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In this real estate business it is rare to find a reliable, trustworthy and knowledgeably competent realtor that you feel confident will be your realtor for LIFE. Francesco went above and beyond to be completely accessible and informative during my first condo purchase. You will never feel pressured or rushed in any way, he really enjoys helping people find the perfect home for them. I would recommend him to anyone that wants to gain a realtor dedicated to detail and customer loyalty. Thanks again, Francesco. Heres to the next property.
Showed home in 2014 in Castle Point, Hoboken, NJ 07030.
Didn't show up personally, and his assistant sold the house that we were interested to other buyer without contacting us. Didn't help us, other than one showing. we then found another agent who got us our dreamhouse. Your 20%.
Showed home in 2013 in Downtown, Jersey City, NJ 07302.
Working with Francesco was an amazing experience. He is so knowledgable about the area that he seamlessly guided us through the process of looking at potential properties. He never took us to anything outside of our budget and found us a home within 2 days of looking. I know that I would not have been able to purchase my home had I not worked with Francesco - his years of expertise set him apart in a see of realtors. He is straight forward, gives great advice and listens to the clients need. I recommend him to all of my friends who are looking to buy or rent in the area.
I bought my house in NJ with Francesco as my rep, and I sold my NJ house with him 10 years later. It was a tricky sale since it was through a relocation company, and we were living in California. We did not understand the way things work with a relocation company and we were told that we had to use one of their recommended realtors. Our agent was simply horrible. She did not market our house, did not tell us it was not clean (we were in California so how could we know), did not stage it, and according to our property manager she never actually showed it herself. She tried to do illegal things to keep our business when we wanted to terminate her, I contacted Francesco immediately. Francesco explained what was legal (and not) and he contacted our relo company because he is registered to handle relocations. He staged our house (as it should have been) and had multiple offers on it within 2 weeks. (We had 4 months with the other agent and only a few offers, well below our asking price). Francesco made everything easy to deal with from afar, and I could not have been happier. He contacted me on an almost daily basis and was available at all times of day/night to match up with my California times. I love Francesco and could not recommend him more highly.
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $450K in Downtown, Jersey City, NJ.
I have bought 3 places and sold one through Francesco. I wish I had known him when we bought our first place. Francesco has excellent knowledge of the area. He knows the real estate trends, the places to buy in and the places to avoid. He is not the kind to think of his commission and run. There have been multiple instances when he has advised me against buying a particular property. He could have just sold me the place and collected his check.
He always returns my calls, even when he is on vacation! His staff (Patty) is very responsive in making appointments and showings.
I am at a stage now where I stop negotiating and ask Francesco for his advice and counsel. I go by what he asks me to go with and I trust him completely with this. When he sold our place, he got us the best possible offer out there and it was very close to asking.
Get in touch with Francesco for all your real estate needs and you won't be disappointed.
Francesco helped us find the perfect property for exactly what we had been looking. Francesco made it a great experience for us and we truly appreciate it. He always answered our phone calls and found the answer to all our questions. He basically took care of everything, and held our hand through the whole process. A true professional and all around great guy, we would highly recommend him to all our friends and family.
Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $275K in Downtown, Jersey City, NJ.
Francesco was the one and only name recommended to me by my RE attorney. I had explained I was seeking not just experience but good listening skills too (read: can handle high-maintenance client). I could not have been more satisfied with the professionalism and consideration generously provided by Francesco and his amazing assistant, Patty. They made any challenges smooth out right before my eyes. I contacted them again when I needed tenants for a period of time, and they expeditiously found them for me--and lovely ones too! Francesco and Patty have since made magic happen for my next door neighbor. Thanks again to you both for providing exceptional support and taking all those lumps!
“This review is mainly for Francesco Mazzaferro! He’s definitely a 5-star agent! He’s smart, talented and clearly listens to you. First of all, whatever you are looking for he is always being honest with you. I rented an apartment with him and asked him way too many questions at all the times, but he was always being very polite, knowledgable and honest with the answers. He knows what your monetary limits are and he’s really encouraging to get the best bargains in town. Because he knows one thing, his profession; I hope I will be buying a house one day, and whatever I can actually save from renting right now will be towards my down payment in the future. He doesn’t spend his time or your time with apartments that are definitely not for you. He’s caring, mostly you feel really comfortable like a friend with him, and he’s always by the phone and reachable via emails, text messages (even on holidays). Francesco also remembers his clients (and every detail about you) so you really feel special. For me, if I have a problem with my apartment, the first person I call is Francesco. I trusted in him and he found me the best apartment for me, and he made me feel really comfortable along the way.
Thank you Francesco, you’re really the best!!”
“Let me sum it up for you in four words: Francesco Mazzaferro is fantastic!
My first impression of Mr. Mazzaferro was a excellent one, he was punctual, knowledgeable and extremely pleasant. I had been referred to Francesco by a mutual friend whom had also purchased property via Francesco. I had already been shown property by 6 other agents and was quite disappointed with the results. Francesco showed me not only affordable homes but well kept homes in secure locations. I was then able to finally purchase a home that was price appropriate and very nice. Throughout the years I have referred both family and friends to Francesco and they all will attest to this same sentiment. I look forward to working with Francesco for many years to come.
Before I describe Francesco's greatness, let me offer this: I am a difficult person in general and was under a lot of pressure (both personally and professionally) when I made this move from VA to NJ. My budget was unrealistic and my wish list was extensive. I was all over the place in what I said I wanted and often went back and forth within a weekend. This is where Francesco excels. He listened to me and understood what was at the heart of everything that I was spitting out. He helped me pick a realistic budget which would allow him to find the important things on my wish-list AND things that I did not even consider (like parking) that was on his radar. When I thought I found my dream home (an embarrassingly small studio with a decent patio and amazing views of NYC)... He didn't blink an eye and showed me an even more amazing 1BR 1.5 Bath, penthouse condo with an even more amazing patio and as nice views... that came with PARKING for roughly the same price ($5,000 more). He was never dismissive of my likes or dislikes, but instead incorporated them into his knowledge of the market and showed me many more hits than misses. I am on the verge of closing on my penthouse and am slightly embarrassed to tell my friends and family that I have moved on up (but not to the East Side, but it is a deluxe apartment... in the sky)! Last words, Francesco is knowledgeable, personable, professional, and hands-down the BEST realtor I have ever worked with!!!