Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $725K in South Orange, NJ.
We could not possible be able to recommend Vanessa Pollock and her group high enough in our estimation, on a scale from 1 to 10, they blew it out of the park-the scale was broken. Facts: Our house went on the market on a Monday night with the broker open house happening that Thursday. Thursday night, we received our first offer at well over asking. Vanessa quickly contacted all of the agents that had buyers that expressed interest to give final and best by 3pm Friday. We showed up at the office at 4pm, reviewed the3 additional bids that were also all over asking, and ended up in contract with the first bidder very soon after. Ultimately, from the date of listing to closing-57 days! All I can say is listen to every single thing her team says to do (from the second they walk into the house to evaluate), then do it and you will not be sorry. You will have the smoothest, stress-free and lucrative house selling experience of a lifetime. (PS, when they ask if you have any open permits, don’t let your husband blithely answer no without checking with the town first, we’re still meeting with the marriage counselor on that one.)
Bought a home in 2014 in Newark Heights, Maplewood, NJ 07040.
I've bought and sold many homes and can truly say that Vanessa was by far the best real estate agent I've ever encountered. My family and I were desperate to find a new home and couldn't seem to find anything remotely up our alley. I did my online research and searched for the #1 realtor in Maplewood and Vanessa Pollack was the obvious choice to to help. She called us back at 8pm on a Tues night and we explained our situation. Vanessa spent over an hour on the phone with us and by the end of the conversation she had the perfect home lined up. It's now 6 weeks later and I'm sitting on the couch in that very house, writing this testimonial. Vanessa listened to our needs and hit the nail on the head on her first try. She has her pulse on market and very knowledgeable in what she does. She is not pushy and has a fantastic approach to real estate which sets her apart from the others. Everyone that I met on her team were delightful to work with and was always attentive when Vanessa was unavailable. Vanessa and her team are truly the best out there. She proved that she is indeed the #1 Realtor in Maplewood.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $375K in South Orange, NJ.
Vanessa Pollock is amazing — intelligent and thoughtful in unexpected ways. She helped us sell our house earlier this year. She immediately understood both the charms of our house and the potential challenges of the sale. That understanding enabled her to position our house beautifully, from staging to showing. She supported everything with a very effective campaign: a dedicated Website, elegant print brochures, online listings, etc. It was more than we had expected for our relatively modest home. She also ushered us through the closing process, facilitating attorney communication and assisting with last-minute paperwork. Vanessa is great. If we had chosen another agent, I suspect that our house would still be unsold.
Sold a home in 2012 in Newark Heights, Maplewood, NJ 07040.
I can't recommend Vanessa more highly. The approach that Vanessa and her team took to listing our property - the completely thorough plan and approach that they had, their preparedness, positivity and hard work were absolutely key to the successful sale of our house. She was, quite simply, the best.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $625K in South Orange, NJ.
Vanessa is easily the best realtor in the area -- and possibly all of America! Before we met Vanessa, our real-estate search was an exhausting, stressful, nightmarish task. Vanessa actually made it fun, gave us so much information, and really knew exactly what we wanted. She's 100% honest and only has her clients' best interests at heart, which is probably why she's widely understood to be the best in the biz.
Perhaps best of all, your relationship with Vanessa doesn't end with just the real estate deal: she's a great resource for local business recommendations, referrals and just general adjusting to a new area. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Bought a home in 2013 in Newstead, South Orange, NJ 07079.
If you are looking for a house, Vanessa is who you need. We were in a bind and needed a house before our baby was due. With just a few months before the due date, we contacted Vanessa who listened to exactly what we needed, showed us houses and got us a home. When i write that, it seems so easy, but this is a town where multiple offers higher than asking were coming in. Vanessa's expertise got us a house that went into attorney review within hours.
I've heard nightmares about some people's home-buying experience and i wouldn't have any idea what that was like. Vanessa made it so seamless and smooth, you wouldnt have any idea it is one of life's most stressful processes.
Vanessa gave us so much of her time, always responding to our many emails and calls and always helping us understand everything about buying a home. To this day, we still turn to her for recommendations about the area which she knows so well. I cannot say enough good things about her. She is the best out there.
Vanessa provided an up to the minute market analysis of the value of our home with an extensive list of comparable home sales in the area. Her initial walk through of our home was complete with wonderful suggestions of ways to make rooms more buyer-friendly.
I could go on! Suffice it to say, she's the best.
We haven't yet listed our home, but we feel so confident that as soon as we are ready she will help us sell it in no time.
Vanessa is really, really great at what she does. Wouldn't use any other agent because she knows the area so well and reads the market perfectly. She helped us buy a home, gave us rental advise and will soon help us sell a home too.
Vanessa is amazing! She has so much knowledge about the Maplewood/South Orange area (and beyond). She tirelessly works for her clients and always promptly returns calls and emails. She truly is your real estate agent for life!
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $500K in Maplewood, NJ.
Vanessa helped us do the best we could in a relatively down market. She was easy to work with--to be honest, she was the un-realtor! She gave honest advice and feedback. She runs this like a business. She has great resources (photographer, stager, other helpers) and the whole experience felt "professional" in the way other real estate transactions we've been involved with did not. I still have many friends in the Maplewood area and I've already extolled her virtues to them. I would not hesitate to recommend her as selling (and I'm sure buying) agent to anyone.