Before working with Leo, I was in the market for a condo and had worked with several real estate agents and noticed one commonality: it was really difficult to find someone who would be completely forthright and had your best interests in mind. The first home that Leo and I looked at was absolutely beautiful; however, it clearly needed work. As we walked through the victorian home, Leo pointed out some things that may come up in inspection, so I could make an informed decision before choosing to move forward with a property. He would also ask me to envision or brainstorm with me how the various rooms in a home could be used to cater to my needs. I was simply amazed by Leo’s expertise, dedication, and charm (and still am!). After leaving that first property, I felt more knowledgeable and comfortable with the homebuying process--so much so that I was even more eager to pursue purchasing my first home. That’s the moment I realized that Leo wasn’t someone who just wanted to sell me a piece of property, but he honestly wanted to find me a home--one that I could both fall in love with and see myself living in. Our adventures continued and we somehow found an amazing piece of property in a chaotic market filled with investors. I was very interested in the property, but I could not see it during the limited times it was available; Leo generously offered to go see it on my behalf and immediately called me after seeing the home to tell me all the details. It sounded like exactly what I was looking for so he advised we move aggressively and, thanks to that advice, we were able to seal the deal. There were moments in time, during the closing process, where I felt completely lost--mostly because I had never done it before. I would not hear from attorneys or the seller for a while and I just did not know what I should be doing. I would call Leo, and he would help me calm down and either tell me what is happening in the background or make about a 1,000 phone calls until he can get me some news of where we are. Basically, if you want the best person for the job, go with Leo!
As a first time home buyer and a single person I was extremely nervous about the whole process. He thoroughly explained the whole home buying process to me and really calmed my nerves. He was there w/ me through every step of the process from viewing the property, the inspection, the final walk-through and the closing, not to mention on a daily basis while I dealt w/ bank inefficiencies. He had a whole dream team to back me up and get this process moving smoothly.
Leo has been with us every step of the way always very eager to help & anwser any questions he can. And if he couldn't, he would make it his business to find out and was back in touch with us within hours! Leo is always very available and always ON TIME! Which is great when you are on a schedule. Leo helped us find our forever home and we couldn't be happier! In short, he was always on our side working to make our house purchase as simple and successful as possible. The best part about working with Leo was that he was always more focused on answering our questions, giving us good advice, and finding homes that met our needs than he was on closing a deal. We would recommend him to anyone.
he knows what he is doing and has a wide knowledge about the market. Leo has helped us to find the exact home that we were looking for. He was patient, very supportive and gave us a lot of info about the listings. Thank You Leo:)
From finding listings that were within the criteria I was looking for, to helping me with a wonderful mortgage broker, inspection agent, & lawyer. When things were stressful towards the end Leo remained calm and professional which made it much easier for me to remain calm. Never once did I feel like I was a burden to Leo even when I asked a thousand questions, he was always there with an answer even if it was 10 o'clock at night. Simply put I don't know what I would have done without him, he was wonderful!
Professional, knowledgable and always available are just a few. He will always receive my referral and recommendation!
From start to finish, his communication and transparency through the whole process was top notch. His flexibility between emails/phone calls day or night made it very easy for us during our busy work schedules.His knowledge of the area was wonderful, loads of energy and knew how to promptly navigate through some of the tough hurdles we had along the way. The lending process was a bit overwhelming, and the way he kept us positive and confident and informed between the lender, seller and transactions make Leo top notch. We are very thankful for everything Leo did for us making this dream a reality.
..fun. He has a very upbeat and optimistic attitude and takes the time to listen to what you are looking for in a house. He won't ever leave you hanging so if you are waiting for a response from him you won't have to wait long. He is very flexible and easy going and really goes the extra mile for his clients, which helps make the whole "buying a house" process feel less like a hated chore. He also helped get the price we wanted to pay in the end which was no easy task. Leo will always fight for what you want and lead you in the right direction when it come to advice. Having a realtor who is always looking out for you makes you feel like you have more of a friend than a business arrangement. Leo has actually become a friend to my entire family as he has sold a house to my wife and I, and another one to my sister. If you are looking for a house in the North NJ area and need a good trustworthy realtor, Leo is definitely your realtor.