What People Say About Us

Cannot thank her enough! I wanted to take a moment and write a note about Amanda Cox. She was our buyer’s agent for three ‘house hunting seasons’—2011, 2012 and 2013. We had a great many conditions we wanted to find in a home, and we knew that it might take awhile to find just what we were looking for. Amanda stayed positive and encouraging through the whole experience. Never did she waiver in her confidence that we would eventually find something that satisfied us, even though there were times when we thought that perhaps we were being too narrow. This was a tremendous support to me, as the experience of apartment living for such a long time took its toll on my enthusiasm. I can honestly say there were times I felt I leaned on Amanda’s unwavering faith, and it helped me continue to face the search with openness and acceptance.

By the end of our search—and we DID find just the right thing!—I was so very grateful for Amanda’s perseverance, her humor, her ability to work with both my husband and myself, that I actually missed hearing her voice! I cannot thank her enough for her work with us.

Sarah Lackey   

Extremely Knowledgeable and Responsive. Steve was a great resource when it came to selling our home. His whole staff was extremely responsive and knowledgeable and helped us every step of the way. We would definitely use Steve from the The Vincent Group again and would recommend him to all without hesitation.

Stephen Reiss   

Support was invaluable! I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all of your help throughout our house buying process. You genuinely made the whole process really enjoyable and fun for us, not to mention making it easy for us too. Your help and support has been invaluable as we have gone through the relocation process. We are so happy to be in our beautiful house!

So thank you very much indeed, you are awesome and we loved working with you!

Ed Alsford   

Awesome team! Thank you very much Krys! We truly appreciate your professionalism and all of the hard work that you and Steve did to get our house sold. We are ready to get this house closed and start a new chapter in our lives.

You guys have an awesome team and provided us with excellent service!

Neil C.   

I owe Steve a Steak Dinner. Steve and his team at the Vincent Group did an outstanding job marketing two homes for me which both sold in the toughest real estate market in the last 50 years. Their greatest strength and what sets them apart in the way they show the home. They do an excellent job with photography and visuals tours that put most other competitors to shame. If you have a property that you need to sell anywhere in the Triad I would highly recommend The Vincent Group!

Mike Shook   

Great Staff! Customer service oriented and professional in every aspect of real estate buying and selling.

Amy Hord   

Excellent! Our agent Claudia was extremely knowledgeable and helpful throughout our entire process! Her service was excellent from beginning to the end. I would recommend the Vincent Group to anyone that I know who is looking to buy or sell a home.

Danielle White   

Professional! We would highly recommend Steve Vincent to anyone looking to sell a home. Steve is a consummate professional. We were both so impressed with Steve's quick response to any question or problem we had. Steve was willing to go above and beyond to help ensure that the sale of our home went as smoothly as possible, thus helping take unnecessary stress off of us. Thank you, Steve, and the entire GreatNest team!

JM & Melissa Jardina   

Quick Sale and Savings! I would like to thank you for all of your help in selling my mother-in-law's house. It was absolutely one of the better decisions we have made. I don't know what better services we could have obtained from any other company.

Your knowledge of the market allowed us to obtain a price that was at the upper end of similar homes. Your photos and set up suggestions presented the house in a way that was able to draw attention quickly. Your knowledge of reputable and reasonably priced vendors allowed us to make necessary upgrades quickly. Your digital information programs let us see what activity was happening and potential buyer reactions.

I know most houses don't sell in six days, but I do believe the methods used by your firm and GreatNest made for a quick sale and a savings of over $2300.

Thank you!

Mike Gillespie   

Results! Cannot say enough good things about this realtor team. Thanks Steve Vincent and Krys Vincent!!! You came through again!!

Sheri Bergen   

Total care and expertise in every detail of the buying process!
Very friendly personality and always willing to find the right home for all your needs. Very knowledgable in all matters of inspections and what to look for in buying a home. Excellent negotiating skills that exceeded our expectations! Would highly recommend

Rebecca C   

Always professional! Thank you for your help in selling my brother's home on Rockwood. It was a difficult emotional situation for me to begin with, and while we hit some road bumps on the way, Steve was always professional, helpful and easy to talk with. We were even able to laugh a few times at the various turns of events.

Thank you for seeing this through to a successful end! Hope to see you around and I will happily pass your name on to any of my friends who are considering selling their home!

Beth Kuoni   

What a great team! From start to finish the selling/buying process was seamless. What a great team!

Stephanie Eckert   

Above and Beyond! You guys did a great job!! Yesterday I called Steve to let him know that it did not look like we would get our closing check on the same day as the closing, due to some problem with funds transmission between the Buyers Bank and the Lawyers bank account. I had resolved that it would probably be the next day before we got it, but called him just to let him know. I didn't think that there would be anything that could be done. Even though they had apparently resolved the disconnect between the systems, I was tied up at work until 5pm and the lawyer's office closes at 5 sharp. He called and worked out getting the paralegal to let him get it after 5pm, in order to make sure that we got our check same day, and waited in the parking lot until I could come by and get it (he offered to bring it to me). I think that it would have been much easier for him to have said that sometimes that happens and that I would need to wait until the next day.....not unprecedented. To me this was above and beyond, what I would expect and I very much appreciated it, but it was not unexpected. It really brought home what we had felt from our first meeting with him, which was that there is a discernible air of excellence about him. Steve was professional, knowledgeable and attentive to our every question and need. We felt secure during the whole process and would definitely use you again. It was a very smooth process as well. We would definitely recommend you to anyone wanting to sell their house. Additionally, the marketing was great!! We (and our family and friends) were very impressed by the pictures and the way that the house was presented......top notch. Thanks so much for making this as stress free as it could possibly be.

Tim and Karen Gallimore   

Exceptional Professionalism! A special thanks to Krys Vincent and Steve Vincent for their exceptional professionalism and knowledge. Their sound guidance on home preparation and staging resulted in multiple (sound) offers within a week of listing. This is the second time the Vincent Team sold a home for us -and both houses sold within a week! Steve and Krys also advised us well in our subsequent home purchases. Thank you!

Preston Bergen   

Very Knowledgeable Steve helped us list our property and sell it rather quickly. He is very knowledgeable and gave us great advice in some complicated situations. The rate he charges is low but his standard of service is really high. We would recommend Steve to our friends for real estate services.


A wonderful experience! Working with GreatNest was a wonderful experience. The GreatNest team were very knowledgeable, professional and provided great service. Their marketing system proved to be very effective as my house sold in 19 days during a very slow market. I can't say enough about the service I received and the money I saved working with you. Thanks for your outstanding work!!

Mary Kinley   

The BEST Move You Can Make! I had my home on the market for about a year with a large, national real estate firm. I switched to Steve Vincent's GreatNest group and within a few months they had sold my house. I was very impressed with how they handled the entire process from the initial staging of my home to the closing of the sale. Steve is by far the most knowledgeable and professional real estate agent/broker with whom I have been associated. I strongly recommend the Vincent Group for any real estate transaction. I can assure you that going with them will be the best move you can make concerning real estate.

Curtis Rathburn   

Made lemonade from lemons! In such a horrible housing market, The Vincent Group at GreatNest made lemonade from lemons. They are the best! Professional, knowledgeable and attentive. You definitely get more for less. Unfortunately we wasted six months with one of those “pay too much commission” places. We wish we had started here first.

Marcia Ausband   

We would recommend to anyone. Jim and I thank you all for the way you handled the sale of our home. We would not hesitate to recommend The Vincent Group at GreatNest to anyone.

Ann Jones   

Experience was amazing! Our entire experience with GreatNest was amazing. From the start, we were impressed with their desire to get a fair price for our home and to sell it quickly. He brought in a buyer's agent to analyze our home and help us stage it properly. We sold it in less than a month and sold it for nearly our asking price, while saving money. After hearing the advice from their buyer specialist, we contacted her to buy our next home. We will use GreatNest again!

David and Krissy Kame   

BEST! GreatNest was the most efficient real estate company that we have ever dealt with (and we have bought and sold multiple houses), and Steve Vincent was the best agent and best negotiator. He has great people skills and is very intuitive and knowledgeable.

A true professional, Steve made himself available any time we needed him. He also had fabulous attention to detail.

No real estate transaction is without its share of issues, and ours was no exception. Steve was a true problem solver and took care of everything, so that we could focus on the move and not worry about the sale. The best part was that this great service didn't come with a huge price tag: we actually saved over $4,000 in real estate fees.

Theodora Rossi   

You Were A Godsend! We are all settled in and LOVING our new home! Our move was extremely smooth. You guys were a godsend. We were fortunate to work with GreatNest. We feel that you took better care of us than any Realtor we've worked with in the past. You were always available; walked us through every step of selling our home and purchasing another; not to mention the many thousands of dollars you saved us! We truly do not think we could have gotten this beautiful home without your help. Amanda, we are going to miss you. We both admire how incredibly professional and thorough you are, you put a lot of other Realtors to shame! We are going to miss you! Your team has created a very sound business, and we will certainly continue to sing your praises to all of our acquaintances! Don't be surprised if we stop in from time to time just to say hello. You are an awesome team!

Irene & Jim Ingersoll   

We are so happy! Thank you, Steve Vincent, and your GreatNest team. We are still in shock at getting a contract on the first day of showings! We are so happy with the results and the savings. We highly recommend you to all our friends!

Jody and George Kerr   

Recommended! The Vincent Group was recommended by a friend who had purchased a house from Steve 6 years ago. I am so grateful for that recommendation. From start to finish Steve was always available to answer questions. Again, a truly great experience.

Jodie Bailey   

Win-Win! Thank you Krys and Steve! Your help was invaluable! I particularly appreciated Steve's ability to stay calm and get creative with our options. The sale of my home proved to be a "Win-Win" for all involved. Your professionalism and service was outstanding and I will highly recommend The Vincent Group!

Nancy Mellon   

Thank You!! Good morning, I just wanted to take a moment and tell you "thank you!" You have been amazing to work with so far and we are overwhelmed with how wonderful the pictures are you took. Thank you, for being so patient with us when the house wasn't quite ready for the pictures. I Love the daily emails I'm getting with all the feedback and how detailed it is. When we had our house for sale in Jacksonville we never received anything like that. I am so glad we chose you as our realtor. I just wanted to take a minute and express how much we appreciate your hard work. I hope you have a great day!!!

April & Matt Huffman   

Great Experience! Had a great experience with Tom Johnston in all areas including the listing and the actual sale of our property. His experience in construction was really a plus as well when it came to suggestions.

Anthony Ledyard   

No Nonsense! We chose Steve Vincent and GreatNest after having two other agents. For us, his three biggest selling points were: fee only service (saving us $), knowing how to market the home, and his no-nonsense business demeanor. He and his team did a great job with staging (using what we already had) and putting together the virtual tour. They were always amenable to our ideas as well. Our house was under contract in 3 months after being on the market for 15 months. We would highly recommend The Vincent Group!

Tina Thornhill   

We Wanted Everything - And Got It! My husband and I met Steve through a house he had listed for another client. We were currently working with a Realtor to sell our townhouse, but were not happy with the level of service we were receiving. After talking with Steve, we realized that he knew the business well and had a lot to offer, through GreatNest and through personal experience. Once our current contract was up, we decided to list our townhouse through The Vincent Group at GreatNest. At this time, they also helped us start our search for our new home. We were newlyweds and were having trouble coming to a mutual agreement on what we wanted in our house. Basically, we wanted everything! After we received a cash offer on our townhouse and were able to close within a week, we really had to find the perfect home, and fast. We looked at house after and house finally found THE house. We put an offer on a home that was on the market for less than a week. We found out that there were to be multiple offers on this house so they suggested including a "letter to the sellers". This letter was a huge help in the end, as the sellers really wanted a new family to enjoy the home as much as they did. We love everything about our new house and really did get everything we wanted. We would definitely recommend The Vincent Group at GreatNest, to all our friends and family as they provided not only great, professional service, but also brought knowledge and experience to the table. As a listing agent, they were always willing to update information and pictures, to keep our property looking fresh! We really enjoyed working with the team at The Vincent Group.

Sara DeVaney   

Knowledgeable! I would recommend Brad Short to anyone who is looking for a home to buy. He was so knowledgeable about the area and he listen to what I wanted in a home. He was very responsive when I called, emailed or texted him. He is a great sales person, very considerate, kind and most of all was patient. I can't say enough good things about this man. He always followed through with the utmost respect for his client.

Glenda Tucker   

Best Ever! Finding an honest real estate broker these days is most unusual, and Amanda Cox is by far the best real estate agent that I’ve encountered. Amanda was honest, extremely conscientious, patient and understanding of my needs as a prospective homebuyer. At our first meeting, I saw that Amanda knew the areas and could pinpoint selections to meet my search criteria. She was very easy to work with, is an extremely good communicator and went above and beyond to make sure that I was satisfied with her efforts and my home selection. I have been in my home for about a month now and I just LOVE the home that Amanda helped my find and she has periodically continued to check on me to make sure that my transition to a home owner has been seamless. I want to say THANK YOU to GreatNest and a huge THANK YOU to Amanda Cox.

Hassan Nelson   

Our Home Sale Was Just As Important To Them! The HELP U SELL Vincent Group were very helpful in selling our home quickly (offer in 6 wks!). The upfront marketing package was more extensive than the other two local "big" agencies we had tried to use two years ago. They provided timely and courtesy responses to all our questions and concerns (call backs and emails responding within the same day...often within minutes!) Through the entire process, we felt as if our home sale was just as important to them. We would highly recommend them!

Brian & Leslie   

Follow up is impeccable! We had the pleasure to hire Steve Vincent and GreatNest to list our home in Greensboro. It was immediately obvious, that our comfort level with Steve would be satisfactory. Steve is very knowledgeable about the market, home values, listings and sales. He thoroughly outlines the advantages GreatNest offers, and it was clear in today’s market the overwhelming majority of buyers use the internet to search for homes. GreatNest is well versed in many online marketing mediums. And most important to us, Steve’s accessibility and follow up is impeccable. He is the consummate professional. We strongly recommend Steve and his firm to anyone. Please feel free to contact Steve, and he will share our phone numbers with you if you have further questions. Billy & Jeanne Tourtellot

Bill & Jeanne Tourtellot   

Had a great experience. We had a great experience with GreatNest. Your agents were very effective in doing their jobs and were pleasant to work with! They kept us informed and sold our house quickly. They also did great on the buying end as well. We would recommend them to our friends and family. Thank you for all that you did!

Troy and Tammy Tew   

Went Above the Ordinary! I wish to thank the entire Help-You-Sell Triad Realty staff for their efforts on my behalf in this process. The staff put together a solid marketing plan that got people into my home to view the property and also went above the ordinary to ensure the sale once negotiations began. Thanks for all you do!

Kenyon Draper   

Genuine concern! I have had the pleasure of working with Amanda on two occasions. Amanda demonstrates compassion, kindness, strong work ethic, and genuine concern in all of her interactions with her clients. She is bright, friendly, positive, and realistic. I cannot thank her enough for the time and dedication she offered to help me find the ideal home for my family. Moreover, she made a stressful process fun and light. Thank you so much, Amanda!

Lauren M. Gallison   

GreatNest was superior! In 2008, I sold my own home at a very respectable price without a buyer's or a seller's agent, and in the process, gained a great deal of invaluable knowledge about the real estate process. However, at that time, it was a greatly different market, meaning that there were fewer homes for sale overall, fewer short sales, foreclosures, bankruptcies, etc. Moreover, the paper work was much less extensive. To further complicate the moving issue this time, my husband and I had to sell our home and buy a new home at the same time, with no "in-between" or "down" time. Financially, GreatNest was the next-best option when compared to a "For Sale by Owner." Furthermore, I do not think that the buying and selling could have successfully occurred without Steve Vincent's expert help because of the many obscure details, particularly the ones associated with an out-of-state buyer and those associated with inspecting and buying an older home.
Steve was always on time for appointments, did not use his smart phone in my presence, and promptly answered my emails and calls. The marketing of my home by GreatNest was SUPERIOR to other marketing that I observed. The pictures and descriptions of my home were beautiful, the virtual tour inviting, and the "home for sale" ad appeared on more web sites than I can list here. For us, the buying and selling experience with GreatNest-Vincent Group was as good as it could possibly be.
Thanks, Steve, we love our new, "old" home!

Barbara Rathbone-Shoaf   

Outstanding customer service Amanda has helped me find and purchase 2 homes with knowledge, expertise and professionalism. Her skills and outstanding customer service are above all others. Highly recommend!

Stephanie E.   

Never Had To Worry About A Thing! Thank you to GreatNest for helping me sell my house and buy a new one! You were all so great in handling everything for both of my houses. I never had to worry about a thing. And...I love my new house, but if I ever have to sell, you'll be the first people I call! I've told all my friends about you. Thanks again for everything.

Debi Simmerson   

Second to None. Steve Vincent and his team at GreatNest were awesome and amazingly helpful in the selling of our home in High Point. They were also instrumental in helping us purchase another home in Greensboro. Even though the economy was depressed at the time, Steve and his team sold our home quickly and efficiently. Their sales, organization and adminstrative skillset were excellent and second to none. We would higly recommend Steve Vincent and GreatNest, and we plan to utilize them in the future when selling and purchasing a home.

Michael Spillman   

Highly Recommend! Our agents at GreatNest took a great interest in what our needs were for a new home. They were very friendly and helped us to find the right combination of price and location. GreatNest made online resources available to us to make our search easy and provided email updates to assist us in our progress. Our agents were always available to answer our questions and make the process easier. We would highly recommend GreatNest!

Vanessa & Edward Fields   

We Are Thrilled! Our GreatNest agents were always available whenever we wanted to see a home. The instant we found our dream home, they helped us make it a reality. When we listed our current home for sale, we hoped it would sell quickly. Thankfully, it sold in 3 days! The whole process for both houses was smooth and easy. They helped us make all the important decisions and gave us sound advice during negotiations. We are so thrilled that we are recommending them to all our friends and family. Thanks again to GreatNest.

Brad & Jessica Short   

100% Confidence. Steve Vincent is not only experienced, knowledgeable, and highly responsive, he is a class act through and through. He goes far beyond what is necessary when providing market advice, local knowledge of trends, he is highly intelligent and focused on any task at hand. Steve knows technology, why videos and having all your presentation ready to load on day one when you are ready to put on the market. He keeps up with the latest ideas, how to best show your house. Steve came to us through two colleagues that he successfully sold their homes in this uncertain and difficult market. We have 100% confidence in Steve and his able and ready highly professional staff. Thanks Steve and GreatNest.


Best REALTOR! We just purchased a home, in the Greensboro area, with Amanda Cox as our Buyers' agent from GreatNest. This is the fourth house we have purchased, and we have sold three. So Amanda, being the 7th agent we have worked with in 20 years, has been hands down the best realtor we've had! She is highly knowledgeable, personable, efficient, prepared, responsive, a skilled negotiator, and most of all she really & truly watches out for your best interest in a genuine way. I get nothing from writing this other than telling you like it is!!

Vincent Horne   

A Modern Approach. The team at GreatNest offered a modern approach with great use of technology to help us sell our home. It was everything we needed and nothing we didn't. If you're thinking about selling or buying a home I would highly recommend The Vincent Group.

Claudia Ortiz   

Grateful! Steve Vincent served as my realtor to help me sell my house in Greensboro. Steve provided consultation on staging, took photos, and created color brochures, set up signage in front of the house, established an MLS listing, and created a web presence for the property on Listingbook, Zillow, Trulia, and several other websites. During scheduled showings he readied the house by turning on lights, adjusting thermostats (when needed), and turning off lights when the showing was complete. After showings he followed up by communicating with realtors of prospective buyers. He provided suggestions of how to better market the property and was available to answer all of my questions throughout the process. Finally, he negotiated a successful deal and guided me through the closing process.

This house was a VERY tough sell because it was a high-priced house in a gated community at a time when the real estate market was just beginning to rebound. Moreover, an eight-lane freeway was being constructed less than a mile from the property and a half-dozen other homes in the small community were also on the market. Bottom line: it took about 15 months to sell the house at roughly ten percent less than what we purchased it for in 2007 (during a seller's market).

My wife and I are grateful to Steve and The Vincent Group for outstanding perseverance. The same half-dozen homes in our community are still on the market...but ours has SOLD! And we saved nearly $5000 over what we would have paid in commission for a typical realtor.

Capt. William Kealy   

Excellent! Steve and his wife, Krys, did a very thorough and professional job selling our home. When I would email or call with a question, Steve was always very receptive and punctual to return calls quickly and/or answer even dumb questions I had. When I was anxious to sell quickly, he calmed me down and reassured me that everything was being done to view the property and under control, relieving my anxieties. He also gave some excellent references for needed work on our home that we will continue to use in the future.

Jill Hamilton   

Professional! Every step of the way, Steve Vincent and his staff worked diligently on my mother's behalf as we embarked on the path of selling her life-long home so she could downsize. Steve provided wise counsel, while exhibiting the kind of gentile patience and sensitivity that made the selling process a breeze for us. In fact, thanks to him we were able to sell her home the first week it was on the market. I'm absolutely convinced that it was Steve's knowledge of the market - and real estate in general - that resulted in such a great outcome. He put more work into that sale than we could ever had expected. And, looking back, his suggestions and guidance were always right on the money.

Steve's a consummate professional; and he and his group earned five stars from our family!

Hank Battle   

I Will Tell Everyone About My Exceptional Experience! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! After my short, but anxiety provoking experience with another BIG NAME real estate company, you guys picked up the pieces and put my mind (and heart) at ease! You are great to work with! I never felt like a "pain" when I called with my million questions. You exceeded my expectations in every way! I will tell everyone about my exceptional experience with all of you! Selling a home and relocating is a HUGE stressor. Having a team like you guys working on my behalf was like a slice of sunshine in the storm. You have such a calm and reassuring manner. You do your job with both integrity and heart! You have been an anchor! Thank you... Thank all of you!!!

Donna Miller   

Great advice! Amanda is super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We were looking for a new home and are pretty particular but Amanda was able to find the perfect place for us. Buying a house is a pretty stressful process but she walked us through everything and had great advice on everything from financing to renovations. I would happily recommend Amanda to anyone, she's the best!

Liselott Allen   

Like a family member! I know it's sometimes tough being the agent for both buyer and seller. But Chip did an exceptional job juggling both ends. Chip and I hit it off from our first meeting. I felt like I was working with a family member through this entire process.
I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to have met him. Since we moved to NC we have purchased three homes, and have worked with some of the best Realtor's in the Triad. I must say this has been the most stress free home purchase we have made. Because of the attention to detail your team put into it. We will for sure use your name in conversation for years to come.

Thanks again for everything,

David, Tammy and Kylie Ward

David Ward   

Nothing But The Best. Steve and his professional team at The Vincent Group did an outstanding job of marketing and selling our home in less than 90 days. Their photography and virtual tour were absolutely beautiful and definitely helped to sell our home quickly. They work very well together as a team and they even showed our house to the new buyers for the first time while their agent was on vacation. We would highly recommend The Vincent Group and our overall experience was nothing but the best.

Neil Cox   

Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful job Tom Johnston did selling our 4007 Wellingham home. Our experience with him has been the best we've ever had with a realtor. His integrity, honesty, diligence and kindness are unparalleled. I would highly recommend Tom and GreatNest to anyone who wants to sell a home in the High Point area.

Thank you!

Bobby and Kelly Shelly   

Outstanding job! Amanda, we would like to thank you for an outstanding job in finding us a home. We know the road was difficult and at times seemed never-ending, but your patience and professionalism got us through it all. We sincerely appreciate the amount of time and energy you spent with us - and always with your upbeat attitude! It's a wonderful trait!

All the best to you and your family - thanks again

Kathy and Mark Gerber   

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