Michael Vanderkooy

    Michael Vanderkooy

    Michael Vanderkooy is a proud graduate from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he graduated Cum Laude with a double major in Human Resource Management and Business Management. After graduation he worked as an Operations Manager at T.J. Maxx for 3 years before becoming a Real Estate Professional, so he knows what quality customer service means. He works as part of The Vanderkooy...
    Michael Vanderkooy is a proud graduate from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he graduated Cum Laude with a double major in Human Resource Management and Business Management. After graduation he worked as an Operations Manager at T.J. Maxx for 3 years before becoming a Real Estate Professional, so he knows what quality customer service means. He works as part of The Vanderkooy Team who has been in business for over 15 years. Put Michael to the test to see what he can do for you!

    My Client Testimonials

    Michael Vanderkooy is top notch in the real estate field. In an extremely competitive housing market, he goes above and beyond to best serve his clients and assist them in finding their new home. Working with Michael, I was under contract on my dream home in less than 72 hours. From my first conversation with Michael, he was in step with what I needed in a home. Honesty, courtesy, friendliness, and knowledge of the area are all in Michael's wheelhouse. Michael's professionalism is a rare find these days. He knew what I needed in a home, and was honest about the homes we visited. Michael wasn't out to "make the sale", his goal was to help me find the best home for my family. Beyond my highest expectations, everyone I encountered at Century 21 Legacy was absolutely the best in their field. I've bought and sold several homes and this was by far my best experience. Thank you Michael and the Century 21 Legacy team! ~ Sharon Green
    Michael delivered the best service of any real estate agent we¿ve experienced. He clearly has mastered the business. His communication was excellent and provided knowledgeable and detailed advice. He carefully listened and was always polite, charming, and sincere. We would love to be able to use his services again. Thank you!!! ~ Roz Therrien
    Michael is and surely always will be quite dedicated and skilled. ~ Brandon
    Working with Michael Vanderkooy was excellent. He made the whole process less stressful with his knowledge of the area, prompt respond times, and excellent communication skills. He was patient and answered our overwhelming amount of questions throughly and to the best of his knowledge in this unpredictable market. He genuinely cared about helping my family and I find a nice home checking all of our boxes. We are so thankful to have had such an excellent realtor to help us through this chapter in our life! ~ Mariah, Maryville, TN
    We did not select Century 21 nor did we hire Mr. Vanderkooy as our broker. We sold our house ourselves. Mr. Vanderkooy was the broker for the buyers. With that said, we would consider hiring Mr. Vanderkooy in the future because of his professionalism, his positive attitude, and communication just to name a few reasons. ~ Holly Phillips, Maryville
    We loved working with Michael. He is very knowledgeable and understanding. He also waited a while and kept in touch until we were ready to start looking at houses again. It was a little different because we were working with a for sale by owner, but Michael was more than willing to work with us to get this house and handled everything beautifully. I was very thankful to have him as a go-between between us and the sellers. We will highly recommend him to friends and family and would definitely want to work with him in the future. Thanks, Michael! ~ Nick and Sarah Winstead, Maryville
    Michael exceeded our expectations. He demonstrated genuine concern for our needs. It quickly became clear that his primary concern was making sure that we found the right property for us. He had a keen eye for structural issues we might have missed. His guidance was clearly motivated by a desire to provide excellent advice rather than earn a quick commission. ~ Jody, Knoxville, TN
    We have previously worked with Michael and felt that he would be the best fit to work with us on this new project. He is very professional, responsive, and an incredibly hard worker. Thanks Michael! ~ Cam Wilson
    We connected with michael through a third-party website and boy are we lucky we got him! We absolutely love michael. He represents century 21 in a positive manner - reward him!!! Good people are very hard to find these days. Exceptional people are even more rare. Michael is exceptional. We feel absolutely blessed we crossed paths w michael! We highly recommend him to anyone who wants an intelligent, professional, and decent human being. We all know communication is key when dealing with real estate transactions. In a hot market it is pivotal. Michael always answered everything we had asked and his responses were always timely and thorough as he anticipated any additional questions we may have had. We know it is because of Michael that we closed on the property we wanted (in a hot craztly market) We cannot thank him enough. Other realtors could and should learn a thing or two from him. THANK YOU MICHAEL VANDERKOOY! ~ Tim&Kim Godfrey - living on a little piece of heaven in Tazewell TN
    Michael put a lot of time, in fact late hours making sure we address all concerns and getting those important items done in a timely fashion. In addition, he made himself readily available when we need to ask him a question. He made the process easy as we were under short time frame to relocate the family. Thanks Michael!!! ~ Kenny Lefevre
    Michael went above and beyond to help me with my purchase. I live in Florida and he did a fabulous job helping me purchase my Knoxville condo. I would highly recommend him to any of my friends or family looking to purchase a home. ~ Sheree,
    Michael goes above and beyond to help the process be as smooth as possible. I have worked with Michael in the past and it has always been as if I was working with a close friend. They are an amazing group and highly recommend them! ~ Kelsey Ray, Maryville
    Michael helped me and my family find the right house while making the process easy and clear for us. Great guy friendly and knows his field would 10/10 recommend ~ Juan Rodriguez Knoxville
    Michael was always in good spirits and never too busy to fit us in for a showing when we requested it, sometimes at the very last minute. His knowledge of the process and his ability to help us understand/navigate the home buying process was invaluable. ~ Lucas Chumley, Knoxville
    Cartus made the contact to Century 21 Legacy. Michael Vanderkooy called us. We were pleased with him based on our phone conversation and opted to use him as our agent. Michael was very helpful will searching for a house in a difficult market. As we toured homes, he noticed items of concern or ones from our list of preferences. One example is a home that has some DIY wiring. He noticed it and pointed it out to us. It was a difficult search and Michael was very patient as we toured several homes in a 30 mile radius of Loudon, TN. We had a 4 day house hunting trip and he spent several hours with us each day. We really appreciated his help! ~ Linda Shannon, Loudon
    I loved working with Michael. I'd recommend him to anyone but I thought he was great for a first time homebuyer like me. I felt like it was an easy process for me and it was relatively stress free. He also wasn't trying to just sell me a house just to make a sale. He'd point out the things that he saw that were wrong with the houses we saw so I didn't make a bad decision. That really inspired a lot of confidence and trust in working with him. I felt like it was just as important to Michael to help me find the right house as it was for me. He was really wonderful and I'll definitely be reaching out to him if I buy or sell another home in the future. ~ Rachel Treadwell, Knoxville
    We are new to the area so we expected to talk with several real estate agents before making a selection. Our criteria was fairly straight forward. Friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Michael checked all those boxes and then some. We also chose Michael, because from the start, he went above and beyond, giving us virtual showings when we couldn't be there. The entire process was initially daunting with many steps. For some of these steps, especially where other parties were involved, we always felt that Michael was key in moving everything forward. He would close the loop on communications, give us concise information and useful advice and was an overall superstar during the entire process. We know we are very lucky to have picked him. We are now very happy first time home owners, thanks largely to Michael's efforts. ~ Daniel and Kristi Anderson - Knoxville TN
    HE WAS THE BEST PERSON TO WORK WITH 10/10 recommended him. ~ Alyssa Myers Lenoir city
    Thank you again Michael... ~ Alberto Miguel Marquez de la Plata
    Michael was a pleasure to work with and went above and beyond searching for our home and dealing with our needs from afar. I would recommend him to friends and family as well as anyone who is looking for a realtor. Thanks again Michael! John & Rena Hoyt ~ John Hoyt Seymour Tn
    Michael Vanderkooy is an exceptional agent who knows the community well, is well respected and known by other real estate agents, very energetic in helping his customers, and truly cares about helping his customers find the right house instead of just moving quickly to close a deal. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to both local and national customers looking to move into this area. ~ Richard Lane Sr.
    We just bought our first house thanks to Michael. We are so grateful for him! He treated us like family and genuinely cared about what home would be best for our family. The amount of time and effort Michael put in for us and our home far exceeds the norm. He put in so much time and hard work to make sure everything was taken care of and no steps missed. He really cares for his clients and it shows. Whether he likes it or not, he now has lifelong friends. ~ Niki and William Tennessee
    A pleasure to work with and very happy with his service ~ Roz Therrien Maryville TN
    Without question, a home purchase is the biggest and most important purchase that we can make during our lives. Knowing how important the time spent in this endeavor is, why would you trust anyone else other than Michael and the Vanderkooy team. He and his team will professionally guide you through each and every step of the this adventure. And rest assured that even after the closing signatures are inked, you will have a friend and an ally In the world of real estate. ~ Phillip L. Bunch
    I've known mike for a long time and knew that he would take care of us. He was the obvious choice for my family Mike was amazing throughout the entire buying process. He was always available to answer any questions. I've bought sold multiple homes in the past and have never had the same experience I've had with Mike. He truly cares about finding us the right home for the right price and making sure everything went smoothly along the way. Mike worked very hard to make this dream a reality for us. I know he had some long nights which goes go to show you that he is passionate about what he does and he truly cares about the people he is helping. Mike was fantastic and made this the least stressful home buying experience I've ever had. ~ Corey Clark, Maryville
    Michael could not have been more accommodating in expediently responding to every text, email, and phone call. Moreover, he exudes kindness in his soft spoken manner and Southern upbringing. How refreshing it was that conversations with him never revealed coarse or objectionable language or insincere persuasiveness. Overall, Michael was a pleasure to work with throughout the purchase process of a home in Knoxville, Tennessee. Michael was punctual for every showing and knowledgeable about the details of each step in the process of a home purchase. ~ Cheryl Wilson, Spencer, WV
    Michael did a very good job helping us find our perfect house in our price range. He was very flexible and understanding, while being trustworthy and dedicated to making sure we were happy. He even pointed out little things that wouldnt pass inspection to us! Hes a quality agent and I would and have recommend him to anyone I know looking for a house! ~ Brady King, Alcoa,TN
    Michael was excellent! He took his time explaining each step of the house buying process and was extremely patient when we just needed a minute to process. We were in a time crunch and there were several nights Michael was up late helping us submit contracts so we didn't lose the house we wanted. He not only found a house that both my husband and I love but he help us do it within our timeline. We will certainly recommend him to people in the future! ~ Laci English, Knoxville
    We received a recommendation to use Michael Vanderkooy as our real estate agent to find and purchase a house in the Knoxville area. We were coming from another state and Michael was able to show us several houses within a short timeframe. He was also very patient with us and responsive to our questions. ~ David Kreag
    Michael was excellent! He took his time explaining each step of the house buying process and was extremely patient when we just needed a minute to process. We were in a time crunch and there were several nights Michael was up late helping us submit contracts so we didn't lose the house we wanted. He not only found a house that both my husband and I love but he help us do it within our timeline. We will certainly recommend him to people in the future! ~ Laci English, Knoxville
    We received a recommendation to use Michael Vanderkooy as our real estate agent to find and purchase a house in the Knoxville area. We were coming from another state and Michael was able to show us several houses within a short timeframe. He was also very patient with us and responsive to our questions. ~ David Kreag
    Michael Vanderkooy is much more than a realtor he has become a close friend to both my daughter and I. He went above and beyond while searching for a home when I was in a different state by working with my daughter to find a home that not only met my needs but also the needs of my elderly mother. He spent a lot of late nights working with me to ensure all our home needs were met. He also made late notice bookings for showings in order to meet my daughters work schedule. Michael made my house buying experience smooth and stress free. ~ Charles Mandala, Knoxville Tennessee
    Michael Vanderkooy is much more than a realtor he has become a close friend to both my daughter and I. He went above and beyond while searching for a home when I was in a different state by working with my daughter to find a home that not only met my needs but also the needs of my elderly mother. He spent a lot of late nights working with me to ensure all our home needs were met. He also made late notice bookings for showings in order to meet my daughters work schedule. Michael made my house buying experience smooth and stress free. ~ Charles Mandala, Knoxville Tennessee
    Nothing but good to say about Michael always on time eye always on the details and not all about business took the time to get to know us ~ James and Deborah Wilson Maryville
    Swell job there fella ~ Jordan Welshan maryville
    Nothing but good to say about Michael always on time eye always on the details and not all about business took the time to get to know us ~ James and Deborah Wilson Maryville
    Great service and readily available. ~ Mark Taylor, Maryville
    Swell job there fella ~ Jordan Welshan maryville
    Michael was very helpful from the beginning to closing! ~ Rick Desnoyers, TN
    Great service and readily available. ~ Mark Taylor, Maryville
    Michael Vanderkooy was professional, polite, knowledgeable and helpful with our home purchase. He listened to our needs and found us the perfect home. I highly recommend Michael for home buying needs. ~ Shawn Greiner, Knoxville TN
    I couldn't be any happier with all the work and effort put forth by Michael to purtchase my new home. He was extreamly informative and made the entire purtchace easy for me.i wouldn't use any other broker in the future further property purtchaces and will recomend Micheal and the century 21 group to anyone I can. Once again thank you very much. ~ John David Barnett 552 Lynnwood Dr greenback tn
    Michael was a great agent! He was always very responsive and knowledgeable about the area and had a vested interest in finding us a house that met our needs and we loved and not just finding a house for us to buy. He was able to answer any question we had and did it in a timely manner and was very patient in showing us many houses without pressuring us to make a decision to buy. ~ W. Soule, Maryville TN
    One word: OUTSTANDING SERVICE ~ Larry Lawson, Loudon, TN
    Michael was very helpful in finding my new home. He was always very responsive and paid close attention to detail. He made buying my first home go very smoothly! ~ Connor Richardson
    Michael was very helpful for us.. he gave us all the information we needed. For us being first time home buyers the process was scary at first but with the help of Michael me and my fiance found our dream home! ~ Shae Stipes, Maryville
    Michael did a superb job through the entire process of buying and selling our home. From the very beginning he was polite, customer oriented, and focused on serving our needs. During the search for our new home we had many trials in which we faced. From finding a lender, getting a fair interest rate, negotiating repairs for inspections, and the list goes on. However, as our agent he was there every step of the way to lift us up, provide needed encouragement, and make sure we were protected during some tough times. As our agent I believe his best characteristics are his work ethic, pro-activeness, honesty, and integrity. Which is something most buyer/seller agents don't have today. From our experience the majority only care about their money and their commission (we know because we went through multiple before finding Michael). However, if Michael Vanderkooy is your agent those are not things you have to worry about. He is not a liar, a cheat, or a agent that is only worried about his commission. Doing a good job, providing customer service, being thorough, and concise is something he takes very seriously. He is one of the most respectful people I have ever been around. Furthermore, it's our opinion that Century 21 has one of the best agents of East Tennessee in Michael Vanderkooy! As long as they have him as a agent they will have our business! ~ Buffy & Elmer, Maryville, TN
    Michael was very accommodating and patient with us in all aspects of trying to find a home and up to closing. He always answered my questions very quickly and got to know us very well so that he could weed out our likes and dislikes of future homes. He also managed to take care of us and see homes when he was going through his own wedding to get married, talk about going above and beyond!! I could not say enough nice words about him and would definitely recommend him and his family to anyone trying to sell or purchase a home. ~ Amy Knoxville, TN
    Michael not only met our expectations of a realtor but exceeded them. Michael made our home search process something to be enjoyed that we will always reflect back on over the years. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor. ~ Hannah Wells, Seymour
    Michael set me up with automatic emails for new listings but the best part was getting a text message when he saw a place that he felt I would really be interested in and not just waiting to hear from me. That made me feel like he was truly there for me. ~ Brandy L. in Knoxville, TN
    If you are looking for a kind, friendly, knowledgeable and patient man look no further Im enclosing a copy of all his attributes as well! Century21 is lucky to have him on staff as we. Michael Vanderkooy is wonderful to work with. We had a challenging situation buying a home in one state ( Madisonville TN) while living in another state. He walked us through the whole process, kept us well informed, answered all of our questions , (researched and found out what he didnt know) and contacted us via phone, text, and emails, even though we had a 3 hr time difference. He goes above and beyond what we could have ever imagined and we have made him an honorary member of the family! When we are looking for someone in Real Estate he is now our NUMBER 1 guy. I almost forgot to mention when needing references for loans to sewer inspections, he offered several highly reputable service companies as well. We feel very fortunate to have worked with him and couldnt be happier with our new home too! Sincerely, The Fehrenbachers I must add also that Michael never made me feel any questions we had was silly or annoying and we Thank him so much for that! ~ Kathy and Tim Fehrenbacher Torrance, CA
    Great experience would use again ~ Mickie Stewart
    Michael made buying our first house easier. We don't know him, but when we first met him he was very courteous and easy to get along with, so we decided on him to be our broker. He is honest and always on time and even sometimes ahead of time in our appointment. He is always available any time of the day when you needed to ask a question which is very impressive because I know some people stop working when the clock hits 5 pm, but not Michael. He is always willing to give advise and quick to respond when you text him I would absolutely recommend him to all my friends. ~ Cesar Grefiel
    Michael did so well with making sure that I loved the house and that every need/want was met. He was so patient and friendly while searching through houses which made the process much easier! He was always on top of it and communicating with me when things would change. I would HIGHLY recommend Michael to anybody who is searching for the perfect home! He's very handsome too ~ Kelly Howard
    Mike knew his business. Did not sugar coat anything and gave it to me straight at each showing. He listened to me and knew exactly what I was looking for. I will work wit him again. I plan on recommending him to everyone. ~ Angela Zawoysky knoxville tn
    I was very happy with the service he provided. He was very nice and totally understandable to our needs. ~ Tonya hunley
    Michael was the absolute best agent we have ever worked with. Being from out of state, Michael made everything easy for us. Michael was simply amazing! ! We can't say enough about how awesome Michael was ~ Keith and Terry LaCombe, Knoxville, TN
    We had and amazing experience with Michael. He was extremely understanding compassionate dedicated and was always looking for our best interest. The open line of communication was amazing. He always kept us in the loop with every little detail and always had questions to make sure we were getting everything we wanted. He always had time for us know matter what time of the day at once. I wish there was 20 more of them not only was he our realtor but now he is a friend. Comparing him to the realtor we had an Illinois it was night and day. And we were very lucky To have had him as our realtor and would highly recommend him to anyone that we talk to ~ Brian Manos Dunlap TN
    He's very responsive and would recommend him to anyone I know. Looking forward to work with him in the future ~ Jeremy and Amanda Mills Maryville TN
    Michael Vanderkooy diligently worked with us through this process with the upmost professionalism. His service was second to none. Much thanks to him and he has my highest recommendation. ~ Gary Houze, Virginia Beach, VA
    Micheal Vanderkooy and Century 21 did an excellent job in handling the purchase of this property. Michael and this Realty group helped us with all our questions and concerns in a prompt and professional manner. We would recommend Michael to anyone for your reality needs. ~ Rick & Kathy. Knoxville,TN.
    Michael Vanderkooy was the realtor that represented the seller of the property we were interested in purchasing. From the first day he worked with us he did everything we asked of him and sometimes went above our request. I would recommend Michael and Century 21to anyone looking to sell or purchase real estate. ~ Rick & Kathy , Knoxville
    Michael did an outstanding job during our lookand and buying process. He showed himself to be professional and knowledgeable of the market. I would definitely refer him to a family member or friend. ~ Brent Best, Madisonville
    Michael Vanderkooy is great. I began working with him while still living in Alabama to secure a home in east Tennessee. I changed home criteria a few times and Michael was always accommodating and flexible to fulfill my requirements. I was often reminded he worked FOR me and was always willing to speak on my behalf. A fantastic moderator between builder and myself, and a local perspective that can't cannot be discounted. ~ Nick B., Maryville, TN
    Michael was great to work with. Very thorough and turns around contracts/feedback quickly. He made the entire process a great experience. ~ Lisa S.
    I couldn't be happier with Michael's performance as our realtor. We would recommend him to anyone and will definitely use him in the future. Thank you Michael! ~ Jarod and Holly Clark, Vonore, TN

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