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Vickie recently helped me sell my rental property. She was professional and engaged from the get-go, and worked hard to get me the price I wanted. Through a complicated process, she continued working hard to get everything to closing as soon as possible, and served as a central contact point for multiple parties. A+
My wife and I recently contracted Vickie to rent our Astoria condo for us. She came highly recommended and did not disappoint. She showed up on time for all appointments, her photographer was professional and thorough, and contrary to a few poor reviews, she has always responded to calls/texts/emails in a timely manner. She had our property online and advertised in a matter of days. It took less than a month and she got it rented for us; to highly qualified tenants. We would definitely recommend her and plan to use her services again when the time comes.
Vickie is amazing!! Before using Vickie we dealt with two other real estate agents. They both said they wanted the best for us but they didn't really care about me and my family. Vickie was excellent!!! Told her exactly what I wanted and what my budget was. She worked with me and showed me only thinks I could affords. Other agents never listens to that. She was so respectful and knowledgeable about every aspect in real estate. After searching so long for a home, Vickie found it for us right away. I was very pleased with her work and I highly recommend her all my friends and family. The world needs more real estate agents like her!!!!
Vickie Palmos is a sweet and patient agent that is determined to get you the home you want. She helped us look for our first home for many months. She never gave up and kept showing us house after house. Finally, after almost a year of looking, she notified us of a new house that had just come on the market that morning. We were the first ones to see it and wanted the house badly. Unfortunately it was $100,000 over our budget, but, Vickie moved quickly and did everything in her power to get us the house, she even got the seller to come down $50,000! We were in contract within two days! Bottom line is Vickie is an agent that is dedicated to her clients and will go above and beyond to make them happy.
I would highly recommend Vickie Palmos to anyone looking for an experienced, hard working and honest realtor. She sold our home in Whitestone and she made the process very stress free. We felt that she looked out for our interests first and wasn't looking for that quick sale. She respected our home and even mopped the floors after a very messy open house due to a storm. We were involved in the negotiations and sometimes a tad demanding, but we worked together as a team and were all satisfied with the outcome. We are very grateful for all her time and help.
Showed home in 2014 in East Elmhurst, Queens, New York, NY 11370.
Even though Ms. Palmos was not the agent who found the condo I finally bought, she showed me many options and when I did finally find a property that was not listed via her office, she put me in contact with a great mortgage broker who helped me find a way to get the condo I really wanted.
Did not respond to my inquiry in Astoria, Queens, New York, NY.
after several times of e-mailing her, I gave up as she never returned e-mails, even though I was serious about looking at the apartments she had advertised.
Response from Vickie on 12/09/2014
I am very sorry, it seems very unprofessional of me and not like me at all. Perhaps they are in my spam folder? Again, my apologies feel free to email me at Vasilia.Palmos@elliman.com to discuss. If you are interested in renting one of my listings I will discount my fee to make up this inconvenience to you. Again, Sorry.
Showed home in 2014 in Astoria, Queens, New York, NY 11102.
Had I known what an awful real estate professional she is, I would've stayed as far away from her as possible. I was working with her on a transaction for 2 months, and she has proven to be very dishonest, unreliable, unprofessional, rude, deceitful, has terrible business ethics, and has proven to be inconsiderate of others. I noticed some of the red flags from day 1 of meeting her, but I was very motivated to buy the unit, so I proceeded with the transaction. Once the transaction started, I learned that the information posted on the unit was either severely exaggerated, false, or neglected. I've also experienced the same issue other reviewers mentioned - she has been very difficult to reach at times, and is quick to lie about anything. If you ask about any major discrepancies between what she posted and what was actually in the contract, she will explode in anger and blame you for not knowing all the details before the contract got into your hands.
Response from Vickie on 12/10/2014
We discussed this many times over and over, I was never angry, maybe that is your perception of things, you are only upset because you could not obtain financing after you converted an all cash deal (no mortgage contingency) to 95% financing with a grant from the bank towards the down payment. Sorry it didn't work out for you
Helped me rent a Multiple Occupancy home in Astoria, Long Island City, NY.
I delt with a few real estate professional in my life, and Vickie is definitely the worst, ever! When I started looking for apts with her, she was the nicest person in the world, but as soon as I signed the contract she didn't even reply to any kind of inquiry. She lied about the apartment features, and the monthly expenses. Ask her why she doesn't accept reviews on her website. This is my advice: stay away from her and from AstoriaNYCondos!
My experience working with Vickie Palmos was very impressive. I found one of her listings online and texted her immediately to which she replied back within an hour (from GREECE!!!) explaining when she would return to show the place and if that wasn't soon enough for my timeline, I could call her associate George Mouroulis (also great!).
Vickie is a real professional, in additional to being an absolute sweetheart. She knows the local area and she is quick to match her listings up with the appropriate candidates. She found me my dream apartment and I couldn't be happier! I will recommend Vickie to anyone looking to rent in the Astoria, Queens area.