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Another Happy Monticello Homebuyer

This is why we do what we do. It’s always rewarding when my clients are truly happy with their home purchase. These clients just closed just on a house in Clifton Park.

My wife, young daughter and I give Alex Monticello the highest recommendation to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home in the Capital region. We began our house hunting process in June 2014 as we contemplated moving to the Albany area from the lower Hudson Valley region. Though both my wife and I had some experience working in the area, the Capital region was a relatively foreign place for us. We began the process with some reservations, a hint of anxiety (and then some), and time constraints. To complicate the matter, we had a tight window to find and close on a house so that I could start my new job in January 2015. Enough about us. Here is why Alex gets our highest recommendation.

Alex’s knowledge of the market conditions, nuances of different neighborhoods, quality of the school districts, styles of homes, and watchful eye for potential issues that we came across during our initial viewings became invaluable assets during the process. Complimenting his professional expertise as a broker, Alex approaches his craft with the kind of personal touch that nervous, first-time homebuyers needed. A good analogy is finding a great doctor who is both the best at his/her profession and has an unsurpassed bedside manner. In our opinion, a great real estate broker has both of these qualities.

Honestly, neither my wife nor I knew exactly what we were looking for. We had a budget, a preference in the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and the desire to be relatively close to Albany, but needed a decent size backyard for our daughter. Other than that, we learned our preferences along with Alex as we went along. Alex was patient as we looked at dozens of homes and started checking and crossing off our preferences. He remembered all of our preferences as we went from house to house and neighborhood to neighborhood. Throughout it all, we were very happy with Alex’s ability to recall what we liked in each house that we looked at, but also what we didn’t like about others. At a certain point, we had looked at so many houses that we were uncertain if we were being too picky about the negatives, and if we would ever find our dream home. Oftentimes, Alex’s upbeat personality and patient, yet diligent, approach helped us to maintain the same positive approach until we found our home.

Once we were ready to make an offer, Alex prepared us for the next phase of the house hunt. He explained the whole process from start to finish, kept us apprised of every new development, gave us helpful pointers and suggestions, answered endless questions from me (the neurotic husband) via email and phone, and helped carry us past the finish line. Furthermore, Alex’s referrals for an attorney, insurance agent, loan officer (for the mortgage), inspector, and all the other parties involved in the final process were equally professional, knowledgeable, and pleasures to work with.

Again, we highly recommend Alex Monticello for his professionalism, diligence, availability, responsiveness, and his character. Though we have yet to sell a home, Alex will be our first choice when that time comes. I know that the process of selling a home with Alex will be equally satisfying. – Jihoon Kim, Clifton Park

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