We worked with Eileen Lusk on the purchase of a lot to build on. From the start it was a very difficult piece of land to get a clear title on. Eileen was from the beginning a knowledgeable, patient agent. She was always prompt to answer any emails or calls on questions we had. The price of the. Property was not going to be a big commission for her, Eileen never made us feel we were waiting her time. We have bought and sold many homes, and by far she was the most pleasent professional agent we have used. We highly recommend the team of Eileen Lusk and Laura Sauereisen of Howard Hannah Fox Chapel. Sincerely, Kathy and Jeff Letters
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Pittsburgh, PA.
We worked with both Eileen and Laura during the process of finding and purchasing our first home.
-Extremely accommodating of our schedule
-Quickly learned our needs, desires and style
-Explained each step of the process and the associated risks
-Well connected with other real estate agents to get in before the market
- They knew the FCSD area very well as active members of the community,
-Actively ensured the deliverables were completed on time
-Responded to our inquiries in a reasonable manner
-Countered our zeal and correctly took the morale and professional tact in negotiating
-Didn't attempt to oversell
-Howard Hanna inundates you with related services offers.
-Not as familiar with the market out-side of FCSD. For example, they wouldn't be the best to compare and contrast living in Fox Chapel vs Mt. Lebanon
My family and I relocated from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. Laura was referred to me by a fellow associate. Laura was excellent in all of the details of moving a family to a new area: schools, local amenities, neighborhoods, house details and a deep knowledge of the competition. But my highest recommendation of Laura was her ability to provide much needed care and comfort during what is a difficult time in the best of circumstances. Laura's balance of professionalism, knowledge and empathy makes her tops in my book!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Carnegie, PA.
My wife and I just closed on our first home, and we wanted to write this review to express how appreciative we were to have the guidance and expertise of our agent, Eileen Lusk. As first-time home buyers, we may have been more stressed and high-maintenance than some of her other clients, but Eileen never made us feel that way. She listened to our concerns and addressed them. She worked hard for us even when we weren't requesting something of her. And, most importantly, she helped us negotiate a good contract on a house that we love.
Zillow asks for specific examples of the service, and one example comes to mind right away. During our home inspection, Eileen stopped by about halfway through the inspection and asked how it was going and if anything major came up. We told her there were two items that definitely needed attention: the fireplace needed masonry work and the front foundation wall needed anchoring. As soon as she heard this, she picked up her phone and started calling contractors. Before we left our inspection, we had contractors scheduled to come do estimates for those repairs. Those estimates were then turned over to the sellers and paid for by the sellers -- no further negotiation required. In fact, she got us every repair or seller credit that we requested. I can't begin to express how much stress is taken off of you when an agent takes it upon herself to address your concerns without batting an eye.
When the time comes someday, we will be happy to use Eileen for representation to sell our house and to help find us a new one. We'll also recommend her to family and friends looking to buy or sell a home. Thank you so much, Eileen!
Working with a "real estate two-person team" was very helpful and meant
that requested information was always provided by a team member who knew the specific details about my property. In addition, communication via email, text or phone was great. Liked the fact that there were two people working on my behalf.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Pittsburgh, PA.
Laura and Eileen are a great team! They are highly professional and knowledgeable and help to make a stressful process much easier. They are always ready to answer questions and concerns and most importantly lend expert advise. Their understanding of the current market helped us maximize the sale price of our home. There are times when we were getting stressed about our sale and both Laura and Eileen provided positive feedback and advise to help counter our fears. We sold our home in 7 weeks and more importantly helped to make the close go off without a hitch! We would highly recommend Laura and Eileen if you want to sell your home or are looking to buy another home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Pittsburgh, PA.
We were moving from NY to PA, and needed to find a home that fit our requirements within a short period of time. We were very fortunate to have Laura as our real estate agent. Her knowledge of the area and real estate in general is impressive. She could answer most questions immediately, and any more obscure questions she would find the answer promptly. She has been straight forward and up front through the whole process, and has always been available to answers our questions even at very odd hours. Thanks to her, we were able to find a home, and close on time. After the sale, she has been very helpful with getting us in touch with the various services offered in our area, i.e. daycare, contractors, etc. She is our go-to person for advice about the area. Thanks Laura!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Pittsburgh, PA.
Eileen and Laura were absolutely superb. Our home sold after only 3 days on the market at above our asking price. We were thrilled. They responded very quickly to our questions and did a wonderful job of guiding us through the process. Best agents in town!
We had a fantastic experience. The price Eileen and Laura helped us set for our house was exactly what we hoped, and they helped market the house so well that it sold within a week on the market - with two competing bidders. Their guidance on house staging was apt and easy to follow. They helped us navigate the inspection process, and their input on getting a home warranty helped us as sellers and helped the buyers.