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Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $925K in West Palm Beach, FL.
Barbara Hornyak was an amazing realtor. In fact, if you are reading this review and thinking about listing your home for sale, then in our opinion the single biggest mistake you could potentially make is to select anyone but Barb as your listing agent!
Why are we so enthusiastic? The answer is quite simple: Barb delivers.
Our story is not one of a typical sale. When we decided to list our home we were no longer living in Florida, and we knew that we would need someone we could trust to help us through the process. Before the house could be listed we knew it needed a little renewal, and supervising the work long distance was a potential nightmare we wanted to avoid.
We were so lucky to have found Barbara! She worked with us and our contractors to ensure the efforts went smoothly, and as our “woman on the ground” Barb helped us quickly resolve all the little problems and keep on schedule.
Barbara was also great throughout the sales process. We wish we could say that the sale went without a problem, but then we would be writing a fairy tale instead of sharing our experience. We had offers too low, buyers back out, and even an appraisal with a value below the agreed sales price, but throughout all the noise ad chaos we had Barb keeping the process moving forward. Barb was our knowledgeable guide on the road to a sale, and she brought us to the destination safe and sound.
In summary, if you are reading this review because you are searching for a realtor to help you sell your home, and if you are like us and want to make the best decision possible, then you are also in luck. By all means continue your research and conduct all necessary due diligence to give yourself comfort that you are making a knowledgeable and informed decision, but in the end – after having prepared a short list of potential choices – heed our recommendation and place Barbara on top of that list.
If you wish to learn more about our experience then ask Barbara for our contact information. We are happy to answer questions and to repeat our endorsement. She was that good.
I cannot say how thankful and appreciative I am to the Balas team. From the moment I started working with them, I have felt a sense of ease because I knew they were trustworthy and dependable. They helped me purchase my home, get a renter when I neede one and finally helped me sell my property. They are a hands on team and caring team in EVERYWAY and I always felt and knew that when they were negotiating on my behalf, they were negatioting as though they were doing so for themselves. I valued everything they advised me on because they took the time to call or email me to explain every step of what was going on. Sarah and Laura are amazing business women. I Would, Will, Shout and Scream to ANYONE who will listen on how great they are and that they should use them for any dealings in the real estate that they may need.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $800K in Jupiter, FL.
I purchased my Jupiter Florida home from Laura Balas. Although I am a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of New Jersey, I highly recomend anyone looking to purchase a home in the West Palm Beach area, to do what I did and call Laura. She is extremely professional, knowledge and pleasant to work with and same holds true for her entire office. I was recomended by a client of mine to contact Laura and I am most thankful that I did. My last comment and advise is, that if you are looking to purchase a home in Florida, you could not ask for a more compentent person, than Laura Balas and her team.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $375K in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
I've known the team since 2005. They are super knowledgable and helpful. They are very professional as well. Never did I ever feel like they were "selling" me. I trust them for any of my real estate needs! I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone in the south Florida area who has real estate needs.
I would like to share are experience with BALAS TEAM they were great from the very beginning and very professional and passionate about there work and helping us they guided us on getting the right price for our home and worked endlessly for us to find our dream home they were very patient and understanding about finding the perfect home for us, they showed diligence throughout the entire process, I would highly recommend the BALAS TEAM to help anyone who is looking to purchase a new home, they were always kind and respectful of our needs and concerns. I would ask them again for their guidance and insight if I was to purchase a new home , HATS OFF TO BALAS TEAM
The above reviews sum it up nicely! The best real estate team I have ever worked with. From the initial meeting which included detail explanation of what we can expect to advertising, showings and constant follow up, Laura and her team exceeded our expectations. Every detail was buttoned up via e-mail or hard copy Right up to a smooth and efficient closing. Would recommend The Balas Team to anyone.
I am very grateful to Barb Hornyak and Laura Balas for their professionalism and expertise while selling my home and looking for a new one. I am especially grateful to them for their patience, understanding and support! They helped me get through a very stressful time and made the experience so much better. More than realtors, they were friends. I highly recommend them!
Sold a Townhouse home in 2011 for approximately $275K in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
"We would highly recommend that Laura Balas serve as your realtor especially for the areas of Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, and Jupiter. We discovered Laura by serendipity when we saw her advertisement in the official magazine of the PGA National Resort and Spa. Upon calling her and then meeting her, we were very impressed by her professionalism.
After we gave her our price range and our must-haves, she showed us a variety of homes in Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, and Jupiter. What we liked about Laura was that she was very patient and she really knew the ins-and-outs of the area very well. Additionally -- which we both
liked -- she was not high-pressured. In the end, she helped us find a beautiful winter home which we purchased.
Without a doubt, she receives our highest recommendation as a realtor. Do not hesitate to have her serve you as your realtor."
I wanted to take a quick moment to express my satisfaction and gladness from the wonderful treatment I have received from Laura Balas and Sara Balas Densen. I have been working with them since 2009 (and will continue to work with them) and I have been nothing but pleased. Every time that I have called on them, they have demonstrated nothing but the most excellent quality of care for me in all forms i.e. spending countless hours looks for a home for me, finding my beautiful home, finding a renter for my home, looking for cleaning crews, looking for repairmen, etc
Never have they not been able to come through whenever I needed them. On top of that, I have never been disappointed with the quality and attention that they provided to me. Which is ABOVE the normal in all levels.
I wanted it noted that it has not gone unnoticed. Thank you and I look forward to our continued adventures.