Real estate is a business built on trust, and when clients find a Realtor they connect to, it often becomes a partnership lasting years, sometimes decades.
The Sun Gazette checked in with the clients of a number of local real-estate pros, to see what qualities they looked for in finding the perfect match.
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It took just one conversation about real estate with Dean Yeonas for Marie Kouba to realize she had a knowledgeable Realtor for life.
“Dean is our guy. He is super-responsive, is always so cool and calm, and I always recommend him to others,” Kouba said.
Kouba is an elementary-school teacher. She knew of, and eventually met, Yeonas because she taught two of his children, with Yeonas’ wife being a room mother at one point.
Over about a five-year span dating to 2006, Yeonas, of Yeonas & Shafran Real Estate, helped Kouba purchase three different homes and sell another.
The first purchase