What People Have Said
Reviews from Previous Clients
"We don’t normally write reviews, but considering the outstanding service we received from Jonay Zies and her team at Fonville Morisey it was worth making an exception. Obviously buying a house, especially as a first time buyer, is a big, complicated deal. However, Jonay made the process a lot easier and fun. She and her team helped us all the way through from the initial consultation to the day we closed on the house, answered all of our questions (which there were plenty), and found and fought for what WE were looking for in a home. I would highly recommend anyone interested in buying a house to hire Jonay and her team at Fonville Morisey.
"Courtnay was my realtor when I recently purchased my first house in Raleigh, and she was extremely helpful every step of the way. She is organized, thorough, and willing to go above and beyond to help her clients. Courtnay quickly responded to all of my questions, referred me to other professionals as needed, and made me feel comfortable and secure throughout the stressful home-buying time."
"Jonay, we are very glad to tell about our experiences buying a house in a state that is new to us. I can sum it up and say "You made this entire process easy!", but that does not go far enough. Our initial visit to NC had a tight schedule, but the variety of housing you were able to arrange for us to see very much helped us target the locations and home type of most interest. You were remarkably personable, responsive & easy to work with from the beginning & in our opinion you have proven to have experience, judgement and manner far beyond your years. You consistently represented our interests well and persistently pursued important details for us, making several trips to the property under contract when we were unable to do so. You led us smoothly thru the closing processes with timely information and welcome advice. We have rarely met someone so good at what they do in any walk of life."
Doug & Cherie Brugler
Relocated from Rochester, NY
"Courtnay helped my husband and I find and purchase our new home. Our experience with Courtnay was second to none. Her organization, and ability to get things done in a very timely fashion, helped to make our home buying experience much less stressful for us. We loved working with Courtnay and highly recommend her to work with you. We look forward to working with her again in the future!"
"Buying a home can be a frustrating experience, but Kay made sure everything went very smoothly. I`ve dealt with several real estate agents over the years, and Kay is by far the best. When I didn`t understand the process, she gave me a thorough explanation. When I had a question, she answered very promptly. And I don`t mean the next day - I mean sometimes within minutes! She was always available when I needed her. I would recommend Kay to anyone buying a home, whether first time buyers or 100th time buyers. She`s a true professional!"
"As first time home buyers, Courtnay was very easy to work with and walked us through the entire process seamlessly. She accommodated our limited time frame and communicated with us consistently to make sure that we were all on the same page. With Courtnay`s help we found the perfect first home for our family that met all of our needs and exceeded our expectations. We would not hesitate to recommend Courtnay to anyone looking for an honest and hardworking agent. It was one of the best decisions we made!"
"It was such a pleasure to work with Glenn! He was always so friendly, honest and thorough during the whole process. He always made himself available and kept us up to date with all the details behind the scenes....which is a big plus in our books! We would highly recommend Glenn to anyone and look forward to working with him again in the future."
Sanghi & Jennifer Cho
"Jonay was a dream come true. It was me and my husbands` first home-buying experience and I was a little nervous (to say the least), but Jonay was helpful and thoughtful and experienced and made the whole process seamless. She found great listings to show us and helped point out the advantages and challenges of each to help us make the most informed decision possible. We were new to the area and she was very informative about the neighborhoods, commutes, and options that would meet our needs. She was even the one who found the home we ended up buying, and helped us to negotiate a great price on it! We couldn`t recommend her more. She is phenomenal."
"We were moving from out-of-state and were put in contact with Jonay through a coworker. We had such a wonderful experience working with her. On a limited schedule, Jonay worked with us and accommodated to our timeline and toddler in tow. It felt like Jonay knew and understood our wants and needs in a home within minutes of talking to her. She is very knowledgeable about the area and honest as they come. Jonay was always available via email to phone and responded within minutes. She went above and beyond to find our home! We could not have asked for a better experience!"
Clark & Brittany Sigmon
Relocated from Michigan
"To Infinity and Beyond. This describes our experience working with Kay Raymond with Fonville Morisey / Zies Realty Group of Cary. My husband and I had started our search about 6 months prior to meeting Kay. One frustration after another led us to seek out a professional that would listen to our needs, and be able to narrow down homes for us to choose from when we came in from out of state. Kay is more than a professional; she offers her insight into things we hadn’t thought of looking at. We ultimately secured our new home, relocated without any drama, and were warmly welcomed into our new community in Cary. While we were so far away before moving in, Kay volunteered to meet the ‘floor guy’ to get us an estimate for hardwoods, and even meet the UPS delivery of our mattress to drag it into the garage because of the threat of rain – this was well beyond the call of duty in our opinion, and a huge help for us. Having interfaced with other Realtors before Kay, she stands above the rest, she offers guidance that would be expected, but few deliver upon. She stays the course, and takes you along for the ride."
Rita Kuhn and Don Klemp
(happy homeowners in Cary)
"Jonay is by far the the most stellar agent we have ever worked with! Relocating to another state is overwhelming and seemingly at times an impossible feat, but having Jonay as our agent was critical to the success of our transition to Cary, NC! She is extremely personable, exudes warmth and kindness, and is so very trustworthy. Her expertise and knowledge of the area is tremendous, and her experience as an agent was obvious from the moment we met her. She pointed out so many details for us to consider during our decision making process. We experienced some hiccups with our builder along the way, and it`s hard to imagine how we would have endured through the stress of it all had it not been for Jonay`s relentless communications on our behalf with all parties involved. She went above and beyond what is expected of any agent! And she is not just an agent: she is an avid advocate for her clients! We can`t imagine going through another buy-process or even a sell-process without Jonay`s guidance. We are not overstating by saying that she is truly the best!"
Adam & Stacey Lisi
Relocated from NJ
"We loved working with Glenn! He was an incredibly attentive, patient, hard-working, and diligent agent who helped us through each step of the buying and selling process. He gave great advice and definitely enhanced our experience in what is normally a very stressful undertaking. We would recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor!"
Chad & Melissa Osborn
"Jonay went out of her way to help us. She was always quick with a response regardless of time of day. She took the time to arrange a plan for negotiating on our behalf when we were out of the country. I never got the impression that she was pushing us towards houses with a bigger commission, just the house that made the most sense. She made the process as easy as can be expected for first-time home buyers."
"I would like to commend one of your excellent agents, Kay Raymond, on just how helpful she was to John and me when our home was on the market with your agency, Fonville Morsey and her as our agent. She guided us through each aspect of the sell of our home, letting us know things to expect and things to do that may help give our home a more updated appearance to the buyer. She also helped in getting ready for the sale date. From the beginning of signing the contract through the closing date, Kay was there guiding us through with and for us. Thank you and please thank her for us for her professionalism and kindness to us."
"My husband Chad and I absolutely adore Jonay. She worked with us patiently for over a year while we tried to make a decision to purchase a house that would be the ideal fit for us and our two young sons. She provided great insight when we located a foreclosure that was perfect for us. She led us to make a fair offer that was accepted and then provided professional resources for us as we went through each step of the inspection and approval process. Admittedly, I was anxious and apprehensive when making such a big decision for our family; however, Jonay`s level-headed nature, vast experience, and dedication to her clients alleviated my fears. We closed on our house on 3/28/13 and we owe the past year of happiness in our home to Jonay! She is wise, tenacious, professional, kind, and thorough! Chad and I could not have asked for a better combination in a realtor. We will continue to recommend her to anyone who wants the BEST realtor in the Triangle area!"
"It was a real pleasure working with Courtnay both on the sale of our previous house and the purchase of our new home. Courtnay worked hard with our prospective buyers to get the job done, and did a great job communicating with us throughout the process. She took the time to understand exactly what we were looking for in a new house and helped us find a home we love. We feel very lucky to have had such a great agent to work with."
"Our experience with Kay Raymond at FM Realty has been second to none. She was professional and mindful of our needs, especially of the fact that we were coming from a different part of the country and the stresses associated with relocating from afar. Further, being out of state, she familiarized us with all of the real estate procedures of NC and definitely made sure we knew what was happening every step of the way, through all hours of the day. Kay worked from day one to familiarize us with the area, to select homes that would fit our needs and potential future re-sale, and made sure our offer was made and accepted prior to our departure from our fast-paced weekend house hunting trip. Furthermore, she made sure all of the details were taken care of so we did not need to worry during the contract period and was always available when we had a question. Overall, the team at FM Realty just made it easy to move to NC and start our new jobs where we could focus on the enjoyment of living in a new place without real estate worries. They certainly work hard to make sure you get off to a good start in NC!! Thank you Kay and FM Realty!"
Karen McNeal, Associate Professor
North Carolina State University
Aaron McNeal, Professional Engineer
"We used Courtnay to sell our home in Raleigh. She was extremely knowledgeable in marketing our home and was very easy to work with, often meeting us at times to accommodate our busy schedule. Quite often, she went above and beyond to help us--far more service than we have received from agents we have used in the past. I have no reservation recommending Courtnay to anyone who is buying or selling a home and can assure you that you will not regret your choice!"
"Jonay helped me sell a townhouse in 2010, in the midst of the mortgage crisis. Jonay did an excellent job, guiding my pricing and decision making. Jonay also represented my interests well during the negotiation stages. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, I highly recommend Jonay!"
Mechanical Engineer, IBM
"From our first long-distance telephone conversation to the closing table at the attorney’s office, Kay Raymond was very professional and extremely thorough in everything that she did for our family. In moving from Tennessee to North Carolina, we discovered that we could trust Kay as our real estate agent, advisor, and friend. She was exactly what we needed for this big transition in our lives."
Radio Program Producer-TWR (Trans World Radio)
"Courtnay did a fantastic job preparing us for the process of listing our house. She took time to go over the many details that go into listing a home and went above and beyond with our listing. Exhibiting professionalism from the start, Courtnay made sure our home appeared its best in marketing materials as well as for showings. Her interior design experience was reflected in her staging recommendations and she helped us with easy fixes that we could do ourselves to make our home show better. We were thrilled to have an offer within 12 hours of going on the market. Courtnay’s professionalism, experience, and attention to detail made listing and selling our home the best possible experience for us. We will definitely use Courtnay for future real estate transactions and we highly recommend her to others. Her value-added services really make a huge difference which was shown when we received multiple offers on our home!"
"Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Miss Kay Raymond for working with me, finding the house I had in mind. It is perfect for me and my 3 animals. You were a blessing to work with and considered my every desire, and directed me to the perfect solution. I would recommend you and your expertise to anyone needing or wanting to purchase a home in the area."
"We have recently completed our third transaction with Kay, and we couldn`t be happier. Kay has shown herself time and again to be professional, honest, kind, and hardworking. She worked hard to get the best deal on both the home we were selling and the one we were buying. Each transaction went smoothly, and Kay was prepared for each potential bump in the road. She was organized and on top of every detail of each transaction. We love our new home, and we wouldn`t be here without Kay!"
Mike and Sarah Luddy
2395 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, NC 27518-6689