Real Estate Pike County, PA

Bobby Keyes MLS 16-3271
I have known Pete and Lorraine for over 20 years, and they continue to exemplify professionalism and industry knowledge at the highest level. They understand the importance of exceptional customer service, and their attention to detail is second to none. I know that when I refer someone to Pete and Lorraine, they are in great hands. They are the very best at what they do.

Jonathan Lipman MLS 17-415 

I found Pete, who was my main contact, and Lorraine to be professional, efficient, and a genuine pleasure to deal with. Pete and his staff kept me informed every step of the way from initial contact to the closing date. Pete also took care of several issues with the house (e.g. repair of septic system, electrical repair, gutter repair, removal of unwanted furniture, and final clean up of the house). All these, which would have been a large undertaking on my own, were handled seamlessly by Pete without any indication that it was an inconvenience or burden to him personally. In other words, excellent service with a smile. I would recommend Pete and Lorraine to anyone interested in a real-estate in the region. They have well earned reputations as top ranked real-estate agents.

Zillow User666203
We worked with Lorraine and it only took her 1 day of showing for us to find the home we wanted. She was very good at listening to what we were asking for and helping us focus on what could actually work. She knew the area VERY well and was (and still is) informing us of things. Any email/text/call... she truly responded to nearly immediately- this was VERY comforting. Any questions we had on the process (first time home buyers) she was very good at explaining to us in a way we understood. She was also pretty knowledgeable about homes/finishes/where she thinks things would settle on price. She acted as a dual agent- but we still settled on a price we were happy with (vs comps and our own thoughts). She truly was available to us through the whole process and even after we closed continues to be quick to answer any questions we have (whether it is where to eat or if she has a cleaning person to recommend). Working with her, you not only get a professional, efficient and friendly realtor, but you will truly have a resource for life after closing.

Karl Wagner III

Were it not for Pete and Lorraine's repeated efforts, my wife and I would not have found the perfect property for our second home.  Their knowledge of the local market and tireless effort, were only exceeded by their professionalism and enthusiasm.  Yet, what really surprised me was how involved they were with every detail including guiding us to additional resources such as funding, contractors, appraisers and even cleaners for the property.  Please do yourself a favor and partner with Pete Helms and Lorraine Collins at Davis R. Chant Realtors!

Bud Page

Ellen and I are forever grateful for your expert, dedicated help during the past two years, ending with the successful sale of our Fairview Lake home. We will miss it sorely but as you know so well, it no longer fits with our family's life these days.

Tom Mueller
We have worked with Pete and Lorraine on several projects. They have always worked through all the things that come up and went above and beyond what most would expect . I would not use anyone else but them with any of my real estate transactions.

Scott West
Pete Helms rules! Hes resourceful, well informed, honest and really knowledgeable. He gives you all hes got when hes with you, hes spirited, energetic and a lot of fun. Hes genuine and tireless, extremely responsive and truly knowledgeable about the area and the real estate market. Pete Helms was instrumental in helping us find the perfect property to build our dream home, we couldn't be happier, its just perfect. (P.S. he built the house too.) He'll reply to your emails and phone calls almost immediately and is never annoyed at any of your questions and has a catalog of experts to refer you to for anything you might need during the process, from lawyers to carpenters to restaurants. We love Pete, hes a great agent, a great person and has become a great friend.

Nicholas & Margaret Valenta
You would think that selling a home and buyer a new one would be incredibly stressful, but, it wasn't at all. Pete and Lorraine couldn't have made it easier. They were always there to answer all our questions, negotiate a fair deal with both transactions, take care of all the details that were needed to be done and always, always with a smile.

Richard Herder
We contacted Chant regarding a listing at the lake that we were in the hopes would be our home away from home -- where we can go to forget our everyday stresses. Not only has the house proven to do just that, but Lorraine and Pete played a huge part in making us feel at home before we even took ownership. If we needed help, if we had questions, if we needed information, you name it... they made themselves available and they were there for us. Our experience with Lorraine and Pete have been unmeasureably positive and we wouldn't recommend anyone else.

Steven & Christine Vitale
I have brought several properties from Peter. Pete, understands the needs and desires of his clients. When he finds the right parcel for you, he contacts you immediately and the process begins. He invests his and your time wisely walking the property showing you all the options. He operates without pressure or unfair tactics. Instead he is a true professional of high integrity. His goal is to make the right marriage of land to owner with the highest of honesty and trust. With or without a sale his wealth of knowledge about the history of Pike County gives the client the best information to make the right choice. Peter puts your making the right decision above his making the sale. What more can a client ask for in a real estate broker; this ethic will get my future business.

Todd & Marianne Northrop
Thanks so much for the nice card and restaurant gift certificates! We always enjoy eating at the Boat House, and we have been intending to try the Settlers Inn, so its a perfect excuse to do so. We also wanted to say thanks for introducing us to our wonderful new home and patiently working with us throughout the process. We cant wait to start spending time there this summer!

Marilyn Barger
I was sorry to miss seeing you at the closing of 95 Rocky View Drive as I wanted to express my great appreciation for your support and help in the process. Lorraine and Jim were wonderful throughout - Lorraine providing just the right amout of involvement and reassurance. I tremendously appreciated their accommodation to my goal of selling the property without its languishing on the market. Thank you again for taking on the property

The Hextalls
[We chose Chant] because of Pete Helms; originally, we wanted to build but then the perfect home came available! Just keep doing what you're doing! We are having a wonderful experience with the sale and move into our new home and we have already recommended Pete & Lorraine to friends in the future. Thanks D. R. Chant!

Derek & Jennifer Asay
We greatly appreciate the service provided by Chant, specifically Pete & Cheryl. Pete agreed to meet us on Easter morning so we could view the house we ended up purchasing. He did this with just a few hours advance notice.

Bill & Janice Longhi
Started the process with real estate agents and finished the process with the perfect home and two trusted friends.

Joanne Baird
Lorraine was extremely helpful. She returned our phone calls promptly. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

Kim, Bryan, Chase, Cedar & Skyler Galatro
Pete, You are the best!! It has been such a pleasure meeting you and conducting business with you. I hope we continue on for years to come! Thank you for our beautiful home, all of your help, my microwave and the certificate for dinner!! Very, very nice of you ... I must say - you put other Realtors to shame!! Lorraine, Wow!! We did it! Thank you so much for all of your help and assitance through this!! Thank you for the dinner certificates - can't wait to use them! You guys are the best! All of your efforts are greatly appreciated!!

Donna & Jay Kohl
Working with Lorraine and Pete was fantastic! Weve bought several homes over the years and they are the best Realtors weve ever dealt with! The home buying process can be difficult, intimidating, and confusing, but they made it incredibly simple, comfortable, and enjoyable. They know the lake area so well, which meant a great deal to us since we were buying a vacation home and had never lived in the area. Before and long after the sale, we have been able to rely on them for recommendations and expertise in local matters. They are always more than willing to help in any way they can. We wouldnt hesitate to highly recommend Lorraine and Pete!

Ray & Rebecca Milora
Pete Helms is without doubt one of the most professional, personable and honest people Ive ever met. Rebecca and I first met Pete while buying a second home, and have since sought his council on other real estate and business transactions in the area. Pete is one of those people that is there for you no matter the weather, time of day or need. Were lucky to have met Pete and are proud to call him our friend. Lorraine Collins is an exceptional real estate professional. Her knowledge of the area, quick response and effectiveness in handling our real estate needs have made the home sale process both enjoyable and rewarding.

Bud Page
Dear Pete and Lorraine: Ellen and I are forever grateful for your expert, dedicated help during the past two years, ending with the successful sale of our Fairview Lake home. We will miss it sorely but as you know so well, it no longer fits with our family's life these days. We have appreciated your professional knowledge, expertise, tact and skill. It has been our sincerest pleasure to know you and work with you both and to achieve the happy conclusion with you. Thank you again so very much, and our best wishes to you for a very Merry Christmas and many Happy New Years to come!

David Maxey
My wife and I owned a property in Pleasant Mount in which we had invested as much emotionally as financially. While we realized that the combination of our age and Pleasant Mount winters had made it the time to sell, we were fortunate to be able to rely on Pete and Lorraine to guide us expertly through the transaction from start to finish and to help us to adjust to parting with a property that we truly loved. As a retired real estate lawyer, I was especially able to appreciate their professional approach. Cathy and I remain very grateful to them both.

Keith Fretz
Pete Helms and Lorraine Collins are true professionals in the realty field. Our real estate transaction was complex. Pete and Lorraine were able to handle all issues and inquiries. They have the industry knowledge, patience, personality, and tact to address all concerns. We have had many real estate transactions in the past and their capabilities exceeded all others.

Tom & Michele Quindlen
Fantastic Service. Extensive knowledge of the area. Friendly, easy to deal with. Incredibly customer focused. We have lived all over the world, and dealt with Realtors numerous times, and no one comes close to the great service Pete and Lorraine provide!!

Frank & Barbara Possessky
Pete Helms knows the marketplace around the Big Lake. My wife and I purchased a shack on the lake and sold our cabin, so weve been on both sides of the table with Pete and Lorraine. The excellent sales brochure mailed out caught our eyes for the purchase and we were so pleased with the way Pete represented the seller that we listed the cabin we wanted to sell with him. Lorraines attention to detail is impeccable always there when you need a question answered. She makes Pete look good!

Melinda & Eugene West
Pete Helms rules! Hes resourceful, well informed, honest and really knowledgeable. He gives you all hes got when hes with you, hes spirited, energetic and a lot of fun. Hes genuine and tireless, extremely responsive and truly knowledgeable about the area and the real estate market. Pete Helms was instrumental in helping us find the perfect property to build our dream home, we couldn't be happier, its just perfect. (P.S. he built the house too.) He'll reply to your emails and phone calls almost immediately and is never annoyed at any of your questions and has a catalog of experts to refer you to for anything you might need during the process, from lawyers to carpenters to restaurants. We love Pete, hes a great agent, a great person and has become a great friend.

Frank Rizzo III
I first met both Pete and Lorraine when I was representing a client about 15 years ago. I was so impressed with their attention to detail that I used them as my agent to purchase my lake front home a few years later. I can still remember Peter cutting my lawn with his personal tractor ( I purchased from an older fellow) as Pete wanted my young children to be able to enjoy the property that first weekend. Over the last 14 years, have referred at least 7 other friends and family to Peter and Lorraine. Not only are they dedicated, professional and market savvy, I consider them trusted and genuine friends.

Donato A. Cuttone
I believe Pete is one of the finest professionals I have ever met in the real estate business. I know that is probably a very common term but not many pros can actually back it up. PETE AND HIS TEAM CAN.

Donna Hotalen & Chuck Belcher
Chuck and I worked with another Realtor in the Pike County area when he purchased a foreclosure property in 2008. Our experience with that real estate office was downright terrible and it left a bad impression on us about Pennsylvania Real Estate Agents. I dont want to mention their name but we would never use their services again and would not recommend them to anyone. Thankfully, our experience with Davis R. Chant Associates, Lorraine Collins and Peter Helms was terrific. Peter and Lorraine were very friendly and accommodating and just a pleasure to work with. We had tons of questions about the property we were purchasing and they got back to us promptly, providing answers or directing us to someone who could help us. We would highly recommend Davis R. Chant Associates to anyone looking to purchase or sell property in the Pike County area.

Michael & Jackie Shewchuk
Great experience with Pete and Lorraine. We would certainly refer friends to them or use them for our next purchase.

David Jiang
The Pete/Lorraine tem was super knowledgeable/professional and attentive to our needs and we are grateful for their guidance in the purchase of our second home.

Ed & Joanne Brennan
No words can express how very thankful we are for al that you did for us. You went above and beyond what you had to do. It is greatly appreciated. We hope someday when this is all over, we could repay you in some way.

Kristen E. Gutenberger
Professionalism and ease are two words that describe my experience with Peter & Lorraine.  They took care of our interests from the minute we engaged them and they remained integral until the very end of the transaction.  As an out of town seller they made the process as easy as possible and gave us the piece of mind we needed. We knew the property was being watched over and safe during the sale. In addition, they are extremely knowledgeable of the market and area.  They can answer any question posed and put you immediately in contact with someone who can assist.  I can whole heatedly recommend them and would use them again without hesitation.

Jim Borer
I feel a big NEPA welcome when I think of Pete, Davis Chant, Lorraine and Chant Realtors. It's a truly great feeling to come into a new area and be immediately at home with everybody. I had only met these few people but they know everybody so I felt at home. They assisted in all aspects of the real estate transactions I undertook, from home inspection to Closing. After Closing they suggested electricians, plumbers, carpenters, pavers, engineers, lawyers, etc. They're not just agents for Buyers and Sellers, they're friends who don't forget you.

Justin Moon
I was looking for a property to build our corporate headquarters when I met Pete. He knew the area better than anyone else I had met. I was able to purchase a large property that nobody had previously mentioned. I didn't find it in any of the listings I had consulted. Pete was always available for consultation and he got things done in record time. I moved my family from New York to Pennsylvania and the factory construction is underway. It wouldn't have happened without Pete and Chant Realtors.

Carl Forcheski
Not being from the area of northeast Pennsylvania, I relied on Pete Helms who provided valuable insight regarding the local real estate market. His team helped me sell an inherited home during a difficult market and his wisdom and guidance led the way to a smooth negotiation process and closing.

Paul Snip
It's my pleasure to say a few words about my experience with Lorraine and Pete. As a builder in the area I found that choosing the right real estate agent is a very important step. We were lucky to meet Lorraine and Pete. They have sold quite few houses for us over the last few years. I'd like to thank them for their hard work and commitment during those sales. They were always very courteous and dedicated. They kept us informed of all the activities going on during the showing of our homes. They always worked for our benefit. During that time we became good friends. They are very trustworthy, professional and honest. They always had our best interests in mind.We will highly recommend them to anyone looking for good real estate agents.

John Sanders, Wayne Bank
Pete Helms and Lorraine Collins did a great job marketing and providing service above and beyond the normal call of duty, meeting utility personnel at the property when needed to make sure our showing turned into a fast sales experience for our bank property.

Edward and Joanne Brennan
Pete went above and beyond in the way he helped us.  He ansewred all of our questions and called us back promptly to answer any concern we might have.  He was always available for us.  We were always treated in a very professional manner by the entire staff.

Jack and Connie Newton 

We were very pleased to read the different letters from satisfied clients who had listed with your team. Our first impression of your team was enthusiasm, professionalism and your organization. Dealing with your team made the whole process so much smoother from recommendations and follow-up every inch of the way. We're so glad that we had your team representing us. I can't imagine using anyone else. Thanks again for everything.

Kurt Spiegel

Lorraine and Pete set the high standard all Realtors should strive to achieve.  They are knowledgeable, friendly, quick to respond to inquires and are never pushy.  We have worked with them on more than one occasion and would gladly recommend them to family and friends.

Ron and Diane Hextall 

I giggle as I write this, as I truly cannot say enough good things about Pete Helms and Lorraine Collins; we completely recommend them for anyone looking for properties. We have had other realtors, but this duo is the epitome of professional, communicators and problem solving. We purchased a home for our expanding family and sold our existing condo/townhouse in an exceptional fashion. Pete and Lorraine excelled in making themselves available a multitude of times in showing the properties to helping negotiate the finest details and closing the deal. It has been three years and we can still call either of them with questions and know they will have the answers. Their personalities are relaxed, extremely knowledgable and efficient...I'll add fun to work with, as well. Buyer and selling is stressful, but Pete and Lorraine made the process smooth and enjoyable. 

James Borer

Pete and Lorraine helped find and close on both commercial property and a residence. They know everybody in the area and connected us with the best people for everything. Especially on the commercial property, they guided us thru all the many steps - county, township, environmental, engineering, legal, utilities, etc. 

Lisa Ippolito 

Pete Helms listed and sold my home during a very difficult divorce process. He was exceptional to work with. He is very honest, helpful and highly experienced in his field. He went above and beyond to assist in even the cleaning out of the home and did everything possible to facilitate the entire process of the sale. I would definitely use him again and highly recommend him to anyone. 

Cheryl Mueller

We met Pete Helms in 1998 on a referral from a friend when we wanted to list our small lakefront cabin and purchase a larger full time lakefront home. Pete and Lorraine quickly listed our cabin and had it sold in no time. The team of Pete Helms and Lorraine Collins is an excellent one, we have bought and sold many properties with them since 1998. They are always professional, always take your calls, always get the job done. I could not think of better people to work with, they have always met or exceeded our expectations. 

 Mike Assile

 My experience with Pete Helms and Lorraine Collins was excellent. They know the area very well, know the "competition" well and can help position your property right where it needs to be to sell. They are very friendly and very responsive. I enjoyed talking to them and appreciated their suggestions. I would highly recommend this Dynamic Duo Real Estate Team. 

 The Jannettis

You will love working with this team. They knew the area, were patient, and had great follow through. We had a great experience. We highly recommend this team. You will not be disappointed. 

 Dr. Dan DeSantis

Great experience., Chant Realtors, Pete Helms and his staff, are the best, they know their business and are professional and knowledgeable. What sets them apart from all the others is that they treat you like family. The service they supply does not end at closing, if you need a good plumber or locksmith, just give them a call and they will recommend the best. My wife and I cannot say enough about Pete and his staff.

 Robert J. Keyes

Pete and Lorraine are incredibly knowledgeable with the market, but their ability to take us through the process from pricing our house properly, to their ability to keep us dialed in every step of the way was greatly appreciated. Their best qualities are professionalism, market knowledge, and communication ability. I would do business with them again!

Justin Moon

I moved to PA and a few years ago and met Pete when I bought my house. It was a good thing that I met him since he has been able to find me properties for my business and for personnel recreation. He has gone out of his way to include me in his social circle and has introduced me to all the wonderful community leaders in Pike County. If you buy house through Pete make sure that you go to his ice fishing party.

Henry & Laura Long

Pete and Lorraine listed and sold our home in Greentown, Pike County. We had a very positive experience with them and their office staff. They would be the Real Estate agents that we would use to represent us again if we were buying or selling in that area. We highly recommend them!


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