Testimonials

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Shuang Chen

I contacted Tim in Early 2018 and we looked at approximately 50 houses in Staten Island over the span of 5 months or so. Even though ultimately we did not purchase a home in Staten Island, I still wanted to leave this review because Tim was one of the best realtor I've worked with so far, and I've worked with several. Tim's good points include: 1. Being very punctual for every appointment, and on the rare occasion that he runs a little late, he always lets me know in advance. 2. Very patient and understanding. Me and my fiancee were very picky about our houses, and Tim took time to show us many different houses in different neighborhoods. In some situations where I would have gotten tired and irate had I been in his shoes, Tim was very courteous and understanding throughout. 3. Tim has a mastery of the Staten Island market, and he was able to explain the pros and cons of each neighborhood in a very detailed manner. In fact, his expertise earned him a spot on a Chinese real-estate tv show, which was how I initially found out about him. 4. Tim was a very good negotiator, in situations where we would have requirements for the seller, Tim always does his best to get us what we want, and he succeeds in getting it very often. 5. Tim answers his texts and calls lighting fast, there's basically no worry of not being able to reach him. 6. Tim understands the process of buying a house very well, which is not surprising since he's been in the business for a long long time. He taught us great many things regarding house buying, and for that we are very grateful. I could go on but there's only so much space in this review box. Go with Tim if you want to buy and sell a house in Staten Island. He is worth it.

Sonia and Mike

We found Tim 3 years ago on a YouTube interview segment discussing the state of Staten Island current real estate market. Tim's knowledge of the local market and the fact that he has lived in the island for many years gave us great confidence to have him listed our home for sale 3 years ago and he was able to find two very strong potential buyers for us within two weeks' time, and we were able to close very soon after that. Tim always answered the calls and texts swiftly and made sure all the questions were answered in a very professional and diligent way! We are not the type to write reviews but feel obligated that we must let people out there to know what a great agent Tim is! Tim will work in your best interest and you can depend on him on both selling and buying! Since this experience and others not to mention that he has helped us, we want Tim to be our agent in our future buying and selling deals. We're just extremely appreciative of his perceptive and honest advise. Trust us, Tim stands out from the rest in this real estate industry!

Buyer

Joe and Tim from the Compass team helped us buy our first home. I felt like they were always available for my questions and concerns, and were able to guide us through some complicated negotiations.They know the neighborhood where we were looking very well, and are helpful with recommendations when I have asked, such as tree removal service and fence companies, even months after closing. Joe Tirone and his team provided great customer service for this first time buyer, and I wholeheartedly would recommend them to anyone.

Leasor

Tim was an extremely helpful agent. I listed my rental with him and within a couple of weeks was able to find the exact tenant I was looking for. He made the whole process very easy for me and worked with me to screen each prospective tenant carefully. He brought a lot of prospective tenants to see the property. Best of all is that it didn’t cost me anything, way better than doing it on my own.

Buyer

Joe has represented me in a number of real estate transactions. Joe always always shows professionalism in everything he does and displays the characteristics I expect in service providers I deal with - knowledge of his industry, a strong work ethic and high ethical standards. I highly recommend Joe and his team at Community Home Brokerage to handle all your real estate needs.

Buyer | Seller

Salvatore Ingravallo has proven himself to be an invaluable resource for real estate on Staten Island. He has consulted our family on various Staten Island New York properties. Salvatore helped to focus and prioritize our needs while preserving many of our wants. His perspective and expertise helped our family make the right decision. I highly recommend him!

Malvina Palloj

Janina is amazing to work with. She is super pleasant, honest, accommodating, easy to work with and full of information. She goes beyond and above for her clients. Highly recommend her and her team A+++. I wouldn’t choose anyone else to work with, you want her on your team!

Yvonne Zhang

Janina is our buying agent who helped us buy our first home in New York City. She is a Staten Island local and loves the area. She has also been living in different places around the world, so she understands people from different perspectives. Janina helped us to negotiate the price to meet our expectations. She also coordinated with the seller to expedite the closing process to meet our move-in schedule.

Carol C

Janina was a pleasure to work with and was consistently and immediately responsive. Her local knowledge and ability to get us through a long process was valued. Her success was remarkable as it was during a global pandemic.

Sussman

Sal was really helpful with steering us through the process of finding houses and eliminating the houses that were the best fit for our family. He has an excellent eye for spotting any issues with a house that could be a potential “money pit,” that are not readily obvious. He has great knowledge of the area and provides helpful information about SI. His knowledge of each neighborhood and competitive analysis on pricing, saved us from rushing into making an offer on an overpriced house. Sal managed to set up numerous appointments to coordinate with our schedule. He is always quick to reply and not salesy at all. When we keyed in on our top choice, he was great with advising us on how to best position our offer to be accepted by our seller. As a native Staten Islander, Sal has excellent insight into the various neighborhoods of a borough that is more like numerous small towns, rather than a part of a gigantic city. Sal is extremely honest and highly ethical, his priority is making his client happy first and ensuring they get the property they want, versus commission first and client satisfaction second. As a salesperson in a different industry, I offer that as high praise. It takes a special type of person to be in a 100% commission role, to genuinely put the client’s interest first! In addition, he does not have an ego and is fine with saying or doing the hard stuff in a negotiation. In short, if you need to Buy or Sell on Staten Island, I recommend using Sal for your transactions.

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