend. You are tops in my book as both!
Trust me - you are the only realtor I will recommend!!!!
My best wishes to you for a prosperous future!
Leala (Randall) Day
1845 Westwind Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
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8586 Manor Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32303
"As first time home buyers, we couldn't have asked for an easier experience. Lee Vass was
efficient, professional, and always kept our best interests in mind. Lee posesses a rare
combination of integrity, personality, and dedication. How many realtors can say that?"
Kim and Isaac Hurtado
I have had the pleasure of working with and have known Lee Vass for a number of years. I have
always found him to be hard working, honest and sincere. Lee is known as someone who will go
that extra mile for you. I have found him to be someone who will take your needs and wants and
work his hardest to make sure they are fulfilled.
I know you will find him to be a pleasure to work with.
Steve Glass, CAE, CMP
Glass Management Services
3015 Shannon Lakes North
Tallahassee, FL 32309
TO; Whom it may concern
" Please let this serve as a formal reference on behalf of Lee Vass. I had the pleasure of working
for Mr. Vass as a contract consultant. At the time, Mr. Vass was leading the governmental
relations efforts in the state of Florida for a major U.S. Corporation. I can say without hesitation
that Lee Vass is one of the finest individuals I have ever had the opportunity to work with. I've
never worked with a more positive motivator who showed appreciation for each team member....
.....I would recommend him and be happy to speak on his behalf."
Jon E. Johnson
Johnson & Associates
Tallahassee, FL 32301
To Whom it may concern:
" I am pleased to have been asked to write a letter on behalf of Lee Vass.........Lee has a
commanding personality which immediately ingratiates him to anyone he meets.........He knows
his job from A-Z, coordinates all the work of those associated with him, and at all times gives
credit to others when much of the success is because of his efforts. He works tirelessly, never
complains, and is always available to help.............."
" I strongly and wholeheatedly recommend him. He is honest, loyal, committed to his work and
is a man of integrity......Of all the people I have worked with over my 45 years in the practice
of medicine, and as the Assistant Secretary for Health in Washington, DC, I can think of no
one I have enjoyed knowing more than Lee Vass..........."
Robert E. Windom, M.D., FACP, FACC
U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health
Appointed by President Ronald Reagan
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
SUBJECT: Edwin Lee Vass, of Tallahassee, Florida
I have had the opportunity to work with Lee Vass on numerous and varied occasions to the extent
that I have had ample time to observe his varied skills in dealing with individuals and groups,
following a strategic plan, as well as marketing products and services.
Lee is articulate and well spoken; he has a specific talent for knowing when it is time to voice
opinions and facts and when it is more appropriate to listen and understand what is being
communicated. I would rate his social and people related skills as both sensitive and superlative.
Most importantly, I would emphasize he is honest, trustworthy and faces business activities
with integrity being a cornerstone of his philosophy and business approach. I do not hesitate
in providing him with the very best of recommendations.
Steven H. Campora
Director of Special Projects
Workforce Florida, Inc.
1974 Commonwealth Lane
Tallahassee, Florida, 32303-3196
Phone: (850) 921-1119
I really enjoyed working with Lee Vass. From past association I knew him to be honorable
and truthful; valuable assets in a real estate agent. I knew I could trust him to be honest in his
dealings with me as a client. I found him to also be eager to do all he could to help me find the
"house of my dreams," advising me wisely on desirable locations and building styles, and any
possible problems that could arise. He spent many days locating houses he thought I'd be
interested in, making arrangements to see them and chauffering me to see them. When I found
"the house", he immediately contacted the selling realtor, making it possible for my offer to arrive
before others that came in the same day. Lee made looking for and buying a new house easy and
fun. I would not hesitate to use his services again and can certainly recommend him to anyone
Ann F. Nicholson
I am pleased to say that I have known Lee Vass for over twenty-five years. In this time
I have had an opportunity to interact with him socially, in business, and when he has roped me
into doing volunteer work with his charities. Lee is one of my favorite people. He has always
displayed the highest levels of integrity, honesty, and accountability. If Lee says he will do
something, you do not have to give it another thought or remind him about it – just consider it
done and done correctly. I wholeheartedly recommend Lee Vass to anyone in the market to sell
or buy real estate. He is an experienced businessman who will treat you fairly and do his very
best for you.
Perry Anderson, Marketing Consultant