Having bought and sold ten houses, I was very worried about putting our large 100-year-old Mediterranean house on the market in January of 2012. I had sold several houses in a bad market and had them languish for months, before selling them significantly under the original asking price. I knew getting a broker who knew how to price and how to present a house was paramount. Eileen devoted all her considerable expertise to the selling of my house, pricing it exactly right (and higher than the other brokers) and staging the house –at no cost to me–– so invitingly that I had second thoughts about moving away. Within two weeks, we had two offers and within four we had a deal, selling the house for $100,000 over the asking price. Eileen was on top of the situation every second of the way––even down to driving me to my lawyers to sign the papers on a Saturday morning.
We have been overwhelmed since meeting you with how well you have taken care of us. From driving me all over town right after Sandy and that horrible snow storm to find us a rental and the next year spending months looking in towns all over lower Westchester to find us a home, you have always been there for us and always with an amazingly positive attitude.
We are so grateful to you, and Bob, for all you’ve done already and can hardly believe that you’re still willing to help. Thank you, thank you!
We want to thank you for all the handholding and exceptional price you got for our home!
You had the patience of Job when I called ( which I did regularly, weekends or not!). You had the knowledge we needed to completely remodel our home after the tenants destroyed everything! You informed us what to tell the contractors was necessary and helped decide whether to expand rooms, walls and ceilings.
When I got hysterical, you were there to comfort me and help me understand the real estate side of the renovation. We always felt you by our side and that your advice was for us.
Frankly, I do not know what we would have done without you! Imagine selling the house in two weeks!
In closing, we would like to thank you again and wholeheartedly will recommend you to our friends.
Eileen Kelly is an experienced, hard working, and knowledgeable realtor who effectively and efficiently addressed all of my needs and concerns when I sold and bought two homes in Larchmont over the past ten years.
As a consequence of Eileen’s precise and organized style and excellent marketing skills, both of my houses were sold quickly and with multiple bids from potential purchasers.
When we decided to accept a job opportunity halfway across the country, we knew immediately that we would list our house with Eileen Kelly. As her neighbors, we had witnessed her tireless dedication and straight-forward professionalism. Eileen was confident, upbeat and readily available to us and prospective buyers and their agents.
Less than a year later, we decided to sell another property of ours in a nearby town. Although it was not in her core area, we knew we would only trust the sale to Eileen. Marketing this property was complicated by the fact that the home was occupied by renters and we were now living in Texas. Eileen helped supervise some minor alterations, meeting the workmen and providing us with her perspective, which was critical, since we could not be on-site. Further, she dealt directly, and diplomatically, with the renters to assure the same level of accessibility for potential buyers. Again we had a wonderful outcome, coming to a quick deal and exceeding our asking price.
Honestly, she exceeded our lofty expectations.
From the day that Eileen Kelly sat in our living room and walked us through the process of selling our home to the day of closing six months later while she texted us an hourly update of activities, we knew that we were working with a consummate professional. At every step, Eileen was patient, pragmatic, conscientious, and encouraging. We could not have worked with a better agent.
She was very thoughtful about pricing; she listened well to our issues and concerns, did the necessary research, and then presented facts to support her marketing recommendations. She was spot on. We believe this had a huge impact on our ability to sell our home quickly for an excellent price.
The best news is that a true friendship has been born out of this professional (and sometimes very stressful) experience. That would never have happened had Eileen not been the kind of person that she is: thoughtful, hard-working, truly professional, and genuinely caring. We often remarked that we were lucky to be working with the “best real estate agent in the area.”
Eileen was wonderful and patient with us as a young family trying to find our first home. She was very knowledgeable about the towns along the LI Sound, but was willing to help us explore further afield based on our budget needs. She is extremely responsive via email and phone, and I would recommend her if you're looking to buy in lower Westchester county.