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Buyer & Seller Success Stories

Read what others have to say about their experiences working with The Licata Group to buy or sell their home in Lake of the Woods. Did you have a great experience working with The Licata Group? We want to hear about it!

Pat is the type of real estate agent that everyone would wish for. She sold my house in a market that was so depressed nothing was moving.

- Donna K.

We highly recommend Pat to help you with real estate. She was absolutely outstanding to work with throughout the entire buying process. She is very knowledgeable about the geographic area she works in, and was able to share that knowledge with us while we looked at houses. She was very patient with us as we figured out what we wanted in a property and helped us identify one that met and exceeded our desires. We felt like we had a capable ally throughout the process, even when aspects of the deal got stressful. She truly is one of the most exceptional real estate agents we have every worked with.

- Matt A

Pat Licata was my realtor in my recent purchase of a home. I was very pleased with the service which she provided. My last home was 25 years ago and so I needed a good deal of assistance in the process. Most of all, Pat listened to me. She understood what I was looking for and helped me bracket my search in terms of cost and house characteristics. She was very patient and never tried to rush my decision-making process. When I had questions regarding the buying 'process', she quickly provided me with the necessary information. When I had issues with the lender, she immediately interceded to facilitate issue resolution. If I was the home-buying mode again, I would certainly use Pat and would strongly recommend her to anyone who was in search for an expert realtor!

- Rian B

Pat Licata single-highhandedly changed our impression of realtors. Her prompt attention to the smallest detail was infallible, her help and guidance through the negotiation process was so valuable and saved us a lot of time and cost. And even after the settlement her help with local knowledge, the best tradesmen and even the best local restaurants has been a real help to us. We would definitely recommend her to anybody considering a house purchase in the Lake of the Woods area.

- Miles and Joy Pinniger

It is so exciting to be a part of your community. Thank you both for all your work on selling our new home to us. Especially thank you for the beautiful swan photo canvas. There is a special place in our home where it will be to remind us how fortunate we are to be surrounded by such beauty and great neighbors!

- Mr. and Mrs. Lee

Earlier this year, I decided to buy a home on the lake at L.O.W., and contacted Pat. She promptly and most professionally offered to meet with me, and she showed me four units that were in the zone of what I was looking for. Within about a month, I offered to buy one of these units, and have been most pleased with the unit and Pat's assistance and knowledge at L.O.W. Pat is a wonderful, most helpful person. She's given me some great ideas for changes I want to make to the lake house, and provided me with some very useful information. She's a wonderful person, and has become a good friend. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy at L.O.W. or in the vicinity.

- Carl L. Vacketta

It was my great fortune that Pat was recommended by the realtor at the lake I was leaving. She was tireless in searching for a good house for me over a 6 months period. She is truly a top real estate agent! I had a great experience and now have a wonderful new house.

- Leighton

After reading Pat Licata’s biography on her website, she seemed to be a good fit to be our realtor. How right that choice was! Upon meeting her for the first time, it was as if we were meeting an old friend. We can’t give enough praise to Pat and her services. She is a true advocate of Lake of the Woods. Hopefully, we’ll enjoy many years of “another beautiful day at the lake”.

- Phil & Marj L

We thank Pat for all of her support in helping us with our purchase at Lake of the Woods. When she and John showed us around the lake from their boat, we really fell in love with the lake and the community. Not only did Pat help us with her analysis to make a strong offer, then she helped us with the entire process through settlement. Pat's insight and advance knowledge and extra work researching community requirements at the lake insured that we got a great house at a great price and with the most advantageous settlement possible.

- Bill and Kristy M

Pat was great throughout the entire house buying process. She provided us with invaluable advice and information every step of the way. She went above and beyond. Without Pat's guidance, my family and I would never have moved into our dream home. We could never thank her enough.

- Erin P

Pat truly made my purchase experience very easy. She was constantly in contact with me with updates and worked tirelessly to get the reluctant sellers to lower their asking price $10,000. Her experience makes her come out on top when negotiating. My wife and I will never work with anyone else but Pat ever again. If you have any apprehensions whatsoever about buying a house, let Pat make the experience as easy for you as she did for me.

- Rich R

After my first phone conversation with Pat, I knew I had made a great choice. Pat was friendly and knowledgeable and seemed truly excited to show me homes in the area. She was extremely helpful, going above and beyond what I was expecting from a real estate agent, and I have worked with other agents before.

- Carey Y

I highly recommend Pat for your real estate needs. Pat is willing to go above and beyond to meet and exceed your needs. She definitely went above and beyond with must have taken 6 months of hard work, but she never gave up! She was a constant source of information and was always there when I needed something, no matter time or day of week...Now I live in my dream home!

- Al C

Pat is a true professional. At our first meeting, she quickly gained our trust by demonstrating in depth knowledge of the current market while thoroughly and confidently communicating a winning strategy for pricing/selling our house. She then worked tirelessly to find us just the right home at the right price located where we most wanted to live post retirement. My husband and I will always be extremely grateful to Pat for her support and hard work on our behalf. We will look to no one else but Pat Licata should we sell our current home in the future.

- Rita and Nick W

Pat is a super agent! She really knows the Lake of the Woods market and all its neighborhoods. She helped advise us with our offer and counteroffer, and was very helpful in the home inspection process; she was there every step of the way for the negotiations and made sure we were totally satisfied with everything. She made it seem so easy, but we know she was really working very hard on her end to make everything go so smoothly for us! Pat is very personable and hardworking and a very knowledgeable, skilled real estate professional.

- Susan and Bruce B

I can't thank Pat enough for getting me a contract in only 15 days! Pat's dedication, personal service, understanding, and professionalism is one of the best I have ever experienced in the real estate industry.

- Lisa W

Pat Licata is an outstanding representative of her profession. She is meticulous in detail work and extremely generous with her time and effort to help the seller in every possible way. I recommend her highly.

- Mary D

For one reason or another, I'm reminded almost every day of how overwhelming it was, and how Pat helped me through every aspect and every detail. Pat not only conducted herself in a professional manner at all times, she successfully brought our home from FOR SALE to SOLD in a very short time.

- Pat B

After three years of trying and failing to sell, I can say without hesitation that the decision to choose Pat to list and market our home was the right decision for our family. Being three trustees in three different states, we were so relieved to know that Pat was always there keeping watch for us. Pat was the consummate professional at all times, keeping us totally in the loop always, and advising us on the difficult issues that came up during the contract period – everything from emergency appliance repair to dealing with the association in regard to proposed changes to the lake environment. Pat's knowledge of the area, amenities and market conditions proved ideal for our situation, resulting in a sale. We couldn’t be more thrilled.

- DeeDee Clark

The Licata Group are top notch experienced real estate professionals! They sold two homes for us and assisted in a purchase. The market was hot and homes were getting multiple offers. They guided us through that and helped us find a great house. The Lake of the Woods community is fortunate to have them!

- SLShope

We are so grateful that we found Pat Licata. She is wonderful! Detailed. Patient. Knowledgeable. Helpful. Accessible! She personally walked us from step A to Z and continues to be of assistance even after the buying and selling of the homes.

- Reddick

Mary Maurer was very professional, calm and reassuring during negotiations with the Sellers and when complications arose in the proposed financing. When our lender totally flaked out on us, Mary suggested an alternative who got us to closing in 10 days. I highly recommend her!

- W. Frost

Pat and the Licata Group recently sold my condo and their performance was fantastic.  They listed the price at forty thousand dollars higher than the local taxing authority’s assessed value.  We had a signed contract at full price in ten days and it closed twenty days later.  Their achievement exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend Pat and the Licata Group.

- J. Hopkins

"They go the extra mile; not just with the house but all the information you need to settle in."

- M. Walser

Best real estate experience I have had. My house sold quickly and at a fair price. Easy to work with and excellent communicators.


What an incredible experience!! The Licata Group went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied and informed in all details of both selling and buying a home! We couldn’t have asked for a better team to guide us through this process. Everyone was very prompt in response to any questions we had!


Pat and the Licata Group were wonderful to work with and made the whole experience of selling our home easy! Pat and her team were always readily available for any and all questions we had and responded quickly. The professionalism of this group is exceptional and we highly recommend them to anyone who is thinking of selling their home!

- TCorvetti

Pat Licata’s team at Lake of the Wood Realty has been a pleasure to work with. They provided help with many aspects of refurbishing then prepping my property before sale. They had good local contractor recommendations, and local Locust Grove / Lake of the Woods VA market insights to properly set the proper sales price and enable a quick and efficient sale. I would definitely work with them again, as they enabled the complete sales process without problems or last minute surprises.

- M. Faletti

Excellent customer service. Pat’s team sold our house in less than 2 weeks! We were kept informed and were provided excellent feedback. Can’t say enough good things about this group. Thank you for your service.

- L. Gunther

Above par service! Our home was beautifully marketed and sold within the 1st week. We received multiple offers, had many showings, and closed in two weeks. Pat is a real estate genius and her team is very helpful. Smooth and stress free describe our experience best!

- L. Joback

The entire Licata Group made buying a different home and selling our current one a very positive experience. A shout out to Jazmine for going above and beyond more than once to make things go smoothly, even after both sales were complete. John patiently helped us find just the right house to purchase and then Pat was able to get our ‘old’ house sold even before the listing was finalized! Licata Group KNOWS the Lake!

- P. Archer

Above par service! Our home was beautifully marketed and sold within the 1st week. We received multiple offers, had many showings, and closed in two weeks. Pat is a real estate genius and her team is very helpful. Smooth and stress free describe our experience best!

- L. Joback

It was our first time working with The Licata Group, and it was a wonderful experience. It was a pleasure working with Dan Seiler and Jazmine Rubi. They were very responsive throughout the whole process, and they helped the transaction go through seamlessly. Hope to work with them again in the future!

- C. Sanchez

It was great working with the Licata group, and Jazmine Rubi, the transaction coordinator, was awesome! We enjoyed always being in communication which made for a smooth transaction

- M. Church

The Licata Group is such a wonderful team to work with. Clients are always well taken care of and the team is always so prompt and polite.

- H. Duong

Pat is absolutely awesome. She helped us make our home presentable before putting our home on the market. Pat made sure she made each process from showing the home to being under contract to selling our home very smooth. She always kept in contact either it was her personally or her awesome team in the office. If I had another house to sell I would use Pat Licata again!

- J. Moore

Above par service! Our home was beautifully marketed and sold within the 1st week. We received multiple offers, had many showings, and closed in two weeks. Pat is a real estate genius and her team is very helpful. Smooth and stress free describe our experience best!

- L. Joback

I dealt primarily with Janice Johnson of the Licata group. She was knowledgeable, responsive and very nice and pleasant to work with. We got the house we were looking and closed without a hitch. The entire Licata group was very professional and responsive.

- The Kings

Pat knows the LOW area very well and has a good feel for the market. We were able to sell our house very quickly and for a fair price. The property was a long term rental and had been neglected for a while and needed some work. So it was great to get the place sold so quickly after deciding to finally sell.

- Klabo

Dan Seiler and the entire Licata Team were outstanding. Special shout out to Jazmine also! Professional, extremely responsive to every email or phone call, and they went above and beyond in all aspects. Loaned us the van for moving furniture, coordinated all contractors and access to home, even helped fill a moving van when they stopped by at the right (wrong?!) time. Since we did not live in the area of the house we were listing for sale, Dan and his team were our “boots on the ground” for the entire process and made it amazingly easy on us. Highly recommend!!!

- M. Hornaday

We were very pleased with Pat's expertise and service when we were selling our home. Starting with the initial meetings on staging and pricing our home, through to the negotiations and settlement, Pat supported us every step of the way. Within 2 weeks of the listing, we had a ratified sales contract. Thank you Pat and the Licata team!

- DReddy

Our experience with Pat Licata was excellent. Pat is extremely knowledgeable about our community in Lake of the Woods. She was very thorough in telling us about the sales process and responded very quickly to our questions. Pat utilized several sales techniques which ultimately resulted in the sale of our home to a wonderful couple. We couldn't be any happier with Pat and highly recommend her and the Licata Group.

- MHayes

We couldn't have made it through this process without you! Your knowledge, expertise and patience were invaluable...

- Rex and Lynn

The Licata Group were the ultimate professionals. They listened, worked hard, and gave me good counsel. They ``sold`` my house when two other agencies could not.

- C Boechler

Very respectful, patient in selecting a house for our needs. Well connected to her support groups who provided all our needs and questions. Well connected to the latest technical processes. Computerized applications and communications which saved us time and travel.

- MPotter

We can't say enough about how pleased we are with our experience. Pat provided expert guidance on preparing our home for the market, priced it perfectly, and we had a contract within a week and a half. The top notch Licata Group staff provided excellent communication, professional marketing and continuous support during the entire process - we would advise anyone looking to buy or sell in Locust Grove to visit the Licata Group.

- The Crowells

Their service exceeded expectations. With detail and patience, they carefully guided us through each step of the buying and selling process. And they were still available for help and referrals afterwards! Great people. A great company.

- Mrs. Reddick

From start to finish, the most helpful, reassuring, informative home buying experience. That start to finish includes the ``just looking`` phase. This group has just the right amount of contact, wanting your business, yet not hounding you. Perfect experience!

- Ms. Laganga

The Licata group was outstanding to work with throughout our process of finding and purchasing a home in LOW. John and Pat were very patient with us as we got educated on what we wanted out of our future lake house and spent countless hours with us helping to determine what would work best for our family. The excellent reputation of the Licata group has been well earned and I give them my highest recommendation for anyone interested in buying or selling in the area.

- The McGarrigals

Very friendly and professional. We were given advise on our offer and we heard back from the Licata Group so quickly. We were able to get the house of our dreams within a couple days. We would highly recommend them.

- Ms. Beck

Pat and John are THE best realtors! Nobody knows Lake of the Woods and Locust Grove like they do. They found out what we were looking for, helped us refine our requirements and then spent the time to get us exactly what we wanted at a great price.

- The Buckhouts

Clearly a cut above in terms of knowledge, support and client service. Made selling the home remotely seamless and stress free. I would highly recommend Pat and her team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in this area.

- WTJackson

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