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We have worked with Shawn for three years, purchased three homes and sold one with him so far. He is professional, thorough, very knowledgeable and we highly recommend him. He always goes the extra mile and he's so attentive that we feel like we're his only clients.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Willow Grove, PA.
I would highly recommend Shawn for a multitude of reasons. With my own personal experience, I initially reached out to Shawn with a few questions, all of which he answered immediately with a wealth of knowledge and began to put me at ease. He priced our home with a target price based on our situation and his experience. It sold within a day or two of putting it onto the market with a full price bid. Although we thought the process would be long, we went into a fast track program, which didn't frazzle Shawn in the least. He was very respected by the Realtor and clients who purchased our home. Everything went pleasant and smooth. He continues to pop in to see how the transition went, a true professional!
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $200K in West Chester, PA.
I worked with Shawn and his team for over a year to find my current home, and their expertise of the market is unmatched. Shawn and Brenda approach the real estate market in a very objective manner, with a focus not only personal preference but also return on investment. Shawn and Brenda effectively negotiated the price of my home, and in less than 6 months the Zestimate of my home has increase by more than 10%, with an estimated year's end increase of 20%. I recommend Shawn, Brenda and their entire team without reservation.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Perkasie, PA.
Shawn helped us purchase a new construction single family and rent our existing townhouse. The process took over a year and through it all Shawn was great! He promptly answered our emails and phone calls, helped negotiate with the builder, and found us some great new tenants! Highly recommend to anyone!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Willow Grove, PA.
Shawn and his team responded within 5 minutes of our request for an agent. As promised, he sent out the comps for our property and met with us 2 days later. Shawn and his team moved very quickly in order for us to be able to purchase the targeted home. It was a pleasure working with both Shawn and Brenda.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Norristown, PA.
Primary point of contact: Brenda Altomare
My wife and I were first-time buyers with high expectations (thanks to HGTV) but zero understanding about the actual process of buying a home. We had looked on Zillow unsuccessfully for six months trying to find a home that met our standards but also fell within our budget. Finally, we decided it was time to get serious, and by providence, we contacted Brenda Altomare, who quickly assessed our wants and needs. Within days she found us the PERFECT home, she was able to schedule us a walkthrough before it was even visible on Zillow, and we were able to make one of the first offers. There were over six offers on the home in three days, and it turns out that we were the third highest bidder, and we were even competing against a cash offer…but none of that mattered, because Brenda worked so hard for us that she convinced the sellers to choose us! Add to that the fact that she was available to answer all of our questions day and night during the entire process, she set us up with an unbelievable lender, and she’s just the nicest person ever…our experience couldn’t have been better. If it weren’t for Brenda and her team, we would likely be settling for a home of lesser quality and a higher price instead of moving into the perfect home for us.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA.
We first met Shawn when we wanted to buy a home. The home we wanted was a short sale and the process was long and challenging, but Shawn was so helpful and reliable through the whole process. When we needed to sell our home because we were relocating we never considered contacting anyone but Shawn. His understanding of what needs to be done to sell a home in a short time period (what we needed) was remarkable. He initially told us that if our home wasn't sold in 3 months, he hadn't done his job. We trusted him, and he got the job done! We are now looking to buy another home and often comment on how sad we are that we're no longer in the Philadelphia area and can't use Shawn!
Bought a Multi Family home in 2014 for approximately $425K in Ardmore, PA.
Shawn was able to help us navigate purchasing a house in a FSBO situation where the home is a duplex that is going to be converted back to a single family property. He pointed us toward financing and worked with the seller throughout the negotiation process to reduce the time and effort required from us.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Roslyn, PA.
Shawn was great! From beginning to end, the whole process of finding and buying a home was smoother, more enjoyable and more successful because Shawn was our realtor. I don't think my wife and I would live in the house we do nor would we have made it through the often difficult process of purchasing a house if we had ended up with a different realtor. The things we appreciated most were Shawn's professionalism, his willingness to let us do our own research, and his knowledge and help during negotiations and closing.