How can we begin to thank you for everything that you have done for us? Making the decision to leave the city was definitely a difficult one for us, but with your guidance, and expertise the transition was easy.
When we first spoke with you, we didn’t know where to begin, but you made everything easy starting with showing different areas, advising and guiding us through the purchase of our first home. I know that there were endless challenges (and lots of indecision) but you were patient and kind, supporting us through the entire process.
You consistently went above and beyond, from talking to my parents, putting up with our crazy availability, picking us up at the ferry to show us around. When the time came, you recommended not only a mortgage broker but helped with an attorney as well, working in conjunction with them while they answered our endless questions, and finalized the purchase of our first home. You even came to the closing to make sure that everything went smoothly!
Working with you was truly a pleasure ~ you are not only a consummate professional, but a friend as well. We look forward to seeing you soon and of course, working with you in the future…
Thank you again for everything.
Jessica & Randall Berman
Formerly owners at Parker Imperial
~ Jessica & Randall Berman, North Bergen, NJ
Dear Lois and John,
Thank you so very much for the help of selling our house. We couldn’t have done this without your help. Please share our testimonial with your prospective clients so that they may see what remarkable advisors you have been to us.
In this tough housing market, it is a daunting task to be able to move a product quickly. In our case, we needed to do it with lightning speed. This meant that we needed to choose the right agents for the marketing of our house and also strategically come to the right price to be able to generate maximum interest. If either of these factors were off, it could mean the death knell and we would’ve been stuck in the selling mode for months and months. With the counsel of Lois and John, we were able to price it correctly and achieve results immediately. Even though the marketing tools were beautiful, we didn’t even get a chance to use them. We received offers before our open house that following weekend and we accepted an offer that we were happy with, within less than a week. “How is that possible in this economy?” everyone asked. The answer: We were advised well by Lois Fein and John Schwartz.
Apart from the all-important pricing of the house, the next important would be the staging of the product. John was able to help stage our home maximizing the beauty and livability of it. It presented the right “stage” for a potential new home buyer to see their things in the house. The agents viewing the home before the open house were eager to call clients immediately and set up viewing appointments before the public got there. It was very exciting. Comments like: “What a gorgeous home” and “This will get snatched up very quickly” boosted our confidence that we went with the right agents.
On a personal note, we have worked with many agents before who were very professional and did a good job to cross their T’s and dot their I’s. Lois is more than that, however. She offers warmth and strong comfort that you will be taken care of and you know it’ll be taken care of. When she says she’ll call you, she does. When you need to get a hold of her, even for trivial things, she’s there for you. She reminds you to de-clutter a countertop before a showing and to get forms and certificates to your lawyer to make for a smoother closing. She can be a tough executive agent with warm motherly tones and yet stay professional throughout. She has made this usually anxious process unusually smooth and relaxing. Thank you Lois for all you’ve done. I hope others will get to experience how extraordinary you truly are.
With great gratitude,
Hazel and Matthew Early
Formerly of Closter, NJ
~ Hazel and Matthew Early, Closter, NJ
My husband and I sincerely recommend Lois and John’s services. Buying and selling a home can be a daunting process. However, with their combined years of expertise and experience, we were able to do it quickly and efficiently. Before listing our condo, Lois and John gave us great advice on staging, pricing and marketing. As soon as our listing went up, we had foot traffic and they were present at our showings. They truly gave our listing the utmost attention throughout the process and always had our best interests in mind. Additionally, they helped us search for the perfect home in our desired location and price point. We were able to seamlessly move out of our condo and move into our home within the same week. My husband and I are so grateful to Lois and John for making our happily ever after happen! We love our new home and the most incredible part of this experience is the friendship we developed. Lois and John are a class act…before, during, and after the sale!
Jason & Sheri Graciolette
Admiral's Walk 802S
~ Sheri and Jason Graciolet
Lois was so helpful to me when I moved to Edgewater, NJ from out of state for my new sales position. She quickly helped me find an amazing apartment in Fort Lee NJ, in just one week! She had a real in depth knowledge of the area and was able to answer any question I had about my new community. Lois is extremely personable and kind as well which made the otherwise stressful process so much better. I am very grateful and I love my rental!
~ Laura Marsh Goodfield
Lois and John are full service real estate professionals. My wife and I engaged Lois and John remotely as we live on the West Coast and our home was in New Jersey. We literally sold the property without once having to visit for cleaning, repairs, contractors, staging etc. Lois and John handled it all, and this was a particularly challenging sale. While the property is relatively new and beautiful, it did have what I refer to as construction deficiencies that needed to be attended too. Lois and John managed the entire process from identifying deficiencies, engaging various contractors and ensuring the work was completed to our satisfaction. They also directed staging, and spent a great deal of time at our home escorting contractors and vendors on the property.
We were thrilled with their service and highly recommend them to anyone needing to sell especially when there are special circumstances involved.
~ Stephen McCarthy
I am excited to share this testimonial because we were so happy with the services of John and Lois. John was very patient and explained steps in buying a home especially for us, first time home buyers with little knowledge about the buying process. He was available on weekends and nights via email, phone or text and very prompt about returning your calls. Even though we didn't use his recommended broker or lawyer, he made sure to communicate with our professionals and to assist me with making sure emails were sent out promptly and that our entire team was on the same time line. When it came to repairs and things we wanted fixed in the house we were purchasing, John made sure to stay on top and it and worked hard to get us as much credit for our repairs as we could from the sellers. We were very happy with his service and would certainly recommend others to use Lois and John as their agents.
Susan Kwon and Family
~ Susan Kwon
John and Lois were a pleasure to work with. They were extremely persistent, thorough and hard working. Being that we have 2 young children they did an excellent job helping us stay focused and helped us in staging our home. Their agenda was solely getting us maximum value for our home which they did.
Additionally, John and Lois helped us find a home to buy. They helped us find our perfect home and didn't stop until we found that right house. They know the real estate business very well and know the real estate market even better. Hiring John and Lois to be your real estate agent on either the selling side or the buying side of the equation is in your best interest; I know it was for us.
Ian M. Schwartz
Formerly of Edgewater, NJ
~ Ian Schwartz
Lois and John's knowledge and experience with the Legend Hills community is unmatched and were invaluable in helping us sell our home at a fair and reasonable price and within a short amount of time. They also did such an amazing job with staging that we barely even recognized our home! We couldn't be happier with the end results.
Shirley and Li
~ Shirley & Li
We tried to sell our unit with another agent for months and could not. As a board member I thought selling our duplex condo would be easy, but was I wrong. Enter John and Lois. They were tough with us; but after an unbelievable make-over of our home (John spent almost a whole day) that included significant de-cluttering, hanging up of their borrowed art work, re-arranging furniture, repainting selected areas, and getting our home featured on an upcoming episode of NBC's Open House NYC, our home sold. When they told us the reason our home did not sell was due to ineffective marketing we were skeptical, but nothing else was working. The care and effort; the incredible photography that was taken and the sensational print material that was produced was the most professional we have ever seen.
Paula Warfield & Beatrice Mercado
Formerly of Edgewater
27 Legend Hills Dr.
~ P. Warfield & B. Mercado, Legend Hills, Edgewater, NJ
Dear Lois and John,
You have made the impossible possible! We decided to sell our condo in Edgewater in the worst possible declining market. The best thing we did was to contact you because you are true professionals in this field. Our listing was up in NJMLS within days, the pictures and the virtual tour really showed our condo in the best possible light and the marketing material was impeccable.
You also worked closely with other brokers, attorneys and banks to make this deal happen. Thanks to you, we were able to sell our condo within a two month period and closed on the scheduled date with no issues. I will always recommend the "dream team" also known as Lois and John, to anyone.
Thank you so much,
Paul and Lanna Gershteyn
Former owners at The Patriot
~ Paul and Lanna Gershteyn, Edgewater, NJ