- Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2014 - tomcookcurtis
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Slingerlands, NY.
We own our dream home. But without Alex, we would not have pulled it off. In a matter of 8 weeks, he listed our condo for sale and rent (we were open to either outcome), helped us zero in on our own needs and desires for a new home showing us a wide range of options that fit our criteria, helped us negotiate a favorable price on our final selection, found us amazing tenants for our condo (complete with background checks), and gave us impeccable references to other professionals (lawyer, insurance company, land surveyor, and mortgage company) all of which saved us money, gave us great service and made the entire transaction seamless. Every step of the way, Alex was accessible, honest, and a calming presence in an otherwise stressful time in our lives. He was unbelievably responsive to our every question (and we had a lot of them). We know he had many other clients, but we always felt like we were his only client. Best. Realtor. Ever.
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08/06/2014 - DP170
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Buckingham Lake - Crestwood, Albany, NY.
My wife and I were relocating from NYC and buying our first house in Albany. Alex was able to come up with some good options, and worked around our limited availability to find us our current home.

A number of things I thought Alex did really well:

1. Attentive and very responsive to any call, e-mail, or text. I was able to rely on this, and know that any question would be answered quickly.

2. Provided a good list of contacts/resources for most parts of the process. This may be common to most agents, but nonetheless, I could always shoot Alex a message requesting recommendations for lenders, inspectors, etc., and get back a good, prioritized list to work from. This made my job easier since I was doing many things while still located in NYC.

3. Alex met with a number of contractors to address a couple of relatively minor issues that came up during our inspection. I wasn't able to be there in person, and Alex did a great job being my eyes and ears during these multiple appointments.

4. Was a good resource in general to consult with throughout the process. As a novice, I needed more hand-holding than some, and I could always bounce ideas, questions, concerns, etc., off of Alex and get a broad-based, experienced perspective. This helped when it came time to assessing the overall fit and value of each home we saw.

So in short, I certainly recommend Alex and the rest of the team at Monticello to any other buyers/sellers. My wife and I are very happy with the service and result, and will likely use Alex again when it comes time to sell!
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07/01/2014 - lisammelody
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Delmar, NY.
My husband and I were buying our first house in the Albany area. Alex came highly recommended by family and friends. At the time, we were living across the country and I flew in for a few days to go house hunting. Alex devoted several days to driving me from house to house. I was very impressed by his knowledge and professionalism. He did an excellent job at listening to what I wanted and constantly refined our search to make the most out of the little time I had. He stayed focused, but was very flexible and accommodating with last minute schedule changes. I never felt pushed or pressured and I am 100% satisfied with both his service and the home we found. He also helped me get connected into the community once we arrived. I would give him 6 stars if I could. I am happy to have met him and will never use another realtor. I would recommend him to anyone buying a house in the Albany area.
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06/19/2014 - zuser20140619072344572
Bought a home in 2014.
Alex Monticello was exceptionally helpful throughout the entire process of buying our home. He was consistently professional, detail oriented, patient and honest.

Alex showed us dozens of homes including brownstones and one family houses in multiple neighborhoods in the Capital Region over the course of a year before we finally decided to make an offer on a home. When we first started working with Alex, we had not yet made a decision on whether to buy or rent our next home. Throughout the process, Alex never pressured us to buy and he showed us a level of responsiveness and availability that many agents would have reserved for more active buyers.

Additionally, as first time homebuyers, we entered our search with very limited knowledge of the process of buying a home. Alex went above and beyond to share his expertise on home buying, valuation and negotiation. He did not hold back when he noticed both positive and negative details of each of the homes we visited, and he was able to point out potentially expensive repairs that we may not have otherwise been aware of.

Alex found the home we ultimately purchased the day that it came on the market. Without his assertiveness, we may never have found our home. We are extremely happy with our experience working with Alex and we are very grateful for his help.
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- Highly likely to recommend
06/03/2014 - user6350955
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Albany, NY.
Alex helped us find our first home in Albany, NY. As new home buyers, there was a lot we needed to learn about the process and the Albany market. Alex patiently walked us through every step. He was honest, reliable, quick to respond to us, and best of all, an expert in the Albany market. He knew what was available, understood what we wanted, and helped guide us to the best property for our budget and needs. We could not have been more pleased to work with him. I would recommend him to anyone buying a home in the Albany area.
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05/13/2014 - rclinehan
Bought a home in 2014.
Alex is a genuine professional and his first priority is making sure his clients are getting a fair deal. He is a smart, trustworthy businessman who has built a strong network for his agency in the Albany region suitable for any buyer’s real estate goals. Alex took extra care in making our first home purchase an educational experience, ensuring that we were confident with our decisions at every stage of the home buying process. He is very knowledgeable about the current real estate market in the capital region, and when he didn’t have the exact answer for a question he found the information we needed quick and efficiently. It was refreshing to work with a professional willing to work hard and get the job done right. I have no reservations recommending Alex’s services; I will be seeking his help for my future real estate investments. Do not pass up the opportunity to work with Alex – you will not regret it!
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03/10/2014 - user6776224
Bought a home in 2014.
Alex is undoubtably professional, passionate and holds an incredible work ethic. A few years back I bought a property without Alex as my agent. Just recently, I purchased my second property, a two family in downtown Albany, with Alex representing me. THE DIFFERENCE WAS CLEAR. Alex took the time to fully understand what I was looking for, which at times I was even unsure of. He is patient and very resourceful. I can confidently say that I found my dream home (within my budget) because of Alex's help.
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01/10/2014 - mjalinger
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Center Square, Albany, NY.
We recently sold our house through Alex and he was fantastic to work with. One thing that sets him apart is his marketing expertise and he knows how to get the word out. He also packaged the home exquisitely - from the photos, to the flyer and even a great web page. Alex is very professional and managed to keep us well informed throughout the entire process. We highly recommend working with Alex!
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- Highly likely to recommend
01/08/2014 - user5566290
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Center Square, Albany, NY.
I am writing this review of Alexander Monticello, who recently served as my buyer’s agent during the purchase of my new home in downtown Albany. It was a real pleasure to work with Alex. He is kind and pleasant and listened to me. He understood what kind of place I was looking for and worked hard to find the right place for me. He was very helpful in all stages of the purchase (making the offer, negotiating conditions and terms, finding a loan, closing, everything..). Our situation was a bit complicated as we moved here from France. Alex was not put off by that. He even found us a French lawyer! Alex is honest and straightforward. He is not pushy at all. He came highly recommended from friends and I pass this high recommendation on to others.
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01/07/2014 - user1321515
Bought a Multi Family home in 2013 for approximately $225K in Helderberg, Albany, NY.
I recently purchased an owner occupied/investment property in Albany. I can honestly say, it would not have been possible without Alex's guidance and expertise. Obviously making such a large purchase can be a stressful experience. Alex helped narrow down options, provided market insight, and walked me through every step of the process. I haven't purchased other property with anyone before, but I really feel Alex went above and beyond what the typical broker would do for a buyer. I truly felt like I had a partner, not just a buying agent. If I'm fortunate enough to purchase any more property in the Albany area, I will work with Alex again without hesitation.

By the way - for anyone considering selling a home, have you seen the Monticello website or the sites he puts up for properties? Honestly, they speak for themselves - no one else in the area is working this hard to sell property. Period.
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