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Buying your first home can be an overwhelming experience except when you have Shifali Rouse as your realtor. From the initial meeting/sit down all the way up to the closing date, Shifali made a painful process into an enjoyable one by being responsive and showing the utmost attention to detail while we we're searching for our home. We we're lucky to have Shifali as our realtor and would recommend her services to anyone.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Cincinnati, OH.
My wife and I were very impressed with the personal and professional manner in which Shifali operated. From the initial meeting through the closing, Shifali kept us well informed and perfectly comfortable with the process. Shifali was the local expert we needed with intimate knowledge of new listings (especially those that weren't listed yet!) and value within the neighborhoods. We have been part of several real estate transactions, and this was by far, our best experience. I would certainly recommend Shifali for your next home buy or sell! For full disclosure, neither my wife nor I knew Shifali prior to being recommended to her from a person at work.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Montgomery, OH.
While my fiance and I were just starting our search for our first house, we met Shifali when she was showing us one of her houses listed in Madeira. Unlike many realtors that we've met before, Shifali welcomed us and was genuinely interested in learning about what my fiance and I were looking for in a home. We had no idea where to even start. Shifali noticed this, and set up a time to go over the entire home buying process with us after work one day.
From there, we spent several months searching for the perfect home in various areas. Shifali set up notifications for us to see every time a home came on the market that matched our needs. She knew the areas very well and what kind of value we could get for the price we were comfortable with. If we ever wanted to see a particular house, she could always make a house tour happen on the same day for us. Shifali was very easy to get a hold of, and she would contact us about houses that weren't even listed yet. She was always available to us via email, phone, and texting, which we definitely appreciated.
Shifali had numerous contacts of contractors, mortgage loan officers, and home inspectors. She connected us to everyone that we used in the process, and they were all outstanding people to work with. We highly trusted her opinions.
The house that we finally ended up purchasing was a house that had several offers on it, even offers above asking price. People definitely wanted that house. WE definitely wanted that house. Shifali knew this, and came up with a smart strategy that helped us to win the house over the other offers. We cannot thank her enough for this.
If anyone is a first-time home buyer, or not experienced in the home-buying process, we HIGHLY recommend Shifali to help you find your house. She is extremely determined and knowledgeable about the Cincinnati market, and we are so glad to have found her.
Thank you, Shifali. You have helped us become truly happy first-time home buyers.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Cincinnati, OH.
Shifali was an excellent agent for our home purchase in Madeira. She cut through the clutter, showed us what we needed to see (good and bad to get perspective), and always gave competent, helpful advice. Have referred my friends to her, and would highly recommend her to anyone!!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Cincinnati, OH.
I recommend Shifali. She is a really good realtor. She show us properties based on what we were looking for in house, where we wanted to live. She was great at negotiating the price and other tangible thing like appliances. She even got the seller to
throw in a home warranty. She made this process very easy and as stress free as possible. She is very easy to get in contact with. It was a very pleasant experience.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $575K in Loveland, OH.
Lauren and I cannot thank you enough for the professionalism that you brought to both the purchase (as the buyer’s agent) and sale (as the seller’s agent) of our Ohio residence. Having moved frequently, both Lauren and I have considerable experience with the process and what “good looks like”. There is no doubt in my mind that we made the right decision engaging you as our realtor.
You were able to handle all aspects of the process with confidence and certainty and your ease in handling the demands and deadlines placed upon you was admirable. We were particularly impressed with you negotiation skills and always felt you had our best interests in mind.
It was an honor to work with you. We would not hesitate to recommend your services. Please feel free to place this letter in your reference file.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Cincinnati, OH.
It was our first time selling a home, and Shifali made it easier than I could have expected. She worked hard to make sure we could get the most possible for our home and clearly appreciated the value of the neighborhood and the work we had put into it. Her knowledge of the area, buyers, and the process were impressive and she put all of her knowledge to work in showing and selling the house. We had to sell a house in Cincinnati from New York, which initially made me nervous, but it was a completely painless process and we trusted Shifali completely. We are so grateful for her advice, her dedication, her "elbow grease," her myriad of contacts and expert resources, her availability, and her energy. She is worth every penny, and we wouldn't hesitate to engage her services again should we ever need them.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Cincinnati, OH.
Shifali and Robert were great! We were only in the area for a short while but they got us right in to quite a few houses. We were even able to look at the house we eventually bought before it was listed! They were very knowledgable about the community, schools, etc. as well
Shifali was excellent in helping us find our first home. We weren't sure which neighborhood (suburb) to choose, so Shifali showed us all options and opportunities within each neighborhood. However, she always had a small bias toward Madeira. -- for good reason! My husband and I didn't understand what all the hype of living in Madeira was about. After the first few days in our new home, we understood why she guided us towards Madeira. Madeira is such a close community and is a wonderful place to live. We are extremely happy.
Other things to note:
-Shifali is quick to notify you when a house hits the market that she thinks you'll like. She's also quick to respond if you find something while browsing the internet.
-She plans ahead and is very thorough through the entire offer process.
Bought a home in 2014 in Socialville, Mason, OH 45040.
Shifali has helped us to find beautiful home in Mason, OH. Being the first time home buyer, she has given us tone of advices, guidance throughout home buying process. She is extremely knowledgeable of all aspects of real estate and very well connected with other people in specified sectors. She has provided us contact for mortgage officer, insurance agent, landscaping personnel etc. She has provided us honest opinion about each property that we have visited. She understands very well her client's expectation and needs. Once we finalized the home then she is on top of each step. She was constantly in touch with us and guide us what to expect next. She was always available for any question via phone, email, text and whatsapp too. We are very happy with her service and highly recommend her to our friends and family.