I moved back to Philadelphia after working overseas in Europe for 2 years. My move-in date was ASAP and I had a limited window of time available to look for apartments as I was transitioning back to the U.S. Elyse responded to me immediately when I sought out advice when abroad and she was able to set up 15+ appointments over 2 days in search of my new home. It was a frustrating process (inaccurate listing descriptions, wrong lockbox directions, etc.), but Elyse was calm and patient throughout the 2 days and I never would have been able to do this on my own. We extended the search into the weekend and I ended up finding the perfect place on Saturday (Day #3 of the search), which was perfect timing as I had to report back to my U.S. office the following week. Elyse continued to work on my behalf through Tuesday the next week to make sure the lease terms were fair and she was with me through every step of the process. If you are looking for an agent who will go the extra mile for you, Elyse is 100% for you.
For anyone looking to buy a house in the city of Philadelphia, I would 100% recommend, without a moment’s hesitation, Rachel. I was a first-time home buyer and throughout the entire process, each step of the way, she impressed me with her skills, experience and style as a realtor. Some of the reasons that stand out are as follows:- Great Approach- She has a no-pressure style. In first meeting her, she stated up front that she would never want someone to feel pressured or stuck with a realtor they didn’t like. She told me to just let her know if I became uncomfortable and wanted to change.- Hardworking- Rachel was there for me every step of the way- from seeing homes, to discussing offers, to home inspection, dealing with adjustments to the contracts, pushing along the mortgage lenders to keep to a timeline, all the way through closing.- Accommodating- Rachel is incredibly accommodating with her schedule. Philadelphia is a hot market and there were several times I would reach out to see if I could see houses the next day or even later that same day. Rachel always made it work, reaching out to book the times that worked for me, working me into her busy schedule . The house I eventually bought was on the market for 24 hours and Rachel was able to get me into the house first and get a head start on making an offer.- Patience- I had to see a lot of houses before I found the right one, and made 3 changes in neighborhoods around Philadelphia but she was always friendly and available to see more. I never felt pressured by her to make a decision or to settle for something that didn’t feel right for me.- Knowledgeable of Philadelphia- She was able to answer any questions I could think of about the houses.- Trustworthy- This is one of her most important attributes. I really felt like I got her honest opinion about the houses we saw. She wasn’t trying to get me to buy any house, but the house that was right for me. She also would take the time to explain every part of the process in detail and answer all the questions I would ask.-Capable: She knew how to close deals. She was constantly talking to my mortgage lender and seller’s agent, keeping me in the loop and making sure everything was done on time.I know how overwhelming and stressful buying a house can be but by the end of the process I found an amazing home in a neighborhood I already love. During the entire process, I felt very fortunate to have had the good luck of being recommended to use Rachel from a family friend. I’d be happy to pay that advice forward and speak to anyone regarding my experience working with her. Just get in touch with her and I’m sure she can arrange a conversation.
I had been very frustrated with trying to find a place near the city as I knew exactly what I wanted but its hard to secure as great places go very fast, and I felt like many Realtors didn’t care to be very accomodating as I was renting and not buying. I contacted Elyse to see a place and she was very responsive and was able to show me the town home same day resulting in me finally ending my 5 month search!
Rachel, thank you for all the hard work to help me buy my beautiful new home! Rachel was always available and adapted to my crazy work schedule, working weekends and very early and very late hours with me. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional, and really went above and beyond to make my first home buying experience a good one!
Rachel demonstrates outstanding knowledge in multiple areas that you will encounter when purchasing a home. She has excellent communication skills. She listens carefully, asks perceptive questions, and quickly finds what it is that your looking for. She implements highly effective negotiating tactics. She kept us informed in a timely manner.My family loves our new home. We closed within 30 days and just ten days before our baby was born.
Elyse did a wonderful job of organizing, scheduling, and executing the deal on our new apartment. She used her knowledge, resources and experience at every stage. We were able to find a place in one day. Elyse took all of the frustrations and leg work out of the process and allowed us to simply make a decision.
Rachel recently helped me with a sale of my property in South Philadelphia. Upon meeting Rachel I knew I was in good hands and her wealth of knowledge would be just what I needed to get my home sold. From the start, she helped me design and implement changes to the property that would get it sold faster. After we designed she was able to find me reliable professional contractors to execute the changes we wanted. Anything I needed throughout the process she was always available and would even drive over to the home to discuss it in person. You can rarely find someone with her drive and wealth of knowledge anymore. After the recommended renovations were finished we listed the property and it sold instantly at asking price. All feedback on the open houses were compliments on all of the recommendations and updates she recommended- I knew I made the right choice. Upon signing she was right there with me as negotiations did become tricky. She really had my best intentions in mind no matter how long the process would take I felt and we closed cleanly. Upon closing she even stepped up and helped with some minor issues that the new buyer wanted which was going above and beyond. I highly recommend Rachel to handle your next sale, her skill set is well beyond her years and she’s a great person beyond the business. Thanks again.