Alison was very helpful in getting right house for us in the JP/ West Roxbury area. We finally bought a single house in April 2013. We had very specific requirements regarding meeting the budget, newer construction, good neighborhood,etc. which made the search quite time consuming, but Alison worked with us all the way, putting a lot of effort and patience. She efficiently guided us thru the whole process and it was a very pleasing experience. I would highly recommend Alison.
My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Alison to purchase an investment property (3 unit in Jamaica Plain). At the time we had explained that we may have an interest in an income producing property in a solid location although we were looking for a property which didn’t require a significant level of repairs/updating. In the Boston market, this can be a bit of a needle in a haystack as many of the multi-family properties require a good deal of work prior tenant occupancy at a favorable rental rate return. Alison located us the perfect property to fit our needs on all facets. Because of the condition/location this property received multiple offers (I heard 10+ offers) and yet Alison was able to guide us to achieving an accepted offer in this competitive environment. When we initially agreed on a price with the seller only one of the three units was currently rented. Alison even worked on her own and with the listing agent to provide us with full tenant occupancy at the time of delivery. We have been extremely happy with the property which provides an excellent return on equity and has been fairly maintenance free thus far in our first two years of ownership. I would highly recommend Alison services to any first time or experienced buyer as she will stick with you as a teammate and provide support throughout the process through settlement and even post-settlement. She rocks!
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Alison and her clients for a number of years. Alison is a fantastic listener and really has a knack for seeking out the most suitable properties to meet her wide array of clients’ needs. She understands the current market environment very well and will advise you properly in terms of crafting your offer as competitively as possible in hopes of best achieving an accepted offer to purchase while avoiding overpaying for the property. Once the offer is accepted she sticks with her clients every step of the way through inspection, appraisal, mortgage approval & settlement. As an industry professional (loan officer) I work with a number of different realtors and yet have referred Alison clients as well as used Alison for my own personal purchase. If you choose to work with her, you may feel confident you are making the best choice for your real estate needs.
Working with Alison was always easy. She was a reassuring voice for us not only throughout our search for a house, but also throughout our negotiations once our offer was accepted. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field, and was a trusted source of information for us about the whole home-buying process. I have already recommended her to a friend, and would do so again any time!
In the last ten years, Alison Zilzer has helped me find multiple rentals and with her help, I even came close to buying a small condo in Jamaica Plain. If you ask her, she’ll tell you that I moved to three different apartments in the early 2000’s and walked away from the condo because the developers price points were not remotely comparable to the rest of the neighborhood. She won’t acknowledge it, but I will: I’m a particular and, perhaps, even a challenging client. But no matter what, she always laughed through the entire process with me.Over the last two years, my wife and I have been renting a small three-bedroom house to save our nickels and dimes to finally dive in and buy a home together. It was a no brainer for me to suggest to my wife that we work with Alison. Turns out, I was right. Very quickly, my comfort level with Alison became into my wife’s comfort level and we went out and found our home.Through out the entire home buying process we found Alison to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were her only customers, although we know that was not the case. She returned all phone calls and emails the same day. We never felt neglected or unimportant. Instead of pandering or placating us, Alison was honest with us about our initial expectations, the negotiation and closing process, she took the time to educate us, and did everything in her power to expedite the process of closing our home (something both parties were grateful for). It is my immense pleasure to recommend Alison Zilzer as a real estate agent.