Who, What, Why and What's in it for you!

WHO we are

About April….

April was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada – yep, people actually live there. She graduated from USC with a Communications degree and followed her heart and turned to her love of dance as she embarked on a professional dancing career.  She landed in Los Angeles where prior to starting a family, she and her husband began to remodel their home.  She has not stopped remodeling and buying and selling homes since.  Thus, her love for real estate.  She moved to Bainbridge Island in 2003, now has 3 boys, 3 dogs, 2 cats and a whole lotta crazy going on.  For April, Real Estate is an avenue for meeting new and wonderful people, engaging in community, and being immersed in an industry that is forever changing and she is forever learning.   She would tell you – “What’s there not to love?”  April is part of the AV team, along with Val Thornton.  She and Val met when their youngest kids where in pre-school together.  Their connection grew over the years with school and PTO Boards and when the opportunity to work together as Brokers presented itself, they took it.    You’re in great hands with this dynamic duo – they are lots of fun to be around and with them, you get honesty, dedication and hard work!


About Val….

Val brings an abundance of heart felt dedication and a strong work ethic to each individual client’s expressed wants and needs.  She feels it is a privilege to be a part of such a significant decision in their real estate dreams.  Val is one half of the AV team, the other half is her business partner, April Murray.  The ability to combine their personal and professional strengths and passions translates to a dynamic duo who value honestly, commitment, clear communication and love of each client’s unique life journey…Times Two!

Val thoroughly enjoys watching and cheering on her kids as they pursue their own passions of volleyball and hockey.  Any free time she has is spent making art, bonding with family and friends and enjoying the stunning beauty that is the Pacific Northwest.

WHAT we do

We are Real Estate Brokers who help clients buy, sell, navigate and negotiate. Real estate is a great investment, why not invest in yourself? Our motto is Commitment, Service and Trust and we bring that to every transaction. Our services range depending on the needs of the transaction. But to give you some examples – As listing brokers: Assist with any pre-inspections and questions regarding sprucing up your home and making it market ready. We go over contracts and timelines, have professional photos taken, create a virtual tour, order title, open escrow, list your property on the MLS, market your property online and in print, provides signs and brochures, hold open houses and broker tours, negotiate offers on your behalf, and guide you to a smooth closing. All this and more with constant communication and updates. As buyer’s brokers: Assist with touring interested properties, negotiating offers on your behalf, assist in inspections, contingencies, and guide you to a smooth closing. All this and more with constant communication and updates.


WHY you should use us

We know you have choices and we know that real estate brokers are like sharks ready-to-feed. Let’s be honest, so are we. Did we really just admit to that in writing? Seriously now, we are ready only when you are and we will never pressure you. With us, you will be in capable and knowledgeable hands and we will answer your questions, guide you through your transaction to a swift closing, all with a smile. We are down to earth, realistic, great problem solvers and always fun to be around. Use us and you will agree.

WHAT’S in it for you

The process of selling, buying, moving and everything in between can sometimes be intimidating, overwhelming, and stressful. Behold, it is also exciting, liberating and empowering, probably why we are Realtors ourselves. Financial decisions are oftentimes what navigates real estate transactions and knowing that you spent your money wisely and you got the best deal possible is what we are all about. We are super competitive and we aim for excellent customer satisfaction. Give us a call and we can talk about what we can do for you.