Sidney Simon was an absolute pleasure to work with, and we would not have been able to purchase our dream home without her! Some of her strengths include:
· Market Knowledge – Sidney exhibited deep knowledge of the market. She knew comps, status of the current owners, agents, neighborhood profiles, etc. and related them to our specific needs. Sidney also had strong understanding of the school systems, which was definitely a factor in our purchase decision.
· Negotiation Skills - Sidney was able to structure a long lead transaction that we did not think was possible. The home that we fell in love with was on the market “too early” for our preferred closing date. We essentially wrote off the property assuming that there was no way that the Owner would entertain our offer. Sidney however was able to work with the owner/ seller’s agent to make them feel comfortable with us as “serious buyers”, and worth the wait. If Sidney would not have encouraged us to have given it a try, I am positive that we would have missed out on our home.
· Reliability- Sidney was extremely reliable and always made herself accessible to us – no matter the day or time (even when she was on vacation). Whether it was questions about the contract, arranging access for us to show contractors and designers the home, helping coordinate inspections, or just general questions about decorating, she was always willing to help.
· Genuine – She really held our hands throughout the process and gave great guidance along the way. She provided recommendations but never pressured us about making a decision. Sidney was able to a) get us the house we wanted b) on our time frame and c) below the list price.
I highly recommend her!