Testimonials

June 6, 2016

What Past Clients Have to Say

If you would like to talk with any of these clients as professional references, contact Chip for a list of names with telephone numbers and email addresses.

Chip did in six weeks what four previous agents failed to do in two years—find us a home we could love. He listened to our wants and needs and then went and found just what we had been looking for. He located the perfect house, in the exact neighborhood, at the right price. Chip’s knowledge of the market was outstanding, as well as his comprehension of what we wanted and what we didn’t want. We are thrilled with Chip and his efforts in helping us find our new home, and helping us through the entire buying process. We’re not moving for a while, but when we do, we’re hiring Chip Wallace to help us find our next home in Atlanta. We just wish we had called him sooner.

— The Jacksons in East Lake


When I decided to move to the Atlanta – Decatur area, a great friend of mine referred me to Chip Wallace, who did an excellent job assisting her in selling and buying a home. The first time I met him, I knew he was the agent for me. He is the utmost professional, with an incredible knowledge of in-town neighborhoods and the details of buying and selling in the context of ‘doing business’. This is an enormously important part of buying or selling a home. What is extraordinary is that Chip brings a great deal more to the table. He’s perceptive of the needs of his clients, he is warm and personable, and he is a great communicator. I immediately trusted Chip and had a great sense that he understood my home-buying needs on many fronts . He steered me in the right direction, and I am so happy in my new neighborhood.

— Catherine Rideout (East Lake)


Kelly and I want to thank you so much again for helping us to get our new home that we love so much and for selling our old home for more than we originally thought possible! We couldn’t have been more pleased with all that you did for us and we will be sure to recommend your services to anyone we know looking to sell or buy their home.

— Tobey and Kelly (Decatur)


Chip was the agent who represented the seller on the original home we bought in Oakhurst. I was so impressed with his level of professionalism and expertise that I was sure we would work with him if we ever had to sell our house. When my wife and relocated, we knew we needed to sell our existing home as soon as possible, and for a strong price. I have no doubt that if we had worked with any other agent, we would not have had the outcome we needed. Chip’s diligence in preparing and pricing our house helped us garner two offers within 24 hours of listing. He skillfully guided us through the process, and made it as easy as possible.”

— Peter and Jackie Ashley (Oakhurst)


Chip Wallace is the best real estate agent I have ever had. He knows intown neighborhoods and knows how to market homes. He really came through for us when it was time to sell. After we moved out of state for a job, we had our house in Decatur listed with someone else, and in six months we received one (very low) offer. When Chip took over, he created a punch list and provided guidance on necessary improvements. He offered staging advice on the house. He told me exactly which repairs needed to be made and recommended his favorite subcontractors to me. Being 1000 miles away, it would have been almost impossible for me to handle these issues. Chip knocked it out, and I will forever be appreciative of his efforts. In five weeks we were under contract, and we closed three weeks later. The best part is, Chip got me exactly the price I had wanted for the house. All of this in one of the toughest real estate markets in our lifetimes. I’ve happily referred several friends to Chip. I know he will provide them with the same level of service he did for us.

— Scott and Lynn Drawdy


We’ve been married nearly 40 years and have bought and sold lots of houses, and Chip is the best realtor we’ve worked with. Mr. Detail, Mr. Follow Up, Mr. Communicator…. So blessed to have had him on our team for this purchase! Thank you, Chip, for all of your hard work on our behalf!!!!

— Teri and Joedy Watson


Our company, Vintage Homes of Atlanta, has benefited greatly from the professionalism and expertise Chip provides both in the buying and selling end of real estate. Chip sold a new home built by our company within two days of listing it, and our most recent renovation project was sold during the planning process, before it ever went on the market. (This renovation of a wonderful brick bungalow in the MAK district wouldn’t have been possible without Chip finding the ideal property for us.)

Chip also assisted our daughter Megan in finding the perfect new home in Inman Park. She was delighted with how easy and enjoyable Chip made the entire process.

We continue to appreciate working with Chip, as he has proven to be the perfect partner and a valuable asset for our home building/remodeling business.

— Gary and Sarah Rishel


We met Chip through an extremely serendipitous phone call inquiring about a house he was listing. He subsequently guided us through every phase of buying our new home (in time to enroll in Decatur schools) and selling our old home in Lake Claire in record time. Chip helped us in innumerable ways – his impressive knowledge of the intown market, his astute advice about preparing and updating our house for the market, and the network of professionals he could recommend to make repairs and improvements and even clean and stage the home. Once we had the Lake Claire home on the market, it sold in five days! In the current market this truly speaks to his expertise. We cannot adequately express our gratitude for Chip and everything he did to make this difficult time much easier. We were so lucky to have worked with him.

— Charles and Sarah Allison


Chip Wallace is everything you want and need in a real estate agent. He is a great communicator, knowledgeable, professional, friendly and understanding of how emotionally draining the process can be. We started looking at houses in Decatur with him in late February and closed at the end of March. Chip was very proactive and responsive day and night until we completed the process. Even dealing with a difficult seller, he remained extremely professional and diplomatic. Also, our house was older and needed work to modernize. I loved that he knew so much about renovations, and we used several the contractors he recommended.

— Malia and Alex


Just wanted to send a note of thanks for the wonderful opportunity to work together again on the recent sale of my house at Pharr road. It’s hard to beat a full-price contract on the day before we formally listed the property! As with our previous experience on the house next door to this one, I wanted to tell you that I have NEVER in my 35 plus years as a land surveyor/real estate developer had such a pleasant and fun experience working with a realtor—and I have worked with dozens over the years. Your experience and dedication really shows. You know the market, and you present yourself as the true professional that you are, every day in every way from start to finish.

–Charles McCann


I want to thank you for all of your help and attention to selling my house. I will certainly keep you in mind and refer anyone I can, as I am 100% satisfied with you and your services!

— Ninon Daulton


We continue to recommend the area to our friends and will continue to always recommend you. I am so glad Lacey called you that one day. You know and love the area, and your passion for finding the perfect home for your clients shows through. You truly cared about what we were looking for, showed us homes as if you were our friend for years, and had an incredible gut feeling that we would love Hawthorn Park!

— Daniel and Lacey


We met Chip at his office during the Oakhurst Wine Crawl and were immediately impressed, especially with his knowledge of Decatur and surrounding neighborhoods. So when we decided to consolidate households last year, it was an easy choice to seek him out to represent us as our agent. Represent us he did, through two home sales and our new home purchase! His knowledge, advice, and patience were invaluable during the process and undoubtedly led to our success while working in a tough real estate market. Even after we closed and moved into our new house, Chip has continued to provide assistance by providing excellent referrals and information. We feel lucky to count Chip as both a neighbor and friend.

— Tim and Diana


We serendipitously found Chip at an open house he was hosting in Oakhurst. Chip is the man. He knows Decatur like the back of his hand and works with listings and buyers all around intown Atlanta. Most important, he will help you find the right house for you. Early on he told us that we could find the wrong house at the right price and the right house at the wrong price but that we should work to find the right house at the right price. Before we met Chip, we had looked at a lot of houses and interacted with a lot of agents. He was by far our favorite — and he was SUPER patient and informative to us as first-time home buyers. Can’t speak highly enough of Chip. He’s a great guy and a great agent.

— Michael and Sarah Clark


I am a professional home renovator and met Chip in Decatur last December, at the beginning of the current economic crisis. About this time, I began using him as my agent, which has turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Chip is honest, trustworthy, incredibly hard-working, and tireless when he works for you. Since the crash of the stock and real estate markets ten months ago, I have sold three homes with Chip as my agent. All of this in “the worst housing market since the great depression.” I have my fourth investment home listed with Chip right now and look forward to many future projects with him.

— Rudi Schmoll


Working with Chip to sell our home in East Lake was the best decision we ever made! After many unsuccessful months on the market, we had the opportunity to pick a new company and realtor. Chip came to our rescue and helped us by making a few minor changes we had not thought of before. We immediately received more traffic due to his hard work and excellent marketing, and our house was sold shortly after he took charge.

Since selling our home, I’ve happily referred several friends and colleagues to Chip. I know they will not be disappointed because of his great work ethic and knowledge. He truly is a pleasure to work with!

–Sherry and Steve


Despite the tough real estate market, we had 24 showings of my Oakhurst home in the first ten days, and a finalized contract on day eleven! Chip is honest, focused, and an all-around nice guy. His experience in marketing as well as actually renovating homes gives him a truly unique perspective: it enabled him to accurately assess exactly what it would take to get my home sold quickly and for top dollar. If you are looking for a realtor who is honest, works hard, and knows his industry, look no further.

— John


Before working with Chip Wallace, we had been looking for a house for about eight months. Chip had years of experience working with in-town properties and shared with us the ins and outs of getting the home that we wanted. He knew exactly what to do and helped us every step of the way. Within a month of working with Chip, he helped us find the perfect place to call home.

— Paige & Bryan


Working with Chip was the ideal situation for me when selling my home. He was accessible at any hour of the day for questions or updates and made my selling experience a pleasure. My house was under contract in 9 days, and we closed on schedule less than a month later!

— Joan


It quickly became evident that if I wanted to sell my home in this market, I needed someone with Chip’s expertise. Chip is a true professional, and his advice is especially invaluable in a tough selling environment. If you want your house sold, not just listed, this is the professional I recommend!

— Kathy


As a first-time home buyer, I found Chip to be an invaluable resource, guiding me through every element of the real estate process. From finding my home before it was even on the market, to the initial offer, through the home inspection and loan process and closing process and even through some renovations, Chip was with me every step of the way. His turn-key approach made the process seamless. I would highly recommend Chip to anyone in the real estate market. His knowledge, expertise, and endless patience are fabulous assets for any home buyer.

— Elissa


Our home in Morningside had been on the market for more than eight months with another realtor, with virtually no bites. We transferred the listing to Chip, and he made some very smart suggestions about minor low cost modifications, went on a marketing blitz, and the house was sold at a price we were happy with in less than two months. Chip was a delight to work with both personally and professionally. He does what he says he will do, and we highly recommend him.

— Laura & Albert


I had no intention of using a real estate agent when I started looking for a home in this “buyers market”. I initially contacted Chip about a property he had listed. Since that house went under contract almost immediately (before I had a chance to see it), he took the initiative to ask me what I was looking for and to recommend and show me other listings in the area. I ultimately purchased a home that Chip found for me, and I never would have considered it otherwise, based on the way it was listed. But it is absolutely perfect for me and exactly what I was looking for. Chip was invaluable during the negotiations too, which were a bit more complicated since they involved a relocation company. I was very thankful to have found Chip and for all of the help and expertise he provided.

— Tracy


From day one, working with Chip to sell my home was a pleasure. He helped me to position my home to emphasize its best features and minimized its shortcomings. When I decided to address several deferred-maintenance projects (landscaping, fencing, hardwood floor refinishing, basement waterproofing), Chip always had two or three reliable contractors to recommend, and each did a great job, and at a fair price.

Chip’s passion for homes and intown neighborhoods really comes through in his marketing efforts. The steady traffic of agents and buyers was remarkable, especially given the sluggishness of the market.

Chip also worked with me, my new husband and my two teenage sons as we purchased our new home in Avondale Estates. He helped us identify the features that were most important to us and was tireless in his efforts to show us a variety of homes. When we finally found the right one, he negotiated the deal and coordinated the closing date with the sale of my other home, all in just 3 weeks! And the mortgage broker and closing attorney he recommended were spectacular.

Finally and most importantly, Chip is a good and sincere guy. His character and integrity shine through in every way. I highly recommend him to anyone who is buying or selling a home.

— Jennifer & Paul


As a young, first time home buyer, I had no idea the amount of detail involved in buying a home. Chip turned what could be a stressful and difficult process into an easy one—and I actually had a lot of fun along the way. Working with Chip, I never felt pressured to make a quick decision, and he was not just a tour guide but also a true advisor. You can tell he loves his work because he was always happy to visit more homes or give me updated listings even though I didn’t find the right home during our first several trips.

I can’t say enough good things about Chip: he was a pleasure to work with, he’s very knowledgeable about the Atlanta market and the real estate transaction process, and he did a great job of negotiating on my behalf. He’s even good at the little details: he returns calls and emails quickly, he’s flexible with his schedule to go visit properties, and most important to me, he’s a very trustworthy guy. He truly is more concerned with your getting a home that you love than he is closing another sale. I would highly recommend him to friends and family looking to purchase a home.

— David


I was lucky enough to meet Chip as a neighbor and a friend, and it was a natural fit to work with him when I started looking to buy my first home. Being an expert in the area, he quickly discerned my likes and needs and began showing me the best options that were within my budget. Believe it or not, the home I bought is the very first house Chip showed me! I fell in love with it the minute I walked into it — a testament to Chip’s knowledge of the area and ability to listen to his clients’ wants and needs.

Chip made the home-buying process enjoyable and exciting, insulating me from the hassles that so often come with buying a home. I closed 30 days from the day we wrote the offer, and my closing lasted just 25 minutes. Thanks to Chip, I am now a proud and happy resident of East Lake.

— Aimee


We were very fortunate to meet Chip at an open house early in our home search. He offered to be our guide, and we gladly accepted. We visited a number of homes in Oakhurst, Candler Park, and Grant Park, and he shared his expert knowledge of the neighborhoods along the way. He also helped us to understand the strengths and shortcomings of each home. Once we made our decision, Chip was with us every step of the way. The whole process from start to finish could not have been more pleasant!

— Bethany & Aaron