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Bought a Single Family home in 2004 in Levittown, PA.
Joe and Gail Barrila were extremely helpful in the purchase of our home, despite the extremely lengthy process. We purchased a home that without their knowledge and expertise may not have come to fruition at all.
Bought a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $125K in Royersford, PA.
I am a first time homeowner who purchased a condo in July of 2011. I was unfamiliar with both the western Montgomery County housing market and the buying process. I reached out to four agents through email. Joe was the first to respond. I heard from him within 90 minutes on a Sunday morning!
I researched properties online, ran them by Joe and then asked him for his suggestions regarding other properties in the area. We visited them all. I ultimately chose one that he recommended. I probably would not have come across it without his input. I have now lived there for 2 years and continue to be thrilled with my purchase.
The condo was in excellent condition. Joe arranged to have different inspectors look it over to make sure that I knew what I was getting. This was money well spent. When we discovered that the seller had not informed us that the hot water tank was leaking slightly, we were able to negotiate its replacement as a condition of purchase.
The asking price was $127,000.00. The condo sold for $121,000.00. It's post-purchase assessment was $123,000.00. I am quite satisfied with the price and the job Joe did in getting it. I originally wanted to spend only $100,000.00. However, as I became aware of what good shape the property was in and of the advantages of its location in contrast to what was available in a lower price range, I determined that the extra cost was well worth it.
Joe's follow through on the paperwork, etc., of the sale was impressive. Joe made sure that I always knew what was happening. He also made sure that no deadlines were missed.
Since I was completely new to both the buying process and the area at the time of the purchase, I was grateful to be able to rely on Joe's professional expertise to help me through the buying process. Now that I have lived in the condo for 2 years, time has only confirmed the choice I made. There is no place in the area I would rather live. I would not have come to such a happy conclusion without Joe's help.
We had unusual needs when looking for a house out of which we could run our business. Joe really listed to our needs and each time we went looking at properties, I felt he really began to hone in on just what we were looking for. And he found it! Not just something that would work, but IT...THE property that was perfect for our home business! We were so pleased! Joe and Gail are wonderful people. I had so much fun looking at properties with them. They are knowledgeable and friendly and so easy to work with.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $425K in Pottstown, PA.
Joe and Gail helped us buy and sell our first home. Joe has knowledge of the area and identified communities that met our near term needs and considered eventual resale value. We stayed in that home for 6 years before needing to relocate to another state due to a new job. They were able to help us sell the home in approximately 2 months.They have a great eye for details and helped us stage the house just by rearranging items that we already have in order to have a good showing.
Joe also helped us find a realtor in the area that we moved to, by personally speaking with multiple agents until he identified one that he thought would give us the best service. That realtor has worked out great for us as well.
They are an awesome team that have gone above and beyond the typical "realtor" job function. We highly recommend Joe and Gail.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Lansdale, PA.
Selling and /or buying a home is a very comprehensive task. There are so many factors to consider, and Joe and Gail Barilla have the professional knowledge and a character that comes from the heart, to allow you to reach your goals for your personal situation. They are tireless in their commitment to provide excellence in their service, find you the answers you need, and a creative touch to the entire process, which will help things along tremendously. When you get to know them, you will learn to listen to their gentle suggestions, so you would think they are your own. They have the ability to match the customer that buys, and the house that sells you, into the next stage of your life.
We highly recommend Joe and Gail so you may be as happy as we are ,as they enabled us to understand the process at all levels, sell our house and settle into our new home. Thank you Joe and Gail!