Lynn Garafola

21 years of work experience
RE/MAX
Alliance
Basking Ridge, NJ, 07920
(862) 273-3508

Ratings & reviews (15)

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Highly likely to recommend
04/20/2015
user0983622
Helped me buy home
Lynn had an excellent knowledge of the area we were looking to buy in, which was very helpful during the home buying process. She was always very responsive and was able to meet/show us anything we wanted to see in a timely manner. As first time home buyers we were very overwhelmed, but Lynn clearly explained the process and was able to recommend us to other good professionals to use for home inspection, etc. We started looking for a home almost 2 years before we purchased and Lynn always stayed in touch with us and never pushed us to buy before we were ready. We are extremely happy with our home and would highly recommend Lynn to anyone looking to buy a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/05/2015
6thFloorCondoForSale
Helped me find tenant for rental
Ms. Garafola represented my interests in a most difficult and trying residential lease. The property was partially upgraded to some extent but not to today's highest standards. Thus, renting the house without having to do a kitchen renovation was a major plus. Lynn handled the negotiations with the other agent and obtained the best possible rental amount. I am totally pleased and would certainly use her services again.
Highly likely to recommend
01/05/2015
agriff55
Helped me buy home
I recently just purchased my first home and I have to say I wouldn't have been able to do it without Lynn. From our first form of contact all the way down to the closing table, Lynn and her team always responded in the blink of an eye to the point where a person with no patience, like myself, was extremely impressed. Her knowledge on real estate amazed me and gave me such an education during the purchase of my first home. According to Lynn, my transaction was one of the most difficult in her 20yrs of experience. She not only kept the real estate side on track with making sure timelines and issues were met and resolved, but she also became a very good friend and consoled my nerves many times throughout this process. No time was ever too late if I needed a chat. If she was occupied at the time, she would still respond with a time to get back to me and it was always that exact estimation. For me, I needed this type of relationship for my first purchase and that is what I am most grateful for from her because I know and I think we all do, how hard it is to come by good, honest, and trusting people these days. Without a doubt Lynn was an amazing agent! I wouldn't have changed a thing and I now have one new friend for a lifetime! Less ... More
Do not recommend
10/04/2014
volleyballangel17
Listed and sold a home
Lynn and her husband Glenn are the worst realtors on the market. They are extremely dishonest, not hard workers and shady. We had the worst experience when using them to sell our home. Please read below for an explanation as to what they did. 1. In a 1-year contract with them, they only had two open houses. They held them on a Sunday at the worst time (11am-1pm). They put no effort into promoting the event. 2. They did not put any effort into showing the house. They relied on other real estate agents and companies to show their clients the property. 3. They do not act in the best interest of their clients (in this case the seller). They went behind our back and disclosed information to the prospective buyers that would only cost us more money. They advised us to fix things that did not need to be fixed. 4. They tried to hire their friends to do maintenance work that would cost us 4X times the normal cost than another contractor. 5. They authorized work to be done on the property without letting us know. They never called or let us know that work was being done and that we should be expecting a bill. We found out when a bill was sent to us and there was no explanation as to what work was complete. 6. When trying to get a list of completed work by the contractor (that we paid for) they would not give us the contractors contact information. They said that he was unreachable/unavailable. 7. They try to push you to purchase ?extra? things such as warranties, not for your best interest, but only so they can get more money. They do not look out for the best interest of their clients. 8. They did not let us know that the prospective buyers were: a. Letting contractors into our home before it was sold b. Moving in prior to the signed contract 9. A few months prior to the end of our contract, they refused to do any work. They only try to make you buy things or do extra things to extend their contract. Why would anyone extend their contract with horrible realtors? 10. When the home was sold they did not even call or reach out to let us know or even congratulate us. The list can go on, but I figure you can understand why you should not use them. You will have the most unpleasant and worst experience if you choose them. You will put in more work trying to sell your property than they will. Please choose a realtor that will actually work and earn their realtor fees. Less ... More
Response fromLynn Garafola
We are really not sure who wrote this review since this email address associated with this submission is NOT the one we used to communicate with our client though we would have addressed any issues or complaints had they been brought to our attention during our frequent communication with her. The listing was a 6 month term and the home was sold for 97.5% of list price during the listing period in spite of the greatly diminished AC function all summer long. Our seller began repairs in late August and completed them just before closing in September. The MLS keybox system recorded all Realtor's showings including the selling agent's access with the Buyer's home inspector and their HVAC specialist as permitted by the Contract of Sale. We did suggest that she offer home warranty when the buyer's professional deemed the repair inadequate, and the buyer's agent indicated to us that the buyer's were strongly contemplating termination. Nonetheless, the sale closed on the contract date. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/04/2014
ascepkowski
Listed and sold a home
WOW was I suprised. Lynn and her team were on top of EVERYTHING right from day one. She kept us focused and on schedule while providing a calming voice during a stressful time. She not only helped with us selling our home she also provided guidance and advice while looking for our new home. i would recommend Lynn with no hesitation or reservation at all!. It truly was a high level professional service she provided.
Highly likely to recommend
02/08/2014
verbarg
Helped me buy home
Lynn and Glenn Garafola did a terrific job helping me purchase my new home in Sparta. My family and I moved from a house in Bergen county and I did not know alot about Sparta until I met Lynn and talked with her. I felt very confident through every stage of purchasing my new home because Lynn was able to give me a lot of information about each house we looked at. Even after the closing, Lynn has been very accessible and has answered many questions that I have had about the house and the area. I highly recommend Lynn and Glenn Garafola. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/05/2014
cheuvmom
Helped me buy home
I was looking online for a home in the Hardyston, NJ area, and had selected a few "favorites". Lynn Garafola called me the next day, and we talked about what I was looking for. We set u; an appointment to meet, and she told me to be prepared to spend a few hours with her. She wasn't kidding. She had 26 properties for me to view. Each one came with a picture and all pertinent information. Lynn was easy to speak to, and made me feel completely comfortable from the beginning. As we went from house to house, she asked me what I liked and didn't like about each property so she could get a better idea of my likes and dislikes. She took me to a townhouse and the minute I walked into it, I knew it was my house. Lynn took care of EVERYTHING quickly and efficiently. I would recommend Lynn and her husband, Glenn, to everyone. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/05/2014
user1136268
Helped me buy home
Lynn was absolutely awesome!!!! She really stuck within our parameters and found us a truly great home in a great school district ! She is honest, does not sugar coat and really is an advocate for her client! If we sell/ buy again in the future it will definitely be with her in a heart beat!!
Highly likely to recommend
08/16/2013
user1119235
Listed and sold a home
I have worked with Lynn on both Buy & Sale - there aren't enough words to say how professional and successful the experiences were. Lynn was able to help me narrow down what it was I was looking for in my buy. She was there for us in the negotiations and throughout the entire closing process. On my sale side she provided professional photography and had excellent staging ideas to help market my house. Throughout all of these experiences, Lynn treats you has if you are family - she is honest, thorough and gets the job done! Less ... More
Likely to recommend
08/01/2013
user8344527
Helped me buy home
We went to view homes on several occassions with Lynn. She always had a good list of many different homes. Once she figured out what we were looking for she really narrowed the search for us and found us the perfect home.
Highly likely to recommend
04/28/2013
user6278496
Helped me buy home
I first met Lynn Garafola online while trolling the internet for homes in my price range and location. She was so helpful, even with a home I was selling with another realtor, that I decided to use her to help me find a home to purchase. Several months later, I have closed on my new home and the process was smooth thanks to Lynn's helpful advice, knowledge and recommendations. I would highly recommend her to someone looking to buy or sell a home.
Highly likely to recommend
04/27/2013
user9042454
Listed and sold a home
Lynn is honest, a true professional and a pleasure to work with. She has a great team working with her. Due to Lynn's great advice and extensive knowledge, she sold my home in two weeks. It has been a pleasure working with her. I HIGHLY recommend Lynn Garafola.
Highly likely to recommend
11/20/2012
user7809018
Helped me buy home
Lynn just sold us a gorgeous house that was perfect for our family! I bought a previous house with her over 10 yrs ago and she always kept in touch with me which impressed me greatly! When I was looking for buy another home this year, I remembered her, googled her and "found" her actually in Sparta where is exactly where I wanted to buy! She is a professional, knowledgeable and an excellent realtor!! Laura Ptaszek and Joe Giroux
Highly likely to recommend
11/15/2012
user7465986
Helped me buy and sell homes
My husband and I have worked with Lynn as both buyers and sellers. She does her homework and knows the local markets, values, trends, builders and history. She gives honest feedback and provides the current information needed to make an informed decision on buying or listing a property. We recently sold our home in NJ and Lynn provided us with a professional stager to get the house ready to put on the market. The photos posted on the MLS and internet were done by a professional photographer. She made sure we knew how to prepare for a showing. All this made a huge difference in a difficult market. We have referred Lynn to friends, family and co-workers because they deserve only the best. Lynn IS the BEST! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/14/2012
user9362892
Helped me buy and sell homes
Lynn is an excellent real estate professional. When ever you need her to answer questions or help filling out forms, she was always accessible or got back to you as soon as she could. Her recommendations were always helpful. I highly recommend her for your real estate needs.