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Vickie Palmos Reviews

Vickie Palmos

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting

 
- Will never recommend
05/07/2012 - user652370
Bought a Condo home in 2008 in Astoria, Long Island City, NY.
I bought my condo through Vickie in 2008. It was my first purchase and I was very naive. She showed me a list of units that were still available and it "appeared" there were only 10 out of the 30. There was no negotiating, she simply said " How much can you spend, because the owner won't take less than [x] amount." Well, X amount is what I spent, but I admit that was my own stupidity. However, when I was processing my loan with Chase, I had to confirm with her the % of owner occupancy. I emailed her, left her voicemails. She always emailed me back telling me to call her, then she left me a voicemail telling me to call her. It was a simple question, I should have wondered why she couldn't just answer it via email or voicemail. She waited until we spoke over the phone to tell me "It's 90% owner occupied, honey." Excellent! For some reason Chase did not request written proof back then, so I got the loan and I was good to go. I now know that she did not answer via email or voicemail because it would have been on record. I've been here for 4.5 years and I cannot refinance or sell because it is only 40% owner occupied. The original developers own the majority of the units and rent them. If 4 people own 20 units in a 30 unit building, it will not be 90% owner occupied!! So now I'm stuck because banks won't refinance nor give non-cash buyers loans on a building with less than 50% owner occupancy. Vickie Palmos is dishonest. Period.
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Response from Vickie on 09/12/2013
Chase has a condo questionnaire on file filled out by the Buildings MANAGEMENT company. They are quite thorough investigating how many units are owner occupied. I would ask the bank for the file again if your looking to blame someone. The Units that are sponsor owned are never just verified verbally BY ANY BANK AT ALL LET ALONE CHASE! I would have gladly left the information on your voicemail and even emailed it to you as I relay what I am told by the Sponsor and Managing Agent over to the buyers. If I used a term of endearment at any point it is because 95% of my clients become my friends as well. Also, anyone who bought in Newtown Tower is now getting 750-800psf. All Units were negotiated and you actually got a very good deal for New Construction in Astoria.

 

- Will never recommend
07/11/2012 - user065069
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Astoria, Queens, New York, NY 11103
I agree the 1st reviewer wholeheartedly and would NOT RECOMMEND her. Every other realtor I have worked with were very helpful in guiding us with questions and concerns. All Vickie did was show us place which we liked and gave an offer.

When we had simple questions early on, she was always difficult to get in touch with. Vickie would claim she never received any of our emails and voicemails whenever we did get a hold of her.

Several months later, we had issues with the seller getting their docs ready and made NUMEROUS attempts to reach out to Vickie. Good luck getting her to pick up her phone or respond back to you. Phone calls, voicemails, emails, and text msgs were made and majority ignored. We expressed this complaint to our lawyer so our lawyer made attempts to contact her as well and it turned out she did not respond back because she did not have any answers for our questions about the building/seller. Where is the professionalism here? A simple reply and effort to reach out to seller would suffice. Our lawyer had to lecture her that as an agent she needs to at least respond back to their client.
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Response from Vickie on 09/12/2013
Your Lawyer never called me or had that conversation with me. He is lying to you.

 

- Will never recommend
01/25/2014 - ascaliseaws
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!
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- Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2013 - user7772283
Helped me rent a home.
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.

LJM
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- Will never recommend
08/16/2013 - user0146196
Did not respond to my inquiry in Astoria, Queens, New York, NY.
I will never recommend Vickie Palmos she is HORRIBLE with returning phone calls. I tried calling her several times and she never called back. She was recommended by a friend of mine and I told my friend that she unreliable and not to recommend her to anybody else
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Response from Vickie on 08/31/2013
My Apologies for this issue, I have been away since 8/11 and have sent everyone who calls me a text message letting them know I am away and how I can help them by referring them to an associate for showings while I am away. I did received your text message that day telling me you are a dentist and your friend referred me and I did try to respond to you in a timely fashion give the 7 hour time difference I am working with here. Again, I am sorry if this upset you and will do my best for something like this not to happen again while I am out of the country.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
01/02/2013 - user5255365
Showed home in 2012.
Vicki has been our go-to agent in the the Astoria area. She knows her business, is a tireless negotiator and has an impressive professional network in the area. Vicki is wonderful to work with as she has learned our tastes and needs which makes the process go incredibly smoothly. I believe Vicki's goal is for my wife and I to find a home we will be happy in, the rest is all details.
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- Highly likely to recommend
11/19/2012 - user8983609
Helped me rent a Single Family home in Astoria, Long Island City, NY.
I had the pleasure of working with Vickie at the end of the summer this year. Vickie helped me and my girlfriend find our very first apartment together. After visiting other apartments that were supposedly "new construction" and "very spacious" with other brokers who were only concerned about a commission we fortunately came across Vickies' number. Vickie took time to learn about us and what we wanted in our first apartment together. Vickie only took us to apartments that fit the criteria that we set forth and at no time was she pushy or insensetive to our opinions or questions. Thanks to Vickie we found a perfect apartment in a brand new building for the price that we wanted. Of all the brokers that I have worked with in Astoria, Vickie is the most honest, cheerful, and hard working that I have met.
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- Highly likely to recommend
07/22/2012 - user6165642
Bought a home in 2011.
It is more than symbolic that my first review should be for Vickie, because it is thanks to her that I am in the position to explore what is to me the most exciting, crazy, and intense city in the world – New York – all the while knowing that once I am exhausted I can return to my dream-home, rest, and brace myself for the next day of craziness and adventure in the city. It is thanks to Vickie that I found an apartment that I can really consider my definite home. Having already lived in Astoria for six years as a renter, I knew that I would never want to leave that neighborhood. This awareness made me decide to begin looking for my perfect condo six months ago. My luck had it that Vickie was the first agent I met in the first condo that I went to see – she has been my one and only real-estate agent ever since, until I found the condo of my dreams four months later. It never even crossed my mind to reach out to another agent, because Vickie knew Astoria and Astoria’s housing market inside out. This does not just include her proper portfolio of condos, but also apartments that were offered by other agents and even condos that were not yet officially on the market! Vickie immediately understood my very specific requirements for an apartment – I wanted it to be warm, personal, quiet, private, full of light, intimate, somewhat European – and never wasted anybody’s time by dragging me to condos that did not fit these criteria. While I was in no rush to buy, I could rely on her alerting me throughout the four months by phone whenever she had a new suggestion or had heard of a new vacancy or building, without ever being pushy. What’s more, she was willing to accommodate my difficult time schedule by showing me condos not just on week-ends but also on many evenings and often upon shortest notice of mine. Throughout the process of finding my dream place, I felt she was a partner at my side, understanding exactly my needs, and always working in my best interest. When I ultimately found my dream apartment, she recommended to me an equally superb condo lawyer and kept watching over the whole process. I have lived in my apartment for the past few weeks, and there is not one day when I don’t remember my incredible luck in having found my home – well, not just luck: it was hard work – not for me, but for Vickie to whom I owe my thanks.
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- Highly likely to recommend
07/19/2012 - user4694334
Sold a home in 2004.
Vickie Palmos is by far the best realtor I have worked with. After working with several relators I purchased my first property with her and her patience and perseverance was incredible. Buying a property is a big comitment and most realtors want you to make a rapid decision. Vickie showed me multiple places - in order to make sure that the place I purchased was the right one for me. She is a hardworking and caring realtor who I would recommend to any buyer at any level. She is up to date with the technology and her experience is top notch.She knows the market and its fluctutaions Vickie is a a true ace in the business.

-Joe
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- Highly likely to recommend
07/12/2012 - user9580458
Showed home in 2011 in Astoria, Queens, New York, NY 11101.
I have the opposite experience and I'm a little surprised by these reviews. Vickie saw me for over a year and was very patient with how particular and indecisive I was, always took my calls or answered back asap. I was honestly concerned I would tire her out for showing me place after place. I didn't find what i my husband and I wanted exactly yet, but we are getting so close and I would never go to anyone else. Yes, she is a bit stern, but she is honest and matter of fact, and i see this as a GOOD quality. I don't want someone being sugary sweet and not upfront. She negotiated deals with lenders for us, and treated us with respect. I highly recommend her and thank my friend who told me to go to her. Vickie, this will be the year we find the right home for Josh and I! Thank you for being so wonderful and patient!
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317 Jackson Avenue
Astoria, NY  11102
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