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Helen Garton

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Lic. #0022528 (DE)
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Prior to becoming a Realtor 6 years ago, Helen had a 37- year career with the Federal Government specializing in IT and Project Management. Helen was also a U.S. Air Force veteran. For the past year, she has focused on boomers retiring to Delaware and became proficient with the 55+ communities in the Northern area. With her business background and exceptional attention to detail, she considers herself a consultant, not a sales agent; and being a Native Delawarean, she is able to arm her clients with the information they need to make an informed decision. Because Helen as been through the retirement process herself, she has first-hand knowledge of what her clients may need when moving to another state and choosing the appropriate 55+ community.

Helen's background in diversity, along with her honesty and outgoing personality, allows her to connect with all people. When Helen has a client say to her “I just want to tell you Helen that you are swell” or thank her for her honesty and knowledge, she knows she forged down the right path as a second career.

Helen is a member of the New Castle County and Sussex County Board of Realtors. She holds a business degree from Southern New Hampshire University, an MBA from Strayer University and a Doctorate in Management from the University of Maryland University College. Helen is a certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®), Pricing Strategy Advisor, Seller Representative Specialist, and an At Home With Diversity specialist (AHWD®).

Reviews (3)

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wendy m.

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.

July 18, 2020
Steve W.
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.
June 30, 2020
Pat and James A.
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 Active Adults 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!
March 12, 2020