We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Hamilton Square, Mercerville, NJ 08690
We were very disappointed with Ms. Picardi-Kenyon's professionalism regarding the sale of our home. First impressions set the tone in relationships and when we first met Ms. Picardi-Kenyon she arrived at our home dressed casually in capri pants and flipflops and looked nothing like her online picture. She provided us with a folder of recent home sales in only our development, not the surrounding area, noting how long they were on the market, what they sold for, the specs of the homes and what else was listed for sale. Ms. Picardi-Kenyon gave us a figure she recommended to list our home at based on prior home sales in our development however she compared our home to homes that were significantly smaller. We questioned her thoughts on why we should list our home for the same price that smaller units sold for and she tried to tell us they were the same model and same size as ours. It seemed she never bothered to actually look at the specs of the other homes compared to ours. When we mentioned the price we had in mind to list at she laughed and said we would never get it. We felt Ms. Picardi-Kenyon would not have represented us well and choose another agent to list with and sold our house for $50,000 more than what Ms. Picardi-Kenyon wanted us to list at.
We went with Maria because you really cant find another agent with the knowledge and experience that she brought to the table. Her resume speaks for itself and knows the market inside and out. She was just a phone call away and responded quickly to any questions or concerns. On the market to closing in 6 weeks. She predicted what we would sell for during our first meeting, and was spot on during the whole process, she made it easy!
Response from Maria on 04/02/2014
Thank you both for your kind words. It meant so much to me that after all these years of knowing since a child that you called me to help you. I was honored. And I'm so happy to have you back in the neighborhood!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Hamilton, NJ.
We purchased a short sale property which would not have been possible without the guidance and assistance of Maria. We never understood how difficult of a process short sales can be, especially one where the mortgage is FHA backed. Maria along with her team and vast resources made what seemed like an impossible journey, a very doable one. While we were waiting for the short sale approval, she continued to show us properties and really had our best interests at heart. Highly recommended – she knows the Mercer County area like no one else.
Response from Maria on 03/31/2014
Milan & Amy, from first meeting your families to the closing table, I have so enjoyed working for you. Although there was some stress I knew we would get to the goal, especially because the two of you worked right along with me. Believe it or not, you made me aware of some short sale technicalities I wasn't initially aware of. Thanks for the kind words! I'll be in touch.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Hamilton, NJ.
Having a house to sell in Trenton is one of the most difficult things Maria could have ever thought about doing, however, she was the most patient and trusting realtor we could have ever had. And after the sale, she found us the perfect home, within our price range with everything we wanted, a driveway, wide street, full basement and something that didn't need major work, but that we could put a little of ourselves into. I would recommend Maria to anyone looking to sell their home or buy a home!! She is an asset to her profession and to the Remax team!!
Response from Maria on 03/31/2014
Julius, Diana & Gabby, working with you was a pleasure. Your trust in me made me feel wonderful and I'm so thrilled you're in your forever home. I know you'll have many happy years there.
As 1st time home buyers, we appreciated Maria's experience in the field and her willingness to answer our many questions. She was always very prompt in responding to us, and quickly scheduled showings for the homes we were interested in. Upon finding the house we wanted, she facilitated the negotiation process, and all parties signed off on the contract within 3 business days of when the house went on the market.
Response from Maria on 12/03/2013
J&J, thank you so much for your kind words. It's been an honor working with you and getting to know you and the girls. You may not have been aware, but your open hearts taught me a lot. I thank you for that. Happy Thansgiving and Merry, Merry Christmas!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Columbus, NJ.
Maria is incredible ! The woman never sleeps ! She works days, nights, weekends and even on holidays. She is always reachable. Whenever we asked a question or expressed a need she got back to us very quickly (often via an e-mail that was time-stamped at 2:00 AM or 3:00 AM). She always seems to answer her cell phone on the second or third ring. Maria showed us numerous homes and help us refine our selection criteria and price until we found the perfect home. Maria was very helpful when we negotiated the terms of the contract and she did a masterful job in resolving issues that came up. She handled all of the details and made our role as buyers very easy. We are pleased to strongly recommend Maria to anyone who is buying or selling a home. She is a real "Pro" and she gets results !
Response from Maria on 09/03/2013
John & Roberta, working with you has been a true pleasure. Although I've known both of you for quite sometime, I feel like we took our friendship to the next level. Your trust in my abilities meant a lot. I hope you know my "job" doesn't end now that you've closed. If you need anything at all I'm here to help. And I thank you as well for your loyalty to me as your Realtor.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Hamilton, NJ.
Maria was the ultimate professional. We had a very hard purchase because the sellers tried to get out of the contract.
Maria knew her stuff and kept a positive presence in our lives when we were doubting that the purchase would close.
Maria goes above and beyond what is expected to help us as buyers and sellers.
I would highly recommend Maria.
Response from Maria on 05/23/2013
Mike & Sandi, thank you for your kind words. Make no mistake, it was a team effort between the three of us. If not your faith none of this would have been possible. At the ultimate end you're in a lovely home and I know you'll enjoy many years there.
Showed home in 2013 in Chewalla Park, Mercerville, NJ 08619.
I have known and worked with Maria on many transaction over the last 20+ years. She is a hard working and very dedicated agent and she goes two extra miles for her clients. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in the greater Mercer County area.
Response from Maria on 03/20/2013
Thanks, Frank! It's amazing what two businesses can do together when they're both committed. Thanks for all of your support!
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $300K in Robbinsville, NJ.
We were looking for a while before we contacted Maria and although we knew what we wanted already she could not have been better in response time and got us in to see the houses we wanted more then once. We could not have been happier with our experience with Maria. She knew just when to back off when we needed time and just when to work hard and really push when we were finally ready. Thank you so much for all your hard work and I want you to come see the new place.
Alan Val and Dom
Response from Maria on 04/03/2012
Alan, Val and Dom thank you so much for your review! Working with the three of you (especially Dom) was always great fun! I'm so glad you're enjoying your home. And thank you so much for referring your Gabriella and Matt to me!
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $200K in Hamilton, NJ.
Maria was GREAT to work with!! She helped explain every detail of our crazy hectic short sale processs and was always available when needed (even after work hours or later in the evening). She helped us first time home buyers through every step of the way and reassured us everything would be fine when we were having some doubts. There is no doubt in my mind we will refer her to anyone who asks & if needed in the future we will contact her again. Her personality is great too, it was like she was a friend who was also my realator! Thank you Maria!!!
Response from Maria on 03/01/2012
Joe & Lauren, you made working with the two of you a pleasure! I so enjoyed both of you and your respective families. You always asked great questions and respected my responses. I cannot wait to see your home once renovations are complete!