"I am delighted to share my experience buying our first home with the help of Kristin Graves of RE/MAX Properties. My wife and I recently purchased a house in Bergen County, NJ; our first house, which our kids are enjoying very much. I think our feedback, this story, will give you a very good idea of Kristin's capabilities in the real estate area. We certainly could not have gone through this process succesfully without Kristin's help. By 'process', I mean selling our co-op to, almost simultaneously, buy our first home.
When my wife and I made a decision to go to market to buy our first home, there were many obstacles, many challenges to be confronted. Firstly, we had to sell our co-op in a timely fashion in order to proceed with the purchase of the house. Selling (or buying) a co-op can be time consuming and very challenging depending on the circumstances. In addition to the documentation and general procedures associated with the purchase/sale of a co-op, many decisions along the way have to be approved by the 'board' governing the terms of the co-op. This alone can take a considerable amount of time and there are no guarantees that the board will approve certain transactions. In addition, I was involved in a full-time MBA program and full-time employment at the time, making it difficult for me to stay on top of things in a consistent fashion. However, Kristin was always available to support our needs in this process during a very challenging time for me and my family.
After several weeks of investigation, we finally identified the house we were interested in (to put it more realistically, the house we fell in love with). Kristin helped us coordinate not only the timing of the transactions, but also gave us guidance whenever we confronted critical issues. As time progressed, and decisions became more critical, we were able to coordinate the sale of the coop and the purchase of the house within a 24-hour timeline thanks to Kristin's direction. We transitioned successfully out of the co-op and into the house with the help of the team we assembled to accomplish this challenging task, but in particular thanks to Kristin for her dedication and guidance during this process.
We are confident Kristin Graves will help you achieve your goals in an efficient manner. Our story serves as a testament of her strong capabilities in the real estate market. Today, Kristin is not only someone we have a lot of respect for - she is also our friend."
- Y. Haddad, Teaneck, NJ
"A pleasure working with Kristin. Her knowledge of the market and demeanor was a perfect fit for our family. Always easy to contact. Would not hesitate to work with her in the future and will definitely refer her to friends and family."
- Carole S., Saddle River, NJ
"Friendly and helpful."
- Michelle S, Ramsey NJ
"Thanks to Kristin Grave's experience, a hectic process went smoothly. I chose to list with Kristin because of her roots in Ramsey and particularly, the Ramsey Golf and Country Club. I was impressed with how Kristin and her office market homes within Ramsey and was confident she would make an excellent presentation of my home. She and I met several times before hand to discuss strategy and staging. I had an excellent offer which I accepted within 16 days of listing! The clock was running for me to find a new home asap. When I wanted to look at something quickly, Kristin was on it. Thanks to a lead from her colleague, Julie Cleary, I was able to jump on a home and purchase it within a very tight time frame."
- Ellen O., Ramsey NJ
"Thank you so much for helping us find our new home. You have been so pleasant, cheerful and knowledgeable throughout this process. Our whole family thinks highly of you. Please know we consider you a friend and neighbor!"
- Maryam H, Montvale, NJ
"Buying a house can be stressful, but Kristen made the whole process easy and enjoyable. She was available whenever we needed anything and was always accommodating. We highly recommend Kristen as an agent who knows the area very well, how to handle the process of buying a home and very easy to work with"