About Us

John and Valerie have been specializing in real estate for over 39 years. Representing sellers and buyers throughout the Greater Sacramento area they have helped thousand of clients during their real estate career. John is a licensed broker and both are Senior Executives with Lyon Real Estate. They are both Outstanding Life Members of the Placer and Sacramento Association of Realtors. As a team, John and Valerie sell new, resale, custom homes, investment properties and are adept in 1031 and Starker Exchanges plus investment properties. 
 
The Klinefelter Team ranked 8th out of appx. 900  agents (top1%) with Lyon Real Estate in 2017. As a team they represent their clients in Sacramento, Placer and El Dorado counties. Go to the Klinefelter's TESTIMONIAL PAGE --references and phone #'s furnished upon request. 

 
CREDENTIALS:
 
Valerie - Top Agent in a major real estate firm for 9 years in a row
John and Valerie - Past Presidents of  Placer and Sacramento Association of Realtors Masters Club
John and Valerie - Ranked Top 3% 1989 to present  with Lyon Real Estate
Valerie - Real Trends - Best of the Biggest (Top Residential Sales Associate from the country's biggest residential firms
 
AWARDS & HONORS:
 
Valerie - Past President of the Sacramento Association of Realtors Masters Club
John - Past President of the Placer Association of Realtors Masters Club
Valerie- Past recipient of the Mike Messina Award

  • 1900 Danbrook Drive #1322
    Active

    $288,000

    1900 Danbrook Drive #1322
    Sacramento, CA 95835
    • 2 Beds
    • 2 Baths
    • 1,338 SqFt

    MLS 18027214 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Roseville MetroList

  • 8815 Bella Terra Place
    Pending, Accepting Offers

    $5,399,000

    8815 Bella Terra Place
    Granite Bay, CA 95746
    • 6 Beds
    • 8 Baths
    • 13,690 SqFt

    MLS 17067114 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Roseville MetroList

  • 8110 Dick Cook Road
    Active

    $2,900,000

    8110 Dick Cook Road
    Loomis, CA 95650

    MLS 18008714 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Roseville MetroList

  • 6112 Oakbridge Drive
    Active

    $1,799,000

    6112 Oakbridge Drive
    Granite Bay, CA 95746
    • 4 Beds
    • 6 Baths
    • 6,440 SqFt

    MLS 18017289 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Roseville MetroList

  • 3379 Vista de Madera
    Active

    $1,695,000

    3379 Vista de Madera
    Lincoln, CA 95648
    • 5 Beds
    • 6 Baths
    • 4,245 SqFt

    MLS 17046314 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Roseville MetroList

  • 7585 Old Pear Hill Lane
    Active

    $1,575,000

    7585 Old Pear Hill Lane
    Penryn, CA 95663
    • 3 Beds
    • 4 Baths
    • 4,865 SqFt

    MLS 18010209 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Roseville MetroList

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Val is the best agent there is! She knew exactly what to show me and it took one trip out to find the perfect house for my family! She made the entire process easy and fun! She is as professional as they come, but also incredibly warm but efficient! She’s exactly what you need when you’re buying a home!!


—Blue Reid
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Valerie was recommended through a friend of the family, and she was instrumental in helping me close on a 1031 exchange property. She is very detail oriented and actively engaged at every step in the process, which was so critical in getting things done on time with an exchange. She has good relations with others in the real estate network in the area. Would definitely recommend working with her.


—Scott - Roseville
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Valerie Klinefelter recently sold my vacant lot. The vacant lot was sold sooner then the listed time frame she had set. Valerie & John are very honest, diligent, committed to their daily job, professional and very caring towards their clients. I would highly recommend Valerie & John Klinefelter if anyone is interested in buying or selling a home or land. I can't thank them enough for their hard work.~Marion Belluomini


—Marion Belluomini~Roseville
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Valerie was always on top of the newest real estate sales and trends. She is an expert in the Roseville area and has saved me thousands of dollars and made me thousands of dollars on my properties.


—Rodney, Roseville
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It was great working with Valerie and John. Unfortunately, we had a few issues which could not be predicted, but Valerie walked me through them, helped me to solve each item, and literally, took quite a bit of the stress out my hands. She was on top of everything, especially responsive to the final buyer's agent and to me. I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly and efficiently everything came together and closed in less than the normal 30 days. I am so happy to see my beloved home go to a good family.


—Althea:Roseville
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Val and John have helped us with the sale and purchase of several home over the past 20+ years. They have always taken the time to understand our needs, which has saved us time and frustrations. Val and John have also helped our Parents and Children buy and sell homes. They are professional, diligent and always on top of things.


—Elaine Leuchars, Folsom CA
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Valerie and John Klinefelter were an absolute pleasure to work with in the recent sale of our family home. They were very patient and professional and went the extra mile to handle all the necessary details required in selling our home. They were extremely responsive and accessible throughout the sales process and helpful in providing resources when needed. Their dedication to selling our home quickly and at top dollar was evident! Our overall sales experience in working with Val and John was Excellent. We plan to use them in the purchase of our next home and will highly recommend them to family or friends looking to buy or sell.


—Doug & Lisa Jackson
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If you need a good realtor, you can find many. If you need a dedicated professional realtor that puts your needs first, then Valerie and John are one of a kind. I can't thank them enough for their advice and willingness to share their knowledge and guide me through the process of buying my dream home. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, You have earned my respect, appreciation, and most importantly my friendship. Rodney


—Rodney, Roseville
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I began working with Valerie and John in 1988 when I relocated with my employer to this area. I was very impressed with them from the beginning. Being new to California I was pleased to find someone with whom I could place my trust with the biggest financial decision there is in life. Because of their integrity, quality and heart – centered approach,I have continued to do business with them multiple times through the years. I've lost track, but I believe I have bought and sold approximately nine homes with them in the last 29 years. They feel like part of my family and I wouldn't think of doing business with anyone else.


—Christine Bouten
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I would highly recommend Valerie & John for your next real estate transaction!


—Rodney, Roseville
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John and Val have always gone above and beyond for our family and friends.


—Mike Johanson
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April 7, 2017 I am writing to recommend Valerie and John Klinefelter of Lyon Real Estate. My Co-Trustee and I recently had the pleasure of working with them on the closing of our late parents house in Carmichael, CA. They were both very professional and courteous in our difficult time of need. Val and John were our one stop source for most or all of our Real Estate needs. If we needed anything outside of the scope of their daily abilities, they have tremendous resources available to assist. This saved us a lot of time and frustration. Their personal touch really made our experience stand out. I highly recommend Valerie and John for your Real Estate needs at Lyon Real Estate. They are the masters of the trade. I will definitely use them again in the future. Sincerely yours, Robert Keylock Fair Oaks, CA


—robert keylock fair oaks ca
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Val and John, Thank you very much for your efficient, knowledgeable and friendly representation of both of us (as Co-Trustees with each living at opposite ends of the country) during the difficult job engendered by the necessity of selling our parents much beloved home located in Carmichael, CA. Your expertise was invaluable to us and made a difficult job bearable. Some people you wish "good luck" on saying goodbye, but you don't need that from us for your professionalism, flexibility, accessibility, and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty will continue to ensure a very bright future for your both. You're masters of your trade and Lyon Real Estate is fortunate to have you both. Fondly, Sherry Bodle, Philadelphia, PA


—Sherry Bodle, Philadelphia, PA
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Working with Val and John Kleinfelter was like working with dear friends. Val kept us informed of every aspect of the process. Her knowledge of the market helped us make a strong offer and buy a wonderful home for our family. Val and John's professionalism and caring were evident at all times during the process. We would highly recommend Val and John.


—Wendy and Chris Fayard
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My husband and I had the wonderful privilege to work with Val and John Kleinfelter again. They were the agents who helped us find our first home in Roseville and we wouldn't have worked with anyone else this time. Val was wonderful at keeping us informed of every step concerning both the house we sold and the new home. Her personal touch made it seem like we were working with a dear friend. The Kleinfelters professionalism, caring, and attention to detail made each aspect of the process, from preparing our home to sell to the final paperwork, easy. I would highly recommend Val and John to anyone.


—Wendy and Chris Fayard
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Val and John are true professionals and their knowledge of the market is second to none.


—Rick Gaskins, Santa Ana, CA
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Val was very professional and guided us step-by-step through the purchase process. We appreciated her personality and kindness to us. We would highly recommend her to others. She is genuinely a caring person.


—Mitch and Ginny Williams
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Both Valerie and John Klinefelter were kind and considerate at all times. Always responded to my wants and/or needs in a timely manner. Quickly found the home i was looking for and negotiated a great deal. Strongly recommend them to family or friends for there wonderful performance.


—Gary Johnson, Roseville
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Working with Val and John Klinefelter was a pleasure. Val was like a bulldog when it comes to the sale of our property. Determined to get it sold and closed and is focused solely on that goal. I would recommend them to anyone interested in selling or buying a home. Val and John Klinefelter sold our and had it closed in less than 6 weeks; that success is hard to beat! Their knowledge of the market, the area, and what it takes to sell a home is top notch and I don't believe I would have moved the property, at the price I sold it at, without their expertise and drive to be successful in their work. thank you Val/John! Dennis Myers


—Dennis Myers - Roseville California
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Additional Testimonials

It was great working with Valerie and John. Unfortunately, we had a few issues which could not be predicted, but Valerie walked me through them, helped me to solve each item, and literally, took quite a bit of the stress out my hands. She was on top of everything, especially responsive to the final buyer's agent and to me. I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly and efficiently everything came together and closed in less than the normal 30 days. I am so happy to see my beloved home go to a good family.


—ALTHEA
  /  January 2018

I began working with Valerie and John in 1988 when I relocated with my employer to this area. I was very impressed with them from the beginning. Being new to California I was pleased to find someone with whom I could place my trust with the biggest financial decision there is in life. Because of their integrity, quality and heart – centered approach,I have continued to do business with them multiple times through the years. I've lost track, but I believe I have bought and sold approximately nine homes with them in the last 29 years. They feel like part of my family and I wouldn't think of doing business with anyone else. -Christine Bouten


—Christine Bouten
  /  June 2017

Val and John, Thank you very much for your efficient, knowledgeable and friendly representation of both of us (as Co-Trustees with each living at opposite ends of the country) during the difficult job engendered by the necessity of selling our parents much beloved home located in Carmichael, CA. Your expertise was invaluable to us and made a difficult job bearable. Some people you wish "good luck" on saying goodbye, but you don't need that from us for your professionalism, flexibility, accessibility, and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty will continue to ensure a very bright future for your both. You're masters of your trade and Lyon Real Estate is fortunate to have you both. -Sherry Bodle


—Sherry Bodle
  /  April 2017

We bought our house from Valerie and her team this past summer and we were very satisfied. With the competitiveness of the market, the home buying process can be daunting and emotional and Val was very supportive of us throughout this process. She is approachable and trustworthy without being pushy in any way. She has connections to excellent resources and takes the time to make sure you are well educated throughout this process. We worked with Val for several years looking for a house while our life circumstances changed and our home preference developed and even though we were taking our time we never felt any pressure from Val. She was always there for us when we needed her. We felt that our needs were heard and were well met. Val is fantastic. She always responds right away and makes herself available to answer questions and show houses. When the right home finally came along Val made sure all of our paperwork was complete and where it needed to be in an extremely timely manner. We were so happy our offer was accepted even though there were multiple offers in and the seller was out of the country. Val kept our lender informed and on track during closing. If we had a question Val was easy to reach and got back to us, if the call was missed within minutes. We are very pleased with the experience we had working with Val and John and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an agent. Thank you for guiding us and making our first home buying experience a success.


—Greg and Amy White
  /  February 2017

We bought our house from Valerie and her team this past summer and we were very satisfied. With the competitiveness of the market, the home buying process can be daunting and emotional and Val was very supportive of us throughout this process. She is approachable and trustworthy without being pushy in any way. She has connections to excellent resources and takes the time to make sure you are well educated throughout this process. We worked with Val for several years looking for a house while our life circumstances changed and our home preference developed and even though we were taking our time we never felt any pressure from Val. She was always there for us when we needed her. We felt that our needs were heard and were well met. Val is fantastic. She always responds right away and makes herself available to answer questions and show houses. When the right home finally came along Val made sure all of our paperwork was complete and where it needed to be in an extremely timely manner. We were so happy our offer was accepted even though there were multiple offers in and the seller was out of the country. Val kept our lender informed and on track during closing. If we had a question Val was easy to reach and got back to us, if the call was missed within minutes. We are very pleased with the experience we had working with Val and John and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an agent. Thank you for guiding us and making our first home buying experience a success. -Greg and Amy White Auburn, California


  /  February 2017

Val and John Klinefelter are amazing realtors. They are the unbeatable team who worked together for our benefit. We’ve had interactions with other realtors over the years, but Val and John stand head and shoulders above their peers. Purchasing a home can be very stressful, but we felt in competent hands from the start. Val and John spent time talking with us about the home we envisioned within our price range, and the kinds of features we most valued. They were more than familiar with the greater Sacramento area, and listened carefully to our needs by asking clarifying questions. Once we found the home of our dreams, and our objective guard was lowered because our hearts were taking control of our thinking, Val and John’s professional knowledge of the home in question carried us to the next steps. They helped us to ask the sellers essential questions of pricing, and condition of the home. Although the home was professionally inspected, it was Val who noted a hairline fracture in the bathroom sink that required repair. Throughout the process of buying our home, Val and John were like having knowledgeable family members by our side. We felt as though Val and John were taking special interest in us but later learned from other satisfied clients that they interacted with them in the same fashion. We whole heartedly recommend Val and John as your realtors for in our eyes they are one in a million.


—Mitch and Ginny Williams
  /  October 2016

Thank you Valerie for helping me purchase my dream home. You went above and beyond my expectations. Thank you for the emails, texts and phone call updates. You made the process seamless and stress free. I will recommend you to everyone looking to buy or sell their home. --Michelle Marra


—Michelle Marra
  /  May 2016

I first enlisted Valerie Klinefelter's professional services 20 years ago to help me sell a home that other realtors had been unable to sell for more than 2 years. Valerie went right to work and sold the home in 2 weeks. In January of this year I began working with another realtor to buy a home. When the realtor failed to act on a number of properties that I wanted I decided to go with someone else. When I learned from a friend that Valerie was still working in the area I immediately reached out to her. Within 2 weeks she had found me a home and negotiated a deal. It's amazing to me how quickly and professionally Valerie conducts her business affairs. It certainly has made my home buying experience painless.


—Gary Johnson
  /  May 2016

I have known Val and John Klinefelter for over twenty years and although they are legendary in the real estate world I never completely understood the professionalism that went into their work until they sold my house. I am retired now and although I previously was a real estate agent I asked Val and John to list my home. There were so many times in the process of selling my home that the deal could have fallen through but thanks to Val and John's experience, knowledge of finance, home repairs and human nature, this did not happen. I cannot overestimate the value of these diligent and humble people in the sale of my and anyone's home. Always available on the phone, they were a comfort as the crisis of this transaction falling apart approached many times. Lesser agents would have gotten less for my house and it would have taken longer to sell if at all. I give them two thumbs up, five stars (out of 5) and a great big thank you from myself and my children. - Joe Holesapple


—Joe Holesapple
  /  October 2015

To say working with Val over the past two months was a pleasure would be an understatement of how she made the entire experience of selling our home a very easy task. Val was always on top of every necessary detail regarding any needed home preparation and paperwork and taking care of us, making sure everything was in order and completed in the most timely fashion. Her patience, consideration and knowledge with regards to real estate and selling our home put us at ease as to never having to worry about any matters not being in place between the buyer and ourselves. Val Klinefelter's constant hard work and perseverance make her the best at what she does and we look forward to working with her in our future real estate purchases and sales in the area. - Mark Tambellini


—Mark Tambellini
  /  September 2015

So much has happened since we started working with John and Val in April I'm not sure where to start, perhaps at the beginning would be best. We started our adventures by putting an investment property on the market. The house is in a nice neighborhood but the property itself needed a lot of work. John and Val worked with us closely and helped us decide whether to work on the property before selling it or selling as is. They took the time to research into comparables and spent time discussing the pros and cons of investing money into the house before selling. We ultimately decided to sell the property as is. John and Val took care of everything--the advertising and open houses were done immediately and within 2 days of the house being on the market we had received multiple offers, with some over the asking price. We accepted an offer and had a back up in place and from there we continued down the path to sell. It sold at the end of May, less than 8 weeks after it was put on the market. Next came the property that we wanted to buy. A dream house for us--or it could be after a huge amount of work had been done! It was a foreclosure that had not been cared for in some time but in a wonderful neighborhood with a large lot. So we turned to John and Val and they took care of us. They contacted the seller's realtor to get all the details and worked so hard to get our offer noticed. Apparently in these kinds of situations a foreclosure is usually sold to a cash buyer because the bank who owns the property wants to sell it as quickly as possible. We didn't have an all cash offer and apparently another offer that came in was all cash. With John and Val's experience they were able to accomplish a very unusual outcome--we got the house! Not only did we not have an all cash offer, we had a loan that had to be closed in 21 days. Something that usually takes at least 35 days but most often longer. The lender that we worked with, who was recommended to us by the Klinefelters, was wonderful to work with and pulled off the major task of getting our loan approved very, very quickly. John and Val were there every step of the way, contacting who needed to be contacted and making sure we were providing the information that we needed to provide. Because it all had to happen so quickly it could so easily have gone wrong but I truly believe without John and Val's diligence and ability to not forget anything (how do you do that Klinefelters?) we are in possession of our dream home. But we aren't done yet! While all this was going on with our dream home, we had to sell our current home too! Again John and Val helped every step of the way. They guided us through the open house process with us living in the house this time and gave recommendations and referrals to us to get the house ready. As an example the painters they recommended painted the interior and exterior of our house in 3 days with only a few days notice. From experience trying to get good contractors to work for you in a short time frame is so hard as they are so busy. With John and Val's relationships though the contractors are willing to go that extra mile. It was a crazy few weeks. We were ready for the open house within 2 weeks and within 3 days we had received multiple offers. We accepted and offer and had a back up in place. Once more John and Val were on top of everything, making phone calls, following up, checking and making sure all was in place. We sold our house 2 days ago but the best thing is we are still here, renting back from the new owners until our dream home is ready to move into at the end of the month. John and Val made sure that the offer we accepted had that provision in there and I know it was because they didn't want to see us have to move to a rental, then move again. Val is a very thoughtful and caring lady and this shines through when you work with her. John is such a generous and knowledgeable man and always willing to pitch in whenever assistance is needed. So as you can tell it's been a busy few months. We've known John and Val from our very first property transaction in 1995. They were awesome then and I think they have gotten better with time. I will miss talking with Val every day and hearing her cheerful voice on the other end of the line. Our family can't thank John and Val enough. - Nura-Lynne Tweten


—Nura-Lynne Tweten
  /  August 2015

From our first meeting with Val her professionalism and expertise as well as her friendliness and kindheartedness impressed us. She made us feel comfortable immediately, and was patient with us taking the time to address and answer all of our questions (believe me we had a lot!). She had a quick turnaround on all emails, texts and phone messages we left her. We looked at properties basically as soon as our schedules allowed, Val was never the hold up. Val is honest, trustworthy, knowledgeable, hard-working, and extremely organized! Val was thorough and helped us every step of the way, was always available for us and kept us updated on everything. She truly goes the extra mile (and puts in the extra hours) for her clients! Closing was also such a smooth process with her as our agent as she was always on top of it and made sure everything was on track. When requested she also shared her contacts for several reliable professionals/contractors in the area, providing us several recommendations. We truly felt like Val cared about us and was genuinely looking out for our best interest, which we know can be so hard to find in an agent! Her husband John was also a pleasure to work with. We feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Val and we highly recommend her to anybody who wants to buy or sell a home! - Mr. & Mrs. Hughes


—Mr. & Mrs. Hughes
  /  June 2015

​Valerie Klinefelter is everything you could ever hope to find in a real estate agent. She knows what needs to be done and does it with the expertise of a true professional. Recently Valerie represented me in the purchase of a home in Granite Bay and she did a remarkable job. There was a good deal of work to be done before I could move in and it needed to be done fast. Escrow had been closed so her commitment to me was complete. But Valerie goes above and beyond what is required. Her interest was to help me get settled in and comfortable. From her list she provided a painting contractor, carpet supplier, brick mason as well as other services. Valerie has the respect of a host of people that do good work at fair prices. When I called to engage them I always said Valerie Klinefelter recommended you and their responses were all the same. Immediate and enthusiastic asking what they could do for me. Everyone she recommended I hired and they not only did a wonderful job but they adjusted their schedules to meet my needs. As a developer of residential and commercial real estate and creator of Big Springs Gardens I have worked with a lot of professionals and Valerie Klinefelter is among the best. I highly recommend her. Don Phillips ​Stanford MBA 1959


—-DON PHILLIPS
  /  March 2015

Dear John and Valerie. First of all I would like to start out by saying that not only are you two professionals in your line of work, but you are both kind, concerning and just good people. I wish I could say that about all of the people I have worked with over the years. I have been in sales myself for over 32 years and there are all types of people you come across in your professional career, but it is rarely the case when the person assisting you in your business venture takes your considerations first and theirs secondarily. You and John are of the first category- that is why you have both been highly successful in your careers. We first started working together in 2007-2008 which was not the optimal time to be selling a home, especially in the Roseville area. I had a Realtor who I gave a 6 month contract to, which in hind sight was a huge mistake. During those six months I did not have one offer on my house. Rather than him telling me what I should be pricing the home for, it was the other way around. I know now that is one of the most essential responsibilities the Realtor brings to the table. I might not have liked what I had to hear, but at least I would have had the opportunity for that price or hold on to it. I was also given very little guidance as to how I could enhance the look of the property within a reasonable budget. You and John were recommended to me by a common friend and from the time we first met I knew I was dealing with professionals, not just someone who wanted to earn a commission. You suggested minor changes and assisted in providing me with a list of resources of people who could make these changes at reasonable fees. After 2 weeks of making those changes the house sold for a price that was realistic and acceptable to me. I can't thank you both enough for your assistance in that project. If I hadn't been able to sell my house I would have missed out on the opportunity to buy a million dollar home at auction for $700,000. I've done some extensive remodeling on this home and I am still in the black even with the downturn in the housing market. Recently my mother passed away and since I am the Executor of her estate, you and John were the first people I called when the family decided to sell that home. The house was on the market for one weekend and we sold the house for more than the asking price. It was a realistic price since the home was 53 years old and we sold it "as-is"--there were obvious repairs needed but the buyer and seller both came away satisfied. This was not your one owner sale. It was an estate sale so there was much more work than had to go in to the sales process, but you Val, John and the Attorney handled it all. I didn't have to get in to the middle of things. All I had to do was sign the paperwork. I can's say enough about Val, John and their team. -CHARLES WALKER


—-CHARLES WALKER
  /  August 2013

Thank you so much for your hard work, persistence and continued optimism while selling our house. We were so lucky to have you on our side providing your encouragement and expertise. We wouldn't hesitate to work with you again on any real estate transactions -- we wholeheartedly recommend your services. You really crafted a complete strategy for selling our home: provided practical advice on repairs we needed to make our house more appealing, a masterful pricing strategy, and the wisdom to stick to our guns. In the end, we sold our home for more than we originally expected and in a market that was certainly less than ideal.


—-MARCUS AND RACHEL LEES

Thank you for all your efforts selling my Rocklin property. When you first presented the full price offer with a 10 day close, I was certain that the buyer was simply trying to lure me into escrow and would then try to re-negotiate the price down, under threat of cancellation. You did not let that happen. In fact, we closed on time and without additional concessions. Thank you again.


—-JONATHAN KENDLER

I wanted to let you know how much my family continues to appreciate all the work you, John and your team did last fall. My daughter and her family have been in their new home for nine months now and they love it! Thank to you, they purchased a beautiful home that is perfect for them! and, this isn't your first triumph! You helped me buy my home in Roseville (the first one 16 years ago and my current home 6 years ago)! And, over the years, my Mom's homes in Rocklin and Loomis! You have helped three generations of my family buy and sell homes in various stages of our lives and we couldn't be happier with the results! Thanks again for your professionalism, honesty and for being such a pleasure to work with! I will continue to recommend you for anyone looking for a quality, honest, hard-working and professional team!


—-DIANE MOLDRUP

Valerie Klinefelter qualities: 1. A miracle can happen, it happened to us. 2. She will go that extra step. 3. Satisfies everyones needs--Devoted realtor. 4. Checking for new properties, anytime day or night. 5. She never gives up, till you're happy.


—-GEORGE & LIN ESPINOSA AND CECILIA SANCHEZ

We had our house listed with another company for three months with no offers and things were looking pretty bleak. My wife and I decided to try Lyon and she suggest the Klinefelters because a friend of hers said that Val and John could sell the house quickly and get a decent amount for it. Well, that's exactly what they did. They sold our house in three weeks and we made a profit. Now we can relocate to Florida with some down payment money for the next house. Thanks, Val and John!


—-MARK & WELTA RICE

We enlisted Val & John Klinefelter to help in 2000 to sell our custom home in Roseville which enabled us to buy our present home. In August of 2007 we once again called on Val and John to list our home. They not only listed our home but it SOLD in 9 days. In today's market having agents who have experience and are dedicated to serving their clients makes all the difference.


—-ANDREA & BILL KRUGER

I would recommend Valerie & John Klinefelter to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a house because they have great motivation and go above and beyond. They make sure your home selling experience is comfortable as possible and that the transaction is smooth as possible by keeping you well informed. They are friendly, helpful and efficient. My home sold in a very short period of time by listing with them. They both worked with me and they were helpful every step of the way. Thank you Val and John. I appreciate all that you have done for me and I'm very grateful.


—- MARION BELLUOMINI

Selling your home can be a very stressful and intimidating situation. With the many years of industry experience and the thoughtful guidance of John and Val Klinefelter, the selling of our long time family home and the finding of the perfect new home was a very positive experience for us. We are extremely grateful for their warm, friendly and caring professionalism.


—-KAREN & GREGG CASSADY

Through the short sale process of our home in Fair Oaks, Valerie Klinefelter was there for us from the beginning to the end. At first we just didn't want to deal with the whole process of a short sale, however, after she convinced us it would be better for us than just giving the home back to the bank, we put her to work on it. I have to say I have never met anyone who works harder than Valerie or anyone more persistent. She was there for us around the clock. She was extremely persistent when she needed anything from us or from the mortgage company or anyone else who was involved. She's a go getter and is extremely knowledgeable of the real estate market. She made every effort to make sure we were happy. She took care of all the phone falls to the mortgage company. She made the situation as stress-free as possible. She truly made a very hard time in our lives so much easier. We are happy to say that we are now living in a new home which Valerie helped us get. Whether you are buying a home or selling a home, we highly recommend Valerie Klinefelter as your Real Estate Agent. She's the best.


—-RANDY & RITA BIDDLE

Val - I want to thank you for quickly selling one of my investment homes in what can only be described as an extremely difficult market. You produced two bona fide offers in short order and we wound up selecting the best one. You were able to coordinate the necessary appointments for buyer tours, property inspections, the lender's appraiser and even managed to collect everybody's signature on dozens and dozens of pages of annoying disclosures that the lawyers in Document Control require. Best of all, we closed on time - December 31, 2008. Had I chosen another agent without your level of experience, I'm not sure everything would have fallen in to place the way it did. Thank you for your guidance.


—-JONATHAN KENDLER

I highly recommend Val and John Klinefelter as agents for anyone looking to purchase a home. They have exceptional knowledge and expertise in the market, and are dedicated to serving their clients' needs. Their help with both my home purchases was invaluable and I trust them implicitly. They take the time to get to know their clients and find out what they really want. Then they work tirelessly to find just the right home and keep in close contact with their clients every step of the way through the process. Even after my purchase was complete and I had moved in, they continued to keep in touch to make sure everything was okay. They are now assisting member of my family in a home purchase with the same amount of hard work and dedication they gave me. Val and John are committed to giving their clients the best real estate experience possible, and I happily recommend their services. - DEBBIE YAWN


—-DEBBIE YAWN

I just completed my eleventh or twelfth (but who's counting?) real estate transaction with my favorite real estate team, John and Valerie Klinefelter of the Lyon Real Estate Agency. Our business relationship goes back to the 1980's and they are still the ones I call when I have buying or selling needs in the Sacramento area. They are a great and hardworking team who always gets the job done -- they do it quickly, but carefully and thoroughly. Since I no longer live in the area, I have to depend on their honesty and expertise even more. I cannot express adequately how honest and trustworthy them are. In addition to their professional qualifications, they are both delightful and friendly people which makes working with them that much more pleasant. Three cheers for John and Val Klinefelter!!!


—-MARIA LUCIDO

I am writing this letter of recommendation on behalf of Valerie & John Klinefelter of Lyon Real Estate. I am the recently retired Postmaster of Auburn, Ca. and I have held various management positions in the United States Postal Service including District Director of Customer Services as well as having been the Acting Postmaster of Sacramento, Ca. I relocated to the greater Sacramento area in 1979 and Valerie was the original real estate professiional who helped me buy my first house in the area. That was the beginning of a long professional and personal relationship that has been based on her integrity, hard work and her superior knowledge in the real estate field. Valerie has always been able to help find the home that I wanted, which is a refreshing difference between Valerie and the rest of the people in her field, who are more interested in selling you a home. The greatest recommendation I can illustrate for you is that I have continued to have the Klinefelters represent me in real estate transaction for more than a half of a dozen subsequent home purchases in the last 27 years since the original purchase in 1979 and I have also recommended them to incoming managers who have relocated to this area. I can recommend them without reservation because they are honest and forthright individuals who can be trusted and they are extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate business. They have excelled and have been a top producers among their peers for years. I am sure that you will find Valerie & John very enjoyable to work with and you can rest assured that they will be working for you 100%


—-STU JANN

Valerie/John After being a homeowner for 20+ years I found myself in an unexpected financial situation that left me with no decision but to short-sale my most recent home. This was a very difficult & emotional time, but I had to finally make the decision that I waited two years too long to make. Having been a Realtor in the past myself and being somewhat familiar with the typical sales process, I know that I would have to find an exceptional Realtor to help me through the short-sale process. John and Val exceeded my expectations. They went over and beyond to ensure that the short-sale was approved by both banks, that the buyers were legitimate and would hang in there through the lengthy process, and that the sale would ultimately close before the expiration of the banks approvals. Not only would I want them to represent me in the future when I am ready to purchase again, but if I ever decided to go back to a career in real estate I would want them to mentor me so that I can be as awesome as they are. Thank you, Merci, Gracias, and Cheers John & Val.


—-DANA I. POPE

We built our present home 37 years ago and moving was a huge decision for us, especially as we are relocating to a new area. We were given Val's name as the one who would be the best in the area to help us. From the beginning she made the process so comfortable. It is a blessing to work with a true professional who is also so caring. She took the time to really listen and then got to work! When we found the home that was right for us, she patiently led us through the process of purchasing it. Val should also be known as a great concierge--she has helped us find all the services that were needed. Thanks, Val, for being such a supportive and knowledgeable Realtor.


—-CONNIE BUCKLEY

ONE NEEDS A REALTOR THAT YOU CAN TRUST AND HAVE CONFIDENCE! We had such a person,, who was knowledgeable, hardworking and very pleasant. It has been a long journey, but Val Klinefelter saw us through it all. We appreciated her honesty and her total commitment to getting into a home we liked and in the area we desired. -MITCH & GINNY WILLIAMS Val was professional with knowledge of the 1031 exchange procedure as well as the updated information on Real-Estate purchase requirements. We are personally thankful for Val Klinefelter and Lyon Real Estate for services rendered.


—-MITCH & GINNY WILLIAMS

Val and John Thank you so much for all of your hard work in selling our late sister's home. We are located out of state and you helped us so much with every facet of the listing and sale. Your expertise helped immensely and we couldn't have asked for a quicker smoother ale. Plus you got us a great price!! Again--thanks from the bottom of our hearts at making this tough time easier.


—-DON AND DEBIE BERNHARDT

I have had the pleasure of working with the Klinefelter's for over 20 years. During the course of our relationship I have purchased and sold many homes in the Sacramento area and have always worked with Val and John. I first met the Klinefelter's when I was working for a bank as a direct lender and we had a mutual customer. I found their level of professionalism and understanding of the real estate purchasing process superior to that of nearly every other real estate agent I had worked with in the greater Sacramento area. When it came time for me to sell my property as I was moving out of the area I only called Val and John. I was even more impressed with their skill set, speed and professionalism. They served me well, always provided me realistic expectations and kept in constant contact. Over the years I have always turned to the Klinefelter's for help each time and have been completely happy with each transaction. I have referred the Klinefelter's to numerous friends and everyone who worked with Val and John were thrilled. Val and John are truly the best of the best. -TOM DEAR


—-TOM DEAR

There is no way to adequately express our admiration and gratitude for the stellar service and results that Val provided us. She has represented us in several real estate transactions over the years, as buyers and sellers, and consistently provides the highest level of service, communication and expertise that one could want. We recently successfully sold a property that would not have closed escrow were it not for Val's diligence, invaluable experience and perseverance in resolving major issues with the buyers' lender. Val is simply the best.


—-JESSICA BOOTH AND CAROL HAVENS

John and Val: Thank you so much for all of your help during my recent cross-country relocation. As you know, this was a move I'd considered for some time, but selling during a down market would have made the move challenging. I appreciate that you stayed in touch with market updates and helped me choose the optimal time to put my Roseville home on the market. Once we made the decision to move forward, your team helped with pricing, staging the home, and marketing in ways that brought better-than-expected results. We had a tremendous amount of traffic through the home during the brief time it was on the market, and received a number of solid offers to choose from. During the entire process you stayed in touch and I always knew exactly where we were in the process and what was next. The entire process was smooth and moved quickly, and I'm now looking forward to getting settled in to my new home on the East coast. Thanks again for all your help, and I would wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone looking for a Realtor in the area. - MIKE YAWN


—-MIKE YAWN

Five years ago, my fiancé George and I realized my small home in Roseville just wasn't big enough. We immediately thought of Val to help us find a new home. She and John have been long time family friends. She went right to work and within a short amount of time, we found our dream home. However, it was bank owned and had multiple other offers. With Val's guidance, the process wasn't a mystery and we beat out all other offers. We got a great home for a great price. Val advised us to keep the Roseville home. Otherwise we would have taken a huge loss. Be patient she said. Recently the opportunity to sell the Roseville house came up and we immediately called Val. She said the time was "right to sell". Whether buying or selling, I would recommend Val. With the amount of attention our sale got, I felt like we were her only clients but knowing we weren't. I 100% trust her advice and knowledge. - KELLY AND GEORGE LOWERY


—-KELLY AND GEORGE LOWERY

Valerie Klinefelter recently sold my house. The house was sold within the time frame she had set. I found her to be very diligent, honest, committed to the job daily, professional and very caring about the client. She works very hard for the client and their best interest. I can't thank her enough for her hard work. ~ Tracy Smith


—Tracy Smith

Working with Val and John Klinefelter was a pleasure. Val was like a bulldog when it comes to the sale of our property. Determined to get it sold and closed and is focused solely on that goal. I would recommend them to anyone interested in selling or buying a home. Val and John Klinefelter sold our home and had it closed in less than 6 weeks; that success is hard to beat! Their knowledge of the market, the area, and what it takes to sell a home is top notch and I don't believe I would have moved the property, at the price I sold it at, without their expertise and drive to be successful in their work. thank you Val/John! Dennis Myers


—Dennis Myers

Val was very professional and guided us step-by-step through the purchase process. We appreciated her personality and kindness to us. We would highly recommend her to others. She is genuinely a caring person. -Mitch and Ginny Williams (Buyer)


—Mitch and Ginny Williams

My husband and I had the wonderful privilege to work with Val and John Kleinfelter again. They were the agents who helped us find our first home in Roseville and we wouldn't have worked with anyone else this time. Val was wonderful at keeping us informed of every step concerning both the house we sold and the new home. Her personal touch made it seem like we were working with a dear friend. The Kleinfelters professionalism, caring, and attention to detail made each aspect of the process, from preparing our home to sell to the final paperwork, easy. I would highly recommend Val and John to anyone. -Wendy and Chris Fayard


About Us

John and Valerie have been specializing in real estate for over 39 years. Representing sellers and buyers throughout the Greater Sacramento area they have helped thousand of clients during their real estate career. John is a licensed broker and both are Senior Executives with Lyon Real Estate. They are both Outstanding Life Members of the Placer and Sacramento Association of Realtors. As a team, John and Valerie sell new, resale, custom homes, investment properties and are adept in 1031 and Starker Exchanges plus investment properties. 
 
The Klinefelter Team ranked 8th out of appx. 900  agents (top1%) with Lyon Real Estate in 2017. As a team they represent their clients in Sacramento, Placer and El Dorado counties. Go to the Klinefelter's TESTIMONIAL PAGE --references and phone #'s furnished upon request. 

 
CREDENTIALS:
 
Valerie - Top Agent in a major real estate firm for 9 years in a row
John and Valerie - Past Presidents of  Placer and Sacramento Association of Realtors Masters Club
John and Valerie - Ranked Top 3% 1989 to present  with Lyon Real Estate
Valerie - Real Trends - Best of the Biggest (Top Residential Sales Associate from the country's biggest residential firms
 
AWARDS & HONORS:
 
Valerie - Past President of the Sacramento Association of Realtors Masters Club
John - Past President of the Placer Association of Realtors Masters Club
Valerie- Past recipient of the Mike Messina Award