The Local Expert badge is awarded to those who have made valuable contributions in a specific city or neighborhood on Zillow. Local Experts are active Zillow users who share their real estate knowledge and help others by contributing high-quality content at a local level. The more and better the contributions a user makes that relate to that city or neighborhood, the more likely an award will be granted. Users' contributions can be seen in their profiles.
Very friendly. Responds to emails and text messages the same day. Although not part of her job, she even helped to find a bank to help with your loan application. Most importantly, she is honest. Does not offer to show a place if it is outside of interest to the buyer or tries to make you feel pressured to buy because of "good deal."
I am not one to rate any experience a five star across the board as I am often overly critical of everything - especially when it comes to professional service. However, working with Valerie was probably just that - a 5 star experience. From finding the place in June to closing in October (long time but it was the co-op board's fault, not hers) the road was bumpy at times, but Valerie was seemingly always there to be as accommodating as possible. Deadline in a few days for the co-op application and I was going on vacation for a week and had some pressing questions? Valerie opened up her home to me to come in for a meeting on a Saturday evening. Pouring rain suddenly as I was about to get off the bus by her office? Valerie met me halfway from the bus with an umbrella. I truly felt like I was her only client at all times and I know for sure it was not the case. People who overheard our telephone conversations at my job would ask if I was getting off the phone with a friend, and were shocked to hear it was my real estate agent. Valerie made first time co-op purchasing a lot easier as I do not know if I'd have ever been able to do it without her. For as long as she'll have me back, she has a client for life.
Valerie sold my apartment in Silver Towers. She is very familiar with the building and is a skillful realtor. However, what makes her great, is that she is very attentive, listens and is sympathetic, and is compassionate. Selling or buying can be a stressful process and Valerie was great at helping me maintain my sanity through it all.
My wife and I were first time home buyers and interviewed (6) agents to find the right one. Valerie was the best from the day we met her all the way through to the closing.
We live in Queens so we needed an agent with extensive experience dealing with the particulars of Co-ops and Condos. My wife and I had a solid pre-approval, 20% down and excellent credit so Valerie knew we weren't just window shopping. She helped us focus our search, found some great options in our price range and was really, really patient. I was the guy with 500 questions and she had answers, or found answers, for all of them.
We got a great deal on a fantastic apartment. We never settled on anything and relied on Valerie as an agent for sure, but also a trusted coach on our home-buying team. She knows the business and the neighborhood inside and out. From our modest one bedroom co-op to the multi-million dollar homes she also represents in the area, we always felt Valerie gave us 100%.
As I said, we were first time home buyers but with a good agent on our team we negotiated like pros. Valerie saved us a lot of money and helped us realize the dream of owning our first home.
My wife and I have recommended Valerie to friends and neighbors alike. We trusted her and were really satisfied. If we ever buy something else, she'll be the agent we call.
We highly recommend Valerie Shlamoff to anyone
Interested In selling or buying.
She went beyond our expectations in selling our
Coop and also helped getting us an agent that
We could depend and trust outside her selling area.
Valerie Shalomoff really made the home buying process easy and non-tasking. She was very knowledgeable regarding all the properties that I looked at, not only the individual units, but the buildings themselves. It was apparent that she had taken the time to thoroughly know the ins and outs of the various apartments, which to me indicates true professionalism and dedication. Not to mention the fact that Valerie is a very nice person in her own right, which makes the entire difficult process a lot easier, and a lot more enjoyable. I would recommend Valerie to anyone interested in buying a home!
I met Valerie nine years ago when I was buying my first place, she became my agent. Most recently, Valerie worked with me on two real estate transactions. Her expertise and knowledge of the market helped me "right" price the properties, and the transactions closed in months (not easy in today's market); her negotiation skills were valuable in getting the best price; her reliability and persistence saw the transactions to a smooth and timely closing. I am always impressed with the way she is able to stay on top of the process at all times. In this market, having the right agent makes all the difference, Valerie is one agent I trust and recommend, she is honest and responsive. She is simply the BEST!!
Valerie was the most personable realtor we have ever used. She was very attentive and friendly. She was also wonderful on follow up, never losing touch with us, remembering us at holidays and treating us to a lovely banquet with many other satisfied buyers and sellers.
we have purchased our house almost 2 years ago, and we are very happy,
Valerie was always available, and always very helpful we were looking for house for almost 1 year and finally found something that fits our budget and something that we really liked