Review - Written 1/18/2015 by Tara Laszlo and Dominic Sciurba
Today is one month since my boyfriend, Dominic, and I closed on the purchase of our beautiful home in Massapequa, NY. We are so happy and grateful, in particular, to Barry Paley of Laffey Fine Homes who worked tirelessly to make our home-buying dream a reality.
We were referred to Barry through a friend and even after our initial emails we knew he was the real estate agent who would help us find our home. Dominic and I were first time homebuyers, so there was so much we needed to learn. Barry, as the leading real estate professional on Long Island, had the experience we were looking for to take us through the process.
We began searching for our home in the late fall of 2014. We met with Barry and expressed our interest in finding a home in a good school district, on the south shore, and hopefully on the water. Barry listened to our likes and dislikes, our concerns and goals. He told us up front it was his job to make what we wanted happen and that he would do it. And, he did. Barry follows through on his promises. He is trustworthy and dependable. He began pointing us towards homes that he had handpicked for us which met our specifications. As we went out for home showings we relied on his knowledge and expertise in the area. Upon showing us our home, which was the 5th house we saw with Barry, we knew it was the one. So Barry went to work, just like he promised, and we had a deal two days later.
One of the best things about working with Barry is that you also get access to his numerous contacts and what Dominic and I jokingly call “Barry’s Circle of Trust”. Barry is committed to providing the best service for his clients and over the years he has developed a team of real estate professionals to achieve that goal. Our attorney and mortgage broker were both recommended by Barry and working with his team made the process seamless. When it came to negotiating our contract and closing terms, Barry had worked with our seller before and was liked and respected on both sides of the deal. Dominic and I both believe that his reputation and connections made our transaction happen so fast. We signed the contract in October and closed in December. To that point, when we got to the closing, it was like a reunion. Everyone knew Barry. He had worked with all the attorneys, title agents, bankers; everyone at the table had a kind word for him. He has developed a network that is unmatched.
Even after our closing, Barry is still an integral part of our lives. We have called on him in the past month for recommendations for decorators and contractors. He reached out to our seller on our behalf when we needed some additional work on the house. Barry does not stop until his clients are 100% satisfied.
Finally, let me say the one thing that truly sets Barry apart – aside from his integrity, work ethic, experience and network – is the fact that he truly cares about his clients. When you work with Barry he makes you feel like you are his most important client and he gives you first-class service from beginning to end. Barry worked 24/7 for Dominic and me, so we could buy our dream home and I know he is committed to doing the same thing for all his clients. If given the opportunity, he will do the same for you.
It is with the deepest sincerity and greatest thanks that Dominic and I recommend Barry Paley.
Very truly yours,
/s/ Tara Laszlo and Dominic Sciurba