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I get such pleasure when I see the smiles on the faces of my buyers as they are handed the keys to their new home or when I see the excitement of my sellers as they start their next phase of life.
Your real estate needs are my real estate needs!
When I work with buyers I spend a great deal of time getting to know them and learning about their needs and desires. I am a great listener and I am very good at matching what my buyers tell me are their ideal home requirements to what is available. I am extremely patient and will spend as much time as my buyers need, to assure that they find their dream home at the price they can afford. If you are fearful of a pushy salesperson, then you have found the right person when you work with me. I know how uncomfortable it is to work with someone who wants you to make a decision, even when you are not ready and haven't seen the house that you want. I remember how many times I have walked out of clothing stores, to get away from salespeople who would tell me "Darling, that looks wonderful on you", when I hated the outfit and wanted to get it off as fast as possible. I remember how many time I have walked out of stores when sales personnel would follow me around, speaking endlessly, to try to engage me in conversation, when all I wanted to do was look around and find what I liked, on my own.
So, if you are looking for a patient and understanding realtor, you have come to the right person. If you want someone who really pays attention to your needs and someone who is a good listener, you do not have to look any further. Your real estate needs are my real estate needs!
When I work with sellers, I am very careful when I evaluate their home and I work hard to prepare an accurate, complimentary, no obligation Comparative Market Analysis. I will tell sellers what I believe is a reasonable price range for the list price of their home. I am honest and above board. I will give sellers many ideas on how to prepare their home before they put it on the market, and even if they wish to persuade me that their home is worth far more than what I have suggested as the market price, I will not go along with this just to get the lisiting.
I feel their can be no greater disservice to sellers than to dupe them into thinking that an unrealistic price is one that is acceptable, just so that they agree to list with me. Doing this only prolongs the time their home is on the market and it is not useful to the sellers or to me. So, you can count on me to work tirelessly to help you sell your home, as long as you are willing to accept that pricing your home appropriately is the single most important aspect of selling it and that being realistic about its price is of the utmost importance.
What is my expertise?
I work with all types of buyers and sellers. I have helped newly married couples find their first co-op, condo, townhouse or single family home. I work with couples who are expecting their first child and are ready to sell their small dwelling and move up to a larger home. I work with older people who have lived in their homes for many years, have many happy memories, but are finding the upkeep of their home daunting and want to downsize. I help them sell their homes and find co-ops, condominiums, or townhouses in mixed communities or in over 55 years old developments. I work with couples who are in the throws of a divorce and who need to sell their home so they can go their separate ways.
I sell low-priced co-ops and million dollar homes and all kinds of dwellings in between. I get as much pleasure helping a first time buyer find his or her dream house as I do helping clients buy luxury homes in gated communities. It is not the price of the home that matters to me -- it is the person and people with whom I work. I delight in exchanging ideas with all of them and in learning new things from them and teaching them new things, too. Just recently, I started to work with a woman who is reluctant to sell her home and move to be with her grandchildren, because she is such an avid gardener that she is afraid that the people who buy her home won't be as passionate about gardening and won't take good care of her garden. As we have gotten to know each other, we have become gardening pals and have started to share our perennials with each other, so that we now enjoy our friendship gardens. I treasure the friendships I have made with many of my clients.
I sell in all of Rockland County and the lower part of Orange County, New York.
I have been a resident of Suffern, New York since 1972. I have raised 2 children in Suffern, enjoyed watching them grow into young adults and I delight in so many aspects of the Town of Ramapo. We have wonderful restaurants, an old-style movie theater, a playhouse that rivals Broadway theater, many community pools, and many parks with tennis courts and playgrounds. Living in Suffern is wonderful.
Still, I also work with many clients who want to move to Orange County since the cost of homes and the taxes on those homes is usually lower. I met one client 3 years ago and when he asked me if I would show him homes in Suffern, I was glad to do so. When he realized that the cost was higher than he could spend, for the type of home he wanted, we started to look in Harriman, Monroe, Middletown and Wallkill. After searching thoroughly, my client settled on Wallkill in Orange County. That was after we looked around for about a year. After that, my client put his co-op in Brooklyn on the market and it took another 1.5 years until he sold it. Then, we went back to Wallkill and found him and his wife and 2 young children, the house of their dreams. I remained loyal to my client and he remained loyal to me. I regard this as evidence of the kind of realtor I am. Often, after 3 years, a buyer will find another realtor. My active interest and caring was evident throughout the 3 years and my buyers stayed with me, because of this.
Testimonials from home buyers and sellers
"Ellen was an excellent realtor. She took me to see homes from December, 2009 through April, 2010 and worked tirelessly to help me find my dream home in either Suffern or Nyack, New York. No matter what the weather, even in the freezing cold and snowy months, Ellen made herself available and she always had a cheerful attitude and great patience. She was very tuned in to my needs and targeted just the right homes for me to see. I highly recommend Ellen as a realtor!" Andre M.
"Throughout the purchase of my condominium, I felt that Ellen remained in touch with me, every step of the way. She was able to key into my needs and help me find a place that was just what I was looking for. Once we put in an offer, Ellen was there for me through the negotiations. She helped me find a home inspector, a lawyer, and made sure that the process moved forward, every step of the way. Ellen was a pleasure to work with and I would not hesitate to call on her again, if I have additional real estate needs. I would recommend her to any of my friends or family. Thanks, Ellen, for all your help!" Diane T.
"We have been working with Ellen to find our dream home since 2007. We are very happy with her services. She is a great listener and asks us many questions, to be sure she understands what we are looking for. She doesn't waste our time and only takes us to homes that she knows will appeal to us and will meet our needs. We are so thankful we met Ellen and so grateful that she has never tried to pressure us to buy a home. She knows when we find the right one, we will buy and in the meantime, she is extremely helpful and patient. Her warmth is heartfelt and her integrity is beyond question." Maria and Stanley C.
"I was so impressed when I worked with Ellen. Her work ethic is incredible. As I told her when she saved the deal that she and I were working on, she is one of the few realtors I have worked with her doesn't stop working once the deal has been put together. Ellen stays with the process from beginning to end and remains focused on assuring all the steps are handled correctly and efficiently. I have already recommended her to other clients of mine and will continue to do so!" Warren K. (real estate attorney)
"Mary and I were happy to have you as our real estate person. You listed my parents' home well and got it sold in record time. I especially appreciate your many kindesses, numerous phone calls and candid honesty. You went well above and beyond your job. Should the occasion arise, I would definitely recommend your professional services to others. Again a GREAT BIG THANK YOU for all you've done for us" Mark P. and Mary D.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.