"Helen helped me purchase a HomePath Fannie Mae investment property. She did a great job! I have recommended her to family and friends."by Mack F.
Helen is a native Delawarean with family roots in Middletown going back more than 200 years. She is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a Federal retiree with a specialization in IT and Project Management. She is ready to apply her business background and her exceptional attention to detail to what she calls a ‘client-centric philosophy;’ that is, putting her clients in a home that is best suited for their current and/or future needs. Her background in diversity along with her outgoing personality allows her to connect with all people. Helen holds a business degree from Southern New Hampshire University, a MBA from Strayer University and a Doctorate in Management from the University of Maryland University College. Helen is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Delaware Association of Realtors (DAR), and the New Castle County Board of Realtors (NCCBOR) and Sussex County Board of Realtors (SCAOR).Helen is an avid Orioles, Ravens, Red Sox and Patriots fan; and in her spare time, she enjoys yoga, the beach, traveling to Maine and working in the yard.
"Although Helen is not my Real Estate agent, I recommended to her that she become one. Here’s why. I have known Helen for 10 years. I observed firsthand how she handled the preparations for the sale of her own home in Metro DC. She played project manager and general contractor on what upgrades to do based on need and cost. She then completely decluttered and staged the home. And even though she had an agent, it was Helen who gave a personally guided tour to a young woman who ‘just wanted to see her kitchen’. She had a contract after 4 days on the market from that same young woman. I asked Helen to help me with the same process for my 1850 historic home in Southern Maine. Working with me and my Realtor, she gave the same attention to detail, including working with Efficiency Maine on conducting an energy audit and implementing the recommendations. After her guidance on staging my home, I had a contract in 2 days!! It is because of her abilities that I recommended to her that she become an agent. Thank goodness she did. She is now available to assist others who are in the market to buy or sell. Honestly, you will be happy that Helen is your Realtor of choice. She is honest and ethical, and truly cares about her clients. Without a doubt, I highly recommend her."by Gaye K.
When we traveled from North Carolina to Delaware in order to begin our house-search, we had no idea that we would be so fortunate as to meet Helen Garton of eXp Realty. She would prove to be the perfect realtor for us. From the moment we spoke with her on the phone, we could tell that she was knowledgeable, compassionate and sincere. Our goals became her goals; our concerns became her concerns, and we were able to put our trust in her without hesitation. On the first day that we met, Helen drove us around Middletown, DE to see several 55+ communities and to get a feel for the area. She then took the added step of taking us to apartments where we might find temporary housing. The need for this was based on the fact that we were leaning toward new construction and since our house had sold quickly and we would need a place to stay while a new house was being built. Assistance in obtaining this accommodation was well above and beyond what most realtors might do. Helen was by our side throughout this long process. She was with us when we spoke to sales people, when we explored various communities, when we considered getting a quick delivery, and ultimately with us at "pre-drywall" and the final walk-thru. Her guidance and her friendship made an otherwise difficult process a pleasant experience that resulted in us owning the home that we might not have found without Helen's support and expertise. We cannot thank Helen Garton enough!by Pat and James A.
Helen Garton was the best. She was knowledgeable, meticulous in her attention to detail and made the whole experience a pleasure. There was a perfect balance of professionalism with the personal touch.by Ruth and Steve W.
We visited several of the active adult communities in Delaware on our own. However, when it came down to making the final choice, Helen Garton of Active Adults Realty offered invaluable data, insights, patience, and advice to help us make the right choice. Throughout the process, she provided a guiding hand in the selection of the community, model, lot, options, and materials. Since we were living out of state during the construction, she also sent us pictures of the house during construction. She accompanied us at the sales office during the contract signing, offering suggestions, as well as the pre-drywall inspection, the pre-settlement inspection, and the settlement day walk-through. She would have accompanied us to the settlement but was prohibited due to the COVID-19 restrictions. In summary we are happy with our active adult community in Middletown, thanks in no small part to Helen Garton.by - Paul and Lucinda L.
I would like to express my pleasure in meeting Ms. Helen Garton, the representative of the Active Adult Realty who reached out to me in my pursuit of purchasing a home in Delaware. Prior to meeting Ms. Garton I did not have any knowledge of the 55+ Communities. After Ms. Garton devoted two entire days to educating me of affordable homes in the 55+Communities in Delaware, I was convinced this is where I would like to relocate. During this time we traveled to eight different Communities. This valuable time was enhanced by Ms. Garton’s well planned itinerary. Our written schedule was extremely organized and including descriptions of all pertinent facts (all costs, amenities, etc.); and were presented in the order of each of the communities we visited. This information providing clarity to our visits, and were extremely helpful at the end of the day and after my return to Baltimore, Maryland when reviewing each Community. The first time that I spoke with Ms. Garton I was impressed with her concern for my welfare as a single woman, moving from out of state alone. After a brief conversation she insightfully perceived my interests and needs; and invited me to establish a meeting time at my convenience. A plan was made and my education of 55+ Communities began. Ms. Garton’s depth of knowledge of each of the Communities was evident as she described available medical facilities, shopping centers, etc. throughout our conversations. Helen’s genuine concern for my satisfaction as a home buyer was further evidenced by her emphasis of the characteristics of the homes and the surrounding areas. She wisely stressed the importance of observing the neighborhoods and offered many historical facts, deepening my appreciation of the culture of each town. My visit occurred at the time Covid 19 was on the uprise, which limited our ability to view the inside the homes and Community Centers. Helen again met this challenge by sending multiple pictures of the rooms in the homes, most affordable to me and those I expressed interest in. I was also provided with a bank representative if I chose to investigate financial questions regarding affordability, etc. As you can see, every aspect a novice home buyer would need was addressed in these few days. I felt very fortunate to have met such a wonderful woman and look forward in continuing my relationship with Helen Garton as I move towards purchasing a home in one of the 55+ Communities.by Wendy M.
We lived in Northern New Jersey but wanted to retire in Delaware. When we met with Helen Garton, we were impressed with her from the start. She was extremely knowledgeable, responsive and organized, and she made us feel at ease being in a different state. Helen gave good advice and listened to our concerns. We never felt pressured or rushed during the two days she spent with us. When we decided to purchase a new construction home, Helen was with us the entire process, attending construction meetings while providing invaluable input. She even took pictures of the build process which kept us from having to take a drive down. We would HIGHLY recommend working with Helen Garton at any stage of the home buying/building process!by Ken and Ellen F.
Helen is everything a great real estate agent should be… knowledgeable, professional, dependable and gracious. She guided us through every step of the process of buying a new construction home, from searching for the ideal location for us, to finalizing the purchase on settlement date. We never felt pressured and knew she always had our best interests at heart. Due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, we were not able to monitor the home build as closely as we would have under normal circumstances. Helen stepped up to the plate, keeping us informed of progress, sending photos each week and attending a walk-through in our absence. She was always available to answer our questions and address our concerns. We were life-long New Yorkers and relocating to another state was not an easy decision for us. With Helen’s expert assistance, we were able to find a perfect home for us at this phase of our lives. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to our close family & friends. P.S. Be sure to ask Helen where to buy the best doughnuts!by Barbara and Joe L.