I recently purchased a home in the Kenai area and Dorothy Cunningham way my realtor I am writing this letter to inform you that I feel she went above and beyond for me. She always made herself available to me . She was honest. She was easy to communicate with. She listened to me. She always took my need first.
She was always on time. She explained everything to me step by step. She was patient with me. She was extremely knowledgeable about the houses and the loan process. She was a pleasure to work with. I feel that she should be recognized for her outstanding professionalism and willingness to go above and beyond.
I have worked with realtors both in Alaska and NJ; buying and selling and I have never had such an extraordinary experience as I did with Mrs. Cunningham. She alos sold one of my properties about six months ago and the experience was flawless, as with this one. I am optimistic that my words will not be take lightly.

Thank you
Dana B. Phelps


Melissa is fantastic to work with and she did an amazing job helping me get my house I LOVE MY HOUSE!!! I really appreciated how very helpful she was and helping me through all the steps and answering all my questions she really has her work cut out for her thank you so much!!!
Cheyanne Daniels


Melissa is so knowledgeable about what loan might fit. I was so impressed with all the information she brought to me in such short time. She is willing to meet at all hours, let me tell you that’s a big deal. It was a pleasure to work with her.
Penny Edin


Melissa sold a piece of land we had quickly and efficiently! She was very helpful from the start till the end! We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell. Thanks for your awesome services Melissa, keep up the good work!
Aaron Manning


Melissa is seriously the most amazing realtor I could have asked for. Being a first time home buyer is intimidating and some days I felt like I had the most ridiculous questions. But Melissa has understood me and my needs since day one. She’s never made me feel like my questions are invalid and she’s had so much patience with me. Without her I would have been so stressed and worried throughout the process of purchasing my home. Thanks to Melissa I’ve been worry free and well taken care of. She was so excited WITH me through everything. I can happily say I’ve made a fantastic friend out of all of this and she made my dream come true of finding the perfect home. If you want someone that will listen to your wants, needs, and cares about you as a person; then I HIGHLY recommend Melissa! ❤

Tyra Lynn Rivera

Dorothy, We really appreciate all your extra work & help w/this house. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for hanging in there and seeing it to the long drawn out end with us.

The Millers

I had a stress and worry free home buying experience with Dorothy Cunningham. Dorothy has the knowledge to find you the home of your dreams. She is a perfectionist and a professional- I recommend Dorothy Cunningham for all of your real estate needs. Thank you Dorothy! I love my beautiful new home!


Sent to Dorothy Cunningham: Dorothy, As Kerry and I are slowly getting everything moved in & unpacked, things are going into place wonderfully! We are loving the place even more than when we first wanted to buy it. Thank you so much for all of your help & patience from the beginning to the end. You seemed to know exactly what our perimeters were for what we were looking for from that first visit with us. The lists of home that your were putting together fit to our tastes and price range. When finding just the right house was beginning to get difficult, since they were selling as fast as we were finding them; you were quick to suggest others even though they were just a bit out of our perimeter. If you had not done this, we would not have found this house. And we were lucky that it was just placed on the market and you knew about it or it may have been sold before we had a chance. Thank you for being so efficient, knowledgeable in your field and quick to keep us in mind. You kept us in mind & didn’t give up & that helped us so much!!! You were there with answers when we had questions. You returned our calls quickly when you weren’t there. When you couldn’t reach us, you left messages of updates and kept us informed. Thanks for never leaving us hanging. Thanks for staying on the banks when they started dragging their feet a couple of times. And thanks for helping me with the questions I had when I didn’t quite understand the terms and/or procedures. You would think that as many homes as we have bought throughout the years that I would have it all figured out. But so much changes and it would have been a lot more difficult if you were not up to date with all the knowledge. Thanks so much for your knowledge, persistence and thoroughness. The personableness that you shared made it so easy for us to communicate with you. You were wonderful to meet, even if we were not looking for a house. The more we are in this house, the more I lean to letting Kerry sell our place in Cooper Landing. If we do, you can bet that you are the one that we want to work with. I would recommend you to anyone in the future as well. You are the first realtor that we have worked with that didn’t drag their feet and all along you gave us the feeling that you were working for us. I know I have said a lot of thanks here, but there still isn’t enough. You know how much I hate home buying an you made it much easier. Thanks so Much!

Kerry and Deb

Dear Dorothy, Thank you so much for making the sale of our triplex such a pleasant experience. You worked so hard and you were professional, attentive and always accessible. We really appreciated that you stayed in close touch thru out the sale. You are definitely an asset to the real estate business with your hard work, good ethics, dedication and expertise. We will gladly recommend you to any one in need of your services. Thanks again.

Ralph & Judy

Dear Dorothy, Just a quick note to let you know how much I have appreciated your professionalism & efficiency, humor throughout our recent transaction. It was a true pleasure working with you. I look forward to working with you in the future. Again, thank you.. Sincerely,

Eva Loken, REALTOR

Dorothy, I want you to know that I appreciate all your hard work in procuring this new home for me. You went above and beyond what I expected in a realtor and because of this and all your knowledge about this community, I consider you one of my new friends. Sincerely,



Because I was disabled and lower income, I always thought it would be impossible to buy a house.  Matt showed me that the impossible was very possible.  He walked me through getting a Rural Development loan, a lending company that helps lower income customers buy houses.  He was always willing to go the extra mile to make my first home buying experience a breeze.  In July 2011 I became a proud new home owner.  He has since even been there when I had any questions.  I would recommend Matt to anyone who is looking to either buy or sell a house.

– Chuck and Crystal

If you are looking to buy or sell a home, we highly recommend Matt Davis for several reasons.  Matt did not brush us aside, he took finding us a new home personally.  He looked after our interests, and kept us informed of every detail, promptly returned our calls, and is honest, thorough, and knowledgeable.  He does business in a down to earth old fashioned way.  Matt Davis is the Realtor for you!  We really fell like we didn’t just get our home sold in the time frame that we needed, but more importantly we made a genuine friend in the process.  We are so thankful that we made that phone call, talk with Matt for a bit, ask him some questions, you won’t be disappointed.

– Terrill And Angelo (Ex-Do it Yourself Home Sellers)

Matt Davis truly lives up to the motto of “No client left behind.”  He goes beyond the normal aspects of the average Realtor.  We were informed of the housing available for our financing, Matt selected the properties with the features that we desired.  Jovelyn and I lived in Anchorage at the time and were limited to very few days we could be available to view homes in the Kenai area.  The e-mails Matt sent to us were very detailed.  This allowed us to view the properties and choose the one we were most interested in viewing.  Doing this saved Matt and ourselves a great deal of time by not having to go from house to house hoping to find the right one.  Matt helped us settle into the community with information about the locations of the utility services and start providing the things we needed to complete our move.  Matt Davis believes in providing service after the sale.  We strongly recommend Matt to anyone who is looking for a Realtor that helps then to find that special home and make them feel welcome to the new community.

– Tim and Jovelyn Winters


I came to Alaska to visit family and they invited me to move to Alaska to be closer to them.  I only had one day left of my trip to look at houses and I called Elaine Rainey, realtor at Five Star Realty the day before my free day to look.  She was very well-prepared for the day of showings.  She really heard what features I wanted and she picked out 7 houses to show me.  The seventh one at the end of the day was my dream home!  I put an offer in that same day.  The offer was countered and the next day when I landed at Boston Logan Airport I received a phone call that the seller had accepted!.  Elaine Rainey is a fantastic realtor and I am very happy with my home in Alaska.


-G. Smith 7/10/2017


Melissa was a great listener and really focused on the special property that I was looking for. When questions arose Melissa was able to answer the questions or find the answer using other resources as needed. She kept me updated on new listings and that looked promising. When it came time to write the offer she was knowledgeable and had my best interests in mind. I highly recommend Melissa to work for you buying or selling your next property.

– GD Turner  08/09/17


Elaine Rainey is best realtor I have ever had the pleasure of working with.  She is proactive, responsive, professional, and exceptionally friendly.  We had listed 2.5 acres of land with another brokerage for a year and never had a single inquiry.   I had to initiate what little communications we had.  A friend recommended Elaine because of his experience working with her.  I cancelled my listing with the other brokerage and signed on with Elaine Rainey at Five Star Realty.  The results speak for themselves.  Elaine sold our property in just 4 months!  Throughout the process Elaine treated me as if I was selling a multi-million dollar home instead of just 2.5 acres of land.  To me that speaks volumes about how she treats all her customers: personally interested in selling your property no matter what it is!  I could not have asked for more and am thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with her.

Elaine, you’re the best!  Thanks for everything.

– John 08/21/17



I wanted to let you know that it has been a pleasure working with you. Since being the second time working with me on my projects, I can’t say enough positive praise to you and your team. Buying a property without being present at the time, can be a bit frightening, but you made it so easy. You knew what I was looking for and what work I was capable of doing to bring my new home up to my high standards. You listened to me and worked hard to make my buying Alaska within my reach. Always making sure I was protected in my purchase. Thank you for working all the details out in my absence. Double checking my every little question and getting back to me right away with answers. I look forward to working with you again in the future.


Deb Hale


Living in Arkansas, we wanted to buy land on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. Melissa Daugherty helped us find the right lot and helped us through the whole process. She was prompt to send us documents to e-sign, and always informed us immediately when she received the signed documents. She answered every question we had, even if she had to research the answer. She always kept us fully informed and we consider her the very best real estate agent on the whole Kenai Peninsula.

John and Vera Oliver

Dearest Dorothy,


Just a simple note to say Thank you!  We are fully enjoying our new home.  Your guidance on our first time home buyer experience has been a fun journey.  Your professionalism and patience was a diamond in the rough.  You are a gem!  From our first email connection to the final signatures at the title company, you stood by us as a lighthouse shining the uncertain path to homeownership.  With us living in a long term mobile lifestyle to helping cultivate our roots, you helped give us fresh soil to grow our family. 


The journey for us was a long one, starting 9 months ago.  You gave us LOTS of  great options, soothed our feathers when negotiations didn’t work out as planned, and kept us within our set plan.  However, even when some trails hit, you helped us understand the buying and negotiation steps, worked very closely with our loan team, and helped us find our slice of the Alaskan Property Pie.  Our little Haven has been a wonderful dream come true and you helped get us here.  I know we could have been a challenge but you never gave up on us, gave us gentle nudges to be decisive and listened thoroughly when we needed it most. 


This home is our dream – it is like a rough stone begging for us to polish it up to bring out its full potential and brilliance.  Thank you for your assistance and showing that you love your job.  We still walk around the large property and say – wow, this is all ours, I still can’t believe it!


Thank you again, and we will never be able to say that enough. 


May the Lord continue to bless you and yours!  He surely has our family!


Rebecca And Jeff, and all our kids!


To: Whom It May Concern

As a former Realtor I can only recommend the excellent services of Elaine Rainey of Five Star Realty.  Her continuous communication and follow up work were wonderful to have.  “She’s the Best!”

Larry Clarke