My passion and drive is to serve buyers and sellers by understanding my client’s needs and leveraging the full resources of F.C. Tucker, Indiana’s largest real estate company. Whether it’s your first home purchase or you are looking for your ‘forever home’, I provide a personal approach to making the buying and selling experience a seamless and great one! You should expect nothing less from your Realtor®.
Native to Indianapolis and a Carmel resident for the past 16 years, I have intimate knowledge of the neighborhoods, schools, churches, community events, shopping and more across Indianapolis and it's surrounding communities.
Genuine caring about my clients and offering responsive, personalized service are the hallmarks of my real estate business.
~ Testimonials ~
"My wife and I have experienced many transfers and moves over the last 25 years and without a doubt, we had the best Realtor experience in working with Val Hooton. Throughout the entire process, she was the consummate professional, extremely knowledgeable and SO easy to work with. We wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone we know and have made her a preferred realtor for our company." ~Todd Hillman, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer
"We have worked with many real estate professionals over the course of 40 years and we can say without a doubt that Val is the most professional and also the most fun realtor we have worked with! She always had our best interest in mind. She is a clear and detailed communicator. She anticipated what needed to be done before we could think of it. We had a particularly tricky closing day with two other transactions closing in order for ours to (Val representing all three transactions). Each went off without a hitch. Whew! I can't say enough about her ethics and her joy at doing her job. Bravo Val!" ~Ira Jaffe, retired CEO
"The old saying is, 'If you want something done right, do it yourself!' I would argue that you could also have Val do it, as it would be done with the same attention, focus, and quality. Her proactive nature, attention to detail, and responsiveness are like no other!" ~Mike & Paula Searles, Technical Sales Engineer
"Val was amazing to work with. She was patient and took the time to understand what we were looking for and what would be a good fit for our family. Her expertise in the industry made us feel very comfortable throughout the entire selling and buying process. We would highly recommend her!" ~Stephanie Lambert, Director of Enrollment
"My experience with Val was a very positive one. She is very knowledgeable, professional, and detail-oriented. She is easy to reach and responsive when questions arise. This sounds simple but not all Realtors have these skills mastered. Overall, a very smooth transaction. I would use her again!" ~Ben Caldwell, Clinical Analyst
"We are lifetime members of the Val Fan Club!" ~Dan Woodfin, Professor of Architcture at Ball State University
"Val's experience in the real estate field is unmatched and her attention to detail was appreciated. We would definitely recommenbd working with Val to all of our friends and family because we had such a great experience." ~Marissa Hesketh, Accounting Manager
"We worked with Val to buy a new home while selling another. Val is a true professional and because of her knowledge of the business/market, both deals went off without a hitch. She remained in constant contact, handled all of the details, and made sure we were comfortable throughout each transaction." ~Nathan Shinkle, Sr. Graphics Manager
"With 20+ years of lending experience, I can say without hesitation that Val is fantastic! Her enthusiasm and energy for assisting clients is such that she goes well beyond any job description of a Realtor. More importantly, she always makes decisions that are in the best interest of her clients!" ~Chris France, Mortgage Loan Officer
"Working with Val was wonderful. We always felt we had someone we could count on and trust to have our best interest in mind. She was incredibly responsive and always made us feel that we were her number one priority." ~Joe Strakis, Musician
"We could not be happier or more excited to recommend Val to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. We have the utmost faith in her! Val made the whole home buying process seem easy and enjoyable for my wife and me." ~Bryan Egli, Project Manager
"Val's personal attention to us and our needs shone throughout the process. Val is wonderful to deal with and we highly recommend her!" ~Chris Bering, Director of Product Design
"We couldn't be happier with our whole home buying experience than we are right now. Simply put, this was the most fun we had buying a house because of her down-to-earth personality, attention to detail, professionalism, and resourcefulness. Her personalized approach and immediate attention made us feel like we were her only clients. We're so pleased to have bought the house of our dreams and made a new friend!" ~Brian & Dana Murphy, Program Manager
"We had an amazing experience working with Val. Her proactive approach, attention to detail, responsiveness and creativity was remarkable. She made selling our existing home and finding the perfect forever home a great experience. Val was definitely a friend to us at the beginning of this journey and she quickly became like family by the end!" ~Tiger & Melissa Okeley, President/COO
"We like to call her "Jane-On-The-Spot"! Her attention to detail, repsonsiveness, and caring delivery is second to none! Val is more than just our Realtor, she is our new friend, our personal Indy tour guide and our very own Angie's List!" ~Travis & Akilah Darden, General Manager/Project Executive
"As a first time home buyer, Val was great to work with! She made the process easy for me to simply enjoy the experience. All my questions were answered quickly and thoroughly. She was spot on when giving advice about certain neighborhoods. My situation required a quick and easy closing and she made sure all the paperwork was reaching the necessary people in order for the closing to go off with no hitches. Buying my house through F.C. Tucker and Val Hooton was a great experience! I highly recommend Val!" ~Brandon Litz, Collegiate Cross Country and Track & Field Coach
"Val impressed us by her commitment to communicate with us in an extremely timely manner, no matter what the question or time of day. She would respond to our questions almost immediately via text or email or phone call which greatly helped my husband and me in dealing with the issues of buying and selling our homes." ~Karen Grenda