Buyers Advantage Group Realty

11 years of work experience
Buyers Advantage Group Realty
3737 Glenwood Ave Suite 100
Raleigh, NC, 27612
(919) 435-2704

Ratings & reviews (25)

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Highly likely to recommend
08/26/2015
taylor ghiloni howell
Helped me buy home
As first time home buyers, we could not have asked for more from Anita. Her dedication and persistence are unmatched. She was genuinely invested with our best interests at heart, always going the extra mile to make sure we were taken care of. When we were at odds with a particularly difficult seller, she was consistently professional and gave us the best advice. We would not be in our dream home now without her! She will pour her heart and soul into finding you the perfect home, and you can trust her to do all the research required to ensure you have the knowledge and tools needed to make an informed choice! We were so glad we had Anita on our side, and you will be too. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/04/2015
adcontre
Helped me buy home
Barbara G is the best! She took her time showing us many homes until we found the right one! She was very patient and really got to know us in order to show the homes that fit our needs the most. The moment after we found our house, she was on top of everything. She works very hard on behalf of the home-buyer and takes on any challenge that comes her way. Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home without pressure of buying from a list a dual-agent would also have to sell from! Thank you Barbara! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/30/2014
zuser20140608142159320
Helped me buy home
We were extremely pleased and highly recommend Anita Ghiloni with Buyers Advantage Group Realty. There are really only four words you need to know about Anita - ?she is the best?. If you are in the market to buy a new home and you need a realtor, you should look no further??.Anita is your professional. This is the first time we have used a buyers? agent and what an incredible difference; we settled on our fourth home in July so we are able to compare this experience to previous closings. She is the most professional, dedicated, hard-working realtor we have ever worked with. She is extremely responsive and knowledgeable and can handle any challenge that arises during the process; your best interests are her priority and she takes care of every detail. She is very interested in learning what features are important in your new home and works until you find your perfect home, however long that takes or how many homes you need to see! She is very patient and truly wants you to be happy with the home you select. We are NEVER moving again, but if we did, she is the only realtor we would call. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/28/2014
Alison S
Helped me buy home
We had a wonderful experience buying our first home with Barbara G. I cannot express how grateful I am that we found her. She has always been so professional and courteous but at the same time friendly and down to earth. I?ve lost track of how many homes we looked at over the 4 months before we found ?the one? but she never lost her patience or made us feel pressured to buy, she only assured us that a house was out there for us. It was so reassuring to walk through a house with Barbara and have her point out all the pros and cons of what matched and didn?t match our wish list and what would need to be repaired. We had a quick closing and Barbara was there every step of the way and even had a contractor come out to get estimates on repairs when we couldn?t be there. I would highly recommend her services to anyone who is in the market to buy a new home. Thank you so very much Barbara for all your hard work! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/03/2014
roxiemc131
Helped me buy home
I cannot say enough wonderful things about how helpful Barbara G. has been through our entire home-buying process. Her professionalism and knowledge of the real estate market is exceptional. Her willingness to go above the call of duty - even after our home purchase was finalized - speaks to how much she enjoys her job. My husband and I were looking for a home in a new area, and probably had a few unrealistic expectations as to what we could afford. Barbara guided us through the learning process that is involved, and educated us about the many changes in real estate laws that had taken place since our last home purchase. After looking at what must have been 30-40 homes, the frustration of the process was wearing us thin. Barbara was never discouraged, and was adamant that our perfect home was out there. Touring a home with Barbara was something like seeing the home with x-ray vision. While we were still deciding whether a turn-key home or a fixer-upper would best meet our needs, Barbara could go through a home and in 10 minutes we would know what renovations were most needed and were given a ballpark estimate of what they would cost. We chose a home that needed mostly cosmetic updates and Barbara referred us to a contractor that we were very pleased with. I would recommend Barbara G. to ANYONE. She is an honest, no-nonsense professional with a good sense of humor. I wish her the best. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/15/2013
user29118370
Helped me buy home
We jumped into the market for the first time with BAGR. We couldn't have been happier with them. From the beginning, BAGR made it clear that they were a buyer's agent--that legally and professionally, they weren't there to move anyone's inventory, or to rush a deal so they could move on to the next client. They emphasized that customer service and return service was their business model--and it worked. We couldn't be happier with our purchase, and when it comes time to sell, BAGR will be the agency we go with. Barbara G.(our agent) brought a lot of experience to the table that proved to be an incredibly valuable asset. Barbara has extensive experience as a builder and a contractor--she knows the builders, she knows the materials, and she can answer honestly questions about maintenance and upkeep. It didn't take Barbara long to get a good feel for what we were looking for, and begin to steer us towards homes that fit our needs and wants. Barbara was extremely patient and didn't rush us, or push us towards a home or neighborhood. Ultimately, we found a home we loved, in the neighborhood we loved, and at a price that we could live with. If you haven't done the research on "Exclusive Buyer's Agents" in North Carolina, please do so--you'll be surprised to find that legally, other agents don't have to look after your best interest. BAGR is one of the few firms in the area that operates as an exclusive buyer's agency. I highly recommend that you do the research, and I highly recommend BAGR for your real estate needs in the Triangle. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/17/2013
user403461
Helped me buy home
We had a wonderful experience with Marge at Buyers Advantage Group. As first time buyers, we had many questions and some trepidation during the buying process. Marge worked very hard to answer all of our questions and ease any concerns that arose. She was very patient with us during our house hunt and her expert negotiation skills really shone through once we selected a property. We were thankful to have her in our corner and are thrilled to finally be homeowners. I would highly recommend Marge at Buyers Advantage Group! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/02/2013
user2615634
Helped me buy home
Our realtor was very knowledgeable about the local areas and was a great help in deciding which neighborhoods and subdivisions to buy a house in. She also took great care of us from the beginning to the end. We were first time home buyers and we never felt like we did not know what was going to happen next. Our realtor was also very easy to talk to and to address our concerns with. She helped us put our wants and our needs into perspective with regard to our budget. The most important value that we received from our realtor was that there was never any pressure to make any decisions. We truly felt that she was on our side only and not on the side of any seller. This would have to be our defining characteristic of our realtor. We definitely felt like her only objective was to make sure we were happy and were not being taken advantage of at any stage in our decisions! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/26/2012
user703874
Showed me homes
We would like to give a very positive reference for Barbara Gressens. Barbara has been a pleasure to work with! She is an intelligent and thoughtful person who listened carefully to our needs and wishes and worked diligently to provide listings of suitable homes. She showed a lot of patience with us and with the process. She was ready and willing to change gears when we made alterations in our home-buying criteria. She didn?t hesitate to issue a warning about potential problems with any home, she was clear and honest; but at no time did we feel a lack of support or respect coming from her. We knew she was on our side and would take care of what was important to us. Also, because of her strong negotiating skills, we had confidence that she would help us to get the best possible deal on a home. We appreciated the fact that she has had extensive experience in both real estate and building, which meant she had invaluable advice for us when looking at various homes. She even has many contacts that will help her clients after a home purchase, such as making renovations, additions, etc. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/22/2012
user5510570
Showed me homes
My husband and I have purchased several homes in our life. We have never worked with a more professional and knowledgeable realtor than Barbara Gressens. She didn't just smile and point out pretty features of the home we were looking at. She came to our showing armed with information about the neighborhood and home value. She did not hesitate to point out areas of concern in the home. I feel confident that Barbara really wants her clients to find the right home . . . not just make a sale. We will never work with anyone other than Barbara Gressens for the purchase of a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/05/2012
user9723674
Helped me buy home
Our experience with Barbara Gressens as our realtor was great. We were first-time home buyers and definitely needed guidance and advice about the process and even home-ownership in general. Barbara is very knowledgeable and helpful and we enjoyed working with her.
Highly likely to recommend
06/05/2012
user591895
Helped me buy home
My wife and I moved from a town home in Durham to a single family home in Hillsborough, NC last month. We selected Barbara G as our agent based on a strong unsolicited (and repeated) recommendation from a co-worker. We are very happy we did! As I have purchased and sold a home in the past, I have become accustomed to know what to expect from a real estate agent. But when using an exclusive buyer's agent like Barbara, "There IS a difference!" as she says in her tagline. She worked exceptionally hard for us to find the perfect home meeting our fairly strict criteria and was cognizant of our deadline of being out of our previous home. My wife and I had difficult schedules to work around, but Barbara was always available for us. Despite her having a number of other clients, we always felt like we were the only ones. The week we closed, she had 3-4 other closings, yet she went through two walk-throughs for us, arranged a painter, and attended closing. As she used to be a home builder, she has exceptional knowledge about homes. She took great pride in being there for us every step of the way and was always prompt with her communication, day or night. We would definitely work with Barbara again and will recommend her to anyone in the area looking to buy a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/08/2012
Cheops
Helped me buy home
We chose to with Barbara Gressems from Buyers Advantage Group Realty to purchase our home in Wake Forest because of her impressive reviews on Zillow and we were not disappointed. We lived in Omaha and moved to Wake Forest in April. In mid March, I came to North Carolina to look for houses with Barbara. Barbara devoted several hours for 4 days for my house search. She searched for houses that met our specialized requirements and was prepared for the search when she picked me up the next day. We found our house the next day, a foreclosure and had a Purchase Agreement and financing started before I left for Omaha again. Barbara knows ALL of the minutae involved in purchasing a home from Fannie Mae. As well, she knows construction and the housing industry, exceeding well. She has a cadre of specialists she will recommend for remodeling, painting, carpentry, tiling, you name it. If you don't use Barbara to purchase your next house, don't complain about the service you get from the realtor you chose. Thank you Bev Mottershead I call that Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2011
serehart
Helped me buy home
Would definitely recommend Barbara and have! She spent many hours helping us search for just the right home. Very difficult because we were out of state and moving to NC. She was WONDERFUL!! She would email us a list of houses and then would have viewings arranged when we arrived into town. Many hours logged with us. Love her! Nice to have an agent that works for the buyer.
Highly likely to recommend
09/03/2011
ckhouse
Helped me buy home
Buyer's Advantage helped us buy our house when our landlords decided to sell the house we had been renting for 4+ years. We were able to make an offer before they ever listed it, saving both us and our landlords/sellers some hassle and some money. Our agent really held our hands through the whole process, since we were first time home buyers. We were amazed by how smooth and easy they made it all seem, even when we had to jump through extra hoops for our USDA financing. When/if we're ever in the market for another house, we would certainly work with them again. We can't recommend them highly enough. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/13/2011
tec_wiz
Helped me buy home
Barbara is the best agent that anyone could ask for. She helped us purchase a house in the Knightdale area. Me and my wife are very picky and we had a hard time deciding on a house, anything I liked she didn't, anything she liked I didn't. During this time Barbara was extremely pleasant and ever forgiving our pickiness. We saw around 37 houses before it was all over. We did find a home we liked more then anything else. The only problem is that it was over $25k higher then our max. Through negotiations the sellers came close but didn't quite meet our goal. While we looked into other properties Barbara continued to work with the sellers to get us a better deal. She was able to bring the price down to within $4k of our max, get us closing costs and new appliances. Even still she was able to negotiate a lower interest rate which brought our payments to under our budget. During the closing process she was as vigilant as always. Sending us updates and keeping in touch. Being a former builder she knew what to look for during the inspection and walk through. She was constantly nit picking everything from the seller to make sure that our house was perfect. I highly recommend Barbara to anyone looking to buy a house. She is great to work with and genuinely cares about her clients. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/11/2011
lglusco
Helped me buy home
Agent had knowledge of various aspects of home building, so she knew what to look for both positive and negative. She pushed to have sellers make repairs as needed. Minimized the stress for us; did a great job all around.
Highly likely to recommend
02/03/2011
vtjeepin
Helped me buy home
Barbra helped us through the "first time buyer" issues and found us a great home. We would recommend her agency to everyone!
Highly likely to recommend
02/01/2011
maf7291
Helped me buy home
My experience with Buyer's Advantage Group Realty is one that will remain with me my entire life. My agent, Barbara Gressens was, by far, the most knowledgeable agent I have ever worked with and I have worked with several. Barbara and I sat down and dicussed what I was looking for in a new home and she didn't leave out a detail. We looked at several homes and every time she pointed out what was good about the house and the areas she thought needed repair or would cause a problem in the future. She was very, very objective. She was always there for me whenever I had a question, was always on time for our appointments, was very thorough in the search and we really had a lot of fun. The final decision as to which house to purchase was always mine but it meant a great deal to have her knowledge and expertise when it came to items I wasn't aware of. She was with me from the very first appointment through the closing. If I ever decide to purchase another home in the surrounding area, I will definitely be giving Barbara a call. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/01/2011
krisriebe
Helped me buy home
I have used Barbara G for 2 home purchases and recommended her to many friends who have also used her. The fact that she is a Exclusive Buyers Agent is the main reason we chose her and since then we have come to expect nothing but quality personal service. She works hard on our behalf and has extensive contacts and knowledge in the real-estate, construction, financing and related areas that have proved most helpful in out home buying process. Many thanks for all the hours she worked on our behalf. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/29/2011
SteelSlicer
Helped me buy home
We were buying a house after living in our previous home, in another state, for 16 years. Barb G was a complete pleasure to work with. The fact that she is 100% on the buyers side ends up getting you the most for your money. There were times we thought we found what we wanted, but instead of just collecting a commission, Barb did the grunt work of finding out tax & lien info, and because of her knowledge of building practices, could point out potential problems. We are now coming up on our 2nd year in the home she helped us find, zero problems and a great neighborhood. If you're selling, go to a real estate agent; If you're buying, go to Buyers Advantage Group! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2011
Godsservant
Helped me buy home
Barbara Gressens offered us our first experience utilizing a Buyer Agent. We were sold by her professionalism and knowledge from the very begining. She is so knowledgable of the entire home-purchasing process from start to finish which gave us a real sense of ease. She literally did all of the work, it was easy to follow her lead because we felt she had our best interest at heart. She also has a wonderful personality and sense of humor which was helpful during the stressful times. We have already recommended her to a few people and will continue to do so. We are also very pleased with the purchase of our new home! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/26/2011
ballin_shogun
Helped me buy home
Working with Barbara G was a wonderful experience. She listened to what we were looking for and truly took our desires to heart. Her knowledge of the area introduced us to a couple of wonderful neighborhoods we may never have found on our own. When it came time to make our first offer she actually convinced us not to because she thought we could find a better property. I'm soo glad she did because we absolutely love the house we are in now. When we did find "the" house she was very quick about doing the market research so we could get an offer in that same day and her negotiation skills saved us thousands. Every step of the way she was always there and I found her insight and guidance indespensable. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/20/2011
jcmash
Helped me buy home
I cannot say enough positive things about Barbara. I love my house, and she is the one who found it for me. She listened to me and understood what I wanted in a house. This was my first home-buying experience, and she was a tremendous asset and source of information every step of the way.
Highly likely to recommend
01/19/2011
laufin31
Helped me buy home
When we moved from New York to North Carolina, we knew very little about the area. We found Barbara G. on the internet, and it took only one meeting to know that she had a real grasp of the real estate market here. Her background in real estate development and her knowledge of the area are hard to find anywhere else. She made us completely comfortable, and really cares about her clients. She spent tireless hours looking for and showing us only houses that fit our specifications. We felt that she always had our best interest in mind, and she really helped us understand the buying process in our new state. I would use Buyer's Advantage again, and have recommended them to anyone even thinking of moving! Less ... More