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Real estate agent (16 years experience)
Ratings & Reviews
I would like to also recommend Dolly. She is very knowledgeable. We were first-time homebuyers in 2007, and Dolly was extremely patient through our 'property virgin-ess' as we didn't settle on a property until late 2008. She gave her own opinions, but also let us make our own decisions. She really felt like our ally throughout the process.<br/><br/>We are now gearing up to sell our home as our family expands, and Dolly has been extremely helpful by visiting our home and making recommendations for improvement. There is no pressure by her to rush to sell. She wants us to put our best foot forward, and we value her expertise. We are looking forward to working with her again shortly!
Bought a Single Family home in 2008 for approximately $150K in Aspinwall, PA.
I would like to also recommend Dolly. She is very knowledgeable. We were first-time homebuyers in 2007, and Dolly was extremely patient through our 'property virgin-ess' as we didn't settle on a property until late 2008. She gave her own opinions, but also let us make our own decisions. She really felt like our ally throughout the process.
We are now gearing up to sell our home as our family expands, and Dolly has been extremely helpful by visiting our home and making recommendations for improvement. There is no pressure by her to rush to sell. She wants us to put our best foot forward, and we value her expertise. We are looking forward to working with her again shortly!
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Greensburg, PA.
Everybody describes buying/selling a house as such as terrible experiences but I have been through it twice now with Dolly Nicely and everything could not have gone smoother. I was so impressed.
I couldn't believe how easy she made the process which in turn allowed me to enjoy the moment. I'd recommend her to anyone looking for a home and I really just can't say enough about how great she was to work with.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $150K in Cheswick, PA.
As a first time home buyer, everything about the process was very foreign to my wife and I. We were dealing with another realtor for about 3 weeks before we decided to find another realtor who turned out to be the best-Dolly. Our first realtor sent us 3 listings in the three weeks we dealt with her but within the first 2 days of contacting Dolly, she sent us about 200 listings so we can see what was out there and decide what we were looking for.
From there on out, Dolly helped us narrow down our choices. Dolly was always available to take us on viewings at the drop of a dime and able to educate us on what to look out for when looking at prospective homes. She always gave us non-bias opinions and also looked out for our best interest.
The most impressive aspect about Dolly as an agent is not only how technology savvy she is but also how quickly she responds to a question via text or email, I could send her a text at 11pm and she will reply within minutes. Dolly helped us find our first home which we love but she also helped us post-sale with all the other minute aspects of owning a home. We will recommend Dolly to all our friends looking to sell or buy a home. I think its safe to say that we started as agent and buyers and now are friends.
I cannot say enough how invaluable Dolly has been through this entire process. As a first-time home buyer relocating from out-of-state, I felt extremely secure in the fact that she was always working on my behalf. Her communications were both quick and clear, as well as consistent. During the house hunting process, she was informative, intuitive, and most importantly pro-active. She quickly tuned-in to our wants and needs and was very accommodating to my rather difficult schedule. I never felt that I was being shown any properties that were not viable options for us. She also never showed us properties above our price range. She made negotiating a breeze and all of her preferred associates were brilliant and fair. I was braced for the worst going into this process, and she made it effortless. I would recommend Dolly to anyone. In fact, my brother will be engaging Dolly's services when he is ready to purchase his own home.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $250K in Allison Park, PA.
My husband and I first began working with Dolly over 4 years ago when we were moving to the Pittsburgh area. Although we were 5 hours away at the time, we felt like we were working side by side with her to find the right place for us to call home. She went above and beyond to help us maximize our time to physically look at properties while in the area, and she did a lot of upfront leg work in order to present us with the options which most closely matched our needs. She made herself available to meet our schedules, and made the transition a very smooth process.
When we decided to sell our house, we again engaged Dolly to help us. Knowing that the market is much different than it was 4 years ago, we needed someone we trusted to help with the process. Again, Dolly provided a very high level of expertise through local market knowledge to help us position our property to attract the right buyers. She used conventional and innovative marketing techniques to bring our targeted audience to see our place. She also made great recommendations for preparing the house for sale, with consideration of our time and budget constraints, and worked with us every step of the way to find the right buyers for our house.
While in the process of selling our house, Dolly also assisted us with finding a great place for us to call home in Downtown Pittsburgh. On the same day that we asked for her help, she had us scheduled to see what ultimately turned out to be our dream condo, which we are renting for now.
We continue to be amazed at Dolly's high level of knowledge and expertise, not only within the Pittsburgh buying market, but also within the rental market. She knows the city and the suburbs and we will rely on her in the future to help us with any real estate transactions we pursue. Aside from her absolute professionalism, Dolly is also a wonderful person to work with due to her enthusiasm, wonderful attitude, and ability to listen to and understand your needs. We cannot say enough how grateful we are to have found such a competent realtor to work with, and we thank her for all of the hard work and attention she has provided to us.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $125K in Pittsburgh, PA.
Dolly was absolutely fantastic. We were first time home buyers just out of college with no knowledge of the process involved with buying a house. She started things off by taking several nights of her time (after our work hours) to go around and show us about 15-20 houses. She was able to point out major things that could potentially lead to problems that we would have never seen.
After finding several houses we were interested in she immediately had the research ready for us. Comparables, mine subsidence, school districts, neighborhood, etc.
After deciding on what house we wanted she helped us come up with the offer price and was with us the entire process. She had given us a timeline of when to expect thing and specific dates for when things needed to be completed.
She was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. Was always available and had quick replies. Given her experience, knowledge, and straight-forward attitude we were able to make an offer and then close just under a month!
I have already, and will continue to, recommend Dolly Nicely as a real estate agent.